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 Sander3 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...
by Rajan Singh Jolly6 years ago
Why are some questions closed by hubpages?
by Ralph Schwartz2 years ago
Why ask a question - do you really care about the responses or is it for entertainment?
by deergha5 years ago
Why there are always more questions then answers?
by DougBerry4 years ago
So, are you just answering/asking questions to get an accolade? I am.
by flashmakeit5 years ago
How often do you answer question on the hub and why?
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