Are you loyal to the websites that you join?

@Porcospino (16435)
Denmark
June 5, 2011 4:06pm CST
I am member of a local discussion site from my country. I am not very active there, but some of the other members are extremely loyal to that site. Some of them have been members for 9 years and they have written more than 100000 posts (the most active member has written more than 150000 posts) Personally I have never been a member of the same website for 9 years, I like changes and I like to join new sites every once in a while. I have written about 200 posts so I will never be one of the top members there Are you loyal to the websites that you join or do you prefer to join new sites? Why? What is the longest time that you have been an active member of the same site and what kind of site is it?
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
6 Jun 11
whoah! That is just amazing! I don't ever recall me having posted like half of those people! Wow, some of them even got 9years! Shucks! The site must've really been fun for them to be in there for so long eh? I'm wondering if they are being paid for loyalty there. :) Anyway, I'm not really loyal to any site, I think it would be a pure waste of time when they can't give you a little bit of compensation. Well, I think they have formed friends or something like that. What site was it anyway?
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
6 Jun 11
It is a local site from my country, it is called Jubii debatten and it is in Danish. It is a site where the members don't get paid for their participation. I guess that their motivation to remain there is the friendships that they have found and the discussions. I know that some of the members have met in real life as well and they have had many parties. I have never been to one of those parties, because they haven't been close to the area where I live, but it sounds like they have a lot of fun when they meet.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
6 Jun 11
As for me, i prefer to stay loyal to those few sites which i had joins for nearly 3 years now. Because they had been paying me well within the time frame, without fail. Besides that, i feel being loyal to one site like Mylot is good, since we can makes friends with people from around the world. So, i feel being loyal have their good benefit as well. Besides that, i do join some new sites, to see how is the new site works as well.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
6 Jun 11
If the sites that you have joined always pay you on time I understand why you remain loyal to them. I have done the same in the past, but many of the sites I used when I started joining online money making sites no longer exist. Today I prefer to spend my time on MyLot instead of using a lot of different sites, because the other sites were only about the money. On MyLot I can talk to friends from around the world and I can learn a lot of new things. I think that is a lot more interesting that sites where money is the only goal.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
7 Jun 11
Yes, Mylot is the best site for chatting and exchange knowledge as well. Besides that, we can get to know people from around the world. And learned about their different culture and life as well...
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• Calgary, Alberta
6 Jun 11
I'm loyal to a message board known as Capcom unity, I've been a member to that message board ever since I was 12. That message board doesn't pay money but I spend more time that social network more than Anything else. I does happen to be Obsessed with the video games created by Capcom. The reason why I stick to that community, is that the listen to my suggestions about certain videogame titles. Other times they don't listen to me though, but the fact that the ceo of the company response back to my questions and sometimes consider my suggestions makes me happy about that message board. I remembered the use some of my suggestions and implemented into their games. I suggested character designs, features I wanted to be added to the game's and so much more. Throughout the years they used some of my ideas and I'm really happy. I don't even need to be paid just seem ideas comes into Fruitition makes me smile. I'm also loyal to a message board about my favorite TV show, it's a reality show actually, I've been a member there since I was 13 and a former contestants of that reality show were also members of that message board so that's why I've been a member of that place for a long time. If people from those message boards will only join mylot, I will be the happiest person alive. I did try to recruit people from those communities but they were too stubborn.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
6 Jun 11
I think it is great that they listen to your suggestions and use some of your ideas. It is must be a amazing feeling to see your ideas come true. I also play games. I have never had the chance to tell the game creaters about my ideas, but I have sometimes thought about some of the improvements that I would make if I were the person who created my favourite games. Actually I have thought about creating my own games one day, I would have to learn a lot of things before I would be able to do that, but the idea of creating my own games and using my own ideas appeals to me. I am also a member of discussion sites that don't pay their members for their participation and I have also tried to convince them to join MyLot, but they aren't interested. Many of them have prejudices about a site like MyLot and they say things like: "If we get paid for our participation people will write all sorts of nonsense just for the money and there will be no quality discussions" I don't think that it true at all and I think that we have many interesting discussions here, but they just aren't interested in joining.
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• Calgary, Alberta
7 Jun 11
I also failed to convince people to join mylot too. I love those discussion boards but I would have been happier if people from those sites will see the light into a nest in mylot. To have some people we can really with here will make as much more productive inspired. If we can only get at least one person from those sites that the love to be here and mylot I think it's going to be A blast in displays will explode with quality discussions. Once in two months, the ceo of that company is doing a live video chat with the fans so we can Ask him questions and share suggestions. That's one of the reason why I was with those boards even before I reached puberty. I want to produce my own games to someday. I heard to produce a PS 3 game you need a $20,000,000 budget. But some low budget games became a huge hit. Angry birds and plants vs. Zombies are low budget games.
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
6 Jun 11
Hi. Porcospino. I am active at myLot for four years now. I have also been at clixsense.com and donkeymails.com for four years now too. Any other websites, I have been active for almost a year too. Wow! I wonder what is the name of this website that members have this many posts too. When I first started working online, I thought that I would be unable to stay a member for so long at these sites, but I have made it!
