Best Response-HELP!!

@mzz663 (2775)
United States
July 16, 2009 4:50pm CST
How do you figure out which answer to give a best response to when you get alot of good answers? Do you pick from your friends or everyone that answers, friend or not? I have some old posts I need to give best response to but am having the problem of making a decision.
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@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
17 Jul 09
I pick the ones that helped me the most, the ones that put the most effort into their reply. Sometimes it's someone who obviously did some research, sometimes it's a brief answer from a person who doesn't speak English well but tried very hard to answer clearly and helpfully. I like to give BR to a friend but sometimes another is more deserving.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
21 Jul 09
That is how I do it also. I think that is a great way to choose. Have a nice day and happy myLotting!!!
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
16 Jul 09
I would just choose the one you feel the most comfortable choosing a best response for. It does not have to be someone from your friends list here at Mylot. I would choose the best quality response.
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@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
16 Jul 09
I give best response to anyone that has a good answer. I had that problem too, but I just kept going over them and the one I picked was slightly better beccause of the content of the response, and the way it was worded. I go by that too, as that sometimes makes it easier to decide. Sometimes a person will use big words in their response, and that really impresses me so I will re read all the responses and the one that has the best content, the wording gets my vote. I hope that this has helped you. Good luck and happy mylotting.
• Canada
16 Jul 09
I start discussions, and wait till they get a lot of responses, or wait a few days/weeks/months depending on how quickly the discussion moves along. Then I go back, read all the responses, rate them, and pick which one I feel is the best (which one answers the question I may have asked the best, which one makes the best point in a debate, most unique response, whatever all depending on the conversation).
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• United States
16 Jul 09
whats the point of giving the best response? i give it out sometimes when i'm bored and i want to see what people said to my questions. and are you on imvu? cause your avatar looks like mine a little. and well i never pick the best answer just because someone my friend or because they answer alot of my questions i just pick the person that gave the best advice and whose answer i appreciated the most. and on some ocassions i give it to the person who didn't yell at me and the people who stuck up for me in the post.
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@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
17 Jul 09
The point of giving the best response....lemme see... It lets other people know that they spent their time answering and their opinion was worth the effort. It lets other people know what the best answer was if they ever have the same question. I like to give best responses because I think it's one of the best compliments you can give to someone that has answered. I don't give anyone best response for having a lame answer or bad attitude. Yes, I am a dev on IMVU but haven't gone there in quite a while because of all the changes that they've made on there. I was there in the beginning and loved it but because kids (under 18 yrs old) were able to get adult memberships, it ruined it for everyone else. IMVU had taken away what me and alot of other people had paid for (removing products and editing them) and now they are promoting things for sale that are worse than what they had taken away. I've made good friends there and had fun and that's the best I can say about it.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Honestly I give the best response to just that - the best response. Unless they all suck as responses and then I will give it to one of my friends. But when I respond to the discussions I have started I always give a + to everyone who responded to my discussion. I don't know if that is how others do it here but that is how I do it. Have a nice day and happy myLotting!!!
• India
18 Jul 09
On a very personal basis, this business of competition be best left in school. Or at the sports meets. Here we are all friends. We all want to share the sadnesses, the blisses, the knowledges, the photos, the experiences and the recordings of life treasured hither to fore. My humble request to all is, that let us make many more friends than our heart can take in. Let us wipe that tear from the eye of a friend who says she is fast losing faith in the Gods. Let's lend a helping hand unto that friend who says her/his mother is the worst of them all. And I do not want to sound like a saint. My share of idiosyncracies and stupidities, I am fully aware of. Let's not leave that ONE for the world. But indeed if we MUST post best responses, then let's be very neutral and soundness of its contents the only basis for selection.
• Canada
16 Jul 09
I'm appreciative of any and all responses that I receive to a discussion that I start. I never select a best response based on whether the person is a friend or not - just as I would not expect to be favored simply because I am on a discussion starter's friends list. I think the best response should be selected because it truly addresses the content of the original post. If the person thoroughly read the original topic and obviously gave it some thought and provided either a very helpful or very informed response, that is quality content, I think. Also, if the person is able to supply a clear and well-written response that almost anyone can understand, that makes it very beneficial to the forum in general. Other times, someone will just seem to have a unique ability to get to the very heart of the matter and will provide such a wonderful response that I just think "wow... thank you!" Any of those things will contribute to my choice of a best response