I browse many forums and comment more than I need to. I tell myself that, indirectly, it sells my book. There's some truth in that. Mostly, I'm bored. And I do learn a lot; there are a lot of smart folks out there.
Yet I never fail to be amazed by the number of folks that ask dumb and overly broad questions rather than make some effort minimal search the question first. I don't think I'm being to harsh. There are good questions: those on new topics, fine points, brand-specific problems or ideas, and those written just for the joust. But honestly....Search engines are the best free tool of our time. I feel bad, asking folks to type about something I could have found quickly, and I feel bad about wasting forum's space. And yet, dumb questions get the most answers, since the multitudes--including those that don't actually know--will post an answer. I find "ASK" to be hysterical; the clueless voting for right answers on topics they don't understand.
Pass the popcorn. My rant for the day. I've been waiting for a year for a reason to post this cool graphic.