The forum is for discussions where you can reply and really get to the bottom of something if you have a problem or question.
The Answers section is just for relatively short answers that don't require further discussion. You can simply poll something and see what the responses are. It is also possible to see how good the answers are as others can vote them up or down.
When you ask a question you can only reply once to your own question but in a forum thread you can post as often as you like (until you get banned for spamming....).
I have a Hub about this, you can find a table of differences.
Forums or Question & Answers - Which factors are affecting choosing one of them?
by Jack Lee 20 months ago
This is always a mystery for me. Why does HubPages offer both a Question and a Forum when the two are interchageable for the most part? The Question also have a limitation of 250 char. For followup responses, not enough to fully explain answers or responses to question. Thus, unless someone can...
by Juliette Kando FI Chor 5 years ago
I read both forum entries and answers/questions entries but the two features seem to overlap. Many of the questions asked in "answers" are technical questions asked by hubbers about HP. Some elicit long threads of answers just like in the forums. Since the "questions/answers"...
by Nathan Bernardo 6 years ago
Is there a difference between posting a question and posting in the forum?There are tabs on the homepage for "status", "question", and "forum"; what is the difference between "question" and "forum".
by Emile R 7 years ago
I've read so many comments on this forum by 'believers' that they possess supernatural abilities. Everything from getting advice from God on a car purchase, to personally performing miracles, to saying the name of God a certain number of ways a certain number of times to have your wishes...
by Traffic Creator 7 years ago
What is the difference between Hubpages' question part and forums?If I need any information than I ask question here but I did not go to forums. Is there any specialty of forums?
by Kathy Hull 7 years ago
Yes, I'm a noob. I will completely admit that. So if my question is answered elsewhere I am sorry for the duplication.I go out and read the answers frequently, adding my 2 cents when I have something of relevence to say. What I've noticed though is many questions asked in the Answers...
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