Want to Earn more at Mylot???

Grand Junction, Colorado
June 17, 2010 9:28pm CST
SO I have been participating in a discussion (this discussion was inspired by that one) in which it was suggested that mylot should maybe put a limit to the number of words allowed for a discussion. YIKES, I so don’t like that. So my thoughts on this are that if you’re here for the money (and we have a lot of mylotters who are) and we earn based on what we type individually and mylot asks for quality discussions/responses/comments, and we each provide that, how would you like to earn as much as you do now or even more with less work? So my suggestion would be to start a discussion with lots of details (this will probably be a longer discussion) and make it interesting. (yes interesting is subjective) Giving mylotters the chance to take a discussion in different directions so why response #1 takes it one direction #2 takes it in another. Now you come in and get to put in your 2 cents worth and get to add to 1 and 2, the discussion starter pops in commenting back and, you NOW have a discussion and everyone is earning. If this continued think of what you could earn, how little effort, and how much fun you could have. This is what mylot is ALL about! So you stay in 1 discussion saving you so much time from hunting around for 15, 25, 35 or more discussions to respond too. Think if the discussion only got 10 or 15 responses but all were discussing in all the boxes along with the discussion starter. You have now responded and commented in the same discussion we'll say 20 times, now you do this in 2 or 3 discussions a day. WOW, the potential, the fun, isn't mylot awesome? So I have asked no real questions, but would love to discuss this further if anyone is interested.
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27 responses
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
18 Jun 10
I do know that there is actually a limit to the amount we can post. But its a LOT! I don't think making it a "tweet" number is a good idea, actually, I think its a very BAD idea. I like having enough space to tell a story or respond to one in detail if it needs to be. I also think having no limit on the number of responses one can get is GREAT! I've seen pages go over 10 (100 responses) tho, not to any of MY discussions!
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
18 Jun 10
Making it a tweet number, heheh..that sounds like a cool term. Reminds me of how many times I have to adjust my tweet posts because they are too long! LOL..
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
1 Aug 10
I have been told on many occasions that my discussions won't get may responses due to the fact that people don't like to read so much. If you look at all of my past discussions I don't think I have had a problem with getting responses to them. Quite the opposite infact. I would also not be able to convey all that I need to convey at times with a limited number of words, I have a difficult time texting, lol, as I'm limited to 160 characters at a time, so breaks up my texts to multiple ones when it gets sent. Sometimes they arrive to the person out of order and they get all confused. Imagine having to scroll to the next response box to continue, UGH. Nope not for me.
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@GoAskAlice (4368)
• United States
18 Jun 10
A limit for the total number of words for an entire discussion, or a limit on the words everyone is allowed to use per response or comment? We actually do have a character limit when you type in your discussion/response/comment. Most people never reach it, but some have! I have seen a lot of discussions that follow your plan and you can tell how much fun everyone is having by the amount of scrolling you have to do. I'd like to comment on the fact that you asked no real questions. A few of us also discussed this at length a few weeks ago. I don't believe there's any guideline that says that you are required to ask questions when starting a discussion. Yes, questions stimulate responses, but so do interesting and thought-provoking statements. You can see more on whether asking a question is required here: www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2329733.aspx?p=1#2_21235504
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• India
18 Jun 10
I wish I could one day, break the record, for hitting the limit button on the number of characters. .. and, If I may ask, .. GAA... why is there a limit for just three emoticons? .. did you change the limit at a later stage, or is it the same from the beginning? ..
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• United States
18 Jun 10
It's always been just the three, and it's three because we encourage discussions. The emoticons are just an enhancement to discussing. True?
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• India
18 Jun 10
yes. very true. It is the words and sentences that bring the actual essence. and, an emoticon, put in discreetly, inside a sentence, enhances the power of the meaning. .. thanks for the clarification.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
18 Jun 10
For me, I like threaded discussions like in some forums format, but that's just my wishful thought. And I'd love a black background but that's just me again, hee.. I kind of understand what you mean with your suggestion there.. and it will be more clearer as to which topics have which type of fans too. Interesting..
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
18 Jun 10
glad you like it zed...
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
19 Jun 10
• United States
2 Aug 10
I know that threaded discussions are more appealing to some people, but I think that they are a lot more difficult to read and understand for others. Here, the format is pretty straight-forward, and I think that is easier for the majority of users to read and understand ... unless I am misunderstanding what you mean by "threaded discussions".
