Mylot Quality

quality in everything - What is considered quality?
Philippines
December 1, 2011 1:28am CST
Hi, It's been boggling my mind about how we all know that we should post quality discussions and responses here in Mylot however... ...Who can determine the quality of one's discussions or response? I mean, we come from different societies so we all have different views on things and we all have different experiences. If I will post something that I think is interesting or I think that has a good quality, other people may not appreciate it because they might think just the opposite. We all have different perspectives. So then, who can judge if it is a quality post or not when for me it is and to you it's not? Do you guys, get what I'm trying to say? It's like a "common sense" wherein there is no really common sense, because some things that may be sensible to others are not so sensible to the other half. This does not include the one liner responses like the "thank yous", and "yes I agree with you" responses. Those obviously do not qualify.
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@SIMPLYD (73783)
• Philippines
1 Dec 11
We can determine the quality of our posts. As long as we stick to the Guidelines set by Mylot, then we can have a quality post. Post from the heart , not as if you are a robot, mechanically answering the question, to make it of quality. What you are saying should make sense according to what is being discussed.
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@phillyguy (2984)
• Philippines
1 Dec 11
this is a really good answer, very simple but very accurate we should not post for the sake of posting (to earn money), we should always keep in mind that it is a discussion, so we should contribute something relevant to the topic or at least related to the topic. For example in my comment for simplyd's response here if I'll just say here "simplyd that is a very good answer" then I don't think that will be considered a quality post since I don't add anything that is related to the topic.
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
Hi Simplyd and Phillyguy! I like the line "post from the heart". As I have mentioned on my above comment, I think that is where "interests" fall into. I mean, one thing might be interesting to me and one thing might be interesting to you. So, for me to make a quality post, I will post my discussion under the "interest" it falls into. That way, people will be able to relate to my discussion and somehow they will be able to enjoy the topic and therefore will find it useful. Good day!
@SIMPLYD (73783)
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
Yes, the poster's interest is important. I for myself, always choose to respond to discussions i can really relate. That way, i get to answer of quality. I don't post , just for the sake of posting. I post to where i would enjoy posting.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
1 Dec 11
Hello there... Please don't mix up with disagreements & quality... Someone might not agree with your opinions, but at the same time that someone will admit that your post is full of quality, based on experience & study. Quality of a post depends on study of the matter at hand, experience if there's any, a neutral view which will enable the writer to see both sides of the coin and most importantly interest in the matter at hand... Just my thoughts...
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
A penny for your thought mr_pearl! It would be a better world if everybody will develop the character of neutral viewing. If that happens, then there will be no disagreement. On the other hand, there might not be a discussion as well if that happens. See, this world is really balanced, don't you think?
@sajeevking (5034)
• Mumbai, India
1 Dec 11
hi girl_thinking Its we the mylotters who decided the quality of a post we all rate each other's post here which help mylot to decide the quality of the post our post quality can't be determine by one person i guess From the FAQ's http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq17.aspx [i]myLot members should rate discussions, responses, comments, and photos based upon quality and usefulness. We are very excited about the DRS and encourage everyone to use it. The DRS is factored into our proprietary earnings algorithm, so this will help us properly reward valuable contributions to the myLot community.[/i]
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
1 Dec 11
Great work Sanjeev @girl_thinking - #1 and this together are the response you have been looking for
• Mumbai, India
1 Dec 11
Hi sid thanks for the support
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
Hello sajeevking, hello thesids I can find a sense on it when it comes to responses because we can compare if the response is related to the discussion or not. Or whether the answer is useful or not. But I just don't understand how to go about the quality of posts. ..but you know what, as I typed my comment to your response, I suddenly figured out that that's where the "interests" fall into. Well, yeah, not it makes sense. Good day!
@laligaboy (150)
• India
2 Dec 11
Very good question.. Many people are here only for money.. they only like what their friends say & ignore much better responses. I guess myLot administrator should introduce a new feature, where only top leaders from any interest leader-boards will be assigned the job of marking best responses from disqus' in their area of interest.. They will be called captains or group leaders as long as they stay on top of leader-board & will be replaced by new leaders from time to time. This way mylotting will be more competitive & interesting & most importantly.. fair..
