Do you respond to questions which you dont know the answer too?

@Downwindz (2230)
Netherlands
September 22, 2010 5:29pm CST
Hello my fellow MyLotters... I was thinking do you respond to questions which you dont know the answer too? Do you respond anyway because you want to participate in the discussion and be more active or just to put your five cents? I sometimes end up responding to a discussion if I dont know the answer, either because I didnt read it well enough through (shame on me) or because I want to know more about the subject. Mainly I only answer on discussions where I feel I can put something good in, or to give my general oppinion. Afterall MyLot is about discussions
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• Philippines
23 Sep 10
Answering to discussions I cannot relate is sometime a problem to my end, since I couldnt express well or know what to say as to what the poster meant. That would defeat the purpose of responding when it doesnt meet the needed response. To this, I only answer to discussions where I have a personal idea and share my understanding to the starter.
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@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
Indeed it could defeat the purpose of responding, but would you then instead keep track of the post if you find it interesting and would learn more about it? There are also the easy questions around here where the answer is easy to find on any search engine, would you then search for the answer and respond or would it be a waste of your time?
23 Sep 10
Im new to this blog so havent really had much time to look through discussions but i have used alot of other forums and ive personally never responded to a post that i couldnt answer confidently, although i dont blame some people for responding based on opinion. I think if you have a strong opinion about a question asked you should share your view as long as you declare that its a personal opinion and isnt necessarily going to be 100% correct if that makes sense.
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
Hello Lee And welcome to MyLot :) There are indeed alsoa difference on the discussions you will find on this site, some are more or less a direct question where others are open questions where it is asked for your opinion. A question like this I just gave with the whole post is very open, because we are all different in what we do.
• Singapore
23 Sep 10
Hi Downwindz, I guess if it's a technical question which obviously I can't answer, I would not participate in it. All other questions that are open to discussion, I would try if I am interested. After all, we may learn something in the process. For eg, some people may talk about some illicit affairs in the family which I have no experience in, but I can respond with some thoughts of my own, being a fellow human and can relate to their feelings.
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@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
Hey Bluemoon Thanks for commenting on my post and this is a pretty open topic So you wouldnt need much technical knowlegde to answer this one... I share many of your ways when it comes to what posts to repsond, If I can relate to the matter I post my thoughts and experiences if I have any and I only answer more technical topics if I know the answer or a part of the answer.
• Singapore
24 Sep 10
To me, an open topic is a good topic, especially as there can be many angles to discuss. Technical topics can attract a lot of responses if people have different ways of dealing with the problem, but it is limited to the knowledge that people have.
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
27 Sep 10
Very true indeed, somehow I also prefeer the open topics but if I know the answer to a closed topic I will certainly answer it unless the answer is allready given.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Sep 10
I don't know... Seriously, sometimes I do, and sometimes it's just to drop by and say hi to a friend or to say that I've learned something or whatever.
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@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
I think it is also more okay to do it when it is a friend and you know each other well because you have been MyLotting for a time, but im not sure I would do it if it was on a "strangers" post.
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
27 Sep 10
A very good point indeed - and yes often if you know your friend good enough you dont need to explain to much, it is sort of the same system as with "internal jokes" Outsiders dont understand but if you are an insider you know everything.
@aarpees (149)
22 Sep 10
Of course not, because I might end up disappointing the readers. As much as possible, I try to answer those that I can only relate to. If I know I am alittle out place in that topic, I would just read on it, but not post any comment. But reading the discussion is very helpful, it helps me learn a lot.
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@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
Agreed, I also often read the discussions without commenting on them, because I dont know the answer it could be I learned something from reading the discussion. Actually I spend more time on MyLot reading dicussions than answering them.
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
27 Sep 10
Exactly bingaling There are so many discussions on MyLot and quite a few of them leaves you with something to think about...
@iamdee (158)
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
Most of the time, I am interested and participate to discussions which I have knowledge about it. I don't really respond to those which I have no idea about the topic. I am having fun to share my thoughts and experiences to those discussions which I can relate. I also get the chance to learn from other's discussions which is a good feature on Mylot.
