When Your Post Does Not Receive A Single Response

@Shivram59 (8095)
India
February 9, 2019 2:49pm CST
We post discussions here with the hope that they would receive responses.The more responses our posts receive,the more we earn. But sometimes we post a discussion and it does not receive even a single response. What do you do then? Do you delete it? Or,do you don't delete it and keep waiting to receive responses?
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@Porcospino (21912)
• Denmark
9 Feb
I just leave it. Sometimes we receive a response when we least expect it. In 2018 I received a response to a discussion I started in 2013. That was a big surprise. I had forgotten all about that discussion
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@Porcospino What you do is right.If a post does not receive a response till hours after posting, it should be left to wait.One of my post received the first response a couple of days after posting.Thereafter it received the first response and finally ended up receiving ten.
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@Porcospino (21912)
• Denmark
10 Feb
@Shivram59 Yes, sometimes discussions don't receive responses right away. I think it also depends on the number of people who are online at that time. It might take a while before people find our discussions and we also have different time zones.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@Porcospino Absolutely right.There are many reasons due to which a post may not receive responses soon after being posted.One of my posts had received first response after a couple of days. It later received as many as ten responses.
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@CarolDM (15475)
• United States
9 Feb
Thankfully that has not happened, of course I may get a few but never none. I am not sure, maybe re-word the title or the content perhaps.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@CarolDM Yes,sometimes changing the title of the post does the trick.My posts rarely receive more than ten responses.And sometimes they take a lot of time to receive the first response.One of my posts had received the first response two days after posting and eventually ended up receiving ten.
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@CarolDM (15475)
• United States
10 Feb
@Shivram59 Not sure if it is maybe the timing of when you post. Do you comment on other posts, I know you do. Just wondering.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@CarolDM Yes,I visit as many posts as possible in the time that I have from my busy schedule.I agree with you that one of the reasons due to which a post receives less than expected number of responses may be the time you post a discussion.I usually start discussions at late night.May be that's one of the reasons why my posts receive less responses.
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@Tina30219 (39748)
• Onaway, Michigan
9 Feb
I just leave it eventually it will get replies to it.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@Tina30219 You are right.If a post does not receive any response, it should be left to wait.This is exactly what I do.One of my post did not receive a single response for two days. Then came the first response and finally it ended up receiving ten.
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@Tina30219 (39748)
• Onaway, Michigan
10 Feb
@Shivram59 That is good. Sometime some of my posts don’t show I have responses I have to go look at them myself and see.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@Tina30219 When our post does not get responses,there may be many reasons for it.We need to find them out.
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@amadeo (84292)
• United States
9 Feb
you can do both.I will not delete it.Or you can edit the post and make it more interesting? If not.Then delete it.that is up to you Are you new here?
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@amadeo I would not delete such a post either.Sometimes changing the title or the content does the trick. No,I joined mylot more than two years ago.
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@amadeo (84292)
• United States
10 Feb
@Shivram59 Okay not sure you were new here.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@amadeo No,I'm not new here.In fact,I had joined the old avatar of mylot way back in 2011.Later I joined Bubblews and after a couple of years joined mylot again.
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@Happy2BeMe (85037)
• Canada
9 Feb
It happens sometimes. It is up to you whether you want to delete it or not. I would leave it.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@Happy2BeMe What you do is absolutely right.Sometimes a discussion takes a long time to receive the first response.I had experienced it myself.One of my discussions received the first response a couple of days after posting.I did not delete it and eventually it received ten responses.
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@Happy2BeMe (85037)
• Canada
10 Feb
@Shivram59 That is great. You just never know on here.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@Happy2BeMe Nobody knows.It all depends on when you post a discussion and how many people are active here at that time.
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@Nevena83 (13755)
• Serbia
9 Feb
It did not happen to me, but some posts have more and some less answers. If that happened to you, do not delete it, I'll give you a comment.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@Nevena83 Tons of thanks,my friend.Sometimes a post does not receive a single response till hours and even days after posting.If this happens, that post should better be left to wait.One of my post that has 10 responses received its first response a couple of days after posting. I know you would respond to my posts, but it is an unwritten rule of mylot that you should not request or ask your friends to view your posts.Last night I started a discussion.Till now it has received only three responses..This happens perhaps because of different time zones.
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@Nevena83 (13755)
• Serbia
10 Feb
@Shivram59 Do not worry about it, I will always give a comment, it may sometimes happen that I do not see a post, but you can always tell me.
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@ptrikha_2 (12072)
• India
12 Feb
@Shivram59 yes directly asking is against the rules. It is better to keep on posting and try to earn from responding and commenting.
