One liner responses?

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
December 26, 2012 7:51pm CST
I have seen this a lot today, not just on my discussions but others. I try to have a little blurb roughly a few sentences. I see some that are 1 or 2 words, and I think do you even read what the discussion says, or even think about it before responding. I really find it a slap in the face, even if it's not my discussion but someone elses it just shows you dont want to participate in their discussion or even communicate with them.
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@STOUTjodee (3474)
• United States
27 Dec 12
One or two words doesn't even make up a sentence. When I take the effort to response I can some times get long winded! This is suppose to be a site that you share your views and opinions and to me one or two words can't express anything! I know I'm on another site and they can like or dislike your post. If they do either one, why don't they say why they like it or dislike it. Makes we wonder how they do at their place of work?
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Dec 12
I try to vocal with my opinions, and make it clear. Just so if someone is wondering. I try to make it a few sentences, and yes some you may get a sentence out. But I've been seeing numerous posts of 1 or 2 words, you can't further the discussion anything further that way.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Dec 12
hi ricki those people are what I call peel me a grape people. too lazy to bother to actually write what they really think the story goes "Once there was a gorgeous princess who could not keep a boyfriend and she did not know why.She dressed seductively and lazed on her chaise lounge when her new boyfriend came to see her. she always had a bowl ful of grapes on the table within her reach. So she always said "oh my dear do help yourself and while you are at it do peel me a grape" waving her hand languidly and lazily too. The new boy friend looked at her, turned on his heel and left again." this was a story my husband tole me and we used the t erm peel me a grape to say someone was just plain lazy.
• United States
27 Dec 12
I was going to say they were lazy,but I like your story better @Hatley! That's why in my response I wonder how they do at their work. If they do just what is expected of them or if they give a little more to show that they have more abilities other than just what is expected of them.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
27 Dec 12
I respond to many everyday here. i always try and respond with at least 1-2 lines. I will never post 1 or 2 words. You great at long responces. Take care there. When do you go back to work there??
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Dec 12
I find we get the discussions rolling, and keep the discussions flowing. But with 1 or 2 words, you can't really carry the discussion on so you end the discussion there. I got back tomorrow, I volunteer in the morning, then work my day job, but have my afternoon job off until Sunday.
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@AkamaruKei (5218)
• Malaysia
27 Dec 12
I know what do you feel. I also dont like someone response with 2 or 3 words. What they want to show with 2 or 3 words? I dont think it have a quality if with only 2 or 3 words.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Dec 12
Exactly, and you can;t carry on the discussion. You sort of sit there for a little, then close the window with nothing more to say.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Dec 12
HI I love your avatar it is you is it not? You are a handsome lad for s ure. I hate the responses that go like this"I agree" whatis that all about? Are they too lazy to tell me just why they agree with me and what they agree about?
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Dec 12
hi ricky thats it you cannot really comment back as whats to comment on when they did not really respond at all?
@BarBaraPrz (20533)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Dec 12
I'm guilty of that sometimes. But sometimes that's all I have. Sorry.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Dec 12
I can't say I've seen you posting 1 or 2 worders before though. Whenever I see small amounts, you have summed it in a sentence or two.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Dec 12
hi ricki BarBara is like Dawn she can say something in a few words that do make great sense but thats a real knack not all of us have.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Dec 12
That's very true, and if it has meaning in little words I can understand. But such things as nice, I would like that, or similar, even from long term members. Most responses from Barbara have been at least a sentence, not a few words.
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@dodoazo (21035)
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
Why you have to worry for a one-line response when it is so expressed the content of the discussion. Rather that two or more lines that have no weight, no substance.In short they could be summed into one or two words or phrase. I just review the discussion guidelines here and one rule says that "give your best effort to respond with a quality responses"
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• United States
27 Dec 12
I agree sometimes all you need is a one or two line reply. There was one discussion where the discussion starter was venting about a neighbor and his actions and my reply was "All I can say is Wow". The discussion starter replied to my comment in a positive way. "Quality over Quantity"
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
27 Dec 12
If one line says it all then why ramble on and on with more just to make it longer?
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
27 Dec 12
What we want isn't always what we get. These days we should be grateful for anything I guess
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Dec 12
hi ricki and what really gets to me are ones that in that few words s ay so mething I can not even understand.In some one else's discussion on rape and controlling men this person wrote this"ah sad orange juice is sweet though." Now what the heck did that have to do with the discussion at all.? I reported it to admins as it was not furthering the discussion in any way at all.
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Dec 12
Or that as well, I never pointed that out or thought of it. Being unrealted to the discussion. Many I see are somewhat related with few words, but doesn't have any discussion or further the discussion, so when you go to respond you sit there for a little, then close the window and the discussions done.
