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@allknowing (54662)
India
January 20, 2016 11:08pm CST
I spent some time trying to find out how discussions are rated. This is what I found 1. It is based on likes and not responses - Please like my posts. Will you? (lol) 2. What you see there is a one day show and that day is calculated watching the myLot clock. See my plight. When others are wide awake I am dead to the world. No wonder my discussions never find a place among the top rated. 3. The secret therefore is Indians should stay awake at ghastly hours and be active here. Will I? Never. I will not trade my sleep for anything in the world. Rather than target for that much envied place I will learn to accept my position whatever it is. Hope you learnt something from this post
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@JolietJake (37761)
21 Jan 16
Yes, Top Rated is by number of likes, that is how they are 'rated', Hot is by number of responses.
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@silvermist (15368)
• India
21 Jan 16
@JolietJake I have often wondered about it but had not given much thought.But now everything is clear
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@allknowing (54662)
• India
21 Jan 16
I never go to hot anyway. I do not want to get scorched Sometimes our posts get liked part of one day and part of the next and those likes are not counted. I do not find this to be a level playing field
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@JolietJake (37761)
21 Jan 16
@allknowing They are counted for exactly 24 hours from the time they are posted
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• United States
21 Jan 16
I gave you a like :-) I hope you can make it to the top discussions soon! :-)
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@allknowing (54662)
• India
21 Jan 16
No chance at all. Anyway thanks for that. The time zone factor plays a major role here and as I have said in my post I have taken it in my stride.
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@sishy7 (25560)
• Australia
21 Jan 16
I learned how much you like your sleep... Everything else I knew already...
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@allknowing (54662)
• India
21 Jan 16
Just hang on to whatever you want to learn at myLot. I do that all the time. Someone said they like bacon and will die for it!!!
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@silvermist (15368)
• India
21 Jan 16
@allknowing Yes,I have learned some things from your post.We have to do either one of the two options.1.Set our clocks to mylot time.We should sleep during the day and keep awake during night. 2.Learn to accept our position whatever it is.Well,I have to choose option 2.
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@allknowing (54662)
• India
21 Jan 16
The sad part is there is a tendency to go for the top rated posts and they go up and up and we go down, down down.
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@silvermist (15368)
• India
21 Jan 16
@allknowing May be we should do what Franklin.D.Roosevelt said. ''When you come to the end of your rope,tie a knot and hang on''.
@allknowing (54662)
• India
21 Jan 16
@silvermist No going back on what you have and I have decided, i.e. accept our position whatever it is
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@Mike197602 (13422)
• Worcester, England
21 Jan 16
Top/hot lists aren't something I worry about. As long as my discussion gets more than one response I'm happy
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@allknowing (54662)
• India
21 Jan 16
Many keep saying this. I wonder why then myLot has these tabs.
@SIMPLYD (73833)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
But before most of my posts land on the most top rated discussions. However , i don't know since months ago because i am not interested anymore . I just keep posting and interacting .
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@allknowing (54662)
• India
21 Jan 16
I just realised tht the top rated are based on likes and so thought of educating the community
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@SIMPLYD (73833)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
@allknowing I thought its based to how many responses it got .
@allknowing (54662)
• India
22 Jan 16
@SIMPLYD That is for the Hot category
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@T_gray (7899)
• Salina, Kansas
21 Jan 16
I don't worry much about getting in those lists. If I do, then awesome, but if not, then, I guess I don't. Its OK with me. I must say I did get in the "Hot" list once and that was pretty cool.
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@JolietJake (37761)
21 Jan 16
Actually, everyone gets in both lists as soon as they make a discussion, but they are at the bottom of them.
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@T_gray (7899)
• Salina, Kansas
21 Jan 16
@JolietJake Ah, yes, that does make sense now
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@Dalane (707)
• United States
21 Jan 16
I was wondering how that worked. Thanks for clearing that up. I did like your post.
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@allknowing (54662)
• India
22 Jan 16
Thanks for liking my post. Hardly anyone has seen my post. This is what I mean. It is not visible to many.
@MALUSE (30041)
• Denmark
21 Jan 16
But this is not true for your country people. Make them like and comment on your posts! They're awake at the same time as you.
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@allknowing (54662)
• India
22 Jan 16
There are not many from India and I am sure you know that. I am up at 5 -not many are.
@ChinaLeon (250)
• Tianjin, China
22 Jan 16
Very useful suggestion!
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@trivia79 (7946)
• El Segundo, California
21 Jan 16
one like = one prayer. hahaha joke! just imitating facebook memes
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@DianneN (54629)
• United States
21 Jan 16
Thanks for the information. Nothing is worth losing sleep over, especially myLot.
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@LeaPea2417 (13530)
• Toccoa, Georgia
21 Jan 16
There is a big time gap between India and Eastern Time here in America.
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@mom210 (5807)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 Jan 16
I wondered how it all worked.
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@dpk262006 (52825)
• Delhi, India
21 Jan 16
When a start a new post I do not bother under which category it is going to be placed. I am concerned with the responses received and further interaction with friends.
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@kevin1877uk (35692)
21 Jan 16
Its nice to get up at the top but it's not often and then again I don't often look lol.
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@Blondie2222 (16880)
• United States
22 Jan 16
Well I find discussions in the people section so i can still reply to those across the world so their post get recognized also. I see some post that don't get recognition and they should.
@allknowing (54662)
• India
22 Jan 16
The people's tab have posts that go by first come last served. In other words our posts which normally appear first go to the bottom and not many take the trouble to go that deep to search for our posts.
@mammots (3296)
• Philippines
21 Jan 16
Now i know how discussions are rated. I have been a member of mylot for years but this is the first time i learned this. Whenever i post something here it gives me so much relief when someone makes a comment taking my discussion off the "Discussions Without Response" list.
@allknowing (54662)
• India
22 Jan 16
A discussion is not to be ignored but given recognition. You are right. It does feel good when our discussions are noticed.
@Asylum (46318)
• Manchester, England
21 Jan 16
The time that you are online should not be so critical because people read the discussions whether you are awake or not. As for Top Rated, it would be almost impossible to predict what would achieve that position and what would not, so I simply plod along regardless.
@allknowing (54662)
• India
21 Jan 16
Around 9 to 4 there is a lull in my activity page. In other words no one seems to read my posts nor comment on my responses at that time and by the time they are ready my posts would be right down somewhere that no one would want to look for. You get my posts because you look for them and there are a few others too.
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@jaboUK (48981)
• United Kingdom
21 Jan 16
I'm sorry if living in your part of the world affects your traffic. Yes, 'top' is the amount of likes, and 'hot' the amount of responses. Of course it's possible to be in both lists at the same time.
@allknowing (54662)
• India
21 Jan 16
I am OK with this but just wanted the community to know.
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