Why don't senior members never comment on a newbie's post?

@Driftr (201)
Coimbatore, India
December 15, 2015 12:05pm CST
Disclaimer : This is not to hurt anyone or to pin point anyone to change themselves. I find a lot of people in mylot that do not interact with newbie's posts but when some senior's post gets published then there are 15 to 20 comments in a minute. How does this happen? Can we have an uniform treatment to everyone? I'm not sure if I'm the only one experiencing this but just curious to know other views and if they feel the same then we will look to find out some solutions. Please don't attack me. This post for all newbies to understand the site better from senior member views.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
15 Dec 15
There are many new members that break rules or they can be spammers. Not all, of course but I think some members are worried until they see a new member participating more. I am sure the longer your around and the more people see you they will respond to you more often. =)
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Dec 15
hiu y ou are right I do sometimes hesitate as some do not obey the rules at all.
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@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
19 Dec 15
@LovingMyBabies I agree but should we not show them the link to the rules page at that time? There can be one time spammers without knowing the rules too. They may change once they come to know about all the rules. There is also another category of people that should be eliminated from the forum.
• Jacksonville, Florida
19 Dec 15
@Driftr It is common sense if you join a new site to read all the rules. No one should have to tell anyone that-they should know. Second some people get annoyed when we correct them or tell them they made a mistake here. Sometimes we get tired of newbies not listening.
@MALUSE (40031)
• Germany
15 Dec 15
Newbies are always welcomed by senior members. If you want to get 15 to 20 comments, you must 'earn' them. Read around as much as you can, Like and comment on posts. Make yourself known to the community. Then by and by members will come to your site, too.
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@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
15 Dec 15
Thanks for the good tip. Especially I liked "Make yourself known to the community". Hopefully everyone can learn from this post. I have learnt a good point now.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Dec 15
@ MALUSE that is just the wa y I got followers the first time amd now they are ,m,y old fri ends and I follow andd the y follow lol./
@Namelesss (1373)
• United States
15 Dec 15
The solution is for the newbie to jump in with both feet and do some reading. They need to study the site and join in discussions. That's how we get to know them. If they do that they will have a much better time of it. Newbies are very welcome but they need to show a desire to be part of the community also.
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@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
16 Dec 15
Yeah that desire is very much within me. I shall show it soon. This is a great advice. Thanks @Namelesss
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Dec 15
hi@nameless ohmy this boggles m y mind 7 years back as a newbie here i wrote m uch the same post and got some wonderfu l advice which I took and soon I have all sorts of responses and c omments. Now Im again new so haveing top go thro ugh a bit of the same thing yet Im surprised im picking up some new people responding to m y posts anmd that wonderf ul I ttry to find their posts amnd ret urn the favor when I can.
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@Namelesss (1373)
• United States
16 Dec 15
@Hatley I love finding new people who really want to join in. I remember your little newbie self Patsie. Didn't take you long to fit right it.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
15 Dec 15
Senior members? How do you recognise a senior member? Maybe they have a walking stick? In that case maybe they find it difficult to type with only one hand and prefer to stay on the posts of the Lotters who they already recognise. When you become a senior member then I will ask you the same question. I am curious to hear your answer
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@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
16 Dec 15
I don't know how everyone recognises senior member but I'm classifying those with above 7.5K + posts, discussions and comments. I'll answer, for sure, in a humble way if I become a senior member according to my classification. I hope I will reach that in a year :P
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@pgntwo (21646)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
16 Dec 15
@mysdianait Those exact thoughts went through my head as I read @Driftr's post.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
16 Dec 15
@Driftr I'm sure you will if you are a patient person
@PainsOnSlate (20254)
• Canada
15 Dec 15
I've only been here for a couple of months and I love it here. I like interesting posts, and I do comment on newbies if they are interesting. I will continue to read and comment on their posts if they return the favor to me. if they ignore me, I have better things to do.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Dec 15
yes @ PaintsOnSlate I have some followers whom I respond to who never touch my posts after a while I just go to others in stead.
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@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
19 Dec 15
@PainsOnSlate I've been only here for 2 weeks now and it's an interesting journey. I'll try to return the favour to everyone from now. Thanks.
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• Canada
19 Dec 15
I've been here for two months and gets easier everyday @Driftr
@Mike197602 (13456)
• Worcester, England
16 Dec 15
No such thing as senior members herea member is a member. Most people I know comment on anything they find interesting, as I do. Maybe with senior member you could mean someone who has been around longer than others? They often pick up more interaction purely because they've built up friends with like minded interests so they'd have a bit of an advantage over a newer member. That being said if a post is interesting it should pick up responses.
