Why does no one respond to my comments?

@snam23 (3161)
United States
January 11, 2009 1:58am CST
Why does no one ever respond to my comments to their responses to my discussions? For example, I would start a discussion, respond to the responses I receive, and no one ever responds back. Is it because I did not respond fast enough or because I do not always respond or some other reason?
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I try to always respond to people that comment to my discussions. I also try to follow up and check to see if anyone has done an addition response to my comment. Now, if their response doesn't make any sense, I may not do so, but I will only negatively rate them unless they are just rude - and if they are beyond rude, I will report the comment. That being said, I have in nearly 3 years only done it like 3 times, and once was because the person responded in some language other than English. It was a nice long response, and I would've loved to have read it, but I couldn't undersand a word!
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@snam23 (3161)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I also try to do this but have not been getting many responses on top of response lately. I also do not always do this like if they say You're Welcome or something then I would just leave it or if I do not understand I would just ask for clarification. Happy mylotting!
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Yeah, if the conversation seems to be ended I don't respond back either. It is often easy to keep a conversation going tho, after all, this is a "DISCUSSION" site, not a "post it and forget it" site.
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@snam23 (3161)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Yes, I agree. I think many users (even me at times) will forget that fact and forget old discussions with responses. I have a little trouble with this as I love to start discussions whenever I have an idea. I am glad though, that there are still those who respond back.
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
11 Jan 09
I comment back and forth with many who respond to me, you included Many don't because they feel they are not earning I guess but earning cents is only part of the fun here (and as myLot tell us we are paid for our activities, it could be that we ARE earning anyway). By commenting backwards and forwards severak times with the same user I feel I get to know them better and by doing this oftem I have started some great friendships here. Each has their own way of doing things and as long as I am 'on the same wavelength' as the person I am commenting with it could go on forever
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@snam23 (3161)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I agree. I think that is one of the reasons why mylot does not tell us their algorithm for calculating earnings so that we will stay active and do anything we like. Anyway, I wish I could make more friends that I feel comfortable talking with and being close with. I think you are one of my true friends that I can actually call my friend because you respond to many of my discussions and always comment back on my responses as well. You make my stay at mylot more enjoyable. Thank you for being such a good friend! Like you said, I feel like I have gotten to know you better because of our comments that we shared. Thanks again and happy mylotting!
@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
11 Jan 09
Thank you snam. We first met when you 'landed' here on myLot and many of the friends I have here I know from their very first discussion. Some give up and don't get far and that's sad but many, like you, get involved and have fun. It takes time and patience but you will always get back what you put in and I'm glad to see that you stuck it out and are enjoying it as much as many of us do. Knowing you are actually here when I comment back to you and that you will take time and make the effort is what makes me carry on. I read your motivations in another post you made and I support you fully as long as you are having fun doing it!
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@snam23 (3161)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Now I remember. I knew that smiley face was familiar! Well I do not want to get too off topic but the same thing carries me on as well. I love talking to other people even if they are on the other side of the world and 50 years older than me. I think mylot is a great place and hope everyone enjoys it. Good luck and I hope you make a lot of friends here!
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Whenever someone comments on a discussion that I have started I do my very best to respond to each comment. I think that it makes a much more interesting discussion if we have a give and take conversation about it. I also think it is just good manners to respond to someone who took the time to make a meaningful contribution to my discussion. I especially appreciate those whose comment reflects that they are interested in the subject as well and will be coming back to see what information has been posted by others. I have however commented on some discussions that have been started and then abandoned by the one who started it. Since they didn't respond to any of the comments made to their discussion it makes me wonder why they brought up what ever subject they wrote about.
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@snam23 (3161)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I am so sorry for the late response. I hope I haven't offended you in anyway. I have been very busy with other things and it has been very hard for me to keep up with all the responses I am getting. I think I should start less discussions at once. Happy mylotting!
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Better late than never. I always enjoy getting responses even late ones. I know that we all have lives outside of mylot and can't always get to our discussions when we want to. As a matter of fact I need to catch up on quite a list of discussions my friends have started in the last couple of days. I guess I'll be burning the midnight oil tonight.
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I also have a lot of responses and discussions left that I should respond to. This is what I do to control the problem with responding to everyone; since I am more active on the weekends, I start discussions during the week and get back to everyone by the weekend. But last week, I did the opposite and still have many responses left to comment on. Happy mylotting and good luck responding and commenting!
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
11 Jan 09
I think the main reason you don't get that response back to your response is all about time and money. When you or anyone starts a discussion they earn a certain amount and for each comment you receive more but I think the income stops there and more responses are not earning anything. If this is true then people just don't respond in return is because they are not earning and the time they should take to reply to your response would cause them precious time for the pennies they earn. I don't think it's because they don't give a crap, it's just because they want to earn more. I could be wrong but I think it's about correct.
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@snam23 (3161)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I think this is very true. The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. I think you are correct. Thanks for responding and happy mylotting!
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
13 Jan 09
I would respond back if I think there is something to comment or add. Otherwise I would leave things as they are. The exception would be when the comment is too inflammatory or abusive. Even though I may have something to reply with, I would refrain from commenting back to avoid prolonged heated exchanges without reaching a compromise. all thr best, rosdimy
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Would you reply to maybe just say thank you? Even if I have nothing more to add, I usually say thank you just to be polite. Thank you for replying and happy mylotting!
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
13 Jan 09
Actually it depends on the situation, and I have done that to several comments. As for responses I usually say more than that. Another factor is the way I am. I do not expect people to say thank you though it is nice for some people to do so. I try to think positive that in many cases a thank you is implicit. Some people say thank you, but they say something bad behind our backs. all the best in your current and future endevours, rosdimy
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I guess that is similar to me. I always try to say something, even it is nothing more than a thank you because I appreciate the time and effort that person put in to respond to my discussion. I really have no reason to back-talk someone at mylot so you do not have to worry about that with me. I think rating someone positively is also a way to say thank you except you cannot tell you did that. Happy mylotting!
@gvaisakh (425)
• India
11 Jan 09
Hi to all........ Well, I think you should start a discussion which must be liked by great majority of all the mylotters......... Try to start a discussion in interests having more number of posts......... One such interest is make extra money.......... The other such interests are mylot.com, life, people, etc......... I also think that you will get a lot of responses for this discussion which you have started........... Because I am sure that most of the mylotters will try to help you like I do......... HAVE A NICE DAY!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY MYLOTTING!!!!!!!!!!!
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I actually never start any discussions in interests besides those as I follow the crowd and enjoy those interests more. I hope I get a lot of discussions as well. Happy mylotting and good luck!
• India
15 Jan 09
its because theres no more need to respond to your response once you are responded to the respones...