What would you like to know about myLot?

@Crash (312)
United States
February 10, 2008 8:26pm CST
The 48 hour period is over, and responses are no longer being accepted! New responses will not be answered, so please read the multiple answers I've already given here. Thanks!I think it's time we have a revealing question and answer session with the members of myLot. Sound like fun? I think so! My username is Crash, and you can learn a little more about me by visiting my profile. My official position at myLot shall remain a mystery for now, but let's just say I know enough to answer pretty much any question you throw my way. If I don't know the answer, then I'll do my best to bug the right people at myLot to get it answered, or I'll make something up :) So here's what I want to do. I will respond to any question posted in this discussion (subject to a few ground rules) in the next 48 hours. It might take me a little while to get through them all, but as long as the question is posted within 48 hours, I will answer it. Here are the ground rules... 1) Only one question per myLot member, so make it a good one! 2) Don't post the same question that has already been asked by someone else. 3) Feel free to comment under someone else's question, but follow-up questions are not allowed in the comments 4) Keep it clean and respectful! I carry around a big delete button in my pocket, and I will definitely use it on any response or comment that I feel doesn't contribute posititvely to our discussion (of course, I also know how to use the plus/minus buttons in the discussion rating system). Keep in mind that the less times I have to delete something, the more likely I am to engage in similar discussions in the future! 5) I'll throw an extra $20 into the Paypal account of whoever gets my best response. The best response will go to the most original, thought-provoking question about myLot. 6) Let's have fun! So let me get this started by asking the first question... What would YOU like to know about myLot???
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
Thank you crash for being here, mylot does seem to make good value of their members here!;) I would like to ask about the accuracy of our stars and reputations here, since there are members who thinks that the system was broken. Would just like to know more about it, any explanation/clarification would be of good help.. Thanks, good day to you!;)
@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
The myLot Reputation System is extremely accurate and reliable. In fact, we have only needed to make minor tweaks since it was launched over a year ago. I know it can be frustrating to myLot users when their star-ratings go down. If your star rating goes down, then your first reaction might be, well how did that happen? The system must be broken! You, the myLot users, control the ratings of the other users. Your reputation is a measure of how you're perceived by the community as a whole. The algorithm is smart, and it includes many factors to ensure the system is reliable and fair.
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
Wow, thank you so much for the explanation. I've always believed that the ratings are accurate, so it only means that it's those other members that rates us negative that causes our ratings to go down. Well, aside from the deletions of the discussions we start, comment and/or responds to..
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• United States
11 Feb 08
im sorry crash but i agree with oneandonemakesix..there was once a huge disagreement with my friend and in return she and her mom and friends on mylot attacked me and gave me neg ratings..and it went from a 10 for a year straight to a 4..and there are many many people that if they dont disagree just give out neg marks..and thats not how it should be used..and its just not me..but many other users from posts i have seen..and i agree with six..that if u dont post under that thread no one should be able to rate anyone..thanks for listening..have a good one!
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@miamilady (4924)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Hi Crash! I'll be brave and start of with a possibly controversial question. When there is a dispute between two mylot members and someone is accused of "flaming", (not that I've ever been accused of that ;-)) how does mylot determine who is the person that is truly in the wrong? Great idea on the Q & A session btw. I hope it is a great success! Take care.
@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Honestly, this is actually pretty easy. We try to stay out of it. We don't care who is right or wrong. In fact, most times people are sharing opinions, so there isn't necessarily a right or a wrong. We care about people treating each other with respect. If we become aware of disrespectful behavior, then we handle it accordingly. If you feel someone is flaming you, your best bet is to use the "report abuse" option. Don't get into a public argument in the discussion area. No one wants to read that, and more often than not, it will end up deleted anyway, since this is against the myLot Community guidelines. Feel free to defend your position if you're in a healthy debate, but if it ever turns into flaming, your best bet is to walk away, and the community will judge the other person with negative feedback.
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• United States
11 Feb 08
That is great to know. I have friends you Know that their star rating is going down because of a person marking everything they write with - . I told her to report the person. It is good to know I suggested the right thing.
29 people like this
11 Feb 08
Only problem with that is we can't prove a person is marking us with a minus, only mylot admin know that. I've also heard before that it would take a lot more than one person doing it to make your star rating drop dramatically so people must be organizing groups of people to do it.
