Do you prefer to read and receive quality responses in reply to your discussions

@dpk262006 (56760)
Delhi, India
May 8, 2007 11:11pm CST
What do you prefer when you start a discussion? Do you wish to read and receive some quality responses or you feel more happy when you see quantity of responses (i.e. total number of responses received). I mean to say what is more important to you quality of the responses received or their quantity. For me...I prefer to read and receive 'quality responses' the one which ignite me ...the one which have some sum and substance and give me a satisfying feeling. For example I would prefer to have 5 quality responses in reply to my discussion, instead of receiving 50 responses, which are mere one liner or two liners. I would like you to share your views on this. Thanks
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
9 May 07
well, i appreciate all kinds of responses, except the offputting YES and NO stuff. i feel, a oneliner could be interesting if it's framed that way. it could be a pun or a punchline that says a lot without actually putting it in words. however, such cases are seldom and we get to come across it rarely. now comes the choice between quantity and quality. as you know, i would go for QUALITY no matter what. quality responses invigorate me and make me feel so much elevated. i get to know so many things and no denial that my command over the language gets better. now, if i can talk something off the track, i have always found your thoughts to be so enriching, i really mean it. i know , mere 1-2 liners put you off just the way they do to me. thanx deepak. PS: what about having 50 responses and all quality ones ??
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
11 May 07
I agree with you that ...sometimes even 'one liner' could be a punch line and a very interesting answer or say remarks...but those are few. So U are like me...no compromise on quality....because I also feel a quality response gives you a much needed satisfaction and it tells you how serious, sincere and caring is the other person in putting her/his efforts for a quality response. I always rate very highly to all those who post quality response...and I think they always do it to my discussions, atleast.....otherwise...they do not respond at all. You got it absolutely right....1-2 lines puts me off. Though I still appreciate the efforts of the writer who even writes 1-2 lines. Dear, pl. do not ask me this question...50 responses and all quality responses...? (Mujhe sapney mat dikhaoo..!) I am not so lucky ...that I will receive 50 quality responses in response to my discussion....tumaharey discussion ke sath aisa ho sakta hai...) I have less number of friends here on mylot...who post quality responses....but I appreciate all of them...even if their number is less than 10 I eagerly wait to read their responses...because I know...if they are going to respond...they will come out something substantial and useful and meaningful thoughts. And Of course you are number SECOND in that list of my friends....pl. donot ask who is number one...LOL? I think you have understood me very nicely what I prefer ....and what I donot... Thanks a lot for such a caring and wonderful friend...who always encourages me.....more than my expectations. deepak
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
18 May 07
hi deepak, my discussions hardly fetch more responses but i get quality responses from my friends and other users and is quite satisfied with it. at the end of the day it matters the most, doesn't it!!
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
21 May 07
Yes, meaningful and quality responses, irrespective of number of responses, matter most than anything else. I am lucky to have some very intelligent, experienced and wise friends like you...who will always come out with superb responses. deepak
@vani24 (783)
• India
11 May 07
Yes , infact me too deepak, I appreciate such responses where in some people suggest some better ways and help us to innovate our thoughts to make our discussions much more intertactive ...i really love to read such responses , the count doesn't really matter to me at all...Thank you so mucn for asking about this....Hope to see you with much more lively discussions and have a nice day...:) Vani.
@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
11 May 07
Vani, you see when I read quality responses from my friends...it gives me a great sense of fullfilment and satisfaction. How a members weaves her thread to make a meaningful and interesting reply...I believe, it is an art....and I am very lucky in that respect...here on mylot...I have some few very good friends (including U) who would always come out with a quality response and I love reading and understanding them and I always thank them profusely for their sincere efforts in putting up a quality response. I too try to do justice with the discussions of my friends and try to post a meaningful and interesting response. ...I leave it for my friends to judge...whether my responses could be considered as quality responses (all responses cannot be...I am sure..but majority of them...should be ...in that category). Thanks for sharing your views. Deepak
@vani24 (783)
• India
12 May 07
Hope to see , much more good interesting discussions from your side... My wishes are always there with you Deepak...Good effort and keep going ... All the best in your endeavours.... Good Luck... Vani.
