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When you first stumbled upon Fluther did you expect to stay so long?

Asked by Just_Justine (6511points) March 26th, 2010
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I use the word stumbled because that is how it was for me. I never thought I would get so hooked or stay so long.

I find I have learned so much and it has been very rewarding as well as a good laugh now and then.

How did you find Fluther and is it what you expected it to be? What keeps you coming back?

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ucme's avatar

No not at all.What is more gratifying is, there are others who thought that to.

tinyfaery's avatar

Nope. I do not chat, or IM, or FaceSpace, or anyting like that. For some reason Fluther just sucked me in.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

ditto ucme. I’ve learned a lot on here and never thought I would spend this long on a site.

CMaz's avatar

I can’t tell you yet. I just joined yesterday.

janbb's avatar

INot only didn’t Ithink I’d stay so long, but I didn’t think I’d stay on so long. What did I used to do with all these hours?

ChaosCross's avatar

Nope, I am still fairly new but I really do quite enjoy this. I think I will be freeloading around here for awhile.

jonsblond's avatar

I was clueless. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I’ve grown to care about many people here and hope to meet some of my Fluther friends IRL some day. :)

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Not really. But it’s now been a year.

zophu's avatar

I discovered Fluther the day before yesterday, knew then that I’d be on it today. It’s too addictive a community, there’s people who will actually argue with you—without resorting to simple insults. It’s great. I love arguing!

if you think that’s a problem, we should totally argue about it

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@zophu give it time…you’ll find your simple insults

DominicX's avatar

I did because I had already stayed long on AIROW and, which were similar sites and I was hoping to find a good replacement, since those sites had vanished. It so turns out that while there were things on the other sites that I did like that Fluther doesn’t have, overall I prefer Fluther to the other two.

I discovered Fluther during the mass migration when this site was offered as a possible alternative. I took to it relatively quickly, although I did have to create and delete a first account :P

zophu's avatar

@Simone De Beauvoir I didn’t say there weren’t any

phillis's avatar

I had no expectations one way or the other. I was bowled over by the reception my group got, and to this day, some of the mods have maintained my utmost respect.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I had a vague suspicion I’d be around for a while. Here it is almost 18 months later and it’s been a great ride.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

I linked here when another site went down and no, I didn’t think I’d stay so long or feel as strongly about a community of people the way I had before. Glad I stayed though.

lazydaisy's avatar

I joined about a year ago, along with many of the refugees. I am not here nearly as much as I was there (which is probably good) but somehow I do keep coming back.

Idknown's avatar

… I got 700 points in less than a week of joining… maybe I’m in it for the points.

Plus the debates are great. I can debate heavily with like minded individuals. :)

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

I had no clue. It was a pleasant surprise.

stump's avatar

I came over from Answerbag when I saw someone there mention Fluther. So I had an idea I would like it here. AB was degenerating and Fluther was clearly a step up intellectually. The first time I answered a question I got several mentions about my bad spelling. Now I keep a dictionary by my computer and check my spelling every time. I miss alot, though. It is a great bunch of people.

wilma's avatar

It was an accidental stumbling and a nice surprise.

slick44's avatar

no in fact it just poped up when i googled a ques. and thought it was a keeper.

whyigottajoin's avatar

I don’t remember how I found fluther but I didnt expect to stay and like the site so much, hense my name!

ChocolateReigns's avatar

Well I had been looking for a good QnA site for a long time, so when I found Fluther on a list of QnA sites somewhere online (I have no clue where), I thought I’d give it a go. I’ve been on here for about 6 months now. I think.

PacificToast's avatar

I literally stumbled upon Fluther using the Stumble! button. It’s as I expected a great Q&A site, much better than Yahoo Answers. But I never expected so many good discussions to be going on online. I’ve been pleasantly surprised. I plan to stay a log while.

zophu's avatar


Yeah, this is the only Q/A site I’ve stumbled across that wasn’t saturated with Q/A that I wasn’t interested in. The style of the site promotes good discussion. A little addictive. . . but good.

MorenoMelissa1's avatar

To be honest I came on here to spy on my fiance only to find that I was being paranoid.

phillis's avatar

@MorenoMelissa1 You goofball! He has ALWAYS played it straight. In all the time I have known him, he has never once come anywhere near crossing the line with any woman.

Jack79's avatar

No, I expected my one question to be answered and that’s it. I did not expect to still be here more than a year later.

msbauer's avatar

I too Stumbled Upon it and knew almost immediately that I would become addicted. I’ve only been a member a couple weeks, but that cute little jellyfish keeps me coming back. That, and it seems like the Fluther community is an intelligent group with thoughtful questions and answers.

goodmoodgirl's avatar

OMG.. this is my 1st day. AN I AM NOT a chatter.. an should have left home an hour ago. But I can’t quit ans’in questions : )

pearls's avatar

When I first joined, I thought I would give it a shot and I’m still here. Of course, it’s only been a couple of months, but I enjoy it.

