MyLot automatically detects quality post?

Philippines
March 21, 2008 11:36am CST
Does myLot actually have a really intelligent program that automatically detects quality post or somehow there are real people/admins that helps determine it? I for one think it's almost impossible that our earnings are decided by real people... I mean there are hundreds of discussions made by people every single day, with thousand of post too...that would take really a lot of time if it were done by humans, so it kind of makes me wonder how myLot actually determines that you have just made a quality post.
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@bcote212 (1113)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I dont believe that there is actually someone who is reading each post to determine if it is a quality post or not. I believe that the quality of a post is determined by the key word density of what you are saying.
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• Philippines
22 Mar 08
What do you mean by key word density? Do you mean that the more words there are in a post... the more it's detected as a quality post for myLot?
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@gerald_lian (2193)
• Australia
21 Mar 08
I highly doubt the existence of such a program. I think our earnings are determined by how many characters or words that we actually put into our posts on the mylot forum. So, it is wiser to post longer and more informative posts than short ones. I can testify about this because since I started joining mylot, I posted very short replies to discussions and started discussions that were very short in length. My earnings were so low that it was literally less than 1 cent per post made. But now I try to make my posts longer and more informative, and my earnings have sprouted since; now I earn approximately 1.5 cents per post made. I think mylot judges whether a post is a quality postby their length. So, make longer posts!
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• Philippines
22 Mar 08
Thank you for sharing you tip gerald! 1.5 cents per post made?? Hrmm... if I equate that I can probably make $1.5 a day by just posting 70 post, well... actually that's still a lot! Haha..
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@the_ruler (1446)
• Turkey
22 Mar 08
I think you should also take this into account, that the earnings for each post have been increased. Everyone is talking about that and I agree. In the past I couldn't make that much in a day,but the earning ratings are much better nowadays.
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• Australia
22 Mar 08
Yeah, so that's an incentive to actually make more posts and longer posts.....keep on the good job of posting, mates, and I'm sure your earnings will be much higher in no time!
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
i would like to believe that the earnings program of mylot is a well-thought out system that considers several factors aside from quality post. length of post, length of thread, discussion rating etc. i agree that there must be hundreds of discussions a day and probably thousands of posts made each day... and i don't think mylot employs hundreds of staff just to monitor the quality of our posts. they may have random checking though, who knows? :) but i also believe that the whole mylot community is also influencing and rating the quality of our posts. responders to discussions can rate each post a +, -, or a !. it says a lot about the quality of a post as perceived by a mylot member. highly unsuitable, irrelevant posts or discussions and very rude remarks are actually reported to mylot by the readers themselves. mylot then takes action and usually ends with a deleted post or discussion. or worse, a mylot member gets banned if there are several serious violations made. that's too sad but definitely, rude people is a no-no in most discussions. :) i believe that we ourselves contribute a lot in determining quality posts here in mylot. as for mylot, i think they have a system that is both intricate and complex... that it is much easier to just enjoy mylot and let them take care of the system. hehehe :)
• United States
22 Mar 08
so then maybe I should be more involved and participate in the rating system. I have not found any discussion or comments to be spectacular so I just never thought to do it and not trying to be in the 'clique' type deal, I just see it as discussion but now I feel more compelled to really mine through all the casual conversations and really get to the nitty gritty conversations that are more important to me.
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
If that would be true, I think it's quite unfair that other users themselves would be responsible for the earnings. That would also mean that the star ratings beside our names would be very important. The higher star you have, the better you earn. This is pretty unfair, if there's an honest myLotter out there who voice different opinion from the majority, resulting to other myLotters rating him/her down like crazy.
@the_ruler (1446)
• Turkey
22 Mar 08
I think the system works by itself. As you already know, there are many people over here and they are reading, rating,checking,responding discussions in myLot. Why not some of them are workers of myLot stuff? I think this is not impossible. Even myself, I see many discussions here and it is not impossible to look at them all. If there were 10 people like me, and if they would check here all they long, it wouldn't be so hard. But when it comes to responses,it might be a bit hard. But as I have just said, there are many people reading and rating here. I think it might have an effect. In addition, maybe the length of your response is also important. as you can guess the length of a discussion or response can be calculated, or can be sensed automatically.
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• United States
22 Mar 08
I hear alot of people saying that the rating system is flawed and that mylot needs to do some improvements in that department because if ratings are held highly here than it is kind of a imbalanced system, but from my earnings I think I've earned really fairly, i dont even keep track of what people are 'rating' me or all that, i just dont know...
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
When you said "some of them are workers of myLot", you actually mean that some posters here are admins? Do old myLotters already know of posters that are admins of this site? It might be possible as some forums do those too.
@the_ruler (1446)
• Turkey
23 Mar 08
no no no, you misunderstood. I mean even when people are able to rate us and post responding to our discussions and determine its quality, wouldn't admins also be able to do it without posting but only checking the content and giving it a point maybe? I am not talking about an official information by the way. I am just making predictions. but I am sure mylot admins are checking discussions. this is how a discussion gets deleted here. but I can't say any posters are admins in myLot.
• India
22 Mar 08
i think the length of the reply is important. the more number of words ,the more the earnings. and try not to use abbreviations and shortcuts. even mylot mentions to be as descriptive as possible. it would be absurd to imagine a panel of people reading the posts and valuating the ratings to be awarded. there should be a quality detection system in the server or system which has a property of detecting the standard of the discussion by weighing the vocabulary and the grammar and providing appropriate amount of cash. that may be the reason why when we accidentally add any word of mature content into a discussion the server wouldnt agree to post it. they must be having a dictionary incorporated into the system. i do not know if the earnings will rise with the use of different and complex words rather than repeating a word throughout the posted discussion. also i do not know if the earnings per post will increase if we increase our rating or reputation or the number of messages posted.
