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Do you answer questions you don't know the answer to as if you do?

I always wonder when I see someone answer something with a very obviously wrong answer, do they care that they're lying, or do they just assume they're right? It seems like a very trollish thing to do, and potentially dangerous if someone who knows the real answer doesn't come along eventually.

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 2:53 PM on Nov. 25, 2012 in About CafeMom

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  • Well there isn't anything I don't know so YES, but I'm giving the correct answer. It's merely the opinion of the questioner that disagrees.

    :P
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:55 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • It's merely the opinion of the questioner that disagrees.

    Except that doesn't fly when it's not an opinion question - ala can I feed honey to a 6 month old or is it legal to do XYZ in such and such a state.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 2:56 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • I don't think a wrong answer automatically means trolling. Sometimes its just a wrong answer. :/
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 2:57 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • This is cafemom NP remember. Facts don't matter. Only opinions.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:58 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • I Generally if I am unsure I will look it up really quick to double check myself. I am sure I have been wrong before... but I try not to be... if that makes any sense... I am running on 3 hours of sleep here. lol.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:58 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • I really want to know who this post is directed towards.
    FreeForAll

    Answer by FreeForAll at 2:58 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • FFA, I haven't been here in 4 days but my guess is the "Why Can't I poop" question
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:00 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • but I try not to be

    I think for most people they add some kind of clarification - along the lines of "i'm pretty sure" or "I think it's". Which is why I wonder about the blatantly obviously wrong stated as a definite fact.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 3:01 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • I try to unless I am being a total smartass.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 3:02 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

  • I typically stay away from questions that I don't know the answer, usually I'll bump the ones I can't answer. I wouldn't ever give anyone bad info on purpose; that is just mean.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 3:07 PM on Nov. 25, 2012

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