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
7 Jun 11
The name of the site is Jubii debatten and it is a local site from my country so the discussions are in Danish. There is more than one discussion site in my country, but that site is bigger and older than most of the others. I know Clixsense and Donkeymails and I have been a member of those sites in the past. MyLot is the only site where I have been an active member for 3 years. When I started I didn't think that I would stay here for several years, because in the past I never stayed that long when I joined a new site. When I joined MyLot I saw some members who had written 500 posts, and I thought: "Wow, that is a lot. I will never be able to write that many posts"...and now I have written more than 5000 posts
@polaris77 (2020)
• Bacau, Romania
6 Jun 11
If I find the site to be as interesting as the day I joined I will definitely remain loyal to that site,but I also like new challenges,so I sometimes search for new and interesting sites and then to divide the available time between those different sites,so I like both the old and the new and try to make them coexist.Anyway,there's one site on which I've been a member for more than 4 years and I'm still active there,it's an online football manager and it's the site on which I have been active for the longest period.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
7 Jun 11
I also try to divide my time between new and the old sites. I think that there are so many interesting sites on the internet and sometimes it is hard to decide how I want to spend my time. MyLot is the only site where I have been an active member for 3 years, the other sites that I have joined I have left after a while when I started feeling bored or needed new challenges. I like discussion forums a lot, but after a while I often get tired of same topics and move on to a new site.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
6 Jun 11
To the extent that the people on their website have been to their users I think. Often times I have not been posting in that many places as of yet. However, there were many websites that I was with six, seven, eight years. Some of them are no longer around anywhere online. That is sadly the nature of the Internet. A website can be there on one day, but the next day it could be rather gone and disappear without a trace. Much to the disappointment of the entire community. Often times something else pops up from the ashes, but it is never quite the same than the first time true. Granted, a website that treats their members like valuable people and is very user friendly, that is going to inspire a lot of loyalty. Treat me well, and I'll treat you well, everything nicely comes full circle in many ways. So I have had that kind of brand loyalty in many ways. One day, that website forum or whatever might not be there. Therefore, it is a good idea to enjoy it for the moments I can. The end could come before I know it.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
6 Jun 11
That is true, sometimes a website just disappears without a trace. Sometimes I find an interesting site and I bookmark it because I don't have the time to explore it at the moment and when I return the site is gone. Sometimes it is best to enjoy the sites while we can because we don't know how long they are going to last. Some years ago I was a member of an online forum that suddenly disappeared. I wished that I had asked my friends for their emails before the site disappeared so that we would have been able to remain in touch, but I didn't think about that and when the site was gone it was too late.
@shibham (17025)
• India
6 Jun 11
Hi friend.. Mylot is the first social site that i joined, next to it is facebook. I am not a frequent visitor of facebook and i dont know its uses too but here in mylot.... i never consider it as a website rather i consider it as a forum of some family members. Hence i try to be loyal to mylot. Have a nice day.
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
6 Jun 11
I have a profile on Facebook, but just like you I don't use the site very often. My profile is quite boring, there are no pictures and not much information about me, as I don't use it much I didn't spend the time on uploading pictures or writing information about myself. I prefer to spend my time on MyLot instead. I have found many great friends and here and it is an amazing feeling to be able to talk to people from around the world. Physically we are very far away from eachother, but we are still able to "meet" in the discussions
• Hong Kong
6 Jun 11
I have been playing in a site for keeping pets for more than 10 years. I do try other new things in between, but eventually I chose to stick to it and play. Well unlike making boyfriend or girlfriend, I don't think 100% loyalty is needed. People turn to good things, or say better things, whenever there are. Once they found out the things are not as good as they imagine, they will turn to the old things they used to be with. haaa
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@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
6 Jun 11
What kind of pets is it? I don't know those sites so I am a little curious. Yes, sometimes people return to the old things if the new things aren't as interesting as they thought I have done that as well. I like to join new sites and do new things, but sometimes I return to the things that I used in the past. I recently rediscovered some of the sites that I used several years ago. I had been away from one of those sites for 4 years, but they don't delete inactive members and my profile was still there...
• India
6 Jun 11
The loyalty depends upon the offerings. If the site is very happenning, updated and easy to access, the frequency of visitors are high and so the loyalty. But certain sites seems to be least bothered about the new trends and user friendly things, so there is no question of being loyal to them. But for eg. Mylot, it really gives lot of variety and earnings for the members so the loyalty will be high in this. Also the sites like FB or Orkut, which more or less, family networking (lost & found formula) so the people sticks to them. Some looking for family others for ex boy or girlfriends.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
6 Jun 11
If I have to decide if I want to remain active on a site on not, I look at some of the things that you have mentioned like the updates and the access to the site. Some years ago one of my favourite sites was an online forum and they had a lot of technical problems and very, very often we got an error message when we tried to post a discussion. I lost my patience and left the site for a while, because I was so tired of losing my responses and wasting my time. It is important to me that I site is easy to use, I can live with technical problems every once in a while, but if it happpens over and over and over, I lose my patience and leave.