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Please let us Opt out of the new Answer thing on Account page

  1. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 6 years ago

    This is a joke! I keep getting stupid questions showing up. They are personal questions to hubs and what I have seen have no relevance. This is a waste of space and time to have to close the screen when it pops up.

    Let us opt out or just Delete it!

    1. thisisoli profile image62
      thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      click the x on the top right, it should not re-appear (At least it hasn't for me).

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're going to have to do that once every 24 hours, which strikes me as a very bad decision.

        We should be able to completely opt-out of this inane feature.

        1. Michael Willis profile image77
          Michael Willisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          That is what I am hoping for!

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    Website Examinerposted 6 years ago

    We should be able to opt in. If not, we should definitely be able to opt out.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    I agree, the questions that I've been asked are either stupid or make no sense. It feels like HP is trying to force us into some sort of participation thingy that I have no interest in. If I had wanted to answer a question, I would have visited that section. Since I have my next 250 hub topics planned out, I probably won't be answering any of them soon.

    Actually I would be interested in knowing if some people are enjoying them. Maybe I'm just anti-social or too narrow minded. So if you've gotten some good ideas from these, please let me know to give these things a second chance.

  4. Shadesbreath profile image89
    Shadesbreathposted 6 years ago

    I have yet to see a question on it that was coherent, much less interesting enough to want to write about.

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image84
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My latest gem:

      "i know math bt tel me that wt is accounting?"

      WTF????

  5. Whitney05 profile image63
    Whitney05posted 6 years ago

    Stupid feature indeed. The Answers section is spammy and low quality enough, let's not throw it on all users to go there and see the bad questions.

    My favorite part of the Answers section is the flag button.

    Every now and then I try to post decent questions that should elicit hubs, but for the most part the flag option is ideal for about 65%-85% of questions there.


    PLEASE BRING BACK THE RESTRICTIONS ON THE SECTION!
    * No yes/no questions
    * No opinion questions
    * No questions related to HubPages

  6. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago

    I wonder, do we get a share of the Adsense ads on the questions section or is it Pro Bono?

    Does the section exist for HP to hoard all the adsense revenue?

    1. Whitney05 profile image63
      Whitney05posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It's all for HP.

      This is a section initially to help create an ideabank from hubbers to hubbers.

      If you're not happy about the sharing, then try making your own site or finding other means. I wouldn't think of it as adsense hoarding by any means. Without HubPages we wouldn't have any source of extra income.

      1. Arthur Fontes profile image90
        Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this



        I could opt to not participate in the questions and answers section, is that a choice?

        1. adrienne2 profile image81
          adrienne2posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Thank high heavens someone brought this up. I thought these questions had to be a really bad joke.  As if I have a speciality on dog food which was my last question, What is the best dog food for a Itzu?? Which I have no knowledge of or ever written about this breed of dog.

        2. Whitney05 profile image63
          Whitney05posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It's a choice to go to the section or not.

          adrienne2, I had a similar question that was posted toward one of my dog food hubs. about Shih Tzu puppies and best dog food for them. I agree that it is a joke; the section used to be a great place to go for ideas, but not anymore. I am surprised that the HubPage team hasn't taken not to all the complaints since they changed the section up.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    Well folks. The question of the day showed up on my stats page as usual… This also triggered my recollection that asking 10 questions gets you one of those pretty accolades… smile At least one hub has confirmed this.

    So here they come…smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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      #1. Why is it said that a cat has 9 lives?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        http://hubpages.com/profile/janessecret says:

        this come from the fact that cats almost always survive falls by twisitng gracefully and landing on their feet. In history this lead to superstitions about the numerous lives of cat but they are justthat,supersttions with no basis of truth.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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      #2. What is the difference between white and black pearls other than color, i.e. what is the difference in their chemical composition?

    3. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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      #3. If a man states an opinion and there is no woman to hear it, is he still wrong?

    4. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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      #4. How many years do you think it will be before dual language (English/Spanish) traffic signs are the standard in America?

    5. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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      #5. The U.S. now has a $T+ yearly deficit. How many years do you think it will be before it all comes crashing down?

    6. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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      #6. Just how high do dead cats really bounce?

    7. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago

      I agree:  this junk devalues HP.

    8. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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      #7. It is all over the internet that 32 inch LCD TV’s will be selling for $199 by the end of the year. What have you heard or experienced regarding the quality of the American brand Vizio?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        http://hubpages.com/profile/tommyur says

        Two friends of mine had TV sets from Vizio and they both experienced the same problem: after a while the TV just wouldn't turn on. Plus, from what they told me, the customer service is not satisfactory at all.

    9. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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      #8. What auto insurance companies would you recommend that a person NOT do business with?

    10. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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      #9. As to our American medical system; what HMO’s would you recommend that a person NOT do business with?

    11. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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      10#. How do you deal with those entities one inevitably runs into in life that are always negative and always find fault with everything? This question applies to both real world and cyberspace.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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        Got 4 good answers to this one. There is indeed hope for our species.smile

    12. Bima.Purnawan1 profile image55
      Bima.Purnawan1posted 6 years ago

      Just opt out with one click and it won't be back for 24 hours.
      Personally I like it being there. Makes it more likely for me to participate more.  I do understand how it could be annoying to some Hubbers.

      1. Sally's Trove profile image98
        Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It isn't just annoying to some Hubbers, it's bad form in every way...these questions are hardly coherent (as others have said). They occupy prime real estate that could be used for better purposes (even Google ads [forgive me for that thought!]), and they contribute to the dumbing down of what used to be a great feature where Hubbers could pose questions that elicited Hubs instead of one- or two-line answers and quips.

        When I click that "X", I want the feature gone forever, not just for 24 hours. It's a huge annoyance as well as a lousy representation of a site that's supposed to encourage writing.

    13. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

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      There are more answers floating in, but I am tired and am done for a couple hours. Happy November all!smile

    14. Whitney05 profile image63
      Whitney05posted 6 years ago

      Lol good job paradigmsearch. What's funny are the answers are not the quality they should be, which is another example of the crap in the area.

    15. psycheskinner profile image79
      psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

      So they are featuring the single stupidest aspect of the site?  Brilliant.

      1. Whitney05 profile image63
        Whitney05posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        YepYep pretty much

    16. EmpressFelicity profile image84
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

      This question (which is currently featuring on my "My Account" page) has surely got to win the "stupidest question posted on a public forum" award:

      "I returned my bottle of remaining pills on RMA 3709 on 10/15/2010 and Jason Berg signed for the return via UPS. I received a refund and as of today you have charged my account again. Why have you charged my account when I have returned the unused product? Phil S******** p******@gmail.com"

    17. psycheskinner profile image79
      psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

      To be fair that question was posted directly to a hub about the product, apparently mistaken for it's official website.

      I am not sure why questions posted to a specific hub also appear in the general queue.

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