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Philosophically speaking, why are so many posts here capable of being answered in one word?

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posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 06:59 AM
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posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 07:34 AM
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Why write a wall of text when your thoughts can be summed up in one word? It'd be inefficient not to.
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posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 07:39 AM
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Imagination.



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 09:46 AM
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Ambiguity



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 10:18 AM
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psyops



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 10:25 AM
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Depending upon the intent of the question, a one word answer can be accepted or rejected by the receiver.

One can choose self-interpretation of the one word answer based on one's own reality/experiences, or seek an explanation of the answerer's reality/experiences, or not have to seek an explanation due to already knowing what the intended long version answer will be by knowing the intended outcome by knowing the philosophy of the person being asked the question.

For instance, here on ATS on the philosophy/metaphysical forums we pretty much have a handle on most posters' philosophical/metaphysical positions, so one-word answers say a lot.



Man!



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posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 10:40 AM
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I think its one of the reasons many dont come here anymore. It used to be a good place to come for some answers/advice to share stories etc and get good replies.

Many just cant be bothered or think they already know it all and dont wanna help others.

Mockery and laziness to. Being picked on for a genuine query's about something.

Maybe they already heard it before but to answer with 1 word,, what is the point?

Alienmindflare



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 10:45 AM
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originally posted by: Alienmindflare
I think its one of the reasons many dont come here anymore. It used to be a good place to come for some answers/advice to share stories etc and get good replies.

Many just cant be bothered or think they already know it all and dont wanna help others.

Mockery and laziness to. Being picked on for a genuine query's about something.

Maybe they already heard it before but to answer with 1 word,, what is the point?

Alienmindflare






Maybe to illicit a response, imagination, curiosity...or just to see if anyone wants to bother to spark up a conversation (testing the waters)? The next time someone answers with a one word answer maybe we all should follow up on it, but we don't usually, do we?

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posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 10:51 AM
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The real question is why do you have such specific expectations? And why do you just, assume, one word is an adequate answer? Just because you have judged a question "capable" of being answered one word does automatically mean that word is going to be helpful to anyone.

It seems as though rank questions based on how many words You would use to answer it. I find that to be quite an arbitrary method, but i certainly won't judge you for your strange Rainman-like obsession....

Kinda like my cousin Danny, he will Only count in multiples of 5, and hes totally obsessed with 2 syllable words always, but you can never leave him alone because he likes taking things apart that don't belong to him...

Hey, we should get the two of you together for a playdate!👍
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posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 10:52 AM
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Some yes I agree are testing waters but I find its normally people that have been around here for a long time.
Im generally more a lurker here than poster,just observing so to speak.



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 10:54 AM
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originally posted by: zackli
It runs completely contrary to the essence of what a forum on philosophy and metaphysics should be.



Wait, I just re-read your title and opening post. It can be interpreted two ways. Are you implying that what others here post can be answered by YOU in one word? Perhaps suggesting that posters' posts are missing the mark for YOU?



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 10:55 AM
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originally posted by: Alienmindflare
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Some yes I agree are testing waters but I find its normally people that have been around here for a long time.
Im generally more a lurker here than poster,just observing so to speak.



That is the 'seen it all' 'heard it all' phenomenon on forums where members have been around for a long time.



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 11:01 AM
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Short attention span



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 11:16 AM
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Trump



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 12:06 PM
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Hillary



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 12:15 PM
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Because



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 03:05 PM
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Well dammit, who gave the other star??

One word, one star...I thought it was rather poetic.



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 03:10 PM
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lethargy



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 03:14 PM
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Philosophically speaking, why are so many posts here capable of being answered in one word?


Dang!



posted on Oct, 19 2017 @ 03:19 PM
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