Do you select the best response (BR) to your discussion having one answer?

@Jenaisle (3803)
Philippines
January 13, 2009 11:46pm CST
I am resolving all my unresolved discussions because I want to give credit where credit is due. There are however some discussions which have one response only. I am planning to give the BR even then. What do you think? What would you have done? Would you be giving a best response?
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
14 Jan 09
Yes, if there is only one response, I'll award the BR to the only respondent. I feel he/she must be appreciated for his/her efforts for responding to my discussion. In fact, I found that my response was awarded the BR tag in few discussions, where I was the only respondent.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
For you, i would gladly award you, Your responses are clear and concise. What if the response is short and is nonsense? Thanks for the input.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
16 Jan 09
Jen - I am thoroughly delighted to know that you consider my response(s) worthy of best response(s). Your kind words for me are more than any best response award for me.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
Of course they are. Thanks for replying to my discussions. All the best and happy mylotting.
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Every time I select the best response, I make sure that I am satisfied with the answer. In your case I will still apply the way I choose a best response. Even if there is only one reply, I would only choose it if my question was answered.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
I have to agree with you. That's a logical action. You're always logical, thanks and happy mylotting.
@wrangel15 (1443)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
Thanks... Discussions with no selected best response yet are flagged as unresolved by myLot. I just let discussions remain unresolved until my question's answered. :)
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
I was trying to resolve all of my questions, but they all suddenly disappeared, I don't know why, do you know. thanks.
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Hello jenaisle! What do you mean about one answer? Do you mean one word answer or one liner answer?
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
I was saving on space so the discussion is poorly stated. I mean your discussion has been answered by only one person. and what if you choose someone and then after 5 months a better answer was given. then you would not be able to choose it any longer. so do you choose the current regardless of the answers after sometime? Thanks for the interest.
• United States
14 Jan 09
well honestly, I never immmediately my BR. I have so many unresolved discussions and some of them started 4 months ago. I am glad that there are still some members who are interested in anwering it until now. Well, the decision is still yours. If you feel like giving the best response and you like your discussion to resolve then go for it. Maybe you just want to give credit to the person who replied to you immediately. Giving BR has different criteria and it depends upon the owner of the discussion.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
That's one logical way of looking at it ais, so much wisdom to someone so young. Thanks for that vital input. Cheers.
@twinklee (895)
• India
14 Jan 09
[b][i]Hi, YA i don't mind in giving BEST RESPONSE to the responder who alone responded to my discussion, its like giving a sign of thanks to that person, as he /she had atleast spent a minute in responding to that discussion., It also motivates that person, and you may get response from that person in other discussions too, [/i][/b]
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
That's a good act, but what if some responses came in that are better? Thanks for the response.
@twinklee (895)
• India
14 Jan 09
Ya, i actually wait for few weeks before giving BR. Till that time if i had only one , i will give BR to that. When i get better responses that the first one I would thank them either, I will have a WORD OF APPRECIATION with them.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Wow, that's a good one, word of appreciation, You mean you just react to their comment? I'll try to remember that. thanks and happy mylotting.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
I just gave someone the best response award on one of my discussion wherein he is the only one who responded. For me i think it's pretty noble for him to respond to such boring discussion like i had and that's more than enough to give him the award. Out of hundred thousands of users, he's the only one who gave effort in answering my discussion.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Lol, you're a sport, labeling your discussion boring. I like that, do you have many unresolved questions? I have several of them and now I'm busy selecting BR., Thanks for the essential comment.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Yeah i do have lots of unresolved discussions but those discussions are the interesting ones lol! It's pretty hard to choose especially with all the impressive responses the discussion has gathered. Sometimes it's just overwhelming that giving an award to one of them will make me feel like i've abandoned the rest. So it's pretty hard really. Lol! Well i came to a point that i regret creating that single discussion with no response lol! Now it's got one and that single respondent swept the awards he can get. The best response and the + for every comment he has made for every comments i made to reply. It's just like the Oscars.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
A grand slam..lol..that's great. The discussins I only have one answers are sometimes those that I consider interesting. I don't know why. Thanks and cheers.
