Do you prefer yes or no questions, or "discussion" questions?

United States
November 7, 2006 2:11pm CST
Here on Mylot, do you prefer answering with a quick yes or no, or do you like to give detailed responses?
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54 responses
@a_manick (880)
• India
8 Nov 06
myLot is a discussion forum and not a quiz forum. I think myLot should ban all this "yes" or "no" type of questions. These kind of questions are thrown to make some quick money and nothing more than that. You should discuss some issue and exchange views, thats what a discussion forum for!
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• United States
9 Nov 06
I agree completely! Maybe somebody should talk to them about it...Thanks!
• United States
9 Nov 06
This is right in the guidelines: DON'T Start discussions asking for one word answers like “Yes or No”.
@Asylum (46315)
• Manchester, England
7 Nov 06
I much prefer a discussion question. The questions inviting a Yes or No response are mainly devised to attract people looking for an easy increase in their rating and do not serve any other purpose. I see very little point in reading a collection of yes and no.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
That makes a lot of sense, and I agree. I find that I normally don't even look at those questions because I know I won't gain anything from them. Thanks!
@magikrose (5425)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I like the discussion questions. they give you a chance to really voice your own opnion about something you might know about.
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• United States
10 Nov 06
Exactly! It's really interesting seeing what people are really knowledgeable about. I've learned a ton since I started posting here! Thanks!
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@skeemy (138)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I like all of them, but I prefer discussion questions. Especially ones I get heated about. They make me happy.
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• United States
10 Nov 06
I know exactly what you mean! I love a good debate. Thanks!
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@denax1 (709)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I like answering the "real" discussion questions. It gives mylot more of a community feel. The yes and no questions are easy to answer and quick for a fast buck. I think mylot is trying to build a website that is more than money based.
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• United States
10 Nov 06
I agree. As I've said before, even if there was no money involved, I think mylot would still be a pretty awesome place to be. Thanks!
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@thefyxer (505)
• United States
10 Nov 06
i like the discussions-yes and no cant really explain everything
• United States
10 Nov 06
I agree. Although sometimes the question is really just that simple. Thanks!
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@manzician (4739)
• India
10 Nov 06
Hmm... Cant say... I like both...
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• United States
10 Nov 06
Thanks!
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• United States
10 Nov 06
depends on how interesting the question is..
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• United States
10 Nov 06
Perhaps this question wasn't so interesting then, huh? Thanks for your comment!
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@anca_e (964)
• Romania
8 Nov 06
It is nicer a "discussion" question than an yes/no one, you can give more details and explain better what you mean. And beside that you are nor really allowed to ask yes/no question or answer with short answers like: don't know, don't care etc. It is mentioned in myLot rules. :)
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• United States
9 Nov 06
Yeah, I am definitely going to have to look over the rules again. And I've seen answers like that! Why would people do that? Thanks!
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
8 Nov 06
Discussion questions give you more insight. Yes/No questions are like taking a poll. You take a count. How many people like coffee? How many people like tea? What's to learn from that? If you ask "How and when do you like your coffee?" or "How and when do you prefer your tea?" then we may learn about the different blends of coffees and teas in the world and how they are brewed and what time of day people drink their coffee or tea. We may learn about the different customs throughout the world. How much more interesting is that? You may even see something that you personally want to try. Expand your own horizon.
• United States
9 Nov 06
Well, who's to say that some people aren't merely polling? The thing that bugs me about it is that when people post these silly yes or no questions, I feel like they really don't care what the response is. Thanks!
• United States
8 Nov 06
Yes or no questions are truly quicker but I prefer giving detailed responses. The discussions requiring only a yes or no answer I believe are one of the Don'ts in the discussions rules. I tend to stay away from those.
• United States
9 Nov 06
Oh really? I may have to look over them again...Thanks!
@aprilsue00 (1992)
• United States
8 Nov 06
question mark - question mark
I prefer discussion questions. I like to read more in depth discussions because it is more interesting that way.
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• United States
8 Nov 06
I think so too. Going page after page just reading "yes" or "no" gets really tedious. Thanks!
• China
8 Nov 06
i would prefer good discussions going on...as it not only helps u to raise essential issue but also provides u a lot of others response and opinion as well
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• United States
8 Nov 06
I agree completely. Thanks!
• United States
8 Nov 06
I like them both
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• United States
8 Nov 06
Good to know. Thanks!
8 Nov 06
it depends on my mood i guess but the majority of the time i like discussions rather than a simple yes or no
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• United States
8 Nov 06
That's cool. Thanks!
@anandra (267)
• Romania
7 Nov 06
yes or no questions, but i always find myself writing more that simply that.
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• United States
7 Nov 06
Yeah, I know what you mean. Thanks!
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• United States
10 Nov 06
discussion questions for sure!
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• United States
10 Nov 06
Awesome! Thanks!
@istanto (8572)
• Indonesia
10 Nov 06
No.. I Hope the answer is more details. yes or no question broke myot guidelines and i dont want to do that. Have a nice day. :-)
• United States
10 Nov 06
Thank you! You have a nice day too.
@kdarrell (1566)
• Canada
10 Nov 06
fairy - this is a fairy floating around.  Fairys are so cute.
I prefer to give detailed answers as I know that that is what mylot looks for. Plus, I like to talk so this gives me a perfect opportunity.
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• United States
10 Nov 06
I know EXACTLY what you mean! I'm right there with you. Thanks!
@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
10 Nov 06
Yes or No questions get the most answers here, I guess it´s because it´s quicker to make money that way. I don´t mind answering Yes or No´s but real discussions are just much more interesting.
• United States
10 Nov 06
I know what you mean. They do seem to be the most popular, in spite of how most people have answered this question. Thanks!