The questions are not all bad, of course, because otherwise the website would not be able to exist--hopefully. The website even comes up with its own questions that are harmless to the “askee”. The problem is this option of being anonymous is where the nasty comments come up.
No matter the answer, I have never understood why you would want people to know the bad things people were saying about you, unless someone was attempting to get help in their situation. Retaliation and acting tough are the coping mechanisms to these anonymous bullies, but the easiest solution is to ignore it.
Not posting the question, deleting those questions immediately, or even deleting the account are all viable options for the person. Being asked or told something online does not mean someone actually has to respond to the things they say. Ask.fm is also unlike Facebook in that it is filled with information and has important photos and friends. It is purely for entertainment purposes.
Ask.fm is a haven for cyber-bullies, so students should not subject themselves to this kind of anonymous torture. For those already being affected by it, turn off the computer or delete the account. This social media type is draining and doesn’t have any real draw except for the ability to ask and answer questions about yourself. People do that every day in the real world, but we can actually see them then.