Can anyone know the reason for a question that is posted on HUBPAGES without kno

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  1. taburkett profile image57
    taburkettposted 8 years ago

    Can anyone know the reason for a question that is posted on HUBPAGES without knowing the individual

    that presented the question?  Some answers to hubpages questions seem to indicate a biased standard when the answer does not provide an attempt to clearly answer the question.  This appears to be an attempt to sway others much like the current corrupt politicians.  It also seems that it is a direct attack on groups based on personal bigotry.  What do you think?

  2. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 8 years ago

    Oh wow where to begin!?
    "Can anyone know the reason for a question that is posted on HUBPAGES without knowing the individual that presented the question?" Well yes sort of. When you see a history of the same type of comments and questions from the same person you see a pattern of behavior that likely is relevant to their real reasoning. You for example we know are pretty much anti anything that isn't conservative. You don't need to flat out say you hate gays, it is very clear in your comments without you needing to clearly say it.
    " This appears to be an attempt to sway others much like the current corrupt politicians."
    Like you want to sway others that gay people are immoral? Or does this only apply to people who don't agree with you?
    " It also seems that it is a direct attack on groups based on personal bigotry."
    I agree your comments and answers seem to be a direct attack on groups based on personal bigotry.
    Now back to the first question. Is it possible that I am completely wrong in my perception of you based on your questions? Of course it is. This is the internet. We never know 100% sure. However it doesn't really matter because those of us who ask, answer, and comment on controversial topics probably don't care what others think of our opinions. I couldn't care less what you or anyone else here thinks of me and I'm sure you don't care either.
    When it comes down to it we really are only liking or disliking what others are providing us and we really don't know anything about the person answering and commenting on the other end of the screen.

    1. taburkett profile image57
      taburkettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      One can only be responsible for their choice. The only way to challenge any debate is through truth. I do not discriminate because I do not deny anyone the right to make their own choice. I only ask that others respect my choice - a true equality.

    2. cat on a soapbox profile image96
      cat on a soapboxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Respect is a 2 way street. Debate should be respectful as well. Paranoia serves to undermine the interesting exchange of ideas whether we agree or disagree with another's views.

    3. taburkett profile image57
      taburkettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Respect is a one-way street - it is admiration for someone elicited by the others abilities, qualities, or achievements. Paranoia only exists when facts are not present to support the feeling of despair. Truth is built through reality not falsity

    4. cat on a soapbox profile image96
      cat on a soapboxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      OOPS! That one-way street just hit a dead-end.

    5. IDONO profile image60
      IDONOposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Your all backwards, Taburkett. With your responses, YOUR truth isn't up for debate, when the rest of us think your truth IS the debate. You cheat yourself by being so closed minded. But I don't feel sorry because you create your own isolation.

  3. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 8 years ago

    I don't think we can really know why the person is asking or answering the question unless we know the person on a more personal level. Yet it does seem as if some people may purposely be trying to start arguments or sway people to change their opinions. Is that good or bad? It depends on how the questions are asked or answered. While I give my honest opinion and will stick to my beliefs, I don't expect anyone else to agree with me. And if I read answers which don't really directly answer a question, I feel as if that person has an agenda other than stating an opinion.

  4. CraftytotheCore profile image77
    CraftytotheCoreposted 8 years ago

    "Can anyone know the reason for a question that is posted on HUBPAGES without knowing the individual".  I will answer that question.

    No.  I also don't believe anyone should read too much in to an ANSWER posted on HP.

    No one is a mind reader.  No one knows the person's frame of mind or feelings through a computer screen.

    I believe to have open discussions, we need to look outside of the box and stop judging people based on questions or answers they post on an online forum.

  5. dashingscorpio profile image85
    dashingscorpioposted 8 years ago

    I don't believe anyone has had their mind "changed" because of another person's opinion on HubPages. People will either agree or disagree with you. Too often people will resort to personal attacks on those who do not view the world the same way they do. Debates can be fun sometimes but if we're being honest no one in a Q&A or Forum on HP is going to change someone's core beliefs.

  6. Georgie Lowery profile image92
    Georgie Loweryposted 8 years ago

    In my opinion, there is a contingent of people here at HubPages who only ask questions to either a) Find people who agree with their views or b) Find an opportunity to start arguments with those who disagree. Mostly, those questions fall into two categories: religion and politics.

    Some of the questions and answers on those topics leave me shaking my head and wondering how in the world the US government is supposed to get Republicans and Democrats to work together when so many people on message boards on the internet get off on shoving their opinions down other people's throats. It's almost unfair to blame congress or the White House when the whole thing trickles all the way down to the little guy.

    As an atheist, yes, I see a lot of "direct attack(s) on groups based on personal bigotry." If I, or another non-believer make remarks on religion, sometimes it's like the "LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE" guy is warming up in the corner. And I do think that some of those people ask these questions to either start e-fights or to get views.

    In my opinion, if someone wants an honest discussion, they can find it here but, more often than not, those two categories turn into verbal brawls. Mostly because everybody's talking and nobody is listening.

    So, yes, sometimes it is possible to tell the motivation of people asking questions here, especially when the same people are asking the same questions and giving the same answers. I reckon everybody has an agenda.

  7. lupine profile image72
    lupineposted 8 years ago

    It may be difficult to clearly answer any question, here on HubPages, when the question doesn't provide any details, or any background as to why this question is being asked.

    1. taburkett profile image57
      taburkettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It is only difficult to answer a question when the individual chooses to embed mental elaboration into the actual question. Some individuals insert  subliminal propaganda into their answers as they respond. It does not present truth but personal bias

  8. jenniferlynn78 profile image60
    jenniferlynn78posted 8 years ago

    I think people post questions because they want to know others opinions about an issue and get different viewpoints.  You don't have to know a person to analyze a reason and I don't believe some questions are biased to sway others.  Most of the time from my standpoint answers are for people who are looking for answers to help him or her in any of area of life, which they are seeking more than one answer to help them decide on something or generally just getting advice from others.

  9. IDONO profile image60
    IDONOposted 8 years ago

    First off, you asked about questions. Then you proceeded to discuss people's answers. I've read your stuff quite a bit and this approach is pretty typical of you. You gave one answer yourself. Some people ask questions that allow them a segway to their own agenda. They use this as a platform to make some sort of an astounding statement about what is on their mind and in the process displayed their own lack of patience for someone else to ask it.
         One answer to the question is obvious. The more reaction, the more money. That's a no brainer.
         Knowing the person asking a question can only create one thing. It gives a person an unfair chance to skew their answer to fit the questioner's personality. In other words, a good way to get an " atta boy" comment.
         This question tells me that you miss the whole point of this section of Hubpages. This is NOT for answering the person. It's about answering the question. It shouldn't matter who or why someone is asking something. I don't need to cheat to give a good answer. I say that because that means I can handle giving a bad answer. My answers are solely based on what I think or believe. They are not molded to fit another's personality. This gives me the opportunity to learn; to read other view points than my own which could be completely wrong without me knowing it.
         This is called being open minded. I welcome the knowledge and wisdom from others because I don't know everything, like some do. And I don't care where and who it comes from. The crazy person is the one that thinks they are OK and everyone else is crazy.
         Like another guy said, don't read too much into these questions. Maybe, just maybe they would just like a simple answer. Wow! What a concept!

  10. Claudia Marie profile image68
    Claudia Marieposted 7 years ago

    There as many sincere people who ask questions because they want helpful answers, nothing more and nothing less, and HUBPAGES is a good platform for that.


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