There was a comment on one of my articles that was basically a complaint that I hadn't answered questions on the article. I used to answer every question on that article but it gets so many questions and I have no time to keep answering questions. Just curious how important is it to answer people's questions on articles.
There was a question on mine and the questioner responded shortly afterwards "Where's my answer?" Needless to say I deleted both questions.
Also remember that comments can be admin approved (or rejected) eventually, so I recommend allowing or denying them quickly. I've had a few comments slip through this way because I didn't make up my mind fast enough.
Yesterday I got a question about why was Thomas Cream considered a suspect in the Jack the Ripper case. The entire substance of the article was an explanation of why Cream was a suspect.
A couple of days earlier in an article on the history of the media I was asked what was the origin of the Internet. This was the subject of a section of the article.
This happens over and over again; people ask questions that are clearly answered in the articles. They just can't be bothered to read them.
I question the utility of this feature.
I turned off the Q&A's feature on my articles a while ago. I wasn't getting many questions anyway, and the few I did get were either asking about things that were clearly explained in the article, (as Rupert pointed out), or they were gibberish/spam ("hi thanks for this great information follow me back pls").
Not important to me. I've only had a few, but almost of them were folks trying to get to look at a video from a fake news site (I do a lot of debunking in my articles). All it does is give a legion of tinfoil hatters a new way to contact/harass you.
I get a lot of questions on my relationships, parenting and blank brain articles. It does seem, as others have said, that the answer is already there, making you wonder if they actually read the articles. The majority of the time, the person sounds like they needed to reach out and connect, or are in need of a direct answer or fix to a desperate situation. So I do answer them all. It also can help with traffic because they sometimes share the article. So I want to be as responsive as I can if I have the time.
I turned off Q&A and just turn it on temporarily to make up my own ones. Pity it isn't a premium paid service like it was on Fixya.com.
I get a lot of questions on some of my articles, and some are the same, but as my articles may have hundreds of questions with some being already addressed, I take in consideration the number of queries they may have to go through to find the duplicate answer. Yeah, sometimes it's a pain....
Thanks, folks. Kind of glad that most of you don't bother too much with answering questions. I just can't keep up with some of them and, like some of you have said, the questions can be found by the reader already - in the article.
by chspublish 6 years ago
How many questions have you answered on HubPages and do you answer questions?
by Matthew I Crawford 7 years ago
Am I the only one who refuses to answer questions that do not use correct grammer?
by breathe2travel 7 years ago
What motivates you to answer questions on HubPages?
by Poon Poi Ming 6 years ago
Hi, I wonder why I am suddenly banned from answering questions. Is the ban permanent or temporary? I have written to the HubPages Team but I thought that I may be able to get a faster response here. Is there a guideline on how to answer questions? Honestly, I really don't know which rule I have...
by Dolores Monet 8 months ago
I have noticed that most of the questions I get are from one article. Those questions are piling up. Most are very specific and can not be answered by reading the article. That being said, do too many questions attached to one article hurt that article? I feel like too many comments dragged an...
by Anthony Goodley 9 years ago
I noticed in my activity stream and accolades that it says I have answered 10 requests. If that means that I have written 10 hubs in response to user 'Questions' I'm quite sure that is wrong. The real number would be 1, nowhere close to 10. Even if you count the hub I wrote for the Question that...
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