About the myLot system on grouping discussions

September 5, 2008 9:04pm CST
There isn't really much details to give here... You see, grouping discussions together, you'll see that sections like 'life', 'people' and 'internet' are bound to gather the flocks. The problem I'm pointing out with this system is, so how do you maximize responses for less popular areas? There could be two thousand active members but only fifty would see for example, this new discussion I started. So what's your share on this?
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@stellarjade (1240)
• United States
6 Sep 08
Well, I think that the tags somewhat help with that. But those only help if people search for certain discussions. And I suppose putting it under a certain interest would maybe help too.
• Singapore
7 Sep 08
The tags do not resolve the problem of people who will only look for responses via interest/hobby/whatever groupings. To me, while the classification makes myLot special and neater, it causes many problems in itself. Though the "new activities" part does help tackle this problem somewhat, that too gets overwhelmed because there are so many responses per minute.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
5 Jan 09
Personally, I ignore the system because there are so many small and obscure groups. I tend to put my discussions in 'Life' - after all, everything belongs there in the end. As for finding discussions, I tend to reply to the ones my friends have started - and if I run out of those and have time on my hands, I go to 'new users' or 'unanswered discussions' to give a bit of encouragement to someone who might not have had any response yet.
@Antzon (159)
• Singapore
6 Sep 08
One tip, go make friends with those that are in the same interest, i will boost up your reply rate.