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@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
11 Feb 08
I would like to know how is it that someone that doesn't like you can go around and rate all your discussions and responses with negatives and not be questioned by mylot for doing this. I had a situation where I think I may have got someone mad at me, didn't like my response, and then the next day my star rating went down, I don't remember the exact number, about 10 points or more. Does mylot not have anything in their system to track who makes the negative ratings? Also why would I have not been given the opportunity to defend myself when there were that many negatives put against me in one 24 hour period? Is there nothing to alert mylot when one person is going around rating a negative against one other person continously?
@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Great question, and I want to be very clear on this one. It is IMPOSSIBLE for any one myLot member to sabatoge another myLot member's star rating. Let's take your example where a member goes around and rates all of your discussions negatively. This behavior is tracked and noticed, and that users ratings are rendered virtually worthless in our system. Not only will their ratings become irrelevant to you, but their ratings will become irrelavent to any dicusssion in the future as well. Internally, we call this "trust". In a nutshell, certain members can be trusted with their pluses and minues. Others cannot. Some "trusted" raters are more trusted than others. Etc. etc. The best way to ensure a high star rating is to stay out of poor quality discussions. Those tend to get rated negatively by a higher number of people.
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@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
11 Feb 08
I had the same thing happen to me at one point, and it seemed as though one particular member had pushed my rating down drastically. If it is not possible for a single member to push our ratings down alone, perhaps they got together with a few of their friends.
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@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
That would be caught too :)
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@Britelite (149)
• Singapore
11 Feb 08
Hi Crash! I would like to understand a little more on myLot's revenue model. As in how does myLot make money? Or if it's more about traffic at this moment, how does myLot intend to generate revenue in the future? Thanks in advance!
• Singapore
11 Feb 08
Thanks Crash for your prompt reply! Can I add a question? May I know how big a family is the myLot team?
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@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Around 15.
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• Egypt
11 Feb 08
i was looking for this one thanks to ask & i hope it will be nice revenue
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@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
11 Feb 08
How much does mylot pay per response and per posting?
@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
This depends on a LOT of factors. Our proprietary algorithm places a derived value on every question, comment, and response. The higher the perceived value, the more we will pay. Put another way, we don't "pay per post". We reward our members based upon their contributions. Some contributions are worth more than others!
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• Australia
11 Feb 08
Would that mean that a post with a one line answer might not get paid at all?
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• United States
12 Feb 08
"Perceived value" by whom? Mylot and its sponsors have agents that cruise discussions looking for anything that they allege is offensive because of difference in opinion and penalize the contributors by lowing their ratings and deducting earnings! "Lot of factors" indeed! When "reputation" is measured by the perception of those known to be very narrow-minded and misinformed, then fairness is out of the question. To base the reputation of any system on the whims of fascists is neither accuracy nor reliability! But as one Myloter already said, all these reflects on Mylot, not the contribuitor! And Aussies2007, not necessarily: Simply respond to discussions that do not address anything that matters and you will be okay, regardless of the length of your response!
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@smalone (19)
• United States
11 Feb 08
I am trying to read a blog and it says I need to change content to mature audience to read it how do I do that I cannot figure it out
• India
13 Feb 08
yes even i think thats the reason....
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
Hi Crash... Thank you for taking this time to answer our questions... Well, my main question (with two follow up)... Who are the people behind the Mylot team?... Where are you based?... and Will you be hiring people from a different country in the near future?... I hope you can answer these questions... thank you very much...
@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
myLot.com is owned and operated by myLot, LLC based in the great state of Kansas. I am certainly a key part of myLot, but we have a lot of talented people who've worked hard to create and maintain this community. This is going to sound corny, but you guys are the true "people behind myLot". Without the countless contributions from our members, our neat little website would be just a bunch of neat computer code we wrote. I don't see us hiring people from a different country in the near future. We do, however, outsource various tasks from time-to-time, and some of those relationships have been with foreign entities. But mainly, it's just us here in Kansas for now.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
Thank you very much for answering my questions... i love mylot very much and i intend to stay for a very long time... If in case you need non-americans for like survey or something... i would be glad to help out... KUDOS TO MYLOT!!!
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
11 Feb 08
grins, it is a bit corny. thks, it is nice to know the 'faces' behind this great prog.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
11 Feb 08
I would like to know why our discussion gets deleted just because someone else spams it or gives a bad rating or reports it when it is not in violaton? Thanks.
