The New myLot - Coming This Week...

@myLot (127)
Kansas City, Missouri
April 30, 2013 9:22am CST
Later this week, we will launch the most significant revamp myLot has seen since it was born over 7 years ago. myLot has been re-imagined with a clear emphasis on dialog and sharing, and we'll soon be ready to show this to each of you. Users who are here for deep friendships and conversations will love the new myLot. Those who've been here solely to make money will likely soon migrate elsewhere. The famous myLot Earnings Program will be discontinued, effective whenever the new website goes live this week. Users who have accumulated $5 or more in earnings and who have been active during the last 30 days will be paid as normal by May 15. We're certainly aware that this will come as bad news to some of you. While we'll be sad if you decide to leave, we'll still take pride in the fact that close to a million dollars has been paid out collectively to myLot members over the last 7 years, and we were never late on making a payment. Not even once. But now it's time to move on. There is nowhere on the planet that's better for discussing what's on your mind and meeting like-minded people from all around the world than myLot. (And that's a testament to the wonderful members we've had here for so many years.) The new myLot focuses on this, and takes it to the next level. You will find that many of the items on your myLot "wish list" are included in the new myLot. For instance, you will now be able to edit or delete anything you share on myLot. Most of the same myLot Community Guidelines will still apply. This will be a family-friendly community with no tolerance for profanity, flaming, etc. You will now be able to "block" any user you'd prefer not to see anymore. A few key guidelines will be relaxed to help facilitate growth and sharing. For instance, affiliate links will now be allowed and encouraged. Just don't use them in a spammy manner. Those of you who use blogs and Twitter to develop an online following that you monetize through affiliate links will now be able to use myLot in the same way. We know you will have plenty of questions this week, both before and after the launch. GoAskAlice will be around to help fill in a lot of the details. We couldn't be more excited about all of these upgrades, but we know that what makes myLot truly special isn't all the fancy new features... it's the community. Our heartfelt thanks goes out to each of you for making myLot something we all enjoy so much and can be proud of. Wish us luck with the launch! Until then.... THANK YOU and Happy myLotting!
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169 responses
@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
30 Apr 13
So with the new myLot we can come here and discuss and see referral links all over the place and not get paid? There is nothing original about that and as we already know that the layout is a copy-cat of Twitter it makes me think that I wish there was a middle finger/up yours emote
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• United States
30 Apr 13
I am feeling the same way and so agree with you!!
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
30 Apr 13
*gives mylot the NY wave* Money or not it doesn't give them the right to be rude to any of us
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@BarBaraPrz (17536)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Apr 13
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@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
30 Apr 13
The famous myLot Earnings Program will be discontinued, effective whenever the new website goes live this week. Users who have accumulated $5 or more in earnings and who have been active during the last 30 days will be paid as normal by May 15. You know I prefer the old myLot as long as the earnings program stays..
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@tech40 (8036)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Agree to this, you know what mylot, MyLot doesn't gives big amount of money, but MyLot helps alot of us, Not just by improving our english grammar, but also helping us on our financials,
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• United States
30 Apr 13
I also agree! Hate that the earning program is ending!!!
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• Malaysia
30 Apr 13
decision have been make by the creator, so what choice we have? accept it or leave the choice is your, for me I prefer the old mylot
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@robspeakman (1707)
30 Apr 13
WOW, I feel like I have been shafted. You think the plebs that run this regime would at least buy us a drink. No more earnings? I we to assume that there will be no more adverts any more then. $10 a month to some people in different parts of the world means more than $10 to me. Arrogant wankers
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• Mexico
30 Apr 13
Rob, 10.00 a month for this gal in mexico is like 55.00 in the usa. Its alot for me. As I earn 20.00-30.00 here per month. Very sad day..
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@emily7339 (1340)
• Malaysia
30 Apr 13
Agree...I get to multiply by 3+
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• Mexico
30 Apr 13
We cant say we are here for the money. But to this single mom it has helped.
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30 Apr 13
How to completely destroy your online business, in one easy lesson: "The famous myLot Earnings Program will be discontinued, effective whenever the new website goes live this week." I reckon at least 95% of the population will never come back, myself included. There are already dozens of places to do all the stuff the new version does (assuming it's yet another social media attempt, yawn)... and which do it better, are more established and have a bigger following. Goodbye, myLot. It was fun while it lasted but such a stupid move in a direction that's already overpopulated is just...
