At times someone comes in and respond to a great response to your discussion

By Bala
@balasri (26554)
India
May 5, 2009 1:28am CST
and start a thread that goes on and on, leaving you at the side walk to sit down and just watch.How much do you enjoy such a situation?
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
6 May 09
usually it is one of my mylot friends,then i butt inside,as my friends would want me to join in the conversation but if it is some unknown person i am usually silent from my part.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
8 May 09
Right, we always have our own reservation on the strangers.
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
6 May 09
I like it, myself. As long as it doesn't become too exclusive. I never want anyone to feel they can't or shouldn't participate in one of my discussion because they don't understand 'what is going on'.
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• United States
6 May 09
I just made a bunch of comments in this discussion to explain, expand or provide obvious information as a member of MyLot for the purpose of communicating which is the purpose of social networking sites, there is a bonus to participating in MyLot as your life can and will be enriched.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
6 May 09
It is great to see threads being expanded and there are times that I just spend my time here just reading their comments and opinions. I do have to say that some of the things which I'm ignorant of, I learn from all these ongoing comments for any discussion that pique my interest. It would be great to have an ongoing discussion which can last for quite a bit. And I'm very interested to know what was the last set of words being said.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
5 May 09
Bala! Do you mean to say that sometimes someone drops in a discussion and post a sub-comment to a already submitted response? If it is so, then I would say - if the sub comment is posted by one of the dear friends here, then I enjoy it, sitting on the side benches. However, if the sub comment is by any unknown member, who is either not known to me or the respondent, then I do not appreciate his/her move.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
5 May 09
I can very well understand what you meant to say Deepak.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
5 May 09
Bala! Many thanks for being so 'understanding'!!!
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
5 May 09
I think (hope) you know me well enough now... I'm dropping in to say I'm reading on...
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
9 May 09
I dont have that kind of discussion yet wherein other members respond to one great response that other people jump in to join in the conversation. Its mostly two-way as in Id comment on the response and the responder comments back. Ive responded to and started discussions that the exchange of comments between me and the starter/responder would fill up a small thin notebook That was fun, waiting for the other to leave a comment and opening up mylot to check if the person has commented yet. Anyway, Ive seen lots of discussions that the comments just go on and on and from different members of the mylot community. I dont join in though. I just love to watch and read those kinds of discussions.
@balasri (26554)
• India
9 May 09
I like that response.
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
11 May 09
I appreciate that you liked my response Thanks!
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@GreenMoo (11842)
6 May 09
I think it's great to see so much activity on a discussion which I started. There's nothing to stop me jumping in and joining in of course. I just get frustrated sometimes when myLot doesn't notify me of all the new posts.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
8 May 09
You got a point there Green Moo.It is frustrating st times to miss an interesting thread by not being notified.
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@Darkwing (21588)
16 May 09
If it's relevant to the discussion and knowledgable, then I'll join in and help them to earn money for me, lol. If it's irrelevant and goes off on a tangent, then I won't be well pleased and will probably question their action. Sometimes, I feel it's rude to intervene in somebody else's discussion that way but I started one recently where a friend who's more knowledgable than me on the subject that was in hand, came in and answered a lot of my respones, but I didn't mind, because she did it well and made the discussion more interesting, thus boosting my earnings. I did join in and I actually learnt a thing or two about the subject! Brightest Blessings.
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
11 May 09
I've only ever posted about half a dozen discussions and not many people respond to them - so I think it would be great if my discussion caused them to think and go off on an interesting tangent. It would be interesting to watch what developed out of it!
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
5 May 09
It's all about interaction here Bala isn't it ? So the longer the thread gets the more one gets to enjoy it. I do.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
5 May 09
Hullo Alok! How are you? Come let us discuss further and give Bala scope for some enjoyment.So, where shall we start? Has it this happened to you earlier? Your turn--
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
5 May 09
I'm fine Kala, This has happened a few times, and it gets better when there ae more mylotters interacting. Mr Bala , You can't be a spectator this time.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
5 May 09
Hi ALOK!it has happened to mine also, where there was a lot of light bantering about the ideal age gap between couples.It was very enjoyable.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
5 May 09
Personally I try to encourage this to happen in most discussions I put up here, so I of course love it when it turns out this way! To me this is what it's all about.
