Responses to discussions

@sishy7 (27606)
Australia
January 30, 2012 3:23am CST
I haven't been able to get more than 5 responses for the discussions I've started so far. But I notice that other discussions, even those started by new users, are getting lots of responses. I wonder if it is something I did or did not do when I post the discussion which prevent it from getting more responses? Or is it simply because it is not interesting enough? Please point it out to me even if it is the later; I do respect honesty.
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@VivaLaDani13 (21556)
• Perth, Australia
23 Mar 17
@sishy7 I am assuming by now this isn't a concern for you. You seem to be pretty popular now.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
24 Mar 17
Only took me 5 years to get noticed...
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• Perth, Australia
24 Mar 17
@sishy7 LOL! Silly sausage!
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@Daljinder (22072)
• India
24 Mar 17
@sishy7 .....even though you tried to stay hidden.....being all sneaky
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@sjvg1976 (18378)
• Delhi, India
30 Jan 12
Hello shishy, It hardly matters how much response we get on the discussion as there are lot of reason for it the thing which matters is how much we care for the responses as i have gone through some of your discussions and found that you don't comment back to the people which is not good you must do it not only to earn but also acknowledge people that you really read their responses. Moreover try to start discussion which interest people more try not to start discussions which violates guidelines or give a doubt to people that it may be deleted for violating discussion. Lastly you should respond to other's discussion too so that they may participate in your discussion as most of the people like to participate in the discussions of people who they know participate in their discussions,try to make friends and interact with them surely when you start interacting with your friends they will certainly don't miss your discussions.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
31 Jan 12
Appreciate your comment; you mentioned some good points there. I do enjoy the environment here; and will try to contribute as much as I can.
@sjvg1976 (18378)
• Delhi, India
25 Mar 17
@sishy7 think you are getting lots of responses on your discussions these days.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
25 Mar 17
@sjvg1976 Hey, look... you responded to this discussion over 5 years ago...
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@phillyguy (3008)
• Philippines
30 Jan 12
I agree with owlwings that it is not really about the number of responses, it's about the quality and you can always have a long conversation with those few responses if you try to further the discussion and I also have the same observation that some of you discussions has the "possibility" to be deleted for some violations or the title sounds like it will be and that makes our fellow mylotters hesitate to respond in your discussions. Anyways if you really want to have more responses this are just some suggestions base on my own experience here in mylot..I hope it could help you - add more friends , because some mylot users who don't have that much time to spend in mylot only check and respond to their friends' discussions - if you start a discussion as much as possible reply to as many responses as you can, most members like it when the discussion creator comment back to their response - make the title of your discussion more interesting/appealing so it would get the attention of mylot members - before you start a discussion always check if the topic you are about to post have been discussed before because mylotters hesitate responding to topics that they think have already been discussed before - participate in other members discussions by giving quality responses and try to have a good conversation (it helps) - if you spend a lot of time in mylot engage yourself in long conversation with some friends so they will be more acquainted with you and if they enjoy the interaction with you they will probably check out if you have new discussion/s - give more details and information in your discussions so that readers can easily relate and understand what the discussion is really all about and if they do, they will probably respond to it
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
30 Jan 12
Thank you for your suggestions, much appreciated.
@phillyguy (3008)
• Philippines
30 Jan 12
you're welcome remember this: try to further the discussion because even if your discussion has only few responses at first if you try to further the discussion and keep on commenting back to those who respond later on others will notice it and will be interested in having a conversation with you, mylotters tend to like members who are very engaging.
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@rebelann (42409)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Mar 17
A lot has to do with how many discussions are being posted at the same time, I too have noticed the same thing but I don't worry about it, I just keep responding and commenting on whatever I find that's interesting ..... this is the first time I've seen this discussion
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
25 Mar 17
Oh, that's okay... I'm glad you saw it at all... It's fun looking back to what went on with our discussions from many years ago...
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
22 Nov 12
Dont worry you make lots of friends then they will get the notification of your discussion then they will respond on it. When I checked the discussion is good then immediately respond on it.
@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
22 Nov 12
I know now what could be the causes of not getting responses to our topic of discussions. Thanks for stopping by.
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
18 Nov 12
Ten months later and... you have travelled further now and know not to post new topics in the 'general' interest. You know also to keep coming back with comments that further the topic. You also know that it doesn't matter whether your topic receive responses or not because it is not how many, but how useful they were. I love looking back through older topics, as you can see
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
19 Nov 12
I see that...! I dreamt about myLot last night. Now I'm sure it has something to do with what you've been doing while I was sleeping... I've come a long way, haven't I? Thanks to all lovely myLotters here and you're certainly on top of my list... Now I have to get busy and comment back to all my responders. There are a few on this one that I apparently missed. Then for some reasons my last topic has received a second page of responses, a very rare occurance for me as you know... I wonder now if I can find enough time to do all that today...
