Do you still answer a discussion even if the author has already given a best

@Anne18 (11036)
September 27, 2011 10:31am CST
Do you still answer a discussion even if the author has already given a best response? I do because even if they can't give me the best response they will still be interested in what I have to say and I feel that I can still give something to the discussion for the author of the discussion or for people who come along to read after me.
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• United States
27 Sep 11
If I see a discussion I am interested in and it already has a best response selected; I usually read all responses and comments before I respond. I want to make sure I am not repeating and would only respond if there is something different and or additionally I can respond to. If not then I most likely would not. I have also gone through the comment boxes and if there is something there I feel I can add as well, in which I have.
• Brazil
27 Sep 11
I think I should do it too. I have this problem one time, because I prefer to read the comments after I gave my response. But, one time, I saw that is an answer very similar to my own. I got very dissapointed with myself. I will try to change, but not for discussions with a best response. I will try to do it in everyone in the future. Happy mylotting.
• United States
27 Sep 11
Yeah it can happen as some members do respond from their email alerts and do not view the discussion first. I do view the discussion first before placing my response. It actually helps to further it more if I can add to the comments.
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@Anne18 (11036)
13 Nov 11
Thank you so very much for your responses. Its very good to see how people think on this discussion matter
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
27 Sep 11
I normally prefer answering questions that are asked on the day I am answering. Mostly I prefer new ones appearing on the Home page. I take note of the discussion and if I am capable of answering it, I choose and answer the same. Very rarely do I go for resolved discussions and answer them. Once I came across the oldest discussion in mylot started some 5 years back and I though it prestigious to answer the same. If the topic is interesting then it is good we answer even in respect of resolved discussions.
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@Anne18 (11036)
13 Nov 11
There are many good topics on mylot that can still be reponded to even if a BR has been given, espically as there is so much on mylot we always miss things first time around so its good to respond to anything that we find good to answer
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
13 Nov 11
Yes. that will require more time and patience to scan through the discussions to distil out interesting one and then respond. thanks
@Anne18 (11036)
13 Nov 11
Its very good to go back and read discussions from the past, can give you some very good ideas for new discussions
• United States
27 Sep 11
I try not to because I personally feel that once a person picks the best response. they are closing the discussion. Now mylot never closes them so that is the reason I feel we should not have to pick a best response to begin with. So for me if someone has chosen it I hit the back button..
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@sajeevking (5080)
• Mumbai, India
27 Sep 11
Many of us included me still take part in such discussion the common discussion where if the best response is already been given such as something related to computer there i usually don't take part if the discussion starter has got the post he was looking for but still if there there is some other easy way to solve the problem i give my views too mostly it depends on the topic it there is something more to add then i do say it but if there isn't much more to say we just pass by
@2wicelot (2948)
28 Sep 11
Whenever I find a discussion I can relate too and a discussion I can respond to, I do not mind if the best response is awarded already or even if the discussion is several years old. I just go ahead and respond to it. There are days when I just do not find discussions to respond to but if I happen to find any then those things d not prevent me from responding to them.
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• United States
28 Sep 11
Personally I still do, I really don't care to much for best response, I prefer to participate in a discussion in which I find the topic to be of interest. I like to be able to express my point of view and thoughts in discussions, even if I don't get best response or a best response has already been issued.
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@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
28 Sep 11
I do. discussing in topics in mylot and other forums is not about competition. it is sharing what you know, and the desire to share, and teach, if possible.
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@Jlyn10 (10916)
• Malaysia
28 Sep 11
Yes, I still do if I feel I have the need to add in something to that discussion. After all we all get paid for what we type and not for best response. And usually I will start reading from the first box till the end and see if there is anything that I can add to the comments being posted.
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• Indonesia
27 Sep 11
hi anne18 i do that, if the discussion still need some response or comment, or i have a question on the discussion.
• United States
27 Sep 11
I sometimes will respond to discussions in which the best response has already been decided, especially if I like the subject of the discussion or if I still wish to be supportive of the person who started the discussion.
• Indonesia
28 Sep 11
yup, agree with whiteeron.
