Wouldn't it be nice

@crazy1 (480)
New Zealand
June 22, 2007 3:08pm CST
There seems to be very few discussions worth responding to these days, wouldn't it be nice to see some really thought provoking discussions for a change nstead of the usual, 'do you like long or short fingernails.' or 'do you over your hand while entering your pin.' IMHO, there's a lot more interesting toics out there to discuss than things like this, things like world events. Maybe something to get peoples braincells working instead of sleeping would be nice for a change. Almost 98,000 members here now, and possibly 2 or 3 discussions worth replying too. Have people run out of idea's for a good thought provoking duiscussion,? if so, why post a discussion such as those mentioned.?
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8 responses
• Singapore
23 Jun 07
I guess it is appropriate for me to take offence since you are obviously referring to me. You need to seriously consider the motivation of people at myLot. Only the very rare minority is here to talk about BIG things like WORLD EVENTS. I don't really know what you think a discussion worth responding looks like. Iraq war? Presidential election? Global warming? Cancer research? AIDS? Company takeovers? Abortion? Revolution? Education systems? Gays and Lesbians? Euthanasia? Paris Hilton kissing her dog? Harry Potter celebrates his birthday? I have no idea what is important to you. But I have a suggestion for you. Go ahead and post those topics you think are important enough for your attention. This way, you will be able to find those people who are "your kind". Then go ahead and make friends with them - you have your clique. You can then make merry with your friends and discuss world-shattering issues with them. Have a care when you accuse people of posting discussions not worth responding to. That wasn't too friendly.
@crazy1 (480)
• New Zealand
23 Jun 07
The discussions I used were examples only. IMO there are more thought provoking idea's for really thought provoking discussions than a lot of the discussions currently on the front pages. Try Brokentia's link in this discussion and see if that gets you really thinking or not, I suspect it might, even if you don't reply. In my opinion we could use more discussions like that here, but then maybe people here don't like that sort of discussion because they do have to think, and not just make an automated answer to a discussion. As an after thought, there are about 98,000 members here at present, out of those, how many actually actively participate in the discussions,? 5% maybe 10% tops. Is that not an indication they don't find any discussions worth responding too.? There's also the other problem, if you're a new or unknown member, you get very few responses to a discussion you start. As mentioned, your topic and another were used merely as examples, nothing more, nothing less, if you prefer to take offence, then so be it, maybe you don't like taking part in a good thought provoking discussion, I thought you did.
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• Singapore
23 Jun 07
Go ahead and kiss her feet then. Brokentia is a cool friend of mine and she's a darling. :D FYI, her discussion falls under the category of hypothetical questions. Go check out winterose. I think she quite favors this category. There are other reasons why a large percentage of myLotters is not active here. Enough discussions have been posted so if you surf around, you will read them for yourself. Or sooner or later, the reasons will come to you. As for new members finding it hard to get replies, the reason is quite obvious. There are so many discussions out there. Let's say there is a conservative 1000 discussions everyday. Say you are one of those active ones who log in everyday. Tell me if you will read 1000 discussions - not reply, just read. Will you? So what is the chance that you will see this new discussion from a non-friend? Very low, I am afraid. And not all myLotters log in everyday. Not many have time to even preview 100 discussions. But this is not really an obstacle. It is so easy to make friends here as long as you are willing to put in the effort. It is only hard for armchair critics who are only willing to post discussions and moan about no responses after that when they can't even be bothered to reach out to people in the first place. Once again, have a care when you put words into others' mouth. That wasn't too friendly as well.
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@crazy1 (480)
• New Zealand
26 Jun 07
Brokentia is also a friend of mine, and I aggree, a good person, but this discussion wasn't started as a discussion on who we like or dislike here, I started it because there seems to be a lot of discussions that although well worded and good for those whose english may not be so good to learn from by reading and improving their reading skills, the responses take little or no thought. If for instance I asked if people would spend $1000.00 at a hairdressers getting their hair done, the response would likely be a simple yes/no answer, no real thought processes required. As to the rest of your comments,I, like many others here have a life away from their computer, as I'm sure you do. It would therefore be impossible to go through every discussion her and decide wether it was worthy of a response. I started this discussion because I feel there are better things to discuss than would you spend $1000.00 at the hairdressers for a new hair do or not, no offence was intended to other members here. I also appreciate a lot of people like discussions like that, this is just my opinions, something I believe we're all entitled to voice.
