• They want to hear what they want to hear, not a true answer or opinion...
  • Those are set up questions, they want exactly what they got, someone to pick a fight with. Best just to let them play by themselves, they'll get bored and go home soon enough if nobody pays any attention to them.
  • Maybe they are in search of people who actually know the subject rather than the people who ignore it.
  • A fight
  • That would depend on the category, the questioner, and what they were looking for. There are a LOT of religious and political questions that those of an opposing view are pretty rabid. And, there are those who ask an opinion question of almost any type, just to start an argument. If they get literally offensive, report them through feedback at the bottom of the page. Otherwise, just let them slide right off ya, and enjoy the rest of the questions and answers.
  • they wanna COOOKIEEEEEE!!!!!!!! :) LOL
  • I'm going to refer to an answer I gave earlier to answer another question. Your question is an excellent one and is general enough to fly, but it's something to think about.
  • I think there are some on here that want to cause drama, they are looking for someone to debate with.
  • Many user come on sites like this so they can attack other people and get away with it.
  • I agree some people are asking a question with an answer in mind (like the "does my butt look big in this" phenomenon) and they'll get angry if they dont hear it. There's also the issue of tone. It's reeeally easy to get condescending with this type of thing. I've found that if people feel they're being 'talked down to' it engenders more hostility than flat-out insults ever could. what do you think?
  • Those are questions I consider "baited." A lot of folks as questions like that so they can start a fight. Maybe a few think that only those who agree with them will answer? I think most of them are just looking for drama. I see tons of those in the political, LGBT and religious forums. Those seem to be the "big 3" for those types of questions.
  • In many cases, they are asking the question just for that reason-to be rude and disrespectful of other people's opinions.
  • According to the comics, you ask, "Do these pants make my butt look big?"
  • I imagine that most people who ask questions DO want honest answers, although there is undoubtedly a minority of intellectually challenged people who only want to hear their own opinions echoed back at them.
  • people dont want to hear something that they wont agree with or something that will make them feel bad about themselves. And they most deffinately dont want to hear they are wrong, even if you know they are
  • They want your undivided attention. :)
  • In person or here? I know one in person who asked me a question in a public place after I answered he ranted, and I felt two different feelings punch him out or crawl under the table. I did neither, but I said "You asked me!!"
  • probably a different answer
  • probably a different answer

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