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Where can I find an overview of the Q&A feature on my dashboard?

  1. ecogranny profile image90
    ecogrannyposted 2 years ago

    I've searched high and low off and on for a few days and am not finding an answer to this. I'm sure I've just missed it somewhere.

    Is there an overview somewhere that gives guidance on using this feature? The help button on the respective sub-menu buttons does not explain the program. I want to make sure I'm getting it right when I participate there.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The easy option is - don't waste your time on it!   

      The Q&A section was originally conceived as a place where you would ask a question, and you expected other Hubbers to answer it by writing a Hub about it.   So it was a place to find help while also inspiring other Hubbers to write Hubs. Unfortunately it never really worked out, and soon degenerated into a place where spammers asked silly questions in a (vain) attempt to earn money, and people asked for help with HubPages features because they couldn't find the forums. 

      The earnings potential on Q&A is extremely limited compared to writing Hubs, since questions are de-indexed after a short period so there's no passive income potential.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image77
      Matthew Meyerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      This Learning Center Hub has some usage guidelines.
      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Topi … nd-Answers

      Here is the specific QA section.
      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Topi … d_22576958

      1. ecogranny profile image90
        ecogrannyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Matthew Meyer. You and relache are on the same page, and now so am I!

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    I am not sure as to what it is you are looking for in particular.

    Go to top right of news feed and click on filters, then filters by types and you see a list. Click on answers and it brings up all questions and answers

    You can go to your accounts page in grey bar, top row, Q&A is a list of questions that you have asked.

  3. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 2 years ago
  4. ecogranny profile image90
    ecogrannyposted 2 years ago

    Thanks LindaSmith1, but I haven't asked any questions yet because I cannot find an overview that explains the parameters of the Q&A program. I don't want to just go posting questions willy-nilly.

    Thank you, too, relache. I found the stats page too, and previously clicked on the "help" button, hoping for an explanation of the program. All it says is this:

    "On this page you may view statistics and important details related to your Questions. To rank your Questions by a specific metric, click on that metric’s column header. To view the total page views of all of your questions in graphical form, click on the “graph” button.

    "You may also utilize this page to view which of your Questions for which you may still choose a Best Answer, which will be highlighted in yellow on the Question’s page. To visit a Question to select its Best Answer, click the “choose” link in its row."

    Again, I'm looking for a page that describes this program and helps me understand how to utilize it and be a good citizen contributor.

    1. calculus-geometry profile image85
      calculus-geometryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      The first link Relache posted answers your question.  On that page it says:

      Questions and Answers on HubPages

      Questions on HubPages are designed to prompt and inspire Hubs. Though Answers may be provided in short form, we strongly encourage you to compose answers as Hubs.

      How To Use the HubPages Answers Section

      The Answers section is a place where Hubbers can ask Questions and receive revenue from 60% of the impressions for that page.

      We strongly encourage people to ask Questions that:

      Require a factual Answer with useful information.
      Have the potential to lead to an interesting, informative Hub.
      Stray away from opinion and yes/no subjects (e.g. What's your favorite color?).
      Stray away from asking for critiques on Hubs or asking about HubPages-related issues (these questions are best for the HubPages Forums).

      1. ecogranny profile image90
        ecogrannyposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Oh my goodness, thank you! I responded to her reply on my HubPages feed and did not realize it had not shown me her entire response.

        Relache, my sincere apologies for pulling a newbie!