give rating and choosing your response as the best answer in mylot discussion
September 14, 2012 2:09am CST
hello there... just want to know how these two activities in mylot correlates your participation in here. i mean, how often you give your rating to the participants in your discussion. what would be your basis in throwing us positive, negative or clicking the report abuse button below? well, of course, one kind of rating to be given on every reply or in to a post. be honest, did you played the drs ever for a reason you alone knows? - mind you, i believed i was a victim of this what about this - choosing the post as for the best answer from the rests? what can it give to the responder of the post? does this one increase the earnings or of the level or participation? let us try to see this link to help us know the usage of this: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq8.aspx#18 - this link is about who gives the best response. if you chose the best response, you are same like telling that his/her response is helpful and useful... now, here it is - if you are really been given a chance to choose from these two activities in a forceful manner to at least help him/her or as a reward for his/her participation, what would you like to give your colleagues here: rating him positively or choosing his/her answer to be the best response? teeheehee
14 Sep 12
Hello, Missjahn. I think it's more important to rate discussions and responses than to award best responses, because rating reflects directly on the user's quality of posting. For example, someone with a red or blue star has a very high reputation, which means they have consistently made good quality posts. Therefore other users can be pretty sure that if they join in a discussion with this person, it's likely to be interesting and/ or informative. I never rate negatively unless a post is really rude or abusive to myself or another member, or gives incorrect information, because the rating may affect the member's earning power. And I never rate somebody down just because I disagree with them. This is a discussion site, and we're all entitled to our opinions. Moreover, it's against the guidelines to rate down a user simply because you disagree with them. Rating should be on the quality of the post, not the opinion expressed in it. I only report people for breaking MyLot guidelines, such as putting in referral links, or copying posts from other discussions. Used well, the rating system is a very good indicator of a member's reputation, but it is open to abuse, so we should be very careful to rate in a fair and appropriate way.
14 Sep 12
Hi Sandra1952 I can't agree more on your response. The Best response is like an award of our effort to solve the case in the discussion, eventhough it doesn't affect to the earning nor the star. Me too, I never rate negatively just because they disagree with me. But I do dislike when people don't respect my opinion or point of view and tell me I'm crazy or dumbness for my position of something . You can disagree on someone's opinion but still respect them. Have a wonderful day!
15 Sep 12
hello sandra you can oppose yes, but as long as the person is not personalizing you, exert patience and leave him like that for i so believed even you are not rating him negatively, there would be a chance that his comment would be deleted by admin. but if were to choose, i should give the positive rating if not possible to do it both for former will help you increase your earnings and then the latter would give happy apprehensions because it is like a reward given to the best and most informative answers being laden in a discussion and would not affect earnings and such.. thanks again
• Cambridge, England
14 Sep 12
First of all, it should be said that choosing a 'Best Response' has no effect on earnings or MyLot Reputation at all. In the words of GoAskAlice, the Admin, it simply gives the recipient 'Boasting Rights' - see Admin's response at #3 here: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2580229.aspx (the 'Boasting Rights' quote is from another discussion which I can't locate at the moment). The answer is that you should use BOTH the 'Best Response' and the Discussion Rating system to reward those people who, in your opinion, have answered your discussions well and with good quality responses and comments. It is sometimes well-nigh impossible to choose a single 'Best Response'. This is a very common complaint and all that I can suggest is that, if (as quite often happens) you find the same people very often giving excellent responses in your discussions, you should give 'Best Response' to them in rotation. The only thing that really matters (in terms of earnings and reputation or 'star' value) is to make sure that you give those who deserve it positive ratings.
14 Sep 12
Hello, Owlwings. Yes, I find I have to rotate BRs, because it seems the only fair way to proceed. I also wait at least a week to award a BR, because it doesn't follow that the fastest responses are necessarily the best. It annoys me when I find a BR has been awarded within an hour of the discussion starting. To me, that signals that the OP has finished with it and wants to move on. That's not what BRs are for at all.
• Cambridge, England
14 Sep 12
Personally, I find it a little unfortunate that MyLot cooked up this system in the first place. I'd like to see a variation or an extension of the Discussion Rating system (suitably disguised so as to remain anonymous, of course) where EVERYONE can rate all responses, including the 'Discussion Owner' (whose ratings might carry more weight) and the 'Best Response[s]' awarded or noted on this basis. Yahoo Answers use something like this system more or less successfully, though, like any such system it has its drawbacks and is also open to abuse (but then so is the BR system here).
• United States
15 Sep 12
I have to admit that I am one of those people that is very guilty of not awarding best responses on the discussions that I've started. The reason that I don't do it most of the time is because of the fact that I find it very difficult to choose just one response to the discussions that I've started that is better than any of the other discussions. However, I will rate people, typically positive when the response that they leave on my discussion has to do with the topic that is at hand. I will only report abuse when a person is completely off the topic of my discussion.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
16 Sep 12
I rate every answer as soon as I read it---positive if it is on-topic, negative if not (or maybe if its writer misunderstands or overlooks my discussion-start ... no hard-&-fast rules there). And I give a response-thread the 'best response' after the start has been up for four weeks if it's a) an especially long thread (lots of replies) and/or b) it's an especially 'good' answer (no hard-&-fast rules there either ... except maybe the 'four weeks'-rule .) And about "increasing earnings" etc.: I think the rating just affects the numbers by your name (maybe changing your position on the rankings-list or something), and the 'best response' just a) links to that response as that discussion's 'best response (which is why I hardly-ever choose response #1 as 'best') & 2) adds that response to the 'best response'-list (maybe ... I don't look at that tab).
15 Sep 12
Responding or rating as best should be done by admin and the best responded or rated posts should be awarded by mylot. Good works should not go unrewarded. Because huge labor is required to write a good post. Admin should catagorise all post as per their performance. To create page views is not everything of a site. Because we are not robot. Aside from this award encourages an user to do quality writting and the user himself or herself feels motivated to apply his or her hidden potentials of writing good post. I think a bit that discussion is just like a game and admin is just like a moderator who'll judge an user's performance and reward them.