Does wording matter on mylot?

@Sawsen (795)
United States
January 16, 2007 12:01pm CST
I've been looking through some discussions, and I've seen a lot of the same similar topics. Usually before I start a topic, I hit the search button with my topic in mind, and if I see that someone else has already posted it, I will post something else. Well, lately when I do that, I usually see a lot of the same discussions. But what's interesting is that there will be more discussions posts to some then others. This got me thinking, that maybe it's the wording that matters to people. Such as how you phrase or ask something. I think more people are likely to respond to a discussion if they are able to understand the dicussion topic. And if the wording seems more intelligent than someone else's same discussion topic, I think more people are likely to respond. So for me, the way someone words their discussion topic matters. So my question is, do you think wording matters to you in answering a discussion?
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49 responses
• United States
16 Jan 07
I JUST responded to this, and it didn't save!! I think that wording DOES matter, on here. I know that personally, I rarely respond to a discussion that is poorly worded, or mispelled. For example, yesterday had a topic about "Irak" and it turned me off from the topic completely. Maybe it's because I have fairly good grammar and spelling. I know that English is not everyone's first language, but I find it hard to comprehend sometimes, or tolerate, very poor grammar and spelling. So, I'm less likely to respond, unless, of course, the topic looks extremely interesting!
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@xionous (440)
• Belgium
17 Jan 07
ya mispelled discussions affect badly. i know im going to mistaken to any point so i dont try to create new discussions often on.
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I think that you are right. A more intelligently worded topic will sometimes get more replies than a less intelligently worded one. In other cases, however, I believe that it is just plain and simple timing. If a topic gets one reply really quickly after it is posted, and that keeps it on the top of the list under the interest that it is posted, and another person sees it and replies fairly quickly, etc, that topic will keep staying at the top and will therefore be more likely to get more replies. It really is a matter of luck almost as much as intelligent wording, methinks.
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@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
16 Jan 07
if the wordings are simple and easily understandable it may get lot of response.further if i cant able to understand the topic even though it is of my interest i wont reply to that topic. Not only wordings but also the time of post,presence in hot topics ans recent discussions also determine the number of responses.
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@michele609 (1687)
• United States
16 Jan 07
Yes I think that you are right wording does matter and it has to sound intresting or nobody will post to it!
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• United States
16 Jan 07
It matters to me. Doing topics over and over kinda are annoyng
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• Philippines
17 Jan 07
I agree. but in terms of earning the money, its not necessary. better not post non sense because some people might have you reported as a abuser.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
I wouldn't be surprised if it does have a lot to do with the wording. I'm still new here, but I wouldn't worry about starting similar conversations. Sometimes very similar discussions can evolve in different directions and it's interesting to see where they go - even if there are 20 similar topics already started.
• Pakistan
17 Jan 07
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Wording matters a lot here in my lot as you can see most of users including me are not from us or any other english country and its not necesary every body is good in english so making topic simple and user friendly is also necessary.But it also deends on luck for how many reponses you get so donot worry and kee posting topics we will keep writing to you.
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• Philippines
17 Jan 07
I think it does matter. I would like to answer in sensible questions, rather than questions that do not require critical thinking.
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@Bee1955 (3885)
• United States
17 Jan 07
I thin k it does. You can have the same topic, but though wording you get different answers. No one owns a topic, just try and not copy the exact same wording another has on that topic.
@balasri (26549)
• India
17 Jan 07
Absolutely.Wordings are very important.In my experience as my lot is universal the simple English queries are understood easily and responded.For example a question worded Who is your favorite actor? will be responded very well than the one worded like Which actor is the most versatile and brings out the essence of a character in your opinion?
@ryanbgico (258)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
Yes, first the wording does matter for clarity but what is more important are the thoughts being implied by the question or the response. Well, in order for a given discussion to be interested and responsive, It should have the following (at least): 1. Clear Subject (be a phrase or question) 2. Subject Background (concise workings about the Subject) 3. Create an interesting-responsive topic (the topic should be possibly responded) I believe, the more organized a discussion is presented, it will reap more comments and responses.
• United States
17 Jan 07
It really makes a difference for me most of the time, I think one of the reasons is I feel that someone who takes the time to express a topic and it's thought out well and worded well that I feel like that person is going to take the time and really go back and read the responses and that's what's its all about "discussing". Also, I think too that there are a lot of similar discussions because of the way the discussions have or have not been tagged, so if someone searches for topics in their interest area and not in general, or new topics, they may not see the topic in their area of interest (if that made any sense)!
• United States
17 Jan 07
Yes I believe that wording does matter. I satrted a discussion once that I thought was really important and it did not get any replys and three dadys later ai rewordes the discussion and got 30 replys. Both times the information was the exact same. I also think it matters on the subject line. Is the subject lie going to grape the eyes of other myloters? That maybe he most importanting part of the whole discussion.
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• United States
17 Jan 07
One of my discussions got deleted. After I had posted it I noticed someone else had the same topic but in different words. I did research my discussion before i started it.....so i think it got deleted because it was so similar to someone elses. yeah wording does matter...also i know for a fact that researching a topic doesn't meaN ONE doesn't exist!
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@darckj (885)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
i find not only one discussion but more than three i think.. i have also posted a discussion and found out the other day, some people has posted the same question.. maybe wording really matters.. because it shows how smart the person is, how good is he in english, and so on.. too bad, im not too good in english! :(
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• India
17 Jan 07
i dont think tht wording matters in mylot.u have to jsut write what u think about tht topic whatever may be the length.
@shemb1 (465)
• Sri Lanka
17 Jan 07
What I leant in here is, people understand topics if it sinple and in to the point. othewise they will dont care other topics and they dont want to reply. So I think if you wanna express something just do it your own style , not others style. then you can be good writer and make good fans.
• United States
17 Jan 07
yes, i've noticed that if you use certain keywords they are highlighted in green, and i'm assuming mylot pays you more for those.
• United States
17 Jan 07
Im not really sure if wording affects your pay or ratings on mylot. There are so many different topics that most are bound to reaccur. I would just say continue to type what is on your mind. Try to be unique and have fun doing. You may be surprised one day. Good topic. Best of luck to you!
@adnanmd2 (830)
17 Jan 07
Ya it does..!!