Would you change how you did things if.....

@dawnald (84131)
Shingle Springs, California
August 31, 2009 3:58pm CST
myLot asked you for a justification when you gave out a best response? What if a box came up asking for an explanation? Or what if some multiple choice questions came up? Would you skip doing them altogether or would you do it anyway? Would you reread the responses more carefully and think it through more? Would it make your choices more thoughtful or would you just pretty much use the same method (or madness) to choose?
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• Australia
31 Aug 09
I think a lot of people would find that rather difficult. "Because I had a pact with a friend to swap BRs?" I think it would be a good idea and MIGHT be an improvement. Choosing a best response is a responsibility that should be taken seriously, or ignored. I make a written note of all "good" responses when reading them. Then, when it comes time to choose, I only have to re-check a few to pick the best of the "good"
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
Way too organized for me, but that is really a great idea!!!
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• Australia
31 Aug 09
I thought you would be all for time management and organisation is the best way to achieve maximum use of time. (People say organisation is my second name)
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
I like the idea very much. It's the execution that's the problem with me...
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
31 Aug 09
hi dawnald, I'd consider that one gross cencorship as I have no reason usually just something takes my fancy which sometimes can be a bit warped or on other days completely logical but I certainly wouldn't want to go round justifying myself, that would be mylot gone mad. And how would you be supposed to justify giving a best response if there was only one response but it was a good one, which sometimes happens, if there's a only one and I don't like it I ask a friend to go in and add a response but that doesn't mean their going to get a best response as then other people might see it and one of them get the best response, so to summarise I wouldn't like that system at all.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
I wouldn't like it either so I'm not going to suggest it. :-)
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
you seem to have a thing for the hypothetical tongight I notice
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
1 Sep 09
Well sadi Alice! There are so many some days it's looks like a kindergarten!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I guess i'd do it the same ol' way i always do. Too mean to change my ways now at this old age, lol.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
Not that I want to at all but I could justify Aunty in a litte box 'she say's it as it is'.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
1 Sep 09
i'm guilty as charged, lol.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Sep 09
How about: "Because I said so" or "I like it like that" or "I'm not telling "
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Okay Okay Okay, You've got me! I don't always reread through the responses to pick the best one, I'm sorry! I'll do better, I promise! Okay so maybe I'll just skip doing them altogether, or be snazzy and suave, and think of something to say even if it's way off the mark from my original (too lazy to read, but like their avvie, name, or just what they usually write, without checking to see if their style or opinion's changed)... AH!
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Then again, I do best response so infrequently that I don't think it'd make much difference! I know, I should do my best responses. I'm getting to that, I promise. First I have to clear out my inbox WITHOUT getting annoyed and just deleting everything!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Sep 09
I'm behind too but I do eventually get to it. I admit that I sometimes read them really quickly when I'm choosing and go on my gut more than really thinking about it though. But it just depends on the discussion.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
31 Aug 09
Hello, Dawn. It wouldn't make any difference to me, as I read all the responses, allow enough time and then allocate a BR to the one that seems to fit the bill. Most of them seem to go to friends, purely because it's mainly friends that respond, but I've never been guilty of trading BRs. I like the idea of justification, though, and I'd extend it to rating. Anything that makes things fairer on here and inhibits the mischief makers has to be good news. You could have a rick box with set criteria, and an'other' option to cover anything out of the ordinary. You never know, it may stop some of the discussions about earnings and ratings. Well, we can but dream!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
I could justify my brs if I had to, but I don't think I'd enjoy having to take an extra step. It's already annoying enough with the tags and the "do you want to add this interest"... maybe it would make things fairer though...
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Sep 09
idk Alice do we wear the same BR size?
1 Sep 09
Hi dawnald, I would probably give a good reason for giving best response in a box provided because thais what I do, normally I would go back and read then give best response so it don't make much difference to me. Tamara
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Sep 09
Alice I can just see some people coming back and arguing about it. I'm not quite sure if that would be really annoying or funny!
