Is HP reviving a bunch of old questions due to lack of participation?
I noticed that most of the 2 and 3 year old questions have short answers posted. Most of them 8 days ago. Makes me wonder if this is something that is done in slow times or coincidence.
If they keep deleting everyone's questions, I reckon there will be less inclination to post them.
I agree sallybea, a couple of mine were removed saying they promoted a discussion, when I only asked for a brief response. If the questions are causing so much hassle why don't they just remove them and keep everything on the forum.
If a moderator thinks it promotes discussion, why not express and suggest a forum in the form of a comment rather than to just take down the question? It's our site. As long as content rules are followed, why should they care?
I hadn't noticed it. I haven't been checking the dates on the questions. The questions don't seem to earn much money and when I have one I want an answer about no one seem to answer those. I wonder if it is like that for everyone.
Yes I noticed this as well.
The questions section used to be very enjoyable at one time, now its just a drag! I have had a few questions removed for no good reason and I'm not the only hubber this has happened to. Yet, when you look at most of the questions, they are all 'promoting discussion' - the reason why my questions were removed.
The questions section needs to be totally overhauled so that it makes sense or get rid of it.
I think they need to delete the majority of them anyway. Most of them are inane, senseless, and do nothing good for the site. I've even deleted a few of my own, just because they were low traffic and useless.
Insane Mundane I couldn't agree more. I was looking at some of the questions the other day and many were ridiculous others just mind boggling!
That short answer to revive is suspect when most were answered on the same day. Many 3 yr old questions had new answers the same day when most recent answer was 2 yrs before the new one.
I used to love Q-A section. But since one of my question was removed, I am losing the motivation to ask questions. Most of the questions encourage inter active harmless discussion, which is unavoidable.
I however post short replies, as I fear this may not turn into a so called discussion.
Hi ChitrangadaSharan, the same has happened to me and yes, like you I've also lost the motivation to post questions now.
Maybe many others are thinking as you,I and Seeker are. That could be the answer to the question. Explains the big picture.
Yes. Idono, I am not surprised. Asking questions on here now is like playing Russian roulette. I mean c'mon. I asked a question a few days ago, "Who really has an interest in the gender of the royal baby?" It was removed and I was banned from answering or asking questions for 3 days?? What is so wrong with that simple question?
I think HP are going too far on their censorship and are giving certain hubbers too much power when flagging questions. I mean this is getting ridiculous.
Wow Jeff I thought of the same question but was not even interested enough to ask the question. Good thing-I did not realize it would have led to ban!
For heaven's sake that is ridiculous having your question removed! How on earth can you ask a question and not promote at least some discussion. Or do they want 'yes' or 'no' respones. If so, what's the point? Best not to ask any questions at all.
Don't feel bad - I got a 24 hour ban for having the gall to ask if soy is good or bad for you? lol
I think a lot is because they are deleting tons of questions willy nilly - I asked one that had several answers the other day about is Soy actually healthy for you - and it was taken down. It is frustrating so less people are asking questions because why bother? Apparently asking if Soy is actually healthy sparks conversation.
Just when I think I have a handle on the "fine line" that is answers vs forums I get a question flagged and deleted, so I answer but don't even bother to post questions anymore.
Probably because you singled out Soy. That could have created very vehement responses from green, Lima and Kidney.
LOL - yes I can see how that could quickly become a controversial topic that would lead to flame wars and shenanigans, thanks for setting me straight
Let this be a lesson. NO bean wants to be profiled. Foreign or domestic. Just havin' fun. thx
I asked 'What one thing do you dislike about summer' and it was taken down as well?????
Could be because they are getting a lot of the same subject matter over and over.. Actually some of the older questions are interesting and my have been passed over first round.
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