I think mylot is useless and time guzzler

Hyderabad, India
August 4, 2008 8:32am CST
I think i have been here in mylot for too long. Everytime i reply to a post or respond to a discussion, i do it with utmost concern and love. I joined mylot to respond discussions not to earn money, but wait is it true, no after some time when i had seen dollars accumulating i thought it would be fun to write and earn, but now i think i would be quiting. You do not earn money here as you can on other sites and these days discussions are average compared to those when i joined (same old repeated ones). This site is good for Old people who have ample of time to spare. I reached 9.95 and then mylot deducts almost 40 cents and puts it back to 9.55,how much fair is that, why didnt they do it before, why only during payout time, cant they check my account when i reached $5. I think i have over 50 BEST RESPONSES for 500 posts. Whatever i will be there till my payout and then shoooo close my account and f*** out from here.
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18 responses
@the_ruler (1446)
• Turkey
4 Aug 08
I just don't agree with you on this topic. I don't think mylot is a waste of time but is surely one of the best forums to spend your free times. If you are into signing up to forums and discussing with other people then mylot is surely the best because it also pays you for the activity you are making unlike many other forum sites. In addition it is becoming more and more professional. they are making improvements in the layout of the site as you can see and making other features available. Soon, there will be more active members and that will mean more ideas and more different voices from all over the world. The thing you experienced also happened to me but not only when I was close to payout. It just happens to me whenever a discussion which I responded gets deleted or something similar happens. This is why you are losing money and sometimes your money increases because if a discussion is deleted the money taken from the posters of that discussion is distributed to other members. There had been an explanation about this issue from mylot a few months ago. you might feel bored of course but I don't think it would be good to quit mylot. Your account is waiting for you, here and you don't have to be active all day. Just have a break and come back when you want to go on making valuable contributions here. I have recieved many important feedbacks from many mylot users here and I just can't ignore the importance beyond the money but still I will be honest, the first thing I am here for is money.. That's true.
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• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Hi thanks for your wonderful response. I think i spent enough here and may be i could take a break or close my account. I am also going abroad where i would have to be lonely, may be at that time i could be more happy to respond to these discussions. Anyways thank you for comforting me.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
4 Aug 08
You said you didn't join for the money, so why are you upset and leaving? myLot does adjust some of the earnings frequently. At least several times a week, if not every day, I see my points go down from 1-10 points and yes, it happens at the end of the month too. They have to do more checking at that time so that they can calculate earnings. If you wait for payout and then close your account I don't think you'll be hurting anyone here, and it's certainly your choice. Why don't you just leave and quit complaining about it? What good is it going to do you or anyone else? If you'd like to see how to make myLot more worthwhile for you, you might like to read the tips I have on my profile. If you don't care, then just move on without making a scene. (I can never understand why people want to leave a site and feel they have to make a big production out of it. If you're not happy, just go already!)
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@Tasche (138)
• Ethiopia
4 Aug 08
That is so true !
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
4 Aug 08
The thing is, he'll probably get a boatload of responses to this and make a few pennies and be happy and decide to stay. Go figure ...
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@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
4 Aug 08
Yuhuu ...you are right Ldyjarhead, i'm with you!!! oxox'dian from Bali island
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@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
4 Aug 08
My payment history at mylot - My payment history at mylot dian
Hi choudhary03, Well, im sorry to hear that you are leaving, i just want you to see my payment history of mylot. Hope i still can see you at another post. oxox'dian from bali island
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• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Hi diansinta thanks for comforting me. All my wishes and best of luck for your future but i am done here, i dont want to waste my time here. All the very best.
• United States
4 Aug 08
Well, to be honest with you I think maybe you should go back to doing mylot for your first reason, to respond to the discussions. Especially if you are responding with so much care and concern. And by the sound of it getting so many "best responses" you must be dishing out some really great advice/comversation! I wouldnt doubt it that you've helped some people with their issues. I always post with genuine concern and knowledge. I love to respond to discussions. I hope that what I say eveytime is going to give the person maybe a new outlook on things or just helping someone with a question they have...it feels good. I have heard more than a few times about money going down unexpectedly. I think Mylot really should look into these complaints people are having.I dont know much about it though or how this system with the money works. And I do understand you being upset about that, but please dont stop. People like you are what makes this site good. Yes, its nice to make a couple extra dollars, but for me, helping people is way more rewarding! I have only been posting for a short time now, but I love it! I hope you decide not to leave,hang in there!
• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Hi marlena, Thank you for the advice. I may not close my account altogether but first i will check out my payment and then i will just leave the forum without any responses or discussions. May be once a year or blue moon i may visit here. Money does matter and more than that time spent for making money matters more.
@rsa101 (24983)
• Philippines
4 Aug 08
Well its really up to you and no one is stopping you from leaving. I am enjoying mylot I may be earning little but its just an icing on the cake. There are many other things that you can learn from in here and I am sticking myself in here. I am going on my payout this month and I really did just what others are doing in here enjoy and never get affected by their earnings at all. That is what you've said right. "You came in here not for the money" But if your unhappy because your earnings got deducted then you are here for the "Money" then not just having fun to write and earn.
• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
I came here for the joy of writing, but at one point or the other you tend to think about the money right. That gets much worse when you see your earnings dwindle at the payout time. Till date i enjoy writing and commenting but when there is a price attached to it, i tag it, don`t you think i am right.
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@rsa101 (24983)
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
Well actually its alright when you came in here claiming that you were here at the very first time you posted that you are aiming for the money. If that was the first case you could justify that its not worth it to stay in here since the earnings are really low. I could accept that but telling me the you came in here to have fun in writing and earn by the side is something questionable for me. If that was my primary motive in here maybe I could have just leave this a long time ago since it really is not earning that much. But I stayed in here because of the learnings I am getting along the way and earnings are secondary to me. I really don't mind if my earnings go down or my star ratings doesn't move at all at its level. I just loved to share my thoughts that is all. Last month I even posted that it was only a measely 0.25 to get payout and yet they did not give it but I was not ranting and was telling that I want to quit because of that. I accepted that they have rules to follow in paying and if I did not qualify then so be it.
@makingpots (11920)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Sorry to see you go, choudhary03. But I sure understand. MyLot isn't for everyone. I wish you the best where ever you decide to spend your time.
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• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Thank you very much dear. It is not an easy decision but when you need to put your foot down you need to right. I am just waiting for my $10 and then i will be out. Take care and think about spending time on mylot. Hey carry on the good work.
@vanila (491)
• Israel
4 Aug 08
I can understand your anger.. but I think they can't check every time some one reaching 5$ or 6$ or seven$.. they will be wasting a lot of time. maybe they have a program that let them know every time someone reaches the goal of 10$ and just like the site of yahoo that pays for the searchings in the net.. they just doing a legitimate thing. if they are honest or not in what makes them do it or the amount of money they delete that is something else. any way, all the best to you !
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• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Hi vanila thank you for understanding me and my post. All the best to you dear. By the way i have seen some of your posts they are excellent.
• United States
4 Aug 08
I think that myLot is a time guzzler in that it can be down right addicting. After all, you may stop by to answer one or two and then find that you spent the whole after noon answering great discussions. If you feel that nothing new happens here then maybe it is time to leave. However, there is always something interesting and if you aren't here for the money then this site is great. If you are looking to make money then this one is one that is often started with and then people realize that making money here isn't so easy or worth the time and effort. But this site has a great community with a lot of great people in it.
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• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Thank god that i have one fellow mylotter who can understand my post. I was craving to hear this. Absolutely right there are fabulous people and you can have wonderful time here answering to posts and learning new things, but i certainly feel that this place is still waste of time and not worth the effort we people tend to put while answering the posts. But you cannot forget that there is the possibility of making money. Anyways cheers.
@academic2 (7005)
• Uganda
4 Aug 08
Mylot is a very nice place to be and I swear it a place that is by far the most genrous-look at all these they pay-for free, for doing simple posts! Ofcourse it calls for sme hard work and there is nothing for nothing under the sun, or is there something for nothing in your part of the world-I would migrate there immediately LOL!
