Actually, I love writing long answers to questions just to make the questioners understand and comprehend the answers to their questions. This doesn't means I am getting answers from Google. Most of the answers I post on Musing were actually written by me offhand without making use of Google because I love to answer questions I understood very well.
I do get frustrated when I see some people getting answers from Google just to answer questions for the sake of earning upvotes from Musing. The fact is that these set of people are too greedy for the reward and they are not after the process of impacting the platform. This is one of the reasons some musing users maybe added to the watchlist while some may not be upvoted by Musing for some certain period due to their habit of plagiarism.
I always believe in answering questions you are very good at because it enables you to write more and explain more about your answers which adds more to the quality of your posts. Always stay real to real when answering questions and don't have the mindset of answering questions just because you want to earn money from musing. Answer questions with quality and explicit content and you will surely be rewarded by the curators.
There are also some people who will post wrong answers just to earn upvotes on Musing. I advise anyone guilty of this should stop such habit because there is more to Musing other than you posting wrong or irrelevant answers for the sake of earning. Musing is a platform where you can earn and learn by answering and asking questions which will also add more to your knowledge and your wallet.
You are also free to make researches on Google but you are not allowed to plagiarize content. I do advice people who can't answer questions with their brain to make research on the internet by reading about the question been asked. After understanding the answer to the question, they can now post the answers in their own words summarized and explained without any form of plagiarism. This will add more to the knowledge of such person and also there is high chance such person can earn.
In conclusion, I believe in providing answers to questions you can answer very well because you can't give what you don't have. I am always able to type long texts because I love angering questions I am knowledgeable about and this act is really helping me on this platform. There are thousands of questions here that needs to be answered. Don't be too greedy for the money but strive to be a person of value whom will impact the platform with good quality answers.
Thanks for reading and I hope this helps.
Every answer that I have given on Musing so far has been my own opinion or knowledge that I have in my own head. My thought has always been that if you are answering a question it should be your own knowledge, otherwise why not just ask Google directly and not here? That's my personal opinion. I'm young but I have a masters degree and have traveled to most corners of the world so I feel like I have a decent amount of knowledge in my head. :)
Usually, I write it on my own. The first time when I was writing answers here, it was really difficult. It was really tough to write a lot for an answer. I just usually try to answer questions that I know the answer to. If those questions are too tough, I won't really answer. Well, I guess, sometimes, I may write some stuff that may not make sense.
I guess practise makes perfect. By writing out the answers, I know exactly which part I am not good in. Then I can read a lot more about it. Currently, I am reading lots of books that are crypto related and mostly on blockchains. I spend around 5 to 10 minutes per questions. There are some instances where after writing a bit and nothing comes out of my mind, I just leave that question and look for other questions to answer. I guess, I have probably written more than 10,000 words. Well, what's tough about writing on a keyboard right. In the past, people used typewriters which was much tougher to write. I used to own a type writer. My family, and everytime if there was a mistake, it was almost completely impossible to rewrite.
I guess, it is easy to spot answers that are googled and copied. I guess, there may be some of those answers which are googled. You just need to read it and it looks very generic instead of original. You can tell whether writing is really thought out or is copied. If you read it, sometimes, It doesn't answer the question at all.
Sometimes, I guess there are people who haven't mastered the language yet, so it would be quite a pity if we go and corner them. At least they have tried. Well, I guess, its really hard to tell whether the answer is thought of or googled as everyone here is hiding behind a computer screen that no one can see.
During my first couple of weeks on musing I made sure to only answer the questions that I felt very comfortable with, and as such I never really had to look anything up to give a detailed answer, and boy did I give detailed answers!
And it was nothing, of course, because the way I see it the things I wrote about were things I was really comfortable and familiar with and that I love talking about even in real life. I could have written a book about them if musing had let me.
But then the questions started getting less and less readily available, not that they weren't there of course but the ones that I preferred most were not showing up with much frequency, and so I had to diversify. And also there was that urge to diversify already, seeing as I felt like I was being too monotonous with answering only questions based on only literature and relationships and things in that field.
So I decided to branch out and answer questions on science and history and psychology and all that. And not that I don't really like these topics--I love them, and they're one of my preferable fields--but the reason why I didn't choose them early on was because there was no way you could answer a question on science or psychology or history that you won't have to look up some stuff; if only just to clarify or to corroborate your answers.
So I started doing this and it was fun for a while until --wait for it --I got downvoted/flagged by musing.
Or at least I suppose that was what happened. Because on that day I gave an answer to a question; which was something I looked up because it was a factual question. And guess what, my answer got flagged!
I first noticed that the answer was gone from the musing website. It was shocking but I thought perhaps there was a reasonable explanation for it. But no. I was flagged to oblivion.
Apparently my answer was too similar to an answer on another site and apparently I copied my answer from on there; which of course I did not do. And anybody with half a eyes could know that the answers very different. But either way the answer was flagged and the three answers I gave for that day were not upvoted.
So I did what any normal person who loves musing and cannot leave because of this love will do--I went back to my old ways.
So now I just search for questions as gently as I can, looking for those I know a thing or two about enough to be able to answer completely off the top of my head. I think since then I havent looked up any other single thing. Because I'm afraid of course that Id get flagged to hell again or get accused of plagiarism--which would really hurt just as it did then.
