What myLot needs is

@speakeasy (4215)
United States
July 3, 2007 4:46pm CST
a counter. How many times have you read a great discussion; but, not commented? You know the discussions I am talking about - 1) the ones with a recipe that you may or may not try; but making a comment without trying it doesn't make sense. 2) jokes; I enjoy them; but, rarely have a comment to make. 3) Informative discussions, where they are passing on information. It is great to read, but, you really don't have anything to add. 4) the ones with so many comments that any new response is just rehashing what has already been said. I think a simple counter would at least let the people who posted these discussions know that they were being read and appreciated; even if they didn't get many (or any) responses. So what do you think? Do you also read discussions and sometimes not post a response or do you respond to every discussion no matter what?
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• United Arab Emirates
4 Jul 07
Yes, I too feel that a counter will really boost the confidense of those who are not receiving a good response even if they are being read. If a counter is there, it would tell the one who post, that how many people have visited their post or read them even if they did not respond to the discussions. A good idea indeed.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Especially, a boost in confidence for the new members who have only gotten started. If I worked hard to start a couple good discussions and no one responded (or very few) I would probably get frustrated and maybe leave. If they know that their efforts are at least being seen, they would at least know someone was interested in reading what they wrote.
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@speedy1279 (2667)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Not only have I thought about this. But I also started a discussion on this same exact thing a couple of weeks ago. I have also already suggested it to the moderators of mylot. They said they would pass it on to upper management. Here is a link to the discussion I started. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1159327.aspx So to answer your discussion. I think it is a wonderful idea and hope that mylot decides to use it. I don't always answer every discussion I read. Sometimes there is just nothing more for me to add. Best of luck!
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Thanks for the link to your discussion. When I did a quick search before starting my discussion - I was searching "counter" and "mylot" and your discussion did not pop-up. But, maybe, if we get enough discussions saying this is a good idea, they will finally make a move on it. I really don't care if they pay us for the people who read and don't respond or not. I would just like to know whether these discussions are being see or not.
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@Corezz (1017)
• Netherlands Antilles
3 Jul 07
Yeah I've did it also, I've passed through a great discussion without commenting to it :P. There where so many responses I was like, I don't know what to write, because in them all was a thinking of mine.
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@chrys84 (118)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Well i think the main point for being on here is that you get paid. And anyone who says otherwise is lying. Why would they sign up here and not a blogging website that doesn't pay? Right? Right! So leaving comments is all a part of that. How many people are on here? like a million! People are bound to start the same discussions and comment the same thing. I don't mean to discourage you i actually do read a lot of blogs and i don't end up posting comments because i feel the same way, but that may also be the reason i didn't reach pay out this month. I don't mean to upset you, just stating my opinion on the matter.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Not upset; I enjoy the money when I make payout myself. But, there are times when I start a discussion and I think others will enjoy it and respond; but, I get few or no responses. If it isn't going to make me money, fine; but, if I know someone else read it (whether they respond or not), at least I know it was not a total waste of time if someone took the trouble to read it and possibly benefited from it.
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@Cesium (10)
3 Jul 07
What do you exactly mean by a counter ? Do you mean like a counter for how many people have viewed the discussion or one for people as like a rating that people use to rate the discussion on how good it is ? sorry if my brains not operating properly and you stated it in your discussion.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
3 Jul 07
Just a simple little counter that says somebody took the time to go to that discussion. A lot of blogs have them and they will say something like "3 comments, 20 views/read". Some web sites have them - visited ....... times. Even ebay auctions have them, so you know if anyone saw your auction or not, whether they decided to bid or not.
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• United States
3 Jul 07
On the first two I read them and would make aresonse but as they are now against the guidlines and will get deleted, what's the point in bothering. The other two I will resond to even if it is only to thank them for sharing.
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@totty1969 (1473)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Hello speakeasy, It sounds good. I been wondering why myLot doesn't do alot of things. This something more to do that could help The myLot experience. I think they need to construct a new and improved site with all new features, like yours. And a few I come up with. Peace,Totty
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Hi Totty, So, start some discussions on your ideas. I really don't know about a "new site" though; but, myLot has made changes since I started here so I know changes are possible.
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@totty1969 (1473)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Yeah, I did a post on adding another tab for money making discussions, this would be two different discussion areas. One discussion tab for general discussions and a seperate tab for money making discussions. You know when you go to new discussions, there are alot of discussions,on this topic and they would be seperate.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
5 Jul 07
Oh I know what you mean. Much like visitor counter, so topic posters know their discussions are at least being read and viewed, although not responded. I did that sometimes. I read and viewed some topics but didn't respond because it's interesting yet I can't relate to it and don't have any experience to share, or it's provocative so I avoid it.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Well, I don't turn away from the provocative ones. As long as the discussion meets myLot guidelines; I will respond to even the most provocative discussions, as long as my point of view has not already been stated by someone else.
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
I normally take time in reading discussions under my interests but I don't make comment/s on some topics because yeah sometimes what I wanna say has already been said or sometimes I don't have enough idea on the topic. Most of the time I go and check for my friends posts to at the same time support them with their discussions (friends should support each other), then I go to discussions with no response or new user discussions to support them also and get fresh insights and interesting things to ponder. It's always good to be the first responder =).
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Personally, I start with my "referrals" - responding to them encourages them, makes money for them, and makes money for me. Then, I go to my friends discussions. If I still have nay time left, then it depends on my mood that day whether I encourage newbies or visit discussions with out responses or go to my interests.
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