A hundred mylotters complaining mylot is so boring?

@Hatley (157587)
Garden Grove, California
January 26, 2010 5:45pm CST
I just do not get this, really. I know there are good, bad, and indifferent discussions here but to complain all the time of being bored. How can you be bored when there are so many topics and discussions to choose from? Are we so sated with instant movies and tv programs and if discussions do not amuse us, or titillate us or give us instant replay we will not bother to read them? Are we so spoiled we want show quality discussions that were made by some Hollywood genius? What is your take on this boredom thing? I did not know we had to be genius writers to make discussions that will not bore people?
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@jb78000 (15178)
26 Jan 10
if people can't find a discussion to interest them then they should just start one themselves that they think is interesting. i personally plan to start 56 on potatoes in the next 5 minutes* because that is all i am interested in, but i am NOT going to start 28 discussions complaining about the lack of potato based discussions on mylot *this might not be true...
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
hi bluebunny good thinking,show us all how to make an interesting discussion . oh potatoes could be good ones yeah dont need those complaining about lack of potato based discussions,no indeed. Someone should do something about those horrid boxed potato flakes that they make mashed potatoes out of here at Gold Crest, come on cooks, cannot you just cook a real potato and mash It?
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• United States
27 Jan 10
The potato BUDS make the best instant potatoes, yummy!
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@pupupd (1521)
• India
27 Jan 10
I can start a discussion on potato fries , there is a interest named French Fries under Foods I enjoy category. I find it amusing when people find out great discussions about a simple food like french fries. I enjoyed responding to those discussions, you should try them too.
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
27 Jan 10
Boring? What's that? There is always something to do here either on the discussions or on my profile or cleaning up the PMs or the friend list. I have never ever in three years had a day when I found it boring here. Friends have profiles and I rummage through them if it is slow and there is nothing appealing in the newer discussions. Then there are comments on my own dicsussions to catch up with and then there is always a friend who I can greet with a PM or... Come off it, there's not even enough hours in the day to be able to do everything here so how could it possibly be boring?
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
hi diana thats just the way I feel too. I sometimes even look up my favorite fish to see if hes made a new discussion, and go on to my other friends profiles too.Also there's one's discussions to keep tabs on, and I have tried hard to be more responsive in my comments. So I am never bored and often find myself wishing my roommate wouldn't mind if I stayed up really late. lol lol lol. I learned the hard way not to make so many discussions I did not have time to comment on all the responses. its only fair to reply to those who were kind enough to respond to me.
@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
27 Jan 10
That's right, ladies. I agree too; lots of things to do in mylot..what with all the commenting and etc..
@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
28 Jan 10
Toooooo many things to do! For the past two days I can't keep up with everything again! I wonder if those who complain have not investigated all the tabs here and maybe have their notifiers off and maybe....
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
26 Jan 10
I must admit that there are some slow days. Where I could only find a few discussions worth responding to. But instead of complaining, I try to write my own discussions to make everything else interesting. The responses and views you get from your own discussions ensures that you don't get bored staying here. I guess as in everything, myLot is the same as in life, you can just csit and omplain about how boring it is. Or, you yourself could act and make something out of it.
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
hi bounce I have started looking forward to your discussions'as they always give me something to think about. You cannot stay bored when you come back and comment on all the responses and it makes things so much more fun too.
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@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
27 Jan 10
Thanks Hatley! This is a great complement! U nfortunately, like other taps, once in a while it runs dry.
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Nov 10
mycannot believe I let this discussion get away and now am getting caught up again. must be all those potatoes that made me forget to come b ack here.
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@allknowing (55107)
• India
26 Jan 10
Whoever has made 'myLot is boring' as a discussion can surely make it interesting by starting 'interesting' discussions and posting 'interesting' answers! What I have noticed is that many interesting discussions are not attempted and if an attempt was made by those who say 'myLot is boring' could turn the tables for them.
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
hi all knowing of course thats the answer right there. and even whats your favorite flavor of ice cream might be reinvented as do you know how your favor flavor of ice cream came about? How it was invented, why it was invented? just joking but there are so many topics, its hard to see how one can be bored all the time.
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@pupupd (1521)
• India
27 Jan 10
The reason they start discussions may be because they are very lazy to find some interesting discussion or lazy enough to start their own So, if they don't find anything interesting on their home page, they just shut it down or start a boring discussion about how boring mylot is LOL If this is boring then what is fun people? Mylot has a discussion for every possible thing that exists in this world. I have never found no search results whenever I have tried to find some interesting discussions!
