What's with this new obession to make thirty discussions in one day?

@Hatley (152353)
Garden Grove, California
December 5, 2009 2:38pm CST
No sooner does one mylotter make a ton of discussions 'in one short day,now another is doing the same thing. Whats with the idea of one line discussions that are so simple they need only several words to answer. Do you like this or do you like that? what is being discussed? I am confused, can anyone explain to me why now all this barrage of overly simple discussions about really nothing? And if you respond they do not even bother to comment back.
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@lillake (1635)
• United States
5 Dec 09
I think they are just trying to earn more money. No real interest in a conversation, just looking for a way to make extra money here.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec 09
hi lillake but they do not have an inkling that they need to respond to all those discussions. they really do not make any extra money either.
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@ajithlal (14563)
• India
2 Aug 12
I always like to make the discussions go like conversation. I think if the discussion continues like conversation most likely there are more chance of earning more money.
@jambi462 (4599)
• United States
5 Dec 09
I don't know maybe because people know that if you can possibly get a really good topic for people to respond too it will definitely give a nice boost to your earnings. I don't understand though why users will post discussions that are a sentence long and about a really dumb topic. If you are going to post a discussion you should try and make it that. It's hard to respond well to a really bland or shallow topic.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec 09
hi jambi and lamb thats what I have always learned here after several years,I only get paid for what I do, not for what others do. a zillion responses wont help you but commenting to those zillion responses will make your earnings grow like crazy.
@yan_blue8 (1439)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
At least I believed in you. And I always look at those users who have high number of posts. They are more credible compared to other I guess. I just wish most people would be keen observers too
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• Philippines
6 Dec 09
sadly, a lot users had been doing this again recently but so far i was able to keep an open notifications to those who have decent topic makers i this site. the rest are just plain making lame topics that are repeated over and over again. as if i am already writing a script per similar topics, and that's not good for me.
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• United States
5 Dec 09
I guess they want to boost their numbers, I mean look at yours. Maybe they want to shoot for the moon and even if they don't make it at least they tried. I'll answer their discussions and if they don't answer back I'm not offended.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec 09
hi gitfiddleplayer but I did not get there by making one line discussions and doing fifty a day. I instead responded and commented and made sure I at least some of the time got all the responses on my discussions commented on. I am not so much offended as irritated that those take up so many pages its hard to get to my other friends and respond to them too. Also when asked if I like my family that is a given and I do not wish to have to repeat that for every cousin and aunt and uncle too.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
11 Dec 09
The one liners are taking up more then space now it seems... That and those discussions where it's just broken down. I have made those discussions myself, I mean the broken down ones... That is to say one discussion about your favorite aunt, another about the uncle... That's fine and dandy if there's a lot to be said, but even so... I feel it best to be grouped into one discussion... Right? Or did I just make no sense?
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
13 Dec 09
hi somecowgirl yes you make perfect sense and I think' some discussions like that could be put together and' make a better
@jugsjugs (13046)
5 Dec 09
I do try to comment on alot of the reply to the discussions that i have started as well as i reply to discussions that other people have started.There are times that i have come on here and there are the usual whats ya best colour,ice cream etc and yes i do answer those as well as there are alot of discussions that some people can not answer like from other countrys,sports and foods that i do not know anything about.The times when there is nothing much on here is when i try to start a lot of discussions up,as there is nothing else to do and i am not the only person who tries to help like this.I am trying to keep my mind busy thats why i am on here as well as like you to have fun.
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@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
5 Dec 09
I've seen quite a few good topics you've posted this week but no responses on them so they aren't discussions and I feel I'm wasting my time by responding. Why not make less discussions and respond to the ones you do post, that way you'll earn more as well?
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec 09
jugsjugs when you make less discussions the ones you make are outstanding and I always respond but those that are too simple I find it hard to add anything. I know you are on here to have fun and so am I. but listen to thea you would be surprised at how much more you earn per day when you comment on all your discussions. its time consuming but it makes your earnings really mount up, I can make one dollar and twenty cents at times this way.
