i am really ANGRY with myLOT!!!

i am angry like hellboy - grrrrrr i hate u mylot!!!
Malaysia
July 16, 2008 11:01am CST
I check my earnings today and I got 40 cents but I did the same thing I did yesterday and I got 80 cents!!!!!!! I can't figure out how this work and I hate not being able to control my earnings here!!!!!!!!!! GRRRRRR...
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20 responses
• Egypt
16 Jul 08
yes this can annoying any one you must call for help of the admin i think that will help you
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• Malaysia
16 Jul 08
Thanks but I don't think I can call them because I don't know the number. Can you give it to me?
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• Egypt
17 Jul 08
so he is bad admin we must make something to stop that
@baileycows (3669)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Are you sure you did exactly the same thing? There are so many variations here it is hard to do the same thing and you do control your earnings. I always think positive and think I get one penny for each post and then if I get more I am happy the next day.
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• India
16 Jul 08
Hi friend, I am eager to know that are u from US? Have a nice day...
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• Malaysia
16 Jul 08
That is why sometimes I hate mylot...grrrr.. becoz assuming I get one penny per post, I DO NOT. I posted the same amount and it differs. I once posted 20 comments and I got 12 cents. How do you like that!!???
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• India
16 Jul 08
Hi friend, Be cool.What is the wrong in being angry,see first enjoy by responding the discussion.I think from the discussion i came to know you have come here to earn money only,inspite of that just think for a while that you are gaining knowledge too.Firstly i also felt like that.I think you are very desparate of earning income from internet,but be cool if you are desparate also you can't earn a lot from the internet.Just enjoy in responding to mylotter discussion,one day or other you would surely reach your goal.But remember you can't earn money fastly through this site.Its takes time,but you would surely get it... Have a nice day......
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• Malaysia
16 Jul 08
Really, I don't care if I dont earn much. I just hate that I can't control the earnings. I am a CONTROL freak!!!
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• India
16 Jul 08
Its okay.We are really unable to trace the earning in mylot.I also did like you but in vain.So now i just enjoying myself by responding to the discussion started by mylotters...... Have a nice day
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• Malaysia
16 Jul 08
Geez.. it will take a lot of time before I reach your level. I only have 300 comments and you have 800. I still havent reached the minimum payout.. GRRR...
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• United States
16 Jul 08
I think it depends on the popularity of the discussions, and that changes from day to day. The problem with controlling earnings is that the internet is a very volatile place, with countless changes every minute. MyLot is no exception. You can estimate your earnings once you get used to posting every day, and I think that's the best you can manage. What I've heard of some myLot users doing is setting up a spreadsheet on their computer, keeping track of how many posts they do a day, if they use smileys, if they got referrals, etc. Then they add in the earnings for that day. It helps them estimate a lot more accurately. I'm sorry myLot is driving you up the wall with its odd earnings setup.
• United States
16 Jul 08
stagewhisper, I think you and the poster below have really answered the discussion topic. There really is no way to control earnings... because there are so many variables. Even if you posted the exact same number of posts (or twice the number of posts), the word count is not exactly proportionate... and the people who are interested in reading and rating these discussions are not the same... and sometimes, the sun is shining, so that people are not as interested in reading things on myLot as they are in fishing or going to the beach or something like that. MyLot keeps its earnings algorithm a secret so that people cannot abuse the system (posting 500 one word responses to boost ratings). As you say, an estimate is the best that you can manage. You can focus on making quality, interesting posts that others will want to read and respond to. But as far as making an actual guess as to how much money you will bring in, there are simply too many variables involved to be able to tell. Thanks for your thoughts!
• Malaysia
16 Jul 08
I agree that it's very hard to estimate. But come to think of it. Is the system really as complex as you think it can be? Are the myLot admin people so detailed in addressing every variable and popularity? They must be geniuses!!!
@greysfreak (1385)
• United States
16 Jul 08
I experience the same thing from time to time.. because sometimes I will make more than I usually make for a certain amount of posts and sometimes less. Like yesterday for example, I responded to 50 discussions, more than I ever did, and I made 1.50, and I am way happy about that, but I was expecting more since I once made 1.65 for 47 posts and 1.56 for 37! It just varies by day, and I just think that maybe sometimes we might write a little less than we think, especially since the format came, and what used to be 4-5 lines is now like, 2 or something! LOL
• Malaysia
16 Jul 08
Glad to hear other people experiencing the same thing. :D.
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• Philippines
1 Aug 08
May I know why does the pay varies? Are they referring to the number of sentences that you do in responding in discussions?
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
16 Jul 08
Hi koharukusumi. Sorry to hear about your frustrations with myLot. Hmm, could your posts the second day have been shorter or contained fewer sentences? I have heard it does make a difference how many sentences long a post is and that we should make posts at least 4 sentences long. Maybe you did the same number of posts but spent less time on myLot doing them. Maybe that makes the difference. Those are just my guesses. Do not lose faith, koharukusumi. You will still be earning something from your myLot posts. I bet you will eventually figure out what you need to do to earn a certain amount. Good luck.
