Don't Be Afraid To Answer Questions

by Steven Wagenheim 3 replies
I just opened a thread where somebody was asking about how people
manage their passwords.

By the time I got there, about a half dozen people all said Roboform.

Now, some might figure, "Well, no point in me saying the same thing that's
already been said, so I just won't bother putting in my 2 cents."

Wrong thinking...and here's why.

For starters, certainly you have something you can add. Maybe your own
personal experience that might be helpful.

Then there's this, and it's something I don't think a lot of people think about.

YOU may just be one of the people here at this forum who the OP respects
enough to value YOUR opinion over most others.

So, 6 people saying whatever the answer is, is fine. But it may just be
the 7th response, YOURS, that puts them over the top to buy.

I have had that happen to me several times where that one person said
something and that was the clincher for me.

Finally, if everybody felt the same way, after the first response, nobody
other than that person would have given an answer and the OP would be
left with one choice based on one opinion.

Not the smartest way to make a decision in my book.

So please, don't be afraid to voice your opinion on a subject, even if
it's something that somebody else has already said.

Sometimes the best way to come to a conclusion is when a room full of
people all shout at the same time...<insert reply>.

Anyway, it's something to think about.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
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    • Profile picture of the author Barbara Eyre
      This is so true, actually.

      I've been that person that read a thread, and finally after the xth person said "Project XYZ was the bomb!" that I joined/bought/whatever.

      And Steve touched on this - not only should you also say "x" has your vote also - but explain WHY. You never know what may be created out of your answer.
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  • Profile picture of the author YellowLights
    I just read your post, and thought to myself "Well, Steven has said everything that needs to be said, I won't bother to reply to this one... doh."

    You make a good point.
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  • Profile picture of the author vorales
    Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

    I just opened a thread where somebody was asking about how people
    manage their passwords.

    By the time I got there, about a half dozen people all said Roboform.

    Now, some might figure, "Well, no point in me saying the same thing that's
    already been said, so I just won't bother putting in my 2 cents."

    Wrong thinking...and here's why.

    For starters, certainly you have something you can add. Maybe your own
    personal experience that might be helpful.

    Then there's this, and it's something I don't think a lot of people think about.

    YOU may just be one of the people here at this forum who the OP respects
    enough to value YOUR opinion over most others.

    So, 6 people saying whatever the answer is, is fine. But it may just be
    the 7th response, YOURS, that puts them over the top to buy.

    I have had that happen to me several times where that one person said
    something and that was the clincher for me.

    Finally, if everybody felt the same way, after the first response, nobody
    other than that person would have given an answer and the OP would be
    left with one choice based on one opinion.

    Not the smartest way to make a decision in my book.

    So please, don't be afraid to voice your opinion on a subject, even if
    it's something that somebody else has already said.

    Sometimes the best way to come to a conclusion is when a room full of
    people all shout at the same time...<insert reply>.

    Anyway, it's something to think about.
    Hi Steven,

    I like your post. You had always post a good threads and I try not to miss your threads.

    Actually IM has teached me to be bold to voice out my opinion and thinking.
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