Why do some people give Best Responses within 12 hours?

@jennybianca (12914)
Australia
September 8, 2011 12:36am CST
Of starting a discussion? I always wait about one week, to give as many people as possible to respond. I just responded to an interesting discussion which only started 18 hours ago. The best response had already been chosen. Not that my response was going to get a best response, but I was just surprised that some people choose so quickly. Some people don't have regular internet access; others, like me, are not online at peak time, as we live in the southern hempisphere. So what do othe rmy lotters think? How quickly do you give a best response?
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25 responses
• United States
8 Sep 11
I take a while and sometimes a couple of months before I actually assign the BR, but then again I do not start many topics. Like you I too believe that it is best to allow members to respond at different times. I have seen some assign the best response as quickly as 20 minutes. I suppose if the member was looking for something specific then they probably felt that it was wise to assign it quickly. Doing so in my opinion says the discussion starter no longer wants to discuss the topic, so many will refrain from responding any further. Some members are also not aware that they can actually wait for a while and feel that they need to do so the same day they are logged in. I suppose it is a preference as some members never assign the BR. I have been told at times that more then one really deserves it and best not to assign.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Sep 11
Good comments. Plus, I would have thought very specific, yes or no discussions would not be such a good idea on My lot. It hardly encourages discussion and lots of responses.
• United States
23 Sep 11
Yes I agree and really do not like short ended type of discussions. I really do enjoy lengthy discussions as there are so many opinions, whether encouraging or not that we can actually learn something from them. Thank you for the BR!
@allknowing (75515)
• India
8 Sep 11
That is an indication "No more responses please"We are supposed to give a week but most do not follow this. Since it is not a guideline violation I suppose this is done. Although even after selecting the BR one can respond there is very little chance that the responses that appear after the BR tag is given will be read at all.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Sep 11
I didn't know we were supposed to give one week? Is this writtendown somewhere? Anyway, I think it is polite to allow at least one week.
@allknowing (75515)
• India
9 Sep 11
You will find it in the following link: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq8.aspx#17
@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
8 Sep 11
jennybianca, I suppose it is individual here. Other than that, the member involved is probably new and inexperienced - forgetting that there's the existence of different time zones. I don't have any opinion or issue with them except that they will learn and know what to do in the future which will allow their discussion be well participated.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Sep 11
Just like your discussions have alot of partcipation.Wish I had the time to join in more of yours and others.
@sjvg1976 (18374)
• Delhi, India
8 Sep 11
Hello jenny,i also have observed it that many people just don't wait to get enough response or in other ways they don't want others to give chance to get br in their discussion which is not good at least they should wait for a week time for others to put in their views.i also used to react like this in the starting but now with time i have known and understood to wait at least some time to get enough responses on disc before giving away br.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Sep 11
Yes, experience on Mylot gives us ways of giving every one here a fair chance.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
8 Sep 11
Hi Jenny Bianca! Sometimes it will take me a week or months before I will choose the best response. But there are cases that I give the best response within the day if I'm really satisfied with the answer. But most of the time, it will take weeks since I always forgot to choose the best response.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Sep 11
Oh wel, I dont take months. But I really like to give peole a chance to repsond, and if a BE is already given, that indicates that the discussion is closed.
• Bangladesh
8 Sep 11
If anyone follow FAQs then he/she has to give best response after 7 days.But still it depends on persons whether he/she satisfied with the answers.Sometime it took 6 hours or 1 days.But for me I took at-least 3 days to give best responses.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Sep 11
That is fine by me to wait 7 dyas to give BE as it gives people a chance to respond. Are you saying that if you read the exact response you wanted afer 6 hours, that you would give BE that quickly?
@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
8 Sep 11
I find it pretty annoying when people do that! It is totally up to the individual when they award these things, but in reality, just like you say, you have to give all your friends a chance to respond. There may even be people out there who will not respond to a discussion if they see that the BR has already been awarded! If so, then they will be doing their discussion a disservice by awarding the best response so soon. I usually wait at least a month. Once I have forgotten all about it and then one day realise that I need to do it!
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Sep 11
Not only do we need to give friends a chance to respond, but other people too. I would like to think that some of my discussions are of interest to other people, but this would not be likely to happen, if they saw a bset reponse had already been given.
8 Sep 11
usually i got best response within 5 hours of time,i simply marked it when i got required respose for my dicussion. i dont know why the best response is marked,is there is advantage of getting it ,i dont know because i am very new to mylot.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
8 Sep 11
I think giving best responses increases your activity, which "may" increase your earnings. Receiving a best response may be beneficial to your ratings.
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@janevi (889)
• Philippines
4 Oct 11
I think its the prerogative of the one who posted when to give the best response. If the comment posted is what the one who posted the topic wanted to come out based on his own criteria, then maybe the time element is not a factor to be considered unless the topic is to solicit more views. But to make the topic more expansive and to broaden one's perception and views,then time is a good criteria to be considered. When the topic posted is a specific purpose that will serve him best , I don't think that he/she has wait for a week to decide to whom is the best response be given. For me, I don't wait long before I give the best response. As long as the comment suits my objective of posting the topic, i readily give my rating even before it reach 18 hours. Thank you also for giving me the idea that 'time ' can also be a good criterion in giving the best response. :-)
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
10 Oct 11
I understand your point of view. There have been situations where I have read an excellent repsonse, and have been inclined to give a best response straight away. But I do not want other peole, especially friends, to feel that my discussion is closed, so I still wait.
