What do you think of people who ask a question then use the answers to write a hub?
What do you think of people who ask a question (in forums or answer section etc) then use your answers and turn them into a hub? Would it bother you?
Hi Wry, It would be fantastic for me if someone refers to me or puts a link to my profile while using my answer as a part of the hub compiled from answers. I also believe that even if the person does not link back everyone and links back the question on which the answers are, is a great thing to do as it only increases the credibility and visibility of both the parties. If not referred and no links provided, it would be dishonesty and I am against it.
I'm actually okay with it so long as the hub is informative and well written. I have never personally done that, nor have I had someone do it with one of my questions. However, I don't see why I would really have an issue with it. However, backlinking to the hubber who originally presented the issue seems appropriate and honest.
I think it is a great idea to get inspiration from question, with reference to where the question was originated.
If people used this section the way it originally worked (to ask questions that got answered by making hubs) that wouldn't be an issue. However since admin shifted it to play to the lowest common denominator, what do you expect?
Question and Answer may give inspiration to write hub. I think hub writer never copy the answer but using only theme in it or find out a subject for writing. In that aspect there is no harm in it. If you some remedy for head ache, I answer suggest some home remedy, it may give inspiration to some other one to write hub on home remedy in his way is natural.
While answering this, below the page 'make a hub about it' request is seeing. Hence hp itself encouraging to do so.
Copying the answer fully as it is, in my opinion, is not fair.
It wouldn't bother me at all. I am contributing my advice in a way they can use to make a hub. If they blatantly copy and paste my answer, the hub will and should be flagged as containing content that already exists.
Dear Daniel, used your answer in a question to create a hub. http://tigresosal.hubpages.com/hub/Is-C … an-Economy I hope you dont mind. linked yr prof. If you dislike, plz let me know. I would immediately remove.
Since we all are looking everywhere for ideas, I say all power to them. I know some people may feel their 'question' and/or their 'answer' belongs to them alone and I would just say, 'get over it', or why didn't they do the 'Hub' thing when they had the chance. We are mostly 'adults' here, so don't you think we should act and react accordingly. Have a great day...
If someone uses the questions to do all the work than it is cheap and unethical. If they use the answers as a way of refining understanding, getting alternate views, expanding the parameters of the subject, etc...I think it is a good idea. If the topic is original and the writing original with the answers only providing information to be rewritten and integrated how is it different than using an editorial, letters to the editor or an essay?
I think it can be done ethically, if one does the real work and only uses the answers as one source among many.
I think it's fine as long as credit is given where it's due, as others here have stated. It's my understanding that Q&A is meant to inspire the writing of new hubs. I have to agree with those who suggest backlinking to the original question, minimally; ideally, hubbers who use others' answers to create a hub ought to give credit by linking at least to the hubber's profile(s).
All authors steal ideas from other people. When you do it well, it's called research. When you do it poorly it's called plagiarism. So long as the author doesn't cross into plagiarism I don't see how anyone could complain if an author used a Q and A to help write a hub.
If I get the drift that a question is intended to "collect" answers and then be used to write a Hub (or write anything else, or be placed on an answers site somewhere else once someone thinks he's gotten the best answer)... I skip it. OR, I may do what's supposed to be done, which is I'll answer it in the form of a Hub of my own. Usually I just pretty much aim for questions to which replies that wouldn't be of much use to anyone. If I come to "Answers" it's most often because I'm tired or have nothing better to do. I'm not here to do other people's work for them (at least not if I have a sense that they're asking questions with ulterior motives).
The way things were previously, it wasn't "Answers and Questions". It was "Requests". I got a lot of good Hubs out of those requests.
I can't really say I'd let it bother me if it happened. I'd more likely just see the person as "one more person who isn't capable of coming up with his own stuff" (hardly a rarity on the Internet). I do do my best, though, not to offer anything very useful or "re-usable" in the Answers section (at least most of the time).
Some people are fairly skilled at hiding the fact that they're mining for answers. Most are not.
I was told that the questions and answers were designed to give people ideas for writing hubs--people helping people and each other. I once wrote a very extensive answer to someone's question, and the person used my entire answer as a hub!
I do not mind anyone using my ideas because I am aware of the purpose of the section. I do mind one writing my response word-for-word. I think some of this copying is due to the lack of knowledge of quoting others properly. Some is plagiarism.
If my words or thoughts are used as a source, then I fully expect a writer to quote me and cite me as a source. Otherwise, it is plaigarism. It is that simple. I actually think that there is not enough citing of sources in hubs. Just my opinion...
hi there !
my first every answer before a question in this Answer Question Section..
my experience says " we are humans .. knowledge ---- a vast flooding ocean of words and ideas .. but key to get it is a source .
this source can be any thing any mean or media , we humans always depend on each others . I think getting a clue or idea from a certain topic isn,t that bad .
The promotional email I got from hub said that the questions were to help people come up with ideas. So I came in here to help out.
More power to them...if they want to write a hub from my question/answer...but I would hope that they will give me credit for answering or asking the question...
I've never done it but it's probably a good way to do research by getting other people's opinions on something. Or their experiences.
My daughter and I agree, it's smart. She says, "it's using your resources." and she is only thirteen...so wise!!
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