How to choose 'Best Response' amongst the replies received?

@dpk262006 (56752)
Delhi, India
July 3, 2007 6:21am CST
Dear Friends, I find it really difficult to select the 'Best Response' amongst the responses, I receive for my discussions. Many a times...there are more than one responses, which deserved to be selected as 'Best Response(s)', but only one is allowed to be choosen....that creates a problem for me. What yardsticks do you apply, before selecting the 'Best Response' for the replies you receive in response to your discussion? And what do you do when the number of replies is large ...say more than '50'..do you minutely examine each and every response for selecting the best one? Before finally selecting the best response, do you consider the Member's status also..i.e. is he/she is in your friends' list or not? I would appreciate your valuable advice. Thanks
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@touchnshine (2821)
• India
3 Jul 07
Dear Deepak Well I never find it difficult to choose whose reply should be considered as best .. I don't care about the member's rating and status on mylot while marking best response. I only consider the response. It doesn't matter whether the member is in my friend list or not .. If member's discussion is the best then I don't think much to rate it as best .. though I give all replies to my post -- a + as well :) .. Happy mylotting my dear friend .. and wish you a great day !!!!
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@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
Dear Priti! Hi! and Good Morning! Thanks very much for your useful advice. I know you are one of the intelligent friends here who can take a decision regarding 'best response'. Thanks for your useful tips. Deepak! p.s. - Have a Great day to you too! How are you?
@2wicelot (2945)
3 Jul 07
I think this is arguably the hardest thing to do on mylot. Choosing a best response is really, really difficult. I had in one of my discussions may be up to ten responses I thought were fit to be chosen as best response but the problem is i can only choose one of them. May be it would be better if we are able to choose the best response and second best and third best responses respectively.
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@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
OH! what a lovely reply! YOu wrote...what was on mind. If it could be possible to select atleast say -two or three response, as the seond best and third best.... Very Good idea! I appreciate it very much. Deepak
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@2wicelot (2945)
4 Jul 07
There are always these excellent responses that it always seem unfair when they don't get to become best responses. At least they should be given some kind of recommendation if they don't get the best response.
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@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
9 Aug 07
I entirely agree with your thoughts that many a times, there are more than one responses, which can be considered as the best one, so they must be given some kind of recommendations.
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@lynboobsy11 (11345)
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
I ussually choose the really best answer, regarding the effort they give and the way they explain the situation or sometimes if they really share the truth. For me I can recognize if they writing the truth or if they just invented they answer, you can see really feel it and if they are sincere in some word they say.
@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
Lyn, thanks very much for sharing your opinion. I know that you know the art of selecting the 'best response'. Thanks for selecting some of my responses as the best one. Have a Nice Day! Deepak
@lynboobsy11 (11345)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
Your almost welcome, take care and have a nice day...
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
In choosing best response, a post has to be well-put and can easily be understood. With facts and basis that supports his response, can be a simple one but provides the best opinion. All in all, it has to be first, original and understandable..
@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
Thanks for sharing your yardstick for selecting a best response.
@aidonia (4209)
• Greece
3 Jul 07
For me is not so hard because I don't get more than 50 responses.When I want choose I read the most of my responses again to choose the best.I don't give best response at 1 lines posts. I try find these that I like more but I must admit that if they are 2 that I like both and one is from a friend I can choose more easy the friend post. The most of the times when I start add comments I already try keep at my mind if I really liked one so I can remember later.Just many times I late choose the best response lol: PS:Thanks for all best responses that you gave to me...
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@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
Dear Aidonia! Hi! Thanks very much for your useful advice. I know you are one of the finest friends who knows how to select the 'best response'. Thanks for your useful tips. Deepak! p.s. - Your replies deserved to be selected as the best responses, therefore, I selected those as best responses.
@kaplya (1578)
• India
3 Jul 07
yeah it's really very difficult to choose one among all the replies! but in my case i just award it to the one which i feel is more in regard with my post and also who really touches me.things like someone is in my friends' list or not is never my concern while giving out a best response. and i always make sure that i read each and every response on my discussions and only after that i chose one:) i think you should read those replies you get more minutely and then it would be easier to choose one..or you can compare between them if you get 2 or more contenders for a BR and still if you couldn't make a choice then just follow your heart!:)
@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
Thanks very much for your useful advice.
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
i never consider friendship when it comes to response. I choose best response when they give me an idea that i never heard before or never comes in my mind. Sometimes when im posting discussion is all about what im confusing about, or questions, or problems, if the response made me understand things from things, sure that is my best response. I read all the response from my discussion, im so glad they take time to read my discussion so i gave in return.
@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
Thanks very much for your fair and frank assessment of the issue.
@youless (100238)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Jul 07
If I have received only one reply for some days, then I will mark this reply as the best response. If I receive lots of responses, then I will read them carefully. Usually I will judge them according to the content, length, quality to mark the best response. If I receive some responses, then I will wait for some days and read them carefully according to my rules mentioned above to select the best response.
