paid more for starting discussions???

United States
September 26, 2011 10:25pm CST
so do we get paid more for starting discussions than we do if we just responded to them? i am still fairly new here and have not figured out alot abut the site yet also what does the star beside my username mean? i heard it represented your reputation on here so how do i build my reputation up and what do all the different color stars mean?
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@owlwings (38701)
• Cambridge, England
27 Sep 11
MyLot is NOT a 'paid per post' site. We are paid according to the quality of our participation. Take the trouble to read the FAQs: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq6.aspx#14 This page explains User Rating and Reputation: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq11.aspx
@owlwings (38701)
• Cambridge, England
27 Sep 11
You'll find that, when you post a discussion, your User Rating doesn't immediately increase. It only goes up once the discussion has two responses or a response and a comment. Now, I know that User Ratings don't have much relation to earnings but it does make me wonder if we earn anything for discussions which get no responses. What is certainly true is that, unless you make good quality comments on the responses you get, you don't earn a cent more! Many people find that they do very well not starting discussions at all. Personally, I find it easier and more fun that way. I can spend a few minutes on one topic and then move on to another. I don't need to keep looking to see whether someone has responded to my discussion and to think what I can say which is different from what I've written before and which answers the particular way they have responded. On the other hand, it's good to post a discussion which gets lots of varied and interesting responses and to see how long you can keep it going. There are many little tricks you can use to do this. It's really much the same as having a good conversation.
@KrauseHome (34753)
• United States
16 Jan 12
Personally the reason you can get paid more for starting discussions more than posting back to others discussions is because when you start a New discussion you are usually posting more quality stuff that people are interested in reading and responding back too, and if you take the time to respond back to everyone who responds in each discussion that you have started you end up earning more from that as well.
@marguicha (88332)
• Chile
30 Sep 11
With so many posts written, you must have read the rules of this site, cowgirl03051979. But if you have questions of this kind, it is much better to ask the site directly. I know you will get answers there.
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
We are being paid for participating. I am sure other mylotters already had given you the definite the answer to this question. Be active and keep mylotting. Participate and respond to other topics and comment to all responses that you will received if you start a topic.
• India
27 Sep 11
well i think they pay for the post you give that you if your comment is correct to the question then they pay you , because just you reply and pay then every one will just give one word and leave so it depends on the answer you will be be giving according to that they will be paying you and well i think the stars represent how much accurate you are to the question according you will be increasing your rating
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
27 Sep 11
Mylot will remove posts if you are duplicating the post of just copying. One person started posting news links to stories and did not offer any ideas of ther own. These were later removed.
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
Hey, nice that you are asking..My lot will pay you through your quality post and response. What my experience was star also is important ,because if started a topics and then you got positive responses it means that you are rated good or positive.nd if any one disagree with your post they will rate you negatively.So it affect on your star.. But keep your star high,and also will help you earn good if you post quality and not quality.What if you post and post but the earning is low?It is useless..I think will double cents your earning you post quality..