What's the difference between most helpful and most helpful (Auto)?

I found some answers of mine chosen as most helpful and some of them has the word Auto written next to most helpful
what's the difference and what does it mean


Most Helpful Girl

  • If you don't choose a Most Helpful opinion within 30 days, the system will choose one for you based on engagement; votes, comments, length, time, Xper level, gender, among other criteria.

    The opinion owner is NOT notified when the system chooses it, only if YOU choose it.
    When you choose it, both you and the Most Helpful opinion owner will receive the MH Xper points. If the system chooses it, no one gets those Xper points.

    For reference, this info can always be found in our FAQ ^_^

    • not even the answerer? :O

    • Thanks for MH!

    • Not if the system chooses it, no.

What Guys Said 3

  • There's an algorithm that picks most helpful if QA does not after (I think) 14 days.

  • If you don't choose the most helpful in 30 days it chooses it for you automatically. If you choose it yourself both you and the other will recieve some xp and they will be notified about being chosen. If it says Auto it means it was choses automatically


What Girls Said 0

The only opinion from girls was selected the Most Helpful Opinion!