Quantity, not quality, of incoming responses leads to more $$$

United States
February 26, 2007 9:33am CST
Had the most responses I have ever had in the last 24 hours, but earnings plummeted, and I already know why. For some reason I got transfixed on international politics and religion, which draws a lot of response, but very little result, because it's hard to market anything when everyone is sniping at you instead of looking at product lines. But the day before, I had just a few responses but a lot of earnings. Go figure. Just keep plugging away, and I guess the winning combination till finally show its face.
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@hopefoo (1145)
• Malaysia
26 Feb 07
*laughs* Ahem..sorry. People here like talking about religion and politics, but you will only earn more if the other users agree with you and rate you positively. So, in a sense..you can't show that you're too smart, too rich.. The whole US-Mid East thing, can't comment on it..have not read much about it for a while now. Trying to find a way to make an alternative livig y'know. There's always the option of selling out and post topics regarding life, love and how bad your life is just for the sake of a few extra quid. Everyone seems to be complaining about something or another.. ;) I shall now go post about how great life is... ;) *laughs*
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
26 Feb 07
Yes some days you receive a lot of responses so that you can work out what members of mylot really are looking for and concentrate on that to improve your earnings on mylot, and it all depends on whether other members have chosen your response for best response, and have also marked your response positively, then your earnings of course will improve.
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26 Feb 07
I think that if you start discussions about contraversial topics then people are more likely to rate you negatively and then you earn less because your star rating goes down. The key to earning a lot is finding discussions that have lots of responses but also give you lots of positives. Not an easy task!
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@cuddleme01 (2727)
• Philippines
27 Feb 07
sorry to hear that your earnings dropped. maybe you got many negative ratings for your topics. politics and religion are very sensitive issues. people easily get carried away and hurt when their position on politics and religions is being targeted or hit. dont' worry, just continue posting and try not to focus much on politics and religion. everyday events, everyday experiences get more responses and you are likely to get a positive ratings for making discussions pertaining to this. take care.
27 Feb 07
I think they have to do it by quantity because if they did quality it would require a manual check of each post and that would take a hell lot of time!
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
26 Feb 07
And I thought the rules stated not to rate someone negatively just because you disagree with his post! Oh well...I do tend to be a little naive sometimes! As for the winning combination...who really knows what that is? I think it changes from day to day! LOL
@boldriq (201)
• Slovenia
26 Feb 07
Could you be more specific in explaining what happened? Do you mean, that you have been garded badly in a discussion? And I'm asking you to tell me, please, how much influence does the plus sign have on your standard response earning. Are you depending more on our replies to your discussion(s), or the posts you make to others, combined with the grading system?