How do you decide on which discussions to post?

@Downwindz (2231)
Netherlands
September 1, 2009 9:54am CST
How do you decide on which discussions to post or which not to post? I see so many genious discussions out there, and im personally trying to avoid making the classical mistake, by posting a topic which has alleady been debated empty. When i post a topic I have normally been thinking about it for some hours before i decide to post, to make sure it is a quality question that hopefully get a quality response. Also sometimes i dont post the question afterall if i feel it might not be worth it. How do you decide on which topics you post? How do you avoid the classical mistakes, come share your tips with the fellow MyLotters out there.
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13 responses
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
1 Sep 09
I personally have no criteria on which discussions i want to post my response. But usually i will give a good discussion my priority. Recently it's hard to find a good discussion here because there's alot of people posting several same topic as their discussions. That's why there's alot of discussion without any response or only 1 response at all. I hope other mylotters who are good discussion starters will post many interesting discussion to make our mylot live more than ever. Good luck and have a nice day. Happy mylotting.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
1 Sep 09
Thanks, i also believe it is worth finding a topic that interest you, because if your not interested in the subject it seems to be harder posting a quality response to the topic aswell. Atleast that is how i feel. Personally i try also responding to my friends topics and hope they do the same for me, to get a good debate going :D
@dlr297 (5387)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I do not start many discussions, but i do respond to a lot of them, I just look around and see what catches my eye. I find just responding is easier for me than trying to think up discussions to start.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
Yeah i also have that feeling sometimes, i guess because once i want to start a discussion im trying to make it in the best possible quality. But at the same time i prefeer discussions where i get comments on my responses.
@dlr297 (5387)
• United States
2 Sep 09
You are so right i like getting comments on the stuff that i post, and i also always try to respond back each time that i do, that way you keep the discussion going.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
exactly and a discussion that keeps going also seem to be more motivating to check up on. I have my routine everytime I log on MyLot going through each step and see how far I get depending on the time I have available at current. Eg; check own discussions for comments, check all responses for comments, then check if friends posted a new discussion to see if there is something I can contribute with and finally if all those steps are filled I may post a new discussion.
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
1 Sep 09
i respond to discussions which i can relate to, know something about it, have experienced it or have formed an opinion about it. i also read other members contribution before making my post.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
1 Sep 09
Yeah reading to be sure that you dont repeat other peoples oppinions and knowledge? As it then somehow would be a waste of time...
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
2 Sep 09
views can be same. your reason and how you express it - makes the difference. good luck
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
That is very truely said indeed, and you find this similar with all the different backgrounds, cultures and religions out there. People think we are different but when it comes to it we are not.
@airakumar (1555)
• India
2 Sep 09
I didn't think first for which I need to post or not to post. But yes, before posting I do think carefully if I feel like if mylotter would response to my post or not and it would really be worth, I just post it. Well, I practice the habit to response more than posting a discussion. It is very interesting to read comments posted by others and response as well. Have a nice day!
• United States
2 Sep 09
airakumar..Hello there. Are you having a good day? I wish you a good day. I am like you. I like to comment more than start. I have started some and have gotten some good comments.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
I think im a combination of both, i like to comment, give feedback to those who comment on my comments and so forth. Just like i also like to post a discussion if i find it will turn out to be good debate. Like this one. Happy MyLotting
• India
2 Sep 09
Well, i usually go with the mood i am in... Generally the topics i choose are the ones i can relate too.. i avoid controversial topics and political ones.. The latter because my knowledge regarding it is an absolute zero. The former because i do not wanna step on anyone's toes. And i prefer replying to posts than starting one of mine.. i run out of ideas so fast.. lol
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
I guess it is the limitation law of creativeness? Or are you creative in other subjects instead than writing discussions? I often find i have a good topic but it has allready been taken with almost my words, so i just dig it down again for later use. I personally aslo prefeer only responding to topics where i actually have some knowledge, to be sure i dont make any wrong steps either.
