Choice of MyLot discussion subject.

@Asylum (48224)
Manchester, England
November 3, 2006 3:27am CST
Has anyone else noticed that the most popular discussions appear to be those with very little subject matter? Questions such as your favourite colour or your pet's name seem to get vast responses while serious topics get little or no response.
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
3 Nov 06
To read a lengthy discussion question is time consuming. Some are after the penny, not the thought.
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 06
Sadly this is true, but it does not help the site or provide for an interesting visit.
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• Netherlands
3 Nov 06
Let's think - Think
Yes it is apparent that the majority of those on this site would rather answer with a quick line than to actually post something real. I also think that some people are afraid of real topics because they would have to respond with their opinion and don't want to hear if people disagree so they post colours or zodiac signs instead.
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 06
I personally considered that it was a bid for quick and easy cash, but you could be right, or maybe it is a combination of the 2.
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@jzcb87 (1801)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Yea, we need much deeper topics. I want to make money, but I will not try and make money if I'm bored out of my life becuase of topics like "What is the Color of your house"
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@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 06
I am pleased to find that I am not alone in my opinion.
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@trish32 (1471)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I've noticed that, too. I've also noticed that there are a lot of people who merely post a quick response and never come back to answer additional questions or make additional comments to a discussion. I'm all for a good, in-depth discussion with people who have real opinions and feelings on matters.
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
3 Nov 06
I agree with you completely. I am probably annoying some b/c I try to make those shallow discussions deeper haha. The art of conversation is on the decline in my opinion. But hopefully there are enough people out there that value intelligent, enjoyable conversation about various topics to stem this trend.
@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Sometimes I think people are bored with serious topics.. I'm boring! I look for deeper topics! My favorites? politics and religion! But, I like to see respect, and wonder too if folks aren't afraid of those really bad tendencies in groups of name calling, etc! Even then, I don't let it bother me.. I still like more serious discussions.. And am glad to hear others do too. :))
@mandakat (879)
• Canada
3 Nov 06
I think they're popular because they're such a quick way to respond to as many as possible, and make more money. MyLot's new guidelines suggest that we won't be paid for one or two word answers now though, so maybe things will change! I, too, prefer questions that engage the mind and promote thought and discussion. If I do answer a survey-type question, I try to add something to my answer to make it mean more than yes, no, blue, sagitarius, etc.
3 Nov 06
I also agree with everyone else, people are after making a quick buck rather that getting envolved with conversations. I think my lot should seperate the topics somehow.
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@cessy1 (1748)
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
yah i noticed that, too..maybe because we are replying to those kind of discussions that's why people still make those..it is really disappointing when you try to think of a good topic and nobody would reply..
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
21 Dec 06
I certainly agree that responding to these topics helps to promote them because if nobody responded then they would be of no value to the writer. Now that Mylot have cleaned up the site it is much easier to avoid them.
@shob2201 (620)
• India
19 Dec 06
It takes longer to answer serious questions. This is the reason why serious topics get a poor response.
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
19 Dec 06
This is unfortunatelt true, too many members are in a rush in order to make more money.
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec 06
Yes I noticed that to but it seems to be repeating very often to I just go past them ones as they are just not a discussion as far as I am concerned
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Dec 06
The situation has improved quite a bit since this discussion was started, and now there are far more options for a decent discussion or to air your point of view on a subject. Mylot has worked very hard to establish a better forum and I for one am very grateful for it.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
5 Dec 06
Unfortunately the questions which ask for a yes or no answer which people think are easier and it doesn't make you really think, which is what these discussions SHOULD be about. Who's interested in what colour your hair is or whether you like Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise, its about controversial questions and questions that really provoke discussion and response. People want a fast buck and if they answer yes or no or Tom Cruise they can quickly move onto the next 'easy' question. I try and aim for discussions which Do NOT ask for a yes or no answer and as you rightly said they just get buried because it takes a lot of thought and time to compose a response to the question.
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
6 Dec 06
This is the whole point of Mylot, to open discussions. Sadly the lure of easy money is distracting too many people from it.
@Xeedar (255)
• Italy
1 Dec 06
In the end mylot listened to our desires. Now (if I understood well) they pay more for quality of the posts than for their quantity. Obviously people will always continue to create useless threads, but if we want a real good community with interesting discussions, than we are the starting point, just don't care for the others! ;)
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
1 Dec 06
This is right, my earnings updated today and increased more than they usually do, whereas I believe that those who made pointless responses had a less pleasant surprise. Hopefully this will be the start of a real improvement.
@kutchi (12331)
• Pakistan
29 Nov 06
I have seen one with more than 1000 responses ...I dont remember the topic
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
19 Dec 06
I have seen quite a few with responses in the hundreds, but none as high as a thousand yet.
@Xeedar (255)
• Italy
29 Nov 06
The real problem is just that people wants to create a lot of different discussions to get as much as they can, and they don't care if the topic is smart or not, not even if it exists already or not...I'm on mylot just since few days, and a discussion of mine has already been copied twice! Sometimes I like light topics, not so light like your favourite colour, but for example, I opened a discussion talking about how many coffees you drink per day; it's just a curiosity discussione, just 'cause I'm coffee addicted, and it's interesting to know if there's other people like me. People doesn't care for the topic of discussione, they just care to create fast topics to reply, so a lot of people can reply. I think mylot should be a little stricter abput double topics and useless discussions...but I can understand it can be really hard to check every thread...'cause they're really a lot. The best think we can do is just not to care and create intelligent discussions and reply to smart topics. Don't you think?
@Asylum (48224)
• Manchester, England
29 Nov 06
I agree entirely. The only way to eliminate the pointless discussions is for nobody to respond to them, but sadly plenty of people still do. It can be annoying to wade through pages of nonsense in order to find an appropriate discussion.
@sunita64 (6473)
• India
21 Dec 06
Yes you are absolutely right because they are easy to answer without much use of any thought process.
• Philippines
2 Dec 06
yes i noticed it too, we can't deny the fact that it is easy to answer an easy questions or discussions, maybe don't have good discussions to post yet, let's just give them chance. have a nice day to you.
@cikedo (3487)
• United States
29 Nov 06
That is probably because people are able to give quick, short answers to the questions. It doesn't take much effort.
@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Emma is my cat. Oh wait a real question what ever do i do think fast ah nevermind back to my eye color.
@chalmette69 (3010)
• United States
3 Nov 06
I think alot of people can't think of any interesting topics, I mean if you can think of some by all means add them. It is great to answere topics with substance. But I guess like most, people are trying to make money, and not worried about the good topics.