Do you always start a new discussion from one of your interests list?

@Margarit (3677)
Philippines
January 10, 2009 10:44am CST
Hello friends, I just want to know if you follow instruction above before posting discussion here. I myself like to do some shortcut like clicking on new discussion link that is available not minding about the discussion i make is not related under that interest. Actually i do it many times already but i find out that i am not the only one who doesnt follow instruction for i see many discussion not related under that interest is being post. If that is the case, what is the use of interest list section if only few members follows it. Do you think it is better to abolish it for many are not following instruction? Or are you the one who always follow intruction?
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• India
15 Jan 09
yes me too.... after all what are interests for? its about the things we like, the things about which we think....naturally a new thought is bound to come for our topics of interest. Thus paving the way for a new discussion... :) happy mylotting !!
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
We are the same page rahultheassasin, so does it mean you like to abolish the interest category? What do you think if their is no category at all?thanks for the respond.
@lampar (7591)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I try to do so in most of my discussion, but sometimes i make mistake in my judgment, it is just a honest mistake every one will make once a while with no harms to others instead of willful violating the instruction.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
Same here, i do make mistake, anyways no body is perfect so i guess there is nothing to worry about it, just be careful the next timew around. Thanks for the respond.
• United States
15 Jan 09
I do that, more by coming up with a discussion topic and then going into that interest and starting it there. ...LOL but then I have to open more interests, because of things that happen to me during the day gives me the ideas to make the discussion....LOL
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
8 Feb 09
well you are not alone bookreadermom08, i think it is okay as long we didnt violate the rules and regulation here. thanks for the respond.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
15 Jan 09
I always choose the interest category that I feel will be the most relevant for my discussion and always from my own lists, yes. They definitely should not be aboloshing it because people add interests for a reason and if you want to reach out to specific people in that interest, then this is the most direct and effect way to do it! I see many instances of discussions in every type of interest category imagineable and on many occasions, the 2 have , absolutely nothing to do with each other! But I have no issues with this to be honest as I do not search for discussions to respond to by interest and go by title and/or the first few lines mainly.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Okay, i guess it shoudnt be abolish after all for either we like it or not it is for our advantage, it simplifies our discussion and we can go directly to our favorite interest topic. Thanks for the respond.
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• India
15 Jan 09
As it is I start very few discussions myself, and when I do they are all original ones, from my own thoughts. However I respond to a lot of discussions from my different interests.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
I guess i should do it too sudiptacallingu, i should respond more than making discussion for my discussion is not that important anyways. Thanks for the respond.
@tammytwo (4302)
• United States
15 Jan 09
No I don't always start new discussions from my interests. In fact I don't begin too many new discussions. I spend most of my time responding to other's instead. I don't get many responses on the posts that I have started so I sometimes feel it is a waste of time. I have one I started a few days ago that still has zero responses.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Hi tammytwo, Same here, i dont get many responses to my discussion too. And sometimes i envy to those member who got a hundred responses in a day in there discussion. How i wish i could do it too. Too bad for it doesnt happen to me, it takes two our more days to have plenty of responses to my discussion, maybe because my discussion is not apealling after all. Thanks for the repsond.
@twinklee (894)
• India
11 Jan 09
Hi, I normally stick on to the heading of my discussions from the selected interests. If my discussions do not relate to any , i generalize it, but in no way i group them under a different topic. Interests,they are actually appreciated because ,it enables to manage our discussions and while replying you get to know the description easier. I feel- "Spilled milk are no where in use, than a packed one"! Hope this helps:) Take care:)
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
I agree with you twinklee, discussion should be related to the interest topic, but sometime i dont do it because i feel i got more responses if the discussion is under to an interest that has more members. thanks for the respond.
@kiran8 (15319)
• Mangalore, India
11 Jan 09
Ho Margarit, I follow more or less the same pattern, because when an idea comes into your head it has to be put down fast and i start the discussion and then it automatically gets slotted anyway. I guess it is not as if one is breaking rules by doing this.I am sure many members are doing the same- starting a discussion that is of interest to them and not going strictly by the book..
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
You have a point there kiran, thanks for the respond.
@mods196621 (3629)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
When I was new here I'll always start the new discussions and I love to response from their comments. But after a few months I answer only to their discussions. Because I seldom do the responses and it is easier to answer than to make your own. I do need a lot of ideas before I open the new one while if I'm going to answer the ideas are existing already. The only thing that I need is to elaborate and make other suggestions to make it a discussions. But If I have enough time I'll make a new one.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Hi mods, Same here, i do like that most of the time for i dont want recycle discussion. And also i want something that have not been discuss. Thanks for the respond.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
It is usually my way of creating a discussion. I think first of a discussion then look for the category where it belongs and if it's in my interests. Like Anaksunamun said, it's the way where we can get more responses. When i have a discussion where it is in a question form, i do post it under the "Question and Answers" category. Of course the question might be broad and i can post it too under the type of topic discussed.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
honestly i always post under that interest even i know that there are discussion i make that i think it doesnt belong there. Thanks for the respond.
@syeryn (574)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I follow the instructions for creating a new discussion. It seems to bring in better responses when I do.
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@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
I agree with you syeryn, Having the right discussion with the right interest can gives us more responses to our started discussion. Thanks for the respond.
• India
10 Jan 09
I follow the instructions. The reason behind it is If I post some discussion which is not related to the interest, then some people might not know anything about it, which leads to the less responses obviously and irritate to some people, who know it is out of our interest. So I feel that every one should follow the instructions.!!!
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
Well i agree with you in some point, for their are interest category that is not popular and when you post over that interest you make get few responses. Thanks for the respond.
@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
10 Jan 09
I usually follow the instructions because that usually provides more responses as people see it's in their interests and rush in lol Although, the idea of being a rogue and "uncategorizeable" is quite seductive
@Margarit (3677)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
Hi anaksunamun, You are right, i do follow instruction too but not at alll times, i like also to brake some rules here. Thanks for the respond.
• India
13 Feb 09
I am the who follow the instruction. Because starting some discussion in another interest is like "giving an engineer a patient". So many people in that interest may not know anything about the discussion I have started. With this reason we will get less number of responses. So, its better one should always start a discussion related to that interest. Happy mylotting
• United States
13 Feb 09
Maybe not always, but I typically do. It is pretty easy and it keeps my posts organized well.