Do you tend to start discussions more than responding to others?

United States
August 8, 2008 10:29am CST
I was on this one user's profile, and I noticed she hadn't started a single discussion and only responded to others! I say it's better that way, because you make more friends and other myLotters will begin to recognize you as well. I try to do both. Sometimes I'll have nothing to discuss at all, so I reply to other people's discussions. What do you tend to do more?
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I tend to respond more than posting my own discussions.I may start one here and there, but I mostly respond.
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
8 Aug 08
I enjoy responding to others discussions as well as starting my own. There are sometimes days when I cannot think of a single topic to start a discussion. At that time I just post replies on others discussions.
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• United States
8 Aug 08
Cool! I hope to see ya around! Thanks for responding.
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
8 Aug 08
Yeah, sure.
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@agihcam (1915)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
That is the reason why you have a nice rating of 10 myfriend. Since you love responding than posting your own discussions. I do both posting and responding. Basically when you love to respond than creating your own discussions, the more you have responses then the high the probability of selecting your responses as Best Response which will increase you myLot reputation and will have a nice rating like yours. Keep it up and happy posting. [i]All the best,Agihcam
@shamzy18 (2319)
8 Aug 08
[i][b]hey yeah i can never think of much discussions but have started them!! i respond more though im trying to reach 500 so i can copy and paste then i think i will be posting more discussion hehe [/b][/i]
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• United States
9 Aug 08
Wait, what are you copy and pasting? Just wondering. Lol, since I'm a little confused. :D
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@yenwie84 (1345)
• Malaysia
9 Aug 08
I will do both as well. When I have nothing interesting to make a new discussion then I will respond to others discussions. If I have found any interesting topics, I will share my opinions to the topics. I enjoy doing both ways and I can earn from responding and discussing as well. Cheers!
@agihcam (1915)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
You have a nice rating here for only 5 hundred + number of post. It shows that you did a good job on your reputation here and your responses are much like by the owner of the discussions. Seems you have more best response records here and more positive rating from members here ( including from me ). Yeah it is good to have it both since it is one way of helping myLot to grow, because if we all do respond all then time will come we don't have discussions to respond to. [i]All the best,Agihcam
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@rosedust82 (2074)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
I prefer responding to discussions made by others. Like you, I only make discussions when ideas hit me. Other than that, I am contented with answering stuff that I find enjoyable to read.
• United States
9 Aug 08
Cool! Thanks for your answer. Happy posting!
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• United States
8 Aug 08
When I first started here at mylot I started a fewdiscussions on my own. I then decieded to start jst responding to others and get caught up on the answering the people that had responded to my started discussions. I think now that Ihave been here a while I like to respond to other people's discussions for it's easier and I really have a hard time coming up with topics to start on my own.
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• United States
9 Aug 08
I'm beginning to notice that myself. Responding = Respect. :D
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@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I don't start many discussions. When I first arrived here, I read two discussions that have kept me from starting many discussions. The first said that the originator did not often respond to newbie discussions. In fact, I think the writer said that he/she did not respond to anyone with fewer than 100 responses made. Others joined in and said similar things. The second discussion I found said that the writer would not accept friend requests from anyone with fewer than 100 posts. Some joined in and said they didn't accept friend requests from anyone with fewer than 500 posts. Those two things made me decide that I should be a bit more active before starting discussions. I didn't necessarily like the attitude, nor did I agree with it (I often look for newbie discussions myself), but it did keep me from actively posting discussions. I tend to post my discussions elsewhere, where I know they'll be appreciated...and just comment here.
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• United States
9 Aug 08
Jeez. Those people are kinda picky, if you ask me. Who cares how many replies ya have? Newbies have potential! Lol. Thanks for your answer :)
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@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
I respond more to others than starting my own discussion. I only have about less than a hundred discussions that I've started whereas I have more than a thousand posts for responding. It's more easier that way and like I said before, there are days when ideas to start a new topic really is slow for me cos most of the time it's existing already. So, I just wait for an inspiration, an experience to come up and that's the time I start my own but most of the days, I just respond to others.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
8 Aug 08
No. I tend to respond more than I start the new ones!
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• United States
9 Aug 08
Fantastic! Question: what is with the surrender flag smiley face? Haha, it's odd.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
9 Aug 08
it is the same as "I give up!" In other words, if you cannot please everyone, maybe I just stop trying!
@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I tend to respond more than start my own discussions. I have started some of my own but I only start discussions when I need help with something. I thing it is easier responding, especially since I don't have the time to be on here that often. :)
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• United States
9 Aug 08
It is easier to respond. Lol, it's harder to come up with ideas sometimes! Thanks for responding!
@mamaK947 (63)
• United States
9 Aug 08
i just joined but i think im gonna try and do both. i waould like to get to know more people as well as voice my opinions and have people respond.
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• United States
9 Aug 08
Neato. I'll add you and I'd like to hear you voice your opinions! Welcome to myLot!
