Whats with the one word responses?

@maezee (34485)
United States
April 17, 2017 7:47pm CST
I love MyLot, I really do. But it shocks me sometimes how some folks will consistently give one word responses to your discussions. At least form a sentence! Ive seen a couple of simple "no" responses to a couple of my discussions.... And the worst part is it wasnt even a yes or no question! Lol. How silly. Do you get a lot of these on your posts? Do you just ignore them or respond to them encouraging the person to ellaborate?!
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Sometimes
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
18 Apr 17
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Gah!!!!!
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@allen0187 (34399)
• Philippines
18 Apr 17
Comic gold!
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
18 Apr 17
I hate one word responses no matter where they are. Discussions. Texts, conversations. I think its a little disrespectful for someone to respond to an often well thought out post or text with just one word. So yeah I wholeheartedly agree with you.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Exactly! At least a sentence or two. It also shows who doesnt read your posts versus who does.
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• Nanjing, China
18 Apr 17
Agree. But I think when texting it's okay to reply with one word responses since it's less formal. Then again that depends on the context.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
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@dragon54u (31635)
• United States
18 Apr 17
I don't get those very often but a lot of people think that just by typing a couple of words they will make money. I think these are usually members who don't speak English well and don't read the guidelines, they are just trying things to make a few dollars. Sometimes I try to explain myLot to them but they rarely reply and usually disappear within a few days. As you can tell, I'm very chatty, just the opposite!
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
True true. I have noticed its mainly newer members who maybe dont understand how it works. Or something. Im with you...very chatty lol. Thats a good thing around here!
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• Nanjing, China
18 Apr 17
Yes. For me, I'm usually not this chatty in person when I'm talking to my friends or other people but for some reason it's more comfortable for me to talk more in these discussion sites. As far as the language barrier I think that if they really want to write, it wouldn't really matter for them. They would find the way to translate the language, even if it requires extra effort, and eventually send out what they wanted to say. Especially with translation services practically available in many platforms nowadays, I think it's more regarding the matter of how serious you are into this and how bad do you want your thoughts to be spoken.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
@definitelynotaziz Thats a good point about the language barrier. I hadnt thought of that angle, thank you. And I agree....since we can talk about almost anything and its largely anonymous...I am much chattier too. Lol
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@marguicha (106043)
• Chile
18 Apr 17
I ignore most of them.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Thats probably the best course of action.
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@marguicha (106043)
• Chile
18 Apr 17
@maezee I try to ask questions that deserve a sentence.
@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
18 Apr 17
I have gotten them. I ignore them.. If they think they are going to get paid for that response.. they are mistaken. If they can't take the time to read the discussion and respond appropriately - I can't be bothered either. Very annoying..
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@JolietJake (51067)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Word
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@minx267 (14645)
• Hartford, Connecticut
18 Apr 17
@JolietJake ... Up!
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
True true
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@toniganzon (53640)
• Philippines
18 Apr 17
I havne't noticed that recently on my posts but I don't post too often lol! Those people just want to earn money and actually don't even read the discussion at all.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Yeah! Its kind of irritating. Lol
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@toniganzon (53640)
• Philippines
18 Apr 17
@maezee Yes it is so you don't have to like that comment or even respond to that.
@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
@toniganzon I think Ill stop responding to them!
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Apr 17
I suggest that theywrite sentences I have never commented with one word thats silly
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
I know you havent :) I like to think I havent either!
• Algeria
18 Apr 17
i don't like one word responses. i try all the time to tell my view and make sense.. cuz we are here to discuss not to make fun of others..; so your respectful responses tell how respectful person you are .
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Well put!
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• Algeria
18 Apr 17
@maezee thanks
• Peoria, Arizona
18 Apr 17
That is very annoying, I don't understand why people do this. I mean, sometimes I write a paragraph on some posts and a three word sentence on others. But one word on posts, just sound awful. I do try to help the person elaborate if it happens, but I also sometimes ignore it but I know that will not solve the problem.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Yes. Exactly. But I also dont want to gove them credit by responding to them. You know?
• Peoria, Arizona
18 Apr 17
@maezee Of course! If they keep doing it, it is better to juts delete the comment than to do anything else.
@hereandthere (33348)
• Philippines
18 Apr 17
some people ignore, some people delete. i try not to.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Weirdly enough for all the years Ive been here I did not know you could delete someone elses response!
• Philippines
19 Apr 17
@maezee i think it's a feature that was added in this new mylot platform.
@allen0187 (34399)
• Philippines
18 Apr 17
Haven't made a post in awhile so I wouldn't know. I try to include multiple questions in my posts so others have a selection of questions to answer. I do engage people and encourage them to clarify their answers.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Me too. Lots of people on this post ignore them but I usually try to ask them to give more detailsor elaborate. Seems like most of my comments get ignored by these folks though!
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@allen0187 (34399)
• Philippines
19 Apr 17
@maezee some people just don't put in the time and effort to interact properly.
@Nawsheen (22922)
• Mauritius
19 Apr 17
I have not really seen them on my discussions but i for sure hate it. The member maybe haven't even read the discussions maybe and just answered No. That's very bad and not the way to interact
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
19 Apr 17
Yes exactly!!
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@sharon6345 (147362)
• United States
19 Apr 17
No, but there is one poster I can't understand for anything. I wish the person would read what they type.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
19 Apr 17
Thats another issue entirely. I cant talk too much since I feel I always have typos in my posts. Silly smart phones
@Basilo (644)
18 Apr 17
indeed it's a bit irritating, so discouraging getting a one-word response... I think if someone has put up a discussion, what can help the topic grow is having diverse opinions and contributions from new mylotters
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
19 Apr 17
Well put!!!!
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• United States
18 Apr 17
I do encourage elaboration BUT when it is consistent and they show no means of active continued discussion participation, I eventually disregard them and move on
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
19 Apr 17
True. I suppose I havent kept track of whose done it mostly and who hasnt
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@1creekgirl (12995)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Maybe.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
19 Apr 17
Ahh! I hope this is a joke :)
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@Kandae11 (40339)
18 Apr 17
Some discussions may merit three words at least - it all depends.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
19 Apr 17
True. But none merit only a yes or no.
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@maclanis (1868)
• Belgium
18 Apr 17
It has been a while since I started discussions, so I don't really have that much experience with this. However, I definitely agree that it's annoying that people post one word responses. At least put some effort into it! I bet those people don't even read the discussions.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Yes. I dont think they do either because no discussioms are really simply yes or no questions. Oh well. I should ignore them and move on....but its hard lol
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@Happy2BeMe (75441)
• Canada
18 Apr 17
I get those too. Sometimes I respond and other times I just ignore it.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Same here!!
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@TRBRocks420 (85770)
• Banks, Oregon
18 Apr 17
I rarely see them, but when I do. I'm not a fan of them.
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@maezee (34485)
• United States
18 Apr 17
Yes!! Same here. I havent gotten any on this post surprisingly. Lol
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