Paid to click on discussions?

@SomeCowgirl (32270)
United States
July 23, 2012 10:28am CST
I'm talking out of my HEEHAW (donkey noises.. come on, get it? hahaha.. yeah it's not that funny is it?) again but this popped into my head... Why not give incentive (an extra penny, nothing much) to respond to posts that are like, say.. 6 months old that haven't been responded to. There are posts that old, very few, but still. It would make the discussion owner happy to have their discussion dusted off... and it'd get more people interested in the "no response" section. A certain mylotter suggested we check it out, oh what was it two or three years ago when she discussed it? I say move it up a notch, and offer a little incentive. I'm not asking much and I am definitely not talking about the algorithm... but am I talking out of my donkey hole or do I have something going here?
5 responses
• United States
23 Jul 12
dear that would be a great idea! The person who made the discussion would be happy to have another reponese to their disucssion. I go to the no responese section often ,not only because i like to post a responese to do something good,but i like being the 1st one to respond. If mylot encouraged users better to post in the no responese section then that would make mylot a better commuity.
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@bent31 (86)
• Canada
23 Jul 12
I totally agree. I mean, someone who posted a discussion will feel like no one wants to respond to them and make them feel unwanted. This is a pretty good idea, you can meet new different people and have a nice chat as well!
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
23 Jul 12
I also go partially to be the first one to respond... I also think it'd be great for newer people to the site as they will see how many posts are repeated. Going through the no response section you can see a lot of topics that have been done over and over and over and over again.
@velentina (893)
• Mauritius
23 Jul 12
I think mylot pays for a post which you respond after 6 or more months. that discussion comes on the top when you respond to it. But to get extra money, mylot have to decide on it.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
23 Jul 12
You think they pay? SOO you have no idea??? UH DUH! they do pay.. .I was asking about extra incentive sweetheart.
• Bangladesh
23 Jul 12
Yeah it should be the responsibility of mylot community that no discussion wont remain unresponded. At least mylot community should give encouraging incentive to no responded discussion as well as mylot will give financial incentive to the community specially to who will respond to the no responded. At least they will type " I could not understand your speech, would you please specify it again brother/sister?" Thanks for your idea.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
23 Jul 12
uhm.. NO. I am talking about quality that little "Sorry I can't understand the words that are coming out of your mouth" should NOT earn anyone anything. I still want to follow the guidelines and common sense of the site.. lol. I appreciate your response, and your right it'd help the community, but not with silly little responses back.
@owlwings (39768)
• Cambridge, England
23 Jul 12
If you make good quality responses to such discussions, then you WILL be rewarded ... in the usual way. There is absolutely NO need for any 'incentive'. Discussions that have no responses don't have any for a number of reasons. Usually it is because there was nobody interested in responding in the first place - perhaps the topic was too specialised or not comprehensible enough to respond to. It would certainly not benefit MyLot in any way to have these 'empty' discussions responded to, though you would certainly be paid for responding to them with sufficient quality. Surely, that is enough reward! So, yes, I think that you are talking our of your a$$ (since you asked) and expecting to be paid for doing nothing very useful!
• United States
23 Jul 12
I am not 100% on how the decide on what your earnings are for your discussions or responses but should it not be that if you respond you get paid or are you saying that if it is too old or has no response that you don't get paid? I would think if you respond to it no matter how old or how many responses that you should get paid...