Why is there so much unhelpful advice on Girlsaskguys? What kind of bad advice have you gotten or seen around here?
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First off you have to consider the sources. Many people do not have the knowledge or experience to give advice based on your situation, so they give it based on their experiences. If the person answering your question is still in their teens, their experiences will be very limited, quite often to one incident that may have occurred in their lives that may remotely resemble the problem you're presenting in your question.
Another reason could be bias. Some people already have a preconceived notion or opinion about certain issues. Their answers will reflect that when you read them. This isn't sound advice so much as it may be a praise, a rant or just plain ignorance.
Yet another reason could be trolling. These people seem to have too much idle time and aren't really able to, or have no desire to try and connect to a problem and think out a viable solution. They would much rather stir the pot and just make replies that clearly make no sense at all.
Of course then you have your point chasers. They may try to give you an answer that may give some insight to your problem or inquiry, but they don't wish to spend too much time giving you long and well thought out answers that would give you complete insight and understanding to your question.
Basically when you pose a question, since its out there for the entire site to see, you're going to draw a mixture of responses based on the type of people who happen to come across it. While some of thee answers you receive may be useful, its clear others won't factor into a solution at all. You can't control who decides to answer, so the best thing you can do is read all the answers and interpret them for face value. If an answer appears out of touch or off base, then ignore it. If an answer is thought out, seems to address some or all of your concerns and appears useful, then those will be the answers you follow in terms of formulating the best possible solution to your question.5