What do you feel we seek, by asking questions here on HP? Do you sometimes quest

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  1. manatita44 profile image84
    manatita44posted 2 years ago

    What do you feel we seek, by asking questions here on HP? Do you sometimes question our motives?

  2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 years ago

    I think a motive for most is to make a few pennies from the adverts - in hopes their brilliant question gets popular and turns up in Google Search.

    This isn't happening much, but it can happen.  It is probably easier to come up with a brilliant searched for question than it is to write a brilliant page on a much searched for topic.

    I simply like looking through the questions. I'm not sure why. I have maybe answered more than only a very few people here, maybe I've answered more than anyone. I don't care.

    Most questions asked here are pathetic and stupid....and I'd never deem to waste time on those. I also totally ignore the ones with lots of answers. I prefer the ones like this one, where nobody (yet) but me has responded. What the hell are my motives for doing this? I'm not sure of those motives, or yours.

    1. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      So it would seem, Wesman, so it would seem. I agree with most of what you say. You guys seem to be the wiser crowd. Much Love.

  3. MarleneB profile image96
    MarleneBposted 2 years ago

    I like your question.
    When I first started here at HubPages, I would ask real questions and I wanted real answers. I also thought other people wanted real answers to their questions. But, what I found was that people didn't take the Q & A session seriously and, mostly, all I would see was ridiculous questions and ridiculous answers.
    Some people would ask good questions and I could tell they wanted serious answers, so I would spend time answering those questions.
    Now, I kind of feel like people ask questions mainly to pick up a few cents from the ads on the page. I don't think it is for much more than that, except for the far and few people that take this session seriously.

    1. Ericdierker profile image46
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I have got to get it together. People make money off of questions? I need to pay more attention.

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image97
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Are you signed up for the hubpages ad program?  If so, then you're earning some pennies for questions.

    3. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, my Dear Marlene, I'm with Eric here in so far as I know very little about the money thing. You're also too kind to some Hubbers, as I feel that there are other, sometimes malicious motives, as well. You guys are the good crowd.

    4. MarleneB profile image96
      MarleneBposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. The questions are treated just like the hubs. There are ads placed on the page and we are compensated the same way as hubs for questions. The more interaction, the better. The  more controversial, the more responses, the more "money." I guess.

    5. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I see Marlene.
      My approach will be to delete or close if controversial. They can sometimes be dark and painful to read. Thanks for the info.

    6. Venkatachari M profile image29
      Venkatachari Mposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I never knew of this fact that people earn through questions also. Here on this page it is "play Rummy and win cash". Does it help you? I don't think so!
      I ask only sincere questions requiring honest answers.

    7. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Marlene, all great answers. Close thing between you and Andrew. You won, just.

  4. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 2 years ago

    There are individuals seeking as well as groups too with questions. I think most I've read do seek with earnest and a real desire for another view or opinion, help, and inspiration as well. Some use them as research. I think both intent and motive may be at question and is considered unless spontaneity is key. I know for me spontaneity leads me mostly. Something will reach out and grab me. It is the 'next' of myself if to answer, how, and a lot of times my mood too.

    1. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Tim. Nice to see you here. A very balanced view. I like that. Much Love, My friend.

  5. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 2 years ago

    I do sometimes get the feeling that certain questions might be, shall I say, loaded? I won't go into specific details but the motives behind some questions....perhaps need questioning!! That said, we are free, within limits, to ask what we want, which is not always the case on some sites.

    If I can, I use Q&A for research, as in my question on the definition of poetry which gave me some interesting quotes to use in a hub.

    Q&A isn't as popular as it once was but does attract useful debate when questions are hot and trending.

    1. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Nice answer, Andrew. I have answered  questions on poetry. I've also written about 8 poems describing poetry itself, all different. Look for Poesia Cantata 2 and my prose work: The Art of Poetry. If I may say so, your motive hereis a very noble one.

  6. Jodah profile image89
    Jodahposted 2 years ago

    I used to question people' motives for asking questions her Manatita and I couldn't up understand the value HP put on "questions"That was until I was told you made money from ads here as well as hubs.
    At one stage there were about five or six questions every day by the one person..all on religious topics (obviously just to rouse debate and get lots of clicks). That person never responded to any answers.
    I know there are some genuine ones needing help, but I think they are in the minority.
    I think I have asked three questions in my six years at HubPages

    1. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you, Jodah. I share the view of some noble Hubbers that sometimes it's just not worth it, as it can get very ugly. I ask very little, but I understand a bit more from you guys. I like the sincere Questions and responses are great!.

    2. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I should ask a question "how do I proof read my answers to questions?" After rereading what I wrote here. I apologise for all the typos....iPad doesn't like me.

    3. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Jodah, Didn't notice Bro. I'm used to leaving be, when it's a great writer. Even Bill slips up sometime. I think we all do. Not to worry, my Friend.

  7. Ericdierker profile image46
    Ericdierkerposted 2 years ago

    I think it is easy peasy. You got to feel the vibe. Is it meant to provoke. Is it meant to illicit. Is it meant earnestly with a desire to learn. Some have an agenda like sparking antagonistic debate. Some have an agenda like in their explanation the insult and provoke.

    Now I learn some just do it for money. Bummer. I wish I could tell who they were.

    I do it because I want to learn opposing views. I can get same views anytime.

    Interesting question and it makes me skeptical.

    1. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Don't be, Eric. You're one of the good guys, to me. You explain it well though. Thanks.

  8. Venkatachari M profile image29
    Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago

    We may question or not. But, I go to the purpose behind any question and try to answer to that purpose only. So, I may avoid unrelated questions.

    1. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Good for you, Bro. I like that.

  9. Mitchell Marso profile image81
    Mitchell Marsoposted 2 years ago

    The human being is the only mammal of which has the highest cognitive abilities. And in that, allows them to perceive the emotions of jealousy, resentment, anger, fear, joy, sorrow, etc. And through that, recognize Inferiority in regards to others through jealousy and the others, creating continuous competition, giving way to falsehood through individual personas. In my belief, all humans, especially myself, we don't always know what we want. It is cluttered by the other things that we wish we could compensate for of the thing we're doing in the present time. And it is because of that, we are continuously struggling for our sense of identity, sense of self, sense of place in society as well as fitting in with a group of society. Bruce Lee once said, "We put more faith in what we imitate, than what we originate." The truth to that is undeniable. Unfortunately, we'll never be able to overcome that. Our perfections will continuously perpetuate our imperfections. Our motives are mostly for self reassurance, settle curiosities, and validate that of which are not concrete facts to soothe our minds. Motives create our questions.

    1. manatita44 profile image84
      manatita44posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      A great answer, and one with a difference. You've touched on this well. We soothe our minds, yes, and we search for identity. Sometimes that's all it is ...or is it? deep down, in an unconscious way, we're seeking to soothe the Heart; to find meaning

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