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 Lamstein5 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...
by flashmakeit5 years ago
How many best answers have you selected for questions that you asked on the hubpages?
by Suzanne Ridgeway5 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 Pugh5 years ago
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by Faith Reaper4 years ago
When you post a question and select a best answer, do you then close the question?On questionswhere I am actually needing an answer and not just really someone's view on something, I will close the question once I...
by Faith Reaper16 months ago
I apologize, but it seems a "Best" answer was chosen on my question when I did not choose it. I hope the HP Team can help me or someone can inform me why that happened! I noticed it via my phone...
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