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
18 Jun 10
The first thing I do not understand is whether the limit is a minimum number of words or a maximum number of words. Some people have said my responses are too long! Hah! My favorite discussions are the ones where lots of people get involved and reply back and forth many times within one discussion. To me, it is not a discussion if it is just one person collecting comments from different people and replying one to one. I like discussions that are more like a free-for-all, except of course with everyone being polite and following the rules. So I think you raise a good point here and that it is a real question. Furthermore, I do not think it is necessary to ask a question in order for it to be a discussion, although it is certainly ok if one does.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
18 Jun 10
hello drannhh, this was a limit to maximum amount of words. I have been told the same thing in responses and years ago in my discussions that they are to long. I love the discussions that have lots of interaction and I'm not just talking idle chat but the ones that actually comment back and forth on the discussion at hand. I agree about being polite and following the guidelines here. Nothing worse than getting into a discussion and then someone has to jump in and be mean. While I don't think that a question has to be asked for it to qualify as a discussion but sometimes it certainly helps. I don't think a discussion is a 1 liner that asks a question though in most cases. As always just my 2 cents worth!!!
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• United States
27 Jul 10
Drannhh - I do not necessarily think that there is a minimum number of words or a maximum number of words that can apply to each and every situation. I mean, GoAskAlice has said that there really is a word limit on our discussions and responses, but apparently the limit is so high that few have actually reached it, which says a lot, especially after reading many extremely long discussions and responses. She has also said that one or two word answers are generally frowned upon, but when they are "wrapping up" a discussion or conceding a point, then they can be perfectly acceptable, especially since we are not supposed to "pad" our responses, either. I much prefer a discussion that is lively and everybody is interacting in many of the response boxes, because it is more fun and interesting. However, some people feel that if you comment in too many response boxes, then you are "hijacking their discussion", and they do not welcome your participation in their discussions. Beanie is obviously not one of the latter members or she would have kicked me out long ago - lol! Beanie - I have been told that my discussions and responses are too long, too, and that is why certain members do not want to read and respond to them. They also do not like all the back and forth interaction in the boxes, because it is too intimidating and too much effort to read. That is their choice and their right, but I very much enjoy discussions like this one.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
27 Jul 10
Hey Beanie and Purple! You are both welcome to hijack any of my discussions any time. I think it is the content that counts, but it is like with anything else, one person's junk might be another person's treasure.
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• Singapore
18 Jun 10
If we do this purposefully, it might backfire. People would only comment on things that they can relate to, drawing from their own experiences and wanting to share it. I think the SPONTANEITY is what makes a discussion interesting.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
18 Jun 10
bluemoon, nice to see you here at my discussion. Not sure if I'm getting your point so I will ask for you to elaborate. I don't know how you would respond to discussions if you didn't draw from your own experiences or views on life, politics, religion etc... I don't participate in discussions that I can't follow, relate or use my views on. Not saying that is how all respond, but not sure how one would respond to a discussion about cars if they had no experience about them to draw on. Just trying to find a generic example. If you could elaborate I would love to discuss with you?
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• Singapore
18 Jun 10
Your post is a bit long so I'm not sure if I get it correctly. I was thinking your suggestion sounds a bit like a debate, giving people 2 sides to discuss, so it's either here or there. What I had in mind was more of a round-table discussion, as in, people giving different angles. And yes, I would just respond to subjects that I have a "feel" for, something that sparks me or I can relate to or have some view about it. I hope this clears up my reply a bit? Probably I was too brief before.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
19 Jun 10
@ blue, While I like a good debate the debating that goes on here a lot of times has turned ugly in the past so I generally stay away from that. So no I wasn't actually suggesting a debate, but like you said a round table discussion. What I meant with discussions going off on different directions was that if a discussion is interesting with lots of details it gives the person responding many options for continuing the discussion. Hope that clears up any confusion I may have caused.
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• India
18 Jun 10
it is very nice of you to share all the tips. but, I FEAR, this is going to vanish, as mylot guidelines clearly state that, we are not supposed to discuss about earnings in mylot through a open discussion. wish you best ... and, all my love and appreciation for your help, through this tips.
• India
18 Jun 10
May I ask you to start something else? where I will put in all my efforts and comments? please?
