Would you rate an answer here based on the usefulness or quality of the answer o

  1. Joan King profile image72
    Joan Kingposted 6 years ago

    Would you rate an answer here based on the usefulness or quality of the answer or on personal bias?

    In looking at some answers to questions I notice that some were rated down if they support a certain viewpoint even though the answer was well written and insightful. Is it possible to be unbiased when rating answers or even hubs as a whole on the quality alone if you disagree with the opinions given?

  2. Shahid Bukhari profile image60
    Shahid Bukhariposted 6 years ago

    There is nothing "Personal" at any "Public" domain ...

    Things like Words and Action ... at general Public level ... are "shared" by all sorts of people ... some of whom may have the credentials to add something Constructive ... meaning, know enough about the subject, to criticize or appreciate, thus, help form a meaningful Opinion ... while others, might not know the subject ... or may be averse, to any change in their personal ideas about a subject.

    The Truth is ...
    That the Usefulness, or Quality, vis a vis, Personal Bias ... is an incompatible Premise ... Because, Things, that concern common folks ... should be judged on pure "Merit" ... all other judgements, are a matter of "debating" the validity of Facts ... which is the Theoretical part of "Learning" ... of the in-correctly Oriented Seekers.

    Reckon ... Those seeking knowledge ... can learn, by Accepting the "Truth" ... than following, what the Media, or Fanatics say ... by giving the matter a certain political or racial etc. twist.

  3. Hayley Richardson profile image82
    Hayley Richardsonposted 6 years ago

    I think if you disagree with someones opinion then you think their answer is wrong and therefore not insightful.  You could even argue (to yourself if no one else) that their answer is damaging, because it doesn't fit with your understanding of the world.