Why does no one reply to older topics?

United States
March 8, 2009 12:30am CST
I have not been on myLot long, but I have noticed that no one ever seems to reply to topics more than a day old. Why do you think that is? Is it because no one reads older topics? If so, why does no one read them? Just something I've been wondering about. Personally I going to go find some several-day-old topics and and give some replies, what's the oldest topic you have ever posted on?
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@oyenkai (4398)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
I don't really know the oldest topic I posted on. I guess it's because we don't really see the older topics when we browse because the discussions are arranged either by when it was started or when someone last responded on it. Also, I prefer looking at other people's discussions on their profile rather than browsing on the Discussion tab itself :) Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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• United States
9 Mar 09
Lol I'm new to myLot as I'm sure you have seen, and I don't know how to look at other people's profiles; let alone the discussions there. Perhaps you could fill me in? And your welcome=).
@LouieWpHs04 (4560)
• United States
8 Mar 09
I'm not sure what you're talking about, I have people responding to my old topics almost every day. Sometimes they don't for a while but then all of a sudden discussions even as old as a year ago start popping up because people respond to them! I try to post on the newer topics as I like to discuss the topic because if I start posting up an old discussion, chances are the member that posted might not even be there anymore or care about the discussion enough anymore to actually discuss it. Get what i'm saying? Hope this helps!
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• United States
8 Mar 09
Nice response, and your right, they might not be there to discuss it further. But I would think someone who just posted yesterday would still be checking on it, though most topics only seem to last an hour or 2. I'm glad it's different for you, perhaps it depends on how popular the topic is.
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• United States
8 Mar 09
I think you should also take into account that some people may only seem to have an hour or so to spare each day, or possibly can't even get on until weekends! Thus some discussions may not get responded to for quite some days. Heck, i've had people come back weeks later to respond to a discussion I made or respond to a comment I left on a discussion! Some other people also just make discussions and respond to other's discussions but never back at their own. I'm not sure why some people do this but they do. I guess they don't get the point of what it means to "discuss" a topic. Some people just don't have anything to say in response to the responses they get. I almost always respond to my discussions but someone posts a one-liner or just a paragraph worth of stuff you can't quite respond to and thus I end up not responding. I only respond when I feel I have something to say! The popularity of the topic does help. Also networking with people in Mylot that have similar interests to you will help keep your discussions alive longer as well.
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@dmrone (751)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I think the oldest discussion i have responded to was over three weeks old. I do look for older posts, you never know what you may find.
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@regal_aeros (2606)
• Singapore
8 Mar 09
it might be because they missed it and it didn't appear on their main page? Sometimes, when i do an indept "search" on discussions. I too realize that i have missed quite a number of very interesting topics that i didn't see before. as for the oldest topic. I don't remember the focus but i do know it's about 7 months old.
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• India
8 Mar 09
Hey, even I am new to myLot.. Even I wondered about this... Its simple : Quite a large number of new posts are added every day and so the older topics go behind, out of the first few pages.. This makes it difficult for another user to land on it. Unless someone comes to it by search or through similar discussions link, it is highly unlikely for someone to stumble upon it.