One-liners

United States
January 27, 2008 1:14pm CST
Does anyone else get irritated when you post a question or a story, and someone responds with a one-line or one-word response? For instance, if you're asking something like, "Any tips on finding a good babysitter?" and people reply with "Sorry, no." If you don't actually have something to add to the discussion, and you're just responding so you can get a free half-penny or whatever, thats sort of annoying to me. When I take the time to respond to discussions, I try to put some thought into it, at least! What do you think?
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
27 Jan 08
yeah, i hate that
@vera5d (4006)
• United States
27 Jan 08
okay, i'm sorry...i couldn't resist... It does aggravate you when you have a real question that you are genuinely interested in hearing what they are saying. I think there is something to be said about being brief, but there is also more to be said about replying intelligently. A conversation needs more than just a few words to keep it going...even if you don't know the answer, you can always say something like, geez i was wondering that too and here's why or here's what i tried that didn't work...I guess I just don't see the point in posting without some sort of effort to come up with a response...though it was really easy to do that one liner above!!
• United States
28 Jan 08
LOL... I figured I'd get at least one person responding with a one-liner! I was sort of asking for it, wasn't I!
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
27 Jan 08
Some folks are under the mistaken impression that the more posts they respond to, the more money they will make. They do not understand that the "pay" takes into consideration the quality and quantity of the material that they respond with. If they just write one or two words, they will most likely recieve nothing for that response at all. That is why you hear so much whining around the Lot. People do a bunch of Responses and then look at their earnings for that day and say, well, I did such and such and mylot did not credit me for it. Or I am getting close to Payout so they are not paying as much because they do not want to pay out. Well, the reason they are not getting as much, is because they are getting sloppy and writing short responses. It pays to be able to type fast!lol Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
28 Jan 08
Thanks for the note and the information! I wish more people understood that they aren't just getting a flat fee for every comment they make. I've even seen people make nonsense comments like "kkdlshfskdhf" just so they can appear to be filling in a comment without spending any time at all on it!
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
29 Jan 08
I think most folks eventually figure it out. Some just take longer than others. And some just disapper into thin air poof!
• United States
28 Jan 08
If I ask a querstion and get a response like, "I don't know," I get irritated. Why bother responding at all? Like another poster in this discussion said, in order to get credit, the response has to have merit. Thank you for posting. I hope the one-liners see it and take notes.
• United States
28 Jan 08
Thats exactly what I mean. If they don't know, why are they answering the question? Unless they knew you and they just wanted to acknowledge that they saw your question and didn't ignore it, but usually that isn't the case. I mean, I could answer every single question on Mylot and say "Yes" "No" or "I don't know", but that would be cheating!