Do you read all the answers in a discussion?

@manodogs (415)
United States
January 21, 2007 2:47pm CST
I used to and I still do on some of them, but I generally just read a page or two from those that have lots of pages of responses. But my problem is that so many of them are so poorly written that I just don't want to read them! "Yes i reed th aswers. dO u 2?" and things like that. I've noticed a lot of posters nowadays demanding that the repliers read the entire discussion before posting and I think they're wrong for that; they should be demanding people write better responses and pay attention to their spelling and grammar. Who wants to read answers like, "r u a riter 2?"
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@Bytemi (1553)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Yes I read all of the responses to my questions and I rate them, mostly positive unless they only give me one or two words. I don't respond to the answers if I have previously responded to a similar answer. But yes, I read each one and consider everyone point of view.
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• India
21 Jan 07
*sigh* yes, because of all the spam here and there, some of the good entries that come in late are over looked. but, i do it too, so i can't sulk over it. but seriously, why don't people just talk sense. what's the point of ' me too, ya that's right?' but no, i won't get into this again. it never ends and my making afuss only makes it worse. but some people have to grow up. they even make threads the same way ' i do this do you?' one liners. everywhere. it gets tiring i guess.
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@jeb083079 (840)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
you're right about this, me too, i don't like to read answers spelled like i'm reading a text message. like, hello? this is an internet forum and this is not a text message, isn't it? these users are used to texting maybe long text messages that's why they think that typing it the way they press the keys on cellphones are the same. anyway, you can't blame other posters who doesn't have the correct grammar. nobody's perfect anyway, at least they tried writing it in a way that it can be understand, a little bit. maybe for the, it's practice, practice, practice so that they can perfect the art of writing.
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@manodogs (415)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yes, that's not what I meant. I'm not referring to the people who are honestly trying and I make typos all the time, too. I'm talking about the people who are very obviously just posting to be posting. Not that I have a problem with people posting just to be posting, either! But if you're going to do that, you should put at least enough thought into it so that others don't have to fight to figure out what you said!
@Terra11 (82)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I agree with this. I like to read the initial post and then reply with my own answer to the original post. REading all the other (mostly stupid) responses changes or affects how I feel. It seems to like take away from what I feel if for some reason it is wrong to say something someone else said. I thought and felt it too initially, why can't I express the same. Is that actually a requirement by the site? I have seen people say that it is but I haven't really been here long enough to know the ins and outs of this place.
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@manodogs (415)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Great point! I'll add to it that if you read all the responses, a lot of times, you'll find at least one or two which are close enough to what you wanted to say that you just decide not to respond.
@bonbon50 (659)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I agree with you! I don't know when people started turning back to 'shorthand', but when I see a question or response that looks like that, I usually skip reading it. Are people that lazy that they can't type a whole word? I sometimes wonder if younger people even know how to spell!
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@manodogs (415)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Me too! Sorry if it offends so many, but it's a huge problem on this site. And regardless of what a lot of people may say, I've found that the majority of the responses which are poorly spelled and written are generally the lazy, sloppy, "me too!" sorts of responses we all agree are bad.
22 Jan 07
As for my discussions, I do read all those responses! But when it comes to others discussions, I just have a look through the answers, since that consumes a lot of time in here. Regarding those shortcut writings, it comes from people who do chatting! Since the queries and responses are fast over there, they tends to reduce their words in there. Me too had a tendency to do like that, when I first came in mylot. But as I soon recognized that, here quality is all that matters, I stated avoiding that! So we can hope that, those people will curb their tendency soon!!
@manodogs (415)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Yeah, I know a lot of people use NetSpeak and even though I personally find it annoying, I know a lot of folks do it and I just tend to glaze over it. The bad spelling of words that don't have any real shortcuts and bad grammar is what gets me.
@rowhsi (157)
• Nepal
22 Jan 07
no, i can't what about u ?
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@manodogs (415)
• United States
23 Jan 07
HAHAHAHA! Good call, good call.
@RAMONES (537)
• Belgium
22 Jan 07
I get the answers in my Outlook mailbox and I read them there. The MyLot system of dividing them into groups of 10 is very ennoying, because it takes so much time. It is also very difficult to search for your own replies on other discussions. I think MyLot has got a task there ... About spelling and grammar : I'll bet that is a sign of the times, as you find the same problem in about every language.