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• United States
18 Jun 10
Hello consultrainer, Regarding your comment about how this discussion may be deleted, I respectfully disagree. There's a common misconception that all discussions about myLot earnings are not allowed and will be deleted. While it's true that many discussions where myLot earnings are mentioned do get deleted, they are deleted for far more specific reasons. This was discussed at length here: www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2326970.aspx?p=1#1_13503197 Starting a discussion - and a great one, I might add - about how to be a more productive myLot member is a discussion I strongly encourage. My next move is to respond directly below you.
• India
18 Jun 10
Oh! I accept the reproof! I stand corrected. and, I am glad ... that at last, got a word from the wonderfully famous GAA . an honor, in itself. to stand corrected by GAA. THANKS for the respectful disagreement. ------------------ I had been carried away by the general view on this topic.
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@qianyun6 (2069)
• China
18 Jun 10
Nice tips you have given. but, if I didn't misunderstand, it's a bit selfish? If everyone starting their own discussions and wait for commenting others' responses, WHO WILL be the OTHERS? For me, at least, I'll try to respond all my friends' discussions, unless I really have nothing to say.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
18 Jun 10
@qianyun, I didn't mean for all to run out and start discussions at the same time. What I meant by that was for those that start short discussions to try longer discussions and come back and comment to their responders, those that don't come back use the excuse that they are here trying to earn. I was trying to get the point across that they would still be earning and spending less time searching by keeping the discussion going. After all mylot was created to discuss not just post. Happy Mylotting!!!
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@zralte (4186)
• India
18 Jun 10
@qianyun6, I don't think it is selfish. There are some members who start 10 or more discussions in a day. And some of them I have no interest in. I do try to respond to my friends' discussions, but it is not possible always. Also, if you just leave after responding to one discussion, then you really have not gained anything from that. For me, I like to see what other's point of view are and may be comment back on those responses if necessary. And well, sometimes, having plain old fun. @beaniefanatic, Totally agreed with you there. There are lots of discussions which run out of steam after a day or so. I think there are some members who think they only earn by posting discussion or something. Just my opinion.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
18 Jun 10
@ zralte, I have no interest in most of the mylotters that post all those discussions either mainly because the majority don't want to participate in their own discussions, which makes it just a post and not a discussion anyways. They also don't give one much options for continuing a discussion. I love to read a whole discussion including all the responses and comments and then add my 2 cents worth throughout the discussion and then will leave a response if I still have something to contribute. I have the same opinion as you, how can one earn for a discussion that they never discussed in? Haven't figured that out yet. Although the understanding is that you type you earn, I type I earn, so maybe they get something for the discussion? Not sure have seen several theories on that, but no actual guideline maybe I will recheck them again for clarification.
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@SilverKing (1023)
• Canada
18 Jun 10
Yeah you really have to be acive and give real answers to questions on my lot to earn any real money.If you just answer in one sentene then don't expect any more than a cent at then very best.If you don't have a relivent question that is able to be easily answered and not spam then you wont make much using this site.I feel people who ask really good questions and others who answer them intellengently are helping make this site what it is today.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
18 Jun 10
hello Silver, I'm not always really active I have days were I only post one or 2 responses in a day others none and then will post a dozen on other days. If I came here everyday I would have no problem making payout each month. However I'm not here for the money, so I post when I feel like it, mostly I just read a lot here. I don't think I have ever responded with just one sentence here, ever. If all I could say was one sentence long I would skip and move on as that would not be a discussion as far as I'm concerned. A discussion requires a back and forth between at least 2 people, so if a discussion is posted and I respond and no one else responds a discussion really hasn't taken place in my opinion. It's like leaving a message on a voice mail, did they get my message??? Mylot isn't a question and answer site it's a discussion site, you can ask questions in your discussion but you should have something besides a question there. Mylot does have a lot of great lotters here that follow the guidelines and make it a great place to come and play. Happy Mylotting!!!
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• Singapore
18 Jun 10
Oops, I am guilty of giving just one-liners where I feel I just want to agree with what someone says. I agree it's not encouraging further discussion but sometimes I just want to pay them some compliments. I suppose the key word here is discussion and this should be it, something that people can responses back and forth, putting in new ideas and opinions and the discussion develops as it gets along. Good topic beanie, it has certainly attracted a lot of responses!
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
19 Jun 10
@ blue, I think that most mylotters when they first joined are guilty of the one-liners and some never change. Listening to the earnings complaints over the years I will continue on the path here that I chose which is responding when I can with a quality response and starting a discussion that can have benefit to the mylot community, my earnings seem to reflect doing something right.
