Suggested New Feature: Commenting on Answers

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  1. workingmomwm profile image83
    workingmomwmposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. lobobrandon profile image92
      lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You can always use the forums. Questions aren't meant for discussions they're meant for questions smile

      1. Cardisa profile image91
        Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        That would automatically make it a forum post.... roll

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    3. Fawntia profile imageSTAFF
      Fawntiaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      We are considering adding this feature. Thanks for letting us know that you would find it helpful.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        That would be nice. Thanks for considering.

      2. Pcunix profile image94
        Pcunixposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        How would it then be different from the forums?

        1. relache profile image77
          relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this


        2. rebekahELLE profile image87
          rebekahELLEposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. lobobrandon profile image92
            lobobrandonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Hmm good point never saw it that way

          2. Pcunix profile image94
            Pcunixposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            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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