Inactive Discussion PLEASE HELP!!!!

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Canada
December 7, 2006 1:58pm CST
If a discussion has been inactive for a few days how does one get people involved in responding to it again? I have notice that many rely on the discussion lists and when mylot is slow, most responses drop off that list because they become inactive and as more people put up more discussions they get lost or unresloved. My boyfriend and I have done a little experiment - we both started a chat about a similar topic and with identical tags and since mine remain active it got 80 something responses where his only got about 10. Whats your opinion and how can mylot change to help you? Thanks
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16 responses
@Pmcbride (1082)
8 Dec 06
I have had a few discussions that have been inactive for weeks, this has led me to stop starting discussions and just answer other peoples. I eventually will think of a good discussion that is not on mylot all of the time. I have discussions that have never had an answer, but i like being on mylot. In my eyes there are far too many discussions on here ath the moment anyway so i won't add to the junkpile, Yet.
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• Canada
8 Dec 06
The only thing is doing both you makes more money but I can't find good discussion in my interests..I just wish I could go back to the way I did things when I started but I can't remeber that far back....thankws for the post.
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• Canada
12 Dec 06
thanks
@caraj444 (1080)
• Canada
8 Dec 06
If you back to the discussion and post a comment on it then it will bring it back onto the pages when you first login and mayby someone new will see it and respond to it, this happens to me all the time ill go in and post a comment and then a few seconds later another person will respond to it.
• Canada
8 Dec 06
ok cool thanks for the tip I will look into that...thanks for the post
@KrauseHome (36750)
• United States
8 Dec 06
I am not sure I like the New way they have redone this to where only the Top topics remain on the page. Makes it hard to find others we may want to answer in here, so even a lot of my Newer posts are not getting many responses here like they used too. I think they need to go back to Random posts on the Front to give us all a better chance of earning something here. I hope myLot sees this, and takes it into consideration. But I do usually take time and post to anybodys discussions if they take time to respond to one of mine, as I feel I deserve to give them that at least.
• Canada
8 Dec 06
they show change the hot topic every hours or so to keep peoples discussions from going in active plus the ability to delete message and discussion that you don't with to keep anymore. Thanks for the post.
@heartonfire (4130)
• Denmark
8 Dec 06
i have many inactive discussions,it's impossible to keep them all alive especially since there are new ones every day..but sometimes my friends check out all my discussions and answer to most of them...i also chose well all my friends,i used to have 150 friends on my list but i started deleting the ones that were absolutely inactive,and i kept responding to their discussions but they didn't respond to mine... also,before,whe you replied to someone that responded to your discussion,that made your discussion go to thei first page of mylot and other people could see it and respond also,...now,the first page is with today's hot topics.and you have to go to recent discussions to find it ,and i don't think many people do that..
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• Canada
8 Dec 06
yeah i know most people do not do searching and if we got payed like 1/2 a cent per search with a discussion involved then it would help also.....thanks for the post
@casper20 (1465)
• India
7 Dec 06
i don't know,some of my discussions too are becoming inactive.i have tryed commenting them,but no use.i really don't understand,they are not that bad discussions.but they are not getting much of responses.i think that mylot should do some thing about this,i don't know what!
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• Canada
7 Dec 06
i guess people are more interested in the simple yes, no, maybe so type discussion. But it is leaving other people feeling left out and wondering what it going on. Thanks for the response.
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@shawnasie (390)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I have had many discussions that received only a few responses. It does bother me that when I could use the advice from others I get no helpful responses. I think that Mylot could possibly make a section for discussions with little responses. They have a section for Discussions with no responses so I think it may help. Also if a person has friends who post valid discussion questions it is good to be aware of your friends posts and try to keep their discussions going.
• Canada
10 Dec 06
thanks for the reponse
@vipul20044 (5798)
• India
8 Dec 06
Well, this should be kept in mind that with each discussion you start, you should reply to each comment this helps the discussion to be healthy mostly people love to reply to those discussions which are in the front page or those which are newly started There are majority of people who wont care to Scan through users, search for discussions They would just do that whatever appears on the page 1 and 2, they would comply so the mantra is just to comment on the responses And there isnt any reason in particular for you getting 80 responses and your bf to get 10 responses. That all depends on the topic and its content, as well as the interest of the people
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• Canada
9 Dec 06
i do respond to each comment, learned that the first week, but oncce you repond to them all it still can go cold, thanks for the post
@ganda11 (319)
• Philippines
8 Dec 06
I think the only solutions for inactive discussion is ask your friends to help you. Or you may post comments to their post. That way your discussion will be active again. That's what i am doing right now and my friends are helping me and vice versa.
• Canada
9 Dec 06
ok, thanks for the tip
@sj_chaudhry (1537)
• Canada
8 Dec 06
yes i am also wonder as i posted 4 discussions and just get 2 or 3 responses. this is not fair people might prefer to response to their friends. where i prefer to answer every other good posting with out bias.
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• Canada
9 Dec 06
I am sorry, this sucks big time. Thanks for the post.
@volschenkh (1044)
• South Africa
8 Dec 06
Ive tried really interesting topics and had no real success so far...even if you rate every response and invite the respondents as friends... that has not really worked for me...
• Canada
9 Dec 06
ok thanks for the post
@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
8 Dec 06
The way I keep my discussions alive is to comment back on the responses that people give to me. Perhaps you are commenting back and he is not doing that. Also it helps to not comment back on 10 replies all in a row. Space that out over 30 minutes and it will get more exposure in the recent discussions tab. I am always checking my responses and comments. Go back and read through where they are coming from also. Sometimes someone will comment on a response on your front page. It looks like you do that regularly and by doing that your discussions become more involved and get better responses.
• Canada
9 Dec 06
i will have to try this, thanks for the comment
@annihilus (2184)
• Italy
8 Dec 06
I have also inactive discussions or discussions with 1-2 responses. It means they don't interest anyone. I tis the life! Don't worry... place more discussions and you'll see more responses.
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• Canada
9 Dec 06
thnaks for the response
• Indonesia
8 Dec 06
maybe, i thought the best way is: 1. give a comment at your innactive discussion.then your discussion will appeared at the first page. 2. give your response at the blank discussion of your friends, ask them to help you with the same situation.
• Canada
9 Dec 06
ok thanks for the tips...
• Belgium
8 Dec 06
but did they removed some topics today cause I only see 10 pages??
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• Canada
8 Dec 06
I am unsure...they usually only go up to 10 then as you search past that the numbers go higher.....thanks for the post.
• Italy
8 Dec 06
in the instructions filler the fact that if the argument is always answered to the answers would have to return in front line, if it is not therefore I would not know that to make
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• Canada
8 Dec 06
ok cool, thanks for the post
• China
8 Dec 06
i have found even my discussion is slow but i have seen discussions even after 4 months somebody like me giving respones
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• Canada
8 Dec 06
I give a lo of people who make good discussion a chance, if I find one discussion I like I go into their profile which A give the credit and B myself and opportunity to see what other things are on their minds.