I've notices a strange phenomenon in the QA: people who ask questions, and then argue with or delete any answers that don't agree with their point of view. I have often left this parting comment on particularly argumentative replies: "You asked a question. I answered it. Sorry it wasn't the answer you wanted to hear." If people don't want to hear a variety of answers to their question, why are they asking? Shouldn't we be open to hearing all points of view, rather than just endless repetitions of our own?
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Thanks for responding. Do you think they're not ready, or not willing? I often suspect it's the latter.
Thanks for responding, Paula. I find the constant arguing with responses exhausting! If I get an answer that's contrary to what I expected to hear, I hope I'm graceful enough to ask questions, without hammering someone with my own opinion.
Thanks for responding. I agree that this is the ideal. Sadly, there are those asking questions who only want one answer, and argue with or delete anything else.
Nope, sometimes the questioner is just trying to drive traffic to their account here. They are not interested in opinions other than their own.
Hah! I hadn't thought of that, because I often just roll my eyes, and make a mental note not to engage with those people again. I'm not sure they're driving traffic to their account, or driving people away.
Thanks for responding. If only it was that simple! Unfortunately, there's no system in place to prevent anyone from asking anything, and then deleting any answers that don't fit their agenda.