Will you mark it 'best response' even if he/she's the only one who responded?

@babyfuzz (1079)
Philippines
October 16, 2008 5:06pm CST
I have a few Unresolved discussions with only one response to it.. I don't think I need to mark them BEST RESPONSE since there's no point of comparison... Some of my discussions I think need some more comments since they're open ended so I leave them in the unresolved section. Some comments I made were marked BEST RESPONSE, but I don't think it's necessary. It kinda felt awkward.. since the starter didn't have any choice...I thought, "Are you kidding me?" How about you? Do you feel obligated to mark a best response?
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@dawnald (84130)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Oct 08
I have an obsessive compulsive desire to resolve all my discussions. So I not only mark single responses with a 'best response' but I also pm a friend if I have one with a zero response, just so I can get it off my unresolved list. Bad Dawn, bad, but I just can't stand seeing them out there!
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
lol yeah, I guess I'm like that at times. I didn't even know unresolved discussions existed until I checked out all the tabs from the discussion section... aww.. Well I hope you got rid all of them by now.. hehe! ^^v
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@dawnald (84130)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Oct 08
Well I actually keep them out there for a couple of weeks just in case a really good one does come in, but once I'm ready to do one, I want it out of there!!!
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
So, how's your unresolved tab now? Sorry for the late response. I didn't receive any notification from my email. ^^v
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I do, babyfuzz. I like to resolve my unresolved discussions at an appropriate time so I do it. I figured that after a given time and no one else decided to post a reply then the BR belongs to that nice fella who took time to do so. Although most of them I'm pretty happy with their lone answers. I've gotten a couple BR's because I was the only one responding. That one makes me feel a little awkward too. One time, I thanked the person for choosing my response over my response, just to be cheeky.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
lol, yeah... I guess they want us to give the credit, like you said, for taking the time to respond to our topic. Well at times I don't care much if I only have 1 response to my started discussion since I know my thinking is a little weird, people don't get my point, so I only get a few or no response at all... I just thought they might feel awkward too if I give them the best response mark, seeing that there are no other choices.. hehe! If they deserve it, why not?... Some discussion I remember needs only one solution and doesn't need any contesting, so getting one sole response is just enough. ^^v
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I will give a single response best response if I feel that the response made sense and was well thought out. I have quite a few zero responses, and a few one responses that I will not resolve because to me the response was not that great. I wouldn't give out a best response if I did not think it was deserving of it.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
Yes, I think so too... I don't want to give a best response just to get rid of them... lol.. But then it all comes back to the discussion itself if it's worth responding for.. I mean, some of the discussions I started doesn't appeal to the people that's why there are no other responses made. ^^v My fault entirely... I have to start quality topics. thanks, sudalunts! ^^v
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@carolscash (9503)
• United States
17 Oct 08
If I have a discussion that is like that and the response does go along with the discussion then I will mark it. However, I have had some that I wasn't sure if the person answering even read the discussion and so I left it unresolved. Thanks for asking and yes, I do feel that we need to make a best response,but it is not always possible.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
thank you very much, carolscash.. Your answer is very well put out.. Yeah, some people just answer whatever just to have something to write about. In any case, I would love to answer back to people's responses even though they seemed irrelevant to me. Maybe they just have a different perspective or they understood the topic the other way. ^^v
@philjas (1134)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I'm not sure, but don't we get paid a bit more if we get a Best Response? If we do, then yes I would mark that lone response as best just to give the person a little extra payment. :)
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
I think so, too.. I mean, even if we're not paid for having a best response it motivates us to do more quality posts. Giving a best response is acknowledging the person that he/she did good. We must give them the credit for doing a great job. ^^v
@lakantar (1575)
• Greece
17 Oct 08
well if its some long time without response I'll give it the "Best response" but I don't give the best response at once like in the first day... :P
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
yeah, lakantar. Even after 3 days, you might see a new response to your started discussions. I also have a habit of checking the discussions I responded to. I post again if it has a reply for me, even if it's like a month ago. ^^v
@lakantar (1575)
• Greece
17 Oct 08
well thx also for your post cause you made me remember some posts I haven't choose the best response yet :P
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
19 Oct 08
sure, no problem. yeah, i think i saw a similar discussion like this that made me remember and check the unresolved tab from the discussions. hehe ^^v
@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
17 Oct 08
It's not the nobel prize or anythingSo, yup. I'd do it.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Ok, thanks rocketj.. I also want them to know that I appreciate their effort by responding to my discussions, because I also take the time to think first before what I write. ^^v
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@rocketj1 (6957)
• United States
18 Oct 08
That's a great reason.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
haha! Yeah... It's sometimes annoying.. But I've learned to ignore those unresolved discussions now... although I checked them out once in a while.. like now, I've noticed that I haven't mark any best response yet. Still waiting...
