When You Start A New Discussion In Here
September 21, 2008 9:06pm CST
do you read and respond back to everyone who responds, or do you only respond back if you feel that they give something back worth posting here? Also how do you decide who to choose as the Best Response either? For me, when I go and check out my discussions I have started, and respond back to the ones who have posted there, I also take time to go and check out at least one of their discussions they have started on here, and see if I can post back to something of their as well. Many times even if they are not a friend of mine yet, this gives me a chance to get to know them better and see who they really are as well. As for choosing Best Responses, for me, it depends on what you post in there. If I can truly relate back with you, and you are giving me a thought or opinion that I feel will help me you have the best chance. No, you do not have to be a Friend of mine yet as well. New members on here have just as good of chance as someone who has been a member for 2 yrs. These are just some of my thoughts. What are some of yours? Wishing You All The Best. ~~TINA~~
6 people like this
• United States
22 Sep 08
I do my very best to comment to EVERY response I receive. Some are easier to give comment than others. However, I still appreciate the shallow responses as they took the time & put in their effort to respond!!! I determine the Best Response by how thought provoking the response is or if it provides me with a lot of good information!!! Being a friend does NOT help me in my choice!!! Sometimes a friend who knows how I think, actually gives the Best Response because they understand me & what information I'm looking for. Sometimes, when responding to a discussion that I'm enjoying, I'll go to their Profile Page & see what other Discussions they've started or participated in. Then, if I like, I'll request as a new friend. I do believe that you have MUCH MORE experience in this than I do so you understand what I'm saying!!!
22 Sep 08
hi dear krausehome i need to start a discussion while an idea strikes me. it may not be related to any thing personal . day to day affairs, some observation,some happening and i normally load only 2-3 average per day now. earlier even it was less!! happy mylotting!!
22 Sep 08
I just like writing so for me starting a new discussion is limited to what can I write about. Sometimes it is hard as I cannot think of what to say or I cannot decide what interest is it best to put it under. If someone responds to my discussion, I will try to comment to it, but that is usually after I go and respond to as many discussions as I can. As for the comment, I would rather say a few lines than a simple agreement or not agreement on the subject. I give a best response usually to the one that makes the most sense and is able to say it better. It may not be the longest, in some cases, the post is short, but it seems the most logical. It does not matter who gets the best response. I never even thought of giving best responses only to friends or just answering friends posts. That never occurred to me. Oh yes, one thing, when I go on the profiles, I try to find if any of my friends in the real world are here. And I also accept anyone who asks to be my friend.
23 Sep 08
Hi, when I start any discussion I give an answer to every reply that I get.. that way I can keep my discussion open and dynamic.. I don't like to start a discussion and reply to all with just a "thanks for the comment" or "thanks for the reply".. I read carefully all the replies and answer as honest as I can be..
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Sep 08
I respond back to all but sometimes that response is just 'thanks'. Best responses are one of two things. Either it was the response I liked the best (most to the point, most informative, funniest) or, if none stand out and there were several that were very similar, I generally just pick the first one.
• United Kingdom
22 Sep 08
If I create a discussion and others respond to that discussion then without fail, I will reply to their responses. This is out of politeness, I feel this is compulsory. If someone is making the effort to respond to your discussion then it's only right that you reply. There may be some responses that are not up to scratch but all the same, it's right to reply. I also checkout the discussions created by my friends from time to time as I also feel that this is an appropriate thing to do. I guess it all relates to give and take in My Lot. You respond to others discussions and hopefully they will respond to yours. So, is my response boring? Or is it worthwhile?Andrew
22 Sep 08
Hi KrauseHome, well I respond to only those discussions which I feel has a substance and is worth posting and yes ofcours I hve some knowledge about that topic regardless of whether the person is my friend or not.There are so many postings from my friends which I am not able to answer. So it depends. Happy mylotting!
22 Sep 08
I do try to respond to all the replies I get if I have the time and they are are something that makes sense. I do occassionly get responses that do not seem to relate to the subject at all or are quite rude and I do not reply to them. I have had some time away from the computer lately due to ill health and have not responded and I apologise to anyone I have not responded to. I am trying to catch up with them. Best responses sometimes give me a problem if there are several good ones. I do not want to those but I do try to give a best response on all of my discussions. It seems like a good idea to check up on at least one of the responders. I shall give this a try. Good luck with your discussions.
22 Sep 08
I find it depends on the amount of response posts I get. If my discussion gets a page worth or less, then I do go back in and reply to all. Especially if I have been asking a question, as I am obviously interested in the answers. You have posted this however at a point where I was thinking just this about half an hour ago. Yesterday I posted a discussion which at last count I saw had 28 responses. I started by replying to all, but now as I am getting more and more I am finding it harder to respond if you want the truth. I am answering the same or similar things to people, and only really giving an original response, if the post is a bit different. Don't get me wrong, I am pleased to have a discussion do so well, but I am worried that I may look a bit repetitive if I keep responding. I will still probably finish replying to all though, as I feel that if they have taken the time to reply, then i is fair I acknowledge the responses. When looking at the best response, I personally prefer to look at each post, and see which ones really relate to/answer the discussion, as I am amazed at the amount that have no relevance. I then look at how descriptive the posts are, and the length and quality. One thing I never do is give a friend best response just because they are my friend. I am completely fair, and use the same system with all discussions, and feel comfortable doing it this way.