What is happening to this lovely site ??

@weemam (13377)
June 22, 2007 11:00am CST
What is happening to this brilliant site ?, Now don't get me wrong I just love it here and I love all the lovely new friends I have made , I also like to read all or as many of the discussions I can ( I haven't been on as much lately as I used to be but I am trying to get back to normal . What I am worried about though is , I am scared to write any discussions because if my friends answer my posts( and you all usually do ) then they get removed , you loose points , I have had 2 taken off recently , one about what the kids say and one about cats and mice going o heaven and getting roller skates , Now!! I am proud of the fact that I never read or write smut , so!! what I Have I done wrong to have my discussions taken off , I have asked but never got a reply , which is unusual for me as admin are usually so quick to reply , it takes me ages to think of a discussion , then I worry it might be taken off and I just forget it , the thing is that if we all start to do that there will be no discussions for any of us to post replies to , I wonder who is reporting them and when they are reported is someone is actually taking the time to read them , If there is anything wrong we should be told WHAT IT IS not just because it contravenes the guidelines , anyway , I just wanted to let you all know why I haven't been posting as many discussions xxxxxx
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• Singapore
22 Jun 07
Beats me really. I have discussions removed without reasons too and when I write, I am just ignored. What is surprising to me that it is surprising to you when admin does not reply promptly to you. :P It is so random - they may reply or they may not lol. And if they do, they may take 2 hours or 3 months. Who knows? Dip your thumb in some babycurrant juice and suck thumb. ^^
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@weemam (13377)
22 Jun 07
thanks pal , I have a snickers ice cream bar here , will that do in place of the thumb ? lol xxxx
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@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
What is happening is that someone/s is/are doing a great job of cleaning service here at mylot. I can't blame you if you are feeling skeptic to post any discussions here. I normally post one thread everyday. Now, I only post one every week. Maybe, it will be better to post one thread every month. A lot of my friend's discussions were deleted without any warning or explanation at all. I do not know anymore what discussion to post here. I'm just so sorry that this has to happened to you too.
@weemam (13377)
22 Jun 07
I could see it if the discussions were rude or swearing or hurting someones feelings but I would never do anything like that , I just wanted to know WHAT I had done wrong , ie an explanation xx
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@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
23 Jun 07
I can't answer you that, weemam. I'm as confused as you. Its no use to PM the head here either. No one bothered to reply back to any of my queries for months now.
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@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
I used to get a reply almost instantly but I don't always get one now xx
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
22 Jun 07
One time one of my discussions that I started was removed but then in a day or two it was back up. Weird, but that is what happened. I hope things are getting more back to normal for you. I am just enjoying my grandson being here for a visit and his swimming lessons. Have a great weekend.
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@weemam (13377)
22 Jun 07
Grandchildren are brilliant aren't they my friend , I never tire of the cuddles and kisses I get from mine and I never tire of being told they love me and me telling them , it is a magical time xxxxx
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Oh yes, they are that plus more. I never get tired of hearing "Grandma, I love you" and I never get tired of saying "I love you" to them also. He is my only one that lives away from me so it makes it that much more special the few times a year I do get to see him since he is in school. He is 9 yrs. old.
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@weemam (13377)
22 Jun 07
they try to act so grown up at that age lol , my grandsons are 10 and 13 my granddaughters are 13 and almost 18 , enjoy them pal as suddenly the are all grown up xxx
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
22 Jun 07
It beats me why some discussions are getting deleted, usually the funny and enjoyable ones...There must be a few wet blankets out there that dont like hunour...But if they dont like it, they dont have to read it. Its against the guideline to give out links to other sites..How come there seems like thousands of discussions with link in them, and they are still sitting there.
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@weemam (13377)
22 Jun 07
I noticed that too every other discussion is about another money making site but they are still there ???
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@honeyangel (1992)
22 Jun 07
im the same with this site,ive went off it since i had a two day ban,thats why i dont start discussions any more and ihave to be carfull to which ones i answer,incase they get deleted.
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@weemam (13377)
22 Jun 07
thats just what I meant pal and I am doing the same really , but if we all do it where will we get enough discussions to answer , we have to pick and choose as it is , xx
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I have had two of my discussions removed in last couple of weeks. I too felt really bad for the people that responded to my discussions. I agree, it would be nice if we knew why they were removed. It seems to be happening to many of us. Don't worry, just try to have fun on mylot.
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@weemam (13377)
22 Jun 07
don't get me wrong pal , I love it on here , sometimes it is all that keeps me sane lol , I would hate for it to all disappear though if people don't write discussions because they are worried it will be pulled xx
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• United States
22 Jun 07
Weemam, You know this is happening to alot of people on my friends list. I can not see or find the rhyme or reason for it. I think its time that MYLOT admin clarify the guidelines for us. I mean I will abide by what ever they set forth. But please just make them clear for me.
