Choosing a Best Response

@else22 (4319)
India
February 13, 2013 7:26am CST
You initiate a discussion here.Responses come pouring in.You add comments to all of them.Does your 'duty' end there,or,are you expected to choose the 'Best Response' also?Is choosing a best response is what you must do?
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@shrijsr (577)
• Bangalore, India
13 Feb 13
Choosing the best response is not something very mandatory. But then, for me personally, it is good to choose the best response is what I feel. I always resolve my discussions whenever I get some extra time to spend on mylot. Sometimes, I really get confused between a couple of discussions when they both make real good sense and they real appeal to the topic. In that case, I will mark the BR to the one whose reply is first and I will leave a comment to the other person who was equally good. I think everyone should follow these and more of the time, I see people finish off their duty by just creating a discussion and never see them getting back to it. I find it very ride from their side to do that. It is not mandatory, but then, it is good to hear back from them.
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@else22 (4319)
• India
13 Feb 13
You have adopted a good strategy and I would follow it.I have yet to resolve some of my previous discussions that had attracted some quality responses.I tried to choose one of them as the best response,but failed to decide which one of them deserves it. One thing,I think,choosing a best response in each discussion that I have initiated is something that I feel I must do.After all,all the respondents have put in their time and labor to respond to my discussions and it is my duty to honor their labor.
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@shrijsr (577)
• Bangalore, India
13 Feb 13
Thank you for the compliments. Yes, I too feel that we should honor the right person with a BR. When I receive a BR, I really find it inspiring and I make a lot more good responses on that day. It brings a smile on my face instantly when I have a notification telling that I have got a best response. That is the main reason I give others too. The person whom I will be honoring it will also get it and I am happy that I could bring that one smile on their face for all their effort and time taken to respond to my discussions.
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@else22 (4319)
• India
13 Feb 13
Exactly.That's what I feel.Some initiators of discussions have kindly given me BR,and I can't tell you how I felt then.It was a very positive feedback to my performance here.Indeed a morale boosing experience.Isn't it?
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@aqirock (857)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 13
thanks for bring up this as a discussion, I have one responder that I want to remark as best but the best answer is in his next comments after his first comment but there's no button to mark best respond on his next comments so I stuck there can't choose it as a best respond :/
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• Penrith, Australia
13 Feb 13
I have that too, there is this one person who put up a really good comment under another responders box. I'd like to give that person best response because they typed in the awesome comment but the awesome comment is under another person's name. I'm not sure where yo put the best response tag.
@else22 (4319)
• India
14 Feb 13
Then that person must have tesponded to your discussion.Has he?Give him the BR.I may be wrong,but may be any veteran can help you solve your problem.I have never been in such a situation.
@KrauseHome (33884)
• United States
20 Feb 13
For me, finding the time to come in and post back in my discussions is where it is at. And eventually being able to resolve them all, and choose a Best Response gives me a chance to get to know everyone better, especially my friends. For me, it might take me a while to get all this done, but usually very worth it when I do. I actually enjoy reading over all of the responses and responding back and then choosing a Best response. Gives me some insight on life from many different perspectives.
@else22 (4319)
• India
22 Feb 13
I can understand.If a discusion attracts more than 25 or 30 responses,then it becomes really very difficult to reread all of them and then select one that we think is the best one.We are not paid for giving BR,so we generally wait for time to give one of them BR.But at the same time I feel it is my duty to do this work for I want to honor the time and labor the respondents of my post have put in attending it.
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
14 Feb 13
No , I usually do not mark someone as my best respondent because I am still waiting for some co lotters to share their ideas. I want some more ideas to be shared. I think it is not a must to mark a best response.I was overwhelmed when I was marked as their best respondent.
@else22 (4319)
• India
14 Feb 13
But how long will you keep waiting?A time comes when You feel that nobody else is going to respond to your post.After getting a few responses,wait for a day or two,and if no other response comes,choose the one of the available responses and give it the BR.It is my suggestion.
• United States
13 Feb 13
I never pick a best response for my discussions, mainly because that's not the point of most of the discussions I start.
@else22 (4319)
• India
14 Feb 13
But don't you think that you can show your respect to others' opinions,their labor and time they have invested in responding to your post?Although giving BR is not mandatory here,but certainly if you do so,then it shows your honor to otherss' labor.That's why there is a button to mark the best response over each response.Clearly Mylot expects us to choose a best response.Am I wrong?
@Nursefrai06 (2498)
• Penrith, Australia
13 Feb 13
You are not obliged to choose BR but it will surely make someone's day when you do.
@else22 (4319)
• India
14 Feb 13
Yes,Nursefrai,now I have realized that giving someone BR is not mandatory,but besides making someone happy,it is indicative of the honor you give to your respondents' labor and time they have put in responding to your post.
@aqirock (857)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 13
I don't think we really need to choose a best respond, for me is hard to me to choose the best responded cause all are best for me and what I did is rating them with + whoever giving a best respond I could accept :)
@else22 (4319)
• India
14 Feb 13
I honor the labor of all the respondents of my post who have put in their time and labor to respond to my discussions,but problem arises when any of my discussion attracts a good number of responses.I lack time,so it is difficult to choose one of them as the best response.
@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
13 Feb 13
I like to choose a "BR", I look at it two ways; one--sometimes, at least for me, it is just the "simple things" that can make my day, and finding that I have received a "best response" can be JUST that simple thing! And two; I think it really means that I have paid attention to my responses, and I just don't start discussions....I DO really want to hear from you!!! I don't always rate immediately..but give the discussion some time, as sometimes I have to think about a discussion, before I can respond. This is just my take, by no means, your answer! Have a special day!
@else22 (4319)
• India
13 Feb 13
I agree with you.If you give someone who has responded to your post a BR,then obviously you are giving him a kind of importance,a kind of recognition,and that's what matters.When we get BR,we too feel the same.My problem is that if any of my discussions attracts a considerable number of responses,say,20 or more than that,then choosing one of them as the best response becomes difficult for me.Lack of time,an urge to participate in discussions,adding comments to my responses to other discussions-there is a lot waiting for me to be done and within a short time.My last discussion has received 47 responses.I want to choose one of them as the BR,but time at my disposal is limited.I want,whole heartedly want to honor the labor of my respondents,but let me see how soon can I be able to do it. I agree with you.You are absolutely right.
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