when do you award a best responnse?

@ESKARENA1 (18299)
April 3, 2007 3:53pm CST
i have seen people giving best response the same day the discussion is launched, why is this possible? When do you award best response, how do you choose?
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@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
3 Apr 07
I award a best response to someone who writes eloquently and puts a lot of thought into their answer. They don't have to necessarily agree with me, just make a good point.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
4 Apr 07
i think that goes pretty much for all of us, but do you give it long enough to decide?
• United States
3 Apr 07
I wait until people stop respondin to the discussion before I award the best response. I just got done awarding some peopel best responses that responded to discussions that are on my last pages.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
4 Apr 07
yes, i do this too. However, i have seen a few giving the best response on the same day that a discussion is launched blessed be
• United States
3 Apr 07
i try to wait till people stop responding. i get alot of good answers and it is hard the choose sometimes but i look at what i asked and see who really answered what i asked. i know i have seen people give BR after like 30 mins. i dont understand how they can do that either. i spoke with a few that only give them to there friends which i believe is wrong.
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@hezoid (2147)
3 Apr 07
Any discussions that haven't been replied to for over 3-4 weeks i will look at and award a best response. I generally go through my unresolved discussions near to the end of the month and award all the best responses to discussiosn of mine unreplied to for 3+ weeks.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 07
I normally wait 1 week sometimes longer as people do not get on her all the time unless there is a very good one there and then lol But that has only happened once lol
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• United States
3 Apr 07
when the answer touches your heart
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@Evacuee (1149)
3 Apr 07
I try and read all my response's before giving a BR, however it might be one of the first that have replied anyway and it might look as if I have given it almost immediately which I haven't. I also try and answer all my responses too but I see many that do not.
• Singapore
4 Apr 07
People are all different and they do things differently. I have seen some awarding best responses within the hour - given when there is only a handful of responses. I normally answer discussions by my friends within a day or 2 of their posting (if I am answering anyway). And sometimes, I find after responding that the best response has already been given. Especially when I have put it effort to give a quality answer, I think it is understandable that I will feel discouraged. So if this happens too often to the same person, I might make a mental note to sort of boycott his discussions or just answer with a short, non-quality answer. For me, I normally let the discussions stew a little for weeks on average. Every month end, you will see me resolving a fair number of discussions in time for payout too. That said, it is up to the individual to decide when to award the best response ultimately. ;-)
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• Singapore
9 Apr 07
Thanks for best response. ;-)
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@Zmugzy (773)
4 Apr 07
To be honest, it's something I forget to do quite often. I never give a best response in the first day. I would say that I usually only give one after about eight posts. Sometimes however, there is more than one good answer and it's difficult to choose which one is the best.
• United States
4 Apr 07
I read through all my responses and pick the one that was thought out the most, whether it be in favor of my discussion or otherwise.
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@design (848)
• Ireland
4 Apr 07
I normally wait about 2 weeks after the discussion stops getting responses, I try to tidy up my unresolved discussions about once a month.
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@pangeacat (619)
• United States
4 Apr 07
Generally speaking, I personally like to wait until it's been about a week since anyone has responded to the discussion before awarding a best response. I don't know why some people award them the same day the discussion is started. I don't understand that one myself, but I have observed the practice. When I do decide to award a best response, I like to choose whichever answer I feel is the most thought-out. That is, whoever I feel probably put the most effort and thought into their answer will get the best response (whether or not I know them or agree with whatever it is that they said).
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
oh yeah..I noticed that too, I guess it's thier preference though It's a bit sad because you know that even how good your response would be, you'll never get that Best response award anymore. For me, I try to wait a little, sometimes weeks and then give the award..just giving myself more time,who knows someone might pop up and respond to that discussion.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
I try my best for a week or two to pass, before I choose a best response. By this, I would allow others to post and give more explanations on whatever topic I am discussing. If ever I seen one from the moment, I just let it stand for a while and wait for others to post for their best effort. I have some unresolved discussions too, so I tried to make it a habit to help others while they also help me.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I think it's better to wait until you have a good number of responses--maybe perhaps at least ten or twenty--depending on how popular the topic is
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
4 Apr 07
I usually wait a few days or until the answers seem to stop and then I choose ... I wouldn't think about choosing on the same day because I think people need time to answer But some people have weird ways of giving best answers ... like I have talked to someone who only gave best answers to their referrals! One was giving best response to any first person answering their post! and so on... I usually review very carefully all my answers and try to find the response that answers best my question ...
@Rachelg (221)
• United States
12 Apr 07
I award a Best Response, when I see a response, that looks like it was plucked right out of my head. Either that , or If I can tell someone, put alot of thought into the discussion, and explained thier thoughts well.