I saw a ton of great discussions!

@JenInTN (27515)
United States
December 31, 2012 6:03pm CST
I take my friends here very seriously and when I have made a new friend here or been away for a while, I check their profile to see what I have missed. I went to this profile and guess what??? They had been active for quite some time and what a sea of great and original discussions they had started. I had something to add and appreciate about every one of them! Even though they are older discussions...according to guidelines, they should never be duplicated so I might never get the chance to add to them in the future. I think I am going to revive them. So..have you ever found a wealth of info looking at a profile? Have you ever revived a great discussion? Will you?
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@sulynsi (2668)
• Canada
1 Jan 13
This is true! I know I've missed some terrific discussions because I didn't happen to be online when they were current. I have tried reviving one or two and as long as I get some reply fromthe original poster its great. I even came across a couple of people I now would like to stalk...... I mean follow
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
1 Jan 13
Most people here wouldn't mind the stalking...I mean following I am disappointed when the poster doesn't respond back too though..especially when I am super interested in their content. Thanks for responding!
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
1 Jan 13
I think so too.
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@sulynsi (2668)
• Canada
1 Jan 13
I can tell when I've been stalked! It is one of the highest compliments you can pay a fellow lotter!
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• United States
1 Jan 13
Yes I do the same thing. I look often for older discussions worth bumping up. I don't always find them on a persons profile but sometimes just by tagging them I find older ones to the right.
@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
1 Jan 13
Oh..yes...I have seen some to the right of some that I have responded and/or started that I have liked. I don't mind that they are older if they are good quality.
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@ajithlal (14700)
• India
1 Jan 13
I also think that the quality of the discussions matter more than how old they are or how new they are. If everybody tries to bring back the old discussions with comments it will certainly help new guys to respond to them.
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@Asylum (47922)
• Manchester, England
1 Jan 13
Yes, I have spent quite a fair amount of time checking through the old discussions of other members. There are plenty of good discussions to uncover and I always respond to the good ones, even if they are 5 or 6 years old. There have been several periods during which there do not appear to be many new discussions that suit me, so my time is better used by scrolling through the archives.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
1 Jan 13
Looking now
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
1 Jan 13
There is a ton of great discussions to be found in the archives for sure. I think that people often have in their mind that the newest is most important and, it can be, BUT..where guidelines prevent us from starting duplicates..there are always those lost discussions that can be a real zingers.
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@sulynsi (2668)
• Canada
1 Jan 13
Asylum is very 'stalk worthy' just sayin'
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@dpk262006 (58664)
• Delhi, India
4 Jan 13
Hi Jen! You have always been loyal to your friends' discussions (that includes me). It is sometimes interesting to dig out the older posts. If a topic appeals me, I just share my thoughts, irrespective of the fact that how old it is. Have a great day!
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@dpk262006 (58664)
• Delhi, India
10 Jan 13
Hi Jen! Thanks so much for the compliments. Mentor is a bit higher pedestal, let me your friend. You yourself is a veteran here now. I can understand that as you were preoccupied therefore, it was not possible for you to participate in your friends' discussions.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
5 Jan 13
Hi Deepak! You are very kind to me. I have always thought of you as one of my greatest friends and mentors here. My loyalty has certainly been stressed as I have been so super busy for several month now. I found some wonderful older discussions while trying to catch up. I think I will make it a habit to check profiles for things I have missed while I have been away. Better late than never I guess. I like to be the early bird but that isn't working out well right now. Thanks for responding!
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
11 Jan 13
You are very modest. I remember when I first started here how kind and helpful you were to me. You set a great example for me and taught me a ton. These kindnesses are not forgotten and it taught me that the things I do and say on here have the potential to have a great impact on others just as it did for me. Thank you friend
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@celticeagle (146930)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Jan 13
Can't be duplicated? Why would you want to? I just go ahead and write something. I have thought of reviving some of my old ones cause they didn't get many responses. And I always revive the snowflake one every year. It might be time to revive the Urban legends again for Halloween this next year. Happy New Year!
@celticeagle (146930)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jan 13
I think if we want to start a discussion on a subject that has been done before we could always come from a different direction with it and start it that way. It was be more interesting that way and we could get some interesting responses. What do you think?
