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@Hatley (164652)
Garden Grove, California
April 16, 2011 12:53pm CST
A zillon times a newcomer asks what is that star for, how do I get iot, what does it mean over and over ad nausaum. Please clue me in, does not mylot admins suggest that all newcomers first read the information and the questions and answers, or am I just assumng they tell the newbies that? rant rant rant.
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@zralte (4186)
• India
16 Apr 11
I'm with you, Hatley....but as I was guilty of it before...about a year ago....I can't really say anything much. I do believe the welcome email now contains the link to the Guidelines and FAQs.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Apr 11
hi zralte oh but you did learn. Yes I thought that the mylolt admins had made a few changes. So they are given the link so why did not they use it? I bet if they had read the rules of discussions first they really would have used the FAQ's as suggested. lol.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
16 Apr 11
That frustrates me, too. I think that before a person can be a member, he or she should have to take a test on the rules here. The moderators would have way less work to do and it would be a more interesting place without all those newbie questions from people who don't read the information.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Apr 11
hi dragon54u and KharmaKhameleon love that avatar. Glad I am not the only one as it piles up discussion after discussion and you feel like is there any end to these? I waNT to respond to an interesting discussion not this stuff.
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@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Apr 11
I was lucky enough before I came across a discussions related to member stars so I immediately got an idea what was all about. When I saw the star I was only confused why different colors. I wasn't be curious about the star but when my star color dropped down from blue to red I was curious and posted a discussion what was going on. Unfortunately, I was not alone, most of my friends encounter the same problem. With regards to newbies we must be patience to treat them because we also did it when we were new to myLot. They need our help and we must shoe them our concern for them to stay with us.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Apr 11
hi julyteen I have been patient and patient and patient but after being told no old ladys going to tell me what to do,no not any'nmor I helped and helped and helped and lost pennies on responses after responses after responses. I read the information when I joined and why cannot others do so too? I mean come one they read our discussions and so metimes answer them so why cannot they read the information. its not done in greek or swahili. sorry but I for one have run out of patience,.I need what money I make and I do not have to be insulted. anyone want s to pmessage me fine I will help but not by getting my responses deleted.
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@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Apr 11
I understand your feelings right now my friend but we cannot avoid that still newbies will asked again similar question. Better let others response their post to avoid losing your earnings.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Apr 11
hi julyteen well I will help any newcomer or oldcomer if they want to send me a private message then we neither one will lose a p enny and i can help if I can.
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• United States
16 Apr 11
Hi Mrs. Hatley From the old discussions that I read on here, so many past/present members have made suggestions for myLot to implement. But to date it appears nothing really has. Although a bit frustrating to continue to repeat over and over, I do try remember that I too was once new. However, I was one who read the FAQ & Guidelines as I signed up and did not post a single letter for 3 months. I suppose with many that do continue to ask, feel as long as someone will answer there is no reason for asking. Shame though as you have noticed too many give misleading and wrongful information. Would be nice if myLot made some requirements that a member be made to read the guidelines and confirm as such but I suppose anyone can say they did when they didn't so the only way to prevent further duplications of the same questions is that myLot continue to delete the questions as Answered in FAQ, along with sending the member notification that of the reason so that they do not continue to post it over and over. But it is wishful thinking, I think.. lol
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Apr 11
hi hardworkinggurl I was so interested I just read all the info and I have not ever had a discussion deleted of mine. I have lost a ton of responses as I was just trying to help until one person said no old lady .like you is bossing me. okay lose your damned discussions as I no longer care. I am now for me keeping my earnings and let someone else wealthier than I to hold their hands and spoon feed them. I have had it.
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• United States
16 Apr 11
Oh how disrespectful and all you were doing was helping. Shame on anyone like that. Gee I do not blame you at all, because if they had a second to get to know you through your writing they would certainly know that you are very helpful. I will never forget my very first very personal discussion on here where some were so cruel and here you came and comforted me, with your wonderful words of wisdom. Sorry you had to go through that.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Apr 11
hi hardworkikng oh I lived through it but just decided to go the private message way then I would not lose nor would the newcomer needing help.
