why i get so few responses?

China
May 25, 2007 3:24am CST
when i entered mylot, i saw others'mylot had so many responses ,but i got so few ,even zero ,what 's wrong? i am really puzzled,is my topic too bad or my discussion boring ? i don't know , can you tell me what's going on and what should i do ? i want to exchang my feeling with others ,but in this way ,i can not do it better. oh ,my ,unlucky.
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22 responses
@feliniti (875)
25 May 07
hi Luckywuyan. I will try to help you. I think to get more responses on myLot you need to add more interests, and add friends who share similar interests. Then your friends will join in your discussions more. When you post a new subject try and post it in the category that it is related to and make sure you add the tags to your discussions. This way, it will be easier for people to find. Also try to join in your friends discussions, or other discussions that you find interesting, and add friends along the way. I hope this will help you out a bit, if you try doing this I am sure that you will get more responses. Good luck and best wishes. :)
• China
25 May 07
thank you so much,feliniti. i will try to add more friends ,and share more interests with others. and also ,thank you for adding me to your friend list. best regards to you too.
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@feliniti (875)
25 May 07
you're very welcome. :)
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@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
25 May 07
Hi luckywuyan! I think feliniti said it all. Anyway, I'm also experiencing this. I've made quite a number of discussions but the most replies I got was 20+ something. Anyway, good luck to us!
@brothertuck (1257)
• United States
25 May 07
I noticed that as I started getting more friends and added more interests like others have said, my responses and ratings have gotten better. I also noticed that posts that are more specific to one niche area don't get a lot of responses because there are limited number of people on myLot. I enjoy the Rocky Horror Picture Show but less then a 100 here on myLot have it as an interest. If they don't come on line when I would post about the movie, it may get moved out of view of most before they get the chance to post. If I post about food or recipes I may get more responses because more people enjoy or relate to that. Just don't take it bad and keep on posting.
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• China
25 May 07
thank you my friend, i'v add you to my friend list. you know ,i like poem ,so i posted one of my favorite poems on mylot ,but many days later, there still is 0 response, so i really find it both funny and annoying . maybe my topic is really not so interesting to attract others but i will do my best to improve that . thank you again, wish you good luck,as my name ,Lucky. haha..
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• United States
25 May 07
I have had that happen too. I think it is partly the time of day you enter a question. I have also seen it when my question is very specific. A more general question entered at the right time of day is crucial if you are looking for a broad range of answers. Right now I woke up a little early and can't go back to sleep or else I would never have seen your question.
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• China
25 May 07
oh ,that is it ,i see now . thank you ,my friend,so can you tell me what's the time now in your country? here ,in China ,it's twelve to five p.m thank you again, wish you have a good day.
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• United States
25 May 07
I woke up early am in the US before dawn to answer this question the first time. Now I am getting ready for work If it is in the afternoon where you are most people may be at work. Try asking questions between 7-10 pm your time. If I ask Questions or look for new discussions on this and other sites at 4 or 5 o'clock I can still catch some Europeans who are staying up late. If I try 7-10 there is a lot of stuff to read and a good time to ask a question.
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@andak2007 (3230)
• Philippines
25 May 07
LOL! you are not unlucky believe me you are just doing fine. Back when i was starting in mylot all of my discussions received zero response thats because im fairly new and people here in mylot don't know me by then i added more friends and more interests and as i gained more friends my reputation became good and as you get to participate more in discussions of your friends they will appreciate it so they answer your discussion also. Mylot community is friendly and enjoyable so don't worry just keep mylotting.Cheers!LOL!
• China
25 May 07
thank you ,beauty. i will try to do it . i hope i can do it as well as you did. i think mylot community is friendly and enjoyable too. i will get used to it .
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• Romania
25 May 07
don t worry in time will recive many answers but you now i don t like hard question so try to put some question easy to give an answer. maybe when you go to my lot is few people there so try to see when everybody go there.are so many country and so many hours. depend also about what you ask because if is something not intersting yes you can t get answer. don t worry and good luck
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• China
25 May 07
thank you, i think what i should do now. i will try to make my discussion more interesting,and pay attention to the different hours also good luck for you. you know ,my name is Lucky ,so i hope you and i both will be lucky. haha..
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@ash316 (44)
• India
25 May 07
Thanks for the wonderful discussion. me myself having the same trouble. but all the replies in your thread helped me. so now i gotto add more interests and friends and improve a circle.. thanks again...
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@angela2006 (1846)
• China
25 May 07
me too,I have the same feeling with you!I have many discussions that receive no response or very few responses.I think maybe our topics are too odd or unattractive that no one want to respond it.so what we can do is just trying our hard to make some interesting discussions.
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• China
25 May 07
oh ,you are Chinese too. i feel happy now. thank you for your response.i will try to renew my topics. by the way ,can you tell me how to add my photo to my icon? i want others can see my picture.
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@muscare (3069)
• Australia
25 May 07
Well, I don't know if I can offer any great advice, I've only had a handful of discussions that have done ok. I don't know whether it's because people have seen similar discussions or not that decides if they do or don't answer, but I think you do need to keep posting. I always think that even if I only get a couple of answers, at least a couple of people are taking notice. Just don't get too discouraged! At least with only a handful of responses, it's easier to reply to them!
