I've recently been getting told I got MHO for questions. Most the questions are almost a month old. So, I figure, the asker COULD have gone back and picked, finally.
Until I saw that at least one question was from someone who has an innactive account, and it has been so for a while.
Are MHOs for old questions being picked randomly?
Are mods going through, reading replies, and picking what they think is the best answer?
With questions so far dead, especially because they are closed so no one will likely look them up to read them and maybe answer them themselves, does MHO even matter? I mean, no one will read it...
Most Helpful Girl
It just randomly gets selected if the asker doesn't choose any.
You could always think of it this way: you get more points for the opinion being selected, so it's not entirely a waste.1
Most Helpful Guy
These are auto MHOs. I don't think they used to notify them, but with the recent update change, you now get notified of them.
Auto MHOs are picked automatically by the GAG system (and as far as I know, don't give you extra points). I believe it affects your MHO % however.
They are picked after 30 days where no one has selected MHO, hence why a user can be deactivated and it still picks.1