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@louievill (18676)
• Philippines
17 Apr 11
I was also wondering why?,why? why?, yeah I made mistakes when I was new but not the more obvious FAQ's and learned by going on it over and over, could it be because of language barrier sometimes? or some people are just too eager beavers to make a little extra, too in a hurry to start something, yeah hope someone does something about your query
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@louievill (18676)
• Philippines
19 Apr 11
Now you see what I mean guys
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Apr 11
hi louievill I must hand it to mylot admins they are right on the spot as someone wrote an insulting vicious response to this discussion and their response plus my comment was immediately deleted.I know the language barrier is there too yet the s ame people seem to be able to read our discussions as they respond to them. I am all for private messages and will help explain to anyone if I can any of the information.
@louievill (18676)
• Philippines
20 Apr 11
yeah I see, someone responded to this discussion over and over in a language i tried to translate but could not, good thing it's deleted now , people reading the thread might wonder what i mean by " now you see what I mean guys "
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
16 Apr 11
I think many people, (including myself) when they are new to a site, just scan over the guidelines and then throw themselves into the site. Yes, I wonder if mylot should place in simple and bold lettering, that if one wants their posts not deleted, they should read and reread the guidelines..Or something like that..
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Apr 11
carm wow I think you have made the best suggeston yet and it would not take a lot of time and effort on the mylot admins time to suggest that if they want to keep thier posts they should read and reread the guidelines.
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• United States
16 Apr 11
I still worked here at home, but I wonder if I had an outside job if I could go to work. I mean spontaneous tears at home is different than in public. My husband wanted me to go to the store with him today and I really didn't think it was a good idea, to go out, see something that would remind me of Lindsey, then start crying. People around me would think I am nuts or something...lol
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Apr 11
hi yes I was okay at work but shopping peple would ask me about my husband and I wopuld burst into tears. I waited until evening when not so many people were in the store and none of them had known my husband so that helped.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
16 Apr 11
I am not positive that I read the guidelines and faq when I joined, but you know, that was back in the dark ages. I do know that if I have a question, I go back and refer to them. I also realize, and I hope others do as well, that terms of service may be changed at any time. Hatley, I did not save any donuts for us for today from my other discussion, but I am putting together a runza casserole. I know we have another friend who is posting about Greek food. I think we need to ditch this place for a while and go have a buffet.
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
16 Apr 11
Hmmm.....what's a runza?
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Apr 11
hi yoyo and GardenGerty oh greek food sounds good to me, anmd Yoyo I also want to know what's a runza? I have in the past year checked the mylot admins info quite often as some changes were made. oh well donuts are fattening anyway.lol fun to have some virtual Greek food.
@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
16 Apr 11
It is pretty much what a person from Nebraska calls a bierock. I was not familiar with that until I moved to Kansas, and then a friend who had moved here from Nebraska mentioned the runza. Both of them are stuffed rolls or hand held meat pies. Ground meat, and cabbage or kraut usually. With a cheesy sauce as well. It is interesting to me that so many cultures have very similar dishes.
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• India
16 Apr 11
Hi friend. This is first time i am responding to your discussion. You are in my friends list and always see 'your friend hatley has got best response ' and always respect you for english knowledge you had. There is always a bunch of words in your posts which i don't understand because my primary language i s not english so i have to take dictionary for reading your posts! Well. I am newbie here so am not frustrated as you all are. I had also started one discussion regarding how to get star and what does it suggests, may i have also irritated you. Sorry for that. I am just thinking if i am admin of the site then what should i do to fix this. But i haven't got any perfect answer. What do you think, what admin should do to avoid this!
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
16 Apr 11
Administration has already addressed this. They request that all new members read the guidelines and FAQ's. It would save a lot of administration's time and the time of the current members who are continually answering questions that are already answered in those FAQ's and guidelines.
