Commenting without comment

Philippines
April 23, 2012 2:47am CST
We usually receive comment, replies or responses like no comment or sorry I don't know that or I have no idea about that from a person whom we personally ask. It is ok, yes. But, here in mylot, I can say that when a person created a discussion or a topic, it is not worth to say "Sorry, I don't know that" or "I have no idea about that" just to add a comment points on your behalf. I find it so unethical or I don't know what term should that be, when you reply to a discussion with null idea or with nonsense or mind blowing answers. Not unless, you already had a thread discussion. Or the post is somewhat humorous. Well, I just find it odd when I receive a comment like that and at the back of my head it says like, if you don't know and have no idea, then why do you have to join the discussion or rather why do you have to increase your comment points by just answering the discussion mindlessly? Just my opinion. Anyways we have different sides. Its ok. How about the other mylotters? Do you find those users just adding their mylot comment points or that is really essential to reply or post a comment like that? :) Anyways, I appreciate everyone's opinion. Happy mylotting. :)
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
23 Apr 12
Those type of response will be removed and will earn nothing for the user who posted them as they add nothing at all to the topic. We are told in the Guidelines: "Please make sure you give your best effort to respond with quality responses. If you don’t know how to respond to a discussion, go on to the next one. Answers like “I don’t know” or “I don’t care” don’t help anyone and will be removed" "Don't Start meaningless discussions or give meaningless responses to try and boost your rating. Discussions like “What’s your age” will be deleted as well as short responses like “ok” or “no”" http://www.mylot.com/o/guidelines.aspx The users who write nonsense response will be disappointed with their earnings and will probably give up. Some then go to other sites and complain about myLot when it was their own fault that they did not get the results that they hoped for. *Please note that shorter comments (which are not to be confused with responses) are allowed as long as they are relevant to the discussion and further the topic.
• Philippines
23 Apr 12
Very well said. You are absolutely right. Aside from they are quite annoying, they don't even give time to read the guidelines before joining mylot. And besides, it is not just the earnings that counts here in this site, but also the thoughts and knowledge that we share to other users. If they go to other sites then, let them, atleast, they reduce the no. of nonsense users. lols.
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
23 Apr 12
@ zaga: Most of those types only see $$$ when they join. They have not ime for guidelines and no time to get to know other Lotters and make friends as, in their opinion, it is not worth their time to do either @ Owl: If only more Lotters would realise that this is our community and we must take care of it. Keeping it clear of violations is exactly the same as picking up a piece of litter offline and putting it in the bin - nothing more and nothing less, and it will benefit us all to do so
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• Philippines
23 Apr 12
@owlwings: that's what i did. thumbs up :) @mysdianait: That's the problem with so many people, when they see that they could earn money from this or that, they tend to grab it, try it, without even reading the guidelines and the rules apply to it. It is our obligation to keep mylot free from idiot users.
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
23 Apr 12
My opinion is because of the nature of how the community functions there will always be conflicts as to how or what kind of comment is acceptable. When it comes right down to what stays or goes is a admin decision of course but I think you don’t mean just that. We are taking our time and consideration when making decisions and find that not all comments are very serious but that word may not be the most appropriate one to use either. Perhaps quality is not there. How demanding we are as individuals is a question we can ask ourselves as to what is acceptable in regards to our own participation. However, we might keep in mind that for some people English is not their natural language and others might be having difficulty expressing themselves and of course you are right in assuming some just insert comments to receive gain. One solution is to avoid taking an interest in non-quality comments and more for the quality ones or for ones that seem to be trying their best to contribute. Another solution would be to comment a without comment with the same?