@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
14 Jan 09
Does it make any sense? Being the champion of a show with one participant? I do not think so. Under such circumstances, I would mark the response with '+'/ '-' mark.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
I would consider that if the response does not answer the question or does not give any vital contribution to the discussion. But that's a good option that should be considered. Thanks Nils, as always you come up with a good and logical answer. Did you apply this already? Happy mylotting.
• India
16 Jan 09
I mark responses. Regarding best response - I'm bit lazy!
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@uditpanda (1023)
• India
16 Jan 09
I don't generally have discussions in my account that has a single response. Even with multiple responses I am not someone who selects the best response for every discussion I start. may be i still wait for the response that would be deserving to get a best response. Yet I have selected best responses for quite a few discussions, for those replies which were exceptional & useful for me. I expect more quality replies come to my discussions I have started so that I would be more than glad in choosing my best responses. Thank you. have a nice time at mylot.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
That's a careful way of approaching it. Thanks for that vital input I guess I will apply this in some cases. Cheers and happy mylotting.
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
14 Jan 09
LOL. It happened before and yes, I choose the only answer as the best response there. I did that as the appreciation for the member who actually answer my question or being responsive to the discussion I made. It is not wasy to choose them as the best respondent especially when their response was not like what we wanted, but it was the only way, so yes, I would still select BR for the discussion with only one answer.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
okay, most of you opted for this action, thanks for that vital input. Happy mylotting.
@arthi_88 (1518)
• India
14 Jan 09
I do the same. I give best responses in discussions where there had been only one response. After all they took time and effort to respond and marking it is the only thing we can do say thank you! Have a nice day!
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
Thanks to the vital input. Most of you approved of this. Happy mylotting
@jakill (835)
14 Jan 09
I've only opened a few discussions so far and haven't even considered the best responses. You have now given me a nudge to start. I think I would give a best response to a single responder, but I do think you have to give the discussion a bit of time before trying to select the best. How long I haven't decided yet.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
Yes,. you should, you earn too when you do. I'm trying to resolve all of my discussions. Thanks and happy mylotting.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I also give best response...for if there is only one response it has to be the best! LOL...seriously....I do give best response for someone that comments.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Even if it's very short and not significant? lol.thanks for this short but significant response. I'll vote it best answer even if it's only one.lol..happy mylotting.
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
It will depend on the reply of the respondent. I would give the best response if it is done with heart and respect.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
I agree, thanks and happy mylotting. I hope you're okay now and doing fine.
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
14 Jan 09
Yes I do still select a best repsonses to discussions were there is only one reply. I try to give the post some time so that my friends have more chances to reply to it however after a month I will give the best response award. The person who has made an effort and tried to reply to my posts deserves to be rewarded. (c) ronaldinu 2009 - the more people I meet-the more I love my dog
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
I understand your point, the effort is worth a BR. Next would be, you'll award it even when the response is short and bad? Thanks for the input.
@stafiel (77)
• China
14 Jan 09
I'm new here.I haven't try to submit a new discussion.If I've done this I will try my best to give the present to who support me. and I'm glad to receive first BR from u. Be Happy Mylotting!
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Hope you get more BR.
@aweins (4203)
• India
14 Jan 09
hi jenaisle, my dear friend, i also have received one response in my posted discusssions and i have marked it as the best one . it is because i think, that the person has taken the pain to type a response for what i have posted which many would not have liked to respond back..so i feel that i should mark him/her response as the best. how does that matter. if i will mark a respond as the best for someone, then only will someone mark mine as the best.if i want best response from some one then i also should mark someone's response as the best.i feel so, what do you think my friend.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
I agree Aweins, but if a seond response comes along and is better ,then we could not select it as the best response then. Can we? so we have to wait a number of days to select BR. Is that good? Thanks