Grammar on mylot!

@vooturi (158)
India
August 6, 2010 8:36pm CST
Does grammar reflect on mylot earnings? Are the grammatical mistakes concerned? Do we have to be clear in whatever we say i.e usage of short forms for words like you = u Please let me know mylotters Thank you
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18 responses
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
7 Aug 10
There are a lot of MyLot members who are not a native speaker of English, I too am one of that. I believe that just as long as the though of the discussion or comment you give can be understood then it won't really matter if its grammatically correct or not. But I would really say that I am really trying my best to be grammatically correct somehow..I'm really learning here in MyLot.
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@T_Diamond (965)
• New Zealand
7 Aug 10
Grammar won't effect your myLot earnings. Having said that, it will effect the way people on myLot look at you. So, make it easier for us guys - use good grammar
• India
7 Aug 10
I am learning English here and it's helping me so much :)
@vooturi (158)
• India
7 Aug 10
Thank you T_Diamond. I'll be careful that my language is both impressive and expressive :)
• Philippines
7 Aug 10
I am not very good in written english but as much as possible I try to write well. It would hone my writing skills for my self improvement.
• United States
7 Aug 10
mylot only wants quality discussions but it does not discriminate against anyone with language barriers in fact I just read this from the guidelines Post discussions, responses or comments criticizing members for bad/broken English or bad spelling. Everyone is welcome at myLot, we have users from all around the world and they are welcome regardless of their proficiency with the English Language. So you see they will not delete anyone with improper English and do not tolerate anyone posting discussion against someone's language barrier. So to answer your question I have to say no, but make sure that your discussion are of quality. Hope this answers it for you as I always try to help where I can
@vooturi (158)
• India
7 Aug 10
Thank you very much hardworkinggurl thats a very useful information. Mylot rocks. Its helping me improve english and communicate with various people of various places Thank you
• United States
7 Aug 10
You are very welcome and we are all happy myLotters too
@frishy (222)
• Philippines
7 Aug 10
wow, great i will read that later, i think mylot understand that not all are fluent in english but we are striving hard just to express our opinion here, it's really nice to be a mylot member.
@sjaswon (639)
• Jamaica
7 Aug 10
Don't worry about it. I saw some member of Mylot written bad English. If you read guideline's discussion.
• India
7 Aug 10
Yeah thanks
@vooturi (158)
• India
7 Aug 10
Thank you very much :)
• United States
7 Aug 10
Please read my post below, I hope this answers it for all of you..
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
7 Aug 10
I don't think that any kind of spelling error or grammar mistake will reflect negatively on your earnings here on Mylot. I have seen many other members make mistakes in their postings and they are still allowed here. I have noticed that my grammar and English have been improving since I have become a member of Mylot.
• India
7 Aug 10
Correct it should be clear to others then its fine :)
@vooturi (158)
• India
7 Aug 10
I completely agree with what u've said its helping me improve my english day by day I'm very thankful to mylot! Thank you
• India
7 Aug 10
Same here :)
@allknowing (69368)
• India
7 Aug 10
It may not reflect on one's earnings if the meaning of your topic/response/comment is clear. But it would be nice if trouble is taken to write correctly, as far as possible, as correct English is like music no with false notes!
@vooturi (158)
• India
7 Aug 10
Haha!! I liked ur description! Music with English :) But I'm not that perfect,I make meistakes here and there I'm afraid that it reflects on my earnings
• India
7 Aug 10
hahah nice example of music :)
@allknowing (69368)
• India
7 Aug 10
Please read it as music with no false notes! (typo)!!
@frishy (222)
• Philippines
7 Aug 10
I was thinking about it too, i know i have some grammar error i think most of my post i can't really express my self in english but i'm trying too i hope that mylot will not use it to deducted my earning if they do this i will enter a grammar school again :(.
• India
7 Aug 10
Here you have a nice opportunity to improve your grammar .
