Should there be a permanent Welcome Post for all New Mylot Members?

United States
January 4, 2010 5:37pm CST
Having been on Mylot for two weeks, I have already seen countless new members asking questions about what can or can't be done on Mylot. The most common is "How much money can I make" or "How do I make money on Mylot". I also see alot of people who are brand new to the site doing things their not supposed to be, like posting links in discussions. More experienced Mylotters usually help out new members, and/or correct members who immediately violate Mylot terms. Of course this happens mainly because people either dont really read the FAQ's, or the Terms of Service before starting out. So should there be a Permanent General Welcome Post that gives a short list of tips for using Mylot in the best way, and a brief reminder summary of the most common do's and dont's of Mylot, that all new members see before they start posting to any other catagory.
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8 responses
@sid556 (30987)
• United States
5 Jan 10
Hi Ravenblade and welcome to Mylot! I do think that it would be a good idea to welcome them in and maybe in big bold letters advice them to read the faqs and guidelines before proceeding. I think they are pretty basic and easy to understand by most. I don't think that listing all of the guidelines again along with tips would do much good. As you pointed out, many of them get anxious and excited to get started and don't bother to take the time to read the ones that are already there. I'm not sure they'd bother to take the time to read them in another spot either. It might though. You should write Alice with this suggestion and see if it is something she thinks would be worthwhile implementing. She has been taking suggestions from members here. It's worth a shot.
• United States
5 Jan 10
Thanks Sid, That's kind of another reason I made the post. I just wanted to gauge a response first and see how many people would think it's a good idea or just duplicating information that's already there, and a waste of time.
• Philippines
5 Jan 10
..yeah, that suggestion is very good.. in many sites like this, there should be a newcomers section and introduction, and the pioneers will be there to guide and answer the newbies questions.. haha.. anyway, im a newbie also here..
• United States
5 Jan 10
Welcome to Mylot. You found this post easy enough so your well on your way. Some of the more popular discussion groups are life, questions and answers, MyLot, and make extra money. There is also the new users tab you can use to meet other brand new members and get your feet wet (sort of speak). Remember quality over quantity, and as you build up your friends list you will see more and more activity on your discussion posts. Hope you have a pleasant experience, and happy mylotting
• United States
5 Jan 10
I think that your suggestion is good, but also I think it is not necessary. The reason is that the rules and FAQs are already there, they just need to be read by new members. What I do think is to make it easier to find, like have FAQ in big bold letters or a sort of mechanism in which it wont go back to its normal design until it has been read.
• United States
5 Jan 10
I agree that they are there and should be read, but the problem is many are in such a hurry to get started that they simply do not do it. Someone just don't want to take the time to read them because of there length. So in addition to them why not have a general welcome post with a title in bold (a good idea on your part) that says something like please read and respond. In the post itself have a short list of things as I mentioned in the discussion topic, and a reference back to the FAQ's or terms of service for further information. Then make it a requirement for new members to post a comment that they have read it or possibly a short quiz to confirm they read it before they are allowed access to all the other discussion groups.
@DenverLC (1146)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
I find the Idea bright. Welcome note summarizing all the does and dont's for new mylot members especially in the earning area is worth helpful and encouraging for those who can understand its purpose. The title of the note should be, " Post More and Earn More".. or " No Post No Gain"
• United States
5 Jan 10
I try to make sure that I do nothing wrong on Mylot. I make money slow on Mylot. But I like mylot because I can learn new things from people and what they post. I have seen people post things and links when they shouldn't be. But I am sure others cath them faster then me to say something. But I am sure the new people will learn. I am still learning new things on here. It takes time for everyone.
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
5 Jan 10
well, the problem is new members didn't want to spend some time to read the FAQ and TOS first before they start mylotting... so even though we have a welcome post, i don't think it will help if they don't read it as well... it is a good idea though and you can propose it to the admin and see what they say... take care and have a nice day...
@Sandra1952 (6051)
• Spain
5 Jan 10
Hello, Raven. I've suggested something along those lines, such as a checklist sent in the activation email. The theory is good, but in practice, it probably wouldn't work, because there are two kinds of new members. There are those like yourself, who asked 'how can I make the most of MyLot, and I don't mean just earning?' and their are those with the dollar signs in their eyes who won't allow anything to get in the way of their earning. If only these people would spend a little while on the guidelines, they'd actually earn more, because most of what they post is destined to be deleted. Then they start posting that MyLot is a scam, which is not only false, it totally pisses off those of us who have been paid several times over. And of course, that discussion will go as well.
@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
5 Jan 10
I think there might be a little something like that already. I think even with something telling them the do's and don'ts and how you make money on here, people will still have questions. They either won't understand what they have read, or they will want to know more that hasn't been answered in what they read. Plus I think mylot would just cover the basics while experienced members could offer their suggestions and ideas that worked for them. Plus those first few discussions asking how help them get a kick start on their earnings.