I think I just high-jacked someones discussion...

@reinydawn (11649)
United States
February 3, 2009 7:12am CST
Now I think some people may think I'm "one of those people" that reply to all the responses in a discussion to promote myself... I saw a discussion this morning about a person who's having a problem that I can solve, and in reading some of the other responses - mostly to see if anyone was suggesting the same thing as me - I saw a few other people who might benefit from what I had to say. So, I posted my response to the main discussion, plus went back and posted to 2 or 3 other responses letting them know I might be able to help them also. Now, yes, I am promoting something, but it's something I know will help the individuals I commented to. I didn't go through and post to every response, only the ones that I felt would benefit. As I finished posting I realized I may have just high-jacked the discussion. That was not my intention and now I'm a bit worried that it will reflect badly on me. Have you ever posted more comments to a discussion than maybe you should have? Did you ever make sure everyone in the discussion knew your point of view? At what point do you stop commenting to others and let the discussion go?
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
3 Feb 09
As long as you are not being obnoxious or belittling anyone, I never see a problem with that. I like to see a bit more back and forth banter in a discussion. A simple "comment, response, comment, response......" type of discussion is kind of boring sometimes to me. This should be a place for freedom of expression. If you are worried about it, you could pm the discussion starter and let them know that you may have overstepped your bounds in some way.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
4 Feb 09
So far, I don't think it's been a problem. I just didn't realize what I was doing until I had already done it. I know some people can get kinda testy in here. I'm glad it hasn't escalated into something stupid.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I know what you mean! It's been a little bit tricky around here!
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@autunno (350)
• United States
4 Feb 09
Well it gave you a new topic! :)..I would not worry about it.There are millions ok thousands of people on here all over the world..Im sure it will not reflect badly on you because there are people who are actually trying to do bad stuff and get away with it...You are just doing what we are here to do, discuss ..Who is to say the right way..No? Hope you have a nice day...Happy Mylotting!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I hope everyone else has the same outlook as you :)
• Philippines
4 Feb 09
Oh!!! I posted a long answer in a discussion not because I want to be known or make others believe that I know a lot. I just want to answer someone's post in that discussion... I just can't keep myself from answering that post... I am not starting a fight either. I just want to share my idea.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
4 Feb 09
That was my original goal, but when I sat back and looked at it, it might not have looked that way to someone else. I don't think anyone took offense though, so I think I'm in the clear!
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@baileycows (3668)
• United States
3 Feb 09
no, not really, but I wouldn't care if you did that to me. It will keep my discussion on top getting more responses.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
4 Feb 09
That's true! I didn't even think of it that way :)
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• United States
7 Feb 09
No I have not highjacked someone's discussion as far as I know. I have posted responses to several discussions before so I may have and not realized it. I think if you did people will know you did not do it on purpose.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
8 Feb 09
I hope so because that was not my intention...
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@suzzy3 (8352)
4 Feb 09
I must be the worst offender for doing that.I can answer discussions like crazy and keep replying to comments for quite few days,it makes it more interesting,Ihope.It gives another view on the subject which otherwise might get over looked.It opens up the discussion and if it provides someone with lots of comments I cannot see it doing any harm at all,it shows people do read these discussions and try to help or give an opinion if someone does that to one of my discussions I am pleased to see it has stirred up enough interest,so do it to me all you like reinydawn it is nice to know you are interested enough to bother,and if you can help all the better.xx
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I do like helping people out, when I can... I just felt that after I'd posted a response to 3 other people in the discussion that they might think I was just in there to promote my home business...
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
4 Feb 09
There are times that I will comment to the responses of others much more if i can relate to it of I will agree or add more inputs.. But I refrain doing it when I heard someone complain about it. That somebody said, she is upset when someone intrude into her discussion. She said it is just like she is talking to someone and then you just bat in their conversation? she said it is rude.. Lol.. that time I realize, there are people who are not glad when we come in to their conversation. If possible now, I am not doing it when it is not my friend. This time I stop commenting and let their conversation flow. i will just make my own conversation with the poster.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I know that some people feel that way. But I personally like a lot of conversation. I think that's really what this place should be about - people discussing things. I don't consider it a discussion if one person says something and then one person says something back... But, that's just me...
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
4 Feb 09
Hey reiny! I don't think that is such a bad thing to comment in a discussion if you have something important to add! I see people doing that all the time! If you feel that you have something of value or importance that might be helpful to others then why not post a response. I see nothing wrong with that at all! That is the purpose of having a discussion isn't it? I think that people lose sight of that here sometimes and forget what a discussion really is!
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
4 Feb 09
Yeah, I know. I mean, a discussion is talking back and forth, not just a single comment. But things have been pretty wild around here lately - from what I've heard - and I didn't wan someone to get mad at me for something like this....