how come?

United States
November 13, 2007 4:17pm CST
why do people type so much when they respond to your questions....it makes me not want to read it but i do anyway because i want to learn what people have to say....but why do so many people type so much...is it that you earn more money the more you type because you can make the long story short if you want...this is an excuse to type a long thing because im asking a question that needs to be typed this long
11 responses
@fanji008 (782)
• China
14 Nov 07
Hi,there! Well,I just think it really depends on different people.Some people just wanna say more and have more to share.I don't know whether one can earn more by typing much more words but I don't think that everybody who writes long answers did that just for money.I think that's because your discussion attracted them pretty much that they had the feeling they had to say sth:) Thanks for your topic.Have a good day!
@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
13 Nov 07
The more you type, the more information you provide the better your earnings. You get paid more if you type a four to five sentence paragraph than if you type a one word answer. Some people may naturally be long winded or they have a lot to say about the topic and need to type as much as they do to get their point across. Some responses might demand a more detailed answer. This amount I typed above is about as much as I usually type. I am noticing that my attention span for reading anything online is getting very short so I tend not to post long replies because I know other people also don't have long attention spans so I try to make my reply as short as possible but still trying to make a decent reply so it hopefully won't hurt my earnings.
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• South Korea
14 Nov 07
it is intresting to earn money while you get frends here.
• United States
14 Nov 07
i know because i have learned alot from people on here. I talk to them all the time.
• United States
13 Nov 07
Hmm, I wonder why people would key in such long responses to seeminly simple questions. Maybe it's because they have a lot to say. Or maybe it's because they think that the person asking the question really wants to know all the various aspects of possible responses, and the person responding has several points of view to share. It really sounds like quite an honor that someone would take the time out of their lives to share so much. Perhaps when I finally come up with a discussion worthy of this forum, someone will be kind enough to give me a well thought out response. I hope that I will be grateful whether their responses are short or long, or even medium. I suppose I won't know if a response is medium unless I get a very long response and also a very short response, then I can come up with a good medium. What do you think? Maybe I will get a 3/4 size response. I suppose I would be happy with a response of that length, too. Yes, I would. Even a very short response, say, 1/8th of a response, would be okay with me as long as the person who responded was sincere and respectful. I do not know if the reason that some people respond in a lengthy manner is because of a greater earning potential. Perhaps that is true. I wonder about that. It seems that I saw someone say on another discussion that we had to type at least three lines of text for our responses to be worthy of earning anything. I wonder if that's true? I would be interested in learning if that was true. I mean, that our earnings do not kick in unless we type at least three lines. Does that mean three whole lines, or could we just type in two complete lines, and part of another line? For instance, could we type in two whole lines and just one word on the third line, or perhaps we need more than one word on the third line? Maybe we need to fill up the third line halfway? This could be an interesting myLot experiment. I wonder how we could test it? Is there any way to know our earnings on a daily basis? I see a cumulative earning total on the left side of my screen. It is blue. I wonder if there are other, more detailed earnings posted on a daily basis? That would help me with my hypothesis. I wonder if I should really test this? Hmmm. I think that I shall. I really have no idea why people would respond either long or short.
@noriko (1254)
13 Nov 07
very good hellsangel.
@caf48180 (281)
• United States
13 Nov 07
Yes i think the more you type the more cents you get, but some peolpe are not here for the money as much as others and you will notice this in your responses and Welcome.
• United States
13 Nov 07
so your not here for the money...because im sving it up anyway
@kykidd (6818)
• United States
14 Nov 07
You have a good point, the more people type the harder it is to read all of the discussion. Never thought about it that way.
@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Well you do make more money for a longer post. I always try to make my responses at least 4 lines long. But really what does it matter if its a long post. If you don't want to read it dont. I have days when I'm not into reading so I don't read longer posts.
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
i don't know? maybe they are into discussion that's why it dobt bother them to type too much.. but me im sending my response concisely and direct to the point to be more understandable. do what you want,never mind if you are earning or not.GBU JUST HAVE FUN IN RESPONDING!
• China
14 Nov 07
In my opinion, most people type so much just because they love your discussion, and they have a lot of things to share. when it come to the people just say some simple, maybe it's not what they mean to. maybe because they are not english speaker, in other words they are not a native speaker. they want to practise english, try to say as much as they can. but it's not every easy, especially for the beginner,like me.
@noriko (1254)
13 Nov 07
it depends on what discussion. if your discussion is quite boring then you get a bored response as well. if your discussion is something to talk about then the responses are long and plenty.
@laurika (4536)
• United States
13 Nov 07
Maybe becuase we just like to talk and just cannot say something in one sentence. Also you have more money , when you write longer response here.