What attracts you to a discussion?

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
October 13, 2008 3:42pm CST
Are there certain friends you always respond to no matter what the topic is? Or are there certain topics you always reply to even if you've seen similar discussions before? Or are you to the point where only a really unique and different discussion catches your attention enough for you to bother to respond? And the opposite? What will keep you from responding to a discussion? My answers after I see your answers. lol
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@myklj999 (18188)
13 Oct 08
Are there certain friends you always respond to no matter what the topic is? No, but there are certain topics I will respond to no matter what the friend is. Or are there certain topics you always reply to even if you've seen similar discussions before? See above answer. Or are you to the point where only a really unique and different discussion catches your attention enough for you to bother to respond? I haven't really reached that point yet. And the opposite? See answer above. What will keep you from responding to a discussion? No Internet connection.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
rofl I like that last one especially....
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@capirani (1841)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Okay, I have to ask here. How do we do the bold or italics texting? I see it so often on mylot but have never seen anywhere to change my fonts on mylot.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
I don't know either and would like to (maybe the same place you get the smilies?)...
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• United States
13 Oct 08
I often wonder attracts others to a discussion, i love when I can finally get a good discussion going and I get lots of responses. I like to respond to smaller openings to the discussion then large ones. I like to read a few lines then respond.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Oct 08
I don't mind long ones, to a point, especially if it's broken down into paragraphs. I don't have the patience to read through a long one that's one huge paragraph though. Yep I wonder too. Sometimes I get one going that I think is really cool and I end up having to PM a friend to respond to it so that I can at least give a best response. Other times I think "well this isn't really all that brilliant but what the heck" and it gets a huge response!
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• United States
14 Oct 08
If only we were mind readers! we could make a awesome discussion!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
Yes but then we'd also know what all the answers were!
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
14 Oct 08
hi there,i am depending my moods to reply discussions.i dont attract or select it.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
Just whatever catches your eye?
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
14 Oct 08
hehehe something like that i guess
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
I just look at my main homepage when I log in in MyLot. Then just browse at the available topics presented to me at a glance, then just pick up anything that interests me regardless of who posted it.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
I'm self centered and egotistical. I look at the ones that I started first. lol
@subha12 (18453)
• India
14 Oct 08
mainly the title first. then i read the whole discussion. if I can make it and think I can contribute my ideas, i generally answer them. even If i answered similar discussion before, i still answer them.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
sometimes I do sometimes I don't when it comes to similar discussions, depends on how much I have to say about it!
@gegegelay (934)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
I think what catches my attention is the topic itself, followed by the short explanation that comes after the topic. Mostly, questions are more catchy than phrases. Because with questions, it's like you need or want to have an answer right away. It's more personal, I guess. I also respond to some of my friend's discussions since, but sometimes it's just really random. What keeps me from responding to a discussion is if the content of the topic doesn't really make any sense at all.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
I have seen a few that didn't make sense to me. Usually that's because the English isn't good.
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
14 Oct 08
I think it basically depends on ones interest, you automatically look out for topics that interest you.It is a personal choice..
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
Me too, but again some people's discussions always get my attention regardless of the topic!
@BriNbai (912)
• United States
13 Oct 08
I think I am a combination of all of the above. There are for sure certain people that I respond to no matter what their discussion topic is but there is also the ones from my intersests that I like to respond to. Mainly I just respond to any discusion no matter what it is. There are some thatdont catch my attention at all but theyre mainly the ones who ask for a yes or no answer.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Oct 08
Generally if I don't know anything at all about a topic I won't reply. Other than that, almost anything is fair game unless I've seen it over and over and over again.
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• France
13 Oct 08
i don't think i can reply to no matter what the topic is. I'd like to respond to the topic which i'm interested in, just like,the trouble i also have, the opinion etc. i guess i'll reply to certain topics even if i've seen similar discusssions before,but,of course, the answer is different. and what about u?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Oct 08
What about me? Well there are certain people I try to visit all the time because their discussions are always interesting. Even if they're not a new, never before heard of topic, they're interesting or funny or something. They have personality. Then there are topics that I will jump all over, like anything to do with cats, shows I like, autism, fibromyalgia, etc. I am very much beginning to avoid repetitive discussions. Maybe the person who's posting it doesn't realize it's been done 100 times before because they're new, but if I've said my piece on the subject (and often more than once), I'm not interested any more.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
14 Oct 08
Dawn..it seems almost all people that respond to me i respond to so maybe equal except now i'm not getting email notifications so have to do the searching of new discussions for the past 2 days..
