I wrote a question on the difference between m.facebook.com and facebook.com as a traffic source. When I tried to publish the question I got a message saying it was closed to new answers. I then asked the same question on the "Need help? Ask here" forum and got an answer right away. Turns out it was a stupid question (the "m" stands for mobile), but why was I not allowed to ask it as a question?
Sometimes if a person has written the same question (using the same exact lettering)and they close a question or for some reason it may have been removed for other reasons then it will say it is closed. Sometimes even when you try to post a question if there are a lot of people online on this site it happens as well. One time I tried to post a question and a little later it was fine.
It turns out the question was flagged, incorrectly I beleive, as one that would generate a discussion, not a short answer, and therefore was deemed more appropriate for the forums. I disagree, as all I was looking for was a short answer; i.e., the difference between facebook.com and m.facebook.com in the listing of traffic sources. (It turns out the "m" stands for mobile, meaning the traffic came from someone's mobile Facebook app.) So I got my answer but still don't understand why I wasn't allowed to ask the question as a question.
by Christin Sander 3 years ago
Should the Q&A section automatically close questions after a certain amount of time?I think that leaving questions open indefinitely may be the reason we see the same questions over and over again in this section. Would it improve user experience and make this section more interactive if...
by DougBerry 4 years ago
So, are you just answering/asking questions to get an accolade? I am.
by deergha 5 years ago
Why there are always more questions then answers?
by Christy Kirwan 4 days 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 Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago
Why are some questions closed by hubpages?
by nightwork4 7 years ago
why is a question i just asked closed to new answers?i asked a question and it didn't appear on the board so i re-asked it and it said it was now closed to new answers. should i bet getting a complex here?
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