How long?

@chrislotz (8200)
Canada
July 6, 2008 11:41am CST
When I start a discussion I am excited to see what my first response is. But sometimes it seems to take forever before someone responds and I get very impatient at times. I go to the my unresolved discussion link on the left to see if anyone has responded instead of waiting and checking my emails for notification. I find it quicker that way. Do you check your discussions right away to see of someone has responded? I don;t start very many discussions so that is why I get excited to see a response. So how long do you wait to see a response or do you even care?
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@zeroflashx2 (2489)
• Philippines
6 Jul 08
Yeah, I do not post as many discussions. I'm usually of a responded than a starter. I check responses using email though. I have the email on the first tab and mylot on the other tabs. I usually stay for about 30 minutes average to wait for an initial response. While responding to other discussions I just refresh my inbox from time to time to see if there are responses. I'll try to respond asap. Sometimes though, I think 1 or 2 of my discussions, I open them and had to go somewhere. I'm anticipating a few responses. Some are few but it's ok.
@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
6 Jul 08
Thanks, this discussion only took a couple minutes to get some responses so that makes me happy, but some of the other discussions I just started don't have any responses yet and that makes me unhappy. I like to hear other people's views so I am sitting here anticipating getting some more responses to them, but I don't know if I will as it has been a few minutes and still none. But I will continue to hope.
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• Philippines
6 Jul 08
I totally understand how you feel. Sometimes, I even wait for an hour or two on a discussion I opened that I know is not that simple nor complicated and what I thought would have more people as interested in the topic as I do. It's really unexpected at times. There are discussions where you feel there won't be any responses and yet after a day it's more than 20. Or, vice versa. Oh well, that is really something out of our control. Just give it more time, who knows maybe tomorrow a few will login and drop by to respond on your discussions. Take care!
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
6 Jul 08
of course I do care to see how many had responded to my discussion. Sometimes, there are immediate replies, sometimes it takes a day or 2 buts most often I can have a reply on that day I posted a discussion the least is 2 response. Maybe I have some discussions with zero response but I don;t care about it. I just go on posting or replying to other;s discussion without worrying over my discussion with no response. Good luck to you.
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
6 Jul 08
I try not to let it bother me. If people want to reply to topics like "what shape noodle do you like" over my discussions they are fee to do so.
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@mescue (64)
• United States
7 Jul 08
SO...what shape noodle DO you like?? LOL!! I loved your response! :)
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Even with my error? I never spell anything wrong I just use the wrong word. I like plain old noodles. None of the fancy smancy shell twisty stuff LOL
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
7 Jul 08
Usually, posting a discussion is the last thing I do in mylot. After posting a discussion, I'll usually close the mylot site and I'll go ahead and do other things. However, my gmail will still be opened so I can see clearly whether I have new responses for my discussions. I feel happy when I see a quick response too as it usually indicates that the discussion might be a popular one. I'll usually response to the replies the next day or the day after next when I have time.
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• Indonesia
7 Jul 08
I too always wait impatiently for the first response, sometimes it's just there after I post the response, after I try to decide which tag to put. And sometimes I could wait for hours before getting a first response. I usually open my discussion's tab all day while I'm on mylot, and I response to other discussions on another tabs.
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
7 Jul 08
Hi there! Like you I'm very eager to see if someone responds to my discussion as soon as I post it. Sometimes it takes time even a day. But sometimes it takes just seconds to receive a response. It really depends on the topic you post. But it doesn't mean that if it takes too long to receive a response your topic is not interesting. Sometimes I think it also depends on the time. If its morning on your side and it happens to be midnight at the other end it might take hours to receive a response. I don't really wait for a response. What I do is after I start a discussion I try to respond to as many discussions as I can so I won't waste my time just waiting. Ciao!
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@May2008 (179)
• China
7 Jul 08
For quite a long time, I haven't posted my new discussion. Once I posted several, however, I received few responses. In reality, I am not a talkative person. Maybe it is the same on the net. I find it difficult to make a discussion that is interesting, attractive and profound as well. So, now I like to read and respond to others'discussions.
@AnnaB7 (757)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I try to check them as I come on here but then I try to see that I have responded to anyone who has happened to respond to me, but I don't always manage to do that, maybe I will get better at that in time I don't know. anyway I like to see what people are saying, sometimes I am impatient to, and just start another discussion or go look at what others have posted, Hope you have a great week
@lynettebyc (2416)
• China
7 Jul 08
Hey, it does bother me sometimes, but it depends, some will get reponses the moment i post them, others may not get a single response for months, maybe they will never be responded. I don't set notification of this in my email nor do i check my unresolved discussions. I can see from the right of my sortie and if one's just received responses, it will appear on the top. This is easily found when i open the home page. Good luck and enjoy posting here
@leateagee (3667)
• China
6 Jul 08
When I was new here, I do look at the discussion I started as often as possible. Since I don't a respond very quick, I just don't bother now. I just look at it after one day. If there is a response, I am happy,if there is no, I am sad.
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• United States
6 Jul 08
Yeah I get kind of impatient when I post a discussion to see who responds. I usually go to the link on the side disscussions that I have started to see if anyone has responded. I wait likt a hour before I check my discussion.
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• Malaysia
7 Jul 08
I have post question before, but so far I never see the response for me. May be the topic I put not interested enough. May be after that, a bit longer later I will check again the response for my topic.
@subha12 (18452)
• India
7 Jul 08
I think its similar case for me. sometimes it atkes ages for me to get response. there are also some for which I have not got any response at all. i guess I am not so popular here,
@mescue (64)
• United States
7 Jul 08
I have e-mail on my cell. I enjoy reading responses. I've only started two discussions but have responded to more. I love how diverse, and sometimes deep, the discussions can are!
@cream97 (29164)
• United States
7 Jul 08
Yes, especially if it is a topic, that I want an answer to fast.. But from now on, I try to be a little more patient. And so, I will give at least 10 minutes, for my question to be answered. I do know how you must feel to wait, for an reply.. It does get irritating at times..
@Craz3hC (110)
• United States
7 Jul 08
lolz I only started two so far...the first one I got some, the second, none yet. Yeah it kinda hurts, but it's not gonna end my life, you know? lolz
• United States
6 Jul 08
That's a really good technique. And I'll have to start using that one. Most times, I pop into the computer room for five minutes when I get an idea and then leave to take care of my daughter or play some games with her. By the time, I get back two or three hours later, there's usually a couple responses. And once I start responding back, the ball starts rolling!