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
If I encounter such response. I will choose to response too and justify what I say. I explain to depend what I say is true or if ever there is any error or mistake I can correct or to accept corrections...
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Sep 09
Your reasons are your own and I would hope nobody would come back and argue with you about it!
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
3 Sep 09
Hello my friend, I'm not going to argue anybody but just to say my views and clarify things in the discussion or the conversation be made. We are here to response and give views. We are not here to argue anything. If they don't come back and response again. Well it's not my lost. Because in exchanging ideas constantly can make us best response possibly. I don't ask anybody to response my views or my opinion, my friend. Have a nice day!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Sep 09
Sometimes it happens anyway though! Have a nice day...
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
I think that would put a few people off awarding best responses, if that happened, I think some people find the tags monotonous having to add them as well as the rigmarole you go through in adding tags and titles for images you upload. I would continue awarding best responses as I see fit and wouldn't change the way I awarded them either. I think a better idea would be the period of when you can award best response, I have seen on numerous occasions people awarding best response within a few hours of starting the discussion which is I think unfair to others who want to contribute. I do feel a certain time is needed for a best response to be awarded.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
One time I rewarded a best response really quickly because it was just so good. But normally I agree, you're not giving people a chance to get in there and have a shot at it. And yeah, the extra steps you go through to put on tags, add interests, etc. are annoying and could probably all be done in one step. I wouldn't mind justifying my best responses though. Hopefully they wouldn't put something in where people could come back and argue with you about it!
@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug 09
I had a thought I wonder if people would prefer it if Mylot admin themselves gave out best responses and if you got one you got a little cash reward for it? But then I guess it could be misconstrued and favourtism might be called into question. Maybe not then LOL!
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
Or... We give out our best responses and either a) Admin also does or b) myLot users do... And then their algorithm compares what you did to the general consensus. Or maybe I'm just crazy. lol
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@p1kef1sh (45642)
11 Apr 11
I don't post now. But recently I have discovered that writing from my iPod I occasionally hit the BR button by mistake because my finger is too fat! That's a hard one to justify especially if the lucky recipient has written bigger twaddle than me! In principle it is a good idea, but sometimes I have awarded a BR just because I felt that the comment was the best of a good bunch, but there was not that much in it. I tend to give to non-friends just because I am perverse that way!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Apr 11
How about to the most off base response? :D
@p1kef1sh (45642)
11 Apr 11
I'd probably chicken out and either not award or give it to someone else!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Apr 11
lol
• Indonesia
4 Sep 09
Hi dawnlad I don't think it's a problem and I guess it won't really affect me. In fact, maybe I will feel happy (although it takes time longer) because I can tell that responder the reason why I choose his/her response as BR. Honestly, I always read all responses carefully before giving BR and I'd like to know too why my response choose as BR in other discussion. By knowing this, we can do good things again that makes people like our response and avoid the one that cause people insulted. I think it's really positive things if myLot ask us for a justification before give a BR
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Sep 09
I've actually seen somebody leave a comment telling the person why they were chosen!
• Indonesia
5 Sep 09
Really? Waw, that must be nice I really wanna somebody tell me too why he/she choose me,,hehe.. I hope I can have one that tell me why
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Sep 09
It's a good idea really!
@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
31 Aug 09
I would still award them in the same way I do now - with great difficulty. I am way behind because there is more than one response worthy of it. I would have no trouble saying why one response was chosen rather than another - if and when I ever get round to deciding
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
I'm way behind too. Took me forever to decide about the poetry one. In the end I just went with what moved me the most. Once I decide, I could splain why if I had to also...
