QFE has 2 meanings
Question for everyone
I have a QFE: Who do you think is better, Baffleck or R-Batz?
|Q4U||Question for you|
|FAQ||Frequently Asked Questions|
|DAQ||Dumb asked question|
|Askhole||A person who asks many stupid questions|
Quoted for emphasis
When QFE precedes or follows a quote in online discussions, it likely stands for "quoted for emphasis." The person who used QFE thinks the quote they highlighted is important, and thus worth sharing or repeating as part of their own post.
Typically, people use QFE when quoting SMEs who they agree with (to reinforce their own point). Other times, people may use QFE when restating a point made earlier in a discussion, by another user.
'Typically, people who have sought power or fame are jerks, because jerks are the type of people who care about that sort of thing.' QFE - can't believe how many people just cannot get this.
|QFT||Quoted for truth|
|DQMOT||Don't quote me on this|
|TTTT||To tell the truth|
|TILII||Tell it like it is|
In group conversations and web forums, people use QFE when they have a "question for everyone." When someone asks a QFE, they want anyone and everyone who can see the question to respond with an answer.
People often use QFE when they are considering a big decision and want a variety of opinions from other people. For example, if a homeowner is planning to buy a new dishwasher, they may post "QFE: What's the best dishwasher brand?"to Reddit's r/Appliances sub. Questioners also use QFE when they require an answer from everyone in a group or thread. For example, your boss may send a group Slack message that says "QFE: What's your home phone number? I want to make sure everyone can reach each other by phone even though we're now WFH."