View Full Version : We should have an "Ask Abby" section in the Forums

11-14-2010, 06:04 AM
It's basically an Anonymous 'I have a problem' and answer thing. You post a thread to the section of the Forum and then an Anonymous person would try and give you advice on how to deal with your problem. But only one person should be able to do it.

-But how can it be anonymous when people know your PSN name?
Good Question. I don't know...

Eh, just a thought.

11-14-2010, 06:15 AM
who is Abby? and I think we have something like this already, it's called the help section.

11-14-2010, 07:35 AM
Hmmm.. I can foresee some issues with this kind of thing, although I get what you're saying.

For example - having only the advice of one person is problematic unless they have the education and experience that qualifies them to give such advice (could also have some eventual litigation issues, believe it or not). It's healthier in many ways to get a broad spectrum of responses from a wide range of people from which you could choose the most appropriate (for you) option. Also, people would abuse it. You'd get people posting made-up, ridiculous problems for the LOLZ. Oh yes they would.

Here are my suggestions for a better option:

If it's gaming related, use the Help forum. If it's personal, ask your parents or someone in your real life that you trust and who cares about you enough to give you a thoughtful response. If it's a personal, rather private issue, I certainly wouldn't be posting it on a forum like this, especially as your question is not going to be anonymous (with name, title, avatar and sig!!). You might be better selecting a few online peeps you trust enough to go to for some PMed advice, but even then... depends who it is, I guess.