MyLot discussions,is it necessary to frame a question ?

@bryanwmc (1052)
Malaysia
November 19, 2012 11:23am CST
On the subject of starting new discussion at MyLot , i find that when i want to start a discussion,invariably i would always frame in a question in my posting to start of the discussion. thinking bout it ,was wondering whether it really is necessary or do i just post whats on my mind and leave it at that. it is like an acquired habit which after mulling over ,i think that there really is no need to ask any questions when we post to start a new discussion about whatever... (For example..like now will be where i will ask "what do you think? " or "do you think it is necessary to ask a question when starting a discussion?" or " do you always fit in a question to start discussions at MyLot? etc etc..) Compare the two above, with or without the questions, if i choose to respond or comment , i still can as long as i understood what was posted.think there really is no need to ask anything when we are in discussion mode, just state what we think about the topic or voice our own views about the topic being discussed and we have a disscussion going. we can do without the obligatory questions, on hey ,what do you think ? la di da.. etc etc.
5 responses
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
19 Nov 12
Every topic must contain something that we can discuss while not every question forms a discussion. Questions are often polls or surveys and are therefore deleted. Read through the discussion in the link posted in the previous response and there you have your answer. On second thoughts, what is there to discuss here?
@bryanwmc (1052)
• Malaysia
19 Nov 12
Oh dear goodness me, it wasnt meant to be a question but an invitation to discuss ,i think a valid point,for i have often noticed in the postings , questions, Who do you do,What do you do When do you do and Why Do you do it? instead of gems like say interacting with the other MyLotters..can be fun and intriguing and rewarding , posting and discussing . Topic may seem deceptively simple but hopefully it can go a direction that can be insightful and interesting if members respond , i also feel that if fellow MyLotters can see where i am going with this ,then perhaps they can be introduced or made aware of a fresh approach when posting discussions and infused a breathe of fresh air and really discuss when we post to discuss any topic.
@bryanwmc (1052)
• Malaysia
19 Nov 12
I agree ,a question is an invitation to discuss yet as Kashidanga neatly puts it, questions when focused on a specific point , sort of limits the scope of the topic restricting it to a narrower path , whereas , if we keep a discussion open to all views, comments can go all over yet interestingly enough still can be reconciled back to the discussion topic,it is intriguing for me to note that questions need to be addressed directly when responding and by that is authoritative enough to limit the manueverability of the response but when there is no question to answer, then one can have more space to do freestyle commenting and expression of the discussion topic.
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
19 Nov 12
There is no need to phrase it as a question because the fact that the discussion has been generated constitutes an invitation to offer your opinion. I have often done the very same myself, purely on the grounds that the wording seems more appropriate to me.
@bryanwmc (1052)
• Malaysia
19 Nov 12
And your words totally encapsulates what i figured ,i couldn't have put it better , operative word being appropriate wording. usually it ought to be enough to get the momemtum started on a discussion, yet often times ,i recall when i post to start a discussion .somehow just cant help but feel that , maybe by inserting a definitie question , it may serve as a rudder to better steer the topic in a certain direction ,but if there is one thing i noticed about MyLotters, is that either the response is straightforward or all over the place ,some just read a line or two and think they got the gist of it and comment on a totally different rung
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
19 Nov 12
I have seen responses that would suggest that the person posting the response was in too much of a rush to read the discussion properly. This is always likely to happen due to people being more concerned with the amount they can post than the overall content of each response. Fortunately it is not prolific and most members seem to take more interest.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
20 Nov 12
It is really not necessary to have it in a question form. You can post it anyway you like. Mylot just does not accept discussions which might be like making a poll/survey.
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
20 Nov 12
Hello, actually for me its not really necessary to post a questions after each discussion. there are some mylotters here posts advises, some like recipes. well i see a lot of mylotters that traditionally they have to ask questions since this one attracts a lot of response. remember a discussion is an interaction between two or more people. its like a brainstorming.
• Bangladesh
19 Nov 12
Asking''What do you think? Or what do you say? Or what's your opinion?'' is actually unnecessary. In a discussion participants normaly give their opinion. Discussion starter usually try to focus on certain aspects of the started topic by asking about different aspects of it. But I think doing such is similar to limiting the discussing perimeter that will affect the freedom of the discussions, its length and so participants' earning.