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
23 Apr 12
@Forever_The_Lamb Ok, do you mean you didn't understand what I wrote? If so which part I meant garbage in garbage out
@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
24 Apr 12
Thanks as I was not actually sure what you meant. Yes a blank page would be a comment without comment. Seriously though it is a difficult call sometimes I think to understand the reasoning behind comments at times, don't you think so? For example, someone writing only the words, "I agree" might think this is an important enough comment to warrant a response and that somehow the acknowledgment is enough to communicate a thought as they believe sometimes that few words have more of an impact than many words. To the person that wrote that type of comment in their mind it is sufficient. On the other hand, another person reading the comment might conclude a comment with only two words is being insufficient and give them a negative rating. It is really in the end a matter of opinion perhaps and I think sometimes a difficult call to make. And then there are the games being played just to get $. And what about the value of humour being added to discussions? I think in all it is very difficult decision to judge another persons comment. Don't you think so? I personally have difficulty rating comments.
• Philippines
24 Apr 12
@Bluedoll: Well, "I agree", lol, but actually its better to receive a comment like that. A two words comment rather than a nonsense comment like "No comment, or I don't know" etc. We have different opinions, and in the end its not us who will decide whether it is appreciable or not. Or if it will increase their earnings or not.
@jureathome (5363)
• Philippines
23 Apr 12
The best way they could contribute is to perhaps, ask follow up questions to further the discussion and at the same time learn from the others' answers. That's what I do, if I found an interesting topic, but don't have much to contribute to help the one who's asking for answers. But, I give additional questions that may have not been pointed out yet. I guess, in that way, we are able to help and contribute on the discussion.
• Philippines
23 Apr 12
Yes. Indeed. That is better than commenting and posting just to add or boost up ratings. Atleast by adding more intellectual questions it adds interesting discussions. Rather than posting. No comment. Or I don't know about that. .etc. Happy mylotting.:)
• Philippines
23 Apr 12
I think this is just as worse as those comments aiming to shut down a topic with a oneliner, just because they don't like it. I've started a discussion on that a few days ago. It really is just a waste of their time and a pain on the neck for us. It doesn't do anyone any good.
• Philippines
23 Apr 12
They are not worth reading. Not unless if their one liner comment is really meaningful.
@KrauseHome (35025)
• United States
24 Apr 12
Personally in all the time I have been a member here, I have always wondered the same thing as well. If they do not know something about the topic then they can just pass over it. We are always told to post quality in the discussions that we start here as well as the discussions we respond back too. There is nothing here that says we need to respond back to every discussion started, even if it a close friend. Passing one over with no comment is better than 2 or 3 little words.
• Philippines
24 Apr 12
Well, it depends on the 2-3 words they said. If that means something has worth, well, thats ok. Or maybe that is just my presumption.
@allknowing (63178)
• India
24 Apr 12
I wonder too why one spends time commenting the way they do when they contribute nothing to the topic or discussion. We are here to discuss but you did have a nice topic to discuss and you owe it all to those who have had no comments to offer!
• Philippines
24 Apr 12
Well, I should thank them. Thank you "nonsense commentators"!!
@much2say (38813)
• United States
24 Apr 12
Once and a while I will get that type of comment . . . but usually it's from a newbie . . . and people who give comments like that will find out soon enough that those kinds of answers won't keep them on myLot. I don't mind if someone can't answer . . . but sometimes they might have suggestions or a related story - that I don't mind. But yes, just a simple few word sentence that says I don't know doesn't cut it. I just might get sarcastic and write a silly comment back - but you just know most likely they won't be reading it!
• Philippines
24 Apr 12
Because they are busy commenting on others discussion.
@maezee (31963)
• United States
23 Apr 12
Oh my goodness, doesn't that just drive you CRAZY?! Not to be a hypocrit, but I don't KNOW why people do this!!! I think because THEY think that posting anything, even if it's "I don't know" as a response or gibberish for that matter, will earn them money. Even though it's quality of the posts, not quantity, that really matters in the long run. *shrugs*. I get irritated when people respond to my discussions saying "I don't know". Even if you don't know a lot about the topic, you can still usually find SOMETHING to say. And if you can find absolutely nothing to say, why not find a discussion that you know more about or have more input for? *shrugs*... Some people!~
• Philippines
24 Apr 12
Absolutely. There are tons (exaggerated) of discussions here in mylot. So if a person doesn't know about the topic then, it's so easy to find a better topic that is of his/her interest.
