No Response

@lampar (7591)
United States
May 18, 2009 11:59am CST
Mylotters! I just read through some of the topics displayed in Mylot NO RESPONSES tab, there are so many of the discussions received zero response, what do you think is the main reason no one respond to discussion? For me, i find it is hard to understand many of the discussion topic due to poor English grammars and syntax, many just do not make sense to me, some are just outright 'childish' and 'senseless'. Please give your honest opinion so those members can improve in getting response from their discussion in the future.
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18 responses
@chillpill90 (1937)
19 May 09
i think the main reason why they dont get responses is because what they post they haven't explained properly so others understand it. Also as your saying the english is poor and also the topic just doesn't appeal to others. They should think about what interests others and not just themselvess.
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
Yes. It is important to start a discussion that interest others not own self only, then only it will become interesting to other members. Thank for your response. Happy mylotting!
@rocketsky (1013)
• China
19 May 09
there are several reasons on this problom. without appropriate tags ,no attractive topics ,the content designated are meaningless,I think they are the main reasons why they received less responses .
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
Yes, what you mentioned are some of the reasons one got zero response in their discussion. Thank for your response.
• India
19 May 09
Hi lampar, The reason behind it is,there are lot of discussion which are been repeated and many of mylotters are not interested to reply the same discussion again and again.Sometimes even i couldn't understand what they are able to express in their discussion.Because of these reasons i hope they might be plenty of "noresponse" discussion in mylot site.I advise all the mylotters to think well and start a discusssion in such a way that everybody would be attracted with it than there won't be any no response discussion tab in the mylot site at all. Have a nice day
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
Hi sudhajosyula50, your advice is well taken , we should try our best to empty no response tab in our future discussion. Thank for your response , happy mylotting!
• Philippines
19 May 09
Hmmm... I have been on myLot for almost a month now but I haven't even tried checking the 'No Responses' tab! In my opinion, maybe other people just couldn't relate to those discussions or maybe they're just not that interested about the main topic of the discussion.
@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
Ok! Couldn't relate to it and topic not interesting are the reasons. I hear you loud n clear ! Thank for your response n happy mylotting!
@mysdianait (65070)
• Italy
18 May 09
I go every day many times to the no reponses discussions and respond on many of them. I very oft4en meet the new users by doing it too. I think the reason that there are so many is becuase users think that it is more important to start new ones rather than respond on the ones already started
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
18 May 09
Many new member probably thinking this way you described, start new discussion got pay more than just posting response, so end up not many of them want to respond but only start discussion topic whenever they are logged into Mylot! Thank for your response n happy mylotting!
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@posham (1237)
• Philippines
18 May 09
well, probably the discussions were not enticing enough. That's the only rationale that makes sense for me at the moment.
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
18 May 09
Yes, i am sure it is one of the many reasons why one got zero response in a discussion. Thank for the response. Happy mylotting!
• United States
18 May 09
I often sift through the 'no response' tab for discussions. I like to contribute to those because I know how much I hate when no one responds to my discussions! Like you, I think that some of the discussions are hard to understand. The grammar is sometimes bad. Other times, it just doesnt make any sense! Some of the discussions are simply statements. They arent asking for any feedback. Sometimes, it even looks like the discussions are a copy and paste from somewhere. Without a direction or question, it is hard to provide a response! I think another big problem is lack of detail. I often see 1 line or 2 line discussions. From that it is really hard to get a feel for where the originator is going. If they are asking a question, it is often difficult to answer because there isnt enough detail! Occasionally, there are responses that I just dont know how to respond to! There are some topics that I dont know anything about. So I generally avoid those! I think one of the best ways to ensure you will get feedback is to ask for advice or ask a question. That way other users know how to respond. I also think that detail is important. But at the same time, if you discussion is too long, it will scare away people. You have to find a happy middle!
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
18 May 09
Well, i think if those members who got no response in their discussion can read n understand your statement here, they will definitely going to learn quite bit now how to get at least a response in their discussion if not many since many points are spelled out by derlilaStern right here. Thank for the response . Happy mylotting!
• Malta
19 May 09
What I notice is that most of these discussions are posted by new members here and think that they can make more money by posting a discussion. Frankly, I see that I don't have the ability to answer such questions: I don't like anywhere in US or India so I don't follow baseball or cricket there and a question about who do you think will win the game... is definitely something I cannot participate in and it also doesn't really require an answer...it's either team A or team B. It's not something that you can chat a lot about or have many different views or ideas! I do check them though, because sometimes there are genuine discussions and they should get an answer... at least for the effort. Oh and I don't like discussions with topics that are repeated all over.
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
Your example is a clear indication of why many discussions received zero response, the only response i think i can possibly give is lmao . Thank for your response.
• Malta
21 May 09
Oh, my you are right... First of all you don't need to be in the USA or in Japan to drive any car, and secondly, what is the point of the question? It could be better if they simply created a survey or an online poll, and got their results there!
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
22 May 09
Some of these members discussions really amuse me, cbhomework! , for the sake of getting them out of the zero response tab, i am tempted to response with just hahaha...., or LOL!! since i am still not getting crazy yet.
