To Comment, Or Not To Comment

Johannesburg, South Africa
October 21, 2017 4:25am CST
I am new to My Lot and I have an interesting question... The Question is "To Comment or Not To Comment" I am going through posts that other writers have put up and sometimes I do not have a comment that I believe would contribute to the discussion. So I hit like to show that I was there, but could not give a comment on the discussion. I read the titles of the posts and then read the article shared, so you may notice that I have commented on something that is a month or three older. I don't believe in putting a comment on an article like "I Agree With You" or "Great Writing" "I Enjoyed That" As the way I see it, that does not contribute to what the writer is asking or trying to put across. What is your way of reading other peoples posts? Do you just comment for the sake of it, or because you have something to actually say about the topic?
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@owlwings (39257)
• Cambridge, England
21 Oct
Absolutely right! If you have nothing to say or add to a discussion, there is no obligation to post something meaningless just for the sake of it. A like is good enough (if you think it's a worthwhile discussion, of course). I wish there were more like you!
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Oct
I wholeheartedly agree if you can add to it, then comment. Otherwise just carry on. :)
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@JolietJake (51144)
• United States
21 Oct
I agree with you But seriously, that stuff drives me bonkers. I either respond because I have something to say, or I just move on.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Oct
@JolietJake I have to agree with you on that point. The whole point of writing something is to get proper interaction on the subject at hand.
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@JohnRoberts (57235)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Oct
You are doing just the right thing in my opinion. I follow the same approach. I wish I could come up with a good comment each time but often have nothing of substance to add and don't wish to add the mundane.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Oct
I agree, I don't want my comment to be generic and not have anything to do with what I read.
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@jaboUK (53939)
• United Kingdom
21 Oct
You have the right idea - only comment if you have something to say to the poster, or about the post. But if you hardly comment at all people probably won't come to see anything that you have written. I personally hardly notice if someone has just 'liked' my post.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Oct
I agree @jaboUK that is why I look for something else of theirs that I am able to comment on. I go through their article "archive" if you can call it that and find something that I am able to discuss.
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@jaboUK (53939)
• United Kingdom
21 Oct
@Chantiele Yes, that's the way to do it. And that can sometimes give you an idea for a post of your own - it's not copying, it's just writing something from your own angle.
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@ramapo17 (24092)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Apr
@Chantiele I do the same thing when I do not have a lot to reply to. I like looking through the lists under the EXPLORE button up above. There are some interesting posts I can get into and there are also some that have posts with no replies. When you have time check out those lists, some of them are very interesting.
@sjvg1976 (18386)
• Delhi, India
22 Oct
It all depends on person to person. Like you I also don't respond or comment on the posts which I don't understand or have nothing to say.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
23 Oct
I am glad to see that I am not the only one who feels this way.
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• Philippines
21 Oct
Some people are just lazy with making concrete or unique response. I admit I can be like that but I tried to make a different comment in each post. I haven't been active through out the entire day. I usually just ignore other post when I have nothing to say. But be warned some of those post maybe copied from wikipedia or something, be sure to report then you confirmed it's a plagiarize post.
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@marlina (73882)
• Canada
21 Oct
I read only the posts that I think I might like from the title. I like it if I enjoy the discussion. I also comment when appropriate.
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@Bluedoll (17068)
• Canada
21 Oct
I try to say something? Even if it is short though often I've been accused of being too long. Can't please everyone it seems. Lately I've been liking everything if I remember to do it but might go back to dumping that practice. I'll see. Might sometimes just want to confirm with someone, like hey there i agree with you but don't do that all the time just to put something in the comment box, no. That's what i do for what its worth.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Oct
@Bluedoll I understand your method, and judging by this comment I can see that you actually had something to contribute to the discussion, that is why you replied and did not leave a generic comment like I have seen on a few discussions on here.
@Bluedoll (17068)
• Canada
21 Oct
@Chantiele oh right, we do get those extreme's. There are all kinds here. One person that did a lot of generic comments actually helped bump up my posts on the top rated discussion list as he used to ask me how my day was all the time. I would write something then he would comment with a lol. I did find that not annoying but funny as it made me laugh a few times though certainly those generic comments didn't do much for the topic at all. He was contributing but the contribution was mostly focused on the reward system. Another person I've noticed comes and leaves blog type posts about his computer activities and keeps his rare comments short but to the point. A typical blogger. Then there are people for one reason or another go off topic like they have not read or understood what the post is about at all. On those times I feel like I fell down a rabbit hole but we can choose how we interact as well. I've often re-started a brand new topic inside a post which is a different topic altogether but could feel like replying with only one word. It could be for example whatever. I do see many members commenting this way in one form or another.
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• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Oct
@Bluedoll Not understanding what a post is about I understand. that is why when I have no clue about what is being said then I look for something else to read. Or I go research a little about the topic. It is great learning new things. Re-starting a topic inside a post is interesting sometimes as it gives other writers something to write about, or ask about.
@Hannihar (36533)
27 Apr
@Chantiele If I see a discussion I like and have something to comment then I do it. I comment because I feel like it.
@ramapo17 (24092)
• Melbourne, Florida
17 Apr
I have come across some posts that I can not find an answer for so I just like it. I really try to write an answer but that does not always happen.
@kepweng (15005)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
31 Oct
nice i think just comment and its interaction right?
@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
21 Oct
It is up to you. Do what makes you happy.
@studylove (2135)
• Canada
21 Oct
It varies from situation to situation. If the discussion or post is interesting, i keep on reading otherwise i don't. What about you?