I'm not really thanking people for MHO at this point. Seems 90% of the time (or smth), is the admins now chosing the MHO's instead of the Asker him/herself. Should we get rid of the "Thanks for the MHO" courtesy or keep it. What do you think?
u know the asker's chosen it when it's less than 30days old. if it's older than that then i don't say anything. when it's more recent i do, but not every time. i guess it just comes down to u, u know? how you feel, and whether it's just a part of who u are to say it or not.
#1. Admins never selected MHOs. It is automatic system which selects MHO based on Xper rank, MHO%, time taken and the depth of opinion, how quickly you helped the asker and various other aspects. #2. They're selected after 30 days if asker didn't select them. #3. Because of new notification system, you're now notified about those automatically selected MHOs. That's why you're feeling that admins are now selecting them. They were also being awarded to you back then but you weren't notified. #4. I thank the asker IF he/she selects it (not the automatic system) because "The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say 'thank you'. In between the two, the leader must become a servant and a debtor". It doesn't cost anything to say "thanks". They're good manners. There are a lot of users who give MHO to their friends, those who validates them by lying and the ones who just give it randomly. You could thank them for choosing YOU in this horde, for taking time, for respecting your opinion. I don't agree with that girl in this thread who said it's redundant because even tho you helped someone, you may learn from that question a lot. And it's like they appreciated your answer so, you should thank them and make them smile in return, no?
I never really beleived in thanking people for giving me and MHO because I mean.. they gave it to me in return for what they felt was the most helpful opinion. Wouldn't thanking them for essentially thanking me seem a bit redundant?
(especially now. I agree that it seems as though admin choose 90% of MHO's... I wake up each morning with 20+ MHO's, and my percentage hasn't budged at all since the update. Very suspicious.)
Yesssss! Same! I've gotten a bunch of MHOs from a month ago that I haven't thanked the asker for because I'm guessing it's the system choosing them. I only thank people of it's been given within a few days.
I didn't know it's the admin that's doing it now! I got like 8 this morning, some from a month ago. It may be redundant, but I thank people and appreciate that my input may have helped them. If I'm the only opinion and get MHO, I'm less likely to show appreciation. That's like getting a blue ribbon when you're the only one running the event.
Why should you thanking someone for giving you MHO when you're the one who did the asker a favor by giving good advice? That's like thanking someone for thanking you, which in my opinion is just redundant and weird.
Yeah I'm noticing that I'm getting more automated MHO's these days. If I see that the question is 30 days old then I just don't say anything. Anything under that and I still say thanks. That's just me tho.
They give you 30 days to choose MHO, if you don't, they'll choose it for you. I don't say thanks for the mho if the post is 30+ days old. I'm tired of choosing MHO's so I just leave it up to the admins, and I've gotten some thank you's from old posts, and I didn't choose them.
I think it's stupid that one, "has to be picked". And I don't think GAG admin. should be allowed to pick one if the asker doesn't find any replies helpful. I also think it's stupid that there's a time limit on it and that questions are getting closed all of a sudden after only a day or two... WTF?
I think we should have 3 types of MHO. The one the asker picks, the one question readers vote on to pick, and a mod pick. The asker has a stake in their own question, so their opinion matters. the community should be able to express their approval of an answer beyond a thumbs up, so their pick counts. The mods may be looking for what they consider to be the best written/most well thought out reply, and while they may show a bias, their opinion still counts.