Why do I need to add this interest to my list...

@neildc (17251)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
September 17, 2009 10:14pm CST
When I am not really interested to this particular interest? But I want to make a discussion about it. Let's say, I met a new friend. And she wears a blouse. And I don't like to see a girl wearing a blouse like that. So I want to start a new discussion about blouse. And since I am a man, I don't wear blouse and I am not interested to blouses. Then, I need to add blouses to my list of interest? When I am not interested to a blouse.
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@2timothy (794)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
I understand your predicament, as I also oftentimes encounter the same. I just pick one of my interests that relates closest to the discussion I would start with. Take blouse as an example, I'll start this discussion by picking on my interest on "people" or "life".
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
18 Sep 09
got your point. or maybe we can put that interest to, let say, "meeting people" or "meeting a new friend". thanks timothy.
@thea09 (18317)
• Greece
18 Sep 09
Hi neildc, but what a fascinating and totally engrossing interest to add, just think how many discussions could be created by the mere mention of the word blouse, so many come immediately to mind that you are bound to generate responses by the million. 'Do people still wear blouses', 'do you iron your blouse', what colour blouse do you like to wear', 'do you worry about dropping your pizza topping on your blouse', 'should men wear blouses too', 'wear would you wear your blouse''does your blouse have to be designer label''do you believe as I do that puff sleeves will return to blouses'. Really neildc, just go ahead and make the interest, I could literally sit here all day coming up with wonderful new topics about blouses. Of course the draw back would be having to read all those dull of ditchwater responses you receive and having to come up with quality witty responses Now I have to ask you neildic if you are actually aware that in western culture a blouse is not a tee shirt, but a ladies pretty shirt with buttons most often worn to an office. In many countries this fashion trend is fading out very fast due to the ironing involved, just wondering if in your culture you are actually speaking of a tee shirt? in which case you can think of your own endless topics.
@thea09 (18317)
• Greece
18 Sep 09
Ok I typed a response and then lost itso you'll be glad to hear this is the new short version. Of course I knew the blouse was just plucked from the sky and any subject would have done, but since you mentioned the word blouse: I challenge you to set up one discussion on the subject of blouses, take one of my scintillating ideas or one of your own, and I would almost guarantee a profusion of responses. You then have to comment back to them all in an original fashion despite complete and rigid boredom. I did it only once but included the words in my intro. please feel free to talk about anything related to this subject rather than just answer the question. Out of I think 35 responses only one person did this, the rest of them duplicated the same answer 34 times. Go on, rise to the challenge and I promise I will break the mold with my response. But it has to have the word blouse in the title
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
18 Sep 09
i know what you mean by that thea. but i don't think it's time to take your challenge on "blouse" as i actually got the idea of blouse from my friend xchyler, who just recently posted a discussion about wearing t-shirts where i responded, "of course, i do not wear a blouse" i know how a discussion will get plenty of responses. it needs your time to comment back to all of them and connection too. i am afraid i can't do it today. i may try it but not today. and i will remember that challenge. thank you for this very nice suggestion. actually, that was i have learned from all you guys, mysdianait, alice, lamb, mike, everyone over there. and i also told my friends here in the office, that way, so they can keep their topics alive. i am so proud of janebeth and she made it. in almost all of her discussions, she can get number responses i only did with 2 or maybe 3 of my discussions in the past.
@thea09 (18317)
• Greece
18 Sep 09
Ah, a wise move not to rise to the challenge indeed as you would have ended up immensely bored. Quantity of responses is not the key but quality along with having the right kind of friends who one comes to know what to expect from on discussions. You hardly need to learn though as you have a high number of posts and although I haven't known you long always post quality stuff. I find the key is to post a subject one actually has an interest in rather than assuming an interest (such as in the Blouse) just to hit a high number of responses. I learnt though this week from 2 discussions I posted that not many read beyond the title which can be frustrating.
@mysdianait (65080)
• Italy
18 Sep 09
You could start your own interest and call it "not interested in a blouse" and then use it to get your point across I bet that when myLot started out they just didn't envisage the situation we have now. As you say so many duplicate interests plus all the ones that are useless and have never even been used
@mysdianait (65080)
• Italy
18 Sep 09
I guess there are so many because several users either can't be bothered to search before creating it or they want their own. We are going to have to put up with this sad state of things. I get round it by posting in life and people or quesions and answers as most of the discussions will fit there anyway
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
18 Sep 09
they don't bother to search or they are just too lazy to search?
@mysdianait (65080)
• Italy
18 Sep 09
A lot what something for nothing (and think they ewill find it online too) so I guess they are lazy
@aprces (1082)
• China
18 Sep 09
A good figure ! I know your meaning,you just want a naked girl,Yeah? 1.Start discussion without any interesting group here,just put on your favourite tag 2.Create a interest group with any name you want to add here by yourself,then you will be able to do as one wishes 3.You do not hate girl,you do not hate blouse,a girl wearing a blouse,you just don't like this pair,Yeah?Now we have cleared this......something like sophism.It's so easy,if you don't mind trouble,then follow this step: join the interest you don't like---start a topic you are not interesting---add some tags you want---withdraw from it---over
@aprces (1082)
• China
18 Sep 09
It's too trouble for me.I just make a suggestion,I never did that. I'm afraid of trouble.Once I meet this situation,I shall pass by.At the worst,I only lose a discussion,but I can start another one at any time,so long as I'd like to do that
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• Philippines
18 Sep 09
hey neil do add that in your interest i swear am gonna put in my admiration s too
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Sep 09
if you are not interested, then do check my new topic posted.
