After asking a question do you usually go back and vote a "best answer" ?

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  1. lovesleftovers profile image67
    lovesleftoversposted 7 years ago

    After asking a question do you usually go back and vote a "best answer" ?

    Maybe I'm being silly, but I don't like to choose a "best" answer to my HubPages questions. I get good answers from almost everyone and don't want to deter anyone from answering future questions or make them feel their answer wasn't valuable. I've also found that some of my answers to Hubber's questions are extremely similar to other answers, yet someone else gets the "best" answer reward. What do you think?

  2. nakmeister profile image77
    nakmeisterposted 7 years ago

    I haven't yet, but I haven't asked many questions yet since the best answer feature was added. I will do though. I won't do it for all of them though, some questions are asking for a variety of answers, all of which contribute in some way. Some questions are asking for a specific answer, and the person that answers best first (in the case of similar answers) would get the awarded answer.

  3. Agantum profile image61
    Agantumposted 7 years ago

    Not everyone asking a question is interested in the answers they get.  I am not saying this is the case for every one, it does vary enormously.  Some just ask a lot of irrelevant questions to create many links back to their home page to increase the number of hubs views they get.  By selecting a best answer, it lets them off the hook so to speak, as they don't have to oversee the question any more, now that it is 'answered.'

    1. lovesleftovers profile image67
      lovesleftoversposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ahh...that makes sense. I've been seeing a lot of "questions" that are not really questions at all. Some seem like statements that could be structured into Hubs. Perhaps now that we can earn revenue from question views this may start happening more.

  4. josh3418 profile image77
    josh3418posted 7 years ago

    I do, but wait until several people have answered the question so I can have a good selection.  I think choosing a best answer is good because it may create for you a follower because they know you took the time to head over and select it.  I do also agree with the others that a lot of people ask questions for the revenue. 

    I have recently started a series of questions where I ask which actor's movie was best.  For example, which Leonardo DiCaprio movie was your favorite and why?  I enjoy these because a lot of people will stop by and answer giving me titles I have even forgot about, and then I can go back and re-watch them.  So, for me asking these movie questions serves two purposes.  One, to gain insight on movies I have forgotten about and two, hopefully to gain some followers by choosing the best answer.

  5. redwards01 profile image71
    redwards01posted 7 years ago

    I would usually wait until the initial surge of answers dies off. That way, most of the people who are willing to answer will have answered and I should have a good amount of answers to choose from.

  6. Marc Rohde profile image73
    Marc Rohdeposted 7 years ago

    I tend to select a best answer since I understand it can positively impact the respondents hub score.  I don't recall where I read this but even if it doesn't result in an accolade it is a small reward for one hubber who took the time to respond and hopefully encourages them to come back.

  7. nanderson500 profile image85
    nanderson500posted 7 years ago

    Not usually, there are often multiple good answers.

  8. priley84 profile image91
    priley84posted 6 years ago

    I don't usually ask questions; I never really know what to ask. Maybe I should start making a list of questions I could ask here. O.O


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