Will you respond to the dicussion if the discussion has the BR marked already?

@hmrk12 (735)
India
October 4, 2009 11:49pm CST
Is there any guideline to not to respond to the discussion if the best response has already chosen? Even if there are no such guide line, is it fair to respond again to the resolved discussion? What will you do if you know something better than the best response to some discussion? Will you respond or just avoid that? I have seen many such discussions for which still better solutions can be given.Even though I know about the solution, I will not respond to the discussion.What will you do if you have better solution?
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@jpso138 (7869)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
Yes, I will. I really do not mind if a best response has been awarded already. What matters most to me is the topic of the discussion. If I find the discussion interesting and I have something to share, then I would respond.
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
Yes. I was little confused as some of the members used to mark the best response within the few hours of the discussion.We have to think as are they don't like further more responses for their discussions.I may be wrong and I feel they will not do like that to stop the responses.But on seeing such discussions, we have to have doubt as like that.Now It is cleared from all of your responses.Thanks for your participation in this discussion.
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@jpso138 (7869)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
Well, perhaps there are people who may lost the interest to reply once they see that a best response has been awarded. But mostly, mylot members does not mind considering that they are more interested on the topic and the quality of response. Best to you and keep those discussions coming.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
5 Oct 09
As far as I konw, you can also make a response if the discussion has the best response marked already. Perhaps you won't get the BR marked but you will get some money too. On myLot, to help other solving the questions is the most useful and happy thing, isn't it? So, when meet such a situation, I will ignore the BR marked and try to make the best to put a response.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
haha...yeah right! and i agree with you!
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• Australia
5 Oct 09
I also agree with you. I really don't understand why some people on mylot are taking best responses as a big deal. Okay to be honest, I have never done this, but some members on mylot just give a best response on there discussion because they want that discussion to be over and done with and they don't want any more replies. I personally do think that is wrong. If you are planning to start a discussion, then you should be prepared to get responses always, not just whenever you want to. If I see a discussion I like, who cares about the best response! I go right ahead and reply!
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• China
5 Oct 09
Thank you very much.
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@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
Hello there, hmrk12! Well, we can still respond on discussions even there is already a best response selected on it. Just feel free to post and share your views. I respond on such kind of discussions sometimes just to add up something and also to comment on the responses of others. But when a best response is selected on a discussions, the chance of getting responses will decrease as there are users who refuses to respond when a best response was already selected by the discussion starter. It is because some users also want to get the reward for extra earnings and also for fame. Have a nice day!
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@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
Try to look at this one: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2127869.aspx you can see the other opinions there.
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@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
Thanks for the making me to understand the fact in this issue.I failed to know the fact that we can share our views and opinions even after the discussion is marked with the best response. Now I understood.But this problem will happen only if the member marked the best response soon after the discussion is started. If they wait for about a month, there will not be any doubt as I had in this.But I don't think that we will be rewarded extra for the best responses.But I am not sure about that also. But I have red in some discussions, that we will be rewarded if we mark the best response for the discussions, we started.Thanks for your participation in this discussion.Also thanks for the discussion line you provided and it will help me to know more about this.Thanks again.
@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
You have a point there! Well, as stated on the FAQ, don't give it right away after posting a discussion, wait at least a week to give chance to others and to get more quality responses. Once that there is a best response selected on a discussion, it cannot be changed so pick the one that you really like. Some users prefer to respond only on those that are unresolved or those without best response selected because there is a chance that they can get it. About the additional earnings for the best response, that was true. You will notice that thing too, when your earnings increase even it is not yet the time to update it, try to look at your profile, maybe you got a best response.
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
hello there... i don't really mind responding even if the discussion already have a BR... i will still respond to that and share what i know... anyway, even if we don't get the BR, the poster can still give us a positive rating and what maybe best for us is not the the best for the others... so just share your ideas...and its a good feeling to help other people...there's no harm in doing that... have a nice day & keep posting!
