How can you give a best response...?

United States
June 6, 2008 4:03pm CST
When you have only posted your discussion 3 hours ago and have just one response? And it isn't necessarily a black and white answer like "Where do I download Firefox at" and someone has posted the link to the FF/Mozilla website. I rarely rant about things here, especially other myLotters practices, to each their own. But good grief, give some more people some time to answer. I give a week...usually longer because I am so far behind on doing my unresolved discussions lol...but even a full day is probably acceptable on most discussions. How long do you usually wait before giving a best response?
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@Hatley (164229)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Jun 08
You need to let mylotters have time to see and to read your discussion before you can really give a best response. let it wait at least a week and you may have a lot more responses to read and its so much more fair too.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
6 Jun 08
It depends, although it takes me forever to make a decision. Definitely it is more than a day, even more than a week, if I still keep getting responses to it. Usually after several weeks have passed without new comments on it, then I will go back and resolved the discussion. But to be honest, I'm pretty bad at that, and I still have plenty of unresolved discussions. The only downside for waiting to long is that you have to made through tons of comments, and sometimes that can be tedious. But I'm grateful that friends and members have responded to my discussions so I guess I should not be complaining...LOL.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I give at least a week and sometimes longer. But never any less because i want to hear from as many people as possible befor deciding!
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• United States
6 Jun 08
To give a best response on mylot, your answer or post but have quality and length and must provide valuable information in which the user who started the topic feels that your query is the most understandable.
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• United States
6 Jun 08
I usually wait until a discussion hasn't has a response for few days. That way I know everybody has answered that wanted to. I like to give as many people a chance to answer as possible. I always give best responses, though. I think it is on right to give one after people have taken time to respond to my discussions. I don't like doing a ton of unresolved discussions at one so I try do look at it daily so I don't end up with pages of them. Sometimes it's hard to pick a best response. I read the responses again and look at who has the most relevant response. Sometimes there are a few and it's hard to decide. Sometime someone will say something thought-provoking or that makes me look at things from a different view.
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@tdemex (3545)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I know exactly what you mean. This has happend to me several times! Ahother good one is You do a great response and thier friend does a one liner that stupid and they get the best response! Wow they must think were stupid! I usually a day or two. It's funny sometimes the cherry picher come by 2 or 3 days latter. Even when the best response had allready been posted. But I still read em!!!! tdemex
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@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
7 Jun 08
You're right, less than a day does not give others a fair chance to respond. I usually wait one week to resolve my discussions, but have seen some wait over a month. I think that's a little too long. A week seems just about right to me.
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@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I think I know which one you are referring to and he is a relatively new user (quite young too.) I'm sure he just needs time to become accustomed to the system.
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• Malaysia
6 Jun 08
Depend. If the first user already can give full answer to me, I will give them best respond, cause he already give full answer, and he have higher priority of "First come first get". But I only give this to two, I have other topic which give best respond at longest time, and some still didn't have good respond yet.
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• Philippines
6 Jun 08
I have the same philosophy. I usually give the best response to the first ten people who responded. In case I did not found what I'm looking for I give it one more day and decide which has the best response so far. There are a lot of good responses and 'first come first serve is a good guideline. I try also to response to a discussion early to have a chance of getting selected.
@p_vadla (1687)
• India
7 Jun 08
I wait for more answers to come till I find the best. Some times it so happens that by reading the response it looks best intuitively, makes me feel that there is nothing more I can look for and forces to award the best even without bothering to wait for other responses t come. But till now it seems I used the second option most.
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@chrissieatu (1033)
• China
7 Jun 08
I think I would wait until I didn't receive another new response. I want to read through all the responses and select the one that impressed me most. Sometimes I think I can't find something excited and prefer not to select one.
@madlees (1381)
• India
7 Jun 08
Hi, I have not posted many discussions and have answered many. I don't get much time to read through all the discussions posted in a day but as far as I can get into and read. Like another mylotter said sometimes I give a very good answer , well thought out but what I see , a best response for someone who has not given half of what I had given.. So I just take it as bad luck and move off.. No I never rant here and I don't like it either. There is no point, we cannot expect everyone to accept our view isn't it? So take it as it comes. That's all. Before giving best responses you could wait for some days and see if anyone answers better. If it is straight forward question then the fact "first come first serve ' can be met. Otherwise they can wait for a little more for a good answer.. That's my opinion..
@marababe (2511)
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
It actually depends on how many responses I got. Usually I let my discussions unresolved for weeks or even a month before I pick out a best response. I don't really mark the first response I receive as the best like what the others are doing, unless it's the only response that I got. I even think I have a discussion with no response for months now. So I don't really have to resolve anything there. LOL.
@kbourgerie (8780)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I am so bad at giving best responses. I barely have time to answer to my comments. If something just stands out or strikes me in some way, I'll give one in a day or so, but I have pages and pages of unresolved discussions with so many responses that its hard to have to read through them all or even decide who to give it to.
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@AmbiePam (51164)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I've seen that too. I have calculated by the response of the person and the time the discussion was posted, that some people give the best response in less than an hour. I go ahead and respond, but have been surprised with the haste of the BR given out. Some people think they get paid for giving the BR, but those people are usually new. I give two weeks before I hand out the best response.
@myklj999 (34491)
• Olney, Illinois
7 Jun 08
I usually wait until the topic has had no replies for 7 days, then pick my best response. Of course, most of my discussions have no "black and white" answer, so I like to get as many opinions as possible before choosing one.
@paid2write (5202)
7 Jun 08
I have seen a best response awarded in less than an hour. I think it is unfair to everybody who is not on line and has not had a chance to read the discussion and to add their response. It will not benefit anyone to award a best response so quickly as it will put some people off adding a response to the discussion, therefore the person who started the discussion will not earn much from it. If they had waited they could have had many more responses and so they would have earned more from the discussion. I think a discussion should be left for at least a week before the best response is chosen, then everyone has had a chance to respond.