Let's Learn From This!
July 13, 2009 10:13am CST
Now we've a been updated with our earnings and we know for sure Mylot is NOT going to stop paying, can we just get things straight on a few things? 1) Please don't start discussions on earnings updates. This happens every time there is a problem, and it just gives the trolls the opportunity to spread panic. Furthermore, it's against the guidelines. Mylot is not a scam site. If you abide by the rules, you will get paid. 2) Don't assume that because someone only has a few posts alongside their name, they are new members. It could be a banned troll back under a new username. If in doubt, check their profile page. If you'd done that, you'd have seen that all the discussions started by the person who spread the 'no pay' rumour were malicious topics. 3) Listen to the established members. They've been here for a long time, and they've seen everything here on Mylot. If they're not worried, why should you worry? 4) Don't encourage the trolls by responding to their 'discussions.' They thrive on the attention - if you ignore them, they won't like it. 5) Choose your friends carefully. Adding trolls to your friends list could result in your genuine responses being deleted and loss of earnings, as most troll discussions are eventually deleted. Always check profiles before accepting a friend request. There are plenty of genuine, helpful people here who will make great friends. These hints are mainly for the benefit of new members, but even some established members got a bit rattled over the weekend. Do you have any hints to pass on to avoid this sort of thing in future?
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• United States
6 Aug 09
I am a "copnditioned" member here on Mylot, as I started nearly 3 years ago, but remained inactive for a long time that I am somewhat having to start all over once again! I found your post very helpful. Just one question (forgive me for being so ignorant!) What is a troll? You had mentioned to be selective with choosing friends and beware of trolls because it could hurt us. I assume a troll is one who does not abide by the rules here on Mylot??
6 Aug 09
Hello Princess. A troll is basically a troublemaker. Some are just stupid, others can be really malicious, but they always show their true colours in the end. These days, I tend to stick with discussions from established members and friends, as they're the most interesting discussions, and I'm always picking up handy tips from those who have been here for ages. And you're not ignorant; I've only recently found out what a troll is myself!
• United States
6 Aug 09
Well, with any "job" looking to the ones who have been there forever are definitely going to be the most helpful. I have been here for 3 years total, although a great portion of the time I was inactive. Wehn we first got started, it was kinda mad-people were always responding with spamming and one line responses. Then Mylot changed the rules, that spamming was not allowed and very short responses were not acceptable. That got rid of a lot of unecessary members, but of course, the "trolls" as they are called, still find their ways in here.
14 Jul 09
hello Sandra1952, That's really true. As one of the old members here in mylot, we have proven a lot of times already that mylot is a legitimate site. What have happened during the weekend should not bother us since admin need a rest too just like us. It's their rest day for sure that's why our earnings was not updated during that time. More so, we must not believe at once regarding the negative input since we have already proven a lot of times that this site is not like that. It's just a hearsay or someone is just making such kind of news to destruct us all members. We should not let someone do that to this site. If we believe him/her we're such a big loser.
14 Jul 09
Welcome to Mylot! I'm sure you'll enjoy your time here, as you have the right attitude. Strangely enough, the people who concentrate on adding to the discussions and posting quality responses usually earn more than those who are just in it for the money. You never see discussions from the established members asking how they can increase their earnings, that's for sure.
14 Jul 09
Glad to help. I would say concentrate on responses for a while, that way you will get a good feel of what Mylot is about. Try to post responses that will expand the discussion, rather than one liners or 'yes,' 'no,' 'I agree,' etc. On that point, look out for quality discussions, rather than statements or discussions that limit your response. For example, 'What did you have for breakfast?' is a bit limited, but 'What is the most important meal of the day in your country, and what is your favourite food to eat at that meal?' gives the opportunity for varied responses from all over the world. Welcome to Mylot, and enjoy your time here.
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
3 Aug 09
Nice one Sandra. I like the most is #3: Listen to the established members. They've been here for a long time and they've seen everything here on myLot. If they're not worried, why should you worry? This is one thing most new members do not recognize? If we, shall we say, the elders, are not being affected by the updates, the star ratings, etc. then why should they? I keep telling my friends, especially my referrals, to just keep posting, but please read the guidelines. They ask about the earnings, the slowing down of the page, I say relax for a while. Everything will get to normal in a few minutes or so.