Do you think a training video for newbies is a good idea? Why or why not?

@tdemex (3540)
United States
November 5, 2009 11:24am CST
In this age of modern technology, do you think a training video on the basics here would be more effective that the rules and guidelines they ( cough cough) read? I myself think we should make one up, and see if it improves the various problems we get from the new people who join here! Plus it would be so much more convenient for them! Maybe in a few different languages also? what say you? tdemex
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19 responses
@mysdianait (66011)
• Italy
5 Nov 09
I think it would help ALL of us and not only the newer users. There are still users with a huge post count who have not reached payout or others here for three years in the same boat too. A video would be much more immediate but would they be bothered to try the tips and advcie given in it? So many arrive here from other sites that work in a different way and they continue to use the method they were used to using and have no will to change Would a video move them to change their ways? So nwo the next question is... who is going to create it?
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@rucrazy4 (783)
• India
5 Nov 09
it is the better way to explain .... so mylot give some video or start vedio discussion ... in specific post... so user can also load video help vedio to user... but prevent spamming... do not allow marketing videos.
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
5 Nov 09
I really was gonna nominate you! Really! You don't have to get in front of the camera! Your so savvy on all the particulars! I was hoping the admin would include it in the indoctrination! Wishful thinking on my part! T-----
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• Philippines
5 Nov 09
hello aunt miss yah. if you remember i did create my own mylot promo vid but a tutorial vid is a way different version i might use the mylot characters in the movie for the tutorial instead of the movie itself. bah! i should just finish with the video then i could make for the tutorial.
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• Philippines
5 Nov 09
hello tdemex, I am good at making videos but i lack proper applications or special effects features. but i like the idea, unfortunately this might even further delay my long delayed mylot the movie vid which is still in the making as of recently.. i don't know about different languages but i think if the video is spread and others can copy and translate it with their own language then that would be fine. i have checked some videos made during the time where mylot was issuing a promo video contest. i did found some tutorial video with borat and britney spears, which i could say it's crazybut probably i could made another approach..i think. besides, what kind of topics to be tackled if were' going to give newbies a training video.
@mysdianait (66011)
• Italy
5 Nov 09
... and the biggest part dedicated to 'what is a discussion on myLot!?!'
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Well I'd go with all the most common violations, then follow up with the most frequent questions , like whats the star, and the number in it for ....... you get the point! but I'd really like to incorporate it in the joining the site as a mandatory part of the process! Rather than a voluntary thing! tdemex
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• Philippines
5 Nov 09
hey, why so serious, i am actually. and what the heck is wrong with volunteering anyways, you want to really put that into issue then tell that to the admin. as for me, i am done talking to them these video stuff. otherwise, they would have approach us again in terms of making videos such as the one you were saying in your suggestion.
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@gtargirl (5376)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Personally, I think videos work way better than a training manual. Aren't guys more visual anyhow? So it would make more sense for them. That's my 2 cents, at least.
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
5 Nov 09
So do I get a atta boy for this? Or are they going to delete it for being a rebel! LOL! Thanks! t----
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@gtargirl (5376)
• United States
5 Nov 09
ATTA BOY!!!! LOL.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 Nov 09
I think some people would like a video very much. Too many languages out there, but perhaps one with subtitles that flash by very, very slowly?
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@mysdianait (66011)
• Italy
5 Nov 09
@ 'very slowly'
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Very slowly! LOL! T-----
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@Louc74 (620)
5 Nov 09
Heeeeeeyyy! That's not nice! Lol! We're not all slow, are we? I'm getting paranoid again! :)
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@ZephyrSun (7381)
• United States
6 Nov 09
Only if it could be in their language since there are so many here that come to mylot and speak little if any English. But, I think it's a great idea!
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
6 Nov 09
Well so far most seem to like the idea! It probably should be in English! I didn't mean all who join here don't read the rules but there are so many I'm still learning my self, in fact just had a post deleted last week! Me Bad! But I sure would like to help the new people here at least learn the basics and in simple terms! Have a great day you two! Both my friends by the way! tdemex
• Maldives
6 Nov 09
I really don't think all of us who join are lazy to read rules. The rules sometimes are too long and too complicated that by the time you are halfway you forgot what you read first. I would really appreciate a video and I think it will make more sense to everyone and will also help even though you are not very fluent in English. I think the majority of us are here because we have strong opinions, experiences to share and something to offer each other while trying to make an honest penny.
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@yan_blue8 (1437)
• Philippines
5 Nov 09
Yeah i agree with you tdemex.Excellent idea! But i also was wondering if newbie like me would have time to read it. (In my case, a friend name terry thought me more about the guidelines before i finished reading it. lol!) But yeah, videos can be more exciting and good way for newbies to learn more.
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Thanks for your support! I'm glad your liking it here and doing well! don't forget you need anything give me a shout! T----
@yan_blue8 (1437)
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
Not a problem! for sure i will! :) Can't wait for my 100 posts!lol
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@KrauseHome (36449)
• United States
6 Dec 09
This is an interesting idea, and I am sure that there have been people in the past who have had some posted on youtube. There are a lot of Websites out there that have been known to do this, and it is a plus for sure. They could probably benefit a lot of the New members in here if they could do this, or someone had something posted in youtube and it was noted where it could be found more for sure.
