Best response ..

@kiran8 (14147)
Mangalore, India
August 27, 2015 4:57am CST
While I was going through my old discussions it came to me - that we had the option of choosing Best Response on mylot before... I never chose unless there was one that was obviously the best ! Would it be good to have the option ?
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@PhredWreck (6096)
27 Aug 15
Then we'd have the same old problem of people trying to say we get paid for receiving them. They were interesting, and I'd award them at times to dissenting views, or to people that made me simply laugh out loud reading their responses.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
27 Aug 15
Yes of course , when I did choose it was not one that endorsed my views , someone who made the discussion interesting and added something witty or insightful...
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@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
27 Aug 15
I still wonder where such gossip gets started. I recall on earlier MyLot, there were explicit discussions that mentioned the BR was not for Monetary reasons / benefits Iand it was also mentioned on the Rules), instead it was an indication from the OP that the discussion has been resolved/finished from OPs perspective.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
27 Aug 15
@thesids Honestly although I have read the rules it does not seem to have registered because I too was somehow under the impression that there was some benefit attached to BR
@Sreekala (18767)
• India
27 Aug 15
Yes, I do remember about that feature. There were confusions over the same whether we get money on getting a best response. Some said it won't affect earning and some said yes, it does. Still the mystery is not cleared. However, I felt happy on getting a best response irrespective of its earning opportunity. It gives mental pleasure for sure. Hope that feature will back soon.
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27 Aug 15
The mystery was perfectly clear. The guidelines stated we didn't earn for them.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
27 Aug 15
Yes I too used to feel happy whenever I got a BR from another member...I too am not sure whether it actually helped us earn more !
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27 Aug 15
@kiran8 I followed Admin around a lot back then...still do...and they said countless times that it was simply a 'feel good' award and had no effect on earnings.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
27 Aug 15
I do not see the benefit of it. I feel all responses are the best Kiran.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
27 Aug 15
Yes , we were just recollecting old times when we had this feature and members would feel happy if selected ..Now things have changed, the layout has changed so no point !!!!
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• Lakewood, Colorado
27 Aug 15
@kiran8 Yes I do recall that option on the old site.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
27 Aug 15
@TiarasOceanView I had forgotten about it and today as I was going through some old discussions I suddenly came across a BR I had received ..., it seems like from a different era !
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@salonga (27833)
• Philippines
27 Aug 15
I also miss that feature because it makes me happy when my response is chosen as the best but I think it is better if it is mylot that will do the choosing and with corresponding reward to the deserving one.
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27 Aug 15
But how is myLot to determine what the OP of the discussion thinks is the best response to what they posted?
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
27 Aug 15
@salonga I guess it is too much pressure on mylot too do that to each discussion posted..
@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
27 Aug 15
@PhredWreck Yes I agree it should be the one who started the discussion , who should also choose the best answer..
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@owstalaga (4201)
• Philippines
1 Sep 15
Oh yeah, those were the days... haha. It would be fun to have that option back. Just an added incentive.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
1 Sep 15
@owstalaga Most members are not for it though...I wish they had some tasks like before when your earnings suddenly jumped up..I remember once I got 3 dollars for a task and I was counting cents to qualify for the payout that month and getting the bonus right then was really thrilling !
@owstalaga (4201)
• Philippines
1 Sep 15
@kiran8 WelI I guess I'm the opposite as I didn't like the task feature back then.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
1 Sep 15
@owstalaga To start with it was good when we had to submit articles which was interesting but later it became highly complicated with everybody joining in !
@sofssu (14749)
28 Aug 15
I don't think it should be there.. this isn't a question and answer site to vote the best answer. Everyone's points are valid and the best . I respect and appreciate everyone's perspective here.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
28 Aug 15
LOL, when you say that it seems quite funny , as if we are writing an exam that is going to be evaluated ...But it was there before and at that time things were different ..
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@sofssu (14749)
31 Aug 15
@kiran8 Sounds like that almost Interactions cannot really be rated some are humorous and make us laugh while others are serious too the point while others seem to be educative.. but each serves a purpose how do you rate them.. Sound unfair to me. Also did the best rated comment fetch and extra reward? I am curious.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
31 Aug 15
@sofssu I agree with that , however it was just for motivation and there were no rewards given to BRs
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@else34 (13615)
• New Delhi, India
27 Aug 15
Thanks for reminding me of the option.I was in old Mylot.I remember what we had then.But I had forgotten the option of choosing the best response.You reminded me.Thanks again.I agree with you that this version of mylot should also have this feature.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
27 Aug 15
LOL, when most members are not for it, you seem to want it back...When it was there , no doubt it made us happy to get one, but now with all the changes , I am not so sure ..
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@else34 (13615)
• New Delhi, India
28 Aug 15
@kiran8 Fingers crossed.Just wait and watch.Yes,I want it,but if it's not here this time,then ok.Let's celebrate mylot's coming back.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
28 Aug 15
@else34 I agree and accept it as it is now ..
