I don't mean to be offensive with this, I'm genuinely curious. But browsing through a few questions I have read a number of very good responses to questions and they have stayed on topic, nor were they rude. But many are voted down quite a bit. So it seems to me that some questions are being asked by a few hubbers, but they only like the answers that fits in with their own way of thinking and beliefs. So why bother to get a response, if all they are interested in is answers that back up what they already know or believe? Seems a bit of a waste of time? I've noticed this more with philosophical and religion questions.
Sometimes, they're not even questions though are they. I can think of a couple of forum posts that state an event as fact, as if this event proves what they have argued in previous threads.They're not always inviting discussion and debate. Just want agreement with their view.
Hi Hollie, you've made a good point. Some of the 'questions' are stating what they believe rather than inviting different, or dare I say it, opposing comments. But from my, maybe jaundiced eye, that's an even bigger waste of time. They would be better just going ahead and writing a hub about whatever it is that they're so passionate about.
Yes I agree, particularly when they have done some research before posting the thread. Makes sense to write the hub, which can also stimulate discussion.
"which can also stimulate discussion" I wonder if that's what some of them are afraid of?
People in general ask questions to get answers.
However, there seems to be people who have joined HP and asked a bunch of questions in the questions section under the impression that it's a game and a way to increase their authorscore/hubberscore.
I don't think you're being at all offensive and it's a fair question. It doesn't take long when reading the forums to realize that certain topics and subjects are argued about, ad nauseam. You can tell by the way the participants interact with each other that nobody really cares for the opposing person's opinion and that they have all been repeating themselves for a long time.
Also there are others, and these make me laugh, that ask for advice, then argue with everyone who offers a positive solution to their problem. The net result being they are defending their miserable situation and nothing gets resolved.
It all seems pretty pointless to me, but entertaining none the less.
by Paul Maplesden3 years ago
All of us that have visited the question section know that much of the content there is of very questionable quality. It's difficult to see how many of the questions really contribute to the community or discussion on...
by Midasfx6 years ago
I think it would be nice if we could earn money from our questions here on hubpages. Still with the 60/40 split just like on our hubs.The only thing I would think would be people posting too many questions, so maybe...
by Marcy Goodfleisch4 years ago
I often see posts from longtime Hubbers that express frustration with new Hubbers. Aside from reading the FAQs and other learning tools, what would be your ideal new Hubber? What do you expect from us? ...
by bileygur6 years ago
After reading through the forum and answers I see that some of the questions there seem to be asked just for the sake of asking them, but not to get the answer it self. Are these question asked for the...
by silentsapphire5 years ago
I need to make an extra $200/month as we are facing some financial issues. I am ready to so some article writing for others. I have tried Elance, Guru etc but to no luck. I know these are good sites and I may ultimately...
by Juliette Kando3 years ago
I read both forum entries and answers/questions entries but the two features seem to overlap. Many of the questions asked in "answers" are technical questions asked by hubbers about HP. Some elicit long...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.