Do some people ask questions on HP just for the sake of asking questions ?
I always wondered after reading through few of the questions asked that do the hubbies just post a question for the sake of posting one ? Or they really need a useful answer to it ? What do you think ?
I have no way of statistically answering the question (how would anybody track or quantify intention)? If folks are convinced that somewhere points or benefits are awarded to contributors on HPnwho pose questions, maybe they just ask questions for the sake of asking questions. I have a hunch that there are two other categories of questioners. One group has an issue that is important to them and are looking for a supportive audience who will tell the truth (supportive in the sense that they want to be honest and give you what you are looking for to make a good judgement). The other group asks questions about writing because there is a sound cadre of people with experience and accomplishment and the individuals asking are serious about writing. They truly want to get better stylistically and, probably to some extent, understand the business of writing. What better place to go?
Hope that is a helpful answer.
They think it will earn them money or want the accolade for asking 100 questions on their profile. Most of the questions asked can be answered with a few seconds on google sp the majority are pointless.
I suppose some are of that nature. I post questions sometimes in order to jump start a planned hub. People's answers often help me focus my own thoughts.
Asking questions here are probably just like anything else in the world, Some people probably do, but most don't.
Good questing dear, i believe most of the hubbers post questions for the sake of posting one to get some views from there. And very few post truly, may be.
I post questions to increase my knowledge and the knowledge of others. The majority of questions recently seem to have good content. There is always the exception. Some questions about writing, problem solving, relationships, technology, politics should create general interest. This site has an abundance of knowledgable people.
You won't know the answer or how people really feel about a certain subject if you do not ask questions. This is how children learn. As adults, we learn something every day.
For me, I post questions that are on my mind. I guess I could say I post them to post them, but mostly it is to just have a presence on HP. Sometimes the questions come from hubs that I am writing, from work, from a conversation, from the news, etc. I don't sit down and think, alright, what questions can I ask. I would say my intent to gain from asking the question is general consensus. How are my views opposed to someone else's? It is also a great way to get another perspective on things. Most of the questions I ask don't have a right or wrong answer. Did you ask this question just to ask a question?
I've wondered the same, mr-veg. I think that some people do ask for the sake of asking. It looks to me that it's a way to get a conversation going, get to know other hubbers, or to get involved in the community. I don't think it's easy coming up with a question so a lot of hubbers just ask anything. Someone asked a question yesterday that I started to answer then I stopped, thinking to myself, "hey, can't that easily be found online?"
I come across questions that make me think this as well but I also admit that it just may be that I don't "get" the question and others do. These situations are typically few and far between for me because I tend to look at the offerings on the top half of the first page or answer those that pop up on my account page. Some questions are superficial and others are pretty deep. There are many comfortably in-between.
Personally I ask questions that I truly would like to hear others opinions and experience on. I'm not a know it all and like to hear what others might have to say or what they'd do in a certain situation.
Some people do it because they *think* it will increase their earnings. I actually asked this question a while a go and you can see the answer on how the earnings system actually works
http://tussin.hubpages.com/question/204 … -from-them
I have run into a few Hubbers that seem to fit this profile. Why they ask such "obvious" or "lame" questions is beyond me and I don't really care to share with people what my favorite color may be.
I ask questions mainly because:
1) I am interested in the topic
2) I am taking a survey and studying the results
3) I am looking for quality discussion
4) I want to understand an issue from another perspective
5) I want to reach out and meet new people
6) I want to know those I've already met...even better
7) I find it rather enlightening and sometimes...amusing
8) I want to get people to think about things
9) I want others to know my mind a little better
10) It's a safe way to socialize and be neighborly
I have asked questions about color to get feedback on people thoughts, what is the norm, what is not the norm, etc. It is quite helpful in building fictional characters for writing. Just out of curiosity what else do you consider lame?
Well to summarise I think i got it correct below: it seems like asking question has trended into some sort of a discussion board, where people want to interact with other hubbers and not really looking for a specific answer !!
I find asking questions help me see different views, different approaches, different thoughts. Sometimes the question can be simple or sometimes a little more complex. I like seeking understanding and trying to learn and study different points of view. I also learn from how people answer questions. Or should I say from the variety of answers from one question. I love fictional writing and these differences of opinions and different point of views are little gems which allow me to help define characters and their behavior for of course fictional writing.
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