Do you respond to the highest rated discussion?

@mimpi1911 (25474)
India
November 26, 2009 4:12am CST
I make sure to check the home page of mylot after checking through my friends' discussions. The friends' interactions and the new photos uploaded get flashed there and I comment on them if they are on my friend's list. Then I read the highest rated discussion. Responding depends on time though. First I try to respond to my friends' and then I move onto the highest rated discussion. What about you? Do you try to respond to the highest rated discussion? HAPPY MYLOTTING!
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
26 Nov 09
I wish I had the time to respond to everything! I receive many friends notifications and I attend to those first, then I check the ‘friends started’ tab and from there go to the day’s top. I have not had a great deal of time lately and I am still a little behind and on my way to catching up. I haven’t started a discussion in ages. I hope my ‘real’ life settles down a bit so I can back to MyLot as I want to. I wish I had time to be here for hours and hours and do a bit of everything!
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• China
26 Nov 09
I only respond to the discussions that interest me most,and only in this way would I have something worth saying and of value.In addition,I have limted time.But I truely was trying to respond to more discussions as long as I can,and this seems like a heavy burden ,so I give up decisively and I get lots of fun and feel at ease.
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@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
26 Nov 09
Hi Mim. I have a pattern of responding to comments on my own discussions first, then responding to discussions begun by friends. If there is enough time left to devote, I may check new users and then top and hot. Karen
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@BART78 (2931)
• Canada
26 Nov 09
first i check my discussion and give comments to responses, post discussion and response to top discussion back and fort to new discussion..
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@nautilus33 (1831)
26 Nov 09
Hi! My answer is no! I only respond to discussions, which are interesting for me and make me curious. I can' respond to discussions, that are not in my interests.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
26 Nov 09
Hi Mimpi, I think yours was yesterdays as noticed it on my home page, I really don't tend to respond at that stage as I presume the poster may not want anymore responses as they can get out of hand sometimes and in some instances repetitive. I've had quite a few and I find that the later responses tend to come through from the mylot box thing which lets people reply from mail and tend to bring in a lot of one liners which can be the ones which are irritating to deal with. If I've already seen it if it was on my friends list then I would have already chosen not to respond so wouldn't want to then jump on the bandwagon just because it was popular. I think quality responses are more important than number of responses and when there are too many responses there are often repitions as people don't read the other responses. So no I don't do that.
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hi thea! You caught me there and the fact that I am still getting responses on that discussion made me wonder would I respond to the highest rated or not! People do and I really appreciate. But I have my own reasons for responding or not responding. I, like you, do not go with the tide unless its really touching or exciting. Happy mylotting.
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
26 Nov 09
I do respond to everyone unless they are insulting, I had one the other week with 126 responses which were actually quite fun to deal with, but it was quite enough which is why I do feel for the poster and wouldn't want to add to the swamp.
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
26 Nov 09
I do comment on everyone who take the trouble to drop by my discussion. I may take a long time, but I do eventually. But when it comes to responding to the highest rated I may not.
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@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
26 Nov 09
Hi dear! For me the priority remains to check out my friends discussions, if I open myLot homepage directly. On Home page, our friends' latest discussions keep flashing and it becomes easier to know which friend has started a new discussion. Else, I have kept the notification on for my dear friends (not for everyone) and I get to know about the latest development regarding their discussions through mylot alerts. If I don't find any discussion of my choice in the discussions started by friends, I go the second option i.e. 'discussions belonging to my interests'. You are right that myLot Home page tells a lot about the latest activities taking place and it also shows which was the highest rated discussion. Many a times, if I feel that I can relate to the discussion, which has been rated as highest, I get tempted to respond to it. I feel that the discussion would have sum and substance in it that is why it has been rated as highest. Sometimes, I don't find discussions of my choice, in that case I start my own discussion. Have a great day! Deepak
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
26 Nov 09
I agree deepak. All comes down to my priority and choice. If I cannot relate to it, I would rather not respond and waste e-space. Friends are my priority and these days I hardly can do justice to them. I wish to catch up soon.
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@dpk262006 (56752)
• Delhi, India
26 Nov 09
I know that you give due importance to your friends and their discussions. Please do not worry, you will soon catch up with your friends' discussion, I am hopeful.
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@riyasam (16567)
• India
26 Nov 09
i also have made it a habit to view the highest rated discussion but i donot necessarily respond to it,i respond only if the topic is upto my liking but my first preference is for my friends.
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@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
26 Nov 09
That makes sense mabel. I have also found time to be a deterrent. Recently, I am running lat always. Sorry for that and will be back full fledged soon. Till then you be fine and have fun.