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• India
16 Apr 11
Its true but to how many newcomers admin will show the way of faq again and again and again and again
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Apr 11
yogesh and yhoyo once you hit that link that was given to you and read the FAQ's and guidlines ask a friend who is good in English to reread it with you as it will save lost discussions and time of the admins too as well as irritated older ones who try to help and get ignored or get fussed at for being rude. Rude is not right as we do try to help you newcomers.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
16 Apr 11
Yes. When I joined Mylot it did say to read the terms of service, etc. It was a little hard to understand though. I still had questions after reading some it.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Apr 11
stephcjh ji I can understande that and I have always said I will help anyone with anythoing if I can if they are on my mylot friends list as they can send me a private message and neither of us will lose a penny this way.So read it then pm any of your mylot friends whom you know could help you.
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@bunnybon7 (36541)
• Holiday, Florida
16 Apr 11
i know. they should just wait and figure it out if they are not willing to read all the guildlines. i mean thats what i did. well, we can only do what we can do right?
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Apr 11
hi bunnybon oh yes really like you can lead a horse to water but you can not make him drink. I have had it with trying to help newbies as my good intentions are spurned and I am told oh you can tell us instead what we need to know. no I cannot any longer as I have bills to pay with my earnings. so Sorry Charley go read the info.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
17 Apr 11
before i joined mylot a friend of mine who is a mylot member back then explained me everything i need to know. she keeps bugging me to join for a year and at start i just wanted to keep her off my back so i joined. but i find it very interesting so thats why i am still here. i guess it is an obligation of a member to orient someone if they want this person to join mylot. some members dont enjoy mylot and leave because they were not oriented on what to do and dont and what to expect. there are new members that joins mylot and gets discussion deleted and they get frustrated and leave. in my opinion if you want someone to join in orient them before hand. now the problem is people who just walked in. for me its a S.O.P. already to read the Faqs and the guidelines so they will not be lost. all the newbies needs to know are on there they need to give time to read it before going around.
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Apr 11
Don't most new wives advise their husbands to read the instructions?! Same thing here. Most newbies are youngsters who are used to having stuff handed to them They are the same ones that right the discussions I was just ranting about recently. About how what the secret is to making money online. OMG! You know what I do? I delete that puppy(usually) and move on. If enough did that I think they might get the idea. Or just think we are all rude and move on. I don't really care which happens myself. (Grrr!)
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Apr 11
hi celticeagle you said it in a nutshell. I lost ten responses when I tried to help four newbies and this made a big dent in my earnings and all I got in return was you are rude, so and so really helped me, she told me the info I needed.you are just rude. okey so now I just go on bye or delete or both.I dont care anymore either as some will just keep on helping the same ones for months here and they will never read the informatin at all. they do not have to.Like bailing an adult child out of trouble over and over until one day you realilze you are not helping your child at all, you are juse enablling him or her to not do anything for themselves.
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@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr 11
There are always culls in every group and we have a choice as to whether to join them or stand as individuals.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Apr 11
yes you are right. I just got a notification that my comment was deleted as it was on a response that was deleted due to flaming.
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@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
17 Apr 11
hello Hatley, I am also guilty about this. When i was a newbie,i also asks what's the number besides username. But later i asks other mylotters thru pm to avoid deletion. I guess,it's time that reading guidelines/faq's should be a must to all newbies to avoid same and same topic and questions from new comers. Or maybe,those mylotters who refers them ,should at least be of help and guide their referrals too. Hope you won't get tired giving advices too ma'm
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Apr 11
hi jaiho no I never am tired of giving advice so anyone new or old can private message me and I will help the best I can.I agree anyone who gets referrals should also help them out too. but all of us should read the advice that mylot admins gives to us as it really does help.
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@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
27 Apr 11
@wongchoiyee (7352)
• Malaysia
18 Apr 11
Dear Hatley, I was once like these newbies, but now I read before asking anything. Finally got it right. Have a nice day!
