So what happens when all topics have been covered...

United States
January 30, 2007 7:57am CST
One would have to imagine that eventually, there will be no entirely new topics to discuss. Let's be honest, how many things happen during your day that are absolutely and completely unique to the point that no one else has experienced them. Very little is said or done that hasn't been said or done before... Is it worthwhile to have a conversation on here (or elsewhere) on a topic that was previously covered? It already happens a lot. Sometime by accident, sometimes by people who are copying and pasting topics, etc... Is it ever valid though? In your opinion, is it ever valid to ask a question here (or else where) even though a similar question has already been asked?
2 responses
• Canada
30 Jan 07
Just because a question is similar doesn't always mean it's the same, or that people will interpret it the same. I could ask a question about tangled hair.. my daughter's hair is tangly when she wakes up in the morning and I want advice about it.. someone could ask how to keep her daughter's hair untangled after washing. Some people would think they were similar, but they certainly aren't the same, nor warrant the same response.. besides, there isn't really a way to see if the question that you would like to ask is already here.. people might put it in a different category than you would, and it would take a long time to search for it.. I don't think it's a big deal.
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• United States
30 Jan 07
I agree. Even asking a question about a global event would result in different answers. Look at the issue of the war in iraq. Before it started, when everyone in the US was convinced that Iraq had WMDs and whatever else the faulty intelligence claimed, people were fully supporting the idea. Now as the truth comes out, people's opinion has completely reversed.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
30 Jan 07
I don't really think that all topics will be covered. Just look at the population of mylot now, 64 thousand. granting only half of that is actively participating, just imagine 32 thousand minds. Incredible. Between a husband and a wife alone, how many topics they have talked about in 20 or 30 years being together? What will happen to 32 thousand minds? No I don't worry about topics running out.
• United States
30 Jan 07
Good point. But at what point do you run into the issue of everything boiling down to slight variations of the same things? While these many people who make up myLot have unique combinations of life experiences, but are the individual events in their life really all that unique? People have jobs, people go to school, they are born, they know people who die, they get cheated, they love, they win, they lose, etc... I have a hard time imagining that new topics can be continually be added (at least in any great number).