Do you reply to your discussions that you start in My Lot?

@terri0824 (4991)
United States
July 9, 2007 2:37pm CST
Do you reply to the responses that you receive from the discussions that you start? I try to respond to a few of mine everyday. Not only is it good to reply to your discussions, but it also helps to keep your discussion alive. I've seen discussions that have been started and they are never replied back to. To me this isn't a discussion, but a one sided conversation. Why start a discussion if your not going to respond back? If you don't reply back you are only hurting yourself in several different ways. For one, if people catch on that you never reply back, then you stand a chance of losing responses to your discussions that you start. I know I tend to steer away from these discussions, because who wants to respond to a discussion that never gets any type of acknowledgement. For two, everytime you reply back to the discussion, it puts it back in the window of discussions started by your friends on the home page. So if you don't generally reply to your discussions that you started, did this discussion make you think differently? If you already reply to your responses in the discussions you start, let me know how you go about replying to the responses. Do you reply to a few everyday? Do you reply to all of them in the same discussion all at once? What is your process of replying to discussions.
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20 responses
9 Jul 07
I try to reply as soon as I can. Sometimes, a post generates a whole new discussion and it's fun. But I do reply even if I say only "thank you" if I do not know what else to say. I think it's only comon sense to thank some one who took the time to answer your discussion. All the best http://shtrumph-lianna.blogspot.com
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I agree, if nothing else saying Thank You! It is acknowledgement that you read their reply!
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
9 Jul 07
sometimes all i can say is thankyou, but at least it is acknowledgement blessed be
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I respond to every reply that comes to me from my discussions. I think that this is what this site is all about. Discussions aren't just question and answer, they are like converstaions. I enjoy it when a discussion goes on and on.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Yes, it does make it more enjoyable when the discussion goes on and on....
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@babostwick (2037)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I try my best to do so. If I have the time I respond to the post above me as best as I possibly can whenever I start my own discussion.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
9 Jul 07
Thank you for your response, and good idea to post to the discussion above you.
@vonne28th (1494)
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
If possible,i am always making it sure to response to all the discussions i've started. It's always a good feeling that you sometimes interact with their ideas,or sharing something in yours. And you have the point, i think it will never be called a discussion if you aren't going to respond them back. They will also encourage to respond your some of your discussions if they read some responses.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Thanks for responding to this discussion.Yep a discussion isn't a discussion if there isn't any interaction.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
9 Jul 07
i always try to comment on all the discussions i launch and the responses i get. To me it is polite to respond blessed be
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
9 Jul 07
You must be doing something right! 10,000th post as I read this reply.
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@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
9 Jul 07
I always try to reply the responses I receive from my discussions. I think it is a great help to have those responses and I owe things ffrom my friends who share their ideas. I think they deserve a comment out of their reply. I also try to give a (+) rating to my friends in every discussions. God bless!
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I too will give (+) rating, this helps me keep track of the one's I have read, and I think every response deserves a positive rating, whether I agree or not.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I comment on most of the responses that I get on my discussions to try to keep them alive. sometimes it hard to think of something interesting. but Yes I do answer the responses. I'm like you I have been steering away from the members that tend to not comment on the discussions that they have started. I feel like they start a discussion then never come back. Like you said what is the use of responding to a discussion if your not reconised. I feel like I'm talking to my self.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Nothing like having a conversation with yourself! I don't think these type of people get the jist of this community.
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@deebomb (15322)
• United States
10 Jul 07
They do make me feel like I'm talking to my self and I get enough of that with my kids. If you know what I mean. Your right. They don't seem to know what a discussion is.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Yes, I can second that with talking to my self when children are involved.
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• United States
9 Jul 07
When I start a discussion I try to respond to everyone who answers. I just think it's common courtesy. I reply as soon as I know a person has responded to my discussion. I try to tell people thank you or that I really appreciate what they have to say.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Yes, it is common courtesy to reply to a response. Thank you for responding to this discussion.
