Commenting on Responses

United States
October 15, 2009 2:30pm CST
When you're on mylot, and you start a new discussion, do you comment on all the responses to it? I sure don't. I may respond to a few but I usually can't find much to say besides, "Hi thanks for responding bye." So I will usually not make many comments, unless I have something interesting to say... I know that making comments helps us earn more, and some people encourage me to make comments because we don't make the money from the people that respond, but for our own comments. But what if I just want to listen to your responses? I have nothing to say and I'm just curious, so I'll let you post your answers and I may or may not comment, so... Do you comment on all the responses?
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
15 Oct 09
Online I am just the same as offline. If I ask a question or have an opinion I want to share with others, when they listen and then answer I respond to them and then they usually say something else to which I comment again. I am very talkative offline and this reflects online too and therefore I comment to them all, even the one liners.
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• United States
15 Oct 09
Yes, in the real world when offline I respond to their answers too, but sometimes I won't do that on mylot... If you comment on all of the responses then that must take a while, if you start a lot of discussions then you'll need to make a lot of comments... Well, thank you for responding, it seems that I have made a comment.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
15 Oct 09
That's the point - I don't start many discussions, usually on a average one a week. I don't start them because I want to be certain that I can be available to comment back to those who respond and I know I couldn't do that if I had several started together. Just the same offline too - I don't start one conversation until I have finished another or it would appear that I was not interested in the first one. That would not be the case because why start a topic of conversation or a dicussion if I am not interested in what others have to contribute to it? I see that you commented lol and I am willing to bet that you come back and comment again too
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• United States
15 Oct 09
Nooo, I won't comment on this one. I would never! Darnit, I just did Well, first of all, I think that recently I have started too many discussions. Very difficult to manage them all... The way you put it, mylot is so much like real life... And it is, isn't it? Offline we start conversations and talk back and forth, and on mylot we start discussions and respond and comment. Interesting how they are all so related. Mylot is a great place
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15 Oct 09
I say thank you as a courtesy to responses to the discussions I started. If I have a rejoinder then I post it. If there is nothing else to say, I think saying thank you is more than enough.
• United States
15 Oct 09
Well, I don't really think that saying "thank you" all the time, to all the responses is much of a good thing. I don't do that, I usually just force myself to come up with something else to say. Thank you for sharing
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15 Oct 09
You are welcome. You see? I have not much to add to your response.
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• United States
15 Oct 09
Yes, I see your point here. Very interesting. Just trying to make words, to fill up this space here. Yup.
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@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
15 Oct 09
I try to answer to all, yet sometimes I miss few. Is not on purpose nor because I wouldn't know what to say back, is more because I get lazy or I'm set into another conversation. Yet, I find it natural not to have to comment all answers nor to get a feedback to my answers. Is just an option of topic starter and - as the earnings are set here in mylot - is a way to raise daily income ..
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• United States
15 Oct 09
Yup, I also miss some of the responses. I just have nothing to say to them anymore... Because after a whole bunch of responses, it gets tiring to post more and more comments. If I get too many responses I will just stop the comments. Thanks for responding
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@sid556 (31003)
• United States
16 Oct 09
Oh I know just exactly what you mean. After a time, it feels as if you are just saying the same thing over and over? When that happens to me, I just take a break from the conversation. I respond to all but sometimes if I have a lot of responses, I will respond a few at a time.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Hi, Merlinsorca! yes, I do comment on each responses, because that's the reason why I started it, right? Because I want others to join me and I love to hear more from them. It's lovely when you can make the conversation going.
• United States
16 Oct 09
Yes, I think that it's the reason why we started discussions... To have a discussion, and make comments. If there are no comments, it really isn't a conversation, is it? Thanks for responding.
@jterrock (277)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I try and comment on responses that I get. I don't always get the chance to do so though. I guess it is just respectful to comment so the person knows you are reading it or listening to what they have to say. Just like having a converstation in real life I guess. You comment or respond. But, like I said before, sometimes I don't get the chance to leave a response or comment. I try though.
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• United States
16 Oct 09
You're right, it is like real life, however in real life you need to immediately respond. On mylot, you can get a response, go to bed (like I did) and THEN make the comment. Then the conversation will continue several hours later, when I wake up. In real life, it is imperative that you respond quickly, otherwise it will make you look like a jerk or crazy... On mylot, if you don't respond, it is a tad more acceptable since it is online. And we all miss a few once in a while. There are those that we just don't get to comment on. Thanks for responding.
