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Do you ever answer a question even after the Best Answer has been chosen?

  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    Do you ever answer a question even after the Best Answer has been chosen?

    I enjoy providing an answer to questions at times but sometimes there are already many answers, and decide not to. Have you ever given an answer to a question with many answers or even though the Best Answer was already picked?

  2. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 2 years ago

    Yes, if I feel I have something to add, or something that hasn't been stated yet I will answer anyway.  If everything has been covered, I'll sometimes pass on by.

    1. Kiss andTales profile image79
      Kiss andTalesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I always do , because it is not that I am in the running for best answer, it is important to me that the truth be told on any subject.  The best answer to me is a nice feature but the value is truth , because the one posting can be bias .

    2. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good point,Christine.

  3. Lisa HW profile image71
    Lisa HWposted 2 years ago

    Maybe, in spite of all the time I've been on this page, I don't really understand how "Answers" is supposed to work; but I've always thought that if a question was still open it meant "feel free to answer".    smile  I've just always figured that sometimes whoever posts the question gets whatever he/she wants and selects "best answer" before moving on.  In the meantime, HP leaves up the questions   So, yes.  If I think I have a half-decent answer to contribute I'll answer. 

    Most of the time I come to the Answers section first to look for ideas for Hubs (and there aren't many these days with the kinds of questions so many people post).  If I don't see an idea for a Hub I may just leave.  If I'm bored and looking for something to do that doesn't take bothering thinking up a whole Hub then I'll answer a question (again, if I think I have something to contribute).  I keep copies of my answers (just what I write - not any part of anything anyone else wrote with the question) in case I decide to, say, post my answers on a zillion of my own blogs.   (lol)   

    Then, too, no matter how long I've been on this site, I don't even really know how to do "write a Hub about it" without being uncertain that the Hub is even "connected" to the question (particularly after creating a decent-quality title out of something like a poorly written or presented question).

    Nobody asked, but I really think the whole "Answers" thing could use some changes.  It's too bad there isn't a feature for a person to "write a Hub about it" without having to worry about a whole, big, complicated, thing of coming up with a "mini-Hub" BUT being the one who gets "credit"/potential earnings for an substantial answer to a question that requires more a very few words/lines.

    In any case, I just kind of figure that if people weren't supposed to answer once a "best answer" has been selected, the option to answer wouldn't still be there (for, for example, the bored among us   smile   ).

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Some people look at all the answers and come up with a usable idea to write a hub.

  4. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 2 years ago

    No. The reason has nothing to do with wanting the best answer given to me. If someone has already chosen best answer I feel like they have already gotten the answer they were looking for so I move on.

    1. Stacie L profile image89
      Stacie Lposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's probably why I am not too quick to pick an answer...I want to wait a reasonable amount of time and choose. Sometimes I don't choose at all because I don't like any of them.

    2. peeples profile image95
      peeplesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, and sometimes I don't pick a best answer because multiple answers are equally good.

  5. Sherry Hewins profile image97
    Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years ago

    Only if it is a truly intriguing question. I used to love the Q&A, but I hardly ever go there anymore.

 
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