someone who doesn't give "best response" ?

@cefaz_21 (2597)
Philippines
July 30, 2007 2:15am CST
Would you still respond to a discussion started by someone who doesn't give best response? Do you think we should report that user? Is he/she violating any rules here? I know sometimes it takes time for us to award and resolved those discussions but what if out of thousands of discussions he/she started yet no one ever get best response from her? well, if he is not violating any rules..I guess that would be fine,but for me..I will not go to any of her discussions anymore.
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@zeeterman (1067)
• United States
30 Jul 07
I don't think it really matters. I don't believe it improves your ranking here on Mylot. I don't usually give best responses. Mainly because everyone has their own opinion and no ones opinion should be judged better than anothers. It's like awarding a prize to the best snowflake.
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
30 Jul 07
yeah..you had your point there, most of the time I wait months to award the best response too specially when responses are too many but still I give extra time to do it.Respondents deserves to be awarded and I think that will motivate them to do better and participate more.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
30 Jul 07
It doesn't really bother me whether one has given best response or not. I will still post to their discussions if I have something to say or add. Maybe that user is not aware of selecting best response, why don't you have a word with her.
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
31 Jul 07
To be honest, I never check to see whether or discussions I have replied to have been given a best response. I usually wait at least two weeks before I give a Best Respoonse. This is to give lots of people a chance to respond, not that many do sometimes.. It would take me far too long to check whether other people give best responses. It is good manners, in my opinion, to give a best response.
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
it is what I think too..good manners,yes you don't violate any rules but it would be helpful if you give out Best Response..thanks dear!
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• India
31 Jul 07
well u haven't given a "best response" to anyone either!!! LOL well i don't take it too seriously.,... u see, there is not rule stating that one MUST give "best response" to all the discussions that they start! its just that they MAY do it if they want to... there is no compulsion.. whether u go to a discussion or not is your personal choice... but do u think u r being fair for not going there just because they don't give "best response" if thats the case i needn't have replied to your discussion right?? think about it!
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
lol! what I really mean to say is..someone who never given any "best response" to all the discussions she started..:) I'm sorry if I wasn't able to tell it how it is..
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@ibsnet (1268)
• India
30 Jul 07
First of all I apologize to my friends on this topic because I have many discussion pending without best response. I do give best responses. But some discussions such as what's your liking, you share some of your knowledge or experience, in these cases everyone's response is unique as per his/her choice and no best can be selected, because all are good. Sometimes it is time that prevents me to resolve discussions in time, but I try at least once a week to resolve some of my discussions.
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
It's ok..I too soemtimes leave my discussion for a month before giving the best response,but this one I notice never given any best response to any of her discussions, It's ok though..now I realized after reading all the responses here that It doesn't really matter to most of the users.
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
30 Jul 07
The question is, is this person purposely not giving best responses or, or they not aware of how to do it or even that it needs to be done? If I knew that person on Mylot, I would mention it to them and explain how to do it and that it needs to be done. I would not report them, as I would not feel like it was my place to do so.
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
I don't feel like reporting her too, though I notice only one user,I don't know if she is doing it purposely or just do not know how to do it..well,she has 2000+ discussion..so I am not quite sure.
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
2 Aug 07
Hi there!!Ofcourse i too feel bad if somebody doesnt give best response to their discussions at all.I have few freinds who doesnt allot best response to their own discussions and never atleast one single comment.It is really frustrating me,I know it is not possible for most of the mylotters to give comment to every response they recieved but what about atleast one if there is some thing to say.I see such strange people here.Ofcourse i delay to give best response to some of my disscussions when i get more than 50 responses and most of them are good and deserve for the best response.For some of them i have taken nearly one month to allot best response.Smiles
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• Philippines
31 Jul 07
I seldom give best response award for the reason that i might be wrong in my judgement, then it would be unfair for others.Well, atleast i'm reminded the importance of giving the "best response award".Thanks!
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
30 Jul 07
I haven't paid any attention to that. Maybe the person isn't aware that he/she is supposed to be doing that. I would not avoid someones topics for that reason for sure.I wouldn't think it would really matter much.
