In regards to Best Responses

United States
May 17, 2007 12:36pm CST
I would like to make a request of everyone here. When you go to select your best response could you wait a bit longer? I have seen people post a discussion and less than 24 hours after starting it they already have a best response picked. That really isn't very fair. People may not be on the puter as often or may just not get to your discussion in that time. I would think waiting at least 24 hours would be nice. I actully wait until the discussion has not gotten any new replies in at least 3-4 weeks. I don't expect anyone to do that but 24 hours would at least be fair. Does anyone else think that some people choose best responses too quickly?
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@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
17 May 07
I agree. Sometimes it's even less than 24 hours. I usually wait at least 2-3 days to choose the best response to my discussion because I understand that people may not be able to log on everyday and I want to give everyone a chance. On the contrary, I have seen discussions that are several weeks old and a best response still has not been chosen. Maybe they're waiting until the discussion becomes inactive to make sure that all the responses have already been cast in.
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• United States
17 May 07
That is pretty much what I do, I have several friends that only get on once or twice a week and I want to hear from them all, so I wait it out.
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• United States
17 May 07
Yep I like to wait until the discussion has gone inactive. That way I know that I am being really fair.
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
17 May 07
I agree with you for the most part. I try not to give a best response until the discussion has fizzled out. I do however occasionally mark one as the best if it answers a specific question or tells me what I wanted to know. Those are few and far between though.
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@inked4life (4228)
• United States
17 May 07
I really don't think there should be any set time to wait to give a best response to someone. Sometimes you read the first response to your discussion and think "WOW, their response was perfect, it couldn't get any better than that." So if you think that, why not just award best response. On the flipside, I have a bunch of unresolved discussions laying around because no-one has given a response that I think is just right...a little snobbery on my part perhaps.
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• United States
17 May 07
No snobbery at all. I don't think there should be a set time but sometimes people (especially my friends) start a discussion and I don't get to it in the first few hours. But I see that a best response has been chosen within that time. Leaves me a bit disappointed as I don't even get a chance. ON the flip side of that I don't like to choose to quickly cause I have had occasion where I have chosen someone AFTER a wait and then gotten an even better reply. You have every right to choose best response in any time frame you wish. I just think waiting at the bare minimum 24 hours is a bit more fair than within the first 10 hours or so.
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• United States
17 May 07
I have seen that myself Maildumpster, and wondered if maybe those folks were just giving the responses to their friends. I tend to leave mine at least 2 months, sometimes I still get responses from my very first posts, so I wait a while, actually probably longer than I should.
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• United States
17 May 07
Yeah as I said like to wait until it has been at least 3-4 weeks since the LAST reply. I think that is fair. Gives people time to reply. I think 2 months is more than fair.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
17 May 07
Agree totally - I've had ones that give BR to the first person who responds, sometimes within minutes :( That's really not fair to others who may have 100 times better response. I wait at least a week before selecting mine but sometimes longer.
• United States
17 May 07
Thanks for your comments. It really isn't fair to jump to selecting a best response.
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
18 May 07
Yes, I have noticed that too. Someone gets a BR before I have a chance to try! lol! Seriously, I do think some people need to wait a bit first. I usually wait at least a week if there is no activity, before I choose. Having a long list of unresolveds bothers me if they stay too long.
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• United States
18 May 07
What bothers me is when you have spent hours getting to your pages of best responses down and then the next day the pages are all back again. This happened to me a couples of weeks ago. Five pages not responses but pages reappeared.
• United States
17 May 07
I have constantly said that people are doing this way too soon and I agree it is not fair. Someone posted a discussion where best response had been given 2 hours after it was opened!!! I have seen one at 4 hours. I usually wait about 10 days or 2 weeks. Actually these people are hurting themselves as many people will not bother to respond to a discussion when the Best Response has already been given
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
18 May 07
Good point!
@4cuteboys (4103)
• United States
18 May 07
I wait at least 24 hours to choose, however if something really stood out at me and I knew it was a phenomenal response, I would pick it reguardless if it was 6 hours or 6 days. I don't think there is a right or wrong to picking best responses, if someone really likes the response, why wait? Thats their perogative!
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@PunkyMcPunk (1477)
• Canada
18 May 07
Funny you should say that! I have decided to leave my discussions un best responsed for 3 weeks. This way I can hopefully encourage people to put up a reply to my posts... It doesn't really seem to be working. But I notice that I have a whole pile of discussions to give best response to now... Going to do that later today!
@azmizea (43)
• Kuwait
18 May 07
Yes, I think it would be better to wait untill you receive no more rresponse.
18 May 07
I hope this discussion is read by the members that do that. I sometimes feel that they just start discussions and don't do much replying to others. I suppose at least they are bothering to award the 'best response' rather than just continuing to start discussions and never returning to them. I try and wait at least a week for mine buy most have hardly any replies to choose from anyway. C'est la vie!
@henazea (313)
• Kuwait
18 May 07
yes I guess some people do choose best responses too quickly..I have started many discussions but havent marked ant best yet..I m waiting for many to more responses before I choose the best..