I wonder how many people who post a question actually come back and look to see if there is an answer? I think that it would be impossible to answer the "question" but it's an interesting thought.
I have notifications set up for several groups. I monitor my emails and can see when either something has received a response, someone has tagged me in a response, or a new question has been posted. I received an email notice about your question here!
The Community's default notifications setup is to alert you to random sneezes in every section you've so much as glanced at at any point, so I'm sure most people get notified of responses to their questions.
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I've had comments from people who said (paraphrasing) that they didn't know how they got here originally to post the question and had no idea how to get back to see if there was an answer.
Indeed, it's challenging to quantify how many users return to check for answers to their questions. People's engagement levels on online platforms can vary. Some actively follow up, while others may not revisit the platform or question once posted. It's a common dynamic in online communities where participants have diverse intentions and engagement styles. The open and asynchronous nature of platforms like this allows for flexibility in participation. If someone is particularly invested in getting an answer, they might set notifications or actively monitor responses. Overall, it adds an interesting layer to the dynamics of virtual interactions and information-seeking behaviors.
Indeed, determining the exact number of people who come back to check for answers to their questions is challenging. People's engagement with online platforms varies, and factors such as urgency, curiosity, or the perceived importance of the question may influence whether they return for answers. Some users actively monitor their inquiries, while others may not revisit once their question is posted. It's an intriguing aspect of online interactions, and the level of engagement often depends on individual preferences and the nature of the query. If you have further thoughts or questions on this, feel free to share!