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• Peoria, Arizona
9 Feb
I have just learned to not bother. It used to bother me that my posts would only get like 1 or 2 responses but now it doesn't because I know not everyone is into what I am doing, sometimes I write too much and sometimes I am a bit confusing. So I just let it go and let the post sit there.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@DesirousDreamer Yes,not all posts get lots of responses.Some get just a few and some others keep waiting for just a single response. It all depends on how many views your post have received.Sometimes when you start a discussion,only a few people are online.In that case it takes you time to receive a response.So,better leave the post unresponsive to and wait . You are right.
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@mandala100 (56113)
• Hong Kong
9 Feb
With or without responses I never delete my post/discussion my friend.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@mandala100 That's good,dear friend.There is no point in deleting a post just because it has not received any responses.Sometimes the first response comes after hours or even days,and then other responses come pouring in.
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• Agra, India
11 Feb
We do get one or the other response. Getting no response is really rare
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
11 Feb
@amitkokiladitya Exactly.Posts without a single response are rare.Each posts receives responses though it may take time.Deleting such posts is no option.Rather editing the post or simply changing the title may deliver desired results.
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• Agra, India
11 Feb
@Shivram59 I never look back at the number of responses now. I used to do this when I was a new member. But now, I actually don't care
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
11 Feb
@amitkokiladitya Because you are confident that your posts will get a satisfactory number of responses.
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@mayka123 (12005)
• India
11 Feb
Its never happened that I did not receive a single response. Yes there are discussions with just one or two responses. I dont think I would delete a discussion with no responses. May be edit it and change it a bit.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
11 Feb
@mayka123 It has never happened with me,too.But I am told about people who delete their posts if they don't receive any response.I thought about it and reached at a conclusion that there is no point in deleting such posts. After being edited or changing their title the same posts may receive responses.I fully agree with you.
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@mayka123 (12005)
• India
11 Feb
@Shivram59 Have you any discussions that have zero responses?
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
11 Feb
@mayka123 No,I don't have any such discussions.
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@snowy22315 (60347)
• United States
9 Feb
I have had posts up that take an hour or two to get a response. I never delete them though, someone will invariably answer even if they are just being nice.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@snowy22315 Absolutely right.One of my own posts had received the first response after a couple of days and eventually received as many as ten.There is no point in deleting a post just because it has received no responses.
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@snowy22315 (60347)
• United States
10 Feb
@Shivram59 It is likely to be answered eventually.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@snowy22315 Most of the posts get responses.It sometimes may take time,but they get responses.
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@louievill (20986)
• Philippines
9 Feb
It's a good opportunity to improve and do better next time.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@louievill Agree.It's a good opportunity,but sometimes if you change the title or the content of the post,it begins receiving responses.
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@louievill (20986)
• Philippines
10 Feb
@Shivram59 correct, so if you edit content and title and it starts getting responses then you are learning as to what style of writing to use on future posts
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@louievill Exactly.If a post starts getting responses after being edited,we learn whattype of discussion people like and respond to.
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@ptrikha_2 (12072)
• India
11 Feb
I sometimes started a few discussions on topics which I liked or where I devoted time on thinking about it but I did not get any responses. So we must not lose heart and just keep on moving and enjoying things here.
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@ptrikha_2 (12072)
• India
12 Feb
@Shivram59 and sometimes my sports posts also get good response. But some niche topics post or things posted on Saturday do not get those many responses.
@cacay1 (33232)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Feb
Hi? About this issue of non-response post, I got no idea with what to do with it.Someday many might read our unread post.Let us be patient.Nice to hear from you again..
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
10 Feb
@cacay1 Thanks for responding to my post.I agree with you.Being patient is the best option.Sometimes a post takes time to receive views.Some of my own posts took hours to receive first response .
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@Moon24 (5355)
• Serbia
15 Feb
That has not happened to me. I have discussions with a few responses.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
15 Feb
@Moon24 This has never happened to me either.Some of my posts have received only a few responses though.
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@Moon24 (5355)
• Serbia
15 Feb
@Shivram59 Answers are not reason for delete discussion. If is nice discussion it should be saved. Maybe someone will answer once.
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
15 Feb
@Moon24 I agree.If you think your discussion is good,then you should not delete it.You should have patience.Someone may respond to it in future.
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• Edinburgh, Scotland
11 Feb
I have always had a response to my discussions but even if I didn't I'd still interact with the myLot community
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@Shivram59 (8095)
• India
11 Feb
@ThreeTeddies That's what I would do.I would keep interacting on other posts and would not delete the discussion.