Should I give Best Response for single response topics?

India
September 3, 2009 1:25pm CST
I always try and close my unresolved topics but am a bit confused with the ones with just one response.. specially when the one response is not satisfactory. (I did give best answer if the one response is somewhat sensible).Should I give that the best answer considering the effort taken by the responder in answering my zero response topic.. or should I wait for a sensible answer to come up..? Wat would you do in these cases?
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@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
4 Sep 09
I still have some unresolved discussions until now. Some also have a one response and some do have more. With the single response, you can give the BR if that had been there for a long time. And if you think it satisfies you. If you wish, you can ask anyone from your friend list to take a look at your post and see if they can say a word, by sending them a PM.
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
3 Sep 09
I don't always give out a best response. If I read all of the responses and none of them seem "great" then I just don't reward a BR. Answers really shouldn't be a few words. If that's the case, they're not really discussing - which is what is suppose to be done here!
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@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
3 Sep 09
If you only got one response to your discussion, and you want to get it off your unresolved list they go ahead and give it. If it does not bother you to have unresolved discussions and you do not feel the response is worthy then do not give it. It is up to you. Some people do not like unresolved discussions. so they give it just to clear it up. For me it does not bother me to have unresolved discussions so i would wait for a good response.
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@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
3 Sep 09
Hi aravindkrd, The best response is for the response that help us or satisfying our discussion purpose. It there is no satisfying answer or response for our discussion, I do not think we should give it away just to resolve our discussion. Just wait until someone else come with more satisfying response and give it to him/her. Otherwise just leave it unresolved forever. I also have one discussion that face the same problem with you.
@Fracker (177)
• Pakistan
3 Sep 09
It is not important to select best response, if you don't get any satisfactory response. But if some response really deserve to be called as best, even you have just one response then you must select it as best response. Since by this, you are helping those who try to resolve/answer/suggest something for your question..
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@vijayanths (7878)
• India
3 Sep 09
I think if it deserves best response, then you can give.At the same time you get 100 responses and you feel none of them deserve best response, nothing wrong in it. this is my opinion.
@Hatley (164524)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Sep 09
hi aravindkrd hatley here If it were me I would wait for awhile as sometimes people are slow to respond,because they may be working or' on a trip, so wait just a bit I think. right now I will respond to' your discussion to see if it sp arks others, okay?
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
4 Sep 09
I think its truly up to the Discussion starter to whether or not to give a best responses to the person that replies. If you are happy with their response (no matter the length) then go ahead and give it a best response. I would wait for any new responses before I hand out the Best Response to my discussion.
• Australia
4 Sep 09
If I were in your situation I personally would not give out a best response. Even though you might want to get rid of your unresolved discussions, and because there is only one response that isn't helpful at all, don't give away a best response just so you get that discussion "out of the way".Why give credit to a response that isn't helpful? Simple answer is you shouldn't. Just leave the discussion, you never know, there could be another replier sooner or later.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
4 Sep 09
Well, if someone were to give me a single response or a one-liner, it has to be really strong in content or something that totally enticed me, for if not, I would normally award 2 or more lines for a best response. I look and read into it, and award the person carefully, and takes around a few days right up to a week each time. I think awarding a br needs a bit of work on my part because the person has taken the time to answer.
@123chris (41)
• Trinidad And Tobago
4 Sep 09
I think if no one else answers the discussion after a couple days or so and it only has one response then i think that it is the best response, it may not be the best possible response but its the best one that was given so far. But if the response it really bad then i guess you can just leave it blank cause on word answer aren't really that helpful sometime.
@rosekiss (30266)
• Eugene, Oregon
3 Sep 09
You know giving BR is up to each individual, as you don't have to give it unless ou want to close it out then go ahead. I have a couple fo discussions that I have yet to award BR and I probably will one of these days, as they both have more than one response. It is really hard sometimes to give BR, especially if there is more than one BR. I wish we could give out more than one, as I have had that where it took me awhile to decide which one deserved it as I had to read and reread the responses again. Also, I like to wait awhile before I give BR, as it give more users a chance to respond, and then I might get better responses than what I have had. Giving out a BR does make you feel good, and it also lets the user know that you thought enough of them to award them with the BR. Go for it if you want to, but if you don't then just leave it. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.