Do you follow up with your posts?

United States
May 16, 2008 10:20pm CST
I don't mean do you just answer them and move on, because this isn't a yes/no forum. But do you follow up if you've asked a poignant question. I've only been here a month but I plan to follow up with every one that needs it. I like to tie up loose ends so I feel like I've accomplished something. So if you've replied to one of my ideas or posts then I'll most likely follow up with you on how its going. Sure we are creating friends but in a way we should be creating things to think about and discuss with others down the line.
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@lkbooi (16075)
• Malaysia
17 May 08
I always try my best to follow up every post I have received after I have created a new discussion. Occasionally I would like to check back the recent discussions I have responded and to add some comments if necessary. Let say if I were so lucky that to receive many posts after starting a new discussion and couldn’t reply all of them in the same day, I would then answer them during my leisure later. I am afraid and feel sorry that sometimes the replies I have given might not hit the right nail on the head. Anyhow I don’t start any new discussion if I am rather busy as I always worry I don’t have sufficient time to take care of every post received. I find it is lots of fun if I have spare time to chat with the responders in certain topics of common interest. Happy posting and have a nice day.
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• United States
17 May 08
I always look back and add comments to replies, its not because I want to get the last word in either. I feel it's my responsibility to follow up. Happy posting to you.
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@lkbooi (16075)
• Malaysia
17 May 08
Yep, a responsible person often feels uneasy if he didn’t follow up his post. So it is nice to respond to your discussion. Hehe... I could enjoy reading the comment added to my response. Besides the “yes, no, thanks for your response”, whatever comments are welcome.
@helsin (57)
• United States
17 May 08
I try to as much as I can becuase I want their feedback
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• United States
17 May 08
I think you and GodOfTheSurf live down the street from one another. Feedback is good, even if you can't see the person giving it, words are words.
• United States
17 May 08
Yes, I generally follow up with all my responses on the discussions that I start. However, if I am getting a ton of responses and most of them are the same, I will respond when I read something different or have something to add to the discussion. I also won't answer posts that have really short replies that don't give me enough information. And, I also won't respond to posts that are provocative or show signs of hate speech. But, that's very few of the responses that I've ever gotten. I have responded, I would say, to about 90% of the people who have posted in my discussions.
• United States
17 May 08
I respond to everybody, even the critics, they're fans too, they just don't know it yet.
• Philippines
17 May 08
i do. such a great thing to know how people respond. gday!
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• United States
17 May 08
True, so true. After a while you will get into a rhythm post and replying but its also fun to keep the conversation alive by following up with that person.
@taface412 (3175)
• United States
17 May 08
Hey gitfiddleplayer, I do follow-up on mine as much as I can for various reasons. Sometimes it is because I am posting a discussion that may have to do with my life, or a friend's or even a character I would like to have some feedback on certain subjects. Plus, like you said it also encourages deep conversations and insights into further topics of interests. I have to admit I have become quite addicted to this site and I know starting next week I have to start setting limits as to how long and often I am on here....ugh. I used to be addicted to Myspace....but the paying you thing drew me to here.... Plus, sometimes we do not fully get the point across or someone's response sparks another deep thought you forgot. Happy writing.
• United States
18 May 08
I think "myspace" is a "look at me" page, no offense to those who have it, but I think myLot is a conversation page. I can talk to someone here and it will be real, if its not it won't last past the post and reply stage.
@taface412 (3175)
• United States
18 May 08
this is true, but I have fun on myspace. I have met some very intersting people through my favorite bands fan site on there and even reconnected with friends from h.s. and college. And the other kinds of people on there I can weed out fast. Plus, it gives us somehting to laugh about at work. But their customer service is quite superb compared to here....which is ironic b/c as you said this is more for serious conversations...maybe they will get better around here. (this is what I've seen and heard on here, I have not had to contact them yet.)
@tammyr (5950)
• Etowah, Tennessee
19 May 08
I am sure I can imagine what you have read here about mylot getting back to the members. Most times I have contacted them, I have gotten a response back in a timely manner. If you message them about points, deleted posts, banned members or your star, they are not likely to respond because if you read the guidelines and other help topics, most of the questions can be answered that way.
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
17 May 08
I will definitely do follow ups on discussions because there will be more things to say or something new may just come up to create a new discussion ^_^ But i also know that some wun wanna follow up because we dun earn on the follow up.. Thus, it also takes two hands to clap ^_^
• United States
18 May 08
And two hands to type.
@kun2349 (23381)
• Singapore
18 May 08
Yeah =D
• United States
17 May 08
I just started doing this a couple of days ago myself. but yes..when i have posted a discussion then i will definately follow up on it. quite honestly a discussion isnt really a discussion if x amount of people are answering your question and you arnt responding back. to me it kinda defeats the purpose.
• United States
17 May 08
You may have only been here a few days but you absolutely got what this is about.