@dismalgrin (2606)
• United States
19 May 09
Hey, long time no see! Haha... well, I like to go to the no response section to post responses. It gives me a challenge! Plus, if no one else is responding, doesn't that pretty much guarretee a best response for you? Haha. Speaking of which, I need to go take care of that myself right now! Eeks! Thanks for reminding me!
@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
Hi dismalgrin! hope you have a good time in zero response tab, probably you will come out with many best responses from those members too. You are welcome . Thank for your response. n happy mylotting!
@arkasen (748)
• India
19 May 09
I also have noticed that some of the discussions have not got a single reply. I think the major reason behind it is the breaking of rule. I never reply to a discussion that breaks the rule because then the discussion and all the replies will be deleted and I will not get anything. Another reason for not getting response is that very very poor english. I have encountered some of the discussions whose meaning is not understandable. So if other people will not understand the meaning then how they will reply. I think these are the two prime reasons.
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
Breaking rule n poor English surely are some of the main reasons behind it. Thank for your response.
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
19 May 09
Well there are a lot of reasons why the discussions does not have response. In some cases, the members online may find it hard to reply considering the topic is not fitting for them. Sometimes, the post are replace right away by other post considering that there are a thousand members of this community. So don't worry about this. This does not mean that the topic is not interesting. Perhaps it's just a matter of timing.
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
Alright, those members shouldn't worry about their zero response discussion, in a matter of time someone will drop a line or two in them . Thank for your response. Happy mylotting!
@aikhong (661)
• Malaysia
19 May 09
Ya, as what you've mentioned i noticed some of the discussions are just merely statements and they're not asking any questions or giving any direction to the readers. How are we going to comment on those kind of topics? Besides, i believe another reason for no responses is due to the sentences or grammar mistakes in the discussion's description. Some of them are really hard to understand. As for me, i'll just skip those kind of topics and look for another one that i can understand. In my opinion, simple and easy to understand is one of the important factors when one wants to start a topic, and of course the topic has to be somehow meaningful and but childish type. I believe by having the two traits i mentioned above, there shouln't be any more topics that will have zero responses.
@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
I am glad you noticed the same as i mentioned, and member should stick to your suggestion of simple and easily understandable topic, then you will get some members respond in your discussion. Thank for your response. Happy mylotting!
• India
19 May 09
budy it might be coz people used to response to freindz's discussion..or may be it happens as most of the people(including me) used to look up for today's top section.. hope u got ur answer.. happy myloting
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
Judging from all the inputs from mylot members here, there are many reasons behind it, i sure can relate your reason for it too. Thank for your response n happy mylotting!
• Philippines
19 May 09
i usually respond to the no response tab. i want that i will always be the one to respond in their posts. but i only chose few. those posts that i can understand. there are posts that hard to comprehend there and you just don't know what are their points.
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
Yes, i think the main reason is that no one can really understand what 's the discussion about, so no way anyone can even respond to it. I try to give a short response to them but many times i just helpless n stare at the discussion without a clue what is that member talking about. Thank for your response.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
19 May 09
I agree with the reasons you stated. When a discussion does not make sense or is difficult to read, then it is very hard to respond to it. Although, I have seen many good topics in the no response tab area. Those topics usually do get a response and do not remain in that tab for long.
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
Ok, so those zero response discussion still have a chance to get out of this tab in the future, some one may just drop a response into some zero response discussion today after reading this discussion, just hope it work out for our zero response tab members. Thank for your response n happy mylotting!
@se7enthbird (8324)
• Philippines
19 May 09
sometimes a discussion for us is a very exciting one but for others it is just plain and ordinary. so it will turn out to be a boring one for others than to be a very exciting discussion. i do have some discussion with no responces but got shock when i started about fruit pizza then i got a lot of responces. in my honest opinion i really dont know why some of my discussion does not have response. maybe it is just a bad timing
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
19 May 09
Just read through some of the reasons in this discussion given by fellow mylotters, i'm sure you will realize why you got zero response in some of your discussions and then you can prevent your future discussion topic in zero response tab, every one here has given their opinion for us to improve in Mylot !! Thank for your response .
• Malaysia
18 May 09
Well I agree with you and to add on to your comments are that some of the post are just similar to other post and we fell lazy to type it all over again no doubt we get paid for replying here but it does not attract ones interest. Do you fell this is right? Thanusha
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
18 May 09
Yes, you got a point here, some are like direct copy n paste from another discussion topic, it just make no sense for me to retype same response to it even with a penny credit. Thank for your response. thanusha85
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@katsalot1 (1619)
18 May 09
I have tried going through the no responses, but with most of them I can understand why they haven't got any responses. As you have said, many are impossible to understand, some don't actually require a response, and some are completely pointless.
@lampar (7591)
• United States
18 May 09
I am surprised you find many are impossible to understand I thought i am the only one find it difficult to understand the "advance" English level some members are using .I want to believe some of them just don't want any response to their discussions but just want their views heard or making a statement, so that nobody can respond. Thank for your response. Happy mylottting!