Are you giving chances to Older discussions? Might as well.....

@zandi458 (27952)
Malaysia
November 9, 2009 3:59am CST
This is something I least expect from a friend who has gone missing in action for a long time. He shocked me by responding to all my discussions filling my email with all his responses to all my past discussions as far back as 9 - 12 months old discussions. He resurrected all my past discussions which have long gone to rest and might no longer be interest to others. He is only the second person who has done justice to my discussions by putting life back to them. These discussions could have long been forgotten, even I myself have faint memory of discussions that I have started months back. I can only recollect my past discussions if I dig deeper into my profile where they are safely kept. He has set a good example for us to walk down memory lane to find topics in friends profiles to respond. I didn't realize that I have started so many discussions that were left unresolved. Wouldn't you have thought of going back to check past discussions if you can't find something to respond? I might do likewise and start this new trend of recycling old discussions. It only need one person to respond, to revive and expose old discussions for all to see.
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
9 Nov 09
Hi Zandi! That's a great gesture that your friend has undertaken. He could have just deleted all the notifiers in his mail and just started from the new discussions and I admire him for not doing that. This way he will not lose out on the part of you that he missed while he was away and at the same time all those discussions will get a new lease of life! I have new responses on my old discussions very often. Possibly because I don't start many and users go lookig for something of mine to respond on and they revive them. A lot of my topics are myLot related and will never be out of date but even the others receive new responses and I am thrilled when they do. I do the same too. When I add a new friend and look for one of their discussions then I skip back a few pages and find an older one with a topic that is still actual and land there. I have some friends who regularly fish out the older stuff too (one of them is up the top there ) and it was thanks to them that some of my older discussions with very few responses then received a couple of new pages. After all, when they were posted a huge chunk of the Lotters that are here now were not around so for them the topics are new We could all find some real treasures in our friends' profiles if we just hunted for a little bit... who knows
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 09
Yes, the 'goldmines' are in our individual profiles. We only need to do a little bit of search to get down to real good topics to respond. I know your mentoring is an ongoing business and it remains evergreen regardless of the seasons. You remain a walking mylot encyclopedia for the community here. Want to know more seek the services of the 'yellow lady' by going to your profile. The golden rules of mylot is laid in prints neatly arranged for the reading pleasure of everyone. If in doubts they only need to respond to your discussions to get your attention. Easy, isn't? I have not done any search yet on my friends profile and my friend here has given the lead to do likewise. Definitely I will make it a habitual affair.
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
9 Nov 09
hahaha Alice! I can just hear you jumping up and down! The 'yellow lady' is the sweetest thing that I have been called so far. I have heard many different versions on the same thing but that one is positive! As soon as I can I will get round to posting about something different - once I have finished dealing with th all the old ones obviously, so it won't be just yet Then there are many friends who need attention too...
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
10 Nov 09
How about moon-face?
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
10 Nov 09
[b]Okay--I'm back, & here is what I meant to post to your discussion! And again, my sincerest apologies for the goof-up! I do answer old posts, as I may find new insights or info, or I may be able to solve some dilemma for the poster, even yet. Who knows? This of course doesn't apply to old news debates, which I'm sure no-one's interested in now, not even the poster...[u]unless[/u...I find outright disinformation. When that happens, I can't resist jumping in with both feet to set the record straight, I don't care if the post was sent years ago! I despise lies! Maggiepie IMPEACH THE IMPOSTER![/b]
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
10 Nov 09
[b]Argh... "The best-layed plannes of myce and menne, gang aft agley...." Some days, my fingers just have a mind of their own, y'know? Please ignore all underlines. There was supposed to be one under the word "unless." Sigh. I go 'way now bye sorry. Maggiepie IMPEACH THE IMPOSTER![/b]
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 09
Thank you for coming back. I am sure it wasn't an intentional error on your part. But I did enjoy reading through them though.. You are right, if we can share our views and be of help to others, by all means avail yourself to the needs of others. You will receive great blessings from above if you can impart some of your experiences to friends here who are in dilemma. Putting smiles in many faces gives us immerse satisfactions. I think everyone despise lies but the cyberworld is full of lies and rubbish that need to be filtered before taking it as bible truth or maybe half truth.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
10 Nov 09
[b]Of course I came back; I keep my promises! I hope you like my newest reply--to a different (old) discussion you posted. I was checking you out to see if I should ask you to be a friend--you qualify...hee! While poking around in your profile, I found a discussion about cockroaches which I found interesting. Go see my reply! :o) And yes, the cyber-world is indeed replete with lying scoundrels, but MyBot (as I call it) seems to (so far...) have fewer than most sites! Blessings on you, dear! See you later! Maggiepie IMPEACH THE IMPOSTER![/b]
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@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
9 Nov 09
Like you I am truly honored when my friends dig up and revive my old discussions because it shows that they are really interested in you and to do that takes more effort.That friend is really a true friend ,I must admit that from time to time a few friends have done so for me but only occasionally and for a few discussion .I too often revive some of my friend discussions especially when I realise taht I havent responded to a particular friends discussions,then I usually oblige them in that manner .I hope that many more of your friends will revive more of your discussions .HAVE A GREAT DAY MY FRIEND
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
10 Nov 09
[b]That is heartening.... It probably would happen more often if not for the huge influx of new posts coming in constantly. I mean, how often does anyone have the time? I have trouble keeping up with the new posts! Still, I'm doing it today! Maggiepie IMPEACH THE IMPOSTER![/b]
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 09
Hi ronnyb, it is not impossible to take one or two hours to sit and respond to all the discussions from one poster but it takes a fast thinker to accomplish the task as the subjects of my discussions covers few interests that demand deep thought but my friend here did it within a short span of time and he put worthy views to his responses, a very intellectual person that is able to come up with good answers spontaneously.
