mattb47 wrote:moochman wrote:flotsamnjetsam wrote:mattb47 wrote:Yea, I don't really post questions in the cafe much. Normally I just talk to certain people I trust on AIM if I have something I'm debating over, just to bounce ideas off of, normally it's just to confirm what I'm already thinking.
If I ever do post a question in one of the forums, I normally ignore all those who give one word answers. To me, those are pretty much worthless, for all I know they are just picking one and posting it. I have always been an advocate of explaining why you think a person should go a certain way with their decision, so that they have something to base it on. It doesn't really help them if you just give a one word answer.
Last year I posted q's all the time. This year I haven't posted any and I do exactly what Matt does. I'll use AIM with certain people in order to get a 2nd opinion. I take those into consideration but I always make the final decision. I really hate it when people come here and blame the people that were just trying to help them for MAKING them lose. That's just idiotic because every person here ultimately makes their own final decision. And I also agree that one word answers are completely worthless. I won't even post unless I have a good reason to go along with my answer to a question.
Before you call a lot of my responses completely worthless, try and understand why I sometimes just post who I'd start and not why. On Sundays I will try and respond to as many as I can and don't have a lot of time to add comments. I like to add them, but I want to try and help those who aren't getting responses.
I remember all too well what it is like to need advice or just reassurance. Heck I remember it like it was just Sunday morning.......cause it was. So please don't just blow off short answers as worthless, sonetimes there is a need for brevity. Wish I'd have used some of it here. lol
All I was saying is that I don't find them helpful one bit. If someone doesn't give me any reasoning behind what they think, I don't really give it much credibility or any weight when I make my decision on what I should do. I'm not just going to choose something or be reassured just because someone posts an answer, I listen to people's opinions and things based on the reasoning behind their decision, not who it's coming from or the decision itself.
Good point, I guess I should try and take the time to give some rationale.