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@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
26 Nov 09
Dear friend, Yes, I just want to feel that the discussion is good for me to respond. Moreover I just like to read that discussion mostly to know why it is highest rated, if I feel I too could give something just drops my lines too.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
26 Nov 09
Yes. most I find very interesting and informative and some really touching. Sometimes, even at the risk of being repetitive, I cannot but respond.
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@kalav56 (11496)
• India
26 Nov 09
Friends' discussions get my top priority mimpi. After this, whenever I have time I just look at the top discussions for the day and respond to any topic that I like.It is just an impulse.See what I am doing now? I am up to my neck in work; all small activities seem never ending , but still I have sat down and am peeping in here. Had some shopping to do and am now tired ; so I am justified in sitting at mylot now.
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@jpso138 (7860)
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
When I open mylot, the first thing I do is look for the discussions that my friends started and see if there are discussions that I can respond to. After that, anything goes. I do not necessarily prefer highest rated discussion. It would always depend on the topic and whether I can ride on with the discussion.
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@balasri (26547)
• India
26 Nov 09
Friends are my priority number one. I have managed to acquire good lot of friends here over the time whose discussions are always interesting and intelligent. I have to congratulate myself for selecting such a good lot. Yes I keep responding to their discussions first not caring whether they respond to all my discussions or not. I can understand that the taste varies and it tends to change with time too. But friendship is constant. After this stint I just rummage through Mylot for any other interesting discussions. I may come across some gems at times or else my effort may become futile. All depends on my luck
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@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
26 Nov 09
No I hardly ever read discussions from that page! What I did was check all of my friends notify boxes in my friends list. This way I get an email whenever one of my friends starts a discussion. (Which is what I am doing right now) I also go through the daily digest email each morning. I find that doing these things each day keeps me as busy as I can handle here at MyLot!
@Sreekala (32839)
• India
26 Nov 09
Hi mimpi, ‘Highest-rated’ is not a reason for responding. If I am not busy and the topic appeals to me then only I respond. Now I am guilty because I can’t do justice to my friends. I could not complete the comments on my own discussion and my latest discussion is old by more than one week. Let me finish my old stuffs first and no running after the ‘highest rated’ dear.
• Philippines
26 Nov 09
It depends on the topic. I respond to the discussions which i feel very comfortable. That means, the topics that I respond to are those which I am very familiar at, those which I can easily relate or those which i find interesting. There are many topics here which I find very interesting.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
26 Nov 09
I try Mimpi, but i too follow the sequence of responding to friends discussions first followed by those to which may be of interest to me. If the highest rated discussion happens to be that of a friend then great. But if it's not, then i tend to respond only if i have something to say on the topic. So invariably- sometimes i do.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
26 Nov 09
Pretty much same with me. If it my friend's and if I have already responded, I go through it again. People have different thoughts expressed so beautifully. I always get to know more. And also, the relevance and the extent I relate to it finally decide for me. Sometimes, I find myself dumb. I choose to skip it.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
26 Nov 09
You know, it feels good to have a discussion that i have responded to becoming the highest rated. And if it's a friend, like in the instance of your recent discussion then even better. But if it was already the highest rated, i may have responded at times, but i do get the question in mind as to whether i can say something different.
@mimpi1911 (25474)
• India
26 Nov 09
That's one point alok. I think, even I tend follow you on this. we do run the risk of being repetitive.
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@doryvien (2293)
• United States
27 Nov 09
Hi Mimpi, Before going to the other tabs, I check on the 'friends started' tab first, try to see if there's anything that interests me there and respond. I post a response on the highest rated discussion only if it interests me, otherwise, I move on to the next post.
• Malaysia
30 Nov 09
Hi mimpi, Not really, actually. I don't have any preference in taking part in any discussions, but normally I will do the ones which are displayed to me the nearest. If it happens to be the highest rated discussion, then I would reply to this discussion. And it also depends on whether I am interested and have the knowledge to take part in it. From your marks, I see that you are a dedicated member, and I wonder how much time you put daily in order to achieve such high points, and so far how much have you earned? Do you have any strategy or just do it on a daily basis, and doing it consistently. Thanks, and happy mylotting to you to!
@sweetie1026 (1723)
• Philippines
29 Nov 09
Hi, dear friend. Hope that all is well with you. No, i haven't done that yet, i always try to respond to friends' discussions first then miss out on looking for the highest rated discussion because i get caught up with so much friends' discussions and i do have so limited time now a days for mylot. But i do try to check friends' discussions each morning before i go to work, then respond to them later when i get home. Nice seeing you again my friend.
@zed_k4 (17623)
• Singapore
27 Nov 09
Yup, I do. In fact, I go through all varieties; I try my best. Like you too, I check out friends discussions first and then moving over to the other interests. There are just lots of awesome discussions to be answered and I try my best to take it slowly but surely. If possible, I try to utilize my time on the lot as best as possible.