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
Actually, we are not advised to accept every interest as our own interest. There is the "No thanks" button on the right side and we are free to use it. I guess there aren't any guidelines about it. I have encountered the same query before about Barney. Yeah, the one angryeve asked.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
19 Sep 09
well, that's the other way around. we can always choose not to add the interest when posting a respond, but not with creating a topic.
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• Philippines
19 Sep 09
Oh. so you were asking about topics. Sorry to miss that, Yeah, i got that. But i have some tip for you. If you want to create a topic for blouses, you can make a topic out of it using the enjoy life and life interest. Or even question and answers. There's a lot of interest to link with every thing.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Sep 09
we can always do that. but i have created one interest, and a new topic. please do check it out and i hope you'll enjoy it.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
18 Sep 09
I know what you mean, Neil. Sometimes, I also want to start a discussion about something that I'm not particularly interested in normally. I think we should be able to post a discussion in any interest group we want without having to select that interest first as one of our favorites. It's a pain in the behind, but you can always "de-select" it as a favorite after you've posted your discussion. It's a pain because you first have to select it as one of your favorites, even if it's not. But, I guess myLot is like anything else in life. It has it's problems. Maybe, if enough people write to the administration here about it, they'll change that rule about having to have an interest in your favorites before you can post a discussion there.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
18 Sep 09
That's exactly what I mean, Marti. Why do we have to put it in our list of interest if we not really interested to that thing, when all we want is to just share our dislikes or whatever, with that particular thing? Well, anyway, just like you said, we can always deselect it after posting the discussion. Besides starting a discussion, that we have to put it in a certain interest and it should be in our favorites, I guess mylot can also put a search box in editing our list. People will save a lot of time scanning or browsing all the interests in a certain group of interests, if we can start searching from the interest page, rather than going all through the list. That is one problem, for having duplicates or similar interests. People will create new for themselves, not knowing there are already existing one. Not to mention mis-spelling.
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Yep, I found that out when I first joined myLot. While selecting my favorite interests, I had inadvertently selected more than one of a few topics. That's when I first noticed that there were several of the same topics. I wondered why at the time because I didn't yet know that we could start our own interests. I've only started one new topic here since I joined and it was because I couldn't find another one like it and I did search, believe me! I went through every single topic already here before starting my own: Starting a new business. I had a question about whether it was better to start a business all by itself or to make it a subsidy of an already existing business. My husband started his own business and we had it incorporated and everything. I thought it might be easier to create a subsidy instead of a brand-new business. Well, it is easier, but the risks are higher. That's what I learned. But, now that topic exists and I don't think anyone else has ever posted under it.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
18 Sep 09
i guess everyone of us here had our own experience about searching a certain interest. i myself went through a long time search for the school i have attended, but i ended with nothing. but never thought of creating the school name in the interest group, i lost the idea for that matter. lol one day, i think, i can post a topic about your created interest, starting a new business. we may never know, i might win the lotto. lol. but believe me, i stopped buying lotto tickets since 2001.
@yuna15 (2707)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
Well, instead of adding an interest about it why not put it in under the, "questions & answers" category? or any other category that could be related to it, like women perhaps.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Sep 09
that is a good suggestion yuna. but i have something that you might get interested. a NOT INTERESTED AT ALL interest. please do check out my new post and add the interest to your list of interest.
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@salonga (27842)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
Ha!ha!ha! No problem my friend, anyway your wife do wear blouse after all! So you should be interested with blouse because that could be a great gift for your wife come Christmas! Just kidding! Have a nice day and hope you try scouting for a lovely blouse for your wife now!
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Sep 09
good suggestion.
@jen14ed (866)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
hi neildc why not, why don't you add that interest if you don't like that interest you can add that interest because if you created a discussion there are so many you choice from your interest. many interest your have chance of from created discussion. for example do you like to create discussion and the interest is "Love" but you have no interest in love so how will you create a discussion that regarding to "LOVE" if you have no love interest. so i suggest to you that edit your interest add them to your interest. this is for you. not for me!
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Sep 09
i will respond but i will not add the interest. i want to post something about a thing that i am not interested and i don't want to add that certain interest. so what can you say?
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
Even if i reply to a discussion that has to do with blouse, i wouldn't even bother adding an interest to it. just ignore it or don't add it.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
20 Sep 09
hi buddy. that's right, we can always ignore adding the interest even if we responded to it. please do check my new post, if you are NOT INTERESTED AT ALL.
• India
18 Sep 09
There are many benefits you get when you add interest if when you start a discussion sometims some topic may be not m,match your interest that you have in your list it may be based on other interest, so it always better to add interst there is a key regarding interest in mylot, add the interest to the top interest which people like most so that you can earn more response form the mylot so do not forget to add interet in your list... happy my lotting..
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
18 Sep 09
hi sathish. thanks for the input. we all know about that, as this is mentioned in start a new discussion on myLot, "This is a great way to get your topic in front of those myLot users who share your same interests." and from this, how could you tell you have the same interest, when that specific interest do not interest you. it just happen that you want to create/start a discussion with that interest.
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
18 Sep 09
I think you can post a discussion about it even if you don't add it as your interest. Or even if you do, you can always remove it from your interests. Or you can also look for a more general interest like question and answers or philippines so that you won't have to add another interest.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
18 Sep 09
hi silverglint. that would be a better suggestion. add the interest in the list, create a topic of that interest, and remove the interest after posting the topic. nice one, my friend.
18 Sep 09
Hi Neil, I think the best way is to call it clothing under interest, then it could be any item of clothing user can talk about. Hugs. Tamara
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
18 Sep 09
hi tamara. i think that would be better, as we all use clothing and we all have interest to that. but actually, my friend, that is just one example. but we can never add an interest to our list if we dislike a certain thing?