This is a genuine query not a complaint - does anyone else read a lot of AskMeFi questions, think they could perhaps help, then when they look 'over the fold' get put off by the huge bulk of further details?
posted by Megami to Etiquette/Policy at 12:27 AM (59 comments total)
I realise that often these questions are places for people to think 'out loud' and work through their problem while they ask for help, esp. in relationship questions. However I am finding more and more that I just can't get through the verbiage, either because it all feel histrionic, or unwarranted, or (and feel free to judge me) melodramatic to add so much 'I'm a special snowflake' detail. Or just genuinely tl:dr.
The reason I ask is because if I am the only one, so be it, no harm done. But if there are a lot of questions not getting the attention they probably could because it ends up being tl:dr, could there perhaps be some more guidance about keeping it short, as in maybe added to '- Open-ended chatty questions that don't offer a problem to be solved.