Well, I've already given three of them the ax. One visitor in 30 days just doesn't hack it. As for the others, they're not that much better. I don't see a reprieve for them either, but gonna let the subconscious mull things over for a day or two. More than likely, the whole lot will be gone by Friday.
So glad to see it gone. It always seemed like a waste of time to me. I'd rather spend my time participating in the forum (Where I can help others and get help from others), answering comments on my hubs, reading and commenting on other hubs, and writing and updating my hubs. I almost never participated in Q&A.
It's a great move. Lately, it's been bland and had very little to offer. Also, this may finally chase off a small group of individuals who barely write articles but use Q and A to whine and complain about how unfairly they've been treated by HP management due to their political beliefs.
The Q&A is one of the fun and random things on this site, but it has been too heavily political at times, so all in all, I won't miss it. I use the forums to find truly relevant information to my writing here.
I have to admit I'm conflicted by this news. On one hand, this move is WAY overdue, as the Q&A section has become a cesspool of advertisements, almost-English gibberish, and selfies... but on the other hand, one of my favorite pastimes here is trolling the spammers and clueless numb-nuts who post such nonsense.
I was having vague thoughts about messing with Q&A one more time. Sort of a last resort, since nary a hub nor website article idea was coming to mind. However, me thinks HP probably just saved me what would have been wasted time and effort. Even FB would probably be more productive long term.
Many hubbers, especially new ones, have thought this was the place to ask any question they have about anything. If it was intended to encourage others to write hubs, I think that it didn't work too well. I can remember writing a hub in response to one question, but that was years ago. May there could be a new forum topic on : "I would like to see someone write a hub about ....."
Could Q&As be moved to relevant niche sites so that readers could benefit from the existing content and post new questions related to the content of the site? I know a new Q&A feature has been added to hubs, but it would be helpful if everyone could chip in and answer the question if they have knowledge and experience.
Yeah, good times and coins here, too. I had one Q&A that made me money for years. Critter finally died though. When I checked Google to see what had killed it, I instantly knew that particular party was permanently over. No way I could combat what had since replaced it. Oh, well.
I’m surprised it took so long to decide to get ride of the Q&A. A few months ago I actually went through all my Q&A questions and analyzed the results. The performance was so poor that I deleted all my questions. I felt there was no point leaving them around, especially since I wasn’t making any money from Q&A anyway.
As for Answers, it’s going to be interesting to see how all of this gets converted to forums. I have a bunch of posts that were selected as “best answer” and I wonder if the forum version will have some kind of highlighting to indicate best answers. (Nothing important though—just curious).
Thank a merciful God. After six years, I was in the process of leaving HP for good. This action will send the trolls who never produce any contributions to this writing - not venting - site scurrying somewhere else. Wise move HP!
Oh darn...I was really looking forward to answering such compelling questions such as "Today is Monday, Tomorrow is?" or "What is Life?" or one of those posting about getting free cellphone service in India.