Or are you a more sugarcoating kind of person? or i'd also say a lot of people are very much into the stereotypes and bro code style of answers where they follow common 'rules' as the basis for their answers...
I'm pretty blunt, I won't really beat around the bush, at the same time i'm not here to offend anyone and i'm trying to balance between getting my point across and sounding like i'm being a dick on purpose.
I do sometimes come across abrasive, but I usually try to be more gentle with my responses because people LISTEN and respond better when you advise that way.
I don't sugarcoat though, I'm always honest. I just choose my words carefully. Some people like to be assholes and use the excuse, "I'm just being honest." I don't buy that. Honest ≠ Asshole There are ways to be honest and get your point across without being hateful, insulting, and/or condescending. I wish more people understood that.
People come here wanting the unfiltered truth, but the generally can't handle it.. that or they already have made up their mind or they're fishing for a certain answer and get really agitated when they aren't getting what they hoped for. Counter-intuitive.
I'll tell it like I see it, and it isn't always nice.
I'm sort of in-between. I consider my answers to be very honest but at the same time, I would never intentionally offend anyone or hurt anyone's feelings on purpose. I know how to give honest, blunt, advice/opinions while still maintaining respect for the QA.
In my opinion, there is a fine line between being blunt and just being rude. I try my best to be truthful about what I really think as well as still trying to be kind about what I have to say.
It depends on the question, and what mood I am in at the time. People get angry, but I think the message is more likely to be lost when the answer is sugar coated too much. So I don't sugar coat things like I use to.
I tend to give blunt honest answers that I normally don't give in person when answering questions on here.
Can't be bothered to sugar or honey coat. I do that enough for a job, don't feel like doing it on here too.
In any case I tend to say it as it is as I assume the person asking the question wants a full honest answer rather than one they want to hear... if they want to hear an answer they want to hear they would ask their mom I suppose?
I always strive to be as helpful as possible in my answers, but sometimes the person and/or question is just too stupid to help in any fashion at all, so regardless of what I say it won't matter. At that point I just resort to being blunt and getting my point across, which they will disagree with anyway.