I direct you to this this post of mine. I asked a factual question; “Is an old PC PSU “safe” to mess with.”
I expected reasonable answers (a couple of which I got pretty quickly), but the first response from Whack-a-Mole was:
I do not know if a power supply that has not been powered in months is safe. I would err on the side of caution.
Also, I think it may send the wrong message to a seven year old that poking around in some things is fine (safe). Maybe this one is, but the next one may not be and he will have no reason to think he shouldn’t do that.
At some point he can be taught how to safely mess with such things. I am not sure seven is old enough though (I will leave that to others to say).
Their response, the first in the thread, was literally “I don’t know.” Pile on top of that some unsolicited parenting advice, and it’s a pretty worthless response to the question.
Chronos stepped in and states as follows:
@Whack-a-Mole did take a stab at a factual answer. If you aren’t willing to accept answers on the grounds of completely irrelevant matters like whether the answerer has children, then I don’t see the need for this thread.
Which is absurd, because they absolutely did not take a stab at a factual answer. “I don’t know, but I don’t think I would” is not a stab at an answer. It’s a one-off I-have-something-to-say post that then meanders in to assuming that they know more about how my kid behaves and thinks than I do.
Chronos locking the post on top of that is just asinine. There were people responding with substantive answers, which I was appreciating.
If anything, the proper mod response should have been reminding Whack-a-Mole that FQ require at least the semblance of an attempt at a real answer.