Do you prefer the Question/Answer section or the Forum?
Or both, or neither! Why?
I agree with rieom, Answering questions is great fun.
I like both!
The Q&A is a great way to get quick feedback and can stop you sitting on the fence for too long!
The forums are superb in my opinion, although I steer clear of the religious part of the room ;-) Living in Ireland, I'm already up to my knees in Bibles, Bald men in black gowns and bad tempered Nuns with a passion for death and a lack of humour so the last place I want to find myself is stuck inside the religious quarter of HubPages ;-)
p.s. I do hope I haven't just offended anyone ;-))
Love to answer questions. Especially good ones (like this one!). But in the forums i like to try and help people on problems they might have. So I guess I like both. :-)
I prefer the question/answer as opposed to the forum. I dont mind forums for information but if I have a question I find that it is sometimes difficult to get an answer in a reasonable amount of time.
I have "forum issues" that I didn't create, at least not intentionally; so I prefer the answers and questions section. I do think that the old school, and most successful hub folk hang out in the forums more, but that's fine too.
I like the answers page when they are good questions !
Can't understand why some answers get voted down when there is nothing wrong with them tho ?
Love the forum where you reccomend other hubbers hubs and some others so I use & like both !
@wytegarillaz, I always wondered the same thing! I actually considered putting it in a question; why people vote down perfectly good answers. Even if they don't agree with them, there's no reason to be disrespectful of someone else's opinion.
I prefer the Q & A section to the forums, hands down. To me the answers page is more fun with a very, very, very little structural chance to exhibit and/or find oneself on the receiving end of nastiness. Now that I think about it, one problem with the forums is that the "hosts" (I think of the hubbers who pose the original question/meditation or what-have-you as the forum thread "host") keep the threads going too, too, too (did I mention 'too') loooooong.
The respondents run out of fresh things to say and so the conversations always become circular. With this circularity comes the nastiness. Also, as Americans (I assume, for some reason, most of us are Americans -- I could be wrong of course) we are not very good at conversation.
The tendency is usually to try to pummel the other person into submission with the "correctness" of our own views. This is certainly so with the political and religious forums -- its better to write engaging hubs on these topics and perhaps the comments they attract will provide a much, much, much more coherent civilized discussion, where all involved actually learns something from other people.
I'll stop now before this turns into a hub. But I'll just add that the other forums, like the ones on Entertainment or something like that are alright.
I like both and participate in both.
If I find some interesting questions which I can answer I will answer them. In the same way, I spend some time in the forum too, to get to know other hubbers. Sometimes participating in the forums is just a relaxing time.
Hi Jordan, i prefer answering questions myself. Its exercises the gray matter answering questions on all sorts of different topics/subjects. Yeah totally agree no idea why folk vote down answers that are perfectly good ones!
Some people eh!
I really enjoy both places, people sometimes tend to use both places for the same questions in mind. I really enjoy helping out when I can. I am new to HubPages, but I know I have a thing or two that I can share with users alike.
I enjoy the Question/Answer and Forum a lot.
I would say Q and A. I am not a huge forum fan. There are some very thought provoking Qs on HP!
I like them both. A good question is a good question and a good Hub is a good Hub
I like the Forums more. At the same time, this isn't any bad either!
I like the forum for browsing,but I think too many people use the forum to ask questions and then the thread completely changes.
If I had a specific question to ask I would use the question/answer section,as I am more likely to get quality rather than quantity answers
I prefer the direct feedback from questions. Answers from forums take too long and may not really address the issue.
I enjoy the question and answer section myself, but sometimes a good discussion in the forums is a good thing.
Wow, great question, Jordan. I have not yet participated in the forum section. Just not enough time in the day for that! So I will say that I prefer the Q/A section since that is what I do!
Question and Answer..I am addicted to it. I find it nice, funny, entertaining and useful. It takes less efforts to write an answer then to write a whole Hub.
In fact on hubpages so far I focused primarily and question/answer section. I love to see +2, +3 or +4 in my answer..
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by Mr.NGR 9 years ago
Why do prefer answering questions to asking questions?If the other way around then why do prefer that?
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