Does a question with "Best Answer" already awarded make you less likely to answer?
I've seen lately that there are quite a few questions with "Best Answer" given out in less than an hour. I sometimes wait weeks before I choose.
While I don't think about getting "best answer" when I answer a question, I have to admit when I see a best answer chosen so soon--I do tend to pass on answering that question.
Yeah, I like the old system better - that at least allows other users to vote up the most accepted answer to the top, as this method promotes personal bias via the one who asks the original question (like selecting the best answer due to friendship).
The whole Best Answer thing confuses me. Often people jump right on an answer as soon as they get one. I like to let as many folks as want to answer get in on it and then I decide which I like the most. Except in this case.
Yeah, I've seen that very same thing happen on here several times. If it's at least a semi-interesting query, I'll answer it anyway, but it does sort of emit the whole "this question is closed" vibe, when seeing such things.
Hey, I was almost the first to answer this question... Act quickly and vote me as the "best answer" before the others come in! Just kidding... LOL!
Dang, this was easier than I thought; thanks! Ha!
Ask and ye shall receive. But don't ask for my chocolate - that might get you something you really don't want!
Not at all. They asked for an opinion, so I give them one even if they have chosen their favorite. My opinion is different than theirs so it might be better from their perspective.
No, best answer doesn't hinder me from giving my views on a question, i think other views or opinion to the question may encourage readership as well as alternative solutions.
I will usually only answer in this scenario if there's something I can really add to the conversation. I like your point about encouraging readership, I hadn't thought of that. Thanks.
Sometimes, if no answer really stands out, I never choose a best answer. However, to answer your question, I am not dissuaded from answering a question when a "Best Answer" has already been chosen. This is especially true if the best answer was chosen very quickly.
I don't answer questions just because I might be awarded the 'best answer' but when it's already been picked it does seem like the person who asked is finished with that question and isn't too interested in any more responses. I normally wait a couple of weeks, or until the answers stop coming in, to choose the best answer so that I don't inadvertently put anyone off answering.
It might, but I recently saw a question with a "best answer" where the answer (according to HubPages terms) was actually wrong.... so I had to answer.
I usually wait quite a while, before deciding.
I think we should be able to retract and reassign the "best answer" if a better reply comes through.
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by Stacie L 3 years ago
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by IDONO 5 years ago
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by MomsTreasureChest 6 years ago
I think once the "best answer" is chosen a question should automatically be closed. Your thoughts?
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