ANSWERS: 30
  • Yes, I do - if they're asking just for the points. Sure, they do get points, but they also lose respect - and respect is way more important than points. Kinda cheapens the atmosphere of the congratulations question. BTW, great category choice - Pest Control, LOL. Perfect.
  • I personally dont like the questions that you can tell people ask just to get points. AB is more then just points or maybe I am missing something don't know. :-D
  • I hate it when people ask 500000 questions a day like "Do you want a glass of water" as if they can actually physically give us one. Its a blantant beg for points and I can tell who actually wants to learn on here, and who is just scrounging.
  • If they are asking just for points yes, because some of the proposers have not been about long enough to even know who the person is. I am sure (I hope) that most people do not do it just for points but I do think the congratulations are getting out of hand. Lyn had a great idea IMO. So did Barcaluv but I do not think they got a lot of backing
  • The intention is obvious and I ignore those types of questions.
  • I WISH someone would congratulate my mom - she is awesome :)
  • NOt if they're on their friend list. They're doing it out of being nice. But if it's a stranger than yes. I congratulate for ppl that look familiar to me or I've liked theyre responses. But not for points
  • The real congratulatory questions are easy to spot but those others are simply screaming,"I can't get points any other way please feel sorry for me"...ugh!
  • not really, but what I do lose respect for is those that give negative points to someone that is stating their opinion.I also lose respect for people that are over sensitive...you know who you are.
  • Not really now if i could cash in some points for a cool answerbag t-shirt or a ball cap or even a coffee mug then I say that might bother me a bit but since the points are basically pointless it just does not bother me much that some want to gain as many as possible.
  • No. I would not lose my respect for anyone, unless they're into criminality or something.
  • If it's obvious they're points whoring and if I had any respect for them in the first place.
  • yes, i've totally and completely lost all respect I've ever had for myself
  • I lose respect for baggers that come onto the scene begging everyone to give them points simply for answering a question or asking a STUPID question. I don't understand why people give so many points for such blatent screams for attention, either. Congratulatory questions, as I've said before, should be given by people who you're actually friends with and it should be geniune. I remember quite recently seeing two congrats questions for someone who hit Swami, and had the person who issued the question actually known the individual they were congratulating (rather than scambling for points), there would have been no flag or confusion.
  • If the congratulations are sincere and from a person who has something of a relationship with the honoree, then great. But I sometimes feel that there are people who "park" on the accounts of those about to graduate up, so they can pounce and ask the congrats questions that usually generate alot of points. If I'm wrong, I'd be happy to apologize, but I've gotten that feeling many a time, and that represents a definite loss of respect in my book.
  • You have to become a little observant and decide for yourself if those congratulations are genuine and not point grabbing opportunities. Like someone said yesterday some people seem to stalk and pounce on those that are soon to accomplish a milestone here. To be honest seeing it more and more each day, makes me go hmmmm.
  • haha, lol yeah i do
  • no thats there problem. i just leave a congrats comment, and wonder if i ever get to that point will people know or will it pass. i think about the oddest things
  • Not really, I do however get tired of the fun sucking people who try to get congrats questions banned >_>.
  • No, Its nice to congratulate people. I think anyway.
  • Yes, since you imply in the question that it's not genuine... it annoys me anyway because even while I understand that it can be a sort of thoughtful thing to do, I don't consider it a question that's really... a real question. You know, like, "So-and-so/I just reached level _! Would you like to congratulate them/me?!"...
  • Only if the question is congratulating someone for reaching Brain or finding a job or something. If it's for Sage and up, I don't mind.
  • After reading all the answers to this question, I now lose respect for those who ask for congrats in most instances. Thanks for the comments and answers I was able to read.
  • Not really. But then again, who needs my respect here anyways?
  • To be honest, I really haven't noticed anyone doing that...I guess I don't pay attention well enough. But what does irritate me is those users posting: "I reached level 2 who would like to congrate me" and the like.
  • yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant take credit for this one-but someone said "what about the questions like ""do you like salad?"" i love the non answers...question-do you like salad? answer-i have never eaten salad. editors note-then wtf are you here for? 5 points?
  • you bet. point whores.
  • YES,but i think the worse is some Know it all that needs to get a life is determand to DRILL your answer and give you neg- points ,when you are giving an opinion wrong or right.
  • With some people, it's obvious that they are just looking for points. Most on my friends list are being honest and sincere when they congratulate someone. I'm certainly not here for the points, I'm here because I enjoy it and I've made a lot of good friends. I think it's really nice to recognize someone for something good...whether it's a new level, or graduation, or marriage, etc.

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