What's a good rule of thumb for posting discussions on MyLot?

United States
September 29, 2012 2:36pm CST
I am starting to see an annoying occurrence in my MyLot notifications. I see certain individuals posting 10-15 discussions back to back, and to me this is a ridiculous amount of discussions to be posting. I can't imagine any person being able to keep up with this many discussions, so I can only assume they think it will earn them more money on MyLot. I have not been able to find a way to stop notifications for new discussions, so now I am deleting people off my friends list who post too many discussions. Can somebody tell these individuals what is a good rule of thimb for posting discussions?
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@inertia4 (28164)
• United States
29 Sep 12
I understand what you're saying. But some of those people that do start many discussions are here a lot more then we are. They will start discussion after discussion and will most likely respond to the responses. I agree that creating multiple discussions is not going to make you more money. But I do believe that they spend countless hours here. And if thats what makes them happy, then let them be. I have a few friends here that post lots of discussion, but they do respond to the responses they get.
• United States
29 Sep 12
The few people I've seen do not respond. They just post and post, and its one thing to do so many topics over the course of a day, but I see 10-15 notifications every hour. If anything you're wasting good topics, because eventually you will lose track of so many conversations.
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@inertia4 (28164)
• United States
30 Sep 12
I never encountered 10 or even 15 topics from one given person in a row. And all day long. That is ridiculous. I will agree on this. I don't start many discussions mainly because I am busy responding to friends discussions. But I start them from time to time. I also am always looking for new topics to write about.
• United States
1 Oct 12
Trust me there are people who do this, and its not just new users. I see some regulars do this as well. Its to the point where I have to question how they are finding ideas for discussions.
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@mysdianait (66044)
• Italy
29 Sep 12
If you want to stop receiving the notifiers from those friends who start too many topics, you don't have to remove them from your list. You can just put the notifier off. Go to their username on your friend list and you will find it there. They mostly don't even bother reading the responses so there is no point in wasting time telling them to stop. It is the last days of the month and they probably are convinced that they are earning like that. How wrong they are!
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• United States
29 Sep 12
I will have to look for that button, because it would be nice not to have to delete people. I just find hundreds of notifications in my email from MyLot and usually its from one or two people posting too many conversations.
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@mysdianait (66044)
• Italy
29 Sep 12
'Conversations'? Sadly those will never become conversations because nine times out of ten they abandon them as soon as they post them
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• United States
29 Sep 12
Yes I'm still waiting to hear back on some responses i gave weeks ago lol. Maybe one day I'll get some proper feedback.
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@allknowing (102894)
• India
30 Sep 12
You need not delete a friend but you can go to that friend's ID in your friends' list and disable 'notify on'. Sometime ago I received more than 50 such notifications from a single 'friend'. They were getting downloaded with such speed that I felt as though there was some kind of virus on my pc! Needless to say I disabled the notify on!
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• United States
30 Sep 12
I wonder if there was a bug going on with MyLots notification system. That doesn't seem possible, unless that person is a super fast typer.
@allknowing (102894)
• India
30 Sep 12
No bug going Philly - that was real and the speed was a mystery indeed!
• United States
1 Oct 12
I would hate to think someone created software to post discussions up so fast. That would be the dumbest use of a bot ever.
• Leesburg, Georgia
30 Sep 12
I don't know if there are a certain amount that we should or should not post a day but personally I only post like 2-3 a day. Some days I don't start any discussions and if there is a lot going on that I want to talk about I might start 2 or 3 per day...It all depends, but I never start as many as you mentioned in a day. I start a few at most and I respond to all of those before I start another one...
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• United States
30 Sep 12
I'm finding it harder to think up conversation on my own. 2-3 would probably be my limit, but even with that many topics it can get hard to respond to everyone.
• Leesburg, Georgia
1 Oct 12
I am here a lot so I find time to respond to my discussions that I make. =)
• United States
30 Sep 12
If you go into your preferences, I think you should be able to adjust it.
