why do you decide not to respond a discussion?

Indonesia
August 11, 2008 12:00pm CST
there are lots of discussions started here every day. you pick some of them and responded. sometimes you see a subject and you decide not to respond the discussion. so, what makes you not responding the discussion?
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• United States
11 Aug 08
time and how awake i am.. some times i have been on here so long trying to catch up that i cant search and respond anymore because im too tired to think of anything good to add..
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• Indonesia
12 Aug 08
moonlitmagikchild, that's also the reason we haven't see here. last night when i was to tired but i insisted on responding a discussion,( i did read the description but missed some point) i just responded it and unfortunately my response implied that i don't read the discussion so he complained at it and i have to apologize and respond more properly thx for responding
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• United States
13 Aug 08
i have done that a lot.. but unfortunately i have insomnia so if i were to wait till i was fully rested to answer anyone i would never sign on lol.. i read things and i miss the point a lot.. i end up like replying to what i already said and end up correcting myself.. im sure people get frustrated but at least they got a response.. i could just not answer anyone ever
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• United States
27 Aug 08
thanks for the BR!!
@ayessa (1586)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
I respond to any discussion as long as I have something to say on that topic. I just don't respond if I don't have something relevant to share or when I saw that someone already had said what I am about to share.
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• Indonesia
15 Aug 08
hi ayessa, that's good to always keep your responses unique contributing something to the discussions you respond. thx for being here
@ayessa (1586)
• Philippines
16 Aug 08
Oh thanks a lot for that kind words!
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@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
12 Aug 08
hello there, if i have to respond to each and every discussion there is out here it will takes me years to finish LOL i take for consideration the knowledge i have for the particular discussion, if it doesnt meet my knowledge then i wont post a comment. sometimes it is something that interest me but i dont find something to say so i just ignore it despite the fact that i read the post and some comments as well. i often find a subject that dont really pertains to the discussion itself so i try to read the whole discussion first then decide if i can participate or not. if the subject bores me then you can expect that i wont respond to it. sometimes i am bombarded with so many friend's discussion and most not only start one topic but 3-5 topic and i have a lot of friends who starts as well so i just pick a few that i can respond coz i dont have much time out here. i disregard something that i feel is just a repeat and or something that will need so much elaboration on my part if i my time is not enough and just focus to those that i can respond easy. anyway, you seem to always get my response (at least to one of your discussion) so that is a good sign LOL takecare
• Indonesia
13 Aug 08
hahah...you are right. we will have a full time job for our whole life yes sometimes (i mean many times) i found discussions that i have a very limited knowledge about. even if i think i have something to say, i got difficulty to express it in the proper sentences thx for regularly participating in my humble discussions. i really appreciate it. you seem to have a magic fingers (to type). you can make a simple topic become an interesting discussion by simply responding it. happy posting
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
15 Aug 08
LOL, even my second life i wont think i will be here that much hahaha! btw, you're very much welcome! i enjoy participating to my friend's discussion beside you are often on my thread too so that makes us even LOL i guess that is what are friends are for out here in mylot, same goes in real life friends! just keep up your great job! good night!
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
31 Aug 08
I am like most other people in that I have to be interested in the topic and especially the title to go further into it and respond. There are so many existing and new topics on here daily and it is a challenge trying to sift through all of them to find something that interests me personally. So titles with little or no "hook" so to speak will be pretty much ignored by me.
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• Indonesia
3 Sep 08
hi james, well, so the tittle plays important role in attracting people to respond or at least visit a particular discussion....thanks for responding
@ashar123 (2359)
• India
29 Aug 08
It happens sometimes that I see a topic which doesn't intrest me at all or I have seen such topic many times like questions been asked about how to use MyLot. I don't feel replying to such discussions which are already read so many times.
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• Indonesia
31 Aug 08
hi ashar, yeah, i also don't usually respond discussions asking how to use mylot. but i am still respond such discussions sometimes. it's usually started by new users. as they are new here, they never know that such discussions were started here again and again. as i think they need help, i will sometimes being in their discussions. thx for responding
@kharen (1488)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
i decide not top respond because sometimes the topic is too difficult to answer in simple words that you need to dig deeper into the question to answer it and sometimes..i just get bored of that subject and just decide to find another one.. lol
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• Indonesia
18 Aug 08
hi kharen, that's logic reasons . i won't also respond discussions which are too difficult to answer, especially it the topic is related to specific subject like technology or science i don't know about. thx for responding
• India
18 Aug 08
Okay, now, i look at a discussion, and think, okay now, im gonna answer this, but reading it over and over, i think may be i dont have the right answer, or that i dont wanna answer this, so i go back , and i dont answer.
