When you are trying to decide on which one of the answers you have received is the best, what kinds of criteria do you have, or what sort of "guides" your judgement?
I apologize if that is vague.
Anyway, the reason why I ask this question is not because I care much about the actual "Best Answer" thing, but I want to generally improve the quality of feedback that I provide.
Thanks in advance to people who will post serious answers.
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Typically I give best answer to the person who put the most thought into it. That doesn't necessarily mean writing an essay for an answer either. Whether I agree with it or not, the person who does the best job of explaining the logic behind their answer wins IMO.
Also I typically only give best answers once every few weeks. I'll go through all the questions I asked over the past few weeks and award best answers then. I think it gives people the time they need.1