Add the interest?? Add the interest??? FINE! I'll add the interest then! lol.

@James72 (26832)
Australia
November 9, 2008 11:14am CST
Do you find yourself adding an interest just so you don't have to keep selecting "no thanks" every time? There have been so many time where I will be active in someone's discussion and every time I reply to them I have to go throught that "Add this interest?" phase..... If there is a lot of back and forth conversation going on, then more times than not I will end up saying yes and add the damn interest just to stop being asked! lol. I have accepted some of the most unrelatable interests you can imagine at times just to eliminate this process each and every time I go to post a comment. So do you ever do the same yourself? It drives me crazy I tell ya!
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
10 Nov 08
It did drive me nuts as well. In the begininning i would add every single interest that i was prompted at, then came the phase of me declining all the additional interests. Now its a matter of choice, something which interest me gets added as an interest and that which does not interest me and is a one of kind of thing gets skipped. . It does get me wondering as to how many interest and sub interest are really there though.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
10 Nov 08
I could not help but notice an interest that you added which showed up on my homepage James. "Panda Spanking". Really
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
Yes alok, "Panda Spanking"! lol. Time for something quirky I feel so watch that space! I think there are literally thousands of interest categories and sub-categories etc so no wonder we get bombarded with requests to join them. It is generally a matter of choice for me also but sometimes I do just end uop accepting any old category just to stop being asked! I am sure that I have many in my lists that I will probably never participate in again all because of this approach. Thanks for the response.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
10 Nov 08
So, its. quirky interests, quirky words to search in discussions, antyhing else quirky going on there now James ?. Moon too bright in egypt or something ?
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@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
9 Nov 08
No, I don't do it as a matter of course. Two that I still hold out on are religion and politics. I am considering seriously adding politics but I don't think I ever want to add religion. I would add 'spirituality' but not religion, because I don't believe in organized religion or worshipping of a higher power. I do believe in existance of a higher power but that is not the same as worshipping and following rules and living your life in tune with such rules.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
I think along similar lines as you and I am not a follower or advocate of organized religion either mommyboo; but I do take part in the occasional discussion in that interest category. Politics is also a category I participate in every now and then as well. It's kinda hard not to with the election and all! lol. Thanks for the response.
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@aero89 (422)
• United States
10 Nov 08
haha maybe you're just more interested than you think! Sounds like you should test the waters a bit :D Next time you accept the 'interest', go immediately there and start your own discussion and if you seriously know nothing about it, make something up and see if anyone catches ya! :-P
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
So it's a subliminal affliction then is it aero? lol. Maybe I might just give what you have suggested a try then? The question is WHAT interest would be totoally unexpected? I will think on this and if I get the inclination I may just try this. Thanks for the response and the suggestion.
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@SketcherD (1114)
• Canada
10 Nov 08
Yes I do the same thing. Apparently I do like that interest if I keep replying under the same topic over and over again!!! But if I have said no twice I think the thing should give up asking and just let us move on already!!!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
I agree with you Sketcher. Once we have said "no" a few times we should stop being asked over and over again! Just because one day we end up being active in a single interest category doesn't necessarily mean that we always will be. It should stop asking us and we can then go and find it and add it ourself at a later date if we wish. Thanks for the response.
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@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I have added interests if it is an interest that I have but did not know about when I was adding m interests when I first discovered this place. There are SO many possible "interests" here that it is impossible to find and add every single interest that applies to you the first time. If I have responded to a Discussion not knowing that it was an interest that I had not selected and I know that I really do not share this interest for the most part then I will not add the interest. :)
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
9 Nov 08
I sat on the small group of interests I chose when I first joined for ages, then I ended up one day going through the choices again and adding a heap more. Then of course I have all these other interests that get added as I go along..... Your reasoning in only selecting interests that ARE actually of interest is solid EAStanley, but I end up caving in all the time because I get sick of being asked! lol. Thanks for the response.
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
9 Nov 08
No, I don't add an interest just for the sake of not having to do it again in the future. I like the slow and annoying process. And why do we have to be polite if we choose no? Why do we have to say thanks after NO? Why can't we just say NO, please do not ask me again or else...?
