People Crashing on your Discussions..

@raijin (10373)
Philippines
February 25, 2007 10:48pm CST
Some of the members here to add comments to others responses rather than giving their own, sometimes it's very annoying and I sometimes find them irrelevant. And to think that only their comments are just to agree, but doesn't even mind what the topic was all about. How do you deal with them, do you like people crashing on your discussions? Would they earn from it if they give only comments, instead of giving their own responses?
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@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I don't care for any kind of irrelevent posts whether they are comments or responses. I do not, however, mind when other people comment on responses, because that is what MyLot is all about, great discussions, and sometimes a response generates something in someone that they want to share. I do that. IF I read a response and what I want to say directly correlates to that response I will leave a comment on that response. Sometimes I then go on and leave my own response, but sometimes I don't. It really depends. But then I try to actaully leave quality comments and responses. I think there is room for any quality posts in both comments and responses, but all of the worthless ones can go away.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
Thank you for you that, as you, yourself don't post irrelevant comments/responses. I'm all about quality, and I know that though mylot is for discussions, I always try my best not to crash on others responses, especially when I know that I do not have anything good to say. I am for 'quality.'
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I don't like it when people do that myself. It clutters up the discussion with nonsense. I don't mind if it's relevant to the discussion but I don't think they get paid for it or even credited for it if they don't leave a response on their own, and you can't chose it for best response no matter how good it is.. So in that respect it's their loss. The people that just leave an irrelevant comment that doesn't have to do with the discussion I rate a - because obviously it would be a violation of the guidelines. I think if I figured it out right a while ago...You have to first make a response in order to get paid for the comment. So I always respond before I comment on anyone elses response. I could be wrong it's just my opinion...lol
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
I think that's fairness for your part, we are responsible to make our own threads in good quality for others to be more interested. And if it's wrong, then we could've been told then by mylot sending or notifying us through alerts.
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• Philippines
26 Feb 07
i dont really mind user commenting on others responses i think this kind of activity is one of mylot's objective. i also do comment of others responses if i have somethins strongly to say about that response. for me this is a byproduct of every discussion where people can make anothre discussion out of your own and i guess this is a sign of a good topic.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
I'm all for it, but I don't like those irrelevant postings that only crashes to others' posts. I like to read some of them, and most of them are not in relation to what the respondent has commented about or related to the topic..
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@mnflower (1301)
• United States
26 Feb 07
we all comment on mylot comments that is what this place is for ...comment on discussions, well ones comments on someone else discussions is part of that discussion and is there for the comments, some have arguements of ones opinion and post them as such as part of the discussion i don't believe that is called crashing a topic i believe that is called adding to the comment...just my opinion..I am fairly new here and not on alot but enjoy it and if i have something to add to someones responses i don't hesitate to add to it...
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
'Crashing' is for those who leave irrelevant comments to the responders' post or even to the disucssion itself..
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@paidreader (5151)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I've only been a mylot member for a week, so I can't say that I've been on the receiving end of a "discussion crasher" but I have "crashed" a discussion before. The mylot terms page states that we should do a search for our topic prior to posting a new one. Earlier today, I "crashed" a "ebay-how did you get started?" discussion because I truely had an interest in the members topic. I did however, say I hope they didn't mind me joining the discussion with a question of my own (related , of course). As long as the "crasher" is joining the discussion and contributing something useful, why would anyone mind? If they leave comments like I don't know or I don't care about .. whatever the topic is.. I FEEL like leaving a message asking them why they even took the time to respond. :P
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
I see nothing wrong in crashing into someone else' discussions unless I know that I have given my best to help clarify things concerning about the topic. What I don't is, the way do it -like spamming and promoting their own sites.. Not to exclude those nonsense comments that alot of members here do.
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@lafavorito (2966)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
I actually appreciate it when other members post comments on my discussion because it means that they are paying attention to what other are saying about the topic. Also myLot doesn't forbid members to comment on topics made by a particular member, that's why myLot is called a discussion board not a question & answer board.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
So you don't mind others posting irrelevant topics on your discussions. I know what mylot is all about, and I know how to make good use of it.
