Do you answer questions that the answer is found by simple research?
i noticed some people on here ask questions that aren't opinion but rather something that the answer can be found on the net. would you rather answer these types of questions or ones that require your own opinion?
Hmmm... Many, many things on the net are opinion presented as factual, I'll have to mull this one over?
In my arena, political writing, a like to read people's opinions of the facts as they are presented.
I tend to answer questions that interest me personally on Hubpages--and therefore, since I'm rather opinionated anyway, I tend to answer questions which require my personal take on something or other
I'm usually not too interested in responding to the factual things you can just look up-- like how many miles is it between earth and the moon. I mean, why bother???
Sometimes I answer questions even though the answers can easily be found via Google. I do this because instead of slavishly providing only facts, I like to take the opportunity to slip in my own interpretation or truth in regards to those facts. For example, if someone asks about the Kings of England, I take a moment to point out that few monarchs after the Norman conquest have been of English descent. Also, I childishly like to try to be clever and simply answer questions to which I know the answer. Hubpages states that "Good" questions are those that have definitive answers, like "how do you replace the grill on a '99 3.28?" It says to reserve opinion questions for the forums. I tried asking an opinion question on the forum once and all I got were a bunch of one-time answers. I would say some opinion questions are more suitable for the Hubpages Questions and others that require explanations and discussions work better in the forums. But everyone seems to know that already.
I think it's weird that people ask questions that can easily be found with a quick google. I answer them if no one else has, though, with the answer and a link.
I don't really have a preference for these types of questions versus opinions. I just answer whatever tickles my fancy.
I answer whatever question strikes me, particularly if I know I can offer a good answer. Sometimes, if I have nothing better to do, I'd do a quickie search for a quick answer, and then post a link to it. Some questions seem to invite silly answers (at least to me).
This is the first question I answered in Hubpages. Well, I haven't done it yet but I will answer questions from now on however simple or difficult the question is. I just think to avoid answering nonsense questions not simple or difficult ones.
well i do, i love the cuteness and audacity of the spambots whom i bless regularly
No, i do not. I do not understand in this day and age with so much information at your fingertip that people don't do the least amount of research. For instance my sister bought trees to plant in her yard. I asked if she researched whether or not they will grow in the conditions present in her yard. Her response was...I'll just try them and see if it works. This would have been a ten minute research project that would have led her to buying the right trees for the area. The three trees she bought are all dead. She wasted $75, the time it took for both of us to buy them, the time it took me and my nephew to plant them (in clay soil), and the plastic containers they came in.
All this could have been averted with ten minutes on Google.
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What motivates you to answer questions on HubPages?
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by DougBerry4 years ago
So, are you just answering/asking questions to get an accolade? I am.
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