I gave up on Mylot for the 2nd time. I didn't post for several months

United States
February 4, 2010 7:25pm CST
Every so often I become thoroughly discouraged with Mylot. :( I don't have a lot of time to spend here, firstly. But, I honestly felt that I contributed quite well to discussions and was not rated for my contributions, in some cases! Oh well, I am here to try contributing to Mylot again, but the time I spend here is very limited, as I said before. How about you? Do you ever feel discouraged Mylotting? Have a good day or evening, as the case my be!
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@barnkinney (1343)
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
when i got promoted, i had very few available time for mylot. until i totally forgot about it. actually, what made me inactive was when they changed their payment scheme from e-gold to paypal. i don't have a paypal account back then, so, aside from being busy, the idea of not getting your money is a total discouraging fact. i recently got my paypal account verified, so, i'm back. unfortunately, i lost my previous earnings. so, i'm here to earn it back. i hope my referrals would go back too.
• United States
5 Feb 10
I wish you the best of luck. I am sorry to hear about your bad experience of not getting your money, when you didn't have a paypal account. Best wishes for your future success here on Mylot! :)
@evoshen (15)
• China
5 Feb 10
Sometimes I am just doubtful about the issue of payment. If the payment goes truely to the account, I would like to be in contribution of spending time and working here with my efforts.
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
5 Feb 10
mylot does pay, really. A lot of members here have been paid, including myself, so you can be rest assured of that. Just enjoy yourself answering and commenting and you'll reach your minimum payout in no time.
@Hatley (159260)
• Garden Grove, California
5 Feb 10
hi fineartist so many times when a newer person here is discouraged with mylot some of it is their own fault for they refused to read the guidelines and rules and the questions and answers so they just plowed along making discussions that broke the rules and getting deleted or making one line responses that do not get paid and same for one line anything posts, the posts must have some quality to them and be readable to other posters to get paid any substantial amount.so do read all the information as it can help you to make money here and to have fun too. ihave never been discouraged here as I have made a lot of mylot friends.
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• United States
5 Feb 10
You made some excellent points. Thank you!
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
If you look at mylot as a money making site then chances are you'll get frustrated and leave sooner than you think. This holds true if you're earning in dollars already. A few cents here and there seems too little with all your efforts of creating discussions and posting comments. Mylot should be treated as a place to relax and share your thoughts and learn from others as well no matter how insignificant it is. The more you pressure yourself to reach payout, the more likelihood of you getting bored. It's true that there are cases where responses from some members may not be what you are expecting but that is expected already considering the culture and age gap of every member here. If you are serious in making money online then you have to look for other sites that pays more but you can use mylot to solicit ideas and tips about other sites. I'm sure a lot would be more than happy to assist.
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• Philippines
5 Feb 10
that's a good point there and you're right. I used to think like that too until i got mad and upset that i said something that made me loose my first account and forty dollars worth of earnings. finart has been here three years, i guess this user need to get used to the changes.
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@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
what!? 40 dollars? man, that's a lot . Well whatever it is that you said must have pissed off someone big time. But what's important is we learn from past mistakes and move on. but 40 dollars...sigh...
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• United States
5 Feb 10
thanks! you made very good points, ybon007!
@bystander (2294)
• Philippines
6 Feb 10
well, i am basically new and i don't give much to mundane matters. the discussions are very interesting and that's what keeps me from mylotting. discouraged? what do you mean, is it the income? well, having joined mylot and going through reaching a milestone response of over 500 speaks a lot about interest. perhaps, your reason -- even if its different -- is as good as mine, in staying with, even returning to mylot...
• United States
6 Feb 10
Thanks for your feedback! The disappointment was about meager earnings. Thanks for posting! :)
@bystander (2294)
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
indeed, we can earn better in other areas where we have expertise... and that's fulfilling, too... the time is worth the effort, and both were well compensated... in mylot, the intrinsic reward is what truly matters, the payment is too meager to even buy a basic need...
@delkar (1716)
• Romania
5 Feb 10
i have a few years on mylot, from the time when it was e-gold as a payment processor . After that, i didn`t posted, because in my country it wasn`t paypal available, so i quited . When i saw that paypal was avaiable for me too , i`ve camed back to mylot and i`m so happy i did that, because it`s so easy to earn money in our spare time . I have some weeks /months when i can`t come to mylot to post, because i have some other jobs to do .
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• United States
5 Feb 10
Thanks for your comment!
@teamrose (1499)
• United States
5 Feb 10
No, I'm never discouraged by the ratings on mylot. I joined because of the interesting chat. Earning a penny every now and then is a bonus, not that I've actually earned anything yet. I just love internet chat. I'm on a few other boards with no pay, for the stimulating talk.