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Hi merlinsorca! Commenting to the responses we get is really depends on us. If you don't feel like doing it and you have nothing else to say because the point of responder is just the same as the others and you have already commented to those others, and in doing so will only caused redundancy then better not comment at all. Discussions should be done for discussions' sake and not only for earnings.
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• United States
16 Oct 09
Yes, that way of thinking is similar to mine... I always thought that if I had nothing interesting to say, why bother making a comment? I know that people like to comment on all of their responses, even if they have nothing much to say. Well, I like making comments only if I have something worthwhile to say. I do try to comment on all responses now, because I have learned that it is more of a gesture of courtesy than anything else... Thanks for responding
@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
15 Oct 09
I do comment to the responses I get as it is only courteous to do so, as if they are going to take the time to respond, I am certainly going to take the time to comment back. Our comments are to be quality just like our responses, as just saying thanks for your response, won't get you anything, and if you wan to earn from your discussion, then it is your best interest to comment back to the responses. I don't start all that many discussions, but when I do start them and I get responses, I will comment back to them. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
• United States
15 Oct 09
Yes, I do believe that sometimes commenting is only for the formality and the courtesy. But sometimes I can honestly think of nothing to say, so I will leave it as that. I try to put as much thought into my comments as my responses, and if I can't then as I have said I will not make the comment. Whenever I start discussions and get responses, I sometimes do not comment on ANY of them. There are some where you'll see that my entire discussion has not a single comment from me... So I must be in the zone when I make a whole bunch of long comments. Thanks for responding.
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
15 Oct 09
I do not start many discussions, but when i do i try and respond back to everyone, and you are right their are times that their is nothing left to say. but i do try to leave some kind of commit just to let them know that i have read their response.
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• United States
15 Oct 09
Well, I try to do that too but sometimes it gets overwhelming. Some of my discussions have no comments from me at all, so I feel like a jerk lol. But really, those were more "one way" discussions, where I ask them something and they tell me about it, so there will be much to say... Thanks for responding.
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
15 Oct 09
Hello Merlin. Let me put it this way: if I respond to your discussion, and you don't comment, I'm talking to myself. Who wants to talk to themselves on a discussion site? Certainly not me, so next time you start a discussion, I won't bother looking. Now, suppose I respond and you comment. Then I might comment on that, or somebody else may join in. Now I'm having a discussion and I'm enjoying it, so every time I log on, I'll see if you have started a discussion I can join in. Comments don't just earn, they expand the discussion, bringing even more responses. You'll enjoy Mylot more if you really get into the swing of commenting.
• United States
15 Oct 09
Ah, good point. I admire your honesty and your bluntness... But sometimes I do get tired of commenting, because there are too many discussions to manage. I guess that mylot is no ordinary site, you have to continue the discussions a lot more. Which is why I like it here so much . I am still a bit used to being on other websites where you get ignored, so I must learn to comment more or people will feel like they're talking to themselves... Thanks for responding
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
15 Oct 09
Oh you won't get ignored here we can assure you (can't we Sandra? ) When we find someone who actually wants to talk (or maybe didn't know they wanted to but we can see that they do ) then we will keep ranting until the cows come home (right Sandra?) [i]
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• Spain
15 Oct 09
Hello, Diana. I knew you'd come in on that one, just didn't realise it would be so quick. I've learned my lessons well from established users, and I've become a bit evangelical now when new users ask about comments. See Merlin? We've got a real discussion going here now!
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@hora_fugit (5432)
• India
15 Oct 09
I am not much enthusiastic about starting discussions, they take so much time!! But once I do start, my eyes are always set to see if someone has responded. So if I don't respond back, that's simply incredulous (sorry, no dictionary here, I hope this word is right!). Better to comment back.. That's my general idea about it. But more than never I just can't myself to say anything on some responses. I just go ahead and do comment, but these are obviously 'made up' ones and they seem to scream 'oh I heard, now shut your mouth!' What do you say, I better had been silent? I don't know honestly! One more word... It can never be that you just want to pop a question and let them talk... you seem more a mylotter to me
• India
15 Oct 09
And yes, I want to say something more, even if I have to comment to myself You are right, it's a virtual world. That's why some rules are different. In offline world, even if you keep silent, they see that you're listening. What about here? You ask, you don't talk again. Try talking to some one in real world and just turn your back when they start to speak. You'll get a good thrash!
