What do you think of the people who respond to discussions like

By Bala
@balasri (26546)
India
June 14, 2009 3:05am CST
'I don't want to reply as I do not have this', 'I never had this' , 'I have no experience in this matter'? How do you feel as you read these kind of responses? Do you consider these as proper responses or do you think that they could have kept quiet if they do not have anything to say about a particualar discussion?
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@dismalgrin (2606)
• United States
21 Jun 09
Well, if they want to respond like that, they are the ones not making money off those kinds of pithy remarks. What on earth! If you want to disagree with someone say something about it! If you have never experienced something, either don't respond... or give some more about why you haven't experienced it. If someone were to write a question about what colors our high school had... I haven't not experienced public school, so I would either not write a response or I would go into detail that I have not gone to public school, but that if I had, the local school's colors were red and black. Or, if I could have made my own school colors what I would have chosen and why. There is really no reason for a person to give a response like that, they are the ones that lose for it in the end though.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
21 Jun 09
Right.Losers they are.
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@ionsquare (532)
• Singapore
19 Jun 09
Hi, It depends on the situation. Sometimes the discussion is just asking a very simple question that may only require a yes or no answer. If the discussion started is short, the response will also be. However, I will choose not to answer if I cannot make a response that is at least more than a sentence.
@balasri (26546)
• India
19 Jun 09
I am talking about the irrelevant responses.
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@jazzsue58 (2668)
15 Jun 09
I often reply even if I know nothing of the subject - I'm still giving the poster a chance to up their earnings, plus I may be able to add something to the discussion. If, for example, a whole load of Dodgeball enthusiasts got cliquey about the latest championships in Nerdsville, I would feel compelled to write in and say "Er, excuse me, but what does the double entendre swash-tackle actually MEAN?!" That is not a thinly veiled reference to the new cricket season, by the way. Not in the slightest.
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• Philippines
15 Jun 09
I also don't want to read this kind of responses to my started discussion as it waste my time and effort to open the mail of the response and read it just like your options. I am in favor of keeping yourself quiet, not to give any word like these to my response as it is nonsense. This is not a proper response, anyhow if the responser who honestly don't know about the topic have interest in asking me the question or some inquiry about my topic is favorable to me.
@balasri (26546)
• India
17 Jun 09
I consider this as a very proper response and good too.
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I think that those who do not particularly have anything to say should try to find something to say, and should find information online to help the person figure out what they may be wondering on, just to be polite and to have something to say. I realize that most of us are here to make money but I also think that one should atleast try to give a good quality response, as that is what this site is all about. Have a wonderful and lovely day, happy mylotting.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
17 Jun 09
That is a swell advice SomeCowgirl.Somewhat I like your user name.
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@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I am glad that you enjoyed my advice. Lol, my name is unique, lol, I do like it myself. Glad you somewhat like it. Have a wonderful and lovely day here on mylot, and also have a great day in general.
@balasri (26546)
• India
19 Jun 09
Same to you Somecowgirl.See I am enjoying it.
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@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
18 Jun 09
Well done balasri...these are exactly the sort of responses that we should be giving a negative rating to. Why? Because they add absolutely nothing to the discussion. This might be a good time to remind people to read the discussion guidelines found here: http://www.mylot.com/o/guidelines.aspx the particular one I'm referring to is : Please make sure you give your best effort to respond with quality responses. If you don’t know how to respond to a discussion, go on to the next one. Answers like “I don’t know” or “I don’t care” don’t help anyone and will be removed. I know reading the guidelines may seem tedious for some people but it is an essential tool that ensures we are posting correctly and thereby earning the maximum amount we are capable of.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
19 Jun 09
That is a wonderful response explaining everything in detail.You sure deserve the Bet response MsTickle.
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@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
20 Jun 09
Thank you my friend.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
11 Jul 09
My pleasure.
