Number of responses vs number of comments?

@abhi333 (407)
India
March 26, 2013 4:28am CST
The number in the bracket shown against our name shows the number of posts that we have written on mylot or more specifically, the number of responses that we have written. I, myself, like to comment more on the responses to a discussion rather than writing a new response myself. Do you thing the number of posts should consider both the number of responses as well as number of comments or do you think that the current system is fine.
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@owlwings (43268)
• Cambridge, England
26 Mar 13
This is not quite accurate. The number in brackets (your "User Rating") can be taken as, more or less, the number of discussions in which you have been involved. It increases by one for: 1) Every discussion you start which receives at least two responses OR a response and a comment. 2) For the FIRST response that you make in any discussion (but not for any subsequent responses you make) 3) For the FIRST comment you make to a response other than your own in another person's discussion (but not for any subsequent comments). There are occasions where it may increase by 2 for your participation in one discussion (if you respond to a discussion and also comment on someone else's response). What is important to understand, however, is that you earn for ALL of your participation, whether it increases your User Rating or not, depending on the quality.
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@abhi333 (407)
• India
26 Mar 13
Thanks a lot for making this thing clear. i had no idea that this thing works in such a way because I thought that the number increases only when you make a response. So this number's main purpose is explaining that in how many discussions you have actually participated approximately rather than how many responses you have made. So what happens when i make a comment in my own discussion. For example i started this discussion and after my comment, this discussion will have a response and a comment as well (although the comment is from me). So will this discussion count towards my rating?
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@owlwings (43268)
• Cambridge, England
26 Mar 13
I don't think it increases when you comment in your own discussion (but I haven't tried it recently).
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• India
26 Mar 13
you heard it from the experienced old hand. To increase your user rating you can first make a comment on someone's response and then respond with your own comment. You see your rating going up by two points.
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@Bluedoll (16891)
• Canada
26 Mar 13
Maybe I am wrong but I think this discussion falls under that don’t in the guidelines were it says at the second from the bottom. “Post anything that inaccurately explains the Mylot earnings algorithm. Our Mylot mathematicians have worked long and hard on our elaborate payment system and we wouldn’t want any of our users to make them feel inadequate by breaking their algorithm in minutes.” http://www.mylot.com/o/guidelines.aspx I understand however that people do want to have some idea of how things work so they can apply themselves to earning the largest amount of cash for the least amount of work. Now not everyone thinks that way, they just want to know what the best thing to do is. Rather than figuring out how earning gets looked after though maybe it would be better to focus on content and good topics? Just a thought here, I don’t mind someone telling me I am wrong in this. Rate me as poorest if this comment is out of line. Knowing how things work in the earning department is good to know but I think the best approach is to have united approach with Mylot community and make money together. Better questions for another discussion might be. 1) What kind of discussion would make the most money for the Mylot community? 2) How can I maximise my income here?
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@Hatley (164167)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Mar 13
BlueDoll the best and only way really to earn is is to participate and participate and again participate and by all means always comment back on all responses you get on your own discussions as you do not get paid for our responses as we did them and we get the pay. so you need to comment back on all our responses to earn on your own discussions,. we are not given any rates so why in Gods green earth does all of you keep asking for rates..MYLOT DOES NOT HAVE RATES AS THEY PAY FOR QUALITY POSTS AND NO TWO PEOPLE WILL EARN THE SAME FOR 24 HOURS OF POSTING SO WHY ASK?
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@Bluedoll (16891)
• Canada
26 Mar 13
Hi Hatley, I entered this discussion to do something I do in every discussion. To learn. My question was directed not so much at my earnings but at the community well being. Maybe, by nature I am one of those people that when I spend a lot of time at something start to feel connected to it. Therefore, I am taking an interest in discussions based on questions I too have about the nature of what goes on here. So my question still stands. How can I increase my income here by contributing to the betterment of Mylot community so that everyone is more successful in this venture. In short. how can I help.
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@Lucky12 (769)
• United States
27 Mar 13
You know I just participate and you will be fine. I mean here we just talk to others and make discussions. I hope that you have fun mylotting here and just participate with everyone else.
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@Hatley (164167)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Mar 13
hio abhi the current system is fine with me as we still g et paid for all our comments and our responses anyway so the number in the brackets just shows how active we are in participating and does not affec t our earnings particularly.