Are you getting more serious with myLot?

@neildc (17007)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
July 28, 2009 3:02am CST
I once said here, "I'm gonna do some serious work here on myLot". And the first move I made is to go back again to the rules, the guidelines. And as I come to read it, over and over again, I found some confusing points. I would like to share to you, and please help me put away my worries. One thing I am sure of, I am not the only one who gets confused. I would also like to remind you, I am one of the majority of the members, who speaks English, but English is not our primary language. So please bear with me. Here it goes: DO Feel free to express your happiness with the myLot community. We love hearing how much you like myLot. but DON'T Start discussions promoting a milestone, such as birthdays, anniversaries, reaching a certain myLot rating, etc. This is best celebrated via private messaging with your myLot friends. Confusing, in the sense that members, usually get delighted upon reaching a milestone. So, the instinct of a member is to share and let everybody knows he is celebrating. Next is: DON'T Respond to a discussion until you've read all of the responses. when An email notification from myLot, says: Your friend friendname started a new discussion. And you will click within the email message, respond to this discussion, a new tab or window will open the page respond to this discussion. Confusing, as you can't read the entire discussion, and you can directly type in the box what you can say about the topic. And after you have posted your response, that will be the only time you can read the entire discussion. Confused? Any clarification? Help!
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8 responses
• Philippines
29 Jul 09
First rule ; i used to make discussions on milestones way back and they were never considered deleted. until after a couple of months later. i don't know maybe they should clarify that. second rule; it's actually optional for me to respond to discussion if i open it on email, because i would always consider reading other response first so that i wouldn't immitate on others.
@neildc (17007)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Jul 09
so in your own view, email notifications of new discussions from our friends makes no sense? i can't really get the point of that kind of notification. anyway, we have a lot of options, we'll just try the others.
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
29 Jul 09
My seriousness about Mylot comes and goes in spurts depending on how close I am to payout and how much I need to make it that month to get a little closer to getting out of debt. Also, how serious I am here depends on if I have a deadline for a real job or contest. Then, myLot takes a backseat.
@neildc (17007)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Jul 09
we all know about that. we all tries to beat the cut-off each month hoping we can earn more, especially in the cliff-hanging situation where we only need some few cents. but how would you find the contradicting points in the guidelines that i have stated? have you been trying to analyze the rules and follow them faithfully?
28 Jul 09
Hi Neil, Well you are right, I think Mylot should explain the rules plainley because that is very confusing, but I'll remember to to tell anyone of any milestone that I've reached or any thing else and also about my ratings, which I have learned reacently, thanks for reminding us, but its still confusing about the discussions. Hugs. Tamara
@neildc (17007)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Jul 09
hi tamara. in my opinion, myLot guidelines is perfect, especially if myLot admin will be the one to give us their own explanation. i know this had been tackled in some discussions in the past, but maybe, it is about time that admin shall put away our confusions, our worries... neil
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
28 Jul 09
i think to some extent i am getting serious with mylot and that may be due to the fact that i am approaching payout time of 10$, i am also getting serious with mylot because i dont want mylot to cancel my account because of some rules which have just been introduced
@neildc (17007)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Jul 09
i guess everyone of us here wants to take it seriously to payout, and i am one. are there new rules being introduced lately? oh, i think i missed that one? would you tell about it?
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
28 Jul 09
Hello Neil. Nice to see someone reading the guidelines properly. I think one reason they don't want you opening a discussion like 'I've reached 2500 posts' or whatever, is because everyone can see that from the number in brackets. And think of the numbers. Mylot has roughly 179,000 members. If even 10% of them posted 'milestone' discussions, think of how it would clog up the system. In addition, the emphasis is on quality discussions. As all a milestone discussion will achieve is responses like 'Congratulations,' 'Do you earn more money now,' and 'Hope I get to that number,' there's no real potential for expanding the discussion. Also such discussions will probably be limited to the poster's friends, so there's limited potential for both responders and responses. On the question of reading responses first, it's a good idea to read some if not all to avoid repetition. However, as you say, if you get an email link, you're taken straight to the response box. I find the email links are very slow to connect anyway, so I'm more inclined to go to the friend's profile and join the discussion from there. This can be a useful exercise, as you can often find discussions your friend has responded to which you may have missed. I've seen quite a few of your posts now, and you seem to have interpreted the guidelines very well, but I'm sure this topic will help many other members. Thank you.
@neildc (17007)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
28 Jul 09
Hi Sandra. i guess the best answer to the first point of the discussion is "Quality". myLot wants us to have quality discussions which are really worthy to share to everyone. It's not that milestones aren't important to us, but a lot of those kinds will only clog the system, and will result in the slowing of our production. With the second point, I know it's great to read the responses already posted so you can also get the others' ideas, an added information to us. But the problem with responding to our friends' from their profiles, I don't think it's practical to go over to all of them if you have more, say over a hundred, and check every topic they have started this day. Not all of the users are active and so as those in our list. And one way to know they are active is by the "your friend started a new discussion", if his/her "notify is on". And if we will just rely in the "sorties" on our home page, the number of discussions started by friends is minimal. Anyway, thank you for the nice response Sandra. I hope more users get to reach by this topic, not only for my own sake, but for the benefit of all. Neil
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@mensab (4208)
• Philippines
28 Jul 09
i am glad you went over again the rules and guidelines. you really did a serious work here. you reminded me of some basic rules here that may require a little rethinking. anyway, mylot is evolving. that's one thing i can say. and that's what i like here in mylot. there are rules that will inform us of the dos and donts. there are guidelines that will provide us parameters of what is allowed and not. by revisiting the rules and guidelines, i could change my ways to be able to suit mylot rules and guidelines. this is OK with me. thanks again.
@neildc (17007)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
28 Jul 09
I got your point. That maybe the reason why I thought of making mylot a serious work. As I go over the guidelines many times, i found myself thinking about the other members, not only for my own earnings. Definitely, that will follow.
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
28 Jul 09
Hi neildc, got to say that the box thing gets me every time. Once you submit it you find that there have been lots of other responses already posted which might have said the same thing as you've not had the chance to read them. I did that yesterday then noticed someone above me had put practially the same thing which must have made it a bit of a boring chore for the topic originator to have to respond back to me as well. Interestingly the friend who got there first got best response and I got to look like I'd copied him.
@neildc (17007)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
28 Jul 09
that's exactly my point here thea. we have no more time or any chance of going through the entire discussion. and sometimes, surprisingly the idea we gave is just as similar with the previous responses.
• United States
29 Jul 09
I think its all one big experiment anyway, data IS money these days and many corporations will pay BIG money for it, thats why I think with the scope of how public our content really is in here we should get paid more for it, but I just think it reminds me so much (mylot does) of the old chat forums i stick around. I figure if they dont get my info here they'll get it through my text messaging-- recently my cellphone has been getting telemarketing calls and before this year I had absolutely none so someone has gotten my name, that part sux.