YOUR RESPONSES AND RATINGS AND SELECTING BEST RESPONSES

@gifana (4836)
Portugal
November 30, 2006 10:48am CST
NO RESPONSE IS NECESSARY UNLESS YOU FEEL INCLINED TO DO SO. This is just a reminder more than a question or discussion. Ratings and best responses count for something or they wouldn’t be included in the discussion. I’m not asking for the moon I am only suggesting that you read every comment on your discussion. It’s easier than you think. If you open the “discussions I have started” you will see a list of all of yours. Look in the small print to see who was the last response….if it is yours then you don’t have to go any further. If it is someone else then you will know that you have to respond. This will save you quite a bit of time and money. Once you have responded it only takes a second or two to rate the comments that warrant it. If you read all the comments prior to your response it would be nice if you also rated those you think are worthy. It’s not as hard as you think and by doing this I believe that it will a great of quality to the site. And above all once you have an ample amount of responses, if at possible providing you have at least one intelligible and intelligent response by all means give them a best response. It will encourage more to seek that goal. Thank you. (PS: I hope myLot doesn’t give me the boot for meddling.)
4 responses
• United States
5 Dec 06
I try my best to rate every reponse, and to leave a comment to the response. But, there are times when the response isn't worthy of either. I have been pondering with the idea of giving a negative rating for those that do not put an effort into their response. I have been holding off a little while before I rate a response as being "best". Sometimes I will get a response and it is good, but a few posts later I read one that is exceptional.
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
6 Dec 06
I always rate and respond to every response that deserves one. I refuse to just say Thank you if someone had taken the time to give me input. I have a couple of discussions right now that it is almost impossible to pick a best response they are so good...but I'm working on it. Thanks for dropping by and for your input.
@baronarthur (4188)
• Indonesia
5 Dec 06
That's true. I agree with you.. I always open the discussions I've started. And reply to all the responses and of course rated it. Everytime I reply to the response, I know that a response from someone else will come. But, only some of my discussions that I've given the best response.
@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
5 Dec 06
That's the spirit. Sometimes when I get a one or two word response I will put in something to spur them on but unfortunately I never get a return response. Oh well! Thanks for dropping by and for your input.
@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
5 Dec 06
I agree with you on this one gifana. I do give a 'best response' to all of my discussions and at least so far haven't been in a situation where there is only 1 response and it is a "yes" "no" or something similar. I also give a positive rating to any discussion or response that I think warrants is. I do not randomly give them out, but the positive rating is based on the quality of the response. I also make a comment to everyone who responds to any of my discussions, even if it is just a "thank you". I think everyone who makes a response to my discussions deserves an acknowledgement. Also this does bring the discussion back to the top and will often get more responses. I had been thanking people for responding and then realised that the discussion was generating more responses. Of course, doing this does take time away that I could be spending responding to other discussions but it is about more than making money here. Thanks for starting this discussion and let's hope that more people take notice of it. :)
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@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
5 Dec 06
Good for you. I get upset sometimes when I have made an effort to give a good response only to have receive a tnx or a thank your. There are responses that really dont deserve any excessive comment but if the discussion is well thought out before it is posted that it should only get intelligent and thoughtful responses. That, at least, is my goal and it's probably why many of my discussion dont get any response at all. I got a couple of discussions going that I'm having a difficult time to give Best Response because they are all pertinent and informational. But I'll get to em....once I have a 5 day break from the last response. Thanks from dropping by again and as always for your useful input.
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
30 Nov 06
I completely agree, I rate the responses that I think warrant it, I don't rate responses that say 'yes' or 'no', or if it's obvious that the discussion doesn't relate to them, but they've just answered for the sake of earning.
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@gifana (4836)
• Portugal
30 Nov 06
Sometimes when I dont rate the response (I never give a - unless the answer is absolutely gross or unnecessary) of the responder but if the poster has given a good reply or asks a pertinent question that I will give the poster a +. I refuse to rate a simple thanks or thanks for responding. Don't cut it with me. Appreciate your input.