When you reply to a topic do you expect a comment? When?

@zearah (5289)
Philippines
July 3, 2009 6:51pm CST
When I reply I'm expecting only 80% to 90% comment. There are response that I'm excited for a comment but the rests just leave it. How about you? Are you disappointed, to a response you made with zero comment?
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@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Hello friend! Well, same with you, I expect comments when I respond to a discussion. I also post comments to other responses. I want to see the views of the discussion starter and/or the other users with my response and to see if they agree or not, or to say thanks or to ask a question. I reply back when someone had posted a comment with my response so I always check out for the discussions that I had responded to see if there are new replies. I notice a few discussions seem to be 'dry', just a topic started by a user followed with responses only and no comments. In that way, how users interact about the topic. I always post comments on my discussion to appreciate the response and/or to ask a question. In that way, the users who responded in my discussions will know that I read on every response. If a user had posted a discussion, it is a responsibility to check back on it and to reply on the responses received. In that way, interaction among the users exists and that's what a discussion is. Posting comments can also helps to increase earnings. Happy mylotting!
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Yeah, this is what supposed to be a discussion is it's "interaction", a discussion without interaction is not a discussion at all. Me for many times I won't mind if I don't earn for a 1 line comment just to say "thank you", yeah, only to show value for others participation. Important is the happiness when we received the response, and therefore we should share the happiness to the respondents by saying "thank you" or informing them that we read their message. Thank you Happy mylotting!
@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
You are right! it is important. Interaction is the key to a good discussion. If a discussion has a many responses and each of them are posting comments with others, more users will participate to it because the discussion is active. I also want to keep it active by posting comments. I still do that even it is late and if I am happy if I receive comments even it is late, at least they tried and I understand that all of us here are doing other things aside from getting online.
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Yup! Same as in chat room, no one will stay if nobody in the room except himself/herself. Well in some (exceptional) cases like in monologue/declamation one would talk alone and others would listen - but note that here there are audience.In the case of discussion here in mylot there is that delay of reply but least with reply, yeah!
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
4 Jul 09
There are comments that I leave thinking I can't wait to see what kind of reply I will get out of this. Other times I am conscious that not everyone has my time to reply to me like I do and have gotten replies days and even a couple of weeks after I have first commented to their discussion. Other times I have gotten a best response where the user did not replied to anyone at all. So, pretty much I am not shocked when I get no reply to my comment.
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Well the number of your posts definitely will tell, why you won't mind anymore 'coz I'm sure you have innumerable friends and in a day you won't be zero. This is my opinion here. Hope I'm only 50% wrong.Happy mylotting!
@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
I always check back for the discussions that I had responded previously to see if I receive comments from other users and the discussion starter so I can reply back to them. I rarely check my email for notifications because I am always online here so I just look at my profile for the discussions that I responded.
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
4 Jul 09
There has been time where I do not have comments, it has to do with when I commented or started a discussion. But it has happened.
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
4 Jul 09
I don't expect an comment on every response. I always appreciate a comment and it makes me happy to receive a comment on my response, but I don't get angry or disappointed if I don't get a comment. It is nice when people comment on their responses, but I don't think that it should be some kind of obligation. I expect the person who started the discussion to comment if they want to or if they feel that they have to something to say about the response, otherwise it is okay not to comment, I think
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@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
i agree...
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Well that's your opinion and I respect that, as a matter of fact your total number of posts denotes that you have reason to opt not expect of course there are much interesting things for you to spend on your minutes such as to reply to your interested topic or create your own topic, rather than to read comments (not all are interesting). I hope you won't mind my comment.
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
When my reply comes from the heart I am expecting a comment, sometimes when my comment is so harsh or sensitive, I am really expecting a comment. Sometimes a discussioner did not put a comment on my response, I understand , maybe that is there choice or maybe they will put a comment later. For me it is good not to expect LOL.
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
17 Jul 09
Yeah, it's good to know that the reader or starter of the discussion make a feedback of what and how they take the message. Whether they like or dislike your advice or suggestion.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
4 Jul 09
no, i do not expect a reply but it is nice when i get the comment back. if i want to then reply to that comment i will. it does not disappoint me.