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
30 Apr 13
251,559 members today. I'm curious to see how many will be left a week from now. I haven't been here for the money but it definitely was a good incentive to stick around. Since the earnings have dropped over the years, so has my participation. The closest friends I've made here, I now connect with at facebook. So, please, tell me, what is the incentive to stick around now? It was almost impossible to get referrals to join myLot AND be active. Now, I don't see that happening at all. No, the money certainly was never great but it was fun and, for some, it meant the difference between surviving and not surviving. But, luckily, there are other social sites that still DO pay and I hope everyone who desperately counts on that mere $10.00 a month will migrate toward them. MyLot is becoming no different than dozens of other sites and that is sad. It was the opportunity to make a little money that made it somewhat unique. Now... I'm very sad over this news, especially for some of the icons like Hatley. I'm afraid you've sealed your own fate, myLot, and that fate is not good.
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@BarBaraPrz (17536)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Apr 13
Hear! Hear! Well said.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
It has been a very long time since I looked, but I have a feeling that "251,559 members" also includes those who cancelled or were cancelled. The only thing they did was clear out those cancelled people from our friend lists.
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
30 Apr 13
You're right about the number of members. I doubt many will actually take the time or go to the trouble of actually requesting their accounts be deleted. Still, it will be interesting to see the activity level after this change.
• United States
30 Apr 13
Seriously disappointed in the powers to be here are so influenced by the power of social media, and are going to follow the herd. I enjoyed making new friends, having interesting discussions, and learning about new cultures. I believed a few years back that we were nothing more than a social experiment-and with this vast change of format, you've just validated my theory. I was part of someone's master thesis; I resent being to be part of a vast experiment that I wasn't asked my permission to join. No thank you!
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• United States
30 Apr 13
CrapLot sure wasn't here long..
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@sishy7 (27295)
• Australia
30 Apr 13
And all his other reincarnations are gone too... I'm glad you commented below me... My comment made no sense after CrapLot is gone...
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• United States
30 Apr 13
But sishy, don't you know you can't stop the lamb?
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@thesids (22453)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Apr 13
Awesome for me. Great that you are removing the monetary thing from this site. But the only question I have is - Will the new MyLot be stern on the kinds of discussions? I mean - of late, I have found many many users posting and using this wonderful site as a Blog of theirs. Some have posted poems, some have posted recipes, some have posted many other stuff which is more like a Blog entry and has nothing of substance to be discussed. And it is disgusting to see that such entries have been permitted and all including the starter and those who participated have been paid. This is certainly an abuse of the system though it might not be any violation of Guidelines. I will expect that such people have nothing to do here on the new MyLot.
• United States
30 Apr 13
I've included links to further make a point. And allowing within the discussion itself is helpful because someone reading it may find it useful, but the OP doesn't have to friend everyone to share it. It seems that some FAQs were abused, and myLot allowed discussions that violated some of their rules. If they had issues, then perhaps a form of moderation should have been here. But to request that we 'tattle' on others for any and everything made the process easy to abuse. As for removing the money aspect-it probably has to do with lack of revenue, or their inability to monetize it properly.
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
30 Apr 13
I as well as many others have always helped them weed the discussions that went against guidelines out...and for free. that won't be happening any more for sure. I am waiting around to see what it is like but honestly...I think they skrewed themselves. I wasn't here just for the money but the money was what justified me being on the computer to begin with. They are 100% right...there are other places where we can earn money and still converse.
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 May 13
@thesids actually I pretty much use it as a blog, and it seems to have never been a problem...
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
30 Apr 13
I am pissed! I will be gone on May 15th! I joined in January of 2009. This is one of the few places I can make money in an honest way! I will now be losing out on at least $10.00 a month! Thanks for changing Mylot and making it worse! It is not easy making money on line!!!! Especially when some of us really could use the extra money every month! I am very pissed and very disappointed with Mylot!!!!!! I will miss my friends who I have made you but must of all I will miss making money here!!!!!!!!!!!! You ruined my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
30 Apr 13
Pm me...I'll see you on facebook, hon.
• United States
9 May 13
come join me on stuffpoint
@sajeevking (5034)
• Mumbai, India
30 Apr 13
Bad news I like this mylot a lot atleast it pays what's the difference then between new mylot and tons of other forums where people take part just for discussing about there issuse
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
30 Apr 13
My thoughts exactly
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• Mumbai, India
30 Apr 13
MysD now where would we all would have fun earn and learn at the same time This is truly disappointing And I am still at $3.17 i think i won't be paid as i have not reached above 5
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• United States
30 Apr 13
I also agree.
