Why do you vote down an answer to a question asked here on Hub Pages?
Officialy, you up or down vote an answer to a question if it does contribute a satisfactory answer or does not. I down vote if I think an answer does not contribute. However many answers are down voted by people out of spite or their warped sense off fun, they down, or up vote, questions that have no real answer (what is your favourite? or who what, is the best?) just for the sake of down voting, or that the voter doesn't like the informant, or dtsagrees with the informant, or thinks that at sometime the informant has slighted the voter. I had one person who sent me a private email claiming I had down voted him. That he can't know that adds to the absurdity of his action.
If it's a stupid reply and doesn't answer the question. If it's from one of those grey silhouette profiles.
If it's a hubber who I don't think is serious. If it's someone who I think is just trying to get merit for giving an answer, just any answer. I've had more than a few who have answered with "hello I don't know the answer but I'm glad you asked the question".
This drives me demented and I generally delete them. In fact of late I don't think I have bothered with the vote down, I just delete nonsense,
I don't tend to do that I only vote an answer up if I particularly like it. However on one occasion I did vote an answer down that was very offensive to a question I had asked. When I first started on Hub Pages an answer to a question I had asked, basically said I was stupid for asking such a thing etc. So in this case I did vote it down - unfortunately there was no way to respond to the offending response publicly, so I left it at a vote down.
I vote down answers that do not contribute to the discussion, and answers which I know are technically inaccurate/extremely bad advise.
If the answer is not meaningful and does not have any message to share with the discussion.
by MysteryPlanet 6 years ago
Do you vote down an answer because you disagree with it?I have been browsing the Q and Q a bit and have noticed that a lot of people who give very relevant responses are voted down.The conditions are "Please vote up an answer if it adds to the discussion, or vote it down if it does not. You...
by rLcasaLme 6 years ago
I've seen answers and mostly were really the best possible answer to that particular question. The answer actually makes others redundant or of lesser value.So, why do these answers get a vote down?
by Teresa Schultz 6 years ago
How often do you vote a hub or an answer to a question down?I've been at HubPages for just over two weeks. I feel hurt if I know I have given a fairly good answer to a question and it gets voted down. I have not yet voted any answer down - if I don't like the answer, I just ignore it. I guess if I...
by Stacy Harris 6 years ago
Is voting an answer to a question down a form of internet bullying?Sometimes when I am answering questions I see answers that were very good being voted down. Do you feel this is a way of putting down another writer or lowering a persons self esteem? (Sidenote: this is not meant to be taken...
by breathe2travel 6 years ago
Why do hubbers vote down honest answers?Here is an example: http://ellana317.hubpages.com/question/ … -you-criedIs someone mad because another person cries tears of joy? Why do hubbers vote down answers that address the question?
by Jeff Berndt 8 years ago
Here's a suggestion, or more of a question:Is there some reason why we can't see how often our individual hubs have been rated up or down?I don't think it would be productive for us to see who rated our hubs one way or another, but I've often wondered if a given hub had been rated up more often...
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