Do you read the topic posted?

@allknowing (68605)
India
April 7, 2013 9:48pm CST
It seems to me that many who respond to topics posted by me do not read the full topic but just respond. I have nothing to comment as they have not given me what I have asked for. myLot is a discussion site and we need to have substance to discuss about. With these kind of responses we just cannot move forward. When I post a topic I wait for responses all geared up to comment but what can I say when the responses do not warrant any comments. Your views please.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
8 Apr 13
allknowing! I read the topic posted but sometimes I can miss one or two sentences; I feel guilty at such times and go over the topic once again and add something else later occasionally. I see what you mean; I have come across those kinds of responses and respond suitably in a very brief manner. I interact a lot with people who have time and inclination to respond relevantly to the topic but with regard to others who just add numbers, I still respond; it is up to them whether they choose to write quality responses or not. I will get the answers I am looking for from some other people. So, I do not bother if all don't respond the same way.
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@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
8 Apr 13
i like your response. eventually you are bound to read a response that makes some sense to what you are talking about.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
8 Apr 13
Exactly! There are few people who would give me some information that I am looking for and I am happy with that.Let others do what they want. It does not affect me at all.
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@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
Every one who responds to topics would do well if they posted quality responses. Each one with different views could provide us with a sea of knowledge. All what they need to do is to read the topic and then respond. Most of the topics that are posted here by users are easy to respond. The more quality responses we get the more we get to interact and that is what this site is all about.
• Serbia
8 Apr 13
Yeah i've noticed what you are saying too. Sometimes. Basically i think that some are just bored to type up a comment. Some others might not understand the whole text and in turn also not pocess the vocabulary to express themselves. So it is easier for them to just make up an easy comment and hopefully make some money. You know what i mean... But surely a lot of those people who have a hard time understanding a post will get beter over time. And on the other hand i am sure that if one posts a post written on an academic level. A lot of people just wont be able to respond to that simply because of the words which are being used. Longer and harder words are not so easy for non-native English speakers to understand sometimes. I mean for me English is my 3rd language actually. But i just have the whole language thing it comes naturally to me. I cant cook though. Not very good at fixing cars. I can talk languages as if they were all my native tongues. With the accents and everything... :p
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
8 Apr 13
Welcome to the forum Legalalien! Yours was a very sincere response.
• Serbia
8 Apr 13
Good to be here. Thanks :)
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
If a user does not understand the topic it is best that no attempt is made to respond to it. There is also a provision where the user can ask for clarification and then respond. Those who respond carelessly I notice are not always those that do not understand the language.
@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
8 Apr 13
I am pretty certain that I read all the topics I respond to but I understand your frustration here. I also get frustrated by people who insist I should be their friend but never post any kind of topic I can relate to. In the case of responses that do not match the topic, I have seen people say, bluntly, "You have not read the topic". If I think it is just a misunderstanding I restate the topic to the responder in my comment.
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@kalav56 (11502)
• India
8 Apr 13
I too gently say that the person must have overlooked a sentence in my particular topic if it is a friend. If not, I go ahead with my comments for other sincere responses and give a brief acknowledgement for whatever is written in the short response.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
It is not quite easy to point out that one has not understood the topic no matter how gentle one is. It could be taken as an offence. But by readintg a topic like the one I have posted which aims at the myLot community in general I hope better sense will prevail.
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@GardenGerty (101611)
• United States
8 Apr 13
We can only hope that the persons who need to learn to do this will read this topic.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Apr 13
hi allknowing I do read all the discussions as ia ha ve been done that t oo to many times. I will comment this way, did you read any of the discussion besides the title as you are not making sense,. go back and read all and I will reword this a bit for the next people who do this to me and by and by people will actually read all of my discussion and respond with common sense responses,. There is a way to wake some people up without being mean to them.
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
8 Apr 13
Very sensible Hatley!
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
The purpose of this topic is also to wake people up Hatley! I do sometimes make an individual effort but the user will not come back and work on their responses!
• United States
8 Apr 13
Sometimes people respond to me like they read a totally different post. I can't respond to them because my mouth na d fingers are stuck at that time.
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@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
When we post a topic we expect it to be full of quality responses generating a long discussion session but when irrelevant responses are given that cannot happen.
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
8 Apr 13
i think maybe some people may not be reading what you are saying right. when this happens to me, i re-read the discussion to make sure i understand what the poster is talking about before i post.
