Can U predict the number of Responses for ur Discussions

@sunnycool (12736)
India
January 21, 2010 7:28am CST
If you ask me then i would say its quiet unpredictable---coz i have some simple discussions getting tonnes of responses whilst some discussions which would carry out an good message or informative rather i would name serious ones for those folks---dont even manage to get one response at times. Sorry i forgot to mention----i can predict some discussons though and its unfortunate that most of my predictions work well with the GoAskAlice discussions only. Isn't weird The only way to predict the responses is----you start one in Make money interest and BOOM there you go with quick responses you manage to get atleast 30-40 responses and the same happens with the discussions about Mylotting. What do you think about this---would you expect any number of responses while starting or you would love to be shocked after it goes on the boards with unexpected responses?
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@hexeduser22 (6703)
• Philippines
24 Jan 10
I have let this discussion slip far too long now so I must provide my opinion I care less about the number of responders I get from a discussion but I really don't want to have a zeroed one. For me a discussion with zero responses means two things. One is that nobody knows the answer or how to answer your discussion and two it's not that interesting. Anyway I certainly cannot predict the number of responses and or responders I will get in a discussion I made. Mainly because all discussions in here are open and will still be available if I'm long gone here and people can resurrect this discussion and respond to it. Somehow I can predict a few and is very accurate. I can predict that every discussion deleted will never be responded by anyone again or would not see the light of day again and that's a fact Amazing right that I'm very accurate on this one
1 person likes this
• United States
24 Jan 10
"I can predict that every discussion deleted will never be responded by anyone again" - LOL! That was good and very true. Did you see that in your crystal ball or did you get a premonition on that one? Yes, even if a discussion is old people can still respond to it. If somebody responds to an older discussion, then it will bring it back to people's attention, and even more people will have the opportunity to respond to it. That might generate even more interest and responses than the discussion had when it was originally created. Sometimes it just takes one person finding and commenting on a discussion to breath fresh life into it, especially if the person has a lot of stalkers ... erm, I meant friends.
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@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
25 Jan 10
@ Hex, why do you always let the discussions slip away? I hardly ever see you with a response in the first page. Loved that prediction, mate.
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• Philippines
25 Jan 10
@Miss Purple I am somewhat of a clairvoyant and I don't use my two crystal balls I use mirrors @Sagnik I try to avoid posting in the first page because if people saw me in the first page I'm sure lots and lots of people would kill just to be in a discussion with me in it
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
21 Jan 10
Everything depends on who are responding, if they are responding at all. There are some who will return to comment back on your comments. That helps the discussion to get among the top or hot discussions and that I believe really boosts the responses. On the other hand if people respond and forget about your discussion straight away, then too bad. Having a lot of friends also, to a certain level, ensures that you get quite a few responses. I usually expect somewhere around 20 responses to my discussions which hardly are any good. But once when I was new in here, I started a discussion about whether people use alarm clocks to wake up and it received huge number of responses. I have no idea how such a dull topic got so many responses.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
21 Jan 10
I dont think---adding comments back and forth would make an discussion hit man---coz i had you all in my other one but it managed to get only 30 and it didnt climb up the ladder too. the Alarm clock discussion---ahhhhh i still remember it coz i dont forget weird ones,so you were the host for that great day
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
21 Jan 10
In case you did not notice, your 'Emoticon' discussion was on the hot topic sortie for a long time. That is why it got 30 responses. If I remember correctly you were stuck at 8 for a long time. Only when the discussion made it to the hot zone thanks to all of us that you received 30. Pretty hard going for you, I guess. So you noticed it, but did not care to respond in it. That is really great.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
21 Jan 10
hey man at that time i was new here and i used to have an good laugh at some discussions---so i still remember them(clock one belongs to you and bath one belongs to hex lol) and at that time we havent met each other i guess.no problems start another silly one of that kind and there you go---i would be the first one to respond the emoticons discussion was struck on eight and then it climbed the hot topics i never knew about coz i was busy attending your comments and i was talking about the its gone discussion---my emoticons one ended at twenty one
• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Jan 10
Hi Sunny, I am not so good in predicting my posts turn out. i am not in money making discussions that did set a trend of having so many responses. maybe you can tell me more how to attract more responses. i am sure you know me by now what types of discussions i used to make and my line up of interest. i admmire you for having that realization about the turn out of your discussions.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
22 Jan 10
hi winky, i dont think you're really bad at starting discussions---you come up with good ones and you try to share your happiness with the mylotters whcih is something i gotta learn from you.I think you just back off thinking that you're real bad in the host seat--which is not true.so come up with them more often. great day.
