Do you reply to the responses that you get to your discussions?

@worthy (2413)
India
February 23, 2007 1:22pm CST
Do you reply back to those who respond to your discussions ? Or you just reply to a few and then ignore the rest of responses you get? I am asking this because many a times i have found that there is no reply back to the response that we give.This dampens the entusiasm to respond again to that person's discussions that follow. I love to see whether my response contributed in some way or not. Do you feel the same? Do you feel good when your response is appreciated?
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@max1950 (2313)
• United States
23 Feb 07
i agree 100% if someone is going to take time to respond to one of my discussions i feel it's only common courtesy,to give them some of my time in return,ithink a lot of people respond just to make a few cent's and don't really care what the discussion is about.money,money,money,some people here get so upset over a few cents i don't get it.anyway have a good weekend "}
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@worthy (2413)
• India
23 Feb 07
Lol.I guess you are right.
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@znitrx (168)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I would if i had any responses to begin with. Noone is answering them which gets me annoyed. I'm willing to respond enthusiastically if they answered.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
23 Feb 07
Then be sure of atleast one response and that will be mine.I'm sure gradually you'll get many.But do remember to reply back if they are worth replying.
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• United States
23 Feb 07
I can see that receiving no response to your discussion can be frustrating! Make sure when you start a discussion that you are clear about what you are discussing. And when you do get responses, ALWAYS go back and respond to those! You can build solid relationships in doing so and earn respect and more friends. Just a few hints that I have found helpful.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
Its extremely kind of you for helping us out.I'm sure znitrx too is going to benefit from your suggestion.Thanks.
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23 Feb 07
I do respond to some of my replies. If they get me thinking or were helpful advice I respond. However sometimes they don't seem to justify a response, and some days I don't have time to check for responses anyway.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
23 Feb 07
You said it.A meaningful response is a must.Otherwise one wouldn't know what to reply.
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@hezoid (2149)
23 Feb 07
Sometimes i do, it depends really on what the response was, whether it is one that's capable of being responded to itself and whether it's something that has inspired me enough to repond to. For example, in some of my discussions i may be asking for adivce or oppinions, and if someone reponds with something intereting i might ask them more detail about it, or maybe even thank them if it was a really helpful response. Personally i think it's alsways nice to have my own responses responded to becuase then it feels like the person is really interested in my response and that i've contributed to their discussion.
@worthy (2413)
• India
23 Feb 07
I agree with you one hundred percent.Thanks for your to the point response I was looking for.
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@hezoid (2149)
23 Feb 07
You see now becuase you responsed to my response i feel like i added something to the discussion and that it was worth my time to join in with the discussion. It's sad that there are many people on here who just respond to things for the money, rather than becuase they have an interest in a prticular discussion. I suppose at the end of the day it's up to them what they do but i like to feel that i'm not just here to make money but am here to enjoy participating too.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
23 Feb 07
To tell you the truth,initially I joined mylot just to earn money.But then posting discussions and responding to the ones i could relate to,are the activities that really caught my interest and now I'm so addicted to this site that often i forget that I'm earning too. Lol. And yes,getting the response is the thing I enjoy the most.
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• United States
24 Feb 07
I agree. This happens all of the time of my scrapbook websites. It makes you feel unimportant when they don't respond to what you said...
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
Hmmmm,it does.But actually it shouldn't.
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23 Feb 07
I try to reply to all my responses. I love reading the replies from people, they contribute so much to a discussion.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
I too love reading the replies a lot.Yes most of them add and give more insight to the discussions.
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@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I have noticed this to and wonder if it doesn't have something to do with the friends list ? Personally I could care less about the few cents,I make. Its quite educational here with so much food for thought. Also I would pick the best answer based on just that not that they where on my friends list ,If people are so desperate to make a few cents .I hope your feeling are not hurt even in the little time of being here can see petty school kid stuff going on. Keep responding I am sure you will soon get some honest person who goes for the best answer not just someone with good ratings or a friend.
@worthy (2413)
• India
23 Feb 07
I share the same opnion.Thanks for the good thought.
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
23 Feb 07
Sometimes it took me time to go back to the responses that I get from my discussion what I do is I go back to them and comment one by one and the same time answering some discussion so I can maximize my time. But when I have lots of respond to my discussion I really allot a time to which I only comment to my discussion because that is the way that the discussion make a healthy one.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
23 Feb 07
Right.Its not possible to reply back to all especially when one gets a huge response.but one can understand that. And yes,some days we don't login due to other engagements.
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• India
24 Feb 07
I have done this everytime I got a new response, to my discussions. But I keep two things in mind, while replying or commenting on those responses. First, the response should be fairly long enough, thatmeans, not the one or two liners. Secondly, the response should be relevant to the discussion topic. Keeping these two things in mind, I generally comment on most of my responses. I totally agree, that this commenting is neccessary to encourage the responders, so that they respond to my other discussions also. I would also feel if my response is rated positively, or commented upon. But this seldom happens.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
I rated your response as positive moumita. I fully agree that the response should have enough substance and should be to the point to evoke appreciation in replying back.