@much2say (32827)
• United States
31 Aug 15
Oh yah, I forgot about that! I'd have to say no - only because some people might play favorites and some might get bent out of shape that they didn't get picked. It's really all in fun, but you know some people take it a bit seriously.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
31 Aug 15
Yes I agree, today it seems unnecessary although at that time I guess we all felt happy when it was received especially when it was from someone who was not all that well known to you ..
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@much2say (32827)
• United States
3 Sep 15
@kiran8 That is true too! Long ago I used to be with Yahoo Answers - and the best answer picked there was not necessarily the correct answer, especially if it were a technical question (sometimes people just picked their friends). The bad thing about that is it would show up in search engines and people would take some of those answers as fact when some of it was actually wrong - so that was a bad thing! But I think in our minds here, we know who gave the best response.
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@marlina (56979)
• Canada
29 Aug 15
Since everything is a matter of opinion, I don't see the point in choosing a #best response.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
29 Aug 15
Of course marie, we were just recollecting the old ways and back then members loved getting a BR for their post ..
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@marlina (56979)
• Canada
29 Aug 15
@kiran8 I see, I am new here.
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@rosekiss (30111)
• Eugene, Oregon
27 Aug 15
I remembert that too, and I used it, but not a lot. I don' think that is necessary, the way we do things here now. To me, all responses are good and they all deserve best responses. I just like the fact that we can interact a lot in here, and that is where the fun comes in. To me, it would be boring, just to have someone respond to a discussion, the discussion starter comment back, and that would be it. That is the way it used to be, but now that mylot wants interaction, they are getting it.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
27 Aug 15
I agree thats why I never gave BR to many discussions and only to the very old ones where the interaction had stopped...I guess now with things changed to some extent it does not seem necessary ..
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@rosekiss (30111)
• Eugene, Oregon
27 Aug 15
@kiran8 You are right that it isn't needed the way that mylot has changed things. Ithinkthat is a good thing, as it was hard to give best response, when their sometimes more than one person that deserved to get it. I like the fact we don't have to worry about it now. We either like the posts or we don't, simple as that.
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• New Delhi, India
29 Aug 15
People will differ and you can mark the best and not so good or anything like that only when the parameter is fixed because thinking has no limit.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
30 Aug 15
No there was no parameter, it was solely the decision of the discussion starter and members would feel happy when they were given a BR for their post..
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@Asylum (45874)
• Manchester, England
29 Aug 15
This feature caused quite a few issues in the old days. I used to apply the same approach of only selecting one if it stood out from the rest. Of course many people chose personal friends irrespective of the quality. It was also difficult to decide when to choose one.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
29 Aug 15
I guess to a certain extent you do favor a member because of some personal reason although I honestly tried my best to be as impartial as possible and thats why I hardly gave out may be around 40 BRs among the 300 odd discussions that I had posted ...
• Delhi, India
29 Aug 15
well @kiran8 i am new to this site and don't know the benefits of Best Response but i think the option should be given to us
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
29 Aug 15
Ashish, it was there before when the person who started the discussion choose one post as the Best among all... I guess it was just an incentive to add quality posts but now it does not seem to make sense since the whole perspective here has changed..
@LadyDuck (108498)
• Switzerland
29 Aug 15
Honestly, I do not see the interest to reintroduce this feature. In my opinion we can have several interesting responses, why to choose only one?!
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
29 Aug 15
I agree Anna, it does not seem necessary now and that seems to be the opinion of most of the members ...
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@missjahn (4578)
• Philippines
29 Aug 15
does it exists still? I am not here often so I cannot recognize changes :)
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
29 Aug 15
No, we dont have that option now ...but I feel that it does not really matter !
@iamshane487 (1178)
• Manila, Philippines
28 Aug 15
I don't recognize it the fact that I seldom visit this site.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
28 Aug 15
Since it is not there now, we dont need to worry, just remembering the old times and ways ..
@Rosekitty (19500)
• San Marcos, Texas
28 Aug 15
I remember giving them to who i thought entertained me the most, or who made me stop and think about things!
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
28 Aug 15
Yes that seems fair, same here whoever gave the most interesting response and also witty used to be my choice, although I did not give that many ..
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@SIMPLYD (72899)
• Philippines
28 Aug 15
I think that is not necessary anymore .
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
28 Aug 15
Yes that seems to be the opinion of most of the members
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@sharon6345 (98212)
• United States
28 Aug 15
Never again.. That feature was not a nice one for me. I could not choose most of the tim due to more then one being an awesome response.
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@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
28 Aug 15
I agree, that's precisely why I did not give BR to most of my discussions because it was hard to choose ..
@rollylolly (2706)
• India
27 Aug 15
Not going into any controversy I would say I loved that option. It felt great to receive a BR and I agree with you, and I too awarded a BR to the one who gave the best and to the point response.
@kiran8 (14147)
• Mangalore, India
27 Aug 15
Yes for us old members it is part of those old memories attached to this site ..