OMG!!! This discussion is so interesting :O

India
September 23, 2011 9:42am CST
Hello mylotters many of you must have stopped here to see what is the interesting thing about this discussion . I am here to know from you what are the reasons that influence you to peep into a discussion and read on or sometimes even comment on them . Does the discussions started by your friends interest you or you feel an obligation to comment on discussions of those who usually comment on discussions started by you ? Do the top and hot discussions attract you ? Do you sometimes comment on old or unresolved disscussions ? Or is it just the title of the topic like this one "OMG....... :O " lure you to peep in ? Waiting to hear from all of you and hope the responses will be very interesting ;-)
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14 responses
• United States
23 Sep 11
Yes on a daily basis I have been involved in a great many interesting discussions. Though I am very active here, unless the topic interests me where I can add something useful and or assure that I am not repeating, then I will not participate. I have done research for some topics but sometimes after researching I really cannot add just for the sake of posting. "Does the discussions started by your friends interest you or you feel an obligation to comment on discussions of those who usually comment on discussions started by you ?" I do read all notifiers in my email from friends and if I can add something useful I will definitely respond. But if I can't understand and or have any knowledge then I cannot. There are times that although I am interested in the topic, after reading all responses already placed, I can add to them as I do not want to repeat what is already said. "Do the top and hot discussions attract you ?" Sometimes, depends what the discussion is about. "Do you sometimes comment on old or unresolved disscussions ?" Yes, often and again depends if I can something useful and or make sure that I am not repeating what is already responded to. "Or is it just the title of the topic like this one "OMG....... :O " lure you to peep in ?" Titles do instantly grab my attention and prompt me to read them, but if I have nothing to add it may cause me not to respond and or to respond.
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@Hatley (159241)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Sep 11
hi HWG how about the person who responds to my discussion like this"great discussion bu t I have no idea of how to help you so hope the next p erson knows a good answer to your problem." I feel like yelling why did you bother than? I mean this kind of answer does noting to help anyone just takes up my time for nothing. I am a courteous person or I would have snapped back, " why did you take up my time for this?" If I have no good intelligent response I will not stop there. I have found often I will respond to a really interesting discussion only to find its five years old but I do not let that stop me as lots of discussions I responded to are revived and the discussion maker is still here.
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• United States
23 Sep 11
We are the same as sometimes I really feel bad that I can't respond but if I have nothing of substance to add I really can't. Oh yes I also enjoy responding to really old discussions, and even if the discussion starter is no longer here, as you know they go up to the recent tab and so nice to see that after reviving it many other current members have also interacted in them.
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• India
24 Sep 11
Thanks HWG and Hatley . I think the reasons behind your response to a topic is quite sensible . Topics do attract my attention as well the email notifiers of friends' topics . I have also responded to topics of old times if they are worth considering . Yes I always comment when I am able to give some useful feeds and help out if the discussion demands . It's odd to just add a comment for the sake of it . I never do that . But whether positive or negative be the comment to my discussion I always politely reply back . That's a good courtesy indeed . I often check hot and top discussions and if they are interesting I do respond . It's strange to get comments like this "wish I could help you but sorry I am not able to , hope the others come up with good solutions" but I never rudely reply back and take it to be some fancy of a novice mylotter . Thanks lot for all the inputs HWG Have a nice day
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@zerd87 (301)
• Philippines
23 Sep 11
I think the topic really interest the reader. Don't post to long discussion since the reader may be discourage to read. Keep in short and to the point.
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@Hatley (159241)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Sep 11
zerd and yet don't make it so short that I have no idea in hell'what the topic is. use some common sense and no three word or one sentence discussions no matter how great the topic. most here edrr on not making the discussion clear because they don't want to bore people. I get to the point where I go bored, why is everone always bored?
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• India
24 Sep 11
Thanks Zerd for your tips . If the title is intersting and if I find the content also interesting I do read along . But short and crispy subject matter is always a good to attract others . Good Luck
@koperty3 (1877)
23 Sep 11
When topic is interesting I will post the answer and when I have no opinion on the subject so I will not write anything even if the person who started discussion is my friend here. I can not write if I'm not interested with something.
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• India
26 Sep 11
True koperty . I follow the same path . There's no point adding a note to a topic of which you are not aware or have nothing meaningful to insert . The topic may interest me but not always the content . I may have no knowledge of it so I better refrain . It's odd to comment "Sorry, wish I could help you but I have no idea"
@koperty3 (1877)
27 Sep 11
hehe so what is the posint of writing it" sorry I can't help you, I don't know"?
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
If you can come up with catchy title then that's a big plus since that catches the attention of the reader. Another appeal is on whether the content caters to a wider audience, the more people can relate to your discussion the more chances of getting a response. Another factor is your friends since they're the first to know that you started a discussion but it doesn't follow though that if you have more friends you'll have more responses but the probability is high. Lastly is how you response quickly to the discussion you've made. When someone comments on your post then that shows their interest, if you want to continue the discussion then you can to reply as soon as you can to keep that interest because once that momentum is gone that's when the discussion ends.
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• India
28 Sep 11
Thanks ybong . You have given valid points . The tips are good and if followed can make the discussion flow on .
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
Yeah, there are interesting discussions that you'll find here every once in a while. There are even a few who starts discussions with interesting subjects just to catch users attention.
