how do you feel when your discussion gets zero response?

China
July 29, 2009 11:08am CST
Hi, all. I am a new user here, and have posted some topics that i am interested in. Maybe because i don't have enough friends here, many of my topics did't have any responses, and i am really disappointed about this. Have you experienced the same situation? SO, How do you feel about that and what do you do to make you discussion more attractive?
5 responses
@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
29 Jul 09
Hi pangbo217, It is the most saddest thing here. No response for our discussion will make us demotivated sometimes. But there is a few thing that happen and we should try to avoid it if we could. First, we are newbies. There is a lot of newbies made a lot of discussion before they response to anyone discussion. This is not a bad thing but it is more nice if we could give a response to other people discussion first before we started ours. One more thing is newbies usually didn't have a lot of friends and that is why his discussion didn't have much attention from others. Second, topic discussed. Maybe we think that our topics is interesting but others thing it otherwise. This is happen all the time. Sometime if our discussion too focus on one aspect or region that tend to get less response. Try to make a discussion that everybody can participate. Third, breaking guidelines. There is a lot of people here make a discussion that breaking the guidelines (http://www.mylot.com/o/guidelines.aspx). Since this discussion will be deleted, nobody will respond to it. Once your response deleted, your earning from that response will be deducted too. Last but not least, never give a comment on your responses. When you started a discussion make sure you have time to give a comment on the responses that you received. Leaving a response without comment will tarnish your reputation to others. When people can sacrifice their time to respond to your discussion, it is your courtesy to give a comment on that. This is the way you show your appreciation on their comment. Good luck and have a nice day.
• China
30 Jul 09
hi, akuler, thank you very much for your suggestion. Your advice are really practical, and impress much. I have send a friend request to you and hope you can accept it, so we can figure out the mylot and learn more about it. All, I like your country very much, so I can have the chance to know more about it and your great culture.
@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
30 Jul 09
Thanks for you compliment. I already accept your friend request and hope we can share a lot of knowledge here. I also have some friends from China. The most closed one is sutent. He is active here even thought he's still new here. You can find him from my friends list.
@Tiamjr (435)
29 Jul 09
When I started out I had the same thing happen. Lots of people on mylot, even those who have been on here a long time have discussions with no responses. I have a couple myself, but after spending some time on here I also have some discussions with responses, so don't get too disheartened. When you start on mylot, your discussions sometimes get passed by unnoticed either, becuase they are put on at the wrong time of day when not many people are around to respond, or just because not many people know about you yet. It doesn't necessarily mean there is anything wrong with your discussions. The best thing to do when you start on mylot is to start responding to other peoples discussions and make some friends. This way when you do start posting your own discussions you will have some people who will most likely respond to your discussions. If you have some good topics to discuss now though, don't be put off by not getting responses, because a discussion can always become active in the future. Just think of your first few discussions as part of the learning curve. If you keep active on mylot then I am sure your discussions will pick up in the future. Just keep trying.
• China
30 Jul 09
Hi, tiamjr, thank you. I am a mylotter from China and the most of the website's user are in the US. Maybe because of the time zone(it is about 12 hours between China and the States), some of my discussions cannot not be noticed in the first time, and get few response. Well, also, I will be trying to make my topics attractive and relative to more people to make the discussions hot.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I have posted discussions before that I didn't get any responses... I got a little disapponinted when I saw that but I coulodn't do anything so I just started another one again; I try tomake it as interesting and informative as I could and try to receive more responses.
• United States
29 Jul 09
It happens to all of us, though I must say after you are here a while it becomes more rare, you learn what people like to talk about and elaborate on. Usually the title of your post can kill your discussion or bring it to life. You have to make that interesting so you can bring people into your discussion. If it is something that you would respond to usually someone else will think the same. Don't do something boring that you would not respond to if you were looking in at your discussion from the outside. But anyways, welcome to mylot and best of luck to your postings!
@jaizhi (260)
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
Oh! I feel a little disappointed. Trust me I have alot of discussions created with no response. BUt thats okay, maybe my idea today doesn't interest anyone so I'll try again the next day,