People need to stop responding with one word answers just for credit

United States
November 19, 2006 10:33am CST
People, Please stop responding with yes or no, just for the sake of a response! For one thing, it's really not allowed. This is about earning some extra money, sure, but it really takes up a lot of time when you respond with a yes or no that does not make sense! does anyone else feel the same way?
5 people like this
27 responses
@ChewySpree (1832)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Anytime you see one-word responses or questions asking for one-word responses, use the ! button to report the post. Those are against guidelines and mylot will delete them and/or not give credit for them. Doing this is the only way we can build a good community.
3 people like this
• United States
19 Nov 06
you can use the ! for the one word questions and responses? I thought only for offensive posts...good to know! I thought i read somewhere that if you do that and it really did violate tos that you will actually get points for it.
• United States
19 Nov 06
thank you..i never thought of that, and will definitely do that from now on..let's face it..you can't sit here and make a living off of this site, the extra money is good, but i'm here because i love the conversation and the friends i'm making. I agree that it should be kept that way. thanks for your input
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@kiwikiss (88)
• New Zealand
19 Nov 06
I agree, so that is why if I come accross posts that only seem to be there to earn credit, I rate them negatively :)
1 person likes this
• United States
19 Nov 06
great idea...or as i've learned, hit the ! button, because 1 word answers are just not allowed..cool snake!..thanks for sharing
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• United States
19 Nov 06
that will teach them "shakes fist"
• United States
19 Nov 06
that will teach them "shakes fist"
@tammytwo (4302)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Some of the posts only require a yes or no answer. People need to ask questions that require more than yes or no for the answer.
1 person likes this
• United States
19 Nov 06
yes but when the question requires a thought process, or too much typing, its harder to get people to respond
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• United States
19 Nov 06
i don't mind when someone gives a 1 word answer to something like your shoe size, but some people don't even look at the question...it's a do you like this, or this?...and they answer yes....well which one is it? i agree that some people don't want to give long answers, but come on, at least show us that they can form an entire sentence!...thanks for your input
1 person likes this
• India
19 Nov 06
i dont like it also,it irritates me.and one thing pal,people should know,it does not help in any means.in the guidelines it is clearly written that answers with one or two words are strictly prohibited.
• United States
19 Nov 06
absolutely! they think that by responding quickly to each and every post that it will help their ratings...they just don't know what they are doing and it really wastes our time!thanks for responding
1 person likes this
• United States
19 Nov 06
holly ****.... get out the billy clubs....
@oxygenton (242)
• India
31 Jan 07
i agree with u.. i hav also come over ths kinda responds... some even dosent hav any relation with topip... only saying good or so...
1 person likes this
• United States
31 Jan 07
Fortunately, since I posted this discussion, mylot has done a lot to help that situation. If someone does that now, I simply rate them with a "-" ...it's the easiest way to do it..thanks for the response.
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
19 Nov 06
I agree with you. It is anoying. People are not reading the guidelines or the rules. They dont care about anything except making the money. To me making friends and quality discussions are better.
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• United States
19 Nov 06
nice that you agree...it's not like anyone is gonna pay their monthly bills with this site, the money is just a perk.. i've met some very intelligent and interesting people on this site, and i enjoy some of the posts that actually require you to think!...obviously some people are incapable of this...thanks for sharing your views
1 person likes this
• United States
19 Nov 06
i have stopped answering the posts that require one-word answers. All that does is give them credit for it. I get so mad when i ask a question and request further explanation in my original post yet people still just say yes or no. They obviously are not reading my question in its' entirety.
• United States
19 Nov 06
i agree..i've asked questions that people have answered with 1 word and i've gone back and asked, which do you mean, this or this? i too have stopped answering those like that because it is not worth my time. It's nice to know there are intelligent people out there that can actually form a sentence that makes sense!..thanks for the input
2 people like this
• India
19 Nov 06
i don't think just telling them would help the cause..may be when they would realise that their effort is not converting into cash then they would on thier own stop doing that...but the other point is people keep on starting discussions which elicits a response like that..so u sometimes can't help it..people generally learn from mistakes and hopefully members here would learn quickly..lets hope for the best..
• United States
19 Nov 06
thank you..i don't mind 1 word answers to questions like something about your shoe size at all..i'm just tired of others doing it for nothing...yes, let's hope it stops...thanks for your input
@clownfish (3276)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Hi! Yes, I feel the same way. It makes it difficult to maintain a discussion when someone responds with really no content to work from. It does seem like there are people who put a lot more work into this than others.
