Do you prefer starting discussions or responding to them?

Australia
May 29, 2008 4:07am CST
I tend to respond to them more often, requires less energy from me :)
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@landi927 (657)
• China
29 May 08
I prefer to response to discussions too. I can think about the topic before i read the post. I often make a question mark in my mind that, if i am in that situation, what will i do? That's an interesting process. Perhas i cannot experience so many as mylotter in my life, but reading mylotters' experiences is just like i am experiencing the same things. But i do start start some discussions some time, when i really get a problem and need some suggestions.
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• Australia
29 May 08
Well said, reading other people's posts feels like watching a movie for me
@smacksman (6074)
29 May 08
I also respond most of the time but I am very selective in my choice of topic to respond to. Maybe that is because I am a bit dim and don't know much. haha But then I learn something new on Mylot every day. Most interesting!!
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• Australia
29 May 08
I'm a little picky too, I usually spend 1 minute searching for an interesting discussion until I respond to one.
@owlwings (41914)
• Cambridge, England
29 May 08
I must say that I tend to respond to discussions more than I start them. I find that my 'pattern' seems to have changed. I visit MyLot rather less than I did, for one thing, partly because I find myself rather bored by the general trend of discussions lately and also because other things occupy my time. I find, too, that most days I am more 'sparked' by other people's discussions than I am by my own 'burning topics' but then there will be a day when, for some reason, there are several things that I feel it worth starting a fire over! Actually, I think it to be true that some people are natural 'instigators' while others are better at commenting. MyLot has recognised this, I believe, in that one is paid more or less the same for starting a discussion as one is for responding.
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• Australia
29 May 08
Same here, it's almost like I have a "commenting gene" inside me
@roanne05 (1291)
• Oman
29 May 08
same here..i also preffer responding than making discussions...but if somethingh suddenly came to me..i urgently start the discussion..
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
29 May 08
Hi, I prefer to respond rather than start my own discussions because I'm lack of ideas to start discussions. Responding to discussions is more fun than starting my own discussions. I can learn about other mylotters problems and ideas. It is very nice to respond to discussions and commenting to discussions too.
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@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
29 May 08
I usually respond to discussions whenever I see posts that I can relate to but there are times when I have some ideas for a discussion, I'd do that too..Depends on my mood sometimes...
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@hellcowboy (7380)
• United States
29 May 08
I like writing discussions and I like responding to discussions,but I would rather respond to a discussion, because it is a lot easier,especially since its hard to come up with long, worth reading discussions.
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29 May 08
that's true! replying is easier but starting a discussion and seeing how people react is interesting too :D
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@fizanali (478)
• Pakistan
29 May 08
i respond to discussions lot more than i start them because i use mylot by my cell phone and i find it easier to keep responding than starting discussions. infact i haven't started one 'proper' discussion yet!