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@weemam (13377)
22 Jun 07
thats what I mean pal , instead of just removing it , maybe highlight what is wrong then we will know why and where we are going wrong xx
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
22 Jun 07
Well it seeems to be happening again then I am not posting as many either anymore as yes it is getting a bit scary to post anything I do not know what is happening and I haven't earned much either this month but I am not bothered about that what I am bothered about is that Friends seem to be disappearing and Discussions to xx
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@weemam (13377)
22 Jun 07
I haven't been posting much either pal , It has taken me this month to make pay out and I used to make 3 or 4 times that , we are loosing so many of our friends yes you are right pal xx
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
22 Jun 07
Well it is the same here but this time I actually lowered my Payout as I wouldn't even reach the one that I normally have it on And it is really sad xxx
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@weemam (13377)
22 Jun 07
mine is a t $10 too pal , always has been xx
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
22 Jun 07
I just response to another friend of mine before little with same problem with you and I go to the next discussion (yours)and I find same problem.I don't know what happen to mylot and remove discussions without they broken any rules(the other member didn't like you).When I came today i find 2 points down for me ,now I understand why.1 from the other friend and 1 from yours about the *kids say*.Actually I loved those topic of yours. Anyway my friend don't let these stop you from starting as much new discussions you want.all your friends including me we will still love your discussions and will be here.After all don't forget ......today was you ,tomorrow can be anyone from us.
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@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
seems such a shame though for everyone , mine was a joke but was posted way back in December xx
@rosie_123 (6118)
22 Jun 07
Well I've never had it happen to me, but I know it is happening to lots of people and I truly don't know why. All I know is that the momey has gone down so much lately - I used to regularly make more than $1 a day - now I can't get anywhere near that! It's nice to see you back here by the way, - and glad your health scare has all been cleared up.
@weemam (13377)
22 Jun 07
Thanks rosie nice to be back , maybe My Lot admin should read a discussion like this and realize how we all feel , people will just dwindle away and that would be a real shame xx
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I can't figure out why your discussions have been removed. I think they should provide a reason for any discussion removal. Unless you get an answer from administration, I would keep posting discussions. I am sure most will be fine. And like you, I have a herd time thinking of topics that haven't already been run through the mill.
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@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
THanks pal and as you say it is getting harder and harder xx
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
22 Jun 07
If it's any consolation (probably not my pal) but I was in the same situation that's why I left Mylot for a week, because it was like a minefield never know what discussions to respond to and what discussions to create, wondering if they are going to get pulled. They do NOT inform you why they are pulled which makes things even more frustrating. I realized that I missed the people and even tho your discussions get pulled at least you have supported your friends. It is very hit and miss and trouble is there are a lot of people out there who will report discussions because they have a word they don't like for example or take offence, so no one knows, it's a great shame because so many good people have left because of this x
@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
I agree with you 100% pal , although I am making new friends every day and that is lovely , I am still so much missing my friends who have gone xx
@mummymo (23707)
22 Jun 07
A lot of people have been very upset about this lately sweetheart and I am pretty sure that if a certain number of people complain - for whatever reason - the discussions are automatically deleted! It would make a lot of sense if we were informed of the reason a discussion is deleted - most of us feel the same sweetheart! Lots of love from all of us to all of you! xxx
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@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
I think we would all feel much better as you say , if we were told exactly what was wrong xx
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I know how ya feel. i had one taken off not too long ago. Before that i never had any taken off. i wonder if the mylot staff is getting stricter?? Who knows why and who knows why anyone wants to report them. I guess since it all happens to everyone we shouldn't worry about it too much.xxxx
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@weemam (13377)
22 Jun 07
thanks pal I feel much better now you have said that . yes I think it is happening to us all , thanks xx
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• United States
22 Jun 07
I was looking for something the other day in the guidelines and I see that they have included and new itme under the "Dont" on discussions that was not there before. Here is the copied item Dont..Post jokes, recipes, etc. as discussions. This is a form of abuse and all recipes and jokes will be deleted if they are started as a discussion. So weemam it seems that not one person is reporting them but that they are automatically deleted. I think it is a shame as I enjoyed both categories.
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@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
me too pal they fair cheered me up , the thing is the ones they have pulled were done months ago long before they made that rule , that is why I think it is so unfair xx
• United States
23 Jun 07
Weeman if I remember correctly a good while back you told me that they deleting jokes and yet they had catgory for "JOKES!" That just is so unfair they had a special category for them and they were posted under that but stil got deleted??? At that time it must have been someone who reported them. You think?