@balasri (26554)
• India
5 May 09
I know.I have seen your discussions and got tired of scrolling down to the end of the fathomless threads. Well it is a unique style.Everyone has his own style here.We are lucky to enjoy the variety here James.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
5 May 09
I don't get the notifiers from James and when I realise he has started a new one it's pages and pages and pages long
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• United States
6 May 09
We learn to read faster this way... Now to make my system faster.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
5 May 09
That's most pertinent and I was about to start something which goes like this: Are you the master of your discussion? But you always beat me. I would say, it would depend on the kind of interactivity. I would most appreciate relevant, enriching comments and may be also some offshoots from the main topic of discussion. BUT, when people go on and on off the topic totally and takes the thread to a parallel discussion, I don't think I would enjoy much of it. I am not the aster of my discussion but I am definitely a moderator and a good one. I would like to see it that way.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
5 May 09
And what is this about a moderator mIMPI?I never knew that it is a relevant term to this forum.Where is the question of moderation here?It si only a discussion and not a debate isin't it?
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
5 May 09
I had been into discussions where and when I had to intervene because of hate speeches and apartheid. What would you have done? Kept quiet? That's one of the few times that I had reported the user. I think when you start a discussion we must be responsible for it and ensure happy interactions. And sometimes you have to intervene. Just my opinion.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
5 May 09
@ Bala: Where were you??
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
5 May 09
To be honest it doesn't really bother me my friend, I have got to the stage, especially on Mylot where I just shrug it off, it's not that I don't care, it's just life's too short to get het up and annoyed over other's responses or their attitudes. The main thing that matters to me are my good friends on here, like your good self, everyone else pales into insignificance if they want to sideline my discussions so be it, but look at it in the positive side your discussion is good enough for others to start longer threads on it, so you've been party to a get together of others who may not have had anything to discuss until they found your discussion!
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
5 May 09
Good point wolfie! x I see new faces when I land on discussions by Bala too, faces I wasn't aware of and makes me wonder how many ARE active on here after all - a LOT I feel!
• United States
6 May 09
They report over 170,000 users, I call that a lot...
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
7 May 09
If only ALL of those were active - heck what a party!
• Canada
12 Sep 09
It's not a problem for me since we can comment on individual responses, so people who want to leave comments on my original discussion can simply leave another response, whereas people who only want to disucss the sub-thread can "comment on a response" whthin the thread. If it was not possible to comment on a response, it would get annoying.
@balasri (26554)
• India
13 Sep 09
I can agree to that.
@littleowl (7157)
6 May 09
Hi bala, personally I like to watch the banter going on between whomever is making the thread in a discussion..sometimes they are informative or other times they are funny but it is nice to see people enjoying themselves through the same discussion...LoLo
@balasri (26554)
• India
8 May 09
Great as long as the thread is enjoyable.
5 May 09
Hi balasri, I have watched other peoples discussions and follow the tread and it has been such a loaugh sometimes, its great fund but I have not have my discussion having a tread. Tamara
@balasri (26554)
• India
8 May 09
You will have soon Tamara.
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
5 May 09
I love it when that happens... but it is just sad that i don't get very much of that sort of situation... make me feel that i started something interesting...
@balasri (26554)
• India
8 May 09
Yeah that is a good point.It really makes you feel that you have started something interesting when someone comes in to opine on that.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
5 May 09
I like getting all kinds of responses, but to tell you the truth, I hardly have time to read the long ones. I have a hard time remembering what I have read, for one. It has to be really good and hold my interest before I will read all of it.
@balasri (26554)
• India
5 May 09
Me too dear.I am very impatient.
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
5 May 09
I enjoy it very much even if i just watch from the sidelines. It's very gratifying to see that you raised a topic for discussion which other mylotters find interesting enough to discuss further. of course its also nice to know you'll be earning a lot of cents at the same time.
@balasri (26554)
• India
5 May 09
They are always welcome with their good intentions.
• Philippines
5 May 09
That's what you call a discussion that doesn't need the thread starter to control the discussion anymore so that it keeps on going. I really enjoy that kind of discussions and I love to read the conversation of the posters. Especially if you have two or more great responses and the story goes on and on.
@balasri (26554)
• India
5 May 09
Some times they are very interesting with all the smart and witty people involved.And at times it goes aimless and wanders into nothing.
@salonga (28016)
• Philippines
5 May 09
Well that happened to me a lot of times. I actually do not mind for as long as the discussions they are doing is pleasant enough. What I would not want to see is if someone contradicts and just butt in in discourteous manner to my respondents.
@balasri (26554)
• India
5 May 09
You have said it.I too don't like the unsolicited rude and crude visitors.