• Boston, Massachusetts
22 Jan 10
oh my...wow that comment made me feel so elated. thanks for the encouragement. i will try to make some more and overcome the thought of it being ignored or a duplication. you have the power to start discussions and make it a hit...i hope i can do the same too. sooooooonnnnnn!
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
22 Jan 10
duplication can be really avoided by doing an search above and then try to avoid some unique tags which would help you to a bigger deal.
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• United States
21 Jan 10
I have absolutely no idea what kind of discussions will get a lot of responses and which ones won't, and I have given up trying to figure it out. From past experience, I can predict that my discussions will usually get between ten and twenty responses, but many of these responses will have several comments in each response box. To me, that is more important and makes a discussion more successful than one that receives fifty to a hundred responses without any back and forth interaction or even a response from the original poster of the discussion. I just post whatever strikes me at the time and hope that other people find it interesting and want to talk about the subject. I do not do as much posting of my own discussions as I do responding to other people's discussions. I would think that fact would make it more likely that people would respond to my discussions when I do decide to post one, especially since I do not start several discussions in one day and I comment back to all my responders. That does not seem to be the case, however. I have noticed several people that start a bunch of discussions, do not reply to many people (if any) that respond to those discussions, and are not very active on the boards, and yet their discussions get a ton of responses. Therefore, I have given up trying to figure out what makes a discussion "good" or how people decide on which discussions they will reply.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
22 Jan 10
Even i had seen some mylottters who start one and let it do the speaking--they never care to leave an comment,while some add comments on the boxes which have impressed them---thats really weird coz it is them who have started a topic to discuss but they seem to have lost or careless---i dont think they would even go through the responses---they would be some where else responding consecutively. Commenting back and forth is the beauty of an discussion---i really dont care if its in the the top ones or not all i need is to hangout at my friends boxes---no matter if its our discussions or others discussions. People have an misconception that having good number of responses contribute to an good discussion---but i dont think so that it is right.
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• United States
22 Jan 10
Don't get me wrong, I do like to have a lot of people respond to my discussions. However, I would be happier with just a few people responding and having a good amount of back and forth interaction than I would be if a lot of people responded but nobody ever returned to comment back to any of the responses. I totally agree that the back and forth interaction is what makes a good discussion not the number of responses, because if there is no interaction then it really is not a discussion, is it? That would be more like a poll or something - I am not sure what to call it. On the other hand, if the original responder does not comment to the responders but other members do respond back and forth to each other, than I guess it would still be a successful discussion, even without the help of the original poster of the discussion.
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
22 Jan 10
It is really hard for me to predict as to how many responses I can get from my post. In fact, I think most of us will not be able to do so. In my case, it will be more difficult since I do not start a discussion often. Most of what I do is just respond considering that I do more of responding to post rather than starting one.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
22 Jan 10
As you keep on responding---you must have seen some discussions which get huge responses--which means it would be easier for you to predict and come up with an discussion which drags others to respond in your discussion Thank you for responding.great day.
@cream97 (29164)
• United States
22 Jan 10
Hi, sunnycool. No, I can't predict how many responses that I may get for my discussion. I can only guess. Certain discussions only get a certain amount of responses because of its subject. I agree that with GoAskAlice, that we can't predict how many responses she will get for her discussions, because many people continue to post and post..
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
22 Jan 10
hi cream, if i were to have so many posts to my credit as you have then i would have sorted out everything about mylot --like which are the good titles---so we could get more responses and everything---cream.you're right the GoAskAlice ones keep on getting some posts irrespective of the topic being concluded.i never made an post there though have you seen the difference in the posts cream----i'm averaging 10% of your credited posts Thank you for responding.great day.
• Hong Kong
22 Jan 10
I think there are some topic that will attract more people to response.Such as making extra money or mylot stuffs as you have mentioned from above.But still,I think people need to be creative and make their topice a bit more interest not just on the title itself,but also in the content of the topic as well.Because there are already many duplication of topic in mylot already.people may take a look in the content to choose something better for their response.I would recommend that post a picture is also important as well for it will make people feel that your topic is an interesting one in the first sight.It is true that mylot is a place to earn a few dollars but I think there are still many people in mylot who just want to have fun and won't mind about that few bucks as well.Actually ,we all know that that few bucks is not easy to earn anyway.Happy mylot and have agood day.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
22 Jan 10
hi Wildlittlefan, You dont find many active mylotters coz many fo the mylot population ----must have left this site within a month or so knowing that this isn't an perfect place to make more money(and the discussions which get deleted coz of mylot guidelines would make worse).Many of the mylotters you get to come accross daily-- access this site from their work places to have fun so money would be their least preference.so its upto us to decide if we waste our precious time hanging around for the entire day or just peep-in in our leisure time(which would be perfect i guess). Thank you for responding.great day.
