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Do people know they could search the answer in the same amount of time it took to type question here? Many questions anyway...

Seriously...do people know that most of their questions have been asked here or other sites and if they put it in a search engine they would find it faster than waiting for reply! Am I the only one who notices this? And do kids do their home work anymore or just come here for answers?

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I'm mainly on here for my own amusement, but I have asked questions on here that I suppose could be answered faster by someone else using a search engine, but most of the answers I get to my questions arrive quickly enough for me. My only beef is not ENOUGH responses sometimes. Or responses that are too short--I wish people would sometimes go into a little more detail.

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lol..so in other words you do prefer other people doing the work for you? Do yo ever ask them to expand on the answer?
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To SunshineShelly: If you're referring to "homework" as in that type of assignment that young people get in school, Then Ask.com is one of the LAST places I would go for that type of information. (Besides I no longer have to do such work as "homework") Sometimes I ask for elaboration. I usually ask that from people who have answered questions besides my own though. Finally, if someone is willing to do the work for me, then yes, why not prefer that? By the way I have used Wikipedia and "Googled" things myself.
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I tend to give detailed answers but some people don't like that which is okay. I just hate it when someone asks for your opinion and you give it in an appropriate way and they attack you. You don't have to agree with me but if you are not open to other peoples opinions then don't ask for them.
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gotcha Jeb! I came and signed up after search for something with no results. I hoped by letting the question sit here, someone might come along and answer.

verona...i totally get that. some people must just want to argue!
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To Verona1819: I can dig what you are saying. Me? I guess I have some sort of personality defect due to the fact that I sometimes like to get scrappy on here. ( I don't necessarily like hurting peoples feelings though, and I probably should start "growing up" on here, but there are times I'm looking for a laugh, preferably at someones elses expense, not mine.)
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I like humor too. I dish it out and take it. Sometimes people don't realize I'm kidding. When that happens I try to apologize. It's just the opinion questions in which people have already made up their minds and are just using their question to trash people who disagree with them that bug me.
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i try to make it obvious because my humor is the dry type that many confuse for being mean! so i totally get you! and i am noticing a profile that seems to be doing what you are talking about! trying to learn fast!
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Jeb!! You know I'm not going to elaborate.. So to answer your Q.. No.. Wait.. Yes. Umm.. No.. Ohhh.. You didn't ask anything? Fine! Have a nice night!! ;0)
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To Freudian: Yeah, I'm about to call it a night very shortly. You have a good night yourself..
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Yea I just research my questions and who wouldn't want someone else doing there homework, free labor!

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lol too true! i only asked my first question here after searching the web and finding very little helpful info! so, seeing some of these questions just makes me laugh!
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Yup it is an interesting way to kill the boredom.
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i am noticing that! good for my insomnia!
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I know or simple questions like "how to stop biting my nails". I mean hellooooo you're on ask lol

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and not to mention you see a list on the side of their question where others have asked the same silly thing!
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I know!! It drives me crazy! A lady asked the same question twice last night. With in 4 minutes! Lol
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hmmm maybe she thought the first one did not take? or do people do that a lot on here because they think they are being ignored?
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I wondered that myself but both questions had 6 answers. It may have been delayed on her end though. It does take a while till people can answer them. I think 5-8 minutes??
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good to know! I knew it was smart to hit follow on you!
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Thanks :). I'll follow you back. You new here? You give good answers as well.
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very new, as in a few hours in! and thank you! I guess I read too much...lol. you give great answers yourself!
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It's addictive:). I guess you're seeing that. If you keep it up you'll have a good chance of getting in the hall of fame. It's pretty cool. Lots of nice people on here. Some ya got to ignore too
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hall of fame? seriously? how cool is that! and i already saw some worth ignoring. i tend to answer them with humor once...and if that does not shut them up, i consider them trolls! guessing that might work here too!
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Yep. Let me show it. I'll post the link for you below. I made it in there last month and in June. Also my first month on here in march. I took a break for 2 months but came back. They choose 100 people who give good answers are helpful. You also get a ask T shirt. I'll be right back with the link.
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way cool...looking at the hall of fame now! thanks for telling me. see..i WAS right about following you!
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You're welcome. And thank you:). So nice meeting you. Headed to bed, almost 4am yikes!
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sweet dreams!
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Oh btw- if someone says "green" to you that means they gave you a green thumb and liked your answer :))
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Hello -- meoweeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Meowwwwwwww alva ;)
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and hello sadie! good day to you! and good to know on the green...back in the 70's that meant something way different... ha ha ha
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Hello:) I know it did back when I went to school although it was the 90's...oh those were the dazeeee
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alva... he's all over the map
hey you two.. yay 70s 80s 90s.. tomorrows
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lol
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hey Shelly
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hey...ummm...guy....lol
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its Kel in here..
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hey Kel!
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seems i answered too many questions and got blocked from answering for twelve hours. lol...did not know there was a limit!
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awwwww hmmmmm answering or asking.. oh i see you can add to a current string.. gotcha.. hey Shelly.. and Stacy if your out there :)
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i can comment, i may be able to ask, but i was cut off from answering...
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hmmmmmmm bad girl? lol.. i doubt that
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dunno...feel scolded...lol
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Oh no!!! I hate that!! I get 12 cut offs. I call it the 12 hour of shame
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you two... are twuble with a capital wow... thats all
twister on hold.. off to a football party gig.. gooooo DUCKS
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Quack!!! Go ducks!! I haven't answered too much today. Blah day for me
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Have fun and no extra spins on twister mister!!! Lol
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i see that.. you ok?
perhaps an extra spin for you... just for a "pick me up" :)
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Sure, I guess that sounds fair:()
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oh its NOT fair.. but the game of life er uh twister doesnt hafta be fair :)
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That's correct. I guess you can have an extra spin
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ha ha ha...ya'll are fun! if i can't answer at least i can watch the cool banter. time outs suck...ha ha ha bad me for trying to be nice and answer questions! you would think they only cut ya off if you give bad answers or are rude or something. not for trying hard to help. but i bet they have an automated system that does not delineate good answers from bad!
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I know, I think they single us out. They say they don't. But yeah, you can still comment on answers. :). I get mad when I get cut off. Like all the time. No one likes being cut off??
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I guess if I was doing something bad and I got cut off I could deal with it better!
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Lol. How long did you get? 30 minutes, 60 minutes or the 12 hours of shame? They say they don't timeout us the server does. I dunno if I buy that
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Btw- I get the 12 hours of shame bout twice a week lol
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ha ha ha nice not to be the only one! 12 hours of shame for me! i have so been put in the corner and made to sit it out!
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lol no hall of fame but hall of shame...sighhh
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Lol, I got the hall of fame and got in timeout. Seriously. I always get timeouts - you won't get it if you start fights and get flagged a lot and they remove bad stuff
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I'm serious, I think you'll make it in there for September.
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not at this rate and i just messed with you on the eye question...snicker....lol
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Omg why are you telling us something we already know?Seriously a lot of kids ask homework questions maybe because there is a category called homework.Also I already noticed that people ask question they could easily just look up.Unless those questions are against the rules,just live with it :)

