Are we all Fools to Post Discussion at my Lot which are not responded

India
September 19, 2008 11:43am CST
Some time surfing at my lot discussions posted by the members and posted b me I get a bit hurt to see that so many discussions raised by different members are not responded though these contain so much learning and earning material to be discussed and evolved further. I have tried to attract the intention of the members to this but I fail. I do not understand why. Some time I think we are fool here at my lot when we do not find any response to the discussion which are worth to be discussed. Can we collectively request and approach the my lot admin to establish some rules that the member who has selected a interest must respond to the discussion raised in his interest compulsorily and I think to some extent the problem can be solved members would like to encouraged to respond the discussions raised in their opted interests. If any member is not with me he can appose it I am happy to see that also.
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21 responses
@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
20 Sep 08
No I do not think you can make it compulsory to respond to every topic in an interest section that you have added to your profile. First of all you have to add an interest in order to post there so many people have lots of interests on their profile. It would be impossible for anyone to respond to every topic in every interest that they have in their profiles. If you were to make it compulsory for people to do this then they would have to stop adding interests to their profile and that means that they would not be able to post any discussions. As I said in my other post I try and respond to discussions that have no replies. I specifically search for them but even so I cannot reply to every one of them. There are so many and I do not always have the knowledge to reply to their questions. I think if you started making things like that compulsory people would either drop all the interests on their profile until they wanted to post something and then drop the interest again or the would quit the site completely out of frustration.
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• United Kingdom
19 Sep 08
Hi, I guess we just don't know what is going to make a good discussion topic! There will be some interesting discussions that you post and you may get a lot of responses and then again, there will definitely be discussions that you create that some people have no interest in whatsoever! I'm having difficulty in thinking of a new discussion to create. I guess it's good to keep on posting and see what happens. Just replying to your discussion has actually just made me think of one myself!! I'm going to post that now. Good luck with your discussions by the way!! Andrew
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@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Hi sweet, my opinion in this is that.. I don;t like to be forced to respond to a discussion I am not interested to give my input. I mean, yes, there are lots of good discussions but no matter how good it is if you can not relate into that, it is hard to formulate a good response. It is not also good to just say, yes or no or I don't know? there must be some ideas or input you will write when you respond. One thing is that...If you establish friendship here, your friends would respond to your discussion that's for sure. But if the topic is not interesting to them, you can not force anybody to respond. I have read so many discussions here that some people are upset and even deleted some of their friends because no body respond to their discussions. For me, I would be embarrassed to force people to respond to my topic even if they don't like it. No offense to anyone, this is just my opinion. Have a nice day.
• United States
19 Sep 08
I think it depend on what kind of topic you are talking about and everybody have different interest.
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@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
19 Sep 08
That's happened to me and I think the answer is to learn to post discussions that get lots of responses. It takes a knack but it can be done. Some of my later discussions have gotten great numbers of responses. You have to think of good discussion ideas.
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@myklj999 (19960)
19 Sep 08
All I will say is if they changed it to where I had to respond to certain questions that don't interest me I would just quit. Just because a discussion is in an interest I have does not mean I am neccessarily interested in that particular discussion. There are many discussions in the "myLot" interest that I really don't care to answer; also all these discussions about "what's your favorite color/ice cream/soda/etc; I am just not interested in them. Just because they show up in an interest I have selected doesn't mean I should be required to answer them. That's just plain silly in my opinion.
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@sabbatha (287)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Not sure I would like being forced to reply to discussions in my intrests. While the intrest may be mine it doesn't mean that every discussion in there is of intrest to me. I do hate to see discussions with no repsons though, which is why my favorite area to find discussions is usually the no reply area so people will have at least one reply to their discussions. But some really aren't worth the time or effort and many seem to be "come to my favorite money making site, here's the address so you can get me more referrals". I'm just not going to reply to discussions like that even if I do have an intrest in making money.
