May be serious and important questions are harder to answer, and therefore answered by less people? (After all, no one knows everything.)
Or may be serious and important questions are also long and/or "boring" questions and people skip the question because they are lazy to read it all? (Might be the reason if people just want to causally answer a few questions and make time pass.)
Or may be your definitions for "good", "serious" or "important" questions don't match others' definitions? (I'm not necessarily saying your definitions are wrong. May be others define those words incorrectly?)
Because serious questions required users to think a lot and the answers would be long and very detail.Not many people willing to do this just because of the 3 points.Some people don't have any opinions about the questions as they probably didn't go through it in their life.
Maybe it's just easier to not have to truly think...and still get xper points.The kicker for me is that some of the most mundane questions receive 5 stars!I see this ALL the time here.(Not this question though because I believe you are making a very good point.)
The "lame, stupid" questions are a lot easier to answer. They require little thought and generally, people are just aiming for a laugh or to get their 3 points.
But it also could mean that people just lack experience or knowledge to answer the more serious questions. It's normal. If I were to ask a serious question, I would prefer 1-2 answers with genuine, sound advice as opposed to 10 answers that offer very little feedback. Quality over quantity. :)
I think a lot of serious ones do get answered, but sometimes they are repetitive.
Also, there is only so much seriousness people can take in one day.
I think people avoid the serious questions because they themselves have never forced their minds to contemplate them and would rather sit in ignorant compliance to the conformity of bliss, than try to grasp something that perhaps challenges their ideologies and moves the gears in their minds. Also, since most of society functions on the operatives of superficialities, I think that that carries into how people choose to interact with the words that they respond with, therefore picking questions that correlate the superficialities that we all encounter so often in everyday life.
However, I'll admit, even the best of us get lazy on occasion and cop out to one word answers for the more "lame" questions. Either way, I suppose it's the act of given back a contribution to the web society on here that possibly creates the "job well done" sensation for a lot of us, rather than the actual depth or quality of answer we give. I like the serious questions though, it's such a good when you read interesting questions with insightful answers and can walk away from your laptop feeling like you've just participated in great conversation. Almost as good a feeling as eating pizza... almost ha ha :)
because dumb questions is what keeps this retarded forum going