Why do people do this???

@bcote212 (1113)
United States
May 1, 2008 11:03am CST
Im not going to name names here, but there is somthing that really bothers me here on mylot. Why is it that there are some people on this site who post 50 posts back to back about the most non interesting things? I seriously saw this. And pretty much every post had 0 responces. Do people really think that mylot if about quantity? Its not about quantity people its about the quality of what you post. I just dont get it...
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@dragon54u (31298)
• United States
1 May 08
I think that people who come here specifically to make money do this kind of thing, then they get mad because they're not making anything much. I saw a post the other day with no body and just a title consisting of 5 words! A lot of people here enjoy making money by posting but it has become secondary to the enjoyment we get interacting with the people here. Those are the ones who are actually making decent compensation!
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
1 May 08
I know what you mean as well bcote, and I have seen some posts with 0 responses but the user kept posting discussions day in and out. Perhaps he or she wants to see which topics that people will respond to, or making a comparison with other users. I'm not sure about that myself but I saw too many similar or what they call copycat discussions that appear just after a day a discussion is posted. It could be healthy and none too healthy in a way. I mean if it's discussions about the trolls, then it's fine because everyone is concerned about it right now. But if suddenly there's a repetition of discussion that others have posted just a day before, then I call it as copycat. Not sure whether it is pure coincidence or not. That's just what I thought, but I might be wrong though. Take care and have a nice day there, buddy.
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
1 May 08
yeah many people think it is about quantity. and i guess, what interests one does not really interest anothe. i realized that because i am not very keen on posts about sports, movies or tv shows. and also thee is a cultural thing. there are discussions started by people that are only intended for their fellowmen as particulas would not be able to understand. well, i just choose to respond to topics that i am interested in. :-) good day!
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@sisterjinx (1136)
• United States
1 May 08
I agree with you that it's about quality and not quantity. I see people on here all the time lately saying that they post like 100 posts an hour. That's almost impossible unless you are simply posting one word answers and one sentence questions. And I bet they are not making much doing it. However I would not be so quick to judge what is interesting. What might not be interesting to you might be fun or interesting to someone else. Like yesterday. One of my new friends posted a silly but fun little survey to break up the day. By the time this went up I had been on for several hours and had just answered a very heartwrenching letter. SO it was perfect for me. It was fun and silly and completely irrelavent but it broke up the day. So though something might not look intersting to you, it might be to someone else. And I resent the 0 response comment (not really I'm being silly). But seriously I have posted a couple of questions that were things I am really very interested in and I thought would make nice converstations but nobody answered. I'm assuming the people with those interests just were not on when I posted them. Anyway, thanks for your thoughts on this. It let me ramble a bit. I love to ramble.
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@bjcyrix (6857)
• Philippines
1 May 08
Hi, what do you mean by 'posts'? Do you mean discussions or responses. If you mean responses then I havent seen that. If you do mean a discussion, then yeah, Ive seen them too. Other people also noticed this and have mixed feelings about this. The reason why the person/persons do this is questioned like is he/she really here for the discussions and opinions of other people or jsut for the money? Some people have noticed that other users start discussions more that 200 in a day. Thats right you've seen the digits correctly that 200 two-zero-zero. I guess if you really put that many discussions here then someone must be bound to see at least one and respond to it. The if only one person respond to every discussion he/she started then that would be 200responses. Thoug, Im not sure if a discussion is credited with only 1 response but still its a response and so means more money(I think). Maybe they see the site as a moneymaking site not a discussion site with money incentives. I dont really know but it really gets old seeing the same discussion again espcially if you've already responded to one.
• Lubbock, Texas
1 May 08
I think they do see the site as a moneymaking site, and I can't really blame them too much. I've been in hard times and can truthfully say I might have been tempted, at one time, to just post randomly as much as I could to make a few dollars. What gets me is you see these same people that start so many discussions that get no response ranting that mylot is cheating them!
@bjcyrix (6857)
• Philippines
2 May 08
Oh! well, I think that accusation would be a whole other story. Its bad enough that they abuse the site in some form or another but still they accuse the site of cheating them.tsk3 I get why you feel like this. I would be too if I had seen it right before my very eyes. Ill take your word for it and there are lots of users who have their own opinions about this. All I can say is that when you dont want to be respected at least respect the ones who do..
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
1 May 08
They don't get it either. They obviously haven't read how myLot works nor spent any time reading discussions for the wealth of information provided right here by other members. They mistakenly think that they are getting paid more for 'page hit's like other sites. They'll be the first one to complain that you can't make any money here. Ha! Their loss ...