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
4 Jan 13
I think so too..especially if there wasn't a good turn out on a good topic. Approaching it from another angle could increase interest.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
1 Jan 13
Oh no..I wouldn't want to duplicate but I do always try to start original stuff. I know that there have been times when I would like to start a subject that someone has started a long time ago and I refrain from it because it has been discussed. That is a good point too about the responses to a potentially great topic. Mylot goes down and it can really effect the responses or the knowledge of certain topics.
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@allknowing (121401)
• India
1 Jan 13
I have a confession to make. I just added a friend and I kind of liked her style of participation. I visited her profile and responded to a few of her topics. Visiting profiles to look for topics not just started by the user but also responded to by these gems is something I do often.
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@sulynsi (2668)
• Canada
1 Jan 13
'visiting profiles' aka 'stalking' on mylot, and ' creeping' on facebook
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
1 Jan 13
And a beautiful friendship has begun I love it! I might have to check out sulynsi's profile too.
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@allknowing (121401)
• India
1 Jan 13
I must visit your profile now that you have reminded me. I like stalking! I hope you have something interesting lined up for me there! The very purpose of a neat profile is for others to visit it. Got me?
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@dawnald (84939)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Jan 13
I don't have much time to look around any more, can barely keep up with my notifications! Oh, who am I kidding? I can't keep up with them. But I have done that in the past, looked around and found an older discussion and revived it.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
9 Jan 13
I wish I had them now..lol. I am thinking of changing my email address and seeing if it works. I am going to be going to profiles this coming week. I will be working all weekend.
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@Hvaniday1 (550)
• Malaysia
1 Jan 13
Happy New Year JeninTN! Any new plan for 2013? I notice that there are lots of great discussions on mylotter's profile except me...LOL. Others have banner promotion and some have decorated with nice images. Ya! Reviving a discussion is a good idea! Why not? You might have a different ideas or ways to express it. Nice topic!
@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
1 Jan 13
Hvaniday!!!!! Where in the world have you been? It's great to see you and I hope you have a great New Year too. Some people like reviving older discussions and others are aggravated by it. I personally like it because otherwise they are lost. Thanks for responding
@Archie0 (5660)
5 Jan 13
Yes i did that today morning, as i was missing old people here. I keep coming here in intervals due to no time, but i could never leave my lot. I miss grandpabob. One person who was very good at discussing topics but i am not able to find them. I too take my friends quite seriously here, now it will be 5 years for me being here and i feel great about it. Now i am going to be fixed here for a long time.
@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
6 Jan 13
That about how long I have been here too. I can't imagine leaving but this past year has turned out to be quite a challenge. I have had to be away more than ever before. I miss the great mylotters that have left and wonder about them most every time I am on here. Thanks for the response.
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• Pamplona, Spain
8 Jan 13
Hiya Jen, Suppose that you could re write them on another angle by going and referring back to the same topic but only in part not so easy to do. Trouble is I donĀ“t have that kind of time to go and find things as I am five minutes here and five minutes there kind of thing but I still like to participate if I can. Some people are great writers and they can write easily about somethings and let us all know as well. You can learn a lot about life on here too. xxx
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
9 Jan 13
I think that rewriting from different angle and referring back are great ideas. There is so much to learn.
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• Pamplona, Spain
9 Jan 13
Hiya Jen, I see it like this if we were all given a portrait to paint any portrait and we had to do that portrait like its supposed to be none of us is going to paint it the same are we? Because we are all different we all see things different so anything that someone has written has to come out different too. Well that is my way of seeing again there are variations to everything thank goodness. The unknown writer is often the greatest writer of them all.xxx
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@bounce58 (17392)
• Canada
4 Jan 13
I've been away for awhile so I've not have the chance to do this. But I did in the past. There are a few interesting characters on the 'lot' who prompted me to look at their profiles more closely. And yes, I have discovered that they've raised some interesting discussions in the past. Hopefully I'd get to do that again once I've caught up on all of my notifications. HNY Jen!
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
4 Jan 13
Happy New Year to you too bounce!!! Great to see you!! How in the world have you been? I have been away off and on. Work has been grueling and I graduate this year so I am in the last leg of that degree course. Busy busy. I often have to go to profiles now to get caught up. I have been 6 months without notifications.
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@deazil (4733)
• United States
1 Jan 13
This site has so much history it's unbelievable. When I find an old discussion I go to the author's profile. But sometimes there isn't any profile and I wonder if they've come back with another username or are they gone for good from the annals of mylot. If you had absolutely nothing to do all day you could spend the whole day in here searching around and never get bored. It's all very interesting. I especially like the stalking and discovering new stuff.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
1 Jan 13
I know! There are some great discussions that have been started by people that are no longer active or here. I just hate that too. We miss out because it's not like we can restart the topic.