@jugsjugs (13046)
5 Dec 09
I do try as like i said i do try to reply to as many responses as possible,to old as well as to new discussions on here,but just like me there are alot of people on here that are the same as me and i do tend to respond to discussions that others have started rather than loads of replys of mine on my discussions.I also tend to add alot of friends that have the same interests as me to get more discussions that i can reply to.I have been doing best responses as well as giving a plus as well i notice there are not many people on here that do that.
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@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
6 Dec 09
Hello Hatley, In the past four months that I stay here. I notice this discussion that have only one line. I don't call those as a discussion but a kind of question. Because the person posted is not configure on what will be discuss but asking only a question. Yes, you right. When commenting in that discussion the person who posted that does not bother to answer what we are anticipate a good discussion conceptualize on the matter. On the other hand. Make about 30 or more discussion is really a hard one and I don't think if any good idea that when someone comments in all the discussion but you cannot afford to response them is a kind disrespect to those participant... Great to participate with your discussion again, my friend...
@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec 09
hi aerous yes they get so behind they willfind its really hard to give comments and they probably just go on and make more discussions instead. well I have news for them 'you do not get paid for my responses to your discussions, I 'get paid for those. you get paid only for what you do, not what we respond to on your discussions.
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@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
7 Dec 09
Oh, I see. That is why I encountered discussion that is really one words and a kind of emoticon only. That's bad I think because were here to emphasize or share our opinion on the matter that we are discussing to clarify some issue regarding to that effect...
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 09
hi aerous yes a discussion should have enough in it to make us go back and forth with our opinions and our feelings about whatever it is.
@sunnycool (12737)
• India
6 Dec 09
hi hatley quiet a hot debate over there in the first page started with one line responses and ended up with everyone pointing to jugsjugs.I think it should be left to her to decide if she replies to every other response it would take her days to finish that but she is doing good i mean helping others who need money badly so through those discussions atleast some one would be benefited by responding.The day she recognizes that commenting on the responses would help her earnings rise to the top she would attend those responses.but she is more interested in responding to other discussions rather than commenting to her discussions its her choice and we cant force her to do something else she doesn't enjoy.gud day.
@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec 09
hi sunnycool you do misunderstand me, I am not picking on her just saying that she and others make so many discussions that a lot of us cannot even reach any of our other friends to comment on their discussions. if she chooses to just make discussions no of co urse nobody can stop her but she is cutting off a lot of earnings by not commenting, and the quality of her one line discussions could well get to mylot admins and get deleted for poor quality, I do not personally care if she made one thousand and only makes ten cents a day. just thought maybe she and others did not realize that all our responses do not make her one red cent. I am not forcing anyone to do any thing.to me and to a lot of others its annoying to see so very many not very well thought out discussions fill up all the pages so other people cannot even get responses at all. it is just a bit thoughtless of those who must make a zillion discussions in one day. have a nice day.
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@sunnycool (12737)
• India
7 Dec 09
I did not get you wrong you were trying to explain her how she could earn more if she had left some comments to the responses and that would be good if we can exchange our views with her but she seems to be happy with what she makes so its upto her to decide and atleast she gives a best response which motivates others and she is doesnt get along for long time and she would start responding as well coz how many topics she can start daily there would be some point where she would have dried up for topics to discuss.