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@vmksvmks (413)
• Canada
19 Sep 08
I guess i would find it frustrating but i would not appreciate being told what i had to do I enjoy the Freedom with which i live ..I donot think it is intentional I think it is a hit and miss kind of thing that happens....I have seen many poorly composed posts that have dozens of responses abd by the same token many that were quite good with only 1 or 2 responses The Mystery continues and i wonder if we will very get to understand Good Luck Have a Great Day
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@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
20 Sep 08
There's a saying from the Orient: "No one is going to say that you are dumb if you do not speak (foolishly)" and equally on the opposite end, West, they have a saying: "Empty vessels makes the most noise." I think in life it is just like that, some will come by, hear you out and just move on without saying anything. Whereas, there will be some that will be just the opposite. It is just rather individualistic here. However, just to be fair, I could not help but see quite a number of similar topics which though may be hold different titles being posted up for discussions here. Equally, we have discussions started by individuals who does not care to maintain with a response and/or rating after that - posting for the sake of posting counts? I just wonder and marvel myself here. So, I do feel that members just do not feel like repeating themselves on the discussion and frankly speaking would prefer to move onto other topics. There will definitely be other reasons for not replying and I felt that since this is a freedom of speech age I do not and would not agree to a mandatory response from members as they may have other responsibilities in their daily life other than surfing and replying to myLot here.
• United States
20 Sep 08
How do we know whether a discussion is going to get responses or not until we post them? It happens, it does not make us fools for posting them. Who knows, someone may come back in a month or so and respond to something. I know that I have posted to things that were posted months before. I just did not see them in the rotation of the topics being discussed. Like I said, it happens. Just keep posting, eventually someone will respond. As for making people respond to things in their interest group, that kind of defeats the purpose of being here. I don't always want to respond to something someone else has posted, even if it is in one of my interests. Same with responding to friends' discussions. Sometimes, I don't because I have nothing to say or, what they are writing about that day does not interest me.
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@sharra1 (6342)
• Australia
20 Sep 08
It is disappointing that some topics get no replies. I try and post answers to topics that have no replies and I have 3 discussions of my own that never got a response. In my case I suspect that the topics were just too hard or too specialised and no one had any answers to help me. Still I think to only have 3 with no replies is not too bad out of all the discussions I have started. I think it also depends on when you post discussions. I am in Australia so I tend to post when Americans are all in bed, or probably in bed and I am rarely on the computer very late at night which would be early morning over there so anything I post could well get buried with a whole bunch of other discussions by the time that people on the other side of the world are able to see them. I do not know how many people there are online when I am posting, or if there are many Australians posting here.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
19 Sep 08
Alas, unlike you, I do not take very well to regulation and legislation. This is the price we pay for being in a public marketplace of ideas. Sometimes we get passed by and that is not a big deal. Just go and make another discussion. It would help if you get your idea correctly across.
• United States
19 Sep 08
I find that some topics are hard to answer. I only answer to the discussions I can actually WRITE something on. Not just a 1-2 worded answer, but a few sentences or more. I write my own discussions and if they get a response, awesome, if not, I understand that some people just dont know how to answer it and maybe they are like me and dont respond to everything they see just to get a few extra pennies or whatever they are doing... I would rather have a detailed answer from someone who knows then a 1-2 word answer from someone who doesnt know what they are talking about
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
19 Sep 08
If I was forced to respond to a comment just because it was under a catagory I was interested in, then I'd be deleting catagories quickly. We are here to respond to those that interest us. Not to be forced to post to every discussion out there. Today out of curiosity I went into the no response heading to see if there were some discussions there that interested me. The biggest problem I find with those is they don't make sense half the time. I DO realize we are from all over the world here. But some of the ones I find have no puncuation at all so I can't tell when the sentence has ended and a new one begun. Or, they use the totally wrong words and I can't understand at all what they are talking about. To those, I won't respond. As far as I'm concerned, the system is working fine. An for those who get no responses, well maybe they need to work on how they write their posts from now on.
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• United States
19 Sep 08
I think there could be a better way to ensure that everyone gets at least one response to their question. It feels bad to have a question floating around out there that nobody answers. It's happened to me before and I didn't like it.
