Discussion Hunters? Are you one of them!!

India
January 24, 2009 12:49am CST
Have you all ever found yourself in a situation where you are not interested in any of the top discussions of the day and are looking for an appropirate discussion to post in? I am constantly finding myself in such situations more and more recently. I call this thing as 'hunting a discussion to post in' and the people 'discussion hunter'. I feel I am one of them. Are you too?
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
24 Jan 09
I start with the notifiers inmymail and then from there it just 'happens'. On the right hand side of the discussion I'm responding to there are similar disscussions and there's usually something there without having to hunt very far. Then I go to discussions I responded to recently to see if anything else has been added by others and I usually 'barge in' Then off to 'no responses' and by then I've got notifiers again so it's all back to the start. I have no trouble finding something to respond to anywhere here and if I run out of things in my interests then there are always discussions with no response, especially a few pages back, just sitting there waiting for someone so I land there. No I'm not a hunter and, as I think I told yuo elsewhere, things just seem to fall into my path randomly
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• India
26 Jan 09
So we meet again in this discussion. lol I am forced now to think that you are kind of started to like my discussions (lol). Anyways to a more serious note, you seem to reply to many discussions and that is why I think you don't have to hunt for discussions. I mean if you reply to say atleast 20 to 25 discussions then you are bound to get atleast 10 replies to respond back to and till that time you respond them you are bound to get another ones replied. So in a way you will never have to hunt for discussions! And I read your response correctly then I see that you did hunt for discussions in the 'no responses" section to respond to! So you can't escape the fact that you too sometimes are a Discussion hunter! :)
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
26 Jan 09
Yes if you keep seeing me 'land' on your discussions then I guess your theory is right It's also right that I do get lots of responses which I then go back and comment on and only when they start to become 'expired' thoughts do I move on and yes once again, I guess you're right about me being a hunter after all as I go to 'no responses'. That could be to help others and not only myself though
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• India
28 Jan 09
lol. Yeah though you go to no responses section to help others you do are hunting for a good discussion gone waste and so in a sense you are hunting in the creeks for a good big fish!! lol pardon me for my silly metaphorical sense! hehe
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@silverjam (969)
• United States
25 Jan 09
Well I guess I am more of the discussion hunter. I rarely post my topics here as it bores me to think on what to post. I'd rather respond to discussions because I find it more easier in my part; I would just have to chose whichever I like or those that interests me and I have the freedom to easily express my opinions about it rahter than tiring myself on psting topics which sometimes got very few responses. And I like doing it (discussion hunting)because I earned a little more from that than on posting my own.
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• India
26 Jan 09
Hello silverjam. Thank you very much for your valuable response to the discussion. So you like to hunt for discussions more than to post new ones. That's an exception I have seen here. Because many people includin me like to post new discussion and also expect atleast some decent responses to them if not to become one of the to discussions of the day (though that would be much sought after!). I am perplexed by your response saying that you earn more responding than posting new discussions. My first question is how did you find out how much you earned by posting new discussions and how much my posting? And how come you found you earn less from posting new discussions? Waiting for your reply! Till then happy mylotting. :)
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• United States
26 Jan 09
As I told you I don't like posting my own topics because it bores me thinking on what to post, plus am quite disappointed at times when I got very few responses, although most of my discusisons posted were being on the top discussions (not all of them but most of them). I find it easier to just browse topics and then respond on them, that way I won't tire myself on thinking what to post. And I am free toselect and answer only to those that I like and would interests me. By the way, concerning the earnings, yes I find earning more in responding topics than in posting my own. I guess it's understandable since am doing more postings in my replies than in my posts. You will earn everything when you post; wehter its your own or your responses for others. That's how I see it. I was even earning almost a dollar a day by just responding. Well am not that active in here anyway but if I have time I really respond as much as I could to others' toipics.
@djemba (767)
• India
26 Jan 09
Yeah then i guess i' a big hunter because i normally don't find the top discussions very interesting..for interesting ones i move to the my interests or the recent section..it has a lot of discussions i feel like replying to
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• India
28 Jan 09
Looking at that response I come to a projection of you as a very enthuthiastic person who loves to discuss a lot, but looking at your post count it feels as if you only responded to 266 different discussions. Though it is more than mine. I may be wrong in my projection. :) I agree that top discussions are more on top becuase of hectic activity and not because of good topic for discussions. lol and they are called 'TOP DISCUSSIONS of the Day'. So funny about them. Isn't it?
@balasri (26549)
• India
25 Jan 09
I am into this situation almost every day.I really break my head to come across some imaginative and interesting discussions in mylot everyday.It is getting very rare.There are times I close the computer without able to find even a single good discussion.I hape and sincerely wish that more smart people with good imagination come into this forum in the future.