@jugsjugs (13046)
8 Dec 09
Thankyou sunnycool,i would still like an example of a one liner hatley.I am not here to line my pockets and my pockets only for a start like i have been trying to say.I have also stated you keep on about all the one liners i and only i have done.I have noticed that there are a few discussions that have been repeated this being one of them as well as someone else has also repeated it less than 24 hours after you who also answered your discussion so it is not like they did not know it had already started,that is a rule isnt it.I have never stolen,copied or rewritten anyones discussions as you know,so i can do things that are right.I do however think it is very witty that it has got a bit like a witch hunt.When i do start a discussion i will start it off as have you ever repeated or copied a discussion and then i will state and no its not me that repeats them.It feels like a bit of a witch hunt rather than a discussion and thats what is turning out to be.As you can see i am responding to discussions as well as doing all the otherthings you want so you will have to think up a new discussion now and hope you can keep to the discussion you start rather than turning it into something else.
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@yan_blue8 (1439)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
Hi Hatley. I have noticed that many users are fond of posting discussions and never comment on it. I am maybe a keen observer and I have noticed him everytime he do that. As well as when new topic is there, he is the same face I am seeing everytime.
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@yan_blue8 (1439)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
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@yan_blue8 (1439)
• Philippines
5 Dec 09
Whatever lamb..
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec 09
hi yan_blue8 yes the same faces page after page,now I do need that popcorn plain with some chocolate too. Maybe I should try 'to make some of those catchy one liner things too. okay like Do you like being alive? If so why? If not why not?
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 Dec 09
Good Morning Hatley, hope u have a great sunday. i'm w/u i hate it when i get a dozen notifications from one person & half the time they don't amount to anything. Give me what good discussion at the time. I bet they'd get more responses to one good one than half a dozen silly ones.
@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec 09
hi antique lady I am having a great sunday. One mylotter bawled me out and accused me of picking on people. well gee whiz after going through page after page of one persons discussions that are almost impossible to even reply to, and having a hard time getting to any of my other friends, anyone wou ld be annoyed.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 Dec 09
None needs to be bawling u out for expressing your opinion. Tell them to go fly a kite.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 09
hi antiquelady I feel that I should never have started this discussion as some people do not care to listen and take everything as an insult. this whole thing has got out of hand,
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
5 Dec 09
Maybe they do it in order to ensure that they make payout by the end of the month. Hard to say. Maybe they just like being prolific
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
5 Dec 09
That is certainly a possibility too
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec 09
hi fwidman and lamb but do you ever feel like answering do you like your kids, sure, fried or stuffed with sausage' anything to get them onto more interesting discussions. I mean if we are going to make really simple discussions 'then the responses should be simply simple. he hehe
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
5 Dec 09
Sometimes, Hatley, I do like to answer them with one line replies, usually sarcastic ones
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@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
6 Dec 09
I think these mylotters are thinking that if they start these kinds of discussions that they will make more earnings. I have learned that if you want to make the earnings then you need to start a discussion that people will respond to. I also have found out that if you comment back that you will get better response the next time. Hatley maybe one of them will read this and see what the proper way to start a discussion and how to make it work..LOL Good to see you again. Are you doing okay dear? Have a nice evening and keep smiling.
@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec 09
hi rosepedal64 yes they think that they will get paid for all the many responses on their many discussions yet the truth of the' matter is that we the responders get paid for our responses and the poster only gets paid for comments that they make to our many responses on their many discussions. hope they will listen and heed; I am fine today.
• United States
7 Dec 09
That is great that you are doing fine my dear. I wish you only the best and hope that you will have a wonderful christmas. By the way did you get any mail? If you know what I mean.. Keep smiling.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 09
oh my yes myfirst christmas card of the year thanks so much it was you. Merry christmas ahead of time and a Happy new' year. this coming year just has to be better than last year for us all.
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
6 Dec 09
I don’t know and I am wondering the same thing. I presume the people who are doing this think that they will earn extra money by posting so many discussions about nothing because, I am not meaning to be unkind but a lot of the posts are not about very interesting things. I have a couple of friends who do this every day and sometimes I struggle to find something I can respond to! The reason the discussions are not overly interesting is because they do so many all at once and the annoying part is that they don’t reply to any responses. I believe that you can earn more by just starting one or two decent discussions and commenting on the responses as well as response to friends’ topics.
