Are there examples of someone using AskMeFi a question that they already know the answer to?
posted by komara to MetaFilter-Related at 11:34 AM (47 comments total)
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I don't mean in the sense of "oh you know you should DTMFA, you just want us to say it" but something more tangible, where there is clearly a correct answer or answers, and eventually it comes out that the original poster knew the answer all along. Why would someone do this? I don't know. Perhaps confirmation on a bet with their friends, perhaps they're using their question as a puzzle because they feel they're smart and they want to know who else can figure it out. I'm just curious if there are any that end with something like, "Wait, did you know the answer to this all along?" "Well, yeah, actually I did."
(And no, I myself do not know of an example of this. If I did, I would have put this under AskMeFi and made it some sort of doubly self-fulfilling prophecyquestion.)