Your criteria of marking the Best Response are.............

Philippines
November 23, 2008 4:26am CST
Hi Mylotters, This is a thought that comes into my mind when i am thinking of marking the best response. I really do marked for a best response once my question has been diligently and intellectually answered. The following are my basis for marking the best response; 1. Idea of the response is clear and concise. 2. Grammar, sentence construction, punctuation usage and spelling are correct. 3. Uses polite words to convey opposing ideas. So far i have three, hope you can add more in order for others to be encourage to post sensible and deserving "best response posts" Thank you and be blessed.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
23 Nov 08
I would agree with criteria 1. The second one i give the benefit of doubt as we have a number of users who are not every good at the usage of English. The third point is ok and i am more or less nuetral on that. But i go beyond just the response and see the quality of the futher interation if any in terms of the comments. It so happens that a lot of mylotters have a lot more to say in the further comments.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
24 Nov 08
I dont actually use English or grammer as part of my marking critiria as i think it discriminatesd against those for whom English is not a first language blessed be
@hildas (3031)
23 Nov 08
I usually give the best response to who ever has answered the discussion question for example in the best way. A lot of people must not read some of them properly, as you get replys not even relating to the discussion. I know some people give best response to their friends only, but I myself like a lot of people on MyLot, so I always give best response to the best reply. Well written and understood replys are important, but I myself make spelling mistakes sometimes myself, so as long as there is not too many I do not regard it as important. Take care roselynm.
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
hi hildas, thanks for the response. it does not matter to be who is the person that i will marked as best response as long as he/she is intellectually answered the question. you are right we often have committed spelling errors but sometimes the thought of the response become distorted when there are spelling errors. for example instead of using the word "then" they spell it as "than" so tendency the reader will be confused of how the word "then" is used in the sentence. you take care too hildas. be blessed
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
23 Nov 08
Hi roselyn, I dont have any particular criteria of giving away my best respond but i do have a basis too. 1st.I like to award Best respond to mostly newbie here to incourage them to post more. 2nd. The respond should be helpful for me it doenst need to good in grammar as long i understand the post. 3rd. It should be lenghty atleast more than 5 lines for the time and effort they give. 4th if i got only one response to a discussion i give it to the responder without thinking. Anyways a dont have any problem who to give the marks for i only have few responses in my discussion.
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
hi margarit, the item number 4 made me laugh, you mean you sometimes you gave best response without thinking hahahaha... me i gave best response when his/her comment made me really laugh it may be humorous or sometimes i did not understand the thoughts that is why i gave best response. thanks margarit!
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
23 Nov 08
1- does the response answer my question that is the top priority for me, an example of what will never get a best response is if I say tell me what you would do if... and the answer comes back, why don't you.... hey this discussion was not about me, I asked you so don't tell me, what I should do, many times I give a hypothetical question because I want to know what people feel, so it is very important that the person answer back in this situation I would .... or, if I say give me an example and the person doesn't they will not get a best response.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
23 Nov 08
When I award a best response I always look at the effort that the user has spent to write his post. Some are shallow while others have made some research before posting, or else they are knowledgeable about the subject. I prefer those who are helpful.
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@mentalward (14695)
• United States
23 Nov 08
Mine is basically the same as yours. However, I do try to select someone who is relatively new to myLot to give the best response to (obviously they must meet the other criteria, too) because I think it will encourage them and make them happy. Personally, I don't care about best responses. I give my opinion and that's that. I'd rather see the best response given to someone who is new, maybe a bit insecure about the ins and outs of myLot and hasn't made many friends yet. I feel that the best response can have more of an affect on them than on someone who's been here for a long time.
@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I basically agree with this. If a newbie has taken the time to give a thoughtful and informative reply, then I will reward them. This might make them want to stay! :) As far as myself, I do feel good whenever I get a best response. But, if I am in a topic where everybody has given a lot of good advice, then I know that the odds are not in my favor. :) And I am just happy that the person got their question answered and generated a lot of intelligent, interesting posting. :)
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@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 08
Those are great tips and I do look at those areas as well. To me I would look at the responses based on: 1. The relevancy of the response to the discussion. Some people never really read the discussion completely and then gave some irrelevant responses. 2. It must have at least one full sentence and if those relevant responses have more sentences, than I would choose that. The key here is that the response must be relevant as long response but not relevant would not be chose either. That's my main criteria for selecting the best response. As far as grammar is concerned, I would not be too concerned about that for as long as the response could still be fairly understood. I am more concerned about spelling though but one or two mistakes would be forgivable and could still be the best response for a discussion. Cheers!