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I do, but I wait longer to mark those compared to other discussions. Just hope that maybe somebody else might reply, too. If there is only one response, it is the best response by default, lol. If it is a response I don't like or appreciate, I wait even longer but I eventually mark it best response because at least the person took the time to come up with the response. In the end, I really just want to resolve the discussion and get it off my list. I have no problem with that. There is no obligation, but I don't like lose ends;)
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
Thanks, Jonesy... I also don't like lose ends. I wanted to resolve them as soon as possible, but right now it's not a concern for me anymore, after reading your answers. ^^v
@gemini_rose (16194)
14 Nov 08
Yes I would always mark that one response best response even if they are the only ones to respond. They have still taken the time out to respond to my discussion and so it is only fair that they get a reward for it even if there was no competition for it.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
thanks, gemini rose! After reading past responses, I think now it would be alright to give them the best response mark for the effort of responding. But then I have to consider if their answer makes sense. ^^v
@oldboy46 (2133)
• Australia
14 Nov 08
Well I don't start many discussions so I do not really have that problem. In general though I would say that if only one person has taken the time to respond to any of your discussions and that response is valid, i.e. more than a couple of words, then they deserve the "best response". That person has taken the time to acknowledge your discussion when nobody else has so why ignore their efforts? On the other hand I have seen where a person has been given "best response" for just a sentence when there were many better responses - at least in my opinion others were better. The person who starts the topic is the one who awards someone a best response so it is really up to them decide who deserves it. I will check out your other discussions and see if I can find anything interesting to respond with. If so, you will have more than 1 response and if not, you are left with just the 1 response unless someone else does the same as I am about to do.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
14 Nov 08
Thank you very much for spending the time to read and respond to my topics. I would love to give credit to people who spent some effort responding so I won't mind giving them best response even if they are the only ones who responded... Right now, I haven't been checking out my 'unresolved discussions' because I'm still waiting for other responses. Thank you, dear kind oldboy. ^^v
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
30 Oct 08
No, I never did that way for that reason I have a discussion that has been answered by two person only but I still wait until the other MyLotter would give a response that make me feel comfortable on the required response unto the discussion...
