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Genuine question from a non-US 🐠: why do so many of you end your question posts with "Go!"? Is it a cultural thing? If you don't say "go" will people not know when to respond? Genuinely curious.

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You might not get many responses to this without a go at the end

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Because they are dumbasses!

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It’s a weird thing people append to posts here; it echoes an announcer at the beginning of a footrace, “3, 2, 1; GO!” in which many people are lined up, ready to participate. When an OP adds it to their posts, it’s usually when they hope for a deluge of helpful responses in list format, perhaps even hoping people will bring their best answer to the table like it’s a (mental footrace) competition.

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Because people learned to ask questions in a search engine format. Notice how many people post questions as, “how to maximize XYZ?” or “when to do XYZ?” Instead it should be a how do I, or when did you, or when is the best time to... “Go” is like hitting submit for search results. Haha

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WM1 I would be interested in conducting an experiment with identical posts - one with "Go!", and one without as the control - to compare the quality and quantity of the responses received.

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No, it's not a cultural thing, it's obnoxious

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I won't respond to that it's very rude.

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Do we.. Do we go?

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It's pure arrogance

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I agree. It is kind of rude.

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Because we grew up watching double dare where Marc Summers would start every episode with "on your mark, get set....GO!". Greatest game show host ever. We just want to be like him to make our lives more interesting.

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I don’t respond to obnoxious “Go” posts. I also was curious as to why people do that and I’m US 🐠 so it’s not a US thing OP, just individuals

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SC1 that was simultaneously smart, profound and funny. Made me literally lol at "like hitting submit for search results". Thanks for the laughs 😘 but also, such an apt anthropological observation!

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It’s worrying that people format their queries so poorly 🤔 😂

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WM1- aah! Guess I am still under hangover haze. I brought zero value to this conversation. Back to my couch and netflix. Toodles

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Oooh WM1. You've extrapolated a bit too far. There are many countries other than the US where English is a native language! I'm from one and live in another! Was just wondering if it was a US-specific cultural thing but I feel like this thread has become more cerebral than necessary 😂

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The “go” at the end of questions is annoying. How did you arrive at the conclusion that these are non-us 🐠?

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I hate the “go” posts too, but what made you think that a “non-US” person can answer that? What was it that suggested that only, or mostly, “non-US” use the term in posts?

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@OP I’d be curious as well, but it would be difficult to account for so many variables. I would like to begin with a survey because I’m somewhat convinced most posters that use ‘Go!’ have similar demographic profiles and/or have modeled their post formatting off other, similar posters.

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