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Sun May 6, 2018, 08:04 AM

Anyone else checked out Quora? Seems to be a place for inane questions to be asked...

I was asked to sign up to handle some gardening questions, but never did participate - now I keep getting emails listing some of the most recent questions being asked. If that sampling is indicative of what is "going on" out there intellectually, we are in even more trouble that I thought (and I've become pretty cynical).

Now I just need to find a way to get the hell off of it so the flow of ignorance into my email inbox ends!

Happy Sunday morning from the beautiful Outer Banks of NC!

This is the DU member formerly known as NRaleighLiberal.

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NRaleighLiberal May 2018 OP
mn9driver May 2018 #1
NRaleighLiberal May 2018 #2
greatauntoftriplets May 2018 #3
OneGrassRoot May 2018 #4
left-of-center2012 May 2018 #5
jberryhill May 2018 #6

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:23 AM

1. Quora disproves the saying that "There's no such thing as a stupid question".

It turns out that there are lots of extremely stupid questions.

Some of the answers are brilliant, tho.

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Response to mn9driver (Reply #1)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:29 AM

2. I've not explored it much at all....maybe I will dive in a bit some time...

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:34 AM

3. I read it for the laughs.

There are some brilliant putdowns of the stupid questioners. DU's rasputin1952 sometimes answers military questions there.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:41 AM

4. I've noticed...

in the last couple of years very right/white-wing Trumpian questions posed. Prior to that, I saw rational discourse that I was interested in. Maybe my list of interests drove what I saw, but my interests haven't changed yet the tone of the questions and ensuing discourse sure has.



Jealous about the Outer Banks though. Enjoy!



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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 08:52 AM

5. What I found frustrating about Quora

Often the 'highly rated' answers don't even refer to or answer the question.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2018, 10:09 AM

6. Wow. A place on the Internet where people ask inane questions?

 

Never heard of anything like that.

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