• Malaysia
16 Jul 08
Hey there pearlgrace, nice to see ya again, I 'think' i did the same amount but difference shouldn't be too much becoz I get half of the earnings I got the day before. GRRR
@tivonshi (110)
• China
16 Jul 08
Do you think you really do the same thing as yesterday you did? There are so many situations here,maybe you do a tiny difference and you didn't know. Whatever you do,just have fun here,it's more important than money... have a nice day~~
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@shamsta19 (3225)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I have heard a lot of tricks to earning cash up here but the ones working for me so far are: 1. When you do post try to make your posts as detailed as possible, and your responses at least five lines long. 2. Tag your topics and responses. 3. Add more interests to your profile. 5. Add everyone as a friend (including me)
@shamsta19 (3225)
• United States
17 Jul 08
?????? There was a number 4????? Anyway 4. is I don't know maybe there are only four?? Good luck..
• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
4 pigs walking down the street and one got shot so we have 3 pork on the dinner table.
@MizukiZHR (611)
• China
17 Jul 08
Don't care about earning too much,kusumi.You must don't know,my earning is even less than you yesterday,only 35 cents!But take it easy,after all,I think we can get much more than money from mylot,right?
• Malaysia
19 Jul 08
Haittt!! Mizuki.. we do get a lot more than just money...:D
• China
19 Jul 08
Yes,of course kusumi!
• United States
17 Jul 08
this site pisses me of to.i did a bunch of posts yesterday and today i have no earnings for it.it is going to take me a whole bunch of time to get to the payout point.i should just quit while i am ahead.this site sucks hard
• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
i already rgave 300 repnse but still havent reached the payout point
@roysville (496)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
maybe it's really not good when you don't know what's happening and why. in my case, I just think of the things I enjoy here in mylot. Discussing and learning, and of course, meeting lots of new friends ;)
• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
Well, i am enjoying it but I want to get money too
@subha12 (18453)
• India
17 Jul 08
Its good if you earn more, uis it. i think none is able to contriol his.hjer earning here. actually we do not know how mylot calculates the earnings here. as longa s you are enjoyb=ng, its good.
• Malaysia
18 Jul 08
Yeah I am starting to not care about it. Thanks.
@Alnitak (423)
• Italy
17 Jul 08
Hehe:D I get your point: it's not that you would like to earn more but that you'd like to understand. It was the same for me but then I understood that I can't understand :D The program is considering the quality so I guess that each paidtopost average we can calculate is very personal because maybe one day you can write 20 posts that are classified as very useful and another day 20 that the system is considering not so good according with number of words, replied you had and things like that.
• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
Thanks for the explanation.:D
@salonga (27955)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
Don't be angry with them my dear! Sometimes, it's really kinda disappointing to see your earnings lower than you expect but mylot certainly knows what they are doing. So be patient and just enjoy and learn from those experiences. And one advice...Don't expect, just hope for the best! For one thing, it's good they are paying us when we did not even invest any single centavo here. So keep smiling and happy posting!
• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
Thanks honey for your words of consolation. HAve a nice day.
• Philippines
16 Jul 08
koharukusumi, please do not get angry with mylot with regards to what happen..what happen to you is normal...it happens to lots of members as well..new and veterans members.. there are various of explanations why this things happens..First, sometimes we don't know that some of the discussions we respond to got deleted because we weren't notified about it and once a discussion got deleted, it lessen the proper cents you've earned for it.. Second, earnings are being updated at 12 midnight US time..so if we don't live in US our time are adjusted but our earnings are not gonna follow our time..what i mean is, what we just made on or before 12 midnight US time is what is being calculated and updated for the day cut off..beyond what we made after 12 midnight US will be carried over and be paid the next day cut off..so i believe that is what happened to your earnings... you can check on your earnings to be updated later on and see if it rises to what you have expected..because as per mine..sometimes i don't even go on mylotting in a day but i've done excess after 12 midnight i still get a payment for the day i was gone... things that are happening in here do have explanations and if you have some concerns you may ask the admin itself as well to fully answer your questions..
• Malaysia
17 Jul 08
Hey there angel, thanks for your angelic explanations. It helps calms me down. Bless you angel.
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Aug 08
hi koharukusumi dont hate mylot read the darned rules. You may have done the same thing as regards to responses and discussions but if you are making a lot of tiny responses and very short discussions mylot pays accordingly. I never have made that little in one day. I make close to 2 dollars every day but I make my responses have at least five lines and be as intelligent as possible, and my discussions at least five or six lines and again be really intelligent. my lot says guality responses get paid for not quantity. lots of us are making at least one dollar and seventy cents a day but you have to put some effort into your responses and your discussions to do so.
@rsa101 (16164)
• Quezon City, Philippines
17 Jul 08
Well I guess no one in here knows how Mylot really computes our earnings. I guess they do that to protect the system from being abused by others. Well there is only one hint they say that will make your earnings be affected. Its the quality and length of your post that will have a bearing on how much you post will be graded or paid. As for me, it really does not matter I am happy how things are going on in here.
@shana123 (2096)
• India
17 Jul 08
yes even i also had come across your situation.. i do reply the same count of discussions daily but i find one day rise in earnings the other day its very low.. and i guess its quiet common in Mylot.. whom shall we go and ask.. we have to accept whatever they give us..!!!
@Tianna2 (1274)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I dont know if we will ever understand the mylot earnings system. It would be nice if we got so much per word or sentence or something. I think part of the problem might be the cut off time. I think discussion or response that less then 6 or 7 hours before the earnings update counts for the next day. I could be wrong but thats the way it seems. And try to enjoy your time here! Hugs, Tianna
@neilchua (888)
• Philippines
17 Jul 08
don't be angry. you should still be thankful. mylotters should have fun and earning should only be secondary. so enjoy.:)