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@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
Here I did not mean the rating or getting the BR for our responses,please.As I had the doubt, I started this discussion.From your responses, it is clearly seen that there are no such guideline.Also I thought as that why should we spend our time in responding to a resolved discussion? The discussion starter may not read our response after choosing the best response.It seems I was wrong.Now onwards, I will respond to the discussion, without caring about the best response.Thanks for letting me to know the fact and for spending your valuable time to this discussion.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
hi hmrk! well, all of us make mistakes and that's just fine...and its a learning experience for all of us... well its good that we have helped you clear your mind and erase your doubt regarding this matter! :-) well, what can i say? lets just continue having fun here, sharing/exchanging ideas and helping each other! and of course...let's earn together! hehe good day! happy mylotting!
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@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
I really have to appreciate your support and guidance to the new members like us.Thanks a lot.
@vathsala30 (3723)
• India
5 Oct 09
i will definitely respond even if there is a BR mark. After all we are sharing our views which may be useful to some mylotters. Besides the people who started that discussion, will get the monetary benefit and so are we. Till today i do not know what is the use of BR and the rating? Whether it helps for our earning? Earlier some body put this question in a discussion and no positive response came. So I intend to put the same question again. Atleast we will have an idea about BR and the ratings we give.
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@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
Now I am away from my doubts and I will start to respond to the resolved discussions also.Regarding your queries, there will not be any monetary benefit for the Best responses.The rating systems is used to rate our content.If you feels that someones contribution is better for the discussion you can rate their response or discussions as positive.If you feel their response or discussion is against the terms of mylot or guideline, you can rate them with negative mark.But we should not mark neagtive only because the members view is against our view.Every one is having their own opinion in everything. But here, most of the members are misusing the rating system.Also the our earnings purely depends on our rating. You may refer the link http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq17.aspx , to know about the DRS-Discussion Rating System.More the rating is more the earning.Thanks for your participation.
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Yes I will because me getting the best response really isn't all what I'm concerned about. I just want to give who ever posted the discussion another response to help out their earnings and post a good response to their discussion so I can help out my earnings as well.
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• Australia
5 Oct 09
I have to agree with what you are saying there. It's not all about not responding to the discussion just because it has a best response. Sure, the person that started the discussion chose a certain post as a best response as that is most likely the sort of answer they were looking for or the sort of answer that helped them out. I'm sure that even though the owner picked a best response, the owner itself wouldn't mind more response, and see what other people's opinion on this is. The more information gathered, the more knowledge, and the more merrier!
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@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
Dear jambi..Just I wanted to know that if there any such guideline like that.From all of your responses it seems that there is no such terms or guideline. As I used to thought that the issue has been already resolved, then why should we unnecessarily spend the time in responding to the resolved discussion, I used to skip the discussion.Now I came to know that we can do respond to those discussions also to give them a better possible to solution to the issues.Also I did not consider here about the earnings and the earnings are apart from the discussion matter.Hereafter I will start responding to such discussion also.Thanks for your response.
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
@Pweety: Of course ,you are correct.As the users used to select the best response among the available responses even through that response is not the exact solution.If we fail to respond further as like me, he may not be able to know the alternative solutions.I have failed to respond to so many discussions even though I know some alternative solutions only because of the fact the discussion is resolved.Thanks for letting me to know this.Hereafter I will proceed to respond to the discussions if I know well about,irrespective of the best response.Thanks for your kind participation.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
A BR is a bonus! But my main purpose here is to discuss and share and earn...
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@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
Yes. you are correct exactly.If we stop to respond after seeing the best response to some discussions to which we have better solution than the response marked as BR, then the members may not be able to know some more different possible solution to the issue.Thanks for bringing this fact to my knowledge and thanks for your participation.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
You don't reply to a discussion with a yes or no. It's against the rules. As far as BR's I am hopeful that I will receive such because it is a plus to our earnings.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
I don't really care about the BR mark, well of course it's much better if our messages will be chosen as Best Response.. But still i response because its my opinion, and my own idea..You can't please everyone as they always say..
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@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
Soon after the registration of my registration with mylot, I used to respond to all of the discussions without knowing about the best response.After knowing about the BR, I got this doubt also.Without asking anyone, even to my referrer who is the good guide,I searched the guidelines.But after all of your responses, now I understood that we need not consider about the Best Response.If we know something, then we can start responding to the discussions.Thanks for your participation in this discussion.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
yeah... That's the spirit!!....
• Boston, Massachusetts
5 Oct 09
i don't mind. i t's okay with me. especially if i like the topic and it's within my interest why not?! i will be honored to still share my views and piece with or without BR.
