I'm sick of seeing these so-called "discussions"

March 5, 2007 11:03am CST
I have spent quite a lot of time on here today and I'm getting really fed up with seeing all the "get rich quick" postings. *See this website* *sign onto that website* *have you tried that website* *buy my video games* *get paid to read*the list is endless. I know we are mostly here to earn a little bit of spare cash but I'm beginning to think that enough is enough here and these ads (they are not discussions) are taking up so much room that genuine discussions are disappearing before you get a chance to look. Is everyone fooled by these "discussins"? Does anyone actually respond to them?
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31 responses
• Ireland
5 Mar 07
When I first joined myLot I responded to some of these discussions and even checked out the links. Now I am bored with them, as a lot of them are just repeats of what somebody else posted. I think it might be better if myLot had a special section for people who want to look for referrals. A few of my friends are constantly posting referral links and when I get an email to say a new topic has been posted, I get very disappointed to find that it is just a referral link. I now just delete them, as I don't have anything to add to them.
4 people like this
5 Mar 07
I'm with you hun, I delete them too.
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@ram_cv (16515)
• India
5 Mar 07
All I can think is that famous phrase - "There is no such thing as free money." :) You are right all these offers seem very good until and unless you go to practice it and then get disconted with it and leave it. I feel mylot is actually better than most of these other sites which just seem to be eyewash. Cheers! Ram
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5 Mar 07
LOL at least on MyLot you get to enjoy some intelligent discussions, and yes you are right there is no such thing as free money. Thank you for your comment.
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@aidonia (4209)
• Greece
5 Mar 07
I know exactly what you mean.But sometimes I can't keep myself even if I know that they can rate me with -.Just before little I response to one that claim the site he refer for us is ( real paying) but I know this site will start pay after 2 years(if will pay).also I saw they promote site for goos paying site but didn't even star work this site for they can know if pays.....Just I can't keep myself from not answering to them.....grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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5 Mar 07
Yet so many people fall for them hun, not just you. I do feel it would be a good idea if they were limited though, just to give the genuine discussions a chance
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@rosie_123 (6116)
5 Mar 07
I am in agreement with you on this too. I admit that I once made a thread about one site I knew that was specifically for British people, as so many of them were moaning that most on-line earning sites are for US citizens only, but that site was more of a get discount goods site, than one to make money online. Other than that - I am equlaly bored with all of them, and I think the poster who suggested a sepaerate section being made just for people who want to talk about this, was making a very valid point. Mind you - if we are talking about lack of good discussion material, I don't think the referral people are the only ones to blame. I, for one, am sick of pages of 1 line topics that can really only require one word answers............ you know, the classic "What is your favourite colpur?", or "Is you hair long or short?" They make me mad!!!
5 Mar 07
You made a great point there about the crappy discussions! I am trying to build up a really good amount of freinds who know how to post so all i have to do is check the freinds discussion list and i can find interesting subjects :)
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5 Mar 07
People in the UK do seem to get a bit short-charged with earning websites hun, and while we enjoy the discussions, I notice that most of the money earning sites are used and promoted by the USA citizens, good luck to them :-) The one-liners get on my nerves too,
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5 Mar 07
I would love for the uk companys to offer more freebies about such, there had actually been a good few times where i have gotten frebie, realised i liked it and when out and bought it.. so i think british companys should follow suit! Sorry, i know it was off topic but i wanted to say it :)
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@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I posted a similiar discussion a while back and some got back to me and told me off. That was the last time I have ever mentioned it again. But now I can because you started the discussion.LOL I do feel the same as you. Its really gets out of hand. And we cant stop it even thou we would like to. So cheer to you on this discussion.LOL
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5 Mar 07
Thanks for your comments hun, and while we might not be able to stop it, I do feel that they would be better in an off site area
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@SageMother (2277)
• United States
5 Mar 07
No one is fooled by these attempts to get referrals. I think it would be better for these people to just set up their blogs off site and have the link to the blog as their homepage. That way its not cluttering up the discussion area. I don't mind the links that lead to information like health sites and such. I am guilty of posting them because I feel they will help the discussion and others might need the information.
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5 Mar 07
Links with valid information are not quite so bad but you are right, it would be better to set up blogs off site
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• United States
5 Mar 07
I appreciate people posting about their experiences with other web sites. I don't think it hurts for others to recommend "good" and "bad" web sites. It's nice to help people out!
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@bjpbunny (348)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I agree with you kaiyascloset, its nice to know which sites are real and which ones are scams.
