when nobody responds to your posts

Philippines
May 5, 2011 11:57am CST
How do you feel if out of the thousand users here in myLot, nobody responds to the discussions you started? Just like this? I know it's a bit risky to talk about this knowing that there is a possibility that no one will reply to this. Let's just see if it's worth taking the risk. :
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@petersum (4526)
• United States
5 May 11
It is very common because there aren't thousands of users as you have stated. In fact there are very few people here at present. My guess is that there will not be more than 50 members online during most of the day. If you watch the new discussions, there are times when only 4 or 5 appear in one hour, and they get just 1 or 2 responses total! Where have all the members gone?
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@bird123 (10486)
• United States
7 May 11
You can always say that you left them SPEECHLESS!!
• Philippines
7 May 11
Now that's a thought. And I thought that this expression is applicable to persons who don't have the time to respond quickly. I guess everybody have something to say and others...have no courage to speak out. Well, their choice. And to add, you always have the last word. Won't that be outstanding?
• Philippines
7 May 11
well, at first, it feels very disappointing since nobody has the same interest or thought that you had. You try hard to think to a good topic to post that is engaging, interesting, relative and well-thought out. Even though I try had to make my discussion as interesting as possible, they are just people who can't relate to my topic or people who don't want to post a reply. I or you can't do anything about it. The reward, for me at least, is that I tried. I found the effort to start a good discussion and it is a lost opportunity for others to respond but didn't. I don't care if my topic won't make the popularity cut. I'm more interesting on bringing well-thought topics that can help others. Starting a topic or discussion is a risk that every member here tries to do. The other members do not the responsibility to reply to the post unless they feel strongly about the topic also. Commenting is just to keep the discussion going. And by the way, I commend you on taking the risk. By the looks of it, it paid off.
• Mexico
5 May 11
Hi altirbonganay: For me there are just two possibilities: 1. My subject was too boring that nobody cares for answering this or 2. There are so many subjects and even if it was a good subject, the way I present it was not as good to make feel people attracted. I'd probably feel sad but we have to face this possibility as a real situation. People may answer our discussions but they sometimes won't do it. So next time I'll try to make a better post. ALVARO
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
5 May 11
Of course i feel sad. We always expect to receive few responses that is why we started a topic right? So,when no one ever respond...it make us sad. but don't worry,maybe on your discussion you will make up with the number of responses that you miss from the previous ones. have a good day always
• United States
5 May 11
I am not much of a discussion starter but I would say that if it does happen it can be a bit disappointing. Especially if it is a well written and great topic. There are several reasons, my guesses is that at times some members really cannot contribute quality content and or at times some members do start a lot of discussions in one sitting and so discussions at times get buried deep in the tabs and not easily seen. I have heard of members requesting in private messaging if they could do the favor of responding to the discussion and it has worked well, because once someone responds to a discussion it goes back up to recent tabs where it can once again be seen. I do from time to time visit the no response tab to see if there is something I can contribute to then see later that the discussion has been alive and many responses after that.
@megamatt (14330)
• United States
5 May 11
That can be a bit disappointing to say the least when you do not get anyone responding or even very few responses. However, it is not the end of the world. There are going to be some hits, some misses with each topic. There have been topics that I have seen(not from me mind you), that have been really good and I was surprised how quickly they got buried by topics that ranged from okay but nothing special to absolute rubbish. Still just dust yourself off and go back to the drawing board. It is really not going to really be the end of the world if you have a couple of topics. Perhaps in time, you will stumble upon a winner. The funny thing is that you don't know how well a topic is going to be responded with, until you just post it. I know that there are some topics that I really just really think could have gotten a better response and there are others than got a surprising amount of responses. For really no rhyme or reason.
@misspiwi (20)
• Canada
5 May 11
:P well I'm new here and i haven't had any ideas about what to put in a new post. just been browsing looking for ideas and replying to others posts. i guess its hard to get peoples attention and interest these days.