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@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
Most topics posted by users are easy to read and understand but I have yet to know why users do not give responses relevant to the topic.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
I agree with you my friend. That is why I always make sure, when I reply to a discussion I understand it as well. It's good to have a conversation about a certain topic when both of you have a mere understanding on each other.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
I have seen some discussions that run into pages as all the users there who participate know what they are talking about. That is the true definition of this site.
@pals101 (2011)
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
you really can't blame everyone. Others just want to comment because they want to earn and not to interact. We will know that most users you interact and have discussion will last long on this site.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
This site will not give money commensurate with the time one spends here. But it will give refreshing moments away from the hustle and bustle of life. And for those refreshing moments it is not enough if a haphazard response is given. As you said such users will not last long here.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
9 Apr 13
Hi allknowing, not only the topic I read the whole content as well in case it arouses my interest. I would like to share a little of my view and feeling if I really have My language is not that good or may be what I have typed doesn't hit the right nail. at least it's still related to the content I hope. Yeah, I enjoy to have forth and back discussions if the two sides yet have something to share with. I understand that if it's rather difficult to comment back if the responses totally don't have any relation to the topic and content. Happy posting
@allknowing (68605)
• India
9 Apr 13
I do understand if language is the problem. More often than not it is those who have a good command over the language do not do justice to the topic posted making it a useless exercise.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
10 Apr 13
Wow, how great if were to be one of them who are good in mastering the language I then could read and type post fast and easy. Certainly good in reading would help me in posting comments more accurately without typing any meaningless sentences
@allknowing (68605)
• India
10 Apr 13
What makes you think that you do not post quality responses? I find you are o.k.
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
8 Apr 13
Ive never really noticed that. I just notice some get off the subject sometimes. Not a big deal to me here.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
9 Apr 13
Why do you say it is not a big deal. The main purpose of this site is to generate meaningful discussions and if responses provided are irrelevant to the topic how can this be possible. The more meangingful and innovative responses one gets to topics the more will the OP get an opportunity to comment.
• Mexico
9 Apr 13
Its not a big deal, I see many other things much worse here than posting a responce in the wrong area. Just my opinion.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
9 Apr 13
What are those worse things that you are talking about? I still feel if responses have no relevance to the topic the very purpose of posting a topic is defeated.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
I always try to read the whole topic before responding,but sometimes missed the point. That is why I tried my best to respond to topic/s that I can only (easily) relate with to avoid issues. But with close friends/encounters- I prefer to post some funny comments far from the main subject (to have fun)
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
If your friends go with the flow of your funny answers all is well. But that is not the case often. The intention is not to have fun but respond quite irrelevantly all because the topic is not read fully.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
8 Apr 13
as I have wrote...I always read the topic before responding and I only respond to topic that I can relate with.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
I am not saying you are not reading. But there are some who do that. They respond without reading fully what the OP has said. It can make a big difference if the topic is read properly and a suitable response is given taking the discussion to a a flow of thought that involves other users as well.
@rosekiss (30266)
• Eugene, Oregon
9 Apr 13
I do read the entire topic, as if I didn't I couldn't respond properly, and we should always respond with a response that matches the topic posted. i think that some will just post anything in order to get paid, but they don't realize that they do need to stick with the topic, as that is the right thing to do. I have seen some responses too, that didn't match the topic, and you ar right. that it is hard to comment back on those, because you really don't have anything to say. Take care, and have a very good day.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
9 Apr 13
I have posted this topic in the hope that concerned users will read and act accordingly. But most who have responded are those that already do their job well here
@grvdubey11 (1882)
• India
8 Apr 13
Yes i read the topic ,try to understand it and then try to answer it in best way possible.I have responded once in your topic ,i think it as about best responses,and i tried to give a detailed and simplified reply.Now about your point that we need substance to discuss about ,that happens because of multiple factors.Some people will respond just for the sake of it,and you don't have much to write about that.Some people will read the topic properly and will respond in best way possible,you find it good enough but since they have already covered most of points, again you don't have a lot to write in response.So the only way to make it more interesting is that to add new ideas or to disagree,but that depends which issue we are discussing about.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
9 Apr 13
It is the new ideas emanating from responses that give 'meat' to any discussion. It is not just about me but I am sure you too would have observed here, how irrelevantly some respond to topics posted.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
8 Apr 13
I will then usually leave a response like "I didn't quite understand that" or "you seem to have missed the point" or some such thing.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
9 Apr 13
Not all take it well dawnald. Pointing out that they have not understood could mean that you are doubting their ability to understand. Anyway I hope this topic would help in some way.