@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Just because someone reports your discussion, doesn't mean it will automatically be deleted. In fact, a large portion of reported discussions are not deleted. Discussions, comments, and responses are deleted when they're in violation of the myLot community guidelines. I'd like to see more feedback given to myLot users in the future to explain exactly which guideline was violated, but as of right now, no such feedback system exists.
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@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Ok. Thank you for answering me. It would be very nice to know the violations so we do not waste time doing it again. Thanks.
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@kianli (546)
• China
11 Feb 08
Yes, this is also something that i'm interested in. But how about the posts without any responses? How long will it be before you delete it. Thank you so much for explainations. Have a nice day!
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• United States
11 Feb 08
I would like to know who the mylot moderators are that are able to delete discussions and suspend/ban members? I don't think it's something that should be hidden, when you need help, you would at least know who to hunt down. thank you in advanced :)
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• United States
11 Feb 08
it would sure beat waiting for days (and sometimes forever) for an answer or for help!
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@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Thanks for the suggestion. Right now we feel it's best to keep those identities hidden. This could change in the future though. When I handle abuse reports, I really like it when myLot members have done a ton of research and make it easy for us to identify members who repeatedly violate guidelines. Those users are more likely to get addressed quickly. None of us like tattle-tails though. Make sure the member is actually violating guidelines. We're not going to ban someone just because of a disagreement. In fact, banning is the absolute last resort.
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• United States
11 Feb 08
It would be nice to have a generic moderator username, that each of you at myLot (in Kansas) can keep up. This way, you are still technically anonymous in the myLot user aspect, while still "being there" to perform moderator functions for the rest of us. Just saying...
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
11 Feb 08
I would like to know, as i have seen many friends discussions deleted where there was nothing against the mylot rules in the discussion (as far aas we know), if when a discussion gets reported, what is the process done to determine weather the discussion gets deleted or stays ? And Also, i think a question on EVERYONEs mind that has been here long enough to know about the ratings, is a process to determine weather someone is unfairly rating you so that your star and ratings go down unjustly?! Thanks for any answers you can provide!
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
11 Feb 08
I forgot to add, that i think it would be appropriete if we get a notification of why the discussion was deleted, maybe via msg, or email so taht we can learn easier and quicker what is and is not allowed to be posted! thanks again.
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@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
I agree on the notification of why a discussion was deleted. This is something I will recommend to the team. As I've mentioned in response to another question, there is no unjust lowering (or raising, for that matter) of the star rating. Untrusted raters have virtually no impact on the star ratings.
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@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
11 Feb 08
thanks crash, for all your answers.
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@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Nice to meet you, Crash. Awhile ago I invited my partner to join myLot. She never received the invitation. So, I tried again. Still did not receive the invite. We share the same internet provider account, but have different email and user id's. Can you tell me why the invitation was not sent and she was not able to join myLot using my referral? PEACE
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@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Yuck. Every once in a while we have trouble with our emails going out. A lot of it is related to the volume of emails we send out as notifications of responses to your discussions, friend requests, etc. Ask your friend to send a message to username "myLot" saying that he/she should be your referral, and we will manually add the referral relationship. Make sure and say "Crash said so!" so it gets done quicker.
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@trinihd (998)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Good question! I think I will resend some of my referral emails, because I never got anyone to sign up, and now I am thinking it might be because they probably didn't get the email at all.
• Indonesia
28 Jul 09
thank you crash, it also happened to me. I will use your advise, some of my friend have the same problem too.
@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
Good day Crash! Here's question that has been in my mind for a long time. How do we earn while we continue to post or upload images here in myLot? I mean, earning by that means is quite good but, I'm really wondering how? The Process if its alright to know.. How does everyone benefit from it? - If that's a follow up question, please ignore it ^_^ sorry.. Thanks!
@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Those images postitively contribute to myLot, especially the images uploaded to Interests! At some point there's overkill though. If you're a frequent image uploader, I recommend uploading images to the popular interests without as many images in them already.
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@ratyz5 (7831)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
Hmmm, nice tip, I'll try to upload some when I do get more interests to update.. I wish I could ask again about how we earn from posting discussions and posting responses but, I think that'll be already a follow up question.. Has anybody asked it already perhaps so I can look at the answers there? Thank you!
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• Canada
12 Feb 08
Did you answer the question about how members continue to earn on their images. Also what happens to them...do all images here become part of Mylot's distribution rights? Do they become part of the public domain and then anyone can copy and sell them? Also what about your comment that it can be information overload? How does a member know what they should/should not add as images to their discussions?