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@GardenGerty (87753)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Dec 09
There was a young lady who copied and pasted thirty or more recipes into thirty or more "discussions" in thirty minutes or so. She thought I was mean for suggesting she neede to do something beyond just pasting a recipe in. She is no longer here. I love the discussion and friend format, the real sharing that goes on with some people here. That is why I stay. I do skip really simple discussions myself.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec 09
hi paula and garden gerty they just do not get the idea that mylot admins itself says, post quality not quantity discussions' and so they hurry and the more they post the worse the discussions become. do you like your kids, do you like your 'parent, your church, your dog, your cat, your door, your 'house, well you could go on indefinitely with that do you 'thing yes all the responses you get on all these will not'bring you one red penny. us responders will get paid as we did the responding.you will get paid if you do the commenting. its that simple.so make a few really good discussions and comment on all the many responses you get,you will earn much more,.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
7 Dec 09
Well said GardenGerty and Hatley it is definitely a case of quality not quantity!
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@drakesuyat (1064)
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
hi hatley! Too bad but we have to accept the fact that some people do this for easy money while others do care for an intellectual and interesting topics. Some really have good taste on good topics while others on not really good ones. Just continue with your good posts and i believe you'll be receiving good responses too. happy mylotting.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Dec 09
yes indeed I am learning to just keep quiet and do my own thing and let others just learn the hard way as I sort of value my own sanity too much to any longer say what I really think.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
11 Dec 09
drakesuyat and Hatley, I do remember that I was much of a whiney puss when I first started here, and still can be. I started a few discussions complaining but see that it hadn't gotten me anywhere. Sometimes it's better to just role with the punches, help out when you can, and then other time just shush and keep to yourself, atleast that's what I do.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Dec 09
hi both of you complaining just got me nothing but a headache'and a mylotter friend upset with me, not worth it. let them make a zillion discussions all at the same time, I not longer care, let people whine aboout not making any money, I no longer care. let them make their own dammed mistakes, I no longer care. done with it. too much stress. just do my own thing.
@erikmama (12934)
• United States
6 Dec 09
There are days when I start a lot of discussions. Whenever I feel I have something interesting to talk about,I will post it,whether it is one in a day or 20.Ido not have a computer,so when I come to my moms I sometimes have a few id written down to post when I came back. As fas as one liners,with me anyway,sometimes I dont intend for them togo that way,noone else seems as interested in it as me.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec 09
hi erikmama I have never seen you make a noneliner discussions, I see your responses are always well thought out too. I am just'trying to explain that one liners will not get paid. so many new people make them as they only take five seconds but they do not get paid for that. dont we all want to get paid for ou r work here even if we are really enjoying mylot too?
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@erikmama (12934)
• United States
6 Dec 09
Im sure in my months here I have some of those.I know I start a lot of discussions.But there are a lot that are like that.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 09
hi erikmama when I started this I was trying to tell anyone who did not understand that they do not get paid for our responses, we only get paid for them, and this has got way out of hand so I wish I had just left well enough alone.
@GardenGerty (87753)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Dec 09
Hatley, I have observed several things besides this short discussion phenomenon. I think all of it has to do with people who are suffering economic distress, and they are doing what they think will earn for them. We just have to tell them otherwise. Other things I have noticed is that more and more people are joining up all the time, and also people that I have not seen in a year or so are back. Many of them posting earn money discussions. I conclude from that fact that they are hurting in this bad economy and also that they are trying to get referrals for other sites, again, because they need to earn. I do just skip most of those discussions. If I think they are copy paste or plagiarized discussions, I may warn them and/or report them.
@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec 09
hi gardengerty yes its a really bad economy and some new ones are so busy rushing all these discussions through they do not even bother to read the rules. I am trying to tell them to comment as our responses do not put any money in their earnings but their comments on our responses will make their earnings go way up. but whether or not anyone listens I have no idea.