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@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
yup I think it must have been and yet there is still a category for jokes ,, why?? xx
@GardenGerty (104242)
• United States
22 Jun 07
If those were mostly copy and paste, someone probably reported them. As I remember, they were from e-mails that someone sent you. I have another friend who has had one deleted twice. I do not start many discussions, I mostly respond. I make it a policy not to respond, at least not too often, to those discussions that have started out by being something someone e-mailed to someone else, because I know people who do report them. Not me, as we can usually use a laugh. The jokes category got abused a lot, and what I understand from my other friends is that there is almost no tolerance for them now. I think the discussions from your real life, like your doctor, your son and his room, and the things like that are really very safe. They are slices of life for us all. For a long while I did not start many discussions, because I felt they did not get good response. I still try not to overdo it, as I want to keep up with my best responses. I start one occasionally is all. You are correct, though, if everyone just responds, and no one starts a discussion, then there will not be much to respond to. I heard rumor, at one time, of a power hungry moderator who was making things difficult on here. Perhaps that person is still here. Keep on posting, dear.
@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
they were done over 5 months ago pal , and at the time I did say they were sent from a friend , and at that time we were allowed jokes , I think this seems a bit unfair . but as I was saying before there aren't going to be enough discussions for as to post on in a wee while xxx
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@GardenGerty (104242)
• United States
24 Jun 07
As a side, I will take a day very soon and post nothing but discussions. I do not want to overwhelm you my friends, so be warned. I am trying to validate an earnings assumption, and I told someone that I would do it. When it is done, I will tell what my results were.
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@weemam (13377)
24 Jun 07
good for you pal let me know xxxxx
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• United States
22 Jun 07
I can understand that. I hope that you do not just stop posting discussions since when I do get a chance to get on I like to see the new ones that you have added. I have noticed that several of the discussions I have posted to lately have been disappearing and I lose that post and the money from it on my records. I do not understand what is going on but I hope that someone is looking at the posts before they remove them.
@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
I wonder that too or are they just taking someone else's word , I really hope not xx
@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
23 Jun 07
It's really sad to see, weemam, what has been going on, lately here on mylot. Not only discussions are being deleted, but also they are being polluted as well as members getting banned without explanation and without any apparent reason. Every day when I come to mylot, I think that perhaps I won't be able to login and would have been banned for any reason. I have been into some discussions lately, which though were a bit controversial but amazingly even more controversial discussions (from opposite side of that discussion starter)are still here on mylot. Apparently there is problem in moderation of this site. I just know that there is a growing frustration on mylot and if administration don't do anything about it, there will be many people leaving mylot. Just today, one of my friend told me that she was banned without a reason, and I still don't see a reason. Worst part is that she has asked for explanation but of no use. She had over 2000 posts and whole lot of friends and credits. I then looked into my friend's list and it made me yet more sad, as I see that already many of my friends have left the site. There needs to be serious things done here about moderation, otherwise a sort of exodus is quite nearly visible:-)
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@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
to be honest pal , it will take a lot for me to leave MY Lot as I love it here and the money is a nice wee bonus , but as you say a lot are leaving and I think this is such a shame xx
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
23 Jun 07
I like it here too and liked the way you said it about YOUR Lot:-) I just hope that problems get settled and no one has to leave:-)
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@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
me too , and I love your avatar it is so welcoming xx
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Most posts that I have seen seen deleted have clearly violated guidelines (plagiarism and such) but those that are not clear, and those that are questioned deserve an explanation. It would also help if they would let us know when they change the guidelines, such as the new addition about jokes and recipes now being a violation. I hope that they will at least give you an explanation.
@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
Don't you think though pal that the ones posted before the new rules should be left alone ? xx
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
23 Jun 07
As long as they were not plagiarized and did not violate any other guidelines at the time they were written, I don't see why they should remove them... If they do, they should at least provide an explanation. They probably won't though since they have now made it a part of the guidelines.
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@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
If I had received anything by email from a friend , I always wrote that at the top of my discussion and you know I would never copy anyone else's work pal , I would just like to be given a reason for MY work not just for work in general , I think we all would xx
@paidreader (5151)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Hi weemam. I can certainly understand the feeling. I have lost some points too without warning, but as a few others have mentioned, there is a new rule about jokes and recipes. I haven't been as active in the last few months so I had to go looking for a reason for my joke to have been deleted. I was rather surprised with what I found but at least I'm up to date on the rules again. ;)
@weemam (13377)
23 Jun 07
me too pal but mine were about 5 months old xx
• United States
23 Jun 07
Ouch! A retroactive deletion. That had to be a surprise. When I found the post that initiated mine being reported, I saw that some members get stirred up and go headhunting at times. They don't even remember what they report, not that it matters, you know, it's already gone.
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@weemam (13377)
25 Jun 07
I only ever reported the one person all the time I have been here He was nasty to me and so many others and yet he is still here xx
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