Mylotters and their one liners

@mayka123 (10377)
India
December 18, 2011 6:27am CST
Many mylotters both the newbies and some of the senior members here sometimes give responses to discussions in just a few words or just one sentence. It is at times difficult for us to comment back on such responses. I try to avoid one line responses to discussions. How do you deal with the one liners that you get in your discussion. Do you tell the mylotter to post longer responses?
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@sanofer (525)
• India
18 Dec 11
Posting long responses doesn't mean that it contains best content in it. Many people post a long response just for the sake of money. But some mylotters post good one liners which are simple and informative. So number of lines is not a matter for me. I will always look into the content they are trying to convey
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@mayka123 (10377)
• India
18 Dec 11
Not all one liners are informative. I am complaining against the ones that are not informative and not conveying the correct responses. Some reply like they are doing a question paper where we are asked to answer in brief and we can reply in just one sentence. This does not necessary have to be the case always.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
18 Dec 11
I will support posting 50% responses in a lengthy way and 50% responses in a brief way depending on the nature of topic. If the topic is one which affords scope for writing more then we can write more sentences. Otherwise we can write briefly. however simple one-line or half a line may not yield better recognition or approval from many others.
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@megamatt (14331)
• United States
18 Dec 11
It does kind of agitate me when people only leave one line discussions. Especially when I really have gotten right into one of my, "I'll respond to every response in two paragraphs and no less" moods. It really does throw off my mood and really does in fact make me wonder why a person would think so little of my topic to post so little. In a strange way however, it does allow me to get rather creative to say the very least. There are just going to be a lot of times where I take great pleasure in trying to stretch out a one line comment to a decent response. Still it is about as much of a challenge as well. Yet there are times where...GIVE ME SOMETHING TO WORK WITH, PEOPLE! Of course, all responses are appreciated, blah blah blah, politically correct statement here.
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• Canada
18 Dec 11
megamatt...I so fully concur! I feel like I have been shut right down...that duh, loss of words moment! You really wonder where to go..and if the one-liners are meant to shut down the discussion! I,too get in those moods of "today, they will all be quality posts,"..and wham, a one-liner pulls the rug out from underneath me..LOL!
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@mayka123 (10377)
• India
18 Dec 11
Sometimes one is enjoying a discussion and the comments that come with it. And suddenly we get a response of just a few words that does not make sense and for which we do not have a proper reply. That is the time I think we get irritated. And as pergammano says at these times the one-liner pulls the rug out from underneath!!!!
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@ASHUDEEP (1774)
• India
18 Dec 11
yes friend i am agree with you and i am also hate these 1 line response because i can not comment back on it .when i got my first referral he put 1 word respond on my discussion like good and i feel and then i send message to him and then he understand properly.
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@sajeevking (5080)
• Mumbai, India
18 Dec 11
I too hate it usually when senior mylotter do such thing i have seen few have made a habit of posting one liner sometimes one lines post makes lot of sense but many a time it does not for newbie if they are too new i try to tell them that they should avoid one liners but if they don't listen and continue doing it then i ignore them i try to write a minimum of 6 to 7 lines and try to add some question which could make the discussion starters reply usually if the discussion starter post one line topic we don't have anything to discuss
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@mayka123 (10377)
• India
18 Dec 11
Sometimes a one liner makes a lot of sense but not always. The reply should always be according to the topic but there are some who only want to reply with oneliners and nothing more than that.
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• Mumbai, India
18 Dec 11
Well there is nothing we can do about it some people just don't want to listen i usually find such people a lot in mylot but they usually are active for few days and then i don't see then hanging around and leave complaining that the earning are very low
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@Mashnn (4503)
18 Dec 11
I think it all depends on the response a person is giving. If there is nothing to elaborate further there is nothing wrong with answering directly to question provided it is not yes or no. No need of beating the around the bush by make long comments yet you can still pass the same message by use of few words.
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@mayka123 (10377)
• India
18 Dec 11
Some discussions can be replied with a one liner but not all. This is for those who are always replying with one liners. Very rarely do they reply with two or three lines. All messages cannot be passed with the use of a few words.
@Mashnn (4503)
18 Dec 11
If it is a habit then I guess it is not right, I though it is only once or twice.
@marguicha (90779)
• Chile
18 Dec 11
I guess the one line is OK for the title. But you have to explain what do you mean. And that goes for answers and comments too. There´s no real discussion if the person does not take his time to really writwe down his thoughts. I don´t tell newbies anything (mostly they are the newbies that post 50 poor quality discussions a day and I won´t get caught on that). As for senior, I read their answer, just in case the line has a real meaning. If it hasn´t, I pass. I often enough get a notification from mylot that the discussion I answered was deleted. At least I don´t fall for these
@mayka123 (10377)
• India
18 Dec 11
The title has to be short. It is the discussion and later the responses that has to be a little elaborate. One liners are not acceptable everywhere.
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@marguicha (90779)
• Chile
18 Dec 11
I agree to that. Ihope one day mylot will delete quicky those posts. Sometimes you check at an interest and good posts are smothered by oneliners made by the same person
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
18 Dec 11
Morning, mayka! I hear you loud and clear! One liners..and few words leave me quit stymied! If it is a "newbie" I will take the time to politely suggest they read the FAQ's...especially about quality discussions...and if it is a "senior" member...I make no comment! Very, very seldom do I post/respond in anything less than four lines...and often I can get quite verbal...LOL! From senior's, I feel one liners have shut me down..the do not wish to continue the discussion..and it gives one very little to reflect on!
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@mayka123 (10377)
• India
18 Dec 11
Good morning pergammano. It is late evening here and getting dark outside and time for dinner!!! I was actually looking at the profile of one senior member here sometime back and saw about 10-15 of her responses were all one liners. For someone who has crossed the 9000 mark this was just not acceptable. I sometimes politely tell the newbies to write a little longer replies if they want to gain something from their responses. The rest are just ignored. I too can get quite verbal at times here.