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@cortjo73 (6503)
• United States
1 May 08
You are not alone! That bugs me too! Do you know how long it takes me to come up with even one discussion topic? Never mind the ones I do about Big Brother on CBS or any of the other shows I watch. Those are easy. I am talking about good, non-tv related topics. Basically, the ones I do come up with just sort of popped into my mind perhaps because someone did or said something that gave me a thought for a topic. But, I hate it when some myLotians just start posting things like, "How long do you let your toe nails grow before you trim them back". Now, to my knowledge, no one posted a discussion such as that but, you get my point. Because, their next question would be something like, "Cheddar Cheese or American cheese?" Ugh! Enough! I guess the only way to stop them is to continue to ignore their discussions. If no one responds to them, than they will not see any earnings. As far as I know, you don't get any earnings and your points don't go up until someone responds to your discussion. So, upon realizing what they are doing, it is then our job to teach them the silence lesson. Don't respond and let them see nothing gained in their earnings day to day even though they posted 50 discussions the day before. Either they will learn their lesson and work honestly and with more thought or they will just leave because they can't make enough money here. After all, that is obviously the only real reason they are here.
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• United States
1 May 08
I don't get it. I wrote an article stating how to get the best from MyLot, and that was definitely one of the points I covered. Make your posts interesting, write four lines or more. I also have responded to several discussions with the same thing. And I have seen the same people revert back to their one word/line responses. I don't know when these people are going to get it. Here, quality earns over quantity every time.
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
1 May 08
Even worse are those that post back to back and actually get responses. At lease when the flooders are not getting responses they are not earning anything. Some people get away with just quantity and not quality because so many are responding to their fluff.
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
1 May 08
*least
@saundyl (9698)
• Canada
2 May 08
That drives me nuts too. Its quality of the posts and discussions. I dont think they get paid for the 0 response discussions as i understand someone has to respond to actually make it count.
@KrauseHome (33249)
• United States
2 May 08
It has to be because they think they get paid for starting a New discussion even if no one ever responds to it like some of the other Forums sites have done, and since gone by the wayside. It would be nice if there was a limit each day on here, or they could post more interesting discussions but maybe they don't care either. What can be done about this? I am not sure, but it does get annoying if you are going thru your interests, and see the same person in there for New discussions, and cannot even find one you could answer if you wanted too. Hopefully somehow they will learn.
@fenicliu (93)
• China
2 May 08
I always ask myself to reponse each post seriouly and sometimes I start a discussion and nobody reponse. I think I am not wrong, different culture determines the different thinking. Some topics your start may be feel meaningless in some people's eyes. It's quite normal. But anyway, I will restrict myself firmly and try to give me comment and opinion for the post I replied.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
2 May 08
It never use to bother me but lately it's becoming more frequent and I just don't bother answering the discussions. It seems they never read the rules and think it's a quick way to make money. I tell ya it's a quick way to stop your friends from answering your posts, I think.
@jayalaksmi (1041)
• India
2 May 08
You are true its not about quantity but its about quality but with a slight change and that is quantity and quality go side by side and people in my lot should post both quantity and quality material.
@popocan (222)
• Hong Kong
2 May 08
You're right! I made a few posts before and I stopped it as I don't see the point in posting if people don't find it interesting. Instead, I've been making responses to discussion. I haven't given up on starting a topic though, I'll try my best :)
@Hatley (157558)
• Garden Grove, California
2 May 08
some people think if they make any kindof discussion they will make a ton of money when it is quality not quantity that makes for a good discussion. If they do not appeal to people then they have just wasted their time and ours also. It is odd that people do not catch on to this.
@mimm45 (168)
• Australia
2 May 08
Yes I have noticed this too and whenever I see these it irritates me. I have thought of emailing mylot about this so it can be stopped. It's because of this that I have to go through so many pages of discussions before I find something that's worth commenting on. It makes everything time consuming.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
2 May 08
I think they think that they'll make more money that way but it is seriously annoying to have to sift thru all those posts to get to one worth reading and responding to. It is a complete waste of their time and ours.
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
2 May 08
Hello bcote, I agree with you and I even turn off my notification for 1 person who is doing like that since I am tired everyday deleting all my emails with like 100 post and which never interest me! Plus, I also don't see him/her responding to anyone! Anyway, maybe they just up make more a day but I guess, it never happen!
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
2 May 08
Simple, for the thought of getting rich "quick" here! Some could be not aware of it, especially newbies. But most of the times, I still see those irrelevant, non-sense discussions posted by "old" members as well. They might not know it, but I do notice it and would rather not name names too. The main purpose and goal of mylot is to contribute, share and interact at the same time. That is what I always do, either by starting my own discussion (which I often do) and/or respond to others discussions (which I carefully choose)..