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Do you prefer the Question/Answer section or the Forum?

  1. Jordan Hemmann profile image60
    Jordan Hemmannposted 7 years ago

    Do you prefer the Question/Answer section or the Forum?

    Or both, or neither! Why?

  2. profile image56
    rieomposted 7 years ago

    I like to answer questions so I always check in there.

  3. Terje Sannarnes profile image62
    Terje Sannarnesposted 7 years ago

    I agree with rieom, Answering questions is great fun.

  4. Article Magick profile image59
    Article Magickposted 7 years ago

    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 ;-))

  5. Kobus Hughes profile image39
    Kobus Hughesposted 7 years ago

    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. :-)

  6. tmgoldmarketing profile image60
    tmgoldmarketingposted 7 years ago

    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.

  7. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    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.

  8. wytegarillaz profile image75
    wytegarillazposted 7 years ago

    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 !

  9. Jordan Hemmann profile image60
    Jordan Hemmannposted 7 years ago

    @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.

  10. Mavis Nong profile image58
    Mavis Nongposted 7 years ago

    I like Question/Answer section - I'm not a fan of forums.

  11. wingedcentaur profile image84
    wingedcentaurposted 7 years ago

    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.

  12. lex123 profile image73
    lex123posted 7 years ago

    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.

  13. Fire Sprinklers profile image55
    Fire Sprinklersposted 7 years ago

    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!

  14. HRoger profile image60
    HRogerposted 7 years ago

    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.

  15. MikeSyrSutton profile image69
    MikeSyrSuttonposted 7 years ago

    I would say Q and A. I am not a huge forum fan. There are some very thought provoking Qs on HP!

  16. ts.erlandsson profile image60
    ts.erlandssonposted 7 years ago

    I like them both. A good question is a good question and a good Hub is a good Hub

  17. Don Ship profile image78
    Don Shipposted 7 years ago

    I like the Forums more. At the same time, this isn't any bad either!

  18. lyndre profile image77
    lyndreposted 7 years ago

    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

  19. phamer13 profile image59
    phamer13posted 7 years ago

    I prefer the direct feedback from questions.  Answers from forums take too long and may not really address the issue.

  20. tenordj profile image75
    tenordjposted 7 years ago

    I enjoy the question and answer section myself, but sometimes a good discussion in the forums is a good thing.

  21. Jan Fowler profile image61
    Jan Fowlerposted 7 years ago

    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!

  22. Multiflavour profile image59
    Multiflavourposted 7 years ago

    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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