As a Quoran with a reputation for your answers, which of your questions do you wish attracted more answers?

Recall always the great dictum of Yishan Wong’s answer to Why are my questions not answered on Quora?

Quora is a great place to write answers and to read answers, but it is not a good place to get your own questions answered.

There are people on Quora who seek information, but well… even if Quora says that’s a purpose of Quora, that’s not how I use it, and I suspect that’s not how a lot of voluminous writers use it.

The questions I ask are usually either followups of discussions I’ve had (in which case they’re targetted—sometimes at myself—and will likely get an answer); or they are questions that arise out of discussions or answers, that I throw out there just in case, but am not really hanging out for answers to.

I don’t know if I am typical or not, but I suspect that there are users who overwhelmingly ask questions (and Thank You, guys!), and users who overwhelmingly answer questions. If I’m typical, the latter aren’t hanging out for more answers: they ask targetted questions in a particular context, which are likely to get answers, rather than open-ended questions which may or may not.

It’s a good question, Andrew. I don’t have a good answer for you, but I hope others will.

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