Has this ever happened to you where you start a thread and no one responds? Or maybe too few people respond or the people who respond don't respond in the way you like. Maybe because they didn't quite understand your question so they answered it an unexpected or rather confusing way. Or maybe they went off on their own tangent and people are more interested in the tangent than the original post.
How often has the above happened to you?
A few times. Not so often on this forum though. It's more likely to happen on smaller forums where there isn't much activity. I have run into cases here where I would have liked to receive more responses or the thread didn't quite go in the direction I anticipated.
Does it bother you?
A little. I post a question I'm curious about and want to hear what others have to say about it and its somewhat disappointing to not get a response.
Do you take it personally if people don't respond?
I try not to. Yeah, I think every now and then that maybe people just aren't interested in what I have to say. Then I realize that people are busy, there's hundreds of threads and people can't read everything. So it isn't always because people aren't interested. Sometimes people do read and enjoy the threads but choose not to respond.
When this happens what do you do if anything to try to get more people to respond?
When I've posted videos, I felt like I wasn't getting enough response so I told people that I know the videos are kind of long so just watch a couple of minutes and see what type I come across on them.
Long posts that are poorly formatted are a turn off for many. I've had to learn to make shorter posts. Sometimes multiple smaller posts are better than one large one. Also breaking up longer paragraphs into smaller ones improves readability.
Sometimes posting the same thread on a different forum yields better response for some reason.
Sometimes raising the same question again at a later time helps. Maybe at the time you posted the thread there were several hot topic threads going on at the same time so your thread slept under the radar but reposting at a later time maybe compared to the other threads, yours stands out more.
Making sure you post your thread in the appropriate subforum helps.
What doesn't work is pressuring people into responding. Maybe you'll get responses but they probably won't be as high quality or as sincere.