Do you still respond to discussions that have already selected Best Responses?

@jziakhan (701)
Pakistan
June 2, 2012 2:45am CST
Isn't it dissapointing when you see that small but glorious pencil-shaped icon on another user's comment? "Oh NO! Now responding to the discussion is not worth anything!", some of us may think. But what about the others? Mmhmm? Are you the optimist or the pessimist? Lets see what you have to say. All perspectives are welcome. Share yours!
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@mysdianait (65056)
• Italy
2 Jun 12
Receiving the best response does NOT add any earnings at all to your account. Therefore it is absolutely still worthwhile particpating in a discussion where it has already been awarded, especially if you have something to add which might have been overlooked. Receiving the Best Response possibly makes the person who receives it feel good about it but they will not have any extra earnings in their account at all. I never respond with the hope of receiving it as that is not what myLot is about at all. The fun of myLot is participating, not receiving 'awards'.
• Malaysia
2 Jun 12
i received a BR for a discussion once... i was so ecstatic and happy, i declared a public holiday in Marioland
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@mysdianait (65056)
• Italy
2 Jun 12
Was there a party too? I must have missed it if there was one
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• Malaysia
2 Jun 12
now then...don't you worry if you missed that one it just gives me reason to have another one...and you're invited! haha...someone said i'm on a streak..
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• Malaysia
2 Jun 12
i just simply feel good... ....when i get into discussions and everything else just falls into place. that little pencil thingy doesn't stop me. because myLot rewards my efforts....it says so in the faq's
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@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
2 Jun 12
Poetic.
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• Malaysia
2 Jun 12
maybe it was...but it didn't really rhyme..
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@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
2 Jun 12
Depends on how late at night it is.
@AmbiePam (55909)
• United States
3 Jun 12
Even though the best response doesn't technically mean anything, sometimes it is disappointing to see they have already selected one. But I usually only get disappointed if the discussion has been around for only like two days and the BR has been given. I'm like, wait, what? I didn't have time to get there! I think that way because often I assume if they have given the best response they won't bother to read any of the other responses. I wait two weeks before giving the BR, but even when I do I still read all the responses that come after.
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@rebelann (73519)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Jan 16
So, when we write a discussion we are then supposed to pick a best response? Never heard of that before may I ask where this pencil thingy is?
@ramapo17 (29220)
• Melbourne, Florida
27 Jan 16
@rebelann That's what I am wondering about too. This is the first time I have heard about it.
@Olleenz (3398)
• Indonesia
2 Jun 12
Sometimes I still respond / comment on discussion who already had BR on it. If topic / question on that discussion only need one correct answer (and already had BR), there no point why should I involved on that discussion, opener already know the answer anyway .... But if topic / question had many angle, high possibility I gonna involved, at least I answer /respond on different angle (perspective). BR only make happy person who received it but his/her earning not influenced. Discussion itself still open.
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@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
2 Jun 12
Thanks for the wonderful comment, Olleenz. I'm glad that atleast someone shares my view!
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@DaddyEvil (29694)
• United States
22 Jan 16
I have no clue what a ?Best Response" IS or why it might not pay me to respond to/on a thread that "shows" that icon, since I don't see it now! I am just on this thread because @purplealabaster 's husband #2 is here... I am looking to see what he says about different things, since I can't talk to him on myLot otherwise. Nor am I worried that he won't respond to me so I will get paid nothing for being on this thread. PA will respond, so I will still get paid for my comment here. Interesting... The old myLot was a lot different from the new incarnation, I guess! Hi, PA! Just checking out your husband(s)? on myLot! (Aren't you glad I don't do things like this in real life?! LOL! Love you, Dearheart!
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• United States
22 Jan 16
And what makes you think that I will respond here? Oh wait, I just did ... forget that first comment. On the old myLot we used to have a "best response". It didn't really do anything except give you "bragging rights". I think it was supposed to help encourage quality responses, but it didn't really do that. Most people didn't care about it, and others would get jealous or angry if someone other than them got it. I think those are some of the reasons why they did not carry that option over when they changed formats. Also, in the old myLot we were paid for OUR OWN interactions. We had a saying "I type - I earn. You type - you earn". I actually earned very well back then. The new earning algorithm is based on other people's interactions with our content, so I barely earn, even when I am very active. I guess that many people do not like to interact with my content.
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@DaddyEvil (29694)
• United States
22 Jan 16
@purplealabaster That's not true, PA! Everybody loves you, hon! You know I love you. You are so much fun! That doesn't make sense! Why don't they like you....?
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• United States
22 Jan 16
@DaddyEvil LOL - yes, I know that you love me as do a few others, and I love you guys right back. We are not really the right "type" for mainstream myLot, though, so there is limited back and forth on many discussions, which reduces our earnings.
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• United States
10 Jun 12
I have read comments where people say that they will not respond to a discussion once the best response has been selected. I never really pay attention to that when I read and respond to a discussion. In fact, most times I do not even realize how old the discussion is (how long ago it was started) when I respond to a discussion. There have been times when I have responded to a discussion that was several years old and only realized it was started that long ago when someone made a remark about it. I just read and respond to what interests me regardless of how old it is or whether or not a best response has been selected.
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@Mike197602 (14867)
• United Kingdom
25 Jan 16
I haven't selected BR's on any ofmy 5 discussions yet
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@mysdianait (65056)
• Italy
25 Jan 16
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• United States
25 Jan 16
@Mike197602 But I am sure that you will pick mine when you do, right?
