I just recently passed up my 100th MHO in my GAG carreer (I have exactly 103 now) and I've only been on here for five months, so that's impressive. My MHO ratio is 103 out of 779 "Opinions' that have been chosen for MHO (13%.)
Anyway, as most of you know, I write very long, detailed AND helpful "Opinions." With that being said, I'm under the impression that if I just wrote long and detailed responses, whether they were accurate, relevent OR helpful, I would still get a MHO. I think most people look at the length of a response and choose it for MHO, regardless of what it says (they probably don't even read it.)
I think this is stupid. I agree with quality over quantity (I can work both at the same time.) I personally don't choose MHO's on their length.
What do you people think?
Yes, most people choose a MHO based solely on the length of the "Opinion"
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No, most people don't choose a MHO based solely on the length of the "Opinion"
People typically chose the MHO of the person you typically agrees with the QA. I honestly feel most QAs are just looking for answers they want to hear. You can have a "Why are all women gold diggers?" as a question and they'll be tons of people saying they're not but if you simply answer "Because all girls just want money" the bitter guy asking the question will nominate that as the MHO. It's not a good system in my opinion.
Lengthy opinions can also work against you if the guy/girl does not have a lot of patience and especially if it is an answer they don't wish to hear. So if you have some girl posting about how she's on and off with an abusive ex with the excuse of "but I love him..." even though you'll have a bunch of people saying "avoid him and report him" if 1 person says "give him another chance" she'll likely nominate that as the MHO and go back with him because she wasn't really looking for advice but moreso validation as to what she wanted.
Anyone here who knows me for a long time, @CincinnatiRedsfan, knows I am Thorough And... Long and lengthy many times over. However, with this, I explain in great detail my Answer so they better have an idea of the problem at hand and don't have to come back to me incessantly with repeat questions... But of course many do anyways. I get many a MHO from others because of my Answer and along with the length, short stops get me a Home run as well. It's not how long but How... Strong. Good luck, keep up the good work. xx
Most of the time how helpful an opinion is, is more important how long an opinion is. Me personally since most of my questions don't require a serious opinion, I either choose funniest opinion or opinion with the most upvotes.
I personally choose the MHO based on what seems most applicable to the situation, as well as that which offers a new idea or good spin on the question. It definitely helps when they respond if you follow up, or if they write in complete sentences, to be sure.
I don't know? I guess I'd like to give people the benefit of a doubt and say no to your question. I've written short answers and have gotten mho before. I've also written long answers without getting a mho.