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
11 Feb 08
grins, i did see you just now but had no idea that you were an 'officer'. hehe anyway for me, i would just like to clarify this particular thing. i have seen it in other posts but i could not reach to a confirmed answer. i respond to a discussion and the starter responds back to me. there's something to reply about so i respond back again. i notice that my score or number of posts remain the same the second time i comment to that post. can i assume that the number of posts does not increase when we respond back to others' replies thus meaning that we do not earn for those?? thanks lots for your help and hope you're not confused. i'll just be checking on others' questions here to learn more too. enjoy answering all the questions. grins this is a great idea. fortunate for me that i'm online right now.
@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
No worries, I definitely understand the question. You have the opportunity to earn for all participation within a discussion (including the follow-up responses as you mentioned), but your user-rating can only go up once for participating in a discussion. Don't think of the user-rating as a "post count".
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
11 Feb 08
ohhh, thanks for your reply. i had no idea what that was initially. it's just that in some posts, i got the idea that they actually represented basically the number of posts you made thus i said that. thanks for letting me know and it's good to know that we do earn for follow up comments too. thank you. appreciate it.
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@owlwings (38187)
• Cambridge, England
11 Feb 08
"Don't think of the user-rating as a "post count"." This makes posting Comments into a whole new ball game. If I understand what you are saying, 'valid' comments to a response (and sometimes comments can run to pages) do actually count in the earnings algorithm, even though they don't increase the 'postings' rating. In other words, while I agree with the Guidelines that one shouldn't thank everyone for their contribution, it could be inaccurate to state that it doesn't affect one's earnings. (Is that something that, perhaps, was written to take account of a previous algorithm?)
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@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
11 Feb 08
hello crash, this is agood question..but i dont know if you like my answer,,i love evrything about mylot,discussion and so on but i would really like to have here in mylot if i can delete my discussion if its not good,and also i would like here on my lot a to ask help browser if its possible..thank you..and more power
@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
In a perfect world, a delete button for your discussions, comments, and responses would be great for when you make an honest mistake, but this opens up a can of worms. We appreciate the integrity of our discussions and we don't want to jeopardize that by giving users the ability to delete. Deleted comments and responses can ruin the flow of a discussion. I strongly recommend using the "preview response", "preview comment", and "preview discussion" buttons before posting!!!!
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• South Korea
11 Feb 08
one more question crash,,what does it mean mylot digest..i understand it is based on daily discussion..but why it is that my last month discussion was included?,,but honestly i appreciate it..so what does it mean? my lot digest do we earn for that or increase our rank?
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@vera5d (3958)
• United States
11 Feb 08
something that would be nice is spell check or a wysiwyg editor for messages...but then you would have to allow html which might cause more problems...i am debating this with my own website on if I should let users have html access or not. I'd like them to be able to do things like bold and italic and fonts and links...but then you open yourself up to a lot more problems
@peedielyn (1211)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Hello Crash! Nice to meet you. My question is concerning the earnings and referrals part. I was kinda thrown into the mylot thing and just went with it. I noticed that I was earning money, but what I don't know is how I earned that money or how to earn more. Do you get money for posting a discussion?, or for answering the post? How much do you earn with referrals. I've tried to find the answers to these questions but I haven't had any responses. Thanks again
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@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Welcome to myLot! Try this link: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq6.aspx
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@peedielyn (1211)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Thank you Crash! THis helped out a bunch. I have referred people but I couldn't tell them how we did it, now I can!! Thanks again
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Okay are you ready for an earful? LOL First of all I've been here nearly a whole year and love being here. I've met some terrific people here, have friends and feel a tight bond with many members as I'm sure many others do. Through discussions many of us get to know each other very well...we share parts of our lives with each other, whether to share our joys, triumphs, fears, to ask for fellow MyLotters prayer help. As it should be in a community of friends like this. When we do share pieces of our lives we find out that whatever we may be going through in life, that we're not alone. So many times people might think that they are going through a problem or crises in their lives and think they are alone with this. When a MyLotter opens their heart about some such episode they discover that they aren't alone and that is the wonderful blessing about such a community like MyLot where we can interact with one another and give each other that boost and words of comfort one might need. Here at Mylot we can also share news items we think might interest others, helpful information, and get viewpoints on even the most controversial subjects, that often can "heat" up Okay, I'm very well aware of the guidelines here, and what one can or can't start as a discussion. It's disheartening however that many times just because one(or more) MyLotter doesn't agree with what is being said in a discussion, whether it'd be the topic discussion itself, by the poster, or by some comment response left by another MyLotter. That's when "strange" things happen here and sometimes unfairly. I realize the subject of both banning and deletions of discussions have already been touched on here. My question is, is this. I can't understand the principles of when a MyLotter is banned from here. There are many MyLotters who may well deserve to be banned for making continuous obnoxious, flaming, insulting remarks and attacks against another MyLotter...but many times this is just one (or two) MyLotters who have a personal