Does this affect our earnings?

United States
July 18, 2007 8:25pm CST
When we don't complete our sentences all the way through? For example, when we post like this, not finishing the sentence all the way through and cutting it throughout to appear as if we're writing paragraphs, when in reality we have one sentence? Does myLot catch on to this? Are we allowed to do this? Does it not matter at all either way? I've always wondered!
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@men82in (1270)
• India
19 Jul 07
My view is we are expressing our freelance writing capacities, no matter of earnings or recoveries.
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• United States
19 Jul 07
That's fine, nothing wrong with diversities in writing style! But I did always wonder if it affected the earnings, gain more? Gain less or gain no more than anyone else who just writes straight through. But maybe there is no sure way to tell if it does make any difference or not. Thanks for the reply :)
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• Canada
3 Aug 07
I think it works more by a count of characters in your text and many they have a dictionary to look for valid words so a post of the letter "e". ie. eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, doesn't count for anything because it isn't a word. That's my guess but I really don't know what they do.
• United States
4 Aug 07
Hmm, I feel like actually making an experiment and seeing if these things count against us or not. The only thing is that I'm sure I would get reported if I went an entire day making posts like "eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" and "oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo" LOL!
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
1 Aug 07
Hello Melody, Nice to be able to respond to your discussion again *smiles* Back to your topic, I don't know whether the person is doing this personally or accidentally. You know what? I responded to a friend's discussion a few days back and I typed every thing as usual; to the end of the window. But when I checked it again, it happened to be like the one your showed here. I refreshed the page and it is just back to normal! I even added a second comment to my friend who started the discussion but when I checked it again, the thing is back to normal. I don't really know the answer now!
• United States
3 Aug 07
Now that is weird! LOL.
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
23 Jul 07
I doubt that it would have a bearing on the earnings. As you mentioned they probably would delete the discussion if they didn't allow it. I haven't tried it but it is an interesting observation.
• United States
23 Jul 07
It might though...I was thinking that myLot may count four lines (even if they're just 5-6 words in it) as an entire line. Which would mean that it does affect the earnings, in a positive way of course, by writing a lot less. Hmm, me wonders.
@Bujoyseth (1684)
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
well, i think that's all right.. we all have our own style of expressing and writing our own discussions.. and i believe that's one way or that's another style of writing. we can write it in our own way as long as we think that it's a good discussion we have..
• United States
23 Jul 07
Yeah I'm sure it's fine, if it weren't I guess myLot would delete those posts written like that - especially since they like to delete everything! Lol.
@suspenseful (40326)
• Canada
19 Jul 07
I have no idea. I have not tried it. For me to find out, I would have to write one post only one day with uncompleted phrases that would make four lines. The next day, I would have to write sentences that make four lines. Only then could I compare, but I expect if the whole point is that what is unsaid is better not said, then myLot would pay. It all depends on the structure and the intent.
• United States
23 Jul 07
I think I might try it...might make for an interesting myLot study! Another one I have pending is whether or not we get paid for replying to others. Your idea sounds good, 4 ones one day of normal sentences and 4 sentences broken up. We'll see what happens!
• Philippines
19 Jul 07
Well I make sure that even if I have to write like that, the post would still be equivalent to four lines. Those were styles and they are permitted no matter what. I think we will be rated not by our styles but by our length. I do not know how mylot was able to determine the length but Im sure their mathematicians has created a very good method.
• United States
23 Jul 07
I hope those mathematicians worked it out fairly. I would be a wee unfair for those who write normal sentences to get equal earnings if one just did 4 lines of broken up sentences. But who knows! It's permitted so I'd assume like you, and say myLot knows what they're doing. :)