New Response or New Comment

@Abhii88 (214)
India
August 27, 2009 7:05am CST
Whenever you start a discussion or post a response to other discussions, you do expect people to reply. But what makes you more happier when someone replies to your started discussion i.e. New Response or whenever you response and you get a New Comment. The basic difference between the two is that New Response is the idea that people share with the topic that you have initiated and New Comment is someone is agreeing or disagreeing with your response to a particular thing. Happy Mylotting :)
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14 responses
• Canada
27 Aug 09
Hmmm... That's a good question. I think for the most part if I start a new discussion, I would hope that someone would think it worthy of a response; particularly if I ask a question. Once a discussion is going though, not every response warrants a reciprocal reply. That would just look like responding for the sake of it and not genuine interest or real participation. Just as in face - to - face discussion not everything that's said needs a reply. I try to find interesting topics to participate in, but if it's all been said, then I see no need to reply. I think it's all about the natural flow of discussion. xoxo Cyne
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
WOW, I'm totally blown away by your response.
• Canada
27 Aug 09
LOL Thanks for helping me illustrate my point. xoxo Cyne
28 Aug 09
Cynergy I could hug you right now (in a none creepy way). The part where you mentioned not all responses requiring a comment that some some are just commented on as an obligation at times, is exactly how I feel as well, and it does put me off comments. You totally put my answer here (though worded better than I ever could), fantastic :) Dranz
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
27 Aug 09
As far as I'm concerned, any response or comment is good, as it extends the discussion. Without input from others, a discussion becomes a monologue or a statement. Very often, the responses take the discussion into new territory, and that can be really interesting.
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@k4karthik (439)
• India
27 Aug 09
I like comments. This will create adiscussion on the subject which i have initiated. Some will agree to me some will disagree. There will be lot information sharing in a good discussions. A discussion will not become a good discussion until there is a for and against for the particular discussion.
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@colydf (913)
• China
28 Aug 09
For me, I think new response or new comment are both good. Because from them I konw that people have interest in my topic, my discussion or my comment. But of them two, I love new response more, because I do not check the new comment often. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
yeah, that is really true both comments and responses means you discussion or responses are easily read and understand by the respondents. They really are interest to replies just like in a real conversation. Your topics of choice is interesting..
@pupupd (1521)
• India
27 Aug 09
I like it when I make a response and someone, mostly the discussion starter agrees with my opinion or considers my solution as a good one. I mostly try to help people out with their problems, and when they feel my response really helped them and thank me, it makes me feel satisfied.
• Canada
27 Aug 09
Yes Pupupd, I think we all find it flattering when someone agrees with us. I think it speaks to our human need to be right about something. xoxo Cyne
@prinzcy (5058)
• Malaysia
27 Aug 09
I don't really like to start a new discussion so I would response and give comments (99% of my activity in MyLot is by giving comments to others' discussion) Besides, I have nothing to share so it's easier to respond to others. I already started a few discussions and I think it's more than enough.
• Canada
27 Aug 09
I'm sure you have something to share; you just don't realize it yet. I used to think the same way you do. But just look at what goes on around you. I'm sure you will hear about, read about or see something that will get your emotions going enough to want to comment on it and see what others think. That way you can look at it as though you're responding to something since that's how you feel most comfortable. Read the letters to the editor of your newspaper and write a response as a new discussion here on myLot. xoxo Cyne P.S. I have found since joining my local Toastmasters club I feel a little more confident about speaking my mind. I don't worry so much anymore that others might find it stupid.
@abanerji (1026)
• India
27 Aug 09
i don't get many responses to the discussions that i start. so whenever i get a response to a discussion i feel happy and feel that my question was worth asking.
@pupupd (1521)
• India
27 Aug 09
Wow, you sound really innocent when you say that no one replies to your discussion, thats why if someone replies you feel really happy. You must try to start some really unique and common idea topic. By common idea I mean something which is faced by everyone in daily life. Try to start something related to daily life and to everyone, then see the rate in which you get responses, but you earn only for the first response, then it's all up to you how you continue the discussion by making comments! GOOD LUCK!!
@murtuza89 (513)
• India
28 Aug 09
For me, its the responses which count more than comments. responses make post more popular and attract interest f more people to join in the discussion. Comments are generally one-liners. Mostly coments are just for thankyou, lolz, I agree, etc. and all small messages.
@DCLehnsherr (1042)
28 Aug 09
Hmm this is hard to answer actually. I agree with Cynergy that it is meaningful to have responses to discussions, especially when they really help to further your knowledge on a subject. But at the same time I have really enjoyed a few of the random comment discussions I have ended up in (with you for example), but there have been a fair few times I have got excited at the prospect of seeing a comment, only to find it merely thanks me and that is it. I don't find those at all enjoyable. But well thought out comments to either my response, or a comment I left someone on my discussions, are my favourites because it can lead to a better connection with a person and maybe even friendship :) Dranz
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
28 Aug 09
Hi Abhii, I have very few started discussions, I only start one when I need to talk about something that interests me that I think will get myLot members interested too. Getting responses from others gives the scenario different dimensions that I alone can never come up with. For the most part I respond to others' discussions. Either way, I am always appreciative of comment or response thrown at me, as I know when they do, they share a part of themselves. Oh, one advantage of giving a response over receiving a comment is that, your response can be chosen as best response(BR). I haven't heard of a best discussion yet (others, correct me if I'm wrong).
• India
28 Aug 09
ya correct, good que... even I am excepting same when I starts a discussion, I expect a good response from lotters & whn I get a reply or response then I will be very happy as I am new user to mylot, and I also received some comments on my response so that is the think... happy mylotting...
@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
hi abhii, i love to make a new discussion and i am very happy if someone will respond on it, specially if they will agree on my topics.. i also spent time to comment on their response so that they will know that i appreciates their response to my discussion.. janebeth.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
28 Aug 09
hi abhii. i love to see new response coming in to my discussions. but whether it is new or not, i love to see people coming back to my discussion. they response and you comment. and they come back to comment back so i comment back, and so on. i love to see my discussion alive for a long period of time. i also love to see my recent or old discussions come to life after some months or so.
@KrauseHome (35035)
• United States
28 Aug 09
For me I would have to say when I start a New discussion and have others respond back. It is interesting to see who responds, and what type of responses I get varying from the person just signed up to be a member here, or the old person with over 10000 posts behind their name. What better way to see how someone thinks than to respond back after they have responded back to your New discussions as well.