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lol...a little on edge tonight?
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Your right. I think people just like the social interaction. As for the homework, I wouldn't trust the answers on here. Lots of people are intelligent enough to help but there are also people who give the wrong answers.

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good point! you could well be right on the interaction! and yes...i saw some 'school' questions and knew the answers given were false. let their teachers sort them out!
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Mr_FadedGlory

Yes, and ironically enough people have pointed all that out and have asked what your asking already. Some people are just looking for attention, and have an answer, but rather get interaction with other people. And for those kids who are cheating on their homework by coming here, I'm more ashamed of the people who help them cheat.

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lol point taken! As a new user, I should have search to see if anyone had asked this before! bad on me but learning how this site works! And very good point on those who help the kids cheat!
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searched dag nab it. can't seem to type tonight!
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That's okay, I just meant other people have made the same observation, that's all.

Welcome to ask. I myself have been here quite a while, hopefully my friends and I can be of assistance if you ever need help. Have a pleasant evening
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Thanks for the offer! I'll hit the follow so I can find you. I am guessing that is the best way...unless you can tell me another way!
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Shelly.. this is a very fine young man.. i can vouch for him.. if you need references.. there are a few more.. be ready for the black belt stuff (he plays it to the vest until... ) :)
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Thanks SG!
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Of course we all know this, but it's nice to get a real answer from a human being instead of a googled answer.

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I'm not talking about homework answers.
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I can understand that but how do people know if they can trust the answers if they don't dross reference?
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It's mostly opinions
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good point!
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Some of people's answers blow my mind. A lot of its funny. Especially when people start debating your opinions.
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oh I have much to learn about this site! thanks for the warning!
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I do and do it for a lot for some -- but i have a slow computer -- Children and people are getting lazy and more lazy - crazy and crazier with computers - just like asking and communicating a lot of people don't know how to nor how to word their questions - a lot just want opinions and to feel better about theirs and some just wants someone to talk to .

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seems the general thinking around here! I am learning!
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yup - dig your name
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dustee

plain truth....its funnier here. children are lazier and so are their parents... life

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so i am learning!
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meow meow meow
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Meowwwwwwww says Suzie girls momma
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Dustee- sunshineshelly is new. Good answers and nice too.
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welcome and best.. enJOY the banter and these peeps are fun/ny

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thanks..i am learning that!
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I think it's a toss up between laziness, boredom and wanting to waste our time :-/
Great question!

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all good reasons I suppose!
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Jennyprince

Some people like the interaction. I personally like to put out rhetorical questions to amke people think. Only once in awhile do I put out a question because I want an answer. Sometimes I put out a question to get into other people's minds and see where they are coming from.

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That is interesting. Cool reply and food for thought without asking anything on your side! See..you got me to think!
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insanemonkey76

yeah i think it would be more convenient but then again if they were gone then i wouldnt be able to respond sarcastically to any pointless questions.

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I enjoy the sarcastic answers most of the time. Especially to really silly questions...unless a kid asked. I worry they might take sarcasm seriously and get hurt in some manner. Kids don't get sarcasm a lot. lol...wait..what am I saying? lots of grown ups don't catch it either! ha ha ha
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