How to Get More Responses to a Discussions!

United States
August 16, 2008 3:28am CST
Just post a general discussion where the facts given are so blatantly wrong that users feel it is their civic duty to set you straight. It must be something simple so one one does not have to be rocket scientist to correct them! I just read a discussion where this was the case and yes I was also compelled to give my 2 cents worth. What would you have done?
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16 responses
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
yeah I think the dumber the question the more responses you'll get. People tend to be helpful to those who are in need of their suggestions, comments and opinions.
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• Philippines
9 Oct 08
Thanks for picking me as your best response.
@GardenGerty (102593)
• United States
17 Aug 08
I think it would depend on how tired I was at that time. My best discussion for responses has been the one about being homeless, so far. If I came upon the discussion you mentioned I might decide it had attracted plenty of attention without my two cents worth.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Yes I would've done exactly that but in a way that the person would understand that I wasn't trying to undermine them. I feel this way, I'd rather know the truth than to carry on as if I knew the truth and find out later on that it wasn't and my friends knew all along that it wasn't right and then I'd feel like a fool. I'd rather know the truth early on. Friends aren't friends unless they cover my back like I would theirs.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
16 Aug 08
ya know me probably would o the same!
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@raydene (9874)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Hello Friend I must be disfunctional because I skip many like that all the time. I basically just respond to my friends and don't even accomplish that! xoxoxoxo
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
16 Aug 08
i gues its about the daily needs and daily thoughs discussions to get more response.
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• India
16 Aug 08
Wow!! This is really a good idea to bring in more responses to our discussions which is the real goal of starting discussions. I will certainly try these wonderful technique to bring in more of responses and will commenton its effectiveness later. Thank You!!
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
16 Aug 08
Well, for me, it would depend on the discussion and what the topic and discussion was about. Even if they were on my friends list, there are just some discussions in here I choose not to respond too to not offend anyone as well. Maybe they were not intentionally doing this as well, or this was their opinion on the thing, and most just tend to disagree? You never know people's motives, but for me, I try to stay clear of anything that could lead into a Bad discussion, or one of controversy, but that is me.
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
That's quite a tip. I should try that too, but then won't the administrators of Mylot delete all my posts? :)
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Well that's one way of doing it! The other way of course is to talk about absolutely nothing. Its amazing when the latter gets say 50, 60, 70, 100 responses. And good Heather, you remembered the KISS rule when it comes to mylot discussions.
• United States
30 Aug 08
What is the KISS rule?
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
30 Aug 08
Keep It Simple Stupid. I was just refering to your "It must be something simple so one one does not have to be rocket scientist to correct them!". That's all that meant. =3
@Eskimo (2317)
29 Aug 08
Heather, not much point in my doing this, because no-one bothers to read my discussions anyway, so I've not posted any for some time, even if it was wrong, I still wouldn't get many reads. As my time at the moment is quite limited, I find that it makes more sense to reply to other people's discussions. This does sound like a good idea though
• United States
29 Aug 08
I am so glad to see you are still around. I noticed we had not seen much of you. I do not do much posting at all anymore. I guess after 2 years it gets kind of old.
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
17 Aug 08
[i]To get many responses on your discussion you must select a good and interesting topic that will make readers interested.[/i]
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
29 Aug 08
Yes that is very true, it must be interesting. you know if it is interesting by all the replys.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
29 Aug 08
If I care about the person in discussion I would of answer and gave my 2 cents. I think we answer discussion that interest us. If we are not interest in topic we go to another aren't I right? That is what I always do.
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
28 Aug 08
It depends on how blatant (or interesting) the discussion is. If it catches my interest I will check all the responses. If I have anything to add I will think about it but if people are attacking the poster I will leave it alone.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
16 Aug 08
That is a good idea, but another is to give a religious discussion or a pro=life discussions and in the first, they will say your view is wrong and in the second, they will give you a heartbreaking story about this poor woman who was beaten up by her boyfriend and had to get an abortion because if not, she would die of a horrible disease. Also tell of a medical problem or a social problem, and you will get lots of answers. And anything that can be answered simply is good or is extremely popular. I usually do not worry as long as I get at least a few responses.
• United States
16 Aug 08
That of course would depend on what the discussion was about and what the issues were, if it was important enough I would have put in my 2 cents as well I'm sure.