Will you still respond to a topic if someone had shared the same idea as yours?
August 12, 2009 9:04am CST
I’ve been wondering how other users deal with these things. I mean it cannot be prevented that we may have the same ideas as the others. Though we can share or write it in a different way but does it lose your interest to respond to a discussion if someone has shared first the same idea as yours? To me, I kinda lose interest in sharing my idea cause’ someone has shared it already. I don’t respond anymore though I really find the topic interesting. I feel if I still respond to the topic having a similar thought as the others, they might think I just copied their idea and wrote it differently. What about you guys? How do you handle these things when responding to a topic? Will you still try to respond or not anymore?
13 Aug 09
It depends on whether I could add anything to the discussion or not. I have done so in the past, and I do not see anything wrong in doing so. After all myLot is a site where we exchange views on the same topic. It is hard to prove that a person copies the ideas of another person. Usually I prefer to accept ideas and views in good faith, unless it can be proven otherwise.
13 Aug 09
Hi ros! I know it's hard to prove that we copied the ideas of another person. Sometimes I have made the response first then some user would respond having the same ideas too and I don't mind it myself. But as much as possible, I'd like to be the first to share my idea. I don't know I just feel I have to be the original hehe..
12 Aug 09
I do still like to repsond to the topics that are similar to mine as the conversation is quite often going in a different direction. You also get different replies from people too. The discussions that i usually start are about subjects that interest me anyway so if someone else has posted something similar no doubt that will be of interest ot me too
13 Aug 09
Hi! I do notice that different views are coming in as the conversation keeps going. But there are times that I would find someone's idea exactly as mine and that would make me freeze for awhile hehe. I could try to change my view but that's kinda hard to do cause that would feel like it's not me talking.