a lot of people choose MHO in less than 3 hours of asking the question. some do it in less than 24 hours.
I think you should wait untill the response start coming in slow before you choose. Whether if you wait a few days or an hour to choose, you will still get exper points. GAG actually gives you a month to choose and you will still get exper points. People will respond after the MHO has been chosen and then the asker will end up likeing someone elses answer more.
I think GAG should only allow people to choose after a certain amout of responses. For example, If the question gets a whole bunch of response really soon then GAG should allow the MHO to be chosen after 30 responses. If the question can not get 30 responses in say 3 days then the MHO should be allowed to be chosen
I agree with you i worked my butt off helping this girl on this one question she turned around gave the MHO to the another person mind i'm not being greedy it's just i did more for her on this one question than the person she gave MHO to
If you could interpret MHO as Most Happy One , not the Most Helpful Opinion. then you may find these annoying becomes much at ease. People has this emotion drive, and they did everything with impulse to satisfy the needs of live. So i could say when they're choosing a MHO,99.9% they hadn't give a thought about the answers or their moods, they're just thinking about their own emotion.
subjectivities had been affecting the reason which the asker's going to act, when they found the moment that worth a while, they gonna give in, it's anirrational movement. so if it bothers you, please don't take it as personal. Either preconceptions or attraction would do the same. The asker choose the one makes them most happy. if you wouldn't mind, call them goofy.
Either they are TOO smart or TOO stupid. I once tried choosing it too early but GAG didn't allowed me. The sent me a notification of 'Too early to choose MHO'. I don't really know how and why they do this.
I also notice that MHO is awarded after only one or two responses, or under an hour, in some cases. I read the responses posted later, and many times they are more relevant than the MHO in many cases. I am against limits, generally, and would issue a guideline instead of a rule, as GAG should be fairly flexible to the users and let us use the site as we feel fit.