• Canada
9 Jul 07
I do but only if they have soemthing that i have to respond to that will contribute to the topic.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 Jul 07
I do not usually. If I go back to my started discussions, and someone wants a better explanations, then I will explain what I meant, but that is what it is, to make things a little clearer. It is not to show that I am a nice lady and if I did not answer to those who responded to my discussions, that would not mean I am a horrible mean spirited unfriendly bi-h. It would mean that if I did reply to every respondent, I might not get anything done and certainly I do not believe that those who do would tell myLot, "keep my money, I am here just to be friendly," I do not care if when I respond to a discussion, that the starter of the communication responds by saying "thank you,etc. etc." The only comment I am interested in is that which further explains what he or she meant because I may be unclear on some points.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I always reply to my posts. The only problem is that if someone replies to your reply ...I don't get the emails and I forget to go back and re-read my posts again. It's silly because I don't write a ton of posts but I also write them with a few days in between so easily forgettable. But I think it's kinda rude when people never reply to messages. Sometimes I'll read posts from the same people and NEVER see a reply and I'm like why!? I always reply at least to the first.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
10 Jul 07
I understand about someone replying to someone elses reply and don't get the e-mail notification. I just think if you reply to them even though it is just a thank you, it gets the discussion more exposure for possible more replies.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
11 Jul 07
Very true. plus I just think it's nice.
@touchnshine (2821)
• India
10 Jul 07
Hello terri0824 I used to reply to the responses that I got from the discussion I start .. but I only reply with -- Thanks for sharing your views .. then I came to know that saying thanks is coming under violation and it comes in don't category of mylot so I have stopped doing this from that day and so if I don't have anything to say .. then I won't add comment .. and yes I know that it will keep my discussion alive .. but nowadays I have become really lazy and I hardly look if someone has replied to my discussion or not .. because I only like to respond to as many discussions as I can .. and I hardly start any discussion .. I really don't understand why I have become like this .. I was not at all like this before .. but I think that I have started liking to respond to discussions much and I feel tired to start my own discussion and when I am with full energy then only I start my own discussion :) otherwise I am really happy to respond to other people discussions/ my friends discussions .. and there are still so many discussions..
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Thanks for your response. I too tend to respond to others discussions more than starting discussions. I think it probably has been close to a month since I started my own discussion.
• Pakistan
10 Jul 07
yes i do reply to responses from my discussions.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I think it is good to reply to responses, thank you for your response.
@youless (94327)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jul 07
I found it's harder for me to think out a good disucussion. Therefore, I prefer to respond to the discussions started by others, especially from my friends.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
14 Aug 07
I have to agree, I go long stretches of time before I start a discussion and tend to respond more to discussions than start them.
• United States
10 Jul 07
I look forward to responding to all of my discussion responses because it means that someone was interested enough to read what I had to say. Even if its just to thank the person for their response, I always respond back to them.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
21 Jul 07
I have to agree, though it takes time to respond to the discussions, I do try to eventually get to and respond with at least a thank you.
@KatieS (504)
• United States
9 Jul 07
I've often thought the same thing. I have my notify on for my friends, so when they start a discussion, I get an email from myLot that they did. I read my email and then respond if I have anything to contribute to the discussion. If it's about something I don't know anything about, I don't respond. But usually I do. So I've noticed that when I start a discussion, none of my friends (except you terri) responds to my discussions. And when I respond to theirs, they don't reply back either. So I agree with you, kinda one-sided. I think it's rude to request to be someone's friend and then not to participate in their discussions.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
11 Jul 07
I usually respond to discussions through my e-mail too. Lately though, I haven't seen many of my friends even starting discussions. And I wonder what they are up too. I try to respond to discussions started by my friends first, that is if I have anything to add to it or if it is a topic of interest to me.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
9 Jul 07
Of course, I reply to every single reply that I get and its an individual reply not just a thank you. I would feel so rude if I did not do this, because people have put in the time to respond to my discussion.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
10 Jul 07
I totally agree, people take time to respond and it is good to acknowledge that you read their reply.
@aj2006 (1536)
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
I am trying really to respond to the comments posted in my own discussion, I believe its good to reply back as a form of communicating with the people who takes time to respond to your discussion. Its a great way to thank them as well... :)
@2wicelot (2948)
11 Jul 07
That would be a bit weird. I never of thought of it. I usually comment on every response I get to my discussions and that is it. If I don't get a response to my discussion I just leave it as it is. May be some time in the future someone would respond to it. If no one responds then it is still OK I would have thought of some newer and better discussions to start here.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
I reply to only those who provide a better view on what they think about my topic, I ignore those who responds irrelevantly on my post. I am here for a good conversation, to exchange and share views with others. If my discussion is somewhat serious, then I'd appreciate those who provide worthy responses, maybe engage them in more conversations to better understand what some of them want to point out. I accept any views, agree or disagree. But I do not tolerate cheaters and nonsense posters, I sometimes give them also a dose of their own medicine..