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
It's harder when you don't get e-mail notifications. But I actually turned mine off, they were flooding my inbox. Couldn't keep up with them.
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
14 Oct 08
Thats true but i'm talking about when someone starts a discussion..you answer and then get no notifys about that..so you don't know who left you a funny comment or what till you remember which discussions you were at an now its to late..phewwwwww..lol..
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
Yep it's hard, you have to go back through them one by one pretty much. And no guarantee that there was a reply to your reply.
@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
[i]I respond to discussions if it interests me. It doesn't matter to me if they are my friend's discussion or not. Anyway most of my friends doesn't reply to my discussions but that's ok of course. I refrain from responding to discussions that was already asked before because there is a possibility that the discussion could be deleted. [/i]
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Oct 08
I didn't know they deleted discussions that were asked before. I've seen a lot of deleted discussions but not for that reason. Usually it's because it's a poll or a word game, or it's about your MyLot earnings, star or number of posts, or it's just a short meaningless thing that's either asking a yes/no question or making some kind of a smart remark.
@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
I guess I'm just being careful. I mean discussions that are very much similar like what pizza you like or what is the best Ice Cream for you. Something like that. It's also boring to answer these type of questions over and over again
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
yep - very!
@dieorfly (764)
• Slovak Republic
14 Oct 08
I just want to congratulate for this successful discussion:) Keep up this great job!:)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
Well thank you. I really didn't think this one would do so well, but surprise! :-)
@owelm0408 (1012)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
the subject of the discussion will be the first to caught my attention to go on reading or joining the discussion..i admit im a passive reader(most of the time) that's why.hehehe
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
Meaning you read them but don't always respond?
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
14 Oct 08
[i]Hi dawnald, When friends who are active in all of my post, I am also there in their post even if I have no idea, I will just tell them my honest opinion and for some friends, I am choosing only topics which are related to my interest and when I can relate![/i]
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
Me too pretty much!
@dieorfly (764)
• Slovak Republic
14 Oct 08
I am mostly looking for topics which are interesting for me at that certain moment. But sometimes happens to me that I found the topic which look interesting for me and when I start to post my reaction I suddenly realize I do not know what to say..lol. But I could say I mostly prefer topics from my interests and form my friends too but do not respond at all costs. I usually do not answer the one line discussions, because the publisher did not put enough effort to the topic, so I think it mostly does not deserve respond:)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
Especially if it's asking a yes/no question. Those are probably going to be deleted anyway...
@amlegend (945)
• Pakistan
14 Oct 08
it is mostly the topic and the way that it is represented that attracts me and i can honestly guess what it is going to be about by just looking at the title and i hope most can. and if i had seen a similar discussion before than i will read the whole description and then decide whether to respond or not as most people copy the title but they introduce something new in the description and ask for new or different ideas.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
Although some people put trick titles up there, but yeah usually you can tell.
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
I always respond to a discussion that i am interest with and i can relate like personal experience. Something that can help me to be a better person, and inspire me to do more more good thing and stuff. I like to respond on the hot topic for it is usually easy to reply and doesnt need and expert opinion. I like to respond on my friend started for they usually have the same interest like me. I like to respond to no responses so that i can get my best response for no body answer the discussion expect me.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
I don't go to the hot topics so much myself unless I have something new to add. If they're on 'hot' or 'top' usually there are already so many responses that I have nothing to add.
• India
14 Oct 08
The discussion should appeal to me. It should make me expand my view and think about it before I make a move and post a response. I find it hard to respond to all discussions no matter what they are for. I do not respond to all of my friend's discussions but I make sure that I reply to the ones I think I should. bourne
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
Well honestly I have responded to a few discussions where I have no clue about them. But when I do that, it's usually to ask a question.
• China
14 Oct 08
I always pay attention to my first sight feeling. When I look through the topics, I will catch the most impressive topic. That is to say, I will be interested in the ones that I love and that I think they are easy for me. Moreover, those topics can make me say something that I want to say. That's it.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
Naturally it's easy to talk about topics that you love.
@misskit (289)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Me? Well, I like to respond to discussions that interest me, topics that I am familiar with or topics that I feel I can add too with a bit of knowledge. I do try to respond to discussions friends start, but again only if I think I can intellegently add something. LOL
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Oct 08
I guess that's a good policy!