Update to the myLot Earnings Algorithm

@myLot (127)
Kansas City, Missouri
November 30, 2006 9:24am CST
You will notice a significant change to the myLot earnings algorithm beginning with today’s update for yesterday’s earnings. Most users will see an increase in the amount earned vs. the old algorithm. However, some users with lower-quality contributions will see a decrease. We encourage everyone to revisit the myLot Discussion Guidelines, http://www.mylot.com/o/guidelines.aspx, to gain a full understanding of what our community expects. And don’t forget to fill out your Interests and start discussions related to those Interests. We’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating since myLot is expanding at a rapid rate, and many users may not have heard. Our goal is to reward quality contributions to the myLot community. We’re not here to reward low-quality contributions, or even worse, attempts to game the earnings algorithm. We feel that making changes like these will contribute to a better user experience for everyone at myLot. Thanks to everyone for continuing to make myLot a HUGE success!
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428 responses
@browneyes (395)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Thank you myLot! Maybe this will help weed out the yes, no answers. Or the i dont knows. I did notice a difference in the amout of earnings, but a fast question? How come the post count isnt moving? Mine has been suck at the same number for two days, but yet my earnings has increased?
@soulist (2985)
• United States
30 Nov 06
My post count is remaining the same too, is that part of the new change?
7 people like this
@emisle (3823)
• Ireland
30 Nov 06
My earnings have gone way up!...Thank god all the people who post rubbish are finally being punished.
7 people like this
• United States
30 Nov 06
I'm also curious about my post count...it's staying the same. Are the posts now going to be reviewed and are we only to be credited for those that are considered "quality"? It's nice to know that those who take this seriously are to be rewarded...hopefully this will weed out those who are only out to earn $ leaving crap responses! Thanks!! :O)
10 people like this
• Philippines
30 Nov 06
thank you myLot staff for adding my earnings today. I've earned $2+ only for my discussion. It's really great!
@juicemilk (2284)
• Australia
30 Nov 06
maybe your posts aren't quality enough, do you give short one ot two word answers? do they relate to the topic?
5 people like this
@giveson (113)
• Philippines
1 Dec 06
Do they really read all our posting and determined if it is good or not?
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• India
1 Dec 06
Yes, I have also noticed the changes by mylot. There are so many people that simply to increased their number of posting they just typed yes, nos and thanks, some time even personal attacks. Mylot has made great job to discourage the useless and worthless debate. This new changes really give confidence to genuine person and maintain the quality of forum.
@spcbrass (1190)
• United States
30 Nov 06
This is great news! I have been begging for quality discussions in here. In the end it will make MyLot a better place for all of us!
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@Ravenladyj (22919)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Yea I agree...I may be new here but the yes, no, I dunno answers and even the silly threads like "do you think I'm hot" is really killing it for me already..not that I'm goin to leave but weeding through them to find good topics gets frustrating....
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@spcbrass (1190)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I say find the quality people and add them to your friends list. then use the option to view your friends discussions. That will keep you from weeding through most of the garbage that is out there.
6 people like this
@tourman (125)
• Malaysia
1 Dec 06
my friend, lets hope we have the quality we are seeking for in the discussions . nevertheless we should also humour those who may still continue with their quest for volume.
4 people like this
@Cortney (3982)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I really like the new earning, i think it is really great. and I have noticed there are not as many yes no questions out there. they are doing a great job here.
8 people like this
30 Nov 06
Oh you'll find them; don't worry about that.
6 people like this
• India
1 Dec 06
SSS - jUST TAKE
I 100% agree on this one, get rid of the crap discussions. Anything you can do to make this site better is great. Keep the improvements coming.
4 people like this
@mywebi2 (129)
• Malaysia
1 Dec 06
hope mylot become strong and strong!
4 people like this
@R3fl3XioN (3214)
• France
30 Nov 06
Thanks you mylot ;) ! MyLot is the best website !
@what_now (554)
• Canada
30 Nov 06
now this is a good quality post. trust me lol
5 people like this
@rohit89 (1970)
• India
30 Nov 06
no i dont think so its still 2 lines lol....... it shld be more than that i think...... but still mylot is best ;)
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@Priceless (1278)
30 Nov 06
Thanks but Erm, I posted on her over 370 times today. And I got nothing, You can't be saying all my posts were of low quality because, If thats the cause I'm gona leave, I spent ages on my posts and got nothing for it.
