Why are most of the Hot Questions years old?

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  1. rutley profile image72
    rutleyposted 4 years ago

    Why are most of the Hot Questions years old?

    Isn't anyone asking anything new or are the answers just to good to ignore? Hhmmmmmm,
    I wonder.

  2. fpherj48 profile image78
    fpherj48posted 4 years ago

    Rutley  BEST question all Year!!   I just mentioned this on 2 separate occasions, posting a comment on HP regarding the old age of these questions.  There are dozens of them.
    It is ANNOYING to say the least.  Especially to a picky, critical, detailed, micro-managing person such as me!

    I gently suggested:  Maybe after 2, 3 or 4 years....a BEST answer can be chosen and the question CLOSED to comment??  Ya think?   

    Or don't even bother to choose a best answer (although some hubbers would be offended by that)  but at LEAST close out the damned 4 year old question.  It's a pretty safe bet you've gotten all the comments you're gonna get.

    No doubt most of these questions are long forgotten by the hubbers who posted them.  It would be nice if HP Team gave these sleepers a little nudge.

    I answer a lot of questions, so I notice this several times a week.  I also have to search to find a recent question or one I haven't already answered.

    Hey, what can we do, Rutley....things are tough all over....LOL!!!

  3. tsadjatko profile image59
    tsadjatkoposted 4 years ago


    Really? Isn't it obvious? Back then there was global warming.

    We now have entered an era of global cooling, which just like global warming can be blamed for everything. Record ice storms, coldest temps in years, once hot to trot, women have stopped putting out, and yes the hot questions are the last remnant of the past global warming period.

    Not a hot question around in the last few months or recent times. Polar bears are thriving and the oceans are receding. Hardly anyone even knows who Algore is anymore and we're all about to freeze our buns off. Hot questions are years old? Who cares, in these frigid conditions you must keep your buns and eat them too!

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    From what I understand, it's because those questions are driving traffic to HubPages. They mot not be getting new answers daily, but until people stop searching for them, they're going to stay up there. I've found that browsing only the 'latest' tab is far more productive than trying to find new stuff among the popular questions.

    1. fpherj48 profile image78
      fpherj48posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well now, That explains it and it makes sense too!   I'll be darned!  Case closed, Rutley.  Next question?

  5. Thief12 profile image89
    Thief12posted 4 years ago

    Isn't there a policy in HubPages that if a question encourages a more profound or complex discussion rather than simple answers, the admins close it and recommend the Hubber to either create a Hub or Forum?

  6. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 4 years ago

    Great question - and one I'd much rather see pop up in Hot Questions than a few others that routinely top the list!

  7. Nigham AFZAL profile image74
    Nigham AFZALposted 4 years ago

    Because we are new here... smile There was a question I found so much interesting...but to my luck...the answer option was closed by the author... smile I wish I could ask him..."Please Sir! open the option for 5 minutes..." big_smile


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