What doyou feel when you submit a riddle and no one answers?

Philippines
May 24, 2009 2:15am CST
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@owlwings (41798)
• Cambridge, England
24 May 09
Riddles are classed as 'game' type discussions and, as such, are against the Guidelines. MyLot are at pains to ensure that 'quality' is what we should strive for here and, if you read the Guidelines, you will see what kinds of 'discussion' do not count as 'quality'. Before you post a discussion, think about what kind of responses you want it to get. If it only expects a few words as an answer, then it is not a 'quality' discussion. In the FAQs it says "Post quality content. For example, generate discussions that engage other users and provide insightful responses and comments to other users discussions to further the topic." There are plenty of forums where riddles and jokes are acceptable. I am not saying that they are less valuable or worthy than MyLot: merely that they serve another purpose. Don't feel that you have to leave MyLot, though. It's a good community where plenty of people have fun (and learn at the same time) and everyone who understands and plays by the rules is welcome!
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• Philippines
24 May 09
Oh, but why did they put riddles in interest?
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@owlwings (41798)
• Cambridge, England
24 May 09
It's a rather unfortunate feature of MyLot that anyone can create an 'interest' for any topic. I can appreciate that many new members don't understand this and think that all the 'interests' were created by Admin. However, if you read here: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq7.aspx you will, perhaps understand better. MyLot don't seem to moderate this feature at all, so you will find all sorts of 'interests' which seem to be specifically about topics which we are asked not to post. It would be quite possible (and appropriate), however, to post a discussion about riddles under the 'Riddles' interest perhaps seeking to discuss why riddles are such an ancient thing, what is their value and so on.
• Philippines
24 May 09
Oh Lol Okay Thank you so much :D
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
24 May 09
I don't really feel Mylot is an appropriate place for riddles, as it is a discussion site, and you can't really discuss riddles; they're black and white, as the responder is either right or wrong in their answer. The best discussions are those created around shades of grey. Also, it takes a lot of effort to come up with a good discussion topic, whereas repeating a riddle takes no effort at all. Personally, I only respond to discussions where it's clear the originator has thought carefully before posting a topic. I never respond to things like 'What did you have for breakfast?' The people who post this sort of topic are only looking to earn money, rather than providing a good topic for members to enjoy. It's a shame really, because it's clear from reading responses that those members who think carefully about what they post are also the highest earners on Mylot. Thanks for making me think about this!
@owlwings (41798)
• Cambridge, England
24 May 09
Well said, Sandra! That is exactly what the Guidelines are about: they are meant to encourage people to post discussions that engage people and inspire quality responses.
@abanerji (1026)
• India
24 May 09
suppose i submit a discussion at 'think' and leave a riddle for which i don't know an answer and in turn i don't receive any answers then i would think that the riddle was probably wrong or had some loop hole.