Do you respond to posts which has more responses?

@zahfran (851)
Singapore
March 20, 2009 7:31am CST
Hello mylotters, I have just a simple question. Do you respond to a post which has more responses? Does it mean that the post must be very interesting and that post with no or little responses are really boring topics? Often we see posts which are categorized under "no responses" or "unresolved"... And I kinda pity them..:( Is this because the topics are really boring? Or is this because nobody has responded so you also chose not to respond? Or is this because nobody happens to notice the post as it is being buried by other newer posts?What do you guys think???
4 people like this
22 responses
• United States
20 Mar 09
I agree with lilcee I respond to the ones I find interesting and the ones I can respond easily and comfortably to. Most of the time I look at responses that I can relate to and give advice to.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
hello cillysophie, thanks for the response! Yeah, the rules of discussions are it should be simple, easily understood, and also must be a question that really makes people think. I always try to start discussions that fit these three rules. Happy mylotting!
@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
20 Mar 09
Mostly I will not respond to such discussions. Even for the discussions, which have been responded by one or two members,I will not respond if the response which I liked to submit is same as that of the existing one.Also if the discussion is responded by nobody does not mean that it is boring. The other members may not know anything about that. Usually meaningful,and knowledgeable discussions are getting fewer responses only.Also most of the members are not going beyond the first page, and if the discussions moved to second page due to many discussions, it may be unknown to the many members as you have mentioned.
@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
20 Mar 09
usually, just the fact that it goes beyond the first page means there is already enough responses.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
20 Mar 09
Yeah.. you're both definitely right about this. But I see some post reaching 90 plus responses. It always makes me wonder what's happening there.. Anyway, wassup kumar. How's the debt-destroying goin on, dude..? haha..
@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
20 Mar 09
It's fine. But I am not sure whether we will be paid or not.
20 Mar 09
I asked a similar question earlier in the day, and I suppose it has got to do with your friends and fan following. If more of your friends choose to respond to your discussions, then your number of responses rises accordingly. I agree I too was initially disappointed by the very poor responses my discussions got, but I didnt let it bother me too much. I went around responding to discussions that interested me or if I knew something on that subject. I keep my eyes open for the better-paying tasks though :)
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
20 Mar 09
Oh yeah.. the tasks is another great initiative my the people at myLot for us to earn some extra. I'm not a fan of them though.. hee
20 Mar 09
But tell me, Zahfran, what do all those colored stars with a number inside mean against some of your names? Does it earn you more cents or something? :)
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
Hello, lucky attraction, to tell you the truth, I really have no idea.. Someone once told me the stars is sort of like your reputation. If you have a star with a higher number, it means you have a good reputation. The higher the number, the better your reputation is.. You need a few more posts to go before you get your first stars. Once you reach hundred, you get the stars. Happy star-chasing! hahaha.. :)
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
20 Mar 09
Hi zahfran, it really depends on the discussion. I answer any discussion that i personally find interesting and the number of responses its got has no relevance.I also check up the discussions with no responses and answer whatever i find interesting...
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
hello kiran8, thanks for responding.. I do try to do the same as you. But a post with more responses definitely makes me think what's it's about. Just like a sale, if you saw everyone flocking over to a certain part of the sale, you'll definite check what it's all about right?
@kiran8 (15398)
• Mangalore, India
21 Mar 09
I guess you are right ! i do answer any discussion that i find interesting, and more responses , most of the time means a more interesting discussion from the member's point of view...
@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I tend to respond more often to the posts that have fewer responses. Generally by the time there are a lot of responses I feel like I have nothing new to add to the conversation.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
hello blueunicorn, you definitely have a point there. But if the discussion was really interesting enough, I would just post just to have a say in the topic.. :)
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• United States
21 Mar 09
True enough. I have to be honest, though. On the discussions with a lot of responses I don't tend to read the other posts. I enjoy the discussions that I read all of the responses and can make the conversation go further.
@my1341 (460)
• China
21 Mar 09
Oh, I never care whether the discussion which I'd like to reply to has got so many responses or not. I would like to post comment on those which get my attention and interest. In one word, I prefer to answer those topics which I have words to talk about. Even though the topic gets so much popularity, I will try to answer it when I am not familiar with it.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
hello my1341, yeah.. everyone deserves to have their say here over at myLot.. Happy myLotting!!
@star_wish (173)
21 Mar 09
It seems that the discussions ,which dont have many or even no responses,are usually started by a new comer. On my part,I just response to the ones that interest me or that I can easily respond to. Sometimes I am the number to answer, and I often get a best response. *^^*
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
hello star_wish, That is really true!! However, we must always try to give them support by answering their questions.
• India
21 Mar 09
i will not consider whether it got no response or it got no response . i am responding to the disscussion of my interest and something i know about the discussion . i am new . joined only todday .
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
Hello sonajoseph, thanx for responding. Old or new, most of the people here in myLot are friendly. So don't worry.. Welcome to myLot and enjoy your stay here! Don't worry about the money.. The trick here is to just think about having fun.. Happy mylotting days ahead!!
• United States
21 Mar 09
i only respond to posts that are meaningful and not the responses...
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
hello billgates.. Ok, that sounds a bit wrong.. Hello Mr Billgates.. haha.. Yea.. Meaningful posts and interesting discussions really make us all think.
