rab,

My record for most downvoted post was when I asked how much people tip their landlord. Didn’t even get any good advice. I got a new landlord and just wanted to make sure he has enough to feed the kids and cover the mortgage.

Slovene,

Sounds like a philosoraptor question.

FlyingSquid,
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Yes.

metaStatic,

This is why I stick with kbin. did you downvote me? would be a shame if I literally never find out.

Cinner,

Do we have a highthoughts sub for questions like this?

GilgameshCatBeard,

Many questions here are bad faith humor-trolling. I downvote those.

FontMasterFlex,

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  • GilgameshCatBeard,

    That is my estimation of it. That’s why I said it. You understand how this works, right?

    FontMasterFlex,

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  • GilgameshCatBeard,

    You seem really upset. Maybe you should take a break for a while?

    FontMasterFlex,

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  • GilgameshCatBeard,

    Most not upset people wouldn’t exert such an effort over someone else’s opinion on something so irrelevant as you have.

    And it’s incredibly ironic that you should suggest I get used to people disagreeing with me when this entire conversation exists as a result of you having a problem with what I said.

    Get your house in order, kid.

    FontMasterFlex,

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  • GilgameshCatBeard,

    This entire discussion exists because of your inability to accept someone’s opinion that differs from yours.

    I’m beginning to think you have some mental health issues.

    Mr_Blott,

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  • GilgameshCatBeard,

    Hey there! Welcome to the conversation! I’m guessing randomly quoting unrelated comments are a thing where you’re from?

    Il s’agit en fait d’une fausse histoire, mais je ne sais pas qui l’a créée ni pourquoi.

    Did I do that right? Or should I have white-knighted myself into a discussion I wasn’t a part of?

    Mr_Blott,

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  • GilgameshCatBeard,

    Ahh. So you came here to troll an already stupid discussion and take sides with a kid who’s ridiculously upset over someone’s opinion on an irrelevant and unimportant subject.

    Cool. Gonna block you now. You’re useless.

    Mr_Blott,

    That guy just comes across as an utter condescending cunt, doesn’t he?

    LarmyOfLone,

    But those aren’t stupid questions, they are questions very smartly crafted to imply a certain answer or legitimize a problem. Then they are not stupid, but smart. And often evil.

    FontMasterFlex,

    you mean like telling people how ‘you’ disregard some questions in a sub that’s supposed to be open to any and all questions because ‘you’ feel like ‘you’re’ too important to take them seriously?

    GilgameshCatBeard,

    lol!

    LarmyOfLone,

    Well, mods could remove the downvote button if it’s not supposed to be used.

    FontMasterFlex,

    it’s misused anyhow, just like reddit. imagine that.

    Scipitie,

    It’s not about “stupid” for me but about the amount of loadedness in a question. There are indeed no stupid questions - but there are stupid assumptions.

    Even one answer from. OP in it’s often easy to see if they want to generate knowledge of search confrontation.

    FontMasterFlex,

    a ‘loaded’ question doesn’t have to be malicious. Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

    MrPoopbutt,

    If someone says that, I assume they intend to use malice and blame it on stupidity so they don’t look malicious.

    FontMasterFlex,

    Well, it’s a thing called Hanlon’s Razor, so maybe look it up?

    trolololol,

    I’d upvote this post. It’s spot on.

    andrewta,

    Simple answer is : yes

    The problem is everyone is going their own way with it.

    glimse,

    I downvote a lot of posts here because I don’t think they’re questions appropriate for this community. They’re either loaded questions, opinions, obvious bait, or asklemmy material.

    If this community is supposed to be the Lemmy version of r/nostupidquestions, the questions should be things that you think should know but don’t. Things that might make you feel stupid asking.

    A good question for this sub is “How often do I actually have to wash a hoodie?”

    A bad question is “Why is [company] doing [something anti consumer]”

    We get a LOT more of the latter here.

    Styxia,

    I appreciate your work. (sincerely)

    glimse,

    I just wish it did anything lol

    bustrpoindextr,

    Okay but like, how often do I actually have to wash a hoodie?

    OldManBOMBIN,

    You should wash your hoodies (and jeans) when they are soiled, sweaty, or smelly; if they’ve been wet; if they have any sort of chemical on them.

    Your situation will vary, and thus you must rely on your own judgement.

    Silentiea,

    And basically always if someone you meet says you need to wash it.

    OldManBOMBIN,

    Well yeah, if you go around people. If you don’t know how to wash a hoodie, you’re probably not a social butterfly. I do know how to wash a hoodie and I’m not a social butterfly, so I can’t imagine what it’s like not knowing and still trying to speak to someone.

    Silentiea,

    I’ve been a teacher who had to tell their student it was time to wash their clothes, even if they weren’t a social butterfly

    OldManBOMBIN,

    I was just making a bad joke which correlated social skills to hoodie washing ability

    Shard,

    Mate, that read exactly like a typical title on r/lifeprotips.

    OldManBOMBIN,

    It’s that good or bad?