@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
2 Sep 09
Hello Downwindz..How are you today? I sometimes will use the search discussions to see if that discussion has been used recently. Most of the time I just post my discussion. I have noticed that responses come all sorts of discussions. I guess I would suggest that you just start the discussion and see what happens. Good luck and don't give up.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
My day today has been very fine so far, i reached my training sessions and done some stuff at home aswell, the rest of the day i will spend by writing on my Thesis, i just have 1 more month left, time goes way to fast. I hope you day has been nice aswell. By nature im not a quitter, so i constantly try to see what works out and what turns out to be the best quality posts possible. Though sometimes they seem to be hard to spot. But you never even consider what you post before you hit the "post discussion"
@Newpal (154)
• India
2 Sep 09
I like to post on discussions which matches my interest.I like topics on internet,movies,sports and other related topics. Sometimes some of the topics interests me so much that I write a long paragraph about that.I daily post 5 to 6 responses to discussions daily on topics of my interest.It is always better to respond to quality discussions.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
I agree with you that it is better to respond to quality discussion rather than just be responding. When you respond in a quality discussion it also seem that the topic starter is more willing to comment on your responses aswell. Or is it just me that find it so?
@subha12 (18453)
• India
2 Sep 09
Actually I am not here for sake of posting new discussions. Rather I try to response to other discussions. I only start the things I really want to ask or share.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
Im certainly neither on MyLot just for posting discussions. Before i make a post i try make it as quality as possible before i just post it, so in other words i think before i post. Also im trying to comment on all responses my topics get, so if i just posted discussions for posting them I would have a hard time keeping up with all my discussions, and it would turn into less quality. happy MyLotting.
@bingchen (1126)
• China
2 Sep 09
i don't think this question,i select some from them,i found that i can answer his question,if it is beyond what i want,i don't response it,for example,i select your post,i don't think what i favourite,i know everybody have his owened favourite,so he can give different answer,including me,i give my answer,so maybe i always believe the fate,so i select your post,not present my favour,i do what i want,not other meaning.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
So all discussions you respond too and create depends soley on randomness?
• United States
2 Sep 09
I don't think I am too selective what I respond too, really whatever catches my eye or interest, or something I feel I can write an intelligent response to, or maybe even be funny over...lol I'll start a discussion on something I'm interested in if I don't see anything too similar to it already posted - I do like to reply to the people who respond to a discussion I start too, as I think it makes for a better discussion and its just nice for people to have their responses acknowledged.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
I completly agree with you, i also tend to respond all comments aslong i have something "clever" to say. People seem to go by interest and trying to find topics that has yet not been outdebated, or take back up an old topic again.
@busybren (258)
• United States
2 Sep 09
I sorta have a routine of things on MYLOT. I start at my homepage, set up with the features I want to see when I log on. I then run through those to see what peeks my interest. After that I go into the search to see if there are any existing discussions created before I decide to create one myself. I think I may have created a similar discussion a couple of times, but I wasn't paying too much attention so I overlooked it. I try to determine what is going on RIGHT NOW. Anything having to do with RIGHT NOW, but if I have nothing to share, I then post things that will make people reminise LoL Happy myLotting and see you around again :)
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
I also have my routines on MyLot, i always check out the discussions i created for any new posts, to make sure that i get to comment on everybodys post in my discussions. Then i go to the discussions i have commented on, to see if anything new has happened in relating to the post i made. Then finally before creating my own discussions i go check out my friends discussions to see if there is anything i can contribute with. And happy MyLotting to you aswell. i agree following a routine makes sure you get it all done :D
@merlinsorca (1123)
• United States
2 Sep 09
If it is something where I can think of something interesting to say then I'll post. If I think of something but it ends up to be really short then I won't post it. I do spend some time thinking about what to write and whether or not it would be right to respond to a discussion. It also depends on whether or not the discussion is under a topic I know and likem, otherwise I wouldn't have much to write.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
2 Sep 09
I totally agree, you need to have some knowledge or be able to repond to the comments made in the topic you have posted. That certainly adds up to the quality of the overall discussion.
@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Sep 09
I will pick a discussion that looks interesting to me, and so I will read it to see if there is something that I can contribute to the disussion. If I don't like the discussion then I will just leave it and go on to the next one. I also pick disucssions that are of a good quality, and that have lots of substance as those are the ones I am looking for. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
1 Sep 09
Thanks for your input, also people seem to be more willing to respond to discussions where the topic starte also comments on the responses, to create an extra debate in the discussion, i myself find it nice when people respond to my comments. It seems to be a good motivation factor.