@duranv (517)
• Honduras
22 Mar 08
But if the length of the post is so important wouldn't it be easy for someone to write a lot of words, most of them key words,have a template and then just shuffle them around and post them, that way he could post hundreds of times a day and would get paid a good amount. Another thing I've noticed is refferal links are not accepted, but they do accept links that are not promotional, does some program validate this? I know a referral link has some characters that would be recognizable by a program, but I have also noticed that once in a while some posts with refferal links are not deleted, I don't think a validation program would let this happen. I think somewhere along the line posts must be checked, at least a percentage, I guess randomly, by a human.
• Philippines
23 Mar 08
Haha... true and sad, all along that's also my observation that the longer your post would be the more the system would think it's better. I think it's sad because I know of some posters out there who actually try to lengthen their post as much as possible and they choose almost the same words for each of their post, for example "Hi! .... Good morning.... how are you? Are you doing fine? Eating right? God bless you!" Lol of those in just one single post!!! and they do that each time they make a post.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
22 Mar 08
It is a program Devilhands. It was already revealed the administration was 15 people and given the thousands of discussions and responses a day... there's no way they could check each written item per day. Its also a program checking for "quality" due to the existence of the star system. That is the only other proof needed. There are members with low star ratings despite having longer posts, meaningful posts and longer discussions (all "quality"). Its actually an easy deduction.
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• Philippines
22 Mar 08
I see, so that would mean both the program and admins are responsible for our earnings, not just one. I however would like to ask if the lower star you have, the lower your earnings would be. Cause if that is true, that would be really unfair.
@zsxdcf (50)
• China
22 Mar 08
Oh,it's really a hard question.
• Philippines
23 Mar 08
It is mate... it is... but not trying to be rude or anything, just helping since your still new here. You do know that your response is not only short, but it also does not help with the discussion right? I am not gonna rate you a negative, but there are mylotters out there who would be annoyed with your post and rate you negatively.
• United States
21 Mar 08
I feel the same way as Devil hands on this one. i feel the humans are going through out the site the second week in the month. Reading and deleting posts to bring down the payouts. If anything there is a meter with a quantity on it.
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
That's a very nice observation you have there giftsandbagscom, so from what you say... both humans and this site system determines the earnings of myLotters. So far though, it's a good thing these humans/admins haven't deleted any of my post yet haha...
@sophialin (2678)
• China
24 Mar 08
i think it's impossible to control earnings artifically,but they indeed can add some functions to make mylot earnings calculation system more intelligent. for example,they may check the same words frequently occured in your response to estimate your response quality.after all,it has no difficulty in tech practice.oh that's only the guess from my part.
@ajithlal (14568)
• India
24 Mar 08
I also think most probably it must be a program. Most probably it must be the software that determines the quality of the post of each discussions. I do not think it is possible for people to read all the whole thousansd and thousands of discussions day to day.. I think most probalby like other guys said it must be the plus sign, negative sign, keyword density, related keywords, etc that determines the quality of the discussions.
@mnsrwt123 (2059)
• India
24 Mar 08
Yeah, you are absolutely right, DevilHands, that our posts doesn't checked by Real people, its the work for Machine/computer. I think you already worked in MS-Word and whenever we did some typing mistakes and some grammer mistakes MS-word automatically tells you that here's the problem, Similar is here in mylot, but one more thing might be the length of the post or word count may also increase the quality of post. Cheers!!!
@beaniecat (329)
• United States
23 Mar 08
Personally, I can only imagine that the way a software program could determine quality is to count the number of words or characters and the number of comments others add as a result of a post.
@harrish (126)
• India
22 Mar 08
yes ... iot s actually does .. if u want just try some typeing rubbish or idiotic it wil not giv u marks .... this is for suere
@nicksy (178)
• Philippines
22 Mar 08
good day, Quality is a very subjective matter to discuss, it is possible to rate the post by a computer programme yet it is impossible to really quantify the quality of it, and quality of a post is also depends on the eyes of the reader, maybe the post is very good but for other person it suck, just like in the phrase "beauty is in the eye of the beholder", where no person is beaustiful to all or ugly to all. this is because why they put some parameter, like making a level on a partifular interrest and ranking them, or numbering your post, and even raking them in a readers point of view with a(+)/(-)/ (!) rating system, but I don't think that is enough to really quantify the quality of the posts and discussions.
@williamjisir (22904)
• China
22 Mar 08
Hello dear DeviHands. I am not clear about whether mylot automatically detects quality posts. I am still in doubt about it because there are thousands of posts and discussions a day that mylot is unable to do the whole job of it unless they have an intelligent machine or software for it. This is what I think about this issue. Thanks a lot.
• United States
22 Mar 08
The computer intelligence programs are not sophisticated enough to pick out quality from bunk yet. They probably can detect the length of your posts and their traffic. That is why tags are critical to posting success as they direct traffic to your discussion. * Example of seven tags~ * quality, posts, MyLot, tags, $$, money, success * Each of the above tags had something to do with your discussion. Your question asked about MyLot. It asked about quality, posts, MyLot is where your posts your asking about are located, and MyLot is a pay site which will draw people who both know about the operations of pay sites in general and MyLot in particular to answer. Indirectly, your asking a question about improving your success, and that tag draws in another group of folks. * Each tag puts your discussion in a different search area. It gives the discussion seven chances of turning up in a search. Your allowed up to ten words for tagging, or traffic direction.