best response

@MOMMASAM (1004)
United States
August 9, 2008 8:34pm CST
Has anyone ever acknowledged a "best response" only to find one even better a day or so later? it appears as though you can only reward one best response per discussion. do you send a message to the that other person? to thank them for posting and tell them how great their response was? and that you will use their suggestion? i've been on both sides. i've gotten a best response and the one right beneath mine was much better. i've also given a best response to find one several hours or days later. is there a time limit to this acknowledgement? i do know it keeps the discussion unresolved.
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@know21 (1251)
• United States
10 Aug 08
I use to acknowledge my reponses to soon. Now I just wait a day latter to respond. I don't send messages; because I don't know if I got a best response or not. I don't know where to look.
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• United States
10 Aug 08
I get an e-mail notification if I have received a best response.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
10 Aug 08
on your profile page is a category where you can check your best responses. however, i've never received an e-mail stating i've had one. that must be in the settings and i missed it. i'll have to check it again. thanks for responding to you both.
@CrazCo (409)
• Canada
10 Aug 08
I don't really sweat it too much, but I know what you mean definitely. Generally the one I picked is still a very nice and well-thought answer, so that person would've deserved some sort of credit either way. I don't PM them showing my appreciation but I tend to leave a comment with my feedback and end it with a quick thank you to show my appreciation. I don't feel the need to explain myself to them or anything though.
@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
10 Aug 08
no, i don't feel i need an explanation either. but, i have given a best response, only to find a better one a day or so later. i try to send that person a message to thank them for their ideas. i always try, too, to give a + sign to all that took the time and interest to type a response.
@snowy22315 (79516)
• United States
10 Aug 08
Yeah, sort of but I dont lose any sleep over it. i mean what can you do? You cant take back your best response you are just sort of stuck with whom you've given it to. Taht's the way it is. i think that's why most people wait awhile to give it.
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@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
10 Aug 08
i think you are correct. i make a decision based on what i see right at the first day. i try to be on myLot every day to check replies. maybe i need to wait a day or two. thanks for responding.
@snakequeen (1300)
• India
10 Aug 08
I don't have a preconceived notion in the matter of giving 'best response'. Because i am raising a discussion since i don't know the answer. So i wait a little before coming to a conclusion. It has happened with me also that some better responses posted after awarding one as 'best response', but we can't help it either. More over i am not awarding or giving rating to all my discussions, because i know many of mine are just questions only!
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@KATRINKA (1658)
• United States
23 Sep 08
I'm embarrassed to say that I often don't choose a "best response." It's not intentional. I'm usually busy trying to keep up with posts. I do try to acknowledge everyone who responds to a discussion I've started. I also don't check to see if one of my responses is chosen for a "best response." So if you've ever chosen one of my responses and I haven't thanked you, I'm not intentionally trying to be rude.
@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
24 Sep 08
haha, and thank you for telling us this. i wouldn't ever take it personally. in fact, i'm shocked to see i have been chosen, too. thanking everyone is most important, i think.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
I was wondering about that too. I know that best response should only be one. I choose best response to discussions that I posted several days ago. I went over the site, but did not find any rules regarding choosing a best response. Do give me a tinker when you learn anything about it, thanks.
@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
13 Sep 08
no, i've found no rules on how to choose. i think people chose a discussion of mine because it "speaks" to them on some level. so, i try to choose the best response with the same guidelines. a response that "speaks" to me. or, someone who gets what i am saying.
• Lubbock, Texas
10 Aug 08
I never give a best response until my discussion has gone 4 days with no activity. Even then it's hard to decide sometimes, and like you said, someone else invariably comes along with a better one. Not much you can do about it.
@MOMMASAM (1004)
• United States
10 Aug 08
i think i have been choosing too quickly. i, myself, always look at the issue as my personal choice on the date i give it. i've only been here a month-6 weeks and still learning the ropes. thanks for responding. i'm going to allow my discussions to set a day or so, too.
@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
haha well, i have a lot of unresolved discussions. i keep holding off because i'm afraid that i would find an even better response than the one i've already chosen. i only mark the best response when i feel like nobody else will answer my thread. i'm still holding off on many of my threads though....