Do you always reply back to comments on discussions started by you ?

India
August 16, 2011 2:17am CST
Hello friends ! I have joined mylot more than a week back . I replied back to most comments on the day I started and rest I replied this weekend . Do you always reply back ? If so, is it immediately or later ? How important is it to reply and how does it affect your rating and earnings ?
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• United States
16 Aug 11
I don't start many discussions but when I do I comment back to each and every member. I have furthered my own discussions also where if someone comes back to comment where I already commented I usually have plenty more to say. It does help that I am a chatterbox and the fact that I usually start discussions of something that truly interests me, gives me more opportunities to continually interact in them. Yes all participation will boost your earnings, as if you can remember you earn for what you type and I earn for what I type. No one earns for what others type here on myLot. For me the importance is that, I find members take the time to read my topics and apply useful and helpful information. If I want the flow to continue then I find it necessary for me to continually participate. No one likes talking to themselves and if we do not comment to them, this is how they will feel. See lot of members will research the web to apply a good useful response at times and if we do not comment back, how will they know that we even read them. So with time if we continually ignore responses members will remember our type of activity and stop responding.
• India
17 Aug 11
Thank you so much hardworkinggurl for your response . I was eager to meet you as I saw people here missed you so much when you were off for vacation . Many appreciated your hard work here and also mentioned how you helped newbies with guidelines . I got so much information from your comment . I would just like to know one more thing , i.e whether you respond immediately or take your time to reply back to comments started by you . I responded in the weekends . Hope to get more help and suggestions in the future . Wish you good luck !
• United States
17 Aug 11
Personally for me I do not start discussions unless I know I will be online in myLot for a while, this way I can comment back right away. There are many times that additional responses come in when I am away offline and I do comment back as soon as I log in again and can be the next day. There are no time constraints but always best to make sure that you do not start discussions and then leave them on their own for days at a time. This is only if you want to keep a discussion going. I only say this as there really is no time limits but continually commenting will have members remember you and always be eager to respond to future ones. However don't forget that anytime you do comment back like you did and or my comment back now the discussion goes back up to the recent tab where more members will now see it again and perhaps receive more responses. I am always willing to help as I too was once new and was helped some some great veterans here. Therefore, it is always my way of paying it forward thanks to them.
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• India
17 Aug 11
Thanks for all the tips you provided . I will surely keep them in mind . Wish you a nice day !
@koperty3 (1877)
16 Aug 11
I try to reply on every comment on discussion I started. I want to make sure that people who replied feels that I'm truly engaged in the discussion and that I really care about comments because I really do. It's also a matter of being polite. I can it can affect your ratings but I don't think so it affect your earnings.
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• India
16 Aug 11
you are absolutely right friend .Discussions are not started just for the sake of it . We get ideas and suggestions from our discussions and so our involvement is a must . I agree politeness is another . I was reading another discussion where people said that it affects earnings as well, but I'm not sure .
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• Philippines
16 Aug 11
Hello friend. I used to reply on the comments for the discussions that I posted. this is really important for me because I can tell whether I created a good discussions or not. And also some of my discussions are questions so I really need to go back and response to every comments of some members here in mylot.
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• India
16 Aug 11
Oh that's great ! yes I too feel we need to respond to the comments and give our views as well . We can check whether our point of view matches or not . For query type discussions reponding to comments is a must to say whether the comment is right or wrong .Thanks buddy :)
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• India
23 Aug 11
I comment back to responses to my discussions, though some times i may be late, there must be sharing of opinions Best of luck. Professor
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• India
23 Aug 11
Thanks Prof . I totally agree with you . Unless there is exchange of views there is no point starting a discussion . As the thread unwinds there more flow of ideas coming in . Have a nice time !:-)
• India
23 Aug 11
Thanks Prof . I totally agree with you . Unless there is exchange of views there is no point starting a discussion . As the thread unwinds there more flow of ideas coming in . Have a nice time !:-)
@marguicha (76398)
• Chile
21 Aug 11
I try to reply if I can, specially when the answers are good. But unfortunatly I donĀ“t always have the tme to do it. Sometimes I reply later which is not the best way to d it. It affects our earnings but, mst of all, it also affects our relations with friends here. Replies, comments, pictures, anything you do here, are considered participatin. So if your comments have quality, you earn.
