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Why are "meaningless" questions so much more popular than "real" questions?


It seems to me that HP questions that actually have some "meat on their bones," and are asked to seek genuinely useful or important information often end up with four reads and no answers... while relatively inane and basically meaningless questions like "Which color do you like best, red or blue?" end up with 8700 replies and half the HP community looking at them. It doesn't seem like a very good endorsement of HP's efforts to encourage "quality content" on the site. Is this the adult version of "you're UN-cool if your study and do your homework?" Are people just lazy? What do you think?

 

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    Peter Messerschmidt (Denmarkguy) 4 years ago

    Katie, thanks for your answer. In this case actually talking about questions on THIS site. I'd asked some technical questions about how Google searches are indexed and got zero replies. The answers would have helped 100s of people...

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