@tatzkie23 (773)
• Philippines
31 Jan 12
I bet you're getting a lot of response here! This is the start! LOL. So far so good you're doing just fine. There are a lot of good people here to give you some advice. Well, If you want to get more responses, make sure that what you post is something interesting. Usually some people post things that they've experienced, they ask some questions, or just about anything. I myself, doesn't always start discussion, I'm more like a responder. LOL. I'd like to response than starting discussions. LOL.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
19 Nov 12
Yes, I am. This is one of my few topics that reached a second page of responses. I am happy being here overall; you are so right, there are many good people here.
• Indonesia
31 Jan 12
Yeah, sometime we feel suck, when other people give less response to our started discussion. There are many reason such as not interesting topic or those topics often show on other discussion and the topic not related to many people. make useful discussion or share about information.....will make other people give good responses.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
19 Nov 12
You're right. I learned a lot here since I joined 10 months ago. I also learned that it is just as much fun to respond and comment on topics started by others here.
• India
31 Jan 12
In this discussion, you are getting 5+ response, now happy?? response depends on your topics or the way you ask, if its easy to understand people response quickly, if it's out of mind. they leave it. So better keep things simple which saves people's time.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
31 Jan 12
Quite happy. Simple is better. Thanks.
• Philippines
31 Jan 12
I think you dont have friends add to see your post,or your topics did not see or recognize it easy or maybe people are busy no time to response or etc... many ways
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
19 Nov 12
You're probably right that 10 months ago I only had few friends who would get notified when I started a new topic for discussion. Timing and surely how the topic relates to others play a major role as well...
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
30 Jan 12
hi sishy, its probably not your topics or neither is it that people don't think you are that interesting... I am considered a newcomer also, and sometimes people are just available to respond to post...I've noticed that sometimes during the day, when responses are rare...so I do most of my posting afternoon and at night...I have found that most people have nice responses to post... But its more or less the times your post..Don't get discouraged, just try posting at different times to see if that works for you.. Good luck and welcome to a wideworld family forum...
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
31 Jan 12
Thank you, isn't this a great forum. We can meet people of all ages from all over the world.
@dianluzi (48)
• China
30 Jan 12
Sometimes I really want to creat a discussion,but I don't know I should write.I couldn't find something to write.Writing to me is so difficult.I have created several discussions so far.The frist one have more than five responses.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
31 Jan 12
I find it harder if you force yourself to create a discussion. When an interesting topic comes across your mind, then it is easier to do.
@airasheila (5458)
• Philippines
30 Jan 12
good day sishy7, with regard to your query, don't think that you did something wrong as to why you are not getting the quantity you have set for the responses. hence, it is but normal. aside from that, be also open minded if your discussion does not have any response at all. as in it will just pass and the response remain nil. just continue to post quality topics and for sure you will get a tremendous response in the future. happy mylotting friend.
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
31 Jan 12
Good day, Appreciate your comment; yours and all the other comments I get here have certainly made my day. Till next time in myLot.
@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 12
It has something to do with the choice of topics. This is not easy to choose. You have to explore which interests are well-liked here. I have noticed that topics related to money and jobs are interesting to mylotters. I tried to discuss music and I got only 2 responses. So, once again careful choice of topics is important Secondly, the way you introduce the topic. Many mylotters simply ask questions directly. Put forward something that is later related to your questions.
@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
31 Jan 12
Exactly, choosing the right topic is the key.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
30 Jan 12
Hi There Sishy, I just glanced through your discussions prepared to give you an honest answer as to why you are not getting responses. Well, I'm giving you an honest answer...I really don't know. I had expected that you, being new, maybe started some discussions that were against guidelines or something but they were not. They seem to be valid and interesting discussions. All I can think is that they are getting shuffled down and not seen by users. Many just go to the top page of the top discussions etc. Hang in there. Sometimes a discussion will re-gain life. It takes only someone to stumble upon it and respond to get it back up there in top page of the new or recent discussions. Don't get discouraged. Looks like you are doing just fine! Welcome to Mylot!!
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
30 Jan 12
Thank you. I won't let it to discourage me. I'll continue posting; and with the support of seasoned myLotters like yourself, I'll be fine here.