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Imagination - Imagination, a necessary skill to write good stuff on Mylot
Mexico
September 8, 2012 9:48pm CST
Hi Mylot users: Have you find some members on Mylot that start very similar discussions at the same day? How do you feel about that? To make the same question too many times just with a little change? I'll make an example. Imagine that I start a discussion about a food I like and then I start another discussion about the ingredients of my favourite plate and another one about my favourite restaurant where I eat this plate etc. I could merge all these discussions in just one. But I think some people open too many discussions even if they are talking about the same thing because they want to earn more money . If you are a friend of mine, you probably have noticed that I am not starting discussions everyday. I only do it when I really got the inspiration and I think I am writing something interesting or that at least it's important and I want to read some advices from the other members. At the same time, I know that all the people should not be this way and that is good to find someone that start new discussions to make the site active but it's unfair when someone saturate the site asking the same question over and over again just changing some words. I also know that we enjoy earning some money on the site and I love when people start discussions here but not like this. If you want to earn a lot of money here just use your imagination and make 50 completely new, interesting discussions that will inspire people and will give you a lot of work to answer. Maybe I'm exaggerating but I think that the more you are original, the more you will get answers on the site. How about you? Thanks for reading. Have a nice day. ALVARO
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29 responses
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
LOL! I pitty them. I think that person is really serious about earning here EASIlY with the wrong idea.
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• Mexico
10 Sep 12
Hi cash forus: I agree with you. If someone wants to earn here and stay for a long time, sooner or later he/she has to learn that quality post are more important that just quantity. ALVARO
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• Philippines
10 Sep 12
Lol! True... As the FAQ says, we can also report this kind of action to help this site publish quality topics.
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• Mexico
30 Mar 13
Hi cash for us: I must admit that I usually don't report the discussions made by other users but it's obvious that in these cases it has to be done. ALVARO
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@Hatley (157587)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Sep 12
starsaillover but some of those are not similar at all as they do hit on a different aspect of maybe the same topic. look if admins does not delete them then I cannot see why we must go around pointing fingers at someone,. its not really fair in my eyes. I do not think I have ever done that but its okay to take off from one discussion on a whole different point as that is not a duplicate. I do not like to accuse others here of not doing this or that as we all do the best we can.I would rather spend my time trying to think of original discussions and not dissing someone else,.sorry but thats just my opinion,
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
Valid point. A lot of discussion have been started but I think what starsaillover is pointing at is that, why would one/same user initiate 2 discussions when he/she is talking about the same subject? In a sense that the author is abusing this site to earn income, faster. It's like asking someone: E.g How do you wash clothes - you soak first, etc. What stuff do you need to when washing clothes - water, washing machine, branded soap These two can be in one topic, but the author decided to split it up to start more discussion or get more respondents.
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• Philippines
10 Sep 12
I believe the question I asked is just the same as what the author of this conversation is trying to ask/raise. If it has to be deleted, then why would some people agree on his point of view? Or why is this topic still active? I believe we are just concerned of the quality that we read.
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• Mexico
11 Sep 12
@Hatley: My intention when I started discussion was not accusing anyone. As you can see I don't mention names because I don't want to cause any drama. However this is what I've seen sometimes, users that create the same subject too many times just to earn money. @cashforus: That's right. You understand my point of view so thanks for that explanation to our friends. @lottery lover: In my case I don't usually answer this kind of topics or at least I would just answer one of them. ALVARO
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@nezavisima (7419)
• Bulgaria
9 Sep 12
I think discussions like this can sometimes happen because obviously already exhausted what they thought and now could not think of another discussion. but one discussion can create so much more. but I see no reason to comment once the administrator is not deleted them so relevant. nice day!
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• Mexico
18 Nov 12
Hi nezavisima: It's a possibility, yes. But I have this feeling about this people. I think they just create these conversations because they really want to start a lot of discussions but they don't have many ideas in mind at the moment. So they create very similar discussions that doesn't contribute the site with quality. ALVARO
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• Greece
9 Sep 12
It is tedious if this happens but we have to bear in mind that there is nothing new under the sun so repetition is bound to happen. I only respond to discussions that catch my interest, after all I need to have something to say on the subject, so any repeats such as you discuss here I would simply ignore.