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
9 Aug 08
i am more a respondent rather than starting a discussion... i never receive lots of response when i start a discussion... so it is a bit discouraging me... now i start discussion every now and then... but still prefer to response more... take care and have a nice day...
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• United States
9 Aug 08
Well, don't give up on it! I'll be sure to add you. :) Take care as well and I'll see you around! :D
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• United States
8 Aug 08
I definitely respond to discussions more, I wish more people would just respond than post, I hate when I see someone posts five discussions in a row, making 50% of content on a page of "new" discussions completely theirs haha, I cannot stand that because they put a lot less thought and effort into their discussions. I might make one discussion in a day, though yesterday I made three throughout the day because I was chatty haha. But anyways, you are more likely to get best responses and more money by just responding anyway. Some days I can reply to only ten discussions and make over fifty cents, so I am happy with my strategy. And you mention recognizing members, you haven't been here for that long looking at your count being only sixty, though your picture makes me laugh, so I can't forget you haha! Happy mylotting! And good luck!
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• United States
8 Aug 08
Yeah, I signed up last week. Lol. My mom, Dizzblnd, dragged me in. And now I'm addicted just like everyone else. :) I notice we earn more when we respond, so I'm going to keep it up! Thanks for responding!
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@jands1 (835)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I respond to many many more discussions than I start. I do this for a variety of reasons ranging. Lack of participation in discussions I have started to there are so many interesting discussions already going here at mylot.com.
• United States
8 Aug 08
Yeah, it's hard to get people to participate in your own discussions. Especially when you think, "This will get a lot of people talking!" Yeah. . . .not so much. Lol. Thanks for responding!
@jands1 (835)
• United States
8 Aug 08
I agree. But that is OK. I figure, their loss. If no one responds to a thread I've started and it is something I want/need to know about, I just go to another forum service and get the info I need within a few hours from other friendly folks. That said, people here are very friendly and I've only had one person try to do "thread hijacking". Luckily my many years with discussion forums have given me skills to bring a thread back around to it's original topic. :D
@memorable (114)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I do a little bit of both but i always respond back when someone responds to me.
• United States
9 Aug 08
Cool, cool. Have a great day!
@rae777 (110)
9 Aug 08
I respond more. I started a few. Then I saw people complaining about newbies who break the rules my posting similar discussions. Uh hello with hundreds of thousands of people isn't that bound to happen? :)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Lol, I'm worried about that problem. When I start a discussion, I'm like, "I wonder if people have asked the same thing. . . OH WELL!" But I totally agree with you. Let us Newbies BE! Haha.
@capirani (1841)
• United States
8 Aug 08
If there is a topic on my mind at the time, I might start a discussion. But mostly I respond to other people's discussions. One of those might spark something and I will go start a discussion of my own. I have a method...I check out top discussions, those with no responses, new user discussions, and my friends discussions. By that time I have done so much responding, that my brain is emptied out and I can't think of anything else to say.
• United States
9 Aug 08
Lol. That's whats happening to me right now with this discussion. Everyone is saying pretty much the same thing, and I'm running out of things to reply with. I like the no response discussions. Some of them are actually really good questions and I wonder why no one answers them. . .Huh. Thanks for responding! Happy posting!
@poona_m (336)
• India
8 Aug 08
I am pretty new here. I have not even reached 100 posts yet so I don't know if I really qualify to be responding to this discussion but I would like to tell you what I feel. I have been responding mostly. And in the 57 posts that I have made before participating in this discussion I don't think I have started more than 15 discussions. So that would be a ratio of 1:4 I suppose. I think thats a pretty healthy ratio to maintain. If you only keep making new discussions and never bother to add value to others discussions how do you expect others to participate in the discussions you make? That would simply undo the whole purpose of a site like mylot. we are here to share our views and without participating in other discussion you are not sharing your views about the topics that matter to others. If you are only replying to others and not starting your own discussions how would others know about the questions that you have in mind but don't have an answer to. Wouldn't you like to have answers to these questions? Where better than mylot to post them and get multi dimensional view on it.
• United States
8 Aug 08
You have a really strong point, Poona! Thanks for responding and happy posting! ;)
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
8 Aug 08
I tend to respond to discussions a lot more than start discussions of my own. When I began on My Lot I had lots of ideas for starting discussions. I asked some questions and got some great answers. These days I don't often have things in mind to discuss. I find it interesting and enjoyable to respond to discussions about topics that I am interested in and know about. I like making friends from all of the world on My Lot. Travel is my favorite topic and there were not any new discussions on that last time I looked so I might think of starting a discussion later.
• United States
8 Aug 08
Maybe you should start a discussion in Travel. I happen to like that topic as well. I'll be on the lookout for ya! :)
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
You have to do both if you want to become a successful MyLotter. It would be fun sometimes to start your own discussion and read other people's reactions. You can learn from their responses as they learn from you in return. MyLotting is a two way afair, in fact three way- affair : Posting a discussion, Responding to discussions and Posting some pictures. Oh I forgot, also rating some answers, Happy Mylotting.
• United States
8 Aug 08
You're right! Thanks. :)