@echoforever (5180)
• United States
1 Jan 13
There's absolutely nothing wrong with trying to revive some older discussions from other people! I have commented on some from friends that are not recent, too.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
1 Jan 13
I have ran across some very interesting discussions that way. I don't think there is anything wrong with it either. Thanks for responding!
• United States
1 Jan 13
I never have successfully revived a topid other than my comment or comments on them though.
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• United States
1 Jan 13
I have not but this seems like a worthwhile thing to do. I like to soak up information even if I don't always comment, I love reading others' thoughts.
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@sacmom (14192)
• United States
1 Jan 13
I do too.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
3 Jan 13
Me too! I usually do try to comment but there are times when all we can really do is read and learn. I appreciate those discussions too even though I can't really give a good response.
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@wolfie34 (26771)
• United Kingdom
4 Jan 13
When I get a new friend request, I will check out their profile and I know on occasions been engrossed in their discussions and see they are on the same level as me, and I end up responding to two or three of theirs and of course I will add them straight away, it's great to find a kindred spirit. I do a lot of searching and I find a lot of old discussions, some even 5 or 6 years old but I will still respond, even if the original poster is not here any more, I know other Mylotters can still benefit from a response.
@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
5 Jan 13
I think there is a lot to gain from some older posts. I love running across a kindred spirit too. It's nice. Thanks for responding!
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@Hatley (163859)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jan 13
hi jenintn a mylotter friend i will not name has been resurrecting some of my old ones and i was surprised to get some new responses but'also was upset as for so me reason I had one whole p age I had not commented back to and this was 3 years back so I don't know if that was when I had the fall and was in rehab hospital for 20 days anyway I sure did comment back and hoped the people were all still here.Some of my old ones I felt were better written but still its okay, I am older and tired and stressed some so I guess it shows at times.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
4 Jan 13
I have found some older discussions that I had a page not replied too as well. I didn't know how I missed it because I try to reply back to everyone that I can when I start discussions.
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@rosekiss (30393)
• Eugene, Oregon
7 Jan 13
I have found oler discussions that are several years old, and I don't know if the ones that started them, are still in here, but I still responded to them, as they ere very interesting. It really doesn't matter how old the discussions are, some of them have pertinent information that I can use. I don't go into my friends profiles, and maybe I should to see what discussions they have started. I do need to start checking their discussions more, as I have found it hard to find anything to respond to in the last several days. I sometimes will go to the very last page of discussions in any category, to see if their is anything I can respond to. I do enjoy being here, but it does get frustrating at times where there isnt much to respond to. Take care, and have fun mylotting.
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@sweety_81 (2124)
• India
8 Jan 13
Sometimes, when I do not find interesting discussions among the current lot, I try to find one among the older lot, and its only fair since we need to keep our interest level(s) higher.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
9 Jan 13
They don't always get revived when we respond but there is great information and sometimes they do revive. I really love myLot too but demands have kept me away. I think I will be doing profile checks this coming up week..lol.
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@jenny1015 (13366)
• Philippines
1 Jan 13
I do take time sometimes to check on old discussions. And I have found some great information that helped me in a way. I think I did made a discussion relevant to an older discussion and had great response as well.
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
1 Jan 13
There are some really great ones out there for sure. They are good for getting ideas or thoughts from. Thanks for responding!
@nezavisima (7408)
• Bulgaria
1 Jan 13
each of us has come across a profile so I think. sometimes when looking at someone's profile and see how many interesting things that seem to leave me breathless and miracles of their unique. yes it is very nice when you see these discussions and answer them to feel. Good day!
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
3 Jan 13
It is amazing what you see about the people here for sure. This is a great community. Thanks for the input.
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• India
1 Jan 13
Hi friend, good to hear about this, some times i too check the profile of my friends, if i don't find any interesting topics here and place my replies to their topics. Mostly i will find some good topics in their profile and place my reply to it, surely we will get some great topics while checking our friends profiles
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@JenInTN (27515)
• United States
3 Jan 13
Hi! Great to see you! I found that if I wasn't careful, I could stay on the profiles "Discussions Started" the whole night..LOL.
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