Responses that earn

@allknowing (69510)
India
June 3, 2011 5:20am CST
We all know myLot pays for quality responses and many would certainly like to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to add something to their coffers. Looking at some of the discussions where they look more like chat sessions, I wonder if these one word or two word repartees earn anything. What is your opinion on this?
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
3 Jun 11
My opinion is that nowhere in the FAQs are we told that 1 line or 2 lines or whatever will not earn for us and nowhere are we told to post 'quantity'. We are told to comment and further the topic. Some Lotters may not enjoy reading or taking part in what you define as 'chat sessions' but there are many others who do. As those 'chat sessions' remain intact (unless they contain violations obviously) we can assume that they are permitted here too. Whether they earn is something that you will discover if you take part in them surely? Many of us are not here for the earnings but for the fun - but those same users make payout every month even though they are active in discussions where the comments are often short. That says a lot too Have you ever stopped to think what is the definition of 'quality' here? Is a long response 'quality' if all it does is state the same thing as a shorter response posted previously? I doubt it as it is not original but takes the idea from another user and projects it into more words. Is it 'quailty' participation when you soend a couple of hours here posting responses to many discussions or is it 'quality' when during the same time you comment over and over again in one place? As always myLot gives us a choice and we can decide for ourselves, testing out different ways of participating here. Then we will know what earns and what doesn't
• United States
3 Jun 11
You know, it seems like the same people keep questioning the same things over and over again. I wonder whether their curiosity would finally be satisfied if they just tried it themselves.
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
3 Jun 11
@ Mike if the sight of so-called 'chat sessions' offends your vision, then you, like everyone else here, has the choise to not look @PA No kidding! We have been through this before if I am not mistaken? If I am, well, we can go through it again Where has the OP vanished too though?
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@hanuma34 (821)
• India
3 Jun 11
Oh! This is going to be a chat-session, and not a discussion. If this is what is expected of discussions in mylot, only some tete-tete goes amongst friend mylotters. That cannot be termed discussion.
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
3 Jun 11
Personally from my understanding unless they are responding back when someone else posts something back on a discussion that they are then responding back too, these are usually people I could never respond back too or relate with. I am Glad that we are encouraged here when starting New discussions to make them quality, and when responding back to use quality as well. One liners are often removed anyways.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
3 Jun 11
One liners as topics or as responses are often removed but NOT as comments which further the topic. Often to further a response, only a one line comment is necessary.
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• United States
3 Jun 11
Krause, I have interacted with you several times in the last few days on different discussions. I hope that through these interactions there will be enough information for you to be able to come back and respond to our comments. Then you will see what we have been talking about for a while now.
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jun 11
hi tina, diana, mike andpurple when I kibbitz here and add my two cents worth and am not really long winded I find I am still getting paid even if its one line. here like this if we each add a little bit to the topic and discussion surely we can earn here too?
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jun 11
hi allknowing I think it all adds up as I have taken part in discussions and made responses and commented on comments and I make close to a dollar everyday. sometimes I have short comments but also have longer ones as it depends on the topic and just what we were all talking about. Qality sometimes can be two or three short well thought out sentences or can be longer. what matters is that it makes good sense and can be understood and responded to whereas some short comments add nothing to the discussion and often do not even make sense. I have found too that if I pay close attention to editing so I have no errors in ]typing or punctuation I earn much better too.
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
3 Jun 11
Who better than the top-rated user to be able to confirm that, if it makes good sense and adds to the topic, then even short lines are worthwhile Hi Hatley! I see you so active here every day and I so admire your stamina, joining in on all kinds of topics with responses and comments too!
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@sjvg1976 (18405)
• Delhi, India
3 Jun 11
Hi allknowing whats the harm if people take it as chat session any way they are adding to discussion. I have read it in many discussions one or two liners wont pay you and every body on MYLOT know it then also if they respond in 1 or 2 lines then its up to them. And what happens when the discussion is such that you can write only 1 or 2 lines.Never mind any way people are adding some thing & getting involved.
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• United States
3 Jun 11
We do not know for sure what does and does not earn as the earning algorithm is a very well guarded secret. We can only speculate (and even that is verging on a Guideline violation) as to whether or not short responses earn anything, and again it is only speculation. I do think that you have made a great point here, though, and that is "people are adding some thing & getting involved". That is exactly what we are asked to do by myLot.
@sjvg1976 (18405)
• Delhi, India
3 Jun 11
Really algorithm is complicated & its not transparent on MYLOT but it seems its good otherwise will only think of earning on MYLOT as earning is secondary thing on MYLOT but ironically people do join MYLOT to earn many of them leave it because of the slow earnings & some of us remain with it those who have the urge to share thoughts. I also joined it to earn money but when i started getting involved in discussions i forgot earning.
