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Why do people post so many pointless questions a day?

  1. sparkleyfinger profile image92
    sparkleyfingerposted 5 years ago

    Why do people post so many pointless questions a day?

    I look through questions to see if there is anyone I can help, or any useful topic... And certain Hubbers post ridiculous amounts of pointless questions... Some are rephrased, but essentially the same question... I ask questions that I want to know the answers to, not just for stats... Are these Hubbers trying to direct traffic to their pages, or trying to get better accolades, or just trying to be irritating to those genuinely looking for information? Or is it all 3....

  2. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    I believe they are trying to up their hub karma score. I don't think it helps much.

    1. sparkleyfinger profile image92
      sparkleyfingerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I thought it may be that... You think they would just write more good quality hubs!?

  3. dilipchandra12 profile image77
    dilipchandra12posted 5 years ago

    Now the Questions are hosted under the user's subdomain. That means the hubbers can earn from ad revenue from those questions posted by him/her. So obviously; more questions, more views and more income smile

    1. sparkleyfinger profile image92
      sparkleyfingerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ah... Well I'm sure that's how it's meant to work... Personally I refuse to go onto someone's profile if I see lots of questions in a row...

  4. ReneeDC1979 profile image60
    ReneeDC1979posted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't say the questions are pointless.  I mean just as you said you post questions that you want answers to.  Well, I am sure they are doing the same.  And remember you can't please everyone.  They may be doing it to boost their score and their income, but so what.  Just keep it moving and don't worry about things you can't control.

    1. sparkleyfinger profile image92
      sparkleyfingerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lol I don't " worry" about it. I worry about very little. But these people ask the same question 5 or 10 times, just rephrased. It's very obvious and makes them look quite dumb.

  5. pagesvoice profile image84
    pagesvoiceposted 5 years ago

    I agree with you about the silliness and repetitive nature of some questions. I too refuse to look at a poster's profile if I see they have asked a string of nonsensical questions. To me, it shows someone is just wasting my time and I skip right over them. Perhaps some ask "pointless" questions in the hope that other hubbers will follow them or read some of their work. However, I think that approach will backfire. When asking a question, it is almost like interviewing for a job. You want to come off as an articulate, well versed person, yet one who has a curiosity about something that can't easily pop up on a Google search.

    1. sparkleyfinger profile image92
      sparkleyfingerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree... Iv seen questions like how do you make a call from an iPhone... Then repeated for every model of phone that's out. Seriously a waste of people's time!

  6. ib radmasters profile image60
    ib radmastersposted 5 years ago

    You mean like this one
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    LOL

    1. sparkleyfinger profile image92
      sparkleyfingerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, this one is one of, I think 5 or 6 completely different questions Iv asked since Iv been on here. Plus the fact I reply to those who answer and spent some time elaborating on the question in the first place....

      LOL

 
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