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@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
20 Jun 10
Hello, Beanie. I love discussions that go off in different directions, and I'm lucky that most of my friends here share my views. I think the record is 10 different people in one response box, and that was a great discussion. Too many people put up one liners, in the mistaken belief that they'll earn from them, and oh, the number of 'how do I make money here' and even 'I'm new here, will you be my friend' so-called discussions! A couple of months back, we had a lot of these inane ones from serial discussion starters, but we seem to be getting the quality back again now. Let's hope it continues.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
3 Aug 10
They quality is much better than it was 4 years ago when I started. I believe that a large number of mylotters get what mylot is about, which is a far cry different than before. As for the one-liners I hear many people say that it's okay to answer with a one liner if that's all that is needed to say what needs to be said and they get paid for that quality response. For me, It just never really seems to work. I alwyas have something else to say. I still see the serial discussion starters, and some/few do a good job.
@trump80 (14)
• American Samoa
26 Sep 10
Not bad Beaniefanatic13. I like how you talk about something, without really talking about anything. It's similar to what politicians do. But your concept of combining various topics within one discussion group makes a hell of a lot of sense. As you described earlier, the discussion group would make sense if there were many involved with their issues or agenda to be discussed or debated amongst ourselves, or in this case within the group. So instead of hoping around and surfing for various topics to engage, why not throw your thoughts and ideas into the melting pot and see where the group takes it to. It's similar to a townhall meeting, only without the restrictions of staying within a certain topic of discussion. You might say that this type of rhetorical engagement could be categorized as "rhetorical cannibalism". We have been taught to be in control and respectful of the issues shared, but never to engage with hostile intent. I guess what I'm trying to say is that there are ways to engage an issue pointedly with the opposing view and present it in a way where you can make a point without physical engagement. Yes, I am ahead of you on this...the only way to win an argument or debate is to present undisputed facts. Period. But then again there will always be that other side that will dispute the facts itself. So in essence there's really no end to these types of rhetorical cannibalism. Its endless in its framing, and it is exactly the types of discussion we need to engage in order to make it interesting for the rest of the audience. Oh well, just a thought to throw into the mixture. Jeessh, we can discuss why we need to discuss in the first place.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
1 Oct 10
Well I'm not a politician. I do like the idea of taking discussions off in different directions as I feel the earning potential there is far greater than startng a discussion or just responding to them. Sadly many don't see the earning potential from all angles, or how much money they leave. I agree that one can state ones opinion with out being rude or getting into an argument. Some though automatically go on the defensive when one doesn't support their views. I'm up for a good debate.
• United States
22 Jul 10
Alright, so this is at least the fourth or fifth time that I have finally made it to this discussion only to realize that I do not have time to properly respond to it, although I have read many of the comments in most of the response boxes. So, I am leaving this comment now and will be back later to properly respond. I just feel like if I do not do it now, though, then it might be another month or two before I finally do it.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
3 Aug 10
@ Alice, *in whisper voice* the cursor did it. @ PA you well deserved the best response with all of your added comments throughout the discussion which was exactly the point I was trying to make, you can spend time in 1 discussion and earn the same or even more.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
27 Jun 10
I think that this is a good idea, it would most definitely help with limiting the number of times the same thing is discussed in more then one discussion. For instance, you know there's like a ton of discussions about ice cream flavors, and pizza toppings, too many to count. We all make the mistake of starting one when we first start mylotting because it's the easiest topic and we figure it's soo unique, lol. Hmm, but your ideas on discussions are great, we all should stick to only a few discussions a day, and I am sure it would make the discussion starter happy to see their discussion so popular.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
3 Aug 10
People do like to be popular don't they. My reason for this discussion, was for those that always say it takes to long to read the long discussions and so they stick to short ones due to time constraints and wanting to earn the most for their time here. I really believe and have benefited first hand that it can be worth just staying in a few discussions a day and discussing back and forth with other members. I don't think that everyone understands that. When I just respond to discussions and get no comments back that day to further the discussion I notice earnings not as high, but on the days that I'm actually discussing with others I don't even have to have as many comments/responses to earn more. If any of that makes sense.
@neildc (17253)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
24 Jun 10
nice tips and hopefully, the other members could learn from this discussion. i myself respond to my friends' post before posting my own discussion. i keep my inbox full as i like it this way and keep reading one by one and look for something that interest me. i delete and move on to the next post if i do not get interested with one. when i start mine, i really keep it interesting. and when i found out that a post will not be a good discussion if responses are left un-commented, i keep the discussion going by reading all the responses and give unique comments to each and everyone.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
3 Aug 10
Which is exactly what I believe mylot was created for. Discussing a wide range of topics, in order to do this we must comment back to responses, otherwise we are talking to ourselves. Great points that you made.
