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May 16, 2007 6:01pm CST
i got my account paused for to days because i was posted a referral link on here and your not aloud to do that,so my bad on that.when i emailed mylot about why i could post anything this is the repley i got back "Your account was paused due to the fact that we were alerted that you were posting referral links to another site you are a member of which is only allowed to be posted on your profile page. You also had several posts that were jokes which we do not approve of and a lot of your comments were of "thanks for the reply", "thanks for the best response" and "nice comment". If you continue to do these things as we have asked you not to do your account will be cancelled without further warning. Best regards, myLot Staff"so i will have to be more carfull in future on what i post
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17 responses
@mamounz (248)
• Israel
16 May 07
but i am doing this adding links to other sites and most of mylot members are doing this? why they did not paused our account? thank you for your answer and welcome back
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
16 May 07
I guess it's just a matter of if you have been reported or not and probably how many times ... plus it's not because a lot do it that it is a good thing as it is clearly stated in mylot guidelines not to post any referral links in the discussions If everyone would jump off the bridge, woudl you do it too ?!
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• United States
18 May 07
According to the rules you are supposed to post the link if you are quoting from the internet. This shows that you have not plagarized someone elses words and as a basis for the info you are giving.
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@disvachic (10121)
• United States
16 May 07
Wo- mylot isn't playing people better watch out and stop posting links for now on.Good thing they only warned you.
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@ricknkae (1726)
• United States
16 May 07
Yes I heard they toughened their policies It's a good thing you only had a warning I think from now on you need to study more closely the guidelines and stay away from any "borderline" behavior if you want to keep your account Happy you are back though - Welcome back
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
17 May 07
I really can´t understand what´s wrong with posting "thank you" comments. In which way does it harm the site if we post thanks comments in our own discussions? Or did I get something wrong?
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
16 May 07
Wow! I wondered why I hadn't seen anything by you for a little while. They are really getting strict here, aren't they? Although I didn't always read all of them, I will miss having the opportunity to read your jokes. You will have to sandwich them into another discussion topic. Maybe something like "Do you get insulted by blond jokes like this one?" or something like that. Do be careful, though. I wouldn't want to lose you on the site.
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
24 May 07
Thanks for BR! I appreciate it.
@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
17 May 07
I missed you honey! Thanks for the warning, I too often comment back "thanks for the answer" or "thanks for the best response" Who knew that we couldn't be greatful to our fellow mylotters! LOL!
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
17 May 07
I am glad you are back. The phrase that caught my eye was: "due to the fact that we were alerted". I think that pretty much describes what has happened to you and what is happening to other members as well.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
17 May 07
Oh my! this is sad news, I loved your jokes!!! I guess I'm next! Because I posted links through my pm, to a friend and the next minute it landed up in a discussion, luckily they can trace it, because I complained about it. Will have to wait and see. Thanks for letting us know my friend, Love Annie xx
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17 May 07
sending links through pm,s should be ok you can put them up on your profile
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
17 May 07
Yes to pm is perfectly ok, but I will surely miss your jokes:(
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@lamiaa (581)
• Egypt
18 May 07
yes i had read in the rules that we should not post our referrals link , we only can pm it or post it in our personals , and also they mention that we can't post link also in the responds , i think that they are not the only one who do that , but i don't know if we can post our personal site in our thread or it is forbidden too ?!
17 May 07
Glad you are back. I hope you did not lose much money. This site would not be the same without people like you on here. It is getting rather big so perhaps that is why they are tightening up on referral links etc.
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• Australia
17 May 07
Hello honeyangel you really got that from myLot.. myLot really serious about that think. Thank you for share this with us, I must really careful about writing in here. God bless you *angel www.beautycosmetictips.com
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
17 May 07
I appreciate the stand my lot has taken in terms of discussion in fact in order to increase the number people do reply non quality replays which only lasts in one words .this stand will defenitely improves the quality of discussions in mylot.
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• United States
17 May 07
Wow I was wondering when they would get to you about the jokes. What a shame as you gave me some of my best laughs when I needed to be cheered up . I have lost quite a few points on responding to jokes (not just yours) but I only responded to one that really tickled me so I dont care.
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@us2owls (1681)
• United States
17 May 07
This is just a thought I had. Maybe MyLot should start a referral link section where people can post referral links for a slight fee - say 5 cents to be deducted from their account. This would allow people to post links if they want to and it could make a little money for MyLot if they do.
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17 May 07
I think you were probably very lucky, you could easily have lost your account completely. I understand that the guidelines have been undated, and perhaps we should all be checking them now and again.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
17 May 07
i didn't know you were doing anything wrong when posting these links of yours. anyway I am happy that they decided to send you an email full of useful explanations and information. so you can be sure of being more careful and you can enjoy your time here again. welcome back and I hope everything is going smooth and well from now on
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• United States
25 May 07
It seems that excessively posting jokes & recipes is also against the MyLot guidelines. If it is, why is it not listed in there? It is true that many receipes & jokes are merely copied & pasted, & maybe, some of them could also be copyrighted material. However, it is true that new jokes & new recipes do come out all the time, some may have even been thought of & tried out by the MyLot member posting it. I have heard of people who have gotten banned & restarted for excessive jokes, but they only found out the hard way, & had to start over. If MyLot doesn't want excessive jokes & recipes, why is it not in the guidelines? Mylot should either send out another alert, update their guidelines, or stop punishing people who violate untold rules.