I recently asked a question about an old button I found, and one of the people who responded to my question asked some questions about it and said that it was hard to tell much from the picture (but, since I was asking a question, I was only allowed to post one photo...). So, now, to offer more information about my question, I either have to write a hub (which might not really be a bad idea, now that I think about it), or I have to answer the question and give up the ability to answer further without writing a hub. And, of course, it was my fault for not making it a forum post in the first place, where there would be room for more interaction ...
Still, in other situations, I can't help thinking it might be nice to just leave a comment on an answer every once in a while when no further discussion is needed.
You can always use the forums. Questions aren't meant for discussions they're meant for questions
You've really answered your own question!
"Questions" has always been a difficult section, because it's so easy for people to misunderstand what it is. HubPages has tried calling it various different titles but it's never really worked.
The basic purpose of the Questions section is to give Hubbers inspiration to write Hubs. If a question isn't likely to inspire a Hub, it should be a forum question instead. So I don't think HP would want to modify the Questions section in a way that would encourage a use it's not designed for.
We are considering adding this feature. Thanks for letting us know that you would find it helpful.
That would be nice. Thanks for considering.
How would it then be different from the forums?
There are some questions that don't really need a forum thread, but being able to respond further with an additional question or whatever might be nice. I don't ask many questions, but there were a couple of times I wished I could have responded on those I did ask. I saw no need for a forum discussion.
Some threads go unanswered or they get buried if the OP doesn't have a lot of time to moderate the thread. It seems questions are often answered by a wider audience than the forums.
How is buried in a forum section any different than buried in Answers?
I'm not arguing to be difficult - I just don't see this.
I dislike the Answers section greatly - as its original purpose (create hubs), it was fine, but it is a poor substitute for a forum discussion.
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by Juliette Kando FI Chor 5 years ago
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by Ari Lamstein 7 years ago
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by HubPages 6 years ago
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