What is really that "Make Interesting Topics" they are talking about?

@SetoKun (287)
Philippines
January 23, 2007 2:00pm CST
I dont know if someone have the same problem but I'm really having a hard time getting some replies. They always say that you should make an interesting topic. So what is that "interesting topic"? I can't seem to figure out because the topics that gets a lot of replies are different from each other. Some are really nice topics with good points while some are just "What is your" blah blah. So I cant figure out. I also dont think that my topics are being recognized. With so many topics posted at once, it can't be seen in the first page of new discussions in seconds. I wonder how to make a particular topic visible to everybody. The good chance is only in the "friend's discussion page". But unfortunately I only have a very few friends and they are not replying to my topic. Lol. Maybe someone can help me.
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33 responses
• Canada
23 Jan 07
I find the only way to make it more visible is in with your friends also . I don't really know how you can make one topic better then someone else's . Also I have noticed that I will put up a topic and no one will respond to it but then someone else will put up the exact same thing I did and just word it a little different and will get tons of responses . Just keep putting them out there . From what I can gather we all have discussions up there that no one has taken the time to answer . Try getting more friends that will reply to your discussions and ditch the one's who don't . Eventually you will have only friends who take the time to answer your discussions . The friends I have are generally always the first I go to check out before I answer someone else's .
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I agree with the dulplicated topics and about having friends. The first thing that I go to is my friend's discussions too. Unfortunately there are a few of them and only 1 are replying to my topics. Anyway, thank you for the advice.
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• India
24 Jan 07
I see your comment but it is partial i think. Interseting topic only replated to you individual. If u say that this my interesting topic then that one is your interesting topic. Only friends are taking part. So making good and lot of friend is not actually full your interset but if any friend taking interest in to your intersting topic then is become more interesting for you.
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@ananth85 (209)
• India
24 Jan 07
Hey!, that`s a nice suggestion!. Thankyou for that.
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@perugu (5281)
• India
23 Jan 07
hi,My dear friend,don't think too much and waste your enegy.I am asking you why we start discussions and wait for responses and feel bad.You go on giving response to others discussions.Getting responses is a million dollar question,we can't judge also.So you want money and fun,so you give responses to whatever you want....Don't mistake me,i am your friend.all th best and have a nice day.
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
Thanks! You are actually just my 2nd friend who replies to my discussion. Thank you also for your advice. I'll try not to think about it too much and just reply to other's discussion.
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@justreal (2366)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
Interesting topics are topics that everyone can use and read and be filled with good information that people want to informe themselves of. Something interesting is some general that is useful for anytime and anytime. For example, writting about health care, fitness, sexuality, love, insurances, real life stories and experiences are things that could be interesting for others to look for and read. I hope this helps.
@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
Thank you for the examples. I also have that in mind and tried quite a few but it's not working. I think even if how good your topic is if its not visible to everybody it will barely have any reply.
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@Sissygrl (10914)
• Canada
23 Jan 07
Try adding people that seem to have similar intrests as you, and keep responding to their discussions, and maybe they will respond to yours too. it helps also if you put your discussion in the proper intrest. the highest response i got was 40, which isn't bad, but it was one oout of i'd say near 20 discussions i've posted. just be patient and keep on trying :)
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
Nice 40 replies. I just realized that posting your discussion in the proper interest helps. I actually tried it in this topic and having atleast 4 replies is I think the highest reply I got so far. I guess I have to really patient on this one. Thank you for the tips.
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@shywolf (4520)
• United States
24 Jan 07
You're right in that it's very difficult to figure out what exactly an 'interesting topic' is. Sometimes you just have to experiment and post several different types of things to see what gets the best response. But I will tell you what has helped me more than anything. Keep making friends on the site. Not just by asking people to be your friends, but by replying to people's topics. Like, find a user that posts topics that you like, and reply to several of their topics at a time. Then ask to be their friend, or see if they notice and ask you to be their friend. After awhile you'll see that more and mre of these people will start to reply to your topics. This is what happened for me. I used to get almost no replies, but now I have some friends who will usually reply if they get a chance, and that helps get my topics into the hot topics of the day pages, where more and more people see them. If that all fails for you, you can always just reply to other people's discussions. That is an easier way to make money, anyway, if you ask me, since you always get a point by your name for your first reply to a topic. You don't get paid for starting your own topic unless someone replies to it, as far as I can tell.
• India
24 Jan 07
hello friend you are thinking that i have not send good topics but you have kept ur efforts on that topic.some times others may not see topic seeing if the heading is good or not.ok from now onwards u post good topics with good headings and related photographs.
@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Thank you for the tips. I'm trying to do that with my friends but they don't reply to mine lol.
@ram13288 (388)
• United States
23 Jan 07
i am also having the same problem and i think i started discussions that are interesting enough but the most replies i have gotten so far is 5.
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Really the same problem with mine. Maybe we can learn from the comments of the people who are posting here. Goodluck to us.
@rosie_123 (6118)
23 Jan 07
Interesting points. And I guess "interesting" means different things to different people so there is no "hard and fast" rule. I agree that the topics on the main discussion page vary considerably and you can never really tell what wpll become a "popular" discussion and what won't. Good Luck with everything anyway.
@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I like your definition of "interesting". Yeah, we can really never tell. I dont think I have enough luck on this one but I'll try it anyway. Thank You!
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• Philippines
24 Jan 07
Old myLot users always saying that we should start an interesting topic so that we can have many responses each day. I guess interesting ones are those topics in general and are applicable to all people of all ages and races. It's difficult to think of such interesting topics but if you are willing to earn money, then don't give up.
