Does anyone agree that 140 words is too short to ask a slowed down thoughtful question?
It sure is! that is why ask.com provides you with a "description"/"further details" area so you can expand on what you are asking. We have to limit the initial part to 140 characters so it doesn't fill a whole page when people are just browsing :)
Sometimes it can be.
No Ask the question Not write a novel !
Generally a question is a sentence. If you need 140 words then you are writing a soap opera.
you could always add a link too a document online, and continue it forever....and ever.
I used to think it was, but then I decide that it wa