Do you notice how people read into a questions you post on HubPages?

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  1. Cara.R profile image68
    Cara.Rposted 11 years ago

    Do you notice how people read into a questions you post on HubPages?

    Someone will answer the question as if you need help when in reality the question had no relevance to you personally. For example;  "What would life be like if there were no music?" This question does not imply how I feel about music or what I think life would be like without it.

  2. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 11 years ago

    Then be more specific. Give details as to your expectations,

  3. AnnNoE profile image59
    AnnNoEposted 11 years ago

    A generalized question like that will lead to many interpretations. I believe the answers, as we see them, is what makes each one of us special and our answers somewhat unique, if not what one expected. It is this diversity that leads to further thoughts - and additional questions and answers. And really, we are here to help one another.

  4. Cara.R profile image68
    Cara.Rposted 11 years ago

    Thanks Pcunix,
    When I posted a question, it was very similar to the one in my question. Now that you mention it I could have added, just to make it even more clear, How do YOU feel about it? or something like that. I do welcome all opinions but it was something I noticed and was curious to find out what other Hubbers thought.

  5. MikeSyrSutton profile image72
    MikeSyrSuttonposted 11 years ago

    Yes, I have noticed! It is also annoying how people comment on a hub before they even read it. When things get twisted and taken out of context, I always wonder why. Good question!

  6. onegoodwoman profile image69
    onegoodwomanposted 11 years ago

    People, as a whole, are seeking to belong, to care, to advise, to mean something............YOU opened the door.   It is unfair, for you to chastise them for entering.

  7. leroy64 profile image65
    leroy64posted 11 years ago

    Yes I have noticed that people read things into questions. 

    Sometimes I find that I just asked the question in an unclear manner.   Other times, I wonder if people are not used to straightforward questions and read things into them.   I am as guilty as anyone of reading things into questions.

  8. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 11 years ago

    Hi Cara
    I totally understood your question and I hope you understood my answer from this response - I guess you will you're good in solving riddles right?

  9. CloudExplorer profile image80
    CloudExplorerposted 11 years ago

    Actually this question section isn't to be handled as a forum, so its actually for people looking for help on hubpages.  I learned that the hard way here.  If you assume something almost 95% of the time you'll be wrong about it. 

    Hubpages is a powerful community, and if you effectively communicate with others the system will respond as well to you, over time handling those who fall out of line as well & with our help of course.  This is my findings thus far while using such a neat system as hubpages.

    To answer this question directly, maybe there should be rules & guide lines delivered to us all, prior to choosing the option to ask & answer a question.  Than if someone were to somehow violate the Q&A system rules, then and only then should it be deemed necessary to call out someone for doing wrong or inappropriate behavioral activities, such as creating a question that lacks integrity of the Q&A area overall. 

    You can also look up the rules of engagement here on hubpages to see any and all limitations you may run into as time goes along.  This is my take on the issue of reading into a question, many questions are so vague its tough to decipher sometimes as to what the person is really asking.  In that case I simply skip the question.

    This question has the potential to be removed, but I'm only judging by my past experience, plus I've also read that you shouldn't answer your own questions.  Just a tip from the wise smile

  10. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 11 years ago

    Since a lot of people aren't particularly "big on" using reasoning ability to interpret what someone else's remark means or doesn't mean, it's not just on the "Answers" section here that people "read into".  It's everywhere.  If you say, "Nice day," there'll be someone who imagines onto that simple statement that you're "a Pollyanna" or else incapable of anything other than talking about the weather.  If you say, "Crummy weather we're having," someone may imagine you're "an all around negative person" or else that you're hoping they'll either give you an umbrella or else tell you how to deal with the crummy weather (or else try to cheer up "gloomy you" by reminding you of something like why the Earth needs rain or else that the sun is going to be shining the day after tomorrow).

    A lot of people (often well intended and trying to be helpful) just read into simple statements or questions, or else imagine a bunch of other things onto them.  Reasoning skills should be taught in kindergarten, I think.  A lot of people don't really know how to just take what someone says/asks and go with it, or else ask them to say a little more about what they're looking for.  In fairness to people who do that with HubPages questions, a lot of them don't really know what kind of answer someone's hoping to get, and there's not really the opportunity to ask for clarification (because once a person gives on answer on here, they can't go back and give a second answer; because they'll get "you've already answered this question").

  11. cheaptoys profile image59
    cheaptoysposted 11 years ago

    haha so is this even a question...more like a thought provoking statement

  12. terced ojos profile image60
    terced ojosposted 11 years ago

    Yes I have noticed that people read things into questions on HubPages.

    Some of it is stupidity on the readers part.  They don't really understand what the hell they just read.

    Sometimes it's prejudice. Which is a form of stupidity or at least a degree of stupidity on the readers part.  You pose a question; they answer from a supposed place of extensive knowledge on part of the question...ignoring the rest of the question which is what they should've been answering.

    Other times people project onto your question what they "think you're asking"...they completely change the question in their minds to some weird perception and they are in reality answering a question of their own making.

    " if you think that life without music is a good thing then you're crazy..I mean we need music; life would could you ask such a are clearly a deluded person to think that music is worthless..."

    LOLOLOLOLOL.........(BIG SMILE)...

  13. uknow profile image60
    uknowposted 11 years ago

    that's funny, i was on one of the other q and a websites and someone kept answering questions like i was in some kind of personal dilemma and they knew something about it. then it was like i was getting a direct feed. i immediately closed my account. it was for fun with a bit of educational value


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