"What should I do?" about this exact question on Q&A?

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  1. robhampton profile image95
    robhamptonposted 5 months ago

    "What should I do?" The question I always get lol.  I get so many questions that are soooo vague. "my pool is green, I added some chlorine and it's still green, what should I do?" See, to me, this is the equivalent of someone's car breaking down on the road and they call a mechanic and say "my car just stopped working, tell me how to fix it!" There are so many variables to these questions, not sure how to handle these. Should I explain that I can't answer without more info? Ignore the question altogether? People are fun! lol

    1. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 5 months agoin reply to this

      About 90% of those that I see can be answered with "read the article". I got tired of saying that, and it adds nothing of value, so I just ignore them now. I get that about 30 times a week, answer one or two.

  2. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 5 months ago

    My 'favorite' is "What does this mean?"

    1. robhampton profile image95
      robhamptonposted 5 months agoin reply to this


  3. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 5 months ago

    Since we're talking favourites. Mine is: Do I have yellow tomato leaves?

    But for questions like the one Rob received, I'd ignore it. Some people need to learn to read the article and learn to do some more research themselves.

    1. robhampton profile image95
      robhamptonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I agree. As Dr. Mark pointed out, I'm getting tired of sounding like a broken record. Good advice everyone, thanks!

      1. EricFarmer8x profile image97
        EricFarmer8xposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        I hide and ignore very vague questions. There is no penalty for doing so. Sometimes I answer a question and I don't even think the person comes back and reads the answer anyway.


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