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Question #59048 posted on 08/25/2010 3:59 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

In all honesty, do you ever look down on readers because of their questions? (Namely, you could do this yourself, you lazy bum, etc.) And, are their some types of questions which are a lot more enjoyable to answer than others?

- curious board fan


Dear Curious,

Yes, we do occasionally look down on some readers because of their questions. We try to be charitable, but some questions' stupidity or laziness exceeds my charity.

And we all find different sorts of questions more enjoyable than others—generally, we respond to the ones that are personally interesting. From this, I guess you could draw the conclusion that I like the questions where I get to disparage the readers. Waldorf says that's not true. You be the judge.

and Sauron 


Dear board fan,

Like and Sauron said, sometimes there are questions that are just like, "Really? Are you seriously asking this? You REALLY couldn't bring yourself to type this into Google?"

But oh well. Even if we think a question is dumb, it seems the trend for most people has become to not use a regular pseudonym when signing questions, so it's not like we'll remember who they are when they sign with an entirely different name the next time.

That makes me sad, honestly. When I started reading, it seemed that they were used with more regularity. Even when I had a question to ask that I don't want associated with my main 'nym, I had alternate names I would sign with (and still do - bonus points if you find the one I used just this week!). And I say you readers start using them with more regularity again!

- Commander Keen, tired of everyone signing "person" or "can't come up with anything clever" or "insert name here."


Dear CBF,

Very rarely. See, years ago, I asked one of the most obvious, stupid questions in Board history. I try not to cast stones since it doesn't really get much dumber than that.

K&G and I are buddies now, but that might be because she hasn't realized that I was the kid that asked that question yet.

Here's to hoping she forgets to read today,