Why join Mylot and Do Nothing?

My computer, taken by me
Preston, England
October 1, 2015 10:57am CST
I'm seeing a new trend here for people following everyone they can see posting without liking, comment or interacting at all or writing any posts of their own. Their own stats lists are all set at zero except for the list of who they follow and a few who follow them back. Without doing more they can't possibly earn a cent. The only worry is that they might be looking for content to copy and pass off as their own elsewhere. Arthur Chappell
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@jaboUK (54860)
• United Kingdom
1 Oct 15
When I first joined I flitted about like a ghost, trying to get the feel of the place. But unlike the people you are talking about, I left no trace as I didn't follow anyone or leave any comments, I just read posts.
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• Preston, England
1 Oct 15
I did that too basic recon makes sense but their approach seems even more stealthy.
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@topffer (35525)
• France
1 Oct 15
People have to join to read all the content, as the discussions are filtered by an adult filter when you are not logged in. Two possibilities : - they joined, did not liked myLot and left ; - they are silent admirers following their preferred members. Personally I never follow back somebody with no responses or comments left, because some of them turned to be spammers in the past.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
1 Oct 15
This is a possibility, but it could always be a result of not understand the system here. It is not uncommon for people to enrol in a site and eagerly rush around trying to connect to everyone in sight to boost their earnings. Of course, as you rightly say, their earnings will remain at zero.
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• Preston, England
1 Oct 15
it will be counter-productive if their new friends look in an find nothing to comment on. They'll just ignore them.
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
1 Oct 15
@arthurchappell Yes, you would at least expect that they submitted one article to acquire some response.
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@RasmaSandra (18966)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
1 Oct 15
@arthurchappell I would think that this person should be kept an eye out for. Perhaps with time reported or something like that. It certainly isn't difficult to post here. I started in September and have 40 posts already.
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@else34 (13604)
• New Delhi, India
2 Oct 15
I too have many friends who have joined,but do nothing.I don't bother.It's their choice.I am waiting for the day when they start doing something here.
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• Preston, England
2 Oct 15
some may well do that, and no one should be condemned for just parking here, but we should be wary that some, hopefully a minority, may have their own agendas.
• United States
2 Oct 15
That's not so uncommon, it happens at many sites like this.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
1 Oct 15
Weird, like having ghostish lurkers about
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@garymarsh6 (14317)
• United Kingdom
1 Oct 15
They sure could be you are not wrong. I wonder if it is the scammers that used to scam the other sites!
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@marlina (76487)
• Canada
1 Oct 15
Maybe they are just testing the ground and see how it works.
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@Hate2Iron (7968)
• Canada
1 Oct 15
I'm sure that it will help with articles such as this. I'm sure that it will draw a lot of eyes to see if they are missing something when the pennies are not rolling in.
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• United States
2 Oct 15
I'm afraid I have done that on several of these sites. The only way to figure out if a site is right is to join and then flit about. Some of them are too slow or complicated for me. I can't see that most of these posts would be worth stealing to post elsewhere. I'm more concerned about that on Wizzley or HubPages.
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• Preston, England
2 Oct 15
@NeldaHoxie not heard of wizzley before
• United States
3 Oct 15
@arthurchappell It's run by great people and it lets you get into affiliate marketing without have your own site. They use viglinks so you have access to lots of merchants. I love it there.
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@sharon6345 (134977)
• United States
2 Oct 15
I did that when I first got here as well. I needed to read and find my way along the site. I do hope your wrong an they are not stealing from people.
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• Preston, England
2 Oct 15
I can understand newcomers reading for a few hours or days before interacting but some new but silent members have kept it up over weeks and followed 70 or more posts without interacting further at all. That sets alarm bells ringing.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
2 Oct 15
To my mind those who don't start even a single discussion or do not respond reasonably to a discussion are not interested in mylot or its spirit. They are probably spammers.
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• Preston, England
2 Oct 15
their behaviour certainly suggests that we shouldn't trust them.
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• United States
2 Oct 15
Interaction is definitely the key and I hope these people aren't looking to steal someones elses work
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@gudheart (12743)
2 Oct 15
It baffles me too! I don't think they know how the site works!!
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@DaddyEvil (25697)
• Aurora, Missouri
2 Oct 15
Hmmm... Well, I only have one post of my own, so far, but I have been having a blast on myLot just the same! Apparently, according to my stats I am following 22 people but 33 are following me... That seems a little odd. Oh, well, let it seem odd... I don't see how most of them matter, anyway. All I am sure about is that 1. I am having fun! 2. I have found a lot of people here willing to go along with my silliness. 3. I appear to be earning from my activities... Uhm... I have no clue why someone would join this site and not jump in with both feet! That's what I did and am still doing!
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@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
1 Oct 15
Yes it's strange... , you could be right about looking for posts to pass of on their own on another site.... .
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@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
1 Oct 15
It makes no sense to me. Of course they could be reading and learning and polishing their ideas before they post.
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