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Nov 10
hi pupupd oh I love it a boring discussion about how boring mylot is 'then I guess I could start a discussion about discussions that are about how boring mylot its, oh my this makes my head spin.
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@bingchen (1126)
• China
27 Jan 10
sometimes i feel bored at same topics,because i hope to find new and good topics and interest me and make me willing to response.but i could not find in mylot and make me disappointed,but finally i adhere to be here in mylot.because i find another thought to response the discussions.it seems meaningful for me to organize words with my brain and quickly response the discussion.it would be imporve my english quickly.so i find that i like to be here to search what i want.
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
hi bingchen wow you keep getting better and better in your English so being on here on Mylot is really helping you too. Yes making one's own discussions can always add new avenues to us mylotters looking for a more interesting discussion. Also I love the idea of learning from each other as so many of us here in the US can be so insulated from other cultures and its fun to share, and to learn too.
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
24 Mar 12
I think it is the discussions that makes things bored. When I don't find discussions not very good interesting, I browse through old discussions and reply them. I think this helps to keep one going.
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Nov 12
wow w hat the heck wass I doing 8 months b ack that I did n ot check on respoonses on my own discussions? well better late than never. S ome of the modern discussons do n ot make us really think and thats boring. s o some older ones that have a lotof resonses show people are interested in them,It does help to renew the older ones and b ring in more newer people too.
• United States
27 Jan 10
Hi Hatley! There are some days it's kind of tiring here, but I just go away for a short while and come back. I think it's the discussions that are repeated so often that gets tiring (chocolate, pizza, favorite color, haha) that type of stuff. But, when I come back there are all kinds of new one's to follow up on. I wouldn't want to start a discussion on how boring it is here, that's no fun.
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
kashmeresmycat hi yes I think we all have times like that but going on to doing something else then coming back,I always find new interesting discussions to respond to, or else I do like I am doing now,I make my own. he he he.
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@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
Maybe those who thinks myLot is boring do not belong here. If they find it one, then they are free to go. As long as there are members who finds each discussion interesting, then I don't think myLot is such a boring social sites. I would prefer to be here than in any other social sites which can be full of spammers.
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
hi fulltank that could well be too. I have been on other social sites where there was a lot of anger and infighting, and I came back to mylot as its so completely different.Also there are a lot of spammers on some sites which I do not need at all. The whole concept of one small world here is thrilling to me, and not a bit boring.
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@DOLLYBABY (2536)
• United States
27 Jan 10
i personally don't find mylot bored at all...when am not online am eager to get online to come in mylot cause i have fun here and learn as well.even though there are times i don't see topic that interst me or that i have interst in but i still take the time out to search through them all to find the that interest me the most to reply to...but still i don't find mylot or mylot discussions to be bored...they are very interesting and informative.
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
hi dollybaby I am the same way as I can keep searching and'I always find something that is of interest to me. I have learned'so much on here, like the thing about cornsmut being harvested by Mexicans in Mexico as a delicacy and eaten.I had'no idea that anyone ate the stuff. I found that new and surprising'so I learned something new yesterday from this person's discussion.
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@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
26 Jan 10
Hi Hatley I don't find Mylot boring in any way however if I stay for to long it can get to be a bit routine. I don't stay in here for hours on end I do a few hours then I come out and I don't do it every single day as I have other online endeavors that I am earning from as well. Also I only post a few topics a week because I know that I won't be able to respond to all of them on a timely basis which is what I try to do I don't just to start topics and not respond to them but I also do not respond to every single response to a topic that I start. And I don't think you have to be a genius to start discussions just think about a good one something that you feel others will be interested in responding too
@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
hi cherry41 right on we really do not need to be geniuses we just need to find that common thread that always binds us to each other when we make discussions. There are so many elements to being human, being in love, raising families that there has to 'be something that most anyone can respond to. Mylot is made in such a way that we can come and go here whenever we like, and that makes it so good.
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@Theresaaiza (9677)
• Australia
27 Jan 10
Most people I come across who says myLot is boring are the ones who have been here for a long time. I myself have witnessed a time when discussions were really interesting. Gradually it went downhill. A lot of the "interesting" members gone inactive, and as far as my observation is concerned, the earnings have gone low too. However, I still find interesting ones. Sometimes, it depends on my mood. I think we shouldn't be pressured to create interesting discussions just for the sake of it. If something doesn't appeal to me, I just skip that topic. No hassle. Complaining only adds up to my stresses
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@angelajoy (1840)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
Is it really true that the discussions have deteriorated in quality? Well, that's just too bad. But if we find the discussions uninteresting, we should just start one ourselves instead of complaining. It's the only way to improve the quality of the discussions.