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
9 Nov 09
Back when the glitch of mylot happened a few weeks ago... Well I started to resurrect the older discussions of mine own and others so that I can bring new life into them, and hopefully get more insight from newer members as well. It's always good to go back and juice the older discussions, or dust the cobwebs off old ideas and make them new again!
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@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
10 Nov 09
I love the feeling I get when I rejuvenate a member's older discussions. I know that in most cases they are happy to see it get more replies, and generally we have fun and discuss all about the subject, a little off it too!
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@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
9 Nov 09
HI Zandi! It is good to know that someone touched and responded to your older discussions to make them alive. I strongly believe that you always start quality discussions and anyone could respond to your discussions and can share his/her views. I always enjoy while responding to your discussions. It always makes you nostalgic when someone re-opens your older and forgotten discussions. I have take note of your suggestions and would comply, as and when time permits me.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 09
Nice meeting you here dpk. It seems that we have not cross path for a long time. So how are you and your mylotting going on? You are one of the pioneer member here and surely you too have made tons of discussions and responses to earn you good credits. It is really not easy to tally the huge figures besides your name. Though I have come to age with mylot, I can never come to parallel your points.
@dpk262006 (56115)
• Delhi, India
10 Nov 09
Hi Zandi! It is my pleasure and good look too that I met you here on mylot. May be we did not cross too frequently in the recent past. I am doing fine. Please do not worry, if you continue in the same fashion and devotion, you will surely overtake me one day. My best wishes are with you. Deepak
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Nov 09
Jill, is always a good responder.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 09
Without Jill, Jack will find it boring here. Thanks for your presence and will continue reading your interesting responses.
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
9 Nov 09
I do respond to older discussion that appear along side the discussion I am currently responding to....and I have people that respond to older discussions too..
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 09
It is encouraging to know that you are also paying attention to older posts. Continue your good work.
@Sreekala (22194)
• India
9 Nov 09
Hi zandi, I just gone through the similar situation and my inbox was filled with new replies to my old topics. The interesting thing, that friend responded to my first discussion (3 years ago) in mylot and that time I was not aware about the importance of commenting back and awarding a BR and shocked to know that I haven’t commented back to them and even didn’t resolved too. I too was not bothered to recheck my old discussion. Another friend followed him and she responded some selected discussion. I have the habit of checking old discussions of new friends but never went so deep.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 09
Great...a 3 years old discussion being responded is a rare occurrence. As you go along here you will learn more of this wonderful site. I do check discussions of new friends to see whether they have made any interesting posts.
• Philippines
30 Nov 09
Wow that is good of them... No doubt many of us stick and browse more on todays top... Amd I guess that is realy nice thing to do... especially for good discussions that deserves to be revived...
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
3 Dec 09
Yes, I agree with you. Good discussions need more exposure so many people will be able to read, respond and learn from these quality topics.
• Philippines
6 Dec 09
Right! People will surely pick up something on it. Even thou sometimes, the opinions differ on one way or another, still everybody has their own good points. Reading good quality discussions is an easiest way of learning...
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
7 Dec 09
Yes, I do agree with you good quality discussions give us some knowledge back.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
10 Nov 09
Yeah zandi you are right I would like to see more responses to my discussions even if they are old ones I posted a discussion about 2 days ago and only got 2 responses I Am quite disaspointed!
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 09
When I get this response I quickly check your profile to see your discussion that got only 2 responses. Well, I did respond to it. Hopefully it will be receiving more responses by now.
• China
11 Nov 09
Hi alottodo, You have said what I want to say.
@alottodo (3061)
• Australia
12 Nov 09
Im feeling so good! Im finally getting responses, thank you and thank you all for that!
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
10 Nov 09
You are right; whenever I check out other friends' older discussions, I can see quite a number of quality ones. And there weren't many answers to some. Perhaps because everyday, there are always people posting discussion upon discussion that people tend to forget about the older ones. Whenever there are quiet days in mylot, like during a weekend, I would love to go back to the olden days of the lot. Just check out what ticks and whatnot people off during those times, happy and sad discussions, exciting and many more.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 09
Older discussions are always open for anyone who wishes to respond to them. After all they are still worthy of reading and responding. Some discussions from newbies still need a bit of reconstruction as they are one line discussions that are not so challenging to respond.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
10 Nov 09
Yeah that's what I meant.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
10 Nov 09
Thanks for gracing the pages of my discussions, Alice. I always appreciate it..