@vandana7 (72931)
• India
22 Jan 10
I dont think so. I got 45+ responses in a discussion I was expecting just about 20! And it was not about make money. It was about how my papa. :) Birbal's logic - put an estimate - if you get more than estimate - mylotters are conspiring to prove you wrong. If you get less than estimate, again they are conspiring to prove you wrong. LOL.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
22 Jan 10
hi Aunty,many hosts get shocked after their discussion climbs up the order and they would go crazy if it is the top discussion for the dayi have seen many saying that---and the good thing is i get to know all those discussions who had started those and i'm getting coz i had a good laugh at those discussions and i'm laughing along with them now .And its pretty hard to estimate the number of responses rather it would be good to settle for a minimum of twenty. great day.
• Philippines
22 Jan 10
I can't say I can predict the exact number of responses but I can often tell whether or not there are people that would bother dropping by my posts and comment. I made a discussion about a particular Hollywood controversy, which I predicted would generate tons of responses. It turned out to be one of my hottest discussions here.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
22 Jan 10
If one wants to have tons of responses then go for the latest happenings around coz they're afresh and people are really interested to discuss about when compared to an past event.so topics related to celebrities,mylot and money making ones are an instant hit anytime right.Thank you for responding.great day.
@JenInTN (27547)
• United States
21 Jan 10
I can never predict my responses. Sometimes the discussions I start that I think are great hardly get any responses at all and the ones I think will be a flop have a pretty good turnout. I love unexpected responses..lol.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
22 Jan 10
haha everyone around cannot predict the number of responses all we gotto do is enjoy our unexpected responses---it would be better rather than getting disappointed when our discussion rarely gets an response. Thank you for responding.great day.
@artistry (4153)
• United States
21 Jan 10
...Hi sunnycool, You are quite correct, that you cannot predict how many responses will be generated by a particular subject. The entire thing is subjective. A topic that you, starting a discussion, think would be a very interesting subject, gets no attention, something else gets massive responses. There was a question about eating ice cream in winter, that many people wanted to respond to, which shocked the person who started the discussion that so many people wanted to talk about it. You never know. I would say, just keep posting things that you think would be of interest to others. There is no science involved. "o) Take care. .
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
21 Jan 10
hi Artistry, even i have seen some which were quiet silly yet they managed to get huge responses and once it manages to climb up the order ---everyone would get to see it on the boards and the overwhelming count of responses would tempt them to make an response. Thank you for responding.great day.
@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
21 Jan 10
i cannot predict the number of responses who will answer my discussion but i am sure sometimes i had 30 and above responses to mostly easier question that are not complicated.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
21 Jan 10
hi Amyson,i like your profile pic and i think it would do the most of it to attract responders apart from your topic. Thank you for responding.great day.
@May2k8 (10231)
• Indonesia
21 Jan 10
I cannot predict my post sometime it don't get response from other maybe it not informative or somewhat. I'm not expecting, I just hope and try to manage all of my responses or comments.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
21 Jan 10
hi may, frankly speaking i dont remember any of your discussions man(i never left my response in those i guess)---but do not worry i would respond your posts---no matter how bad they are.mean while think of an good topic man
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
21 Jan 10
Mylot is full of mysteries. I can never predict the outcome of my discussions. But so far I am happy with the number of responses I received from well meaning friends who are well behind the success of my discussions. They are there regardless of rain or shine and for that reason my discussions rarely get less than 2 pages of responses.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
21 Jan 10
hi Zandi, you're right having our friends responses at our discussions would enlighten us atleast me and i enjoy every other comment they leave in here. looks like some of my funny friends are busy barging boxes some where else it would take some time for them to arrive here coz they stop at every other box. great day.
@shanrox (382)
• United Arab Emirates
21 Jan 10
I think to an extent you canpredict the number of responses your discussionwould recieve.I say so because if you are reviewing a site whichis quite familiar among others but you have no knowledge of it, its pretty sure you will have lots of responses.Another post of which even you are quite confused and requires an expert to answer, your post would rarely be answered. What i mean is that not an exact number, an approximate to be frank.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
22 Jan 10
hi shanrox, If anyone starts one regarding a popular site then the responses just pour in and we can predict the number for those kinda ones.The other day i had an problem with trekpay started an discussion but no body replied to it and it still lies there unsorted and title plays an important role to attract responders and it makes an instant hit. Thank you for responding.great day.
@adhyz82 (36255)
• Indonesia
21 Jan 10
off course we can not predict because it depends how interesting the topic and the mood of another member here.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
22 Jan 10
hi adhyz, you're right most of the time mylotters would be going for the ones which project good meaning---and when i'm bit moody i would go for those funny ones--they help me to get out of it. while some others go for the money making ones(coz they're here only to make money so they keep on looking for new oppurtunities) Thank you for responding.great day.