• India
20 Jun 10
wow dude this is really a swell idea. But don't you think that mylot would check each to make sure that what they type is a little different or not right? Longer discussions do give lot of money provided a lot of legit information is given. However you have given quite a good idea and i would like to check if it is really true. Thanks a lot!
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
3 Aug 10
Just wondering if you gave the idea a try and how it worked out for you? Would really like to hear your feed back on this.
18 Jun 10
Hi beaniefanatic13. OOOOH! I am a little confused :| I have only just joined and think I have alot to learn here on mylot. A few pennies would be nice but I am not anticipating on it being many! My main aim is to have a natter... and boy can i natter.... just to stop me being bored and so pre occupied with my own problems. I think I will have to come back and reread this discussion when I am more accustomed to how things work.
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• United States
1 Aug 10
I am thinking that "having a natter" means having a good chat or conversation, right? Then yes, there are some of us here that like to do that at length. There are others that want to keep it short and sweet. Each has his or her own style, and that is one of the things that makes this place so interesting and so much fun, in my opinion. I think that one of Beanie's main points in this discussion is that many users do not like reading long discussions, because it "takes too much time" as they put it and keeps them from responding elsewhere, especially if they only have a limited time on the computer not to mention that they are keeping a close watch on their earnings. However, if you only have to read one discussion, even if it is a long one, but can interact in many response boxes with a lot of back and forth interaction within just one discussion, then you are really saving time because you do not have to search for multiple discussions and then take the time to read each one, even if they are short. You can spend your time interacting on one discussion and have fun while still earning as much (if not more) than you would trying to search for several shorter discussions to respond to.
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@SkylerD (85)
• United States
18 Jun 10
I realy agree with you that alot of discussions seem to end after one question has been responded to and its realy a shame because alot of the discussions have great topics. I agree that alot of the conversastions die because alot of the posts lack detal and decrtiption to keep them going. Thank you for bringing this up and i hope alot of people see this and take it into consideration.
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• United States
1 Aug 10
It really is a shame when what could be a really good (if not great) discussion gets "ended" after one response or comment. I know that notifiers do not always work, so sometimes it is difficult to keep track of whether or not people have responded back to our responses, and we do not even get notifiers when we comment within someone else's response box and they comment back to us. Therefore, I keep "checking back" on the discussions by seeing whether or not anybody else has responded by using the "discussions I've responded to tab". That takes a little more effort, but I have found that it really pays off as I have had some great interactions that way. Also, if you like something that someone else has to say in a discussion (or even if you totally disagree with what someone is saying), you can comment to that user in their response box. That is another way that discussions become more interesting, and it really allows for a lot of back and forth interaction, which not only is fun and entertaining but also helps our earnings to increase as well.
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@Jackalyn (7384)
• Oxford, England
23 May 16
I think it is quality that matters over quantity. If a one liner asks a good question th it is meaningful. If a good reply is near tbe character lmit then that is good. It is nice when did ussions carry on for a bit. The secret lies in finding the open question people really want to answer and discuss. Good writing is nefer about how many words you use and nor is good discussion. It is about how you create an impact that keeps things going.
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• United States
19 Jun 10
I've always thought that it would be kool if they had an instant messenger affect in the discussions that you got paid for and even maybe chat rooms that were governed by people on myLot who have clout like those with high rating or those with experience leading people or those with computer instant message experience leading chats in chat rooms that about the discussions in myLot so the discussion in turn keeps going and we get paid for each insert we put in just like we do on the discussion board. Maybe instead on the instant messaging it be for each input that we give that keeps the discussion going. For instant: If you started a discussion and more and more people joined then you would get more credit than those who joined after you because you started a discussion that created a chat room. The chat room would have to have like a certian amount for it to be considered a chat then the people in the chat get credit for what they say just like the discussions. This could be easily done if you had features like what Yahoo offered except myLot offer the same kind of thing and if you log in to myLot and start a discussion you still get credit for getting in the discussion board. I just think that if they had an instant messenger feature that it would generate a lot more interest and maybe keep your discussions going alot longer especially when you have certain topics like religion and politics. As far as for the length of the discussions. I dont think they should be limited because some people like myself really think they can help people on here depending on what kind of situation that you are in. There are some people that don't give a rats buttooy about the discussions when others are basing a decission that they have to make on what others on myLot are saying. I also think that it isn't fair to not include the longer discussions but myLot really discourages you from giving a short response so if that be the case it would totally defeat the purpose. I think people on here just don't get what making money on here is and if they added more to there discussion they would be surprised who would respond and how much more money they would make from adding more to there disussion. MyLot pays you for each line that you do. It's not really how many words. If you put one or two lines for a response then you might get .02 or .03 cents from it but if you do a whole big huge paragraph like what I've done here you would get paid more like .30cents or some times even more. It's people on here that don't want to take time out to read the discussions and still want to get paid for them anyways even there response isnt that great for the discussion. I watched it for about a month and one week I would do long discussions and the other short ones and I got paid more for the longer responses. Getting paid more means that I didn't have to work as hard to get to my goal.
