Discussions with no responses

Philippines
May 10, 2008 5:52am CST
I make it a point to respond to discussions with no responses. I guess I am just a softie and I feel that a lonely discussion deserves a closer look and a response might encourage the one who started it to do more and make more effort at mylot. what do you do when you see one with no responses, do you move away fast?
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@neildc (17246)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
10 May 08
i also try to response to discussions with empty response. you are right, that starter might encourage him to do more and stay in mylot... you know very well that some members, not only here in mylot, that they are only good and active in the beginning and lost their interest, once they noticed that they are not being noticed...
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• Philippines
11 May 08
I made it a habit of checking out the discussions without responses and realized that one reason that there were no responses was because it was freshly made like, 1 minute ago or even less. Then I began to look at those which are older and there are a number of those. Maybe if we make it a point of giving our thoughts to those without responses these posts would disappear. Everything would have at least one response. Just a thought.
@ajaygupta (168)
• India
10 May 08
i look for subjects i can discuss with more efficiency and confidence. by the way i,ve some discu.......... with no response yet, may be u should have look and respond to and provide a lot more tempo to me. thanx
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• Philippines
11 May 08
That is a good way to do it. I also have something that I kind of follow when making discussions. I first respond to those who respond to my discussions then I look for discussions from my friends and when I am done with that I look for discussions with no responses and take a look at those that I can respond to intelligently. If I have nothing to contribute then it can be a problem.
@yogeshdhusa (2236)
• India
10 May 08
Hi, thats so nice about you, i know - i feel bad when i see 0 responses on my discussion. Even i will start doing the same. I will also response those discussion.. except my discussion lol.. enjoy :) and one more thing "you are a good person - your heart is beautiful"
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• Philippines
11 May 08
Thank you for saying so. I try and do my little share in encouraging those who might otherwise feel alone and unnoticed.
@ellie333 (21018)
10 May 08
I try to as well, somedays though I have to spend time playing catch up in answering friends discussions and responding to responses I have received, but I feel it is important to encourage and if it is one I feel I can give some input to I will respond. Also once a discussion has a response it is more likely to receive more eh! Ellie :D
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• Philippines
11 May 08
You have absolutely hit something good there. I feel like that too and when I make my response it is also to encourage the one who originated the post and maybe help him/her along and be more confident.
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@obidan (367)
• Romania
10 May 08
I have quite a lot of discussions with no response because yesterday it was madness in the ,,life'' interest. I however got some responses and now i think I only have about 3-4 discussions with no responses. I'm always glad to respond in a discussion whether it has 0 responses or 30 , but I don't respond just for the sake of it, so I just respond if I feel like I can provide information or communicate something of interest to people. :D
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• Philippines
11 May 08
I do that too when I see some discussion that is interesting to me and I feel like putting my two cent's worth. Sometimes I do feel like joining a discussion when it is all alone.
@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
10 May 08
Well that's good at least you makes the person feel good about it. Sometimes it makes us sad seeing that we have a discussion that is zero response but I think everybody does have one. I include myself having a discussion with no response .
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• Philippines
11 May 08
You're right, we all might have one or two without responses. My very first post never had any response, not once and it is sitting alone in some dark box where they put the posts without responses.
• China
12 May 08
Yeah,my friend ,your advice is very good.If i find a discussion with no responses,and if it is not boring and idle ,i will not move away at once.Maybe just for my a response to his discussion,he can continue and provide his wonderful story for our mylot.
• Philippines
12 May 08
It is true that some treasure might lay hidden in some discussion which has not garnered any responses and responding to one might open a whole new vista which has lain hidden and undiscovered.
• Pakistan
11 May 08
Well, I tend to reply to most of my friends rather than going anywhere else here. I am better off with friends since I don't have a fast internet and I can't help going anywhere else but if I have any free time I go to new user discussions or the discussions with no reply.
• Philippines
12 May 08
If I find some discussions that my friends start which have no responses then I take a look at that first. And I try to give an even amount of attention to all in my friend's list.
@Fishmomma (11380)
• United States
11 May 08
I sure do look at no response, as know how it feels to write a great discussion and get zero responses. I have one right now about Brian Williams, who is a newsman on NBC. Many times my best articles end up being the ones I have the most trouble getting any response.
• Philippines
12 May 08
I wonder about that too. I chose my first discussion to be about something that I absolutely care about and took great pains to be as thoughtful as I could. Result, no response. :) Your response has shown me I am not alone.
