My reaction to the changes

@GardenGerty (90227)
Marion, Kansas
April 30, 2013 10:18am CST
I am trying to keep an open mind about MyLot. I will still check in from time to time to learn about my friends, if they are still here. On the other hand, I will be more active where I actually earn. I appreciate that they are honest with us and are letting us know, without suddenly dropping the payment option with no explanation I am not here for the earning exactly, but I have used it as a way to keep score on my participation. I know others who depend on earnings here. My good friends, please send me your e mail. When it becomes okay to post links here for earning, I will do so. I doubt that I will contribute very much however. I have been very proud of what MyLot has been, but the time I put here could earn me much more elsewhere. I certainly do not plan to put my best content here, it will not pay. I love knowing friends all over the world, and there are some newer international sites on the horizon, that also have rules about content. Mylot for me was a wonderful introduction to the world of online earning and sharing. I am proud that I have been here this long, and sad that it is going.
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32 responses
@allknowing (55160)
• India
30 Apr 13
Those who depend on earnings and are an asset here vis-a-vis their wit and intelligence will leave and then this will be a sapless site.
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• Canada
30 Apr 13
NEVER a more brilliant comment, dear friend! I will SOOOO miss our morning "coffee klatch"..and when you go somewhere else, please, please e-mail me.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Apr 13
We will be sure to meet somewhere else.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
30 Apr 13
Let us hope so!
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@katsmeow1213 (28845)
• United States
30 Apr 13
I feel about the same way! I will still see you on Gather and Bubblews.. but I probably won't be on Mylot much anymore either :(
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Apr 13
Glad we are connected there.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
You and I are connected on Gather (which is another site that seems sadly dedicated to its own demise). Are you on Bubblews as well? Facebook? Over time, I've tried to connect with some people on multiple sites, because the "captains" of certain sites seem determined to aim straight for the iceberg.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Apr 13
I am on Bubblews and I know it is supposed to be undergoing some revisions that hopefully make it better. I am GardenGerty there as well. I am suggesting my friends go there and as I tell them, I could use them as a referral but I would rather keep them as friends so I am not posting links. It is second best to MyLot for me. I will still pop in here, and at Gather, but I will have more time for Textbroker as well. I am on a site called Sidetick, which has its glitches, but I get paid there maybe four times a year. For a while it was once a month.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
I think I'm still a member on Sidetick, but I haven't been there in a long while. It had become too spammy, so I'd drifted away from it. I'm hoping that the changes to Bubblews will make it a stronger community and easier to find quality content.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
3 May 13
@wilsongoddard I am Heather Echola on Facebook for anyone who wants to find me there. I find this and Facebook to be equally daunting.
@CuteMandy (165)
• China
30 Apr 13
I'm really sad about how it is going now. But anyway, mylot has told us what will happen later. It is honest. I would like to share some links here, if I can.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Apr 13
It still will provide a place to network, I guess. It is more user friendly than Facebook or twitter so I will keep some presence here.
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
30 Apr 13
It is sad Gerty, and I am glad we are connected outside of MyLot, and if I leave permanently, I will have to go through my friend list and see who I am not connected with and want to keep in touch; otherwise I am staying, just not as active..I know one person I am going to connect with now, and that is someone who was going to help me make recovery disks for my laptop, I want to make sure that if he leaves, that I can still contact him.
@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Apr 13
I am glad we are connected as well. I am communicating with quite a few to let them know where else to find me. I need to eat lunch and write a Textbroker article. I am taking hubby for a biopsy this afternoon. Say a little prayer.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
I sure will Gerty, praying the biopsy turns out negative..
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
1 May 13
We will not have results for a few days. It went easier than I expected. Bubblews is still light writing. You post just about the same things you post here. They are a new site, like about six months. I like that you are earning for everything there. They try to keep the spammers and plagiarizers out. You have editing options and also options to report things.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
I have not heard of these new changes. Where can I find information about them? I don't come on here often, only about once a month. I used to make good money here, but some of the anti-American attitudes turned me off as well as other things. So, I write for other sites and make good money with them. You can PM me with more information about the changes if you want.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
You can PM me on Facebook if you want, it might be easier.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
Oh wait, the alert popped up.
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• United States
30 Apr 13
Well, all I can say is welcome to spamville.
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
I will see who stays. but: We'll always have Facebook. lol Until it fails...