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@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
19 Dec 15
@Mike197602 Yeah I'm on the quest to find more like minded people and also generally others whom I can interact with. Thanks for the tip Mike.
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@pgntwo (21646)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
16 Dec 15
Let me move my Zimmer frame out of the way before I peruse the responses to this...
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
16 Dec 15
hahaha the mind boggles
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Dec 15
help inquiring minds want to know whats a Zimmer frame and should I be scared lol lol
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@pgntwo (21646)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
16 Dec 15
@Hatley A walking frame, or walker.
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@koopharper (6284)
• Canada
16 Dec 15
You'll do well here if you get to know other users. Most of the senior members here have gotten to know each other well. They know what they're getting into with those discussion and they know the people they are interacting with. It makes a difference. A lot of newbies break the rules blatantly or really don't make an effort to become part of the community. It's hard not to ignore people you aren't sure about.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Dec 15
thats it when so many d o not read the rules or decide they do not care then I wonder do I waste m y resp onse if this will be deleted?
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@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
19 Dec 15
@koopharper Yes learnt a lot in the last 2 days. Thanks to all the seniors for giving us tips through your experience.
@jaboUK (53917)
• United Kingdom
16 Dec 15
I don't know where you get the idea that 'senior' members don't comment on newbies' posts. They are usually welcomed with open arms. After the initial welcome, it's up to the newbie to build their repuatation with interesting posts and plenty of interaction.
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@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
19 Dec 15
@jaboUK Yeah trying to interact with a lot of senior members now. I got to know the site better through this post and thanks to all seniors for giving their tips.
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@Platespinner (16492)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Dec 15
I've read a few posts lately that many members skip over users who don't bother to post an image of some sort in place of the stock green avatar. It doesn't have to even be a photo of you, just an image that people will associate with you--it is much quicker to recognize familiar images than it is to recognize names.
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@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
19 Dec 15
I'm sorry if that is the perception then I'll change it soon. But I believe they are more interested in the topics than the display picture.
@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
16 Dec 15
Who says that senior members don't comment on newbie's post?I never let a chance go to read and comment on a post by a newbie and greet them and encourage them.And I am not alone who does so.There are many other senior members who do the same.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Dec 15
I do that too and I bet of all the senior members me hatley is the oldest respond to me newbies and I will respond back tr ust me. lol
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
17 Dec 15
@Hatley We all juniors have learned from you how to welcome and greet newbies on Mylot.I know you.@Hatley,from the days of old Mylot.It was you who had encouraged me when I joined the site perhaps in 2011.
@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
19 Dec 15
@else34 That's great to know. You have been here for 4 years. Thanks for encouraging newbies. Please keep doing so. @Hatley there's a lot to learn from you.
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• Kolkata, India
16 Dec 15
Senior member only comments when it is interesting but they always observe the topic. Otherwise it depends on the topic or discussion weither he or she would express their view.Senior jonior does not matters what I think.
@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
16 Dec 15
That's a good point. Since when are you in this forum? Yes I understood that there is no senior junior but only friends. We need to make ourself known to the forum to make them respond.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Dec 15
to both of you if y ou respond o n m y posts you can bet I will respond if I c an giv e you a good response. im not i nto cricket and some ga mes so I cannot reall y comment b ut otherwise I will return all responses and comments
@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
19 Dec 15
@Hatley How do you manage all posts? Even my notification as a newbie is cluttered with a lot. How do you not miss anyone's comments? Can you share that for us?
@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
20 Dec 15
Mylot is a give and take forum. Newbies have to put in more effort to make friends, and to make meaningful comments. The oldies probably do not aware that there are newbies on board, until they read a comment or two.
@Driftr (201)
• Coimbatore, India
20 Dec 15
@scheng1 There is a lot for newbies to prove about themselves before making the seniors to turn to their side.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
28 Jan 16
You asked for a response. Number one. A photo of you or something to represent you will attract more attention than the green avatar. Number two. If the newbie has a ten or higher behind their name, and when I check their profile I see ten new discussions, I move along. Number three, if they are just a one line question or statement, I generally move along. Good luck. Interaction is the key.
@ridingbet (52531)
• Philippines
21 Dec 15
I consider myself a 'senior member' now because I am in my 50's and besides, I have been here a month ago. I comment on discussions that I find interesting; otherwise if it is just a (sorry for the term) boring one-liner sentence, I would probably skip it.