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
That's a great criteria you got there. As for me as long as they provide the best insight in answering the question I definitely mark it as best response. It might take a long time for me to mark one as best response but surely I mark one in every discussion I make.
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@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I basically agree with this. First and foremost I want my question answered. *LOL* And of course I want it to make sense. I understand about grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc., but I also understand that for some people here, English is not their first language. If I can understand what they are trying to say, AND they have provided me the best answer out of everybody who responded, then they will be awarded the "best response". :)
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@eVoLi89 (161)
• Belgium
23 Nov 08
I agree with your criteria, taking into account that some MyLotters don't have English as their mother tongue. First of course, I'd exclude all 'bad answers', which didn't help me out. Also the posts for easy money won't get rewarded. For me, it's very important that people stick to the question and be polite, towards me and even more towards other people with opposing opinions. Even if my question seems stupid/obvious, people can still answer in a nice and clear way, if I'm just asking info I don't need personal opinions about my knowledge, or the lack of it in certain fields. The best answers are from people who really try to understand the question, not just reading through quickly and posting whatever comes in their mind, instead of thinking twice and try to imagine how the asker feels. Just as in real life actually, how would I like my question to be answered there? In a clear and correct way of course, but also polite and empathetical manner.
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
hi evoli, i marked yours as best response. simple, concise, no errors in spelling as well as in grammar. there also you zero in the essence of respect and politeness in responding even if with opposite view. be blessed
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@eVoLi89 (161)
• Belgium
27 Nov 08
Thank you so much, I'm honoured :-) That's my first best response ever! I just try to add something useful to the discussion, and this one really interested me, for I'm very concerned by all the insults and easy quick answers on the Internet. Happy Mylotting :-)
@balasri (26553)
• India
24 Nov 08
My idea of marking it with BR is that it should be the apt and smart response.Nothing else.
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
hi balasri, precisely! that is why it is called best response because among the responses that one is the most distinct. that one marked on your mind and as based on your own judgement it is the smartest response of all. be blessed!
@laladida (151)
• United States
23 Nov 08
I dont think you need polite words because its gotta be an argumental kinda post as well in some cases.
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
hi i think not because even if you have opposite views you still have to be respectful with the other person. no matter what and no matter are the issues that you are arguing with. we have to take into consideration that this is a freedom forum but there are exemptions. anyways happy posting!
@subha12 (18453)
• India
26 Nov 08
There should be some variations in that reply. also the reply that much to the point, is good as a candidate for best response.plus that response should not be just one liner.
@mtata23 (354)
• India
25 Nov 08
well for rating best response my criteria is as below 1. does the response answer my question 2. i do not consider few word responses. 3. answer should be clear as to what the mylotter is trying to say. 4. simple language
@redsponge (557)
• Malaysia
24 Nov 08
The criteria I look for would be 1. Answer to the question meaningfully OR 2. Reply to the topic meaningfully I do not check on the grammar or spelling. I make sure that every discussion that I started has a best response. There are times when the discussion has only one comment, then I will just mark that as best response as there is no other to compare with.
• Indonesia
24 Nov 08
thank you for information it really help me a lot
• Indonesia
24 Nov 08
thank you for information it really help fir us thanks a lot
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
I usually choose the best response in my discussions after a few days from starting. Every now and then, I check on the responses. I mark as the best the one which had the greatest impact on the topic. I usually choose the one which got stuck into my mind the most.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
24 Nov 08
Well i go through a set procedure when marking best response. First of all i will leave the discussion at least a week after all responses have stopped, then i will go and read through them all again. After this i will cogitate over which one actually best answers the question, only then will i award best response. I like getting them so i take the award of them seriously blessed be
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
24 Nov 08
I chose what I think is the most honest and well thought of answer as my best response.