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
That is a very good thought laligaboy but I doubt if that will ever happen. Though I understand where you are coming from considering I don't have much friends here in Mylot as well compared to the veterans who almost know everybody. But then again, yes, I like your idea of assigning someone who controls the power of the ratings But you see, we really never know about the fairness because so far, I think everybody is using the + and the - signs accordingly. I think I read somewhere in FAQs that Mylot has a special system that determines if the bad points given to you is acceptable or not. Well, something to that context in the least.
@owlwings (37861)
• Cambridge, England
1 Dec 11
"Quality" can mean many different things in different contexts. In general, it refers to something meeting certain standards which may or may not be well defined. In the context of MyLot, we have two things which add up to 'quality of participation' and each can be looked at separately, though they are really two sides of the same coin. There are 'started discussions' - by which I mean the presentation of a topic in order to start a discussion. There are also 'responses' and 'comments', which, of course, are an integral part of a discussion and without which no discussion could actually exist. The definition of 'quality' is slightly different in the two situations because of the slightly different function of each. A good quality discussion topic should do the following things successfully: - It should be descriptive enough to clearly outline what is to be discussed and it should contain sufficient information on the topic so that a reasonable opinion can be formed without too much extra research. - It should actively encourage (by the way it is presented) original, relevant, descriptive and intelligible responses and it should not be possible to give a satisfactory or complete response in just one or two words. If you study the "Don'ts" in the Guidelines, you will see that nearly all of the things we are asked not to do would lead to discussions to which no very useful or constructive responses could be made. A good quality response or comment should be, as described above, original, relevant, descriptive and intelligible. It may express an opinion which is not that of other people in the discussion (and, indeed, discussions tend to thrive on differences of opinion) but it should, ideally, be reasonably respectful of others' opinions. A discussion, as a whole, does not truly become a discussion until the 'discussion owner' (the person who started the topic) replies to the responders with good quality comments which materially add to the discussion and even encourage further comments. It is noticeable that some of the best discussions may continue a 'thread' (a response followed by one or more comments) with many comments back and forth between two or more people. In summary, then, quality means being descriptive (without being unnecessarily 'wordy') and intelligible, relevant and original. If opinions are given, they ought really to include some kind of reason for the person's stance because it is easier to discuss reasons (and to continue a discussion) than just a flat statement of opinion. The person who starts a discussion, therefore, has a responsibility to himself or herself and to those who respond to be able to continue the discussion. Those discussions which start with an interesting topic and receive a number of good quality responses but which are never replied to by the person who started the topic are not 'good quality discussions' (even though they have all the potential of becoming so) because they are never encouraged to continue. When posting either a topic for discussion or a response or a comment, always think about what kind of reply you would expect someone to make to it. If it doesn't encourage or leave the way open for a quality reply, then it is probably not of sufficient quality itself.
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• Philippines
2 Dec 11
Hello owlwings, First off, thanks for the lengthy and well written response. I certainly did get some pointers in there. I am interested on the "Started Discussion" part since a good quality response or comment can easily be spotted since there is a basis of it's quality (content). Now, my question is, do you think that a discussion that is descriptive enough and/or a discussion that has a sufficient information is enough to be considered a quality discussion? Given, the author is always ready to reply sensibly to all comments thus promotes the continuity of the thread. Well, maybe I am just making things complicated in my head. I just can't shake off something that boggles my mind. Like, okay, for example I want to talk about a certain book. For me, that book is interesting so I'd figure that a discussion about that book would have a good quality. But then, no other people have read or is interested in that certain book. So then, the quality post that I think I have will go to waste because other people is not interested. So that is where the "quality" in general is being questioned. I'll say good day before my mind turns completely muddy.
@airkulet (2705)
• Philippines
1 Dec 11
I got you girlthinking , that's why if you will notice I seldom post a discussion, I don't want to post a discussion that I already know the answer, I want to post something that I could be learn from the responses as well.
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• Philippines
2 Dec 11
@airkulet- yes, sometimes I also know the answer to some of my discussions but it is just nice to know what other people might think about it or whether I can get a different perspective from other minds.. @reallysunny- I also mean discussions by this, reallysunny. the postings or responses are easy to judge based on the content because you have something to base them from. I mean, you can cross reference the answer from the topic and see if it makes sense while in posting discussions, it is really hard to tell what topic might consider interesting or what topic might be labeled with high or good quality..
