are you sick of these one-word answers?

@m25red (150)
United States
November 14, 2006 11:48pm CST
This idea of asking how old are you, whats your favorite color, Type yes or no. I mean why not just ask people to type their favorite letter. how lame . I am new to this but part of my reasoning for getting on this was to enjoy some genuine conversation. only replay with at least a 2 sentence answer if you are able.
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@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Not only am I sick of the one-word answers, but they're against myLot's guidelines. The "guideline" link is at the bottom of every myLot page. As you come across the one-word discussions, all you have to do is report them using the ! key and myLot will delete them.
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@m25red (150)
• United States
15 Nov 06
It is pretty cut and dry. However i still do not fully understand the payment algorythm. If you know or can point me in the right direction i would appreciate it. thanks.
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• United States
15 Nov 06
I don't know if anyone has really figured it out, because I think it has changed over time. It seems to be based on a variety of things including your number of replies, number of photos uploaded, how many times those photos are viewed, number of discussions started, of those, how many other people respond, your number of friends, and a biggie is how many people you have referred (and how active they are). Sorry for the inelegant sentence, but it's late and I'm off to bed.
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@m25red (150)
• United States
15 Nov 06
It all seems a bit convoluted but hey that is okay by me. Im enjoying the rhetoric. good night and see ya soon.
• United States
15 Nov 06
I think that most people think they are goiing to get rich on here. I personally don't think that it is about the money, I could be here for an hour and not even find anything to comment on. It shouldn't be like that. I think mylot should start eliminating these users who either continuously post these questions, or answer every question with either one word or something that doesn't make sense. It would eliminate people from getting tired or bored of searching for legitimate discussions to respond to. The concept of mylot is great, the control needs to be stepped up.
@m25red (150)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I agree totally. If you spent every waking hour posting you would go broke paying off your optical bills. I like the thought of a little fun money but the conversation is the biggest draw. I just wish there werent so many duldrums.Thank you for your reply.
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• United States
15 Nov 06
Not only optemetrist bills, but corpral tunnell bills also, and I don't think mylot will pay workman's comp.
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@m25red (150)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I was thinking the same thing. One of my friends has had an extremely difficult time with that very problem.
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@canadabis1 (1955)
• Canada
15 Nov 06
Oh yeah....I've already reported a few of them cause theyre not supposed to do it!...This is suppose to b for conversations...not grunting once in a while when u answer a question...maybe they should leave Mylot and go find Cavelot...lol
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@m25red (150)
• United States
15 Nov 06
good
@m25red (150)
• United States
15 Nov 06
just kidding. it would be nice to eliminate as much of that crap as possible. Appreciate your post.
• Canada
18 Nov 06
lol...grunt grunt!...:}...your welcome.
@sekhmetgb (462)
16 Nov 06
I completely agree with you,but maybe I am still a little green. I really like the discussions where you find out a bit about the other people that have answered and where you can share a bit of yourself with them as well. Because I type very fast I suppose for me it would not take long to write several paragraphs. I guess some people are just trying to make money from this, but although I can do with the money I dont think that even if I responded 24/7 it would actually be enough to keep living on. Therefore, I like to respond in as many words as necessary, and dont plan to answer in one or two words anymore ever
@m25red (150)
• United States
16 Nov 06
just keep up the good posts/replies and we can save this site.
• United States
16 Nov 06
Not only does it get boring reading message after message filled with responses that require no thought, but it can get fustrating. I like to find a discussion that has a good topic that will generate quality responses and can make others genuinely want to go back because you honestly want to participate in that discussion. After all does anyone really care how old everyone else is? Will anyone remember tomorrow? The discussions that are started with the intention of having good conversations are the ones that make MyLot worth signing on. :)
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@m25red (150)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Amen! well written. If your posts have substance. your responses should and who knows you may even take something away from it other than 1cent. thanks for the reply
• United States
16 Nov 06
I am absolutely in agreement. I have a lot to say. I like to start interesting discussions that do involve more than a word or two. Often, when the discussion is only meant to derive a word or two, I elaborate as much as possible.
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@m25red (150)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I can understand the desire for the cashola but a true deeper conversation would create as much wealth...lol as typing duh all day. thanks for the reply
@baysmummy (1638)
• Australia
15 Nov 06
I have been a member here for a couple of days now and i must admit the first day i was here i saw so many of those one word answers required posts and by the end of the day i was honestly sick of it, But today i havent been on mylot as much but i havent seen as many of them as yesterday! Some people are just all about the money and think replying with one or two will actually get them lots of money!
