How can I show my appreciation?

India
March 7, 2008 4:15am CST
Off late I have started some discussions and have had a host of people (both friends and unknown) replying to them in all sincerity. Some were OK, but a few were responses that really touched my heart. They were so lucid, so understanding, so caring, so comforting to my jaded mind, that I got a fresh whiff of air just reading them. Now Mylot does not allow more than one responses to be marked as ‘best response’ and that is correct too as you cannot have two ‘best’ things. But I like all of the responses, each one of them helped me in some way or the other and hence I did not mark ‘best response’ to any of them. But I want to show my appreciation somehow…will giving a positive ranking help the responder in any way regarding the ranking and all? How else can I show my appreciation?
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14 responses
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
7 Mar 08
Hello dear friend. I am also very happy that I have so many good friends with their sincere responses to my discussions with a lot of helpful advice and information to me. To express my thanks to all of them, I always give them positive ratings and also the best responses to some of the discussions that could easily be regarded as the best one. I still have some that have not been marked the best responses because they are those that are so hard to choose the best one after I have more than fifty or more responses and I will let it go on till one day there is no more response to it. Then it will be time for me to mark the best one. Thanks.
• India
10 Mar 08
Yes, I know, you cant just choose between the answers. I too feel blessed that so many unknown people tale so much interest in my well-being and advice me to the best of their knowledge. Thnx to you for caring about me.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
7 Mar 08
Though BR is also a form of appreciation, the nice words will also do. A '+' does help. I don't think there's any other way than to write to these people personally.
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• India
10 Mar 08
thnx, I’ll keep bothering you whenever I want some encouragement.
@SViswan (12071)
• India
11 Mar 08
You are welcome. I'm always ready to help a friend when I can (BR or no BR)
@p1kef1sh (45640)
7 Mar 08
I wish that there were more people like you. I always try to say thank you to anyone that responds to a discussion that I started. The only way, apart from a BR that I know of is to PM them a reply. In some ways that is nicer than drawing attention to them publicly.
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• India
10 Mar 08
yes, I PM often and its better too coz you can share your personal problems in more details. Thnx for the response.
@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
8 Mar 08
Hey Sudipta, I have also been in the same dilemma you are in right now. I get responses and after weighing them all they are equal and best. I think the best thing you can do to show your appreciation is to rate them positive and right them a thank you note after each response. Thats what I do. Good luck.
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
1 Jan 09
I show my appreciation to anyone who responds to my discussions - I mark them with good ratings (of course they have to meet the minimum requirements based on the discussion) and then I comment on their own discussions. Like how I'm doing here right now with yours :) I think it's a good way of returning favors and I'm not only saying thank you but also am helping the other people with their earnings by contributing fairly. Thanks for the comment on my discussion! Happy New Year!
• United States
9 Jan 09
I agree with you oyenkai.
7 Mar 08
Friends are there to help - virtual or otherwise. A simple plain "thank you" goes a long way rather than grading the responses.
• India
10 Mar 08
Thnk you for taking time to respond, I really appreciate it.
@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
21 Jan 09
I have been in that situation too where I ahve found so many persons responding to my discussion and with such great answers ,I am left in a quandary as to which to choose.What I try to do though is comment all the responses I get and state how good their answers are .In addition, I normally try to respond to these persons discussion as a means of showing my appreciation
@MisterPlus (1917)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
I understand how you feel. You are a very appreciative person, I can sense that. I know how it feels to go by the rule. You can show your appreciation in some other ways. You can send messages to thank the mylotters you think helped you deal with your post. You can response to their post if you like . Then pick the comment you think is the best of the best. Happy mylotting to you my friend.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
9 Jan 09
Hello sudiptacallingu! Mylot has full of people who are willing to help you in terms of advice. I have encountered one of them on my discussions. I even have friends who are always on the look out of every discussion I make. This discussion started 11 months ago, so it means I am not member here yet when you started it. I am sorry it took me so long to reply here. Anyway, better late than never.
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
2 Dec 08
Yes only one member can get a "best response" which makes sense as there can only be one which is best. Due to my work and other committments I do not start too many discussions at all so I do not have a roblem in that regard. However as I read through the responses before making my own so that in general I do not repeat what someone else has said previously. When reading through many of these discussions it is not unusual for me to notice that some of the responses are of exceptional quality. When that happens I will give the member's response a positive rating, as we are allowed to rate other members. Maybe you could do the same sort of thing to let the person know how much you appreciated the time etc they put into making a good response. Of course as someone has already mentioned, if the person is on your list of friends, you could send them a quuic "thank you" pm. That way they will know that they have been able to help you in some way and also that you appreciated their efforts. It is appropriate to acknowledge those special responses and more so if you are feeling a bit "down in the dumps"/sad/depresssed. If the person has given you a lift of spirits then please do thank them and a positive way is one way that you can help them.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
26 Nov 08
sudipta,that was really nice of you to start a discussion.though b.r is a a good way of showing appreciations,i think you can also show your appreciation by posting and commenting in your friends discussions,also by giving a positive rating.
@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
Giving a positive response helps a lot! and you can also support them by replying to the discussions that they started themselves. I think that's even better than commenting back in the comments they gave in your discussion :) Thanks for commenting in my discussion!
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
3 Oct 08
[i]Hi sudip, I have also that feeling but to show my appreciation I will only give my comment and rate to all of my friends who responded in my post since we can only award Br to one person! And another way is that I will always be in their post as much as I can to support them also![/i]
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
hi sudipta! ^__^ aside from giving them positive ratings, you can also show your appreciation by responding to their discussions. and also, if you liked their responses to your discussions, you can always comment back and say thank you there. ^__^ anyway, its very nice of you to think of giving back the good things that you are receiving. i hope you stay that way sudipta. God bless you! ^__^