Is it common for answers to be deleted?

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  1. Georgie Lowery profile image93
    Georgie Loweryposted 7 years ago

    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.

  2. breathe2travel profile image81
    breathe2travelposted 7 years ago

    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.

  3. Eric Calderwood profile image79
    Eric Calderwoodposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Funny answers are OK with me.

    2. breathe2travel profile image81
      breathe2travelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I like funny answers.  smile

  4. sangre profile image95
    sangreposted 7 years ago

    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.

    1. breathe2travel profile image81
      breathe2travelposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. sangre profile image95
      sangreposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      @ 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.


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