    Shard,

    It was a funny reminder of how mundane the typical “Life Pro-Tips” were.

    LPT: always wash your clothes if they stink!

    OldManBOMBIN,

    Ah, gotcha

    glimse,

    I don’t know!!! Someone should pose the question in a post

    dream_weasel,

    Sometimes.

    FontMasterFlex,

    perhaps you need a refresher… NO. STUPID. QUESTIONS.

    glimse,

    Perhaps you completely missed the point if that’s what you choose to reply with

    theedqueen,

    A similar problem would happen on r/ELI5 that drove me nuts. Originally the kinds of questions you were supposed to ask were things like “the origins of the Gulf war” or “the rules on how to play poker”. But instead there were too many questions that were like “what’s going on in my stomach when it growls”.

    hamFoilHat,

    That might not be the best counter example. Now I’m interested in why exactly my stomach growls, and would probably need it explained in simple terms since I’m not a doctor.

    glimse,

    “Can someone explain [complicated geopolitical conflict] to me like I’m 5?” were my least favorite. At least pretend you tried to get the answer yourself

    echodot,

    There should be a rule where someone actually has to explain it as if they were explaining it to a 5-year-old.

    glimse,

    That’s how the sub started. Answers were broken down into the most basic of analogies, it was great. But like most big subs, the rules got lax and it lost what made it special.

    In my opinion, stricter posting rules make for a better community…as long as they’re not arbitrary.

    eronth,

    The asklemmy ones are the annoying ones. It’s less a question and more a conversation starter

    glimse,

    There’s one up now that’s basically “can someone recommend some songs to me?”

    fellowmortal,

    I thought hard about whether to put it on ask lemmy, but didn’t want to look stupid. The only advice I could find was this:

    !nostupidquestions is a community dedicated to being helpful and answering each others’ questions on various topics.

    Acamon,

    Ah, I wasn’t familiar with the subreddit, so I was just taking it as a free for all, so no question is out of place. Especially as lemmy is smaller, and lacks enough traffic in niche communities, it makes sense to have a bigger community for just answering whatever comes to mind.

    But obviously there’s issues with that, if the community was swamped it would make sense to have a stricter guideline.

    glimse,

    I mean if this is gonna be a catch-all for every question ever, why do we need it when asklemmy exists?

    Guidelines make communities unique. And why did we remake the sub if we weren’t going to continue the spirit of it?

    Acamon,

    Totally. I was just being descriptive not prescriptive. I wasn’t aware of the sub, and thought this was a fun lemmy thing, particularly suited to its smaller user base. And I’ve always associated asklemmy / askreddit with asking people’s opinions, wanting a broad range of answers.

    Looking at the guidelines, there doesn’t seem to be any guidance about what kinds of questions beyond “ask away”. The rules are mostly about no trolling, NSFW, etc. So, my comment was giving the perspective of someone who didn’t associate the community with a reddit thing, and the message it’s giving off is “ask any question” and that seemed cool to me. But I have no problem at all with it being more specific than that, having explicit guidelines or just a culture of up/down certain types of questions. Community guidelines and specialisation are good! But with lemmy smaller user base more broad communities can also be good!

    I think most people don’t like to see obviously leading/rhetorical questions, but I’m (personally) happy with seeing more abstract, whimsical, or interesting questions than just "stuff you feel like you should know but don’t ". Looking at the top posts in the community, there are some “what is wage theft/a sovereign citizens/etc” which seem to be the classic “everyone else seems to know something I don’t” situation. Then there’s a bunch of fediverse, corporation and tech industry opinion questions, which definitely do seem more like an asklemmy thing. But “can you live on pickles?” or “would nuclear weapons be useful in a space battle” are the kinda questions I think are fun and I generally enjoy reading the responses and learn something, but they’re not “stuffy you should be expected to know” (well, maybe the pickles answer is pretty obvious, but the reasoning isn’t necessarily…)

    Krudler,

    If you down a question that is actually made in bad faith, just as you’ve done here, down is completely justified.

    Nemo,

    It means it’s boring.

    RightHandOfIkaros,

    If anything is heavily downvoted on Lemmy, the most likely cause is that people don’t like what it says. On rare occasions downvoting is used to correctly identify wrong information or rule breaking content, but most of the time people use it as an “I agree” or “I like this” button.

    So if a question here is heavily downvoted, its probably because people don’t like the question, despite the necessity of such questions.

    Bananable,

    Yes

    iiGxC,

    Could be a lot of people see it on their feed but don’t know what community it’s from, and they don’t want to see it so they downvote. Especially when people are browsing local or all.

    I know lemmynsfw.com had that issue where people would downvote stuff on local that they didn’t like, even though it was a good post for the community it was posted to

    amio,

    People have their own reasons for downvoting. NSQ is for questions that could be considered "stupid" by people in more judgmental settings. When I downvote NSQ posts it's because I suspect soapboxing or an agenda, not an honest question. Or, in some cases, because it seems people take "no stupid questions" as an outright challenge.

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