What happened to my questions?!
It happens a lot. You ask a question on an Urtak, and then wait and wait, but it never appears. You never get a chance to see how other people answered.
This is because the creator of an Urtak must answer every new question before it is asked to others.
When a creator has a pending question in their Urtak, it looks like this:
If the Urtak creator answers Yes or No, others will see the question, but if he or she clicks NUKE, no one will ever see it.
So if you’ve asked a question, and it doesn’t appear in the Urtak, that means that the owner of that Urtak has either not answered that question (meaning that the question is pending) or nuked it (meaning that they think it doesn’t belong).
Here’s how you can tell the status of your questions.
Simply go to the Urtak’s page at urtak.com, and click on “My Questions”
Now I can see the status of a few of my questions.
The hourglass symbol means “pending.” My question hasn’t been dealt with yet.
The very tiny filing cabinet means “archived.” It means that the Urtak owner thinks that the question doesn’t need to be asked anymore, but wants the results to be available to everyone.
The nuke symbol mean “nuked.” While we don’t have a delete function, “nuke” is as good as. It means that no one will ever be asked that question, and it will not appear in search results. The owner of the Urtak obviously had a problem with it (haggis is objectionable to some, after all).
So that’s how you can decide whether an Urtak owner doesn’t like your questions, or whether they are just oblivious of their duties.
A note: We very much understand that this current system leaves something to be desired. That’s why we’re currently working on some improvements that should make the whole operation that much simpler and more elegant. Stay tuned!