Tasks submitted

United States
March 22, 2009 3:47pm CST
Does anyone know how to submit a task? When I go to the tasks section and there's nothing there, it's frustrating. Then I see the 0 next to tasks submitted, and I can think of a few that might be good, but I have no clue how to submit one. Considering how seldom there are tasks listed, maybe we all need to be submitting them! HOW?
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9 responses
@owlwings (38187)
• Cambridge, England
22 Mar 09
'Submitting a task' in the sense you are talking about would involve offering to pay for satisfactorily completed tasks. MyLot intend to have people who, for example, need copy written for a website submit tasks and agree to pay for results. The term 'submit' as it appears on MyLot's Tasks page refers to tasks which are offered having been accepted, completed and submitted [for approval] by MyLot members undertaking tasks. The object of the Tasks page is to offer members an opportunity of doing various tasks for which the creators of the tasks are prepared to pay. The concept is similar to Amazon Mechanical Turk or various freelance websites which offer jobs for freelancers.
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• United States
22 Mar 09
That seems pretty logical, but then the notations for numbers of tasks submitted being on everyone's stats wouldn't make a lot of sense. I e-mailed admin., but who knows if they'll answer? They hardly ever do.
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
22 Mar 09
Hey cobrateacher! I just don't know what's going on! There hasn't been any tasks now for about 4 days! I never even got a chance to try one! I thought I would wait and I guess I just was too late and they were all gone! So now they have totally run out of them! So I don't know what's going on and neither does anyone else! I don't think mylot realized just how popular they were going to be and how fast they were going to be done. But, with the population and the amount of task ratio I think they should have had some kind of idea that they weren't going to last too long!
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• United States
22 Mar 09
You're so right, Opal! I thought I'd get to some over the weekend when there was time, but there isn't anything to get to. I e-mailed myLot admin., but they seldom respond.
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@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
22 Mar 09
Hi Girls, I think this task thing was more than they were prepared for. My guess is that they developed it in hopes of holding on to more of its members looking to make more than just a few cents a day. Little did they realize how many people out there need to make more money. As Opal said with the kind of population that Mylot has, someone dropped the ball in not considering the numbers. With the way our economy is going, I can't imagine them being able to keep up withe the supply and demand. How are you both hanging in there? With my computer problems, I haven't been able to write to either of you. You both are in my thoughts and I'm sorry for not emailing you.xoxoxoxo leenie
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@maclanis (1474)
• Belgium
22 Mar 09
I've never seen a task either. There never are any tasks available. I'm afraid I can't help you with this but I hope I'll soon be able to get one. I don't even know what you have to do when you actually get a task. I absolutely no idea how it works.
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• United States
22 Mar 09
I just thought that, if there's a space for tasks submitted, there should be a way to do it! They never seem to give us quite enough information, do they?
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
24 Mar 09
There is no tasks available these days. I thin kmylot admin is busy reviewing all the tasks submitted to them. These will be available in april I think. Do keep look into the pages and you may find one of them. PS: did you try any task before?
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• United States
29 Mar 09
There hasn't been one that applied to e. For example, they asked for descriptions of places I've never been!
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
30 Mar 09
Well, I did one and got it rejected with the reason being "Not proper English and too many grammar mistakes." I think I will think twice before I can do any task in future!
@WordGirl (15)
• United States
22 Mar 09
I'm new, so I was wondering too. I think it has to do with research or starting a topic that has been requested. But it's kind of a shame to get everyone's hopes up that they might get to do something if it rarely if ever happens.
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• United States
22 Mar 09
Welcome to myLot, which has become quite confusing!
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• United States
23 Mar 09
Thank you. I'm busy looking for a display pic. I'm not sure if some things I like are open source or not.
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
22 Mar 09
Hi Joanne, I haven't even looked into the tasks. With my computer problems I'm lucky to be able to respond to my friends posts. Maybe they still have a few kinks to work out. When things start going smoothly let me know if you will and I'll check it out. Good luck with it.xoxoxo leenie
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• United States
22 Mar 09
Of course, sweetie! By the way, your computer does do some pretty weird things, so I'm sure Opal understands, as I do! Love, Joanne
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@guybrush (4662)
• Australia
24 Mar 09
I have seen quite a few discussions about tasks within the last few days, but I'm afraid I don't know anything about it. Were we sent a notice about tasks? Is it something new? I'm baffled - but I'll check into it!
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I think you have to have a task available, then complete it and submit it. I don't think they want you to originate a task, at least I haven't seen this on the site. I haven't found any task for 2 days now.
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• Australia
23 Mar 09
You all must have timed it badly. I have submitted and been paid for 3, my partner for 5. But like others, I have seen none available for about 4 days, and I too wonder if they got a bigger response than expected. By the way, you can only submit a task that they put up in available tasks, you can't submit your own. "Submitted Task" means a task you have accepted and completed and submitted for approval. Lash
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