It seems like /adv/ is infested with trolls, neets, shut-ins, potheads, alcoholics, etc. Should I ask for advice on other websites?
i agree but there is no surefire way to deal with them. i'm sure your other sources of advice will also have it's flaws. i guess the choice to move out of this thread is still your decision.
sure, sometimes. I've gotten good advice from here before. The person asking the advice needs one thing.
willingness to accept criticism. most people get on here and sorta what to be validated, they don't care for a harsh truth. The truth is harsh, but can make you better, if you have the right attitude.
/adv/ has a lot of people who think they give good advice who don't, people who do give good advice but it's not what you want to hear, people who want the advice OP is getting but don't like the responses people give them, and people who will do anything in their power to make excuses for how anything they do and "want advice" on is never their fault and never requires anything but sympathy from the internet.
You won't find different by going somewhere else, you'll only get the same plus the added bonus of getting a community that worships a handful of named individuals considered above question by the mindless flock, so even if their advice is poor it's your fault for not following it correctly.
You're absolutely right about that. /adv/ is full of beta candyasses, attention whores aka tripfags and general retards.
HOWEVER, that is the great strength of /adv/: It gives you a huge range of reactions and advice, which mostly will have a core of good advice. If you're decently smart, you'll be able to piece those small fragments of truth together. Alternatively, if all these different people say one and the same thing, you can be sure that you dun goofed. People may be stupid around here, but at least they're honest, and that's one thing you hardly find in the real world (or random hugbox forums for that matter) these days.
Why not do a scientific study and ask questions on here, Yahoo Answers and whatever other sites there are?
Not OP. Sometimes I will create a thread about the same topic on two different days. On day 1, everyone says X about the topic. On day 2, everyone says Y about the topic. Who should I listen to?