Why do you think mylot hides the earnings algorithm?
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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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.
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.