• United States
19 Nov 06
thank you...i try to be nice and follow the rule that if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all when going thru my responses...if they do that, i usually just ignore that one...thanks for your input
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@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
19 Nov 06
If you want them to stop it, why do you end your post with a question that is actually only asking for a yes or no answer? You ask a direct question, does anyone feel the same way?.
1 person likes this
• United States
19 Nov 06
i didn't mean the ones that only REQUIRE a one word answer..i mean when i ask a question about which of something they prefer, they don't even answer the question..they just put yes or no, just to beat out others and be the best user!..i don't mind questions that require only a 1 word answer, i'm talking about someone just going down the list and responding, just because they're trying to get top user!...like i said, just show us that they can form an entire sentence.
@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Yes, I agree. I take the time to put some thought and effort into my answers. Maybe the rules could be changed to where people will no longer get paid for one word answers?
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• United States
19 Nov 06
that would be great...sometimes it's necessary, but really stupid when they don't even look at the question.thanks for responding
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• United States
19 Nov 06
I realy dont give flying eggroll. I scoot around mylot, and when a hot chick... i mean a hot topic catches hammys eye, i raise beef... you know what im saying?
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@xtinelee (3377)
• Singapore
19 Nov 06
Yup. I try not to give one word answer, but sometimes it's inevitable.. for example when the person ask how old i am, or where i am from.
• United States
19 Nov 06
that type is ok, but not for the majority of questions...thanks for responding
• United States
19 Nov 06
yes it does...thank you for that
@brokentia (10395)
• United States
1 Feb 07
It is a good idea to avoid those discussions that ask for a one word answer. Because it will be deleted by admin...then you are just wasting a post and you will see your rating drop when they delete those discussions. So, I avoid the discussions that ask for a one word answer. Plus, if someone wanted to see my age...they can just go to my profile. ha ha
19 Nov 06
I can't see how a web site that actively encourages people to spam, by offering financial gain, can possibly expect people not to spam.
• United States
19 Nov 06
i don't see where this site encourages that and have not experienced it..obviously, you are not here for intelligent conversation
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19 Nov 06
The site encourages it by the very fact that it offers money for posting. The more garbage that people post, the more they are rewarded. And as for me not being here for intelligent conversation, why do you say this just because I disagreed with you. Am I not entitled to an opinion? Resorting to insulting someone's intelligence is not really an intelligible thing to do in itself. It is in fact a logical fallacy.
• United States
19 Nov 06
get at em walkson....get em!! stick n jab, bob and weave... you the man...... get that cat....tear it up....
@lesjo5480 (246)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Yes
• United States
19 Nov 06
Just kidding. Yes I do find it anoying. I thought the point of this was to discuss with others about topics we find interesting. Instead, we have "do you like to cook?" then a bunch of yes and no's........I feel ya
• United States
19 Nov 06
very aggravating when you ask a question about which one do you like and they answer ...no....or yes....really shows some lack of intelligence,..thanks for responding
@all_n_one (2005)
• United States
19 Nov 06
Personally i stopped caring mylot gives spammers the same amount as they do quality posters which i hate. So i just stopped caring because we get more and more spammers each day and they get allot more post then me because i choose not to spam.
• United States
19 Nov 06
see now i can role with you... we dont sweat the sillys....
@hdbueg (611)
• United States
19 Nov 06
U r right. The point of a discussion is to have more than 1 word, but sometimes it can't be helped. Especially if you ask really stupid q's that only require 1 word responses.
• United States
19 Nov 06
no, sometimes it can't be helped, but you're right...it's called a discussion for a reason..thank you
@sekhmetgb (462)
19 Nov 06
Yes, there are lots of people who feel the same way. Please look at the postings of newadd and iceasice and mine as well - maybe if we unite, report one-liners, negative silly comments (as above) then we will be able to stop this happening. If we do not stop it happening I seriously think that myLot will either close down or stop paying us.
• United States
19 Nov 06
a very good idea and something that everyone needs to think about..i like this site and i want to continue with it..i will look at those posts..thanks for that
@merlin22 (1111)
• United States
19 Nov 06
go get them !!! get it out of your system before you get here!!!
• United States
19 Nov 06
lol...i don't think that's possible..it has aggravated me too much this morning!...thanks
• Pakistan
19 Nov 06
yeah...lolz
• United States
19 Nov 06
well, at least you used 2 words there!...lol