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Why are there so many bad questions on here?

  1. cooldad profile image61
    cooldadposted 6 years ago

    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.


  2. Rock_nj profile image92
    Rock_njposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. seicheprey profile image60
    seichepreyposted 6 years ago

    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.

  4. tsmog profile image83
    tsmogposted 6 years ago

    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

  5. Bretsuki profile image80
    Bretsukiposted 6 years ago

    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

  6. wilbury4 profile image73
    wilbury4posted 6 years ago

    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.

  7. Seeker7 profile image97
    Seeker7posted 6 years ago

    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.

  8. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    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.

  9. dan-1 profile image76
    dan-1posted 6 years ago

    Good Question!
    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.

  10. FloraBreenRobison profile image59
    FloraBreenRobisonposted 6 years ago

    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)

  11. vox vocis profile image85
    vox vocisposted 6 years ago

    Because people are bored? Or because they don't have anything smart to ask or answer...

  12. Sychophantastic profile image88
    Sychophantasticposted 6 years ago

    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.

  13. mortimerjackson profile image58
    mortimerjacksonposted 6 years ago

    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.

  14. smzclark profile image60
    smzclarkposted 6 years ago

    because of people like you :-P . sorry, had to be said