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@m25red (150)
• United States
15 Nov 06
Well its good to know that there are a few of us that believe in some substance. I dont mind a short answer but that is not what i believed this was all about.
@ausnikki (4055)
• Brisbane, Australia
16 Nov 06
Alot of people just reply to get money.I would much rather have an interesting conversation anyday.I avoid those topics that only require a one or two word answer.
@m25red (150)
• United States
16 Nov 06
welcome aboard the realpost express.
@ausnikki (4055)
• Brisbane, Australia
16 Nov 06
Thank you I am glad to be a passenger
@KrauseHome (36752)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I find these a waste of time, and do not answer them anymore. I think it should be about Quality of posts, and answers, and not quantity. The ones that get me even more than this, is say Hi!! and I will give you a +.
@m25red (150)
• United States
16 Nov 06
thanks for the reply. its just too bad all you need to do is grunt to get a +.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
18 Nov 06
No I don't either it is not a discussion it is just a grunt and that is it
@kylesmiles (1911)
• United States
16 Nov 06
LOL I am as well.. But the funny thing is...is that Mylot is trying to cut that down. They won't pay you for one word answers and such! So I guess it would be their loss! hahaha. Those people need to read the RULES! LOL When I first started on here, I loved it. but lately there are some lame questions on here.
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@m25red (150)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Im a bit guilty as I did post a couple of lamers. But I just didnt realize it had become an epidimic. lets all put a stop to the madness.
@supersach (1523)
• India
16 Nov 06
I have been here for the past 5 days and I am absolutely sick of seeing those stupid questions. I think its just lame and pathetic of people to ask such studid questions. I spend most of my time choosing the questions which I can answer.
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@m25red (150)
• United States
16 Nov 06
welcome to the revolt. hope to see you and your posts often.
• United States
16 Nov 06
I agree...the questions where people want a yes or no answer or stupid questions like the ones you mentioned! I always give them a - ...... I don't know what that does but I do it! I don't see the point of starting a discussion when it's not really a discussion!
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@rawpoet (2047)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I couldn't agree more. I not only want to earn money, but I want to have some great conversation about more serious things in life. And if people think that typing in the word "yes" or "My eyes are blue" are going to make a lot of money, they're wrong. Let's have some serious discussions, folks! :-)
@leedug (920)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I actually started a discussion quite similar to this. Another user told me that there would be points deducted, questions removed, and ultimately suspension if the same user kept answering with one words or sentences. I don't know true this is yet but I would like to see it implemented. I get really tired of weeding through questions about favorite colors or "AM I HOT" etc etc.
@rawpoet (2047)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Oh my goodness! Those "Am I hot" ones have GOT to go!
@m25red (150)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Been awway for a few but welcome to the revolt. I know this site wants action but some of this dribble is absurd. good to see so many who feel the same way.
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
18 Nov 06
Yes I have noticed that to I mean sometimes you can only answer that but even when you ask a question that requires more you still just get the one word and then it has nothing to do with the topic
@m25red (150)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Keep your head up carebear.
• Malaysia
18 Nov 06
i feel the same way too, when I was posting a serious topic for discusion and answered as yes or no, it does not satisfy me. It should be better if MyLot can do something on this kind of answer. What do you think?
@m25red (150)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I think mylot cares not. Otherwise these discussions would be monitored better.
@neon2000 (2761)
• Philippines
18 Nov 06
Sometimes. But it is alright with me. I just add some sense to my answer to make it a little longer.
@m25red (150)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Ive started doing those for fun. thanks for the response.
@clever06 (191)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Is the revolt still alive?
@m25red (150)
• United States
18 Nov 06
It is alive...on with the revolt!
@411fromMe (789)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I guess we all need to report the people that are replying with one word answers or keep saying "ok" or "i don't know". I have seen quite a few of those.
@m25red (150)
• United States
16 Nov 06
you are correct sir. join the revolt.
@chance00 (3332)
• United States
16 Nov 06
I think that some of the stupid questions only deserve one answer like what do you like coke or pepsi.How in the world would you or why would you want to add a story?
@m25red (150)
• United States
16 Nov 06
i dont mind some of those questions because they often open up for a chance to ramble a bit, but mostly people type blah.