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• United States
3 Jun 11
I would not say that I am not here for the earnings, because that would not be true - I am very glad that myLot pays. If it were just for the earnings, though, then I would have quit a long time ago as the earnings do add up but they are definitely not enough to live on ... even if you add up all the money for the entire year and use it in just one month.
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
When I was still pretty fresh here (actually Im still fresh with a one month long stay ), I am conscious of my earnings. Honestly I am too excited and anxious about the prospect of earning on-line, thus I am always checking my earning page.hehehe Anyway, I realized that earning via mylot will take a lot of time and effort (not to mention english skills). Either way, I am happy to be part of this wonderful community. I get to meet new people and learn new cultures.
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• United States
3 Jun 11
It actually is not as much effort as it would seem, Sophiecheer. The days that it seems like it is "work" being on here, I notice that the next day when my earnings are updated I have not earned very well compared to most days. The days that I do not realize how active I am being but am just responding and commenting back and forth with people (having fun), I am quite pleasantly surprised how much my earnings have increased the next day when they are updated.
• Philippines
3 Jun 11
If I am a native english speaker such as yourself, I agree that it wont be such an effort participating. But in my case, not so. Language indeed had its way of hindering people in how to fully express themselves. Even so, I am enjoying my participation because I get to hone my english skills. It is fun..but I admit that sometimes I find it hard to express.
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• United States
3 Jun 11
I can understand how it would be very difficult for a non-English speaker on here. Sometimes I do not understand everything that is being said, and as you pointed out, English is my native language. If I had to participate on a site in only Spanish or French, for example, then I doubt that I would earn anything at all (not to mention I would need to find a very good translator program).
• United States
3 Jun 11
I guess it would depend on how one defines chat? A discussion does not always involve a lengthy say. Every participation in myLot earns, granted quality is the key but who is to say that a one line cannot be quality. When I follow what may look like chat sessions from top to bottom, I have actually learned something from them. Perhaps an example for me would clear what you are conveying as I have yet to see a hi, how are you? Me I am fine and you? That would be chat in my definition. Maybe if you can clarify then I can come to an understanding as to what your topic relates too. As for earnings clearly we are all happy to earn here, however if anyone thinks they can do it as a full-time job or a means of sustainability then perhaps they are mistaken.
• United States
3 Jun 11
Can be but when we continue to stretch the topic it is my view that it is a discussion. When several come in changing each line on an informal sense then it would be chat session. Those that do not return in my view also depicts a chat.
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• United States
3 Jun 11
Right but when they add their perhaps one line or more to an ongoing thread and then not return then it is not a discussion they intended to participate with. Oh I don't know I generally for example in a party walk over to a group say my piece and walk away, generally I listen to the response and either continue to discuss and then either further and or at least add to what they responded to. Therefore I consider that a discussion. If I walk over to a group and say, Hi, how are you, and hear, I am fine and walk away then to me that is a chat.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
3 Jun 11
I tend to agree with HWG here that chat is something more personal and short and sweet while, when we are furthering the topic of the discussion, it makes no difference how long or how short the COMMENTS are as long as they are relevant and further it. I am aware that not many Lotters stop and read all of the responses (like we are told to do in the Guidelines) before posting their own, therefore it follows that even more just fly by those boxes where there are long back and oroth comments and to them they appear, without reading them, as 'chat sessions'. To define them as such without either participating in them or reading them does not seem correct to me. To consider them as 'wrong' when myLot leaves them standing and to think that they do not earn for those participating without personal knowledge, is beyond me.
• United States
3 Jun 11
I would not think anyone would really now other than Goaskalice..
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
3 Jun 11
Those who participate know too. They would not be participating so often if they were wasting their time surely?
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• United States
3 Jun 11
I agree..
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
3 Jun 11
I guessed that you would because I know that you too know how to further your topics with comments back and forth!
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@amango83 (50)
• United States
3 Jun 11
Sometimes one or two words is all you need. :)
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Jun 11
hi amango yes I do agree but I like to use a sentence but I figure if it adds to what we are discussing then its quality and is paid fpr./
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@allknowing (69510)
• India
4 Jun 11
Yes. I agree with you as long as those one or two words talk about the topic in question.
• United States
3 Jun 11
I don't really think that it matters one way or the other whether or not they earn anything. The people that continue to participate in these types of discussions know whether or not they are earning, and they keep participating anyway ... maybe it is for the fun or maybe the money or maybe both. If someone were really curious to find out, then I suspect they would try it themselves as that is the only way to know for sure, especially after people have stated many times what their beliefs regarding earnings are.
