Are you a newbie, a veteran or what?

@doryvien (2293)
United States
September 25, 2009 4:12am CST
Is there a demarcation line between the first two? And what do you call those in between? When do you graduate from being a newbie to becoming a veteran? Newbies are those who have just joined the site, but until when can they be considered newbies? Is it based on the number posts? Or the time they've been here? How about the veterans? How do we define them in the context of myLot? I became a member about 4 months ago. I feel I'm no longer a newbie but when I see other members who've been here really long (based on the number of posts), I feel like I'm still one. So, what are you? And does it matter?
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• Boston, Massachusetts
25 Sep 09
hi dear friend, well, mama i belong to the "or what" category bwahahahahahaha!!! seriously, i feel i am a newbie (two-months old with mylot) and will a veteran someday. thanks for your patience doryvien for taking the time to explain to me some of my mylot concerns particularly rating, ranking, points, earnings, referrals and mylot friends. please continue to bear with me...as we both enjoy mylot! have a great weekend!
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Hi msfrancisco, I was actually trying to come up with a collective name for the "or what". Oh let me thank you too for coming here, I recommended this site to you because I knew you will enjoy it here, and I was right. Yes indeed, you are a newbie - with a vision: to reach the status of a veteran. Let's journey together.
• United Arab Emirates
7 Oct 09
Hi mama winks, You must be easy to get along with, I feel the warmth of your laughter in here...seems contagious hehehe!!! Honestly, I feel so behind when I've seen your number of posts. I guess we started on same month with mylot and still I am a newbie, I should be on the "or what" category like you ...lol. Anyway, I'll consider it as an extra challenge with you as my challenger. Just kidding! am just enjoying my time here... cheers!
• Boston, Massachusetts
8 Oct 09
Hi SB, I considered you as my challenger too. you can ask doryvien how serious i am in finding time to reach my goal and i am so happy and "proud" hahahahahaha that i am way ahead right now. but i know you can beat me mama. i want both of us to experience what doryvien is enjoying right now... "something in her paypal account". WE CAN MAKE IT MY "OR WHAT" BUDDY!
@maximax8 (30099)
• United Kingdom
2 Oct 09
I think that a newbie would have up to 100 posts. After that I would consider a mylotter more experienced. He or she would be a veteran after 1000 posts. There are some very much more veterans on My Lot that that. A my lotter with 5000 posts would be a great veteran. One with 10000 posts would be great great veteran. As long as the member is enjoying wonderful My Lot that is what counts. I see discussions from members that joined at around the same time as me to My Lot. The number of posts are all different. So the length of time a my lotter has been on here might not reflect their number of posts. I know some have more than 10000 posts and some have less than 5000 posts. I love My Lot.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
5 Oct 09
Hi Maximax, The number of posts can be a good indication that a member is a veteran. Yes, I've seen some members who have been here for more than a year but have fewer posts than some who were here for a shorter period having more posts. No matter how many posts one has, one thing is clear - we all enjoy myLot!
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
Hello doryvien, I think here at mylot, being newbie or veteran doesn't really matter. I myself, have been around for almost a year now, but some times I still consider myself a newbie because there are a lot of things to consider and to learn here, both from mylot, but also from the members of mylot. One can be a member for a long time, and yet, doesn't know anything here, but one can be a member for a few days and yet have discovered many things already, and might be considered a veteran here and can answer questions of other newbies. I think mylot is a continuous learning from each other posts. We can always be a newbie, but a veteran in other things. have fun mylotting
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Hi red_amethyst, Yes, it doesn't really matter whichever "type" you're in, and even this depends on many things i.e. tenure, knowledge about myLot, being recognized and respected by most members. There are many here who are respected and considered veterans, and I've seen some who were relatively new but obviously took it upon themselves to explore myLot, and so they seem very knowledgeable about this site. Yes, just like any learning, it is a continuous process. Happy myLotting.
• Pakistan
26 Sep 09
I'm a Newbie.. as I became a member of myLot 2 days back. . :)
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Hi hinakashif, Thanks for responding. You are definitely a newbie, but given enough time you will learn the ropes here and find that there is a lot in store for members, old and new. Just be active and make sure you read the guidelines, and you will be fine. Welcome to myLot!
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
26 Sep 09
Hi doryvien, I've been active here a lot less than the months on my profile show as I hadn't a clue how to work around the place when I first signed up, having never used a site like this before, so gave up after a couple of days in complete boredom. After three months I took another go at it and worked it out. I wouldn't consider myself a newbie anymore but neither an oldie, and all the technical bits still bore me rigid, but I have fun here responding but more especially putting new discussions up.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Hi thea, It's good that you gave myLot a second chance, and had a better impression this time. There are times when I find this place a bore too, but that happens very seldom. It seems most here are those who are in-between, or as one responder put it, "newvets". I get excited seeing the discussions that interest me and I like responding than starting new discussions. Cheers!
