some mylotters i just cannot relate to!

United States
November 28, 2010 4:46am CST
i have a ton of friends on here and i always have their discussions sent to me and i feel bad because there are a few that i just cannot answer ANY of their discussions!! some are from other countries and so i dont understand the subjects of whats going on over there or some people seem to just be posting random things that arent a question but like a statement and i dont know what to say to those and i feel like an awful friend because i am not a regular responder to everyone as is but then i have some i just cant reply to no matter what.. do you have any friends that you cant seem to find anything to reply to? is it the style of discussion they use? is it because of a different lifestyle because they live in a different country? etc?
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@thanks1961 (7035)
• India
28 Nov 10
Hi dear, Yes, I just saw one discussion topic similar to it. I am responding many of the discussions he made. But one dis. subject is exclusively about his country and it is not at all matter to me and not aware of the same. So it is partially understood that a topic which is not at all pertains to us is need not to respond other than posting any nonsense. However, we all know that the site is internationally accessed and our friends are not at all localised. Even though the people are from all over the world, the subject matter can be common to all. That is the reason why we all re commenting on each and every topics which are having a common nature. Regards Thank-s
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• United States
23 Feb 11
other cultures can be so hard to understand unless you live there or understand it.. im always afraid i will answer asking about it not realizing its from a different country and sound insulting etc
• India
23 Feb 11
Hi dear, Sometime I used to disturbed with such discussions. It may be difficult to make out what they really mean. However, I got only one escape, if I don’t understand or I found follow what they really mean, I just skip them and go for the next, that make sensible as well as time saving too. Sometimes the topic may be exclusive to some area or part of their places, which many not have any universal importance. If we find that it is out of our concern, ignore them. Regards, Thank-s
@SViswan (12051)
• India
2 Dec 10
Yes, I do have quite a few on my friend list...whose discussions I cannot respond to. Sometimes it is the topic itself that doesn't interest me...and sometimes it is the language and I do not understand the point they are trying to make...and that makes it difficult for me to respond.Very few times, it can be a cultural difference too.
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• United States
23 Feb 11
its great that people all around the world are on mylot but hinders communication a lot though
@mayka123 (16582)
• India
1 Dec 10
There are discussions on topics that I sometimes cannot relate to. May be because the topic is something that I know nothing about. Secondly I am not too regular on mylot for the past couple of years. So sometimes when the topic is about something that has been discussed earlier on mylot then I am not able to connect to that topic. In such cases I have to just avoid posting any response.
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• United States
23 Feb 11
i havent been on here much the last couple of years which makes no sense since i enjoy it here but just never seem to have the time to post
@Porcospino (31366)
• Denmark
29 Nov 10
I have some friends who start a lot of discussions that I find it hard to relate to, and in some cases I haven't been able to respond a single discussion. It is not because there is anything wrong with the discussions as such or because they don't make sense, but I simply don't know enough about the topic to respond. Sometimes I send a friend request to someone because we are both interested in the same topic, and afterwards I discover that (s)he has a lot of other interests that I don't share and that (s)he tend to start discussion about interests that I don't share. That is often the reason why I am not able to respond to the discussions.
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• United States
23 Feb 11
some people i add them and they only want to do one topic and i dont care for it so i have nothing to say
@buggles64 (2709)
• United States
28 Nov 10
Yes, I am finding this as well. I think the biggest issue is that there are many people from different countries,cultures and backgrounds so they often speak broken English which makes it difficult to understand their comment or question. They probably intend for it to be a question, but it comes out as a statement.
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• United States
23 Feb 11
i have noticed that as well (the question sounding like a statement)
@gdesjardin (1918)
• United States
29 Nov 10
I have a few of those on my friends list as well. Some of the discussions I can't relate with because it may be about politics in a particular country, that I have no knowledge of. Sometimes it is about things that I have no idea what they are talking about. With the majority of friends, I try to answer as many discussions as possible, unless it is about something I don't know about or can't contribute. But I do have those few friends that I don't think I any many of there discussions because I usually don't understand what they are talking about.
• United States
23 Feb 11
im good if i answer 1 a month of each friend.. i get so behind on here its not even funny
• India
28 Nov 10
yes of course what u say is somehow ok. but y some sending unneeded discussion. somehow they need to earn from here since for every discusion their revenue goes up to certain extend. also not every one here are good in writing skill or good english native speaker. what they need is just have to start discussion and reply from mylot friends and thereby increase their rank aslo money. since most of them here are for money that u can see..only more discussion come in that section. this is my point of view. am not misunderstand u. hope u understand what i came to say. to be frank me too not good in english.
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• Philippines
28 Nov 10
There are people who posts just whatever here. Sometimes I just don't bother replying to their discussions and there are other times that, when reading who posted the discussion, I just ignore it completely. It doesn't make you a bad person if you ignored it. Hey, what are you supposed to do? Understand the discussion even if it's not really a discussion? That's more awful than not replying at all cuz you're gonna look like you didn't even read the discussion.
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• United States
31 Dec 10
that or give stupid meaningless replies that dont even help
@visavis (5934)
• Philippines
28 Nov 10
Yes since I join here observe some of them are just posting something without any sense (sorry but that is the truth). If I encounter like that I skip and look for another discussion. Some I understand but some are as you said very awful... see you around
• United States
31 Dec 10
i feel bad after awhile if i cant find 1 discussion to reply to of a friends but i dont want to give meaningless replies either.. cant win
• Philippines
29 Nov 10
it really depends among other people who will read your topic,so based for what they read about your article,and the way they understand it, they just base it from the way they comprehend it,basically some are reasonable some are not,some others just what to make a post about their comment with a big non-sense and sometimes it doesn't relate to its topic you have given...so it sucks....
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