Quantity Over Quality?

@tentwo67 (3382)
United States
October 28, 2006 4:01pm CST
I am seeing so many users start discussion after discussion after discussion, and some of them are so trivial that I can't help thinking that it's just a way to try to drum up earnings by getting people to respond. I think it's better if we have fewer discussions started, but more of them with genuine interest and meaning. What do you guys think??
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@kpfingaz (1028)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
28 Oct 06
Like the ones who post about "I'm thinking about a number between 1-500. If you guess it you get best answer." Drives me crazy. They dont understand that myLot rewards for quality post. Thats why they compain about having a certain amount of post and only a certain amount of earning when they should have more. If they would concentrate on making quality post they would earn more money everyday.
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@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Thanks for your post!
@bhbirdie6 (1769)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Honestly, I don't really care if there are a lot of "quality" discussions because you can always find a few if you want to. Usually what happens to "quality" discussions is eventually they get two idiots who have extreme opposing views and then it just turns into a shouting match full of every kind of slur you could think of because that's the only way they can defend their case. And the "quality" goes to sh*t. Most people can't just agree to disagree, they have to be RIGHT and convince the other person that they're RIGHT. So, honestly, if there's a lot of trivial conversations.... at least their not full of inane slurs. Secondly, I am here to make money. I don't know why everyone gets so upset when someone tries to up their earnings by starting lots of conversations or responding a lot. It seems as if someone who is here for money is second rate to someone who "genuinely" wants the conversation. While I have no qualms about people who are here solely for money, what bothers me sometimes is the way they do it. I.e. Copy and pasting the same response into every discussion. Or starting a discussion with merely a couple of words I.e. "fruit baskets". What exactly are you supposed to say to that? So my basic points are: 1) Sometimes "quality" isn't so great anyways. 2) Don't knock people who are here to make an honest buck. 3) Feel free to knock those who try to make money by cheating.
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Make no mistake. I am here to make money too. I have no problem with something that is more frothy in nature as long as there seems to be at least a little bit of thought behind it. When one person starts 100 discussions in as many minutes (or at least it seems that way!) then you know that they only thought going on is, "How can I milk this for all it's worth and more?" I find that annoying and I wondered if anyone else did too. It's almost like the cell phone commercials... "Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now?"
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• United States
29 Oct 06
Having just joined, I of course have not seen this. I am sure they are greedy folks who make this less of a place to flex one's mind. It is too bad, but then, if you go to yahoo answers, you will find some of the most hateful, bigoted, and harrassing posts thinly veiled as questions.. and there they don't get paid for it... Personally, I will not be copying others answers as it rather defeats the purpose. If there is a way to rate answers here it might stop some of it, but that has not worked at yahoo, nor has reporting repeat offenders. All around, so far this seems a better place, (although time will tell) and I hope not to run into too much garbage.
• United States
29 Oct 06
Ah, I see there is a way to rate posts. Very good. It may or may not help, but it can take the sting off.
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@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I never did much with yahoo answers. I do think that overall this is a wonderful place to be. I guess I just fear that if too many people to try work the system so obviously then the ability to earn money here might go away. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
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@claudia413 (4281)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I think both are good. Sometimes it's hard to think of a new topic for a discussion, but you've got a good point. I really hate the people that just post a reply that makes no sense just to have another response. I certainly don't respond to every discussion posted...just the ones that I find interesting. The later it gets at night, the more trivial discussions I look for...that's no time for me to get philosophical or really sound intelligent. LOL. Good discussion.
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@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
28 Oct 06
You make good points, and I agree that some of them are fun. It just seems like there's so many of them starting recently I felt like I had to say something about it. I'm all for increasing my rating and seeing my earnings go up, but I also enjoy myLot because of the interesting discussions.
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• United States
10 Mar 07
I'm with you on that thought. Thanks for giving me the best response.
• United States
29 Oct 06
I think people have realized that some of those silly discussions get more responses than the serious ones. I am sure that is part of their motivation. I too am guilty of some of the goofy topics, but sometimes, you are genuinly wondering about something and you just ask. But of course, it is all done for the hope to get a ton of responses and earn some extra cash, and that is a huge part of the reason people are here. My suggestion is just to skip over some of the really dumb ones, that's what I do.
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I think we're all guilty of some silly posting (I know I am!), but it's not really a "guilt" situation. If you're interested in the responses to a silly question, then it's still a genuine thing. If you're looking around the room where you're typing and you stretch and reach for absolutely anything to start a topic on (socks! shoes! keyboard! window! ... ) then that's just ridiculous. And that's what it's felt like with some of the stuff I've been seeing. I just wish some of these users wouldn't be so blatant about it.
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@denax1 (708)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I like quality over quality as well. I'm sure getting tired of seeing the posts of how much people have earned so far.
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@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Yes, that is pretty old. And now we're seeing tons of posts about how much people earned with their images! Thanks for responding
• United States
29 Oct 06
I agree. A vast majority of these discussions promote the most trivial, mundane, and banal issues imaginable.
