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Why are questions closed to new answers?

  1. DeborahNeyens profile image98
    DeborahNeyensposted 6 years ago

    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?

    1. AEvans profile image81
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You would have to contact team@hubpages.com and ask them that question. Please give them the necessary time to respond. smile

  2. New 2011 Mom profile image61
    New 2011 Momposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. DeborahNeyens profile image98
    DeborahNeyensposted 6 years ago

    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.