Commenting on your responders = Quality and Integrity

United States
May 29, 2007 5:44pm CST
I just wanted to take some time to ask, do you comment and rate your responders in all discussions you create? Are your discussions not important enough to acknowledge the great responses that people give you? Or do you just start a discussion to see how many posts you can get? I try to respond with something and at least a thank you to all my responders, I just want you all to know that. Even if i've resolved that discussion i'll still look at your response and take it to heart. Just because it has lots of posts and response, doesn't mean i'm not going to look at it and care about your input. So please respond. This is how its supposed to work fellow mylotters. Respond - Recieve acknowlegement of respons Ratings - Respond and get Rated Do you do these things for your responders?
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
31 May 07
I used to be very vigilant in making sure I responded to every response on a discussion I started. Nowadays, I'm a lot more flighty, sometimes I'm here for 30 seconds, other times I sit here for an hour reading through responses. I don't start very many discussions now, and nor do they get very many responses so its not that big a deal for me... I do read all the responses, but tend to only answer those that anger me, or make me really grateful for their response. If someone writes a stupid, irrelevant post- one clearly designed merely to generate a cent or two, I don't normally respond though I do rate and report them. I tend to a lot of rating... even when i dont respond to a discussion one of ,y friends have started, or respond to one of the responses I have received on one of my discussions, I do rate it positively if I think its good... JMO
• United States
31 May 07
I still try to rate and respond, even if it takes me quite some time to respond to certain responses. If that makes any sense at all, lol.
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
31 May 07
It makes complete sense :) Some require alot more thought and effort. I put in as much thought and effort to my responses to responses on my discussion, as the other person has. If they write nonsense I dont bother responding at all as I mentioned. Others it takes me awhile to think what I want to say because they have provoked me- positively or negatively alike. I have also noticed like yourself, a slight increase in earnings when I do respond to ALL responses on my discussions but as I mentioned... Im not all that active so it doesnt phase me all that much. I like that you don't respond with the atypical "Thanks for your response" that bugs the HELL outta me!
@disvachic (10121)
• United States
30 May 07
Yes I make sure to leave a comment to the responses of my discussions.I'm like you even if i have to say thankyou.Its polite and i want people to know that i have read their responses.If i dont comment on every one's response i still rate everyone with a (+) because they took the time out to respond.
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• United States
30 May 07
I've heard that saying thank you isn't allowed, so just say it another way. Don't say thank you, say something different you know? I think that its good to rate them positive for responding, unless they just say a like two or three words.
@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
31 May 07
See Im or eliekly to rate as my thank you rather than write thank you. I dont mean to be impolite, Im just time limited, and the fact that I do read all the responses, even if I dont manage to respond to them all is the main thing IMO.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
30 May 07
Hi SilentRose19, I agree with you. At least acknowledged the comments or responses other made. I do rate responses and comments and if I cannot give any input in their responses or comments, I will just put a thank you note. I think some members take time to respond especially those who received so many responses. Posting and responding is tedious task so it take a little bit of time.
• United States
30 May 07
I think that the task can be monatenous, but I think it is a good money maker as well. I noticed that I got a whole 30 - 40 cents more when I was starting to respond and comment to discussions and responders. Its all about integrity, and quality. I think that its also just nice to say thanks for at least doing they're job and responding.
@h_gaurd9 (988)
• United States
29 May 07
Yes, I make sure I take the time to rate or even comment responders in all my discussions. I do this because it keeps the discussion going. When you keep the discussion going, more people will respond and that helps me out. I will admit that they aren't that important to me, but I value other opinions out there. I like to get a perspective on other peoples views on topics out there. It interesting and I sometimes learn from others. After all, when you learn you gain. That's the fun in Mylot. Sometimes I don't get responses though. :( Let me also say that I don't start a discussion unless an idea of a really interesting topic pops up in my head. If the light bulb turns on, I make sure I start a new discussion immediately. This is so I won't forget and then regret it later. It's happened to me a couple of times. I'll admit that every once in a while I'll start a discussion to see how many responses I can get. There was a new discussion I started 2 days ago and it's title was something like "If you were stuck on an Island or lost in the jungle, what survival skills will you need?" Actually, I thought this was an interesting topic, but I got no responses. I was prepared to give out good ratings too. I try my best comment on responders, but not every single one.
• United States
30 May 07
I can see that you do try with your responses, you certainly give it your all. I think that saying thank you isn't wrong, if you simply word it right. I'm glad to hear your input on the situation, your very wise.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
29 May 07
I always comment on almost all my responders and I do give them all a rating.But some times I really dont have any thing to add and it is against the rules to just say thank you. I dont have any thing over 20 responders. If some one takes the time to respond then I think I should acknowlege them by commenting.
• United States
30 May 07
I try not to say thank you, however i'm thankful. So i simply say it was very nice of you to post thank you or something similar.
• China
31 May 07
me,too.But my English is not very good.I can not understand some sentences or words.