Incentives on mylot.com

@ram_cv (16516)
India
October 2, 2011 3:14am CST
I was just wondering if mylot can introduce some incentive scheme for at least the top 10 contributors in each of it's popular forums. This can be like a one off bonus payment around Christmas of something like 5-25$. This will keep the contributors interested and will also lead to healthy competition to maintain these rankings. Epinions.com used to use this practice to reward it's contributors during Christmas with a bonus. What are your views on this proposal? Cheers! Ram
7 responses
@Angelee_27 (3473)
• United States
2 Oct 11
Personally, I think that the earnings from myLot are already incentive enough to participate and try to keep our reputation as high as possible. I see no reason for myLot to have to give use extra earnings around the holidays. MyLot gives us so much already. How can we ask for more from them? I think we should be grateful of what myLot already does for us. They don't have to pay us anything at all, but they do.
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
2 Oct 11
"They don't have to pay us anything at all, but they do." I absolutely agree! But don't give them ideas to stop though eh?
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• United States
2 Oct 11
Hi Mysd! I love the fact that myLot pays their members for participation, and I would hate it if they ever stopped. I am very grateful for the earnings, and I don't understand how people can complain about them, or want more!
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
2 Oct 11
I think one of the key reasons why mylot has so many people operating is because they pay. But if you look in quite a few other forums, there is still a lot of need to get in more people. So anything that brings in new members need to be really looked at. Cheers! Ram
• United States
2 Oct 11
myLot is a family community and adding such type of incentives would only cause for members to try and compete. There are no competitions here and that is what makes myLot such an enjoyable site to frequent daily. I have not been here long and not having the veterans help me as much as they did, I don't think that I could have been considered the asset that I am here. Think about all the other free networking social sites that many spend countless hours on and do not get any type of incentive, outside of just being able to log in for free.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
14 Oct 11
That's actually a wonderful idea. That would also increase the quality of discussions. I do see a lot of newbies who do not really contribute to a discussion in meaningful manner and such mentoring would really help. Cheers! Ram
@GemmaR (8526)
2 Oct 11
I don't think that there needs to be any more incentive than there already is. I think that I would still use this forum even if it didn't pay anything, simply because I love to chat to people online, and this means that there would always be people who wanted to use it whether there was a cash incentive or not. If you think about the amount of forums that there are on here, it would be impossible to be able to afford to pay a cash incentive for the top poster of every single one. I think that there are enough incentives on here already. Maybe a bonus for all those who make maybe over 1000 posts in the space of a month would be good, but other than that I think that everything is alright.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
14 Oct 11
I completely agree with your point. We do not want mylot to suffer. The incentives should only be for increasing the traffic and make it more profitable for mylot. Cheers! Ram
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
13 Oct 11
Wow! what a great idea and I also need some bonus to purchase new sari for Diwali the India's famous festival hahah...if mylot will provide bonus for top 10 user then definitely my discussion will display in mylot. Because I will start very very funny discussion then lots of mylotter enjoyed it ahah.. but I know no chance of this because mylot cannot paid incentives because they not write about this in their rule.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
13 Oct 11
Great. Let's hope that mylot takes a look at this discussion and goes ahead with this. Thanks for responding. Cheers! Ram
@rappeter13 (5298)
• Romania
3 Oct 11
Yes, I consider this a great idea. It would be just like on regular, offline jobs, were the employees get some bonuses before Christmas or Easter. I think this would be a great thing, but only if it wouldn't harm mylot. I guess improvement which would make both parties happy is always welcome.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
4 Oct 11
Exactly. It has to be a win win situation for both parties. Else it really does not make sense. Cheers! Ram
• Philippines
3 Oct 11
that will be great if myLot will go with this proposal.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
3 Oct 11
Let me see if I can find a suggestion link where I can suggest this idea. Cheers! Ram
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
2 Oct 11
very nice suggestion. have you tried submitting the suggestion to the admin? maybe it could make mylot a more better place to post discussions.
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@ram_cv (16516)
• India
3 Oct 11
Is there a link on mylot where we can post suggestions? I could not find one here. So I posted this query in the mylot forum expecting that someone from mylot will look into this. :) Cheers! Ram