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I think once the "best answer" is chosen a question should automatically be clos

  1. MomsTreasureChest profile image90
    MomsTreasureChestposted 5 years ago

    I think once the "best answer" is chosen a question should automatically be closed. Your thoughts?


  2. tlmcgaa70 profile image79
    tlmcgaa70posted 5 years ago

    that is how it is done on yahoo answers...but i think i like this way better. it lets people still weigh in with their 2 cents worth. and honestly, those answers tend to be more honest as the one answering is not hoping for best answer, so they speak truth and not what the questioner want to hear. i like to read answers that come after best answer has already been chosen.

  3. The Invincible profile image59
    The Invincibleposted 5 years ago

    Yeah, right. I have similar thoughts too. However, those that really want to add something new still participate even after a best answer is chosen.  On the other hand, few would find it hard not to answer, just for the sake of accolades..... ;P

  4. B. Leekley profile image90
    B. Leekleyposted 5 years ago

    I don't agree. What if the next answer is an even better answer than the "best" answer? What determines now when answers to a question are closed? It would make sense for the person who asked the question to make that determination. Or it could be automatic if there have been no answers for a long time. A hubber who thinks a question has been fully answered can simply stop following it.

    1. tlmcgaa70 profile image79
      tlmcgaa70posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      people who ask the question have the option to close it at any time. i usually dont close mine unless it has been simply ages /and or it wasnt an interesting question to begin with.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    Oftentimes the answer rated "best answer" is one that was given early on or at a particular time. From the readers point of view sometimes it takes awhile to find a question that a person feels moved to make a comment on. I have found great questions that were posted up to a month or two ago.
    Generally speaking I believe most writers enjoy posting a question that garners lots of answers and varied perspectives. Unfortunately there are those who take it personally when someone disagrees with their opinion and in a few instances I've seen situations where a few people have been attacked with negative comments  because of a difference of opinion on hot topics.
    The asker always has the option to "unfollow" their own question if they are sick of getting email alerts. They can also remove the question as well.

  6. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    The person who posted the question has the option to leave the question open, or close it themselves.

    If you want to close your questions after you pick a best answer, you can do so.  There's no reason it should be an automated process.

  7. profile image0
    calculus-geometryposted 5 years ago

    I disagree.  Sometimes people like to comment on the other answers, and since the comment form has a lower character limit, people often use the "answer this question form" to write comments.  Or like someone else said, sometimes more users have other answers to offer, even if you've already selected the best. 

    You are certainly free to close your own questions as early as you like, but I don't see why that choice should be imposed on others.