I'm having trouble seeing what people think are lifehacks on many of the questions. To me, a lot of these answers are just the conventional answers, but they're getting upvoted so that must mean they're acceptable on the site right?
For example, these questions all have answers which don't seem like lifehacks to me:
The top and accepted answer are to tap the nail into the wood gently before hammering. Other answers are to hold the nail with pliers or clothespins so that you won't hit your hand if you miss.
- It seems to me like that's how you normally hammer a nail.
Answers are to use a wet cloth/sponge, or your finger.
- Is this a lifehack because no one sends snail mail anymore?
Answer is to put a screen on the window and/or use a bug zapper.
- Do people not expect bugs to appear if you don't have a screen on your window? Aren't bug zappers the normal way to kill bugs? Can I suggest bug spray?
The accepted/top answer is to use a microfiber cloth, the answers that follow list other cloths to use.
- What do people normally clean screens with if cloths are the hack?
Answers are to use wet wipes or rubbing alcohol or wash it with water it seems.
- These are all methods of cleaning the keyboard. Where are the hacks?
The answer is to use an electric trimmer instead, or wax it.
- Is the answer to use toenail clippers the hack?
Answers are to use fingerless gloves, voice-to-text, or hide under a blanket.
- I guess people don't usually know about voice-to-text, so is that the hack?
The answer is to use paper towels when touching things, use your foot, or complain to management that the place is dirty.
- Is there a normal method to get out of the bathroom that makes using paper towels a hack?
Every answer is to use a sifter.
- Aren't sifters the normal method?
Why do none of these answers sound like lifehacks to me? They all seem to me like they're just the way you do it normally. Am I just weird and everything I do happens to be a lifehack?
Can someone please explain why these answers are considered lifehacks?