Does it matter if I don't comment on your response?

@Sheepie (3118)
United States
October 13, 2008 7:54pm CST
I haven't been commenting on people's responses to my discussion. I think that most of the time, it's final, I ask, and you respond. Do you care if someone comments or not? It doesn't make a difference to me. I heard you earn more when you comment, too. What do you say about it?
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@dpk262006 (56591)
• Delhi, India
14 Oct 08
Comments on my responses to discussions are very important to me. If I do not receive a comment, how could I know that my response was read and understood. Posting comments is a kind of acknowledgement and I prefer to reply to those members who do not fail to post comments on my response. I also do likewise, I try my best to post my comments on the replies received in response to my discussions. If someone does not post a comment on the responses received, the discussion loses its charm and spark. If you see those discussions, where there are comments, counter-comments and sub-comments, you may realise that those discussions appear more lively and vibarent in comparison to those, where the user has not posted a single comment.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Thank you, I will comment more in the future!
@dpk262006 (56591)
• Delhi, India
15 Oct 08
Many thanks for the best response and also for taking my suggestion in the right spirits.
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
Hi sheepie! it does matter! Letting the person know you've read her comments on what you posted and your view makes a lot of difference.
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@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I didn't know that! And you are newer than me! Thank you.
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Unless I ask a question of the person posting the discussion, it really doesn't matter if I get an answer back. I have heard that you will earn more by replying to the responses, thus actually having a discussion but I don't know if that is true or not
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Yeah, I think I'm going to do some replying today to see if I get more earnings.
• Australia
14 Oct 08
I would see interaction as an important aspect, because even if you earn regulalry it's hardly for the money. I will comment on responses if I think they are worth responding to, which means generally about 10 - 20% of them, although some discussions get a lot better than that. Lash
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@Lee_Rites (845)
• United States
14 Oct 08
I don't care if you don't comment on my response. I think you should comment on some responses though.
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@youless (94716)
• Guangzhou, China
14 Oct 08
It's alright and I won't mind it. But if you add your comments, then others will remember you and they tend to come back and reply to more of your new discussions. I love China
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@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
14 Oct 08
That's a good way to think of it. Your avatar is so cute!
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
14 Oct 08
it doesn't bother me when someone doesn't comment back on the response. and maybe thats because i don't comment back to every response i get myself lol sometimes there just isn't anything left to say ya know? and there is no reason for you to comment back in less you just wanted to be like "thanks for your response, happy mylotting or whatever lol but mylot actually doesn't allow that... though a lot of people do it anyawy.... but yeah, it doesn't bother me.. besides that half the time i don't even remember all what i have responsed too lol in less i look in my responded part of mylot and look..
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@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
14 Oct 08
That's how I am too; I don't think there's normally much else to say except, "Me too!"
@myklj999 (20697)
14 Oct 08
You're going to have people tell you that comments won't earn you money; they are wrong. I sent myLot a PM about that and was told that we are paid for all comments. I don't comment to all responses in my discussions usually, although there is the rare occasion that I will comment to everyone. For some strange reason, those are the ones that end up deleted after I spend all my time on them.
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@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I believe so too, because I seemed to have earned from it yesterday. How clever are they, to only keep count of the response!
• Philippines
14 Oct 08
i don't really mind if people don't comment on my responses. i only started commenting on other people's responses just today because i heard that you also earn from it.=D
@mscott (1924)
• United States
14 Oct 08
It depends on what the topic was really. If it is a question and I simply answer it I don't really care I guess if you reply or not. If it is something to debate though and it is meant to be a discussion with comments back and forth then I guess not replying kind of defeats the purpose. I will admit though that I don't always go back and look again at the discussions I replied to. Again, it depends on what the original topic was.
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@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
16 Oct 08
It's polite to acknowledge someone's comment but I don't consider it essential. I'm not offended if someone doesn't reply to my comment. The only time I don't like it is when I'm reponding to someone's discussions who is a "friend" and not only do they not acknowledge me, they don't respond to any of my discussions.
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
15 Oct 08
Yes I do like when someone respond to somenthing I said. And I dont mean just a plain random thank you, posted on every answer, I dont like those. Makes me feel like I havent said anything worth responding or reading. In this case its better left unresponded. But if someone feels I have said something worth responding then Im glad they do. And as for myself I do try to respond to everyone, sometimes I dont know what to say and then I just let it go by. Its not like I feel obligated to answer or to thank everyone who posted. I think its all just the matter of a feeling, if you feel like it do it, if not then dont, its not an obligatory thing to do ;)
@blanksolid (1632)
• Spain
14 Oct 08
I think that comments on the responses are welcome so the discussion still alive in order getting much more responses in each of them, have a nice day.
14 Oct 08
Hi Sheepi, It may not matter to you little one, but a lot of Mylotters would like a respose back as they took the trouble to rspond to your discussions and I think it is good manners to do so because I always respond back whenthe respond to my discussions and it is nice to know the you have acknowledge their response. Hugs. Tamara
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Personally, it never bothers me if someone doesn't respond to my response, unless I've asked a very specific question in my response. Sometimes, I'll ask a 'silly' question that doesn't need a response; I just ask it to maybe give someone a laugh. I think that the more we post in myLot, no matter if it's a new discussion or a response to a response to a response, we'll get paid more as long as it has good content and quality. Maybe that's the reason I like myLot so much; the more I write, the more I'm paid and I've ALWAYS had a big mouth!
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
14 Oct 08
Hi Sheepie. I don't respond to everyone's comment on my discussion. I try to do most of them tho. It doesn't bother me if they don't comment back to me. We get lots of comments a day and it's hard to comment back to everyone of them. Have a good lotting day. PS: you don't have to comment back to me if you don't want to LOL Take care
@caskins (689)
• United States
14 Oct 08
hello my fellow myLotter, it doesn't make a difference to me if someone comments or not unless i responded with a question to that particular person. happy posting!
@rusty2rusty (6765)
• Defiance, Ohio
14 Oct 08
I really like seeing a crator of a discussion comment back through out the responses. I knwo sometims it is hard to think up of an answer to every response. That is why i say through out a discussiona nd not every comment. I think responding to some comments through out a decision you make shows the comments that you really do want their opinion and not in to it just for the money.
@sarojInc (570)
• India
14 Oct 08
Well it depends i.e on what topic we are discussing, what are the issues that were unresolved / resolved, the kinda response,and what more we want to share with people. Sometimes we maybe busy thinking as I know you are , we are completely involved with ourselves making it a bit tough to respond to every comment we receive. In my case I tend to ,sometimes forget to notice comment as comment and take it as a nice conversation . And another thing is now a days I'm practising listening skills. So hope no one minds it ?
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
14 Oct 08
I have no idea whether you earn more when you comment - I'm not interested in making money - but when people respond to my discussions I definitely like to acknowledge that they've gone to the trouble. I guess if I wasn't interested in their opinions, I wouldn't have started the discussion in the first place - so it's kind of them to be bothered.