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Question #92138 posted on 04/02/2019 3:30 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Have you ever secretly (or not so secretly) asked a question just because you wanted to answer it?

-Goldie Rose


Dear Rosie, 

I don't think I've ever asked questions for me to answer, but I have submitted questions because I wanted insight from the other writers. 

However, I have had conversations with my friends where I say, "That's a good question, you should ask the 100 Hour Board and then I'll find the answer for you." Which I guess is almost the same thing, but I'm asking through someone else. 

I guess I don't ask the Board because I typically just find the answer for myself anyway and then just don't have a reason to document it formally here. Maybe I will in the future if my personal question is worth other people knowing about. 




Dear Goldielocks,

I personally have a no-asking-myself-questions-policy. I don't feel like there's anything wrong about it, and I don't judge writers who do it, but if I allowed myself to do that I would ask myself questions ALL THE TIME. This is why I can't have nice things.



P.S. One time though I asked a question and no one answered it so I ended up having to answer it.


Dear Rosie,




Dear Goldie,

Sometimes I have a really good question idea that I think the other writers would like to answer, so I go ahead and ask it. Then later I'm bored as I peruse the inbox and end up answering my own question.



Dear person,

I probably have asked a question just to answer it but I have no recollection of doing that. If I did, it was probably five years ago or so. Goodness, I am old. Anyway, now when I ask questions it's because I want other people to answer them. 



Goldie Rose,

I am tempted often, but I haven't done it. It's usually when I have a question I know the answer to but I need help believing myself.