How do you manage the responses to the topic you started?

@hexebella (1136)
Philippines
January 4, 2013 6:12am CST
How do you manage your responses to the comments on your started discussions if the responses poured in like a landslide? I was sad that a year back, I wasn't able to manage commenting back to one topic I posted which i received 124 responses. I was at a lost and really don't know how to find the chance to comment back especially that it was long time already hence the discussion had died down :(
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26 responses
@akp100 (13640)
• India
4 Jan 13
Hello I think at mylot discussions never get ends. You can reply back to your repliers even now, and make that discussion live. I am sure the one who is interested in that discussion will reply back to you when they gets notifications. Like this way you can also found new replies with them you can make that discussion live again. And also it will give you earnings for your activity.
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
4 Jan 13
I think that's the best option I can take, reply to them one by one at least somehow, I could finish little by little. I don't want to disappoint my responders as if giving them the feeling that i ignored their comments.
@akp100 (13640)
• India
4 Jan 13
Yes, No need to rush. You can go for few of them today and then later. Its no compulsory here to do all homework instantly or today. Take your time, and complete all response. Discussion can take place anytime.
• Philippines
7 Jan 13
Hi guys, doesn't it make you wish that Mylot will have its notification here in the site instead of or in addition to the notification we received in email. I think it will be much easier to respond if we see notifications immediately in our Home Page.. Just my thought..
@Nursefrai06 (2498)
• Penrith, Australia
5 Jan 13
Don't worry about it, it is never too late for anything, for everything. You can always go back to it at your own pace. Besides even just commenting on your discussion earns you points. :) have fun, don't worry. I'm actually amazed at how many responses you got. That's really a lot, I wish I could do that as well, you must make really good discussions. Take care, I wish you the best.
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
Yes you are right, it's better late than never. I will go back to that discussion even it was a year back and finish little by little to acknowledge the responses. Not everytime I can hit the interest of mylot community, but that topic hit the interest of many.
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
Thanks my dear, I agree to all you have mentioned above, will do that, cheers!
• Penrith, Australia
10 Jan 13
Well I'll be honest with you, I don't really remember most of the discussions I've responded too. So if somebody responds to it, and I see it on my email, that's the only time I can remember that I answered a discussion such as that. XD it's okay though, I just respond to me anyway if I can add something more to it. ;) every idea earns points after all. :) and besides maybe the people who responded to your discussion has some much better points now which they can share with each other. :D I think it's possible to bring it back to life since the discussion will draw more attention from the respondents friends. :D good luck. Happy mylotting. :D
@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
7 Jan 13
Depends what you mean by a long time. I'm never up to date on anything here and sometimes it can take days to comment back to my responders. It really doesn't matter because a discussion never closes on this site. You could go back and respond to something that was a couple of years old if you wanted to. The thing is, if you do this, you run the chance of bringing the discussion to life again.
@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
11 Jan 13
Remember too that each comment you make back to those responders earns for you. YAY!!
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
Yes MsTickle, I am realy happy that mylot keeps the discussions here no matter how long it has been posted giving the more chances to everybody to go back and post their comments. I would surely go back to that discussion and reply back to each comment posted.
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@Canellita (12029)
• United States
12 Jan 13
Wow, that is a lot of comments! It could take the entire day to respond to so many people, and then you would have to check again for additional comments to them. I don't start that many discussions anymore so it's easier for me if there are a lot of responses. I spend more time responding to others than I do starting new discussions.
@Canellita (12029)
• United States
15 Jan 13
Hexebella, one day is probably not enough since you could easily burn out after several hours and your fingers would likely get tired. I can not remember how many posts I have ever been able to do in one day, but let's say it took 5 minutes per post - that would only be 12 per hour!
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
15 Jan 13
I think one day is not enough Canellita and of course you may get tired as well. My only option is to get back to them one by one, it's better late than never.
@jaiho2009 (39142)
• Philippines
4 Jan 13
Just go on and respond to those replies one by one. It's not too late. I saw one mylotter who respond back to her old topics that she overlooked for a year or two. I knew it, because I received a notification and when I checked it's a two years old topic that she comes back to revive and respond with.
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
Wow! cool! so it's ok coz the topic that I had posted has been a year ago and I haven't finished yet responding to all the comments. That's good to hear, I can always come back to my topic and respond back.
• Philippines
13 Jan 13
Yeah and hopefully, those who responded are still active so they could see that you respond and so that they could reply back again - hexebella
• Philippines
7 Jan 13
That is so nice of her to still reply even after two years..
