The number of responses we get for our discussions vary

By Bala
@balasri (26577)
India
December 23, 2009 6:23am CST
The very best discussion of our imagination falls flat on its face at times and is not that welcome with enough responses at times like a big budgeted movie becoming the failure at the box offices. At the same time some discussion that come into your mind at the spur of a moment are welcome with cheers and accolades just like a small budget movie winning all hearts like a dark horse . I am just curious to know that how many responses to your discussions you consider a decent one. I have a guess for this one too. Let me see whether I am going to be right or wrong.
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@dpk262006 (52452)
• Delhi, India
24 Dec 09
Bala! You giving the best response before all of your firends could reply proves that you are impulsive.. I saw your discussion this morning and precisely the same question was travlling in my mind, however, I could not convert it into a discussion. I think you have asked a very good question. I would say that it is quality which matter, rather than quantity. However, I love to receive at least 25-30 responses to my discussion and more are also welcome. I feel disappointed to see if my discussion, which is an interesting one, as per my standards, fetches only 10-15 responses. I feel I am lucky. Whenever, I start a new discussion now a days, I tend to get more than 20 responses, which are suffice for me. Merry Christmas and a very happy new year!!! Deepak
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
May be I am quick to spot out the gems among the stones, present and forthcoming. Thanks for offering me another diamond as a response. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
@dpk262006 (52452)
• Delhi, India
24 Dec 09
Bala! You are not less than a Gold merchant or should I say Diamond merchant or Gemologist, or all in one, who knows how to spot gems, stones and diamonds. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family! Deepak
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
Deepak always shines better than all the gems because it is light itself. May God bless you and your family and keep you all safe not only today but throughout your life. May the Year to follow be among the Best you have ever spent.
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
23 Dec 09
You are very right in saying that The very best discussion of our imagination falls flat on its face ... Sometimes it even gets zero responses. Yesterday I just thought of something and raised it as a discussion. Five minutes later I raised another which was similar to the first. I was surprised that both got a fair amount of responses. Anything over 20 for me is good.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
Anything over 20 is fine with me too.Thanks for the response that is focusing on the very point.
@ronnyb (6125)
• Jamaica
23 Dec 09
Very good point ,the responses we get varies and doesnt go according to our plans.I have written discussions that I thought were the bomb and barely got any responses at all and then I have written some that I didnt think would make it and they did well.With that said however I would like to think that at least fifteen or twenty would be good
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
That is my idea too.I am happy that we are thinking alike and thanks a lot for the nice words.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
23 Dec 09
That was a perfect analogy Bala. The reference to the box office and the Friday hit or miss thing is most apt. You never know, when and how you would manage good number of posts. My guess work never worked. The passion behind every discussion I start makes me excited about the number of posts I would receive. It never worked though. What would be a decent number? I think two pages full and substantial. That comes to around 20. I would rather love 10 substantial responses than 50 loose talks.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Dec 09
That is a marvelous response and thanks a lot for the appreciation.You are speaking my mind with other words.I just agree with each and every word you have said.You are great as usual.Way to go Mimpi.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
23 Dec 09
Thanks Bala. But I just think you crossed you limits with number of words there and it is let you know, be it crispy, precise or lengthy, flowery - you are being loved any way for you have some beautiful thoughts that need to be appreciated no matter what. Now my eyes will go rolling...
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
@littleowl (7157)
23 Dec 09
Hi Bala, This is an interesting discussion for one so I would think that you should receive quite a few responses from people..guess it is the discussions people are more interested in than anything..loads of people like movies and actors so will reply to them, mind they aren't my thing. everyday life,news and facts interest me. I have made quite a few discussions on the paranormal, especially when I joined as I am that way and am a medium but got so few responses it used to make me wonder why, so instead now I mainly respond to my friends, mainly cos I feel my discusions do not attract that much interest. the most I have ever got for a discussion is nearly 20 so guess that is the norm yet many will get up to 30+...LoLo
@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Dec 09
Your idea is as good as mine owl.
@littleowl (7157)
24 Dec 09
Hi Bala thanks for the BR, it is a lovely xmas present...it is good to know we think alike my friend..happy christmas/yule..LLo
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
It is my pleasure Littleowl.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
23 Dec 09
Mylot is full of surprises. Sometimes my discussions hit the jackpot with overwhelming responses beyond my expectations and other times it is so pathetic that I find it surprising why they can't draw in the crowd. Well, anything above 3 pages of responses would send me smiling with pride. I am proud the average responses I get is no less than 2 pages.
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
23 Dec 09
No matter how many pages of responses I get I try to make it a point to reply to all as they have taken their time to respond to my discussion and it is only fair that I give my comments to each and every respondents. Though after reaching the third page I have almost reach a stage of repetition but it is an obligation that I have to honor. It can be vomit inducing to go on commenting to more than 100 responses which I have done on few occasions. It is a big challenge to be able to go through tons of responses but the sweet revenge is people keep coming back responding to your future discussions.
@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Dec 09
Keep up the good work with that enormous controlling power Zandi which I envy.
@bjcyrix (6857)
• Philippines
23 Dec 09
I dont take notice of the number of responses that my discussion get anymore. Im just glad that even at least one took time to respond to it. My most recent discussions dont get rseponses up to the second page. Those are also well thought out and are actually the kind of musings that Im really wondering about. But, my older spontaneous discussions have gotten lots of responses. Two of my first ones actually have reached over 40 responses. I cant do that anymore. I only just post what's on my mind. If there are people who has responded to it then Im grateful for sharing their insight with me. You got it on the mark with your parallelisms with our discussions and movies at the box office or straight to dvd.
