Obviously it is a useful feature and it can take my mind down different paths that it had not considered...
But are there any hidden advantages to asking endless questions constantly?
I might expect such things from a newbie, but often they are from people with hub scores of 95+
It puzzles me, I am puzzled.
(endless questions constantly...is that grammatically allowed?)
I think it also contributes towards a hubber score, one more way of participating in the community, as sometimes it inspires others to answer with a hub.
same with answers. if you answer questions either with a reply or by writing a hub, it helps to increase your hubber score.
every time someone participates in the HubMob, it is answering a question from Princessa.
Is that a question? If not why are you using a question mark? Is your question a general observation or do you want to know for a reason? Are you referring to the 'questions' section or the forum? Do you question everything? Can I ask you a question? Or should I just answer?
If I can think of any questions I will be sure to come along and ask you. Is that ok with you?
Many questions, comments and concerns are sincere. However, there are many who love to incite others by repeating old posts or arguments. Although stimulating to the mind these avenues are very unproductive and useless. If one loves that kind of addiction it's all right there. However, if you would rather be productive stay clear of these kinds of threads.
To Question All the Questions...That is the Question!
hugpages is allknowing
Well, I was thinking along the line that people usually ask questions to get answers.
At least, that's the most obvious reason for asking a question.
I have seen some people ask 20 questions in as many as 20 minutes, on completely different topics...
Am I not allowed to ask why what would be seen as spam on any other site is acceptable here?
What is the point of flooding hubpages with thousands of questions in a matter of hours and killing off those that could genuinely be thought provoking?
How about the fact that answering the questions in HUBS earns accolades and those who see a question and write a hub about it is just fine.
I see I am going to have to approach my original question again and reword it more carefully to make sure there are no misunderstandings....
How would you like it if there was a serious question you wanted answering or needed answering such as how to change a bolt nut on a flat tyre in the middle of nowhere when you are too far away from an auto rescue truck service?
Would you appreciate the vast mass of spam all over the place where no one gives a damn about their questions and will never visit it again?
I like cartoons, do you like Alexander Lemming ?
I like cartoons, do you like Alister ?
I like cartoons, do you like Alvida ?
I like cartoons, do you like Ann-Margrock ?
I like cartoons, do you like Arnie Pie ?
I like cartoons, do you like Arpine Lusène ?
I like cartoons, do you like Axe-hand Morgan ?
I like cartoons, do you like Baby Crockett ?
I like cartoons, do you like Baby Face Finlayson ?
I like cartoons, do you like Bellamy the Hyena ?
I like cartoons, do you like Butch and Cassidy ?
I like cartoons, do you like Buzz Lightyear ?
I like cartoons, do you like Ludwig Von Drake?
I like cartoons, do you like Marge Bouvier Simpson ?
I like cartoons, do you like Marshall D. Teach ?
I like cartoons, do you like Michelangelo ?
I like cartoons, do you like Milhouse Van Houten ?
I like cartoons, do you like Mickey Mouse ?
I like cartoons, do you like Morlocks ?
I like cartoons, do you like Nebby K. Nezzer ?
I like cartoons, do you like Nemo .?
I like cartoons, do you like Nero ?
How do I change a tyre in the dark when stranded?
I like cartoons, do you like Nina Einstein ?
I like cartoons, do you like Oscar ?
I like cartoons, do you like Pepe Le Pew ?
I like cartoons, do you like Philip J. Fry ?
I like cartoons, do you like Raphael ?
I like cartoons, do you like Richard the Lion ?
I like cartoons, do you like Rip Van Wink ?
I like cartoons, do you like Rock Lee ?
I like cartoons, do you like Rock Quarry ?
I like cartoons, do you like Rubberduck?
I like cartoons, do you like Scrooge McDuck ?
I like cartoons, do you like Seymour Skinner ?
I like cartoons, do you like Sigmund ?
I like cartoons, do you like Stony Curtis ?
I like cartoons, do you like Sweeny Toddler?
I like cartoons, do you like Tony Zucco ?
I like cartoons, do you like Tycho Brahe ?
I like cartoons, do you like Victor and Hugo /?
I like cartoons, do you like W.C. Fieldmouse?
I like cartoons, do you like Wolfgang?
I like cartoons, do you like Yankee Poodle?
I like cartoons, do you like Yensid/?
I like cartoons, do you like Yogi Bear?
I like cartoons, do you like Snoopy?
Find the serious question in that lot, it may be an extreme example but it is close to what I am seeing...some people just do not care about their questions because they are so throwaway...shouldnt they cost something?
I do just fine never visiting the questions section, so I am sure that you could do just fine by not visiting too? In fact I wouldn't even know how to get to that section, is it via 'Answers'?
The reason why Hubpages even has an answers section is simple. The questions are probably indexed in search engines, so people who search for that question will find Hubpages. From that section they may well explore the site, often via the profile of the people asking or answering the question.
So the best thing that you could do, instead of moaning about the questions section, is get answering the questions and one day you may hit the jackpot. Link to your relevant hubs in the answers, or even just make your answer interesting so people think "oh who is this man".
The people who ask lots of questions and answer lots of questions do so for traffic. Spam or not spam? Probably spam, but probably effective at times nonetheless.
That is my take.
There should probably be some regulation in terms of asking "spam" questions, then.
Some people don't understand the question area. Some think they will earn money from it.
I agree, I think that's a major reason for some of the Hubbers who ask ridiculous questions.
Some Hubbers assume (wrongly) that having a high Hubberscore earns you more money, so they go all out to achieve one. Unfortunately they choose all the wrong things - following people, asking questions, etc, everything but writing long, good quality Hubs!
AND.... Some Don't
They answer or ask questions that provide incentive for others to write. It is a good feature here and a positive one irrespective of the opinions of those who choose not to use it
The OP was complaining that those genuine questions are getting drowned in the mass of stupid questions asked for the sake of asking - we were just suggesting why people might be doing such a silly thing.
There are certain benefits of asking questions in your related knowledge area that you have already published your hubpages under, with relevant hublinks of your own hubpages if you target the right keywords and plus what a few people do is answer their own questions to become the experts in that area....it's all time consuming, but it could work internally for some extra traffic.
I see that as spam to a certain degree, whilst Answering questions with links to your hubs is a different thing altogether! If somebody demands, it is only polite to supply
Supplying a Hub to answer a question posted would be considered SPAM, if the hub was written before the question was asked.
Meaning, the question could have been asked before, and someone wrote a hub about it.
HubPages prefers that people write NEW hubs to answer new questions.
if I see a question on my feed that isn't ridiculous and I can give a decent answer, I answer it, otherwise I don't bother.
Many of them are coming from the HubGreeters.
I wrote a hub answering a question that was asked by a hubber who was welcoming me.
It gave me something to get started with
The question was: what is your favorite science and why
In a list of questions, this one looks ridiculous. But it was directed at my account. I knew it was being asked of me specifically. That isn't very obvious to other hubbers who see the question but can't see who it was directed to.
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