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
23 Apr 12
If I ask for advice or an opinion or tip or answer I like to get what I ask for. No matter if it's helpful or I like it. I agree with you it has to be way more as: sorry I don't know (which is according to me no answer at all). To be honest I can't say I read many of these answers over here, most people do invest time to answer, more weird to me is those who always start the same kind of discussion over and over again.
• Philippines
24 Apr 12
They find it their comfort zones maybe.
• Philippines
23 Apr 12
If i don't know about the topic, whether it is started by my friend or not, i do not respond. I would just be wasting my time, besides,i was not able to help the person. Sometimes the topic was not of interest to me, so i should not respond if could not contribute to further the discussion.
• Philippines
23 Apr 12
True. That is better than commenting nonsense things. Cuz that is kinda waste of time. Aside from they didn't respect mylot's guidelines they also didn't respect the one who started the discussion.
@elisse27 (181)
• Philippines
23 Apr 12
I think anyone who checks our comments and give us earnings should see if the comments are worth giving in. Sometimes it is hard to post comment if you personally do not know or do not have any idea about the topic.
• Philippines
23 Apr 12
So if you think like you don't know what to say or to comment then, its better not to post. :)
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
23 Apr 12
Well, from my point of view is fair comment only when you have clear ideas. By this I also point out that each user has his own idea, inherent in the topic of discussion. I for example I refrain commenting on some topics in which I am absolutely not aware of. Then there are discussions of all kinds, so it is not difficult to find the topic to which we can comment. That is my point of view.
• Philippines
23 Apr 12
It is better not to comment on a post that you do not know. Yeah you're right. there are lots of discussions that fits you, and won't be difficult to comment to. Its better to leave the discussion that has nothing to do about you, than leave a comment to boost ratings. Thanks alberello. Happy mylotting.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
23 Apr 12
I haven't received an aswer like that, and I've never seen one. Maybe I'm lucky. But I never even open topics I'm not familiar with, especially, as you get points mostly after worthy comments, or at least more. Also, someone is asking a question or starring a debate, so I won't disappoint them by answering something cheap or idiotic or idk, because I know myself how that would feel for me.
• Philippines
23 Apr 12
Well,that is because you're making a discussion at your comfort zone. hmm. . But anyways, thats the best way to eradicate such idiots who answer nonsense. Thanks then. Happy mylotting. :)
• United States
25 Apr 12
Hi Zaga_cleuth, Commenting just to comment or receive points is no different than having a job that you hate but perform on a daily basis just to receive a paycheck. I find a certain freedom in mylot because of the anonymity. Who knows who reads these passages and right now I do not care. People want to create a "good" life for themselves and it could be that the only response to your questions they currently have is "Great!" or "I know what you mean" and alternatively, " sorry, I don't know" but I recognize what you are feeling... I think we are all doing the best that we can. It is not easy to look directly into the struggles we face with ourselves and communicate clearly a way through the confusion. much love and live free...m
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
25 Apr 12
I do have to say that in almost all of the discussions that I start that there is at least one person that will do something like this and it is something that I do have to say bothers me because I believe in quality of a response, not the quantity of comments that we are able to make. With that said, if there is something at all witty or worth touching more on in those very brief comments I will respond to them. If there isn't then I will just move along to the next comment.
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
25 Apr 12
This is a good topic to bring up. I have to agree with you on the short empty comments. I do think that if you are going to answer a discussion, then you should do it whole-heartedly. I personally work to answer with as much detail as I can because thats what you are supposed to do here. I love putting my two cents in. When I am talking with people at times I think that my two cents should be kept in my pocket, but here I can dump out my etire piggy bank! Just putting down a few words really doesnt do anything for your mylot points anyways. Have a good one!
• United States
24 Apr 12
The only reason any type of those responses would bother me, would be if I were asking for advice in a discussion I were to start. I've been there in the past and it's annoying. I have had the tendency on old accounts to report them so that they get deleted.