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
30 Apr 13
I'm sorry, but this stinks; not that I won't still use MyLot, for my friends, but I have come to depend on the extra funds. I also have a question, now that money will no longer be involved, will this become a place where there is little control over spam and other things that are against the guidelines?
• United States
30 Apr 13
Oh, and since money isn't involved, perhaps we can edit and delete our own threads from now on!!!
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• United States
30 Apr 13
I won't be staying. It's going to be another common website just like all the others. This one was unique and that's why I've been here for so long. I feel like I've been thrown to the wolves now. I can't believe how nasty they are talking about the money...awful.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
Hi Kash, we are connected on FB, aren't we? There are so many friends running through my mine that I won't completely leave until we are connected outside of MyLot.
• Calgary, Alberta
30 Apr 13
We will finally get to filter out who is here to talk and who is here for some extra cents. I wont mind losing the earnings as long as they will forbid flamewars, this is the only troll free community I know. This s the only place with no severe cyber bullying.
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@suni51 (1849)
30 Apr 13
You said it. We used to here a lot about love and wot not, now everything would come in front of everyone to see.
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@suni51 (1849)
30 Apr 13
used to hear***
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• Liechtenstein
2 May 13
But some of them left because this site is a Facebook and Twitter rip off. I mean this site it's not even unique anymore. It's merely just another copy.
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
this is sad to hear, just as i was about to come back. i regretted being inactive after so many months of inactivity in mylot. i knew this time would come. frankly, even though part of me wasn't ehre for the earning. i'd probably stop using the internet for good. all years wasted since i got to know mylot, i thought i can last long because of the internet online opportunity. i am sad, i will visit from time to time.
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• Philippines
3 May 13
same here
@Deepak2J (1180)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Apr 13
There is both good and bad news. But, I don't think any change is really necessary. Now, according to me mylot will not be unique no more. It would feel like just a different version of facebook. And I just hate Facebook. Let's see what's the new mylot would be like. I will decide later about, will I be here or not in future. I still think, the earning program should not be stopped altogether. the good part is it would be possible to edit or change any discussion, but aditing a discussion would also have many bad effects as well. for example, someone might change everything in the discussion and that means everyone who commented on any discussion would also have to change that. Thank You
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@Deepak2J (1180)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Apr 13
Yes. mylot will still earn a lot of money, and we will be just medium of earning just like facebook, where FB administrator and some very popular people earn a lot and all others just spend their time. I think changing mylot has more greedy intentions
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• Mumbai, India
30 Apr 13
Deepak for this very reason mylot didn't had edit option I don't know why they are adding it Admin we don't another Facebook or Forum let Mylot be Mylot !
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@emily7339 (1340)
• Malaysia
30 Apr 13
If MyLot still earn a lot of money, why has MyLot needs to stop paying such a minimal bonus to her members?
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@Hatley (159391)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Apr 13
this is exciting but I do hope I will still be able to make twice the minimum as I love mylot and all my friends here and the earnings while not the most important does keep me on the net as it goes to pay my cable internet bill.Just keep us from being yet another Facebook look alike. I liked the old mylot will I like the new one? I did not ask for all the frills but others did so hope they are happy.
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@BarBaraPrz (17536)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
30 Apr 13
Hatley, I guess you missed the part where they said there will be no more earnings...
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@mentalward (14716)
• United States
30 Apr 13
I mentioned you in my reply below, Hatley. I am afraid myLot will be struggling to stay afloat from this change. It WILL become another facebook, only nowhere near as popular.
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@elitess (5077)
• Ipswich, England
30 Apr 13
Dear Dear, the earnings after today will be 0.00 in the currency of your choice. This is the end of the paid era of mylot (except for the final payment). I, for one, would have kindly appreciated a chance to reach the final payout with a longer notice, or would have expected that anyone who posted enough for 1$ to be paid, as that normally means about 100 posts.
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@allknowing (55750)
• India
30 Apr 13
Do we still have scope to give suggestions?
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@allknowing (55750)
• India
30 Apr 13
I am not sure how many will respond to my topics if there are no earnings!
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@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
allknowing count me on....
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
30 Apr 13
I will still peep in allknowing! May get slightly less frequent but if I am in a mood and if friends are around then I would peep in; but I admit it is a bit disappointing. I used to write in yahoo answers long back just for the fun of it.Now , this will also be like that.But, motivation will reduce. Anyhow, I am happy that mylot was what it was all these days.
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
30 Apr 13
Looking forward to checking it out.