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• United States
6 Feb 10
I joined Mylot for the purpose of earning money. :) It is true, though, that many of the conversations here are extremely interesting. :) Thanks for contributing to this discussion!
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
I get discouraged when I post a lot but doesn't get credited for it but what the heck. At least I got to air out my opinion. I love being able to say what I want in a discussion that I am interested in.
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• United States
5 Feb 10
Good for you! :-)
@Theresaaiza (9696)
• Australia
5 Feb 10
My relationship with myLot is a actually on and off. I think we've all had some disappearances and give-up sessions at some point. It's just surprising why lately I'm feeling like coming here more often lately. But some of my friends are gone.
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• United States
5 Feb 10
Thanks for sharing your experiences here on Mylot!
@bingchen (1126)
• China
5 Feb 10
i have same feeling like yours.because i find that earning money is too long in mylot.at the same time.i often see same discussion repeat again and again and let me lot interest.but i still be here in mylot.i find that i can improve english' reading level and communicate with other mylotter by using english.i can know much each other.
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• United States
5 Feb 10
Good luck to you! :)
• United States
5 Feb 10
I guess I can understand how you feel, but as I am still fairly new here, this hasn't happened to me yet. Did you lose your earnings during your hiatus?? I feel like, above all else, it would be the most discouraging to come back only to find your account balance reset to $0.00, especially after the time you had put in before...
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• United States
5 Feb 10
No, I did not lose earnings, I am happy to say. :)
@zzyw87 (1260)
• Philippines
5 Feb 10
Honestly, sometimes I also feel discouraged with mylot. But nothing bad or unfair happened to me in mylot. I think I am paid fairly. One just needs to be patient in earning money here. The reason I sometimes go for a month or two without posting here is because I tend to get bored easily. I guess I need a time-off then when I miss mylot already, I post here again.
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• United States
5 Feb 10
Thank you for commenting!
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
5 Feb 10
I feel discouraged alot! I felt like leaving a number of times! I get discouraged when I have good discussions and end up with little to no responses! I try to come on everyday. I have to stay active or I will never come back. I don't have alot of time to be on either. I do contribute to discussions but not alot. Getting discourage has alot to do with it! It is hard to example but I'm pretty sure I know where you are coming from!
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• United States
5 Feb 10
It sounds like we are pretty much in the same situation! Thanks so much for commenting! :)
• United States
5 Feb 10
I gave up on Mylot a long time ago and haven't posted anything in ages. It wasn't really the site, but some of the behavior of the people here. I only respond to a discussion now and then.
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• United States
5 Feb 10
Thank you for your honesty, Darlene. It's much appreciated!
@neildc (17267)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
5 Feb 10
no, i never got discouraged or disappointed with mylot. i love to post and i really love the site so much. though i earn not that much, i still feel this is my second home or i say, my home in the internet. i found a lot of friends here. i have some drawbacks but they are so small things, very negligible and can handle so lightly.
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• United States
5 Feb 10
Thanks for your contribution to this discussion!
• Pakistan
5 Feb 10
It positive way to participate at my lot. we should learn that the upgrading or degrading of rates does no concern with the administration of the site. The people attend the mylot rate the fellows at mylot. If you have many friends, you will be rated up. Same problem is with myself also. I was degraded by the visitor, but i am not worried. I am still here after a long time like you.
• United States
5 Feb 10
Thanks so much for your valuable feedback! :)
@rosekiss (30153)
• Eugene, Oregon
5 Feb 10
I never really get discouraged with mylot. Quite the contrary. I am so glad that I am a part of the mylot community that I can't see myself ever leaving here and not coming back. I have so much fun in here, sharing and learning, and that is what it is all about. When I first started in mylot, I was here more for teh money, but my feelings on that have changed over time. Our earnings are so low here anyway that we don't darn much to get stressed about it, and just have fun while we are here. I hope to be here for many years to come. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
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• United States
5 Feb 10
Happy Mylotting to you, too!
@sasalove (1710)
• China
5 Feb 10
Hi Fineartist, people are easy to get tired of the repeating things. I remember that I can update the payment for the first month, but now, it seems to be a long time to update the payment. The payment is very limited that I need to spend a lot of time on posting. By the way, welcome back to mylot and hope that you can bring a lot of funny discussion here. I am sure that your discussion will worth of your earning.
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
5 Feb 10
Hi fineartist, I'm not sure how you know if you are rated or not but glad you are back to give it another try. Hope your experience is better this time around.
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
5 Feb 10
I'd like to say welcome back to you. I've been hibernating from mylot for quite a few times within these 3 years, but I came back each time. All my hibernation timings were short periods, except for one, where I needed a slightly longer time. Just enjoy yourself here, and surround yourself with discussions that you feel you can contribute more. There are lots of friends whom post some very good discussions and those thinking types too. Good luck and hope to see more of you here yeah.
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