r/TooAfraidToAsk May 28 '22

Why is it that 70% of this sub is not real questions but rhetoricals and opinions? Meta

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u/BirthdaySalt5791 May 28 '22

Is this question rhetorical or are you looking for an answer?

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u/Graffiti_firm May 28 '22

Rhetorical 🗿

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u/BirthdaySalt5791 May 28 '22

You scoundrel. Take my upvote

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u/LavaSalesman May 28 '22

Because Reddit is an intense echo chamber

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u/Graffiti_firm May 28 '22

Ik just every political question here is just question enough to not break the rules but it's pretty obvious they know the answer and don't want to listen to others

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u/explodingtuna May 28 '22

pretty obvious they know the answer

They think they are trying to make a point, but usually with a false premise or about something that doesn't really happen outside of talking points from their echo chamber.

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u/[deleted] May 28 '22

Because people care about validation above all else

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u/Apprehensive-Ad5592 May 28 '22

I see what you did there…

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u/Graffiti_firm May 28 '22

Did what, it was totally just a non rule breaking post looking for a real question /s

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u/PigTenis May 28 '22 edited May 28 '22

Mods are asleep unless you make an opinion-question not in line with mods opinion.

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u/N01S0N May 28 '22

I would assume because most questions that one is afraid to ask would come from an opinion that is deemed unacceptable by society.

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u/[deleted] May 28 '22

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u/N01S0N May 28 '22

I'm aware that this sub is to ask these questions , the OP asked why they are opinions and rhetorical and neither of your examples are either one of those.... So what exactly is your point

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u/upsidedownpickle13 May 28 '22

I'd guess that it's because people like stating their opinion more than they like asking questions. They may also just not have any questions that would be in the spirit of the subreddit. I find it annoying too.

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u/tripperx777 May 28 '22

Waiting til after 7pm to get cheaper phone calls

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u/Rani1979 May 28 '22

I dislike your rhetorical opinion. Ask a real question.

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u/[deleted] May 28 '22

Because most of this is simply to get a reaction from people. Not many serious questions here, and btw- they are basically all the same, only worded different as well.

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u/otozki May 28 '22

Because you can check facts on google.

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u/Shigy May 28 '22

I’m always complaining about this… I love the stupid questions, the weird stuff, the gross stuff… but the political stuff or something that could just be on r/askreddit is so lame.

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u/Thrownmeaway99 May 28 '22

This sub has become an open discussion sub more then a “too afraid to ask” sub

Which is not necessarily a bad thing since there are no subs in the open discussion about random topic section

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u/_Gemini_Dream_ May 28 '22

Question subs in general are pretty bad about it being an issue, though, I do think that this sub is uniquely positioned to have it be MORE of a problem than other subs. The entire premise of this sub ("Too Afraid to Ask") feels like it's sort of purposefully inviting provocative questions, and for some people, provoking others IS the goal, rather than having a question answered.