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@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
Hey Iamdee I am a little bit in the same way actually, I respond in the topics where I got some knowledge and stick by reading the others where I cant answer, but sometimes I answer anyways because I think I can add some value to the discussion. But the easist way not to make mistakes is by answer in topics where you can relate either because you got knowledge or experience.
• Malaysia
23 Sep 10
sometimes i do respond to question i don't know the answer too,because the only way you can get an answer to issues you don't know anything about is by asking more questions.And when you do, you get solutions to other relation questions which of course you can contribute positively in giving useful tips.
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@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
That is very wisely said and a good way to come around more wisdom. Sometimes you do indeed need to add an extra question to the question and you migt see a whole new world. And welcome to MyLot.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
22 Sep 10
I some times respond to questions I don't have the answer to. I do that because the topic in the question sounded interesting and wanted to say what I feel about the topic. I might also be supporting the myLotter for posting that particular question. This of course is all for the benefirt of the myLot community.
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@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
Hello greenline I understand your reasons to participate in a topic without knowing the answer, and often we can also learn from it, If I dont know the answer I often mention it in my comment that the reason im in the discussion is hopefully to learn more about the matter.
• United States
22 Sep 10
I think that would make a fool of me and I would not like that at all. So,if I don't have anything to add to the post I can just find another one to respond to. I have seen plenty of people who do that and they all look stupid to me. It makes no scense in the world to me to do this. There are far too many psosts here to respond to.
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@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
True MyLot is filled with dicussions where you can respond to and with so many subjects to choose between you should be very unlucky if you dont know the answer to some questions :)
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
23 Sep 10
Hi dear, Not at all. This will spoil myself and the other person as well. If I am not a person to comment on the subject where I am not having any clue, then how I will do my remark. So, I will just ignore and move out of it. Also, if there require a lot of reading and 6-8 paras of lengthy discussion also, I many not show much interest in it. Also, some days, I may not in a mood to respond then I will not attempt to any discussion from my side. There are days I will get a good flow of mind on the subject and I will attempt many cases and do well with my satisfaction. Again, some topics will be more interesting and I try my best mind insertion to have a better discussion. Overall, the subject and my mood is the success of my myLot activities. Regards, Thank-s
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
Hello Thank-s Thanks for commenting on my discussion, and Im with you on that one, I often also loose interest if the discussion by itself takes very long time to read, sometimes It is needed for the topic starter to give you the information, but if they are too long I simply seem to get bored unless it is a catchy subject - greetings, Downwindz
• India
24 Sep 10
Hi dear, Yes, people should realize the fact that all are busy and the limited time what we have are using and the discussion topics should complete with a best combination of words and theme. So that the reader will get an immediate idea and can start comment on. Some times after reading the lengthy topic, we won’t found anything worthy also. However, thanks for your comments and response. Regards, Thank-s
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
27 Sep 10
You are most welcome... I sometimes also choose not to respond to discussions if I see it is somewhat closed and there is loads of answers, because I dont want to spend the time to read all the answers through to know that I dont give the same answer as others, that is just a waste of time :) But if the topic is open im different minded.
• Philippines
25 Sep 10
I have only replied to few discussions here, because I only pick topics that interests me or that I have knowledge of.
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
27 Sep 10
Hello there Im sure by time you get more and more responses done, but true it is hard to write an answer or give a good answer to topics which does not catch your interest.
• Philippines
27 Sep 10
Fore me, it's already a little hard, responding to discussions, and expressing myself in English as this is not the language I often use. It would be much harder if I respond to those that I don't have any idea of. And I think it's not fair being credited for a reply that doesn't really contributes to the topic.
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
28 Sep 10
You got a good point there, but also keep in mind using English more will help you improve your English skills, my level of English have come through usage :)
@oyomesan (115)
• Netherlands
11 Sep 12
I don't respond to questions which I do not have the answer to, simply because I have nothing to say. I feel it would be a waste of time and not make a good contribution to the site/community to just try and say anything for the sake of participating or generating money.
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
11 Sep 12
Hello oyomesan, I must say I honstely like you way on looking at things, then you also know that yours responds and comments are valuable :)
@lendmhe (372)
• Philippines
28 Sep 10
No, I don't respond to question which I don't know the answer. What will you answer if you don't know the answer? LOL! Simple as that, and what sense will you contribute if you are ignorance?
