how come some people get a huge number of replies?

United States
June 3, 2009 12:44am CST
Do you think it is based on how many friends that they have? I see some topics that are simple and get 200+ replies over time and it makes me just go like "whoa", has anyone else noticed this? is it because these people have a lot of friends? if so then I think I need more friends lol
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@mysdianait (65058)
• Italy
3 Jun 09
I start very few discussions but the ones that I have started have many responses. Not all the responses are from those on my friend list. I always make a point of commenting back to those who take the time and effort to respond and I never start another until I have given a comment to all of the responses. Also I make a point of going and responding on at least one discussion by all those who respond. The discussions which I have with the most responses are also topics which will never go out of date and some of them are quite old, even over a year since they were first posted but they still keep receiving responses. When I commnet on them they get to the top of the list of 'similar dicsussions' and it hapens that someone who has not responded will then find them.
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@mysdianait (65058)
• Italy
7 Jun 09
Thank you spicysweetie for the BR! I hope that you will find that some of the things that I do will also be useful to you too! Happy Lotting!
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• Singapore
3 Jun 09
haha.. coz they are easy to reply to interesting, something that many could relate too. Some have their own friends to help each other reply to your discussions topic. You could also do that.
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@se7enthbird (8322)
• Philippines
3 Jun 09
it all depends on what the discussion was all about. sometimes it also depends on how many supportive friends you have on your page. but based on my experience its all about what the discussion was all about. i have a few discussion with huge number of replies. i guess so far the highest number of replies i got here is about food. har har har. people all around the world eat so i guess we all have the same interest when it comes to food.
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@Qaeyious (2361)
• United States
3 Jun 09
I always wondered about that myself, maybe it is friends responding regularly to each other. But I would rather not have so many replies; just one or two pages will be good enough for me. So far my "best seller" was http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1933881.aspx - "Plagiarism in web articles" with (gasp) 11 replies as of 2 JUN 2009. Though I have a few with four to six replies, most have zero to two. The "zero" discussions are definitely the most frustrating, considering how much effort I put into them. When I get one or two, I'm so freaking thankful it's hard to be frustrated.
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• United States
3 Jun 09
yeah i know what you mean about the zero replies one, it makes me feel kid of bad and like "well i guess my idea was dumb" 11 replies is good i guess to my standard, i dunno what my highest number of responses is, i got a lot to a couple of discussions but i didnt think they were any better or easier to respond to than my others,,,,so it is a mystery to me too
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@mysdianait (65058)
• Italy
3 Jun 09
If you have discussions with zero rsponses I suggest you contact a friends through Pm and ask if they have some too and maybe youcould lend each other a hand in getting responses on them. Aren't friends supposed to help us out when we have a problem?
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@rosekiss (30327)
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Jun 09
the discussions I started got little or no responses and that is so frustrating. I am thankful for the responses I did get though, as I wasn't sure how many I would get. I always post a comment back, but never had that many to make comments to ol. that is one of the reasons I don't start my own discussions as I just don't ge the responses I was hoping for. I think the ones that get a lot of replies, either have a lot of friends, or their discussions were very interesting. It could be acombination of both though maybe. I just wish I had what others have, but I am thankful for the friends I do have. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
• India
3 Jun 09
Well said.I've also noticed this,I can't say what the reason is.I think that the topic which really has something to write about recives greater responses.I've recieved maximum 7 resposes in my discussions till date.
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@hanah87 (1835)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 09
To get big replies it not depend to our friend.Many replies come if we make a good discussion and can make mylotter interested on it.Have many friends will not guarantee you to make get many replies on your discussions.But try to appreciate your friends discussions by response on it and they will replies it back by response in your discussions too.Thank you.
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• Canada
31 Aug 09
i think that this happens for a combination of reasons. a) the person has a lot of friends. b) all those friends have their e-mail notifications on, and see the message when it comes in. c) The person's topic is popular d) the person posted it under a very popular interest.