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 Juliette Kando FI Chor5 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...
by Jack Lee14 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...
by Nathan Bernardo5 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...
by Traffic Creator6 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 Emile R6 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...
by Johnathan David8 months ago
What's the difference between a friend, a true friend and a best friend?I just want your viewpoints on the certain stages of friendship and what they mean to you..
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