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• United States
30 Sep 12
I've found the notification button. I wish I had known about it earlier so I wouldn't have deleted some people. I really don't mean to be a jerk about it, it's just I check my email often, and seeing 10 conversations posted in a 30 minute period seems excessive and foolish.,
• United States
30 Sep 12
There really is not a magic number as to how many discussions one should start in one day. It depends on what is being posted. It is possible to post 10-15 discussions in a row that are high quality and interesting to respond to; however, it is far more likely that someone posting that many discussions back-to-back isn't posting the most interesting discussions and is, instead, just basically spamming the feeds in the misplaced belief that (s)he is going to earn a lot of money by doing so. I would say that the guideline should be that one puts a reasonable amount of thought and effort into each discussion one starts and should return to the discussion in order to respond to any responses on the discussion as well as go visit discussions started by others on the site. If one is doing this, it is unlikely that one will be pretty much posting discussions back-to-back and filling up the feeds--not even if one does spend much of one's day on myLot.
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• United States
30 Sep 12
I would accept a rule of thumb like that, because that would also apply to anyone who starts a conversation and doesn't respond to it.
• Malaysia
29 Sep 12
Hello Phill, I know what you exactly talking about.. They just create random discussions which they thought that people will respond to it and make more money.. A good discussion is where the topic you're talking about is open.. in another word is that everyone can respond to it.. Furthermore,discussion about others' opinion also will at least attract people to respond.. An interesting topic that you need to choose is mainly about what is people talking right now.. When people know what is the discussion is all about... then they will participate in it.. :) Like this one for example..:P
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• United States
29 Sep 12
I admit I used to post a lot of conversations when I first started, but then I saw how hard it was to keep up with them I only posted a few, and then I tried to look for other users conversations. I think with so many people on here its easy to find good topics to talk about, but if you keep posting and posting, you will never see the full benefits MyLot has to offer.
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@lynnes75 (443)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 12
I've read through this thread and I agree. So I won't repeat all the points you guys make, except to say I'm a newbie and I've noticed this problem too :/ Now, wouldn't it be a good idea if the culprits read this thread and take note of all the discussions? I can only hope, lol!
• United States
1 Oct 12
I hope it will help some of the new users if they read. I really hate to see people waste their time.
@lynnes75 (443)
• Malaysia
2 Oct 12
This is true. Many people, including newbies, signed up in this forum expecting discussions and responses; not just 'hit and run' posts where posters don't respond. I hope they read it too.
@bingskee (5234)
• Philippines
1 Oct 12
it can be annoying at times to be flooded with those notifications but as mysdianait said, there is an option. don't you think it's an experiment for these people? i had seen such trend before and the person grew tired, i guess, posting too many discussions in a day. perhaps it was discovered that nothing had contributed dramatically to the earnings.
• United States
1 Oct 12
I guess its an experiment, but having to constantly get bombarded gets annoying after a while. I really hate to say it again when its been said countless times. People really need to read the sites guidelines, it eliminates the need to do silly experiments.
@Hatley (164014)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Sep 12
hi p;hillydreamer we should not make more discussions than we can have time to comment back to allour many resp onses as we do not' get paid for t heir responses bu t then we must type comments back to all our responders or we make just a penny or two om those discussions,for me I am on all day so I can have two or three discussions going but also I must have time to respond to others also.otherwise with a lot of discussions done in one day no way would I be able to comment back to all those responses and thats part of making a good discussion,
• United States
30 Sep 12
Not only that, but posting so many discussions buries topics from other users. To me it seems inappropriate. People should let others have chance for their topics to be seen.
@lampar (7587)
• United States
29 Sep 12
That is so silly someone will start so many discussion in a day, while majority of the discussion are just rubbish and low quality discussion topic with plenty of personal rants and gibberish setences. It usually happen when a newbie thinking that the more discussion she can post in a day, the more money she can earn, it is just frustrating to have all these many Mylot notification in my inbox jamming the smooth loading of my webpage. Usually I just go ahead and delete this joker from my friend list, if there is too many discussion notification from him /her in a day. Even telling them will not stop them from posting more nonsense up in Mylot, i will say just forget about telling this particular individual the rule since it is most likely she is too ignorant to read and understand simple logical conduct.
• United States
29 Sep 12
I hate being so mean about it, but I've lost a few important emails, because they were buried amongst the many discussion notifications. I like to keep my email clear, so just in case I see something i really want to talk about, I won't miss it. Yoyu are also right about the low quality of the conversations.
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