• Philippines
7 Jan 13
Hi Hexebella, I haven't seen you here in Mylot for quite sometime. How are you doing? I don't get many responses all the time but replying back to the responses I receive is also my issue here in mylot. Sometimes I lost interest in the topic that I started and it makes it hard t go back to that discussion again.. Other than that, all is fine with mylot. Hope you had a Happy Holidays!
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
Hi girl_thinking! Indeed, I stopped for some time as I got tied up with work. I was logging in and checking on topics being posted but I wasn't able to participate. now, I am happy that I can have the chance again to join this lovely community although very limited time still, but somehow i was in the loop again. I had topics that did not get much responses, i got one with zero response and one response. Could be that it did not trigger the interest of fellow mylotters, but this one was really amazing that the responses was like a landslide, however I had the difficulty to reply back to everybody that it has been a year back and I haven't responded yet to most of them. So now, I will reply back one by one so I could finish them little by little.
• Philippines
13 Jan 13
You must have been very happy when you receive so many responses. I would be for sure! I do imagine what you must have felt like thinking of what you can reply to all those responses! I'm sure it will be hard to respond to everybody in one sitting It would have been exhausting! It is really hard to think of a discussion that you think would interest a lot of people. Most times, I just create discussions based on what I feel or what I recently did Well, I guess that's where we all based our discussions. have a nice day!
@julyteen (13252)
• Davao, Philippines
5 Jan 13
Wow, that's interesting received 124 respond on your discussion. I am here more than 5 years already but never experience my discussion got similar to the number of poster you got. The most reponded discussion I made was only have more than 80 respond. Before, after I finished posting my discussion, I never came back to comment back but now I change it to comment back even after one week not online.
@julyteen (13252)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Jan 13
If you cannot finished it one time you can continue commenting back after you find time to do so. SOmetimes, we have limited time to stay online so we cannot do all our online chores. Right?
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
That 80 response was also amazing, it also seldom happened. It is indeed a big challenge to receive this number of response as for me, I feel guilty if I will not acknowledge each comment. The only option is to respond one by one until we finish everything.
@May2k8 (17931)
• Indonesia
5 Jan 13
take it easy, little by little you can leave a comment. it's never too late, if it was all done slowly then one day it can be solved. I do not make a lot of discussion, only a few have responded.
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
Thanks, I will do that. Will respond to every comment as much as I can, may not be that fast, but will do my best to finish everything. Cheers!
@aerous (13434)
• Philippines
6 Jan 13
It's really hard to manage in responding with all the comments in our post, friend. What I have done is to reply them all at first but not all the time I response most especially our post have many comments on it...
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
it is a big challenge indeed especially if the time is very limited. I just can't help it but to reply back one by one and acknowledge each comment. Sooner or later I will be able to finish them all.
• Philippines
5 Jan 13
That was great. 124 responses to your discussion. It was a year but I think you can respond to them until now. If the members that had been responded to you is active right now then they could read your comment.
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
Yes, it was the highest response I got for all the topic I started and it has been a year that I noticed I haven't responded to everybody that I felt guilty. I started to comment back again one by one and don't know when will I finish the whole thing :( Just hoping that they all understand the situation that time constraints is the obstacle.
@mythociate (21438)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
6 Jan 13
I'm sure my hands don't touch the entire length of each monkey-bar as I swing down the monkey-bar track, so why do each of the monkey-bars stretch across the entire width from pole to pole across the pit beneath the big-toy? On the mere chance that one of the children playing on the big toy might use a section of monkey-bar that none of the other children use, all the sections have to stay there for the children. Or maybe so that I can use that part of the monkey-bar when I return to that big-toy on that playground ... just like you or the other myLotters & I can come back to your discussion & comment on a response no one's commented-on before.
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
11 Jan 13
I'm happy to hear that....I will definitely go back to that discussion and reply back one by one until i finish everything.
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
5 Jan 13
That was so many responsers that you got in your started discussion!!! I don't start discussion so often but I do respond back to people who had responded to most people who responded in my started discussion. My myLot notifications are turned on so I receive all myLot notifications in my email. That way, I can respond back. Happy Lottings!
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
Indeed I was surprised when I got all the responses that suddenly i can not manage anymore and wasn't able to respond back to everybody. It has been a year over and i haven't finished responding back due to time restrictions. Now, I have to go back one by one and finish somehow little by little.
• Philippines
12 Jan 13
I think it would be nice if you will respond back. For me, it is a way of saying that the topic starter is reading his/her topic discussion. Happy Lottings!