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
And how! Thanks for responding!
@janytt (146)
• Norway
29 Oct 06
I guess most peoples here are going for the money, instead of writing their opinions. The result is of course a lot of bullshit making the discussions less interesting for those who actually have an interest in the subjects.
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Too true, thank you for responding!
@stezieb (2183)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Spam - Spam sign
I like to post good quality responses, I hate people that just copy and paste. I hope that the people that just copy and paste don't earn anywhere near as much as people that are devoted to this. Too me that is all just pretty much spam. One word answers are pretty pointless too.=P Thanks for this topic. Happy Earning!!
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Right back at you! Thanks
@starr4all (2865)
29 Oct 06
I wholeheartedly agree! Too much mindless fluff. Once in awhile it should be okay but it seems like a lot of it is just so they can get money and to heck with content.
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@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I agree. Thanks for responding!
• United States
29 Oct 06
Yes, there is someone on my buddy list that filled my mailbox today with a ton of repeated questions, the same questions you see over and over. I began to respond to some, but then got discouraged by the lack of any thought going into them.
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I think perhaps we might have a buddy in common... there were a million of those today, or so it seemed! Thanks for responding!
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@all_n_one (2004)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I would also like to see better topics myself. The quality posters should get more points. If somebody can't speak english well then that might be a problem. They can't help that but then again we all know it is a english site. I just noticed we both are at almost the exact same rating and joined 3 weeks ago ...lol.
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@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I've noticed that. I don't want to be judgemental, but it does make some posts more difficult to read. Thanks for responding!
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@tarachand (3895)
• India
29 Oct 06
Well, yes, and even in the really good dicussions, the answers are short and terse, the responders want to show their presenec in as amny discussion as possible. I aske a sill one -Tea or Coffee, no responses so for though : http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/126275.aspx
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Variety is probably best. Thanks for responding.
@asif700 (1268)
• Pakistan
29 Oct 06
no quality over quantity
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@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I don't understand your comment?
• United States
29 Oct 06
I try not to respond to trivial discussions, but sometimes I spend so much time looking for quality I get board and just respond to almost anything.
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I try to just respond to what is interesting to me and in the absence of something interesting that's easy to find, I start perusing the Brain Busters.
• United States
29 Oct 06
I have to say I agree with that. That's why I don't have very many discussions started on here. If I can't think of a good topic, I don't post one.
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@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Sounds like a plan. Thanks
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@happygal68 (3276)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Yes some of them are so trivial, but we all seem to still post to them LOL I like the ones that make you think a little bit, but I admit I, too, still post to some of those trivial ones LOL. ~Remember to give out +'s when it's deserved & select best responses. It helps us all out ;-]
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@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Sounds good, thanks
@kesfylstra (1869)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I wish there were some ways to set aside the serious from the trivial. Because sometimes I do want to just respond to something easy just to get out, but I did join this site to discuss real issues too. I'll look out for your discussions, tentwo! Check out some of mine (some are serious, some are kind of silly).
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@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I would love to! I have put in a friend request on you so please approve me! ps - I like silly!
• United States
29 Oct 06
Yes I do agree with you on that, but to each his own. You just got to look harder for the ones you want to post to. Alot of people are here just to have fun and don't want anything heavy. Thats OK too, all depends on my mood.
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I totally believe in fun. I don't mind silly, fun posts. I hate it when I see a huge string of discussions started one after the other with random subjects, as though the person is just looking around the room or flipping through a magazine for ideas. If it's silly but it's interesting, bring it on! If you are purely just looking for a discussion that someone might respond to, go somewhere else! I'm having so much fun here, I don't want those freaks to ruin it!
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I totally believe in fun. I don't mind silly, fun posts. I hate it when I see a huge string of discussions started one after the other with random subjects, as though the person is just looking around the room or flipping through a magazine for ideas. If it's silly but it's interesting, bring it on! If you are purely just looking for a discussion that someone might respond to, go somewhere else! I'm having so much fun here, I don't want those freaks to ruin it!
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
10 Nov 06
I totally believe in fun. I don't mind silly, fun posts. I hate it when I see a huge string of discussions started one after the other with random subjects, as though the person is just looking around the room or flipping through a magazine for ideas. If it's silly but it's interesting, bring it on! If you are purely just looking for a discussion that someone might respond to, go somewhere else! I'm having so much fun here, I don't want those freaks to ruin it!
@sweetuk (589)
• United States
28 Oct 06
yes, i agree with u though i have started some of fool discussions over here...sorry 4 that
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I've done it myself, but it seems like there's an overabundance of it lately! Thanks for responding!
@ichurn (611)
• Philippines
29 Oct 06
When I started posting, I really thought of some good topics... but as I went along seeing the discussions... most are not that qualitative actually... ^^
@tentwo67 (3382)
• United States
29 Oct 06
Sadly, no. Thanks