• India
21 Aug 11
Thanks for your response marguicha . You said all rightly . I am learning so much from all you senior myloters . I am also following it . Good luck to you !
@marguicha (76398)
• Chile
21 Aug 11
thank yoy, rollylolly. I bet you will be addicted to mylot in not time at all. Hwere you make friends, you talk of what you like and you learn a lot. But for that you must keep on the threads at discussions.
@celticeagle (111894)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Aug 11
I think it is only mannerly to answer every response I get to on a discussion I started. SOme may just be a 'thanks for your input' I do answer each one. I think of it as how would I feel if someone didn't answer mine. THe Golden Rule is a good rule of thumb I think. It helps make a decision or two.
• India
19 Aug 11
Thank you so much celticeagle .All your inputs are good tips for a newcomer like me . I too agree with what you said . Have a nice day :)
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@celticeagle (111894)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Aug 11
I hope so and that we are able to work in unison.
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@greenline (14865)
• Canada
25 Aug 11
Yes, I try to reply back to the comments as quickly as I can, and as many as I can. Firstly, I would wish to give my appreciation to fellow-myLotters who had taken the time to comment on my postings. Secondly, it is always very interesting to exchange ideas on the topic.
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• India
25 Aug 11
Thanks geenline . It's so nice to get all your valuable feedbacks . I too feel grateful to all those who make it a point to cooment back to my posts .As you have said as the discussion flows with comments pouring in ,it is motivating to read and reply back . Have a nice day !:)
@nurseclare (2210)
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
Hi rollylolly, when i make discussions or make responds got reply from those i will reply the nest day or will reply then depends on my mood or if i like the reply. I dont reply to all the responds i got from my discussion. and we earn from all the reponds we did, it affect our ratings.
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• India
23 Aug 11
I agree with you nurseclare . I wonder why many don't reply to their own discussions when it is closely connected to their rating and earning .
@allknowing (54673)
• India
23 Aug 11
The very essence of this site is discussion and a discussion cannot happen if there are no back and forth comments on responses received. I have always commented and in fact I am happy doing it.
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• India
23 Aug 11
Nice to know you allknowing . You say it all . If you don't reply back to your own discussion first of all it is not a good manner and secondly it is does not keep flowing . I try my level best to reply and like you I enjoy doing it .
@AKRao24 (4248)
• India
21 Aug 11
Warm Welcome to Mylot Dear Rollylolly! This is an interesting topic! In fact I have also started such topic few weeks back and to that discussion I have received about 36 responses! In fact it is minimum courtesy to respond back to the member who responded to our discussion in the form of a comment! This is what makes this site a different one from others as we keep on responding to each other here to make a topic into conversation or an actual discussion! You can see there are more than one member participating in a response, to make it a lively discussion!Coming back to the responses I got to my discussion, I thought of giving comment to each and every discussion, but I couldn't do so because of time factor and having responded with comments now I got bot bored and I will soon go back to my discussion and respond back the comments! It is a big responsibility as we should thoroughly understand what a member wants to say through his/her response and accordingly we need to give our comment! Simply commenting formally by saying 'Thanks for the response', won't serve the purpose! There are some members who are genuinely interested and they are very serious in responding, to comment such members it takes some time for me as too think for a while and justifies by comment accordingly! Last but not the least commenting back and making your topic as discussion makes your participation more on the site and you can earn better by doing so!!!!! I personally feel we should initiate any discussion only if we have ample of time at our disposal to comment back every member! If for some or other reason if we are unable to do so immediately, there is no harm commenting on them later on with due apologies! I get quite late comments and responses too like this! Even I get best responses for my responses which have posted few months back! So here on this forum the saying 'Better Late Than Never' holds absolutely good!!!! Regarding the earnings I have already discussed, now coming to rating part, if the member likes your comment or subject of topic under the discussion he/she may rate you with a plus and your rating has direct link with your earnings! So, I think you should start commenting back on your responses, why not then , be it on weekends! I think it is high time for me to get back to my discussion to comment back! Thanks a lot and All the best! Happy Mylotting! !!!
• India
21 Aug 11
Thank you so much AKRao for your detailed feedback . I am so happy to be a part of the community which is so helpful . Your tips and guidelines are very rational and will help me to go a long way to achieve my reputation as well as increase my earnings . Have a nice day !