Do you ever see really long questions that people post and don't even want to read them? I feel so bad because people that ask super lengthy questions probably really need help but I don't usually read or answer their questions.
Chances go down drastically if any one of these questions is a yes: 1.) Is it one long paragraph? (compared to sequential thoughts in paragraphs, preferably with line spaces in between)
2.) Is the grammar horrendous? I can deal with minor grammar issues, but if they don't capitalize sentences and continually misspell things to where it makes it hard to read, I'm not going to devote time to it.
3.) Is it question I probably wouldn't be able to help with anyway based on the question title alone? I'm not going to read a long thing of something if I feel the question is something I wouldn't be able to answer anyway.
So mainly, it comes down to how the format of the long questions are. Too often I see one long paragraph that is hard to read. Situations like that call for unnecessary effort I'm not willing to put in.
Yes to the long questions in the sense that i do see them often. That being said don't mind longer questions because often the long question gives more background story which eliminates the need for a lot of the back and forth so as to get more info. So in the end im able to give a better, more exact answer, faster.
It really depends on the day.. sometimes I just don't feel like it, and just want to consume the little easy ones. Only when I'm inspired I read the big ones. And since I go through the whole thing, I almost always leave a thorough response.
Eh... generally no. I especially don't answer if it's all just one huge paragraph with no spacing in between. I mean, I want to help people, but sometimes they do provide too much detail to sift through.
Haha well if it's posted as one huge wall of text without any paragraph breaks then yeah... it's usually not worth the time. Buuut there have been a few long questions on here that were really interesting so as usual it just depends.
If it is something I could help with I don't mind reading. I'm quick reader, it is not like it is book length, lol, paragraphs isn't going to hurt anyone. Plus I read and write a lot in general so it doesn't bother me. I am here to help if I can and while I have the time to do so. If someone needs help, a few minutes isn't going to hurt, but you never know a life could be possibly changed or saved. But if it is inconvenient to a person by all means skip it, I suppose.
I read the first few sentences to get a feel for it and if it sounds like they really need help then I read the entire thing and answer. If the question is just something along the lines of "Does s/he like me?" then they have a long list of reasons why they suspect someone likes them then I stop reading.