A user submitted a great answer but he/she is not active anymore. Should I give MHO to him/her or to the one who submitted the second best because then, it would increase their MHO% and they could utilise the awarded 5 xper?
Inactive account because he/she deserves this whether he/she is active or not.
29% (10)59% (19)44% (29)Vote
Second best because it would not benefit that inactive user.
56% (19)25% (8)41% (27)Vote
Fact: If you search for the word 'askew' in Google, the content will tilt slightly to the right.
The MHO is supposed to go to... most helpful opinion... regardless of who the person is or if their account is inactive or not. So the MHO should go to which ever opinion you believe would be of most benefit to you.
Just because they are inactive that doesn't make the person's opinion less effective or prevent it benefitting you.
I gave MHO to an inactive user, because it was great advice and it was the opinion that did help me the most.
Even though they're inactive, that doesn't stop the fact you think their "opinion" is the most helpful one. If someone writes a terrific answer, than they deactivate, they still wrote a terrific answer. The idea is to pick the MHO. Period. It says nothing about picking active users, nor is the user relevant in the first place.
1. If GAG allows you to select MHO to an inactive a/c then the call is yours and entirely so 2. I'd give an MHO to an inactive a/c if the opinion is how you describe it :) 3. Reason I won't give an MHO to someone else against the best answer of an inactive member is, the former can always earn Xpers since they are around 4. However, a good deed shouldn't go unrewarded even if posthumously (in GAG lol) 5. Not everything in life is about material benefit :) 6. Vote 'A'
I think you should give it to the best answer for future reference. If I search for a question (because I have the same doubt and don't want to ask a duplicate), I like to read the best answer knowing that it's what the asker considered best. It is much more informative. People shouldn't care so much about MHO percentage. I'm steady at 4%, and I couldn't care less.
Yes, it's useless to give MHO to a deleted account and hate say this but 9 chances out of 10 it's a duplicate account that gets deleted these people should know that when you have a second account i don't care if you use the Internet in Japan and then the Internet in America all computers have unique IP numbers that can track us down people do this repeated stuff and it pisses me off I often see the same post being made by people who make the same question up on their duplicate account but i guess they don't care.