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@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
27 Dec 12
I never respond to a discussion if all I have to say amounts to two words. Those discussions are the ones that I don't know enough about or maybe the topic itself is too generalized and does not promote much of a response, if that makes any sense. I suppose some people are on here just for the sake of making some pocket money and they will respond in any way necessary to increase their payout. Myself, I participate because it's fun and sometimes I might learn something or help others to learn something.
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Dec 12
dogsnme but those who do things willynilly for money onley often find their crap is deleted so how are they making any money out of doing cra ppy stuff? I keep; hearin newer mylotter saying that but its not true as if the post is trash it will earn zilch and just be deleted.. I do try hard to make all my work long or short or inbetween quality posts.
• India
27 Dec 12
Hi.. that's not the way to post a response in just 1 or 2 words and i have never done that before.I always read the post and only then respond to it as you can see i have been here for a long time but have just posted a little about 350 posts.Its really mean to just post some spam material without any relevance to the post.At the most the only thins about my post might be some spelling error and now that's too not there because of the spell check activated in Firefox. Happy Myloting!!
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
27 Dec 12
I try to be very throughall with my posts, and responses, spelling is another ball park. But 1 or 2 words don't keep the discussion going, and it sort of says I am not really paying attention, nor care about it.
@urbandekay (18312)
27 Dec 12
Really? all the best, urban
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@Hence27 (450)
• India
27 Dec 12
I think that discussions should be at least 3-4 liner.Even when we start discussions,then it should be of 3-4 lines or more.As it is rightly said by Admin,"Please be as descriptive as possible". One liner or discussions having 1 or 2 words are not discussions.We can't understand those discussions or even respond properly.It is better to have "descriptive" discussions.
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@GardenGerty (101694)
• United States
28 Dec 12
You are correct that that is not what a response needs to be. I always figure a post like that was made by someone who really does not understand English. On the other hand, one of my friends here is from another country and when I use an expression he does not understand, he takes the time, in the response, to ask me to explain it, and that works out well for both of us. I believe he is older than I am, but he is still learning, and I am learning to pay attention to how I express things. I really prefer discussions that I can get some meat out of.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
28 Dec 12
Well, I really haven't been seeing a lot of one line responses lately, but then again, I haven't really been spending as much time on here as I have been doing in the last several months because of the fact that my children have been home with me. I tend to think, however that the reason that this is happening right now isn't meant to be a slap in the face to anyone, but rather these are individuals that are new to mylot and really don't understand how the site works.
@jodylee (968)
• United States
27 Dec 12
I try to respond to discussions with some length in order to get a conversation growing. There have been very few times that my response is short but I get annoyed when I get short responses from my discussions I start. I have often wondered if people who write short responses did not understand the message I was trying to convey. I like to see the discussion grow, when it can of course.
• United States
27 Dec 12
1 or 2 words aren't enough, but I think that 1 or 2 lines is good. Sometimes I go a bit longer, but I find that when some people post 3 paragraph responses, my eyes glaze over and I don't even want to read it. It's not that I don't like reading, but I am not always convinced that it will be on topic or even logical.
• India
27 Dec 12
Yes I also observed many short responses but I used to give my response in more than 3 sentences and sometimes even more.In my responses every time I tried to give information very relevant to the discussion.We should not give responses in one or two word rather we should completely get involved in that and should add few more points to make the discussion more informative.
@jkli123 (67)
• Singapore
27 Dec 12
Agree with you very much. People who just post one or two words really do not deserve to participate in the discussion forums. At least make a few lines to show that you are interested in the topic and not just do it for the sake of doing it.
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
i always see a lot of these too, actually not just now but also from before as well. my take is that when we are not in the mood to say anything, we really cannot force ourselves to reply even if we cannot say anything, we are only going to damage our reputation at mylot and endanger ourselves with negative points.. or be reported. If you are the thread starter, it is really an insult. As i was insulted too, when i got a response full of ????????? with no words and everything. i could not even help but reply to the person that if he does not like my discussion, he could have just left my discussion alone if he didn't like it instead of sort of vandalizing my discussion thread. this is a great topic, by the way ricki... see you around mylot. :D
@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
27 Dec 12
No need to get personal with those who reply with one or two words. As long as the meaning is conveyed, maybe it suffices. As to how they expect to earn by using one or two words response, they may be in for a shock. I suppose the 1- or 2- words response is not new, so the moderators know what to do about them. You just enjoy yourself in healthy discussions. Why let them bother you? Have fun, and cheers!
• Argentina
27 Dec 12
Yes Jokes aside, probably the other person just doesn't want to engage. That is one of the drawbacks of internet, you can write words, but you can't write your feelings. If you talk with feeling then the others will surely respond lively. God bless emoticons