Why do I have to select for best response?

Philippines
July 17, 2008 12:28pm CST
I've been posting some topics here already. As I was reading replies in the discussions I have started, it says at the bottom of my discussion, "user has not selected a best response". Why do I have to do it? If I select a best response, would the topic be closed? and no one could respond to it once best response has been selected?
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• United States
17 Jul 08
People can still respond to the topic. You don't have to do it but it gives the responder a higher rating and more money.
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
oh I see.. thanks for your response.
@paid2write (5204)
17 Jul 08
When you select a best response your discussion will be resolved but it will not be closed and you can still get new responses. You can leave a discussion unresolved for as long as you want. It's much better to wait a week or so rather than mark a best response within a few hours of starting the discussion. It can put some people off responding if they see the best response has already been awarded.