What is the difference between "Top discussions" and "Hot topics"?

India
September 20, 2007 11:23pm CST
Friends, I was browsing through mylot and became quite curious about the "Top discussions" and "Today's hot topics". What is the difference between them? I never have seen both of them overlapping. But sadly my discussions have never come up in them. I felt really bad when some of my discussions received (there are a very few of those though) more than 25 responses and still did not find a place in either the top discussions nor the hot topics. So i became more curious as to how this is decided. The situation is even more worse when i find that some discussions with 4-5 responses find their place into the top discussions. Can my discussions ever come in top discussions?? Friends, can some of you throw some light into how this is decided?
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• Philippines
27 Sep 07
Hi there buddy, what's been up to lately? Well, I think the difference of "Top Discussions" and "Hot Topics" are these; When a discussion got responses at the same period of time even it accumulates like less than 10responses, it is still considered as the Top Discussion. And when a discussion having many responses everyday, and still getting huge responses continuously, then it can considered as the "Hot Topics". Hope it helps. Have a nice day ahead and happy posting and earning here in myLot. Ciao, Kiko
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• India
28 Sep 07
Thanks for this peice of information dude. Happy mylotting.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Nov 07
I do know a hot topic can be only 24 hours or less since it was started. I know this from mine being there. I've never paid attention if any of mine have been top discussions though. I've had many in the hot topics though. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 Nov 07
Top discussions are ones that have recieved many responses as opposed to hot topic which has a lot of back and forth comments etc. That's what I have noticed anyhow. I am not 100% sure though. Hee hee! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• India
11 Nov 07
Thanks for the response.. happy posting..
• United States
21 Sep 07
I myself dont think there is a difference. I have seen some of the exact same discussions under both. Have you ever noticed this? I have also noticed that discussions with very few responses are top discussions. I thought maybe it went by how many people viewed it. I dont know if that could be it or not. Maybe you could ask someone on mylot. They would be able to give you a good answer.
• India
21 Sep 07
Thats is a good guess i believe. It might well be the number of people who viewed it. Thanks for that response :) Have a great day ahead.