@ARIES1973 (11426)
• Legaspi, Philippines
4 Jan 13
This is the reason why I don't start many discussions too often because I might not have time to reply back to those who make a response to my discussion. However, there are also times when my old discussion received response and I have to read everything again because there are times that I already forgot what I have written on that discussion. Well, anyway since most of us are busy, it is understandable also that our response won't get a reply. Have a nice day!
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
Sometimes when ideas are just pouring in to our head, we tend to post the discussion right away without thinking that there will be big task ahead of us to reply back and keep discussion going on. You have a good point there as well not to post much discussion than you can handle.
@AkamaruKei (5204)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 13
Wow you get 124 response! The higher record i get in some of my discussion only 38 response and it still make me hard to comment all. I just can comment 32 of the response. Some response look same so i not comment their response. I cannot comment all only in 1 day so i continue in other day.
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
6 Jan 13
Yeah, I was amazed by the result, but sad somehow that I wasn't able to reply to everybody, so I need to reply one by one as much as I can so as not to disappoint mylotters but I can not do it in one shot :(
• Malaysia
6 Jan 13
Take your time and comment all respond 1 by 1.
@cobalt20 (1318)
• Philippines
4 Jan 13
Sometimes, I did comeback response at my discussions. Its ok for me if some Mylot members do not reply. Expected or unexpected replies will do in discussions.
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
6 Jan 13
It's somehow difficult to come back right away so what happens to me I get back to my discussion once I got the chance only. I hope mylotters would understand.
@Porcospino (31367)
• Denmark
4 Jan 13
I still have some old discussions where I didn't comment on all of the responses yet, but I regularly return to those discussions. I would like to comment on every response, that is my goal. One of my old discussions got about 60 responses and as far as remember I only commented on 3 or 4 pages of responses so far. I like to comment on old discussions, and I enjoy talking about my topics from the past. I know that it will take me a long, long time to get back to everyone, but I hope that I will catch up eventually. I appreciate every response that I get, and I would like to talk to everyone who respond.
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
Happy to hear that I am not the only one who comment back after some time. I think this situation happens to every mylotter and all of us understands the situation of each other. It is good that mylot keeps the topic posted no matter how old they are and we can go back anytime at our convenience. We are very lucky to enjoy this vey awesome site.
@rosekiss (30380)
• Eugene, Oregon
4 Jan 13
Once I got my notifactins in my eamil about my discussion, I immediately went to the discussion to post comments backt ot eh responses. I started a discussion on Wednesday, and got 17 responses, and overnight, Wednesday, I had recived 27 more responses. It did take me awhile to comment back to all of them but I did get it done. I usually don't get all that many responses anyway, so I never have that to worry about. I am just thankful for what I do receive though, as it is better than getting no responses at all. Take care, and have fun mylotting.
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
Thank you rosekiss, my time is very limited that I can only comment back little by little but I will ensure that I will finish it all even on a slow pace.
• Valdosta, Georgia
4 Jan 13
I used to have no problem getting all of my discussions answered but lately I have been starting more discussions than usual so it takes me a while... I thought I would get done with them all today but I have the flu and its making it hard to think at times! Lol. As long as you get them answered eventually its okay, people understand that we have lives offline too. I take it one response at a time. It is less overwhelming that way...
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
Oh! I hope you had overcome your flu by now....and still mylotting? Wow! Yeah, there are times that there are so much ideas in our heads and we tend to post the topics simultaneously, hence responses will come and it becomes hectic. That's what I am hoping that mylotters will understand if the responses get delayed.
@prashu228 (37524)
• India
4 Jan 13
Hi If the responses are too high i divide it , like i give half responses /as many responses as i can on one day and the rest the other day. But yes i didn't get this idea before as time passed i got this idea and followed it.I hope you do respond to all .
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
6 Jan 13
That's what I am trying to do prashu, to respond as much as I can, but there are times that I can not really log in to mylot due to my tight schedule. Even the discussion was already a year will still go back to it and reply as much as I can.
@Angelpink (4035)
• Philippines
4 Jan 13
Hi there ! No compulsions in here , we can join and give responses according to our availability of time . We can go back to our previous discussion which were left not responded . No rush in here , we can work according to our pace , and patience.
@hexebella (1136)
• Philippines
6 Jan 13
Thanks Angelpink, you make me feel better as I feel guilty if I was not able to respond to the comments. Once I got the chance I will reply one by one, as the saying goes, it's better late than never. Cheers!