No,this isn’t a rant about anyone or any thread, I’m asking about this board in general, esp GQ. Hence the ATMB for this Q.
I’ve noticed over my time here that many GQ questions are often answered, or at least, first answered, by someone who has just googled (or any other search engined) a link or guessed an answer. Sometimes this is okay, but it doesn’t really help on many Qs.
For instance, if I’m asking about sports photography or maybe a specific situation in sports photography, I would rather have someone who is very involved in sports photography answering, not just someone who thinks they know photography (but really only partially does) googling a non specific answer or guessing based on their interest in photography as a whole.
Am I using a good example here? I chose photography because I used to teach it and have made a living in various different fields of photography, so I’ve noticed wrong, misleading, or almost right but not quite answers about photography in GQ before. (No! No cites, as I’m not Pitting anyone.) I have also seen this behavior in threads about other subjects.
So, maybe what I’m asking is: Can there be any way to limit responses in GQ based on Google or guessing? Sure, sometimes a general “Here’s what I found about it” can be helpful, but it often isn’t good enough for specifics or is downright misleading because of the lack of true understanding on the Google Asnwerer’s part.
Thoughts? Ideas? Should this be moved to The Pit anyways?