If your topic only generates one or two responses...

United States
March 2, 2009 8:53pm CST
If your topic only generates one or two responses after several weeks, do you go ahead and award best response if the response is generally appropriate, but not necessarily what you'd normally qualify as a "best response" had more people posted replies? Sometimes I do, because I am grateful at least someone took the time to respond. As long as the response is a halfway decent answer (that is, not some gibberish or unrelated answer, nor just a simple yes or no, for example), I will typically award it just to get it off my screen for unresolved discussions... Am I the only one who does this? Do you think it's wrong to do?
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@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I can't even begin to think about doing my unresolved discussions right now I have page after. I have been really lazy as of late with my unresolved discussions.. But when I do them and I'm on the ball it's usually about a month later. That way if it's not answered alot in a month chances are it won't get more answers later. But then there are times when it's months later. It just really honestly depends on how much time I have at home to do this. LOL!! I don't thinks it wrong if you want to do it that way ... It's your discussion and your decission .. You could choose never to give a best response if you don't feel it's there and that would be ok. You should feel comfortable with whatever you decided to do about your unresolved discussions. To be honest I haven't seen or read a rule stating we had to resolve them at all. Have a nice one and take care.
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• United States
4 Mar 09
Great comment, thanks for your opinion. : )
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• United States
12 Mar 09
Thanks for best repsonse and have a nice one.
• United States
3 Mar 09
Nah, no sense it letting it sit there for years. I generally give it to whom ever gave the best response, even if its between two people.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
i dont pick a best response when it is only two responses. specially when the response is not really the best. i dont want to fool myself of picking when there was nothing there really. so i just lay down the discussion and just left there unresolved. after all i have discussions too with no response so ot all sits together at the unresolve.
@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 09
I don't think there's any right or wrong in how one awards the best response as it's really very subjective? As for me, I normally give best responses one shot as in after starting discussions, I'd just leave them for a while then when I feel, ok, lets give some best responses now, then I 'll just go through all those that hasn't been awarded one by one & award them
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@spalladino (17924)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I give them about a month before choosing a best response. You should clear them out periodically even if you have a lot piled up. It's part of being a member of the mylot community to award BRs and those you select will definitely appreciate it.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
4 Mar 09
A few months back I decided to set aside time to go through all my unresolved discussions and believe me they went way back to three years ago, some of them I have to admit were cringeworthy, I can't believe I have so many discussions I started without responses and they are the most annoying because there they sit useless, can't do anything with them, anyhow I found one embarrassing discussion I had started about the weather and I got ONE response, and they said I don't know! Three words I mean how can you give that best response? You ask about the weather and they don't know, laughable isn't it! If I have one or two responses and they are ridiculous then I will just leave them. Thankfully you don't get many responses which are gibberish. I like it all neat and tidy and no responses left without a br awarded, but sometimes that isn't possible.
• United States
4 Mar 09
Yes, as you and moonlitmagikchild pointed out, if the one or two single responses I get are crappy or just something like "Yes" or "I don't know," of course I will not give them a BR for such crap!
@youless (94715)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Mar 09
You do the right thing. In fact even if there is only one person who responded to my discussion, he/she still deserve to the best response. Because there is not other competition and the winner is obvious:) I love China
• United States
4 Mar 09
I agree, good point.
• United States
4 Mar 09
i do it as long as i have two.. i rarely will choose one for a 1 reply.. but if i have only 2 and they both are just crap i will wait a while longer
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
4 Mar 09
I am not quite sure what I do, I know in the past I have gone ahead and rewarded it as you have done, but I have also gotten another response after some time on a discussion so therefore I generally like to wait. I don't think that it's necessarily a bad thing either but I do think that it's really annoying when you do get a response after some time, not saying that it's not wanted, but I'm saying if the response you get after some time is a lot better then say the response you got when the discussion was first made. I appreciate the discussion.
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• United States
3 Mar 09
well if I only get 2 responses, or up to 5, then of course I will go with the best out of those...I normally try to do my Best Responses after a week to see how many responses I get... If I only get one and it isnt really a response that is of best quality I dont choose a best response on it ....who knows maybe at some point it may come back up and get more respones... it is possible...LOL thanks for the questions and happy mylotting!!
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@winterose (39917)
• Canada
3 Mar 09
I do after a week because the topic is no longer topical and people don't read it, and I don't think it is right to keep the people that did respond waiting. But that is just me.
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@krajibg (11936)
• Guwahati, India
3 Mar 09
Hi Bethany! know when I put my first even post here had got only two responses. I did not know what exactly I felt but one thing is for sure that it felt bad. Now however the scene has changed and now I know the trick to attract people to my post. Besides those who I have befriended have known me and also the quality of my post and therefore now I get good response. The highest so far being 80 I guess. surely you feel bad ifthere are no good response to your topic.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
3 Mar 09
No, it is not wrong to do this. I may start doing this myself since you mentioned it. If the response is there and it is complete, I may just give them best answer. It is nice for someone to respond to my discussion than no one. But, if I don't care for their answer, I will just wait to see what other answers that I will come up with before granting an response as best answer.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
3 Mar 09
Three weeks is normally the time fram that i normally wait for before awarding the br. By that time the idea and thought flow behind the discussion too starts to fade away.To me it's in ways clsoing that discussion and getting on with oter ones over here.
@yAks89 (589)
• Philippines
3 Mar 09
It says 'best response' and not 'qualified response'. So just choose.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
3 Mar 09
I will wait for at least two months, because I will be busy giving best responses to the discussions that get a lot of responses and besides I feel, that if I give a best response for just being grateful that someone answered, well it is sort of like if I cleaned a house and someone just threw me a penny, and I would kiss her feet, etc. Then when the time period of two months, I will go back and see if someone has responded = three separate responses, I may choose but not if they are under the same response.
• United States
28 Mar 09
There are only a few pots of mine that will have a best response. I aaward response for the only post that responded the very best way. Sometimes I have two that could be deemed the best, so these isn't a best response.I have many unresolved posts. It doesn't bother me.You never know when a new My Lot member will respond. Or a returning friend or member will respond.