Do you read others' opinions when you participate in discussion in mylot?

China
July 23, 2010 2:32am CST
I am just curious about that.For me,I always read others' opinions as well when I write down my answers. Replies from other mylotters sometimes really give some extra and unexpected inspiration.Do you guys do the same like me? I am looking forward to sharing your expenience with me.
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19 responses
@ryzach (1546)
• United States
23 Jul 10
I do sometimes read what other's post but it is usually after I make my post. I like to see how my opinion is the same or different from everyone else's so I don't read beforehand so my answer is not influenced by the other answers. But I do agree with you where if you do read it can give you unexpected inspiration because you can look at the different viewpoints and it gets you thinking more about the subject.
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@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
24 Jul 10
I agree with you. This is what I do too. I comment first then read if it's about answering a question, but if the post is about opinions i sometimes read first then comment. sometimes I comment first before reading. depends on how excited I am to answer the question. haha
• China
30 Jul 10
Hello ryzach,sometimes I also read others' statements after I have written down my opinion like you.Thank you for your response.Cheers!
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
23 Jul 10
When I find a discussion that sounds interesting to me, first I read all the comments given by others. That's because I think it is not a pleasant thing for the person who started the discussion, to read the same answer again and again. I read all the answers, and if I have nothing new to say, I shall not add a comment. But there are a lot of discussions between my interests that I don't even read. I read only the title and the first two lines from the post, and if I don't like it, I go on to the next one.
• China
23 Jul 10
Yeah,showing our respect to starters is vital and necessary.Sincerely thank you for your opinion here.It is really my pleasure since you have shown me your respectful attitude from your argument.
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
23 Jul 10
Hahaha! You see, discussions like this could not get any answer that 'yes', or 'no', or 'sometimes'. But I think explaining why you do this way or the other way can make the difference. Above I was talking about the discussions in wich the starter asks for help or something. All the best!
• United States
23 Jul 10
I depends on the post and the interest I have in it. If it is about child abuse or womans issues I would love to know what others had to say. Plus it gives me a better understanding of my frineds who may have responded to the post. But,I try not to waste a lot of time reading when I could be posting something.
• China
30 Jul 10
So you are interested in things about childern and women,right? Then I think you must be an affable mother. Well,thank you for your response.
• Romania
23 Jul 10
It depends of my time. If i have time enough i read them.
• China
30 Jul 10
Really thank you for your reply.
• Philippines
23 Jul 10
I do, I do. It's a problem I'm trying to curb because I tend to be too much on the "reading discussions on mylot" spectrum that I often spend too many hours just reading discussions and not participating or posting my thoughts at all... which is bad when participation is a big deal. This might be because I am, by nature, a lurker so I tend to be anonymous and not making myself be known, but yes. I do read other people's posts and thoughts on discussions I want to respond to. Now, I'm trying to respond FIRST and reading the discussions afterwards so that I won't spend hours and not post at least once, haha. It's one of the drawbacks of such a big discussion-based site - it can literally suck in hours of your time. xD
• China
30 Jul 10
Well,your attitude is very earnest,and I appreciate it very much.Sincerely thank you for your response here.
@laniekins (4585)
• Philippines
23 Jul 10
Mostly I don't, I go straight to responding. I don't have time to read all of the response. But sometimes if I like to see others opinion, I read it to give me an idea. Happy Mylotting!
• China
23 Jul 10
It depends on how much you have interest about the topics,right? Whatevr,thanks for your opinion here.Happy mylotting as well.
@shockrayz (200)
23 Jul 10
Yes, I read especially when the topic of discussion is something that I also do not know. For example, people who give tip and tricks in their replies is worthy to read on.
• China
23 Jul 10
Sincerely thank you for your sharing with me.Yes,Tips is also a good way for easier reading.
• New Zealand
23 Jul 10
I normally read at least the first 2-3 pages of a thread before I post on it myself (maybe more depending on how interesting the question or responses are). I think it's good to, since if there are a lot of people offering the exact same opinion, I don't think it contributes much if I am simply repeating what has already been said many times, other than I guess to point out how popular that particular view is (exception being debates).
