What to do with discussions that have little or no activity?

Staten Island, New York
July 3, 2017 7:33pm CST
I've posted discussions that I was looking forward to getting comments on, but in the end was left with little or no interaction on them. I never understood why that was. Contemplated deleting these discussions. In the end, chose not to get rid of them, thinking perhaps I'd get some activity on them in the future. I might have even edited them a little bit. Wonder if I should have just deleted them after all.... This got me wondering... what do you guys do with discussions that have very little or no activity on them? Do you delete them? Edit them? Or do something else?
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@BarBaraPrz (19824)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Jul 17
I just leave them. I rarely get more than a few responses anyway. And I have gotten responses a couple years after I originally posted.
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• Staten Island, New York
8 Jul 17
Wow! That is great! I wonder if I've gotten responses to my much older discussions. I've never actually paid attention to that. Perhaps I should.
@BarBaraPrz (19824)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
8 Jul 17
@lovebuglena myLot emails me when I get a response... eventually. Sometimes I'll notice I have a response long before I get the email, but for older discussions, it really doesn't matter.
@Courtlynn (66112)
• United States
4 Jul 17
I just leave them. If people want to read and comment they will. If not, their loss.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Jul 17
I just leave them, if I delete them no one has a chance to ever comment on them.
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• Staten Island, New York
8 Jul 17
That is true. You never know when someone might find your discussion and will have something to say. Best to leave them. But I wonder though, if editing a discussion would result in more interaction... I don't think followers are notified when a discussion is edited. And it probably doesn't show up in one of the lists unless it was already there to begin with.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
10 Jul 17
@lovebuglena Editing it won't change anything. It will stay where it was.
@carebear29 (28586)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
4 Jul 17
i sometimes add a little or comment on old comments for it to pull to the top
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• Staten Island, New York
8 Jul 17
What do you mean by "for it to pull to the top"?
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@GardenGerty (99193)
• United States
4 Jul 17
I leave them and move on to something new. If there are responses to them, be sure to comment on those responses, that will move them to the "recent activity" category. Also, if someone new "discovers" you, they may go back and respond to those as well. I occasionally have a response to an older discussion. Also make sure you tag. I see you have tagged this one.
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• Staten Island, New York
8 Jul 17
I always tag my discussions. I wonder if it makes sense to tag actual comments/replies. There is an option for that I see. But what does tagging a comment/reply actually do? What is the point of using tags in responses?
@josie_ (7348)
• Philippines
4 Jul 17
Some post get a lot of actions while others hardly any. It's a learning process. Eventually you get a feeling for what kind of subjects people are interested in.
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
4 Jul 17
I just leave them as they are. Sometimes when I get new followers they would browse through my older discussions and leave a response. So I choose not to delete them.
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@mandala100 (43314)
• Hong Kong
4 Jul 17
As for me I just let it stay in the record of myLot and that will part of myLot history! I'm seeing so many good post/discussion of myLotters who are no longer here and I'm wondering where are they now?
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• Bournemouth, England
4 Jul 17
I would leave them. You are leaving your mark here with them, regardless of what response they get.
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• United States
4 Jul 17
Just let them be, I've never deleted on. I know some on here delete stuff but why? What point does it serve?
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• Staten Island, New York
8 Jul 17
I guess they believe there's no point in having them if no one responds; that they are just taking up space...
• United States
8 Jul 17
@lovebuglena you do what you want with them....I do not delete any.
@pitstop (5628)
• India
4 Jul 17
Don't get disheartened. Even a few comments can make a discussion useful Deleting them also deletes your earnings from them Try to comment when someone replies to your discussion to keep more people engaged. Add the right tags.
• Staten Island, New York
8 Jul 17
Thanks for the heads up about the earnings going down when discussions are deleted. I did not know that, but it makes a lot of sense. Though I'd reckon that a discussion with hardly any interaction wouldn't have brought a lot of earnings, and therefore wouldn't have much effect on the total if that discussion was removed.
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@RubyHawk (25105)
• Atlanta, Georgia
4 Jul 17
I don't do anything. If I get comments I answer otherwise I leave it alone and comment on other discussions.
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@vsai2008 (7835)
• India
4 Jul 17
i only have few discussions so I let them be :)
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@jujunme (2406)
• United States
5 Jul 17
i have deleted a few but,mostly i leave them and a couple of weeks ago i received comments on a 5 year old post
• Staten Island, New York
5 Jul 17
Wow! I wonder how those people found it. Did they scroll through your profile? Or did a search bring it up?
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@jujunme (2406)
• United States
5 Jul 17
@lovebuglena They were my ''follows'' so i guess they scrolled through my former discussions. I was very surprised since i thought these posts were long forgotten
• Staten Island, New York
8 Jul 17
@jujunme That makes sense. It's nice that there are people who will scroll through discussions and check out some older ones...
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
8 Jul 17
I can't recall if I had such a discussion. I would definitely not delete it and just let it be. Best thing though is to learn from that discussion that didn't have much activity.
• Staten Island, New York
8 Jul 17
How do you figure out why that discussion has hardly any interaction, if at all?
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@allen0187 (33125)
• Philippines
9 Jul 17
@lovebuglena you can compare it with your other discussions that had activity.
@Tracy04 (10806)
• Malaysia
4 Jul 17
For me, I think what is the best discussion to post before posting it to avoid deleting them. That's why I still have 2 discussions....
• Staten Island, New York
8 Jul 17
Are you saying you only have 2 discussions in your profile? I think you can never know what the best discussion to post is. Best to just post and see what happens. If you are set on deleting those that hardly have any activity, or none at all, then post something and if you do not like the results just remove the discussion. Sometimes though discussions may not get much activity right away, but then later get plenty of interaction. You never know.
@Tracy04 (10806)
• Malaysia
9 Jul 17
@lovebuglena ya you can check it. I will post later if I have it. I have many interaction because replying to other's post. My notification gets 300+ a day
@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
4 Jul 17
@lovebuglena Some of my discussions have received only a few responses,even fewer than my own expectations.I have not deleted them.I don't bother.They help me to understand what types of discussions are likely to attract more responses.
• Staten Island, New York
4 Jul 17
I've scrolled through my discussions list and it seems many don't have a lot of responses. :( That sucks. Perhaps people don't know these discussions exist. Or maybe they just don't have anything to say with the regards to them.
• United States
4 Jul 17
I just leave them.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
4 Jul 17
You see you might have started discussions on such topics which might have been complex or not easily comprehensible by the other users. Users like to respond to easier and simpler discussions and you could see that simple discussion fetch more responses. I do not think that you should delete your discussion, you do not lose anything if they are kept alive, there might be someone who may like to respond to your discussion(s) later or sooner.
@HeartBM (305)
• Philippines
4 Jul 17
I just leave them. Its like your foorprint in mylot