I find it strange that a lot of people have been asking me this question considering that a lot of people don’t find MHO percentages to be all that important besides having a nice colored badge next to your name each time you post an opinion. Regardless, I’d like to provide my knowledge and information on how to get and/or maintain the MHO percentage you’re looking for!
What is MHO and What Purpose Does it Serve?
MHO is abbreviated as Most Helpful Opinion! Each time an asker posts a question and opinions are received in it, the asker within a 24 hour period upon posting the question has the option to select up to 4 opinions (2 guys and 2 girls) who they think provided the most helpful opinion to them! This could be in the form of how knowledgable that person who gave the opinion was, to how humorous the opinion was, to the person being highly empathic and relating to the question. This helps people on this site figure out which people are providing the most helpful opinions all around. Usually the higher the percentage, the more thoughtful the person was in attempting to be as helpful as possible! A lot of the time though, many of the opinions are selected by the automatic GAG system since the asker didn’t pick the MHOs within the 7 day period which may give an inaccurate reading on a person’s MHO percentage. You can click on the link below for more information about this:
With that said, let’s get down to the details of how, in my opinion, people gain MHOs and how some of them are able to maintain a high percentage.
Be Empathic and Relate to the Asker
A lot of the questions you’ll see have a person being in a situation they’re not sure how to handle properly without the assistance of other people. Rather than simply voicing your opinion on what you believe is right, try to step into the person’s shoes and grasp a full understanding of what they're looking for. What may seem right to you may not be to the asker. It all comes down to what their experiencing and what you can do to assist the situation. If you have a complete opposite opinion of what they believe, be sure to provide facts and evidence to back up your statement so people don’t believe you’re simply criticizing someone just because of an unpopular opinion. Sometimes the asker may be persuaded by your opposition and gain your respect! Always remember to be open-minded in every question you see, even if it’s a simple questionnaire.
Avoid Popular Questions when Needed
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to engage in popular questions, especially since a lot of the community will be involved but if you have intentions of increasing your MHO percentage, chances are your opinion is going to be overlooked by a lot of people. It would be best to avoid these until your MHO percentage is at the number you want it to be. Sometimes though, people do gather enough confidence in believing their opinion will be most valued over others in these type of questions! It’s knowing when to engage in them and when to avoid them.
Engage in Topics You Specialize In
Chances are if you’re more interested and invested in a topic you like, you’re going to provide better feedback with having more insight than others. Everyone has a certain kind of topic they like and they’ll certain take the time to do their research on it to provide the best possible opinion they can give! When the asker sees how much time you’ve invested in your favorite kind of topics, they’ll know the difference between someone who cares to someone who is simply passing by. There are 20 topics to choose from as of today! Surely there are multiple topics you love to discuss about and if you like all 20 of them, high five for going the extra mile in learning about them!
Make an Effort to Think Outside the Box
It’s very easy for anyone to provide a simple answer to a question but when you look beyond what the asker is thinking, you’ll have more words you want to provide to get your opinion across. People who go the extra mile will not only answer the asker’s question but they could provide extra feedback and details on how to improve the condition of the situation and what to do in the future about it. If the question however is a questionnaire, simply provide your answer and explain why you chose it. Believe it or not, putting in that little extra effort can be the difference between getting a MHO and not getting one!
Whether your main goal on GAG is get the highest MHO percentage, to maintain a certain MHO percentage or to simply reach that percentage to get the colored badge you want, it’s always important to be as informative as possible! It’s understandable that some people are looking to gain large amounts of xper points and will not always provide the best feedback. Sometimes people will have hard time explaining what they are trying to say so do your best to understand them so they can get their point across. People will appreciate you taking the time and effort to best understand their situation and their needs. Let’s all continue to grow as a community and make the most of what we have here!
Do you agree or disagree with these statements? Is there anything you'd like to include? Feel free to provide feedback as I always welcome them in looking to improve my future MyTakes and questions! With this topic in mind, I hope someone does a MyTake for getting/maintaining a high Xper count for experienced at it!