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Why does it seem that the people who provide the most interesting answers, ask the fewest questions?

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I think the people who have the best answers have lots of experience behind them. As curious, intelligent people, they have already sorted out most of their own questions and can afford to concentrate more on answering questions from younger, less experienced people.

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Yes, exactly. However, they can only answer the questions they are asked. So many questions are not being asked. I am finding that my goofy questions have a much better survival rate than my more interesting questions.Do find that?
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Sometimes the askers aren't quite sure in themselves what it is they want to know. Pontes, for instance, is obsessed with the Devil and so many of his/her questions are related to that one subject. It's almost as though he's reaching out for information but doesn't know what to ask, or how.
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So true. And I find myself wondering if "non-believers" are less likely to flag a question(or answer) they find offensive?
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I flag questions that are clearly homophobic or racist, or are just silly twiddle-twaddle. I don't flag the obsessions of religious folk, but I often respond. I pay attention to people who are paralyzed by emotional situations they don't know how to manage. I don't care about hair, makeup, six-packs, or 13-year-old jealousy, but when kids don't understand how to interpret messages that clearly distress them, I help with that. And I between all this there are old friends, like Dozy here, and new friends who make this fun!
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Great question!
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Good answers, too. I hope to see more!
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I feel non-believers have not entwined their Id/ego with their beliefs to the extent that most believers have and therefore take less offense to questions and are less likely to flag. We are all guilty of doing this whether it be branch of service, political party, sports team, university, etc. but the religious, as with many things, take it to its extreme.
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I think many of these askers are the product of an environment that actively discourages critical thinking skills,& communications skills as well. Both of these are lethal to Religion & Religion knows it. As Dozy pointed out, they seem to have difficulty formulating questions, or expressing themselves coherently. I'm wondering if we are seeing the downside of the home-schooling trend.
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If I ask a question I am really serious about getting an answer. I think a lot of people on here are just bored or want to have fun ( I am having fun also). :)

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Glad to hear it, me2 :) But it seems that my serious questions get yanked pdq. My goofy questions have a much better survival rate.:)
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I like your rock. Did it ever fall?

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Not my work, that particular one. Rock Star wasn't called Rock Star for nothing. But yes, eventually a high wind or some-one who was sure there was crazy glue involved would take it down:)
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Perhaps it is because they are knowledgeable and to ask questions about what you already know would be redundant.
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Yes,that's a good point. Unless it's a rhetorical question.And the modbots don't seem to like those much.
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