Now obviously I'm not saying that YOU shouldn't look up stuffs before you answer questions. In fact I would advise people to look up things to verify the answers, so that we don't give wrong answers or contradicting answers to something that is factual.
And like I said before to somebody, musing is not really big enough to have people only answer questions in the area where they are experts. WE'RE limited for now, the users on musing, and if everybody says ok I'll just answer questions only in one field, we wouldn't have enough answers being given.
Which is why people must be able to look up stuffs to be able to give good answer to something they're not particularly experts in. But the thing to do is make sure to answer the question with the knowledge you acquired from that place without you just regurgitating everything down just the way you found it (which of course would be plagiarism.)
My trick is always to read and understand and then forget what I read and then go and try to remember as I put it down while comes back to my dumb flat head. But hey I've been downvoted and flagged before so I don't think I'm the right person to be given advice on these things.
There's my two cents on the question though.
Cheers and have a nice day!
I mostly answered from my mind and experience. Research is a good way to answer questions but one thing may be kept in mind that research is available for all people. Human mind needs creativity and uniqueness which an be diversified by the brain storming of diferent peoples. Foer answering exam questions it is good to do search on Google but for other question answering from your mind and experience is the best option
It should come as no surprise to you when I tell you,
that in most cases, when I give my reply to any subject question,
unless I need to make sure that the question is referring to the thing I'm thinking it's referring to,
or I need to give fairly accurate numbers to present some statistical point,
I would refrain from using search engine as a source of information.
If I don't know my own opinion by heart, then I don't have an opinion on the subject, and probably shouldn't be writing a reply to a question related to such subject.
I believe, it is more interesting for everyone if we give our informed opinions rather than just regurgitate facts from google.
Sometimes, I have the answer at the tip of my tongue. I have all the points clear as daylight, so no need to look anywhere else.
Sometimes, I have the ideas and information (either from the study in the distant or near past) but don't have the flow to write it properly. So, before writing the answer, I clear out all the confusions. It could be with the help of the books or from the net.
I don't write the answers to the questions, I have no idea at all and I have to search them on the net. But, in my opinion, that's also not a bad thing if you do a little research before writing an answer about a topic you didn't know previously anything about. If you are providing the right answer, it means you're helping the person who asked the question. It's okay until and unless answer's requirements are not specifically to be written from an expert.
I carefully look over questions and only answer ones that are either asking for opinions or that I know I have knowledge about. Sometimes a quick Google check is required to back up my knowledge as I've forgotten details and can only recall the broad strokes off the top of my head, but then I'm sure to be careful with my research and where these answers are coming from that back up what I already know.
The only exception is in the case of any medical knowledge, as my one cousin is an actual medical professional (specifically an Emergency Room doctor) and can help me out from time to time. But even then when he gives me something I double check it anyway, just to be sure in case of human error.
It does not matter if someone has stored knowledge or someone do some research. Because the only difference between the two is one has done research before and one is going to do that research now. To understand it more clearly let's say there is a topic for which books also available in the market, you can read that, but a person still choose to go to a teacher to understand it precisely. So how a teacher makes it understood for the student is much more important than anything else.
The same applies here also. If someone is going to do some research then also most welcome, but the important thing is how easily one can make it understood for you. Nonetheless I think most of the answers asked here can be googled also, but that will again turn out to be a research to find the exact answer. That is why you are asking here to get more clear insight about the subject matter and different opinions of people may help you to know deeper into the subject matter.
Thank you and Have a great day.
My answers are mostly about my experience, which doesn't need research but it happens sometimes that I need to look up something.
The other day I answered a question about coffee addiction and needed to get the academical term for some nerve receptors and had to search for the right terms.
I'm not against people researching and quoting answers as long as a source is added. It's better to document your answer than to mislead people.
@Adamada, In my opinion long answers most of the times comes when we hold strong Imagination, Thinking Process and Expertise towards the subject. And in my opinion we should try to response with what we know because in this way we can understand till what extent we are digging to come up with the answer. And Imagination in relationship with logic is really important.
Wishing you an great day and stay blessed. 🙂
I don't research my answers on musing because I wanted to test my stored knowledge and of course I want to share my own thoughts and opinions about certain topics. I am working as an ESL teacher so I can only use very basic English vocabularies so I would like to answers all by myself . For me, musing.io has been a great platform to share my own opinions and I hope that this will last for a long time together with Steemit.
If the question is about "HOW" - i always make a research first before i give reply, and if I know it, I will immediately answer it.
Examples of answers to research first are: tutorials, tips, tricks, etc.
If the question is about "Opinion", then I will answer it directly according to my experience.
So far, all of my answers here on musing were all based on my own knowledge and opinions.
I chose those questions that I knew that I could answer even without researching about it. Most of it were questions asking for your own thoughts and general type of questions just like this one.
I prefer to answer not just with a single line or just a yes or no type of answer. That is why I chose what questions that really interests me and I have knowledge with.
My philosophy to answer questions:
It is necessary to have an interest for the question, but not necessarily to have a ready answer: the interest of the exercise is precisely that it obliges to formulate clearly an answer which one conceives only intuitively and approximately. This requires thinking and possibly seeking information.