Why are there so many bad questions on here?
Am I the only person who notices and insane amount of bad questions on hub pages? I think people need to be a little more creative and step it up a notch.
Yes, there are quite a few bad questions on HP. But many of those bad questions go unanswered, so I think the format is working pretty well. The thing that frustrates me is when someone asks a question that could be answered by search HP or Google. I see too much of that sort of thing.
No, you're definitely not the only one who notices. Have you ever gone to the section of questions which have never been answered? Makes me want to throw up.
accolades, boredom, psychological need to belong, searching, being a writer questioning the what, who, where, when, why and how much. The process of evolution causes the cream to float to the top, but sometimes one answer only one can be invaluable to the question writer. Now I don't answer all questions naturally, but I like reading them and sometimes I search out the one asking the question seeking motive. Sometimes a treasure can be discovered. But, I don't always do that either. GREAT question cooldad, so let's roll the dice - smile
There are lots of bad questions posted.
I think in part it is because of peoples poor use of English. Not only non native English speakers write bad questions though. Some questions are just poorly phrased. Sometimes I read them and wonder where the question actually is? Those are the really frustrating ones for me.
Then there are the "What do I do?" type of questions where I have myself wrote hubs, answered before and feel compelled to say read the forums or do a search.
I felt compelled to answer this because it was a well put question, one I have never seen before and it reduced my frustration levels from all the BAD questions. LOL
Your far from the only person who notices the bad questions.
I prefer to call them silly questions and hence occasionally give a silly answer.
Yes quite a lot. In particular the ones that ask for help on personal issues are a bit pathetic at times. Besides that, there are excellent websites and forums for all of these issues, and as many of these questions go unanswered I wonder why they still continue to appear. I have answered one or two but basically to direct them to websites where they will get the personal/professional help they need.
I hang out in the Q and A more than I do in the forums. I'm absolutely positive that I think that at least half the questions that I see are either 1. redundant, 2. have no possibility of ever having a definite answer without a lot more clarification in the question, or 3. just so stupid that no one should bother.
It's not just you, Sir.
You remember that old saying there is no such thing as a stupid question? I never did agree with that saying. I would guess that people ask bad questions because of ignorance in reguard to the rules and policies on HP because of a loss in translation or because they may be too lazy to search the site and read what the policies are.
Those who ask Good thought provoking questions notice the bad questions and we should do something about it. Maybe we should flag bad or redundant questions.
someone should start a forum about this topic.
I often wonder if some people ask questions just to see their name appear several times. Other people ask wonderful questions. The few times I have asked a question-and I mean few-have been when I was confused about something and couldn't find the answer in back questions, or I was curious ahat people thought of specific authors (the latter was supposed to be a forum question so it was rermoved)
Because people are bored? Or because they don't have anything smart to ask or answer...
You are so right. It make it hard to interact sometimes. It would be neat if Hubpages had a rating for questions much like the hubber rating that took into account the quality of the question and the quality of the answers.
Good questions typically go on Webanswers. There I get answers to all the crazy stuff I ask ASAP because the people there get paid for each answer button they receive. Check it out. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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