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@manodogs (415)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Now that is very interesting! Since I only read English, I wasn't aware of this. Is the bad spelling in other languages as prominent as it is in English-writing posts?
• Melbourne, Florida
21 Jan 07
I will only read the first page of answers. Unless I'm really interested in the topic. Most questions do not require an exact answer, but an opinion, and so I will give my opinion, even if it matches someone elses answer.
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@manodogs (415)
• United States
21 Jan 07
That's pretty much the way I look at it. Sometimes, I already know that the opinion I'm going to give has been given by someone, so I'll read to find one matching and then Add Comment under that one.
@wavelander (1530)
• Portugal
22 Jan 07
No way! I don't want to spend one hour in each discussion! lol
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
22 Jan 07
Yes, I read and rate all the answers that I recieve. If the spelling disturbes you, you should rate the answer negatively.
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• India
22 Jan 07
yes i do read the discussions that all peoople responded to those i have started..in some cases i would have shared my opinion with others like the discussions in fifa07 and in some other cases i would have got answers for my questions posted..but i according to me it is good read all the responses..and i do.
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@k1tten (2320)
• United States
22 Jan 07
Sometimes I do read all of them but other times I just don't care.
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• India
22 Jan 07
Yup I do read evry of my answers and it's great to read them because sometimes they are funny and sometimes they are logical but sometimes they are the worst and i think that i shouldn't have read that!!!!!!!!! and as far as the language or the grammatical mistakes are concerned, people write them because they can save time and reply to more of the disscussion in order to make money that's all and nothing else!!!!!!!!!!
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• Germany
22 Jan 07
I also read some of them and skim through them.
@Serjas (2328)
• India
22 Jan 07
joined 30 days ago and i earned $35.... that also working just 5hr a day.i am not thing it is a great thing but i thing it s not bad.when i post a topic "i joined 6 days ago and earned $6.is it good or bad starting" i got more than 40 responses. i never expect it...thats also in just 1 day!.so what ive done is sharing with you 1) start a discussion with different ideas. may not be fresh topics .discussion must not be a common topic like favourite films,favourite cartoon....there are many such topics 2)whatever in your mind you can start it may be some health tips,and movies are the favourite in any forums.something that give info 3)never avoid replies. you must read all replies.u dont have to comment(it didnt give any points) just read and 4) mark a best response and all other replies which promote ur discussion, rate as (+). dont rate a negative untill it has nothing to do with discussions.check mylot earning program for more details. 5)during respond to a topic choose discussions that you are interested so you can reply as descripive as possible. this let you earn more at quality discussions.quality discussions means it should be more than 5 lines and also discussion with many response. 6)try to response rather than making discussion. start only quality and hot discussions. 7)try to help newbies with less points by replying them. because i belive in"give and take" policy.just goto "new discussion" and try to reply to ur interst.also dearch for ur fav topics and reply.more you reply more you earn.and be loyal...dont make just thanks or somethink like that ...be as discriptive as possible even the discussion has 1 line.for eg:a discussion contains "ur fav song?" only,try to reply with ur answer along with details on that song...ensure quality last but not least,dont ever ever try to cheat mylot..by doing cheating may be you can earn more but money mde will not last...so be good...then god also! dont worry when things not workout...keep trying
@victorwzj (539)
22 Jan 07
I don't have much discussion created but I do read most of the reply that I get. I will ignore those that have only one or two line. I even go as far as replying to those comment that I like and agree on. This website is open to every from around the world and english to them is only as second language. You cannot demand much on grammars and spelling . those lazy people who wrote something " r u a riter 2?" should be giving warning or something so that they cannot abuse the system.
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@jahvo6 (623)
• Peru
22 Jan 07
I agree, sometimes those short responses are just written in order to post anything without thinking what´s the best answer for a post, but I also have read that a good technique to earn more here is answering to all posts when you start one.
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@KHyuga (1700)
• Singapore
22 Jan 07
I have to agree that the replies have not been of the highest standard around here. Besides, there are so many replies to each discussion it makes it virtually impossible to go through each and everyone of them. I would be the first to admit that I only skim though replies by other members. I do try to make relevant replies though.
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@nooreldin (471)
• Kuwait
22 Jan 07
sure, I always read responses to my discussions.. but what really annoys me more than the spelling mistakes, is the lame and careless answers, like (no) or (yes) or (I don't know)..I wonder, what's the use of this response??