Do you tend to award best responses to people who agree with you?

@katran (590)
United States
October 28, 2008 4:43pm CST
I have not really had a very controversial discussion topic yet, but I was wondering how I would handle awarding a best response if I did. It seems to me that I might have trouble giving a best response to someone who disagreed to me, simply because I am stubborn and argumentative like that and it would feel wrong. That is not to say that I do not respect the opposing arguments. It just seems like I would naturally see people who agree with me as having better responses, because I follow their logic more. I don't know if that makes any sense. What are your thoughts?
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@postergal (214)
• Egypt
28 Oct 08
Certainly not. I would give it to the person who managed to deeply analyze the subject and gave it time and concern.This is the person who deserves whether or not he/she agrees with me.
@katran (590)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I think we would all like to believe this is what we would do, but have you been put in a position where you had to decide? What if there were two equally well-written responses and one agreed with you and the other didn't? What then?
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
being an open minded person, i am, respecting somebody else's opinion is at most, disagreeing with a person is another as long as the topic has some valid reasons for making a different opinion or idea. what i'm saying is, if that person really have some kind of proof that my opinion is wrong are not good and his/her is right then i believe it is reasonable for me to concur. if that has more weight than the other then that deserves a best response. the only thing that matters in making a best response is most of the time it is being affected by our emotions instead of seeing the topic based on what it is and not on what we feel. i am argumentative also if i believe and i have evidence and proof that i am right with the topic on hand. and we also have to consider the other side of the coin in making decision/s and not just what we think it should be. but hey, this is just me.
• Philippines
29 Oct 08
Hi there katran! I do not only award the best response to people who agree with me. I always make sure to go over the responses I get for each discussion I start. While doing so, I realize that not all members would agree with me. But I must admit that there are those who do not agree with me but their ideas or opinions are really good. So I also award best responses even to people who do not agree with me for as long as their responses are logical and sensible.
@kdhartford (1152)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I think I tend to award those best responses to well crafted...first responses... and those that agree with me. It also helps to grovel. On the other hand, I like playing devil's advocate and that usually precludes me from getting any best response tags.