A simple thank you revives your discussions. Did you realise this?

@thea09 (18327)
Greece
July 21, 2009 5:32pm CST
Earlier I decided to go through my unresolved list, give ratings and best response, to take them off the list as a few weeks old. I didn't realise that by receiving a simple thank you for marking a best response actually puts the discussion back into play and adds more responses. Did you realise this?
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Yes, I knew this. It makes sense doesn't it? It adds new fire into the whole mix. What do they say? Every thing old is new again. This just goes to prove that! I found this out a long time ago when I did the very thing that you did and got the same results. Thanks for your comment and have a great day!!!
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
21 Jul 09
Hello, Thea. Yes, any new activity on a discussion, no matter how old, brings it back to the surface. As far as I know, unless a discussion is deleted for violation of guidelines, it stays in cyberspace even after it's been resolved. It's good, because new members will see it, meaning you broaden the spectrum of responses and potentially make new friends. Anything that ups the responses is generally good news, and hopefully this topic will encourage members who have only had a few responses on their discussions..
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
22 Jul 09
Hi Sandra, yes agree that it will be nice to give encouragement, I didn't have many friends when posted first discussions (sob) which is why they probably only had a couple or one response.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Jul 09
Yes, I noticed that! And then suddenly a dusty old discussion gets attention again!
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@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
21 Jul 09
Hi dawnald, yes but it's already got a best response so will probably be ignored again.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Jul 09
Not always. I've had a couple that have gotten pretty lively after that!
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
28 Jul 09
Dear thea09, This discussion must be revived... I am going to take the proactive step by responding and hope it will benefit other fellow myLotters because this is a priceless information, that can renew interest, rating and earnings too! I believed that a good discussion topic deserve a Come Back! So, let's see how it goes, all the best and happy myLotting! Thanks for a wonderful topic of discussion and looking forward for high quality topic like this!
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@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
28 Jul 09
Hi Iriene, as always you have such lovely words. I should have actually worded this topic a bit better as one should add a bit more th an 'thank you' for the best response, I find it amusing if there is only ONE response then you can debate with yourself what a struggle you had to award it as there was so much to choose from. I find it especially beneficial as new friends may have not seen older discussions and when this practice revives them they get to see them and have a chance to respond. Thea.
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@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 09
Hi thea09, I don't know about the response you will received but I do knew that our discussion will go top of the list if we add comment or response to it. The top in the list is the most recently commented or responded. But that is a good idea if we want to put our old discussion to the top so other people can see it. Thank for sharing this and have a nice day.
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@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
22 Jul 09
Hi akuler, it is interesting what we can pick up as we go along Mylotting.
@GardenGerty (104403)
• United States
21 Jul 09
Any action on your old discussions brings them back into the cycle. We are told not to just say "thank you" , but I know that is not what you are talking about. Because old friends who left looked at my old discussions, I gained some new friends who looked at old discussions, others have looked at my old discussions, because they have also cycled around to the top of the list again, so to speak. It is a good thing.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
22 Jul 09
Hi GardenGerty, I am now getting the hang of this cyclic pattern and am now not going to respond to all my responses at once due to the time difference, i seem to have killed some of my own discussions by doing that.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
21 Jul 09
Not only will adding a comment make it reappear at the top of 'friends started' on your friends but it was also appear atthe toppf the 'similar discussions' column on the right of every discussion which you have open depending on which tags the discussions themselves. The discussion at the top is the one with the most recent activity. The whole of this discussion just goes to show thatythere is really no need to start ANY new discussions at all. We have so many out there to be adding to.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
22 Jul 09
Hi mysdianait, that's a new one on me. I actually presumed that when I saw discussions on the side that the new, similar one, would be deleted, as not really a new topic as such!
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
22 Jul 09
Repeated topics are cause for deletion but many of the discussion taht appear on the right are completely different from the one you are reading at the time of seeing them. It depends on the tags. For example, the tag 'mylot' covers a vast amount of topics and it could well be that the only thing similar about them is the tag itself.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
22 Jul 09
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
22 Jul 09
Do you realise that saying 'thank you' only is a violence of the guidelines? But you're right. Any activity in your discussion revives it. If the discussion is any good you might even receive responses months, if not years after creation.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
22 Jul 09
Hi diamania, I don't believe that saying 'thank you for the best response' is in breach of any guidelines as it is just a further comment to a response. I would never actually comment on a response with just a thank you and the only times I don't comment at all is when I receive a two word response, after all there really isn't much to say to it. Oh you've changed your avatar to your flag, nice, you will stand out more now.
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@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
23 Jul 09
Hi lily loretta, I hadn't realised this, but if it is part of a longer sentence it is ok then? I usually add something else as well.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Yea, I reallized this when I was doing the same thing before, marking the best responses, I received couple thank yous and it made my discussions came back to life! I was happy about that! And got couple new responses
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
30 Jul 09
Hi mermaidivy, since I realised I don't give the best response to people who are no longer here even if they did respond best. The new responses which revive the discussions are good.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
22 Jul 09
I only realized it recently when I gave out my BR. I thought by giving out my BR it will resolved the discussion and put it to rest but I am wrong, instead it draws in more responses.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
23 Jul 09
Hi zandi, that's what I was trying to do too when I put out best response.
• China
22 Jul 09
i think it is good manners to repond to their comments, which also show ur respect for them, and i believe they can feel that and will have a good mood. we come here not only for the money, right? we prefer to learn some english and make new friends.what do u think?
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
22 Jul 09
Hello, yes I always comment on responses, it is only polite as you say. I hope this site helps you with your English if that is one of the reasons you are here.
@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
21 Jul 09
You are correct..For about four days I am doing the same. But not to get new responses..to resolve the unresolved discussions and to comment the responses where I failed to leave a comment to them as I did not know the procedure in my earlier stage of my lot,etc..But as the discussions are moved to the recent, again the members are responding to them ..But only issue in case is all the respondents might have forgot their response as well as the discussions as they are 5-6 months old..They have to read them once again, if they want to know..
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
22 Jul 09
Hi Kumarplslv, yes I was doing it for the same reason as you, not to get new responses, they are just a bonus. Lesson learnt myself too, don't leave things festering there for so long.
@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
21 Jul 09
I really didn't know that, but it sure does make sense. I hope that is true though as I would like to see mine coming back to life so to speak. I know after a time they kind of fizzle out as they users either lose interest or they just don't realize it is there. I would love to see some of mine get more responses. If they don't that is ok too, becauser I am thannful for the ones I did get. Every response gives me a chance to make more money as I can comment on them and build up my earinings that way. Good luck to you and happy myloting.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
22 Jul 09
Hi rosekiss, yes it is definitely true, I gave out a couple of best responses to clear out my list and when they were acknowledged with a thank you they jumped to the top of my list.