Are the discussions on mylot loosing their quality?

@ronnyb (6120)
Jamaica
February 20, 2009 11:04am CST
I was talking to a fellow mylotter last night who felt that the quality of discussions were going down .Now she has been on mylot for much longer that I have and probably would be more qualified to make this statement .I am not sure I agree but what I do know is that for the past four months that I have been here ,I am finding less and less discussions that I am capable for responding to .I don’t know if it is my knowledge base going down or I am not seeing the discussions that resonate with me .Nevertheless I am resolute in my search for discussions that I can respond to. Do you support this view that the quality of discussions are going down ? I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my friends for the support they have given me over the past couple of months and I endeavor to reciprocate this support. I would also like to apologize to any friend of mine that I have been ignoring and like I said will try to do better .
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Feb 09
i think u are right. some of them are so silly that people start. alot of nights i can't find an interesting discussion to even answer. i think people are just trying to make money & don't care what they start.
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@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
21 Feb 09
I dont know if I will call them silly but there are unusual and there sre times when I really cant find anything to write to .I think you maybe right that persons are only interested in making money and not the quality of the discourse.Thank you for your answer as usual Antique
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Feb 09
if i see one more "which came first the chicken or the egg' i may get nasty. lol
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@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
21 Feb 09
Ironically I think I did start a discussion about the chicken and the egg but I get the point you are making lol.There ar efar too many duplicate discussions of the silly variety
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@lampar (7597)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I don't agree with that assessment. Some probably prefer serious discussion only, some may like more enlightening topic for discussion, so it depends on individual member own definition of 'quality', but in mylot, every one is entitled to freely express own opinion and free to engage in discussion of his or her choice, there is freedom of choice here. Cheer, Happy mylotting!
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• Philippines
20 Feb 09
yes, i agree with you, lampar, that it is best for us to keep on with our happy mylotting attitude. there was one bad experience that i have had here in mylot years ago. i received a very hurting message through my message board. i erased that guy's name from my friends' list. i do not see any reason why i should be sorry for him. he never participated in my discussions while, i have responded to hundreds of his. he had apologized saying it was a mistake. well, we all know that it is not that easy to commit such a mistake. getting into my profile then typing the message and then send it to me, is such a too lenghthy process to be erratic. that message by the way, really made me cry. so, it is best that we always consider how the condition and the situation of the others here in mylot. let us remember, bear in mind that, we are sundered from one other by difference in cultures, races, and languages...
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@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
20 Feb 09
Ok fair enough lol like you said everyone is entitled to their opinion.I dont necessarily agree and I believe that there are different types of discussion and different types of discussions appeal to different people.I know where my friend is coming from though that sometimes you may see discussions that you believe are totally not to your taste.The good thing is that there will always be persons who will respond to them .Different strokes ,different folks
@lampar (7597)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I always framed my comments in such a way that take into consideration of other cultures, languages, races and religions sensitivities, so that my comments will not hurt any of my friend feeling, i am sadden by your experience, friend. Exactly, my friend, different stroke and different liking among people, no one dish can satisfy the urge of everyone here, the more varieties the better, lol!
@suzzy3 (8357)
22 Feb 09
I think they are changing thats all.I find some of the younger ones want to discuss music or sport and that leaves me in the stalls. I think people are running out of ideas,it is difficult to keep coming up with subjects like you do.I do not make many discussions because when I check someone has already thought of almost the same thing.I don't think it is right to copy someone else.So I just tend to respond don't dry up ronny you keep me busy.xxx
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@ronnyb (6120)
• Jamaica
23 Feb 09
Yes I like the way you put it ,they are changing.I find a disconnect with the current topics too.Its difficult to come up with new topics ,there are times when I cant find anything new too and I have to go to my saved topics as the discussions are either already there or there are topics that ar eclose to it .I hope I dont dry up eventually .....lol
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@suzzy3 (8357)
23 Feb 09
I think a lot of people have been busy recently as in England we have had half term and things always go quiet over these periods.Thinking up new discussions is a full time job.Someone like you must dry up for a while as you are very prolific and are always sending through interesting subjects,try answering a few more to give you the inspiration for a new ideas.Then you juices will flow again and you will take off again.Please don't be disheartned love suzzy3xxx
• United States
23 Feb 09
I dont think the quality of discussions are going down, but I have only been here going on 2 months, not even a full 2 months yet at this point... but I have seen a few people make discussions regarding the quality of discussions.....and my question to you is what makes the discussions so downgraded?? If in fact they are... and what were the discussions like before??.... and where are the people that made those discussions? and why are they not here to make more of those discussions? I know there are quite a few discussions on making money, but we have to consider the fact that people are not able to find work in the outside world as the economy has dropped, I mean here in my state the unemployment is up over 10% the highest since the 80s --and they are still laying off people, eventually everyone is going to have to leave in order to find work and that is in my opinion why everyone is questioning making money online... I dont know does that make sense?
