What deters you from responding

@jesssp (2743)
Canada
November 11, 2008 9:04pm CST
Are you less likely to respond to a discussion if it has a lot of answers or if it has zero? Sometimes if a discussion has a ton of responses then I feel like I probably couldn't contribute anything further and move on. But on the other hand sometimes zero responses can be a deterrent because there isn't anything to build on. How do you guys feel?
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@Humbug25 (12552)
12 Nov 08
Hello jesssp If there are no responses then I like to be the first to get the ball rolling sometimes that is the only response a discussion will get! Sometimes I won't respond to a discussion if it has already had loads of responses because like you say 'what more can you contribute'? Sometimes you have to read through all the responses left by others too before you can respond yourself and that can be time consuming!!
@jesssp (2743)
• Canada
14 Nov 08
That's a good way to look at it. It can really be discouraging when your discussion gets no responses, especially when you're just starting out.
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I do not usually respond to discussions with a lot of responses as well. I very rarely read the today's top or hot discussions, because after the discussions has fourty or more responses, I do not think I have much to add to it and the poster probably stops reading them after a cerain amount. I usually select the new category. I do not respond to questions that require a yes or no answer either. And I definitely am not responding to Obama discussions, he has already won the election, so let it rest.
@jesssp (2743)
• Canada
14 Nov 08
I usually hit the recent discussions first. I also stay away from Obama discussions as I'm Canadian and definitely wouldn't have much to offer.
@subha12 (18463)
• India
12 Nov 08
mainly the content of the discussion. at times i start reading the discussion. after reading it I can't make any sense and i stop respoinding
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
12 Nov 08
It does nt matter how many responses are in one for me to respond. If it interests me I will respond be there zero or a hundred responses. Even if I say something already stated I feel I can usually add something to the discussion. Sometimes I spend a few hours responding just to those discussions with no resp[onses. It's kind of fun and different for me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@philjas (1134)
• United States
12 Nov 08
I also often skip discussions that have a lot of responses already because, as you say, I feel like I probably can't say anything that hasn't already been said. But if a discussion has zero responses I'll definitely reply if I have something to say, in fact I often look under "no responses" for things to reply to.