Best Responses?

Canada
August 12, 2007 6:18pm CST
How on earth do you choose a Best Response to all of your discussions? Some of my discussions I feel just doesn't qualify for the honor; if that is the right way to say it. Then you have the discussion like I do about Cake Recipes. How do I choose a best response for someone giving me their cake recipes? I have tried a couple of them but we do not eat a lot of cake so it will take me forever to taste them all if I even do! I think I gave the best response to the person who posted the biggest response in the cake one. I feel bad when I don't choose someone but what do you do when it really feels like a dilemma?
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
13 Aug 07
Hello CoffeeAnyone! You are right that sometimes, no response seem to be the "right one" or simply the best to be given the honor of 'best response', yet I think that we should honor the participation of the members and should convey them a message that their participation was appreciated. I can see your difficulty about choosing a best response, I had the same problem. I would just share, How I deal with it, to make the job easy for me: If my discussion is on philosophical, theological, psychological or social issues or similar issues, I try to see who has put maximum thought into the post. I also see that who is rather getting involved in 'discussion' rather than just question and Answer session. If it is asking for information, I see that who has provided with most accurate, workable and practical information about the subject. If it is about help, I see that who has given finest details such that the job that I intended to get done with that help becomes most clear and easiest for me. Like for example, in your 'cake recipes' case, I would see that which responder provided the step by step detail of how I am going to do it to get it done. That is to say that who has provided with a recipe that leaves no ambiguity and makes it easy to work on. Having said all that, I still feel that it's not an easy job especially when there are many quality responses. It becomes difficult for me then and I have to really organize my decision process to make it on merit. Best of luck!:-)
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• Canada
13 Aug 07
Yes this is exactly what I try to do. I am so glad to hear that more myLotter's take this seriously! It is so hard though when really 4 or 5 in one discussion deserve best response. It is harder when a discussion just doesn't seem to call for a best discussion because of the type of question it is. I still try though but some I have left. I will go back and make sure I finish them off. Your comment has given me new motivation to make sure I do a good job picking best response in all topics.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
14 Aug 07
I agree with you over the difficulties attached with selecting a best response. I am also glad that my response provided you with some motivation of any kind. It is only respectful to honor the participation of users.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
12 Aug 07
I hate choosind a best response at the best of times, some are great and well thought out, some are funny, and some just make the mind boggle...I tend to just go through them all and it depends on my mood to which one I choose..
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• Canada
12 Aug 07
Yah thats right, a lot deserve the honor for different reasons. Thanks, that makes me feel better!
@sunshinecup (7881)
13 Aug 07
It can be hard at times, but I go for who seemed to put the most into their post. Not who agreed with me, but who really was trying to be part of the discussion and not just rake up points. Even at that it can be really frustrating picking just one. I so wish we could pick more or at least a runner up, LOL.
• Canada
13 Aug 07
Yes this is not an easy task for sure! It can be complicated to say the least. Oh no, not a runner up, then after picking best I have the problem of picking runner up and once again you have 4 or 5 people who deserve it LOL just pick one is good enough for me.LOL