Why do people keep asking questions they already know the answers to?
show of intelligence? or Familiarity?
Probably either to start a discussion or purely because they need another opinion just in case they are wrong.
I think it is to get people to think about the topic and weigh in.
A desire to receive validation of the answer they want to hear, confirmation they are right.
To get dem HubPages accolades, yo. Gotta ask a lot of questions, and answer questions, for those virtual trophies. They're important!
Also, narcissism. This is the generation of "Me!" where your answer to their question, even if well thought out, doesn't matter. What matters is that you agree with them. Most questions asked here at HubPages seem to be rhetorical, rather than genuine. Things like "Why is Donald Trump such an idiot?" or "Why is Hillary so corrupt?" are perfect examples.
The sheer volume of questions, and the "quality" of those questions, are asked by what seems to be only a few people. It's annoying, to say the least.
by Andria 10 years ago
Some hubbers are taking the mick with it. It's spamming. It's not allowed in the forums. If you want attention promote yourself according to good manners. Not by over spamming in the questions section.
by DougBerry 6 years ago
So, are you just answering/asking questions to get an accolade? I am.
by Mr.NGR 5 years ago
Why do prefer answering questions to asking questions?If the other way around then why do prefer that?
by Mark Ewbie 6 years ago
Why do people keep saying "I wrote a hub on it" when answering questions on the forums?Tedious, boring, bad manners, self publicity? As if one possible extra visit is going to make any difference in terms of income, fame, success, etc.
by Charlu 6 years ago
Do you have more fun writing hubs or asking questions and waiting for answers?
by Arni Abueva 6 years ago
Why do we keep on asking questions to which we already know the answer?Just an effect of noticing around.
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