Open to Interpretation

@GardenGerty (99159)
United States
January 3, 2016 5:59pm CST
I have run into discussions trying to determine how we earn, what is cheating, what is paid and many other things. I think a lot of things here are open to interpretation, but the final say so is from the owners and admins of this site. That is why we have "guidelines" to guide us rather than hard and fast rules. We need to be flexible in our interpretations, that is for sure. I even have run into someone who because of the way they interpret the guidelines believes that bad spelling will prevent earning here. Yes, the guidelines talk about not using text speak, or not using "creative spellings" to get around the use of profanity. Deliberate misspellings are what I think that is about. However that person prefers not to be here and says it is hard to earn. I know where she is working, and in comparison I find myLot to be a "piece of cake" I also respect the fact that myLot is not for everyone. But people should not judge themselves too harshly. That is, however, my interpretation. So let's be flexible, follow the guidelines and relax and yes, have fun.
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26 responses
@JudyEv (123138)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Jan 16
I have no idea how we earn. I know if I'm away for a day or two, earnings drop sharply even though I might have lots of comments coming in. I just enjoy the interaction and don't worry about the pennies too much.
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
4 Jan 16
Yes, if I have to be away things slow down, but you know, that is okay. I am here for friends and learning and communication.
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• Philippines
4 Jan 16
that's how it was in the old mylot. sure, we will whine now and then that it was a "slow earner," even the active/senior ones will take 2 months to reach $10, but i don't recall amounts actually being written about (like how much they earned, lost, still lack, etc). since earnings in the old mylot were updated every 24 hours, we only knew the next day/night we logged in how much we did for our activity the day before, but i don't recall members posting about "i earned only x amount for x hours yesterday." we did know and expected back then that we would lose earnings if we participated in a discussion that we knew would get deleted.
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• United States
4 Jan 16
@JudyEv - it's the comments you make that earn you money.The comments you receive are earning for those who made them.
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@Platespinner (16492)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Jan 16
I'm not particularly worried about the details, I'm enjoying watching my bank slowly creep up as I have fun
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
4 Jan 16
Isn't it great to have that added side that we can watch the earnings while they grow?!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 Jan 16
@GardenGerty It is indeed. It doesn't seem to go up very fast, but at least it seems to increase at a reasonably steady rate.
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
4 Jan 16
@Platespinner Nope, never gonna make $100 per month or more, but that is okay.
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• United States
4 Jan 16
@GardenGerty i think you are right, but I think the guidelines should offer a bit more clarity.
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
4 Jan 16
I like it this way. If we were to come to nit picky rules they would have to hire a lot more people to enforce it, and sometimes the mistakes are just that, mistakes.
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• United States
4 Jan 16
@GardenGerty I didn't say anything about nit-picky rules.
@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
4 Jan 16
That's what it's about, you're right - fun. No-one's going to get rich here, but we can enjoy it.
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
4 Jan 16
Nope, not getting rich, except in friendships.
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@jaboUK (53919)
• United Kingdom
4 Jan 16
@GardenGerty You've got that right
@bunnybon7 (36431)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Jan 16
one thing i can say for the new administration is they do tell you the problem if they delete your post and they are nice about it
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
4 Jan 16
You know, it does not cost anything to be nice, to explain things and to get along. It sure cuts down on stress.
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
4 Jan 16
The guidelines are quite useful, but I have to agree that they are far from categorical and can leave us a little undecided on many issues. I think this may be intentional in order to allow us a little more scope as long as remember to be sensible and fair.
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
4 Jan 16
I think you are right. We are all adults and are able to decide the difference between right and wrong, rude and polite. If we contribute to the site, it is all good, I think.
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@paigea (22189)
• Canada
4 Jan 16
Relax and have fun is my basic reason to be here.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan 16
I love the site. The guidelines are easy to follow. I just wish people could spell, but I don't worry about it over much.
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
4 Jan 16
I have certain words that are difficult for me, but if people can understand me, that is what matters. This is a place to learn and to increase our skills if we hang around long enough.
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@just4him (116703)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jan 16
@GardenGerty Yes it is, if the person is really interested in learning.
• United States
4 Jan 16
I thought that was what we were doing!
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
4 Jan 16
I am relaxed, flexible (mentally, not physically) and I am certainly having fun and learning about others around me.
@TheHorse (65657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
4 Jan 16
I just use common sense as my guide.
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@pgntwo (21646)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
4 Jan 16
T'is a rare commodity, though common sense... I find!
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@softbabe44 (5902)
• Vancouver, Washington
4 Jan 16
That's a good way to explain it .
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@GardenGerty (99159)
• United States
4 Jan 16
It is the best I can do, and I try not to stress too much about any of it, just relate to friends and share what is going on with me.
@pgntwo (21646)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
4 Jan 16
Persistent use of a mis-spelling in long articles on dodgy subjects were common on another, now defunct, site. I have not seen evidence of that here so far, perhaps because of faster Admin intervention, or because that type of poster has not tried to get exposure on here yet. Common sense, and everything in moderation is good advice.
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@Juliaacv (30228)
• Canada
4 Jan 16
That's right, its a fun place to be, it isn't the lottery so for the members planning on getting rich over night, they won't be satisfied, it pays riches in smiles and good feelings moreso.
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@Drosophila (16713)
• Ireland
5 Jan 16
When in doubt check with the admin, then just have fun?
• United States
5 Jan 16
Yes it is better to just go along nicely and answer and post as you can than spending all the time worrying about how things are and who is earning what.
@marguicha (94358)
• Chile
5 Jan 16
I think that mylot itself is open to interpretation as everything in this world. I come to have fun, for other the money they earn is very important. We should respect every motive as long as we are respectful with everyone.
@Beatburn (3912)
• Philippines
4 Jan 16
I thought I'd be a millionaire. Bummer. I agree with you, we can speculate but we'll never really pin how earnings are computed. We are here for the fun, and sometimes learning from others as well! That's priceless.
• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Jan 16
We should definitely try to keep things fun here. =) I follow the rules the best I can and I don't find it hard at all.
@MALUSE (40040)
• Germany
4 Jan 16
What do you mean with 'it's not for everyone?
@Jessicalynnt (47854)
• Centralia, Missouri
4 Jan 16
I have a feeling the filters aren't that smart, just if you post something in completely in text speak it will get removed, I add lol every now and then, and those comments remain, heheh