Do you start discussions and then do not reply to the responses?

@mayka123 (9549)
India
June 23, 2008 6:15am CST
I have seen a lot of discussions started by mylotters for which they have received a reasonable number of responses. But they have not acknowledged even a single response. It is not that they have not been active on mylot. In fact these same members have started a lot of new discussions after that. What do you do. Do you regularly check on the new discussions started by you and respond to all those who have posted replies? Dont you think it is right to reply them and continue the string of conversation? What is your opinion?
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@dpk262006 (53920)
• Delhi, India
23 Jun 08
Yes, I have also noticed it. Most of the time, I make it a point to check my discussions and try my best to post my comments on the replies received in response to my discussions. Sometimes, I fail to do so, when there is paucity of time. I feel bad, if I am not able to post my comments. But I love posting comments/counter-comments and love to enliven my discussions. Posting comments makes a discussion more lively and interesting. If I notice that someone has posted comments on my reply to his/her discussion, I take a note of it, and try to reply to his/her discussions as much as possible.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
23 Jun 08
Its good to check on the responses received by our discussions and comments and counter comments really makes the discussions a lot of fun. But all mylotters dont believe that. And later they start more new discussions for which they again dont reply. Happy posting.
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@dpk262006 (53920)
• Delhi, India
23 Jun 08
I appreciate your concern and agree with you.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
23 Jun 08
Yes I wish there was a way we could bring it to their attention.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
23 Jun 08
yes dear it does happen sometime..i always answr back my discussions..it takes a lot of time when there r many responses...so maybe tht is why ppl do not reply back..i always do all the same..i may get a little late but i do it..
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
24 Jun 08
I agree that when there are too many responses you may miss out one some of them but what when not a single person gets a response. Then we dont even know if the person had read the responses or not.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
24 Jun 08
yes in tht case it is really bad bcoz it shows tht the person does not really care much abt what we write..anyway tht is their personal choice...i normally answer atleast try to answer all my friends discussions wether they answer back or not..have a nice day..
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
26 Jun 08
I have notices that you always reply to all you responses. Of late I am not getting notifications regularly in my inbox and have missed out on a few replies.
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@setroc (853)
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
i always reply and i rate them all too, positve i rate them positive whether i like the answers or not, and i dont mind if the comments that i post in someone elses discussions dont get any replies, im here primarily for the extra income, whether the discussions starters reply nor not i already earn from the posts and that is all that i want
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
24 Jun 08
Its good to rate all the discussions. And replying them is all the better. Because I feel that if we continue the string of discussion it makes it all the more lively.
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• India
23 Jun 08
I dont think it goes that way. If anybody is interested in the topic an subject matter he would respond. If you are telling this based on your personal experience then your discussion/question is dont attract others interests. Think that way. No ask questions without reason and no one can answer if he dont know.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
23 Jun 08
I am talking about discussions started by other mylotters for which a lot of us have posted responses but they have not been acknoweldged. When I start a discussion I check on all the replies received and acknowledge all of them. Of course sometimes one or two may not receive a reponse. But there are discussions started by other people and they have not acknowledged even a single person.
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@rhane7315 (5674)
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
well i guess i'm one of them right now. i can't respond to them since my time is very limited unlike before. i don't have my own internet connection so i can't respond to all of them. but eventhough i can't respond to them, i make it to a point that i'm still reading their responds on my discussions
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
23 Jun 08
Well if you start a discussion I think its only right that you acknowledge everyones responses. Since you say you do not have an interenet connection i think its best you read others discussions and respond to them. And when you start your own everytime you log on atleast acknowledge a few of them.
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@rhane7315 (5674)
• Philippines
23 Jun 08
well that's what i did right now. aside from that, i also started a discussion on why i didn't able to reply to them on some of my discussions. i hope it helps them
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
24 Jun 08
Yes I read your other discussion. I have realized that I have not replied to many of the replies sent to me and so am going to do just that just now.
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@SwtJenlove (1090)
• United States
23 Jun 08
I normally try to respond but if i dont respond to any of them i wait and then post a response to the last one and making it a reply to everyone. if that makes any sense.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
24 Jun 08
I think giving each one an individual response is much better. I feel that when we start a new discussion we should give everyone who responds an individual reply.
