Whenever someone says ..'what if' or 'lets say' this happened..it means it has happened and the writer wants validation. Why would you bother to ask about a fictional problem when there are so many real ones out there.
I, personally, wouldn't ask about any problems; but I've often assumed people post "what if's" (etc.) just for the purpose of discussion much of the time. Somebody may have heard a discussion about a subject (or something like that) and just think it's an interesting thing to start a discussion about. In fact, I pretty much assume a lot of the problems presented as real ones are just people trying to get discussions going (maybe because they're interested in the subject, maybe because they think they've heard that participating in the forums helps a person get known on HubPages).
Hadn't thought of that..particularly the last part about getting known. I am still wary of hypotheticals tho
well, i can't speak for any other hubber on hubpages, but i opened forums on a LOT of "what if" scenarios all the time that have never happened to me before at all. No, most of my forums on "what if" scenarios are often based on movies and tv shows that i've recently seen or an event that happened to someone I know about in the past. seriously, like in the religious forum, i asked what would you do if you trapped in the elevator with the devil. Personally, i have never been stuck in an elevator and if i was, i doubt seriously even I would have that much bad luck to be stuck with a guy that could potentially either be the devil or some derranged psycho.
by Mike Pugh4 years ago
Who thinks we should ask to reinstate a page dedicated to locating hubbers by hubber score. Beginning with 100-0.We once had such a page here that made the hubber score much more relevant, and we could at least get a...
by Theresa Kennedy5 years ago
This question is for the anti-gay folk who spend an enormous amount of energy in various gay groups and forums. Why?Is it because you want to make sure everyone knows you are not gay? What are you SO afraid of if you...
by Drew Breezzy8 years ago
Do you feel there is a set of standards or common decency humor should follow?
by Person of Interest5 years ago
This critter will never make a dime, but I wrote it anyway.Comments are solicited, even negative ones.http://paradigmsearch.hubpages.com/hub/ … Bases-Base
by Andria6 years ago
The hypothetical part:Say HP were cheesed off enough to think 'The religion sub-forum takes up too much valuable staff time, it's got to go'The non-hypothetical part:You spend most if not all of your time in the above...
by ziyena3 years ago
Wow ... After witnessing a very recent discussion on a heated topic, I'm so blown away!!! A few years ago when I joined HP, the writers and discussion groups were so professional, no matter the difference in...
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.