Have you ever paid attention to what specific time your earnings 'update' here?

By JJ
@JolietJake (41383)
April 9, 2017 11:21am CST
They update once an hour, but I do not know if everyone updates at the exact same time. Mine occurs at 15 minutes past the hour exactly (it has changed a few times...originally it was 18 past, and for a bit it was 12 past the hour). The updates are not 'random' as some members believe...they are tied to an automatic program that is 'timed' to do them at a specific point. Which brings another point up that @GoAskAlice or @myLotBugs may be able to answer: If I make a comment or response, and then choose to delete it right after I make it, does the person it was intended for still get paid for it? It has been my assumption that unless that reply exists when the update is made that the person will not get paid for it...but I have been wrong a few times about things. Just ask Scar.
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@andriaperry (33116)
• Anniston, Alabama
9 Apr
I am not so sure anyone deletes comments on my discussions, They just don`t comment at all
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@JolietJake (41383)
9 Apr
I have a time or three (replied, not deleted)
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@myLotBugs (184)
• Kansas City, Missouri
10 Apr
Deleting a comment or response right after posting is the same as not having posted at all, as far as earnings are concerned.
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• United States
10 Apr
Thanks, I was actually wondering about that yesterday, lol.
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@JolietJake (41383)
11 Apr
Thanks Bugsy
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@MALUSE (32870)
• Denmark
9 Apr
I've noticed the update appearing between 15 and 18 minutes past the hour.
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@ramapo17 (19079)
• Melbourne, Florida
10 Apr
Is that every hour?
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@MALUSE (32870)
• Denmark
10 Apr
@ramapo17 Yes, every hour.
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@ramapo17 (19079)
• Melbourne, Florida
11 Apr
@MALUSE How often are you on here a day? Maybe I don't see the numbers moving because I am not on here that much in the day time. I have to take notice more often.
@Mike197602 (13516)
• Worcester, England
9 Apr
I don't pay attention to the earnings or the activity numbers which is why I miss a lot of stuff that goes on I have thought in the past about your point regarding deleting stuff and I think you're right that the post must be there when the update happens so as to earn for the person. I doubt they would have a system that rewards people for interaction received when the poster has removed it.
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@JolietJake (41383)
9 Apr
I don't really watch my activity rating since I know it will fluctuate. I always lose a few posts each day, some I know will go and some I don't.
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@Mike197602 (13516)
• Worcester, England
9 Apr
@JolietJake I am going to pay more attention to the time I delete discussions. If I deleted it just after commenting to the last response they may not earn for it if earnings haven't updated which is unfair of me. I'll be deleting a few hours after the last response in future just to be sure...I hadn't actually thought of that side of things before
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@ramapo17 (19079)
• Melbourne, Florida
11 Apr
@Mile197602 What and when do you delete tings on here? I was always afraid to delete things in case someone wants to reply to something.
@NJChicaa (29680)
• United States
9 Apr
I don't pay attention to when I get paid each month much less when it updates each day.
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@JolietJake (41383)
9 Apr
Each hour, you mean?
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@NJChicaa (29680)
• United States
9 Apr
@JolietJake whatevs
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@dragon54u (31339)
• United States
9 Apr
I didn't know they updated hourly, I only look up at that corner of my screen a couple times a day. It's 9:50am here right now and 20 minutes ago I had 5 cents less than I do now. I would think that if a reply is credited then deleted then the credit is deleted, too. That would make for some complicated coding, I suppose, so I don't know how they would do it. Especially since I know nothing about programming and am just guessing according to what I would do in that situation.
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@JolietJake (41383)
9 Apr
Alex may not know, and Bugsy may not say...not that it is important, just one of those things I get curious about
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@Mike197602 (13516)
• Worcester, England
9 Apr
If a reply is registered and earnings credited even if the reply is deleted the earnings don't go down. I delete all my discussions regularly and it doesn't impact my bank. The only thing I am now thinking of is if I delete a discussion right after I've commented on the last response. If my comment to them hasn't been registered before I delete the discussion then I think they won't get any money from my comment.