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@freesoul (3023)
• Egypt
26 Feb 07
I think we get paid once for posting in a discussion, either this was a response or a comment, I can't be sure if a response earns you more than a comment but I guess they are the same and you just get credited for first post in a discussions.. I believe that what you noticed is true, some people can disguise their spam by commenting on any response saying that they agree with it, they my not have even read it or read the original post of the discussion :( I sometimes I feel the urge for commenting on someone's response to agree or more likely to disagree, if it was in a agreement it would be only if I need to add or clarify something, usually I prefer to post my new response and may also choose to comment on a response if I really feel the need to do so. On my own discussions, I usually give negative rate if I feel that someone is spamming either it's a response or a comment, I hate these short answers like "I agree, you are right" , etc it sounds like they didn't read anything and just spamming..
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
Thanks freesoul.. I think most of the members here don't mind people messing on their discussions, those who crashes and posts topics which are not in relation to the discussion. For me, there's nothing wrong in crashing and adding some comments unless, that I do know that it is relevant to what the discussion was all about. Well I think I should then rate most of them negative!;) LoL
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@ethanmama (1746)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
I also get annoyed if they are totally not related to the response itself. But sometimes, if it's realted to the response, it's okay with me.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
Yes, that was what I'm trying to explain here. I've given it as an example from the start already, but I guess most people do not understand what I was trying to say.
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• Canada
26 Feb 07
People are going to do what people are going to do, so I just ignore them. Sometimes I do both in one discussion. I post my piece, but when scrolling through other's responses, I see a particularly good point, so I comment on that too.
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@carmella (496)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I really don't mind others posting to another persons response, but it does irritate me when they go off my topic, or pick on a point I made in my discussion, but not answer my question. I posted a discussion yesterday asking a question about a topic that seriously concerns me, and has become a huge problem in our Country, (USA), and I have gotten a couple of nasty responses bashing me for my opinion, and one even said I need to mind my business! Needless to say, that really upset me, what got to me even more is that I have lost 8 points over that stupid discussion I started, and all I wanted to know is why some women do not care about themselves anymore, and wear provocative clothing in public. It's a major concern to me, and these two girls instead of answering my question, told me mind my business. I think Mylot would be out of business if we all minded our own business. Great topic! + : )
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
Thanks carmella..=) I am sorry for what has happened to you, it really is very disappointing when most of us here open up our own discussion and then get some opinions that are not in relation to what we've just said. So, what more if we give our own concerning topics and others would just ignore it and most of them make you feel that it's none of their problem..
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@lafavorito (2966)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
Yes it can be annoying when people leave insignificant comments on your discussion but the truth is that we can't do anything about it besides giving them a negative rating. How do you deal with them, do you like people crashing on your discussions? - I don't really focus on people who 'crash' my discussions because those who do are just wasting their time Would they earn from it if they give only comments, instead of giving their own responses? - This I'm not sure of but according to the myLot rule a member must post quality content if they want to get paid.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
26 Feb 07
i am one of those people here on mylot who comments on others' responses and even comment on comments. well, i hope you won't hate me anyway. actually, i do post my response first on the topic. and after having it posted, i have this habit of reading responses of other members. i wanna know how they reacted on the discussion as well. and there are some i really want to comment on. not to say "yes, i agree." or just words like that. i wanna share something more to that certain response. and i don't think it's wrong. and i don't think it's wrong. i love it when at times, i go back to the responses i made and that somebody had commented on my response. i don't care whether it's a negative or a positive comment. for as long as it's relevant to the discussion and to the response i gave, i am happy to read them. and then, there are even times when i keep on commenting until we get to a point when we seem to be settled. what i hate is people just adding words as comments. like "i think so, too." or "yes, i agree." or "that's true", etc. atleast, comments should be with sense.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
