Have you ever post a discussion and get no response at all? :(

Singapore
January 1, 2009 8:40pm CST
It happened to me and well ... :'( Has this ever happen to you? What will make you want to respond or NOT want to respodn to a discussion?
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@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
2 Jan 09
This happens to me all the time. Mostly, because I like to post on obscure topics. I don't like mostly unless I'm in mood for it to answer pointless posts. I'm much more of a serious post kind of lady.
• Singapore
3 Jan 09
Hmm maybe most of the MyLotters here are in for fun?
• India
2 Jan 09
all my questions got response it depends on what we frame to create interest in other to respond
@janjee (160)
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
yes, i also have a discussion with 0 (zero) response. at first i felt bad but then my other discussions have responses so why not be happy about that and forget about the other one? =D maybe it's just that they cannot offer any suggestion to your discussion that's why. i found the discussion that you were talking about and it actually has a response now. i bet you may be relieved about that. XD
• Singapore
3 Jan 09
Haha yes I am definitely so relieved!! :D
@aakay4u (799)
• India
2 Jan 09
yes initially i had a couple of discussions with no responses but after few days someone responded to them.its just a matter of time that someone responds,with more number of friends here one can expect getting more responses.the topic should also realate to many people,its not that very intelligent discussions get more responses,i had raised a couple of technical queries in the beginning but got 1 responses each and they were far from satisfactory.
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• Singapore
2 Jan 09
Well you sure have a lot of great tips for me! Hehe A technical discussion? Well you still do get a response at least which is good. :)
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
2 Jan 09
I have started one discussion that never got any responses, but I am not surpriced or disappointed about that. It was a very specific question about an author, and if people don't know him how are they supposed to answer my question? I have also started a couple of discussions that didn't get any responses straight away, but weeks later I suddenly received some responses, and that was a very nice surprice. Maybe the same thing will happen to you? I respond to a discussion if I can relate to the topic and if I feel that I have something to say about it. If it is already a very long discussion I often don't respond, because I don't want to repeat the same words if someone else has already expressed my opinion about the topic.
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• Singapore
2 Jan 09
Thats very true! When the topic is not something that is general and something people don't know much of, they tend not to have any responses. Perhaps i should create a topic in which many people can relate too and something that is very familiar but at the same time stimulates thinking. This could then make people think and able to respond to the discussion.
• United States
2 Jan 09
Yeah, it has happened to me. I usually make it a point of going through the "no responses" tab and answering any of the discussions that seem interesting. there are some that are kind of silly, so I avoind them. Sometimes I feel very strongly about a topic so I will not respond to it to avoid arguiing with the poster. Sometimes I don't understand what the poster is asking, so I leave those alone too.
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• Singapore
2 Jan 09
Yes at time I do read discussion whereby I do not understand what the poster is talking. Also, I prefer for people to type short sentences or break up into paragraphs instead of a whole chunk of words. It's hard to read and tiring to the eyes.
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
Well, it does happen. I think it depends on the topic you set out to discuss and the forum as to where you posted it. I once posted about the retirement of a Hall of Fame Baseball player in the Baseball forum and it got ignored, while another seemingly lesser discussion had more responses. Weird, but it does happen. Don't mind it too much.
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• Singapore
2 Jan 09
Haha that is so weird. Hmm perhaps the Baseball forum is not that popular. I didn't even know it exist. But I think people are more interested in topics such as MyLot, Questions&Answers etc. It tends to be more popular and with more discussion and responses. Do you realise that? Anyways, thanks for posting :)
@creationhub (3068)
• Malaysia
2 Jan 09
I find that we are more proned to read and reply to topics of our interests. Most of my responses are derived this way. So it might be more effective to be a popular or hot areas of interest.
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• Singapore
2 Jan 09
Haha yup what you said is true. Thanks for posting! :D
@marquis (159)
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
Not yet but I hope it will not happen to me. I saw one discussion that has been posted a week a go but then he/she doesn't have any response yet. I cannot understand his/her discussion and I think that is the problem. I just new here and I don't know how to get a lot of responses. Maybe I can get then technique next time if I post more here. My friend is getting more than 20 responses in each of his discussions. I hope that I can do better and I am doing my best and also more responses.
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• Singapore
2 Jan 09
Wow your friend must be a MyLot professional or something. Hmm I think it takes some time for you to really create a hot discussion and some practice. :)
• Canada
2 Jan 09
Well, I had 1 discussion that somebody never responded too, but I'm fine with that. The reason why is probably because people just didn't think it was interesting enough for them, or they didn't know what say about it. Well, that's probably why people might not come to your discussion and invite, they might like it at all or think it was something they couldn't really respond to.
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• Singapore
2 Jan 09
Hmmm perhaps the discussion is something in which they have no comments.
• Philippines
2 Jan 09
it happens. but what i do. i try to think of a discussion anyone can relate. cheer up! new year just started. =)
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• Singapore
2 Jan 09
Hehe sure thanks! :D Yup I do realise its best to create a discussion where people can relate to.
@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
4 Jan 09
It's happened to me too. It's never made me not want to comment on other discussions, just made me want to think up a better one. ;)
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@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
2 Jan 09
There will always be some discussions which do not receive a response and there could be a number of reasons for that happening. It might be that due to the large number of discussions which are being continually started, your discussion gets lost or buried under all the others. Maybe it does not interest those members who do see the discussion or perhaps they simply do not understand what the discssion is all about. Then there are the members who will not be the first one to respond, no matter how interesting it might be, so that would see your discussion buried under newer ones which are started after yours was. I have no real pattern on how I respond to discussions. First I check those which my friends have started and respond to those that appeal to me and if I can add something to the discussion. Then I will check those in my interests section, today's discussions and if I have time, then I either go to the new discussions or those with no response. Basically if a discussion appeals to me, then I will respond to it if I have enough time to do so. Mostly I would not even bother to respond to any discussion which contain adult content, of a religious nature or where there is already abusive or threatening responses or comments in it. Also I do not respond to many discussions which are about earning on the internet, either myLot or elsewhere because those discussions will end up being deleted. The only time I would do so was if it is a new member and then I will post to let them know their discussion is a violation of the guidelines and will probably be deleted. I know that when it is deleted my response will be too but if it helps a new member then it is not a worry really.
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• Philippines
2 Jan 09
Hi! Well, there are some discussions I have started that took time before someone took notice. I mean, they used to be discussions with no responses. After a while, it started to get some responses. I only respond to discussions that I am interested in and those that I have something to say.
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@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
2 Jan 09
Yup, it happened to me before; I guess the topic didn't interest others enough to respond. I would usually respond to a discussion that interest me, or that I have knowledge of, else I would be posting nonsense that no one understands!