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@wolveren (1580)
• Cebu, Philippines
16 Jun 09
Normally I'd let it pass. No big deal really if the response doesn't really make sense. But if it were me, I wouldn't really say anything if I didn't have something to say at least in a funny way. Trick answer, playful stuff, ya know. Sometimes I just enjoy reading the responses even if they are inappropriate or doesn't even answer the question, or doesn't even hit the mark. Life is too short to be too stiff about that. Cheers! Enjoy mylotting. Keep an open mind and it should all be cool!
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@balasri (26546)
• India
17 Jun 09
Did I say that I lose my cool.I don;t think so.Even now.
@wolveren (1580)
• Cebu, Philippines
17 Jun 09
Well it doesn't say you lost your coolness. But I do feel that you are cool anyway mate. Cheers!
@balasri (26546)
• India
18 Jun 09
Cheers to you too my friend.
• United States
15 Jun 09
They should def keep quiet. I hate those kind of responses. If you don't have anything to say on a subject, then why do I want to know you don't have anything to say. I look at it as they are trying to simply add to their comments. I rate those down because I think it is ridiculous. How do you respond?
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@balasri (26546)
• India
16 Jun 09
I just skip them and pity them.
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• United States
16 Jun 09
Sounds like the right thing to do. Now if everyone would do that. They are supposed to leave helpful comments. If you have nothing to add to the discussion, move to something that you do know about.
@balasri (26546)
• India
17 Jun 09
Yes you said it right.
@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
14 Jun 09
Of course that kind of responses are inappropriate. Why response if you don't have anything better to say. It is only dirtying the space with an unworthy response. If I can't relate to the discussion I will not response at all as it might only distort the whole subject. Keeping quiet does not mean that I am not supportive to my friends but I don't want to embarrass myself for giving wrong views. I am always supportive to friends discussions if I can relate well.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
14 Jun 09
There are a lot of mylotters lured by the one cent.They underestimate Mylot.
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 09
I don't know why they insist on responding if they don't have anything to say. Yes, they are only wasting their time and mylot does not acknowledge such kind of responses.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
29 Jul 09
Of course Zandi .They really are wasting their time and ours too.Instead they can spend some time to think and come out some original ideas.
@betlynfrnds (3142)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Tonight I was visiting my mom who took a fall today and is in the hospital. I was there with my father, my brother and my boyfriend. The conversation was pretty lively for the most part and then a topic was brought up that I absolulely abhor. Rather than me saying something like 'I don't like this' or 'I can't understand this stupidity' or something along those lines, I stayed quiet until another subject came up. If I wanted to I could have taken the time to explain why I don't like it or I can't understand the stupidness. But I didn't want to waste my breath at that particular moment. I do the same with my responses. If I disagree with something but somehow feel the need to respond, I try to explain myself instead of being vauge. In answer to your question, I prefer a more thorough response. It doesn't have to be lengthy (like this response is starting to be - HA) Straight, to the point is fine as long as it doesn't leave me scratching my head saying "Huh, what's that all about?"
@balasri (26546)
• India
11 Jul 09
You are making a very good point there.
• United States
14 Jul 09
Thank you Balasri, I really appreciate that.
@Toxicon (165)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I read tons of discussion topics and dont feel the need to reply if I dont have any extra information about the subject or if I go through and read replies and notice that one or two people have commmented with roughly the same thoughts I had. To me, it seems some people are just posting to be posting to try and make some money off myLot, I would rather earn thier money by posting replies that contribute something to the discussion rather than try to milk the system by posting replies that have no content or meaning.
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• Malta
15 Jun 09
I agree with you, besides what you said, sometimes I don't have enough time to post my replies, but i do my best to help. To discuss with other people is great.
@balasri (26546)
• India
19 Jun 09
They are trying in vain.It is a waste of time and energy.It is time these people learn.
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
15 Jun 09
I would fine this kind of responses improper and one liner like that goes against myLot rules as well. Specially, the first one is a big NO NO for me. However, I would appreciate if even a response like " I haven't had any experience whatsoever..' is validated and substantiated with proper instances. hat would make sense. Many times, I just respond to my friends inspite of the fact That I have the least clue. I just cannot see my friends' posts going all over without me being a part of it. I try to substantiate my ignorance as well. . My friends have been sweet to give me benefit of doubt each time.