@Archie0 (4669)
21 Mar 09
It is not necessary for me to respond to discussion which already have so many responds because i feel that the owner of the topic wont read mine which is on the 3rd or 4th page. i love to respond to all new discussions or all those have 0 responses i love to be first on the discusion board there and then i always get a reply back from them i just love it
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
Hello Archie0, if you must know, I'm currently reading and responding to your post.. :).. I love to respond to new posts too.. Provided they are interesting to me.. Anyway, what is the number of responses before you deem it to be too many responses?
@Aquilis (175)
21 Mar 09
Personally I would much rather get involved with a topic I have an interest in rather than just any old thing, even if it has hundreds of responses. Don't really see the point in responding otherwise, otherwise you just end up with a topic full of meaningless posts really. Just my two cents.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
hello Aquilis, no matter 2 cents or ten cents, thanks for your reply.. And also welcome to myLot!!!
• Philippines
21 Mar 09
I do, I'm quite curious why this posts had many responses, it may be intersting.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
Yeaa.. Normally, I would see a synopsis of the post. Then, I'll see the number of responses. If both are great, I would definitely dive into the discussions and convey my point across.. :) Happy mylotting!
• United States
20 Mar 09
I respond to discussions which I have something to say about. If I don't have anything to say about the topic, I don't respond to it. The probability of me responding to a discussion has no correlation to the number of responses that a discussion has already garnered. :)
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
hello dream blur, thanks for the response.. However, most of the times interesting discussions and the number of responses are sure to be related. Though this has not exactly been scientifically proven yet.. haha
• Canada
20 Mar 09
The discussions with the most posts tend to usually be some kind of debate going on. I rarely waste time commenting in a thread with more then 5 responses. The main reason is because someone has already beaten me to my answer.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
hello.. Firstly, I like to say "Welcome to myLot!!!".. Secondly, you have a good point there. But if it were me, I would still just answer anyway.
@Ramsay (131)
• Canada
20 Mar 09
I am fairly new on here and as a result, I dont have that many friends yet so I dont get many responses. I think the more friends I get, the more responses I hope. So I tend to go to the no response category and answer a few there as well as ones my friends have started.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
21 Mar 09
hello ramsay, thanks a lot for replying! You're definite gonna get more responses soon enough.. Just post interesting dicussions.
@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I don't really pay attention to that. I respond to questions that are at least sort of interesting - one that I can give a half wayu decent response to. another thing is, something I feel, again at least a little strongly about. (this would fall under that category.) I look at it this way. I look at mylot as sort of like I'm among a bunch of people and we're all talking together. Sometimes, I'll see a post and and just feel like I need to respond to it. For instance, responding to this one. I have heard people say they just come on here and respond to as many posts as possible - to make money. They know if they respond to 50 or 100 posts a day, they can make so much money. Not me. I come on here, I don't know how many I'm going to respond to. many times it's just 4 or 5 a day. Sometimes I may respond to ten. And the only time I start a discussion is if I have a question that I think you guys can answer or I think of something that I wonder what most people think. I know, I'll go on mylot!
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
20 Mar 09
Hello, marty3888, I totally have to agree with you. myLot is probably the worst way to earn money online. No doubt of its legitimacy. However, I'm not someone who would be going around posting 100 posts a day.. haha.. that's real crazy.. I just try to posts and take things in my stride.. happy mylotting dude..
@youless (94721)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar 09
Sure. As long as I think the discussion is interesting and I can share my views, I'd like to respond to it and I don't care how many people have responded to it. Sometimes I even look at the discussions which have no responses. Perhaps I can be a little bit helpful to respond a few of them. I love China
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
20 Mar 09
Hi youles, thanks for the response. Happy mylotting and I love China too.. :)
@98765m (1019)
• India
20 Mar 09
I normally don't care about the number of responses that a discussion has received.If I find the discussion attractive,I go and respond. I normally don't fancy responding to discussions with lots of responses...I too feel pity for discussions with no responses and I try to respond to them if it comes under my interests...
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
20 Mar 09
Yea.. that's what we all should be doing over here at myLot.. Just helping one another. Sometimes, I too do feel pity of posts with no responses and want to help but the questions are sometimes ridiculous or needs a high level of general knowledge that I'm unable to answer.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
20 Mar 09
No preference at all, as long as I have something to contribute then you can see me under it even it has so many responses already and that goes to the other one too. I think there are many discussions with no response at all, including mine, due to some members like to interact with those topics that is easy to write something so they would be able to move to another topic and get the earnings rolling fast. Some would like to participate in a controversial discussions and you'll see there are a lot of this kind with lots and tons of response.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
20 Mar 09
Hi sirrob, yeah. I believe post with no response don't mean they're not interesting. I believe they're buried under the rubbles of posts..
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
20 Mar 09
I don't pay much attention to how many posts there are on a discussion. Sometimes I look at the ones that have no responds. I post to the ones that interest me or that I can easily respond to. Have a good lotting day.
@zahfran (851)
• Singapore
20 Mar 09
Hi lilcee, thanx for the reply.. Anyway you got a really cool profile.. Anyway, I also look at the ones with no responses. SOmetimes, I feel like answering but most of the times, I don't have the knowledge to answer.. hhaha.. good lotting day to u too..