Why?

@CRIVAS (1823)
Canada
January 22, 2009 1:19pm CST
Have you ever come across a discussion and asked yourself why that person would ever start that conversation? I have, usually it is the one liners. I usually find myself thinking that these people are just either being too lazy to come up with something worth talking about, or they are just trying to reach payout. Either way I have to say that I think it's rude to waste people's time that way. I especially hate it when these same people post the same discussion but in a different context. I am sure that you have come across one or two of these and I would like to hear your thoughts on it. What do you do? Do you respond? Do you rate their discission?
3 people like this
8 responses
• United States
23 Jan 09
I often respond...as long as there is a question that I can at least answer. After all, there are some that turn out to have some interesting responses even if the discussion turned out to be lame. On the other hand, I also usually rate it negatively. I sometimes wonder if poor English is part of the problem...but I also think that making money is something people try to do, at least for awhile. After they have been here awhile, they usually leave because it takes too much work to make payout!
@dpk262006 (51870)
• Delhi, India
23 Jan 09
I agree with you that one liners or very brief discussions does not make much sense and they people might be lazy or something like that, those who start it. I always try to elaborate my discussions and try to be as much as descriptive, as much I can. However, there is one dear friend on mylot, who starts very interesting and meaningful 'one line discussions' and he has a huge fan following and many respond to him.
@Wordplay (239)
• Canada
23 Jan 09
I agree that some people post discussions just for the sake of reaching payout. I have seen some questions/statements that make absolutely no sense at all because they're so badly written and incoherent. For the most part I just ignore these ones. As my mother used to say, you can't have a battle of wits with an unarmed person. But every so often I come across one that compels me to post a response, if only to say..."What the heck...?" In the nicest way possible, of course. First and foremost, MyLot is about the open exchange of ideas. Yes, we get paid for our posts, but this should be considered a nice little bonus, not the primary reason for posting. So for those who insist on posting gibberish, I only have one thing to say: Ckvlk joeio i hgl rkoeihtos indgid hti ouhd ro ihelogkj;slkij fro esjirg ojg orij toeij. Take that!
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
23 Jan 09
I would not Dream of allowing such small potatoes to interrupt my computer time. Remember, it takes all kinds to make a world, and not everyone has a mind like a steel trap. I doubt they are wasting other's time but they are a definite waste of their own. Never let their small mindedness bother you, but rather be bold in your wisdom and ignore them completely. As for my thoughts, I try never to think of it at all, or as Robert Frost once said, and I quote," Time and Tide waits for no man, but Time always stands still for a woman of Thirty!"
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 09
Many, if not most, one liner discussions are candidates for deletion, even though they become popular because it is easy to respond to them. I avoid responding to them. A few one liners can elicit good responses even though the poster is unable to expound on the topic chosen. An example could be "Obama sucks!" This simple sentence could draw pro and contra responses. There are discussions which are purposely done this way, though it is hard to find them. Most one liner posters do it because they want to quickly increase the number next to their names. It is understandable when newbies do it but when those who should know better do it feelings of frustration rise. I usually do not reply to meaningless discussions because that would be a waste of time. These discussions will never get my vote. all the best, rosdimy
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
22 Jan 09
I do hate the ones that really can't be a discussion. Or the ones who you can't understand because their grammar is so bad that you just look at it and go...what? I think if you are going to start a discussion you should make it something people are interested in and something that people can actually talk about. As for double posting, I haven't really come across that much but I have only been a member for two days. I'm sure I will start running into it and my hair will start being ripped out. I don't answer them or rate them, I just move right along. Take a deep breath and keep moving forward! ;)
• Ireland
22 Jan 09
I respond to discussions that interest me whether its a one liner or elaborately described. Sometimes one liner triggers a thought that can also be very interesting.
• United States
22 Jan 09
I respond to any discussion that sparks some kind of interests in me. I have goals everyday online with mylot and the other stuff that I do. Lately I have been kinda of lazy I feel like I am getting burnt out a little when being online. I feel like I love it but I also feel like I am getting bored a little too. But back to what you asked to me if it looks good or I can relate in someway to the other person then yes I will respond. Happy mylotting have a great day!