6 oracle items tagged as questions
November 12, 2013 / submitted by Ana, Spain
Q.  Why not Chris, Jonny, Guy, Will, Phil answer our questions? One day it could be possible.

The band won't be answering questions directly via The Oracle section, though Phil did give his answer to an end of year Oracle question in 2011.
The band have - & I am sure will again - taken part in live Q&A sessions during past tours.
They also had their first live twitter chat where they answered fans' questions.

November 17, 2009 / submitted by Lola, United States of America
Q.  Oracle,

How do you choose the questions that you answer? I have submitted a bunch now, but never get a reply and they are always Coldplay related. Are they stupid questions? Secrets that cannot be answered?

Hi Lola, it's nothing personal but there isn't always an answer to some. For example the much asked "why do the band talk about keeping or not keeping their feet on the ground in many of their songs?"
There are generally recurring themes whether they be webs, fixing or feet on the ground and that just reflects life and feelings that the band (and lots of us) experience.
Just to re-cap questions don't need to be sent in more than once as they are all read even if they're not always replied to. Don't forget they're not necessarily answered on a first come first served basis either.

March 20, 2009 / submitted by laurie, Hungary
Q.  hi oracle lets talk about numbers could you give me an aproximate of how many people ask you questions are they millions or thousands hope you may answer me xoxo

We're up to 33,732 submissions now. I'll let you into a secret; I still have questions sent in the first week that I intend to publish answers for at some point.

February 12, 2009 / submitted by Tony, United Kingdom
Q.  Dear Oracle,

Can you start answering interesting questions and not just ones that can be easily answered via google, or youtube...

Why didn't you start by asking one then? Only joking. You can't dictate who would rather use a search engine or me. That said it is sometimes rather perplexing...

February 4, 2009 / submitted by Ariane, Australia
Q.  Hey Oracle! I know you don't answer questions on weekends but do the questions that are sent in on weekends get read or put aside? I realised recently that I've probably sent in several questions on our Monday while it's still been Sunday in the UK.

PS Kudos to Chris for sewing the Pakistani flag onto his Viva jacket, I noticed it watching the XFM set.

There's huge vault of questions now, some waiting to be read, some waiting to be answered and to tell you the honest truth.. some waiting to be deleted!
I look at them all regardless -they're not dated anyway - so just 'cause I don't answer at weekends doesn't mean I expect you guys to not ask at the weekends.

November 18, 2008 / submitted by David, Germany
Q.  Hey Oracle,
I noticed that you didn't answer all the questions I've ever asked (about 5 or something) and I'm asking myself how many questions you get per day and whether you answer them all.
And as third question, do you read all the questions or is there a filter or something like that?

Regards from Germany,

No filter David, just me. Here are a few quick points. I don't discriminate individuals or where they're from. I read every single question and so far we're up to 21,530. I aim to answer 2 or 3 per day (except weekends).
I don't answer any that have already been answered or any that ask, "when are the band playing near me?" - take note the Turkish millions who send messages everyday stating that Turkey are waiting and asking, "what are Coldplay waiting for?"... waste of your time!
I don't pay close attention to who is asking so have no idea if I have answered anyone more than once or ignored anybody several times.
The key is, ask something interesting and original that other fans/people may want to know and keep trying! Who knows, I may get round to you all eventually!