Do you still respond to a discussion even if a best response has been chosen?

@hdjohnson (2981)
United States
January 29, 2009 12:47pm CST
This is a question that I've wondered for quite sometime since I started mylot and truly understanding it. I don't even look to see if a discussion has selected a best response before responding to it. I primarily look to see if I can ensure that I have a 5 to 8 line response. I rarely respond with 1 to 2 lines, as I know that isn't being as descriptive as possible. I created my version of mylot from the original logo. It has a lot of various shades of gray in it as there are a variety of people on here with a different look on life as it pertains to discussions? Do you respond with at least 5 to 8 lines worth of text to each and every response that you have on mylot?
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@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
30 Jan 09
i do because i don't respond to get BR, i respond to get cents from mylot or give advice.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
LoL, interesting response. Thanks!
• India
30 Jan 09
As I am old member of mylot I have just before 2-3 days started discussion and responding questions. I do not see wheather discussion has selected best response or not . If i know about the question I definetly write something about that. I think it doesn't mean if discussion has selected best response then anybody can not do suggestion or views for that. It may best for earlier suggestion. so keep myloting
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I really didn't expect this many people to respond in the same manner. Thanks for sharing, and happy mylotting all over again.
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
30 Jan 09
As a matter of fact,I only response to the posts that interest me.I never thought of the question you mentioned here.I reply to my friends' posts, as well as other mylotters, only if the posts are of interest and make me wanna say, but not always 5_8 lines.The number of words are uncountable,it depends.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Surprisingly a lot of the other folks that responded to this discussion answer the same way. That is very interesting. Thanks for your contribution.
@maean_19 (4662)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
I still do respond even when I see that the discussion starter had picked or denoted a best response. I do not choose what to respond as long as am interested with the topic. What is important is I have responded or shared my point of view. But, sometimes, when I see that the discussion starter had marked a best response, i do not put too much effort anymore with my response. hehehe. I mean, I will just write what's on my mind. Unlike when I see no best response yet, I would see to it that I will make a lengthy and with substance response. More effort that is.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
It is very interesting that a lot of the other folks that responded to this discussion answer the same way you did. Amazing. Thanks for your contribution.
@jd107nette (1457)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
hello.. I just joined mylot about a week ago.. well, if the question is interesting then I'd probably won't mind whichever was chosen as the best response, as long as I'd be able to share my opinion as well.. ^_^
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Welcome to mylot "jd", congrats on joining one of the best social networks around the WWW that there is. I hope you have a lot of fun while you're here and become very satisfied with it.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I do respond even if it has a best response...in fact, I really don't notice or look. I respond differntly to each discussion depending on the topic. Some are long responses...maybe too long and others, well there is only so much you can say. I just respond with what I feel. I would get a headache if I tried to make my posts a certain amount of lines and all. I have no method on here....just enjoy it.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
It is good to be free like that. I'm more structured and attempt to be that way when I make a response to a discussion. It primarily comes from years of training. Maybe one day I'll grow out of it. Until then, I'll still be typing and pecking away at the keyboard.
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
If a discussion already has a best response chosen, that doesn't keep me from posting my opinion on it. In fact, it encourages me more to voice out my opinion and share it with others. I think it's more of being natural or being true to oneself when posting. But of course, this doesn't mean we'll be crossing the line and violate myLot guidelines. Just to answer the last question, I do. I try my best not just to give responses with hundreds of words. For me, quality is always better than quantity.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Very well said I try my best not just to give responses with hundreds of words. For me, quality is always better than quantity. You will make a very good mylot community person, great job and kudos to you on your decision to join mylot!
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
Yes, I still respond to discussions even if there is already a best response chosen. Actually in my case, I replied to discussions that I like and is interesting. Even if it is very old topic or anything as long as it's in my taste well, shared my views on it.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
That is exactly how I feel and operate as well! ~ Thanks for sharing!