@allknowing (73018)
• India
18 Jun 10
That discussion you are referring to was connected with the topic of the discussion being lengthy and not the length of the discussion which could run into pages, more the merrier and in this connection you could refer to yet another discussion on the subject where discussions, responses, comments and counter comments are encouraged. Some instead of posting a link copy and paste the content of the link which makes the topic too long for anyone to go through. For those with just enough time miss these otherwise interesting topics where both, the one who wishes to participate and the one who has initiated a discussion lose.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
19 Jun 10
So we agree we like the responding, commenting and counter commenting. You like long discussions, right? You don't like people that copy/paste entire news articles into the discussion, correct? I agree with all of that and think I may have misunderstood your previous discussion. I do understand about the copy/paste of entire news articles some of those are really lonnnnng they also I believe violate the guidelines. I had participated in a few of those and some were deleted I learned. So if I understand correctly we agree? Yeah!!!
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@allknowing (73018)
• India
19 Jun 10
beanie - My topic you surely know was all about the length of the topicand had nothing to do with discussions but you have misrepresented me here and have put this topic for discussion. You also have responded to another of my discussion which clearly specifies the importance of commenting and counter commenting and still you have put up this topic! I am flabbergasted indeed!
• Grand Junction, Colorado
19 Jun 10
Actually allknowing you are completely mistaken, you are calling it "topic" I am calling it a "discussion" we are talking about the same thing just using different words. I like long discussions or topics as you are calling them, with lots of details. With lots of details it gives a discussion many avenues to branch off in. What my point was with this discussion is for those with little time to spend then to spend more time in their discussions they start or find a few good ones that that they can participate in fully and they would be rewarded for that. Instead of running around to x amount of dicussions, they could participate in just a few. If you don't like the longer discussions/topics great, some of us do. Everyone has the option to skip the ones they don't want to respond too. Some of us here really like the meatier discussions and would rather just play in a few than read tons of discussions looking for ones that we can participate in. The whole point of this discussion was to get it out there for people to understand that this is a discussion site and that you could still earn as much if not more participating in a few discussions versus responding to 15 to 50 that don't further a discussion. Also to get it out there to comment back in the discussions that you start. If you feel in anyway offended then I'm sorry, as I haven't meant to offend you in anyway.
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• Philippines
18 Jun 10
I think the response or the discussion that we start, does not depend on the length alone, but in the content of what you have written. Having a lengthy response or a discussion is not always the key to an interesting discussion. Not all people likes to read lengthy articles.
• United States
28 Jul 10
I agree that the length of a discussion or response is not the sole determining factor in whether or not it is interesting. A short discussion or response can be very dull while a long discussion or response can be very fascinating, and vice versa. The content and style of the writer are important not to mention that what is appealing to one person might be boring to another. I also agree that not every person likes to read lengthy discussions or even responses. However, there are some that do enjoy it, which was part of the point here. If you take the time to read a lengthy discussion and can comment in many response boxes, then you are actually saving time, because you do not have to search for multiple discussions to respond to and take the time to read them. The time spent actively participating in one discussion can be just as much if not more fun than searching through many discussions and it can be just as rewarding if not more so monetarily, too.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
1 Aug 10
@ PA thank you explained it beautifully. Although I personally enjoy the longer discussions, I realize not everyone does. Also not to say that every long discussion I see do I participate in, just the discussions that I have something to contribute too. The longer ones for me just seem to have different ways to respond making the response boxes more entertaining as different people pick out different things in the discussion. Some shorter ones make for excellant discussions also, it is all in the way it's written.