Discussions that you will never respond to...

@aseretdd (13712)
Philippines
March 28, 2008 1:14am CST
Is there a particular type of discussion that you will never respond to... mylot now has more than 1,400,000 discussion... some of them with zero responses, some with less than 50 and others with more than 100... Do you have a particular rule on what discussion you will respond to?... as for me i never respond to discussions that has or have a referral link since they will likely be deleted... i rarely respond to oneliners... and i avoid discussions of members who never comment back... How about you?...
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I generally do not reply to discussions that are in violation of myLot guidelines or ones which are about topics that are unknown to me. A good example of the latter would be discussions about television shows that I have never seen or rock bands which I have never heard. I avoid those started by someone who has been rude to one of my friends or is discussing subjects which are way too personal to be aired in public. A little dirty laundry is OK, but there are some things that happen to people that I just don't want to know about. I avoid repetitive whiners and proselytizers as well as discussions of a blatantly political nature. Then, as you say, I avoid the discussions of people who have a history of using other people, as in your example of never commenting back. I have experimented with working a gentle warning into my comments to see what will happen, and it has had very amusing results. In some cases, they say "oops!" and come right over. One guy, however, told me I'd enjoy myLot more if I quit keeping score. I told him I'd enjoy myLot more if I deleted him from my friend list, lol. I did, too, especially after his snotty reply. In fact, I don't have the time or inclination to "keep score" but after a time, it becomes obvious if someone is a user.
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@drannhh (15002)
• United States
28 Mar 08
What the fellow meant was that I checked to see if he had answered any of my discussions and pointed out, in the context of his discussion, of course, that he had not. He called that keeping score. That was his term. I would just call it being proactive and sensible. But usually the phrase refers to a game where someone wants to win.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
Okay, now i understand... thanks...
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@balasri (26577)
• India
28 Mar 08
I never respond to a discussion which has written stupidity written all over it.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
Well, it still depends on our own view of what stupidity is... but i encountered some discussions that are so out of this world that i can't even think of words on how to respond to them... so i mostly stay with the discussion that my friends made... thanks for the response...
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@balasri (26577)
• India
31 Mar 08
You seemed to know what I meant.Thanks.
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@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I don't really respond well to referral links myself and avoid those- they get annoying. Some one liners I like because they can be very intelligent thinker type discussions. I do have a tendancy to avoid posts that don't make sense and have misspellings so bad that you can't understand what the post is saying or what the writer wants. Everything else is fair game if I happen to be interested in the topic.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
I hate those discussions with referral links... i think it is rude for them to post such discussions since those sites are like competition to mylot... i am just glad most of them end up being deleted... i also don't like those that have very very poor grammar and spelling... i myself make mistakes... but if there is poor grammar in every sentence... than that is very annoying... thanks for the response...
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• United States
31 Mar 08
I wish we could flag misspellings- I'm a stickler for poor grammer. Though I have been guilty of it a time or two. :)
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@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
31 Mar 08
thanks for this post aseretdd...I learn a lot..Have a great day!
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
You are most welcome... but let me give you a little tip here... when you respond to discussions... be sure to be very detailed since we do not get that 0.01 cents with only oneliners... thanks for the response... and again... welcome to mylot...
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@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
31 Mar 08
Well normally i don't respond to topics that i don't know about yea . unless i am intrested to know what is it about yea .
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
I also do not respond to such topics... like if a friends start a discussion about football... i wouldn't know what to write... so i just leave that alone... but if it is something that can potentially add more to my interest and knowledge... then i respond by asking a question... thanks for the response...
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I don't respond to one liners either, so annoying. There's a few members here I ignore, because it's like a one way conversation, they'll just comment over and over "thank you for responding".
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
There are some in my friends list that i currently ignore because they don't even comment back... not even a thank you for responding to their discussion... some oneliners i respond to especially if the one who made it has this habit of commenting back... thanks for the response...
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@ctrymuziklvr (11063)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I don't respond to one word or line discussions and especially those that are just looking for referrals. They are all a waste of time.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
Not all one liners are a waste of time... some can be though provoking... especially when the member has the intention of continuing the discussion through making comments to the responses... but i must agree that those with referral links are a waste of time... thanks for the response...
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• United States
28 Mar 08
Personally, I don't respond to discussions that are political, religious or anti-religious. Sometimes I respond to one-liners -- if it's a good question. Usually I don't respond to news articles or reports of research findings.
@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
When it comes to discussions about my country's politics... i sometimes respond... but the last time i did that... i got like very cold comments... so i think i will shy away form it for now... i used to make posts about interesting news articles... but when i noticed that a lot are doing that... i stopped... thanks for the response...
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@suehan1 (4356)
• Australia
28 Mar 08
the discussions i tend to stay away from are the ones that look like they could become heated arguements.i will only answer a discussion i know that i can respond too,or maybe that i might know something about.i don't really like one liners as well.cheers sue
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
I used to participate in controversial topics... but then people tend to be very rude when opinons clash... so i also stay away from them... i also don't like oneliners... but if they are made by a friend... and is very interesting... i would respond... thanks for the response...
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• United States
28 Mar 08
i try to stay away from political or religious discussions. almost every board i've ever been on,the worst fights have always started from those two topics.just not worth getting involved.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
28 Mar 08
I agree with you... if only people know how to respect the opinion of others... i would gladly join in such discussions... but alas... that is not possible... immaturity and disrespect would always take the upper hand... thanks for the response...
