Do you run to write the first response of the discussion?

@jziakhan (702)
Pakistan
March 9, 2009 1:49am CST
I know I do, since everyone always reads the first response of the discussion to get an idea of what to write, and I hate it if someone beats me to it. Do you love writing the first response of a discussion and hope that the discussion will turn out to be at the "today's top" or"hot" column with your response at the first?
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
9 Mar 09
haha I don't rush to write the first response. Sometimes I deliberately wait to post sometime later as I am curious to what others might say as sometimes, the first response might set a trend and what follows may be on similar lines. But this sounds like a great idea! I will start doing it from now on. lol I think we would find plenty of them at the no responses tab. Keep racing!
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
I'll race you to the no responses tab! Wait for me! LOL :) Mylotting
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@nikky28 (1572)
• India
9 Mar 09
lawlz dang! I read your post a little late! LOL
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
Tha't sokay, I haven't started yet :)
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@star_wish (173)
26 Mar 09
yeah,I just run to write the first response of a discussion and hope thisdiscussion will be "today's top" soon ,but the fact is that it must be a hard work--the discussion you fist respond will be "today's top" or"hot" .So the question is how you can find the potential discussion that will be "hot" in the near future,i think there must be "secret "here & worth exploring ^……
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
27 Mar 09
I see, that's logical! Today's top discussions do have a higher rank than hot discussions, since hot discussions can be "hot" even if someone responds to them after a day! Or something like that... Thanks for your response, I know this discussion isn't going to end up in today's top, since it has been 4weeks since I have posted this. Happy-MYlotting
@dvrtmcc (176)
• Eritrea
9 Mar 09
Yes I like to respond whenever there is a easy question so I always ask easy questions too and I sometimes like to be the first that will respond on easy question.
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
I agree, making discussions which are easy to understand and respond to is a great factor, although I like to respond to every discussion. Happy-Mylotting
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@mymytri (2032)
• India
9 Mar 09
NO now.Earlier when i joined here i was running to do that.Also i was going to discussions with no responses and answering them .Now am not like that.If i find a discussion and i have anything to say,i will response it.Otherwise i will just read the discussion and response then move to another one.
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
Gee! Do I really look that desperate to respond to a discussion first? :O I am not that type! I hardly ever check the no responses column and almost always respond to mine from the new column or the hot column! I too respond only to discussions which are of my interests and taste, otherwise I don't think I ever do.. Thanks for your response! :)
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• United States
9 Mar 09
Hmmm, I never thought about that. I know that I don't exactly race to be the first to respond. In all honesty I usually don't even read the other responses unless it's a topic I'm really really interested in. For the most part I just read the initial post and respond to it with the best of my ability. That way I can respond to more posts. I did however read the first post on this page, just because you said so, and I liked that the person mentioned that there was a no response page. To be honest I'm really new to this whole myLot thing and I didn't even know there was a no response page. Huh, learn something new everyday. Is there some kind of benefit from being the first post? Or being the first post on a topic that has hit the hot topics list?
@daliaj (5689)
• India
9 Mar 09
Yep, I do that. I am pretty interested to write first response of discussions. At the same time I will respond only if I am interested in the discussion and not just for the sake of responding. Yes, i hope that sometimes it will turn turn at the 'today's top' column.
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
I knew there was someone who did the same! :) Thank you for your response!
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@pratik87 (1928)
• India
9 Mar 09
no i never run to write the first response..i have a little laidback approach actually i see what others are writing and then post a comment to someone as well with whom i agree or do not agree.
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
Yes, agreeing on a topic is very rare and that is exactly why we need it, this is very embarrasing since nobody runs to write the first response except me! :O Have a great day!
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• Philippines
9 Mar 09
It doesn't really matter to me if I am the first responder or the last one since I would basically express what I have in mind irregardless if that opinion of mine has been repeated I don't care that much, I think we do agree and have same opinion to something at times. Another thing, I don't copy either someone's thoughts here in mylot which has been posted since I would honestly post what I have in mind.
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
You are very honest, torchablazed! I know that nobody copies anyone's thoughts but since the person always looks at the first response as it is the closest to the submitt button, although coping is quiet impossible since every mylotter has the same opinion and it doesn't even matter if you do, and since nobody's that desperate for the money! Have a great day! :)
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
9 Mar 09
I don't run for first response and I won't hesitate if I am the first to start it.At least we want to register our thoughts and opinions here.So,I don't bother about the number.If I see a post that can be answered,then I will,even if it is marked best response already.Cheers!
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
I like best responses... But, your'e right, I don't disapprove of responding on a discussion if the creator of the discussion already has selcted a best response, but I will still run to get the first response! :) :) Mylotting!
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@seamotive (144)
• China
9 Mar 09
I didn't do that delibrately,because I must know how to write the respond before posting it and whether the discussion attracts me.But your idea and behavior is interesting,and if you always want be the first one ,you can take a try on no response tag.Hope you enjoy staying here!
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
well, I like to only respond to discussions I'm interested , instead of rummaging through the no response columns, I am not that desperate to get the first response of the discussion! LOL
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@elghrasya (502)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
Yeah! we have the same attitude. Haha... But it depends also. If I see a discussion without any response then I am going to read it first then If I have some ideas to share then I will respond. But If I don't know the topic I will just ignore it. Happy mylotting..
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
Yes! we have to write a response that is right as well as of a good quality, but I tend to write the first response of the discussion no matter what!! :) Happy-Mylotting
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@kquiming (2999)
• Philippines
9 Mar 09
Haha. Well it's kind of flattering when I get to write the first, sensible response to a particular discussion but i don't think I'm "running" at it ... You know?? And whenever I'm the one who gets to post the first response, it usually just happens by chance, not because I planned it that way or worked hard at it. Good day to you!
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
Yes, I agree with you, sensible responses dominate the first responses. You are absolutely right about that. Have a great day!
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@uicbear (1903)
• United States
9 Mar 09
I actually don't like to be the first response. I don't know why, but if I see a discussion that I am interested in replying to I will usually wait for atleast one person to post a respond before me...then I'll go ahead and lend my two cents. I really don't think about the whole top or hot discussion sections. I just like to respond to discussions that interest me.
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
Really?? I'd go for the first response, but I guess there are other opinions about other people! I like to respond first so that every one gets the main idea! Happy-Mylotting!
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@baragan (50)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Actually, I do! I love writing the first response! I hate it when I post my response only to find that someone has done that already :(
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
Hmmmmm........ I know it's frustrating, but you are just too eager to get that first response! Have a good day, sir!
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• India
9 Mar 09
hi i never thought of doing so ,does it really matters?thnx for giving idea ,now i ll try to beat you.
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
Come on then! LOL :) Have a great day!
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• Australia
9 Mar 09
Hahaha, I really don't mind if my response isn't first. Doesn't really make a difference to me. If you always want your discussion to be on top, here's a tip, always go to the no responses page, your bound to be first there!
@jziakhan (702)
• Pakistan
9 Mar 09
LOL! I'll check that!
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