I Was Wondering.....??

@pyewacket (44032)
United States
August 3, 2007 11:08pm CST
I'm sure you've all come across this--there's a great discussion you'd like to respond to...sometimes you see it listed in the same category as the one discussion maybe you just responded to...and then I first check out the person's profile page and....gasps...the person hasn't been here in months...not just missing in action one or two, but maybe six or more months...so my question is....Is it all right to post on a discussion from a fellow MyLotter who hasn't been here in ages?? Just wondering.
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17 responses
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
4 Aug 07
I think it's just alright, but that depends on the indivuals was of thiking. Most of the times, I respond to those whom I know are active, for the thought of maybe I could receive a comment back from the threadhost. This is what keeps me from posting here, the beauty of interacting and sharing views with each other. I stopped responding to those discussions which are posted long ago, by inactive members. It only makes me think that I am posting/talking for myself and not for the community, also I feel like I'm only posting just because of the figures and for the money alone..
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Well that may be true, but some discussions posted long time ago can be really good, regardless who sees it
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• United States
4 Aug 07
i not know.i been here since tonight.i not know much about mylot at all. am try to learn how to go,but hard to understand some of it. maybe some day i learn more.
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
4 Aug 07
First of all....welcome to MyLot..hope you enjoy it here!
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• United States
4 Aug 07
I don't see any reason why you can't if the discussion is still active. Just because a person hasen't been around I don't think they close out the discussions as long as they are within the guidelines. I have responded to many like that.
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@twils2 (1812)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Hi Pyewacket, I usually avoid such discussions. To me it seems kind of pointless to respond if the author isnt going to read it. I'm not even sure why Mylot keeps the old discussions and users active. Take care, Terry
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I never think about it, pywacket. If a discussion grabs my interest, I will just respond to it. I have sometimes done this only to find out later that the best response has already been chosen. That really infuriates me. Seems like they would just remove them after a best response has been chosen.
@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
4 Aug 07
My personal opinion is that it's fine depending on the topic and how you wish to respond to it. If someone was asking about a personal issue like "I might be pregnant and I'm only 16. HELP", it would be pointless to respond six months later unless you want to address teen pregnancy in general in case someone else here is in the same position but is too scared to ask. But if the topic is more along the lines of "Did you see what a certain celebrity did yeserday?", then I don't see any reason to respond. It's old news, nohing new can from it and it would just make you look desperate to post.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I've done that a few times myself. I am assuming it's ok to do that, otherwise you'd think admin would remove the discussions at one point or another.
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@patgalca (15132)
• Orangeville, Ontario
4 Aug 07
When you respond to a discussion it will bring the discussion back up to the top, so to speak. If the discussion starter has been absent awhile, but has kept email notification on, they might get the email and find their way back here. Even if they don't they could see your response, and others who are new will also see a "new" discussion to respond to. A discussion is a discussion regardless of when it was started or by whom as long as the discussion is continued by other members then the beat goes on. :)
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@ElicBxn (60970)
• United States
4 Aug 07
Why not? Just because they don't see your response, other people might.
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Yeah. Why wouldn't it be? I think we would get credit for responding. The original poster might not see your response, but other mylotters might. I can't think of a reason not to respond.
@MsTickle (25064)
• Australia
12 Aug 07
I don't see why you shouldn't respond if you have something to say. The poster has been paid for the post and you will be paid for your response....obviously there will be no discussion but what can you do about that...nothing. LOL. go for it mate.
• United States
7 Aug 07
I do not think is matters if you respond to someone who has not been active for months or not. I maybe wrong but we are paid for our posts. We are also paid for the discussions that we start and others respons to. Chances are the person does not care about the money or they are to indisposed to come back to myLot. I have not read anything in the rules to say we should not respond to someone who is inactive for months.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
6 Aug 07
Yes I have done this- I think I find it interesting- and others will read it- and who knows maybe it will get this person back into mylotting if people respond again and they have their e-mail alerts on- I’ll respond to any discussion I find interesting.
• United States
5 Aug 07
I don't see why not. After all you still get credit for it. I have responded to to discussions that have been that old but I rarely look to see when the last time they were only was.
• Canada
4 Aug 07
That is a good question. Does myLot delete accounts if they are not used in so many months? Do we get paid commenting on those type of accounts? Inquiring minds want to know?
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
4 Aug 07
I have done that. I don't know what happens if they never come back to myLot, but I kind of hope that if they get an email that someone has posted a response to their discussion, maybe it will encourage them to come back. Besides, if it is an interesting discussion, others will read the post, too.
• United States
4 Aug 07
I have done that many times. The ones that get me are when I find an interesting discussion and I answer, only to discover that the discussion is 5 or 6 months old, I never bothered to look. I guess it doesn't matter, some of those are current members and some are members who haven't logged on in months. Oh well.. LOL! I have a few discussions that I started several months ago and still get answers to them. I don't mind so hopefully the ones I answer dont' mind either.