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@Marie2473 (8521)
• Sweden
30 Jul 07
it is not a rule that u have to hand it out, so therefor there is no ude reporting this person. Some people might not just be able to choose one.. I do not really care-- Sure getting one and handing one out is nice - but i do not really care that much about it. We all do it differently =)
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@touchnshine (2821)
• India
30 Jul 07
Dear cefaz_21 I don't care much to know that the user award other members with best response or not .. If I like the discussion I will definitely respond to it .. irrespective of the best response .. When I start a discussion I give best response only if I find any good response on that .. otherwise I just let other members respond to it and whenever I find any good response I immediately mark it as best response. I don't think the person who is not giving anyone best response doing any kind of violation. I guess the member who gets best response earns $0.01 extra for it .. because I have received that amount many times whenever I get best response :)
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• India
30 Jul 07
Yes I do respond to such discussions, in fact I prefer responding to somebody who don't judge my response. Neither do I rank responses. I think it does not matter much, no violation of rules etc.
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@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
30 Jul 07
yes, i would respond to a discussion started by someone who doesn't give best response but i would like if the person awards people with best responses, i also always give best responses to encourage people post in my discussions
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• Pakistan
30 Jul 07
Hey, that might be me, I think. Sorry, for that but I have recently started giving best replies. My net is quite slow but yet I mark best responses even though after quite a lot of time. Duh! I will try my best but hey that might be someone else too. Might not be, I mean the one you noticed. :S
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• Canada
30 Jul 07
I don't put any stock in the "best response" ranking. I just start discussions for the responses I will get. They are all good. I respond to what is interesting, not worrying about how my response will be ranged. If I have something to say, I say it!!
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@youless (92251)
• Guangzhou, China
30 Jul 07
Yes, I will still respond to the one who has never given best response. I don't have a very high possibility to win the best response. However, I think this one should mark the best response to someone who deserves it. It'll encourage people to reply his/her discussions. And I think it'll be a nice behavior.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
31 Jul 07
I have some that I haven't given best response to because I want everyone to get a chance to answer. I leave it on the boards for a week or so..Sometimes it is hard to give just 1 best response. I am finding this more and more now..I appreciate all the responses I get and hate just to choose only 1. I don't think it is a violation..Maybe they just can't decide...I wouldn't stop responded to them..
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
I have some on my list too and like you sometimes I find it hard to give it to only one..But we still do choose,even if takes weeks or months..and we do respond to some people who responded to our discussions. So maybe yaeh, if I ahve anyhting to say about her discusion i will still go and respond..thanks!
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
31 Jul 07
I understand what you are saying...thanks
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Maybe the person doesn't know about the "best responses." I didn't until I used this for a few weeks. It could be something that just slips their mind. Does it really matter? Do they respond to the people who answer their discussions? Or do they just ask a question and never revisit that topic again? I sometimes forget about questions that I asked and then see that I had a bunch of new answers or that I forgot to pick a best response. If it bothers you, then don't respond to them anymore. That's okay.
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@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
I guess that's what bothers me amstardam, I think she only post and never get back to any of the discussions again, I don't see any responds or comments to people who answer her discussions too. I mean that is not also mandatory but most of us reacts on answers we got..right? maybe not to all of them but still..
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@Amstardam (1348)
• United States
31 Jul 07
Well, I think I know which user you are speaking of and I too have noticed that she seldomly responds to discussions she starts...maybe 1 out of her many responses. I didn't notice that she does not give best responses but looking at her questions, I saw that she does not do it. I rarely respond to her discussions unless she has a question that I really want to answer! :)
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@AmbiePam (49493)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Not giving a best response isn't against the rules, and it won't stop me from responding. I don't respond to get a best response, I just respond because I think I have something to add to the discussion.
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
yeah..thanks! learned from this one..I respond because I have something to add to the discussion..i think I should adopt that attitude..thanks!
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• Philippines
9 Aug 07
I asked mylot about it and they said there is no rule being violated. You know why I ask? Because I would usually get many great responses in my discussions and I can't choose whom to mark with the BR. It doesnt matter if a discussion wont get any Best Response mark. That is not the issue here. I personally choose not to mark any BR in my discussions because I dont wnt to be unfair to anyone. Most of them give equally great comments. I wouldnt mark one with BR just because I want to if there sre so many participants who also deserve the mark.
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