Posting New Discussions

United States
June 21, 2008 1:31am CST
The amount of posts I have made since joining mylot ahave come mainly from answering the discussions that other users have made. I don't often make my own so I am unsure of the way I want to approach this. Due to recent events in my life (see my most recent discussion) I have quite a few discussion topics rolling around in my head right now. When you have a bunch of ideas do you space out your discussions or do you prefer to just post them all at once? I know that some users tend to use the site to mainly make money and don't even bother to go back and read the responses, much less answer them. This is not me. I do have some unanswered comments but on average I try and respond to and rate most everyone who bothers to gift me with a comment to my discussion. I fear falling behind or something of that nature. It might be silly to care but I do. So anyway, how do you handle your discussions?
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
21 Jun 08
I never post more than one a day, and often not even that. Once in a blue moon, I'll post one in the morning and one at night. I can't keep up with all the responses if I post too many, and I certainly keep up with responding to my friends discussions when I'm busy with my own. Like you, I respond to everyone and go back and back again to respond to further comments under their responses because that's usually when it's really fun, but it's time consuming too. So my best advice is space them out. One a day, or two and don't stretch yourself too thin. I also keep notes of discussions I want to start so I don't forget the really good ideas! ROFL
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• United States
23 Jun 08
You never cease to amaze me! I am always surprised when I am surfing mylot and come across many of your ongoing discussions. How are you able to keep track of all of them?! I have the notifications on for when someone comments to me but I don't always get notifications when it becomes multiple replies. I try and go back and check but on the days that I answer a bunch of discussions; there most likely some that I don't get to.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
23 Jun 08
LOL. I miss some too, but I just go back and check whenever I can. I think it's just that I like to talk! ROFL
@thaMARKER (3094)
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
I guess I only have 6 discussions (my own discussions) I'm not afraid to start one, it's just that I can't think of something to start. Well I'm having fun responding to other's discussions anyway. So imagine, I'm over 300 now and I only have 6 posts on my own. hahaha..
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• United States
23 Jun 08
Well, keep having fun, that's what it's all about! My discussion numbers are quite low in comparison to other's here. I tend to favor reading and answering the discussions of others too.
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
Hello moneyandgc, I don't have much discussions too and most of my posts are responses to discussions from other members. However, whenever I start a discussion, I would always make sure that I also reply to the responses I get from the members. First to thank them for taking time to join my discussion and sharing their views and opinion on the topic that I have raised. And secondly, make some comments on their responses, either to further explain my views or answer some inquiries from them. It may sound silly to others, but I do really care to read every responses that I get from the discussions and reply back. I feel that it is my responsibility for starting the discussion, and my purpose of starting a discussion is to get ideas from people. So it is just fair for me to pay attention to their responses, and I appreciate every responses I get may it be the same views that I have or not. Have a great day and keep on posting!
• United States
22 Jun 08
Thanks. I feel the same way. I started the discussion so I see it as my responsibility to keep up with it. I love to read everyones comments when I start my own. Even if they don't agree with me; sometimes I learn a new outloo on the matter when that happens.
@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
21 Jun 08
My advice is, if you have something to share or post about, go ahead and do it. Alot of times my discussion are vents, or questions that I need help with. If you wait to post about them your issue may be already over, or you may forget. I find it sometimes soothing to post on here about certain things because (so far for me) the My lot community has been very supportive, and it always makes me feel better. I'm also like you, I read and respond to every comment, provding I have something to comment. I just feel it's the polite thing to do. I also rate every response, even if I can't add anymore to the topic. I like that we make money here, but I've mainly found this site to be a good support system, and everyone here has provided me with great help and ideas. Have a great day!
• United States
25 Jun 08
Thanks Guss. I am not sure that I have vented here yet but you are right that mylot is a good place to do so!
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@guss2000 (2234)
• United States
25 Jun 08
It certainly helps relieve some stress ;)
@paid2write (5202)
21 Jun 08
I am the same as you. I post many responses but few discussions. I like to post a discussion when I know I have time to comment on responses. Sometimes I have a few discussions which are active and getting responses at the same time, but I am not someone who will start dozens of discussions in one day or even in one week. I think you should do what you feel is best for you. There is no right or wrong way to spend your time at myLot. If you don't want to start too many discussions at the same time, do write down the topics you have thought of and then start one whenever things are a bit quiet and you want to get another discussion going.
• United States
22 Jun 08
Thank you paid2write. This is what I have done. I have jotted down some notes that I keep on my desktop; that way when I have the time I will have them ready to start something new. I couldn't start dozens of discussions either. There is no way I would be able to keep track of them! lol
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1 Aug 08
Thank you for marking my response. Happy myLotting
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 08
Hi moneyandgc, I spend most of my time here posting responses and I have started only more than seventy discussions after doing mylotting here for more than a year. It is a quite small number of discussions I have started if to compare with those users who are quite active and productive here. They started new discussion daily and some even to start more than five daily. I wonder whether they could manage to take care of them and to give comments to all the respective responses received on each discussion. I notice that many of them just active here for quite a short period only. From your words I understand that you are a good discussion starter who are responsible and always try to take care of your responses received. After starting a new discussion, I always try my best to give comment to every response I received.
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• United States
30 Jul 08
From what I have seen here. Most..but not all of the people that start multiple discussions a day don't comment on all the responses they get. I do know some that do though, and I am in awe of them!
