Something I read about MyLot

@Jackalyn (6684)
Oxford, England
November 7, 2016 8:12am CST
I have no idea where except it was one of thise making money type posts. The guy said write at least three sentences. I am not always convinced that makes a quality reply. There are times when one will do; but is this true anyway?
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@paigea (22453)
• Canada
7 Nov 16
I do prefer posts that tell an anecdote or event or idea. And that can rarely be done in less than 3 sentences. But I don't really think one can pick a number of sentences. Just whatever it takes to present a complete idea
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@akalinus (20026)
• United States
7 Nov 16
I don't like the discussions that say something like, 'Religion, what you think?' I think you need to present an idea that others can comment on.
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@paigea (22453)
• Canada
7 Nov 16
@akalinus exactly
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Nov 16
@akalinus I'm afraid I rarely comment on these although I know for those who are not nativeEnglish speakers it must be hard to get going on a site like this.
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@yukimori (9072)
• United States
7 Nov 16
I agree with @topffer... that suggestion was commonly paraded around here back when we were rewarded for our activity, not the amount of interaction our posts received. A lot of us used to point out that a short post could be good quality, while a long, rambling one could be considered poor quality. It's always been a subjective thing.
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@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Nov 16
It's true that a short post can be good quality but there is a minimum length in which you can pitch a good idea or whatever. Every post is different.
@MALUSE (42636)
• Germany
7 Nov 16
I never 'like' such short posts and very rarely comment on them.
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@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
7 Nov 16
Some times few words can say a lot.... in comments, not the start of a discussion itself. I want people to know I'm paying attention. There are some responses that are not relevant to the discussion leading one to believe they didn't even read it.
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@Morleyhunt (20295)
• Canada
7 Nov 16
A response of three sentences? That would be as long as the discussion you just started.
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@akalinus (20026)
• United States
7 Nov 16
I think they meant for a discussion. I don't answer short discussions. I would not write a long comment unless there was a need to.
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
8 Nov 16
that is like bordering on the minimum amount of sentences......i would rather read the the thoughts of the author of the post ...most of which cant be summarized in 3 sentences...but i sometimes when it is a discussion like this one....it seems sufficient.
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• Preston, England
7 Nov 16
replies can be shorter than actual articles - sometimes brevity can be best
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@STOUTjodee (3474)
• United States
7 Nov 16
I would say that that would be a rule is for a discussion. Sometimes, when replying I answer with less than 3 sentences. I do think that on most sites though they're looking for quality not quantity.
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@Blondie2222 (22365)
• United States
7 Nov 16
I've seen a lot of people write short sentence post but i don't see a point ? I rather make a post that gets a readers attention and they have more to reply too.
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@topffer (35537)
• France
7 Nov 16
He was perhaps speaking of the old myLot ? I think that the system was counting for nothing short responses. Now that the new myLot is all about interaction, a short response has the same value than a long one.
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@Happy2BeMe (74975)
• Canada
7 Nov 16
I would think that it would refer to discussions you post and not comments. I think a lot of times when you are responding to a post one sentence will be enough.
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• China
9 Nov 16
I prefer not to start a post rather than just write three sentences .I don't figure on making any money here ,but like reading others'posts.
• United States
9 Nov 16
I think posts that get to the point not too long or short is nice but sometimes I do rant.
@jstory07 (69129)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Nov 16
I just write what I think will be enough to respond to any discussion.
@magallon (18124)
• Philippines
8 Nov 16
I like short, clear and interesting posts....
@JudyEv (130202)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Nov 16
I always like to give value for my 'likes' or comments. Even if I just want to show a nice photo I try to give some background to it or information about it.
• United States
7 Nov 16
I think it depends, Some people can say a lot in very few words. Myself, I can get pretty wordy, which is why I need to edit my novels, because not only can I cut some words out, but I also need to format it correctly and even make some things more clearer or create a better dialogue..