Do you always mark the best response?
March 5, 2008 2:32pm CST
When you have a discussion in which you have 3 responses, let's say! And 2 weeks have passed and you are certain that noone will give you one more answer... Do you select a best response from the available ones, even if none of them seems right...I am saying that no response has been sufficiently sustained, for instance. Do you give the prize or just let the discussion "unresolved"?
• Orangeville, Ontario
5 Mar 08
I always mark best response but I wait AT LEAST 3 weeks before I do so. I like to give everyone an opportunity to respond to discussions. Some people aren't on here every day, and new people are joining all the time. I have two unresolved discussions from months ago. There are only one or two responses and they are totally NOT responses, so I let them go unmarked. I am more concerned in giving the best mark to someone deserving of it than giving them away just for the sake of doing it. That is why I wait 3 weeks. Some people give best response marks within a couple of hours of starting the discussion. That doesn't give much time for others to respond.
• United States
5 Mar 08
I give 3-5 days and if I don't have a lot of responses I just choose from what is there. I appreciate everyone who takes the time to comment so if even only 3 people comment me they still took their time to read my discussion so one of them deserves to be rewarded for their time.
5 Mar 08
I don't hold onto unresolved discussions for more than one week, and I won't give out a best response with less than a day of replies. I find that it's rare for a discussion to pick back up again after a few days have passed, so I will choose best response from the replies that discussion has generated.