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
9 Nov 08
I just realized I was also being polite by adding "please" in there. Dang.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
9 Nov 08
Your kind heart shone through SaintAnne regardless of your desire to rough things up a tad! A social portal with manners..... My, haven't we come far these days! lol. You are far more set in your ways than me then I can tell you. I can only hold out for so long before I suddenly find myself an "octopus fillets" afficionado or something! Thanks for the response.
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@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Look at me... I'm Sandra Dee... Octopus fillets. Yummy!
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
10 Nov 08
Hahahaha... No hardly i do that. I do not want to spam myself with too many of interests. once i went through the interests (it took me ages)only to find out that it includes nails to cows and whatnots. there was even one category saying I AM A SERIAL KLLER!!! it drives me crazy as well!
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
"Nails to cows to whatnots"? Now if THAT'S a category mimpi someone may just be on to something! There are definitely some strange ones in there that's for sure. If you check on the first page of this discussion, you will see some tips on how to bypass this area. It may be worth doing that from now on to save some frustration! Thanks for the response.
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
10 Nov 08
lolz.SERIAL KILLER!PANDA SPANKING!what else next?lol
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
At least Panda Spanking makes sense riyasam! Serial killing is just silly don't you think?
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@SeishiroX (1076)
• Philippines
10 Nov 08
Nope, I don't do that because it means I'd be swamped with unappealing topics in my "my interests" tab when looking for discussions to reply to. I just find myself laughing sometimes though, especially when I read "would you like to add 'politics' under 'things that I enjoy'?" because I can almost say "No thanks" out loud.
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
Yet another member with far more patience than me then SeishiroX! lol. Your reasoning is very solid but I just don't seem to have the patience and sometimes will accept some odd interest category that I KNOW I probably won't ever be active in again, just to stop myself from being asked anymore! Thanks for the response.
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@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
10 Nov 08
Hi James. It happenes often to me as well and some interests are really tricky to as - like Daughter or Woman (me being a man and all) so at times i choose to decline those as it would be strange to reach a leader board in interest like that.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
Hi elitess. I was in the "woman" category myself for some time there! lol. Maybe in some subliminal way it helped me get in touch with my feminine side? It would have been funny if I had of made the leaderboard in that one! lol. Thanks for the response.
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@successlog (3172)
• China
10 Nov 08
hello james,Yes, i think a lot of members on mylot have had this kind of situation to have to choose the yes or no options.and mostly, when i post one response in some one's discussion and when i meet this condition, i will just choose add the interest to my interest list.Thus, i think i won't do it again when i meet this kind of interest discussion the next time.keep moving. happy mylotting.
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
Hi successlog. I agree with you and am sure that I am one of countless many that do exactly the same thing! Sometimes we just cave in because we are tired of being asked! Some hints have been shared on how to bypass this section now so I think I will use these hints from now on to stop adding inane interests just for the heck of it. Thanks for the response.
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@celticeagle (116603)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Nov 08
No. I find alot of the interest add ons interesting and if I think I may use them later I just add them on. Maybe just add them incase. What do you think?
@Daffodil20 (1754)
• India
9 Nov 08
Oh you touched a sore point james. I find it really boggling. First you respond and then you have to tag it and just when you think its over,this page suddenly stares and dares....you better add,or else......... I have added many uninteresting interests in the bargain.
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
9 Nov 08
You wanna band-aid for that sore point Daffodil? It sounds like you are very much like me then! lol. I have so many unrelated interests that I have added it's not funny; and all because I get tired of being asked and I just want them to stop! Thanks for the response.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
no i don't add an interest even if it appears ten times a day asking me to add it if i don't have any real interest in it. that's just stupid i know, but i can't bring myself to hit that yes button. i'm the "no, thanks" girl all the way.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
14 Jul 09
Well you're a far more patient person than me kayedanda! After about the 2nd or 3rd request I have 2 choices really. It's either accept the damn interest or throw my laptop off a balcony! Thanks for the response and for letting me know that you're tougher than I am! lol.
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
14 Jul 09
more hard-headed, is more like it
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
14 Jul 09
Ah so you're one of the stubborn ones then? lol.
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
29 Jun 09
No I won't add it. Especially if it has nothing to do with me. I find it pointless to do that because it is lying. Plus then it will show me topics about the interest that might not even interest me. Unfortunately I do just hit NO THANKS each time. However you're right. They need a way once we select NO THANKS it should stop asking. How about that myLot? Pablo
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
29 Jun 09
It sounds like you have far more patience than me then because I usually give in after a few prompts! I agree that it would be nice if it asked only a selec t numberof times and then no more, but I'm sure there's method behind their madness on this one. Thanks for the response callarse.