@sjvg1976 (18405)
• Delhi, India
3 Jun 11
I always see you almost every day Mike you don't need to tell.
@sjvg1976 (18405)
• Delhi, India
3 Jun 11
But you mentioned person earns from chat session in your box Mike
• United States
3 Jun 11
LOL! Apparently he is not here for the earnings as he is "too intellectual" for that ...
@vandana7 (67706)
• India
3 Jun 11
I already shared my views in the first box. I wanted Diana to clarify. :)
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
3 Jun 11
I think I did clarify. If you want to know how much I earn, I am not telling you... regardless of whether you bring out the biscuits or not!
@vandana7 (67706)
• India
3 Jun 11
Oh no sweetie..I am not interested in your earnings. They are out there on your profile page.
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
3 Jun 11
Shhhhhhhh! Wait until I put the next one there, which contains the earnings from 'that' topic (which is probably upsetting someone who saw it
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
What I know is that you earn from questions that generated a lot of responses. Also, when you respond to questions, make sure that it is more than 5 sentences so that it can be counted. The number of responses and the length of your responses counts. Have a nice day!
@allknowing (69510)
• India
6 Jun 11
I beg to differ with you here. It is our responses that attract earnings but I thought they should relate to the topic and not those that have nothing to do with the topic. I wanted a clarification on that. Whoever responds they will earn and not those who have created the topic and that I definitely know.
• United States
6 Jun 11
I know that Allknowing has already responded here, but I feel the need to add a response here to clarify this a little more. None of us earns for the responses that we receive on our discussions unless we comment back to those responses. I earn for what I type, and you earn for what you type. If I get 100 responses to my discussion but do not reply back to a single one of them, then I do not earn. If I get two responses to my discussion but have a very interactive conversation with both responders, then I will earn (and possibly a good amount). Also, I am not sure where you got the idea that five sentences or more will earn, but actually that is somewhat related to what Allknowing was talking about here. We do not know exactly what does and does not earn for us. It is entirely possible that a few words that are completely on-topic and further the discussion will earn while a whole paragraph that has nothing to do with the original topic of the discussion will not earn ... or at least will not earn as much. Since the earning algorithm is a highly guarded secret, we can only speculate on what does and does not earn on here.
@allknowing (69510)
• India
6 Jun 11
@PA - Very clear and to the point. We cannot plagiarise else I would have reproduced this everywhere!
@gssv9856 (21)
• India
4 Jun 11
sometimes it sucks responding in a lengthy form so having a matter in short and sweet manner helps you to enjoy earning here....
@allknowing (69510)
• India
4 Jun 11
As long as your short and sweet mannered responses/comments relate to the topic in question I am sure it might earn you something. I was referring to the one or two word repartees which go at a tangent and run into several pages.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
4 Jun 11
I've often wondered this same thing. I see a lot of discussions here that seem to look like a long chat going on. Maybe they know something that we don't.
@allknowing (69510)
• India
4 Jun 11
Exactly. May be they know something that we don't and hence this topic!
@GardenGerty (102595)
• United States
4 Jun 11
If you were to only post one chatty response on a discussion, I do not think it would make much difference, but my experience has been that on days after I have participated a lot in a chatty discussion and had lots of interaction my earnings are larger. I will say that even after all of these years I am not 100% sure what I earn on, and I know that there are others who earn more than I do, but I feel satisfied in what is happening in my MyLot account.
@allknowing (69510)
• India
4 Jun 11
Your responses though chats must have been related to the topic. Anything however short if it aids to further the discussion on the topic in question I am sure they would be called quality responses/comments.
• Portugal
4 Jun 11
i think that if someone rate your answer as positive here it helps your star growing. someone told me this before. but about our response qualities i think that we earn for response if we answer accordingly to the discussion theme. and sure if we write some lines commenting what is created. i dont know about write only two words bcs i guess is complicated if we write like that. i guess i did that only one time when i was just tired of typing so so much and didnt have much to say. but i always write like 6 lines in my answers and try to always comment what i think^^
@allknowing (69510)
• India
4 Jun 11
I fully agree with you but let's hear from those who are into this type of interaction.
• Philippines
4 Jun 11
this is a good discussion you started. for i am also not awar what really makes a good response that really earns something. but i guess a one word comment wont earn much. but i guess a paragraph will get you somewhere. also i think if your comment or discussion gets rated then you earn more....just sharing my thoughts
@allknowing (69510)
• India
4 Jun 11
That is why I put up this topic as even I have doubts. I have seen discussions that run into pages with just one or two word/line repartees and was wondering whether such short liners that have nothing to do with the topic get paid at all. If they are nothing like joining them!