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
At the beginning, I used to respond to all of the discussions, if I know something about that without knowing about the best response. Later, from some discussions, I happened to read about the BR and I made a search about that to know.As I was not able to find anything related to my doubts, I stopped responding to the resolved discussions.Now I have got my doubts cleared.Hereafter I will respond to all of the discussions even if it is marked with best response.Thanks for your participation in this discussion.
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Oct 09
Even of the topic is already resolved you can still affirm the comments and posts and further explain your ideas. You can also disagree if you can still present a much better one. At least you're able to share you piece and feel good about it. Me, i really enjoy responding on to discussions and i love the exchange of views and ideas among myloters. Good day!
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
yeah i still do ... why not. as long as i hve some views to sgaree..that's what mylotting is all about, sharing views...
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@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
From all of your responses, now I understand that we can discuss more and more even though the discussion starter has marked the best response.I had the doubt in our guidelines regarding this.Now it is cleared.Hereafter I can respond to such discussion and also now I have decided to search for some of the discussion to which I failed to respond for the same reason.Even I had the doubt of negative rating, if we respond to such discussions.Now I got my doubts cleared.Thanks for your participation in this discussion.
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
sure hmr..happy mylotting to you..see yah around!
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
Dear hmrk, That is why myLot advised to hold about 2 weeks before given out the Best Response so that others can share their views. However, I personally will response to a discussion even though the BR has been given out. As long as the topic is my interest, and I am full of ideas that is bursting out immediately, I need to type them...LOL All the best and do keep in touch!
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@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
Yes.As some of the members are marking the best response within a short period of time, we have to loose our interest to respond to that discussion even if we know something about that.Few members are marking the BR without leaving any comments .If we see such discussions we have to come to a conclusion as that the member will not read our response.So we have avoid the discussion.But now I am able to understand that the BR is not an issue if we want to contribute to the discussion. Even if the member who started the discussion is not reading, the others may read and know something.Thanks for your response to this discussion.
@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
5 Oct 09
Hi hmrk, I never even bother to look at anything else once I have decided to respond to a discussion that I like. This is not a competetion forum where after the best response has been selscted the discussion is closed. We are putting forth our views and one can do so even if someone else has already been selcted. I hardly ever selct a best response unless I feel that I have to do so, that only because the member has given a brilliant answer. I enjoy taking part in discussions more than with any other things like getting best answer tags and rates...all the best and happy mylotting
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
Of course I don't respond to a discussion to receive any best response. But I thought if the discussion is resolved with the someones response, then why should we respond further? The discussion started may not read our response after marking the BR.Now I am able to understand that to make our response, the best response is not a matter to bother.If I have learned this earlier, I could have responded to so many interesting discussions.Anyway,I feel better late than never. Here after I will response to such discussion also.Thanks for your participation.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Oct 09
hi hmrk12 yes why not as I am not just looking to get best response on any discussion. If I am interested in the topic or if this is by one of my mylot friends I will surely respond. there is no rule that we cannot,and personally I do not understand your point here. It is not up to anyone but the discussion poster to figure out the best response and once the poster has done so,it is none of our business one way or the other. I just assume that the poster felt that that response was the best in his or her eyes and I let it go at that. I am not interested in getting best responses but just in enjoying myself. If I even thought I had a better response I would not say a dammed word about it,It is none of my business.
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
In general the discussions are started to get some issues resolved. On seeing the resolved discussions, I used to thought that why should we respond again and again to the discussion which is already resolved?With this view, I missed the lot of discussions of my interests.Also I will not look after the user name at all to avoid the bias in the response.We may not be able to post our opinion if it is against the discussion and the discussion starter is our friend.But now from all of the responses, I came to understand that the BR is not an issue.Now I am ready to respond to the discussions even if it is marked with best response, if I know something related to the discussion issue.Thanks for your participation in this discussion.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Hi hmrk12. I would still respond to a discussion even if the best response was already chosen. I respond to discussions that interest me. I'm not answering back just to get the best response. I just enjoying the conversing. Enjoy your day!
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
I was also like that only few months back. But after seeing some discussions, I had this doubt.That's why I started this discussion to get my doubts clarified.Without knowing the fact,I have missed lot of interesting discussions from responding as they have marked with BR.Here after I will not bother about the best response and will respond to the discussions.Thanks for making me to know the fact and for your contribution to this discussion.
