how do you "revive" old discussions?

Philippines
February 17, 2009 9:49am CST
a lot of good discussions at mylot get left in the dust as new ones get attention. it makes me wonder, what can we do to revive old discussions? will responding to old discussions somehow put them at a higher rung to get visibility? how about your own discussions? do you ever get the itch to revive one of your older discussions, especially the really good ones?
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
I think one way of finding an old discussion is by using myLot's search bar located on top of the page. (Just make sure you high lighted "discussion" before hitting "search".) I used it from time to time to check if I am not duplicating any thread and oftentimes, the result are good discussions even three years dormant. More cumbersome is to visit your friends profile page. There, you can check all of the discussions they started. And you are right how our started discussions are archived in our profiles. The one with the latest response or comment will be on top of the list. So the threads on the last page may not be the oldest discussions created but the ones with the oldest comments/responses. Or you may try to find an old discussion through each interests' homepage. But since the discussions in each interest are arranged just like the friends started discussion pages, you have to scan every page to check older discussions. The only one way to revive an old discussion, either this is started by you or another member, is to respond or make a comment on it. The response/comment will bring the thread to the friends' started discussion and to the interest's first few pages where the discussion was created.
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
yes, i guess the only way to bring it back to life is to respond to the discussion. i might do that tomorrow to revive a few note-worthy ones.
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
I was wrong about the arrangements of discussions in the interest page. They are actually arranged chronologically. The newest discussion is always first on line. The older the thread, the further it will go down the pages no matter if it is responded recently. (I checked the arrangement thrice this time and I am sure of this now.)
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
aw... that's too bad... so old discussions do get buried.:(
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
17 Feb 09
I love reviving old discussions if they are worth it and deserve the limelight again. I sometimes do it to my own, especially when like now there are many new users here. I have several where I have not yet awarded the BR because the responses are not yet worthy. To revive other user's older discussions I go to their profile and search for them. I did this quite often last week after users were responding on mine and I wanted to help them too by responding on theirs. I just went thorugh a profile under 'discussions I've started' and when I found one or two interesting, regardless of the date, I responded. Once they come to life again they also appear on the right here in 'similar topics' and could even get several new responses. I'm sure users are happy when an older discussion gets a new life, especially if it was one still awaiting a response
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
my sentiments exactly. so many good discussions are already buried under new ones. so i guess that's how it's done: you have to respond to old discussions to revive them...
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
18 Feb 09
Exactly... and to revive one of your own, just go and comment on a response, maybe one you didn't comment on at the time. That will bring it to the top again in your 'discussions I started' in yuor profile and others will be aware of it again when they look for one of yours to respond to
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
yes, i see. hehe. thanks for your help! =)
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
18 Feb 09
Some of my old dicussions get revived from time to time... and that makes me very happy... so i would immediate make a comment to the one who responded... mainly to thank him/her in reviving my discussion... commenting also helps in making it stay on top of the friends discussion started and recent discussions...
• Philippines
19 Feb 09
yes, i noticed that it brings some old discussions to the top of the friends discussions list. but i noticed that's the only place it goes up a notch; it doesn't go to the top of the list in, say, top discussions, despite the numerous posts. oh well. i'm still learning the ropes. hopefully i learn them fast. meanwhile, i'm trying to enjoy myLotting. so far, so good.
• United States
17 Feb 09
I don't always pay attention to the time the discussions start, so I end up finding out that a discussion is, like three years old. I don't really care though since I just reply when I have something to say about something. There's never really any closed topics here.
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
that's true, but how do you find good topics if the old ones are buried under the new ones? i've always wondered how old discussions are again put under the limelight. some myLot friends have suggested responding to them as this puts the discussions in a higher ranking. what do you think? =)
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
17 Feb 09
When people respond to an old discussion it moves up on the lists like "friends started" or "responded" so that's one way. Another is to comment on it yourself. I'm still kind of new so I'm not sure what other ways to do it but maybe we can both learn.