A Senseless Discussion

United States
January 27, 2007 4:30am CST
I just wanted to start this discussion because it seems that the conversations that get the most attention are ones that are completly senseless and a waste of time while the more serious and thoughtfull conversations go unanswered. What do you think about this? Why do you think it is? I personally think that people dont want to think about their replies, they just want to type them out and get a quick penny. Did you know that you make more per thoughtfull post than you do by making a few senseless posts? Try it for a day and you'll see the difference.
3 responses
@swimmer7 (10)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Hey DizzyBizzy, I'm new to MyLot so I haven't been able to observe the content in replies yet. But,you bring up an important discussion. I have heard the 'change the subject' answers etc., just out and about in the world. Not sure what causes it but it seems as though conversations take on the 'airhead' syndrome when someone brings up something much more important,or when they ask a question. I'm the type that tries to just plain answer somebody question or i try to comment on their discussion in a meaningful way. people tend to change the subject if it will require them to think about their answer first. Seem like it's more important to keep the conversation flowing even if it's irrelevant. Maybe for those that don't have an answer they would get embarrassed trying. I think it's much better if one just says 'I don't know.At least it's an honest approach and it's no reason to get embarrassed. Nobody knows everything. And as far as these conversations getting the most attention, i think it's because it's these discussions that are right in someone's comfort zone. People should contantly break out of there zones. We would definetely have more thought provoking discussions. Do you know what I mean? What is your opinion on what i just said? Take it easy and a great observation! swimmer7
• United States
28 Jan 07
I think more thought provoking discussions would be great. One should try to challenge themselfs on a daily basis and challenging the mind is a great way to do so.
@fxfriski (209)
• Singapore
26 Feb 07
I have difficulty posting comments or replies in mylot. It says discussions, I have yet to see many. Most ends up like a Q n A. Some see posting comments as rude, I am not too keen on offending someone. Being brutally honest has cost me many isolated days. People are too afraid of being judged, fear of being not enough and will not be loved. If people start breaking out of their comfort zones, which is highly difficult... The world would definitely be a better place than what it is right now. Some are here for money, hence they tend to place priority over money than discussion. Somehow I am getting the impression that people believe that you can make decent money out of posting in mylot. (Working from home?) Another group seems to be the attention seekers, or significance driven posts. They do not love themselves and would like to play victim so that they can receive sympathy. I think that is why they go seeking posts that agree with them or sympathize with them. I wonder if it can be done, someone finds a good discussion , sends it along to others...
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• United States
10 Mar 07
Very well put. Too bad we couldnt get everyone to read this.
@123bart (303)
3 Feb 07
uhm I am on a mission to reply to all your disussions hoping you then reply to my few ones but you have a ton of them! It makes sense to reply to simple ones that require little input as everyone is trying to get to their first 500 posts so they can paste. I find that lifting this paste thing would help as when your reply is too long the system times out and you cannot paste your copied reply..
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• United States
3 Feb 07
Yea, Ive had that problem a few times myself. There's nothing like typing for 5 or 10 minutes and making everything just right just to end up getting an error, blank page, or whatever, and not have your post show. It's rather frustrating.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
This is what I feel too. After being here a month I can say the ratio maybe 8:2 in favor of the not attractive discussions. I wouldn't say senseless though, that's the best they can offer, so I'll give them credit for that. That speaks well of their character and intellect. I'm fortunate enough to find the tiny minority whose discussions I find enjoyable. Cheers.
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• United States
27 Jan 07
Yea, I guess senseless is a little harsh. How about thoughtless? I am glad we can go through and pick the discussions we want to reply to and that there are so many discussions to pick from.