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@Asylum (47308)
• Manchester, England
9 Apr
It is 15 minutes past for me as well. Since time zones are in hours, this would relate to the same time as yours.
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@JolietJake (41383)
9 Apr
I've seen a few 'odd' spots where it appears their clocks are off by 30 minutes instead of an hour.
If each time zone were one hour apart, there would be 24 in the world. But several time zones have only 30 and 45 minutes offsets, making the total number worldwide much higher.
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@Asylum (47308)
• Manchester, England
9 Apr
@JolietJake Oh of course, I had forgotten about those. It does seem strange that they should even exist.
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@sharon6345 (102181)
• United States
9 Apr
Mine update 15 after the hour on the dot.
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@Happy2BeMe (69802)
• Canada
9 Apr
Mine updates at 15 past the hour everytime.
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• United States
9 Apr
Mine has always updated 15 minutes after the hour.
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@Lubuto (2321)
• Zambia
9 Apr
I have also been wondering that if i delete a post which has already earned money does my earnings go down?
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@JolietJake (41383)
9 Apr
No, if you were already paid for it, they will not decrease.
@Mike197602 (13516)
• Worcester, England
9 Apr
I delete all my discussions after a while and it doesn't impact my earnings. Admin has previously stated that earnings aren't taken away when posts are removed. The time earnings will be removed is if you get kicked off the site.
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@Lubuto (2321)
• Zambia
9 Apr
@Mike197602 Well said. But why do you delete your discussions.
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@LadyDuck (122184)
• Switzerland
10 Apr
I have noticed that the update time changed a few times since the site was reloaded, now it's 15 minutes after the hour. This is an interesting question about deleted comments, I hope to have an answer.
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@ramapo17 (19079)
• Melbourne, Florida
11 Apr
@LadyDuck Do you delete any of your messages that you write or get?
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@LadyDuck (122184)
• Switzerland
11 Apr
@ramapo17 I have only deleted a few responses because people had been rude or offensive toward other users. I never delete my messages or responses.
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@JolietJake (41383)
11 Apr
Bugsy posted a response
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@JohnRoberts (41077)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Apr
Scar is rolling his eye sin accordance.
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@JolietJake (41383)
9 Apr
According to what sin?
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@JohnRoberts (41077)
• Los Angeles, California
9 Apr
@JolietJake Just a little typo......
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• Midland, Michigan
10 Apr
@JolietJake I got a laugh out of that typo. I thought maybe he knew of some special sins of scar that I'd not heard about yet. That was pretty funny, John. You may be competing with Uncle Joe one of these days. Maybe that's how he got his start?
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@marlina (62252)
• Canada
10 Apr
I don't check often, so I don't know.
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@ramapo17 (19079)
• Melbourne, Florida
11 Apr
@marlina Me neither.
@Daljinder (19878)
• India
9 Apr
I don;t know the exact time. It is somewhere between an hour and two. The update time changes occasionally. And thanks for asking the question, I would like the answer to that myself from the 'power that may be' of myLot.
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@EddieHands (33074)
• United States
9 Apr
meow never really pay attention anymore. And i've found bigger gold in other online realms. But i see it updates every night and morning. I hardly post anymore. But it's fun to come say MEOW to the people every once in a while.
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@RasmaSandra (13384)
• Riga, Latvia
9 Apr
Never pay attention much to when they change. I just make a note of how much I had when I got online and how much when I got off.
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@besweet (7340)
• Greece
9 Apr
I haven't noticed the exact time of the updates, it is good to know when they happen! :)
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• United States
9 Apr
I think mine updates around the 15 minute mark of the hour but I don't watch the bank so...
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@pgntwo (21733)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
9 Apr
I would imagine a flag is set somewhere when a comment is made, but not unset or reset when the comment is deleted. The hourly job you see is the job that tots up the flags, applies the relevant tariff to a flag, and updates everyone's running total accordingly (before emptying the flag table ready for the next hour's accumulation... Broadly speaking, of course.
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@JolietJake (41383)
9 Apr
Be careful, don't let any of the broads here hear you talking like that
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@pgntwo (21733)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
9 Apr
@JolietJake Har de har
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