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Jan 9
15:01
Guys just throwing this out there but I feel like we need to try and answer everyone’s questions and not leave a post blank.I get that we’re all on different time zones and may genuinely not see some people’s posts but it leaves the poster a bit down when they are genuinely asking for help.(unless it’s an obvious troll). I personally post very little but am always more than happy to pitch in with what knowledge I do have.The few times I did post only one of those posts was actually acknowledged and I deleted the others cause it didn’t seem like it was going to be answered. Not saying this to attack this forum as the majority of people here are helpful but rather just to raise awareness. Love to all❤️
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Jan 9
15:12
I think we’re all doing our best, and it’s a pretty small group of regular users who answer hundreds of questions by people who just pop in once to ask their question and never come back or return the favor by answering other people’s questions. Keep in mind that what you’re asking of users on here is essentially free, unpaid emotional labor and that can be quite tiring to give over time. We all have busy lives outside of the forum too. It always amazes me when I really think about how much the people in this community give selflessly ❤️
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Jan 9
15:23
Dolls,I totally understand that.Simply raising a point for many who can contribute to a post but don’t which would take a lot of the stress off you both as I see you’re very active members.
 
Jan 9
15:27
In my experience the questions that remain unanswered are generally hard to respond to because they either require very specific knowledge/experience (e.g. questions about a specific product, job, or health problem), or are too vaguely worded to give a helpful answer. I don’t post questions very often but when I do I definitely don’t expect an immediate response. As someone who tries to respond to posts as often as I can I know that it can be tedious to rewrite the same answers to questions over and over. I don’t expect anyone on this app to do that, it’s all voluntary.
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Jan 9
15:38
It's also important to understand that some questions/posts have been shared millions of times in the past and people are likely not willing to answer the same things over and over again, especially when there's a search bar for it.
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Jan 9
15:45
To be honest, this forum is usually great for answering people’s questions, looking at the posts over the last few hours the ones that have been left unanswered are the posts that say has anyone use this product or that pill and so they can only be answered by people who have used the thing they are asking about. Or the posts may be quite niche and not everyone will have an answer to it. There are also so many posts that can be answered by checking the search bar and at the end of the day one of the rules of the forum is “Search first” Plus people are extremely busy, when I am responding to posts it’s either first thing in the morning, last thing at night or while I am on the toilet or waiting on something while in work, so during the day I don’t actually have too much time to go trawling through posts carefully. Yes in an ideal world people would be able to answer questions quickly and no posts would be missed or left unanswered but everyone responding is taking time out of their day, free of charge to respond to people and I think we do a good job considering we are all living our own busy lives
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Jan 9
15:47
I refuse to respond to a post that ask a question that has been asked SO MANY TIMES. That’s why the pill suggest you SEARCH FIRST to avoid asking a question that has already been asked. That’s just me.
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Jan 9
15:50
I love how open and helpful people are on this app. Sometimes just reading through posts and seeing how helpful everyone is puts me in a really good and hopeful mood. I will try to answer questions I feel I can answer but for the questions I know nothing about I will choose to leave. I’d feel too uncomfortable to comment or give advice on something I’ve never experienced before incase I encourage someone to make the wrong choice by accident.
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Jan 9
15:55
I get what you're saying but a lot of unanswered posts are either too vague to answer and give no background info about the situation they're asking for advice on, or require you to have knowledge of something specific ("I missed my green pills am I okay?" Nobody else knows if your green pills are active, placebo, iron, whatever else. Just an example but I see quite a few like that). I do also tend to notice that it's like the same 30 users answering tons of questions. And it does get emotionally draining after a while to answer the same question over and over. I literally have a "myPill" section in my notes app with pre-typed responses for things like "antibiotics and the pill" "I just started the pill what do I need to know" and posts like that which are endlessly asked because I don't have the time or energy to write out a different response every time. I get the point you're trying to make, and I definitely think it would be cool if @mypill added an unanswered posts tab (like how there are recent, popular, and notification tabs).
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Jan 9
16:04
Most posts that don’t have answers ever on them are because we don’t have answers. Like a product none of us have tried or a question we don’t know the answer too.
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Jan 9
16:04
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Jan 9
17:14
I find that asking with polls makes it a hundred times easier to answer, and those type of questions get more replies too
 
Jan 10
05:17
I also think maybe you expected an immediate response ? Sometimes people respond throughout the day, so don’t feel discourage or frustrated. At the end of the day I almost never see a post with no comment under it
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