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@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
17 Jun 09
C'mon Bala! You must at least appreciate there dropping in, some are dumb instinctively, out of compulsion.
@alokn99 (5717)
• India
15 Jun 09
It depends on who is responding actually Bala. Those going on numbers strictly, I don't appreciate that kind of response. At the same time there will be some friends who will join in because they think it relevant to have something to say, but do not have the right words or experience to express. But then friends put it across differently and would not say i don't want to reply...
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@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Jun 09
Anything is fine between friends as we know.
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@jazzsue58 (2668)
15 Jun 09
Yeah - when my cricket loving friends start a discussion on players from Holland who I've never heard of, I kinda feel guilty not responding!
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
14 Jun 09
I think that it doesn't make any sense to reply ,but well I guess everyone is different.
@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Jun 09
It is better to learn something from others in Mylot instead of trying to be different always.
@Mirita (2668)
• United States
15 Jun 09
I agree
@Darkwing (21586)
14 Jun 09
I find it a bit of a disappointment to come across responses like this. I have entered discussions in which the topic is something I don't have a lot of experience of, and if I choose to respond, I will admit I have no "actual" experience but will suggest a resolve, in the way I would consider best. If I feel I don't have anything at all to offer the discussion, by way of suggestions OR experience, then I will abstain, and move on to the next one. I've come across a whole heap of discussions about US politics and TV shows, which I know absolutely nothing about, but I've rarely offered a response. Some are answerable on the politics scene, but TV is a big no-no for me! Brightest Blessings, my friend.
@balasri (26546)
• India
15 Jun 09
Yes it is a waste of time for both the sides.
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@Darkwing (21586)
15 Jun 09
I don't know about both sides because the responder does get his one cent's worth, or whatever it is for those few words, but if you're wanting a discussion or some knowledge of a subject then it's a complete waste of your time as the person who started the discussion in the first place.
@vicky30 (4771)
• India
11 Jul 09
I don't think anything about those discussions.If they don't know to answer let it be.If i don't know an answer for the discussion i will just skip the discussion.I will not rate that person negative.I will not report that user.I think those persons could have kept quiet than answering in the discussion.Those people will be new people who see the discussions and try to answer.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
11 Jul 09
You area very understanding mylotter.Thanks a lot.
@jambi462 (4595)
• United States
22 Jun 09
Yeah it's pretty dumb to write a response like that. I just usually don't respond to discussions that I can't really write a good response to. It's just kind of pointless for the persone who starts the discussion and for me as well.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
23 Jun 09
It is not right to type something and get away from the ridicule hiding behind the computer.
@biggerb (2028)
• India
19 Jun 09
I personally feel I will respond to any discussion if I knew something about the topic.I need to give an appropriate response instead of just bragging about me not knowing anything.If I don't know instead of responding I will just go through the responses to update myself about the topic I had no clue about.By the way, I need a clarification.Does just responding like this add any points for one to gain money? I am just curious to know nothing else.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
19 Jun 09
No.These kind of responses never get anything expect our ire.
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@mayka123 (14041)
• India
19 Jun 09
I have received replies like these at times for my discussions. Sometimes they are from friends who probably want us to know that they have read our discussion but cannot help us with a proper reply.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
19 Jun 09
It is always fine with our regular friends with whom we are having other great discussions.
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@saundyl (9789)
• Canada
18 Jun 09
I dont consider these responses to be a proper response esp when you look at the mylot rules/guidelines they dont really contribute to the discussion. Now if someone says I dont have experience with this but I'd try this or ask someone like this about what to do thats a whole nother matter. I dont have any issue with the people who say they dont know or dont have experience in the matter when they ask more about it or for more information either. Those that do respond with I dont know or i never had this happen...generally dont get any sort of rating from me.
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@balasri (26546)
• India
19 Jun 09
It i their laziness to go through the rules and the craving for taking chances for pennies that make them do these kind of things.
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