What convinces you to respond to a discussion?
September 27, 2018 4:31am CST
The first thing any of us see is the title. And if that doesn't catch our attention, then the best written discussion ever to exist in myLot will probably not get many responses. Likewise, an extremely 'catchy' title with nothing of specific substance to the discussion is not going to get much of a reaction, at least from me. The one thing I absolutely will not do is respond to a discussion from someone simply because they responded to one from me. Likewise, I do not expect someone to respond to one of my discussions just because I responded to one of theirs. Some people will pick a topic to discuss because it is easy to respond to and doesn't require much thought. And yes, they will likely have a 'successful' discussion with plenty of responses. And good for them. I may even respond to that type, occasionally. But for the most part, I am ambling around TheHallowedHallOfmyLot™ looking for something to (metaphorically) sink my teeth into. What about you? What convinces you that you absolutely have to respond to a discussion from someone?
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• United States
There are certain people I know consistently post things that I can respond to, or that I relate to. I try to get to their discussions. There are people who leave well thought out responses to my discussions and to other discussions. They earn some interest from me. There are people I seldom respond to because of their chosen format. If they lecture me, I am gone.
• Johannesburg, South Africa
It depends on my mood. I really like interacting with some people here but don't always have time to go through explore, so if I see them while I am catching up on my notifications then I will swing by their discussions. Sometimes I will just like their discussions but most times I have something to say, even if it is not exactly epic @myklj999 .
• St. Catharines, Ontario
It really depends on how I'm feeling (communicative/uncommunicative) and whether I have anything to say about the discussion. Sometimes I self-censor if what I have to say isn't all that nice, or if I think it doesn't really matter to anyone.
• Wapello, Iowa
After the title has caught my attention, I read the post and if a good comment springs to mind, I make it. I wish there was a way around the title problem where the title of a good post isn't good enough to get me to read it because I feel like I'm missing a lot.