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What do they really want of us?
Your recent question "What Do These Groups Of People Have In Common?" has been removed because it encouraged a discussion rather than a Hub or multi-paragraph answer. Surveys and poll-type questions do not belong in Answers.
I have asked questions that they also tell me that they don't want yes and no answers, yet the question didn't bring that and it got deleted. They make my head spin sometimes!! Really I think they are out to get me and I am not the only one!!!
Don't take it personally. Anyone who has asked at least 10 questions has probably had one removed. In my opinion asking a question automatically leads to a discussion. Giving an answer or sharing one's opinion often leads to rebutal answers/opinions. The same could be true for comments on a hub where an individual disagrees with what was written.
I suspect there are people who from time to time "flag" questions or hubs (they) disagree with or (personally) don't like. It's really up to you as the writer to contact the Hubpages team to defend your content or get a throrough explanation. I have known them to re-instate hubs after some consideration or after some modest changes were made.
There have been many of my questions deleted for said reasons and also many of my hubs been taken down. I wont be surprised if this question gets deleted. I am now just starting to re-publish many of my hubs I unpublished because of bogus reasons..
No Lady, it is not only you. This has happened to me several times as well. I have literally sat here with both of my arms in the air thinking "what are they thinking?" It does get very frustrating at times. I would just suggest to not take it personally, it happens to almost all of us. Have a great day!
I can't say about any other questions that got removed, but I would guess that the question "What Do These Groups of People Have In Common?" might have been removed because it doesn't sound like a question an individual would honestly ask another or would want a singular answer for . . . if that makes any sense at all. Naturally, many questions yield different opinions that can lead to a discussion but, that question sounds a little more like something a teacher would ask their students, specifically, as a class discussion starter (or as a question they already know the answer to) rather than a question one would ask a singular person. It's more of a question you would open a forum discussion with, rather than asking say, "What's the difference between a Protestant and a Catholic?" or something like that, which could lead to a discussion but, can, also, be easily answered by one person. I can't say if a lot of your questions were taken down for similar reasons but, I think a good rule of thumb in Questions is asking yourself if you would ask this question to a singular person (or would be happy even if just one person answered it). Maybe all it would take is just rephrasing the question. I think they just want people to ask questions they honestly want an answer to rather than asking something with the intention of starting a discussion (whether or not one happens anyway). I, also, think they like questions that one person could easily answer or make a hub out of. I don't know, I may be completely wrong but, that's my impression anyway. Sorry you've had such trouble and, hopefully, this answer helps you out a teeny tiny bit . . . But, if you still think you've been targeted unfairly, I agree with dashingscorpio and just contact the Hubpages team and see if you can get a explanation from them directly.
It may not be the question, but some of the answers that are submitted. I have seen questions asking pretty straightforward questions and then see several answers that really do not address the question. So it may be a matter regarding the luck of the draw or more precisely, the responses of the people who answer a legitimate question and the answers they give.
I never had a question pulled, but questions for which I was among many that submitted answers pulled.
I doubt if there is a concrete criteria for making this determination. It is kind of letting someone edit something you had written. They may change your wording to conform to some unused rule of grammar and in the process change the meaning of what you are saying.
The ? was followed up by many groups that I listed so it was not just the ? that I thought was the problem. Some were Blacks, Gay, Muslim, deformed children, women, Irish, Jews, mental handicapped. So many hubs could have been written from these.
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