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@GardenGerty (87753)
• Marion, Kansas
6 Dec 09
Well, you do your best.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
6 Dec 09
We come across so many kinds of people with various kinds of obsessions here.They try everything under the sun here.But eventually they all get cured by themselves.As we cannot do anything about this the only preferred thing is to sit back and enjoy or let them pass over our head.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec 09
hi balasri yes you do have a point there. we cannot do anything but I can suggest they look at the guidelines again, mylot says quality not quantity gets paid. so if they really want to make money and enjoy themselves tto they need to comment on all the responses theyget to their discussions. trying to help.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Dec 09
Some want to learn. Some don't want to learn. And some never learn.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Dec 09
hi balasri oh yes we are a very mixed group of people 'here, and some people take offense when none was meant so I guess best to let people learn for themselves and soon they will gripe that they did not make any' money. tough luck there.
@May2k8 (3619)
• Indonesia
5 Dec 09
They just think on post and don't write more words. I always write what I can but for explain more and more it's a little hard. What can I get if I just write "hi" nothing, I'll sit and look
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Dec 09
hi may2k8 yes I know that a lot of people on here have to switch from their native language to English and that must be hard, but like you most do try to explain and that makes it a discussion, like you say just writing Hi will not do it.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
11 Dec 09
I try to help people who have English as a Second Language by typing in comment as much as I can to explain, and to tell them not to hesitate if I need to further explain. I also ask questions if I don't get them. After all, it's almost as if we're all visitors to a different country, virtually as it may be!
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Dec 09
hi somecowgirl I also do that with those who are trying to learn English as I realize how hard our English language can be for someone else. Its nice to help them as they seem so appreciative.
@Thoroughrob (11771)
• United States
6 Dec 09
I have noticed that too. I have emails sent to me and lately have been overloaded by a couple of people. I have turned notifications off for them and answer them under interests topics only, if I get there. I am sure they don't have time to read all the responses.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec 09
hi thoroughrob yes it was over whelming as I waded through pages to find another friend to respond to after thirty some discussions by one person and not really very good ones either. 'nobody seems to understand that they will not get one penny for all our responses but only for their comments on our responses.
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@waynet (2650)
6 Dec 09
Obviously an attempt to try and make more money from their crap discussions, because you will notice that their discussions are usually what do you eat for breakfast,dinner and supper or why do you believe in god and all that rubbish that people think we are interested in answering.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec 09
hi waynet yes and they do not bother to read the rules or they would understand that our responses do not pay them a cent, but if they comment their earnings will go up quickly yet they are the ones who will complain bitterly I only made one cent. go figure.
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@KrauseHome (32391)
• United States
6 Dec 09
Personally this has always been one that has got me as well, and a Pet peeve I am sure for many of us here. I know it is exciting to come up with New discussion ideas and try to get a lot of responses back to them, but shouldn't they when placed in the Top discussions, etc. be ones of quality as well? I have seen where people will start like 30 New discussions a day sometimes and never ever take time to respond back or give acknowledgement back and think in the end they often being the main ones to loose out for sure.
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec 09
hi tina yes they will be disappointed as they do not get paid for our responses, we get paid for them. all they get paid for are their comments to our many responses to their ton of discussions'so they really ought to try to comment on all the responses we gave to the ton of discussions they made.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
6 Dec 09
Hi Hatley...it confounds me, too. Tell you what, though, it's just a lazy way to make some pennies in my opinion. I no long bother with the whole darn line, but only respond to the ones that truly interest me. And...if there continues to be no effort on the part of those who started those long strings, I won't take the time to respond at all. 'nuff said :) xoxo Karen
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@Hatley (152353)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Dec 09
hi peacefulwomn9 I gave up after the tenth discussion I responded to as I did not see any comments to any of my responses. I think some people do not realize yet that they do not get paid for what we do , only for what they do and commenting will really earn you a lot more money, truly.