Why do people not reply?

United States
November 30, 2008 6:50pm CST
I'll keep this short. Why do topics regarding your favorite brand of underwear get hundreds of replies yet nothing I have posted has had more than 2 responses? I have tried to keep my topics interesting, debatable and to the point, yet still nothing. Is it a conspiracy, lol? I have gone so far as to ask what topics people would want to discuss - nothing! I have tried a fun social experiment - nothing! I have replied to many, many discussions and yet the favor is not returned! Does anyone have any advice?
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@ladynetz (968)
• Canada
18 Dec 08
maybe because it's easier to answer to a favorite brand, than to actually think before giving an answer. Maybe not everyone wants to be involved in a debate. Anyhow, I started some discussions also, and got only 2 responses. I guess it's also about how many discussion are created in a certain time, and how far away from the first page is yours...
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@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
i wish i can help you out but i also don't know the secret about this.like you,when i started here,i started a lot of discussions but there were no responses made.i guess the key here is to make lots of friends and make interesting topics.with more friends,the more likely your topics will be noticed by them.there are so many available discussions here so you need more exposure with your topics.when i got many friends,they were even the ones who mostly respond to my discussion.hope this helps!
• United States
1 Dec 08
Wow, great advice and thank you. i truly appreciate your taking the time to respond, lol!!! I'll have to start being nice to people and making friends, lol. PEACE and HAPPY HOLS.
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
18 Dec 08
This is somethign I have wondered myself, and I have been a member for over 2 years!!!! When I first started the mylot population was smaller, and I recieved more responses to my quesions, but like you say you only get a bunch of responses if your discussions are short, easy to read, and about silly topics! I started a discussion on Peak Oil (something everyone should be aware of) and I didnt get one response. Probably because its not a popu;ar idea, or topic, but I think it should be, because we will will be entering an iol crisis with in the next 15 years! Anyways I think I went off on a little rant. I understand your point completley, but I am not sure how to fix the problem. just try to get as many firneds as possible, the more friends you have, the more likley it will be that someone will respond to yoru discussions! Good luck!