What kind of discussion do you prefer?

By Jess
@JJ4Ever (4696)
United States
February 1, 2008 3:19pm CST
Would you rather respond to a discussion that only requires a simple yes or no answer (with an explanation) or do you prefer deeper, more hypothetical (situational) discussions that require more thought? Why do you prefer that type of discussion?
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8 responses
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
28 Mar 10
thank you for best response
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
8 Jul 12
I think myLot had a glitch here, but you're very welcome for BR, my friend!
@pinay81 (1538)
• Philippines
4 Feb 08
i prefer the simple discussion that im interested like about food, things you like, shopping,cooking but hard question that need to think very hard to answer its not my type because im not that good in english and its very hard for me the other grammar or words even sometimes i want to join that discussion because there is something in my mind that i want to say by word but i cannot write it because i dont know how to write it in english so better for me to answer simple discussion with simple answer.
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
4 Feb 08
Hi, Pinay! I appreciate your response to my discussion because I know you may not have as easy a time responding to discussions as they are in English. You are wonderful at it, though, because I can understand what you mean just fine. You are at the perfect site to learn English also! I like your answer because there's such a variety of types of discussions here, so everyone can find what they're looking for! It's wonderful and I love it here. I wish you the best and keep up the good work! Thanks for answering my discussion.
• Malaysia
2 Feb 08
I prefer deeper, more hypothetical discussions as it lets me write about more stuffs. To me, there will be no point of starting a discussion if it is just a yes or no answer. Besides that, a yes or no answer in mylot does not help the members earn money from those posts and don't you think that it is a bit dull?
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
4 Feb 08
Yes! "Yes or no" 'discussions' (because they really aren't discussions, but only surveys, as Winterose mentioned previously) are extremely DULL as you said. I'd rather have a hypothetical discussion any day. I also enjoy the discussions when a myLot friend is in deep distress over something happened in their life. I love discussions to which I can relate and reach out to others. I enjoy helping people one myLot discussion at a time. I believe this fits into the hypothetical category of discussions you mentioned. The deeper the discussion, the longer the response. That's how we are successful and productive here. I also agree with you on making more money. You can't respond to discussions and earn money by answering "yes" or "no" and perhaps telling why you feel that way. Thanks for your input, Jerry! (Cute avatar, by the way!!)
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
2 Feb 08
i prefer simple one...to make it easy to understand
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
4 Feb 08
A simple discussion means a simple, easy-to-read answer. By your response, I'm assuming my discussion was such! I enjoy your responses, though. They are always short and sweet, and completely to-the-point. Thanks again, Marketing!
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
2 Feb 08
a simple yes or no is not a discussion at all it is an answer or a survey, in order to have a discussion you have to talk about or discuss something. I do prefer hypothetical situations that require deep thinking and where people will have all different kinds of answers for it.
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
4 Feb 08
I prefer hypothetical discussions also. Those are ideal. However, sometimes a more simple discussion suits me. I suppose it depends on what mood I'm in. (LOL) I agree with you, though. In order to have a discussion, you can't just ask a "yes or no" question. That doesn't leave room for much more of an answer.
@ESKARENA1 (18300)
1 Feb 08
I like a discussion that is in line with my interests but makes me think how i could respond. To me, the mind is a wonderful organ but needs excersize blessed be
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
4 Feb 08
Hi! I love your response and completely agree with you. If the mind doesn't have exercise, it will be a waste! Just like any other organ or part of the body, if it isn't used and maintained on a daily basis, atrophy (so to speak) will kick in and what a mess that would be! I like your insight on this discussion. It's great to read your response!
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@wolfie34 (26820)
• United Kingdom
1 Feb 08
I like as you probably know already discussions that are deeply profound and that you can get your teeth into them! Especially if I can really relate to them, I sometimes go on and on and on and get really into the discussion, my fingers go twenty to the dozen as my brain delves into the heart of the discussion. I love being able to fully express myself and to articulate, I love words and I don't like yes or no responses, because anyone can respond with a yes and no, it takes no thinking about, discussions should really incite you to express yourself and to grab your interest so that you become engrossed and which will interest the person who you have responded to it also opens up a greater discussion response and helps the other person to see the real you!
@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
4 Feb 08
Wow, once again you have left me with nothing else to say, but it's a good thing. All I can say now is that you definitely sunk your teeth into this discussion! As always, I appreciate it!! Keep it up, my friend.
• United States
1 Feb 08
I won't even respond to something that is yes or no and my reason why. If I'm not typing a paragraph it is not worth my time to respond. Some riddle discussions require very little typing but plenty of brain power so those are OK but those get deleted faster and faster these days so I tend to look for more situational discussions to post my comments on. Except today when I am just looking to up my # to 300. Today I am responding to just about everyone.
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
4 Feb 08
We are agreed on this! If the person who posted a discussion put a lot of thought into it, I should be able to do the same. If it's a "yes or no" discussion, there aren't going to be very many responses and there aren't going to be good responses to read because they will all be boring. I prefer creating interesting discussions. If I can relate or the subject is something of interest, I will respond to any discussion. Sometimes I will do as you did just to increase my points. I think brainpower concerning a discussion is good as long as the response can reflect it.