• Mauritius
30 Jan 09
if i like the topic being discussed and feel that i can be descriptive enough in my answer then i will go for it even if a best answer has been chosen. At times i respond with 1 or 2 lines but other times with 5-8 lines. It all depends on the questions
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Sometimes 1-2 lines seem quite unavoidable than the regular 5-8. I simple try to do the 5-8 because I'm very "wordy" and opinionated as well, so I can think of several words to use in my responses. Welcome to mylot and thanks for participating!
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
I still do. i just respond to a discussion when it interest me. i don't always read other people's responses first before answering. i feel that it discourages me from posting my own reply. So when I see a new discussion, I just respond and hit submit right away.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Me too, and sometimes I even look to see who received the best response, in order to make my responses all the more better as well.
@eynjel05 (444)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
I definitely respond to the discussion. It doesnt matter if the user was already choose the best response. Whats important for me is that I respond to the discussion and I did my best to answer the certain topic.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Certainly, doing your best, is all that any and everyone should be responsible for doing. Thanks for sharing and welcome to mylot BTW!
@bing28 (3799)
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
all I want is to express my own opinion so its alright even there's a best response chosen already. Much happier and honored of course in case chosen to be the best response. To participate in the discussion is such an inspiration to do more writings.
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I know what you mean and I feel the same way.
@mikkymyde (185)
• Nigeria
30 Jan 09
yes to some discussions i do but to some i respond only one or two lines as long as i have made a point regarding what the discussion is all about...
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
That's great, making your point is important.
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I always respond if it is a discussion that I can make a good response to.. If it is something that I don't know anything at all about, I have to just skip it and go on to another one.. I usually at any given time have a mail box full of mail to catch up on and I can't respond to all of the discussions started.. I do respond even if it has a best response as I have received many, many BR's and I am not sure if they even mean anything.. It does, however, make you feel good when you get one.. I also get carried away if it is a discussion that I have strong opinions on and make it a bit longer response than I intended to.. I try for the longer responses most of the time but I have also added a line or two response to some of the discussions..
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I also try for the longer responses most of the time but I have added a line or two response in certain discussions as well. Strong responses are what I strive for, as I feel I somewhat own it to the discussion, and it is part of the rules here.
@akangirl (2437)
• India
29 Jan 09
Actually whether i reply or not depends upon the type of topic is it. If i have no knowledge about it then mostly i don't reply then. But if interests me then i will certainly reply on it. But giving response on basis of the post got a best response or not is not criteria for me. I don't reply to get response. I do because it interests me.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I agree, a discussion has to be interesting enough for me to respond too. A lot of my friends start such type of discussions. Thanks for your contribution!
@lokiblitz (169)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
I do still respond,why not? im not looking have the best response anyway.I just want to voice out my opinion.As long as the discussion is still alive then i will still post.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Making a point is important to me as well. Thanks for sharing.
@krupesh (2608)
• India
29 Jan 09
Is there a time limit for the response for any discussion? I may be new & have just joined yesterday. When you know that you will get some more responses as there is no time limit why would you want to chose a response as the BEST as you know that some more responses are coming your way?
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
your response: Is there a time limit for the response for any discussion? my response: No there are no limits that I'm aware of. your response: I may be new & have just joined yesterday. my response: Congrats and welcome to the team [i]your response: When you know that you will get some more responses as there is no time limit why would you want to chose a response as the BEST as you know that some more responses are coming your way?[/i] my response: As you may feel that someones response was so in tune with your exact thoughts or feelings, and you may want to honor them. Besides it also increases your community participation rating. I hope I've help you to be the mylotter that you can be.
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Hi there! Like you, I do not care if a discussion has selected a best response or not. If I want to respond to a certain discussion, it means that I have somthing to say or share. Also, I do not really count the lines if I make a response. If I have expressed what I really want to share, then that's fine. Happy mylotting to you!
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
You certainly make a good point, whether or not it is short or not isn't too important, unless you're wanting to make extra earnings. Basically the longer the response, the better the earnings. Surely the ones you have some experience with or know someone who has had that sort of experience does make it much easier to respond effectively too. Welcome to the community of mylot.
@AbbeyB (670)
• Spain
29 Jan 09
If the topic interests me then yes I do, I dont always even notice the best responses so it doesnt really matter.
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@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Good for you.