This discussion is 'a contribution that is eligible for earnings'

By JJ
@JolietJake (27813)
Olney, Illinois
April 21, 2017 3:51am CST
Eligible. Nowhere here does it say I will earn for making this discussion. It merely says I am eligible...just like if I bought a lottery ticket, I would be eligible to win. Buying the ticket is no guarantee of winning. Writing this discussion is no guarantee of earning. It simply means it is possible I will earn from posting it. But to earn, it 'depends on how interesting and valuable the myLot community considers it. If no one reads what you wrote, interacts with it, or otherwise considers it interesting, then you likely won't earn anything.' These are the conditions upon which I might earn for posting it. There is no guarantee that you will earn for anything you do here. I honestly don't understand how so many users read the FAQ page and assume they are going to automatically earn for posting a discussion, response, or comment. I am a bachelor. (Or a word that sounds close to that, according to some people ) I am eligible to get married. That doesn't mean I am going to get married. I guess I could always put a / at the end of this discussion...but then again, even though people couldn't 'like' it or respond to it, they could still read it...which is one of the aforementioned conditions to earn for it. Dang it...I'll just have to settle for being eligible to earn, I guess...
This is where you will learn all about the myLot Earnings Program
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@toniganzon (33109)
• Philippines
21 Apr
Word of the day: ELIGIBLE. I wonder if people who are supposed to read and learn from this are actually reading this.
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Likely not, most of them think they already know it
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@silvermist (17611)
• India
21 Apr
@JolietJake I am surprised at people posting discussions like an authority -- misunderstanding and misinterpreting the Earning FAQ.
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Even I am not an ultimate authority...while I know how much of it works here, there are areas I have no knowledge of.
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@allknowing (50732)
• India
21 Apr
@silvermist means you
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@HAPPSINGH (64889)
• Jalandhar, India
21 Apr
@megatron777 (2987)
21 Apr
Thanks for the subtle and hair-splitting distinction.
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
It seems some people will latch on to one part of the FAQ page and decide 'it means this' without applying the other parts of it.
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• United States
21 Apr
@JolietJake That is because they want to view it that way. It seems promising.
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
@MsBooklover But the 'promise' they see by only applying part of it becomes a lie.
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@velvet53 (5823)
• United States
21 Apr
Very catchy topic which I like. It should catch you some cash. You do have a point on the FAQ.
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
It seems many new (and old) users are convinced they are earning for the posts they make without quite comprehending what they are actually earning for. Unfortunately, I am sure it will continue to be a disputed fact.
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@velvet53 (5823)
• United States
21 Apr
@JolietJake True. You have to get people to read, like and comment before anything will happen. I know that I have had some boring posts so didn't get much activity on them.
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
@velvet53 I've always thought it a bit odd that some posts I am sure will attract people fail...miserably at times
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@minx267 (7385)
• Hartford, Connecticut
21 Apr
So If I don't post here. Then you can't respond and we wont have a discussion on whether you are or we are Eligible or in Fact going to earn for this post or the original post or even subsequent posts. Is that correct?
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Maybe. Except April 31st.
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@minx267 (7385)
• Hartford, Connecticut
21 Apr
@JolietJake How about on Feb 30th?
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@silvermist (17611)
• India
21 Apr
@minx267 May 32 perhaps?
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@louievill (13135)
• Philippines
21 Apr
Ok, ok now here is an example of how this discussion will make something, now thank me
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Thank you
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@louievill (13135)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@JolietJake you are welcome, then that makes it 2and one for me
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
@louievill Thank you for making me feel welcome
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@Mass_Sonu (1098)
• India
21 Apr
@JolietJake By far the most logical explanation & analysis of the word 'eligible' in the context of question - 'Do I earn anything for posting here?', despite the little usual sarcasm!
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
There's the 'catch-22'...if I don't post, people can't interact. If people don't interact, I don't earn. So when I post, and people interact, it may appear I earned for posting. But appearances can be deceiving.
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@Mass_Sonu (1098)
• India
21 Apr
@JolietJake Ha ha, yeah. Appearances *are* deceptive!
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@Raelove (13259)
• Saco, Maine
21 Apr
It's like that "other" document that guarantees us the right to PURSUE happiness. It doesn't promise us happiness, but so many people just don't seem to get that.
