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January 16, 2011

Discussion and Fun Forum - MyLot


I stumbled upon this website more than a month ago, and so far it has been a great experience using this, so i decided to give you guys a quick review on it and you might be interested in participating as well.



Whois record for MyLot.com:
Registrant:
MyLot LLC
7415 W 130th St
Suite #100
Overland Park, KS 66213
US
ICANN Registrar: DIRECTNIC,LTD
Created: 2004-09-03
Expires: 2011-09-03
Updated: 2009-07-10
 

What is MyLot?


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MyLot is mainly a discussion platform whereby users in MyLot can discuss on any topic, or start your own discussion topic, if you wish to seek help or get some advices from the community. Furthermore, you can also discuss on headline news. Top international news are updated in MyLot so the community can share their own point of view.

You can make new friends. MyLot has a profile system, something like Facebook. Build your own profile, or just view on others. Find similar interest through discussions, and make friends.

Last but not least, make money. MyLot has a earning program to reward you with money just by participating in discussions. Provide quality feedback or begin an interesting topic and you will get rewarded.

That is all for the overview of MyLot. Let's go into the details.



Participate in discussions


Discussion section by far is where all the community of MyLot located. There is unlimited range of discussion category that can be choosen from, if it doesn't exist, just create a new one. How it works is that, you choose a category, and mark it as one of your favorite, and you will get updated with any new discussion started within it. Like this
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Don't worry, there won't be annoying email update alert on each topic started in your favorite category, however, every new reply to you in the discussion that you started or participated, you will get an email notification. Luckily there is a setting in preference menu whereby you can turn this off, or you can just create a filter like what i do in my gmail account. Skip the inbox and tag it in a label.

One thing special about MyLot is the quality feedback that you get from the discussions. No spam, no promotion from any user whatsoever, pure quality discussion. This is possible due to the earning program offered by MyLot. What happens is that, whenever a discussion or reply had been posted in a topic, anyone get to rate it. Obviously, you get to earn more if your reply or discussion is rated '+' by other users, and less if it is marked '-'. People who took initiative to rate others comment also gets incentive for participation. This is by far, in my opinion, the perfect system to get people to participated effectively.

However, don't expect every topic to be full of community ready to answer your question, some very niche topic can get left out pretty easily, since the community often sided to the hot discussion category. Some example of left out niche topic is website topic like Friendster, game topic like tetris and 'things i have done with my life' topic like i messed up & regret...i learned and grow!!! (There can be very weird topic titles)

Here is a discussion i have started, and others. Have a look! (You might get annoying grayed screen to ask you to signup, but you can skip those and view the discussion without signing up.)

Best way to approach a stranger (Girl) - My topic of seeking relationship advice. LOL
Over the counter medicines - Interesting topic that i have never thought of, 12 responses in 7 hours.
Global warming and mankind - Great responded topic with two side of opinions.

I had also mentioned discussing on everyday headline international news. However, this section of MyLot looks rather inactive. All the news posted have either one reply or none, perhaps all these is updated frequently and old news are pushed away from display? I'm not so sure, but this section could have be a great and very interesting place to comment on if the news posted were geographically targeted, so we can discuss and share opinions on our country's news. Don't you think so?



Profile and friend system


It is great for MyLot to have a profile system so that we can make friends with the community here. Some of you may think, do i have to abandon Facebook since there is another alternative for it? Absolutely no. MyLot profile and friend system is not as powerful as Facebook, where you can share your photos and update your status to tell your friends what's going on. Profile and friend system here in MyLot is a much simpler system to allow MyLot community to text each other, as well as get updated whenever your friend started a new topic, and view your friends recent activity, and that is it. This is my profile if you are interested to see. =)



Earning program


This is something that you can ignore totally, because don't expect big bucks from MyLot, cause the most they pay you is a dollar a day, if you totally have no life and spend all day responding to discussions and starts your own. Nobody knows exactly on the earning algorithm or formula in this program. It is kept secret and bringing it up as a discussion topic is against MyLot rule and regulation. So that nobody can exploit it or find a loophole and make a good profit out of it, without making quality respond, which destroy the whole purpose of MyLot.

There is also alternative to earning in MyLot, such as doing tasks that other community request or playing games in an associate sites at WorldWinner.com. However, the task given is all signup to a bux site task, or some task that requires you to download and install unknown software, so i do not encourage you to do any of those. There are some easy tasks such as commenting and like some Facebook picture or blogs, but mostly they only pays you fraction of a dollar. (for Facebook competition such as vote like on picture to win something, this is a site where you can place your offer for people to hit the like button for you, yeah its a little bit of cheating lol!) I am also strongly discourage you to join WorldWinner gaming site, it is most definitely forbidden for Muslim users, since it is a gambling site, and for non-Muslim users who wish to try, please be noted that there are tons of reviews out there states that this site is exploited to ensure you lose more than win through gambling.

However, it has a good referral system, each person you refer to MyLot, you get 25% incentive bonus of their earning. You get paid only through PayPal account with a minimum Payout of $10. If you don't have a Paypal account, you can signup for free here.

Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly.




User Friendliness


So far I have no problem navigating around this website. All links and menu can be accessed through the navigation bar from every page in MyLot. Rules and regulations are easily understandable as well as getting use to the site system. There are many settings and preferences to be adjusted, so you can modify them to suits your preference. Don't forget to read their FAQ and guidelines if you have problem with the website, they have listed a very comprehensive of common questions and answers there.



Bottom line
The bottom line is, this is a great site for you to participate if you love to respond and discuss on anything, or you would just looking for some advice and helps from any question that has been boggling your mind.

Give it a try if you are interested at MyLot.com!






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