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@buddha3 (1029)
• India
2 Jun 12
I don't care if a best response has been selected. I just reply to a topic if it interests me or if I find the discussion lively and happening. I don't mind if a response has already been selected as the best. I just expect the discussion started to respond to my comments. If he/she doesn't, I get pissed off.
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@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
2 Jun 12
I was thinking to myself, "I'd better respond to this guy's comment." That's pretty hot-tempered for someone named "buddha".
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• United States
2 Jun 12
If it is a worthwhile discussion, I respond regardless of whether a "best" response has already been selected. Unless the topic is time sensitive or narrow in scope, there usually is plenty to add to the conversation. Having said that, I do think that it can be often be difficult on here to find discussions to which to respond.
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@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
2 Jun 12
I completely agree with you wilsongddard, especially what you said about finding juicy discussions. Yours truly himself takes on this hefty task and is compelled to create the most divine and intriguing topics of debate right here on mylot. Just kidding. Thanks for the comment, dard.
@Mashnn (4503)
2 Jun 12
I rarely check a discussion whether the best response has been selected or not. I am not bothered by that and I will respond to any discussions provided I have something to say.
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@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
2 Jun 12
Well, apparently others share the same opinion as you, mashnn.
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
Hi jziakhan! Of course I still do response to discussions that already have BR on them! It doesn't matter really, as long as I am interested in the topic and I got something to say then I join the discussion. Sometimes, I'm just curious about one's response and I ask him/her for more information thus I still participate.. It makes me happy when I receive best response but that's just an add-on. What matters are the learning and of course the earning Good day!
@kyuheart (157)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
I agree to everything you write in here girl_thinking. =) You've pretty much said what I want to say in response to the discussion. Best response or not, the important thing is to share my own opinion in the discussion which I'm interested in.
@pgiblett (6540)
• Canada
22 Jan 16
I am not sure the point about closing any discussion. OK let say there is a discussion about the US Presidential election, it would come to a natural end around November 20th 2016, but most discussions raised on MyLot are not like that, surely most discussions should be treated as open ended.
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• Pamplona, Spain
3 Jun 12
Hiya jziakhan, Still respond whether or not it has a best response on there or not I don´t mind I can´t be bothered about it really I can´t. I know what you mean but you cannot be in every page at the same time. There are times when you do not feel like answering anything at all depends on how the mood takes you. So no I don´t bother about those things and just respond in any case. xxx
@derek_a (10894)
3 Jun 12
I never take any notice of whether or not a discussion has marked a best response. If I get an e-mail through saying that one of my friends has started a discussion then if I feel I have something to say, I will respond to it. The links take me to a "post response" page and I don't even know if somebody else has said something similar. I will post it anyway. Maybe this is wrong, I don't know, but if that is the case, then it should not bring me to the "post response" page, but to the main page where I can see what others have said. I tend to be an optimist in life, but of course everything is subject to its opposite and if you are an optimist by nature, then pessimism will come up from time to time, for you to know the difference! _Derek
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@thanks1961 (7042)
• India
3 Jun 12
It is my nature that comment back whoever comes with a comment on my words. So, it is regardless whether it hods a b/r or not. I believe that a response for anyone's comments are always welcome and everybody would like it.
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@stary1 (6618)
• United States
3 Jun 12
jziakhan..I don't even pay atention to see if best responce has been selected..I would be surprised to hear some care on way or another...I am always pleased to get one, but it is not my motivation for posting.
@ryanong (9690)
• Vietnam
3 Jun 12
Ya, it is what i am thinking also. We don't need to care about it, we do post discussions because we love get in a discussion only.
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
3 Jun 12
Yes, I still respond even though a best response has already been selected. I respond to discussions that are of interest to me where I have an opinion or viewpoint to share. I usually read all the responses and then add my own two cents worth. It's always worth responding to a discussion if it's something you're interested in.
@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
6 Jun 12
You share the opinion of many others on this discussion here suebee. Nice of you to stick to what really matters and to forget the cash. Thanks for the lovely comment.
@Bhebelen14 (5201)
• Philippines
2 Jun 12
Yes I do still respond to discussion that have already selected as best responses because I want to be heard. I want to share may own opinion and thoughts to others, I even if they already have selected best respond they will continuing reading other responses.
@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
6 Jun 12
Totally! I hadn't realized that the owner of the discussion would keep on reading other comments even if a verdict for the best response had been selected. Thanks for the new insight, bhebelen14!
@Torunn (6735)
• Norway
2 Jun 12
Of course I do. I don't really respond because of the possibility that I can get a best response, but because I find an interesting discussion :-) And you get paid also after the best response has been chosen :-)
@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
6 Jun 12
You do indeed get paid even after the best response has been chosen. That's a good head you have on your shoulders, torunn. Thanks for the comment.
@CODYMAC (1357)
• San Diego, California
2 Jun 12
Hello, jziakhan. No. I only respond to discussions my friends started, new, no responses, (because I made a promise), and those designated as "hot". I have looked and I do not recall ever answering one that has a BR. But I may have missed one or two. I mean you cant get it every time, right?
@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
6 Jun 12
Hmm, what sort of promise did you make that would make you respond to discussions in the 'no responses' tab, I wonder? Glad to see that you decide which discussion to enter with your head and not your pockets. Thanks for the comment, though.
• India
2 Jun 12
Usually while response to a discussion in mylot i dont care whether it had already selected a best response or not. I discuss on those topics on which i have some thing to say. so i post my response and dont care which is the best response. because i want to express my views. not to get the best response.
@jziakhan (701)
• Pakistan
4 Jun 12
Good for you for keeping true to the spirit of mylot and responding to discussions unconditionally, I like that! Thanks for the comment.