To many discussions on Thursday? What do yo you think???

Grand Junction, Colorado
February 11, 2007 10:22am CST
With all of the discussions that were started on Thursday due to the decrease/increase in earnings do you think that mylot should have sent out an alert e-mail letting everyone now what this was about? I personally think that a quick little alert every month letting people know that because of the guidelines certain discussions and responses were/are deleted to maintain the integrity of mylot. Please remember when posting that quality is what matters here at mylot, anything less will be deleted. When discussions and responses are deleted this has an affect on your earnings and your reputation so post responsibly. What are your thoughts on this?
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27 responses
11 Feb 07
It's in the mylot rules, if people don't read the rules and lose out because they did not read the rules. Then tough. I read the rules and I read them over and over to make sure they have not changed. I don't think mylot need to send us constant reminders when the rules say it all perfectly clearly. If people don't read the rules then will they really bother to read an email that mylot sent out. Doubt it.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
11 Feb 07
Thank you for responding. I'm not disputing that people should read the rules, I'm talking about to many discussions all saying the exact same thing could have been avoided to some degree with a simple little alert. Just my thoughts on that. Good luck to you here at mylot.
• India
11 Feb 07
yes i also do think that mylot should have sent an alert regarding the reasons for decrease and increase in earnings.....or else people will start losing faith on this system....u have stated that earnings may have decreased because of violating some norms of mylot...but then why should earning increase????????
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
11 Feb 07
It looks like earnings increased for those that stayed within the mylot guidelines. The earnings that are removed and the accounts that are deleted goes ito a sorta "fund" and then that is split up, I don't know if it gets split with people that had earnings taken away as it seemed a little unclear. But mine did increase on Thursday.
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@shywolf (4529)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I think that the reason that Mylot didn't send out an alert is that they already wrote an alert and/or a topic on the same topic some time ago. I'm pretty sure that it was before I joined. Someone posted a link to it the other day and I looked at it, and it did explain how they do a cleanout of posts and for people not to worry about the earnings going up and down. Or something along those lines, anyway. I agree that it would be really nice if they would post an alert each month re-pointing us to that topic that they started ages ago, though, since new users will have no idea what is going on! ^_^
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
11 Feb 07
Thank you, I did see that, it was from 2 months ago referring I think to the November clean up. Several people including myself posted links for people to go back and read, the ones that responded said that "it was an old post talking about November clean up, I'm talking about January payments", people just don't understand or don't want o understand that it's an on going thing that mylot will be doing every month. I agree that new user's have no idea where to go to find things like that from mylot!
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I couldn't agree more! I don't know about anyone else, but I am really REALLY tired of reading all these whiny posts about how awful myLot is and how they're cheating people by taking away their earnings, etc etc etc. It would have been good if myLot had sent out an alert with a link for where to discuss the issue, and then deleted all the extraneous posts! Oh well, maybe next month...
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
11 Feb 07
Thank you for responding. I can't tell you how tired I am of all the complaining over pennies, the one that really got me going was the one that was threatening to sue mylot, hello over a few pennies???? Good luck here at mylot!
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
12 Feb 07
What I would like is for people to follow the rules-- All the others "after the first post" had to do was search mylot for the same type of question and then post on it. I saw our money going up and down-- I just waited until it was all done and then said I bet they are paying us soon. People need to show more patience-- I cannot stand the double, triple, quad, posts on the same thing either-- WOuldn't be so bad if they were months apart- but minutes??
@cjthedog64 (1554)
• United States
11 Feb 07
There seem to be alot of new people here every week, and I'm sure most of them don't bother to read all the info before they post. I know I've only been here a couple of weeks and I still haven't read that much. I just follow the net ettiquite that I already know. I'm kind of surprised that there isn't a banner message or something explaining what happened. There'd still be lots of people posting about it, but they wouldn't be so clueless about it.
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@dana234 (2126)
• Spain
11 Feb 07
I think an alert would be a good idea. Even if everybody reads the rules from A to Z (I have done, honestly) how are we supposed to know when a discussion has been deleted? We all know the obvious topics which are going to be removed, but how about the ones that simply weren´t suitable for myLot? An alert would solve two problems: people posting into discussions that are going to be deleted (or already have been, those discussions are not removed for some time as myLot itself stated) and will therefore loose earnings and it will stop people from posting those discussions. Hopefully!
• Pakistan
11 Feb 07
Yes they should send a alert mail to all mylot members it will help us and not panic . It creat a lot of panicness in myloteans.
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@cisco1 (540)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Yeah i agree with you too. I think they should at least alert us what we did wrong. why certain things get deleted, and why your earnings were decrease. Maybe they need more admin to help things out and so it could smooth things. I think that not much to ask for!
