Gain from discussions

Italy
January 28, 2008 1:20pm CST
I've not logged in my lot for a few days but my discussions had a lot of answers and I gained nothing. So you gain from discussion only for the first day you post them? Are there some differences in payment if the discussion has a lot of answers or not?
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
You gain from what you actually do. So you can have a question and it can go on for days and if you answer it for days then you get paid for those posts. You post you get paid. You don't post you don't get paid.
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• Italy
28 Jan 08
Are you saying that if someone answer to his own question a certain day then he/she gets payed? Really?
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
28 Jan 08
Not saying that... there are many checks/balances in place to prevent fraud and fraud hurts us all so don't even think of doing that... that's just stupid.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
29 Jan 08
Hi Rowena, I had just gone through one of your discussions “Can you type without looking at the keyboard” and I found that you had gained about 25 responses. But you hadn’t replied any of them yet. Here I kindly suggest you, try to add comments to every response of them, but not to give just a single word answer or one liner answer that is meaningless. The comment must be related to content of the response or discussion. Hopping your earning will increase soon by doing so. Good luck.
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• Italy
29 Jan 08
thanks for the advice, but for the kind of discussions "you can do this or not" I can't think of a reply to the answers. I think I'll made an experiment: today I'll answer only to my own questions, let's see if I gain something.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
29 Jan 08
I believe there is a particular fixed time for payment each day. Payment for the day might be based on how much we have done on that day before the fixed time for payment. We won’t know what are the beginning time and the closing time of the period for payment. Anyway I think it is not necessary to presume and guess how payment is made. The most important thing in mylot here is to enjoy creating discussions, reciprocating responses and comments, and making friends other than earning extra money.
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@ajithlal (14569)
• India
29 Jan 08
I think you get more for posting the discussions and less for starting a discussions. The good thing about starting the discussion is that even though the amount is less you get paid in the future when someone responds to the discussions. I think discussions with lots of answers get paid more. I think a person get benefit not only the first day, but most days for getting answered on his or her discussions.
• Italy
29 Jan 08
I thought as you, but as I've said I didn't logged in for days and my discussions had a lot of answers but I gained nothing the same. Maybe if you don't log in then they don't pay you period. Oo Why o why there isn't a guideline to payment?
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@nancyrowina (3850)
31 Jan 08
This is a good point, in the past I'm sure I earned more from people responding to my discussions, and I never noticed the length of peoples responses making any difference to how much I earned. I did notice I earned more if there were more than 10 responses, and it is a good tip to comment on every response you get as this bumps your discussion back up to the top of the "Discussions My friends Started" list so you are more likely to get responses if you have a lot of friends.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
29 Jan 08
you make more from responding that posting I guess... I gained more when I was responding with pictures than when I start my own discussion...
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
30 Jan 08
Hello Rowena, As you've alluded to, there is no payment guideline. Which is not only frustrating, but essentially means that the payment algorith or formula can be changed, without notice. Grrrrr! Based on my personal observations, this is how I believe the system works: You earn when you respond to other's posts -- but only if you exceed a certain number of coherent sentences. It has been suggested that the number is three or five -- which has never been confirmed, nor debunked. It has also been bantered about that top earnings, per response is received after a presentation of seven sentences. You earn nothing for starting a discussion. Yet, you do earn from each response to that question -- if the responses exceed the minimum length. If you post a question that receives only "yes" or "no" responses, or some other similarly short answer, it does not count toward either's earnings. (???) You earn nothing if you do not log in, and respond to at least one discussion, every day. (** This is the only thing I know to be fact**) It is my experience that one earns more when they actively participate in a discussion. What I mean by this is: respond to the poster, interact with another respondent; in other words, be active in the volley of the discussion. My highest earning days have been the result of my having responded to "Today's Top Discussions", and where I interacted heavily in those discussion. Then again, without a written earnings policy any part of this might change overnight. I'll also point out that it is in violation of the MyLot Terms of Service (T.O.S.) to ... "Post anything that inaccurately explains the myLot earnings algorithm. Our myLot mathematicians have worked long and hard on our elaborate payment system and we wouldn’t want any of our users to make them feel inadequate by breaking their algorithm in minutes." http://www.mylot.com/o/guidelines.aspx I seriously doubt that this is any help, but it's the best that I can share.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
30 Jan 08
Oops, sorry! In my second line I meant to type algorithm.
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• Italy
31 Jan 08
Thanks for your answer, really useful. I've made an experiment: to answer only my own topics for one day and they payed me, so it's like you said, if you are involved in your own discussion you get paid not only the same day of the discussion
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
31 Jan 08
Hello Rowena, I'm glad that I could be of some help, and thanks for the BR. I have been on MyLot for 15 months, and the only certainty I know of is that if one does not log in and demonstrate at least minimal activity, they will earn nothing. Even if their questions generate a great deal of activity in their absence. I travelled quite a bit in '07, and for each time that I was absent my earnings were zero.
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@miryam (6507)
• Italy
30 Jan 08
good, but i think that pay onlu of you responde...i think.bye myryam
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@mkmsam531 (269)
• Philippines
29 Jan 08
You only get earnings for the discussions you started and the discussions you responded to. Your earnings for the certain post also depends on the content of the discussion and its length
@paidreader (5151)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Hi RowenaTheWitch. I have noticed this too. When I was on vacation and didn't have computer access I didn't receive any earnings, even though one of my refs had posted a few times during that time. As far as I can tell, you have to show some activity each day in order to receive credit for the previous days activities, yours or your refs. This applies even if you've had 30 responses (over a week) to a post you made just before leaving.