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@subha12 (18462)
• India
28 Mar 08
No i do not have particular rule that i will respond to some or not. i respond to those which attarcts me. Also i try not to answer any controversila thing. I also avoid the religious based discussion as I have no real idea about those.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
28 Mar 08
I also try to avoid controversial issues... even though in the past... i started some discussions like that... but other members have this way of starting controversial discussions in the hopes that they will find someone to have a heated argument with... thanks for the response...
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@cortjo73 (6503)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I won't respond to referral links, discussions where the person who started it is actively trying to pick a fight, usually politics as I want to say to the Republicans that post nasty remarks about the Democratic candidates "when was the last time you saw anyone on this board ask what is so good about the Republican candidate?" I'm not saying...I'm just saying! LOL! And, no offense if you are Republican...that is just one very specific discussion topic that I won't delve into at all because it is really hard for me to bite my tongue there! LOL! I am not crazy about one liners either because, as you can see...I am very wordy in my responses and, for me to spend that much time, I don't feel like the discussion starter really spent too much time starting it. So, why bother? I also don't like to respond to those who notoriously drop a discussion and move on. If they don't respond back, forget it! I took the time to respond to you, at the very least, tell me you hate me! But, don't ignore me! I am not here to boost your earnings. I am here to get to know people and have them get to know me by use of detailed responses from me to them and vice versa.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
You are indeed a very wordy person... and that is an advantage here in mylot... Since i am not an American... i don't take interest in whether a person is a democrat or a republican... i don't like politics very much... and i hate it when people do not bother to comment back on a single member who respond to their discussion... i think that is plainly rude... Thanks for the response...
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@cortjo73 (6503)
• United States
31 Mar 08
LOL! I know! I try to tame my talkativeness in public! But, fortunately, no one can get mad at you here for being talkative or wordy! LOL! It is a great place to get it all out so I don't annoy family and friends outside of myLot. And, I also think it is rude not to respond to others who took the time to respond to your discussion!
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
I agree with you... in mylot no one will say that we are nagging in any way... the more words we write the better...
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 08
Hello aseretdd, I never respond to a discussion about religion or whenever I sense that it is a bit racism. I hate political issue the most. I prefer to respond immediately to a light discussions about life and people. Sometimes, I do respond to one liner as I feel pity of them (mostly are newcomers here). Maybe they don't aware of the rules and whenever I have a chance, I will try to inform them about the rules. But if they still do the same, I will stop responding to them. I don't like to respond anything about making money online (especially with link). To my loyal friends here (like you), I will definitely try hard to respond *winks* Sometimes I feel guilty as I don't have any good opinion to give but still trying to respond.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
Everytime you respond to my discussion and i respond to yours... i always find out that we have something in common... even with the simple things as the topic of this discussion... i am glad that i am a member of mylot... because if found a friend who is in a different country with a different culture... but we have a lot of commonalities... in terms of family and outlook in life... thanks for the response...
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@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Sure, aseretdd, there are some discussions I will not respond to. A case in point was one that I received in the myLot digest today. It dealt with incest, and that is not a place I would like to go. I don't know how it made it into the digest considering the subject matter and explicit nature. I have come upon a few more that I wouldn't touch. I also would like to say that I disagree with you about links since some of my most successful posts have contained links -and they were not deleted.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
I remember that topic that contained incest... and it was gross... it had a lot of responses... and i think that is why it was in the mylot digest... well, i think if you have been here quite a while... then you have the right to post discussions with links... some who have not even reached the 100th post tend to only create discussion solely to get referrals... thanks for the response...
@beekay (422)
• India
29 Mar 08
There are a list of them for me. 1st of all all political discussions, then those with started in order to gain referrals, those discussions which are no longer interested for me. Also some discussions are so many times repeated, that once replied to a particular discussion, it's borig to reply to another discussion with the same comment.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
There is indeed a tendency for a certain topic to be repeated since there are a lot of members here in mylot... but like you... i shy away when i have responded to one already... and it seems like a lot of members really hate discussions with referral links... thanks for the response...
@whittby (3073)
• United States
28 Mar 08
Well I seem to be in agreement with most of the above responses. I usually won't respond to a one liner either. If it's a really fun or thoughtful question I might though. I don't see many referral links, they must get deleted fast! I also am keeping better track of the guidelines and don't respond to discussions that violate those. I have been reading the blogs lately and have responded to a few, I don't know if responding there adds to activity ratings or not! And it's taken me a while to catch on to the members that never comment back - where's the fun in that! Oh, and maybe it's just a thing for me, but a really long discussion or one that's cut and pasted make me zone out and I don't get through reading them to respond...
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
I heard that the blogs here are really nice... but i haven't check them out yet... maybe one of these days... i agree that there is no fun when members never comment back... it's like discussing something with a wall... i sometimes don't even read discussions that are very long and not divided into paragraphs... it is so difficult to read them... thanks for the response...
@AmbiePam (45840)
• United States
28 Mar 08
I don't respond to referral link discussions, I find them tacky as well as likely to be deleted. I also don't respond to any vulgar discussions, and there are many of them. And if someone is making fun of another mylotter in a discussion I don't bother with those either. Also, if someone is bashing someone's religion on no other basis than they simply don't like it, I won't go there either. When it comes to religion, I think knowing what you are talking about, is essential to a real and true discussion.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
31 Mar 08
I read a discussion openly criticizing a member for trying to reach the number one spot in rating by discussion... so i did not bother to respond... and i agree that discussins with referral links are a waste of time... i don't even give them a second look... thanks for the response...