Your Older Discussions Pushing The New Ones Down !!!!!!!!!!!! I hate it.....:P

@kukkad (511)
India
May 2, 2007 7:06am CST
Has this happened to you. It always happens with me...... Whenever I start a new discussion......... practically everytime I do it....... one of the fellow members in Mylot replies to some of my older discussions and pushes the newer ones down. This happens all the times. And at times, you can not do anything....... you can just wait and pray....... if some of the others in Mylot will send a reply to the new discussion. Do you face such a problem too. Do you do something to get out of it......?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
2 May 07
I have this happen a lot also. It can be beneficial in the long run getting more responses. I always try to leave a few responses uncommented on so I can add one at a later date to bring it up myself if needed. Also leaving room for a comment also helps bring up newer ones to drop the old ones down if so desored. LOL. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
2 May 07
When the discussions moves, people don't answer as much. they are going to answer the first discussion.
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@aliasad (1567)
• Pakistan
2 May 07
Yes, I do keep track of my discussions in same way Grandpa! Thanks for giving us the secret ...
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
2 May 07
It doesn't really bother me when this happens. Whether people are replying to my old discussions or my new ones doesn't really make a difference to me. In fact, when an older discussion that originally only had a couple responses gets dug up, I'm always really happy about it. I guess if you really wanted your new discussion on top, you could message one of your mylot friends and ask them to respond to it. I know if my friends sent me messages like that, I would help them out. =)
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@kukkad (511)
• India
2 May 07
Thanks for your suggestion. I will take a note of that........:)
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• United States
2 May 07
Yeah, I sometimes have this problem to. It doesn't really bother me because at least they're responding to one of them.
• United States
2 May 07
mine go up and down all the time.. but i honestly don't mind if they hit the older ones..as long as they find something they like there to respond to:)
@VotreAmie (3037)
• United States
2 May 07
I think this feature is useful. Whenever someone answers a discussion mylot puts it on top of the list this way we will know that someone answered our discussion and we can go comment on the answer or respond to discussions that person started as a way to say thank you. Personally I like this feature. Sorry kukkad I don't think there is something you can do at this time to stop this problem lol
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 May 07
exactly! I am actually finding myself a tad offended that such strong language was used for the title on this discussion...here I thought I was doing a favor for a new "friend" to only be scolded for it. Bummer. oh well, another thought is that these new discussions that he is worried about will soon be old discussions and someone will inevitably notice and bring it back to the top for him :) oh the parodoxy of it all!
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
2 May 07
Well, I am sorry. It is my fault. You asked me on your friend's list yesterday even though as far as I know we have never answered each other's discussions before. So, I went and looked at a few of your past discussions and answered 1 or 2 of them. They were likely a week old. Personally, I rather like it when an old discussion is brought back to life...it can have its benefits. But, if you want to move your newer discussion upwards, and it has had a reply on it already, just make sure to comment on the reply and you yourself can bring it back towards the top of your list. In the meantime, I will try most dilegently to not respond to any of your posts later than that particular day since I now know you "hate it"
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@AmbiePam (49077)
• United States
2 May 07
I like it also when a topic that didn't have a whole lot of answers is brought up to focus again. I think that if people are diligent to locate your old discussions, then they will be just as diligent in finding your new discussions. : )
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
2 May 07
It is the same for everyone, I is just something you have to live with. There is no way around it. The good side of it is if you did not get many comments on that old discussion now that it is back on top you will have a chance to have other people seeing it again.
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
2 May 07
I have had this happen on occasion, but I don't worry about it. Most of my friends have the "notify" button on, and when they reply, the new discussion will be pushed back up. I guess if you reply to one of the responses you receive, that would push it back to the top. There are many things here that are a little "off" so to speak, but overall Mylot is a great place to meet new people & learn new things.
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
2 May 07
Yes that happens alot every time someone reply, if someone is interested in in old dicussion they reply to it. even when you give best response, It will go to the top. what I do is don't reply to all my discussions if I want my discussion to stay and I see that it is getting alot of reply, I go back form time to time and answer so it will still be in the running. Is that clear enough to you. that is what I do. do not give best response right away, give other people a chance to post on it.
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@joyce959 (1562)
• Philippines
3 May 07
I think it doesnt matter whether it is your old or new discussion which is on top of ur list. If someones replies your old discussion you get credit from it. Its the prerogative of myLot user which discussions they want to respond, whether it is old or new, as long as it makes an appeal or interest on them, they will respond to it. I guess what u can do is to request your friends to respond on your new discussions so that they remain on top of ur list.
@jc_star10 (954)
• Indonesia
3 May 07
It happens to me once in while. Although I don't really care whether it's new or old, as long as someone respond to my discussions, I always happy to hear that. And when the old one come out, it made me like being reminded again to look at those discussions. All we had to do, just wait for them to respond to your newest discussions.
@steney (1418)
• Philippines
3 May 07
I'm actually glad when my friends respond to my old discussions especially the ones that have been buried with none or little response. They go up and others are given the chance to respond to them. I guess what you could do to make your new discussions go up again is to comment on it or PM a friend to respond to it. Friends are almost always willing to lend a hand and that's how we help around here so don't hesitate and keep your cool. Cheers! :)
@kayrod2 (1304)
• Australia
3 May 07
well i am guily of this. I go and check out peoples profile, especially when i get added as a friend or vice versa, and i see an interesting topic so i respond. I wouldnt think that it would matter, cause it shows someone interested in your discussions. I like to be reminded of previous discussions.
@vanities (11376)
• Davao, Philippines
2 May 07
well yes! i do too.. but it is inevitable i guess its just the way it is here..we cant do anything about it..all we have to do is wait lol..
@AmbiePam (49077)
• United States
2 May 07
Yeah, but I don't mind. The new topics can also be often found in new discussions, and this just means they found you so interesting they wanted to see what you used to post about. That happens to me quite often. And you know, if one poster looks deeper into your den of discussions, then others will too, thereby finding your newer discussions.
@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
2 May 07
Honestly I wish some people would reply to my older discussions as they need attention so I can close them.
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@lisado (1230)
• United States
2 May 07
It's probably just people that either liked or hated your reply to a discussion and they checked out your profile to see what else you've talked about to see if they want to reply to any of them. I do this, especially if I am thinking about adding someone to my friend's list. It doesn't bother me when people reply to my older discussions. It's kind of nice to see some of the older ones revived, especially if they didn't get many replies the first time.
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@aliasad (1567)
• Pakistan
2 May 07
Yes, it does happen and I think there is nothing wrong after all that old one also belongs to you ;) Well, I think that in such case you are required to view the large preview of your discussions having 10 recent most.... I wish you all the best and have nice mylotting :)
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
3 May 07
It happens to everyone, especially when people are looking for discussions their friends have started. The most popular ones float to the top and they are often weeks old. I have to say I am flattered that some of my older discussions are still getting responses. I try not to dwell on the newer ones with few responses. Eventually, they will come back around if they are worthy of discussion.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
3 May 07
You may see it as a bad thing, but many of us see it as a good thing when some of our discussions come back up, especially if they were good discussions that did not get as many responses as we had hoped to get. What I hate to see is when a good topic gets only a very few visitors, or maybe even no responses at all and then is buried, never to be seen again. I do not mind a bit when those discussions come back to life. As others have said, you can generally find a way to comment on a newer discussion, or get one of your friends to do it to bring it back up to the top if you need to anyway so your newer discussions should not be buried too deeply.
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