@vooturi (158)
• India
7 Aug 10
I hope the same,but dont worry u'll improve ur english as days pass on mylot Happy Mylotting :)
• India
7 Aug 10
Oh very good question ..even I wanted to know the same thing because I also have some problem in English language :)
@vooturi (158)
• India
7 Aug 10
Let us get some information from the old users of mylot!
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
7 Aug 10
Don't get me wrong brightsky but I can't see the point that it's hard to understand responses or comments if you are using perfect grammar and spelling unless that person's English proficiency is not good.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
9 Aug 10
Grammar does help to make one's discussions clear and easily understood. And that would obviously attract more comments and thus more opportunities for replies which would eventually translate into more chances for earnings. You earn for what you pen!
@vooturi (158)
• India
9 Aug 10
Ok ok... Thank you very much! :)
• India
8 Aug 10
i too uses short forms like frns for friends..and u for you..i dun (one more..haha) think that this will reflect any thing as long as you are typing sensibly..but ya id o feel that excess use of short forms might one day cause serious harm to English as the regular forms usage will be diminished ......
@vooturi (158)
• India
8 Aug 10
100% that's the reason I take many precautions before writing to avoid these mistakes but still I find few short forms Using short forms will diminish the regular english
• Canada
7 Aug 10
i was told that it does from a discussion i read a while back. i think there is a system that scans them to see if it makes more sense, you would most likley get more of an earning if you typed correctly.
@vooturi (158)
• India
8 Aug 10
Oh! But we cannot be as perfect as the system is!
• Canada
7 Aug 10
I was told it doesn from someone else in a discussion i read. im still not entirley clear about it however. i think all the messages and discussionsare proofread and given more earnings if it makes more sense.
@vooturi (158)
• India
8 Aug 10
The more sensible we are the more we earn
• Malaysia
7 Aug 10
hi vooturi, i think the grammer not important here, the point are how we making improvement to earning better..haha my grammer also poor.
@vooturi (158)
• India
8 Aug 10
Haha! Right! LOL
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
7 Aug 10
No it is not. Grammar is not a factor to consider in your earnings and in your participation as long as you are clear with your discussions or response/comments. In fact, it's in the guidelines that we should NOT criticize others for their bad or broken English considering that there are members from other part of the world that uses English as their 2nd or third language. And everyone is welcome here regardless of their English proficiency.
@vooturi (158)
• India
7 Aug 10
Ohh Really?! Thanks for the reply!
@aaronfyzeon (1920)
• Philippines
7 Aug 10
Hello there! this is a nice topic. As far as I'm concerned, if you posted a topic for discussion or respond to a certain topic with bad English, it will affect the thought of what you really are trying to convey. That will just lead to a negative mark. But then generally it will not affect your earnings which is the most important thing here in myLot. It will just somehow program the minds of other myLotters that the what you post are sometimes nonesense that they will just skip your topic. sad to hear but true.
@vooturi (158)
• India
7 Aug 10
Hmmmm! I agree with you! Thank you
• India
7 Aug 10
I think grammar is not very important but your comments/ responses should give a clear meaning and it should be understandable. Using short forms like you = U is not advisable, it is not mentioned in FAQ or Terms but better to avoid them and write in good English. That also helps you to become a good writer.
@vooturi (158)
• India
7 Aug 10
Its almost a habit for everyone using 'U' But still have to change it Thanks a lot!
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Aug 10
vooturi the use of u for you is not proper English usage. this is text speak and should not be used in our discussions as a lot of us do not ttext and we do not know all those made up lingo words. use proper English like you for you as thats not that hard to type.We are asked to use English here not text speak. Kept that for all the cell phone stuff but do not use it on my lot at all.
@vooturi (158)
• India
7 Aug 10
Haha! Good point! Leave your texting and start Mylotting :P
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
11 Aug 10
I just read through all of the responses and I see that no-one has mentioned searcg engines. They pick up the discussions here on myLo but if there are too many errors and too much use of text language then they will not appear. Grammar probably does not affect earnings but if we can do our best to make our posts as clear as possible then I feel that sense will make cents