Zero response to a disucssion

@dpk262006 (56558)
Delhi, India
March 1, 2007 12:43am CST
Did it ever happen with you that no one posted even a single response to your discussion. How did you feel at that point of time? I did not get even a single response for my two or three discussions (which I thought should have been responded). Shall I assume that the topics of discussions were useless or the topics were too trivial to post any response? I really felt disheartened and disappointed to see that no one thought it fit to reply to my discussions. I would like you to share your experiences, if any, with me and would like your advice on the matter.
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10 responses
• United States
2 Mar 07
I have alot of zero response questions - and I'm not sad because I want the points or money, but rather because I thought they were good discussion topics and surely someone would have something to add but I guess not. I'm not sure why - maybe it really isn't of interest to anyone but me or maybe the timing.. I do alot of posting late at night so maybe not many people see it and then it gets bumped down on the list by the time everyone is around responding to discussions. I don't know but I'm not going to let it bother me too much. I'll just keep posting and starting discussions and hopefully someone will want to discuss them with me. I also wanted to say that I respond to my 'friends' discussions first before anything else on this site. I also try REALLY hard to search for my friends who have zero responses or under 10 responses and add something to their discussion because I know how it feels to not have any participation. If I have time and I'm bored I will look for all postings with zero response and I will try to add something to those as well. I wish more people did it because I think it would help this site be more active and help more people with good discussions to stick around and take part in this site. I know that I do not start as many discussions as I use to because of the zero response reason. I fear being boring and knowing it when no one responds. *lol* I still love this site though!
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@dpk262006 (56558)
• Delhi, India
3 Mar 07
Thanks a lot for your illustrative and wornderful and fantastic response. It is really very heartening to know that you preferably give response to the discussions started by your friends. You by giving responses to your 'Friends' like me do a great service to mylot and great favour to friends like me also, who are new and do not get as many responses as do they expect. You are really a gracious and large hearted person. I wish more 'friends' should be like you and others should take a lesson from you.
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@maribel1218 (3085)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
I have zero responses too before when I was new and it make me feels sad all the way long but I kept on posting and gained some valuable friends and I let my discussion there for awhile. When I reached my 1 month and I knew some good sensible friends who are capable to answer some of my discussions I send a private message to them and the link of my discussion that has zero responses and ask them if it is ok to them to post in that discussion so I can select best response and resolve my discussion and that really helps me and now I have no zero responses for the moment. Hope this be of help my friend.
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@dpk262006 (56558)
• Delhi, India
2 Mar 07
Maribel, thanks very much for useful tips. I am thankful to you.
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@kagandahan (1327)
• Philippines
1 Mar 07
i have some discussions that has no response yet.it makes me feel sad not beacuse of the points but but because i want interaction,i want to know more,about the topic,and also about you...well,i just think that maybe the topic i chose to post wasn't relevant to others.i don't take too personal.i'll just post another intersting topic.
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@dpk262006 (56558)
• Delhi, India
2 Mar 07
KAGANDAHAN, Thanks very much for the encourging response. I have to learn tips from you how to post a meaningful discussion.
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@emarie (5451)
• United States
1 Mar 07
i think everyone has the same problem as well. i know some discussion went on for a month or so before someone decided to respond to it. i think i still have some discussions with no reponses. i mean, it doesn't bother me that much because most of them i was just trying to post discussions. it wasn't more of my pasionate ones like my smoking, gay rights, and religious ones which i feel really strongly about.
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@dpk262006 (56558)
• Delhi, India
2 Mar 07
Thanks.
@qouniq (1968)
• Malaysia
1 Mar 07
i have the same experience too...some of my posted topic did not get any response...and i feel a bit sad because nobody interested in my topic..but this is how i learn that peoples sometimes like to response a question topic.
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@dpk262006 (56558)
• Delhi, India
2 Mar 07
Thanks.
@marian_o9 (981)
• Australia
5 Mar 07
yes actually, ive had discussions that have gone unanswered in the past (especially when i was a newbie. However now ALL of my discussions get responses.. even silly ones! =P i guess this is just because i have many friends here on mylot. i always add friends who answer to my discussions, then i answer their discussions. this way, we keep answering each others' discussions, enjoy each others' knowledge, and earn money for it ! =) i hope i've helped ! take care n God bless.. happy postings !! =)
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@dpk262006 (56558)
• Delhi, India
5 Mar 07
Thanks for your response. I am thrilled and glad to read your response. I started this discussions few days ago and did not imagine at that time that sweet members like you will continue to give their responses, even it is an older discussion. I am thankful to all who post their replies including you. I keep getting responses, which are not only thoughtful but encouraging also. Every response makes me learn something. Thanks a ton for your remarkable response.
@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
5 Mar 07
I do not have many discussions and they all have some responses. I have heard others say the the ones you start when you first start will come back on you in the future, so not to worry, you may regret them being answered in the future!
@dpk262006 (56558)
• Delhi, India
5 Mar 07
You appear to be a lucky person that most of your discussions are answered. Thanks very much for your advice and response.
@tammyr (5955)
• Etowah, Tennessee
6 Mar 07
I only have a few and some have few, others more.
@dpk262006 (56558)
• Delhi, India
6 Mar 07
But I believe, your number of discussion may be limited, but they would have been remained quality discussions and would have been liked by your friends, so you keep on getting responses. Moreover, your reputation is '10' on mylot, that also shows that you must have got some qualities which have helped you to get level '10' rating.
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
5 Mar 07
You start your topic 5 days ago (not long time) and I see now you have no discussion with 0 response.....So you must feel better.Give to your discussion little time and you will see responses coming.You know why?Because even anyone else didn't response your friends soon or later will come.Just I hope you choose right friends that support each other.I had before discussions with no response but not anymore as I can remember(I think)!!!!
@dpk262006 (56558)
• Delhi, India
5 Mar 07
Aidonia, I am running short of words to convey my sincere 'thanks' to true and genuine friends like you. THANKS YOU sooooooooooooooo much for your highly encouraging and moral boosting response. As sugggested by you, I sincerely wish that I should choose 'caring friends', who will come to my rescue or who will contribute their reply, when no one else has given any reply to any of my discussions. I am really thrilled to read your response.(+) rated
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@joby_09 (498)
• Philippines
5 Mar 07
I guess most of us here has the same experience. No matter how worth discussing your topic is, it will just get buried along with the other new topics. It is really disappointing to know that your topic was ignored, but that's how mylot runs. Remember, we are 75000+ members here and still counting and most of the members are trying to post their own topic... Maybe the best thing that you can do is continuously monitor your topics and make a lot of friends. =)
@dpk262006 (56558)
• Delhi, India
5 Mar 07
Thanks very much for your response and suggestion.
@agrim94 (3811)
• India
21 Mar 11
Hi dpk, Everyone out here who has posted 25 to 30 discussion must have felt what you are talking about. I think there are always few discussions which no one replies to, either because no one liked the subject or no one knows anything about the discussion topic. I do have some discussions which no one replied to and i felt bad about it but then soon i realised this is how it is and everyone has few discussions which no one wanted to reply.