• Philippines
26 Sep 09
hello doryvien, Before I consider myself a newbie last year but now i prefer to be just considered a my-lotter rather than being still a newbie or oldie. it raises some barriers and little forms of discrimination if we start leveling ourselves against the others. mylot consider all of us here equal, it is only us that we consider others a newbie. it doesn't matter really as long as the new ones can be helped.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Hi Letran, I couldn't agree more. MyLot doesn't discriminate among members, it doesn't matter whether you're a newbie, a veteran or somewhere in between. What is important is we all make it a good, friendly and harmonious place and we all benefit from what the site can offer. It's just so amazing.
• United States
25 Sep 09
Im a newbie. How many posts or responds does it take to become a veteran?? I'd haven't figured everything out yet, Im still learning how to do things and how much you get paid. By The Way: What pays the most? Does anyone know?
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Hi zero, I thought I'm past the newbie status but reading the response here made me realize that I am still one. On your questions, I don't think I am an authority to give you pointers in this area as I'm not in the know yet, but there are several discussions that will give you good answers. Just check those discussions focused on myLot. Don't worry, you'll find you way here. Also, please take the time to read the guidelines to acquaint yourself with the do's and dont's. Welcome to myLot!
@babyangie27 (5177)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Well I have been here 3 years. But my activity is not that much as others that ahve been here three years. I don;'t consider myself a vet nor a newbie. I am in the middle I guess. I try not to look at the number between () because this can be deceiving in so many ways. Someone could be here only 1 week and have more posts that someone that has been here 3 years. It is all about activity. And what people post can't always tell you either,because we all make mistakes. Even people who have been here a long time don't know certain rules or what not. I think a vet is someone who answers questions and helps people with their experiences.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Hi babyangie, So you've been here for quite a while. Yes I've seen some members who joined 2-3 months ago and already have over a thousand posts. It depends on how active one is. I think you gave a fairly good definition of a veteran - if he knows the answers to most of the questions (some of which I find so mysterious), and is willing to walk through the newbies, he may qualify as a veteran.
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@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
25 Sep 09
Hi doryvien, It doesn't matter to me whether a person is a newbie or a veteran. I love to welcome new people here. I'm not sure when a person stops being a newbie and becomes a veteran and I know there are always new things for all of us to learn here. Maybe less than 500 posts is a newbie but I think we need a third name because I don't believe one becomes a veteran at that time, maybe at 5000 posts. It doesn't matter to me as I consider that we all have something to contribute. Blessings.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Hi Pose, You're one of those I would consider a veteran(with a note of respect there). I've seen you to be one of the "more established" members who are just willing to help the newbies. And I find your topics really thought provoking, does it come with the tenure too? You're right, there is so much in store for everyone in here and we, the newbies are just as happy to meet and befriend members like you.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
25 Sep 09
hi doryvien. for me, a veteran is someone who's already a member for over a year now. but that doesn't mean that he knows everything around. just like me, i thought i am already a veteran when i became a year older as a member. but time goes, i found out that i still have a lot to learn. so i think, being a veteran, it doesn't matter the age or number of posts, but how you actually know the ins and outs of the site. i think i am over a newbie but still below a veteran.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Hi neil, There is so much to know and learn about myLot, I guess it's gonna take years before one can be acquainted completely with the ins and outs of this site, and since it is evolving with the changing needs of time, it will really be difficult to catch up. So you belong to those in between or the "newvet", as one responder here put in. Have a great weekend!
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
I am a newbie here and becomes active only for 3 months but been inactive member for 5 months. I think oldie member are those who been here for more than 3 years and you could see the number of posting beside their names counts more than 5000 or more.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Hi neelia, So how's it being an active member?..that's what I thought first, that being a veteran can be determined by length of time he's been a member here and the number of posts, but some are giving yet another view. Let's see what the veterans themselves have to say about this. Have a good day.
@angryeve (705)
• Philippines
25 Sep 09
Hi doryvien, well i got a term for that "newvet" haha. actually in my personal opinion the number of post you've made is just one way of basing a member of being a newbie or a veteran. My personal belief when it comes to newbies, they are members who barely know the way around mylot. like haven't really adopted to the surrounding here and still have a lot to learn when it comes to regulation and how things work here. on the other hand a veteran means someone who have great knowledge already on mylot as to how to maximize your earnings, how to make quality post, which are accepted and which are not. and basically just pretty much know a lot about he guidelines here. to be a veteran doesn't mean you have to count years to be able to say that you are one. years is not a basis although it is an advantage. yet, there are still a lot of old members here who doesn't even know simple rules that mylot implements. and there are newbies who are just new but very active and could easily learn how to cope up here. As for me i think i have passed the stage of being a newbie but definitely has a long way ahead on being a veteran..hehe so i guess im a newvet.lol
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
25 Sep 09
Hi angryeve, Sure, a "newvet" to describe those who are neither newbies or veterans. I like it. A veteran can be any of what you mentioned - but it seems it's a tricky job to find out their what and whereabouts. A newbie on the other hand is easier to spot, you just look at the no. of posts beside the name, and you immediately know she's new, except of course those that have headcount is
• United States
25 Sep 09
Well i come to mylot, some time ago but since yesterday i was inactive, so for now i am a newbie again , hope so that soon i will be 100% active again and share my opinion with all the mylot members :). And i dont think this matter, because all of us make our little job to make grow the page and the nice thing is that we have fun and we learn from other people post and we can earn money too!!! :D