I think what you're doing is more legit and relevant, it is for your own views that you make comments and it's a good habit that you do read others responses. It just shows your enthusiasm and interest about the discussions. What's not good is, when others do mess up with the topic. I don't mind also if the comments or responses are negatively stated, as long as they don't post something that is not related to the discussion. Don't worry, I am not mad to anyone. It's just that others don't think more before making up their comments/responses.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
26 Feb 07
yep. i remember. there are times when i get responses and comments way way too far from the topic i started. like they just posted a comment/response just to annoy you or mislead everyone. worst is that there are those who do this in purpose. my rule is, if you can't contribute anything with sense and connection, then don't response at all. people should make their common sense put to work. hehe.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
Yeah, go girl!;) I do love commenting, especially when I post a response that I know I have given my best from others. I like it when they feel that they appreciate or maybe contradict to what I've said, I guess it's for the sake of the discussion to keep it from flowing and gathering more respondents. I take it as a challenge to give comments on maybe some of my posts, and my thread is my responsibility and it is my duty to defend what I've stated on my posts. I hope I did made myself clear here. I'm not against comments, I'm against to those irrelevant posting!;)
@nrnotrare (631)
• United States
26 Feb 07
Hello raijin.... Those are exactly the type of thing that should be reported. Not reporting the things that need to be is NOT following mylots policies. Tom
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
Hey tom.. Thanks for the reminder. Don't worry, I would surely do it now!;)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I have no problem with it, but like yourself, I think it should be relevant to the discussion I have done it, have tried to stick to the subject. Usually I have commented because the responder has said something that I find interesting and want then to know my feelings on it.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
That's very nice of you!;) I just thought that it would be more smoother if we give relevance to others' discussions.
@cuddleme01 (2727)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
it depends on the comment on responses. oftentimes i encounter good comments on other's responses, not a mere yes or no, or yup i agree. oftentimes it is back up by explanations. i am okay with this as it means more people respond to the post and it is more interactive that way. but when the comments are only a "yes" or "i agree" type, that's what i don't like. but we cannot stop people from doing this.i don't think they earn by commenting. they earn by responding to the post not to other people's responses. hey raijin, you are 1 post away to hitting the 1thousand mark. congratulations in advance.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
26 Feb 07
Thank you, cuddleme01. I think I have to throw up a party after these! LoL;) Good comments are I think more helpful, for the discussion and for adding up more information. But most of the times, I see nonsense comments which annoys me. Instead of giving up their views and helping, they just make discussions more confusing and misleading. I started this to make others realize that they have to consider what the discussion were all about..
• United States
27 Feb 07
I might comment on other people's replies BUT I also add my own reply to the OP I get annoyed when people add things that just don't belong. They're just trying to make money.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
sometimes i do this but not often. i did it today twice because it was really relevant to their discussion and backing up what the previous user said. i do post mostly my own responses. i don't know how earnings work as far as just adding comments goes. i don't care if people do that on my discussion as long as the comment is relevant to the previous response and to the discussion.
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@baileym11 (889)
• United States
26 Feb 07
You must post a lot for this to bother you. This kind of "crashing" doesn't bother me at all. It's not like mylot is something you would read like a book. If someone has 10 minutes to kill, he/she may go in a make a post or "crash" as you call it, then hop right back out. What is wrong with that?
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• United States
26 Feb 07
it doesn't really bother me, I don't read them anyway. My eyes just skim over to the real responses.
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• India
26 Feb 07
yes i am agree its really annoying...if it diverts from the topic....if it is all around the topic i really love to see that..it makes feel good..that someone is concentrating on your topic...and i dont like people crashing...u can make your own then why should you crash anothers topic..its not good in my view..
• Canada
26 Feb 07
I don;t like responses that say 'I agree' or 'I disagree' at any point... whether they are an orginal response or a response to someone else's post. I tend to rate those negatively, to be honest. there is no thought int them, and you can't tell if the person even READ the discussion. But, I do like thinking that Mylot is a place to discuss things, so I don't mind if there ends up being disucssion around someone elese's response.