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• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Hmmmm thank you. At this point of time i dont have anything. I would better use my time in productive manner. Anyway thank you very much and all the best for your future.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
5 Aug 08
I haven't been here as long as you, but so far I really like this site. I think that a majority of the topics are really interesting, some are kinda lame, but that's how it is on any site. I really enjoy my lot. I agree that it is kinda messed up that they sometimes deduct from your earnings, but it's a whole lot better than most other sites who don't pay you at all. If you don't like it here though, you should definitely leave cuz if you're not having fun than it really is just a waste of time.
• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Absolutely sketch absolutely. I think it is time for me to leave.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
5 Aug 08
Well have a good life.
@liquorice (3901)
5 Aug 08
I know it's frustrating when posts get deleted and you lose money, but it happens to everyone no matter how many best responses we have. And I don't think the number of best responses has any bearing on what you earn, I think it's just really nice when our advice is appreciated like this! It's obviously up to you whether you stay here or not, if you're not getting what you want from it then you should probably go. I'm not sure you'd find anywhere else that's so friendly and where the discussions are so varied. I'm not talking from experience, but that's the reason why I stay here. Good luck whatever you decide to do!
• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Hey thank you. Keep mylotting. Have fun.
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
5 Aug 08
i completely disagree with you on this... your statement really contradict yourself... you say that you are not here for the money... but you are getting upset and thinking of leaving... why is that then??? i think mylot is the best ever paid forum i can find so far... you get paid for having fun, making friends and learning new knowledge... no other forum paid you for having fun... it is up to you... think again of your decision carefully before you go... take care and have a nice day...
• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Hmmm I started here not for money but to respond and comment on discussions with quality. But money is money right you cant navigate yourself from the prospect of earning am i right. I also think it is the basic survival instinct. I decided to put my foot down once i get my payout.
@kenzie45230 (3560)
• United States
5 Aug 08
It's not about the money, but it is, isn't it? Hey, I can relate. A few months ago, I got really close to the payout. Within pennies. But the next money I made it. And the next. No one can stop you from leaving. But I'm not sure I understand your reasoning...if it's not about the money.
• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Hey kenzie it is about money. I started here to respond to discussion but like all humans when i saw dollars accumulating, i divided my share to post, quality and money. It is money and time for me. Equation is not balanced here am i right?
@Ithink (10614)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I think this place is interesting and I know Im only a newbie here but I look at it as interesting, you get to talk to others with your interests or just see a difference of opionions on things which makes ya think. You said that you didnt care about the money and then said that you basically did as you complained about them taking you back 40 cents. I also dont believe this place is for old people and I dont have ample time as we cant tell I dont post alot. But them the money is a bonus to me where obviously it isnt to some.
• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Money is money right. I came here to comment and discuss but when there is the notion of money involved you tend to grab that right. I personally think the money to time ratio is not well balanced for this site. Good that you post only sometimes but dont indulge in it. All the best.
@rrdj71 (696)
• United States
4 Aug 08
I don't think that My Lot is so much about the money like you are also saying but it is about having conversations and finding the right ones that may suit you and responding to them as well as finding people you may have some things in common with. There are a lot of interesting topics and people here. I personally answer only the topics that appeal to me. It has become somewhat therapeutic and it has helped GREATLY with my typing speed, spelling and with my writing skills which I need since I am an avid writer. But you are entitled to your opinion and believe me I CAN somewhat sympathize with you.
• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Hmmm thank you for posting. It is all about getting benefited. I do believe that commenting and responding discussions will benefit you but to what extent. When you are a writer than believe me this is the site to get ideas other than that it is not worth the time spent here. Thanks you
• Hong Kong
4 Aug 08
well i think your over reating about this the good thing is if you like to disscuss thing and like make money mylot is a good thing to do but if you wanna leave leave
• Hyderabad, India
5 Aug 08
Welcome to mylot bad_azz. Over reacting, you are absolutely new to this site and it takes some time before you understand my post and the underlying aspect of it.
• Philippines
5 Aug 08
Good day.. It's sad you've felt that way. It also happens to me once but I'm still here. This is a site where you can in your own little way be as creative as you can in writing and while the earning is not that big, it's better than nothing. If you've made up your mind about leaving that's your decision but in case you return I'll welcome you back. Good luck.
@subha12 (18450)
• India
5 Aug 08
it is the complain many members do. may be they leave mylot and are busy just making money else where. its your priority and preference. so its better you spend time where you find more suitable.