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
15 Oct 09
This has not turned out as Merlin intended.... [i]
• United States
15 Oct 09
Yes, I have been watching this page for a while now, always refreshing it lol. But then I went to get a cup of orange juice, so I wasn't able to respond quickly... Lol at "Try talking to some one in real world and just turn your back when they start to speak." I want to try that, it sounds like a very funny thing to do. On mylot, that's the equivalent of not commenting People hate being ignored, so I had better start commenting or I'll be hated on the internet! ... But then again, it IS a virtual world, and is much easier to hide if people get mad at you...
• United States
16 Oct 09
I usually try to leave a hal-way decent comment on people's replies. That is the way to get paid for other people's responses. Also, quite a few people take not commenting on responses as a key that either they're being ignored, & therefore, will no longer respond to your discussions. Personally, I believe that their thought that you're not reading their responses may be a bit far-fetched, but it probably makes them feel justified in not responding to your future discussions. Quite often, when I respond to a discussion, I respond in such a way that if they don't comment, they end up leaving me hanging, usually by asking some kind of question. Sometimes, if I cannot think of something, the question is my start in an attempt to hijack the discussion & take things into some oddball direction. So, what do you think of Klingon women?
• United States
16 Oct 09
Ah, I understand. I know that people who do not receive comments to their responses might feel ignored so I try to comment as much as I can. And I see you have pulled one of your questions on me... To answer it, I would say that I find them very intriguing. Much less fragile than human females, wouldn't you say? Though I do not require any companionship, I would like to introduce some of them to my Klingon friend. Do you think they will like Prune Juice? Thanks for responding!
• United States
17 Oct 09
It seems that all of the good ones have already chosen a mate :( That has not stopped me from looking though. :) One of those good ladies have actually found a guy right here on mylot, who is also an online friend. By the way, just for in case you did not know, I just demonstrated a good example of hijacking your discussion. You started the discussion about commenting on responses, & I took it into something that had nothing to do with that. Quite often, it can be a bundle of laughs. Well, back to what the discussion was originally about, the personnel who runs MyLot do not like when merely commenting, "Thank you for your response." Actually, they tend to frown on one-line/short responses. If you can thank them, & at the same time, do it in such a way that shows that you have read their responses, that would probably be the way to go. As un-Klingon-like as it might be, if you completely disagree with the response, then if you can disagree diplomatically & kindly, that can be somewhat of a work-out for the mind.
• United States
17 Oct 09
I understand (How many times have I said this?). Disagreements must be more interesting conversations, leading to more words. However, I have never known any Klingons who disagree kindly, except those in Starfleet, and those who are not fully Klingon. I don't believe in ONLY saying "Thank you for your response" as a comment, because that can mean that I didn't read the response at all; I could use that for EVERY response there is... And thanks for hijacking my discussion
@Hatley (164469)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Oct 09
hi merlinsorca if you knew how many of us really dislike not getting any comments to our responses that just say thanks, now what is that? we went to the trouble of making a discussion and those responders went to the troubles of responding and I cannot take time to read and react with more than thanks? give me a break,there has to be something more you could say,it was your discussion and the people took time to respond and you cannot take time to give them back a little more than just thanks? Yes I do take time to comment on the responses I get and it is at least a few lines of more than just thanks.
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
take it easy there hatley he was just asking a question..
• United States
16 Oct 09
Nooooooo, I was actually arguing AGAINST using "Thanks" as a comment, I said that if there is nothing interesting to say then we should just not comment AT ALL. You've got it all wrong! I was asking whether or not you commented to all your responses and stuff... Thanks for responding, anyways!
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
18 Oct 09
Uhm Hatley was arguing against saying 'just' thanks too here but I think she was misunderstood. I agree with how she put it and I admire her pace. She beats a lot of us on here as she is sooooooooooooo active and gets back to us all on her own dicussions. Amazing and I hope that I will have her stamina too if I will still be here in all those years to come!
@irefed (200)
• Philippines
16 Oct 09
I always do that for me to gain more friends and thankful for they find me discussions interesting..
• United States
16 Oct 09
Yes, I do the same. Making comments really makes the discussion go longer and gets us new friends Thanks for responding.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
18 Oct 09
Much, much longer! This is such fun reading here. I guess when it started out no-one thought it would be this successful - did they?
• United States
19 Oct 09
Yes, I never thought there would be so many responses There seem to be quite a lot of comments, too!
@pcruz77 (452)
• Guam
15 Oct 09
The discussions here have become repetitive, but there are still some worth commenting to, but other than that, i try to steer away from them.
