Why do people ask the same question over and over?

It's like they don't even look at the first recent page.

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kelseymh7 years ago
Sounds like it's time for a nice round of "Send In The Clones" ...
Oh, First Edition! That's a flashback (I personally preferred Second Edition rules...)
Lithium Rain (author)  Kiteman7 years ago
Star Wars?

(I should really see that sometime...)
Nope, "Paranoia".  "Send in the Clones" was a 1st ed module, but I preferred the less-restrictive 2nd ed rules.  In case you're wondering, the phrase is a pun.

(It's a role-playing game, set in an underground complex run by an insane computer, running the place in over-the-top 1984 style*. It is such a dangerous place, everybody has six clones, just to help them survive to the end of the game. Actually, when I ran it, many players ran out of clones before they found out what the mission was all about...)

* ;-)
This must be it:

The word "clones" naturally made me think of Star Wars, but there's a whole other world out there I guess...
That's the one.
Justdoofus6 years ago
I am an avacado.. Did you know Llamas make noises when they reproduce? Also, the term "Lemur" got it's name from the african orange, which in turn, is used as a hair dye to remove "silver surfer" hair. Also, car tires have a chemical known to give aliens cancer, because of the Anti-alienododes that are in the chemical, The chemicals name is Alienaphobialialidosisupreartificialantirubalcoconutialiodosisfermenitideandelphunatelialiupigoupigstaraphlarpnartjapusameatcowioloosperjinkitylunk.

This chemical is safe to humans, but very harmful to the Lemurs eyes. It's very sad how they get extinct from breathing this chemical. The Llama also laughs hysterically when this chemical comes intact with its giblets... Very sad.
GrotBox7 years ago
Your question pre-supposes that people do indeed ask the same question over and over, but you offer no evidence to support this supposition. Are you sure that people do ask the same question over and over?
Why do people ask the same question over and over?
NachoMahma7 years ago
. Where are the babes?
This babe is in South Africa :-p
Is this a game to see who can get the highest number suffix appended to the URL associated with this question?


Your number is 1, which means you are the the 2nd person to ask the question literally phrased as "Why do people ask the same question over and over?"

I call it question degeneracy.  Of course giving something a name is not an adequate explanation of what that thing is, except in the life sciences.
Heh!  Steve's question had a  single space between the word "over" and  the question mark.


I think this succession of questions called "Why do people ask the same question over and over?" has crossed from observational humour to irony and thence through sarcasm to performance art.  

Maybe now when people ask an oft-repeated question they will be told to check out some relevant links:


Incidentally, I was thinking of making potassium nitrate out of household chemicals and I wondered...
Well, I'm glad we got that sorted out. Now can someone please tell me how to make a taser out of a disposable camera?
I've got a taser that I'm trying to make into a disposable camera. Got any suggestions?
lemonie7 years ago

A person goes looking for an answer, and sometimes they ask it here. This is why you get "Burning Questions". They keep coming, looking isn't the way they think - it's "ask and thou shalt receive".
The other people who repeat the same question, do the same - ask and thou shalt receive". I.e. "If I keep asking, I'll get the answer I want" (like shoveling coins into a 'bandit / fruit-machine or repeatedly clicking the mouse like it's going to be different 3rd time...

acidbass7 years ago
because people think that they will get more answers if they post the question in different channels and they dont unpublish one or the other i know it get annoying but there is no shortage of stupid people in this world
Re-design7 years ago
Why DO people ask the same question over and over?
mrelement7 years ago
probably they want a different answer maybe because they want to create a popular question some how