Why is the best answer determined by the one who asks the question?
The best answer can only be accurately and precisely determined by a standard to which the question is applied to.There are those on HubPages who do not like particular answers; therefore, they will delete it. If that is the case, any evidence, whether good or bad, can be withheld due to personal bias, which equates to one-sided propaganda.
A question can also be asked in the context of a test where someone may know the answer already, or someone may pose a question without the knowledge of the righ answer.
Is the best answer always the truth, or is it what the person asking wants it to be?
I think your last statement is the exact reason the Asker chooses the best answer: they select whichever best answers the question for them - best thought out, matches their opinion, or whatever the reason is changes.
It's the questioner's thread. He can manage it as he likes.
Set up collective standards, which is to say rules, and have editors, which is to say policemen, reviewing it all, and you'll still get biased results. You don't really believe a rules-driven, bureaucratic system can function any more freely than a creator-driven one, do you? Naw, surely you don't.
This is really a very sensible question. One reason why I had stopped answering questions here for a time was because I noticed that some "stupid and illogical answers" to a given question had been chosen as the best answer. It's just so discouraging that we give our best for an answer and yet the foolish answer would be the best answer. Such bias; and in the first place, you are right, there should be a standardized answer for a given question as opposed to the "asker" to judge.
I am not really answering your question here but I am just expressing how sensible your question is. Thank you.
I would assume that is because the writer of the question knows best if he or she got the answer they were looking for.
by Faith Reaper 22 months ago
I apologize, but it seems a "Best" answer was chosen on my question when I did not choose it. I hope the HP Team can help me or someone can inform me why that happened! I noticed it via my phone and I knew that I did not choose an answer and I was not going to do so any time...
by Susan Britton 5 years ago
Why is it necessary to choose the best answer on my questions? I think this should be abolished.Why do I need to pick the best answers to my questions. I am having a hard time with this. My fellow hubbers give such good comments and answers I feel someone will feel negelected if I choose the wrong...
by Ari Lamstein 6 years ago
Hello Hubbers,We thought you would like to know that the "Best Answer" feature, which was first described in this blog post:http://blog.hubpages.com/2012/06/best-answer/has now been released. We hope that you enjoy it!Ari
by Mike Pugh 5 years ago
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by Novel Treasure 5 years ago
Do you select "Best Answer" on all your questions? Why or why not?Many people don't know that there is a hub accolade for having your answer selected as the best answer. I was just curious to see how many people who asks questions, take the time to select the best answer.
by Faith Reaper 2 years ago
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