@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 09
Hi hmrk, It is depend on the discussions topic. If the discussions is about to seek help and the best response already rewarded (I assume the problem being solved), I wouldn't respond to it. But if that discussions is started by my friends, I might give my response and ask how he/she doing? But if the discussions about something in general and I can contribute something to it, I will respond to it. I even respond to one 2 years ago discussion and that discussion already being solved (BR awarded).
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
It seems, from all of the responses, you are only having little coincidence with my thoughts. If the discussion is about some specific or unique value, and if it has already been answered, then there is no use of responding again and again.It depends on the discussion matter.But as I had some doubts in the discussion guidelines,I have failed to respond to many discussions. Now I am fully aware of the fact.Thanks for sharing your views and your participation.
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@shibham (17025)
• India
5 Oct 09
hi friend. i am not too much concern about the br. if a discussion can pay my attention and if i have something to share then obviously i respond to that discussion. thanks.
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@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
Yes.We should be like that only. But I came to know about this only today on seeing all of your responses.If I have started this discussion earlier, I could have posted more.I have skipped so many discussions as they were marked with best responses.Now I am aware of the fact and I will not miss anymore discussion if I know something better about the discussion matter.Thanks for making me to understand the real fact in this issue and for your participation in this discussion.
• Philippines
5 Oct 09
yes, i still do. even if someone earned the BR mark, i still shared what i want to share, if the topic really interests me and i have knowledge about the topic. i do not expect a BR mark for all the responses i make, but i strive to put in my best input/view.
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
I thought that we should not respond to the discussion if it is resolved already.Even then as I saw so many responses to the resolved discussions,I had little doubt on this.That's why I started this discussion to know the real fact.Now from all of your responses,I understood that the best response or the resolved discussion is not an issue and we can do respond if we know the related things to the discussions.Thanks for bringing this fact to my knowledge and thanks for your participation is this discussion.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
5 Oct 09
Sure if its marked Best Response already I will still respond if its a subject that I'm interested in. If its a subject that I have no knowledge of or I don't find interesting then I won't respond and go to the next discussion.
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
It seems nobody is caring about the best response while responding to some discussions and only myself has made mistakes in this. I have avoided so many interesting discussions earlier as the discussions starter had already marked the best responses. I had some better solutions for some issues. But I did not post my views there.Now Only I understood that we can respond without considering the best response if we know about the discussion matter.Thanks for bringing this fact to me and for your participation in this discussion.
• United States
5 Oct 09
I don't respond to discussions just to get the best response...I mean if I do, sure, that's just an added bonus to know that what I said was actually appreicated... But I respond to discussions because I'm interested in the topic and conversation it may spark. And anyways, best responses really don't do anything to help you earn...posting and discussing help you earn--so you can't refuse to talk in a discussion just because the best reponse has already been chosen! :)
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
I am also not responding to the discussions with the expectation of best response.But I red in some discussions,if we mark best response to the our discussions, we will be rewarded.But I don't know how far is it true and some of the members have tested this by just marking the best responses to their discussions on a particular day, without participating in any other activities.They have earned few cents on that day.Anyway, I am not away from my doubts.I will respond to all of the discussions if I know something and will not consider about the best response.Thanks for your participation.
@abhi_bangal (3686)
• India
5 Oct 09
Why not? The best response mark is not going to deter me from responding still. Actually, I never first look out for that mark and decide whether to respond or not. Becuase you know, writing is my passion. And if I find out that there is a particular discussion that I can freely write upon and express my views, I never think twice before responding. If I waste my time, I may lose upon the thoughts that are lying in my head. I have to get to work instantly you know. So, I am better off doing the same.
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
5 Oct 09
As I was not sure about the discussion guideline in this regard,I searched well amny times the "guidelines page". Finally I started this discussion as the members are well known about the terms.Now I have got my doubts clarified.If I had started this discussion earlier, I could not have missed so many interesting discussions earlier.IF the members have the habit of marking the best response after few days, then there will not be such issues or doubts. Some of the members are marking the best response within few hours of the discussion or response.In that case, there are lot of chances for the new members like to get confused.Thanks for your participation in this discussion.