• India
1 Dec 11
In the FAQ section it has been clarified what kind of content is unacceptable. Other than that every type of content is a quality content. It is true that different people have different perspectives regarding the same discussion, but then no one has to judge who is right and who is not. Mylot is a platform where you can put up your discussions, raise your opinions, look at the things from other people's point of view and learn new things. I am finding this discussion really interesting and looking forward to the responses on this discussion.
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
Well, it's not really a question of what or who is right or wrong because technically, I think everyone is correct on his own right. I don't know how to explain it further, I just wonder what it means to say "quality post" in General.
@Gram13000 (443)
• United States
1 Dec 11
Personally I think its how long your discussions are as far as sentences written and how many responses given. I try to start discussions that will get alot of responses. I hope this helps good day.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
1 Dec 11
Hi Gram, Its really not about the length of the discussion at all. It's about the substance of the discussion. I could write several paragraphs about pizza but really...there is only so much to be said about pizza and that's just an example. Now there was a guy on here yesterday that over the course of 2 days posted over 100 discussions. Some of them were lengthy enough but I'd have to say that most of them left little to discuss or comment back. He did not even return to any of his own discussions. I've seen discussions removed that have recieved several responses also.
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
I agree on you sid, I think it is not about the number of words we put into discussions. Well, I am still learning like you Gram, so hopefully both of us can learn how to make interesting discussions and we'll also have many respondents just like the veterans here in Mylot
• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Dec 11
I completely understand what your saying. And I don't know how to classify things as of quality when to each their own basically. Your correct that many people some thing is quality work and someone else might think it is garbage. I just do the best I can with each response I make. I try very hard as long as it makes sense to me what someone has written to write back something worthy (according to my own standards). Everyone has their own standards I suppose. I think in general we should make more than a one liner response and make sure it makes sense...
• Philippines
17 Dec 11
Since we own our discussions, I think it is safe to say that we can rate the responses according to our own standards, don't you think so? So as a respondent, it would be safe to stay on the topic and just respond with the best of your knowledge
@Rosa26 (2620)
• United States
6 Dec 11
I think that ones that qualify the quality of the response and discussion and I think if the response have logic and defend a way of think is a response with quality, it doesn't matter if responder have different way to see the life, if it have logic is quality.
• Philippines
17 Dec 11
Regarding the quality of the response, I also think that as long as it is sensible regardless if the author agree or disagree with the idea, we could count that as a quality response. But you see, what I've been meaning through my discussion is the quality of the "discussion itself". We really don't know what others would think as a quality discussion since we all have different interests.
• Indonesia
2 Dec 11
Apart from speaking rules and regulation here on mylot, each person should know what are the elements of good quality of post. I can know and see by reading that a post had fulfilled the qualification of good writing. I can see whether the discussion resemble good quality or not with the way you're writing and building the post. There are rules standard that are recognized by other people and I am sure the admin know really what a good post is looking like.
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
Hello sijabatnaburjut! Well for me, I know the elements of a good writing per se. And with that I mean grammar and structure. I just find it hard to judge whether a discussion has a good quality or not because I am just basing my views from my own category of interests. Good day!
• United States
2 Dec 11
I agree totally but I believe they don't test our quality rather than our length! A reply could possibly be paid a couple of cents to have 500+ characters, or maybe more because of more lines of text. I don't understand how they would achieve such a super system here on myLot but short quality responses are probably considered to be small earnings, unless a lot of people positively rate it and it receives a best response label!
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
Hello dellessimon! If I understand you correct, do you mean that in your opinion, length matters more than quality when it comes to Mylot discussions or responses? Thanks in advance for clarifying.
@bingskee (5238)
• Philippines
1 Dec 11
and those where the grammars can truly be painful to read are not included. i would like to agree with you that this can be subjective. some topics can only appeal to some, some may even be boring to some.
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
And another thing I notice, there are discussions that are not really interesting per se if you think about it but they receive several responses. I observe that if you have many friends here in Mylot, you will get several responses too. So I think "quality" is not the only measurement why people respond to certain topics ^^
1 Dec 11
Girl_thinking always thinking about different things in an open mind . LOL~~~ Long time no see my friend ,and about what you want to know ,I think there are no best methods there but have a reasonable way . Maybe your discussion can do them a favor and promote them improve their ways .
• Philippines
2 Dec 11
Hello leon! I've noticed that you are now very active in Mylot. I always see you in almost every discussions ^^ Yes, I agree, there is no best method in putting up a discussion. I'm just thinking out loud about the quality stuff. You know, the term seems to be so general