Picking a "best repsonse"
April 2, 2007 5:29am CST
How long do you think is enough time to wait for replies to your discussion before you select a best repsonse? I'm asking because I just saw a disucssion started about 4 hours ago where the person who started it has already awarded the best response. Isn't it fair to wait at least a couple of days before you award the best repsonse to give people a chance to respond?
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2 Apr 07
I think you need to wait a decent amount of time and that also depends on how many responses you get and how quickly. In the more popular topics a week sounds fair, I tend to write in some of the more obscure areas and even after a week you may only have a couple of additions to the thread. Maybe take the amount of responses into consideration, maybe one week or 50 responses which ever takes longer. Any thoughts?
2 Apr 07
You don't even have to wait 10 minutes. The best response would be the one that completely satisfies you and answers your discussion in the manner YOU think is the best. Even the first response can be the best. It's not about the time, it's about the content.
2 Apr 07
I usually make sure that I haven't had a reply for at least a day before I mark up a best response. To be honest though the best response is usually on the first couple of pages as it takes me so long to look through all the answers otherwise. I am wondering whether to wait and rate all the answers at the point when I mark best response as that will be more fair.
3 Apr 07
Hi Fizzytom, I usually wait until my oldest response is at least one week old and then choose my best response, I think it's only fair to do that as it gives your friends and other folk a chance to reply, not everyone can get onto mylot everyday me included so I think thats only a fair solution.
2 Apr 07
I agree with you completely. One has to wait atleast 24 hours to select the best response. That will always be better cos you can expect responses within 1-2 days for sure So on the safer side its better that one waits for 24-48 hours before selecting the best response.
11 Apr 07
When I first started here I was choosing Best Responses really quickly, as in within a day or so but I then realised that it's hard to pick a Best Response on a discussion if you've only had one reply and that one reply wasn't that good! I had more recently been waiting several weeks before choosing a BR and noticed with a few discussions that I waited 3 or 4 weeks, choose a BR and then, hey presto, a few days later someone else posts a reply which would have made a better BR but obviously once you've picked one you can't change your mind! Ho hum! LOL I think the best thing to do is decide yourself what's the best time frame for YOU :) x