When you are on myLot, would you rather post a discussion

@GardenGerty (98265)
United States
June 25, 2007 1:15pm CST
or respond to a friend. Do you enjoy commenting on the responses on your discussions? Do you ever jump right in and comment on responses to other people's discussions? You will find me usually responding or commenting, both on my own discussions and other people's. Today, however, I am going to start a number of discussions, and not reply or comment, and that is so hard. I just want to get a feel for what starting discussions, without pictures, actually pays.
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
25 Jun 07
I definitely do more respond. I don't post any discussion when i don't have any idea or when i just don't feel like it...but it's always interesting reading other post and i respond as long as i can or realte to the discussion.
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
26 Jun 07
You are right, we learn a lot from others.
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• Singapore
25 Jun 07
It really depends. Sometimes I like to do one of the other, sometimes I like to do all. Other times like now, I like to do none of it - so I am just giving bare replies to email notifications.
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
26 Jun 07
How is that working out for you? If you are satisfied with it, it is great. I get that way when I am very tired.
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
25 Jun 07
It all depends on my mood, gerty. Apparently, I'm not hyped up to post any discussion for now. My last thread was a week ago but my brain is not giving me any ideas of what thread to post. I actually have very little sleep and will try to reach my 4000th posts before logging off. I normally do all of the above you mentioned. I post, respond, comment and even hop in to other responses to mess with it, LOL.
@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I often do not start discussions, but I was wanting to try this experiment. I can often think of things to discuss, but forget them if I do not write them down. I did that in preparation for yesterday.
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@Corezz (1017)
• Netherlands Antilles
25 Jun 07
I think I would rather respnd to discussion. At 10 reponds I make a post wich somethime nowone answers :P. I think it's more easior to respond to discussions than to make them. I respond to friends as well.
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
26 Jun 07
One discussion per ten responses is a good ratio. I looked at your profile, there are some discussions that generally you should not start, as they may get deleted. People will not respond much to those. One tactic to get more responses is to make more friends. Another is to build reputation by good, lengthy responses to others. They will want to do the same for you.
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@Corezz (1017)
• Netherlands Antilles
26 Jun 07
Thank for your advice. I will think twice before I post something. Take care.
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• United States
25 Jun 07
I enjoy commenting on responses on my own discussion as it feels more personal, as if I were actually talking to the responders (plus it increases your earnings quite a bit). Gerty I have tried different things with posting photos and when uploading photos to responses or discussions you only earn 01 cent per day regardless of how many photos you upload. It used to ba one cent per photo but these days are long gone. However you will receive and extra one cent for uploading photos to the interest sections.
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@punkish (424)
• India
26 Jun 07
well i like to respond to discussiond co dat improves my knowlegde on many topics because on posting a topic u have to wait 4 a response while in repplyin u can do it much more n it enhances ur knowlege to a cetrin extent too...so i do responding more often,....4 me posting a decision is 1 per day
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I usually do not even add one per day. I got in the habit of trying to resolve one discussion before I started a new one, so I did not feel like I was falling behind.
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@punkish (424)
• India
26 Jun 07
ya u r rite but things get resolved here hardly coz every body has differentopinions..isn it?? neways thnx r replying have a nice day.:)
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
1 Jul 07
The way you resolve a discussionhere is to choose a best response. Until you do, it is not considered to be resolved. Once you have marked a best response, the site considers it resolved. This is the last one I have that is still unresolved, and I have a lot of good responses to choose from.
@munhozmib (3858)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
26 Jun 07
Usually, I respond to my friend's discussions. I don't like to create new discussions, it certainly takes a lot of your time. However, I heard it can bring you more money (if you are succeful in creating discussions). As soon as I answer to most of my friend's discussions, I answer my Interests discussions, and that's it. I take a long time to comment on replies and all the stuff, since I only check my mail once per week.
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I know when I have not been on very often the backlog of discussions from my friends sure is huge. I am trying to find out about the earnings, but I think it also varies with the lenght of discussions and with the length of responses.
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@munhozmib (3858)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
27 Jun 07
Yes, the earning system is really complicated here on MyLot. It doesn't seem to have a basis, like 1 cent per line, nor anything like that. It seems like it's ramdom, unless there are people who read your responses and calculate it.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
26 Jun 07
I would prefer to respond to a discussion instead of posting a discussion. Posting a discussion takes more time and effort compared to responding discussions. When responding to discussions, people ask question, I answer. To post a discusison, I need to think of how to post the discussion such that people can answer them. It is not my style to just post discussion for the sake of posting. Hence, you see me responding to discussions more than posting.
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
26 Jun 07
That is my usual style, as well. It took me awhile to become able to generate responses. You cannot just make a statement and let it hang there. I see you around often.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
26 Jun 07
Well, I try to clear my email notifications daily. Have a happy day!
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• United States
26 Jun 07
I'm more into responding to discussions others have started. With such a large member base, it's hard not to start a discussion that has already been posted. I know that I have good quality discussions to add to mylot, but it's very tricky to get it some exposure. Good luck with your test run.
