Best Response... Why the rush?

@nuffsed (1275)
January 10, 2007 7:51am CST
I just do not understand it..... So many times, I see a best response awarded to the second or third reply, within a day or two of the original post. Needless to say, later replies are usually the better ones. Surely it makes sense to wait for a few replies even if it takes weeks? If you do not agree, what do you think is a reasonable length of time to wait?
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@angelicEmu (1311)
11 Jan 07
You're spot on there, and I must admit that as a new user I used to fall into this trap on occasion. Generally if I didn't get a response to a question for 4 or 5 days, and someone gave a half-decent response after that, I'd give them the best answer, only to get a better answer a few days later! I also thought it would be polite to give the person the extra money before too long, as they'd gone to the trouble of replying. However, I have learned from the error of my ways, having been on the other end of this premature best-answer-giving myself!
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I totally agree with you on that. And I always wait until at least two weeks or something like that and then I choose the best reponse.
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
10 Jan 07
I do share your views and think that it's better to wait a few days until you mark the best answer. Why rushing?
@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
15 Jan 07
i will be waiting for atleast 5 days to give out the best response.but in most of the cases i ahve seen members giving best response for the first response itself.There are noways to change we should wait for sometime and then we should award the best response.But best response should be given and it is a sort of acknowledgement and appreciation to the responders.
• Serbia And Montenegro
12 Jan 07
True! I think maybe people just don't bother to keep checking the discussion they've started each time a new response is made. So they pick the best response after they got a few responses. But if the discussion got too many replies, then it would be a pain in the a$$ to keep up with each and every one of them too. Maybe the right thing to do is wait till the reply gets to at least the second page?
@ESKARENA1 (18300)
12 Jan 07
i usually wait until all responses have stopped and maybe a couple of weeks have passed before i award best discussion, i agree it does look silly when it is awarded to the first who replies