Would you delete a question you posed if it had 156 answers and 2, 404 views so

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  1. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 2 years ago

    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!

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  2. Ericdierker profile image51
    Ericdierkerposted 2 years ago

    Why would anyone do that? Is there a reason for doing it?

    No it should not be deleted.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. Ericdierker profile image51
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. Jackie Lynnley profile image91
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 2 years ago

    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!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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 ...

    2. Jackie Lynnley profile image91
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    3. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    4. Jackie Lynnley profile image91
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes and is being attempted on another question, though I have not chosen it yet i hinted that I would and it went hidden!

    5. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  4. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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?

    2. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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!

  5. sallybea profile image97
    sallybeaposted 2 years ago

    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:)

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting!  I did not vote that answer up, it came up the minute I hit the button and that is the second time recently.

    2. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. ptosis profile image74
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      How can you earn from a question? Unless it leads people to your hubs?

    4. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      From the ads on your question.  That question did have ads, so I assume one can earn from those ads?

  6. Genna East profile image90
    Genna Eastposted 2 years ago

    Faith..

    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!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. Genna East profile image90
      Genna Eastposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  7. MizBejabbers profile image91
    MizBejabbersposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi MizB, No, once a "Best" answer is chosen, it can't be deleted.  I tried!  LOL and I made a comment and apologized and asked her to repost her answer because I did not chose it.  HP is checking on it now.

  8. Jodah profile image87
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi John, I don't want to delete the entire question, but It seems you can't delete an answer once chosen as "Best", as I tried and did make a comment and apologized and explained I did not chose it.  HP is checking though!

  9. nochance profile image95
    nochanceposted 2 years ago

    Report the problem to Hubpages. http://hubpages.com//faq/#report-a-problem

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Chloe. Matt with the Team HubPages responded to my email and said they are checking into it. It's just a matter of principle.

  10. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 2 years ago

    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".

    Good work!

    1. Faith Reaper profile image86
      Faith Reaperposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      IT HAPPENED AGAIN ON THAT SAME QUESTION??? Again, I did not choose Best answer yet, but there is an answer saying it was chosen as Best!  Will contact HP Team once again.  This is growing wearisome.

 
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