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• Canada
18 Dec 11
Hopefully, I will be correct this time...GOOD EVENING..LOL! After all this time, I still haven't wrapped my head around..NOT using greetings that relate to time..DUH! To be honest...sometimes I feel awful, relating to newbies, that their response shud have a little "more meat" in it...when just before, and after are posts by members with thousands of responses relating in a concise one-liner that gives no fruit for thought! @Gavrilovich..I hear you..but I do not like to ignore, cuz I don't like it happening to me...I just write a long response (to seniors)in hopes the difference will be recognized!
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@rbjat4589 (104)
• Philippines
18 Dec 11
I usually tend to elaborate on what I would say to a one liner discussion. I don't usually tend to tell users to make longer responses cause that could be rude. It is their prerogative to respond n a longer or shorter way. You just have to deal with them.
@mayka123 (10377)
• India
18 Dec 11
Every one is free to write how much they want. But when one continuously responds with one one liners it is a bit irritating. I just ignore them.
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
18 Dec 11
I am sure if a bet post a one liner - it is due to a good reason. maybe the topic is a duplication and they only want to give warning to the topic starter maybe the topic is against the rule or violating rules. I don't know any veteran/s posting a one liner- unless they are having fun with close mylotters/friends.
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@mayka123 (10377)
• India
18 Dec 11
Posting one liners back and forth with friends during discussions is acceptable. But not replying to most discussions with oneliners. And it is not for discussions that are againnst the rule. Some do it for all discussions that they post replies on.
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
18 Dec 11
nice point. I normally write briefly. Am not sure whether I am posting oneliners. Whenever we have to respond -- I apply the rule --How, where, what, when, why, which -- for any situation. If we take one or two of it we can make some sentences. I do not suggest anybody to post lengthy ones. However if the person has enough matter to make four or five sentences then he can do so.
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@mayka123 (10377)
• India
18 Dec 11
Sometimes in some discussions we have to post one liners if we have nothing much to say. But not all discussions can be replied with one liners. I see some mylotters responding with oneliners for all the discussions. I could never do that myself. It is very easy to reply to most discussions here with four to five sentences atleast.
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@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
18 Dec 11
I am guilty but as far as I want to prolong it I cannot, cause of its precise answer to the discussion. Making a prolong response can make my answer really flowery and wont understand by others and will be obviously that I just want to earn more. There is nothing wrong with one liner as long as it is connected to the discussion too. I hope that you understand.
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@aprilsong (1886)
• China
19 Dec 11
Well, i try to give detailed responses to others' discussions. There are some one line responses. Mylot guidelines have put it clear to avoid making one line responses. I think some people just give one line answers to others discussions because they think the one line answer has made it clear, while some others don't know well the rules of mylot. I am not sure about those one line discussions or responses can earn their starter any earnings. Though to some questions, one line answers can make it clear, but we should try to explain it in detailed words. Or else, those answers can only increase number of posts of ours, but do no good to our earnings.
@mayka123 (10377)
• India
19 Dec 11
If everyone has to read the rules before posting discussions things would have been better. It is not always easy to explain something in just one line. That would make matters more clear for the person to whom they are responding. Even if one line answers do make things clear there is no harm in explaining matters in a few sentences.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
19 Dec 11
Hi Mayka, it had been quite common to see some members are used to write one liners in their replies. When i received that kind of respond, it do gives me some thought on how to give comment to it. As for myself, i always make sure that i know and can write a few sentences to respond to each of the discussion. I feel not comfort if i only respond with only one liner to any discussion. But, it is still depending on the responder decision.
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@veejay19 (3592)
• India
19 Dec 11
I am not too bothered whether there are one liners or descriptive responses to my discussions which anyway are very few.Yes, i generally ignore the one liners or post a polite thanks to themOne liners show that either the person has not fully understood the discussion or is posting a response just to earn some money and increase his tally.Of course i don`t give them any advice nor do i ask them to post longer responses.It does not concern me at all.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
18 Dec 11
Alot can be said in one line & i guess i'm guilty of doing that. I don't mind them myself.
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@urbandekay (18312)
18 Dec 11
Indeed all the best urban
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
18 Dec 11
I think it depends upon the discussion content. Sometimes I simply do not have any opinion to offer but I dont want my friend to feel as if I have not been to that discussion. That is when I do write those one liners. However, I go to extraordinary lengths to increase the size of my post so that there is little scope for others to misunderstand or misinterpret my one liner response. There are a few out here, who can use just one line to express everything without complicating the issue. I envy them. I was not blessed with similar skills.
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• United States
18 Dec 11
I get them as well, and I just thank them for their response and move on. It is up to them to post what they will and if they dont want to add much input to the discussion then I just simply thank them for posting....since in a way, they at least acknowledged my post and then posted something anyway. I have on occasion gotten some who have posted things that had nothing to do with my posts and those I just thank them for my post and move on. :)) Happy Mylotting!!
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@sjvg1976 (18158)
• Delhi, India
18 Dec 11
Hello mayka123, MYLOT guidelines itself say that our responses should be decsriptive and elaborative.I always try to post my response at least in 2 lines but i don't feel bad if someone respond with 1 line.Its not bad untill there is meaning and relevance in the response.I also repond sometime in 1 line when i am in a mood to interact more with my friends.I know one liner response lacks quality but its more of fun than earnings which makes me to write one liner.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Dec 11
I think it depends on the topic and if they have answered the discussion in the correct manner. So, sometimes it annoys me if they really haven't said anything helpful but other times they just get straight to the point so it is fine. It all depends on the topic I think.