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@callarse1 (4793)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I just cannot seeing me added interest groups without having that interest. I still wanna see them have it where it only asks one time and then doesn't ask anymore. I mean it only ask once if you press the YES button so why does it keep having to ask again and again if we press no? Pablo
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@Wizzywig (7860)
28 Jun 09
No, I just do what mykl does... your question prompted me to go to my interest list to check out whether I have a load of crap amongst it and was quite surprised at how restrained I seem to have been! (I'd like to think that its not because I'm a saddo with no interests but rather that I'm enthusiastic about those I have ) You'll notice the relative abscence of sports and video games....
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
28 Jun 09
No sports and video games??? But they're the best of the lot! lol. I remember Mykl's comments about just bypassing the page itself, but I still end up getting myself frustrated over the whole thing. Like I said a couple of responses above, one example is that I'm apparently interested in lifestyle BDSM now, so I guess I'd better get my act together and leather up or something! Thanks for the response Wizzy and good for you for being able to hold out like you are, 'cos 9 times out of 10 I end up caving!
@mtdewgurl74 (18121)
• United States
29 Jun 09
James you in leather! would possibly send half of mylo into a swoon....lol and give novataylor heart palpations..along with a few others.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
29 Jun 09
But I'd probably pass out from the heat! LMAO
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Hey james! I keep doing the same thing too! I end up getting so pissed off that I hit the yes button just to get rid of the damn thing! But I refused to be a mother! Unlike you apparently!lol But as steflane I did hit the WTF interest too! And who knows what other ones I hit just to get rid of them! And like Irish I have no idea what myklj was talking about so I stayed the hell out of the way! So I'm sure I'll be adding plenty more of those worthless interests before long!
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@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
10 Nov 08
Well thanks james! Why does myklj have to make things sound so confusing! I love him, but jeez! I'm still ok with the WTF interest! Someone has to keep steflane company!lol
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
10 Nov 08
You are most welcome Opal. Well the saying is that "two heads are better than one" right? So I guess two WTF's is just as important.....
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
18 Jul 09
Haha, no, it doesn't botther me! I haven't added interest for more than a year! I know what it meant if I added the interst! Later, I just said no to any interest! You can say it is an inertia. This discussion just reminds me of something! I am now adding your panda as my interst! Did I add it before? Seriously, I have no idea about it. haha
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
19 Jul 09
You haven't added an interest for more than a year? Now THAT takes discipline! lol. Then again, if this is the case, panda spanking can't have been added because I only started that group about 10 months ago. Thanks for the response hiddenwing and now it's time for you to break this "no interest adding streak" and add panda spanking. Quickly now!
• United States
14 Jul 09
Good news. You don't have to load up with interests you're not interested in, and you don't have to select "No thanks." Your comment has already been accepted by the time you see that, so you can skip it. I always open discussions in a new window, so all I have to do is close the window. You can do the same if you use tabs. No fuss, no bother. No interests that I could care less about.
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@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
29 Jun 09
Usually when I am responding to something and the "Add your interest" question comes up, I do not add it right away. I do not add interest just for the sake of adding one. I always decide on the basis of my interest and knowledge. If such interest is not my cup of tea, then I will decline.
@James72 (26832)
• Australia
29 Jun 09
I usually decline too at first, but if I'm participating in an ongoing discussion and it keeps popping up again and again, more times than not I'll select yes just so I don't get asked anymore! It's because of my impatience that I have so many interests in my lists that aren't really interests of mine at all! Thanks for the response jpso.
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
29 Jun 09
OMG...that is such a petpeeve here with me. I hate it! It's like the only way to avoid that annoying little step is to just say "yes". Reminds me of a little kid begging for something and the parent gives in just to shut them up.
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@James72 (26832)
• Australia
29 Jun 09
Tell me about it! It's like kids in the car screaming "Are we there yet, are we there yet" or at thesupermrket going "Can I have it? Can I have it?" Yeah you can have it if you just SHUT UP! Oh man, I do have myself a nice little list of completely irrelevant interests though, how cool is that? Thanks for the comments sid.