• China
23 Jul 10
Thanks for participating in the discussion.You have had a unique argument until now.I really don't like repeating universally in my point.I want to everyone here participate in real discussions,not underline the earnings instead.
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@redhotpogo (4398)
• United States
23 Jul 10
Yeah, I read other's opinions when I participate in a discussion here. Especially if it's a discussion I started. It's good to read, and even comment on other people's discussions, to keep the conversation going. But I don't read everyone's comments. I just sort of skim through them, and look for one's that catch my attention.
• China
23 Jul 10
When the discussion is started by me,I always give comments below their answers.I want them to see my reaction and appreciation.
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
23 Jul 10
I think most of us do that. You wont be able to give a very good reply if you dont read what they are saying, right? That's the main reason why I like expressing my feelings here in mylot cause there are plenty of people who feel me and they inspire me.
• China
23 Jul 10
Yeah,team spirit is necessary for a total correct answer.Am I right? Whatever,thank you for your opinion. You have inspired me as you said.
@atleya (947)
• Indonesia
23 Jul 10
Hi, it is not always, but I often read others' opinions, especially for the discussions which become my interest. You have a nice day, friend. Best wishes,
• China
23 Jul 10
And thank you for your opinion,my friend.
• India
23 Jul 10
Yes i do sometimes read other's opinion. That's what discussions are all about. Making new topics, sharing new knowledge and helping each other out. That's what mylot teaches us. Some answers are really witty and funny too!
• China
23 Jul 10
Haha,I am also amused by others' answers sometimes.Yeah,I agree with your opinion that mylot is a quite good place to gather our different mental spark and share expenience with each other.
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
hello small! yes,i am like you,i do read other's responses before i jup into my own response.it's a good way to help us know what others think and for us not to repeat what they already said.but there are moments i have not much time to read,that's why i jump immediately to give my response.but then,if the topic really interests me,i would definitely do read other's post and if ever i had something to say to others i would definitely comment back on their post,not just by responding.this way,we can learn to interact with others and know their own thoughts and perceptions about the topics being discussed.or it maybe we just drop by and joke around to make others laugh for a while,but then stick to the topic,and enjoy the fun!
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
19 Aug 10
Hi smallsaozhou, it mostly depends on situation then. If I don't have sufficient time spending here I usually would read the content under topic which I could handle. If I really have lots to share with the discussion creator I then would type my post straight away. If having considerable time I usually would read responses as well as comments before or after I have typed my posts. I would like to leave my comment in the response box if I have something to share with the responder. It's fun as well to have continuous comment on the topic which interest us Happy posting
• China
26 Jul 10
I rarely read all other's opinions in discussion. It depends on whether I am interested in what mylotter said. Sometimes if opinions is too long,I will have no patience to read it. HAHA And I glad to see the opinion is simliar to mine.
@Simon1223 (902)
• China
24 Jul 10
It depends. If there are too many posts in a subject and I don't have much time, I'll choose some opinions to read, especially those contains no more than ten lines. If I have enough time and there are not many posts, for instance, ten replies, I'll read every posts. When I start a discussion, absolutely I'll read every posts of it.
@knicnax (2234)
• Philippines
24 Jul 10
I do. Like you, I read people's comment because other people always have something good to say. And reading their comments may start a discussion with me. When I find their comments interesting, I comment back and that usually starts a great discussion.
@jamed28 (1909)
• Philippines
24 Jul 10
Of course I do. Or else i'll be barking at the wrong tree. Actually that is the reason for this forum. To share ideas, that is way other should read what other says about a discussion. Well unless you're too proud to hear other's opinions
• Philippines
23 Jul 10
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't...:D There are a lot of discussions that I'm really interested and I want to post my replies to them in the time that's given to me...:D If I'm in a hurry I no longer read other's posts and I concentrate myself on my own answer. But when I feel like reading and learning other people's thoughts after I post my reply I read others posts...:D