Dumb, dumb me!

@AD11RGUY (1266)
United States
November 4, 2007 9:25pm CST
I've gotten a few friend requests here and I was flattered, seeing as to how new I am on the Lot. I was thinking that these other members wanted to have a personal way to have discussions with me or just chat. But except for two, I haven't had any replies to my PMs to them. And I always thank them for requesting me as a friend. But I just read a response to a post about how to make money on myLot and realized why I got those request, sans two of them. For every accepted friend request you have, you get 25% of their earnings on myLot added to yours. Now, except for the two I know are not about the money, I feel a little shamed and duped. Has anyone else had this realization?
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
5 Nov 07
No, no, no...you've misunderstood. Friend requests and referrals arr NOT the same thing. Friend requests are just for making friends with people who are already here. You don't get anything for being their friend other than friendship. Referrals are what you get paid for. If you get people who are not members to sign up under you then you get paid an amount equal to 25% of their earnings.
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@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Hmm. You could be right. I re-read the page and yes, it could be a separate ordeal below the horizontal line. But it appears also to be an alternate way of gaining that 25%. Oh well. It's not the first thing I've ever misunderstood. Thanx for clearing this up, foxyfire!
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Just trust me on this one, I'm know I'm right :) I've been here for 9 months so I pretty much know how everything works and I also understand how some things are confusing to new members. When you have questions it's fine to ask them in a discussion but don't be too trusting of the answers you get from other newer members. They can be just as confused as you. You're usually better of looking through the guidelines and faqs for what you need to know or by asking an older member. If you do ask questions in discussions, just wait for an older members response before you believe anything.
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@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Thank you for your help, Foxyfire! You rock!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Nov 07
The 25% thing is only for a member to have a new member sign up under their name here is all. The friends you add that are already members don't get anything for adding you. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Thank you for your info. Nice to hear from you too! As I previously noted, I love your humor (two halves make a w(hole)...)...priceless!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Oh you were there? I didn't see you in the room. I guess the table and all was in my way of vision at the time you weither entered or left. HAHA!!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
5 Nov 07
Most of the times, I check their profiles first before approving their request. I'll peek at what they're up to, their interest, their motives why they wanted me to be their friends and their day to day activity. If I find that they pass my taste, then I add them but if not, they'll just have to wait for my decision for them to be considered and added to my friend's list. It is not easy to simply add and add friends here, it is true that sometimes others would just want to add you because they want the response and points they can get from you. If I find them not responding and still posting non-stop discussions without commenting on it, I remove them on my list since I always consider a good DISCUSSION from other deserving members than them who only post for the money.
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Very wise advice! I've done a quick sweep through the profiles to see how we were connected so that I understand why they are requesting. But yes, I should be a little more scrutinizing. So far, so good. I haven't gotten any "whack" jobs in my list. Thanks for you advice!
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@babostwick (2037)
• United States
5 Nov 07
I always thought it was through referalls to tell you the honest truth. I just add friends because I like having some. I never really think too much about money or anything like that. That's about it. Money isn't my motivation here. Mine is more about discussions and making friends.
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@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
5 Nov 07
Thanx to a "veteran" here, I've come to realize that I misinterpreted the referral/friend thing. Like you, I'd rather have good discussions and make new friends. Thanx for you response!
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• United States
6 Nov 07
To be truthful, the payout I make on the average of every 3 months is nice, but I'm mostly here to network, make friends and spread some truth around. It's come to my attention that the best money-days I've had here are days when friends and I have just pretty much jacked a comments section of a discussion with regular conversation and silly banter. Try striking up a conversation. It makes for a long comments section, but time flies by and money gets made.
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• United States
9 Nov 07
hahaha, I like how you put that!
@forgenth (72)
• China
5 Nov 07
I have no idea that requesting a friend can get 25% of their mylot money.And I only have one friend.Actually,we have never talk to each other.
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@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
7 Nov 07
Well, fact is it doesn't. I misunderstood. I'm sorry that your friend doesn't talk to you. Maybe you need to add more to your "portfolio" (hint, hint). And if they never respond, no harm done. You've got PLENTY more just waiting for you here. You just have to look around the Lot!
@ersmommy1 (12600)
• United States
6 Nov 07
I just read this discussion. I didn't know that. Seems devious to me. Guess I needed to read the fine print on the FAQs. Sorry you feel duped. Hey put the Dark Crystal on! You'll feel better. lol I'll watch who I put on my friends list from now on thanks.
@AD11RGUY (1266)
• United States
7 Nov 07
To quote someone else..."No, no, no! You've got it all wrong!" Just referrals pay. Friend requests are what they say they are - no duping here. In other words: "Huuummm".