It keeps the worst members away.
Seriously, I don't mean to be rude, but what kind of thread is this?
If we all made one word threads with a bunch of question marks the board would be flooded with garbage.
Sorry, I'm all for new members, but I'll take quality over quantity any day. Maybe Answers is really going to become a great member here and I've underestimated him, if so, he has his chance to prove it.
"All of our behavior can be traced to biological events about which we have no conscious knowledge: this has always suggested that free will is an illusion."
- Sam Harris