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@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
22 Feb 09
I try to start good discussions, and answer good ones, but I have little knowledge on some things. It's not fair of me to try to answer those when all I could say is, nothing! I know my interests don't mesh with a lot of people, so I understand the not answering.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
21 Feb 09
Hi ronnyb! I have heard the same complaint too from some friends. I have been here for two years and during those time, there were times that you will see discussions that are recycled in a way and you can see some repeats also until this time. There are a lot of topics here that you can choose from but there are times that nothing interests you. I have realized that what really makes me feel interested in discussions here is when I am feeling good and I am in the right mood. If I am sad, nothing interest me but if I am happy, whatever discussion my friends have--I appreciate them. But of course, I can not deny that there are really some discussions that really won't interest me at all. Just my personal thoughts my friend. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
21 Feb 09
I've been here since last June, and I have noticed there aren't as many good discussions that there were back then. There are a handful of the friends I have that actually have great discussions. I do look around under my interests and occasionally find some good ones, but they are few and far between.
@savak03 (6678)
• United States
21 Feb 09
I haven't really paid much attention to the quality of discussions. I know that for about every 10 discussions that people on my friends list have started I only find something to say on about 5 of them. Then there are those rare few that are so good that even the comments from other members inspire a response. So I guess it evens out.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
21 Feb 09
I wouldn't say the quality is going down but I have not been a member as long as you. Within my friends I know a select few that generally post discussions that appeal to me. The discussions I start don't always receive a large number of responses but I figure that it is difficult to predict what will be popular and if I produce an unsuccessful discussion I'll try again with something different. One of the things that I prefer about MyLot is the large selection of topics compared to other similar sites.
@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
21 Feb 09
I have only been here a few months so you can guage my response with that filter in mind. I have seen a member or two leave through some harrassment and they tended to be some of the more controversial posters, and I might say in a good way, and I have seen people take the position that they do not want to be controversial because it gets their posts banned. Even though the post was not against the rules someone took offense because of disagreements being on the other side of the argument and as myLot seems to delete without making a value judgement, they stopped posting anything controversial. The result of this is a dumbing down of the general tone of the posts. There are also the ones that are just trying to post as much as possible in order to achieve payout and I suspect quality might take a back seat to quantity. When you combine the two with the fact that some of the newness is worn off for you and some of the questions you have seen before, you might think the site has changed. I doubt it has changed as much as you think it has, I suspect it is more in your perception that reality.
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
no, i beg to disagree on this. always, the discussions that come about is relative to the experiences that the mylotters have gone through or are going through. this could be first hand or second hand ones. now, if what you mean to say is how they are being phrased, there is nothing that we can do about it. there are some of us here who are not good at converting our ideas and feelings into words. another obstacle to hurdle will be the language barrier. there are a lot in the community who hardly knows the english language. let us just appreciate the so much effort that they have mustered in order to be participating in the discussions. i am sure that it is never easy to express oneself in a language so foreign that there is a need for a dictionary nearby while doing so. although we might wish that all the discussions are worded so well, we can never help it if there are others who find themselves having constructed only a sentence after minutes of contemplation on what they are trying to say.
• United States
20 Feb 09
I do not think the quality is necessarily going down but I do find that I usually only respond to my friends discussions as most of them have been here for quite some time and they post discussions that interest me. I find that so many of the discussions posted by newbies have been already posted over the years and I get tired of the same old thing. Then there are the other ones that are only posted to earn money and are usually inane.