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• United States
24 Feb 07
I read every response I get to my discussions. I may not rate every response or comment, but I do read them. When I have a response, I write back.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
Yes.You do A good thing.
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• Philippines
24 Feb 07
yes!...i do!...it is a sign of appreciating them in responsing!...i dont have enough time to check all the people who responded in my discussions!...most people i give reply is my friend!...it is our deal to give reply or response to each others discussion!...but now, im more focused on the new discussions being posted!...
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
You are doing the right thing by responding to other people's posts as well.And yes,replying is a way of acknowledging the response people give to your posts.I try to think what i would like others to do and then try to do the same to other member's discussions and responses.
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@ukchriss (2103)
24 Feb 07
If you look in the Mylot guidelines it does say... Dont Thank everyone that responds or comments on your discussion. This will not increase your earnings. Its about the eleventh one down in the donts... http://www.mylot.com/o/guidelines.aspx I usually wait a week or two to give people a chance to reply, then go back to rate everyone that has replied and to pick a best response Also if someone has left me an answer i will reply to it, but I just don't have the time to reply to all my replies!
@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
Thanks for sharing this information.I didn't know about it.But even now I would like to reply to the responses as I love doing it. As for you,I understand it is difficult to reply to all the responses because you enjoy a very good reputation here and hence are mostly flooded with response to your posts. I admire you greatly and would love to be in your shoes.Lol.
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@chargoans (940)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Yes I do and sometimes I will go back again and again if they continue responding to my responses. Not necessarily filling the billfold up, but I consider it a way to build my reputation. I have been fortunate in the fact that I haven't had any discussions with no response yet. But that could definitely dampen my spirits. I feel appreciated when I feel that I have made a good response and someone comments on it! I love the way it feels. It is just so satisfying. For me, that feeling makes up for not making more money. :-)
@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
I share the same feeling.Thanks for the nice answer.
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• Canada
24 Feb 07
I do try to go back and respond to everyone , even if it is a simple thank you so that they know I did take the time to look back , but this has been a slow process and I am still trying to get through some that were put up weeks ago . I will eventually make it through all of them but am not going to start any more discussions until I do get through them all . It is a good feeling when someone lets you know that they apprectiated you for taking the time to answer .
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
Even i have to do the replying back to the response that i have received for a couple of posts left unattended.
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@raveemenon (1071)
• India
24 Feb 07
I do respond to all replies unless it is a ridiculous and and one line reply.The members who respond to our discussion are to be respected and taken care of. It is simple courtesy. It is said that a man is known by his actions and if we dont reply to our friends they will conveniently forget us. I have seen very selfish members here who may respond and reply to you just to get some referral signed under them and the moment you sign alas! there is utter silence. Reputation is not the star alone it is also the way we deal with our friends and the community. You have a very valid point here and i fully agree with you. Another point is to select the best response and that too within a reasonable point of time. Neither too early nor too late. We can understand a person by their on line behaviour. I have also seen some people here who invade others home pages and make lot of noise . We need to respect others boundaries also.these are not the only problems of mylot . these are the problems of civilization. The more the world has 'progressed', the more people started forgetting courtesy,culture and community living.We need to look back and learn from our grand parents and parents.
@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
A very well thought of response.Some of the points mentioned by you regarding referrals and invading home pages are facts which were alien to me.I didn't know about it. Yes,a refresher course in courtesy and community living is the need of the hour I guess. Thanks for the fantastic response.
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@hestee (250)
• Nigeria
24 Feb 07
I am new to mylot. I share your view that responses you get from your discussions should be attended to asap.To me interactions is thr whole essence of being here Except you are here just for the money which is more than what mylot stands for. This is a great community and i think i like it here.
@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
Yes hestee,its a great community and we welcome you here.gradually you are going to love it here.You will find your creative juices just overflowing with new ideas .
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
24 Feb 07
Yes I do reply back to those who ask me something in regards to my discussion. Oh no I never ignore any of them that have replied to my discussions and also I give them a positive rating and a best response but I wait a couple of days for this part as you never know what comes in. Yes of course I do feel great when my response is appreicated.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
I too wait for about a week before marking the best response.
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• Philippines
24 Feb 07
yes i do reply to those who respond me discussion.to have a comment and thanks for appreciating my discussions..do you earn if you reply back to my discussion?
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
Yes,I do earn by replying back to your response.But that is not the sole reason why i do so.
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@alchemistrx (2570)
• Philippines
24 Feb 07
I sometimes reply to some responses I had with my discussions and I feel good too if someone appreciated my response too.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
Its quite natural.Isn't it?
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@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
24 Feb 07
I do respond back to quite a few of the people who post replies on my discussions. Every now and then we even get a dialogue going, "message board style." It's nice to know that the person (original poster) actually came back to read what was left there. After all, the whole point of a "discussion" is that there's an exchange back and forth. I just wish there was some relatively easy way to know (or ne notified) when there was a response made to a response.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Feb 07
A very good point that should be discussed.Maybe you can start a new post on this topic.If not then i would be happy to post this topic.
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