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• Mexico
6 Dec 12
Hi Combedale Road: Same do I. How ever I think it's more than suspicious that a same person, on the same day makes different discussions all about the same subject. I just ignore it or answer a single discussion but still I think it's not the right way to interact with the site. ALVARO
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@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
9 Sep 12
Hey there! Maybe it's a way they think it will make money easier but if someone stumble upon all these discussions, they can delete or report them right?
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• Mexico
12 Nov 12
Hi katie: You are right. Though I don't like to report discussions unless there's a big to do this (offensive, racist language) I think that most of these discussions end up been deleted by Mylot. ALVARO
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@camomile07 (1422)
• Germany
9 Sep 12
Starting a discussion, you usually have only one point in mind. During the discussions and reading the responds of other members, other ideas related to this discussion may come up to the mind of the mylotter who started that discussion, so he or she may decide to use this idea to open another one. Even related,it might not be the same. In my opinion, we should not judge to other users. I you already answered to a discussion and the next one seems to be similar, you must not answer again to other one if you don't wish. But other users can choose to which on they want to respond.
• Mexico
24 Nov 12
Hi camo mile: I have to disagree with you. I think it's positive to evaluate the behaviour of the other members and ask ourselves in which way we could improve to create more quality posts. I haven't mentioned names so I haven't been disrespectful to anyone I just talk about something some members do. ALVARO
• Germany
25 Nov 12
Hi starsilover, first of all thanks for disagreeing, that's part of a "discussion", what makes it more interesting, longer and adding more quality to it, apart of it we always can learn from the different point of views exposed by co.mylotters. Even if I don't want to convince you of my point of you as I respect the opinions of everyone (what doesn't mean that I share or agree with all opinions), it's nice to see that we may carry on to discuss this or other themes. Of course you can't mention the names of others here, because all discussions has to be based on respect. In relation to your sentences "I just talk about something some members do", I think it was not the point you initially really wanted to "reach" with your discussion. As I understood, you simply wanted to clear up the kind of discussions in relation to quality and repetition. Partly, you are right in what you are saying: we should try not to repeat ourselves or others and we should give the best in each discussion instead of simply writing to earn some money. But what I want to say is, not everyone checks up what other mylotters already wrote or simply wants his or her one chance to make this discussion and, as we mylotters are from different countries where English is not the mother tongue, for someone it may result difficult to post a high qualified discussion. In result, your intention was really good, but you may have expressed it on another way instead of just talking about something what others do. What's your opinion about it?
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• Mexico
26 Nov 12
Hi camo mile: Thanks for your new reply. I think there's a little misunderstood here. I was actually talking about the members who create a discussion and then another one that is the same they have previously created just changing some words or rewriting the question but it's basically the same. I think it's natural, when you create a new discussion to find another one from another member that would be similar to your own discussion. That's fine to me. What it's not so good to me is that someone try to create multiple discussions that are almost the same. ALVARO
@thanks1961 (7049)
• India
9 Sep 12
Hi dear, This is one among such many instances. If noticed, typical discussions and some friends even started more than 20 discussions and not even bothered to comment with atleast one sentence to make happy for the people comment on their discussions. People may be thinking that others won't notify such things and you come up with a genuine and true fact and I think that our friends will make a note of the same. It would be better if they can't complete the same discussion and can be continued for the next one as a continuation, if anything left out on the previous discussion. Any way, we can expect that people are much bothered about what is happening here and some are taking seriously with each and every movements that is happening within our friend circle. If we can take care of such few basic and think a little carefully on what we are doing, I think it improves the overall standard of the discussions here. Regards
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• Mexico
10 Dec 12
Hi thanks: Absolutely. I think that if we help each other to make better discussions, giving quality as a topic starter or helping the other users as a responder to keep the discussion alive with new questions and ideas the atmosphere will be even better than it already is and we'd enjoy our experience on the site even more. ALVARO
• India
10 Dec 12
Hi dear, There has been a short break among us. Hope you are fine and not been with myLot due to added work to life. Yes, as you said, it can be make more enjoying if we all have a better understanding among ourself. Thank-s
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• Mexico
20 Apr 13
Hi thanks: Well, I'm having other job tasks and other priorities related to my studies. I'm trying to travel to continue my Master studies. Hopefully I will. ALVARO
@ajithlal (14564)
• India
20 Apr 13
I think sometimes there would be repetition of the discussion and I think it is good to avoid repetition as far as possible. I think it is good to have different discussions and not same discussions.
