Which Quora questions do you answer? Which is not? And why?

I’m trying to answer the following:

  • Questions about topics I know a lot about
  • Questions I can answer by telling a cool story…
  • Questions you ask me to answer.

I have said it before: I want to support you in adding questions, so if you add a question that I can answer, I will take the time to answer it. If I get a question asked, then I need to find the question interesting.I have broad interests and broad knowledge, and I can look up pretty good things, and sometimes I can do all three things for an answer. Those are nice! Then one more about monogamy in man answered this way. Sometimes questions are repetitive (yes, I have already answered three versions last week), sometimes questions are too broad or too specific, not enough information, etc. And yes DUH, I have to have a basic principle of knowledge about it. Sometimes I get questions that I think â € œyes sorry, but I really don’t know anything about that, â € and I’m not going to delve into that. Sometimes this leads to reading other answers and expanding knowledge!

If I find the question interesting, I always look at the other answers first.

Sometimes there are answers to what I disagree with, or answers that are just really wrong, or answers that give less answer than I would.

In that case, I write my own answer.

If other answers for my idea provide enough information, or enough different angles, I usually skip the question.

Oh, yes, these days I find out who asked the question if it is an emotionally charged question. The majority are nowadays asked by question spammers (i.e. Quora Partner Program employees), and they are blocked in short.

I refuse to use my emotions and experiences and compassion to make someone else earn money.

The best thing I can say about this is that the questions I answer are somehow taking advantage of me.No other rules. Depends entirely on how I feel. What I find interesting today in a question, I can totally miss tomorrow. So go with the inspiration of the moment.

Interestingly, I find that there is sometimes an urge to answer a question without immediately having a good answer for it.Only a vague yet strong feeling that it is.

A small and shaky beginning of an answer often leads to unexpected insights and sensations that lead to deeper insight and discovery and may also be a good answer.

I only answer a very small part of the questions that are posed to me.The reason for this is simple: there are too many questions to answer in a reasonable time, because I also receive my daily dose of questions on the English version of Quora.

There are questions that will come up in my reply later, but I do not answer anything of this for a long time.Here I regularly throw everything away after a scan on things I want and can answer anyway.
To give an impression of the numbers:

My priority in replies is about the following:

  1. It falls in my field and I also want to learn more about the subject
  2. It falls in my field and I think others can learn from me
  3. It falls into my personal interest and I want to learn more about it myself
  4. It falls into my personal interest and I think others can learn from me
  5. I think it is important for the questioner to get my (and therefore not an impersonal) answer
  6. The rest

This question is, incidentally, in the category â € œthe Restâ €, is easy to answer and gives some insight into my writing here on Quora.

What questions?

Questions that inspire me and where I think to know a reply.

Questions that ask your opinion. “What is the cause of the fall of the Roman Empire” and “what is according to you the cause of the fall of the Roman Empire” are different questions. The second question may also come up with more interesting answers.

Which is not?

I do not answer questions that lack knowledge.


  • The great thing about Quora is that your answer may be a mix of knowledge and vision.

On many questions is not a fixed answer.

  • Speculative questions are fun because it forces you to think.
  • â € ̃How do you think the European Union is developing over the next 100 years? ‘

  • I find writing very nice to do.
  • Practice makes perfect. By answering a question you also learn to write better. This has many aspects. Concise and clear formulation, good build-up and readability, but also and especially creative writing.

    I use the Dutch Quora so mainly to learn to write better, but reading and communicating are also interesting to do.

    I answered what I know unless

    1. The Quora question translator has been asked
    2. It has been made by a Quora partner
    3. I somehow get the impression that the questioner has no interest in the answer.

    It is important that a question is specific, and that no apples are compared with pears.I now have to answer questions of very personal things, not again.

    I notice that if I answered nonspecific questions, the answer raises many new questions and contradictions.It is then like shooting with hail; Something is quite right everywhere, but it touches little purpose.

    Where I have a well-informed opinion about it, very often because it concerns my profession.

    I usually try to write something if I find the question interesting and know a good answer to it.

    I answer few questions that are about opinions, which are indeed not that difficult to conceive.

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