• Australia
4 Jul 07
Hi there dpk262006, I agree with grecychunny26, i never consider friendship when considering the "best response" because then it would be unfair for other people who put in more effort in their responses. In my choosing of best responses, i do the following: 1. See if their response is informative and on topic 2. It is not repetitive and is well structured so it is not too confusing to read 3. It is succinct and not "going around in circles" 4. People say "Quality not Quantity" but i say "how can you have good quality without a reasonable quantity?" so a reasonable length of response is needed. Those are my 4 points i usually use for marking the "best response", but of course, each discussion is different in nature and different perspectives may be taken to suit the topic.
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@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
I liked your response and the details mentioned in it. I am thankful for your advice and tips. I believe, you are adopting the correct appraoch.
• Australia
4 Jul 07
Thank you! I usually take these factors into account only when i cannot decide between a few of very top responses =D this approach definitely reduces a lot of headaches over which response to mark as best
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I did have that problem with my 744 responds discussion...it showed back as unsolved and I get to selected the best respond again...and again...up to 3 times... So the third time I just closed my eye and I get random selection...
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@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
Pola! So who was the lucky fellow, whose response got selected as the best response, randomly? Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Deepak Have a Nice Day!
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I am not going back to check....:)
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@subathra (3519)
• India
4 Jul 07
To be honest, i will first consider to select from my friends responses.If am not satisfied with my friends responses i will consider the replies of others and opt the best response. Why iam considering like this is i get 90% of replies from my friends and they take so much effort to reply mine so their responses deserve my first attention for marking best response.
@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
10 Aug 07
Suba, I liked your response and the details mentioned in it. I am thankful for your advice and tips. I believe, you are adopting the correct appraoch. Have a nice day! dpk
@saintz87 (439)
• Singapore
4 Jul 07
Selecting best responses should come with one's preference with accordance to be able to measure, and see different pespective form different angle. I believe that posting a + sign is a sign of giving good response, and if I were to really adapt to an advise of a poster, then I will post him, or her as best response. I do not have the privillage to have more than 50 responses, most of my discussions are only filled with 10, to 15 responses. With that, I set my average criteria that I will only: - Vote for best response when there are more than 10 (average of your discussion posts) responses in a single discussion - Give a + if I find it useful, but do not strongly believe, and adapt to it - Make sure that I only give + to those who give relevant, valuable responses - Do not give anything for 1-2 liners Basically, set yourselve in a position where if posters have meet your criteria in a, Excellent, Good, Okay, Bad, or Worst Mannger. Then gauge if they are feasible, useful, and applicable for yourself, rather than for the general crowd. (not all methods work for you, perhaps) In my pespective, getting a best response is just a bonus for me to motivate me to posts further, with, or without it, I will still post my outmost best opinion, views, and experience so that my friends can see them, and hopefully, be helpful to others.
@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
Very Good response by you and some very useful suggestions too. I agree it is better to gauge the response from my own prespective, not for gerneral crowd. Thanks very much for your invabluable contribution.
@maddysmommy (16232)
• United States
3 Jul 07
I go with my gut feeling. If i think they have given me sufficient info to answer my question then I pick it and leave it at that. I don't let the discussions linger for too long, so I judge it on the time the last comment was made. I usually select it the next day. If I receive lots of comments then I leave it open a little longer.
@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
Dear, thanks for your response. I agree with you that some times gut feelings works.
@pillusch (1148)
• Mexico
3 Jul 07
The response that rings a bell in me is the one that I choose as best response. When I can feel that somebody answers with his or her heart, particularly when I look for comments to a problem, that's the one I choose as best response. But I haven't gotten very many responses to my posts, yet, so I don't know how I will do this in the future.
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@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
Thanks for telling that when a response rings a bell...then it can be choosen as the best one.
@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
3 Jul 07
I believe that this is an individual choice. The way I do it is go through the responses and rate any I may have missed. you at that time may find a response that contributes to the discussion as well is informative. I do try to give my friends best response, but occasionally some one has contributed to the discussion that is worthy of a best response, and so I will give it to them. As I said it is entirely up to you but I do do it every Sunday in order not to get behind and have a massive pile of unresolved discussions. I have read that some people let their discussions go on for months. I do not believe this is fair to the people that take the time to answer nor does it show that you care. Again just my feelings.
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@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 07
Robin, Thanks very much for writing. I have seen your reply to any of my discussion after a long time..I hope everything is fine at your end? It is always a great pleasure to read your useful and informative replies. I agree with you that it is an invididual's choice. Have a Great Day! Deepak
@surveygrrl (1270)
• United States
4 Jul 07
If I am tied between 2 responses I thinka re equally good then I look and see if one is a friend and they get it, if not then I move on to something else I think is relevant. It is really hard to choose a best post sometimes.
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@RobinJ (2501)
• Canada
3 Jul 07
I believe that this is an individual choice. The way I do it is go through the responses and rate any I may have missed. you at that time may find a response that contributes to the discussion as well is informative. I do try to give my friends best response, but occasionally some one has contributed to the discussion that is worthy of a best response, and so I will give it to them. As I said it is entirely up to you but I do do it every Sunday in order not to get behind and have a massive pile of unresolved discussions. I have read that some people let their discussions go on for months. I do not believe this is fair to the people that take the time to answer nor does it show that you care. Again just my feelings.
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