Q: How much time do you spend reading a question before answering?

October 29, 2008 | By Cindy | 4 answers | Expired: 2205 days ago


I find that many of my questions are answers to questions I didn't ask. Many people seem to assume a question is asked to solicit advice. That isn't always the case.

For example, I asked a question about what projects or programs have people seen to promote allowing pets in apartments.

I didn't ask or imply I was looking for a place to live that accepts pets.

With that particular question, I was asking to find out what programs are out there, if anything to promote landlords to accept pet adoption by renters.

I think the Canine Good Citizen test might be one program that might effect a cultural change to ncourage more landlords to allow pets.

Yes, there are rentals that allow pets with depost and pet fees, and sometimes higher rent. I know that. I have also developed resumes for my pets.

I'm trying to find out if anyone has implemented, or heard of a program that encourages landlords to allow tenants to have pets.

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Oct 29, 2008

Good questions? But I am A little confused about which question you are asking? The first one I don't know because I don't ask that many questions. The second question. The Government could allow tax subsidies to landlords so they might allow pets to achieve tax credits on their income from renting. This could go over big with big cooperations with thousands of rental properties. Please tell me what you think about this idea?

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Michele Z.

Oct 29, 2008

The amount of time I spend reading a question varies with the length of the question. Longer questions take, well, a little longer to read than the short(er) questions.

When the question raised (e.g., "How much time do you spend reading a question before answering") differs from the "clarification" or details of the so-called question (e.g., "I'm trying to find out if anyone has implemented, or heard of a program that encourages landlords to allow tenants to have pets"), you are bound to get a variety of answers simply because the question is not clear and/or there are multiple questions.

Do you really want to know how much time people spend reading the question, or do you want to know about programs encouraging landlords to allow tenants to have pets? Note that the first two respondents do NOT give an answer about how much time they spend reading questions. I did--so am I the idiot?

I'd suggest that you keep your question short and straight-forward since there are Zootooers of various ages and abilities.

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Oct 29, 2008

I've never heard of a program that encourages landlords to allow tenants. I have heard of some shelters offering letters of recommendation

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Rachel G.

Oct 29, 2008

I know what you mean about the questions. I ask questions just to see what other people are doing and they assume that since I'm asking the questions than it must be pertaining to me.

I haven't heard of any place that promotes people getting pets. I have seen apartments that say they're animal friendly for those moving in, but nothing to get tenants to get an animal. I think it's too much of a problem for them. I'm actually looking for a place that allows large dogs.

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