Have you ever felt that the best reponse should have certain more restriction?

@sang2k2 (1834)
India
September 19, 2008 1:47pm CST
like there should be time bound of say about 6 months, the best response should be two types one choosen by the person initiating the discussion, the other one should be by the mylot population through poll or may be by mylot systems as in the internal people who upload our earnings? A few people here are biased on choosing mylot best response and they generally choose the best response of thier friends even if thier friends response wasnt worth at all..
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@mayka123 (13391)
• India
20 Sep 08
If you say there should be restrictions for marking a BR and making it time bound what do you suggest should be done if the BR is not marked within 6 months? I dont think all mylotters mark the BR only to their friends. I have received quite a few BRs from mylotters who are not in my friend list or we do not participate in each others discussions. Its just that most mylotters end up replying only to notifications received by thier friends. Its just a few here whom I have seen marking BR to select people only.....irrespective of whether there were better responses or not.
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@dpk262006 (56739)
• Delhi, India
20 Sep 08
Mayka, I endorse your views.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
21 Sep 08
ok forget about 6 months can we make it 3 weeks as suggested in my discussion responses by one of our friend.?i agre that not all mark BR to thier friends but even i was talking about the few who mark it to their friends. what you opinion on this that can we have 2 best responses one by initiator and second by poll of mylot family.thanks for the response
@mayka123 (13391)
• India
23 Sep 08
Most of the mylotters are here only for money. Since BR has no effect on the income I dont think it is important as to who gets the BR. I think it just makes your friends happy when you give them a BR. If there was an additional cent for the BR I think it would make a big difference as to whom we mark the BR.
• United States
19 Sep 08
Sometimes when I go through some people's responses which have high ranks, I feel its really not worth it as there are better responses deserving better ranks. I really wonder if some nerd marks these ranks..
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@owlwings (41850)
• Cambridge, England
19 Sep 08
The 'User Rating' is quite another matter. You will very often find that the best responses are given by people with lower rankings simply because they are often the people who are more outspoken. The +/- ranking system was intended to be used by members to mark up a good response (regardless of whether it agrees with someone's opinion or not) and to mark down a response that is off-topic or doesn't answer the question or whatever. Sadly, it is frequently misused so that someone who makes a good but controversial response gets marked down by people.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
21 Sep 08
yes i agree vidu, many discussion initiater also juz see the size of discuccion, or the interest ranks of that particular person or marks best response for his friends thanks for the response. what owlwings said is something i have observed as well. that the one who is extrovert and says openly and always in controversy is the one having low interest rankings.
@patgalca (15561)
• Orangeville, Ontario
19 Sep 08
Everyone has the option of rating a discussion with a +. I do this all the time. But when it comes to marking best response, I think some discussion starters are too quick to give it. I wait at least 3 weeks before I mark best response. Not everyone is on here every day (they do have lives outside of myLot) but they should be given the opportunity to give good responses, responses worthy of a best mark. When you give that best response mark, you can't take it back. If someone gives a best response mark after, say, the third response, and then a couple of days later someone else comes out with a more intelligible response, you can't take it back. I wouldn't wait six months but I think three weeks is reasonable. I don't think marking it the same day is reasonable.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
21 Sep 08
ok yeh 3 weeks is feasible i think and a must thou definately..as in 3 weeks one can get a lot of responses as well to decide upon...or can we have it like this that till the time the discussion atleast gets say approx 15 responses and than we can choose the best response...
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
23 Sep 08
even thats a cool way to think on.thanks
@owlwings (41850)
• Cambridge, England
19 Sep 08
I very much agree that 'Best Response' is very open to abuse. Unfortunately we don't have a voting system which encourages other users to vote for a best response. To be fair, often the person starting the discussion really is the the person best suited to choosing the best response but I'm afraid that the system is still often abused. Fortunately, I don't think that a great deal of weight is given to 'Best Response' in terms of earnings, so it's really not that big a deal.
@owlwings (41850)
• Cambridge, England
19 Sep 08
I do think that the discussion owner should not be allowed to select a best response for two or three days and, if a best response hasn't been selected in a month, it should be offered to members as an open vote.
@patgalca (15561)
• Orangeville, Ontario
19 Sep 08
I agree that if everyone were allowed to give a best response mark, it would go out of control. It is the discussion starter's perogative to give that mark. Some don't do it at all, which is okay too if they don't see a response worthy of it.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
21 Sep 08
thanks for the response, but to my knowledge if the best response doesnt adds much to the income than why cant we have two best responses one would be as per the person initiating the discussions and the other best response would be through the mylot population through votes. Everyone of us here actaully relate to the discussions started here so even we can have a choice of opinion as well as option of choosing the best response.
@dpk262006 (56739)
• Delhi, India
20 Sep 08
You have given some very good suggestions. I agree with you that there should be a time limit and their should also be a polling system to select the best response. In some other sites, there is a system, where one can vote the best response. Till you suggestions are implemented and looked into, I would say that it is the discretion of right of the host of the discussion to select the best response, so we should not question his wisdom or judgement. You also select a best response, which appeals you, I believe. Perceptions differ from person to person. Sometimes I feel that I have written a very good response, however, the host does not mark my response as the best one, there may be some others who may be better than me in his/her opinion and on the other hand, I get a best response, when I least expect the same. I just share my thoughts, without bothering about the best response.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
21 Sep 08
thanks for the response, i think the host of the discussion should give a two liner explaination reagrding his provocation to mark a particular response as the best response, while marking a response..i know this sounds a bit weird but can we have ur views friend.
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
20 Sep 08
Sang I appreciate your point of view there. The internal voting system is a great thing and if mylot could introduce it nothing like it. Votes from community also sounds good. But the the initiator should also have freedom to vote of his. I think, since best responses do not affect our earning we can do with the biased BRs from the initiator but once myLot introduces earnings on BRs - they would require a serious revamping of the rules. Happy mylotting
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
21 Sep 08
earnings on BR would yeh need mylot to draw specific rules or rather put the response in poll to be choosesn by the mylot family or the community members.
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
20 Sep 08
sang2k2, People will tell you that some discussions don't really need a best response. The first reason can be, when there is no response. Second, when there really is no best response. (Say you receive just one-liners) Have a nice day!
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
21 Sep 08
oh one liners...thanks for the response.
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@figjam00 (1450)
• India
19 Sep 08
Yes I think there should be bit more restrictions when it comes to selecting the best response. In my there should be more than one best response as there are many other responses which deserves best response title.
@sang2k2 (1834)
• India
21 Sep 08
so do u think choosing 2 best responses one as per discussion initiator the other by poll by we the mylot people here can improve the selection and less biased too..thanks for the response