Why do some Hubber's ask very basic questions?
I find some very basic questions being asked on HP. Some of these questions, the hubber can easily Google-search the answers. Why do they ask, anyway? Would you answer such questions?
Personally, I only answer a question if it interests me and I feel like I have something to contribute. I think a lot of times Hubbers are just trying to be involved in the HP community. Sure, I think some questions are silly or unimportant or just down right confusing, but that's my opinion and I'm sure not all questions appeal to all Hubbers. There is something for everyone and you don't have to get involved anywhere you're not drawn to.
Good question, and I plead guilty as charged. Googling a question is good, but typically the answers are all over the board; everyone has their own opinions. I appreciate that, but when it comes to more specifics, like HP, it's like hearing it straight from the horses mouth. I think overall, it's good to get differing opinions, but by the same token, some questions are answered easily with a little research and common sense.
I agree, sometimes I want more of an opinion than an answer and I value the opinion of my fellow hubbers more than the strangers from Google search results.
Hi Rick, thank you for your time in responding. I also find tons and tons of good information here on Hub Pages.
Nothing wrong is answering such question. When I joined HP and knew nothing about the intricacies of web and used to ask such questions, which look like basic questions now. It is very nice to reciprocate with same gesture. One graduates in unknown field step by step and the best tutor is one who helps his/her followers and fans in the simplest language instead of high tech language. I will feel privileged to answer even basic questions, if they do not relate to sex, violence , religious fundamentalism or are not unethical to be replied on public platform.
I like how you said "basic question", because as we all know, there's no such thing as a dumb question. I could be cynical and say that it's because they want to put up as many questions as they can and dominate the feed and gain visibility, and maybe stand more chance of making money from ads displayed on their questions. But I'd go along with Cantuhearmescream's answer. People just want to be involved. Maybe it's to do research for a hub and they want feedback. There's plenty of possible reasons.
Perhaps I should ask the following question; why do you ask such a basic question?
Touche'! Most likely to fill what in their minds is some kind of quota that ups their scores. I don't know how true that is, and if so, what on earth the algorithm would be, but my guess is that you asked this question for the same reason!
I wan't to thank all those to took their time to share their thoughts on my question. Connorj asked why I also asked such a "basic question".
What I actually meant by basic question is that "it is a question that has only one answer and does not give us the opportunity to give our opinion or share our experiences".
For example, to me, "What is the boiling point of water?" is a basic question. Science has confirmed that the boiling point of water is 100 Degree Celcius. If this question was asked, there will be only one right answer. The question does not give us the opportunity to express our opinion.
You may be right, Stanwshura and Connorj, maybe my own question is dumb. Thank you for your comments. At least my question does not have one answer, that is why I got these responses.
Anti-Valentine did understood my question and provided the answer I was searching for.
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