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@rucrazy4 (785)
• India
9 Nov 09
When ever i want to ask about some thing first i search about of it on mylot discussion.. many time i got answer from older discussion i am also introduce some point on that discussion.. it is good to avoid repetition of topic...
@rucrazy4 (785)
• India
9 Nov 09
Thanks for your nice comment , i like my praise... but it is true.. everyone should do our step.. before inserting any new topic... because when he or she put a topic then he or she wait for good answer while answer is already discovered.
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@rucrazy4 (785)
• India
9 Nov 09
And for my user name... that i am not crazy.... I am asking to every one that you are crazy and for what you are crazy....
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 09
Mylot is filled with great discussions and it helps to ease some of our unanswered life problems. Others share what they know and in return we learn from these people of their great experiences.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
11 Nov 09
That's really a surprise and unexpected for a friend that gone so long then back and write a comments and response in your discussion. A surprise visit my friend... For me I always response to any discussion that mylot, sent it to me. I don't care if they are old or new discussion? Have a nice day!
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
11 Nov 09
I support you your actions.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
Thanks for that compliment,my friend. Hope your doing good. Have a nice day!
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
10 Nov 09
ha ha ha ha ha... Well, I archive all my response email notifications. And will try to get to them whenever I can. Throughout the year, there are busy times and lull periods. Lull periods are the only time I can actually stay in touch with my friends, be it online or in real life. So, when the lull periods hits, I would be busy catching up!
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 09
smiles......finally the most talked about person in this discussion made an appearance to grace this page. You have not only stunt me with your marathon responses to my older discussions but you have ressurrected my old discussions which I thought are destined to my profile archives and would never see the light again. How wrong I am as you found the pleasure to liven up my old posts. 'Kuddos to you'. Your good deeds did not go unnoticed and I am so touched by your impromptu actions. Thank you once again.
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@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
12 Nov 09
ha ha ha ha ha... you flatter me! Well, I am glad I managed to make your day a slighter brighter one than it already is! Keep the discussions coming! I will be busy catching up with my postings the coming few weeks!
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@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
10 Nov 09
I don't mind going back to old discussions, most especially if I cant really find something that I can relate to or comment at when Im on mylot. Like you said, might as well...
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 09
Exactly..might as well go back to older posts when newer ones doesn't interest
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 09
At least we have something to fall on when we find no interesting discussions to respond.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Nov 09
WOW what a good job he did. I will have to find time to do that. But on yours I think I have answered most of them lol hugssss
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 09
Thank you lakota for being the most consistent responder to my discussions. You stand out to be the best mylotter so far who never fail responding to anyone of my discussions. You are indeed a seasoned mylotter who is never short of good ideas in your views.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Nov 09
awwwwww thanks hugsssssssss
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Nov 09
tHAT'S A GOOD THING, zANDI, GLAD U ARE SO PLEASED ABOUT IT.I always like hearing from people that have disappeared. There are some i would like to hear from myself. Have a great day.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 09
I am glad for what he has done to my older discussions. Not only they have resurfaced but it also rekindled my memory of all discussions that I have started and check on those that have not been resolved.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
9 Nov 09
My memory needs to be jogged real often.
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@KrauseHome (34994)
• United States
31 Aug 11
Personally it is exciting to see people giving chances to Old discussions. As I am so far behind in responding back to a lot of my Older discussions still, and choosing Best responses there are a lot of discussions there that people could still probably learn from and help out on. I know I am one that has restored a lot of older discussions for some of my friends, and I feel it is worth it even when a Best Response has been chosen if it still is something that I can relate with.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
4 Sep 11
I realized that when you responded to my older discussions, it will generate new lease of life thus inviting more responses. I should thank you for that.
@sweet_pea (3326)
• Philippines
2 Jun 11
Old discussions like this one? Yes, I do reply to old discussions, some even 5 years older. I respond to them as long as their topic interest me. At first I was hesitant because answering to old discussions seems to be walking to an empty room. Everyone had participated and there is no one there anymore. But based on feedback by the veterans here about responding to old discussions, I learned that no discussion would be too old to participate. And so I started participating to old discussions. What is nice is some of the discussion starters still comment back to their responses. To me that is so cool!
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
2 Jun 11
The beauty of this lot is discussions never fade with the passage of time. Anytime anyone can respond to them which will automatically give them a new lease of life that will expose them alongside the newer discussions. As the OP of the discussions I am obliged to acknowledge new responses regardless of the length of time it has been parked in my profile. I am always around to reply to anyone who care to respond to my older discussions.
@SViswan (12072)
• India
24 Jan 10
lol..it's interesting that you ask because that's exactly what I am doing. I haven't been on mylot for a while and each time I log on, I actually have been responding to old discussions rather than the new ones. I have a folder in my mail box of all the notifications of the old discussions and whenever I want to mylot, I go through them first. So, yeah...that's what I am doing right now...and hope you will be pleasantly surprised to have this one pop up one fine morning..lol
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
24 Jan 10
I am not surprise to get latecomers to my discussions. Not many people have the time to mylot everyday, so I reserve certain period of time to resolve my discussions to accommodate these latecomers.