How long are responses supposed to be on MyLot?

United States
October 27, 2007 9:33pm CST
I see some responses that are a few words. I see others that are one or even two sentences. Then I see more that are a whole paragraph. How long are the responses supposed to be to the dicussions? Is there a miminum number of words? Do you make more for longer responses? Thanks for the help.
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@deserve40 (1605)
• India
28 Oct 07
I think that the response need not be too long. However, it should be long enough to convey what everything that you intend to say. I generally avoid sending response which is of just one or two line. We must describe our point of view so that the reader gets to the point of our response. If required we must post response which will be quite long. When you are describing your experience somewhere, it has to be quite big. If you are just asking for some clarification on some point your response can be short.
• United States
28 Oct 07
Very valid point. :-)
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I have never been able to truly document that you make more for longer respnses, but I believe it is true. I would never stop with just a sentence or two. I might as well not post anything if I feel that I can only contribute a oneliner for an answer. I would be happier in fact if every one of the responses I make on myLot were twice the length of this response. I would like to see at least ten lines in my browser window, every time.
• United States
28 Oct 07
Thanks for the input. That helps me a bit.
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@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
28 Oct 07
hi there JoyceP2007 well sometimes i might do it long sometimes i might do them long just depends what the topic is about. thanks for your discussion hopejordan
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• United States
28 Oct 07
When I answer a post I am not really considering how long it should be but rather how well it answers any questions posed and if it shows that some serious thought was placed into answering or commenting accordingly. I look at quality not quantity ! sharing the light, Miss Erica Hidvegi, the Enlightenment Advisor,B.A. Ursuline College Psychology (spclztn in Child Dvlpt & Abnrml Psych), M.A. Atlantic University-Transpersonal Psychology Studies- Cnslng/ Author, Artist, Photographer, Entrepreneur and Freelance extraordinaire http://360.yahoo.com/affect_ive1
• United States
29 Oct 07
Ah. Once again this subject rears its lovely head. There are many theories and approaches one can take concerning thee lenngggtttthhhhh of responses on mylot. Some try the Tammy Wynette approach y'know: our D-I-V-O-R-C-E. Sometimes it works--sometimes not. Others try yet another angle: using extremely excruciatingly long words that may or may not fit and certainly, without consulting a dictionary, may not be speled korectlee. Some do the list thingy: 1. for the money 2. for the show 3. you get the picture... Others yet (I think I fit this category) go on and on and on and on attempting to sound like they know what they're talking about when in all actuality(sic)...they don't. So I'll stop now.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
29 Oct 07
I think it has to be more than just a few words but not sure on how long the post should be. It all depends on what you want to say I suppose. I tend to type more than a few sentences.
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@ck0098 (89)
• China
29 Oct 07
If I am interested in the topic, I will input many words. And because my language is not English, it takes a long time to prepare for replying. But I think it is a good way to practice my English aptitude.
@asteroid8 (916)
• Italy
28 Oct 07
I think that the lenght of the answer is not important, but it's better to give a good answer. I try always to write intelligent things, because I want people to read and think about what I write. Obviously if you write 3 words answers it's not so efficient for the readers, but also very long answers are hard to be read and to be understood by visitors.
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@morgandrake (2140)
• United States
28 Oct 07
There is no set limits to length of responses. I do know that I make more for a couple of longer, well thought out responses, than I will have a dozen one liners. I try to just stuck around my areas of interest; I find it easier to write better responses in those areas. You are welcome.
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• United States
28 Oct 07
It all depends on the discussion topic. I have written a post that was a sentence and I have written a huge paragraph on another.It all depends.
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