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Exactly so. People seem to have a habit of thinking things mean what they wish they meant.
@NJChicaa (16013)
• United States
21 Apr
You know how entitled Americans are. . .
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Scar holds the title to me he says
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@Jackalyn (4620)
• Oxford, England
21 Apr
To be honest, I have long ago decided I will not pay off the mortgage posting here. I never really think whether a post earns or not.
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Even worse is when people start trying to state 'you earn 'x' amount for each post'. The actual earning algorithm is a strictly-kept secret, the formula of which is kept in a tightly sealed vault that not even @GoAskAlice has the combination to.
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@Basilo (402)
21 Apr
you have really made it clear.. thanks. sometimes it gets hard coming up with interesting discussions
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Clear as mud, no doubt.
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@paigea (17917)
• Canada
21 Apr
I can't think of any site where one would earn just by posting. The earning always comes from the attention a post receives.
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Actually, that is exactly how the older version of myLot worked...the motto then was 'I post, I earn, you post, you earn'.
@Mass_Sonu (1098)
• India
21 Apr
@JolietJake Really? Interesting to know!
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@paigea (17917)
• Canada
21 Apr
@JolietJake interesting. On Bubblews one earned for likes and comments received. When I first joined there, you also earned for views. The numbers of views, likes, and comments showed up for every post for all to see, so one could know exactly what the response to each post earned them. But a post with zero attention would earn zero. Every other site I have peaked into, seemed the same. One has to interact around the site to get themselves seen so people will respond to what they have posted.
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@allen0187 (17032)
• Philippines
21 Apr
This public service announcement is brought to you by @JolietJake and Scar!
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Mostly me though, Scar is too busy going in/out/in/out
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@allen0187 (17032)
• Philippines
21 Apr
@JolietJake Scar still on yard patrol?!!
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
@allen0187 I just got home, he just went out
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@pgntwo (16714)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
21 Apr
Illegible. Stick a \ at the end of it, lock it down. A shame the \ doesn't stick the Post to the top of the Posts list... Yeah, I know you said Eligible, I prefer the unreadable version
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Abjiferbu4r?
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@pgntwo (16714)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
21 Apr
@JolietJake How on earth did you figure out my password?
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• United States
21 Apr
Yes eligible is such a nice word.
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
I hope my discussion was eligibly legible
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• United States
22 Apr
@JolietJake haha you are a rapper JJ.
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@Happy2BeMe (48836)
• Canada
21 Apr
Glad you set that straight...but some people just refuse to listen!!!
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Too bad I can't set this discussion to auto-post twice a month
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@Happy2BeMe (48836)
• Canada
21 Apr
@JolietJake that would be great!!!
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@HAPPSINGH (64889)
• Jalandhar, India
21 Apr
LOL, At least now you have earned some tiny bucks with it and i am contributing as well
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
I bet I earnt $235.8356 so far just from this discussion
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@HAPPSINGH (64889)
• Jalandhar, India
21 Apr
@JolietJake Well i say---------------- only
@JohnRoberts (22669)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Apr
You mean I am only eligible to be a billionaire but it doesn't mean I will be one? Rats.
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@JolietJake (27813)
• Olney, Illinois
21 Apr
Sorry. I'm afraid even 1 billion hundredths is still $100,000.0000 so yer prob'ly not gonna reach it here.
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@Gunchie (47)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
22 Apr
Your opinion is true, what you have right in entering a community? I try to give advice hopefully acceptable. So, if we accept the invitation of the celebration, and willing to come, once you enter the room, you realize that the room is not much you know. If you stay silent, then you can not make new friends, and enjoy the celebration, one way to enjoy it is to open up and mingle, create if we are good friends in the conversation, and build fun tip tips. Once you are accepted, I am sure you will really enjoy the celebration. Well, so also in this forum, you should try to introduce yourself, try to add friends, try to invite discussion, if your follower a lot, then once you open the discussion, will get a lot of responses, if your follower reaches 500, all so easy, Get it. If now still a little, enjoy the process, in the process there are likes and grief. When you've positioned the top, even looks monotonous, and you end up saturated and this natural process occurs ... regeneration, if this process can not be resisted like the aging process in humans. Hopefully my views are acceptable. Always working and struggling to fill this life to be beautiful.
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@voyager11 (2417)
21 Apr
That's the operative word "eligible". Thanks.
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