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• India
26 Jan 09
You have me atleast, bala. You can count on me, you know? (lol) Thanks for replying to this discussion and this shows that even the so called big post number holders to face this crisis of 'Discussion Hunting'. :) Isn't it?
• United States
25 Jan 09
Yep. Despite all the incentives, I still find myself passing up several opportunities for an interesting discussion. It'd be nice if there were some sort of categorization going on- not just random things from electric cars to why Angelina Jolie isn't hot.
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• India
26 Jan 09
Hello jabocpanove. Yyou have just joined mylot, I suppose. But there is a categorisation done on basis on interest the discussions are posted in. you just have to browse the interests you like and you will get the relevant discussion you like. Hope I made myself quite explainatory, understandable and clear. May be when you are more involved in this site you will come to know of this. Till then happy mylottin and thanks for replying. :)
• United States
24 Jan 09
Yes, ankush_uict, plenty of times have I looked for an interesting discussion. I go everywhere until something peeks my curiosity. After all, this one did now didn't it? I thought it was just me that couldn't find something, haha. Hunting is a great word to use. I go from my started discussions to my friends. Then I travel around and check the "0" responses to see if anyone needs help. From there I go to my interests. When I go to my interests, sometimes I wonder if I'm just boring or what, haha, because I can't find anything of interest. Eventually, things work out and I end up finding what I want to respond to. It's fun, either way but sometimes it does take a while.
• India
26 Jan 09
lol, hello there Kashmeresmycat. Thanks for a nice reply. It did help me identify that "We are never alone in this world. There is always someone somewhere suffering or doing or having the same experiences as I". You have just strenthened my above philosophy (if that one is worth calling a philosophy, lol). I too find myself doing those things in mostly the same way. Just a thing here or two different from your method of 'hunting'. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
24 Jan 09
I don't always look at the top discussions, but I do always go through my interests and often do feel like a "discussion hunter." Sometimes the people in an interest get totally obsessed with one subject (like "Make Extra Money" where people are always looking for the next big thing to get involved with) or all the new discussions seem to be retreads of older discussions; when those two things happen, I feel like I can't find anything to write about, and I do reply to discussions much more than I start them so it's quite frustrating. I like these new terms you've invented, by the way!
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• India
26 Jan 09
Hello echomonster. Thanks for that beautiful reply. So you too have thus noticed that the new discussions are sometimes the 'repackaging' of the old forgotten ones. That things frustates me too especially when you had been a part of that older discussion and are bored to discuss and are looking for something new to drool on! Thanks for appreciating my inventive skills (lol) though I am not that good at remembering the existing word list in English language! There are somem people on mylot who start more discussions than they reply to! I don't understand what are they trying to do? I mean they don't even bother to reply back tot their own threads and their discussions sometimes do end up in no responses section! Anyways, have a nice day and happy mylotting.
@3Dlace (339)
• United States
24 Jan 09
At the moment yes I find myself hunting for good discussions and pondering what I am about to discuss if I can't find something to answer to. I have to agree with lihongyi (I think that is how it's spelled); browsing your own interests is a good way to hunt for a topic to respond to and with it great wisdom from others.
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• India
24 Jan 09
Hello 3Dlace. So you are right now discussion hunting, lol Ya you are right and I too have to agree with lihongyi (ya, you got the spelling right!) that browsing through your interest section will help you choose your discussions wisely and effectively. (Thanks for responding and 'making aloud' your thinking.) :)
@nanayangel (7862)
• Philippines
24 Jan 09
Hi there! I don't usually look at the top discussions whenever I am on Mylot. First, I check the discussions that I started to see if any new responses were posted and I thank them for doing so or I add my own opinion about the response or ask additional questions or choose a best response if the number of the responses posted is enough. After that, I check if I got any best response mark. After that, I open two windows, one for discussions with no response so that these discussions won't go to waste. he other window is for discussions from my interest because it is more likely that I have something to say if the discussions are about my interests.
• India
24 Jan 09
Hello nanayangel. Thanks for responding to the discussion and I appreciate your explanatory and big post. First of all let me assure you that I too mostly check first my responded discussions, then I go to discussions i have started to check for any responses which need commenting, then I check no responses section and new user section. And then I check new discussion section and finally the recent ones. Usually I take 2 hours to reach that page, so get something or the other to respodn to. If not then I check top discussions and if that too doesn't fit my mood to respond, I create new discussions. :)
@lihongyi (124)
• China
24 Jan 09
Well,I usually try to find discussions about my pet,my interests,and all the things I do in my life,so I could say something.I don't like say some boring things just for the amounts of my threads.
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• India
24 Jan 09
So just as the comment on your response to my other discussion, you discuss things which you something about and are sure of.:) That's good. In that way you contribute more substantially to the topic and discussions you take part in. Thanks for replying.