Have you ever skip any discussion if you don't understand them ?

India
December 8, 2010 10:21am CST
Sometimes here in mylot I really does not understand few discussion .I can't able to analyze what the author is trying to say .So I just skip those discussion I don't put lot of efforts understand this discussion .Am I doing any mistake ,Is this right ?Do you people ever felt like that? I am sure that I am lacking somewhere I don't know the way to rectify it. can you guys help me?
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18 responses
@Jotomy (6316)
• India
8 Dec 10
Hi ajith kumar, yes me too do like that, if i didn't understand the discussion i just skip and go for another. Because if we didn't understand the discussion what actually is, then how can we give response to it. Have a good day/night.
• India
8 Dec 10
Since every one face this problem ,I think discussion without any response are something similar to this problem.Many no response discussions are not understand by most of the people or not interested many people .
@johnpillai (2083)
• Germany
8 Dec 10
this happen to me also. i am here with limited English knowledge. i thing because of that i don#t understand some discussions. As I write baby English everybody can understand my discussion. English proffies should write as simple as possible to be understood by everbody. Everybody write in their own style. if i don't understand anything I just skip them. that is not a big problem.
• India
8 Dec 10
Hi ,Friend I think we both have same problem and travel in the same way.I think many lotters have this problem.And it is not a big issue.But let us all try to understand and learn something hope you too...Thank you.
@louievill (18114)
• Philippines
8 Dec 10
It happens to me a lot of times but I guess that is understandable and forgivable considering the vast diversity and language barriers here at mylot. Their are also instances where I understand what the writer is saying but I just have nothing to say or know nothing about, a perfect example is a discussion on a type of sport I do not play or watch
• India
8 Dec 10
I too don't have vast knowledge in sports except chess.Let us both skip this...lol
@luvandpower (2049)
• United States
8 Dec 10
It happens a lot to me actually. I respect that there are different cultures here and there is nothing wrong with it. I just find sometimes when Indian posters make a topic a lot of times the structure can be poor or even with Indonesian posters. What I will generally do is try to read it twice and if I do decide to tryy to post on the discussion I will just be blatant about it and state that I am not sure if this is right or what you were looking for but this is what I got for you.
• India
8 Dec 10
It' really great that even if you don't understand the content you try to give your best response.It makes people like us to improve our skills everywhere.So keep posting and keep rocking .Thank you.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
I skipped a few discussions because I'm having difficult time trying to comprehend what they really mean because of some grammatical errors. I don't want to miss the whole point of the discussion and don't want to make presumptions without full comprehension. So yes, I skipped a few and will skip more when I just can't fully understand it at all.
@madteaparty (2763)
• Japan
9 Dec 10
I skip discussions that I don't understand. Sometimes just by reading the title in broken English I know that I'm not going to understand what is the topic about, but sometimes I give that discussion an opportunity, start reading, and find out that the English written there is as bad as in the title, and of course I don't understand a word. I can't do an effort if the person writting isn't doing it either.
• India
9 Dec 10
When we register ourselves in mylot we mark a lot of interests given by the websites. Every person has a choice of his own and nothing is forced. When we read the subject of a post we can decide whether it is of our interest or not. Sometimes as you have said some discussions does not reach the reader and they find it difficult to respond to it. Moreover unless and until you wish to react to a post you need not go into the detail. I don't think you are lacking in anything, it is only that the particular subject does not interest you. That is why mylot provides you with a varied fields as interests which differ from person to person. Happy mylotting.
@Jiabsa (512)
• India
9 Dec 10
Almost all the days it happens to me. I just skip the discussions which is not possible to understand. I also leave all the topics which is not interested to me. If I have time, I will try to give answer to all the top discussions. Otherwise I will respond to those topics which are very easy to give answer.(It depends upon people).
• India
9 Dec 10
Well, Many times I have skipped the discussion as the header was attractive and when I entered there, I didn't get anything which I can understand. Many times I don't get interest in reading long content of the discussion and that is also very big reason to escape from discussion... Thanks...
• Singapore
9 Dec 10
I'll try not to skip it. Most of the time, I'll read it twice or more to digest what the discussion starter is trying to say. Sometimes if I really do not understand a single word(rarely the case), I'll skip it or else I'll be giving an off topic response, which I think is not good and not very fair to the discussion starter, who is trying to tell us something.
@Sanitary (3969)
• Singapore
9 Dec 10
Yes, i do skip them if i don't understand them. When i don't understand those discussions, how am i able to voice my own opinions? Though i can do a search on those topics, it's going to take up alot of time because it means opening up a new interest for me. More than often, i'm skipping discussions about crickets and politics because i know nothing about them, and i won't ever be interested in them.
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
9 Dec 10
Yes me too i skip to answer the discussions when i cannot understand their trying to say. I hardly understand the meaning and concept of ideas so i better skip and give a try to other discussions.. I love to posts and do responses rather than to make a new if i know that my idea and mind are vague. some comment are easy to catch up and some are not. But I know that they have their good ideas to present for us that will help us.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
9 Dec 10
Sometimes a discussion is not understood in the same way by everyone. i'm sure we can all be guilty of skipping a discussion because we did not understand what was expected.
@syoti20 (5295)
• Philippines
8 Dec 10
If I can't relate to the discussion I skipped. It is not mandatory to reply to all discussions you received. We have the freedom to choose.
@jujunme (2395)
• United States
8 Dec 10
I skip many discussions for various reasons either i'm just not interested in the topic or like you,the person who started the discussion does not clearly explain what the discussion is about, especially, if the title is somewhat misleading as well. I don't think you're making a mistake by skipping over them,afterall if you don't know what the subject is about, you won't be able to contribute anything to the discussion anyway.Just continue to look for discussions that interest you so, you can contribute a proper response.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
8 Dec 10
yes, i have to do that sometimes cause there are people that seems to be talking to them selves, i really don't understand what their discussion is about or what they wanna ask :D
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
8 Dec 10
I skip through a lot of discussions, especially when I don't understand the question. We always have the option of asking the poster to clarify what they are asking in their question. Usually though this is a rare incident, so it's not much of a problem.
@msdivkar (1903)
• India
8 Dec 10
I think you are right in skipping certain topics where you can't contribute much. I open so many topics to comment upon but more than perhaps 60or 70 % I have to skip as either I do not have much knowledge of the subject or I do not have anything special to offer than what my earlier writers have contributed.