Does it matter if we start our discussions in an different interest group?

@rajeshfgh (1627)
India
August 13, 2008 11:47am CST
Hi friends, I often see discussions initiated in interest groups other than those pre-defined by Mylot. Do you think it is okay to do that? I myself had mistakenly started a discussion on cars yesterday under people which on second thoughts, I should have started under driving. Sometimes there's even a fine line between the group our discussion comes under. So, is it possible for us to know the right group for it to come under. I guess, even members here don't have the patience to see the numerous discussion groups created here and fit in their discussions under those heads.
5 responses
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
i think its ok...but better if we put our discussion to the right interest or one closer with that discussion...or better to categorized it on the general interest...
@rajeshfgh (1627)
• India
14 Aug 08
Yes, I agree, there's a thin line between the interests in some case and one really can't help it and go by one's intuition. Putting in under general categories, though, would ensure it to be read by many people.
@sharie16 (2213)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
exactly... Have a nice day! God bless!
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@icegermany (2524)
• India
14 Aug 08
i think its absolutely right to start up new discussions but i feel that it should be a good one n it should be able to be replied by others. i could find so many discussions where i´ll not be able to reply to n have to search for a good one where i can write something. n there r also some discussions which we dont even understand. dont u agree with me ?
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@rajeshfgh (1627)
• India
15 Aug 08
Yes, there are times when some discussions are not applicable to some people - like region-specific or age-specific. In such cases you can't reply at all. Also, some discussions are such that there are no replies to it. I sometimes feel bad and reply to them if it understood by me.
@valeria1 (2724)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I am like you hours searcing for the right interest, pfffffff. I use a lot people and general discussions, I do not know if it is right or wrong but I really had no problem with it!
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@rajeshfgh (1627)
• India
14 Aug 08
I bet, it's a pain looking out for the perfect group from the large number of groups. I think the easy and the convenient way out is the general groups . Also the number of members in general groups are much more than in specific ones and initiating them in general groups would give our discussion that much more exposure.
@angelia286 (2029)
• Singapore
13 Aug 08
It should be okay. I do not think that there is any hard and fast rules about the placement of discussions in categories here in Mylot. However, it does make a slight difference in the responses that you would get as Mylotters are only shown discussions from their own interest. Thus, placement of discussions in the wrong category might lead to no responses, as those people who see your discussion would have no idea on how to reply to it! For example, placing a question about medicine in a group like internet! One can just imagine how will people who are interested in the Internet be able to respond to a discussion like that?! So, ultimately, it would also affect one's earnings (i think we do get paid for the number of responses we get for our discussion, or something to that effect). It is still much better if we could place the correct discussion into the category or at least the next best fit! Have a nice day and Happy Mylotting!
@rajeshfgh (1627)
• India
14 Aug 08
Yes, you're right about people responding to responses from their own responses. But take an example of discussion on habits of people. It may co-exist in 'habits' group as well as in 'people'. How does one decide in such a case?
@myklj999 (15027)
13 Aug 08
There is no real rule that says we have to post a discussion under a particular interest; those are more for the purpose of finding discussions about that interest, but we don't have to really use them. I know some people that will post under a different interest than what the discussion is just to make people wonder why it is there.
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@rajeshfgh (1627)
• India
14 Aug 08
Yes, that may be the case with some, but a majority of them, I think, do it due to non-surety of where exactly their discussion should be started. It happens with me sometimes.