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
1 Sep 09
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
1 Sep 09
They do run out real quick
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• United States
7 Sep 09
it sounds like an ok idea. as much as i hate explaining things,it's not unreasonable :)
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Sep 09
man, you are really catching up, huh? lol
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• United States
8 Sep 09
trying to.i still have a backlog in the ol' mailbox. it happens lol
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@harmonee (1236)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I don't know that I would take the time to write an explanation, but a short little multiple choice thing wouldn't be too bad, Or at least a pop up to prompt you to think about it.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Sep 09
with an option to bypass it
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
2 Sep 09
Very true. Sometimes it doesn't warrant a comment or explaination. Or sometimes you are in a rush. Bypass is always a good feature. I think just having it there though would make people more likely to do it.
@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Actually, that kinda looks like a good idea... But I must admit, I'm way lax in the BR category. I have tons of discussions I really need to resolve...
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Sep 09
If I let them go too long it drives me nuts!
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@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
2 Sep 09
I really don't think about it much... I should...
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
1 Sep 09
I would stick to my choice of best response. The one with sense, the one who could and I could relate to, as much as possible not a one liner response or if a one liner but answers my criteria for choosing.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Sep 09
would you be willing to state why you chose your best response or would that just be annoying?
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
2 Sep 09
quite annoying but if they would demand to, no problem, though quite a waste of time to explain everything when you are running out of time making it to the minimum pay out.
@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Aug 09
Hi dawny Don't be giving the myLot lot any ideas now! I find it hard enough to keep up with my BR's as it is and in fact I have 30 pages of unresolved discussions as it is without making it harder for me to ressolve them!!!!!!! Having said all that I would of course comply with whatever mylot demmanded of me!!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
Don't worry, I'm not going to suggest it. And even if I did, they haven't implemented any of my suggestions so far anyway, so the odds are in your favor!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
31 Aug 09
Phew!! LOL
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
31 Aug 09
Actually, I take the coward's way out, I don't give best respnses, lol. I know I know, I'm a bad mulotter. I just have a hard time deciding who gets it. Then there is the fact that I have had discussions pop back up after months and long after I have given a best response, only to have the new addition be an even better response. I just find it simpler and less compicated to not do it at all. That way, if mylot ever does come up with a system such as you mentioned, I am still safe.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
It does happen that you get a better response in after you've already awarded it, but then if you're going to do it, it doesn't make sense to wait forever!
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
I think if you don't give them out you should be obliged to send any back that you receive, it's a two way thing after all.
@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
31 Aug 09
Hi dawnald, I will use the same way that I use now. Just look for the best response and give it to this responder. The best response will always the best response unless someone come with the better one.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
Once in a while I will get several that are really good and then I have to reread them and really think about it first.
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@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
1 Sep 09
I agree that there is a time when we hard to make a decision. But we have to made it to resolve the discussion. It would give you a great headache if you thought too much on who is suppose to get the best response when there are more then one response qualify for that. Just give it to anyone of those. If you had to clarify your choice then just tell the truth. But Lamb solution on this matters might give a great help.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
31 Aug 09
For me, choosing a best response is a very difficult thing. I have to read all of the responses that people have given and then make the choice based on the content of the discussion. What I mean is I already do carefully read the comments on the discussions that I start. If mylot were to add a way to put a reason that a response is the best response it wouldn't be a problem for me. Actually, I've wished that this was an option on discussions because I'd like for people to know why I chose them and I'd also like to know why some of my responses are chosen as best response.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Aug 09
I guess you could let them know by leaving another comment below their response. I saw at least one other person do that. but I wouldn't mind it either, usually I have a fairly decent reason for choosing one...
@vandana7 (62453)
• India
1 Sep 09
This is true for me as well. I normally start discussions that require people to think before they write. It is not the number of responses that I am interested. It is the quality. The opinion offered there, if it differs from mine, should be stated with concrete reasoning such that I am forced to concede. And of course when more people offer same opinion, I do have difficulty as I feel here are rational people and I am choosing from them! At that point of time, I choose the answer that says it all as briefly with greater impact.
@fan_philo (231)
• India
20 Sep 09
Try ti give my best still lol...............
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Sep 09
Of course! :-)