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
14 May 07
Thanks for your wishes and compliments...I try to put up meaningful and interesting discussions and with the support of dear friends like you..I hope the discussions become more and more lively and interesting. deepak
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
9 May 07
While appreciating all responses I get, i have a very soft corner for quality responses from anybody. I generally dont go behind the number of responses and i have come across members, who wait to answer responses. Cos, when you answer, your discussion comes up again and there is a better tendency for others to see it and post reponses again. I generally dont wait and i answer all my responses (if i have something to say) as and when I receive the response. But it might get delayed due to the fact that i am not working on myLot for long times and i dont log on a daily basis. I rate all responses very carefully and rarely rate some as negative if i really really dont like the answer or if it is a one word answer. Cos one word answers are not "discussion material" in my view. Also, i dont respond to discussions if i dont have any special thing in my mind to share with regard to that discussion. I never give one line / one word answers cos i understand, everybody else, just like myself, will not like to read such responses.
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
11 May 07
Yes, you think on my lines. I am of the opinion either I should post a quality response or no response at all. I do not prefer posting one word answers. You see...I feel very satifisfied and it gives me great pleasure to read quality responses. Because I believe a person who is posting a quality response must be a very mature, experienced,caring and considerate person. You will agree that for writing a qaulity response...you require more efforts than posting a one liner. And those who put their sincere efforts in replying to my discussions.... I rate them very highly and always feel obliged for their gestures. Thanks for your quality response....which I was expecting from a dear friend like you. (+) rated. deepak
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
11 May 07
Oh, thanks Deepak. we as humans, love to get appreciated you know (LOL). Have a nice day and take care.
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
11 May 07
So I could make you happy....! It is my pleasure. Appreciation makes us going better and better. deepak
• United States
21 May 07
I would really like to receive both, however sometimes that just does not happen, so I really would like well thought out responses more than anything. After all, if you are going to take the time to read my post, please take the time to respond, and with something that relates.
@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
21 May 07
I agree that a reply should relate to the discussion and you are right when you say if somebody has to time to read the discussion, he/she should have time to post a meaningful reply. Thanks very much for your views. deepak
• United States
21 May 07
I would definitely like to have more quality responses the more quantity responses especially when the response are really not saying anything. I think the responses should contribute to the discussion, the person who began the discussion and the people who are responding to the discussion. Nice discussion choice.
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
21 May 07
Very Good answer. You appear somewhat like me, who believes in quality rather than number of responses received. Thanks very much for sharing your views and liking the discussions. deepak
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
10 May 07
I agree with you there dpk. I prefer quality posts as opposed to one line answers, especially if I'm asking a question and need an answer to it. I don't mind if only 5 people respond to my questions, as long as they have taken time out to answer it and have been thorough in there response. I on the odd occasion have given one line responses because sometimes the discussions warrant it.
@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
14 May 07
Nice to see that there are dear friends who completely endorse my views. I fully agree with your thoughts. Thanks for sharing your views. deepak
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
10 May 07
The quality of the answers is dependent of the quality of the discussion. If i ask something interesting, what provokes thoughts- i will be glad to get not so much, but really good replies. If i ask for example do you like coffee- it`s elementary discussion, very easy and there will be many answers, because everybody can say yes or no with some words. You can check my discussion and see what of them are prevalent:-) But we cant be serious and deep all the time, we need some blabla just to relax:-)
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
14 May 07
Magica....Yes, quality of answers will depend upon quality of discussions, but choice of liking a discussions differs amongst the members. YOu and I may be liking a discussions....but someone may not give it much importance. Yes, if the disucussion is seemingly elementary eg liking 'choice of likig coffee or not'...it is difficult to receive a quality response. But...I have started some discussions which appear to be very simple....but some of my friends responded so beautifully to those discussions....that I was spell-bound and positively stunned to see their replies. Some of my friends here are real gems...they would always come out with quality response...irrespective of the type of discussion (otherwise they do not put up a response). Thanks very much for your meaningful and thoughful reply. deepak
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
9 May 07
I prefer to receive a few quality responses than a bunch of one or two word oddball replies. I don't mind if they are only one or two lines. Heck, sometimes all I can come up with is a line or two. But I like it when the couple of lines are from the heart of the person responding, instead of an automatic meaningless reply.