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@brokentia (10395)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Hey there Crazy1! :) It has been a while but I am still around. Still trying to deal with issues but I thought I would also respond to your discussion. I understand what you are saying. But some of these discussions are really thought provoking to some people. Maybe someone never thought about putting their hand over the other when entering their pin number. Maybe the conversation could make a person that bites his or her nails think about it and try to break the habit. :) I guess what I am saying it, even though one may not find a discussion of real interest, another might. Especially those just learning English and these small conversations is all they are able to do but it still helps them to further their learning. I have not been posting discussions lately...I can't tell you the last time I did post one because I have been dealing with so much, when I come on myLot, I am mostly reading than anything else. But I did start a discussion today. I thought it was thought provoking...but another might think that it is not. While some might think it is too thought provoking. And since it has been 4 hours since I started the discussion and I only have 7 responses...maybe it is too hard. :)
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@crazy1 (480)
• New Zealand
23 Jun 07
Your last discussion has really got me thinking tia, I'm still stuck for a good response for it. It'd be good to see more like it here. BTW, I hope some of those problems you're having are coming to a positive end.
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• United States
23 Jun 07
That discussion has me thinking, & I'll respond to it when I actually have something good to respond with. BRAIN STRAIN! Try saying THAT a few times without laughing.
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@crazy1 (480)
• New Zealand
23 Jun 07
I'll stick with the laughing krazy, it's got to be good for us all/
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• United States
26 Jun 07
I don't really like topics like these...I can find topics of interest just fine, really. There is no need to start discussions like these directing your annoyance at real topics from other myLot members. If you think there aren't any thought provoking discussions, well then start them. Take action. Maybe it's just a pet peeve of mine, but it rubs the wrong way when people complain over something they could easily start doing themselves. This isn't so thought provoking either, you know.
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@crazy1 (480)
• New Zealand
26 Jun 07
Are you saying that you find discussions like 'would you pay $1000.00 for a new hair do exciting.? Sure, there are some interesting discussions out there, but for someone like me who has little online time, it can get time consuming, and time is something I don't have a lot of when I get online. I tend not to put in so much effort looking these days, because the discussions I o look in seem to have people posting in them with bad attitudes, which I find off putting to say the least.
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• United States
26 Jun 07
No, I do not. I like questions that require me to put more than one-liners. The difference is that you don't see me going around complaining about actual myLot discussions, pretty much implying certain members. Why not make a suggestive question for your issue? Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean the 100+ people who replied don't. Again, I have no problems finding topics that interest me. Like you said, there are 98,000 members here and if you have a problem with 98,000 people's discussions...well, maybe the problem is you. It's really not fair to pick on other members, especially not when your discussions aren't that thought provoking to begin with, either. Some advice...evaluate yourself before you do someone else. If your discussions aren't about world events, you really have no room to knock someone else down for not discussing things that you aren't doing either. Simple concept, really.
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@crazy1 (480)
• New Zealand
27 Jun 07
I think the evaluate yourself goes both ways here, it seems yours could take a little improvement on the attitude side towards people. If you think peoples idea's need improvement, try wording it in a positive way, that way you won't get their backs up. By the way, last time I checked, there was a thing called freedom of speech were people might voice their opinions, good or bad. I've tried to make a constructive critisism in the limited online time I have, please try to live with it.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I actually like posting to those because their easy to answer even though sometimes i have skipped a few because I didn't think they were worth answering. There are quite a few good discussions on here but I suppose it depends if they are on your friends list. I suppose its a matter of really looking around and searching your interests possibly or adding a few friends on your list because they write good discussions.
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@crazy1 (480)
• New Zealand
23 Jun 07
You prefer not to think hard about a good response to a discussion.? I feel good discussions that get us really thinking are a lot better, as they do just that, make us really think, therefore the make us use our brains and save them from rusting up on us.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
23 Jun 07
No not all the time. A discussion is a discussion whether its thought provoking or not. I will answer because they are there to answer and at times will not just because I can't be bothered or because I have already answered it several times before :)
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• United States
23 Jun 07
It seems that the rogue moderator is back. Discussions worth responding to that are indeed guideline-complaint are vanishing again, but discussions that blatantly break the MyLot guidelines are still lingering days after I had reported them.
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@crazy1 (480)
• New Zealand
23 Jun 07
We're doomed, doomed I tell you, doomed to a life of no thinking of good responses to good discussions. lol
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• United States
24 Jun 07
So far, I have been lucky, but it seems that one of our friends, & a few others, have lost discussions that were guidelines-compliant.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
It sure would be nice. It seems like it takes longer to find a worthy topic and I have only been here a few months! I can only imagine how much worse it will get.
@crazy1 (480)
• New Zealand
23 Jun 07
Heres hoping for a few more good discussions ehhh.
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@petspets (476)
• Antarctica
23 Jun 07
To keep the discussion wheel turning, to earn some money out of them and to keep myLot moderators busy and also drive them 'crazy' are some of the reasons that come to my mind. You are a thought-provoking chap, crazy.;)
@crazy1 (480)
• New Zealand
23 Jun 07
Me thought provoking,? I don't think so, I just like and interesting discussion with people when I can get them.
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• United States
28 Jun 07
OK..why did not Popeye eat the spinach before he got into trouble?