Quick question about protocol on the human relationships section of AskMeFi. If someone asks a question there which can potentially be answered by just a yes/no answer, is it okay to just answer it with a yes/no, or should one always add reasoning to your answer?
posted by Wordshore to Etiquette/Policy at 2:04 PM (22 comments total)
Asking as I just did a yes/no reply on one; typed out reasons why but on reading, thought what I typed was a little too extreme and counter-productive. But now, on seeing the detailed answers of every other person who has commented (pretty much all of us in agreement so far), I'm wondering if the original poster will see it, think "Okay. But why?" and deem it unhelpful. Feeling a bit bad about this.
Or another way of looking at it, maybe I shouldn't have commented at all, as answering with just a yes/no reduces my input to an over-simplistic "vote"?