• Mexico
24 Apr 13
Hi ajithlal: Definitely yes. It's natural that from time to time some subjects are repeated. But what is wrong is when someone deliberately start in one day very similar discussion with the only objective of making a lot of posts on the site. ALVARO
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@ajithlal (14564)
• India
26 Apr 13
I think it is not good deliberately starting discussions that are already there.
@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Sep 12
We cannot say the it is the same. Only you are posting a series of discussion that correlated to to your previous post. In other way it a series post. Like a movie with the same actor and actresses, although the same title but the story is different. Only related to the previous story.
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• Mexico
24 Mar 13
Hi july teen: No, I actually mean very similar discussions with just a change in the way they are made by the same user even in the same day. Why do they split them when they are talking about the same subject? This doesn't contribute to the quality of the posts on the site anyway. ALVARO
@julyteen (13265)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Mar 13
Maybe they are thinking that too lengthy discussion, readers will get bored. Actually, I like to split my article in Bubblews because I am worried readers might be bored with my long story. Besides, it will help also to get more views rather than making it one article.
@vandana7 (57187)
• India
30 Sep 12
Actually I think this happens because I expect certain aspect to be discussed about the issue, and that gets completely sidelined.
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• Mexico
29 Mar 13
Hi vandana: I don't know how you work on your discussions but at least in my case I am talking about people that are asking about the same subject and they just change some words to make it look like a different discussion. ALVARO
@Asylum (46795)
• Manchester, England
29 Sep 12
I have not noticed this recently because I was away from Mylot for a long while and have not spent much time here. Nevertheless, I have seen this in the past. There have been many tricks used to increase activity, from copying other members' discussions to making rapid responses that have nothing to do with the discussion being held, purely for the sake of acquiring credit. However, I believe that the majority of such behaviour has now disappeared. I usually spend my time looking for a discussion to which I can make a worthwhile contribution, and only create a discussion if a topic presents itself to me. I think that most members tend to behave the same way. Simply flooding the database only makes the good discussions harder to find, and non related responses do nothing to enrich a discussion. We all dislike this behaviour because it harms Mylot's reputation and detracts from other members' enjoyment.
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• Mexico
26 Mar 13
Hi asylum: I think that's the best way to enjoy the site and make the best profit at the same time. It's nice that you come back. Actually I was on a similar situation- not 6 months but still I have to stop using the site because of the amount of tasks I have in my main offline job. But now that you mention it, I have experienced the same thing you told me and that's positive to see that now less people are creating discussions just for the sake of earning some money but with no real substance and quality on it. ALVARO
• United States
23 Sep 12
Hey Al, yes I have seen these discussions and it gets on my nerves! They start a discussion about one thing then they take a small aspect of that subject and start a new discussion on that! I mean, in some instances that does work, but this shouldn't be a thing that a member leans on. When you see that over and over, it does let you know that you are dealing with someone that is only interested in making money here and not truly participating.
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• Mexico
24 Mar 13
Hi drknlvly6781: Exactly. And if they just want to make easy money by making a lot of discussions, it will probably don't work. At least for me. It gets on my nerves too and I usually ignore them ALVARO
@dorannmwin (36654)
• United States
10 Sep 12
The main thought that I have about people that do this is that they are sadly mistaken when it comes to how to make money on mylot. There are a lot of people (and most of them are fairly new users to the site) that think that they are getting paid just for starting discussions but they will never come back to the discussions that they've started and this results in not making anything at all. For me, I try to think of one unique discussion to start every day and I do attend to my discussions every day. However, I also have to admit that my main emphasis is to respond to the discussions that my friends have started and give them good quality answers.
