OMG, after seeing this question I went to check my questions to see if "Most Helpful" had been given to anybody and it has. I don't get too upset over petty things, but this really sucks! 90% of my questions are just questions, so to select "Most Helpful" is just stupid!
So, after ranting lol. I'd say I strongly dislike it!!!
But seriously lol... I always pick a best answer / most helpful, so this doesn't affect me too much. Granted sometimes I would wait longer to do it, depending on the question and how many answers it's getting... so I guess now I'll just have to make sure to pick MH a bit sooner. Especially because no points are awarded to anyone when the system chooses the MH.
It's true... From now on, if you DO NOT select a Most Helpful opinion on your question, the system will choose one based on engagement for you after 15 days. Neither the QA nor the person awarded MH will get the usual Xper points for MH. It's chosen based on engagement: votes, comments, length, time, xper level, gender, among other criteria. As long as you're giving helpful opinions, we'll find them (^_^)
We encourage everyone (by sending reminders) to remember to select a MH opinion within 15 days so that YOU and the MH user can get the Xper points for selecting and being chosen!
My most helpful % has gone up recently, so I guess the "bots" know what they are talking about ;). Lol, but seriously it doesn't matter that much since after 15 days, the original questioner probably isn't going to select a MH anyway...