@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
Thanks for that wonderful and elaborate response.I liked it very much.
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@bjcyrix (6857)
• Philippines
24 Dec 09
You're welcome and thanks for the kind words.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Hi balasri! There have been a lot of times that I have started discussions I thought would get a lot of feedback but they turned out to be flops..lol..And then there were some I thought wouldn't do well and done great. I think it depends more on the substance of the responses and the actual discussion for me as to if it is decent. I have had discussions with very few responses that were actually very good enlightening.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
26 Dec 09
I find it difficult to predict how popular a topic will be. I had a couple that I started months ago which I thought to be quite interesting and they stayed unresolved with zero responses for ages until a couple of kind MyLotters ‘saved’ them! The discussions that have been received the most responses have been the ones that were quite trivial, I started one asking what everyone’s favourite drink was and I received over one hundred replies very quickly and yet it definitely was not my best work! Sometimes the ones created on impulse and quickly put together become ‘best sellers’ too. I don’t guess, I post and I wait and see...
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@balasri (26577)
• India
26 Dec 09
You have managed to tell what exactly is happening is to everyone here.Our great expectations are bellied and the trivial win.Most of our friends here needs simple stuff and they are hard pressed fro time to stop and brood as they fear missing the pennies as a result.Well I do accept whatever come my way.
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@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
24 Dec 09
Yes, its really tough for me to get really decent and thought out responses for my discussions too. It really makes it hard for me to choose a Best Response because of that. I usually am happy if I can get more than one reply for my discussion. lol.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
You will soon overcome this worry be getting used to this site and by gaining more friends.All the best.
@meapas (2435)
• India
24 Dec 09
Oh my God! You get butterflies in the stomach while posting a discussion? Well in a way you are right. This mostly happens because we are not very active in our friend circle. If we have a large circle of trusted friends we can expect a good number of responses. In a way it is like a give and take policy. Mood swings of the responders is another reason for this. But look at the positive side. Less number of responses means less energy wasted in commenting.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
That sure is a blessing in disguise indeed
@Sreekala (18778)
• India
24 Dec 09
Hi bala, I think 20-30 responses are enough (lol) because I am lazy with the comment works. If the number of responses is less, then I can finish the work of the discussion very easily. In fact, earlier the numbers of responses were like that and I was very particular with comment works. Now the number increased and I felt difficult to manage the comments work and still some are pending. I am happy when I get huge number of responses but the same time our responsibility also increased. It is also true that here the quality does not matter for getting more responses but attraction is really a matter.
@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
Thanks a lot for the sincere response Sreekala and for admitting that it is tiresome to respond to all the responses if they keep pouring in large quantities. And I wish you a very Happy New year.
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
24 Dec 09
Any number bigger than zero makes me happy. :-)
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
Very wise of you.
@bingchen (1126)
• China
24 Dec 09
i agree with what you said,i have experienced every day.but i treat it normal thing,because nobody can express himself very perfect.but this need process to express myself,maybe sometimes what he do could not make me satified,but i think that overcoming the process of growing up,what he express can win the applause finally.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
Whatever you have said is absolutely true.Thanks for the nice response.
@Jakywoo (102)
• China
24 Dec 09
I think everyone dream to be successful but not everyone can achieve that.So we always prefer that pay less and gain more.It's the normal views.But I don't care this.I think no matter what the ending is,I won't regret it because all caused by my choices.What we need is to brave to accept anythings life goes.Just private idea.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
That is a great attitude at looking at the outcome of the situations created by ony ourselves.I like that.That makes great sense.
@Tidwell1 (333)
• United States
24 Dec 09
Well, I'm new here. Call me "new" but, I think any response is great!
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
Great!
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
23 Dec 09
I don't know, some mundane discussions are more welcome than some discussions I considered is good topic. Probably those mundane ones are the easy one to read, and people are more interested in. I have no idea of why, but I simply come here to ear money, and I don't really care about that.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
Got your point.Cheers!
@Hatley (152575)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Dec 09
balasri I feel that if I get less than twenty five,it is not a very good discussion, and if I get more than one hundred then I am rushing trying to get comments done and also respond to others discussions. so am interested in what you guessed on this?
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
I can make a good guess Hatley.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
23 Dec 09
Hello balasri and am comfortable with the number of response i do rec for mine discussions.I always wish that atleast could get 20 responses to mine discussion with an 4-5 quality responses to it.Yeah the number of response is also much varying here at mylot.It happened to me also that some times more expected responses discussion rec low while the other discussion rec more than it must have.Its just an part of our online life, it depends upon our skills as well as others likes and dislikes, as well as knowledge about it.Max responses i have rec is 64 to one of mine discussion and the lowest is 2 responses to mine discussion.Anyways enjoy the discussions and responses, keep on participating, Happy Mylotting.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
24 Dec 09
Well it is nice to know that everyone here is having more or less the same view over this discussion.Thanks a lot for participating in this discussion.
• United States
23 Dec 09
as long as I get 2 responses to a discussion then it is successful the number of responses doesnt matter as long as I get credit for starting it
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@balasri (26577)
• India
23 Dec 09
That is so decent of you Zu.