How to choose best answer?
The problem is that I have received so many good answers to the question I posed about Donald Trump & why Republicans seem to ignore his many negatives. I'm wondering why it isn't possible to choose more than one answer as best answer & let the authors of those 2 or more best answers share the limelight, so to speak.
Further, why can't there be a 2nd & 3rd best answer, or even some honorable mentions?
What do my fellow hubbers think about this? Do you agree that it would be nice to have more designations for good answers so that more people get credit when they give a good answer?
Au fait, Yes, it can be difficult to choose Best answer when several of our fellow-writers submit equally excellent responses..I'd guess we've all faced this dilemma at least once.
As it is, we can choose only one but can always create our own system for (as you suggested) "honorary mention." Just by adding a final brief comment to a member under their original answer. Perhaps by saying precisely that...."Your answer is great & deserves Honorable Mention !"
Whatever works, right? LOL
I was hoping that if enough hubbers agreed, the powers that be might expand on the possibilities. You see, we do earn a slight amount on questions that are popular, and the person who gets best answer gets a little more than the others who respond.
That's all news to me! So, instead of 3 cents it's 4?? LOL Wow.
Was just now reading up on earnings from Q&A. Questioner receives some earnings but not clear if people who respond do or not. Haven't got that far, but I did hear a few months ago that they did, and best answerer supposedly got a tiny bit more
There can be many great responses and I have felt challenged to put best answer. Maybe choosing our own system as you suggested Paula could be the way to go. Food for thought...
ThreeKeys, currently only one person can receive credit for the best answer. Nothing I say in compliments will add to their accolades or their earnings. I hoped other hubbers might like to see expanded options also.
I sympathize. I recently had a question that got a lot of attention and picked a best answer by mistake. It was only a mistake because there were many good answers. But I couldn't change it. I think we should have the option to change it because you never know how much participation you are going to get. Actually my choice is not to rate the answers because that is such a subjective thing.
Most people pick a best answer that most closely matches their own opinion on the topic.
Au fait, I too would like to see not only "BEST" but also 2nd and 3rd, because I know what question you are referring to. It is not only difficult to answer but next to impossible.
HubPages I am requesting that you have '3' choices for the answers to questions. Please take this into consideration.
2. Very Good
Well... this year, there really seems to be no right answer. Many may choose to vote for the little black line down below the voting boxes.
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by Ari Lamstein 7 years ago
Hello Hubbers,We thought you would like to know that the "Best Answer" feature, which was first described in this blog post:http://blog.hubpages.com/2012/06/best-answer/has now been released. We hope that you enjoy it!Ari
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