vendetta type thing going an not necessarily a reflection of the person who may be banned him or herself. So yes, I would like the principles perhaps of why a person is banned especially if they are innocent and just being personally under attack. From what I understand, as this did happen to a friend of mine about a month ago--though she was latter re-instated, she,the person who was banned had no opportunity to tell "her" side of the story of what happened...that she was being maliciously attacked by a vindictive MyLotter who accused her with all sorts of lies, yet the word of the person who filed complaints against her were listened to and not questioned. Is this fair? Is there a better way the Administration and/or Moderators can investigate into the real and true story of what is going on between members, rather than just take one person's word, the word of the person reporting the other? Also, sort of on the same principle of a banning of a person are the deletions of discussions as this really is almost the same issue as both banning a member and deletion of discussions are "deletions"...one a member, the other discussions. How does MyLot determine the deletion of discussions? I've seen so many discussions that in my opinion should be deleted and have even recently reported one that I thought was in poor taste and an insult to animal lovers, yet it remains here, while seeing good quality discussions deleted even though they followed the guidelines. Sorry this is long-winded...just curious about the principles of MyLot's policies of banning of MyLotters and deletions of discussions especially when they are unjustified in both cases.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
11 Feb 08
I just had a great idea about your main question here... Maybe myLot can do like they do in e-bay. When there's a dispute each party posts their side then the admin will decide...
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@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Holy cow! Now that's a long response! There's a lot you're asking in here, and some of it has been touched on already. I'll pick one item to answer that I think will help the most. MyLot disputes are obviously a sensitive matter. I've seen enough of these disputes to tell you that it stinks dealing with them, and I hate to see them. Nine times out of ten, there is more to the story than other members are aware of from reading the discussions. There is stuff that's against guidelines that's been deleted that you can't see. There are private messages sent to myLot that you don't see. We are serious about maintaining the quality and integrity of myLot. We owe it to you and the rest of our users to do our best at maintaining a healthy atmosphere. Sometimes very tough decisions have to be made. Trust me when I tell you this... We hate banning people, but when we do, we feel strongly that it is deserved.
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@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Okay I hope you won't mind crash if I slightly disagree though. The friend I was talking about that was suspended/banned but then was re-instated was openly attacked by one disgrunted member....this member was not only stalking my friend but in some discussions openly said she was going to do everything possible to get my friend banned. My friend did absolutely nothing to merit any attacks as she wasn't abusive or flaming. This person, my friend was repeatedly and wrongly reported by this other member when it was this other member who was the troublemaker and yet she wasn't banned...as I said this happened over a month or so ago...The same issue seems to be going on now with another member that was banned and practically the same scenario is going on--I just think there should be a fairer system established where the member who is suspended or banned can freely states their side of the issue and be able to contact MyLot.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
11 Feb 08
Hi Crash. First let me say I love your avatar. I am a collector and lover of all things swine related. My question about myLot relates to the usage of certain words and parts of discussions that get deleted because they are considered too mature or distasteful. In my humble opinion, the system is indiscriminately eliminating perfectly tasteful and acceptable discussion based solely on the appearance of words that sometimes, but not always, are considered by some to be offensive. My solution is, if you don't like the content of medical or political discussions or any other discussions for that matter, simply stay away from them. Apparently myLot doesn't think it's users are capable of making that choice, and THAT offends my sensibilities as a writer who abhors censorship. For a while, I don't know if it's still true of not, we couldn't use the nick name for Richard that rhymes with nick and begins with D. Even if it was legitimately someone's name, the discussion would get deleted. There ought to be a way for that to be differentiated. Recently I had a part of my discussion on mammary gland cancer deleted because someone mentioned cancer in male parts. Come on, doesn't anyone read this stuff or is it just a bot that goes through and deletes discussions and sections solely based on the appearance of certain words. I do notice that some discussions get tagged with "mature content". I think that is a good way to make a distinction. It is unfortunate that there are families out there who let their youngsters indiscriminately surf the web and then the parents blame the media for containing mature matter. It has always been my policy to discuss even when my children were much younger, rather than the delete or censor. I think censorship is a cowardly way out of things. If youngsters encounter "mature" or "questionable" material, whether it be on books, online, movies, radio, or any other media. That of course is just my opinion, but I have two teenage boys who are mature and make good choices in life, so I must be doing something right. I never outrightly forbade them to read, listen to, or view anything, online or on television or in books. They are just naturally turned off by skin magazines and flicks and even off color jokes, and I do take some of the credit for them learning those kinds of choices. MyLot should give credit to people for being able to select what is and is not in their interests for reading and writing. Of course outright vulgar language needs to be limited, but as I stated before, people who are reading on this website appear to be intelligent enough, on the average, to distinguish between a Richard's nick name and a slang name for a body part, as well as distinguishing between distasteful language about human parts and functions and intelligent discussions about medical or biological issues. Maybe myLot needs to have some human "censors" and proofreaders to make the site more fair to everyone. I have to say, after all my raving, that I do think myLot is an awesome and unique site. Thanks for the opportunity to vent and ask questions.
