What is going on here?

@winterose (39897)
Canada
April 9, 2008 9:59am CST
Is it only happening to me or are others experiencing this, I am losing points instead of gaining them, I lost 18 when I got up this morning and now I just dropped a full 20 points, there has to be something wrong with the system again.
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34 responses
9 Apr 08
Yes I have just dropped one point (I know it's only one, but I'm new here and every point counts!). I wondered if I had made a bad opinion or comment and was being penalised. Has this happened before?
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
9 Apr 08
yes that is normal, but i have dropped over 30 points.
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9 Apr 08
Thanks, I will watch out for it happening any more. I hope you get your 30 points back.
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@gemini_rose (16192)
9 Apr 08
Hiya winterose, how are you today? No it is not only happening to you it has been happening to me on and off for the last week and I am really getting sick of it. In the last week I have lost about 30 or 40 points, last night when I logged off I had 2218, when I came on this morning I had 2014. When I went to pick my kids up from school I had 2241 and when I came back just now I had 2234 and I am really fed up of it.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
9 Apr 08
yep there is something wrong with their darn system again, but this is too much because this is affecting our payout.
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@gemini_rose (16192)
9 Apr 08
I know, I noticed that too, it also makes me just think that I cannot be bothered doing anything, as it seems like the harder you work the more you get punished!
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• United States
9 Apr 08
I am, too, though not to the degree you are. I have lost a couple points and shrugged it off to discussions being deleted, but then I will be back on half an hour later, and the count is back to where it should have been. Today it is "off" by about 5 or so. 30 is ALOT and I would be very frustrated, but it seems it might be a widespread glitch to varying degrees.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
9 Apr 08
it has to be a systems error, 40 posts do not get deleted like that. A few is normal not 40
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Apr 08
But you also have to realize that a discussion that gets deleted that a member responded to will lose those points as well. I haven'yt seen this occur at my end. Maybe it's another of these selective glitches? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• United States
9 Apr 08
Um, yes, I said that. I have had that happen as well, but for the past couple of days it has gone down, then back up sometimes...sometimes not.
@arcideaco (1259)
• Singapore
9 Apr 08
I believe someone could have rate you negatively in some discussion if I am not wrong about how the system work here.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
9 Apr 08
no this has nothing to do with somebody rating me negatively that does not drop your points.
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@arcideaco (1259)
• Singapore
9 Apr 08
Then how did you lost your points? Is it due to system error or something. I do not understand how the points system works. Is it the number of posts made by you? It could be that the tread was deleted? Possible?
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• United States
9 Apr 08
Since I have no idea how the rating system works I can't even answer you - heck - I've only got a 5 star! I wouldn't sweat it - you know your posts are thoughtful and thought provoking, so don't worry about dropping a few points now and again.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
9 Apr 08
yes I will sweat it it is my payout, and I am not talking about a rating I am talking about the points I lost 40 of the so far if you lost 40 points you would not be a 106 any longer but 66, and thank affects how much money you earn.
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• United States
9 Apr 08
Could it be due to post being deleted? I've seen on here a few people that have had that happen.
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• United States
9 Apr 08
At least one of my latest threads disappeared overnight. Made me so mad. I hope it's just the system and not my posting something I shouldn't have. You are alowed to post links right?
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Apr 08
if the links are self promoting they get deleted but if is is information on a subject like cancer lets say that is okay
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I woke up to the same number of points, but have lost quite a few throughout the day. I know one pretty heavy poster got deleted last night or this morning, so with his posts gone, a lot of people are probably seeing their number decline.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Apr 08
interesting, I wonder if I answered his posts too,
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
9 Apr 08
That happen to me to I wan't here for 3 days when I leave I had 8889 I had lost about 9 points, and I lost 2 cents yesterday, and my star was 9 red star, now I have a yellow star, and I don't know what is going on either, all we can do like I told the other person, we half to go with the flo. Mylot don't tell you when you break a rule but you know it, when they talke points, and deduct.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
9 Apr 08
this has to be a systems error, losing a few posts is not like losing 40 it has never happened to me in the 2 years I have been here and I know the regulations and follow them.
