How do you.....?

United States
February 1, 2008 9:23am CST
Mylot continues to confuse me. First of all, how do I send another member a message? Secondly what are interest levels and how are they determined? Once you have started a discussion, is there anyway to delete it? How is how much you are paid determined? Why are some discussions so much popular than others? Is it determined by the number of friends that you have, do you think? What kind of topics seem to draw peoples interests more than others? I post something I think people will be interested in and I get no response or very few, but then I see a topic someone else has posted which doesn't appear to be very interesting and they have a hundred responses. I really don't get it. Can someone help me with the best way to approach this site?
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
1 Feb 08
well i can't help you answer all the questions as i just joined recently too. i'mnot sure about sending messages to just about anybody but if it's your friends, then i think on your left, you can find it there. not sure if we can delete a discussion but i'm thinking that you can since other posts seem to get deleted due to some reasons. as for responding to your topics, it all depends on what the people are interested in. don't worry, there will definitely be some who have the same interests as you. what i would suggest to you is respond to topics that you know about and enjoy. you can write more for that post if you know about it and can share with others. tht's called quality post i think. you should write at leas 4-5 sentences long for your post and make sure that it's quality and not quantity. meaning just writing lots of posts or responding to tons doesn't mean that you can make money faster. some have posted less than others but have earned more than others who have written more posts. i suggest again that you go for topics that you like. there'll definitely be people in those areas. tht's the reason there are so many topics of interest here. best of luck and welcome to mylot. hope you enjoy here. it's more about interacting than earning here.
• United States
1 Feb 08
Thank you for your answer. I actually like this site better than some of the social networking sites. I understand your comment regarding interacting versus earning, because on the social network sites people post photo comments, but there is little interaction as friends.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
1 Feb 08
true, here if you have questions, people who know and can help will respond to you. you'll be learning new things and at the same time, making new friends. and like someone also said, you can put up your pictures and even talk about it. that would help you even more. best of luck to you.
@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
1 Feb 08
- to send a message to another player, he must be your friend. Add him to friends and after he accepts, there is a "send message" option next to his name on the friends page; - you shouldn't bother too much about the interest levels. they just measure your activity from that interest, based on the "+" ratings you get on responses from that interest; - there is no way to delete or edit a posted discussion; - there isn't any info on how much you earn for every post. It's one of the big mysteries of myLot; - discussions are more popular when they get more responses. That's all. If you have many friends that respond your discussions, you will have popular discussions; - you get no response or very few, because your discussion is not seen. First of all, create discussions inside interests, not on general topics. The most important thing is to have a large friends group. If you have 1000 friends, maybe 30 will be interested in a certain topic and will respond; The best approach, in my opinion, is: - add as many friends as possible. Respond as many of their discussion as you can - they will consider you a valuable friend and respond to your discussions; - add many interests. This way you get to see discussions that interest you; - try to post responses that have at least 5 lines; - once you will be allowed to upload pictures (after you post 500 responses, I believe), do it! That alone can earn you around 25 cents a day. I hope this has been helpful. If you want to get to business, I'll be more than happy to be one of your friends, feel free to add me.
• United States
1 Feb 08
Thank you so much for responding. Your answer was very informative, but as for the messages I did add someone as a friend, but I still couldn't see where to send a message. I did add you as a friend. It would appear you would be invaluable to have as someone to respond to or have respond. Thank you again.
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@stvasile (7317)
• Romania
1 Feb 08
It's not enough to add someone as a friend - they must also accept your invitation. Once another member has accepted to be your friend, go on the "friends" section (on top of the page), there you will see the avatars of your friends, and it says "send message" next to every one of your friends. After you send a message you will be able to see it in the "messages" section (on top of this page)
• United States
1 Feb 08
Yeah I am also confused about alot of things in mylot, especially the earnings and the "interest level". From the responses I have read in your topic, MyLot really is full of mystery... If you really want to make money, I heard you should upload pictures., .01$ a picyure upload which is alot! Happy posting! Good luck!
• United States
1 Feb 08
I know it is very confusing as to what people will respond to and what they won't. Everytime I think I have a great idea, I barely get a response. And yet I watch other people's posts and I can't believe the number of responses that they get. It just doesn't make sense to me. Maybe it depends on the individual, their mood and alot of other variables. Thanks for answering.