How many discussions do you read?????

Transdisc avatar - going on a bear hunt.
@makingpots (11922)
United States
January 21, 2009 2:35am CST
Before you find one that you want to respond to? Do you hit up all your friends and just say you will reply to their discussions even if you have nothing to say? Do you look around by interest catagory? If so what is your favorite. Would you change your avatar to this for any reason? What would that reason be??
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@dpk262006 (56551)
• Delhi, India
22 Jan 09
I simply open my friends discussions and read their headings, if I find that heading is an easier one and I can contribute something on the discussion, I go for it. I just cannot afford to read some 5-10 discussions and then decide, which one to respond. I avoid only those discussions, which I see that cannot be responded by me at all, due to my lack of knowledge on that subject. Otherwise, I try my best to respond. If there is no discussions in the category of 'discussions friends started', then I look for people, life, mylot and relationship kinds of interest to check some interesting discussions. I have not changed my avatar for a long period, nor do I intend to do the same.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Well, thanks for contributing to this one.
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@dpk262006 (56551)
• Delhi, India
27 Jan 09
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@derek_a (10902)
22 Jan 09
I answer discussion that I feel I can add some sort of value too. If I've got nothing to say about a topic, then I never try and make something up. My favourite topics are mostly about spiritual/self development. :-) Derek
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Thank you for adding some value to this one,, derek_a.
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• United States
22 Jan 09
No, I don't hit up my friends to respond to my discussions. There are only a few discussions that are of interest to me, but that's not why I use MYLOT. I use it to hone my writing skills, as I write on another site for $. This site helps me with my vocabulary, spelling, grammar, and typing skills. So it really doesn't matter what I respond to. I have only changed my avatar once and have not changed anything since.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
31 Jan 09
This is a good place to practice your writing, freefogging. I like your smiley avatar.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Well for now it seems most of my time spent here is trying to make responses to my own discussions I've started and it's taking me forever since I've started quite a number of them lately...but as for discussions to respond to...the only ones I really don't reply to are political ones or if someone is discussing a TV show..since I don't watch much TV I just can't relate. As for changing avatars...I've had this same avatar for about four years..I use it wherever I need to use one...I've only gotten into making a "theme" version just recently, first by making a Christmas version with a little X-Mas tree and candy canes, then a New Year's version with balloons and champagne and now this one to suggest Valentine's Day..the only time I did change it was sometime ago, when a whole bunch of us did the puppy brigade thing--do you remember that??? And yep, miss the fuzzy bear
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I remember the puppy brigade. I like this theme thing you are doing. Fun. Yep, miss the fuzzy bear.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
21 Jan 09
I answer my discussions, then i do my friends, then sometimes i'll just pick a friend i'm feeling is being piticularly interesting at that time, and i'll follow them around on all their discussions they responded to.. I used to do it to the bear pretty often, i dunno where he used to find some of those discussions, but they usually where pretty good ones. and funny ones too. I wouldnt use his avatar, I think we should reserve it for him incase he ever comes back. if your good with a picture program, you could change the avatar to say missing the bear and i'll upload it to my profile ;)
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
21 Jan 09
When I first started I used to follow a friend around to discussions she answered. She seemed to find all the good ones, and I didn't really know what I was doing. She never knew I did this (or maybe she did, who knows) and she is no longer around. I had to find my own way. I bet if the bear came back, several people would follow him around for a while because we have missed him.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
22 Jan 09
haha or maybe he'd follow US around cause he's missed so much lol.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Or maybe he already is. lol
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Jan 09
what's happened to transdisc? haven't seen himon in awile or had a message from him.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
21 Jan 09
It is not the same around here without him, is it?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Jan 09
what happened? he didn't pass away, did he?
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Oh, heavens, no. What a place a mourning this would be. No, there has been talk that he was banned.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Jan 09
i usually take it by my favorite categories first. sometimes it's really hard for me to find something to respond to. i like the cooking category the best.i still have the green person for my avatar. tried to change it but haven't got enough sense to. lol
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I also check out my interests..favorite categories before I check out all the discussions....I will be changing my avatar soon I hope!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Jan 09
i tried yesterday to change mine to no avail. i'm just a big ol' dumbo, i'm sweet tho. lol
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I am enjoying hearing everyone's habits. Thanks. Oh, ANTIQUELADY, you are no dumbo! Hugs
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Jan 09
I tend to just look aimlessly although I always start with "Friends Started". I certainly don't answer all theirs though, nor they mine. Sometimes I look, see nothing of real interest and walk away. Next time I come there might be ten discussions that grab my attention. Like this one! No, I would never permanently change my avatar. I have temporarily changed it: Once for my now infamous bra pic and once when a friend photoshopped me into a dress and court shoes. No I am not turned on by wearing women's clothes, it just looks that way!! LOL.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Can I take this this time to thank you for the temporary bra pic avatar? Sounds like we have similar myLot habits.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
21 Jan 09
My pleasure. Funny how that pic has haunted me for months. I don't really mind though. LOL.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
11 Mar 09
Thank you for the BR Pots. I appreciate that. XXXX
• India
23 Jan 09
Hello my dear makingpots Ji, I am getting all my Alert messages of all my friends as I keep that notice tag always 'ON', and without any reservations, I keep rseponding and tehn if there is ay time left I would go for Daily digest as I am doing now. But it is my habit to first read and read other responses as well before making my response. Off course sometimes I avoid responding money earning matters as they take un-wanted time, as I am not interested in that. may god bless you and have a great time.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Hi, maygodblessu44. I'm glad you found my discussion. Nice to have you around here.