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• Mexico
17 Feb 13
Hi : I think I also do things this way. I am more a responder rather than a topic starter and when I have the feeling to start a new discussion, I want to make it personal and if it's a subject that has been talked different times, at least I'll try to make the same question in a different way, maybe considering different facts to make it look interesting. I think it's right, probably some of the new users feel that they earn more money just by opening as many discussions as they can even if they don't make sense. ALVARO
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
10 Sep 12
I think different user can start the same discussion on same interest but still I not see the same user starting similar discussion. But different user can start similar discussions only wording are changed.
• Mexico
8 Feb 13
Hi sure kharathi: Beware of your English Grammar please I think different users can start the same discussion on same interest but still I don'tsee the same user starting similar discussions. But different users can start similar discussions only if words are changed. I don't agree with you. Actually I have found sometimes in my notification that a user has started the same discussion and he/she just changes some of the words to make it look different which is not good for the site. ALVARO
@marguicha (80260)
• Chile
10 Sep 12
Although some friends here accept similar posts from different points of view, I am a lot less polite and nice than they. I think those posts should be deleted and even if they are not identical, they have the intention on cheating. I imagine the administration cannot check everything on every post, but I know what you mean and I agree with you. There are some people here, even freinds, whose posts I donĀ“t read anymore. I know they will bore me. And I can see by the amount posted every day that noone in the world can get across 40 or 50 interesting subjects of conversation in a single day.
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• Mexico
4 Feb 13
Hi marguicha: I agree with you. I don't discuss with them. I mean, if they think they will earn more just by creating a lot of discussions even if they are similar it's their own business. I think they should be deleted when a person intentionally start different discussions but with the same or very similar subject. I think the site admin can't read every post after all. I have become selective when I respond a discussion and as a topic starter I prefer to start just one discussion once every month and not lots of them if I don't have the inspiration. ALVARO
@silverfox09 (4727)
• United States
9 Sep 12
I think if admin is ok with it then it really shouldn't be a issue its not hurting anyone. I think we all choose what to answer , you can avoid anything you dont like . I love to respond more than starting discussion so I dont mind , the more they start the more variety I have to choose from. We all chose to earn in different ways ...
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• Mexico
3 Feb 13
Hi silver fox: I am a topic responder most of the time too. In my personal experience using the site I try to ignore those useless discussions when someone just post the same question with different variations. However, I don't think it's just an admin's issue and although it doesn't harm anyone, in terms of quality of the site it would be good if people don't do this. ALVARO
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
hello Alvaro, Yes, I have read few discussion and saw such kind of discussion. Maybe that mylotter is too excited that he/she wants to share every details so he/she prefer to start few topics with same content (hehehe) Actually, I only respond to one topic since I think I will end up writing almost the same answer too. Have a great week my friend
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• Mexico
27 Jan 13
Hi jaiho: I do the same so if the user opens too many discussions thinking this will help them to improve their quantity of responses the answer might be a big no. It's better to focus on quality even if this means less number of discussions. ALVARO
@ash777 (40)
9 Sep 12
Hi i am totally agreeing with what you are saying.But the thing is that many of the users are unknowingly started a new discussion and they dont know whether there is such a discussion already exists or not.One of the main reason is that in order to make money with a limited period of time they are not even go through the current discussions or previous ones.
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• Mexico
17 Jan 13
Hi ash: I recognize this point and I think it's fair when someone start a discussion that sometimes we start a topic that is very alike another. The problem is when the same person makes the same discussion over and over and just changed a few words to make it look 'different'. ALVARO
@Shavkat (44844)
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
What will I say?hmmm. You have your point on this. In one way or another, people had created their topic discussions that has been not integrated. I felt overwhelm if there's something new in the discussion.
• Mexico
14 Jan 13
Hi Shavkat: I am not sure if I understand your point of view. However, I can tell you that even if one person could not be completely original, at least we can make our best effort on this aspect and what is completely unacceptable for me is that one person makes different discussions but all of them are about the same subject with few variations. ALVARO
• Philippines
9 Sep 12
Well I felt non-sense about those people who keep repeating their discussions. They're not quite helpful. :)
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• Mexico
11 Jan 13
Hi toxic life style: Exactly! It doesn't make sense and it doesn't help to make the site more active. They should invest this time to try their best to create questions that look different, interesting and engaging. It would also be better for their finance. ALVARO