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jan 10
hi theresaaiza yes probably they are but still some of the new ones seem the most avid at complaining. I think if you do not think something is good here either show us how to make an interesting discussion yourself or pass on by. Also skip the topics that do not appeal. I never complain as I do not need the stress. I am a diabetic and stress makes my blood glucose level shoot way up.
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
27 Jan 10
I think if people are that bored, they dont have to be on My Lot. I always look for my friends discussions first. Naturally I cant respond to them all, and some wouldnt even be applicable to me. If I run out of friends discussions to respond to, I go to hot topics. Failing that, I do a search for favourite topics, such as "cats". I just dont see how people can be bored if they truly want to discuss issues with others. There must be thousands of discussions here, and hundreds of new ones every day. I love it on My Lot. I just dont have time to rtespond to as many people as I would like.
@GardenGerty (90157)
• Marion, Kansas
27 Jan 10
I find myself there with you, Jenny, never quite enough time for what I want to do. I always look through my e mail first and then go from there.
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
hi jennybianca yes they can bypass us if they just cannot in all the thousands of discussions come up with one that interests them. I always go to my friends first then work the interests above home etc for things that interest me. Cats and dogs, and people anjd family and life usually do me just fine. Specially cats and dogs as though I do not have a pet now I can relate as I had both dogs and cats at one time myself. I would love to stay up really late like I used to when we were still in our own apartment but alas I have a roomie so I give up about ten thirty. she always says you must really love that computer and I guess in a way I do . lol lol lol.
@eekikit (87)
• Philippines
9 Feb 10
I agree. There are a lot of views and opinions, and you can say all you want to saying, receiving different kinds of response, good and bad. And I am with you about the movies and tv programs, stuffs like that, although I am also a movie junkie but I also have a thing about writing, I am not good though, but I appreciate different views and opinions and you're right, it does not take a genius to make a point. But, I guess I also feel for those who got bored. First, It's because they think the money is slow here in myLOt, I also felt that before. Second, I can say that all of us already receive responses like "thank you for responding" and the like, or maybe "Yes", "No" and the like. I'm talking about the words coming out just for the sake of responding. Now, don't you think that would be boring. But, being patient one can find himself sucked in with the posts in different views and angles. And friends that makes a lot of sense.
@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
12 Feb 10
hi eekikit yes you bring up something that really tees me off, if I have gone to the trouble of responding and get a thank you or yes or no, I want to scream , tell me something anything that you feel about this not just thank you, thats darned lazy. that is indeed boring, and i never know why anyone does that. but there are a lot of really good discussions here that beg someone to respond and you can get so involved in answering that time gets away from you and its time to eat. lol.
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
Hello Hatley, Hope am not one of them but there's no way that am gonna complain mylot being boring because it never was. the only reason why sometimes i get bored is when i am so drained and mind blocked when ever am in the hype. and not to mention sleepy. remember i only get to be active during the late mornings but that's it. who ever said they are bored all the time is asking for attention, just leave them be.,
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
oh yeah the squeaking wheel gets the oil syndrome, yes I think' thats whats wrong with a lot who complain loudly. they want to grab attention and possibly get a lot of responses to their complaining. well folks I got one hundred responses here and none of those will pay me one cent unless I comment on them which I am doing now. fair enought as you all did the posting and I will get paid if I will just comment back on all of these lovely responses too. I have t ried to slow down on making discussions so I could catch up on commenting on my old discussions. So yes let them be. speaking words of wisdom, mother mary says let it be, let it be.courtesy of the Beatles lo.
@t_begum (51)
• India
27 Jan 10
Yeah, Hatley you are right. Some people have nothing to comment they just murmur unwanted things, try to forget or ignore about them. There are many people who loves mylot and are daily enjoying and reading various topics here.
@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jan 10
t__begum hi Yes some cannot be content unless they are doing something that will just entertain them so they can sit back and not have to think or to imagine at all. I love mylot and so do a lot of other people here too. I really do not get bored.
