what? who? where?

United States
October 17, 2007 12:58pm CST
Lately I seem to be be seeing more and more discussions where an opinion is asked for but the subject is not mentioned in the topic. It can be a movie or a TV Show or something similar which is opened under the interest which is the name of what the discussion is about. As I get my new discussions in my email from the notifications I cannot see what the topic of interest is so I have to find the discussion by various other means just to see what the heck they are referring to...then after all that wasted time it is something I do not know anything about!! So now if I cannot see in the actual discussion what the hell they are talking about I just delete it. Have any of you noticed this? Do you find it annoying? Perhaps I am asking too much of the discussion originators to post the subject and not just omit it because it is the name of the topic?
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11 responses
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
17 Oct 07
I noticed this a few times but like you I just delete I actually never even bothered searching for it to be honest
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• United States
17 Oct 07
I don't anymore!
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
18 Oct 07
I must admit that I do that sometimes if I have put it under the category... I just assume people will have checked that. I'll have to start being more careful and making sure people know what I'm talking about! Though I must admit it is sometimes funny to get those way-off-base responses! =p *puts on serious face* Errm... yes, thank you for bringing this important matter to the attention of the mylot community! I apologize since I have obviously been a perpetrator of this type of thing myself, and promise to be more specific in the future!
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• United States
18 Oct 07
I was not referring to you in particular but thanks for your response.
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
18 Oct 07
I didn't think you were referring to me in particular, my ego isn't that big. I just never thought about this until your discussion, and then I realized there have been a few times that I've had people come on my discussions and go "What is this about?" because I hadn't mentioned the title of the movie or something in my post, even though I put it in that category. Hence the apology and promise to do better. *giggles*
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@plumwish07 (4059)
• Indonesia
18 Oct 07
:) i think you're reasonable. it will better if the title of topic discussion already mention the content of details. it will be easier to us to think is the discussion interesting enough or not
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• United States
18 Oct 07
You are correct...both times...LOL. Thanks
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
18 Oct 07
yes I noticed that and also noticed one liners that want your opinon but have to go to the persons post to find out what is is about then respond if I can but it is annoying then I hold my breath in hopes it dont get deleted . hugs
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@GardenGerty (130079)
• United States
17 Oct 07
I am right with you on that. Of course I watch almost no television, so I am not much help anyway. The discussion needs to state what it is about, and the person starting this should realize that just that little courtesy would first of all lengthen the discussion and then secondly it would attract more responses. That would help to put those said discussions into the more quality bracket. Think we will impress anyone with this desire? Not hardly, but we can wish.
18 Oct 07
I try to give a hint in my headings hun :-) but you are right, there are a lot of these on here lately. I spend a lot of time trawling through trying a lot of discussions that seem to make little sense.
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• United States
18 Oct 07
It does even have to be in the heading just somewhere in the contents of the post. I know you are not guilty of doing this
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Funny you should mention this heather. Just this past evening the very same thought went through my mind. And it was not even from a "newbie". I read and reread the post, and thought, what was the reason for this and what are you wanting from us in a way of a response? I have deleted more discussions lately than I usually do b/c I simply can't answer them and don't want to sound irritated or offensive by stating "what do you want me to say here". I'm glad you brought this topic up, it is very needed :)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Thank You. I have another one that irritates the heck out of me which I'm going to post later.
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@plumwish07 (4059)
• Indonesia
18 Oct 07
:) i think you're reasonable. it will better if the title of topic discussion already mention the content of details. it will be easier to us to think is the discussion interesting enough or not
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@azimsay (545)
• India
18 Oct 07
Yes I am also thinking all those things there will be subjects to give a sujeton and discuse the point.It is difficult to write.
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@kishthedude (1321)
• India
18 Oct 07
its really bugging a lot of people
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@speedy1279 (2667)
• United States
2 Nov 07
I know exactly what you mean. When I was new I had the bad habit of not including the tv show in the title and I would get these way of base responses. It drove me nuts until I realized why I was getting them. So now if I start a discussion about a tv show, book, or music. I always put the name of it in the title as well. I wish more people would do this. Because it is frustrating when you get discussions in your email and you have no clue what they are talking about.