If I'm not mistaken, it is currently not possible to edit our answers to Q&A questions beyond the initial five or so minute window when we first make them. Many times I later look over my answers and either catch a minor error or have something else to add. I suppose one solution would be to add the question again manually, enter the new answer, and delete the old question, but this seems unnecessarily complicated.
I understand why editing comments has a limited window opportunity due to their back-and-forth nature, but Q&A's don't really have that potential pratfall.
There is a way to do it but it is a pain. Go to the filters and click show answered. Copy the answer (unless you have it saved elsewhere). Click add question and retype the question then paste the answer and edit it before submitting. It would be much easier if there was just an edit function and it would be useful if we want to change it or add to it at any point. I assume the date on the question, which would change if it were updated will effect it's ranking as it does with our articles.
Does the Q&A's go through a quality assessment review before it is posted?
I have a button to edit both the questions and the answers. Are you saying that you are not have this edit button?
If you are not, I suggest you contact HP and ask that this be cleared up so that you can edit questions and answers.
by HubPages 6 years ago
Many of you have pointed out that it would be nice to edit Questions right after they have been posted (it's always embarrassing to find typos AFTER one hits submit), so the ever-fabulous Ari Lamstein made it possible for you to edit your Questions- so long as no Answers have been submitted.Thanks...
by Bev G 6 months ago
I really like the new Q&A feature on individual hubs. What I'd like to know is if there's a way to delete a question if it's inappropriate?For example, I have one now. Let's say the hub is about apple pies, their origin and history, and the question is 'What is apple?' That's just a made up...
by Christy Kirwan 2 months ago
As many of you noticed, we've recently been doing some testing with the Q&A feature on articles vs. with their own URLs. As a result of our tests we've developed a new policy.Once approved by a moderator, Questions will have a grace period to gain traffic on their own URL. Questions that gain a...
by Brandon Lobo 4 months ago
I thought that the questions would be adding to the hub, thereby making the hub rank better for certain terms. However, that's not the case from what I see. The questions show on the page but not the answers, so the content of the answer is not really on the page, therefore it does not add to the...
by Susannah Birch 5 years ago
What do you think of people who ask a question then use the answers to write a hub?What do you think of people who ask a question (in forums or answer section etc) then use your answers and turn them into a hub? Would it bother you?
by Suzanne Day 4 years ago
Hi everyone,I'm just starting out in the wonderful world of Hubpages questions and answers. I've had a look through the help centre and only found a little info....basically that Q&A's are meant to be a very mini hub type thing, where you can earn the 60% for all views on your Question and...
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