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India
August 29, 2009 4:50pm CST
Every time I put up a discussion, I have the thought at the back of my mind to hit the intelligent crowd over here. But, all the time I don't get much readers. I don't consider my discussion as value less. But, the fact might be that I don't catch up with the active members. The time of the day I enter the site might not be that good. Coz the members at the site are most active during evening hours of the day and I don't keep online at that hour. Could you point me out what, apart from putting up quality write ups, shall I have to do to make my discussions glitter among the rated ones? I would appreciate your advice.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
29 Aug 09
I can tell you that I start very few discussions, maybe 4 in a month, but they are quite active. I never start a discussion unless I am able to comment on the responses immediately. As soon as it receives a response I comment back to it. That keeps it visible in the 'friends started' tab and if my friends are on they will see it (and might respond). If after I comment the user then comments back, I go and comment again. I don't have a particular time for posting or a particular day. The topics are varied, some fun some serious but I have never posted about personal problems here at all. The rest is the luck of the draw. A lot depends on the mood of the Lotters that are online at the time and the rest is up to you to keep it lively.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
29 Aug 09
Hahahaha Hi there my friend! Yes we really should stop meeting like this or people will start talking
• India
30 Aug 09
It seems that responding to the members responses increases the flow of interaction to the discussion. But, sometimes I start a discussion at the wee hour of the morning, before going to bed and leave it as such. Next day I find a very few responses. I just checked todays top discussions. There was a discussion with two responses only whereas one of my discussions which got 5 responses was not displayed in the list. I am quite confused in that matter. Thanks for your clue to making a discussion active.
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
30 Aug 09
What you find in the top disussions depends a lot on recent activity within a discussion itself.
• India
30 Aug 09
Do not worry triptibaby, you are just 172 posts old. As you go on posting discussions, the quality will increase and one day you will hit the button, when one of your discussion will be on the top discussions of the day. It happened at a very early stage for my son. Whereas it took me more than 500, before one of my discussion was rated the top of the day. As somebody else have already mentioned, it all depends on the mood of the readers and the quality and quantity of the other discussion started on that particular day. Best of luck.
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• India
30 Aug 09
Thanks Ramesh, you had been surpassed by your son. Maturity of post already exist in me as I am participating in a lot of discussions, forums, social networking sites, etc. I have hit the top pages in a number of sites with a few discussions. Probably most of the sites were national sites. Moreover, there we get the opportunity to descrive in detail. Here it is limited and sometimes we have to give up in the middle. Anyway, I believe that the mood of participating members plays a lot in popularity of a discussion. Otherwise, there may be some ranking criteria from the site admin. Thanks for your suggestions and I am sure that I will make it by September.
@grace118224 (1040)
• China
30 Aug 09
Before i use the function of "manage discussion" there are only a few responses to my discussions but after i was pointed out by mylot admin i tag the key word to each discussion every time. It does work and many people can see my discussions and i can get more and more responses . Besides you can add some friends so that you friends would respond to your discussions.
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• India
30 Aug 09
I use tags regularly but not sure whether the tags I use are effective in locating my discussion or not. I even tag my comments so that it is easier for the users to locate me. By the way, do you know any special way of tagging our discussions? I am looking for the appropriate tags that will help popularity of my discussions.
• Australia
30 Aug 09
Like you said, maybe the reason you are not getting much responses is because the rest of the people are living in a different location and it is hard for people to respond as maybe they are sleeping. I guess the main thing really is that your discussion has to be interesting. If it's not interesting and doesn't have an attention grabbing title, then people won't really read it or respond to it. However, remember there will always be someone out there who will be interested in your discussion. =)
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• India
30 Aug 09
I don't think attractive titles really attracts people unless they have some attractive contents too. The capability of a member to attract other members to a discussion is yet to be confirmed. I think it is the time of the day when most of the members are active. If I can get some quality post with some attractive headings or title, I might make it to the top. Thangs for your views.
@Quiplet (255)
• United States
30 Aug 09
It must be 'The American Idol' crowd taking over the discussions. Cheesy, often degrading, very little talent. Am I being too harsh? Not really, just trying to be cheesy and degrading.
• India
30 Aug 09
American Idol is specially meant for Americans, what this Indian can do out there. Anyway, you look better when degraded and cheesy. So, keep as such until you feel it is time to change yourself.
• Philippines
30 Aug 09
I know what you feel triptibaby. I myself could not be online at night that's why i catch up with those who are online during my stay. You could see them at the recent and new discussions section. Where in it means that they just posted a discussion so there's a big chance to get a good conversation with them. You will definitely work your way up there in no time. Back then, i used to think of a discussion that could arouse the members interest. Then all of a sudden, i just type another topic that i have experienced then poof. It was a knock out! I got a lot of responses from different members and i even gained new friends.
• India
30 Aug 09
Thanks Koala.. I could get to the point you tried to speak about. I don't do that earlier and instead I keep going for some interesting discussions. Anyway, as you said about the things, I think that it keeps a lots of value. I will do that from now onwards.
@staraevp (82)
• Kenya
30 Aug 09
Not suprised that you get affected by how discussions are rated, i also think that i have not succeed to get my discussion rated top discussion. However, i am just a few weeks old in mylot and i have made several discussions which has got somewhat good response, i guess that at least you give your discussions more time so that members can respond to them. do not give up, like for my case i do not respond to all discussion except those which i think i have some suggestions to make so is other members of mylot community.
• India
30 Aug 09
Probably that is the reason. I think the discussions which hits the top page are of senior members who had supplied at least 500 posts to the site. Anyway, let us see if we can make it before 500. Wish me good luck friend. I am thinking of hitting the top page by September........hahhaaa
@resssaaa (445)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
We have the same situation dear :) Its hard to make one discussion glitter among the rest :) Especially for me, i guess.
@smileonstar (4013)
• United States
30 Aug 09
It is depend on your discussion too... sometime I dont get much reader too. I found out some discussion is so popular that I never think off... You should post something for everyday use or something that people love to talk about. Like I was talking about phone and text and other languages you speak... I got hit so many readers here.