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Ask FM infuriates me. I'm not going to take a moral high-ground and say I've never asked a question on it, because that would be lying but it still makes me angry. (Note that you can in fact dislike something that you have partaken in previously...)

I can understand the appeal to both asking and answering questions - yeah, it can get some good conversation going. What I don't understand is that those two people could have that perfectly civilised conversation about all those deep and meaningful questions without the anonymity. Furthermore, why does someone immediately think "oh, I'm bored I KNOW let's post a link to ask.fm on my facebook/twitter page"?

If you're bored go and do talk to people (text, phone, family, skype DO IT), read a book, make a video, write a blog post. Why ask people ask you questions? I just... I guess I don't get it.

I have seen people horrendously bullied on formspring and ask fm and yet they continue to allow themselves to be bullied. They don't deserve it any more than the next person does so why do they leave themselves open for people leave anonymous comments and questions?!

Discussion = great
Questions = great
Anonymous question-asking site = not so great

Please note this is only my opinion and I'm in a grouchy mood but the sheer amount of "BORED [insert ask.fm link]" posts wound me up.

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  1. OMG YES!! "Bored" people flooding fb with ask.fm links. It's like they're asking the world to entertain THEM like they're royalty and we're their subjects.

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  2. I'm glad to say that I've never so much as been on the site. The minute I saw it I formed this opinion, it's just one of those stupid internet things that frequently pop up...

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