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
27 Jan 10
Well Hatley I'm with you I don't know how anyone can be bored with myLot but I do know there are people who like to complain and besides if we all thought the same this would be a boring world. Just keep myLotting and answer what you can and relax, we all need each other! Take Care Hatley
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
hi grandmaof2 yes indeed its hard to imagine but then again some would complain if the best writers in the world came here 'and wrote some discussions. Yes if we all felt the same way it would be a very boring old world, as it is mylot is not boring to me at all.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
27 Jan 10
I've never had a problem finding something interesting to respond to here. In fact, I usually spend more time than I intend to, because I keep seeing another one the I want to add my two cents to. Possibly if some one is bored with everything around them, perhaps they should look within themselves for the solution. Right?
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
catdla1 I also have no problem finding something i like to respond to as I am fond of cats and dogs, and if nothing else I love those discussions about their pets. I also learn from a lot of our members in other countries and I share some of our US customs also. its fun to extend hands across miles of the globe and find new friends to learn from and to enjoy talking to also.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
27 Jan 10
Hey Hatley! You are so right! I don't understand why so many mylotters make this statement! I don't ever seem to really get bored here! If I can't find a discussion out of all the discussions here it is very rare! There are just so many to choose from and it is only once in awhile that I even finish the ones that I get in my emails! And if I do get to finish them then I go on to the "discussions that are new or hot"! How can you not find something that interests you with all the discussions that are here? There are so many thousands of mylot members it is just ridiculous to make such a moronic statement! It just means that there must be something wrong with the person making the statement!
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
hi opal I think sometimes they want discussions to be sort of'juicy like one of those horror movies meant to keep you' thrilled all the time. But shucks we are all just ordinary' people not screen writers or famous authors, just people trying to have some fun, enjoy mylot and even learn a few things and finally earn a little money too. It is ridiculous to make statements like that without even trying to find something to interest you. If nothing else like on poster wrote, then you 'make a great discussion that will interest us all.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
Hi Hatley. I admit i feel bored posting to discussions, even to the ones i have started as well. But that feeling has nothing to do with mylot whatsoever. It is more on what i feel at the moment. There could be a hundred interesting topics in this site but there are just times that i don't feel like posting to it or i just can't find anything good to say to contribute. When i say i'm feeling bored doesn't mean mylot is. I still consider it a great site. Cheers!
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
hi ybong 007 love your avatar. I think at times we bore ourselves as we just get in a rut or a mood. the other night for whatever reason I found myself really cranky and I realized I was sounding snippy in my responses. I was shocked at myself,then realized I had been on here for hours, and really it was low blood sugar. as a diabetic for years, I had forgot if you get too low you really get grouchy. grrr.So a few hard c andies and a snack and I felt human again. then the discussions looked a lot more interesting. lol
@trisha27 (3505)
• United States
27 Jan 10
Mylot only becomes boring when you make it boring. I agree that sometimes there are slow days yes, but mylot is far from boring. Whenever I get bored I either just start my own discussion, which I haven't done in awhile, because I never know what type of discussion to start or just look to see what discussions my friends on my friends list have started or what discussions they have responded to. But in my opinion, mylot is not boring. You have to make it interesting in your own special way
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jan 10
trisha right as we can pretty much do as we wish here as long as we break no rules, and there are so many places to seek for discussions that interest us. If nothing else I often go to my friend's profiles to see what they have been up to, and often find really great discussions I had missed before. Mylot is not'at all boring, to me.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
27 Jan 10
Hi Hatley,I don't get bored on here....then again I'm older. There are times that I hop on here and nothing seems to grab my attention or I just can't think of anything to respond. I take that as a signal that I need to do other stuff. I just don't let myself get bored. I'll go and do other things that I enjoy. I don't take it to mean that Mylot is boring. Instead I take it to mean that I need to be doing something else for a while. I won't sit here if I'm not into being here. I come back after a break and I have no problem at all finding interesting discussions and even the ones that I could not get into earlier. I sew...if I feel bored sewing then it isn't that sewing is boring. It just means that I'm not in the mood for it right now. Boredom is a signal to get up and do something else and not whine about being bored. If someone is bored then it is there own fault. I'm 53 and I have to say I've seriously never been bored for any length of time anywhere. Even in the most boring of situations like waiting for an appointment or worse someone elses appointment...I carry a good book always and a puzzle book as well.
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
28 Jan 10
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
28 Jan 10
I hope they don't take away your programs! You guys need to revolt and make them realize how important they are to you!
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Feb 12
hi Sid here it is 2012 Feb 25 at 8 10 pm cleaning up this resurrected older discussion of mine wow so many responses.