Is it common for answers to be deleted?
I've noticed my answers and the answers of others have been deleted from several different questions, most recently because the answers did not agree with the questioner's point of view. I find this incredibly immature and I was wondering if any others are seeing this also?
Even though I've only been here for a couple two or three weeks, I am finding that it is less frustrating for me to answer certain questions, but I feel that I am censoring myself in the process.
I've only seen it a handful of times. Once because the comment was inflammatory, the other times, I would be assuming. The content of the answer opposed the content of answers allowed to remain, though.
Even if an answer opposes my personal beliefs, if the answer is solid and contributes to discussion, I'll vote it up. I think that's just, fair.
The person who asks the question can delete any comment that they don't want. It can be for many reasons. Just today, I noticed one of my answers was deleted from a question. It was my first attempt to inject some humor into an answer. My attempt failed. I assume that it offended the person who asked the question, so I'll learn from my mistake and try not to offend again. We have to remember also, that now that Hubbers can make revenue off of their questions they probably don't appreciate anything but serious answers.
I've notice this in the case of one or two of the people I follow. When you go to their question it's gone.
I've also had one or two of my answers removed as they should have been posted in the forum. I'm now very careful of how I phrase it. If it seems at all like your ANSWER might lead to a conversation here in the ANSWERS section, it's removed.
Somtimes if questions aren't getting any replies, there deleted, why keep them up if no one is looking or replying to them is my theory.
Is HP still removing those now that the "comment" boxes are available? I had a couple removed with a notice from HP in my email that it was too much of an answer prior to the comment boxes.
@ breathe2travel, It happened to one of my questions, so they must be. What they said was basically use the forum. I actually hadn't made any comments on the answer either.
by Disappearinghead 4 years ago
Why do some people ask a question then delete the answers they don't like?A number of times I've gone back to look at an answer I gave and the questioner has deleted it. Do they wish to embrace censorship or silence the opposition?
by Randi Benlulu 4 years ago
Do you think it is important to add follow-up comments when people answer your questions?When I answer a question or leave a comment on someone's hub, I appreciate some awknowledgement. I feel surprised (and a bit "cheated" when there is no response) Am I setting my expectations too...
by Faith Reaper 23 months ago
I apologize, but it seems a "Best" answer was chosen on my question when I did not choose it. I hope the HP Team can help me or someone can inform me why that happened! I noticed it via my phone and I knew that I did not choose an answer and I was not going to do so any time...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
Have YOU ever deleted an answer or voted it down? If so, why? Be brutal here, it's no holdsbarred!
by Melissa A Smith 6 years ago
Is it OK for users to just delete my response on an answer apparently for no reason? I simply addressed the question with my personal opinion (about dog food, and how it doesn't make sense for it to be optimum nutrition, exactly what the question asked), and I believe it was removed. I was...
by Faith Reaper 5 years ago
Is there a way to undelete an answer when it is deleted by mistake?On one of the questions I have asked, someone had the best answer and I commented, but then I wanted to go back and add to the comment, and instead I committed a horrible mistake and accidentally deleted the answer!!! Is there...
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