Why does GaG keep bothering me about questions that don't have most helpful opinions for? Some questions don't have best answers or they have good answers that are all equal. so just leave them!! *anger*
If I keep getting these messages I may consider LEAVING GaG!!. I don't like being harassed about stuff I either don't care about or already know. At the Very least have an option where I can turn these notices Off. Please.
PS: it's taking a fair bit of effort not to curse as I wrote this so just understand how annoying this behavior is.
Get rid of messages reminding you of opinions not selected.
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you find the messages reminding you of un selected opinions helpful.
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you are not bothered by the mail icon and tend to ignore them.
dartmaul15's suggestion. So conclusion; set a timer delay for when you pick MHO, have one (1) reminder after. say 4 days where you have a "pick later"option, then one after 30 days where you either; 1. pick one yourself, 2. let the site pick 3 none
I would like to add when you select none or "no MHO" they could have a list when you are searching for questions that only shows questions without a MHO.
half the time i dont want to choose an answer because i dont think any answer deserves such. a lot of the time i dont get the answer im looking for and its kind of annoying that someone has to get the points for not being helpful... i dont think it should auto select one if you dont select an answer as best after so long.
I get those messages a lot too. They are good at reminding me about questions needing me to look at again, but it can be difficult to pick an answer in some cases. They should have some kind of option to delay in selecting one until later - like a week or so until the system picks one for you. And for some questions that receive bad answers, I don't like to award Most Helpful when it wasn't helpful. They should have an option for so you don't have to select a MH if the answers are particularly bad.
Sometimes I choose most helpful, because I am really sick and tired to see those messages. I don't want to choose answers because I am not satisfied with the answers. But Gag keeps sending those. I find this very annoying. If it's not chosen, I think it should be left the answerers personal will. I agree with Catie101. I don't like auto select either.
I find it very helpful. They only send it once whether you select it or not.
They remind you now because many gagers were complaining about how people never slept MH and how people are deprived of their points. So now they just give us a reminder to do it but you dont have to. They even give you points too now to try to influence people to select MH.
But again you don't have to and its honestly not that bad.
I agree. There are certain questions that don't deserve a best answer so I'm not going to pick one for it. I get sick of that notification.
It's funny, I used to get upset when people didn't pick a best answer (that's what it was known as before this past few months when GAG made all the changes), now it makes me upset that they MAKE you have one! I understand it though. Now that you can lose points you need to have ways to gain all of them
Yeah agreed. That's kinda annoying that they do that
They started doing it because of a VERY few whiners who constantly complained about not getting their 4 cents worth of Amazon gifts. (which is how much MH was worth at the time). Sometimes whining actually works, even if the vast majority don't care or are against the change. The same whiner (s) also constantly complained about anons, and people who didn't rate questions. (you used to get points for ratings on questions)
Being forced to rate opinions to see how others rated them is along the same lines.
We send reminders so that everyone will remember to select a MHO. This is to encourage everyone to be helpful and carefully consider what they advise and how they express their opinions. We also award you 2 Xper points for selecting a MHO and the GAGer chosen is awarded 5 Xper points.
If, after 30 days, you haven't selected a Most Helpful opinion, one will automatically be chosen for you. Neither the Question Asker nor the user awarded Most Helpful will get Xper points for these automatic selections. It will chosen based on engagement: votes, comments, length, time, xper level, gender, among other criteria. As long as you're giving helpful opinions, we'll find them!
Seriously, how many questions do you have? It takes you 2 minutes to add the MHO, or ignore it. Personally i think when you make a question you should at least have the decency to hand out an MHO to the MHO! So i think the function should stay! And personally i like the feature.
I find with the message in of the themselves. I understand why GaG would want MHO selected for as many questions as possible but to force it onto a person or a question is unfair. I don't want a complicated system in place, either you find one or you don't and should be able to leave it as is.
While I agree your point that there may be multiple BA's, you have to look at it from the site's perspective.. it's trying to filter out and promote the people who give the best quality answers. You can't do that if people are being lazy and not selecting MH. That's why it even auto selects after some time.
It's just a nice way of letting you know that you haven't selected MH yet, cause if you don't G@G system will automatically select MH after 30 days. It's nothing to get angry over. I'd hate to see G@G bother you to select MH for questions that already have MH or have been removed as that has happened to me before, didn't bother much other than I found it kinda of funny.
Is it really so bad? You can choose to ignore the email right. If you do not choose best opinion for many of your question, then I question why not. Like maybe you say one or two question there is really no answer that answer your question, I agree with this. But if many of them don't, then I think you need to reflect on it. Maybe your questions are unclear? If there are good answers, why not give them encouragement by awarding him or her best answer?
My biggest problem is when I ask a question and only get one rude, sexist, or racist response. I don't want the site forcing me to give them best answer.