Does a discussing have to be a question?

July 31, 2011 9:55am CST
Does a discussing have to be a question? All discussions I've seen so far have been a question, is it okay if it's not? Just wondering.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
31 Jul 11
You post a topic for discussion and it does not have to be in the form of a question. If your topic has your own thoughts and ideas and you give us lots to discuss and offer our own opinions on and then YOU come back and comment on our responses, then yours will become a discussion. However if you just post a topic, regardless of whether it is a question or not, and then you just vanish and don't get back to us, then that is not a discussion at all. The ball is in your court
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@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
31 Jul 11
I dont think so :) You can write a topic, an article, or share your thought, and then ask people about their opinion :) Or you may share some useful news and lets see people opinion about that :) Or do you have any other way? :D
31 Jul 11
Okay, thank you for the quickness.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
15 Sep 11
The rules state a simple yes/no question discussion will be deleted. Sometimes it's hard to determine, but I tend to avoid those. In the past and still today, I forget and get carried away because it is a great question, and often those are deleted..
@alquizar (480)
• Philippines
1 Aug 11
You can make a discussion even if it is not ended with a question.The important about making a discussion is that the topic is easy for the people to respond and it has a sense in which people can learn something about the topic you made.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
31 Jul 11
No, a discussion does not have to be in the form a of a question. You can certainly present your ideas and thoughts on the topic you are interested in. That would be very informative and will be of benefit to fellow-myLotters too. This is a community of wonderful people from countries and cultures around the world, helping one another and working together.
• Philippines
31 Jul 11
Not necessarily. There are many ways on how you can state your discussion, it just so happens that the widely used opening technique is the used of a question. This might be due to the provoking nature of interrogation entailed in a question. A question more or less requires or seeks an answer compared to statements, expressions or the like which states directly and straight forward with no necessity of getting an answer. Also, a question promotes interaction with the users rather than a statement which can most likely be better end point.
@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
31 Jul 11
It is okay if it's not, but then you'll get a better response rate if you do ask a question or two, as people will have something to say even if they can't think of anything else to say to your discussion. Some of the older members (the ones who've been here awhile such as myself) will throw in a funny question with the serious ones.