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REQUESTS Section - Clarification Needed

  1. Earth Angel profile image69
    Earth Angelposted 9 years ago

    Greetings from Earth Angel,

    Today I posted two questions to the REQUESTS Section. I thought this started two new Hubs for Earth Angel?? As it worked today, the first person who answered the question was able to capture my Hub??

    Example: Earth Angel posted the question in REQUESTS: In your opinion, what is the single most critical issue facing the world today?? When Barry answered it, it became HIS Hub?? When other Hubbers answered the Earth Angel question, it was posted to Barry's account???

    Does that mean if I go into REQUESTS and start answering one question after another, all those topics become Hubs under my name??

    Am I understanding this correctly?? Blessings, Earth Angel!!

  2. SunSeven profile image61
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    The answer hubs belong to the writer of that particular hub. If you answer someone else's request, that hub(and only that particular hub) is yours. Other hubbers can also answer that particular request. And those hubs are the answerer's own.

    I hope this helps. Best Regards smile

  3. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Hi SunSeven, I knew the answer to Earth Angel's question, but it raises another question -

    What is the point of posting a request?  Does it earn the requestor anything?

    1. darkside profile image83
      darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      It gets their question answered.

      Earth Angel, if you want to make a hub, just make it. Don't waste time submitting it as a question for someone else to answer.

    2. Terri Paajanen profile image82
      Terri Paajanenposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think there is any direct benefit, but it does create some interaction between hubbers and promote some discussion. And requests can often inspire a person to write on topics they might not have thought of in the first place.

  4. Earth Angel profile image69
    Earth Angelposted 9 years ago

    Thank you for the GREAT information and instant feedback.  It is much appreciated by this novice-hubber. 

    And yes, it seems at the moment, that there is no incentive for the Hubber who posts the original question in the REQUESTS-Section. Being new, I saw immediately how it affected the Hub Scores. And how they could quickly be manipulated.

    I may have misunderstood what the REQUESTS-Section is meant to provide. I practice Socratic inquiry and ask all kinds of questions to promote dialog, self reflection and independent thinking.

    I really DO want to know what others think about topics I have long written about. In regular Hubs I noticed many Hubbers respond with just, "I agree." Although nice, it is not what I had in mind for Life's Bigger Questions.

    I think the REQUESTS-Section is better suited for specific questions that have more finite answers. Good learning experience!!

    Blessings and thanks to each of you who took the time, Earth Angel wink

  5. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    "It gets their question answered".  D'oh, why didn't I think of that?

    Actually, some of the questions are so dumb I have to wonder why they are asking.  It seems to me many of them would be better asked at Yahoo Answers or MyLot, because there's no way you could make a full Hub out of the reply.

  6. kpfingaz profile image72
    kpfingazposted 8 years ago

    I can think of a couple of benefits to the requester.

    First of all anyone who gets the hubpages newsletter would notice that there is a most requests section and a most answers to a request. If you could get make enough requests then you could probably end up in the top 5 since there are only 5 featured - the 5 with the most requests.

    Being there gets you in the inboxes of thousands of hubbers with a link to join your fanclub and they could also view your profile. Thats the first benefit - traffic from hubpages newsletter.

    Did I say a couple though? Um... I have secrets...*grins maniacally*... I'm only giving you one.