Why do you think mylot hides the earnings algorithm?

@snam23 (3158)
United States
January 11, 2009 5:31am CST
I think it is so that people do not stay for the money. At PTC sites, many people will give up and quit because it is not enough or does not satisfy their what they wanted. At mylot, we stay here and don't quite because we like it here. I think it prevents people from focusing on the money and more on the discussions, which is what really counts. What do you think?
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@Sydemon (119)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
i think your ryt cuz this a cummunity which is abt sharing your knowledge and ideas with other people and not just a easy extra income way,the extra income is a incentive for sharing which gives a little boost to share your ideas
@snam23 (3158)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I think you are correct also and the money is to lure people in and then once they see how good mylot is, they stay for fun. Happy mylotting!
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
13 Jan 09
I would say to keep us guessing (like those three witches at MyLot headquarters walking about the cauldron saying, Boil bubble toil and trouble"(sorry it's been a long time since I read MacBeth). that I imagined or those two moderators tossing coins saying heads we do it this way, tails that way.) and to prevent someone from cheating. Now if we did know, what would happen, there would someone who would decide to put their posts and answers to take advantage of the algorithm, and he might be lying through their teeth. And another thing, since we do not know the formula, that makes us concentrate on what we are writing and the communiity of mylotters rather then whether they count every word or not.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
It's a trade secret. There are not many websites that are similar to myLot. If there is there they probably have a different system. It's basically about estimates. If you estimated that you've done well for the day, then you'll get the earnings you deserved. Like you said, it is also another factor for people not to think much about their earnings then concentrate more on participating on discussions.