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Announcing Fluther Sections

11:13 pm
Announcing Social Fluther

You’ve probably already noticed the appearance of the General and Social sections on Fluther; if you haven’t, go take a look!

Why sections?

As Fluther continues to grow, it’s become harder to filter through the questions to find the ones that will interest you.

While some people are looking for a direct answer to a question, others are more interested in getting opinions and learning about people.

How does it work?

The guidelines for how people respond to questions are different between the two sections, so you’ll get more direct answers in the General Section, and more personal answers in the Social Section.

As the (brand new!) Fluther Help describes it:

General: Strict guidelines. The focus is to help people get the answers they need.

Social: Relaxed guidelines. People are encouraged to express their opinions and flex their sense of humor. Social works best when you’re wanting to learn about people.

Questions will only appear in one section; those posted in the Social Section will not appear in the General Section, and vice-versa.

Where does my question belong?

Ultimately, it’s up to you! The whole point of these changes are to allow askers to choose what type of responses best answer their question.

These questions would probably do really well in the General Section:

  • How do you get all the air bubbles out of a concrete pillar?
  • Does anyone know how you make a tamarind sauce?
  • Besides the inability to produce sperm, is there anything women cannot do, let
    alone do as well if not better than men?
  • Can anyone point me in the direction of a cake decorating supply site?

These questions would probably do really well in the Social Section:

  • What’s happening to your memory? Is there something you forget all the time?
  • When and why do you treat your body the worst, foodwise?
  • If you were to be arrested for anything, what would it be?

Sometimes questions really aren’t suited for the General Section, because the majority of the answers they invite would be moderated there. If this is the case, a moderator will contact you to ask you to move your question.

That’s it!

Be sure to read the Fluther Help pages for the General Section and the Social Section. Don’t forget that our trusty mod team are here to help.

Remember that you can ask a question in the Meta Section if you’re interested in learning more about these changes. We’ll be on hand to answer any questions there.