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• Philippines
23 Jun 08
hello mayka, when I start a discussion I make sure that I reply to all responses that I get. When I start a discussion, I am seeking the opinion and views of the members so it is just right to acknowledge their responses and thank them for sharing their thoughts and opinion. I don't know what may the reason of others who do not reply to their responses and again start new discussions. They may have a lot of discussions and they no longer have time to check all the responses of their discussions. But for me, being the discussion starter I feel responsible to reply to the responses I receive as courtesy to them. Keep on posting and have a great day!
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
23 Jun 08
Yes you are right as a discussion starter you should reply to everyone who has posted a reply to your discussion. I agree that there may be replies that miss us. But what about those who do not respond to even a single person in the entire discussion. Well I am talking about the 15/20 people who have responded to their discussion and not a single has been acknowledged.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
23 Jun 08
I tried to respond to all; only that I don't reply immediately. However, there are responses that invite no comments - in that case, I won't add on.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
23 Jun 08
When we start a discussion it is with a hope that we get a lot of replies. Then it is just right that we acknowledge all the responses. Sometimes there are no comments needed but just a Thanx or something. But what i am talking about is where one could give reasonably long replies.
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@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
24 Jun 08
Hi dear well i believe that i do respond to every response and continue the thread.i very rare start discussion but always try to respond to discussions. i believe the reall fun is to comment back and have further comment on it regards
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
25 Jun 08
Yes I have noticed that you hardly have started any discussions. But when you get responses you always reply back and that makes the discussions interesting. Good work.
@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
25 Jun 08
why dont u write to them that can u get the payment at current pay pall account, so it will clear the things Regards
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@cupid74 (11397)
• Pakistan
25 Jun 08
oopsssss, wrong response Soory, but i rerally appreciate ur observations, u r keen at that. and i am glad that u like my responses take care
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• Australia
28 Jul 08
I try to start discussions when I think about things, and I try when I have to time to respond to every discussion my friends have started. But I have noticed that I don't get a whole lot of responses from the discussions I have started. It's kina annoying and very disheartening.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
28 Jul 08
It may be because of the topics of your discussions that you are not getting replies. Will try and check your discsusions today and if possible post in some replies. Thanks a lot and happy posting.
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• Australia
28 Jul 08
Thanks. I will work on some more ideas and see what happens.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
28 Jul 08
Look forward to your new discussions
• Nepal
27 Jun 08
Ya some time I feel like these..simple one cent?? oh really boring... But that is the time pass media.. So I feel entertaining in the dicusion
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
27 Jun 08
We do not start discussions only for that one cent. Its also to get some replies to whatever we have said in the discussion. So if someone replies it is just right that we should acknowledge their replies.
• United States
28 Jun 08
It is important to reply to your post you recieve. Not only this but to mark + or - and the best reply.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
30 Jun 08
I do very often forget to mark + or - for a discussion but I do mark the best response.
@gtdonna (1740)
25 Jun 08
Great discussion topic...i try to respond to all who reply to my discussions as well and if I don't reply, I rate the discussion. Some replies however to me don't warrant a response, so i woudl rate it and or say thanks for replying to whoever replied.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
26 Jun 08
Where a discussion does not need a reply i acknowledge it with one word or one line. Thats the only way I can let the person know that I have read their post.
@gtdonna (1740)
26 Jun 08
Good point...after reading this discussion I went back to mines and at least tried to let those who responded know that I value their contribution to the discussion
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
26 Jun 08
That is a very good thing you have done. I am sure all your friends and respondants will be happy.
@ieeko89 (1054)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 08
No, I always expect to get some responses from people and i would reply them one by one. I wouldn't miss one!
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
25 Jun 08
I too try and reply to each and everyone of them. After all the purpose of starting a discussion is to get reponses and then we have to acknowledge all of them. This makes the discussion lively.