• Canada
8 Apr 13
Hi allknowing I really do try to comment on the topic itself and I do try to read what it is about, it could be frustrating if someone does go off topic and the person is left just shaking their head wondering what the heck they are talking about I am glad you have started this perhaps it will help people to understand that we are looking for answers or help in some way and to try and give our best responses.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
You may have also seen how some just say something for the sake of responding. Actually they are the losers in that if their responses have no quality they do not earn.
• United States
8 Apr 13
Yes, I've seen this quite a bit on myLot, and as most of the responses here said...it's just to get paid, and they do not read the entire discussion. Sometimes you'll see me put this "" and that's all under their response because I have no idea what the heck they're talking about. I know I have went off the beaten track and added more than what the discussion wanted, haha, and it had nothing to do with the discussion. It was just something that popped into my head at the time that "related" to the discussion one way or the other. I hope that makes sense to you, lol! But, all in all, I do read the discussions before I answer....I don't see what sense it would make not to.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
You are one among most here who have responded, always understand the topic and respond accordingly. The one who posts a topic looks forward to having a discussion on every response that is posted but sadly so many responses are so tame that one does not know what to say as a comment. i don't see that you have gone off the beaten track but have fully understood my grievance.
@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
8 Apr 13
I always read the description of the topic before I respond because I feel I wouldn't be able to understand the topic properly if I didn't read the details of the description. In my own discussions I have seen people who misunderstood the topic. Sometimes it seems obvious that they have only read the headline. I remember one discussion that I started. The word that I used in the headline had more than one meaning, but if you read the description I think that it was easy to figure out how you had to interpret the headline. Most of the people who responded understood what I meant, but a few people missunderstood the topic, and I think that they only read the headline.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
When we post a topic we have great hopes of the topic becoming a state of the art discussion but many spoil it by their indifference just responding for the sake of responding without having any substance in it. Every view can create vistas of opportunities to expand the topic.
• Singapore
8 Apr 13
This is likely the result of participants trying to post as many comments as they can to get payment for posting, regardless of quality of comment. In order to do that, they need to have as many comments as possible and that means not taking the time to read or think through before they post. This is inevitable I guess so I suggest simply ignoring such posts.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
But we are supposed to post quality posts and not just type out something that has no relevance to the topic in question. Many are doing it and when they see their earnings not going up some of them leave. It is in their interest therefore they should read the topic fully and give a well thought out response.
@ChoukseyMK (1052)
• India
8 Apr 13
i read whole discussion carefully before responding. even i try my best to read responses to get conclusion.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
That is the right thing to do and that is to first go through what others have said and then add your own. A good response can give the OP an opportunity to comment.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
8 Apr 13
It is for the Starter of the Discussion (OP) to determine if my response was after reading the content or not. Though I have seen many times such a thing happening that some lotters respond just based on the headline and not the content, I try to respond to the content that was posted. But... there are times still when I dont have anything to discuss on the topic just as I have no knowledge or idea, but the OP is a friend who surfaced after a while and I think my presence on the discussion is better. myLot is a discussion site and we need to have substance to discuss about. As for that statement, it is something which cannot be ascertained what is Substance!!! Like I see discussions like my cat pooed or my dog barked or even I fell asleep kind of discussions existing despite having any substance (at least to me). Still these kind of discussions keep filling up the Inbox always. So I have my doubts if that statement is in anyway relevant...
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
We can pick topics that we feel we can respond to in a manner that would generate a to and fro dialogue. Many here feel that all what they need to do is to respond and that they will get paid for it. I skip so many topics where I feel I cannot do justice even if they happen to be from 'friends'
@srisahara (4147)
• Indonesia
8 Apr 13
Hi friend, I agree with you. I also want get a good response from other mylot members, but if I cannot get it, I never mind it. I love here, because we can get fun in this site. As long as they happy here, I also happy. Have a nice day.
@allknowing (68605)
• India
8 Apr 13
A bit of effort can go a long way in making this site worthy of its purpose which is it is supposed to be a discussion site. Giving responses that have no relevance to the topic defeats its purpose.