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
Yes, me too... like now it's been two weeks but I haven't chosen a best response for this discussion yet. ^^v I have like 5 other discussions up until now that I didn't concluded yet. I would want other people to join the conversation. I'm not in a hurry. I just want to hear others opinion. thanks, iyah! ^^v
@mapi26 (549)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
i have some open discussions that only 1 responded and i don't think it's fair if i mark it a best response just because he is the only one who put a comment because there's no one to compare it to. nor will i mark a best response if we had a good conversation with the same topic. i will only mark it a best response if it really did satisfy my question. if the only one who commented indeed satisfied my question, i think its' still not fair to mark it a BR. it is still fair enough to wait for a couple more of days for another person to comment. but if there's none then just leave it with no BR, it's obvious that he is the only one interested in the topic.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
yeah, i think so too. it's just bugging me at times, an eye sore. ^^v but yeah, you're right, the response should satisfy my question or I find it interesting even if it's not what exactly what I'm looking for. A well thought out response deserves to be rewarded. thanks, mapi! ^^v
@skbh12 (2950)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
[b]hi babyfuzz!! if i see that nobody bothers to answer my unresolved posts, i choose the only person who took time to respond to it as my best response. it is his effort to take time answering my post and i would like to give that person back the credit. i don't really feel obligated to mark a best response. when i see that they put time into to it and that it made any sense to it, then i don't hesitate to mark them their reward.. happy posting and happy mylotting![/b]
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Yes, you're absolutely correct. What an early riser you are.. I'm just about to sleep. lol Yeah, well thought out responses/posts deserve reward. Well at least people answer to my "sometimes weird discussions" hehe! ^^v
@andak2007 (3230)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
yes actually i have done that just to resolved all of my unresolved discussions..i cannot stand unresolved discussions that have been started like more than a year ago and still with just one response so i give it to him or her...i do not feel awkward about it..it is just but natural.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
hehe, thanks, andak... I think so too, especially if they're lying around there for a year. We'll just give that person the credit just for responding. but I'm still hoping that someone will bump into my unresolved discussion and respond.
@emarie (5455)
• United States
17 Oct 08
i admit it, i have. i've had discussions open for over a year and those i just went through and marked some of them and yes, the ones with only 1 response with no hope of resurrection i just marked that one as best response. with those i just want to get it over with. i still have many discussions that people can leave their opinion on.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Yeah, I also do that since it's starting to get annoying having those discussions lying around there.. hehe! I also have discussions that already have like 20+ responses but I still want to hear more... I hope many people will bump into it and share their experiences. thanks, emarie! ^^v
@belk89 (1104)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Even if shes the only person who posted on your discussion you still need to choose a best response. It is your way of thanking that person for the time she spend participating on your discussion.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Ok, belk, thanks! I think so too... well at least if he/she responded accordingly, I wouldn't have problem with that. I just don't like answers like, "yeah I agree".. As much as possible I want people to back up why they answered so. Thanks! ^^v
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
17 Oct 08
I really do not want to, unless the response answers my question and is the best one. Sometimes I will go through the responses, and I will mark the first one. If the response is not good enough, and there is only one or two responses, you can wait till doomsday and I will still not mark it as best response.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Right.. I have a few discussions that were started a year ago, but I haven't chosen any best response yet since I only have 1 or 2 posts there, which are not exactly what I'm looking for, or I want more answers... ^^v thanks, suspenseful!
@Lazers (152)
17 Oct 08
I wouldn't mark it "Best response" Unless it truly was the best response. If there was only one post, and it fixed my problem, then yes, i would mark it best response.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
You're very much correct. Thank you.. I can't say anything more.. ^^v
• India
17 Oct 08
I'll surely give if that's going to be the case. Will read the response at mark it as the best response,it might sound weird but what if he truly deserves??Atleast he/she took all the pains to reply for our post and we should respect and acknowledge them. You can just compare ur view and his view to make the comparison. Just being the only person to have responded is not his/her fault. So,i'll surely mark it as best response if I like the post No matter what others would feel,even what the concerned persom feels.. Cheers
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Yes, great explanation, savitha... thank you very much. I cannot say anything more.. ^^v
@CanadaGal (4307)
• Canada
17 Oct 08
I will dole out best responses in discussions with only one response, but that's mostly because I like to clear up my unresolved discussions area every few weeks or months (depending on how often I actually start discussions... it seems to come and go in waves lol). You make an excellent point, that it can be somewhat awkward if you don't have much of a response, especially if it's a simplistic answer like, "Yes, I agree with what you posted".
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
yeah, I feel that somebody deserves to be marked a best response, but I don't want to give them the "award" if what they answered was, Yes, I agree. As much as possible, I want to reply back to every posts in my thread. Well, I should also give my 100% so that I will get lots of responses. ^^v