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• Calgary, Alberta
30 Apr 13
I can see some people who just joined leaving. I would stay as mylot is a much better community than Topix ,Crunchy Roll, Pinoyexchange and 4chan, those places are offensive beyond the depths of hell that even satan will cry because they were that offensive. i can see people would be bitter for the change , can see Mylot becoming a full time social network.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
I will be leaving. I was getting sick of all the people complaining Mylot was coming Facebook and now it has. I won't miss some of the naïve people who can't understand life and all the people who never could figure out Mylot when they should of read the guidelines first! I have be stalked. I have made to feel like an idiot. Been swore at. Lied to. Been called a liar. Misunderstood. Made to cry. Insulted and stapped in the back. I sure won't miss those things!
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
30 Apr 13
Well, I first came here looking to earn money. I stayed because I loved meeting people and conversing. I just think it is cheesy that they are taking away our earnings. They earn after all because of us. Not everyone that relied on the earnings was here solely for the money but the money did help many. I'll give it a shot. we'll see.
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@Mavic123456 (7910)
• Thailand
30 Apr 13
This is exciting and yet very sad for removing the earning part. Thank you mylot I found friends here.. and thank you for the earnings.
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@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
30 Apr 13
I think I'm going to like the new Mylot since I also like the sharing we have here. But I'm still lost. So we won't be paid at all? Is that correct? I don't want to ask Lamb as I would sound silly.
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• Thailand
30 Apr 13
hahaha you just ask the right person.. hahaha... hahahaha that's funny Lamb is a very accommodating person. Yes we won't get paid anymore but we are still free to post here whatever we want. This will like be a forum site.
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• Malaysia
30 Apr 13
i shoud not be thinking about change, now change have been taken place and i just don't like it at all.
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@inertia4 (26915)
• United States
30 Apr 13
Well, that is definitely sad news. I come here not for the money either. But like everyone else, it does help. And I always seen that as an incentive to do more here. Now that they are ding away with the money end of things. I will have to see what will happen. It is good that we will be able to post referral links here. But that will not help that much. I do wish MyLot would reconsider the payments and reinstate them. Look, I mainly make 10 to 15 dollar a month. It's not a lot, but I do give that money to my kids to spend on what they want. I will stay a member and monitor how the site goes. I am almost positive that their tons of members will dwindle down inside the next month. Now I will have to spend more time on Bubblews. At least they are paying. I will be gone for the weekend so I might not see the changes until then. But I am still looking forward to it in a strange way. Also, even though most members say they are not really here for the money, I believe otherwise. Like I said, it is that incentive that keeps them here and coming back. Lets not hide from the real truth. And like I said, I will remain a member and I will promote my other sites on here. Maybe I can bring some members over to some real good sites.
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@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
You share you good sites to us , hope there is a site similar to Mylot.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
Yes, please share inertia, and if it isn't too much trouble, maybe PM me, not because it is against the guidelines to do so, but in case I miss it if you post it in a discussion..
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• Mexico
30 Apr 13
True Steve, but like mates gate there is no real guarantee we will be paid. 3 months and no payments from Paul the scam man.....
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@Ghajini (776)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
Great news, change is indeed inevitable. Even multiply.com have changed to something different. Anyway, I'm excited to experience the new mylot, since I am honestly bored of facebook .
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• Calgary, Alberta
30 Apr 13
Why Mylot is cool for me? My parents, aunts and uncles dont do it....There are things that most likely to offend my family members if I post it in facebook. I can say anything I like on this place without offended all the people who knows me. Mylot is my place to share my secrets without hurting feelings of the people I know.
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@peavey (15874)
• United States
30 Apr 13
CaptAlberWhisker, that's exactly why I like it here. I don't rant or come undone over things like some people do here, but I like to be able to be "me" without having to be what others think I should be. The anonymity of myLot is a real plus.
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• India
1 May 13
Mylot Admin run out of fund or???
@savypat (20248)
• United States
30 Apr 13
I feel our discussions and release the stress of meeting payout requirements. I hope that many friends will remain just for the exchanges.
@sid556 (31018)
• United States
1 May 13
I am not staying and helping them to make money and I'm pretty sure that a lot of the ones that helped them get to this point are not staying either. Their notice which they have sice changed was rude and insulting. F-them.
• United States
7 May 13
Many people said they were here for the friends they made here and that the money was just the icing on the cake. I guess we will see who really meant that.
• United States
6 Mar 16
I hope to see a current discussion from you Pat and hope all is well on your end as many have returned with the latest format change.