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@ellie333 (21018)
9 Apr 08
Hi Winterose, I have also lost between 20 and thirty post points today I am still not back up to what I was on last night when I went to bed. I know a member has been completly deleted and if any of us has every replied at any time to them that may be why as discussions have all gone too. Ellie :D
• United States
9 Apr 08
Meeh too. My discussion points dropped from 275 to 262 when I opened up my mylot this afternoon. It came as a surprise myself. I thought that by posting 30 discussions in a day, as I am accustomed to, I would earn about $1.00. Then I realized I was subtracted more than 10 discussions, and this has not yet happened to before. I thought not of opening this up for discussion because it might look a little trivial. I mean, compared to many others whose discussions reach thousands already, my few hundred points looks minute. But now that you have brought the issue to the fore, then I realized I was not the only one who suffered the same fate today. It's sad. And I am not sure if there is something wrong with mylot today or that the one (people?) who is (are?) deleting our discussions is (are?) a little restrictive this time. Oh well, there goes our intelligent posts.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
9 Apr 08
Its ok Rose I was on this morning I went out for the Day it is now 1045 pm here and I have also lost 12 Points so I really do not know what is going on I am not happy about this starting all over again
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9 Apr 08
I haven't lost any points but I did lose about 30 cents. I thought that was a bit odd. I can't remember that ever happening to me before. Oh well, easy come, easy go.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
31 May 08
I lost alot of points one day here also. I do not know why though. I always try to be so careful as to the discussions that I respond to. I kept posting responses but my points were not going up. they were going down. I think there must have been something wrong with the system also. I seen alot of my friends with the same problem also. I sure hope it does not continue to happen to us.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
31 May 08
It usually happens every turn of the new month from what I can see.
• United States
3 Jun 08
hey ;) thanks for informing me . You can find on so much on mylot.
@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
10 Apr 08
I think they found something against the rules specified here and removed your discussions. Please try to read the rules and figure it out than loosing the points. If you feel your posts are valid try to contact MyLot.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
11 Apr 08
I have been much longer than you, and follow the rules, it has nothing to do with my posts I read the guidelines, it is a computer glitch or something like that. I did contact admin and they said they would look into it. I was done by 70 points that is not normal for this site.
@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
11 Apr 08
yes ok. 70 is a lot here. May be some bug in the system. Let us hope will solve soon
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
It's happened to me so many times it no longer elicits a reaction from me. I lose points and I lose earnings, same difference. I just assume as others have told me in the past that some discussions were deleted. The faq does say some posts could get deleted so I figure that is what is going on and I get the feeling Mylot is kinda averse to any sort of criticism on the system. Just a feeling. Lol!
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
3 Jun 08
yes the old month is cleared and delinquent posts are taken out etc, I don't pay attention to it much anymore either, this post was actually from a month ago
@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I am a newbie, but have been told this happens sometimes. I sure hope they fix it soon , because I have noticed I am missing so points.
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
3 Jun 08
yes it does happen, but at the time this discussion was started, there were many computer glitches, now it seems to be normal and you can expect at the end of the months to lose points, from time to time.
• Indonesia
12 Apr 08
I experienced this too. I lost several points back then quite to my shock and later I noticed that there were some discussions were deleted completely and I responded to the discussions back then.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
17 Apr 08
yes it was a big glitch and now it has been fixed, thank you for responding to my post.
• United States
10 Apr 08
It happened again, I was at $4.48 last night and now I'm at $4.34!!! I worked too hard for this, they can't just go taking it away. At this rate I'll never make payout, even though I spend too much time here.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
12 Apr 08
yes it happens, many people were saying how they have had fluctuations lately like that.
@Esoteric1 (866)
• Canada
10 Apr 08
I hope that never happens to me i mean 1 or 2 points is ok , but that seems like a lot of extra typing for nothing to have that much deleted just because of someone else :(
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
11 Apr 08
welcome to the world of can't say the name case it gets deleted but not your lot buy my .....
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Apr 08
winterrose it hashappened to me just today I goton here with 2300 points and started to post and my points were 2283 and I am going what happened? why me and what did i do? I was at 2300 when I went to bed so why the drop what is going on and why is it happening and it seems to be happening to a lot of others too. is it a glitch of some sort?
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
10 Apr 08
when posts go down that much to me it has to be a glitch