Help, I ran out of responses.

@haopee (494)
Philippines
August 21, 2011 7:59am CST
I'm a bit new and I ran out of responses. I really want to say thank you to everyone but I don't know how to tell all of them. I don't think it's fair (and I know it's a guideline DONT) to just say "Thank you", "Okay", "Same here", "That's also true for me", "That's a nice response." but I'm running out of ideas to share yet I still want to let them know I've read every single response. I read the guidelines again and it didn't help much on this specific situation. I'd really appreciate a direct answer at the moment. Can someone tell me if there's a mylotter courtesy on how to thank everyone without responding to all the responses?
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6 responses
• United States
21 Aug 11
There is no way every response will see your comment unless you comment to them individually. There are members as myself that will revisit a discussion after sometime, after responding. But the likelihood that all responders will do this is rare. I would suggest that if you are having difficulty in responding without making your comments duplicate is that you give yourself sometime and revisit your discussion either a bit later or on another day. This may help you see things differently. I do not start many discussions but when I do I try to do so out of something that really interests me, this way I have a lot to say. I usually get anywhere between 40- 90 responses and that does not include the several interactions back and forth in a lot of boxes. I am able to keep up with the discussion and able to apply quality different comments. By not starting many I think this helps me. Maybe respond to others for a bit to see if that gives you ideas for other discussions later and this way you may have a great deal to say. Best of luck.
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@haopee (494)
• Philippines
21 Aug 11
Thanks. I just want to keep the courtesy of responding to as many responses that I get. I've posted two to three discussions a day, and the first time I did I had 4 or 5 responses which was manageable. But awhile ago I opened the discussions I started yesterday and it had been 2 pages already. I guess I was just overwhelmed. And I can't even do the smiley codes so I have to think of another way to express my happiness. I'll take your advice of getting back to them.
• United States
21 Aug 11
Enter your discussion with the mind set that you are speaking to friends in conversational mode. This will allow you to have more to say. The smiles will come soon and you will enjoy using them. What I find useful when I run out of smileys, as we are limited to three in each participation, is that I do, as many other do as well, is things like *happy* or *sad* Thank you for the BR!
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• United States
21 Aug 11
You were one of the mylotters who educated me early on, hardworkinggurl. I am doing much better now, earning more and liking mylot even better now that I know how to properly mylot. Thanks for your help.
• Spain
23 Aug 11
I'm a bit new to, but as far as I can see, just forget that you're typing and just imagine that you're talking to a group of friends, you wouldn't thank them for their input into the conversation would you? You can bring in other aspects of the subject into your responses, as long as it is relevant. I have been reading lots of comments and responses and that seems to me to be the way to go, unless any of you more experienced Myloters have better suggestions!
@haopee (494)
• Philippines
24 Aug 11
Welcome rosedavis5. I've also thought of it that way but I really wasn't born a writer and I hardly talked or conversed with people that was why I was taken a back. I was happy when the experienced mylotters responded because I've taken some pointers in this discussion. I hope it helps you too.
• Spain
24 Aug 11
Hi and thanks! Well it sounds like you're doing fine now, that's one of the things I like about Mylot, you only have to ask and you get loads of advice. It's a very friendly place to be.
@haopee (494)
• Philippines
25 Aug 11
I second you on that. Mylot is a great place to meet online friends.
@bostonphil (4398)
• United States
21 Aug 11
I am relatively new to mylot also. And I have been in your situation. I have gotten many responses to a discussion that I have begun and some of the responses were so similar that I had trouble finding unique and different ways to comment. Sometimes you have to take a moment and think about the response. How has it helped you or clarified things? Remember that this is an ongoing discussion. If you were sitting with this person face to face, how would you comment on what they just said? It is good mylot etiquette to comment on every response if at all possible.
@haopee (494)
• Philippines
21 Aug 11
I know what you mean. I read in the mylot guidelines that you need to read all the responses first before you comment. I read all of the comments and some of them had the same meaning so I'm pretty confused on where to pour my mind juice out. But it's nice when someone responds, right?
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• United States
21 Aug 11
I love it when people respond to my discussion. And I have learned to like commenting back. Early on, I did not understand that when beginning a discussion. it is mylot etiquette to comment on each response. I thought that it was ok to just get a discussion going and read the responses. I have learned differently.
@haopee (494)
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
Time will tell on my part but I doubt I'd think differently to what you've just said. Have a good day!
@nurseclare (2210)
• Philippines
22 Aug 11
Hi haopee, cute username you got out there, that sounds good to me. You must not worry about it, you're right saying okay,thank you is a NO NO here in mylot. I also feel this sometimes when I ain't able to express my thanks to all the responses I got. But it's fine, mylotters will not be anxious if I haven't replied on them. Or better yet just relate to what they say. And you must express that whatever he'she said was right. Just don't take it as a major problem And if you won't reply on this respond, i won't feel bad for I knew you're thankful. Have a nice day haoopee!
@haopee (494)
• Philippines
23 Aug 11
Of course I will respond nurseclare! You're the first person who told me that my nickname is cute (blush). I took it upon myself to nickname myself Haopee Chicken, not because I like chickens but because the two names combined together mesh in my vocabulary. I'm not sure if it was because I had a terrible headache last night or because of the over exposure to the radiation I get from the electrical devices I have in my room but I wasn't able to reply soon enough. I'm glad to hear that my belief in not responding immediately has been debunked. Thank you.
@KrauseHome (33878)
• United States
3 Oct 11
Personally when I am responding back in the discussions I have started I try to find something posted there in the responses that I can relate with, and then respond back from there. If I can't find something I just pass that person up instead.
@MsTickle (25007)
• Australia
28 Aug 11
Hello haopee and welcome to myLot. You seem to be getting the hang of things quite nicely...well done. Many times if you begin a topic responders will all agree with you, telling their own story perhaps or just agreeing and yes, it's hard to comment back when everyone is saying the same thing. I think this is why we are supposed to read all the responses before we add our own. I will not join a discussion when too many are saying pretty much what I had in mind to say. As for the short responses like, same here, me too, I agree with you I just give those a miss or if they are new I will welcome them and suggest they read the guidelines. What most people do when responding is to either share their own thoughts on your subject or else they share their experiences and so there you have a discussion. Some people are better at it all than others but you will eventually get the hang of it. I don't start many discussions because when I think it through, I realise I don't have much else to say on the subject other than what I put in the original post. You will eventually get to see how it all works. Best wishes to you.