7 people like this
• United States
30 Nov 06
I feel you
5 people like this
• United States
30 Nov 06
I totally agree. My count moves up, but for every 6 or 7 posts I make, I only see an increase of 2 or 3 posts. I have NEVER posted one word answers. In fact almost all my answers are i paragraph form because I will answer the question and try to stimulate some more conversation related to the topic. Alost all my posts are like this one. How do we know exactly what they qualify and what they won't. I don't think my counter is screwed up because I'm posting and getting some of them are showing up.
@spcbrass (1190)
• United States
30 Nov 06
As long as our earning are increasing i wouldn't be too concerned with the post count. Mine creeps along during the day, but my earnings are doing just fine.
6 people like this
30 Nov 06
Geat idea. I have also noticed allot of the silly questions have disappeared which is good. It is good to see quality and useful discussions on here and just not a load of nonsense. Well done for a great Site! Keep going with the improvements.
7 people like this
@desincity (1277)
• India
1 Dec 06
i'm not making enough money i just wonder why...on a average basis i post around 50 posts but i'm not getting the money for it...
3 people like this
@jaginfo2006 (1757)
• India
30 Nov 06
i respect that and i know that, thanks
@aputih (171)
• Japan
1 Dec 06
Yes, me too. We can not only good english discussion but also earn fi taht right, thanks MyLot
3 people like this
• United States
30 Nov 06
I think this is a great way to improve the discussions here. Thank you for working so hard to make this a great site to be a part of. It nice to see that you guys are working hard to solve the problems that we are having. thanks again and keep up the great work, i really appreciate it.
2 people like this
@senna9 (1668)
• Netherlands
30 Nov 06
i totally agree with you. now they can improve the discussions and that is about time.
@darshini (55)
• India
1 Dec 06
Thank u for the reward! Going through the discussions to find something to respond I was just shocked by the absurdity of most of the discussions - some were quite banal to say the least - and couldn't help compare with Yahoo Answers! And now, you have sent this bolt from the blue!! Good! I welcome your decision to weed out low-quality contributions. I do hope this will bring a marked change here. I have a SUGGESTION - pls add a spell check system - it will help in reducing the spelling mistakes.
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• Argentina
1 Dec 06
yes great! now mylot will be much better thanks
@JoeyCa (1810)
• Belgium
1 Dec 06
It seems like the changes work out just fine, I see more and more decent topics and replies today. Well done!!
2 people like this
• Kuwait
1 Dec 06
that is fantastic.. i love this new mylot,hope to earn more this way, im happy to hear that,
@Brutos (15)
• Israel
1 Dec 06
Thank you myLot. I really hope the new algorithm will be better then the old one and make people respond better because I love this site. Hope for better days ahead, Cheers, Tom.
2 people like this
@myklj999 (50553)
• United States
1 Dec 06
Thank you. Some of us have been really irritated about the way alot of people have been ignoring the rules here. I'm looking forward to seeing what effect this will have.
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@kparab (302)
• United States
1 Dec 06
THis is the good thing mylot is doing. Ihope they review their policy from time to time. I also have one more point to add that please keep a min. length for startign a new discussion as some of the posting have very good heading and when we open the post its just a line asking what we think. Though it raises the question but there is no other information. hopefully the this time the creteria of quality will take this into account too.
• United States
1 Dec 06
This is very good! The YES and NO answeres sometimes get to my nerves..:) They should have substance and importance.
2 people like this
• United States
30 Nov 06
Thank you My Lot! I'm new here, and I'm still learning my way around. I've been trying to find topics that I find of great interest and leave quality responses and I've been watching my earnings grow. I'm happy to find a place where I can make a few dollars doing something I enjoy doing for free anyways. I didn't post very many responses yesterday and was totally surprised at today's earnings increase. When I read your alert notice, I couldn't have been happier. I'm glad to know that the earnings have changed and that this change will hopefully weed out people who are only here to earn money from one answer/lame responses and topic starters. Thanks guys!!:O)
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• United States
30 Nov 06
I am really happy about this as well. I am hoping that it will weed out the repetitive, yes or no posts that clutter up the discussions.
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@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Thank you for making this move. When I heard about myLot, I thought it was a great concept and a good forum for those serious about writing. But, when I got here, I was a bit discouraged by the meaningless and nonsense discussions that were going on. It made it difficult for those of us who have something to say to have our discussions noticed, because in order to find those meaningful posts you must weed out all the low-quality discussions. Again, thanks for taking notice and making the changes. This will hopefully encourage members to choose their topics wisely, research them a little, and then construct a meaningful discussion that will be engaging to the majority.
@spcbrass (1190)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I think those kind of topics are out there, it is just very difficult to find them!
@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
30 Nov 06
very true. It is difficult to find them because you have to go through so many nonsense posts before you do.