Do your older MyLot posts ever get "reborn"?

@TheHorse (52847)
Pleasant Hill, California
November 19, 2017 12:03pm CST
There's a normal cycle for my MyLot posts. Either they get a handful of reads and die a natural death, or they catch on, get a decent number of reads, and then die a natural death. But recently, one of my "older" posts has had a Renaissance, and has been generating some interesting comments and discussions. I think I know the reason: My hunch is that it was written at a time when I was really busy. Because I was busy, I responded to the first 20 or so comments, and then forgot about it. The other day, I responded to the comments that I hadn't gotten to on that post. And Voila!, more comments started coming in, most of them worthy of comments in return. The lesson (for me): It's worth your while to check your own posts for comments that haven't been responded to. In some cases, as many new and interesting conversations will occur as with writing a new post. Has this happened to you? Do you ever search older posts for comments you never got to?
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@Mike197602 (13516)
• Worcester, England
19 Nov
doesn't happen to me as I generally delete all of my old discussions.
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@sjvg1976 (14598)
• Delhi, India
19 Nov
Why so? Is there any benefit you get by deleting them? Do you have a deer that they may not get copied by someone?
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@Mike197602 (13516)
• Worcester, England
19 Nov
@sjvg1976 I get bored of them and after a while I run out of things to say to responders.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Nov
Why do you delete them? I suppose I would if anyone joined that I'd b*tched and moaned about. MyLot is my little secret around here.
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@JohnRoberts (41053)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Nov
No, mine go to the myLot graveyard after a few days.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Nov
So do most of mine. Maybe I'll have to remember NOT to respond to some comments, so I can Renaissance old posts now and then.
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@Hannihar (12821)
21 Nov
John, how do you know that is where they go?
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@nanette64 (13821)
• Fairfield, Texas
20 Nov
Sometimes I'll see a comment on an old post which surprises me @TheHorse . Usually it is someone 'new' who I've responded to on a post they've written and they decided to follow me and looked up some of my older posts.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Nov
Heh. I wish more people would do that to mine!
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@nanette64 (13821)
• Fairfield, Texas
21 Nov
@TheHorse Show me the money! Back money that is.
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@teamfreak16 (36585)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov
No, but I do occasionally get responses on old discussions.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Nov
Even wonder what let them to find the old discussion?
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@teamfreak16 (36585)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 Nov
@TheHorse - I do wonder, but I've never asked.
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@jaboUK (50703)
• United Kingdom
19 Nov
I'm pretty hot about answering my comments so I rarely miss one. However I do check occasionally, but answering ther one or two I've missed is not enough to bring that post back to life.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Nov
I think I must have missed abut fifteen on my older "racism" post.
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@amadeo (47948)
• United States
19 Nov
I wish I get reborn.LOL.Mine goes to the dump.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Nov
So do most of mine. Interestingly, I HAVE been responding to 2016 posts recently (not mine--the ones that show up to the right) when they turn up. Sometimes there's a flicker of conversation before they fade back into obscurity.
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@amadeo (47948)
• United States
19 Nov
@TheHorse I love a flicker.lol
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@JudyEv (101136)
• Bunbury, Australia
19 Nov
I do sometimes and am often surprised to find comments that I've missed - and you're right, sometimes it does lead to a new flurry of interaction.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Nov
I may search for some more this evening, once I get my grading done.
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@MALUSE (32835)
• Denmark
19 Nov
No, I haven't done this yet and don't feel like doing it.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Nov
There's gold in them thar hills!
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@CinnamonGrl (5802)
• Paradise, California
19 Nov
No because I'm a lazy biotche sometimes
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Nov
Biotche? My sensibilities are offended! I'm going to have to go find a "safe space." Wait--I am in my safe space. Never mind.
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@sjvg1976 (14598)
• Delhi, India
19 Nov
No this has not happened with me yet , but let me give it a try by responding on any of my old discussion.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Nov
Yes, if you have some comments you haven't responded to, it should get that discussion going again.
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@BarBaraPrz (17533)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
19 Nov
Well, too, myLot will post links to older discussions along the right hand side of the screen.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Nov
That's how I've been finding some 2016 posts I've been reading, just for fun. Not mine, but others'.
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@carebear29 (26156)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
20 Nov
a few of mine have been for sure showing up.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
Have they shown up "to the right" of other posts? That's where I sometimes discover interesting older posts that I missed.
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@carebear29 (26156)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
4 Dec
@TheHorse right i agree
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
5 Dec
@carebear29 It's fun reading older posts that I missed now and then.
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@fishtiger58 (30716)
• Momence, Illinois
20 Nov
Now and then I will get a comment or two on an old post, but not often.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
Maybe I'm just a weirdo.
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@fishtiger58 (30716)
• Momence, Illinois
4 Dec
@TheHorse you said it I didn't lol.
@cahaya1983 (9632)
• Malaysia
20 Nov
Just recently so many of my older discussions got resurrected. That made me notice the responses and comments I missed and had not replied to.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
Do you know what led to it being resurrected in the first place?
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• Malaysia
3 Dec
@TheHorse I think some of them saw them as suggested discussions (those that appear on the right side of the page). But it could also be that one member responded to the discussions and other users then saw those responses on the Recent Activity page.
@Hannihar (12821)
20 Nov
I am curious how the older ones do appear. I am glad they do because I really have not see them before. So far none of mine have appeared.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
I think it's matter of subject matter and perhaps tags. If I do a post about "taxes," then other post about taxes will appear to my right.
@Hannihar (12821)
3 Dec
@TheHorse I see The Horse. Do you use tags a lot?
@Corbin5 (81725)
• United States
19 Nov
I have taken a look at a few that are not that old and respond to comments on those, but as for the ones from quite a while ago, I have not visited them.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
If I find one from a year ago, I'll still comment back.
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@Corbin5 (81725)
• United States
3 Dec
@youless (87144)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Nov
Yes, very occasionally I will receive a comment from my old discussion. I don't know how people find it out. But it is alright. I still respond to it.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
Maybe it appears "to the right" because of a key word that matches.
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@tzwrites (3807)
• Romania
20 Nov
It has happened to me only once or twice but it's nice to get old posts going again
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
3 Dec
For me, it's mostly happened when I started responding to comments on old posts that I'd originally missed.
@RasmaSandra (13399)
• Riga, Latvia
19 Nov
I haven't looked at my older posts but I have discovered in my notifications some of my older ones float up. Then I have to check the date and see what I wrote before I can make a response.
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@kobesbuddy (19488)
• East Tawas, Michigan
20 Nov
Yes, I learned this just recently. When I check back on my older posts, there are sometimes four or five responses, that I hadn't read or answered. Now, I check quite often, to make sure those additional comments don't get overlooked.
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Nov
Maybe it will bring new "action" to older posts. Monday is my busiest day (got up at 5:45 AM and still have to teach a class), so I'll be behind again after today.
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@kobesbuddy (19488)
• East Tawas, Michigan
21 Nov
@TheHorse I got behind on Sunday, we were out of town for the day. It's hard to catch up, after missing time on this site,
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@TheHorse (52847)
• Pleasant Hill, California
21 Nov
@kobesbuddy It really is. One of these days, when my semester is over, I going to really "catch up."
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