Does it seem like the questions on here make no sense? It does to me! We are all published...
writers here. What do you think about the questions ask lately?
I think that some of the questions are asked by admin just to see who is actively participating in the hubpages community and who isn't.
Some of the questions are not very well phrased at times, I usually just ignore those. But when a question pops up (like this one) that peaks my writing curiosity, then I usually submit an answer.
Hope that helps!
I think there is a wide variety of questions and I certainly have noticed the quality of a number of them is rather poor. In fact, some of them aren't even questions; they're instead poorly written statements. I've also noticed a lack of trying to use correct English on a number of them too.
What I wish is that we could have a drop-down filtering option. I would like to filter out the questions that are asked to specific hubs and hubbers. I'd like to be able to view only unanswered questions asked to the entire community.
I usually go down the list of questions and I am absolutely surprised at the questions asked that aren't even in complete sentences and they are absolutely random. I believe those should be caught by the moderators and deleted!
Some people seem to join just to ask stupid questions. They think this is like Yahoo answers and probably don't realize it's a site for writers.
I suspect some of the questions asked are purely to get the question accolade. Almost as bad as answering just to get the answer accolade.
Fortunately I am not that shallow.
i agree that some questions make no sense, in fact many of them but i definetly am not a published writer by any stretch of the imagination.
I think the problems you are all seeing. . . .. are questions asked from non native English speaking HP account holders.
I think some people think posting a ton of questions is a good way to get traffic to their hubs and some followers. If I see a user posting a lot of consequtive questions I usually ignore them.
I agree and though I am happy to flag bad hubs I must admit to never having been bothered enough to flag bad questions. Perhaps if we all did ...
I've said on a couple or three occasions in the past that perhaps we should be able to up or down vote a question. I've also suggested that there should be qualifications before you can ask questions:
Participate in the community.
To have written at least 3 hubs that hold within the quality criteria.
To have had at least 3months participating membership.
Oh, and Mark Ewbie, :-)
I think everyone has a right to express themselves which ever way they want. If they want to write a stupid question let them write the question people answer it because it catches their attention. If i want to write about entertainment with commas in the wrong places or incomplete sentences im going to do it. Since when is writing only for those who think they are better "Typers" than others! Come on people... We are free to do what we want!!
what you think is a dumb question is like tv that sucks,.. change the chanel,.. or in this case, dont answer it,... some times, if it was stupid, but it worked, then mabey it wasnt stupid,... if it made me think, then it worked,... and besides,.. dumb questions make me feel smarter.
its the same feeling i get from reading the front of the tabloids in the groc store check out line,.... life may get tough, but at least i'm not have an alien baby while living in a trailer park next door to elvis.
poorly spelled as always -jack
I agree that majority of the questions are really not thought-provoking, but at the same time they get the most attention.
I would not say that they don't make sense, but I don't see any point to ask that kind of questions or answer them.
But I guess it is the price we have to pay for the freedom of speech.
I remember how a friend of mine told me once that in order to get an ounce of gold, you have to go through tons of ore. We were talking about words, ironically enough.
Maybe a rating system would help... or maybe not, the most popular questions would be the same poor popular quality...
Wait, we're writers? I'm a personal trainer! And Happy Gilmore was a hockey player, not a golfer. This implies...
But back to the question... I sense some clique forming going on around here. What did I miss?
by Cecil Kenmill 10 months ago
My most popular hub gets the most Q&A questions. No surprise. However, most of these questions are more appropriate for other hubs I've written. For example, my most popular hub is about the US Army. It gets a lot of Q&A questions about Basic Training. I've already written two hubs about...
by Sheepsquatch 7 years ago
Do you answer a question it it is in a long series of questions asked?Some people seem to spam questions on hubpages. Do you still read those questions just like others, or do you skip them?
by Pete 7 years ago
What percentage of questions asked here are genuinely asked to seek an answer?...and how many are asked to incite an argument or debate?
by Pandoras Box 9 years ago
Okay so someone not so english posted a question not so legible about getting started and adsense problems and stuff. The question is posted in my account as "asked of" me. Really? I don't ever write on this stuff, so it makes no sense. Is this poor non-english child really waiting for an...
by bileygur 9 years ago
After reading through the forum and answers I see that some of the questions there seem to be asked just for the sake of asking them, but not to get the answer it self. Are these question asked for the purpose of marketing the hubs/author? Is it better for my hubs to ask...
by starme77 10 years ago
I mean we all know all they have to do is look the answers up up right , instead of asking over and over and over , The reason I'm asking is because I just read a hub calling new hubbers questions stupid, I personally don't think any question in this world is stupid , if one never asked...
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