do you lose your earning for sending private messages?

@amirev777 (3939)
India
May 30, 2008 5:59am CST
hi i just sent some private messages and saw by earnings drop down by a whooping 8 cents whilst i was still logged on-has it happened to anybody like this before?do u lose ur earnings for sending messages?
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@owlwings (42115)
• Cambridge, England
30 May 08
No, you don't lose money for posting PMs (nor do you earn any). The reason for what happened is in the FAQ: Why do my earnings fluctuate? * From time to time it is necessary for myLot to recalculate earnings for the month to curb users trying to game the system. Our proprietary earnings algorithm periodically recalculates all estimated daily earnings for the previous month to take into account posts that have been deleted in the abuse and moderation processes. * During the recalculation of earnings some users with lower-quality contributions will see a decrease. Any money deducted from users due to our abuse and moderation processes is then reallocated to myLot users based on certain qualitative factors. Due to this, earnings will fluctuate. * myLot members who have a decrease in earnings have had one or more posts deleted throughout the month. The main reason for this could be that you started a discussion that violated our guidelines or terms, that you responded to, or commented on, a discussion that violated our guidelines or terms, or that a comment you made on a blog article or news story violated our guidelines or terms. * Please become familiar with our myLot Guidelines and Terms of Use to avoid the possibility of having your posts deleted in the abuse and moderation processes. * myLot does not reward low-quality contributions, or even worse, attempts to game the earnings algorithm. * Remember, your earnings are all estimated until paid.
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@amirev777 (3939)
• India
30 May 08
hi yeah thanx for all the information u have provided-i havent read the faq in detail so wasnt aware of all these things.
@jason1308 (1587)
• France
30 May 08
I was starting to get worried until I saw your post, and my mind has been put at rest. Thank you.
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@ratyz5 (7752)
• Philippines
30 May 08
Has this happened to you before? I've been sending and receiving and then replying to personal messages here in myLot and reading this discussion you started made me think about it. I wasn't able to take notice before but as you implied, I do seem to have lost a few cents after and exchange with a new acquainted friend here in this site. Then again, I have read a couple of discussions where members state their points going down as well as some earnings decreasing but, the system must be upgrading and the minimal changes in our stats are just slight irregularities that maybe straigthened out once everything is usual again.
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@ratyz5 (7752)
• Philippines
31 May 08
Well, owlwings' post on thsi discussion seems to have cleared things out
@mimico (3618)
• Philippines
2 Jun 08
I'm glad you brought this up buddy. I don't send a lot of private messages, but I do from time to time. Lately, I've been trying to conduct my own research on how much each entry can potentially earn me, so I really count the number of sentences per post I make vis-a-vis my earnings. My earnings didn't drop after sending some private messages. I think the only bad side to using private messaging is that you don't earn from the effort you make to type a message to your friend. However, if you need to discuss private matters such as email addresses, then that's the best way to go.
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@amirev777 (3939)
• India
2 Jun 08
hi yeah thats right-actually private nessage have got lots of benefits- like you can exchange links,email address,etc-so even if u dont earn any cents,u can earn indirectly say for example u want to make someone ur referral u can do it from this PM facility and then u can earn residual income forever-but the real problem will be if u are charged for using this PM facilty-say if u have to pay 2-3 cents per PM,u will be discouraged frm using it.
@meiteoh (420)
• Switzerland
30 May 08
I don't think so. However, I do see a fluctuation in earnings - mine just dropped a few cents. I wonder if it's because of a change in the earning calculation or because of some thread deletion. My only complain is that I wish they were more transparent about the whole earning system. :S
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@amirev777 (3939)
• India
30 May 08
hi yeah i agree with u that the whole earning system is not very transparent one.
• India
9 Jun 08
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@amirev777 (3939)
• India
9 Jun 08
hi jayagovinda, but the language that u have used it bit difficult for me to understand- i m sure its niether tamil,malayalam,kannada,telgu or sanskit for that matter-and i dont understand greek.