lol, how on earth does 226 = 161.
161 is exactly right, it is about someone who is asking a question out of 'irrational compulsion'. (for example he could be b8ing on hltv.) this would mean that he does not actually seek a real answer.
226 mentions nothing about irrational compulsion (the main topic of the sentence). Also, 226 says 'no longer' this is wrong because that would imply that in the actual sentence, the person originally wanted a real answer, however it says rather than, suggesting that he never wanted a real answer.