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• Indonesia
18 Aug 08
hello keep_onwatch, that also happens to me several times. i just open a subject, feeling confidence to respond it, but somehow my will to respond disappears after reading the discussion. it ends by leaving the discussion. thx for responding
@sunita64 (6470)
• India
14 Aug 08
Well if the topic is of the type on which I have no knowledge such as sports, or technical computer matters or some people discuss about the tv serials which I do not see. Then I am not in a position to reply so I skip such discussions.Sometimes people discuss their problems which I have not gone through so not in a position to contribute positively,so I do not reply.
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• Indonesia
15 Aug 08
hi sunita, yes i also leave the discussions i have no knowledge about to other responders, as it's silly to be there without contributing anything. thx for responding
@ramangill (1479)
• India
13 Aug 08
some discussions ,, i feel that are silly,so i don't respond, i feel are out of my knowledge,so i don't respond, i feel that i have already responded many times on discussion similar like this,,so i don't respond. i feel are already concluded. and the remaining few,,i respond TAKE CARE PEACE.
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• Indonesia
13 Aug 08
hi ramangill, that's crystal clear thx for responding
• Philippines
12 Aug 08
I dont respond to discussion I cant relate myself. I dont make a response if the topic is out of my interest and i have nothing to answer or contribute with. I dont want to just respond because i want to earn points and will have just to say Great or simple liner that will not make any sense about the topic or worse respond out of the topic.
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• Indonesia
13 Aug 08
hi arisdgreat, that's very good of you to always put sense on your responses. thx for being here
• India
11 Aug 08
If the topic is really interesting or if I know very much about the topic then I go to respond to that particular discussion. Otherwise sometimes it will be boring to discuss on the same topics.
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• Indonesia
12 Aug 08
hi sujithakripesh, well, for the similar topics i will also choose one of two of them to respond. thx for being here
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@babykeka80 (2089)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I will usually respond to a discussion if I really have something to say about the topic. If the topic interests me or I am knowledgable about a subject then I will respond. If it is something that is a question that goes no where or I have no idea what they are talking about or no real opinion I will usually just pass the discussion by. Sometimes I see people responding to discussions with things that make no sense or things that really shouldnt be posted on that particular discussion because they are really sort of off subject so to speak. I try not to do that so I do not post unless I have some clue as of what the topic is about.
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• Indonesia
11 Aug 08
hi babykeka, that's good not to respond the discussion we don't know about. i have ever tried responding such discussions. i just open the response page, thinking what to write and finally leave it without respond it. thx for being here
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• United States
11 Aug 08
I have a few reasons that I do not respond to some discussions. 1. They don't put much thought into it and you can tell they just want money. 2. It's not a topic that I feel I can put much insight into. 3. And the biggest reason of all: They post more about 5 discussions minutes apart all on the new page, making all the other discussions get pushed down, and usually their discussions pertain to reason #1. I hate that kind of stuff, and it makes me never want to post on another one of their discussions again... I don't know, it's just a huge pet peeve to me. How about you? Tell me your reasons.
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• Indonesia
11 Aug 08
i understand what you feel. i agree with all your reason, especially number 3. i have ever found a discussion showing how he feel proud to post 37 discussions which takes less than one hour and the discussions meet your reason number 1 and 3. me? well, beside the three, i rarely respond a discussion which have extremely lengthy description, as i don't get time to read it but i don't want to respond without exactly knowing what they are talking about. thx for responding
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• India
11 Aug 08
The very first reason is that the subject might not really interest you or even if it does, you don't really know much about the subject. Another reason is that someone (like minded person) has already replied with the same exact thought that you have and hence you don't really bother typical a "yes i agree".
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• Indonesia
11 Aug 08
i sometimes use the 'yes i agree' or 'i am similar with you', but i add some additional thought for their opinion. thx for responding
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