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Have you noticed an increase of "fake questions" on Hubpages lately?

  1. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago

    Have you noticed an increase of "fake questions" on Hubpages lately?

    One example is "How do I get my ex back?" and then you see it's attached to a hub titled "A guide for getting your ex back." LOL. At any rate the asker of fake questions never votes up any responses. It's as though they planted the question in hopes of generating hub views. There are also those that ask the same questions, "What is love?" or "How do you know you are in love?" In my opinion it's a waste of time to craft a well thought out answer for a "fake question". That's my vent for the day! :-)

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    David99999posted 7 years ago

    No...why? Are you a propagator of myths, lies, and phony questions (I'm teasing)? But, seriously -- from where do get your facts? Hmmm? Remember a central rule of debate -- Before make an argument, be sure that you can support it with solid fact!

  3. mybabytia1 profile image56
    mybabytia1posted 7 years ago

    Isn't the point of this site to get acknowleged for your writing? I cant knock anyone for trying to get their material seen.

  4. simeonvisser profile image84
    simeonvisserposted 7 years ago

    I think these type of questions have always been around, sadly.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago

    David99999, far be it for me to propagate myths, lies, and phony questions! ha ha ha. My questiion was have YOU noticed an increase of "fake questions" or should I say questions where the writer isn't interested in getting a real answer?

    mybabytia1 I see your point regarding promoting one's writing.
    However I think that could be accomplished just as easily by asking sincere questions, questions that stimulate debate or an interesting conversation. More often than not if I come across a question that prompts me to respond I'll usually also visit the hubber's profile page and read a hub of theirs. Also leaving a great answer to a question or an interesting comment on someone's hub will often cause the writer to view your hubs. I really do believe it's possible for one to promote themselves with legitimate questions, answers, and comments.

    I was just wondering if other people were observing the same types of questions being asked (repeatedly) or those where the asker clearly has NO real interest in the answers. The questions where one PRETENDS to have a problem looking for sound advice are the worst.
    Looks like I'm in the minority on this one. ha ha ha

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    Jeanastraposted 7 years ago

    What annoys me are those that are non-sensical.  I can't tell whether the problem is caused by a language barrier or illiteracy.

  7. akuigla profile image60
    akuiglaposted 7 years ago

    Yes, you are right.
    Also some people are asking 10 question in ten min.
    These are also fake questions.

  8. Jefsaid profile image71
    Jefsaidposted 7 years ago

    Well dashingscorpio, I shall be careful not to read your hubs in case this is a fake question. LOL

  9. Rosie2010 profile image77
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    I read the questions and if anything interests me, I answer.. otherwise I move on.  There are a lot of questions that are posted just because.. you are right on this one.  I don't normally check who the questioner is, so I don't have a way of knowing if the question is "fake"... I have hubs that are very lonely.. maybe this is not a bad idea at all. lol

  10. yiasa profile image60
    yiasaposted 7 years ago

    Thus this includes yours or without yours? then I might be able to answer.

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    Ghostflowersposted 7 years ago

    The ones that self promote, tend to bug me a little. There are definitely a lot of great questions out there though smile

  12. Seeker7 profile image95
    Seeker7posted 7 years ago

    I'm not being hard-hearted - well I hope I'm not - but many of the questions are coming from very sad and on occasion desperate people. I do answer a few of them because I think some of them are legit and a lot seem to be from young people. But maybe Hub Pages should expand it's horizons into a councelling site just to cope with the amount of 'emotional' questions being asked???? I think as well that many of the folks on Hub Pages are genuinely nice people, so maybe folks out there who are desperate believe they will get not just a caring person but a truthful answer? But it is a bit odd, I think, that they use Hub Pages to ask questions rather than other sites out there.

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 7 years ago

    Yes, I have. I have, on two occasions, challenged the OP as to whether an answer was wanted or whether it was just a method of getting people on the forum to read that person's hubs. If one reads various methods of advertising what one has writtien, one of the methods is to go to the forum and make comments there. That way, supposedly, people are going to be interested in one and click on one's name...

  14. stclairjack profile image84
    stclairjackposted 7 years ago

    saw a huge jump in cheating qestions after valentines day,... the crotchety old fart in me loves this,...

    see a huge amount of questions that are either penned by 8 yr olds, or there must be some kind of language barrier....

    and the please help me win back my ex or get the girl or why are all men jerks questions,.... at some point there needs to be an oprah/phill/springer forum for this,... its all i can do NOT to answer the quetions in my usualy snarky fashion.