@Anne18 (11036)
13 Nov 11
I think a discussion is never too late to respond to, we might be able to enhance the discussion and bring new ideas to the discussion. Its good ot carry on supporting a discussion as new things can always be added to make it intersting
@meticulo (1286)
• United States
27 Sep 11
Honestly I don't!For me it's useless since they have chosen the best response for their topic already.My response would never be given a chance to be the best or given credit even if mine was more meaningful, accurate, significant, realistic and powerful. Thanks!
@Jlyn10 (10916)
• Malaysia
28 Sep 11
@meticulo We don't earn for best response, we only earn for what we type. Maybe your view on that discussion would be beneficial to others then they read it.
@Jlyn10 (10916)
• Malaysia
28 Sep 11
sorry, I meant "when they read it".
@oindy54 (3446)
• India
28 Sep 11
Yes I always answer discussions even if the author has awarded the best answer.This is because I am interested in a particular topic to which I feel I can add something of substance and not just worry about being awarded the best response.In fact I answer discussions just as I go and never think about the award.Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised when I see the best response has been awarded to me in some discussion which I have forgotten all about.Whenever I spot a discussion which I can relate to and contribute my ideas to,I answer them in detail.I enjoy doing this here and have been doing so since the time I joined this community.
@oindy54 (3446)
• India
28 Sep 11
Yes when we do get a best response it feels really nice.
@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Sep 11
I usually don't. Then I go back and end up answering it if it is interesting and if I have something interesting to say. And interesting discussion is fun, its the ones that are silly or trivial that I don't bother with. And some of the foreign that I don't really understand.
@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
29 Sep 11
I don't have that kind of patience and probably wouldn't go to that extent.
• Philippines
28 Sep 11
Maybe if the answer wasn't given justice but the poster already chosen the BR. But most of the time, I don't do that. I don't want to waste my time on discussions that has great answers by members. Time is gold, I only post for sure topics here that will also not be deleted.
@Jlyn10 (10916)
• Malaysia
28 Sep 11
Hi strawberry Your views on that discussion may be different from others. Wouldn't it be nice if you could share it with others and not only to the discussion starter?
@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
27 Sep 11
Yes I do too. I just like to express myself when I find the right discussion for me. Or if I have some knowledge in that topic.
@Anne18 (11036)
13 Nov 11
You can always pass on new knowledge at any time and knowledge can sometimes change as well, so its nice ot try and keep up to date with everything that is going on.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
27 Sep 11
Hi Anne my new friend, yes I response to a discussion after given BR reward. But the author should wait for more answer before giving 'best response'.
@Anne18 (11036)
13 Nov 11
I think it depends on your discussion title as to how long you let your disscusion run before you give a BR, some discussions need ot run for quite a few days, others just a few days, you can normally tell from the discussion title and hoe long it takes people to respond to your discussion when you should start thinking about giving a BR
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
Yes,I do. If the topic is really good and I can relate with,I still write my opinion even if the topic starter already choose one for the best response. It's not the best response that matters to me but my opinion. I never response to every topic my friend started...because there are topics that my friend starts which I cannot relate with. So,when I wrote my response,it is because I want to response to that topic.
@Anne18 (11036)
13 Nov 11
Yes opinions do matter and its very good ot give our opinion even if a BR has been given as it still may help that peron's discussion and give them a different way to think about things
@maharlikah (1045)
• Philippines
13 Nov 11
Yes I do too. Even if mine is not the best at least I am able to share my point and who knows it might be useful to others too. :-)
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
12 Nov 11
If the topic is something of interest to me, I will respond to a discussion whether a best response has be selected or not. I worry more about getting my say on a subject than whether I get a best response or not. I agree with you that the discussion starter would still be interested in my response even if it is a little late.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
6 Oct 11
I think the object of the site has always been participation - participation in discussions. And users here shouldn't let a BR which has already been awarded, let them stop them from conitinuing to participate. I don't let it stop me. And I would also like to think that posters are also interested in what I want to contribute.
@shanemae (1025)
• Philippines
29 Sep 11
yes i do, especially when i have really something good to share. well i think it is not just because of the "best response holder" that we should be after for every discussion. because people vary from their opinions. what i am after for is for my opinion to be heard also by the starter of the discussion. which i agree with you Anne.