• United States
17 May 08
^_^; its just good common sense to me. give a little and receive a little
@abbey19 (3106)
• Gold Coast, Australia
17 May 08
I wholeheartedly agree with your reasoning. We are creating friends here, but they only become real friends when we get to know them to some degree. Following up on posts is a great way to do it - it shows them that you are really interested in them as a person. I have made lots of good friends here just by following up on questions asked of me - and it's reciprocated.
• United States
17 May 08
We are making friends here, even if we don't get to meet them, we at least know them through discussions.
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@abbey19 (3106)
• Gold Coast, Australia
18 May 08
I did get to meet a friend from MyLot last year. She is from Singapore and was coming to Australia for a visit - to the exact area where I live - so we arranged to meet up. I'm so glad we did, and you can read about it in my discussion "Have you ever met a MyLot Friend?".
• United States
19 May 08
When I first started I still was learning how things went here. I would start a bunch of discussions and not reply to them not thinking I had to I would just read the responses. I would respond to one that people started. I am now 3 weeks into being here at MyLot and now will have to go back and answer the one's that have replied to my discussions started. For all that did respond to my discussions I want to thankyou for all your great responses and I will get back you just give me some time for I have alot of catch up on. I haven't forgotten you now I know what to do. My opologies to you all.
• United States
19 May 08
myLot has beaten my junk mail out 2 to 1, I love it!
@Adelida2233 (1005)
• United States
18 May 08
I try to follow up with everyone that responds. Here lately it has taken me a couple of days to get back to everyone though. I also like to tie up the loose ends so it feels more like an actual conversation rather than a bunch of posts.
• United States
18 May 08
Very true, anyone can post, but it takes a conversationalist to reply and finish the thought or, continue the verbal relationship.
@minnie_98214 (10557)
• United States
18 May 08
I tend to try and get to know some people if we seem to have some common interest but with so many people on here its hard to really get to know each person. But I keep a notebook and keep small notes now so I can try and keep it all straight. Its much funner on here if you know people and are having fun.
• United States
18 May 08
Keeping notes is good, I keep a file of my friends separate from my conversations, so I know who I've talked to and I try not to repeat myself to them.
@myklj999 (62826)
• Olney, Illinois
18 May 08
Yes, I try to. Sometimes I fail miserably, but most often I will come back and try to make some type of reply to those who post. After all, if I didn't, it wouldn't really be a "discussion", would it?
• United States
18 May 08
No it wouldn't, you've been here a while so you know how it works and how it doesn't.
@praveenjena (1304)
• India
17 May 08
hello gitfiddleplayer... how are you? i do respond to the comments and responses that i get and i wait till i get further comments... i thank to those who respond to my discussions. and if they ask me any questions then i reply them. have a good day.
• United States
18 May 08
Hello praveenjena, doing good. Some people just want to respond to discussions, but some want a conversation, I try to appease both.
@vaishalik (237)
• India
17 May 08
I always like to check the reply for my reponse. But somtime there is no any reply.
• United States
18 May 08
I've started a few discussions that have goose eggs (0) responses, but I keep trying.
• United States
17 May 08
i usually do,but once in awhile you'll get one that no more needs to be said on..it really depends.
• United States
18 May 08
I've gotten a few that said what needed to be said and that's all. It takes an understanding of other people to do that.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
17 May 08
Yes, I plan to. So far, I have tried to follow up all the post response to show my gratitude for sharing their opinions. As I read each response, ideas just keep pouring in, so it's really no waste. It's fun. Sometimes, so far the response are funny and inspirational. Take care =)
• United States
17 May 08
You take care too. Conversations always spawn ideas, people keep me thinking, that's good for the mind.
@chiyosan (30196)
• Philippines
17 May 08
i do follow up some of the posts. but most of the time, when i answer i will leave it after i replied to it.
• United States
17 May 08
Sometimes its good to review those conversations because we don't always know if someone asked or commented later.
@Adelida2233 (1005)
• United States
17 May 08
I've also only been here a month(actually less than a month), but yes, I respond to my discussions. Generally the topics I start are not just yes and no answers, they require talking back and forth. I agree with you that it should in fact be a discussion as opposed to a one-time response to a question.
• United States
17 May 08
Hey, I'm only 1 month old too! I love following up and chating with people who are here, you will love it.
@Fishmomma (11371)
• United States
17 May 08
I do follow up on posts and try to answer them all. There are a few times that I have managed to get quite behind. This is my busy season for work, so still need to do the rest of "How To Live To Be 100". as received a lot of responses.
• United States
17 May 08
I won't add to your workload.
@laydee (12807)
• Philippines
17 May 08
Yeah, I usually do if I have time. But the problems is, most of the time I cannot really remember all the topics I have posted and if I look at them one-by-one I'd waste too much time. So I depend on the email alerts by mylot that a post was replied to. But sometimes, I have noticed that these alerts are also not on time and they don't post all of them at all. So for those who have replied in my post and yet I wasn't able to reply back, I'd like to apologize and hopefully I could reply to your post as soon as possible. =)
• United States
17 May 08
I'm sure they will understand.