No points for responses to discussions? I must have misundersood the rules.

@isasice (2015)
Iceland
December 6, 2006 4:55pm CST
I thought I read somewhere that members got paid for responses made to their discussions. I was away for a week and when I logged back in, I had a lot of new responses to my discussions but not one cent in my earnings for the time I was away. I guess the only earnings come from responses I make and the initial discussion. What is the point of keeping the discussions alive if this is the case?
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
6 Dec 06
I am just as surprised as you are about this, because I believed also that the responses played a major role in the earnings proceedure. I can only assume that the response rate is used to calculate the rate of payment for each post and therefore plays an indirect role in the end figure. The idea of having no benefits derived from responses would only serve to be counter productive in developing an active discussion and work against the improvements that Mylot have currently managed to implement.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Dec 06
They say the earnings are just estimated until they are paid out but I have never seen anyone say that the amount changed from the estimate.
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I'm not sure what's up. Some of my discussions show 50 or 60 responses, but when I go in, the responses aren't there. I've wondered, too, why I waste my time trying to keep a discussion alive. The comments we make to the reponses we receive don't pay us anything. I think that if mylot wants us to keep discussions going (be the moderator or our own discussions) they ought to compensate us accordingly. I get so many responses to all of my discussions now that there's no way I have time to go back and comment about all of the answers. There needs to be a better way.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
7 Dec 06
As you say, replying to most of the responses and keeping the discussion alive is a very time consuming practice. If I receive a good response rate during the day, then I can often find that when I return home from work and go online I am spending the first hour attending to responses before I even look at another discussion.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Dec 06
I have always spent a lot more time on my own discussions than on others and think I will continue to do so.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I think but am not positive that you will make something off your discussions, only if you are there daily giving the comments. to the responses in your discussion. if your not on you dont make anything. I made 50 cents one day and on that day I think I had 1 or 2 responses and a whold bunch of comments. Not positive but it is a possibility
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Dec 06
Maybe that is the case. I just don't have the time to log in here every day.
@kylesmiles (1913)
• United States
6 Dec 06
No, we don't get paid based on the number of responses. You only get paid based on YOUR responses that you leave... Or you can get paid via your referrals or your pictures your post. It's just fun keeping your discussions alive because you can see what others think... :)
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Dec 06
Yes, the problem is that it's usually not easy to keep the "real" discussions alive. For some reason most of the active discussions are about myLot itself.
@sony_4u (801)
• India
7 Dec 06
i think small postings and small responses wont help us.from now onwards try to give lengthy postings and responses u will find the difference
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Dec 06
I know that. I had responses to many different discussions, some of them were quite detailed but that didn't make any difference.
@jeandk (403)
• Denmark
7 Dec 06
Like you I thought we got paid for our responses too. It does take time to keep discussions alive.
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Dec 06
Maybe it is somehow added to the earnings if we keep it alive. Maybe it's not enough just to get a bunch of responses if we don't attend to our discussions.
• United States
7 Dec 06
seems pointless to me but if thats the case Im leaving a respose with everyone i see.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Dec 06
This is not going to change the way I use myLot as I'm not here for the earnings.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
7 Dec 06
I think they should pay us for keeping our discussions alive. There are other discussions we could be answering and being paid for the time we are working on our own discussions.
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Dec 06
I know we don't get paid for commenting on responses to our own discussions but I was under the impression that we should earn from responses to them.
@rms2727 (815)
• India
7 Dec 06
something that have figured out in this regard is that you get paid for the responses made to your discussions, only when you keep continuing participating in other people's discussions as well. I don't mean to say that is the perfect rule but that is something that I have observed from my personal experience
@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
7 Dec 06
This is pretty much what I guessed that it must be, the posting rate is increased by the response that you receive. It would be a great pity to lose the overall discussion format and end up with just a list of unanswered responses because they had no value. This is the very first discussion by isasice where she has not remained active throughout.
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Dec 06
I'm still catching up with my real work since I took that week off and haven't had time to write much on here.
• India
7 Dec 06
u don't get update ur earning when ur getting a response ...response and logged with mylot is give away ur earning
@wyykidd (1460)
• Singapore
7 Dec 06
Nah, I don't think they reward people who gets responses to the discussions they have posted. I was away for a couple of days too sometime last week, so I earned nothing at all even though I noticed that people have responded to my discussions, viewed my profile & I even had a couple of new friends added :(
• India
7 Dec 06
i don kno exactly,cos i m also new