I'd like to request that people looking for questions to answer in the "answers" section please use some common courtesy and common sense. Specifically, just these two things:
1) If you don't know the answer, don't bother answering with a dumb or smart-alec comment; just ignore it.
2) If you think the question is stupid or shouldn't be asked, don't bother with it. There's no need to leave a snarky, rude comment as a reply. Remember what our mothers taught us: "If you can't say anything nice, say nothing at all."
I did not see anywhere else particularly relevant to post this request, so I hope the word gets around. I've been searching the questions looking, as many do, for Hub topics, and I only brought this up after having seen a LOT of these kinds of things.
Thank you, everyone.
I agree with everything you said! Some of the questions make absolutely NO sense, but I would never say that to the Hubber who asked.
Since the asker will soon have the option to remove answers, I don't think this will be a problem for long.
Our species does not make your request plausible.
I have seen a lot of this too. People have better things to do with their time on HP than sift through moronic answers to questions that they want answered.
Agreed--wish there was a 'thumbs up" or "like" button for forum answers with which we agree....it would make for much shorter threads... HP, are you listening????
(I've seen questions to which I think the answer is, "Seriously? You moron!" ..but I refrain from answering those...).
And a lot of these questions don't need to be asked in the first place, so who needs the answers??? Sometimes, I just wonder if these folks with all the questions and all the answers are bucking for accolade badges because a lot of these subjects are repeated over and over again. With this month's contest, at least some of the questions produced some Hubs.
Hmmm...a distinct possibility. I can think of one person on my follow list who all of a sudden seems to be asking at least 5 questions a day.....perhaps that issue could be solved by leaving the Q/A section strictly as that--answers people genuinely want, and/or Hub topic ideas--no accolade rewards for asking or answering.
I've done both asking and answering, but not for any rewards. I try to be serious in my answers, and I try to ask only questions for which I actually want the information, or which I feel may inspire a Hub....
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