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Why do so many posts here end in a question mark?
ozoneocean at 3:25AM, April 17, 2008
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Just curious :)
 
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Lonnehart at 4:40AM, April 17, 2008
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Um.. because everyone has questions?
And they believe other people have answers??
So that they can ask more questions about those answers???
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AQua_ng at 4:58AM, April 17, 2008
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Because it would be grammatically incorrect to end a question with an exclamation mark. Isn't that right!

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Aussie_kid at 6:14AM, April 17, 2008
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Because it would be grammatically incorrect to end a question with an exclamation mark. Isn't that right!

Damn it! That's what I was going to say!
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Custard Trout at 7:17AM, April 17, 2008
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Because nerds suffer from low self esteem. I don't even end my questions with a question mark, and I'm so confident that I could beat up a tank with my face.

I'm so lonely. . .
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Frostflowers at 8:40AM, April 17, 2008
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Because it's called “General Discussion” and it's hard to have a discussion if you don't ask for anyone's opinion. Ayup.
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ozoneocean at 9:11AM, April 17, 2008
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Loving the answers so far :)
 
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usedbooks at 9:39AM, April 17, 2008
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It's a matter of diplomacy and politeness. Plus, if it was just statements of the thread-starter's opinions, it could comes off as a self-centered rant. Even if it doesn't, a statement does not invite discussion.

If, for example, someone posted a topic: “I hate banjos” That's a topic for a narrative, a rant, and doesn't invite conversation (particularly of an opposing view). If instead, the topic is “What do you think of banjos?” the post itself could be identical (a rant on banjos) but the thread title implies that it is open to all opinions and not just one person's statements on a topic.

Oh, and if your topic title was “So many posts end in a question mark,” you wouldn't be inviting replies, just making your own observation. ;)



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crocty at 10:44AM, April 17, 2008
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Is this the GD version of this thread?
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crazyninny at 1:32PM, April 17, 2008
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Becuase? Some of use like to end all our sentences in question marks? Don't know why? Some of use just really, really like to do that? Maybe is some kinda of disorder? But it just FEELS right?
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kyupol at 2:39PM, April 17, 2008
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Because they have a bunch of questions that NEED TO BE ANSWERED IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!

NOW UPDATING!!!
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skoolmunkee at 4:21PM, April 17, 2008
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It's because why don't you shut the hell up :O
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lba at 4:38PM, April 17, 2008
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They make them all for you ozone. Just so you can ask ironic questions.
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worstcase at 7:18PM, April 17, 2008
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People ask questions so they can get answers to the question. This makes them feel worthy.

Or…maybe…maybe thats me….

:( how depressing
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deletedbyrequest03 at 8:21PM, April 17, 2008
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They're rhetorical.

…or they draw you in by attempting to sound interesting.

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willlapuerta at 8:28PM, April 17, 2008
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Why not?
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kyupol at 9:17PM, April 17, 2008
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OK FINE!!!! QUESTION MARKS ARE TEH SUXXORZ!!!!

THIS IS MUCH MORE COOLER!!!

!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOW UPDATING!!!
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JustNoPoint at 9:27PM, April 17, 2008
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Can you define where here is?

Or perhaps I added to the questions? Oh crap, did I just do it again?!

=X ?
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darrell at 8:21AM, April 18, 2008
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It's because why don't you shut the hell up :O

Thanks, now I need to clean tea off my keyboard and monitor.
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dueeast at 12:27PM, April 18, 2008
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Because questions elicit um, discussion…?

And it's a lot more interesting than a forum area filled with topics like these:

I PWND YOU ALL 4EVAH!!!
YOU STINK!!!
ALL UR WBCOMIX R BELONG 2 US!!!

Definitive statements, though lacking in subtlety or intelligence…

or you could have a forum area filled with Yo' Mama jokes…? (well, it's not a question!)

I dunno, just some thoughts…
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Walrus at 4:47PM, April 18, 2008
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Just curious :)

I dunno?
 
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