Jack79's avatar

@goodmoodgirl go away! Run while you still have the chance! You are young, you can still get a life…look at what happened to the rest of us!

Exhausted's avatar

I was searching the web with a question I had and my search engine took me here. I’ve been here ever since. I have asked several questions and have make connections with some like-minded people. I’m glad I “stumbled” onto you guys, my fellow jellies, I enjoy your company.

filmfann's avatar

My friend implored me to join Facebook and Fluther. I signed on to both April 1st.
I spent 3 days getting my Facebook set up the way I wanted, and then began fluther, which required almost no set-up. I didn’t expect Fluther to be the one I would use most.
A year later, I am here hours a day, and on Facebook not more than 3 minutes a day.

thriftymaid's avatar

No I didn’t.

food's avatar

No. But then again, what´s more important is whether you actually go back to it again. I haven´t removed myself from other sites such as yahoo ask but the frequency with which I go back to them is maybe once a year. So I guess the question is, “did you think you would use fluther as much as you do?”

food's avatar

I think that what keeps us coming back is the fact that people actually answer other people´s questions, and maybe people actually answer questions because there´s not only ONE best answer! I remember when I got onto yahoo questions I was logged on for hours, and tried really helping a few people with my answers. I got two out of two best answers and that was very motivating!

food's avatar

But then, the next day I helped two more people with the same energy, and was rewarded with zilch when I was slighted and someone else’s best answer was chosen. So my grade (50%) didn´t look as nice as my 100% did the day before. So I think fluther has focused it on rewarding people for most of their participation, and has allowed more people to receive points. Hey I hope we´re not helping the competition here by figuring this out!

Hexr's avatar

I just joined a couple weeks ago so yes, I did think I would stay this long :-P

faye's avatar

It was love at first sight!!

Coloma's avatar

16 days…..time will tell. lol

Violet's avatar

No, I didn’t expect to stay long when I first joined. I was naive enough to think Answerbag would change back. I stayed because I have friends here, I didn’t like the other Q&A sites, and I made friends here.

jrpowell's avatar

I asked a question about softcore porn on HBO in the 80’s. I got a good answer promptly and noticed a question I knew the answer too. So I answered it and kept checking back to see if my answer helped. The rest is tragedy.

three years later.. yadda, yadda..

oreo45's avatar

what @faye said :)

slick44's avatar

Its like a drug, am i right? you just cant get enough. maybe its the interaction with real people lol

oreo45's avatar

@slick44 I find jellies most stimulating.

slick44's avatar

its fun right? and better then t.v. you are acually talking to real people about real things , its great. and y are we all still up? lol

TheOnlyException's avatar

Hell no. But it is so addictive. I was just looking for an alternative to Yahoo Answers, but this is so much better!

Just_Justine's avatar

@TheOnlyException I agree also from Yahoo answers.

augustlan's avatar

Oh, God no. I literally stumbled onto Fluther by way of an article I read online. I’d never chatted, had no myspace or facebook, and had never even seen another Q & A site. I felt at home here immediately, like I’d found ‘my people’... but had no idea how much it would take over my life. Here I am, a year and a half later, the Community Manager!

What brings me back (besides the fact that it’s my job) is the community. Smart, funny, caring people. What’s not to like about that? :)

Mikelbf2000's avatar

I am very happy to have stumbled on this site. I am an answerbag refugee. I use to use yahoo answers but It is lacking in interaction, I found answerbag and loved it because of the interaction but they redid it and now it sucks. I find this site to be the best of them all. I love it!!! Great interaction!!! Great People!!!

philosopher's avatar

I was invited here by someone I knew from but AB.
I stay because there are some smart decent people here; despite that there also some delusion people. That enjoy arguing for the sake of arguing.
LOL they make me LOL every time they start with me.

AnonymousWoman's avatar

I read about Fluther in 2009 as it was recommended by other people. I decided to come and check it out. I don’t remember expecting to stay for long. It was like a new toy to me that I wanted to play with and learn how to use. I also wanted to see things for myself and form my own opinions. I eventually stopped using it much (if at all), but felt that Fluther was a cute little site with cute fish awards. I also remembered the cutesy messages at the top of the site. I hadn’t planned on using it much during my time away, but I found my way back here when I missed answering questions after taking a break from another site. I’m quite content with the pleasant atmosphere over here. I am not addicted, though. Maybe I will be one day.

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