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
14 May 07
So, in nutshell you definitely like to receive and read quality responses, having some meaning in that. Thanks for your response. deepak
@whyaskq (7531)
• Singapore
9 May 07
I would prefer to have a balance, both quality responses and reasonable number of responses. I consider my discussion topic a success only if there is a reasonable amount of quality responses. It is ideal if all respond with quality, but myLot is a community of many different people with differing opinions and thinking. It is not an institution where only the creme of the crop should respond. I am happy if there are members who are kind enough to drop by and share their views. Some one-liners or two liners do reflect quality sense in their response. Hence, I do not write them off.
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@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
11 May 07
You are a genius and you must be Professor in any Institute of Repute. Write so beautifully...I feel shell-shocked. I appreciate everyone's efforts who replies to my discussions....but you would agree that quality response gives you more satisfaction and enjoyment than other responses. thanks very much. deepak
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@roque20 (518)
• Philippines
9 May 07
I think i would love to see both quality and quantity responses because its nice to know that they have also idea about your topic and they respond to your discussions whether they agree to my discussion or not as long they affort to respond to my discussion.
@shinjiao (1464)
• China
9 May 07
Yes,quantity is also important.Quantity means someone concentrating on my discussion.Whether someone agree or disagree my opinion,their attention is nice.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
9 May 07
I am very much like you. I prefer to recieve quality responses to my posts, then quantity responses. The whole target of opening a post to me, is to read peoples vies and point of views. I did notice that usually when a person answers in one line, it is a yes or no answer, and i less care about this response, i rather hear why and what is the reason for this response.
@dpk262006 (56760)
• Delhi, India
11 May 07
I know you are like me...that's why we are friends here. Thanks for your response.
@easyzheng (666)
• China
11 May 07
Certainly I would prefer to get quality responses to my discussions if my discussions are of good quality as well. If I raise a question, I would sincerely expect helpful answers that can help me out. But sometimes I knew my discussion was not that hight in quality that I didn't expect that it deserved very high quality replies.:)
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@sallyxu126 (1185)
• China
11 May 07
maybe I perfer both . or I would like to say if anyone give his reply to my post ,no matter how many words he write, I will feel good . but I hate that response without any meanings and that no relationship to my post . so I mean I like the reply with scinety no matter how many words it have.
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@eunixia (387)
• Philippines
9 May 07
Hi dpk262006, I prefer receiving quality responses, like what you've wanted. I automatically rate them as soonest as it's really relevant with my discussion. Sometimes, I feel sorry when I received one liner only. it's me, eunixia
@mari123 (1862)
• China
9 May 07
first i like to see a quantity of responses,because it means my discussion subject is interesting in people.but when i read the response,discover many responses are useless and simple to me,have no valueble to read,so i think i should read and receive many quality responses.
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• Canada
9 May 07
I would prefer that people actually read my discussion and reply properly... I once started a discussion under Sheryl Crow asking people what their fav sheryl crow song is and people were reply what their fav song completely is... That wasn't what I asked and obviously they only read the subject line... although the discussions with no replies I wouldnt mind people placing just one liners
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@shinjiao (1464)
• China
9 May 07
Sure,I prefer to read and receive quality responses in reply to my discussions.I started a discussion in the BBS of my university.The discussion is about the foreign brands.I expressed my own opinion to the foreign brands and I received lots of high-quality reponses.Although someone's opinion is quite different from mine,I was glad to read these reponses.The high-quality made me see the discussion with a new view.That's helpful and useful.
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@tholitz (1127)
• Philippines
9 May 07
It would really be nice to receive good and great quality responses to our discussion. But I will also loved to see how many people had read and participated in the discussion I have started. But I'm against to those one liner who have just responded without fully reading the whole part of the discussion. It's annoying to read their responses which are very irrelevant and way out of the topic.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
9 May 07
I like to receive at least some quality responses. This indicates that my discussion was of interest to some people. I do understand that a topic I have started may not not be of suitable interest, & a person may only have a 2 line response to make to out.
@Ismavis (79)
• United States
9 May 07
I like it when it gets varied response with a number of view points and no just 20 people reiterating what one poster said in some shape or form. If I don't get that sort of feedback, I don't think I proposed a valid discussion question and would try to form a better question next time.
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