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• India
31 Jan 09
Hello my dear makingpots JI, You are always welcome. may God bless You and have great time.
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@snowcat46 (2322)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I try to respond to all my friends discussions, unless I can't think of anything to say. Once I've answered all those, I check out the "hot" and "today's top" sections to see if there's something interesting in there. Then I try to find at least one "no responses" that sounds interesing to answer. I know what it's like to be the odd "man" out, and not get any responses. So I want to help them out. But sometimes it's hard to find one that's interesting! After all that, I dip into "watching movies" or another one to see if anything interesting has come up that I want to participate in. Like this one!
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
31 Jan 09
You have good myLot habits, snowcat46. It is nice of you to help out the odd men out. Thank you for choosing to participate in this one. :)
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@snowcat46 (2322)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Thank you!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
22 Jan 09
Hi makingpots! I try to read all of my friends' discussions as long as I have the time..but I don't respond to all as much as I want to. It is not because it does not interest me but it is because I really have nothing to contribute on the discussion. And most of the time, I really don't have anymore time to look in my interest category since I want to be done first with all email notifications. And I think I will change my avatar ONLY when the mood struck me! haha... Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith210
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Hi, faith210. :) Thanks for responding to this one.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
you're most welcome dear!
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I read most of the discussions my friend's start since I do receive email notifications. If I don't understand a discussion, it has to do with politics or religion most often I'll skip it. A few times I've gone to an interest or read the daily email myLot sends out to see if there is something that catches my interest. I haven't changed my avatar since I've been a member which is 2 1/2 years.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
26 Jan 09
Hi, carolbee. I love that avatar of yours. I hope you never change it.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Thanks. I almost changed my avatar last week after we had to have our cat put to sleep. About broke my heart. She was only 13.
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• United States
22 Jan 09
I spend a lot of time looking for the discussion that I will answer. I like to answer discussions that I can answer with a good answer. What I do first is come to the home page and see what discussions are there. I answer those that I feel I can answer with a good answer. From there I go to the page where my friends discussions are and choose those that I can answer with a good answer. I don't reply to a discussion unless I have something to say. My favorite catagory is the life catagory. I would not change my avatar because the picture there is very dear to my heart. It is a picture of my husband who I love very much and myself. We have been married for 36 years and this is the avatar I will keep always.
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• United States
22 Jan 09
I also check any discussions that I have started and if there are responses on them and require a response from me than I give a response.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
22 Jan 09
You have a good system,, sunshinelady. (this was your 6000th post.... congrats) Sweet avatar, I imagine it is very special.
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• Malaysia
21 Jan 09
owh i respond to 95% of the discussions i have read. it all depends on how interesting the subject of the discussion though. and most of the discussions i open to read up i seem to have the urge of giving my opinions and to share of some what i know about what are they talking bout.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Thanks for responding to this one, soundfreak22nd.
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• Malaysia
22 Jan 09
it's my pleasure makingpots! have a nice day and happy mylotting!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I mostly check out my friends posts, but I don't respond to them all. Sometimes I have nothing to say about their discussion, so I pass on it. If I'm feeling really chatting and need something else, I go to Today's Top or New User. I don't think I'd ever try to be someone else on here. I don't even change my avitar ever so I don't want to change it to one that is someone else. And, um, why Trans???
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
21 Jan 09
It's fun to hear people's habits. Just miss seeing the big bear around here is all.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
22 Jan 09
Yeah, I was away for a bit (life was a bit on the busy side lately) and I just found out what's been going on (kinda). It's definitely a sad sad day...
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I look thru my notifications, and when I see an interest on top that I'm really interested in, I check it. I do tend to mostly respond to the notifications, but I also tend to find something in the interests that I will respond to.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Hi, ElicBxn. I'm glad you responded to this one. Thanks.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
21 Jan 09
I do put a priority on reading my notifications, because I want to respond to my friends if I think I can add anything to the discussion.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 09
I read all discussions my friends post but not all of them I am able to reply. I only reply to those I can relate and have knowledge of. There is no specific catagory that me. I will reply anything regardless of which catagory they are in.
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• India
21 Jan 09
I agreed with this point , i do the same thing , i only read those discussins which are related to me only.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Hi, Zandi458. Glad you replied to this one, thanks.
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@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Hello makingpots! Honestly, It really depends. Sometimes, I just scanned some discussions and when I found something that will interests me, that's the time that I will reply to it.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Hi, aisaellis22. I'm glad you chose to reply to this one. :)
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• United States
22 Jan 09
because it is interesting, with simple question and easy to answer...
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
22 Jan 09
I mostly respond to my friends discussions. I don't respond to all of them. I just answer those discussions that catch my interest. I skip those discussions which I don't have anything to say or those which do not stir my interest. © ronaldinu 2009 – the more people I meet – the more I love my dog.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
31 Jan 09
Hi, ronaldinu. Thanks for responding to this one. :)
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@savypat (20246)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I only answer discussion that I am interested in, I don't do making money ones eve if I read them. I have enough friends who post that I don't need to go looking for more. But if I have a short day, I'll look under interests.
@makingpots (11922)
• United States
31 Jan 09
It is nice that you have enough friends who post to keep you busy, savypat.
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