What makes a great discussion?

United States
December 23, 2007 1:12pm CST
What are some great discussion you have come across in mylot that you found constructive and meaningful for others? What are some which are popular but you found useless? My discussion with the most responses so far is "Are you addicted to mylot" - which I thought was a simple topic but generated 25 responses (ok, I know it is not fantastic but that's my poor record. :-) ) Please share your thoughts. Thanks in advance and have a great holidays!
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
24 Dec 07
i am here for 1 yr. What i have seen and experienced here that it is not necessary that you will get many responses for a discussion that is well written. Actually there are many discussions very easier to answer that gets many responses. Also there needs to be popularity of the user to get as much as responses.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
24 Dec 07
For me it can vary. If its interesting its a great posting, but then again the response amount can vary too (despite what the discussion is). Personally I've had plenty of discussions, but I have no clue if they are really "great" or not (since that call is ultimately left up to mylotters). What constitutes "great" discussion and active discussion, that depends on who's on, what their interests are and if they find your discussion enough to reply to. Still, there are some posters claiming they do not respond to a discussion because they have nothing to add. (Perhaps we should get a "Viewed" count, along with the "Responses" count. That'd be nice) Here's a tale of a few discussions. Short discussion (no replies): http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1358661.aspx Short discussion (several replies): http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1330171.aspx Short discussion (many replies): http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1326379.aspx Long discussion (no replies): http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1360501.aspx Long discussion (a few replies): http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1347652.aspx Long discussion (some replies): http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1360349.aspx