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Apr 11
hi wongchoiyee I hope not everyone feels like tghe one responder who gthinks I should leave mylot as I was just pointing out how reading all the information really can help newcomers make more earniongs.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
17 Apr 11
This always frustrated a certian memeber, who will not be nammed. It drove this person so crazy and they just keep complaining about new memebers! This person was constantly making discussions about this and responded to discussions from new members! This Mylot memeber tried to explain this to new memebers and you would think the administration would tell new members to read the guidelines! I think what happens so many people join Mylot they never do read the guidelines because they don't know there are some or they just don't think they need to read them! Whatever the reason I don't rely to those types of discussions much. It takes the fun out of Mylot and I think our Mylot friend I talked about before might be gone! If they are,they'll be back! It has happened before! More then once!
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Apr 11
hi blue65packer Yes I think I know who you are talking about and he I am sure, at least I hope so, will be back. I think someway mylot admins should not let newcomers post until they can shopw they hare read and know the rules of discussion as it gets really boring to have to sort through tons of how can I make money here type discussions to find those of y our friends that you can respond to.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
17 Apr 11
For me it can add your life more success in response only the discussion.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Apr 11
hi ebuscat and arpsri you are supposed to only use english in posting here, its rude as I do not speak your language and you just keep putting that in every box,.
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
17 Apr 11
Hi Mrs.hatley, maybe they are just too lazy to search in and out. many newbies will ask the same thing, and maybe we can guide them to read it or read another discussion about that topic
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Apr 11
hi ifa that could be too but I a m so tired of losing earnings so if anyone really wants my help they can send me a private message and I will help the best I can for sure.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
16 Apr 11
Dear Ms. Hatley I think the time has come for the MyLot Admin to make it compulsory for any newbie to read the FAQ before starting to work out anything here. No read no work.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Apr 11
hi thesids. good point and I think you are right too. if they had to read that first before doing any posting of any kind they would do it or qyit and go to damned chat room.It gets actuallysillyto see post after post how do I make money on mylot? or what is that star for can someone gtell me? I want to yell no read it for yourself.
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@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
17 Apr 11
Hatley sweetie, my star color don't want to change. How in the world will i get it to turn to another color?
@allknowing (65267)
• India
18 Apr 11
Which colour? If you want yellow,peach and no star it is easy. Just see that you get a basket full of negative ratings. But to get blue you have to slog it out!
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@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
18 Apr 11
peaches sound awesome right now. Blue, nah, that is too much work for a lazy bum like me.
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@allknowing (65267)
• India
18 Apr 11
Then start flaming and ranting a sure way to get your peach!
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
18 Apr 11
Ah, shuckin's Hately ! People are going to gripe all the time and never read the rules. No, I don't think Mylot tells the newbies the rules but they ask that they read them. Not much we can do but gripe. I for one have just started deleting ........of course mylot is nasty when I don't respond too oftenLOL but, it's getting bad on mylot anymore. I still like it but not like I used to . I have you as a friend and two or three more but mostly I only answer the ones I like. So, I guess that means I like YOU :) hugs, quita
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Apr 11
hi quita well I guess I know where I stand in that one person's eyes and frankly like rhett butler I don't give a damn. lol.I really did not look at this discussion as a rant but just pointing out that be reading all the info all newcomers stand a better chance at earning more money. I have also started doing some deleting. I think mylot admins needs to ste in and insist all newcomers cannot post discussions until they can prove they know the ru les of discussion. lol loll
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
20 Apr 11
Well, don't guess I'll be taking up for anybody anymore. That one person got me an admin message saying "I had attacked /flamed? " another member and my discussion was deleted. LOL, it really doesn't matter.. I think I am going to quit anyway. I sent you a PM with my email address in it. Mylot doesn't pay enough to tell me I can't help a friend. he was wrong too. So, if you want you can mail me here at home. I have enjoyed our mails and you can keep me updated on what is going on LOL hugs, quita
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Apr 11
hi quita I am so sorry about that wow and I returned your messagebut I see it was a discussion how odd I have never seen you lose a discussion. dont leave because some jackas# got his or her panties in a knot that way he or she will just keep on making good mylotters leave here..I say there is no place for meanie trolls like that here.thanks for the email addy as I will keep in touoch but please dlo not leave.