@ieeko89 (1054)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 08
Yes. And i noticed, you've replied all the responses that you received. Good job
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
26 Jun 08
Once I start a discussion I like the string to continue and so reply to all those who respond. It makes the discussion fun and i get a lot of friends in the bargain
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
Few people failed to see the beauty of responding to your own discussion. I have been to few forums also but I can't help to respond to a discussion or a respond to mine, the thing there is, it is a forum hence, it is an exchange flow of ideas, opinions, perspectives and point of views. The good thing though with mylot is that whenever you respond to your own discussion, although not counted with the number of responses or user rating it is still in a way contributory to your very earnings, the more heated the discussion was, the more mylot staff acknowledges your participation with the site. That simple. And for some reason, it is one way to acknowledge that you have read, you understand and you listen to their point/s. As you can see you have a considerable number of responses since you replied to those who make the effort of responding to your post. Happy mylotting to you !
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
11 Sep 08
I like mylot for the very fact that we can continue with the exchange of ideas on a topic for as long as we want to. Sometimes there is quite a healthy exchange of communication with a particular person on a topic that it is fun. I always reply to all my responders. Sometimes I am a few weeks late but I think all of you will excuse me. I have been starting a lot of discussions lately and have received quite a lot of responses to I am being kept very very busy.
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
Thanks for the BR !
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I try to reply to all of the responses, but sometimes I don't have anything to add, or don't have the time to reply.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
7 Jul 08
There may be times when we just dont know what to reply but then if we do not reply even to a single person then it may be that we have not read a single response.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
1 Aug 08
try till you suceed seems to be the saying!!!!
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@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
30 Jun 08
I try to keep a conversation going if it adds to the discussion. I don't see a point in hundreds of 'thanks for your reply' messages, even though I do appreciate all the responses I get it's not abiding to mylot rules to make lots of these posts as you are being paid for them and they do not really add something new to the discussion. It's hard to draw the line somewhere but I try to keep it going and if it's not possible I sometimes decide not to reply to not break any rules.
@mayka123 (9549)
• India
1 Jul 08
Yes out of the hundreds of responses there may be a few where you have nothing to say to them other than thanxs. Thats understood but I was trying to point out to some who have started discussions and got plenty of replies and not acknowledged even a single one of them.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
1 Jul 08
I believe one should allways try to respond to some of the responses, there have to be at least some that you can relate to, ask something about or discuss on further more. Too bad some people forget this, don't take the effort or have other reasons not to do so. Thanks for making your question about this topic clear so I can respond accordingly :)
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@shana123 (2096)
• India
28 Sep 08
I seldom start discussions here, so there is no need to worry about that but if i had to do then surely i go and comment on the people who had taken time to look through my discussion and replied for it, and i also thank them for it, i feel very encouraged when some reads my discussions, sometimes when i comment it takes to a thread conversation as you have mentioned, where i can also earn and the people who responded can also enjoy replying me..
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
4 Oct 08
It feels nice when our responses are acknowledged. I make it a point to reply each and every response. It takes time for the response sometimes. At times I have been a few weeks late. But then it is better late than never.
• Canada
25 Sep 08
I do take the time to respond to all my discussions that I have started . I have had some tell me that it is not going to make me any money doing this but I am not doing this for the money when I take the time to respond as I am doing it to be polite . If someone takes the time to respond then I figure I should take the same time to at least acknowledge that I read there response and feel it is polite to say thank you .
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
27 Sep 08
Hi, I sometimes get delayed in posting my responses. But I make sure that I do so at sometime. I feel it is polite to acknowledge to the one who has posted that I have read their discussion and am happy that they have responded.
@suruchi86 (1873)
• India
25 Sep 08
Sorry for coming in sooo... late. However, I always try to answer all the responses and comments to all the discussions started by me, even if it is late and I don't like those who don't do the same.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
8 Oct 08
Sorry for replying so late. I thought I had replied to this till I checked in again today. Yes it is good to acknowledge all those who have commented on our discussions. I too dont mind putting in the counter comment late if I have not been able to do it earlier. Thanks for joining in the discussion.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
18 Sep 08
well it was what was happening to me a while back now i always try to reply to people who reply to my posts.
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@mayka123 (9549)
• India
22 Sep 08
I like to acknowledge all the responses I get. There are times when I have nothing to say. But sometimes I just dont have the time and delay my reply. But I do try to put in some words.