# Rewarding a new Best Answer.

This question, I guess, is more for an administrator. If I were to give person A best answer week 1, and then give person B best answer for the same question week 2, what happens with the points on that?

Does Person A keep their 10 points that they received from me selecting them as best answer. Does person B receive 10 points despite the fact that they weren't the first best answer? And if I were to give Person A best answer week 1, Person B week 2, and then week 3 decided to give Person A the best answer once again, will person A then receive 10 points from the first time I give him/her best answer, and then get another 10 points the second time around?

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• martyfellow has some good points. It makes sense too! I feel the exact same way! But I also think when a person chooses a best answer they do it for one of two reasons.

1) they hadn't picked an answer in x amount of time, so just randomly chooses a BA to someone to give someone random the points

2) picking an answer that satisfys the needs of the person asking the question. What is most relevant and helps them the most based on the question. That person would get BA then.

But then what happens if several answers help the person asking the question, what then? How do you decide then? Maybe you pick the one that answered first, that helped, maybe you base it on gender, maybe on age, maybe on how up arrows it gets, and if all of this fails, you don't choose a BA so no one gets the points and no one actually loses it.

But generally yea, you give one person BA they get the points but if you decide to change BA that person gets the points and the first person loses the poins they should of earned. In my opinion it's just messed up. People should not be able to change their chose for BA. At least that's what I think happens, it would make sense. Cause is it right for several people to get the points for the BA if you keep changing it? Then everyone would be getting points and all of our XPer would be really high!

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• You both make some good points. I just don't agree that a person shouldn't be allowed to change the best answer. I normally don't give out BA, but there was one time where I gave a BA after some time had passed. About a year later, once I forgot about the question someone new gave an answer. That new answer actually answered every question of mine to a T and with proof so I changed the BA because I thought that they deserved it and shouldn't be ruled out just because they answered too late.

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• Right, just gotta find ways that aren't easily exploitable for those that are trying to rack up xper points.

• Yup! That's what I keep trying to do! Lol.