What Makes A Discussion 'Likeable'

@else34 (13606)
New Delhi, India
January 21, 2016 6:02am CST
What should I do? Should I like and comment on a discussion just because the initiator has been liking and commenting on my discussions?Or,should I like and comment on a discussion only if it impresses me?
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@Mike197602 (13765)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
Personally I only "like" stuff if I do genuinely like it. Most times I'll respond or comment but occasionally I've nothing to contribute but still appreciate the discussion. Same with the responding to people. I know some people keep an eye who responds to them and make effort to go to those peoples discussions. I don't do that and don't expect it from anyone else...I only respond to stuff I'm interested in and don't care if those people never respond to my discussions.
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
21 Jan 16
@Mike197602,I,too,have been doing the same.There are some users whose posts I read regularly and like and comment on them.They,however,never read or like my posts leave alone comment on them.I don't bother.What you do is right and I,too,will do the same.
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@pgiblett (6589)
• Canada
21 Jan 16
@Mike197602 I absolutely agree. I may occasionally look at the things someone else has commented on and also their discussions it doesn't mean I will like them or make a comment.
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• United States
21 Jan 16
It is your personal preference my friend. That is what it boils down to.
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@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
21 Jan 16
It is definitely up to you whether you want to respond or not. I don't go into something if I don't feel I can make a comment.
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• United States
21 Jan 16
@Marcyaz I dont either Marcy haha
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@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
21 Jan 16
@Tampa_girl7 (25868)
• United States
22 Jan 16
Don't press like unless you really do like it.
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
22 Jan 16
Words to live by
@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
23 Jan 16
@Tampa_girl,a great advice in a nut shell.Thanks a lot.
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@amnabas (10309)
• Karachi, Pakistan
21 Jan 16
I think you have your own choice to comment and like.
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
21 Jan 16
@amnabas,Of course,it's my choice.I may like any discussion I come across,but the question I have raised here had been pinching me for a week.Today I decided to ask it in the form of a discussion. @owlwings,@Mike197602 and you helped me find the answer.Thanks a lot.
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@DianneN (79947)
• United States
21 Jan 16
I only like and comment on posts I enjoy reading. If not, I move on.
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
23 Jan 16
@DianneN,Me too.It is because I want to be honest with the discussion and its initiator.
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@sugartoes (41248)
• Greencastle, Indiana
24 Jan 16
it depends on just how you feel about it & towards the person that it came from there's a lot of factors to take in on both reactions the choice is up to you
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
25 Jan 16
@sugartoes,Yes,'how you feel about it'- that's exactly what I do.I like only the discussions that teach me something new and impress me.
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@sugartoes (41248)
• Greencastle, Indiana
25 Jan 16
@else34 same here that's why I have a hard time finding certain things to read
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
25 Jan 16
@sugartoes Yes,and that's why sometimes it becomes very difficult to interact.
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@pgiblett (6589)
• Canada
21 Jan 16
I would not comment on someone else's discussion simply because they have liked your discussion, you have to have some interest in the subject matter at hand. There are many types of discussion I will never comment no matter who wrote them. I think it is best to be a little choosy.
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
23 Jan 16
@pgiblett,Like you,I have been choosy too.I like discussions that impress me or teach me something new.
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@pgiblett (6589)
• Canada
23 Jan 16
@else34 I would have nothing to say on a chocolate cake recipe, I probably would not read it and it doesn't matter how well the author writes it simply holds little personal interest.
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
24 Jan 16
@pgiblett I,too,read discussions that are about topics of my interest.But whenever I think to initiate a discussion about a topic most people are interested in,I end up clueless.
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@dpk262006 (56225)
• Delhi, India
22 Jan 16
It is entirely your choice, which posts you want to like. If you want to reciprocate to a user, there is nothing wrong in it.
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
22 Jan 16
@dpk262006,You are right,my friend.It depends on me.
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
25 Jan 16
@else34 Yes,my friend,it depends on us.The question is whether we follow the 'you-scratch-my-back-and-I-will-scratch-yours policy.
@softbabe44 (5901)
• Vancouver, Washington
22 Jan 16
You should do what you think is right.
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
23 Jan 16
@softbabe44,Exactly.And liking a discussion that I really like is right.Isn't it?
• Vancouver, Washington
24 Jan 16
@else34 That's the way to look at things.
@paigea (22417)
• Canada
30 Jan 16
I comment when something pops into my head. That is it. I have no other system.
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
31 Jan 16
@paigea,And I consider it my duty to comment back on each and every comment my discussions receive.
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@Gillygirl (17340)
• Sutton, England
26 Jan 16
It really comes down to you. I don't give any likes for discussions that are not to my taste.. If I am following somebody I don't always have time to visit posts on a daily basis.
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
27 Jan 16
@Gillygirl,That's exactly what I do.I like only the discussions that I enjoy.And,like you,don't have time to visit all posts by someone else.
@Shiva49 (13415)
• Singapore
22 Jan 16
I support first those who support me and then others, but if some discussions are inspiring I will do so irrespective of whether I am getting their support. I will like too to comment more but time is the issue like for others - siva
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@else34 (13606)
• New Delhi, India
22 Jan 16
@Shiva49,I,too,had been doing the same till tomorrow,Sir,but now I am reconsidering my strategy.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
22 Jan 16
I try harder to find something to comment on for those I follow, I do 95% of the time if not more. If it's not someone I follow, I give up easier, if I am having issues thinking of something.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
21 Jan 16
i wander about all over myLot and not only on the discussions posted by those Lotters who I am following. If I see something intereting I 'like' it and usually respond or leave a comment on a response too. Many times I see something that I might not agree with, Indeed it might be something quite controvercial and I admire the person for having the guts to post their opinion, often in a minority. I will also 'like' that type of post too. I do not leave a 'like' or a response or a comment just because someone did the same for me if I can't relate to what they have posted.