I don't post questions to ask for help. I tend to just lean on myself , and work through my own problems. I prefer to help people. I left GaG, but i came back because i missed helping people. Some people just need someone who will show a genuine interest and reach out a hand of friendship to them. Even if i can't help them i like them to know i do genuinely care. Sometimes all people need is someone to comfort them and listen to them, I know if ever i feel upset, i appreciate someone willing to listen even if they can't relate to how i feel
I use this more to help others and as entertainment, so that's not a concern to me as much. However, I do see your point and the site could be more helpful sometimes. We do seem to focus on the fun questions more than the "I need help" ones.
At a certain point, most of my burning questions were answered. Secondly, you start seeing the same general questions over and over again. Sometimes, you don't want to sound like a broken record.
I feel like GaG will be okay though because of the amount of unique questions on the site. There's so many specific scenarios that people need help with, and everyone's situation is unique, so answering questions in "Guy's behavior," never gets old, for instance.
Additionally, the MyTakes give a good balance to the site because it's like I can go to lecture instead of going to office hours
I've met very very few people who know what they're talking about.
Most are kids on here whos ideologies are "how things should be" and text book... while the world is a very different place. Most here lack experience and it's not a mystery... most people on the net 24/7 are broke and have boring lives. you need money to gain relationship/life experience...