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Apr 13
And I know you already have my e mail. Use it freely. I am on Bubblews as well. GardenGerty.
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@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Apr 13
Yup, I do. Don't know if I'll check out Bubblews or not...
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr 13
I didn't like bubblews at all my friends, I gave up with it, nothing like Mylot, sadly and there's been talks about the site being a scam, members not getting paid, and the minimum payout is ridiculous. Sad day indeed
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@Pegasus72 (1904)
1 May 13
Is mylot not paying anymore? I am .04 from my first payment. Between Gather being down I have here and Bubblews.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
1 May 13
Here is the alert. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2767639.aspx and you will get paid. What have we heard about Gather? I have been gone a large part of today and am just responding to this discussion. You will be paid May 15. I will still come in now and again. I am being open minded here and as one of my friends has suggested this may be a way to promote our other sites.
@Pegasus72 (1904)
1 May 13
That is true about promoting other sites. I didn't know we could put in links though. At least I won't be out all of the hard work, but don't think I will keep it going, but you never know.
@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
4 May 13
@Pegasus72 being allowed to post links is part of this change. It was not allowed before.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
30 Apr 13
Well, i'll be darn, that's quite a big change. I have never been here for the money & have made alot of good friends here . I have some money built up, guess i will lose that. Don't know how to go about getting it to be honest it's been so long since i ask for any. I have always let it grow & not take any out. Thanks for your discussion. I wouldn't have been aware this was going on if not for it.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
1 May 13
Does it not just go to PayPal? They will pay everyone on May 15. Here is the link to the alert if you have not seen it. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2767639.aspx I have friends here that I hate to lose.
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
27 Oct 15
myLot is back
• United States
30 Apr 13
I feel the same way too. I have made some wonderful international friends here, more than I have on Facebook. While I'm glad that we were notified, I wish we would have learned more details about the changes coming, like how long discussions were start or respond to will continue to be paid for. I know people for whom their earnings are a necessity. I'm not sure if I'll continue here; most likely not as actively as I've been here. The money was definitely an incentive, but if I can earn more elsewhere, I'll be sure to stop at the other sites more frequently. It's definitely the end of an era, that's for sure.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
1 May 13
I think we are all sad, and hate to see what was a good thing end.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr 13
I can see a mass exodus on the cards where people will leave Mylot in droves, it will be interesting to see how long it does survive once the earnings have been totally withdrawn. It's a sad day indeed and I know many Mylotters have been let down greatly, plus the sudden change with little no notice. I will also wonder if I will lose a lot of my friends this way. I certainly will NOT be turning to bubblews as an alternative, it's a poor relation and I found it very abysmal to be honest. Still 7 years is 7 years and I am fortunate in that I have been around for most of those 7 years, if not earning a fortune, but making some wonderful friends, contacts and getting the support and warmth from them. Sad day indeed!
@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
1 May 13
So far Bubblews works for me, there is also Social Earning Club, which is a new start for a site that used to be MatesGate. It is an invitation only site at this time. Has someone invited you?
@ajithlal (14564)
• India
30 Apr 13
I think the old myLot where the site pays is better than the new site with no payment option. I think lot of people depend on the myLot as for earning.
@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
1 May 13
I know that many people rely on what they earn here. It makes me sad.
• United States
30 Apr 13
GG, I have your email address and I hope we can stay in touch. I doubt very much I will continue here...might check in from time to time but that will be once in a blue moon. All these years gone. Our fun 'unique' site is just as common now as the rest of them. It was fun while it lasted.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Apr 13
I will continue popping in myself I am busy sending out my personal e mail as well, I knew I had yours and there are a few more I want to keep up with.
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@bostonphil (4391)
• United States
30 Apr 13
I am very sad to see you go. You were one of my early friends on mylot and a great help to me. It must be a real shock for every mylotter to read your postings. I think that you will be taking a lot of people with you. I am not on mylot very much these days so I do not understand the problem. Are we no longer getting paid at all? Where is the announcement? Obviously, I have missed something.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
1 May 13
You need to check for an alert in your mylot area. I am not sure how to find it if it is down. I saw it as a sidebar on this discussion. I am not totally gone as it is hard to give it up after seven years. You may be able to promote your other sites here after the change.
