Would you delete a question you posed if it had 156 answers and 2, 404 views so far when ...?
I need feedback as I had recently posed a question which, apparently, is a "hot" topic question, and I am thrilled so many answered the question and it has so far produced views into the thousands. So, what is the problem, you say? Well, apparently somehow a "Best" answer was chosen on my question, when I did NOT choose it! I am so upset about this, being so many have answered, when a person who just joined HP answered my question, and then her answer was chosen immediately as "Best" when I did not choose it! I had not planned on choosing a best answer anytime soon. It's not fair to all!
Why would anyone do that? Is there a reason for doing it?
No it should not be deleted.
Thanks Eric. I don't want to delete the question at all, but I don't want it showing that I chose Best answer, when I did not choose that Best answer, and to be fair to all who answered the question. I hope HP can undo something I did not choose.
Yes I saw that issue. I can see your point. I feel your aggravation. That is a case that you may be justified. A somewhat moral issue. It is like attributing words to you in a lying manner. Did you answer your own question. That may be a remedy.
Hi Eric, yes, it is a matter of principle to me. If it was an insignificant question, I would just delete it. Exactly, it is as if someone else chose my words! Answering my own question may help to satisfy, but it will still show another's choice.
Well I know there does not have to be a reason for anything as Best Answer I chose became hidden I assume from readers who wanted to "win" the argument which is definitely not right either! I guess all the kinks still are not out here and I would never suggest anyone (much less you of all people) would imagine or just make this up! I would contact HP about it if I were you for it certainly is not right!
Yes, I have contacted HP, but no answer yet. A techy person on a forum suggested I change my password as it seems it has been hacked. There is no way I chose a Best answer as I had not planned to do so anytime soon. It is the principle of it ...
If you had been hacked I think they would have done more damage than that! lol I have never heard of a Best Answer hidden, have you? Yet I guess that is possible with down buttons still at play!
You're right about that, I guess LOL, but I am just upset that I did not choose a Best answer and somehow it was chosen. I would not have chosen that answer as Best. Yes, that is odd about your pick being hidden, but the answer was hidden too?
Yes and is being attempted on another question, though I have not chosen it yet i hinted that I would and it went hidden!
There were a lot of answers hidden on my question too, and they were perfectly fine? Maybe too many people voted down a particular answer and it goes hidden, possibly? Who knows!
I am under the impression that only the questioner can select a "best answer", No other person can do that for you.
Having said that people can vote thumbs up on a particular answer.
You should get in contact with HP and let them know somehow a best answer was chosen that (you) didn't choose.
Even with that I don't see why you would delete the question.
If it's still getting views, answers, and responses. I've seen questions that are 5 years old still getting responses.
That is my understanding too, Dashing ...I have contacted HP, but have not heard back. It seems once a "Best" is chosen, you cannot delete that answer, as I have tried and asked the person to repost. Maybe there was some sort of glitch that day?
It is true once a "best answer" has been selected it's written in stone sort of speak. Sounds like an unfortunate glitch to me. I doubt someone was so interested in the question that they would hack into your acct just to select a "best" answer.
I doubt that too, but I am so bewildered as to how that happened. To be fair to all those who answered and many who commented, plus I feel wronged that I didn't choose the "Best" answer. I don't want all thinking I chose that answer as best!
I definitely would not delete the question while I was still earning from it.
I am sure Staff will respond after the weekend. A little patience may be required but they will, I have no doubt:)
Interesting! I did not vote that answer up, it came up the minute I hit the button and that is the second time recently.
Thank you, Sally. I hope HP will respond after the weekend too. I guess I will leave it alone for now. That is interesting! Some strange goings on here of late ...yes, patience.
How can you earn from a question? Unless it leads people to your hubs?
From the ads on your question. That question did have ads, so I assume one can earn from those ads?
If you are certain you didn't select it as Best Answer, I would definitely look into changing your password. It's my understanding that only the Hubber posing the question can select this as an option. I would also hold HP's feet to the fire, so to speak, to find out how this could happen. And how someone can hack into our password. That's more than a little disconcerting. They must have a way to track the time when it was selected, etc. I've been following your Q&A with interest, and I must admit that I was a little surprised to see the Best Answer choice. Good luck!
Thank you, Genna. I know! I was just shocked about an answer being chosen as Best, when I did not choose it, and had not planned on choosing one any time soon. It is the principle of it, as it is putting words in my mouth so-to-speak. I will do so!
I just thought of something. The IP Address! It's like a thumb print in a way. They can track it this way, I would think.
Yes, that's right, Genna! Well, we'll see. All I know is that I did not pick best answer and had not planned to any time soon.
Faith, can you not delete that answer? If not, can you not add a comment saying that you did not select this answer? I don't know because I don't usually post questions, but I certainly wouldn't delete the whole Q&A thread.
I would not delete the question, Faith. Wait and see if HP can do something about it, until then I would take MizB's suggestion and post a comment explaining that the "best" answer was not selected by you etc.
Report the problem to Hubpages. http://hubpages.com//faq/#report-a-problem
Hooray! Well, I have my answer to my question here, and that is that I don't have to delete my question because Matt and the HP Team removed the Best answer that I did not choose on my hot question! So now I am free to choose "Best" answer when I so desire.
Thank you so much for fixing this problem, as it felt as though someone was putting words in my mouth with an answer I did not choose as "Best".
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