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• United States
11 Feb 07
An alert would have saved all of us a lot of wasted time. Just trying to find a good discussion meant getting past dozens all complaining about the same thing. Even if mylot posted an alert about this in the past, new people are constantly joining (including me) and have no idea what's going on. It doesn't really do any good to write something about it in the FAQs, because so many people never even bother to read them. An alert can't be missed. How much trouble could it be to put one up, especially in comparison to having to delete all those useless "discussions" at some point.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
11 Feb 07
Thank you, with so many people obviously not reading the FAQs or guidelines which ever you want to call them an alert would make it know to everyone what happens here every month. Very well put.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
12 Feb 07
I think that an alert that was sent to everyones e-mail saying something about earnings would of had a lot of people opening it to find out what was happening. Not all would have read it, but more than not I think, especially when it was talking about money. Just my 2 cents.
@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Yes an alert would help greatly. I think I answered a few then it got crazy. If these people read the guidelines and the rules they would all know the same information I know. Which is what you just stated and above and what I posted on several sites. I do not understand why someone would not look for the answer themselves rather than wait and let someone tell them. Maybe this is why they had their comments or discussions listed, they never read any of the rules to begin with.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
13 Feb 07
Maybe some of these people do know why they lost earnings, but it was a good discussion starter for them? If I lost money and didn't know why first I would go back to the guidelines and see if I missed something, I would do searches throught the search engine to see if this had happened to someone else. I don't think that I would just start a discussion, some of the people that started these discussions have made a lot of posts here, to not know what's going on. Just my 2 cents worth.
@kagandahan (1327)
• Philippines
12 Feb 07
what do you have to do to avoid your post from being deleted?what do you reallymeanby qualit posting?still new here,andwhat about the starrating,howcan you have that?
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
12 Feb 07
Avoid posting in discussions that violate mylot guidelines, if you haven't read through them yet the link is at the bottom also can check the FAQs. The discussions to avoid are spamming discussions, and discussions that ask questions to invoke only a "yes", "no", or "maybe", or even an "I don't know" all of these responses are subject to deletion and the discussion in which it was posted also. Quality is staying within the discussion, and answering in a minium of 3 or 4 sentences. As for the star rating when you reach 100 posts you will get a star the numbers range from 1-10 the lower the number the lower your mylot reputation. It isn't about quantity at mylot it is all about the quality of the discussions and the responses they receive. Hope this has answered your questions good luck to you here at mylot!
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@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I too noticed the increase in discussions related to the increase or decrease in earnings. Most of the topic were about the decrease in their earnings. As you and other members mentioned, these people should have read the rules when they first signed up or during their time here. It should not be a surprise anymore when our ratings go down and money is lost because of poor topics and responses. Quality is the most important thing here. If people followed the rules, there would be no reason to create a topic about why their earnings went down.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
12 Feb 07
Thank you and you have made very valid points. People should read the rules before starting an account or at the very least upon sign up it should be the first thing that you do prior to advancing forward. A lot of grief could have been avoided, for me my main complaint was wading through all of the complaints to find decent discussions to respond too. Actually their were a lot of repetitive topics on Thursday.
@rakinitin (686)
• Canada
11 Feb 07
The rules are constantly posted and available and are detailed. Quality is the best way to go not quantity. We are kept up to date quite well already.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
11 Feb 07
If that were the case then we wouldn't have had dozens of new discussions started wanting to know what happened to there earnings. I wasn't concerned as I didn't loose money I actually gained money, I read the rules and I follow them, unfortunetly to many here haven't read them otherwise they wouldn't be starting discussions that are against the rules. I don't think that it's that we are or aren't kept up to date it's a matter of knowing where to go to find the answers and unfortunetly it seems that many here don't know where to go.
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@weemam (13389)
11 Feb 07
I agree with you there , I try to keep to the rules but there is always one I break , they do say you don't have to rely to all the responses you get , I try so hard to but just can't manage them all but i do try to rate everyone , I for one am loving this site , I am hooked and I have made some really good friends in a short time , good luck beanie xx
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
13 Feb 07
I have a hard tome not responding to everyone also. Although since I did that discussion last week about, I feel a little better telling myself that everytime I respond to all, I'm breaking a rule. I hate to break rules. :) Good luck weemam!
@snowflake5 (1580)
• United States
12 Feb 07
I think everyone knows already that quality responses are required. There are hundreds of threads on MyLot started by newbies where the experienced members reiterate these points. Also at the bottom of your screen you can find FAQs on what to do. If people don't know by now, they never will...
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• India
12 Feb 07
well yes i think that way too...mylot should send us an alert e-mail, when it deletes our discussions. also it should send us warning if we spam certain area, or why our earnings were decreased... because it just happened that my earnings suddenly were decreased, and i didnt know why...
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@sapya123 (129)
• China
12 Feb 07
The rules are constantly posted and available and are detailed. Quality is the best way to go not quantity. We are kept up to date quite well already.
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• India
12 Feb 07
I am in agreement with you . Coz it is a jolt to many of the members seeing there earning reduced and ppl expecting there ppayment were not given the same as due to decrease in earning they did not qualify..
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@moneymaka (496)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Wow i havent noticed that happening but mylot probly does need to do something about it.
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