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.
- Yes44% (20)58% (19)50% (39)Vote
- No, keep it short and sweet.56% (25)42% (14)50% (39)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
My criteria for long 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.1
Most Helpful Girl
Wall of text? No.
Paragraphs with appropriate breaks? Yes.
Usually depends on how Im feeling but if the question is worthwhile and Im feeling up to interpreting a (hopefully) well written long arse question. Then yeah Ill answer it before a short one.1