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
6 Dec 09
I thought it would help. some sites put a code word in the vid and make people submit the code before they can join! I sent this post to Admin about a month ago, and even told them we had people willing to do the vid for free, I know this will surprise you , no response! LOL! T-----
@hora_fugit (5862)
• India
9 Nov 09
I was thinking about some process to make newbies to get acknowledged with the rules while signing up. And then here you started this discussion just one day ago from that! Maybe the waves hit me :) I like the idea, and went to check some videos Letran suggested too! (some problem there I heard?) It would be more convenient.. if it's interesting cause I get easily irritated by videos sometimes. Language may be English only, for start. So far... ...not all newbies come with ill intentions! Someone will have patience for sure!
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
9 Nov 09
The latest in some new sites is you have to watch the video and during the video they give you a code, you will need to enter the code before you are allowed to join the sire! It seems to work much better than reading guidelines! As far as the language goes Mylot is an English site! tdemex
@rucrazy4 (783)
• India
5 Nov 09
yes it should be.. while i am new on mylot I ask to everyone about some confusion I read faq but be better can some explain in better way.. training video is nice idea... and this feature is along with every website which have lot of user.
@tdemex (3540)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Glad you approve, now lets see if we can get some action on this! tdemex
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@ladym33 (10979)
• United States
12 Nov 09
I think it would be a nice idea. It would help people understand easier and would be quicker and easier than readng the TOS rules. As long as the video was kept short and sweet I think it would ba a fantastic idea. I also like that it could be in different languages. This is a really, really good idea. You have my vote.
@tdemex (3540)
• United States
12 Nov 09
some newer sites are making it a requirement by putting a code in the video to verify you watched it before they let you join! This is a good start! t----
@Sandra1952 (6047)
• Spain
5 Nov 09
Sounds good to me. I'm sure it could be set up so that people couldn't begin to post until they'd watched it through at least once. Even if people didn't take it all in, something would stick. Anything that helps to get the Mylot modus operandum across has to be beneficial to all of us, not just the newbies.
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
5 Nov 09
That's what I was thinking! These vids have a code near the end and you have to enter the code to complete the join the site process! It would save everyone a lot of head aches! T----
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• Malaysia
6 Nov 09
I think it's a good idea because it will be beneficial not only to the newbies, but for those who have been in the 'hiatus' mode. Normally, when they come back after a few months, they will ask the same questions to catch up especially about why they are losing their earnings. So, if they are lazy or simply think that it's a waste of time to dig for more information, then, they have the options to watch and listen! I was actually going to post something about this, but with a different idea...
@tdemex (3540)
• United States
6 Nov 09
Hey! Corry i think it would benefit all of us, We could always go back and look at it at anytime to clarify something or another! And Vids. are much easier to view than reading a ton of rules! Whats your idea? tdemex
• Malaysia
7 Nov 09
I am actually thinking of creating another discussion about it... hmmm...
• Netherlands
6 Nov 09
I think its a great idea and will definately help other people. For people it is normally easier to learn with the assistance of visual aids. A video is the perfect video aid. I have done many trainings on Youtube and they have helped tremendously. I have also made some training videos myself and they too have assisted tremendously for others. You have to keep in mind what kind of audience you are making these for. That way you can adjust your trainings to your specific target group. Good luck and I am sure you will succeed.
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
6 Nov 09
Hey Thanks I appreciate the support for my idea! but it won't work unless mylot makes it a rule for all new members! Lets hope this works out! tdemex
@kush20006 (515)
• India
5 Nov 09
ya you sound very right the audio visual aid helps us in learning faster and reducing the process of learning and remembering to a short span this helps in developing more concepts at lesser age and thus increasing the knowledgebank
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Glad you agree! I really think it wold help everyone in the whole community out! tdemex
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• Australia
6 Nov 09
Another site many of us were part of for a couple of years had a video and I think it was watched, in preference to reading the tos. Since English is the only language allowed in submitting script, and since people can SPEAK and understand English better than they can write it, the video should be in English. Good idea - but can you sell admin on the idea?
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
6 Nov 09
Ah! Sell it to the admin? Well give it our best shot! I think it would help them out also, less policing of the site for one! It'd cut down on the most common violation, posting links for profit! And a few others, if we can convince them it would save them cash! I don't see how they could refuse! LOL! But I've been wrong about many things before! We have a couple of people who've volunteered their services! I'd just be a matter of changing the script to get it on the site! Here's hoping! tdemex
@mirali110 (435)
• Hyderabad, India
9 Nov 09
Good idea though there are some members who have already done it and even if mylot does put these who has patience to view like many do not read the guidelines they might not have time to view or hear it too...
• Hyderabad, India
9 Nov 09
Now it sounds good if the admin can do something compulsory in the signing up process then all the better...I am with you...
@tdemex (3540)
• United States
9 Nov 09
First negative response yet! Well I was thinking if the admin. would incorporate it into the sign up process it may help! Thanks for your input! T----
@lindiebiz (1006)
• Canada
6 Nov 09
I say I agree with you, it is really difficult reading stuff on the internet especially rules. A training video is a good idea and will help people on my lot
@tdemex (3540)
• United States
6 Nov 09
Thanks for your support, I hope we can get something put together here! It would even help us old timers! tdemex
• Philippines
6 Nov 09
I think that would be a very good idea. It would surely help the newbies like me and for the senior ones, too ... they can come back and refer to it from time to time. Some people prefer listening than reading. So, why not give it a try? That would surely help various problems here.
@tdemex (3540)
• United States
6 Nov 09
Your opinion seems to be in line with everyone elses' here! Now where do we go from here? I'll contact the admin and see how they react to this post? Wish me luck! tdemex
@rg0205 (2636)
• Hong Kong
6 Nov 09
Sounds like a great idea. Most people are too lazy to read so videos work better. I think it could work.
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@tdemex (3540)
• United States
6 Nov 09
I couldn't have said it any better than that! Here's to you! Thankstdemex