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• India
26 Sep 11
Thanks for your response frontvisions .Topic headings attract our attention first and then the content . If it interests us and if we have enough knowledge to put in then only we can comment on a topic . Good luck
@GemmaR (8527)
23 Sep 11
Okay so fair enough this topic got a lot of people to read it simply because of what the title was, however I much prefer to keep my titles along the same subject as the actual post, because then you can be 100% sure that you're only going to get people opening them who are actually interested in the things that you have to say. This way, you are able to have good quality conversations with people rather than having a lot of responses from people who are only posting to try and get their post count higher.
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• India
26 Sep 11
I agree with you absolutely . I just wanted to see how titles attract attention and then how people make a selection of content to comment on . I prefer to add quality content as much as possible and have no greediness to increase my post count . Thanks for your valued comment .
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
23 Sep 11
Hi there Rolly, I am here to respond to your discussion. To answer this I have to say that I like to check out my friends discussions. I am not always interested in everything that they have to say. I dont feel obligated since there are always a few that I will be interested in eventually and if I am not interested in the discussion, I most likely wont respond fully. As for the topics I find interesting, I skim over my interests and select whatever discussions i have an opinion on. Insight or experience.
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• India
25 Sep 11
Hi ladygater ! That's quite reasonable . I too check with friend's topic but only comment on those that interest me and I have a scope to add something meaningful . Good luck friend :-)
@chiwasaki (4678)
• Philippines
23 Sep 11
It really depends if the discussion is interesting to me. Also I like those discussion where I can relate to the topic. It is very difficult to respond to a topic that you don't have any idea what it is. I don't want to put "I don't know so I can't comment at all".
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• India
24 Sep 11
Yes I agree with you chiwasaki . That's what I was discussing in my previous comments . Good luck
@Hatley (159241)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Sep 11
hi rollylolly I admit I do go to friends started first but I do not just automatically respond to each one unless it interests me and also unless I can a dd to the discussion. If its a highly technical discussion with terms I have only seen and not understood at all I cannot respond simply because I have not the expertise to make an intelligent response. who wants to read, " great discussion but I am afraid I do not know what C++ is or how to learn it or teach it to anyone. sorry".: this does not help the discussion maker who asked about teaching this language and some fine details about it. As I had no answer that was valid I just passed it by.I have often saw a discussion that's title really grabbed me and I plunged in with excitement then looked at the date three years ago, but I kept on writing in hopes that this user just might still be here. he was and he surprised me in that he was surprised that his old discussion was still being read. He still is a master at titles that suck you in and have you responding even if its a older discussion.I cannot name names but he is a user from Australia and a brilliant writer too.
• India
24 Sep 11
Thanks Hatley for being a valuable commenter in my discussion . Yes the email notifications of friends' topics do attract me to write on them but I must say I just don't comment for the sake of it . Title arises curiosity but if I have no knowlege of the topic how can I put in my comments . Better refrain than say , just like binggaling said " sorry , i don't knowso i can't help you,either ." , "no,i've never done /experienced that" , "i don't think so" It is odd and ridiculous . Good day
@Triple0 (1907)
• Australia
24 Sep 11
Haha you totally got me there! For me personally though, if a friend posted something up I'll check it out and if it is a topic I can relate in any way or help out, then I'll respond to it. I usually browse through the "today's top" section and check out which discussion I can relate to or I can actually take part in. There's no point of responding to a discussion you have no clue on or have no experience in. But discussions with words like "OMG" or exclamations sure do attract me! Makes me want to lick take take a little peek at
• India
28 Sep 11
Hahaha triple0 so you got into my trap . Thanks for responding and sharing your views.
• India
28 Sep 11
Hahaha triple0 so you got into my trap . Thanks for responding and sharing your views.
• Singapore
28 Sep 11
Yeah, this discussion is really interesting! I do not deny I was lured in by the sensational topic. Usually I will pop in to read what friends post first before randomly going into the different interest groups. I do not always respond to all the discussions I read, just those that I felt like commenting on. Sometimes reading what others have commented on is enough to make my day!
• India
28 Sep 11
Thanks bmp . Good to know that you found my discussion interesting . Thanks for sharing your views . Have a nice day :-)
@allknowing (55699)
• India
24 Sep 11
My style of participation is totally different. I respond to those topics that interest me regardless of whether they are from my friends list. I pick those where I can contribute positively.
• India
28 Sep 11
Thanks for sharing your mode of selection . I think this is the most reasonable one . Good day to you :-)
@Sreekala (18781)
• India
24 Sep 11
Hi rollylolly, Your topic caught my attention and I was so eager to read what is described under the topic. I do read my friend’s topic in my inbox where I have ‘turned on’ the notifications for friends. The same time I check the home page and go through the recent topics, if any title catches my attention then I open it, sometimes the title may disappoint me, there may be nothing under the topic. At times the title is not all related with the content. Anyway I always go through the whole matter then only I decide whether I can answer for the topic. Answering a topic really depends on my knowledge on the topic, if I have something to say then only I can participate. I do participate with old topics if it interests me.
• India
28 Sep 11
Thanks sreekala for sharing your thoughts . Good that my topic attracted your attention and I got you as a friend . Happy mylotting :-)
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
You lured me to your discussion. . so you may already knew that it was curiosity that brought me to read and respond to this discussion. But, of course, i'd prefer a discussion that I am interested to respond to, not just curious about it. It is because it is easy for me to respond to such discussion, it is not a labor but a mere sharing of thoughts. I often check my friends` discussions first, then the top discussions. I do respond to a friend's and not even a friend's discussion. It doesn't matter as long as I have something sensible to share.
• India
28 Sep 11
Thanks for commenting . I agree that catchy titles and easy contents rouse our interest and we feel at ease to comment .