What exactly is the point of this section?

What exactly is the point of this section?

Dionicio3
Sep 2, 2017
I honestly feel like not many people look at this section and a lot of questions go unanswered. It's just odd. I also feel like a thread could do the job much better

» 13 Answers

  • FAST6191 Best answer
    Sep 2, 2017
    The ask section was originally added for quick and easy questions, and was somewhat used. It got lost in a site reshuffle (something got hacked, the whole site got pared down to just the forums and wiki) and was not there, one of the main/consistent requests for a feature to bring back was said ask section and now we have this zombie.

    Ask sections were something of a web fad a few years ago (2014-2015's guest book as it were) but I would also agree that on a site which has stickies, moderated threads and a wiki it is of less use.
  • hobbledehoy899
    Sep 2, 2017
    At this point this is basically GBATemp's prostitution ring.
  • Megadriver94
    Sep 3, 2017
    LOL @hobbledehoy899

    Anywho, Dionicio3 has a point there. Also, I still don't know how to select Best Question. Do you have have get a mod to do it?
  • KlasseyKreations
    Sep 3, 2017
    yeah, wait what am i doing here
  • Megadriver94
    Sep 6, 2017
    This site needs a couple more new selectable themes someday.
  • GhostLatte
    Sep 6, 2017
    Only time I used this section was last summer when I needed help with my math homework. Turns out the teacher never even collected it.
  • vinstage
    Sep 9, 2017
    Used it like, once, to find out how long it'd take to verify accounts in regards to my sister's account.
  • Dionicio3
    Sep 12, 2017
    I totally forgot I posted this, anyways thanks guys
  • Megadriver94
    Sep 13, 2017
    You are Welcome. BTW Do you have to get to a certain post rank in order to be able to choose "Best Answer"?
  • Dionicio3
    Sep 13, 2017
    There is a button that says "Mark as Best Answer"
  • B_E_P_I_S_M_A_N
    Sep 13, 2017
    @FAST6191 Suppose the mods were to delete this section. Do you suppose there will be a sizable amount of people who would ask for it back?
  • FAST6191
    Sep 13, 2017
    I know this is not your first time on the internet but I do feel the need to remind you of the general approach people take to such things. That being
    "I don't like change". If you did not read the quote and end the final word in a slightly drawn out grizzle then go back and do that.

    To my mind It really was that around the time of the v1 ask section the likes of stack exchange and spiceworks got loads of buzz so such things were added as it is not like the tech for them is hard or demanding. Much like all the other things that were going to kill forums, and haven't, it mainly only served to demonstrate the "make sure there is new content (and possibly help) and people will come" thing of internet design. I agree it could be cleaner and easier than managing a forum but the forum seems to be able to be managed so there is that.
  • busmanl30
    Sep 17, 2017 at 4:22 AM
    Answer deleted: