One liner responses...

@becdmd (705)
Philippines
December 29, 2009 12:42am CST
Do you feel lazy sometimes that you happen to post a one liner response to one of the discussions? or for the sake of just replying for the earning points? And when you happen to get reply a one liner response and did not answered your post because it did not contribute much to the discussion how did you feel? Anyways, Let's just be more creative here don't we?
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@zandi458 (28124)
• Malaysia
29 Dec 09
One liners responses if they carry weight has no problem with me. Long responses but nonsensical is as good as not giving response at all.
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• Spain
29 Dec 09
Agreed, Zandi. One particluar member I can think of answers everything with about 15 - 20 lines of burble, and if you can pick one line of sense out of it, it's a red letter day. Other people can put one or two lines of very apt comment.
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@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
29 Dec 09
I never leave one liner responses, well once, but the question being asked was rediculas and did not deserve more than that. I usually leave a minimum of four lines when I respond. Yes it is also annoying when someone responds with a one line answer that is so vague, especially when they could easily expand on what they just wrote. They just choose not to out of laziness or what ever reason.
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
hello becdmd! As far as I know, posting one liner response doesn't give us any credit at all. Some do one liner reply just to acknowledge his or her respondents when he has nothing to say or comment at all (talking about the topic starter), just to show appreciation for the time spent reading and responding to their topic... I honestly don't do one liner thing, I always try to make my post longer or at least 3 liners. I do enjoy posting and responding but I am also the credit as well...
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@levite (1062)
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
I don't respond with one-liner as it doesn't count as points. I could say that I comment with one-liner like you just appreciate what the responders says to your discussion and you can't add to what he already said. But with responses, no. I see to it that I respond with content and meaning that would be appreciated by the discussion starter.
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@allknowing (86828)
• India
29 Dec 09
Although we are encouraged here to write lengthy responses some can pack a lot even in one liners which are not recognised here and no points are given. I dont feel lazy but I do feel I have the ability to say what I have to say in just one sentence but then I will be deprived of my points!
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@titan_90 (539)
• India
29 Dec 09
I don't think there is any credit for one line responses, so there's no point is giving an one-line response just in order to earn credits. When I get an one-line response, if it doesn't contribute anything to the discussion, then I just ignore it.
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@Sandra1952 (6051)
• Spain
29 Dec 09
I never come on MyLot unless I'm prepared to make decent responses. If I'm feeling lazy, I just watch tv or read a book. It's the quality, interesting responses from people of all ages, walks of life and nationalities that makes MyLot the interesting and informative site we know and love. The problem is, the majority of new members don't read the guidelines, and they think - wrongly - they'll earn money for every contribution. WRONG! MyLot is about quality, not quantity. You're right - creativity is best.
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
29 Dec 09
I agree with you, mylot is about the quality not the quantity... anyway thanks for the response. Happy mylotting!
@dianmelydia (2271)
• Indonesia
29 Dec 09
I think the point is not on the response itself. I think some people perhaps responding with one line because the topic can drive their interest to commenting. But they have something to write down so the result is one line response only. Some people also thinking if no matter how many lines in your response, you will still get same rate for each response here. Well, for me, i will responding if there's an interesting topic which can match my interest and my experiences. I think responding with based on our own experiences will be a great thing since we tell the truth story, not only just an opinion. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
• Spain
29 Dec 09
We don't get anything for one-lines. The post number may go up, but the earnings won't.
@malpoa (1218)
• India
30 Dec 09
Oh I am in winter blues and I have been doing this since a few days. But the difference is that I cant restrict myself to oneliners so I just open interesting discussions, read the topic and close the window without responding. I didnt respond to more than 5 discussions on double paying day even!!! some days the count is nill, and today it is three.
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
30 Dec 09
I don't think I've ever typed just one line responses. If I ever did it was because I either got interrupted in my typing. Sometimes I try to answer those types of discussions that everyone complains about like "What's your favorite Pizza?" and see how much I can possibly write about it. I'll start to write and then just can't get into it. If you earn anything from one-liners then it sure isn't much. If someone answers my discussion with a one-liner then I will answer it if I can add to it or else I will just skip on by it.
• China
30 Dec 09
i never post one line response since i know that kind of posts will never been credited .that's kind of wate time and work so i will do my best to post more and most of my posts are around 3 lines.even this kind of length still have not been credited every posts.
• United States
29 Dec 09
It's not about being lazy for me. I find there are times I don't have anything to say.
@xuara1 (82)
• United States
29 Dec 09
I do not post one liner responses! If I don't feel that I have more than one line to say to a discussion, I skip it and move on to the next. You don't really get credit for one liners anyway, and they don't add much to the discussion. So, whether you are here for the money or the conversation, or both, you won't get much from one line anyway. Personally, I like to elaborate on my thoughts if possible, which usually takes at least 3 lines, if not more. I want to read a discussion that really makes me think and ponder my response before and while I am writing it. As for people posting one liners on my discussions, I find it quite distasteful! I find it very annoying that none of my discussions get enough responses to count on more than one hand, well actually one had 6, but the point is I'd rather all of those be well thought out than have 100 one line replies. I like to try and make my discussions interesting and stimulating, and so I generally say something about what I am thinking and then ask a question or two at the end that are not yes or no questions to encourage the responder to engage in conversation on the topic. The way I see it, if you can't write at least 3 lines in a response, in generally don't bother responding. Now, this is a little bit different on comments to responses. I still don't like one line comments either, and they don't add much either, as well as not really being encouraged by myLot. If I don't have something to add or respond to the other person's response to my discussion, I don't reply to them. So, if I skip a response and don't comment, it's probably just cuz I can't think of anything to say of value. Sometimes they covered it pretty well. Sometimes they just left me wondering what to say, and sometimes I'm just too tired or can't concentrate enough to formulate a worthwhile response. Still, I believe that even comments should be at least 2 lines if possible. I can't stand seeing discussions full of 'i don't know, 'yes', 'no', 'thanks', and stuff like that. They're just to short.
@cream97 (29152)
• United States
29 Dec 09
Hi, becdmd. Yes, I do feel lazy sometimes when I only post a one sentence to any of the discussions. When I respond, I try to give feedback so that the reader can understand what I wrote. If someone posted towards my discussion with only a small reply, then I would hope that they know what they are talking about. Otherwise, I will wave this person off as someone that does not know what they are talking about. If someone is making a post, they should leave enough of feedback that clearly states that they are familiar with my discussion. If they can't do that, I would rather they not post any feedback at all that particular discussion. That is how I feel about this.
@edu4625 (188)
• United States
29 Dec 09
I agree with you. I always try to give a sincere response. If you respond for points only then your answers will not be thoughtful or helpful. You will not get anything out of this site or truthfully add anything to it. I know that people can feel overwhelmed with all the discussions and all of the responses. Still, this should not be a reason to not give discussions a good effort. I feel if you make only 1 statement answers all the time you will probably get bored with this site and stop responding altogether at some point.
@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Dec 09
hi I really hate it when I get one line answers that really do not touch the topic, just something like great thinking, happy posting or something inane like that. What does that have to do with our discussions? Why can not we make a bit more effort and say something about the discussion for heaven's sakes? We should try to slow down a bit close to posting time and make more quality posts instead of a ton of inane ones.
@nocturn98 (956)
• Venezuela
29 Dec 09
I've seen quite a few people giving one liners as a response to a a discussion. I don't think they are being credited anyway. The same goes for a one sentence discussion. I don't even bother replying to it. The admins here in mylot are not that dumb to give credit to these people.