Quantity over Quality

@babyfuzz (1079)
Philippines
November 2, 2008 4:30pm CST
I have seen not only here in MyLot that mostly to get ahead, people just write/post/comment whatever just to reach their payout goal. Although some I see are after their reputation, I'm bothered to see that most people's writings I bumped into are of low quality... in short, they don't make sense at all. I don't want to spend my time reading those kind of writings since I put some thought into my reading (it's better if i can edit my posts). I think it's unfair for some who really write professionally and make extreme effort to make their writings sensible. At times I get tempted to do the same, to just post and post without bothering to read first and put into consideration the rules of a particular site. And since some sites allow you to copy paste, I don't think it's right to take advantage of that. Well, it's just me. My OC-ness gets the best of me at times. I know I'm not good in writing at all, but I make sure that people won't waste their time reading what I have to say.^^v
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@walijo2008 (4648)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Yeah, I try to post things that make sense, I try not to write a whole book tho, but sometimes there are discussions that I really have something good to say, and it will almost be a whole page...lol. I try to avoid making the one liners if I can, if I don't think I have anything interesting to add I won't.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
Hi, walijo... I also don't like one liner comment.. Like, "yeah, I agree with you".. There's nothing more I can add to that. It's like talking in front of the mirror. If I would want an answer like that, then I could've just talk to my dog. ^^v I'm a fast talker. Most of the times what I say has no connection to the topic. But in writing, I can re-check and edit what I want to say... and like you if I think I don't have any more good or interesting to share, then I'll just shut my mouth. Thanks ^^v
@oldboy46 (2132)
• Australia
15 Nov 08
Quality is much more important than quantity although as you say, there is an element of the members who think that their earnings are higher if they make a large number of posts. If you take notice you will also see that often those discussions do not receive a lot of responses or the ones that they do get are often just as brief and lacking in quality. Once before when I just started here on myLot, a lot of members were saying that many many discussions were being deleted because they were one liners. Some of the discussions people started were saying that myLot had deleted many thousands and then myLotdeleted those discussions as well. lol Starting or responding to a discussion should be just that, i.e. comments and posts which discuss things. It is "false economy" time wise to make 50 posts and none of them are of substance because the member will get less money than if they made 20 posts of good quality. By making a good post, it also gets the person more involved in the myLot community and you can learn more about other members and where they come from, what they think etc. Good luck and keep up the quality of both the discussions you start and the responses that you make to others.
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
Hi, oldboy! I totally agree with you. Like I said, I am tempted at times to just go on with quantity just to reach a certain amount, but in the long run, my credibility or my reputation will suffer. Like with friends, I thought I was very lucky to have like 20 friends which seldom remember my birthday. But now, I don't know who my real friends are. I've taken for granted the small number that are really looking after me. I'm relieved to know that there are still people like you who values quality. It's not always about the money, I should tell myself that. I love getting sensible responses hence I have to make quality ones. Thank you so much, oldboy. ^^v
@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
I agree with you. When i post, I make sure that what I put makes sense so that people will not waste their time reading it. I don't really like people posting nonsense topics. Those rhetorical questions that you know they put in just for the sake of posting something. LOL! Even if I try to post as many posts as I can, I make sure it has quality. Putting just anything also reflects on my personality and that's not good, right? So better make a good impression so people would see I'm a great person. LOL!
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
Yes, I believe so too. I'm glad that there are still people who are actually considering quality. I guess I have to look around and change my circle of friends. Like you I want to be perceived as sensible, because I already gabble a lot (I'm a walking chatterbox), so through writing I can edit and take a second or even third look on what I'm about to say (write). I want to make friends with people who have the same interests as mine, learn from them and share my experiences as well. Or even to those people that have different views from mine. Thanks jammyt. ^^v
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@neededhope (1086)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I completely agree with you. I don't want to sit at the computer and just not read anything interesting. ANd just see one liners. Too me it's boring and it has no feeling or it's just not interesting. I like to see a sensible post like yours :) Sometimes I feel like some posts are even too long. But when you see the people who post one or maybe two liners, really what kind of earnings are they going to bring in. I'd said not much of anything. Plus it's fun getting to know people here and to learn a lot of different things. Well worth just spending the time on here not just for money but rather for fellowship with mylotters all over the World :)
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@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
Hi, neededhope.. Thanks for the compliment. (*blushes) I also don't like one liner responses. How can I respond to that? Still, I try to expand the discussion even though they've given me a yes or no answer just to pull them into adding more. I love getting involved, being out there with different kinds of people, young or old. Yes, it's all well worth spending time here in mylot reading sensible comments. I don't patronize people who are obviously here only for the money. It's a community site, isn't it? I mean, we all wanted to gain a little extra but still, we have to consider the rules. Anyway, I'm just blabbing. Thank you for spending time reading my posts. I do hope I can post more sensible responses. ^^v
@kdhartford (1152)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I tend to agree with you on this subject. There are many people who just post whatever, but quality does count more than quantity. I surely do believe that. But even in the quality posts there is the theory that you need to get at least three or four lines of text to make it really worth it. I would rather have good discussions than something that really does not make sense.
@babyfuzz (1079)
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
Hi, kdhartford.. Yes, I totally believe that quality is still the best. I often find myself arguing with hubby about this. He says I'm too idealistic. He's very contradicting sometimes. Actually, he's the one who imparted to me about quality. We used to have arguments about 'friends'. I told him that I have so many friends.. But his argument was, "are they really there during bad times". He said he's lucky to have a handful of friends that are reliable than many who doesn't even remember your birthday. Same thing in many aspects in life. Here in myLot, I would definitely go for the quality of posts than posting senseless responses. Meeting people who have the same thinking is very rewarding. ^^v