Do you select "Best Answer" on all your questions? Why or why not?
Many people don't know that there is a hub accolade for having your answer selected as the best answer. I was just curious to see how many people who asks questions, take the time to select the best answer.
Yes, periodically I will go through my questions to see if there is either a good answer, or answers have stopped coming in. I then pick the answer that best answers my question.
I think there are probably more questions that don't have a best answer vs those that do, but I still managed to get 10 best answer selections, which made me smile.
Perhaps there should be a notification after a week or so to the question asker, that they have not selected a best answer/
Sometimes I like several answer the best I don't want to favor anyone, or give a casual viewer the impression that I have stamped my seal of approval on only one "correct" answer.
I am aware there is a badge for getting awarded many "Best Answers" but I don't feel like I am cheating anyone out of anything if I deem that no answer is "the best." I want to be fair, not play accolade games. The accolades do not really mean anything anyway, they are just frills to keep some people more engaged on HubPages. I would strive to provide a good answer even if there were not badges for it, I assume most people would too.
The main benefit in answering questions is to gain more exposure. I hope that someone reading my measured response thinks "Hey, that Bubba-Math is an all-right guy, I think I'll read some of his hubs!"
I will choose a best answer if one is possible. I do not like to judge opinion questions because everybody is entitled to their ideas.
There has been one our two questions that did not get answered clearly and I did not choose a best answer.
I like to choose a best answer whenever possible because I know some people want the Best Answer Accolade and that is not an easy one to earn.
This is what i am yet to know. It too bothers me and i would like to select the best answer for all my questions.
by Ari Lamstein 7 years ago
Hello Hubbers,We thought you would like to know that the "Best Answer" feature, which was first described in this blog post:http://blog.hubpages.com/2012/06/best-answer/has now been released. We hope that you enjoy it!Ari
by flashmakeit 7 years ago
How many best answers have you selected for questions that you asked on the hubpages?
by Suzanne Ridgeway 7 years ago
Should HP auto select Best Answer to Questions you ask?When Best Answer has not been awarded by the author of the question, in a reasonable time frame ( say 3 weeks ), do you think HP should auto select it?
by Mike Pugh 6 years ago
How much time should you give before rendering the 'best answer' to a Hubber?Us Hubbers now have the option to award fellow Hubbers who are very helpful at answering questions here in the Q&A section, what do you think is a fair time to give many other potential answers you may...
by Faith Reaper 6 years ago
Why would one choose a "best" answer, when the question posed would not make sense to do so?Concerning questions of one's personal reasons or unique to that person, why would one choose a "best" answer, as it seems to me, with such a question one cannot choose a "best"...
by Peeples 7 years ago
Do you think being able to choose a best answer will change the Answers section?So it has now been said that soon we will be able to pick a best answer. Do you think this will have any impact on the answers section?
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