"do you...?" "this or that?" topics

@cyberfluf (5005)
Netherlands
June 29, 2008 7:45am CST
There must be a dozen of these! There is no real room to discuss, yet the seem to be the best answered topics and get a huge lot or responses. Why is this? Because it's a question you can say easily yes or no too or because the topics are most often pretty simple? Same thing goes for topics that say: apple or pear? Or something like this. Now I have been posting these two because lets face it, I would like to get a lot of responses too, I'm not lying about it. It's just a bit sad that topics on real important isues are replied to so little compared to these ones. They can both be fun and I try to keep a balance between both. What do you think about these topics?
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@Valenas (1510)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I treat them like any other topics, and I try to give the longest response that I possibly can without appearing like I am rambling too badly. I will use your example. If I responded to "Apple or Pear," I would say, "Apple," and then explain my choice, and maybe even explain why I do not like pears that much (less access, and they seem to have a strange taste). On the more in depth topics that require a more elaborate answer, people sometimes look at what a person wrote, and might not respond it if they feel like they cannot give something helpful. Or, if a discussion was started that said, "Help, my house is currently on fire!" or "Help, I have just been sexually assulted!" One would think, 'Shouldn't he or she be trying to put the fire out instead of being on the computer?' or, 'Shouldn't he or she be talking to the authorities or a family member?' I can almost understand the second one, because it is kind of anonymous and you are talking to people who will not judge you in real life, but now I am starting to ramble.
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
29 Jun 08
Thank you for you very descriptive response, I like it a lot as you've explained your point of few very well. I like the way you handle these topics, I think I'll try this myself too as it does add more to the discussion :) There are topics out there like you said that make little sence and you feel like you can't help these people and they would be better of seeking help elsewhere. I can only hope they are through and not trying to get a lot of attention and replies this way, that would be even worse. Thank you!
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@Valenas (1510)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Thank you for best response. Yeah, sometimes it can be difficult to come up with a response. Also, some people might not respond if they do not feel like they could give something long enough to count for anything. That was just something else that I thought about.
@vanities (11385)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Jun 08
yeah when im still new here and testing the waters..and even about academicsbut now no more..
@cyberfluf (5005)
• Netherlands
29 Jun 08
I can see that, seems like you have been around a long time having reached so many posts or are you just so very much active? :) 6481 is a huge number! I don't think I've seen anything like it before here on mylot.
@vanities (11385)
• Davao, Philippines
29 Jun 08
ive been here for atleast a year plus or so..but been in active for 6 months...its been last feb or so that i had returned here i guess if i remember it right not sure..