• United States
11 May 08
I go and look at the discussions with no responses. If they intregue me and I feel that I have something to offer, I'll respond. I don't see any reason not to. There are discussions I won't respond to. Ones where the english is very poorly written and I can't really understand what is being said. Or things that just don't interest me. Otherwise, I try to answer completley and honestly to the discussions I come across, whether someone has responded before me or not.
• Philippines
12 May 08
I think it will be a good idea for me to really take care of the discussions without responses and take a long, hard look and see if I can find something that I can add to the discussion. Everyone has responded positively and have their own methods and means of dealing with the question.
@chiyosan (30197)
• Philippines
11 May 08
right!!! i do this too. :) i think those with responses already need not be responded to (unless i need to answer them ) hehe :)
• Philippines
12 May 08
Perfectly put!! Should I have to add to that? I don't think so.
@bellaofchaos (11542)
• United States
11 May 08
It all depends on the topic if I have nothing to offer I'd rather not respond just for the sake of responding, but if it's something of interest to me then I whole heartedly respond to it. LOL!! Have a nice one.
• Philippines
12 May 08
It is true that one needs to have a reason for responding and maybe this is one big reason why some discussions have no responses, maybe it is not interesting enough. I know that one discussion I made on meditation has not had any response. I should learn from that.
@jesbellaine (4140)
• Philippines
10 May 08
I do that as well but I would have to admit that there are discussions that I will not put any response because the discussion doesn't have any thought. So, if the discussion is good and if I can relate to it, I will put a response to it.
• Philippines
12 May 08
I guess it is too much to ask if the discussion has little or no thought. One would surely respond to a discussion where there is room for moving about idea-wise.
@tammyr (5950)
• Etowah, Tennessee
10 May 08
I prefer threads with less responses as we are suppose to read what has been posted before us. It takes less time to respond to something with no responses. I also know that those threads are not earning any money until they get a response, so I am helping the OP by giving it a response.
• Philippines
12 May 08
I think that you may have hit on something very important and you should be congratulated on your intentions. A second glance on a discussion with no responses might open up new insights that we never saw before.
• India
10 May 08
i actually dont look at the number of responses. if i feel i shud comment on that one then i ll do it. in my opinion, the quqlity of t discussion is what matters t most. silly discussions wont get responded
• Philippines
12 May 08
The thing that I like abou mylot is that the more I come in to look around, the more I find that I like and I come away quite satisfied. Still, I do look at those discussions without responses and try to see why they are the way they are and if I can give an advice or a nudge of encouragement then that is what I will do .
@Adelida2233 (1005)
• United States
10 May 08
I also look at the discussions with no responses and try to answer some of them. I don't usually look at them until I've been on here a while and have checked out everything. There is usually a lull between about 6:30-8pm here(east coast) for dinner time, so I look at the ones with no discussions then because the new discussions are fewer and father between.
• Philippines
12 May 08
This is also the way that I do things, I check out the resonses to my discussions and answer each one so they know that I read each response carefully. When everything is done and I have completed my tasks then I go to those without responses and try to be as relevant as I can. Cheers!!!
@wooitsmolly (3613)
• United States
10 May 08
I prefer to respond to discussions with no responses because that means I will be the first answer on the front page! Ahaha I am selfish like that! I don't really like responding to discussions that already have a bunch of answers because I feel like no one will read mine anyway, and it is kind of a waste. That is, unless I really feel the need to have my say on the topic.
• Philippines
11 May 08
Haha. I like your kind of selfish. There is a system to your "madness" (joke) and I appreciate the fresh outlook on posting and responding. Don't worry, even if others will not read your post, I definitely will. Cheers!!
@paid2write (5201)
10 May 08
I do look at discussions with no responses and I will post on some of them. I will post if it is a newbie asking for information and I will post if it is an interesting or unusual topic. Sadly there are so many I can't respond to because they have not started the discussion in a way that I can reply to. Just posting a brief statement or asking a question in five words does not allow a good response. If I feel I can't give a reasonable response I will have to ignore it.
• Philippines
11 May 08
I too, feel that I should say something reasonable and helpful and maybe it would spur some discussion. Your observation that there are other discussions that you could not respond to is very reasonable and we cannot be expected to say something we don't rightly believe in just to make a response.