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
28 Sep 10
Haha well somehow you have a point there, it is hard to answer something you dont know, but it could also be something like.... What is the most health food you can consume? Answer; Fat and food which contains loads of sugar is the most healthy food you can consume... (Now the question is this answer correct?)
@luxlyangels (1286)
25 Sep 10
Very intersting topic, Well it is evideont that people do this a lot, I mean keep reading through discussions and you will see what i am talking about. Even i may be guilty. And you are right mylot is about discussoins so why not keep doing it.lol HappyMylotting!
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
27 Sep 10
Hello luxlyangels And thank you for dropping by this interesting discussion It is true and evident that some people do it alot, some people are only here to earn money and then they dont care about the topic starter but see it as easy earned cash. Happy Lotting to you also.
@zeethegr8 (786)
• India
24 Sep 10
Sometimes I just open up random discussions and read the topic and respond to it. Not always do I have an answer but I do have an opinion almost all of the times. So I make it a point to respond to the discussion that I have opened. After all myLot is about discussions and fun!
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
27 Sep 10
HEllo zeethegr8 Sorry for the late response, but I have been outta town for a few days. Lucky we are individual peoples with our own mind, that enables us to have opinions about the information we have recieved. And very true, MyLot is fun and about discussions, earnings are just a nice side effect.
@nobbsy123 (852)
• Australia
23 Sep 10
Um I don't know the answer to this one.... Only joking. I think responding to discussions you know nothing about is pointless. I think people do it in an attempt to get to their payout faster. I'm here mainly for fun I have never reached payout yet and I spend some time on here just to respond to a few discussions on various topics and seldomly start discussions. Its a great way to unwind before going to bed.
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
LOL I was just about to say is there any wrong answer to this discussion? Yeah I also believe there are some people who only are here to earn, but then the clever of us are here both to earn and to learn :) Learn from others opinion, experiences and knowledge.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
No,i never did. I always respond to discussions that i can relate with,mostly from my interests. I can't imagine how it is to respond in any topic that you don't even know the answer. Ok,i am a bit confused now Have a great weekend ahead
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
Thank you for the good wishes, and I wish you the same, my weekend is doomed busy and away from home, so no time for MyLot at all, my inbox will be filled on monday *sigh* Im sorry to have confuesed you but there are no wrong answer to this discussion :)
• Canada
23 Sep 10
I would rather be thought of a fool for not saying something rather than people knowing for opening it. If I don't know the answer to a question I will not answer. Unless I can make a contribution that has a point or is relevant to the conversation I tend to not get involved.
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
Hello mrsmakawak You indeed have some wise words there, ill keep those in mind :) and thanks for your contribution to this long conversation.
• United States
23 Sep 10
Nah. Unless I have an opinion or can give an answer, I generally won't respond. If I have nothing to offer the person, I am sure they will get the answer from someone else. I think discussions should be well done and that we learn from each other. However, if I don't know the answer but see something else that is interesting on the page, I will respond to the person who posted it. We all learn from each other :)
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
Hello Jypsyjulia We all learn from each other and in each culture we have different experiences and often we can also learn from eachother :) It can also be that you have experiences in your family or culture which we dont have in mine... And I love learning new things and getting new experiences.
@misheli (554)
• Philippines
23 Sep 10
I never respond to questions that I don't know the answer. I only post comments to discussions I am interested. I think it's hard to respond to questions that you don't even know what to say.
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
Hello misheli Yes it can be very hard to respond to topics where you have no clue about the answer or what to say, often I only read them and just continue to the next subject.
• Spain
23 Sep 10
If i would post only to get some cash i would feel like..."Who cares about the earning metod?I have the money anyways. Hahahaha". That isn't a good feeling, is it? :P
@Downwindz (2230)
• Netherlands
23 Sep 10
Nope it is indeed no good feeling, and Im sure you would fast turn into one of the hated responders on MyLot... Nobody likes topic jackers nor people who only attempt to make money or referrals for thier programs.