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5 Mar 07
Helping out with advice is cool, but the point I was trying to make was that MyLot seems to be swamped with it rather than discussions at the moment. Perhaps I s hould say that there are far too many on here right now, and it is hard to find a quality discussion. I appreciate your comments
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• United States
5 Mar 07
"helping ou"t is great but by the guidelines should be done through private messages..........
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@bjpbunny (348)
• United States
5 Mar 07
You dont like money? Most of the people on here are trying to promote paying websites to make money, and help others make money. Whats wrong with that? Everyone needs extra money to get along on.
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5 Mar 07
It would still be nice though if they didn't up the room for good discusions, like has been previously mensioned, and having an area for good and bad sites to join. So those who want to find all the sites can go directly to area.
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• United States
5 Mar 07
A: You do not even have a real Pic on your avatar B: You have dipictions that support sucide is a joke C: they do have Private chat rooms D: This is a public site sorry may you and Al Gore can change the net. E: Sorry you dont have a web site to promote. F: Buy your own site and don't invite us G-Z Please see my web site- www.the-deer-man.com
• United States
5 Mar 07
and still no comment?
@mummymo (23707)
6 Mar 07
Hey recycledgoth - quite right I wouldn't look at his website either after he was so rude! Think he contradicts himself - if it is a public site then surely you have every right to post a discussion on whatever you choose without people like him reacting hostilely! Your avatar is way cool honey - where does it say it has to be a picture!?!?
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6 Mar 07
Thank you, I was a bit put out by his comments, a little bit arrogant and rude.
@shakeroo (3990)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 07
My only reservation about those postings are whatever that they posted could be just scams. Instead of making money, people will be duped to join and wasted lots of time for nothing.
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6 Mar 07
It is all too easy to be fooled into joining up thinking you can make a lot of money, but sadly most of them do appear to be somewhat dubious. Thanks for your comments
• Canada
5 Mar 07
I personally don't respond to them. I found out about Mylot through someone's blog, and something about it piqued my interest, and so here I am lol. I try not to whine about these discussions too much because the people that post them have obviously found something that works for them and so they want to partly pass on something that they've found works for them, and yes, partly to get referrals and make more money. In a world where it's hard to make a decent living from a regular job, I find it encouraging that many people are trying to supplement their wages by making a little more online.
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6 Mar 07
Don't get me wrong, I'm all in favour of earning a little bit of pocket money, but there seem to be so many of them now. Thanks for your valid comments hun
5 Mar 07
Yes amongst others, we do appear to be loaded with get rich schemes,and if you see one, youve seen them all.but they do appear to be responded to,and thats why there popular.One post from someone was, Do you want a pee when your on the phone,that also drew a very good response,Ah well time to move on methinks.
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5 Mar 07
Thank you for you valued comment
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• Singapore
7 Mar 07
Not me, no way! But I am not "sick" of them because I don't really care. I just review them in my email notifications and ignore them. :P
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@Fluplup (555)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Yeap.... I don't respond after I see what is it!
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• United States
6 Mar 07
I do not respond, because just a couple days ago I saw some postings with the "make money" crap, and none of the links were legit, either you had to pay, or it was not even a sight to make money. There are so many scams on the internet, like pay and you'll make millions or make 5 grand in a week, yeah right!! If that was really true, then people would not be working there tushies off to make a living and everyone would be rich! Its really started to make me mad as well. goodness! well try to fell better about it all! Hope you have a good day!! :)
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@Jellen (1852)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I know what you mean. I made the mistake of posting one like that on my first day here and I still get reams of comments on it. I wish I had never posted about ways to make money online. It fills up my box.
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@cudamani (996)
• India
6 Mar 07
I think one has to be very choosy in joining the work from home programs. Get rich programs do not normally exist. Look out for programs that do not promise big money. Any business for that matter needs a minimum of six months to gain some sort of momentum.
@lucy121 (36)
• Nigeria
6 Mar 07
Yes we do respond to some but it takes sometime to get paid cos one has to start earning from 1 cent so it sometimes makes it bored.
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@LadyLudie (359)
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
me too! everytime I open my mailbox there are emails from unfamiliar senders offering such tempting offers like what you've just mention.I'm tired of it already and I just don't know how I can rid off it.
• Pakistan
6 Mar 07
I may agree on your point of view on the money thing and the buy my video game but don't you think sometimes people want to share what they really have done. Otherwise you're very right but I don't think people will stop doing this thing from just starting this topic.
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