I need feedback as I had recently posed a question which, apparently, is a "hot" topic question, and I am thrilled so many answered the question and it has so far produced views into the thousands. So, what is the problem, you say? Well, apparently somehow a "Best" answer was chosen on my question, when I did NOT choose it! I am so upset about this, being so many have answered, when a person who just joined HP answered my question, and then her answer was chosen immediately as "Best" when I did not choose it! I had not planned on choosing a best answer anytime soon. It's not fair to all!
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Thank you, Genna. I know! I was just shocked about an answer being chosen as Best, when I did not choose it, and had not planned on choosing one any time soon. It is the principle of it, as it is putting words in my mouth so-to-speak. I will do so!
I just thought of something. The IP Address! It's like a thumb print in a way. They can track it this way, I would think.
Yes, that's right, Genna! Well, we'll see. All I know is that I did not pick best answer and had not planned to any time soon.
IT HAPPENED AGAIN ON THAT SAME QUESTION??? Again, I did not choose Best answer yet, but there is an answer saying it was chosen as Best! Will contact HP Team once again. This is growing wearisome.
Hi MizB, No, once a "Best" answer is chosen, it can't be deleted. I tried! LOL and I made a comment and apologized and asked her to repost her answer because I did not chose it. HP is checking on it now.
Hi John, I don't want to delete the entire question, but It seems you can't delete an answer once chosen as "Best", as I tried and did make a comment and apologized and explained I did not chose it. HP is checking though!
Thanks Eric. I don't want to delete the question at all, but I don't want it showing that I chose Best answer, when I did not choose that Best answer, and to be fair to all who answered the question. I hope HP can undo something I did not choose.
Yes I saw that issue. I can see your point. I feel your aggravation. That is a case that you may be justified. A somewhat moral issue. It is like attributing words to you in a lying manner. Did you answer your own question. That may be a remedy.
Hi Eric, yes, it is a matter of principle to me. If it was an insignificant question, I would just delete it. Exactly, it is as if someone else chose my words! Answering my own question may help to satisfy, but it will still show another's choice.
Interesting! I did not vote that answer up, it came up the minute I hit the button and that is the second time recently.
Thank you, Sally. I hope HP will respond after the weekend too. I guess I will leave it alone for now. That is interesting! Some strange goings on here of late ...yes, patience.
How can you earn from a question? Unless it leads people to your hubs?
From the ads on your question. That question did have ads, so I assume one can earn from those ads?
Thank you, Chloe. Matt with the Team HubPages responded to my email and said they are checking into it. It's just a matter of principle.
Yes, I have contacted HP, but no answer yet. A techy person on a forum suggested I change my password as it seems it has been hacked. There is no way I chose a Best answer as I had not planned to do so anytime soon. It is the principle of it ...
If you had been hacked I think they would have done more damage than that! lol I have never heard of a Best Answer hidden, have you? Yet I guess that is possible with down buttons still at play!
You're right about that, I guess LOL, but I am just upset that I did not choose a Best answer and somehow it was chosen. I would not have chosen that answer as Best. Yes, that is odd about your pick being hidden, but the answer was hidden too?
Yes and is being attempted on another question, though I have not chosen it yet i hinted that I would and it went hidden!
There were a lot of answers hidden on my question too, and they were perfectly fine? Maybe too many people voted down a particular answer and it goes hidden, possibly? Who knows!
That is my understanding too, Dashing ...I have contacted HP, but have not heard back. It seems once a "Best" is chosen, you cannot delete that answer, as I have tried and asked the person to repost. Maybe there was some sort of glitch that day?
It is true once a "best answer" has been selected it's written in stone sort of speak. Sounds like an unfortunate glitch to me. I doubt someone was so interested in the question that they would hack into your acct just to select a "best" answer.
I doubt that too, but I am so bewildered as to how that happened. To be fair to all those who answered and many who commented, plus I feel wronged that I didn't choose the "Best" answer. I don't want all thinking I chose that answer as best!