Why do we only get paid for the first response to a topic now?

@all_n_one (2005)
United States
December 26, 2006 10:08am CST
I have noticed this month I can not make one post but have over 100 responses and hardly get paid anything. I figured out what it is the first response gives you one point and that is it all you earn for is that one point. I have noticed this all this month because there have been many days that I don't post anything and get responses but hardly paid anything. I don't get why though because we finally have it where quality topics get responses now and now we don't get paid for them.
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Our rating does only go up one point for responses to our posts. I believe the pay system includes other responses, however. I've been studying this as well. I do not think we get paid on days when we do not participate, however. There have been days that I only answered a few posts, myself, but I did respond to multiple responses to my own posts and got paid quite a bit.
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
27 Dec 06
I quit a long time ago taxing my brain and tying to figure out the pay system. They don't want us to figure it out. I just try to do my own thing and watch my pennies add up.
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• United States
27 Dec 06
I'm with you. I didn't come here to retire from working just to make a little change and have some interesting conversations along the way. I have a job, actually several so this is a part time, when I have the time, thing to do. I'm not looking for a paycheck and I would probably post even if I wasn't getting paid.
• Australia
27 Dec 06
It might be changing all the time, this happens a lot. They might lower how much everybody earns if there are a lot of small 'one liners' as comments, and they might increase how much everybody earns if there are a lot of large descriptive and informative responses. Who knows.
@shywolf (4523)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I agree. It's too difficult to figure it out, so just sit back relax and try to have some fun whilst posting! *laugh* I find that I make on average 2 cents for every post that I've made. Less than three cents, but a bit over two. If I make that much every day (which I have done, so far) plus a little from my one referral, I'm pretty happy. I wasn't on Mylot long enough ago to know how they paid for responses earlier. I can understand why they wouldn't be able to keep paying for every single response that one person gets in a topic. Some people would be getting paid thousands, methinks! *laugh* And I know that we would all rather have Mylot stay a sustainable site that can pay us, than pay us all unreasonable rates! ^_^
@srhelmer (6934)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
26 Dec 06
I think it's just so it makes it harder for people to cheat by only going to one topic and posting replies to every comment on it.
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@kaniam (582)
• India
27 Dec 06
yes right
• Portugal
31 Dec 06
because we are lots of people. win past we earn lots of money with the responses of the others , now is very bad =/ no money in any place... very bad.
@mkkid28 (267)
31 Dec 06
i think it is to make it harder (like other people in this discussion as said) so people dont just join in one discussion but more
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@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
31 Dec 06
I dont think making a lot topics will help us earn a lot yea ...... responding to topics is still the best way yea
@darkedge (58)
• South Africa
27 Dec 06
mylot payment system is sure confusing,I wish there was a definitive answer but they may change everything at any time. I think they limit the number of time you gain money by posting multiple time in a same post so people participate in other discussion. Also I believe that the pay change everyday depending how much money they make on the day.
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@iyamapa (259)
• Philippines
27 Dec 06
the first day i posted 4 responses and the 2nd day 46 posts and got paid for $1.20 now that i posted 100 my money is like $1.69 i never thought that it will be this small becaue of so many posts i did... maybe we are not just so sure about that payment
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@sriragv (422)
• India
27 Dec 06
i am very confused for the points I gain for images.Can I get any help
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
27 Dec 06
I don't knw I have not really noticed that to be honest
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
27 Dec 06
it is so hard to figure out these days. i feel like i answer a bunch and get nothing for it. it looks like you dont get anything for people posting to your discussions. i really cant figure it out.
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• India
27 Dec 06
Ya you are right friend. I dont know what to do.
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• United States
27 Dec 06
i have seen that too. I dont know what is going on!!!
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
27 Dec 06
I think we are being paid for each of the responses put on our discussions. I sometimes make only a few responses to others discussions and still make a good amount for the day because people are posting in my discussions. Go figure. It could all change again soon just to keep us on our toes!!
• United States
27 Dec 06
i am getting more and more confused everyday in how we get money period..i do about the same everyday,i stay on a couple hours post 30-40 threads same quality reponses,,.and all of a sudden this week i got one day a buck or so and the next 20 cents? and Yesterday I wasnt on at all..and i got 5 cents and 12 diff discussions reponded to..i dont get it anymore.but as long as im getting paid anything ..its ok i guess..lol
@krizz420 (4389)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
I dont know why this stuff keeps changing but its hard to keep up with. I hope they finalize everything soon and quit changing everything.
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@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
5 Jan 07
Is there any official statement about this?
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
4 Jan 07
It is the same with the discussions you post to you only get one point for a response
• India
27 Dec 06
hi my name is mohit, i am 20 year old guy, currently i am in third year pesuing my engineering in electrical and elecronics, i love music and playin all sorts of games i dont thig so we get paid for every post i believe
@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
27 Dec 06
How about we quit worrying about how much we get paid and just post quality stuff? If we all do that, then we will eventually make money. I'd rather make a little less and be interested in what's on here than make a ton with crap. Crap isn't going to keep people coming back!