Time Conscious!

@toniganzon (53569)
Philippines
July 17, 2011 7:42pm CST
When you respond to a discussion do you ever bother to check when that discussion was started? I used to neglect that and i end up responding to a discussion that has been written a few weeks ago and sometimes my response is no longer applicable as the discussion had somehow gone obsolete. It was almost two or three weeks now that i have become conscious of the time the discussion was started. Discussions being obsolete is not the only concern why i'm checking the time now. Sometimes i have doubts whether the discussions started by my friends have violated the rules and may be deleted. If the discussion is too important, i just send a pm or sometimes i do respond even though i know it will get deleted. But for newbies who are on my friend's list, i wait when i have doubts for at least 24 hours before responding.
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9 responses
• United States
18 Jul 11
I don't generally take note of when a discussion was started as I do try to always read all responses and or comments to make sure I won't duplicate and or if there is something additionally I can add. I usually can guess if a discussion is going to be deleted or not as some violations are quite obvious but still there are many times I have responded right away if I think I can help in someway. So no time of when it was started is not something I take note of as any discussion here is part of participation so it is not a concern for me.
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@toniganzon (53569)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
I do try to read all the responses and comments as well but there are times when the discussion is really obsolete and my response doesn't seem to concern the person who started it anymore.
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• United States
18 Jul 11
Yes also there are times when some of the responses really have answered the discussion well, therefore I find my response would be redundant.
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@chookie1971 (2276)
• Australia
18 Jul 11
Now how long was this discussion started? 7 hours ago? Is that old? Sorry, I am being silly. Lol. Some times, I do, some times, I don't. Just depeend on how often I get online. I have to catch up on months of discussions. I've been too busy with other things. There are alot of things to think about when it comes to discussions.
@toniganzon (53569)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
Yes and it depends on each person. So this is just one of my concerns.
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
for me there is no such thing as old and new discussions, as long as it is still there, it means that everybody is welcome to comment. right?
@toniganzon (53569)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
@whitespeak, obsolete ones don't matter to you as long as you can respond? even duplication?
18 Jul 11
I can't say I'm too time conscious I do pick and chose the discussions I get involved with as the majority of stuff I do not feel I will add to the ever growing knowledge. But with the The time something was posted might not be so important because you never know when it will be revisited or even discover by another. I suppose they forgotten discussions are like the dusty books in the library. Some are there for a reason others hide little gems.
@toniganzon (53569)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
Thanks for sharing your opinion in this not so old discussion. I agree.
19 Jul 11
No worries, the best discussions are timeless lmao.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
19 Jul 11
Yes, I do. And, if the subject matter is not valid to respond, time-wise, then I would not. But, many of the topics are valid any time at all. For those, I continue on reading and responding. MyLotters who had posted the messages would appreciate reading the responses too, I would assume.
@toniganzon (53569)
• Philippines
19 Jul 11
Actually i didn't enjoy the responses of those who posted in my discussions that turned out to be obsolete. That person didn't even bother to read the others responses as well thus, it turned out that he just posted for the heck of posting it (that gave me that impression). And when i told that person about it he didn't even bother to respond to what i told him. So sad.
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
Hi toniganzon! When I comment on a discussion, I dont mind about the date started. If I am in the mood to reply or if i liked the discussion I comment it right away. When the front mylot page opens, i check on my interests and from right there I interaction starts, so spontaneous.
@toniganzon (53569)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
There's nothing wrong with that. But don't you feel a little embarrassed if the discussion you responded to has been started ages ago and what you said doesn't apply anymore?
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
It really depends on my mood whether to check the time the discussion was started or not. I usually check whether the discussion is something interesting or at least interesting enough for me to respond to. Don't get me wrong. I don't randomly choose what discussion to respond to. I just choose them based on my instincts. Also, I usually try to start responding to discussions that my friends started before even making my own discussion or checking other mylot users' discussions. I guess when the discussion seemed to be old like it's been months now, I try not to respond to them. But if it is a topic that I strongly have great interest and ideas to share, I don't hesitate. As for discussions that have the potential of getting deleted, I always bear in mind the rules and guidelines of mylot especially since I've had some encounters and experiences regarding topics I've responded to and ended up getting deleted due to admin rules.
@toniganzon (53569)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
There's nothing wrong in responding to old discussions as long as the issue being discussed or the topic is still open for discussions. There are those that i've said are already obsolete and sometimes responding to them would seem futile. Thanks.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jul 11
hi toniganzon yes I usually look up in the top right hand side , like where it says you made this now 12 minutes ago. that way one can be pretty safe.Also some one or two week old discussions do not depend on time so much and I will try to respond to my friends as I am 35 days behind all the time now on my own discussions and on all my friend's discussions but am trying hard to catch up really. I lost five more days mostly as my son was changing my old windows 2000, 11 years old, to windows XP professional and so I could not use it while he was downloading hardware and soft ware. lol but I love my new windows,really cool, neat whatever the going word is. As i have read the guidelines and rules of discussion I can pretty well tell when a discussion is going to get the axe. if its a really new person say 3 or 8 points only I try to get them to go read the guidelines and rules of discussion. doubt it will dent their aversion to reading the info but i try and lose money doing it hoping someone will actually take this as help not as being mean.
@toniganzon (53569)
• Philippines
18 Jul 11
Hello Hatley! Nice to see you back. Yes, i too sometimes try to help those new people who are not aware of the guidelines as well. I do hope too they won't get offended when we do that.
@carpediem17 (1317)
• Singapore
20 Jul 11
I am not time conscious but rather topic conscious (as long as it appears on my screen). If I have a response to a topic, I will just reply accordingly.
@fenshu (56)
• Indonesia
18 Jul 11
i always check the discussion date. i just post to the discussion that i interest on