Good Posts and Bad Posts

United States
December 1, 2008 8:18pm CST
As a newbie, I am curious as to how many lines each post must be. Do we get paid for less than 4 lines? Sometimes, I do not have a lot to say, so I only post three. Also, are we paid for every response, or do they need to be approved?
7 responses
• United States
2 Dec 08
My suspicion is that we get paid for every word that doesn't get deleted, plus some kind of bonus for positive votes, best answer, etc... The reason I and others here try to write a minimum number of lines is that it's quicker to type a few more words on a discussion than to try to find another one to respond to, and you can't add another thought once you've written your response. Having a minimum number of lines as a rule of thumb makes it easier to make sure you've said enough about a subject and is a good target to set to try to make payout faster, as it's harder to keep track of the number of posts you've written than it is to keep track of the length of each post if you write fewer.
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• United States
2 Dec 08
Ok, so when we add another to a post that we have already responded to, that doesn't count? That's kind of a disappointing, because I always come up other thoughts. But I will keep it to 1 response if need be. Thanks for the tips!
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@myklj999 (19743)
2 Dec 08
You get paid for all comments and responses to a discussion, but can only earn two points towards your rating for each discussion (one for a response and one for a comment).
• United States
2 Dec 08
Hi bellamommy!! Yes you earn with thats comments!! but you can earn a little more if you put a good comments or posts!! of 5 or maybe more lines, try it to do your comments at lease at 4 or 5 lines and you will earn a little more, but if you dont have to much to say!! you can put your comment too ;)!! well have a nice day and hope this will ask your question!! hope you will have a good week ;) see you soon and bye bye.
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• United States
9 Jan 09
To be honest: I don't really know how I feel about this. I think I want to read a few more other responses before posting my own.
@Sheepie (3118)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Hello and welcome to Mylot! I have found that in the past month, it has been much easier for me to write a few very long responses than for me to write many shorter, more simple ones. The key is to bring something into the discussion. Try to start a conversation. This is what will make Mylot profit the most from searches, and it is also more fun when other people put effort into their responses, especially on the more serious discussions.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
2 Dec 08
It seems that quality content is the main criteria. This would normally translate to a minimum of several lines. Honestly I do not know the formula they use to determine whether a posting gets paid or not but I am sure that bad posts are not paid. This observation is based on the complains of other members in connection with the number of posts they make and the amount of money they received. I am not to concerned about the payment because I am here for the discussions. The money is a motivation. I would like to suggest that you keep on posting even if only three lines and read other people's posting. You may get an idea on how things should be done and improve your responses to future discussions.
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
Me too a newbie and still wandering here, trying to relate the thread that interest me. I do not have any clue how they compute the earnings in posting some comments in mylot. But when I see some that is interesting to me and I have a little things to say then I just post my opinion.
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Hi Bellamommy & welcome to MyLot! Hope you enjoy your time here...I'm still a relative 'newbie' too, but have really enjoyed getting to know people and have made some good friends. You get paid for each post, as long as it doesn't break any rules that MyLot has set up. If you haven't done so already, read the FAQ section. The longer your post, the more you will make from it. There is no exact scale for payment amounts, but generally, the longer the post, the more you will make. I've seen lots of posts with as little as one line. Personally, I try to only respond to discusssions that I have something to say about, whether it's adding to it, relating a funny story, etc. Enjoy & Happy MyLotting!