@MsTickle (24995)
• Australia
15 Sep 11
Actually my friend, I usually forget...lol. But when I don't, generally I wait a week or until I'm not getting daily responses. If it's been 3 days and there are no more responses coming, I will wait another couple of days then give one. I certainly do not do it within the first day.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
10 Oct 11
That is exactly what I agree with. It is fairer to all that way.
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
12 Sep 11
I´ve always asked myself the same question. It´s been quite some time since I´ve started a discussion but I always waited for at least five days before giving best response. I think it´s better to wait so people from all over the world has a chance to be rewarded with b.a. And let´s be honest we all like to have this opportunity :-)
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
13 Sep 11
@Absinto (2397)
• Portugal
8 Sep 11
I try to wait at least a day so i can give time for more people to respond to my discussions, other times i just leave them for a while so i can give a best response.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Sep 11
I think we need more than one day to respond, for some of us busy people anyway!
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
8 Sep 11
I have chosen a best response in a short amount of time before. I honestly thought I did choose the best response that I was looking for.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
8 Sep 11
I guess if someone sees a response they really like, they want to reward the person straight away.
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@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
12 Sep 11
i also wonder why other people give up so easily. i mean, even if i already got lots of good responses and comments, i do not easily give best response marks. i do not have exact time frame on choosing but i do not choose so fast. i just do not feel choosing, or maybe it's behind my thoughts that just like what you mentioned, we are living in different time zones that you might me off when i am on, and vice versa.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
13 Sep 11
It is sometimes difficult choosing best reponses, as there area few people who put in a lot of effort.
@neildc (17252)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
13 Sep 11
another acceptable reason why we could not resolve discussions so quickly.
@kiran8 (15386)
• Mangalore, India
29 Oct 11
Hi jenny, I too have seen that some members give out the BR the moment they get 6-7 responses...In my own case I wait for years lol...seriously speaking I am yet to give out BR for some of my earlier discussions started 3-4 years ago .I am planning to spend a few minutes each time I am on mylot to tackle this issue...all the best
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
31 Oct 11
I do my BR's more quickly than 3 to 4 years, but I do think it is way to quick to give someone a bR within hours of starting a discussion.
@shaggin (41167)
• United States
8 Oct 11
I've had a few people give me a best response minutes after I'd posted it and only a few hours after they had posted the discussion. What I do is go to my unresolved discussions that I've started and I go to page 5 and continue until I'm done with all the discussions. I dont do every one I only give best responses on the ones that have 5 or more comments. Its usually discussions that are a few months old because a lot of times my discussions get comments long after the first few days and weeks and I dont like to choose a best response to early.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
10 Oct 11
I have had responses weeks or even months after I have started a discussion too. Though I tend not to wait that long to give a best response. I think your method is very fair.
@KrauseHome (35690)
• United States
9 Sep 11
Personally I have always wondered why there are some that give out Best Responses that quick. I could see if someone really responded back with something that you just really felt was worthy of Best Response, but most of the time you would think they would want to give a chance for others to respond first. I know if a person was to check out my Discussions I have started you would find that I am way behind in responding back to most of them, and giving out Best Responses, but even if I could keep up I would not be giving out BR that quick.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
12 Sep 11
It doesn't sem all that fair, not only to your friends, but to other emembers who may be very interested in your discussion, to give BR very quickly. Dont worry about being behind in replying to your responses, you can only do what you can do.
@BlueGoblin (1832)
• United States
9 Sep 11
Hello, My guess is that they had their question answered and no longer wish to receive advice. They don't want to discuss the topic any further. Hope that answers your question.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Sep 11
Okay, well, I thought discussions were meant to encourage a wide variety of responses.
@ElicBxn (60892)
• United States
9 Sep 11
I wait way too long most of the time, but that's because I hate to do it... I talked to one newbie and she said that she was just so excited that she wanted to pick quick. I don't have any idea why an older member might do it - tho I did once because I needed a quick answer and the one I got from one person made up my mind and I BR really quickly... and looking back, I probably still would've given him the BR...
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Sep 11
It is hard to sometimes choose a BR, so waiting at least one week gives more choices... and it makes it harder!
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@cerebellum (3870)
• United States
8 Sep 11
I have only started a few discussions but the ones I did start I waited at least a week. I have gotten some replys a year later, so waiting a week isn't that long! After all it just makes sense to wait until you think all of the replies are in before you pick the best. Even a week may be to soon when you consider the different time zones.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
9 Sep 11
Good comments, I agree completely. Sometimess too, I like to search for a favourite topic, such as cats, and it could be that there is nothing recent. so even I sometimes respond to older discussions where the BR has already been given.