• China
25 May 07
thanks , you know ,you are really very lucky that you have so many discussions that have done ok. yes ,i won't be discouraged,because there still many people have paid attention to my discussion.just some topics have no responses ,it's ok, i'm sure there will be more friends to see my effort. thank you again.
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@maehan (1445)
• United States
26 May 07
Hi Dear, you are not alone, me too! I had a couple of zero. Initially, I felt bad and sad. Thereafter, I began to understand that probably my discussion is not everybody cup of tea. No worry Luckywuyan, I am with you.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
25 May 07
Well I think we have gone through this at one time or another on mylot.LOL And still it happens to me. Alot of the members are not just staying on mylot they go to other sites. And also alot of the members work or have other engagements. So dont get frustated. Or it could be you discussions just dont interest them. We all have different interests in life. So hang in there Im sure you will okay. You must have patience.
• Canada
25 May 07
I had a quick peek at your profile before answering your discussion and I see you only have 21 friends. Try and gain more friends by looking at people's profiles and seeing if they share any interests with you. If they do, request them as a friend. The more friends you have the more chance of getting better and more responses. It takes a little bit of time sometimes in Mylot to have people start answering your discussions. Once you've been around for a little while and people start seeing your name more often, then your responses will start to pick up. Thats how it happened with me.
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@ronreyes (4726)
• Philippines
25 May 07
I will share my secret on getting a lot of response soon. Just keep in touch. :) - Ron Reyes www.ronreyes.co.nr
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
26 May 07
with so many people posting discussions it ias really hard to gdet noticed. One thing that is vital is that you have an extensive and active friends network. You will also find you will get more responses the more people see discussions from you on the site. Dont give up, just keep on posting blessed be
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• China
26 May 07
thank you. you know ,i'v added you to my friend list . hope you approve,ok?
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
26 May 07
thank you for adding me, i am happy to have you on my list. I hope we can help each other blessed be
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• India
26 May 07
Because you are LUCKYWUYAN. Need not to worry on this matter. Keep posting new topics. You will also receive more responses as others. You are junior here. Needs to learn a lot. You should make more friends and send them message that you have started a new discussion and make response. You will receive lot of responses.
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• China
26 May 07
thank you for your advice. but what should i say when i send my friends messages.just tell them that i have a new discussion? yes ,that is right i have to learn much more ,because i feel that i just like a little baby here ,know nothing. haha...
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• India
26 May 07
Ya, simply you have to write : I have started a new discussion, please visit my new discussion. This is sufficient. However, you are free to add more lines if you have personal relation or you think so.
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
26 May 07
Dont feel bad, its normal. But i understand how you feel because i feel the same way you have when i first join mylot. But then, it challenge me to think more relevant and exciting discussions which will catch every mylotters to respond it. Just keep thinking and have fun here. When you start new discussions, dont expect too much that you will receive as many as discussions you want. Okay??? Goodluck and keep posting. I have 0 responses too. Hehehe!!!
• China
26 May 07
thank you for your reponse. after hearing so many nice advice ,i have become more optimistic now. i will not expect too many. just do myself. right?
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• Philippines
26 May 07
hi luckywuyan. i haven't read your discussion,, but for me your just a new member of this website and there is only few members recognized you for now but i think soon you will have a lot of responses and comments already...i suggest you invite more friends into your account..count me in!! God bless...
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• China
26 May 07
yes ,i am newer here. and i have added you to my list . let's do it better together. best wishes for you. hope you enjoy here.
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@anjrit (997)
• Indonesia
26 May 07
Don't worry about this condition.I never worried or frustated with this condition,I just post more than before and give good opinion in each post.If you make a discussion, just choose an interesting tittle and unique discussions.be different..!
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• China
26 May 07
thank you. maybe that is because my verdancy on this ,i can not get some good topic ,but i will do my best, thank you again.
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@Norstar (695)
• India
26 May 07
Besides what so many people have said here, I think it is very important to chose a subject/ topic. I did a mistake of posting technical problem I am facing on the Internet and even after several months, not a single response has come. But if you ask which Internet Explorer is good, you could be flooded with the responses. Also, people care about their "myLot reputation" and most of them would not like to get involved with the topics or responses that may have or may turn out to have a controversy.
• China
26 May 07
thank you you know ,what the most puzzled me is i don't know what kind subject i should choose. so i get so few reponse. if you see my mylot ,you can see that the response just 2or 1or 0or 5,the most is 19,maybe . oh ,i am a little stupid ,i think.,haha thank you again
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@gemini88 (34)
• Philippines
26 May 07
hi! I am inviting you to be my friend so we can get many responses. take care!
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• China
26 May 07
i will pay attention to. come on ,let's do it better. i have confidence now. nothing worth worrying about
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@usmcsgtwife (4999)
• United States
26 May 07
i have the same problem I will take a look at your disussions and answer some of them
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• China
26 May 07
thank you for your help ,my friend i will do my best to make it better,and also i will try my best to exchange with you too. best wishes for you .
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