@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Thank you for your reply. I believe I've made a topic that is very general and applicable to all and yet I can barely get any replies. But yeah as you've said, I will not give up.
@patgalca (15556)
• Orangeville, Ontario
24 Jan 07
I have this problem too, but it's not a big deal to me. What I am having a problem with is finding discussions that interest me enough to respond. I will read through tens of tens of discussions and posts and not find anything I care to comment on. I guess we just have to accept that as the nature of the beast. Patience is a virtue, is it not? I do know that having lots of friends helps, but I don't accept just any friends. I accept friends who have similar interests to my own. Let's put our heads together and come up with a viable discussion! ;-)
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Thank you for your reply. I hope I can come up with a viable discussion. :) As for now, you're right, patience is a virtue so I guess I just have to be patient.
@toi_toi (124)
• Malaysia
24 Jan 07
I'm having the exact same problem except that till now I have ZERO response. I really don't know what topics are considered interesting as I have started discussions in many areas till date... well, err... not that many but for the few days I'm here, it's considered quite a lot.
@patgalca (15556)
• Orangeville, Ontario
24 Jan 07
You need to build up your friends list. Most people go to "Discussions started by my friends" first. It's almost like that's the party room and you need a membership to get in. LOL!
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Having zero response really feels bad especially if the topic is not trash. A lot of good topics I've seen have zero response. Yes, I think friends list is a good help but in my case, its not really like that. It depends on who your friends are.
• Belgium
25 Jan 07
I think you have to need some luck, not only interesting topics. Sometimes you don't really know if the topic is interesting for other people while you think it's a great discussion. So maybe making interesting topics are topics every one could discuss in, everyone knows about, and that is much like facts and weather, but people have to post comments and sometimes they maybe haven't got the strength to think about it so hold it simple also I think.
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
You have a good point. I agree with you. Luck is really also need and yeah I think simple topics are also recommended.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
24 Jan 07
Hi. I think with so many users of mylot, some posts or discussions get put on the back burner for a while. I have noticed that I make posts but by the time I do to see the new posts, it has already been shoved to the next page of psosts because there are alot of active members here posting topics. Most of the topics here interest me. Im not real picky on what I choose to respond to. It is just that it is alot easier to reply to the freshest new post that you see. You will get posts and replies especially from this post here. I have a few posts also that havent gotten any replies but Im sure they will sooner or later. Just hang in there with us. This is a very busy site.
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
Well yeah that's also what I've noticed. In seconds the topic you just made have gone to page 2, 3, or 4 up. I guess I'll just have to really hang in here. Thanks for your reply.
@maru_047in (1007)
• India
24 Jan 07
ya you are right even i have hard time in having discussion for all my discussion i dint get many response and for some blah blah they get hundred of responses cause it is easy to respond and if v post something v dont even get one also. i have bad rating as u see.
@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
29 Jan 07
I somehow agree with you except for the ratings. Because I have a good rating even if I can barely get any replies to my topics.
@junior07 (973)
• India
24 Jan 07
interesting topic could be anything which attract another person like the topic of same interest or interesting like one which u post.
@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
Yeah, you have a point there. This topic somehow attracts to the person which got the same interest where I posted this topic.
@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
24 Jan 07
i really dont know what to tell you because ive been asking myself the same thing. i try to post philosophical questions or questions that make you at least think and can turn into a nice discussion/debate, but people dont seen to respond to those types of discussions. i guess most people here just dont want to take time to think about something important. instead, they'd rather reply quickly to a simple discussion just to make som easy money. its unfortunate, because im not the type of person to just post stupid questions just for the sake of starting a discussion.
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Well maybe you are right at some point that others dont want to take time to think that much. Its really unfortunate because I can see some good topics out there but with less than 5 replies and some are even none.
@forfein (2508)
24 Jan 07
Hi Yes it is difficult this one. Sometimes you wonder just what it is that you have to post to get any "Interest" I spend a lot of my time reading and answering, and not a lot of posting!!! I guess I am fortuante that when I do think of something it attracts a few responses though!
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Yes, its really difficult. Good for you because you that fortunate. I hope I will have that kind of luck too.
@darkumer (63)
• Pakistan
24 Jan 07
making interesting topics is not good enough here. People will do it on any topic, even that says blue or red
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
I got your point and I agree with you. Because I noticed that too.
• United States
24 Jan 07
I myself have found that you get a better response talking about contraversial issues. Everyone has an opinion. Talking about the war and bush really seems to be a big topic here.
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Thanks for that. Too bad I barely have any ideas about that kind of topics. :)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
i dont know too!maybe because they have an interesting topic!!and you know its depend upon on you if you have a great and interesting topic that comes in your mind!!!im just answering their topic and its depend on me if i will because some topic are not familiar to me so i dont answer it!if you dont want the topic and not interesting for you dont might answer it!!!
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Yes, you have a point. What is interesting for some may not be interesting for the others. But I have seen quite a handful of good and very general topics but still barely get enough replies.
@anjoks (2084)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
Hi! i'm encountering the same problem as yours.. Just a newbie here in mylot, about a week and up to now em still having a hard time what to discuss. . my past discussions didn't do well, a few only responded and it was mostly ignored. . . We'll get used to these, i hope. haha!.. All i'm doing these past days was to reply to the discussions. . .
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Hi welcome to mylot. No, don't get used to it. Let us try their suggestions and maybe soon we can get enough replies to our topics. Goodluck to us.