• United States
15 Oct 09
Yeah, discussions have become repetitive, since everyone has already came up with the discussions... Thanks for responding.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
16 Oct 09
Nothing stops us responding on the old ones
@pcruz77 (452)
• Guam
16 Oct 09
we all want to make that little extra income
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
16 Oct 09
Actually, I usually do. It is what makes a discussion a discussion. I have had a couple of discussions where there really is nothing to respond back to and I've just let them die out. usually though, I do respond back to the person. If someone does not respond back to me on a discussion, I probably would not notice.
• United States
16 Oct 09
Yes, I have also had a few discussions where I have not been able to comment back... They usually die out. Though you may not notice that people don't comment back, some people do and they think that they are being ignored. So I am trying to get back to everyones responses and make a comment for each of them... Thanks for responding.
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@sid556 (31003)
• United States
16 Oct 09
I may not notice when you don't comment back but I do notice when you do. Thanks for taking the time.
• Boston, Massachusetts
16 Oct 09
When i join mylot i promised myself to respond back to those who made their effort to post comments or responses on my discussions. There are lots of way in affirming an acknowledging their responses. Don't limit yourself with thank you... be creative enough to comment on. It's one way of appreciating them and recognizing their effort to look into your discussion and write on.
• United States
16 Oct 09
Yes, I do agree with you in that we need to add more to our comments and not just say "thank you" in them. Everyone wants to get some comments on their responses, so I too have promised myself to respond back... thanks for responding
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Oct 09
i love receiving comments from my discussions and i enjoy reading it so in return i do the same so that my mylot friends will feel the same too.
@minx267 (14650)
• Hartford, Connecticut
15 Oct 09
Well, Yes I TRY to comment back to those that comment to me- it's just polite. to at least say thank you. But However I have been known to overlook a few, However it is usually because there comment doesn't invoke an additional.. sometimes I just don't get what they meant and how do you comment on that? If it sounds like utter nonsense or they just delivered me a one liner.. then I think it's not worth the bother. So although I try, and I thought at first when I read your comment that you don't comment- 'Gee that's rude' - but then I really thought and I guess I do that too. But then I never claimed to be nice.. lol So thanks for reading this -if you choose not to comment. ps. these are called DISCUSSIONS for a reason... if it doesn't go back and forth -it's not much of a discussion now is it?
• United States
15 Oct 09
Yeah, I sure hate those darn one liners and those responses that I don't understand. But I DO understand this response, and I AM commenting, so I must be having a good mylot day. And I'm sure that everyone is known for just "overlooking" their responses once in a while, and "forgetting" to comment... Heh Heh... It is possible for a discussion to NOT go back in forth. It's a sad thing, and it's called being ignored. Happens both online and offline, in the real world and in the virtual world But hopefully in mylot this doesn't happen as much and people try to comment a lot more, and people who don't (like me) try to go up and beyond and comment a whole bunch... Thanks for responding
@minx267 (14650)
• Hartford, Connecticut
15 Oct 09
You are quite welcome, I thank you as well for your response of my comment. And I understand about the forgetting thing.. Although mine is more legit.. my brain is full of holes like swiss cheese. I can't remember what i got up to go to the next room for. lol Now I'm of to sleep- it's passed my bed time. Have a great MyLot day!
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• United States
17 Oct 09
When I start a new discussion I try to respond to each and every comment that is left. I don't start many discussions so that is not very difficult to do.
• United States
17 Oct 09
Yes, I also try to comment on every response, too, but sometimes it gets hard if I start too many discussions... Simply posting responses seems to be less troublesome. Thanks for responding.
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• Philippines
16 Oct 09
hello merlin, For me, I have the time and strength i would respond to all of them because they took time in responding to mine. even though sometimes the response is pretty much the same. and besides, you get to earn too when you comment. for , not commenting on their responses could give them a bad impression on me or vice versa. why bother saying "thanks for responding,bye" frankly that is a bit of a rude remark most specially if the person had a quality response.I don't really care if you comment or not. but in my discussion who ever gets to reply to it, get's my attention and probably respond to their topics.
• United States
16 Oct 09
I understand how we have to comment back because the responders took time in responding. It makes sense... I know that the comments make the money for us, not the amount of responses you get, so you need to comment as well. And just for the record, I said that I DON'T say "thanks for responding, bye" I wrote that if I can't find anything else to say, then I will not comment at all Well, thanks for responding
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• Philippines
16 Oct 09
Hi .. u are correct.. like me since am new here and don't own a personal comp i normally dont understand much how shud dis site works. Anyway just to say that we are of the same boat. regards
• United States
16 Oct 09
Well, welcome to mylot! It is pretty easy to navigate through once you get used to it. Thanks for responding