This is SO irritating!
September 29, 2008 9:13am CST
I get so irritated when people answer a discussion just for the sole purpose of the money they are receiving. You know who you are! Answered my discussions a couple of times. The answer is so short and general that it is obvious that it was done quickly without any thought. People like this should be kicked off because it's not what mylot should be all about.
29 Sep 08
Sounds as if you've really got the bit between your teeth, and maybe you actually have a particular person in mind, but if you stop to think for a moment, there is no way that you can be sure that short answers are there just because people write 'just for the money'! Some people find it hard to write long answers, some people have difficulty expressing themselves in English, especially when it is not their first language, some people don't have a lot to say, almost regardless of the topic, and those are just a few of the more obvious reasons. If you think a particular person is guilty of your charge, maybe you should tell that person, instead of jumping to the generalisation you are making here. As we look thru the discussions on Mylot, there are quite a lot that have very short answers, and they tend to fall into three categories. First are the ones where people are asking for advice, for example on which anti- virus program is best, which really begs for a one or two line answer. Then there are the ones where people are so obviously struggling to express themselves in English that they write maybe just one sentence, and we have to translate as best we can, because communications is the name of the game. Then the third category covers the area where the person starting the discussion writes a long entry (usually detailed personal experience), and by the time you finish reading it, you realise that there's nothing really to discuss, because all you can do is agree or disagree. Have you ever tried reading a discussion you started.....as if somebody else had written it? Did you feel inspired to continue the DISCUSSION, or was it one of those agree or disagree situations? At the end of the day, we all hope to start or contribute to great ongoing discussions, but we all need a bit of luck, so that our contributions inspire others to continue the two way exchange!
• Garden Grove, California
1 Oct 08
hi asandifer that may be irritating and again a lotof times' the answers may depend on the posters discussion too. it may not engender much of an answer if its something like what flavor of ice cream do you like? as for kicking people off, thats not fair as there are a zillion reasons why somebody might have made a short answer. You are new here as for what mylot is all about,its social yes, but also it gives a lot of us people a way to make some much needed grocery money. we are not all rich people, and dont sneer at people who want to make some much needed money. you are still new and mylot does not kick people off just because one person doesnt like their responses. grow up a bit here.