@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Yeah, I'm sure that can get frustrating. It's definitely easier and more efficient to simply filter it all out than to try to distinguish between proper and improper uses of certain words. We're definitely not trying to censor anything. But sometimes you have to get rid of a couple bad apples in order to ensure the really rotten ones don't make it through.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
11 Feb 08
I realize it's easier to mass filter than to go through each discussion. It's just not fair to those who really don't mean to write in something unacceptable but then end up using some word that can be construed two or three ways, therefore getting knocked off by some automatic filter. MyLot is personalized enough and seems to pass through enough money that they should be able to afford some people to read and filter manually.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
wow thanks for that. can i ask why all of the sudden my earnings at mylot slowed down?
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@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
That's a tough one. It's a complicated algorithm, and any number of factors could cause earnings to slow down or speed up.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
11 Feb 08
well then i guess i should just have to work harder but in the same time enjoy myself here. nice meeting you pal. hi 5
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• United States
11 Feb 08
Thank you for allowing us to have an inside look into Mylot. My Question: In recent years, there have been many websites that seem to be the offsprings of the giant myspace.com (Yuwie.com and mylot.com seem to be the biggest) . While each website offers something a little different, My question is, how is MyLot really that much different then any of these other social networks that keep popping up all over the net, and besides a little payment incentive, how will MyLot keep more visitors comming back daily to this social network ?
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@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Great question! We have a lot of features that you can't find anywhere else, but the heart and soul of this social network is our discussion area, coupled with interests. Look at the URL in your address bar. Notice the number 1402356? That's the number of discussions that have been created in myLot since we began. One million, four hundred two thousand, three hundred and fifty six!!! We're different than other social networks because we haven't just "popped up". We've been around for awhile now. Long enough to produce 1,402,356 discussions. We've also successfully implemented an earnings program that has successfully paid thousands of myLot members on time for 18 straight months and counting. Have you ever been in the discussion area of some of these other social networks, including the big guys like MySpace and Facebook? They're a mess! Sure there are some meaningful discussions in there, but you have to wade through a ton of garbage to find them. No one does "interests" like we do either. Interests and discussions go hand-in-hand. But we don't try to compete directly with these other social networks. We feel we are unique enough that we can co-exist nicely with everyone else.
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• United States
11 Feb 08
Thanks for the awesome answer Crash, and you guys truly do have a wonderful website which i am proud to say i am a member of. Keep up the great work!
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• Canada
12 Feb 08
My wife is a member here and neither one of us had been involved in a site like this before Mylot. Neither one of us is interested in participating in Yewie, Facebook or Myspace even though we checked them out. You are right you do have something unique here and I hope you keep up the great work. We are loyal members and hope to do our part to bring more members here.
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@mlhuff12 (800)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Hello Crash. My question for you is if you start a discussion and you get a lot of responses back, will you make more money on that? If not I think that might be a good incentive to have good discussions. Thank You for your time.
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@Crash (312)
• United States
11 Feb 08
The algorithm definitely favors discussions that attract quality responses.
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• Italy
21 Feb 08
That's exactly what I wanted to know! I'm interested also in knowing if you can earn from the same discussion even after days it has been up.