Why do some profound/insightful questions get little to no attention on AskReddit while other basic/uninteresting ones skyrocket to the front page?

What are some examples of profound or insightful posts being ignored? And what are some examples of useless uninteresting low IQ posts that get more attention?

I’m asking because in order to answer your question we have to figure out exactly what it is YOU like, enjoy, find interesting. Otherwise we can’t answer you. This is due to the fact that you are you and everyone else is not you. Therefore we all have different interests and things we care about.

Maybe 10 examples of each would give us a basic picture of your personal preferences. Or maybe we can save time by assuming everything you’ve posted is “profound and interesting”? and that the average front page / popular posts aren’t?

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