I know thread is a thread on this, but it is closed
I just wanted to see if we can get this to go away permanently once we hit the 'X'
I'm not sure why the other thread is closed, so if I'm opening a can of worms, I'm sorry.
I decided to delete my previous post and replace it with this link instead.
A kinder, gentler paradigmsearch
The question I have right on my account now:"Are you bitter? is that your way of knowing people by telling something rude? thanks anyway!"
I've seen the other thread on this topic and I have no understanding why people are bothered by it.
It's a question- if you don't want it there then "x" close it out and it will disappear for 24 hours.
I find no rhyme or reason for why people are complaining about it. HubPages would like more participation in answering questions, which create hubs.
No one is obligated to write hubs on the questions that show up and might not even want to write a hub about it. I can only say, then don't.
I just don't see what the fuss is all about.
I don't like how I'm continually offered questions that I haven't the slightest interest in answering. I do spend time answering questions in the Answer section, and don't see any reason why the HubPages site has to constantly bug me about doing so.
To have to continually ask the site to stop pestering me is some of the worst community design I've ever encountered. Members should have the choice to opt-in to such a feature, not be forced to repeatedly op-out. It's so annoying I've worked out how to avoid the statistics page as much as possible while using the site now.
It is not a problem to me but some of the questions that have appeared are really stupid or nonsense.
Cagsil, the only questions being asked are nonsense and low quality, which isn't going to get any hubs. Have you seen the number of hubs written by more recent questions? Not many. It is a pain to have to X out every day. I don't like seeing the crap questions. Plus, it seems more people dislike it than like it, which means more people will X it daily than answer with a hub.
The questions and answers do have their place, although I agree that place is not on my account screen. When a new hubber joins, many of them are welcomed personally by a HubGreeter (like myself). One of the things that we do is to read their profile and then ask a question pertinent to them to help them jump in and get involved. Most of the questions I ask are answered by the person, so I guess it works. Outside of that one function, I have NO idea why we even have a Q&A section.
Well, as much as I agree that most of the questions are either inane or outright idiotic, some are interesting and I have actually answered three since that thing started, which is probably double what I've done in the two years since I got here. From an HP stand point, it can't be all bad.
I have just discovered the opt-out.
If you notice more people opting out, will you just get rid of this feature altogether? Just curious how that will go.
HUZZAH, indeed. I'll be curious to see how this plays out. Even along with the ridiculous questions that I have seen on my page occasionally, I have also seen quite a few that I found to be very interesting, and one that I wrote a Hub on. For me, having the recommendations on my page is a better option than for me to have to scroll through thousands of questions in the "answers" section, and so with reservations I like the feature. But I absolutely do like and support the opt-out feature. Yay!
I opted out, and it is still on my account page today. The box was checked back today after I unchecked it yesterday
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