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AlexeiK
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09:59:10 AM Oct 6th 2011
The Tone in the Headscratchers Page
AlexeiK
10:00:30 AM Oct 6th 2011
Literally registered entirely for this purpose, the tone of a lot of these is ridiculous. I've read Salvation War and I quite enjoy it but there are questions to ask. Seriously, a third of these are the person answering questions getting snarly about being ASKED questions. That doesn't help anything. It's highly irritating to read and has discouraged me from asking some of the things I want to know.
Salmon
06:48:14 AM Oct 12th 2011
edited by Salmon
The reasons why some questions get treated rather abruptly is that the question in question is obviously not being asked in good faith but is an attempt by the questioner to score cheap points. Invariably the question reveals that the questioner hasn't read the books in question but is simply parroting "talking points" from another site that are contradicted by the story itself. One such "questioner" admitted that he had never read past the second paragraph of the stories while another admitted he had never read them at all.

Reasonable questions asked in good faith are answered politely and as informatively as possible. It's the ones that are simply trolling that get treated in a negative manner. So, if you've got a question, ask away.
Zaptech
10:53:41 AM Oct 17th 2011
A lot of issues with "tone" are also artifacts left over from an earlier version of the page which was literally about five times longer than the current one, in which inane question after inane question was being asked. There were a lot of duplicates, a lot of Complaining About Shows You Don't Like, Complaining about Shows You Don't Watch, some deliberate flamebaiting, a lot of questions asked that were already clearly explained in the story (giving birth to the READ THE STORY running gag) and a few cases of people asking really freaking dumb questions or outright inventing plot holes. The editors answering the questions were getting exasperated. Thus, the tone.
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