@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
1 May 13
http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2767639.aspx
• United States
1 May 13
I did find the notification later on. Thank you for sending me the link so that I can read it again. I never earned that much on mylot so I will still participate even without earnings. It sounds like mylot is becoming more of a social bookmarking site where I will be able to post links to my articles. That I would like. I am hoping that mylot is being honest with us and that we will get our earnings next month. I hope that they are coming back up and not shutting down. I am excited about seeing what the changes are.
@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
30 Apr 13
OMG...sorry, but I find this a VERY, VERY sad day! I do know that the dear friends, (and I really mean that, GG) that I have made here, will slowly drift away. It, to me, is almost like a community in a rife! You've just explained how we will be losing you...and the first thought that hit me was "Ms.Hatley"...so productive here, so respected, and she really needed the financial input...this is a heartbreaker, and already I feel lonely! I sent you my e-mail, and soooooo thank you, for sharing! I will put "pergammano" in the title so you know whom it is coming from! I really, truly have enjoyed the time I have shared with you....
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• Calgary, Alberta
30 Apr 13
I will quote the lyrics of the song Never forget by Lena Katina: We said that we were meant to be that we were each other destiny and now we fade it away maybe It's too late now It's time for us to get it straight I'll never forget you but I'll be gone I'll always respect you and life goes on I'll never forget you...I'll never forget you... ---------- I am afraid that a lot of people will be leaving this site and make an exodus to sites similar to mylot. I just hope I wont end up talking to thin air when the time comes. I will stay since I manage to stay to a community that doesnt pay its members for 10 years. I am not sure if mylot will stay the same if many people will leave.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
30 Apr 13
I think many of us will go elsewhere as well. I have always like the way we can interact here, and have not found any place quite so good. I will pop in from time to time, I am sure.
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• Calgary, Alberta
30 Apr 13
I might end up as the sole survivor. No one seemed trying to make a petition.
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• Philippines
3 May 13
I'd like to be able to connect with other Mylotters, but I just logged in and couldn't find where the message button is. I'm so sad to see these changes. This is something I didn't expect from Mylot.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
3 May 13
I know, I am having a hard time with it, and in the meantime I am trying to maintain all my other activities online.
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@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
4 May 13
Go to the ME section to send PMs, I didnĀ“t expect this from mylot neither. It took me a lot of time to trust mylot. I was too good to be believed . But at least some of us are still here. Blessings Pen... dainy
• Philippines
6 May 13
@dainy1313 I truly love the community, but the site is such a big disappointment after having invested time, effort, respect, trust and love for it. See you around dainy.
@Deepak2J (1180)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Apr 13
Are you going to leave completely from mylot ? Many people will going to leave as well
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
1 May 13
I will probably be in and out, but not nearly so much time. I have to put my time where I earn.
@Deepak2J (1180)
• Bhubaneswar, India
1 May 13
if possible i will login once in 30-90 days. But I can't guarantee that, ...
@dainy1313 (2354)
• Leon, Mexico
4 May 13
Oh my!
• China
1 May 13
I feel sad at the thought of many of my friends will leave here.However I am glad that you will still stay here though you are not as active as you used to. Yahoo e-mail will pull out of China,so I was told that my mailbox have to be changed from yahoo to Aliyun.So far I haven't used the new mailbox and am not sure if it works. I may tell you it later.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
4 May 13
There are always changes that tend to pull us away from friends. I have said, I am at Bubblews, and I do not know if it pays, but I know a lot of people who have been paid. It is international as well.
• China
5 May 13
@GardenGerty Sounds like the bubblews will replace the mylot soon.It is a good job you have had a few sites where you can get paid.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
30 Apr 13
Hi Gerty I will be closing my account here I have not been that active any more and playing with the Idea for a while now You know where to find me Sweetie
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
1 May 13
I see you around more on FB. I have made a lot of friends over the years and some have left here but still been my friends, just like you.
• United States
1 May 13
Your best bet right now is not to cancel, but maybe come back every so often ... You were one of the seven of us that came over here with me as a referral of a mutual friend.
@koopharper (6216)
• Canada
30 Apr 13
I'm not thrilled of the change. I will check in now and then but I don't plan to spend much time here. For my friends there will remain the link to my writing blog in my profile. I don't plan to be lost to my friends here.
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@GardenGerty (90227)
• Marion, Kansas
1 May 13
I will check in now and again, and may even start a discussion now and again. I am sending my personal e mail to people.