Do stupid questions exist?

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  1. Waflix
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    Because this question is (probably) going to start a discussion, I couldn't ask this at Ask GBAtemp.

    I replied to the topic 'Two Stupid Questions?' (click here to read it), and a little (very, very little) discussion started. Do stupid question exist? So I thought it would be an good idea to start a topic for this, because that other topic isn't the right place.


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  2. Twiffles

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    "Stupid" questions exist and don't exist at the same time.
    It all depends on who is the one answering.
     
  3. WiiUBricker

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    Of course stupid questions exist. Welcome at gbatemp [​IMG]
     
  4. Terminator02

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    of course they exist, teachers just don't want to make u feel bad when asking one
     
  5. Hells Malice

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    Anyone who's been on a videogame forum for longer then a week knows very well that stupid questions do exist.
     
  6. DeadLocked

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    Depends who they are directed at, asking your mother if she thinks you should bang that chick from the checkout desk is a stupid question, asking your mate is not.

    Asking GBAtemp how to *insert query here* with an R4 is a stupid question, unless you want to be trolled to hell.
     
  7. Rydian

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    Stupid question: Is this ds-scene.net?

    That's proof that stupid questions in fact do exist [​IMG]
     
  9. fermio100

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    The question itself can't be stupid because it isn't. Nevertheless, the person who asks the question may be stupid, dumb or inept somehow.
     
  10. Veho

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    "Stupid" questions are usually those where it would require very little time/effort/previous knowledge to find the answer on your own, without asking someone else. But no question is inherently stupid.
     
  11. WiiUBricker

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    And that's proof that stupid brazilians also exist in this world [​IMG]
     
  12. FAST6191

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    I agree it depends on the person answering- depending on how good they are at the field you dealing with a lot of provisos can come out.
     
  13. Devin

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    I agree, and also. This is the shortest post you've ever made. O_O
     
  14. SmokeFox

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    For me the stupid question is the question that the person never made, or so if a person keeps the question for himself, that is what i call stupid question.;
     
  15. toguro_max

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    According to science (not science), there is not such a thing as a stupid question, since it's questions that "move" the world.

    Even a "stupid" question like
    if handled correctly can turn out to be a perfectly fine question. One possibl answer could be: "No, this is not" (yep, that simple). Maybe whoever asked this question thought that the site name could have changed (for instance, GBATemp... People barely talk about GBA anymore, and there is no more ROM sharing here. If someone wanted to change the site's name to, idk, "ConsoleTemp" and keeping the actual url as gbatemp.net there would be no problem).

    There are questions made on a stupid way, like: "Are you a whinni-meanie-girly gay man?" The questioner is just asking weather the person is homossexual or not, but on a stupid manner.
     
  16. machomuu

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    In the words of That Guy With The Glasses, "There's no such thing as a stupid question until you ask it."
     
  17. monkat

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    Well, no. A question exists in order to cure ignorance. If one really doesn't know why punching your own balls is bad, they need to know.
     
  18. SmokeFox

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  19. Nujui

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    I think it depends on the question asked if its stupid or not.
     
  20. ArKRaveN

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    Depends on the topic, Stupid topics don't have stupid questions