@subha12 (18453)
• India
27 Jun 08
i have mostly responded to discussions here. but i have also seen users who posts generally number of posts and start new discussion with drop of a pin. its not something that i like.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Yeah, sometimes I see the discussion area flooded with just two or three users posts. I try and sift through them to find stuff from other people as well. I couldn't sit here and post discussion after discussion myself.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
27 Jun 08
It might be better to space the discussions out so they don't get buried. It depends on the topics and discussions though, because the easy topics and the controversial will easily get attention (very rarely are they buried unless they are too esoteric). Around 4000-5000 responses, I did put up more discussions but ended up with little or no responses to them. I don't do much in terms of discussions except for the obvious free-for-all. I may come up with other discussions, but the ideas aren't coming to mind.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Agreed. I have been here 11 months now. I have posted a whopping 22 discussions in that time frame. Only a couple of them have more than 3-5 responses. I have many with less. Cooking and mylot seem to be the easiest topic to be seen under. I have written a few discussions in the past month or two but either they aren't being seen or nobody can relate. Who knows. One of them another member here asked me to write so I did. I don't think they even read it after I posted it. Oh well. I like your discussions personally. Even the ones that I don't know much about; like anime.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
23 Jun 08
Hello moneyandgc, Whenever I have ideas to start my discussion, I will type all. If not, I will totally forget about whatever it is. As I don't have much time to respond/comment or start new discussion, I always choose one day to just comment on all the responses to my discussions. Most of the time, I prefer to respond here.
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• United States
25 Jun 08
Hi gr8. I forget a lot too. My time constraints definitely make it easier to just respond to others. Choosing one day to wrap up your discussions is a great idea though.
• United States
23 Jun 08
Whenever I have an idea for a discussion I post it right then and there. I am a scatterbrain so if I were to wait, I would forget part of it or it wouldn't come out the same. I do try to comment on all responses, but the ones I don't comment on are usually repeat responses, too short responses, unintelligible responses, or responses that say it all.
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• United States
25 Jun 08
I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes I have this whole discussion laid out in my head. I'll know how I want to word it and everything. The problem is that I am usually laying in my bed just about to fall asleep. When I wake up in the morning, most if not all of the idea is gone. That can be frustrating.
• United States
21 Jun 08
i find it easier to just respond to alof of discussions.I have only been with mylot for two days and i have already $1.03 in my acount.I have started maybe four of my own discussions but only one of them got alot of rsponses. So i think i am going to stick to responding unless i just have a good to start.
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• United States
25 Jun 08
A lot of us started out that way. Not all of my discussions get lots of response either. Don't get discouraged, you are doing well if you already earned $1.03 in 2 days.
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I try to respond to as many of them as I can though I've noticed sometimes older discussions do not always get back up in hte pile so I'm sure there are a few responses to the discussions I may have missed. It depends sometimes too on what the discussion is - sometimes I'll get 84 responses, other times I'll only get a small handful. One thing I don't usually do when responding though is return to the discussion (when someone else starts it) for example I may not read the response your write here to my response - though sometimes I will, it's just hard to keep track of everything you're responding to!
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• United States
25 Jun 08
I have my notifications on only to tell me when someone responded to me. But I don't always get them unfortunately.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
21 Jun 08
Just be yourself.. Post what you feel, don't hold back..
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• United States
25 Jun 08
Thanks Cream. Good advice.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
21 Jun 08
I usually answer to discussions; rather than making new ones. I am amazed by the no. of topics that others have posted up; they must really be bursting with ideas; wish I'm that creative.
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• United States
25 Jun 08
It is easier for me to respond to others too. I see many people who are putting up discussion after discussion every day. I just wouldn't have the time!
@masterdw (90)
• China
21 Jun 08
I have to say that you are such a responsible person,and I wish I have the opportunity to comment the response to the discussion i started.The moment I joined mylot,I started my first discussion,but day after day,there was no respond. I think that just because I am a new member here,I am not so familar with this space,and almost has no friend here.What I need to do is just to understand the culture of you(I am a chinese),and think about the topic people here interested,and make more friend here.Do I have the honor to make a friend with?
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• United States
23 Jun 08
Thank you. I just accepted your friend request. I will be sure to take a look at your discussion tonight. Don't be discouraged though, it almost always takes new members awhile to have their discussions found.
@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I will try and space mine out as I love to respond to each post. And if I post too many I cant do that. Some people can handle many discussions at once I like to do three or four a day.
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• United States
23 Jun 08
I see a few people that can juggle quite a few discussions and still make an effort to respond to the discussions of others. I wish I could be so put together! lol
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
21 Jun 08
I don't start a lot of discussions either, compared to a lot of other members. But when I do want to start a bunch I walk around my house to get ideas of subjects to start some discusions. I then sit at my computer and start a few. I then go to my email and see if I have some response notifications and if so I read them and comment, only if I have something more to say. I do rate them if they are good, but the mylot rules say not to just say thank you, but to do a good comment if you want, just as good of quality as all your postings. So if I have nothing more to add, I don't. I don't think there is anything wrong with not commenting on ever response you receive. I then start a few more discussions, if I have more ideas to post, and then go through the same proces. I then respond to some of my friends discussions.
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• United States
21 Jun 08
Oh, I never respond with just a thank you to a comment. I know that mylot frowns on that. I try my best to leave a response but sometimes I will get a bunch of replies to a discussion and have plain run out of original things to say. I don't want to start repeating myself so that is usually when I tend to stop responding. I do feel bad though after someone leaves me a well thought out response. On many occassions I will go back weeks after and re-read the comments left to me. Then I will have a crop of new things to say. Since I don't have many discussions it is easy for me to do. I know it wouldn't work for everyone though.
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@irishidid (8714)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I mainly reply.
• United States
23 Jun 08
me too.