Will you still give BR, even if your post received only one comment !!

India
August 17, 2008 10:02am CST
Till this day.. i was giving BR.. even if my post got only one comment here.. But then suddenly i was thinking about the feeling of the person whom i awarded BR.. Because it cannot be categorised as we are chosing the best, but giving BR as we have no other go.. Certainly getting BR's in this fashion.. will not add interest.. rather i feel it is some kind of Insult.. This reminds me an TV advt.. one kid.. appraising his Dad about his winning a prize in 100 meter dash.. Kid : " Dad,.you know...I came second in the event" Dad : " Wow.. Second place.. is not Bad.. good achievement". Ok, how many of you run the race? Kid : Only Two.. Have you ever been in situations like this when awarding BRs? Or in such a situations will you leave the discussion in the unresolved mode itself? Cheers Saivenkat.
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• Nigeria
18 Aug 08
yeah i think you're right
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
18 Aug 08
Hi saivenkat I am mostly driven by instinct when I mark someone the best. I mean, when I go through the responses, the first one that I find appealing I give it the BR. So it could well be the first and the only one. And also when I receive one from two I accept it happily. But no doubt, when mine is selected as the best among a hordes it feels better. Hope that makes sense! smiles..
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@marina321 (4561)
18 Aug 08
If the person took the time to respond to my discussion when others didn't, why not? I'd gladly give them the BR if its a good response
• Indonesia
18 Aug 08
hi saivenkaat, you are so thoughtful. well, currently i am still giving the BR for the single responder. i don't think it will be insulting. i think responding to a discussion is not a competition. by giving the award to a responder, it doesn't mean that other responses are worse then his/her response. it doesn't mean that we don't appreciate the other. i think you often find mylotters complaining that it's hard for them to award the BR prize, as its difficult to make a decision. so, it won't be happen to discussions with single response. it reminds me to academy award ceremony. they don't say, 'the winner is...'. instead, they say 'the oscar goes to....'. it means there are not winners in the ceremony. the nominees are considered to have the same quality.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
Hi saivenkaat802003! haha..I have received BRs from discussions that I am the only respondent and I do have mixed feelings about it. However, at the end of the day I am thankful for those who gave me the BR even if I am the only one because I was still appreciated with my effort in responding to his/her discussion. It still gives a smile in my heart. And with my own discussions wherein I award the BRs, I am just hoping that those whom I have chosen to give it will appreciate it as much. It is very hard choosing the best because there are a lot of best responses from mylotters, if only I can give more than one, I will. haha.. Take care always..God Bless you dear friend!
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@subha12 (18452)
• India
18 Aug 08
I have given in some cases. i know may be the answer was not upto the standard of beinmg awarded BR. but i can't help. i had to make it resolved.
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• India
18 Aug 08
Hey Sai, I don't feel it is an insult. So please give me a BR even if my post is the only one. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
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@gemini_rose (16192)
17 Aug 08
I have had BRs before where I have been the only one to respond, I thought it was quite funny, I did not feel insulted although I can see what you are getting at! I have never had a discussion where I have only had one response so I do not know what that is like, but if I did I would still give the BR out. They took the time to respond when no one else did so they deserve it!
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@pkraj111 (2459)
• India
17 Aug 08
There is nothing wrong with giving BR to the only respondent. If I got only one response, then I feel I did not present my question well. So it is my duty to give best response to the respondent, who bothered to respond even if it is not attractive
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@freedomg (1684)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I do give BR's even if there is only one response. I don't see it as an insult but as a show of appreciation to the person that gave me the reply. When they posted they did not know that they would be the only one they simply replied. For this I think they deserve it.
@youless (99059)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Aug 08
Of course I will still give the best response. I appreciate to this one, is there anybody who posted another response? No. So this one shall deserve the best response. I love China
@youless (99059)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Aug 08
Thanks for your best response
@juliefaye (1214)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
I won't be insulted if i was given a BR and saw that I was the only one who responded. I too do it to resolve my discussion. Giving the BR to the only one respondent is deserving because he finds time to think of his response and that is the value there.
@balasri (26549)
• India
21 Aug 08
Many a times the very first response from my smart friends used to be so great I have given them the BR immediately.And I always managed to get a lot of responses after that.And yes even if it is a single response and up to the mark I will give it the BR.
@mykmari_08 (2465)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
Based on my personal experience, I have produced about twenty to thirty discussions here in mylot already. And some of these have gone unanswered for quite a long time now. But if in case, one of the other mylotters reply to them, I guess I'd still wait up for some time before declaring it as the best response to my discussion. I definitely don't mind if I do have several unresolved discussions. I'm not also giving up that sooner or later, one or two mylotters would reply to them. In fact, I have some discussions which have few replies but I still haven't chosen any best response for them. I'm giving myself a duration of less than a couple of years before finally giving a best response to discussions which I made but have less than five responses. I myself would like to help others who have discussions which are still unreplied to after several months until a year. Somehow, I feel that this is my own contribution to the decrease of the number of discussions without any responses. And through this, I am praying that they would also check on my own unreplied discussions.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
21 Aug 08
With me it all depends on how old my disscussion is. I try to give it at least a week unless I feel like that the person I am giving the best response to has the best one. I have had a few myself with just one response
@venkygec (783)
• India
18 Aug 08
Hey!! I have been selecting best responses to my discussion... only when i felt they were really the best.... I dint knew that unresolved discussions mean the discussions for which i dint give any best responses... Ok... Now I think Ill go and give best responses to all my discussions... Keep posting on mylot....^_^
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
18 Aug 08
No, I am not giving a Best Response to my discussion that would not satisfy for the response and I have one discussion that need my satisfaction " are you willing to give up your religion for your Marriage"........
@gladeez (63)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
saiven, man, its not that bad! I hope you don't feel to bad for not getting a lot of responses. sometimes you just got to think of a better topic to start a discussion for you to get a lot of responses. I hope that you are going to have a good experience mylotting in the near future.
@bbjwlsn (263)
• United States
18 Aug 08
Yes, I do give a BR even when there is only one response. I do not want to have any unresolved discussions, and this is the only way to avoid that. And, obviously, if it is the only response, it has to be the best one!