Which do you prefer to do?

United States
June 7, 2008 10:08am CST
Answer to the discussions of others or respond to comments left on your discussions? Personally, I like to answer to the discussions of others, simply because it gives me more variety and I look forward to the many subjects on which people will post. Answering to the comments on my own discussions can be somewhat monotonous, although I appreciate every single comment which is left. Which is your preference?
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@gemini_rose (16194)
7 Jun 08
I like to do both, although you are right in that it can be hard work answering comments to our own discussions. I do love to respond to other peoples discussions, I get a wide variety of things then where as when I am setting my own discussions I feel like I am missing out on the rest of the myLot world!
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• United States
7 Jun 08
I respond from my emails and will work both so that I don't get too overwhelmed with only responding to my own discussions.
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@gemini_rose (16194)
7 Jun 08
Thats what I do!
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@INGA832 (1114)
• Russian Federation
7 Jun 08
I prefer to responce the discussions. I'm no good in making discussions but when I need a piece of advice or want to share something with others I post discussion.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
I don't really post discussions of too personal a nature anymore. I have gotten alot of replies I guess I wasn't ready to hear.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Jun 08
I also like to respond to others discussions as there is so much variety and so much work done that I feel I should respond to. I love the comments but there are 'so many and only so much time to do anything in that i have to budget my time accordingly.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
7 Jun 08
I seem to do better at answering other discussions myself. Then I do at starting them. Besides I like to read my friends discussions and answer them back the best that I can.
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• India
7 Jun 08
I like to do both.While responding to others discussions enhances knowledge and broadens the outlook,responding to the comments assures others that their views are read and appreciated.
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@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
7 Jun 08
i would rather answer the discussions posted by everyone than replying to the ones i made because i feel like a parrot , saying the things over and over again.especially, if you got the answer already. i feel like i just want to copy and paste it. yes, you are right, it gives me a sense of variety.
@mummymo (23707)
7 Jun 08
I like to do a mixture although I don't tend to post that many discussions! The main reason is that I try to keep up to date with all my friends discussions before starting my own and when I have I sometimes worry about not being able to answer responses I get - I hate keeping people hanging! lol xxx
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
15 Jun 08
I like to do both. I particularly pay attention to those who took the time to respond to my post in the spirit of discussion. That is after all what we are supposed to do. I feel if people put more effort into the discussion side of things and put some thought into their posts and less into make as many posts on as many topics as we can, that the pay rates would be higher. I guess that wouldn't work for most of the folk here though.
• Indonesia
9 Jun 08
Same with you. I would respond to other’s discussions first to make sure that they know I appreciate their discussions just the same they have spent some times to respond to mine. When I’m finished with responding to their discussions, I would see if there were any responses to my discussions that I should add more words to.
@ellie333 (21029)
9 Jun 08
I have no preference really, I love to receive responses to my discussions and answer each one individually and the banter sometimes that goes on within but I also get that in some of the discussions I respond to too. I find though if I respond and never receive anything back that can dishearten me a bit so will read through other responses and maybe make extra comments there to make it a bit more into a discussion. There are so many varied topics out there like you say and it is so interesting reading other peoples views on there as they can differ so much. I just love myLot whether responding to mine or theirs really. Ellie :D
@kaleegirl45 (1474)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I like reading all the discussion and I'll pick and chose which I will answer. some are not to interesting, others are very interesting. So it just depends.
@curious888 (1213)
• Malaysia
8 Jun 08
I do the same as you. Answering to discussions are more interesting than making comments.
@jeanniemay (1803)
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
I would go for browsing to different discussions. Though I am not that type who responds to all comments in my discussions, I read it and rate it as well.
@youless (94719)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Jun 08
I do both. Nowadays I tend to answer others' discussions as it's not easy to think out new and special discussions. If I receive responses from others, I do add my comments because it's a kind of appreciation in my opinion. I love China
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
8 Jun 08
I prefer responding other people's discussion. It is a bit difficult to find new topics and I hate to ask the same things over and over again... That is why I start new discussions so rarely.
@athinapie (1151)
• Philippines
8 Jun 08
I like doing both although I don't post discussions that much so I respond to others' discussions more than to replies of my own discussions.
@moondancer (7434)
• United States
8 Jun 08
I check out for any comments to my post and reply to them if I feel the need to. I then go to my friends new post. They are in my email, so this is easier than if I had to search each one out. I like these it's new discussions and something different to read. Although each reply I get is different too. I guess you can say I don't really have a favorite. I like them all.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
8 Jun 08
I do agree with you that answering to comments is rather boring if the responses are sort of mechanical. I prefer to respond to discussions. I have the choice to decide whether to respond or skip when I read any notifications. Of course I too have to choice to decide whether to post a discussion :p
• India
8 Jun 08
Hi frnd, the options you hav given me are insuffient. I like to start discussions more rather than answering, this gives me more chance to know how much others think like me.
• India
8 Jun 08
I personally prefer responding to other's discussions.Because it helps me to increase my friends and my earnings as they can see my discussions and respond to them.