A lot of you have asked some really good questions about the GAG community, and we'd love to help answer some of them and maybe give you a little more insight on how you can use the site, get noticed with more responses to your questions/mytakes, and interact with the community in a meaningful way.
How do I get GaG to notice me?
1. My question got selected as "great," but what does that actually mean?
Questions that are selected as "Great" are posts that we believe are interesting, unique, or really engaging for our community. You can earn an extra 4 Xper points if your question is selected as Great. These posts are displayed on our homepage and can even be distributed outside of the site to our social media pages too!
*More info on great questions: https://www.girlsaskguys.com/faq/posts#213
*More Info on gaining xper points: https://www.girlsaskguys.com/faq/xper#57
2. I've been posting questions like crazy and none of them ever seem to be selected as great---what's up with that?
First things first, we look for questions with good titles and correct grammar. Asking questions like, "what do you think about this" or "how kewl is dis grt car" most likely won't be featured because of the grammar or they don't actually give the community any automatic information on your question as they scroll through their feed. Asking a question like, "what do you think about girls asking guys out on a date," is much more engaging and more likely to be selected.
A great question will also appeal to the majority of the community. Asking "what do you think about my boyfriend Randall" is difficult for the community at large to answer because they don't actually know him vs. something like, "what qualities do you look for in a significant other," or "what's your greatest accomplishment in life?"
You guys ask tons of questions per day and the good news is we select tons of great questions per day, so if you didn't get noticed one day, you may be on the next!
3. I didn't get a lot of response to the questions I posted? Why is that?
Be sure when you post your questions, that you are posting to the right topics. If you're asking the community about a perfect wedding proposal, but you put it in the Health/Fitness topic, people going there might have little interest in answering your question rather then had you put it in the Marriage/Wedding topic. You may notice we sometimes move questions to appropriate topics for that very reason---we want to help you get more responses!
4. So how can I actually get more opinions on my questions/mytakes? Does adding a photo or photos to my questions/mytakes actually help?
We've talked about a couple of ways above---post in the right topic, ask broader questions, etc, but there is also a visual component to a lot of the questions that get more views. Adding images, gifs, and videos help your questions to stand out in a crowd. Posting a mytake, question, or poll featuring a good image or images that are clear, relate to the topic, do not involve things like obscenities/nudity/or otherwise offensive imagery, will get more eyes onto your questions/takes and more likely more opinions.
You may have noticed that we sometimes will add an image to your question. We are trying to help you get more views/opinions. We will never change images that you have posted in the posts themselves, but we do sometimes change the featured image. Why? Sometimes your image doesn't fit our formatting, or features copyrighted imagery, is blurry/not clear, or is off topic.
*How to get more opinions: https://www.girlsaskguys.com/faq/posts#8
*How do I add imagery/media: https://www.girlsaskguys.com/faq/posts#17
5. What about mytakes? How do those get featured?
Much like questions, we look for engaging titles, topics, and images. We also look to see if you avoided the "dreaded wall of text." These are takes that are often big long blocks of nothing but text which users tend to tune out on quickly. We want to hear your difference of opinion, we want to hear what you're passionate about, and if users can offer their insight, they'd love to address your topics/questions too.
*Posting mytakes: https://www.girlsaskguys.com/faq/posts#170
*Promoted/featured mytakes: https://www.girlsaskguys.com/faq/posts#169
How can GAG best work for you? Continue to ask and post your great questions/takes/and opinions. We're listening to your feedback, trying to improve on your experience, and making changes for the future, so watch out!
For now, we want to hear from you about our Topics. Do we need more, less, should we combine some of them? Check out our poll and let your voice be heard!