@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
26 Jun 07
More friends=more exposure, more controversy=more exposure. Adding comments=more exposure. That is what I have experienced. I keep my discussions usually from my personal experience, so then they are not very likely to be duplicated.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
Thanks for replying with this information. I'll keep that in mind to help me along.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
26 Jun 07
At the moment I prefer to respond to other people's discussions, uually my friends. I don't start as many discussions of my own. I rarely comment on other people's responses. I do try to reply to responses to my discussions, although this is time consuming. One friend absolutely insists that continuing a discussion, by replying to responses, earns uis more money. So I am making an effort in that regard.
@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I do not agree with your friend, but we will see tomorrow. I am going to try to comment on all responses to my sixteen discussions I started yesterday, as well as reply to some discussions from my friends.
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@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
27 Jun 07
I am very interested to hear of your results. Hope you will post a discussion about it. Sorry I didn't get to respond to all 16 of your discussions yesterday.
@2wicelot (2948)
26 Jun 07
I find it is much easier for me to just respond to discussions than starting new discussions. I usually begin by checking discussions started by my friends and responding to as many of them as I can. I then look at the top discussions and also the hot topics and respond to as many of those too as I can. i also try to comment on as many responses as possible that i receive to my discussions. I also request to be friends with all those who respond to my discussions.
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Responding is easier, and generally more lucrative, if you write good ones. We do need new things to respond to, so once in awhile I start discussions. Today was a test, so I out did myself.
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@2wicelot (2948)
26 Jun 07
Yes we need to have fresh discussions once in a while and I don't like to start a discussion that would not get responses or that would receive very few responses. So I just respond to discussions and once in a while I start a new discussion.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
I guess it all depends in what kind of mood I am in as to rather I post or respond somedays I will do both
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I can see that happening. Sometimes I just read and rate, too.
@vivienna (583)
• Venezuela
26 Jun 07
I find it easier to respond. Not because I don't have a lot of issues I'd like to discuss about, but it seems more difficult to express them in a one sentenc question that should motivate people to respond. So I mainly limited my discussions to some real questions about myLot procedures and the like. But your are definitely right, one has to intend to start discussions for that's the stuff that discussion boards are made of. Thanks for motivating!
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Your discussions can be as many sentences as it requires to get the idea across. I hope to see discussions from you on myLot as well.
@pitstop (5434)
• India
26 Jun 07
I usually answer a lot more questions than start off discussions as I find it more easy and also find it nice to be able to help out others or just voice my opinion.
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I like those parts, too. I like to be heard, and I like to be helpful.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 07
I prefer to respond to other people's discussions. It is easier compare to the time I spend just to create a new discussion of my own and ends up with just a few responses. Most of the time, I check my e-mail and start responding to my friends' discussions. If I have more time to spend and not that sleepy (I always online at night), I will try my best to reply to people who have responded to my discussions.
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
27 Jun 07
That is my usual approach to myLot, this week is going to be different.
@sutan74 (1113)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
I often check the responses on my discussions and reply to it. Then I would check my friends discussions and do some posting to topics I'm familiar with. I'd really like to start a new topic everyday but sometimes I'm so preoccupied replying that by the time I'm done, I'm tired already. LOL
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Yes, this has been a long day, as I have commented on every response today. It is exhausting.
@anirc750310 (3424)
• Romania
26 Jun 07
When I feel I do, but I don't have great ideea so I try only to respond to others'posts. When I have a question important for me I post, seems I don't have very interesting posts, caus few people respond to them, could be my broken english, who knows!
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I really do not think your English is bad, and it is certainly easier to understand than some text speak that I read. It takes a while to become well known enough to get good responses.
26 Jun 07
I enjoy responding to discussions but never comment on another person's response.I somehow never like to do that.Even in real life I hardly ever comment on others' comments.I have found that starting discussions does earn you more money than responding to a similar or more number of discussions.I do however comment on responses to my discussions as I donot want everyone to think that I am ignoring them or something.
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@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Commenting on other's responses to your discussions does not earn money, but it makes conversation, and makes myLot more personal, and real. I usually make more for my responses than for my discussions. Yesterday I experimented and wrote only discussions. I will post a discussion later this week to share what I have learned.
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• Philippines
26 Jun 07
responses are way easier than making discussions though i don't know if you earn more when you start discussions....but commenting is better!
@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Your earnings are easier to come by, in my opinion, with responses. All of your earnings are higher if you make them more than four lines after they are posted. That means when you are typing them, before you submit, they should be about six lines of type.
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@japboy (572)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 07
for me,i prefer post a respond to any discussion that i can respond if not,i just looking and looking again to post a respond.I've already running out of idea to post a new discussion,so i just post a respond to my friends discussion and someone else discussions.
@GardenGerty (98265)
• United States
26 Jun 07
You will come up with ideas the more you read others on here. I try to make my discussions relate to my personal life, so they are not really duplicate of anyone else.
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