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@kerriannc (4280)
• Jamaica
20 Sep 08
I have select various interest myself and whenever I post a discussion I received no response. To tell you the truth this used to hurt me alot but I realized that MYLOT is a cronies thing if you are not in the elite group then you will not received a response neither do your star moves. So I just come here and response to the ones that I think I enjoyed reading. My friend just continue to be who you are because if you follow what goes on in here you will run like what some of the older MYLOTTERS do.
@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
20 Sep 08
There's a saying from the Orient: "No one is going to say that you are dumb if you do not speak (foolishly)" and equally on the opposite end, West, they have a saying: "Empty vessels makes the most noise." I think in life it is just like that, some will come by, hear you out and just move on without saying anything. Whereas, there will be some that will be just the opposite. It is just rather individualistic here. However, just to be fair, I could not help but see quite a number of similar topics which though may be hold different titles being posted up for discussions here. Equally, we have discussions started by individuals who does not care to maintain with a response and/or rating after that - posting for the sake of posting counts? I just wonder and marvel myself here. So, I do feel that members just do not feel like repeating themselves on the discussion and frankly speaking would prefer to move onto other topics. There will definitely be other reasons for not replying and I felt that since this is a freedom of speech age I do not and would not agree to a mandatory response from members as they may have other responsibilities in their daily life other than surfing and replying to myLot here.
@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
20 Sep 08
There's a saying from the Orient: "No one is going to say that you are dumb if you do not speak (foolishly)" and equally on the opposite end, West, they have a saying: "Empty vessels makes the most noise." I think in life it is just like that, some will come by, hear you out and just move on without saying anything. Whereas, there will be some that will be just the opposite. It is just rather individualistic here. However, just to be fair, I could not help but see quite a number of similar topics which though may be hold different titles being posted up for discussions here. Equally, we have discussions started by individuals who does not care to maintain with a response and/or rating after that - posting for the sake of posting counts? I just wonder and marvel myself here. So, I do feel that members just do not feel like repeating themselves on the discussion and frankly speaking would prefer to move onto other topics. There will definitely be other reasons for not replying and I felt that since this is a freedom of speech age I do not and would not agree to a mandatory response from members as they may have other responsibilities in their daily life other than surfing and replying to myLot here.
@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
20 Sep 08
There's a saying from the Orient: "No one is going to say that you are dumb if you do not speak (foolishly)" and equally on the opposite end, West, they have a saying: "Empty vessels makes the most noise." I think in life it is just like that, some will come by, hear you out and just move on without saying anything. Whereas, there will be some that will be just the opposite. It is just rather individualistic here. However, just to be fair, I could not help but see quite a number of similar topics which though may be hold different titles being posted up for discussions here. Equally, we have discussions started by individuals who does not care to maintain with a response and/or rating after that - posting for the sake of posting counts? I just wonder and marvel myself here. So, I do feel that members just do not feel like repeating themselves on the discussion and frankly speaking would prefer to move onto other topics. There will definitely be other reasons for not replying and I felt that since this is a freedom of speech age I do not and would not agree to a mandatory response from members as they may have other responsibilities in their daily life other than surfing and replying to myLot here.
@skysuccess (8881)
• Singapore
20 Sep 08
There's a saying from the Orient: "No one is going to say that you are dumb if you do not speak (foolishly)" and equally on the opposite end, West, they have a saying: "Empty vessels makes the most noise." I think in life it is just like that, some will come by, hear you out and just move on without saying anything. Whereas, there will be some that will be just the opposite. It is just rather individualistic here. However, just to be fair, I could not help but see quite a number of similar topics which though may be hold different titles being posted up for discussions here. Equally, we have discussions started by individuals who does not care to maintain with a response and/or rating after that - posting for the sake of posting counts? I just wonder and marvel myself here. So, I do feel that members just do not feel like repeating themselves on the discussion and frankly speaking would prefer to move onto other topics. There will definitely be other reasons for not replying and I felt that since this is a freedom of speech age I do not and would not agree to a mandatory response from members as they may have other responsibilities in their daily life other than surfing and replying to myLot here.