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
That's good. Important is you're happy on doing your response that's it! But what if you reply to a topic saying post your email id here and you'll receive a tip how to earn big. Would you still be happy without any comment or reply from the starter, hmmmmm. Each is free to express his/her opinion, I respect yours. Happy mylotting.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
4 Jul 09
When I respond to a discussion I expect to get a feedback from the starter of the discussion. Though it is not an obligation to post comments to your responders but it is done out of goodwill and the responder will feel appreciated and will continue giving you support in future. I will always give my comments to my responders regardless of how many pages I have to go through. This is my way of reaching to all those who took their time to response to my discussions.
@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Yes, the mere fact of knowing in the part of the respondents, that their response are read it's a relief. Well of course there is a time delay here since we don't have a common schedule. Obviously, after every other day/days log in is the usual way to response and comment on the other hand. Honestly, I used to act this way, my habit is to check first all that replied in my discussion. I will read one by one then I comment as much as possible. Thank you for participating here. Happy mylotting.
@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
no, there are some myLot users who don't bother to comment back to those who participated on their discussions. well commenting back will take someones time, instead of responding back, it'll be more beneficial if you just focus on making another valuable discussions.
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Yup! you're correct! But as long as you're happy doing your responses, with or with out comment go for it!
• India
4 Jul 09
Well only one of my discussion went with a zero response as far as i can recall. its a little disappointing but its really very nice to get a response. Well I do except a few responses when I post a comment.
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Wow! That's good. For me more than one but I keep on starting a new discussion whenever I want to. Because here as long as you're happy and don't make any violation rules. Yeah, many times I have a discussion of zero, sometimes after 2 to 3 days somebody will reply, not bad at all. Thank you Happy mylotting
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
When I reply to a topic, I usually expect a comment to check if there are people who agree to my opinion on a topic because I believe that if someone comments on your topic or posting, it can start a healthy conversation and make the discussion more interesting to other people. I do not get disappointed if there are no comments on my response since all of us are busy with other personal tasks. Happy MyLotting!!!
@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Yup, approved! I agree, to expect is to know therefore if the response was helpful or not. It's not as you're forcing or obligating( we don't know how the responder would act) the person to comment but the purpose is to know the impact of the response made.
@Ritchelle (3797)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
not really. but it is surprising when i receive a response to my response. it is like: i made him earn. he made me earn. quite nice really .
@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Aha , okay now that you've contributed to my earnings (I'm not sure as the response of other will add credit to the topic owner), here get my contribution with you. It's a give and take, he he he!
@suj123 (1068)
• India
4 Jul 09
Hi, Well i used to be like that. Used to check on each and every discussion to see if i have got a response but not now. As you said there are many responses that i am eagerly waiting for the discussions starter's comment but all in vain. I guess its fine. Most of them do replay to discussions while some might not be getting time. It happens with to as i have started so many discussions it is not possible for me to check on the oldest one if i get a response but i do try my level best. So the same might be happening with them also. We have done our duty let them do their hehe. Happy Mylotting.
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Yup! I got your point. That's a very practical reasons as long as there is happiness, for not being bored with the expectation of unknown replies. Just continue on read and type, receive what had came then give back if you can.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
hello zearah! actually i don't expect anything from anyone...its because i am not holding their minds and their decisions...a comment on my response is really nice and i appreciate it so much...sometimes i asks some questions on my response and i hope that the concern party will answer my question but if he/she does not, then its just okay with me...there are also times that i myself did not comment back on the response...its just because sometimes i have nothing more to say, or sometimes i overlook the response...but if the comment ask for something, i try to answer back as much as possible to best that i can... just don't be disappointed if you get no response or comments on your posts...coz if you do, it might ruin your day and spoil the fun... just keep on posting and enjoy each moment that you are here! have a nice day! happy posting!
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@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Hmmmmmm, I wish I could be like you but I guess it's because you're busy with some other activities so it won't matter if nobody commented on your response. Your time is always loaded. Thank you Happy mylotting
@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
4 Jul 09
hi Zearah, never, some times i have got no responses for some discussions,we have to try if the thing is interesting you will get more responses, regularly i will get from two to 5 responses only comparing with you it is only below 10 percent
@zearah (5289)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
Hmmmm, I respect your opinion, "well as you've said below 10%", so at least you have that reservation to expect. Yeah, you're right the factor of "interesting" is a basis here. Thank you for sharing your opinion, Happy mylotting