I'm starting to feel that way. Most of the time, it seems that people answer questions with advice that wasn't really well thought through at all. Or they are answered by people who want to sound smart, but they don't know what the hell they're talking about, nor have they actually had any experience on the topic at all. What's worse is I'll see answers like, "Well, I've never been in that situation before." Or, "I don't have an answer for you, good luck."
One such experience I had was when I asked if it would be good to send a text message to a girl I who flaked on our date and was acting very strange; to ask her if she was having second thoughts about everything, and that I don't do games. I got an overwhelming number of members telling me No, because it would come off as desperate. I ignored the advice and texted her anyway. It worked out for the best because she didn't appreciate how flaky she was looking to me and explained everything.
Most Helpful Girl
I don't agree completely, but some users just aren't helpful. That could be because they don't care, just want the points, don't know the situation well enough, or want to troll. It could be a combination of those things, too, of course.
I haven't asked a serious advice question in a long time. However, I have spoken with users here and there about things I'm going through. In those moments, they've been respectful and helpful. You might just need to find a handful of people you like, respect, and trust to discuss things with if the questions you post don't provide enough insight.1
Most Helpful Guy
I think sometimes it's rather their plain opinion than their advice1