I've noticed a lot of anon questions being asked and the asker starts off by saying one of the following: I know this is a stupid question or I know this is a dumb question and then they proceed to ask their dumb questions. I assume most dumb questions are asked by trolls but maybe their not trolls maybe they are just stupid. What do you think?
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I think that, generally speaking, if someone starts a question with, "I know this is a stupid question", it's a sign that they feel insecure. They feel they should already know the answer; they're worried that they're reading too much into a situation; they feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge or lack of experience; or they're otherwise worried that people will judge them for the question they're asking.3