So why even have such questions?
Most Helpful Girl
I think that logic applies to a lot of questions on here. People ask the question only to have their point validated. I don't think they should be filtered out, you don't have to answer if you feel it's a waste of time.
Most Helpful Guy
The earlier GAG used to have a feature that used to show the list of 'similar' questions before the QA can submit a question. That way the QA had a choice to go through those answers to zero in on any answer he/she is looking for and yet ask their own question if they think their question is any different or they haven't seen the answer they are looking forward to.
The new GAG however, has done away with that feature and the reason probably is to allow maximum flow of questions i.e. freedom of asking for the users and also probably cause the feature in earlier GAG didn't really work as well cause most people would eitherway ask what they wanted to :)
There are times when most people ask questions to know an opinion from others and don't want to discuss about it which is fair. Not commenting on an opinion doesn't mean that the advice wasn't taken or heeded :) It's their choice.
Tattoos are a permanent thing on someone so everyone wants to be careful of what they are getting into (I've been mulling about it for years and yet to zero in on one lol). Hence, if they don't interact on opinions I think it's ok :)