Does This Annoy the Heck Out of You ? ? ?

@mfpsassy (2827)
United States
November 8, 2007 9:33pm CST
I generally don't vist my profile page here alot except to work on it or to do a refresher course on how to change things or add things to it when someone asks. Anyway I went to my profile page earlier to do one of those refresher courses and discovered people were leaving their banners and referral links in my comment box. I don't know about the rest of you but I consider this spamming. If I have added you as a friend, responded to your discussions, or you have responded to mine, I have already looked at your profile, blogs, or website. And I am either already a member of the sites you are promoting, am still thinking about it, or I am not interested. So please heed this as a warning I will delete your message if you are using my profile page to advertise. Is anyone else annoyed by this or have I just become extremely crabby here the last couple of days?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Ohhhhh I sooo agree! To add someone as a friend to use them to promot their sites isn't the right way to go about their promoting. That would upset me too if it were done to me but so far it hasn't and it better not.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Hi hun how are you? Your one of the few then. I've been noticing them in alot of peoples comment boxes today. If it does happen just delete the message
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I see it also and I agree with you. I have just been ignoring it. Maybe it should be reported?
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Hi Karen I'm not sure about whether or not this actually violates any guidelines, but I just deleted all those comments.
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@mummymo (23709)
9 Nov 07
PMS at work sweety? LOL just joking! I do know how annoying this could be and it would not be the forst time I had turned off the notify for these so called friends as well as deleting their comments! I suppose that is the beauty of my comments page not working I am no longer bombarded with these! Same with the people who send them by PM - I warn them I really am not interested so please not to do it again and if they keep it up I do delete them - maybe I am crabby too? lol Hugs sweety! xxxx
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• Canada
10 Nov 07
What's wrong with your comments page, mummymo? I've tried to leave something a couple of times, and was wondering why it didn't work.
@mummymo (23709)
10 Nov 07
Trans sweety even though I don't do much at all on thge other site I do check in and I have comments and messages from you there - hope you got my response! Someonesmom honey I have no idea what is wrong with my comments pagge - it must be 5 months since I first started asking them why it wasn't working - still have no clue despite asking mylot many, many times! xxxx
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
11 Nov 07
LMAO now how the he11 did you know that Mummy? Generally if the first thing they do after I accept them as a friend is send me a link to join something I just delete them So maybe I just PMS all the time lol )))HUGS((( How are you?
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
9 Nov 07
Oh yes, it annoys the hell out of me....We should be able to approve or reject comments..I just went to mine the other day and deleted it, i was so sngry it was about 20 from the one person..I have to go back and delete the rest of them from others also..
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Until I joined Yuwie I didn't even know how to leave comments and now I'm a pro LMAO. I wish they would notify us when we get one. I never remember to go check my profile here for them. I think that same person got a hold of my page too ggrrrr
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
9 Nov 07
Yes, Thats a great idea....
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
10 Nov 07
No, you're not being crabby. LOL. So far no one on my friends list has put a comment on my page that also has a link to promote their "thing" and have their referral link, but some have PM'd me with links to some money making site, like Yuwie or there is some NEW thing. Forget the name UVME?? then there's another, that starts with an "A" I tend to just ignore it, but it does tick me off though
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
12 Nov 07
Thanks Pyewacket lol You are also one of the few lucky one's. The pm's I usually ignore them too. I get ticked when they send me one right after I add them as a friend
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@blueunicorn (2410)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I'm with you on that mfpassy! I don't think you are being crabby here at all.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Hello Blueunicorn Thanks I was referring to this discussion and one that I started yesterday, that seems to be still going strong lol But since you say I'm not crabby I'll agree with you hehe
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@sergeantrom (5712)
• United States
10 Nov 07
Yeah thats real annoying and I would delete them too!
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
12 Nov 07
Hi Sergeantrom Yep agree lol I will leave a response on your other comment
• United States
12 Nov 07
no problem, take your time : )
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
12 Nov 07
Lol I am at 2 sites at once And my modem fried Friday morning So I got it replaced yesterday afternoon. So I am playing catch up everywhere lol
@someonesmom (5768)
• Canada
10 Nov 07
Hi mfpsassy, I too find this very annoying, and have deleted them in the past. They ruin it for those, who want to leave a nice greeting, or cheer someone up. The comments section is a great feature, if used correctly.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
12 Nov 07
Hi Someonesmom I agree. And not everyone is wanting to earn money from the net. Some people really are here for the friendship and to chat, just because Mylot pays doesn't mean alot to them
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• Canada
12 Nov 07
I started out on myLot to earn money, as it was a part of an online business venture, I'd joined. Now however, the money is just a 'nice bonus,' as I love talking to all of the wonderful people I've met here.:)
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• Canada
13 Nov 07
I don't seem to have the knack for earning much here, that some people have. I just like to visit etc., too, I guess.:) I don't start as many discussions as some, but do enjoy doing so, when I can think of a topic. By the way, I think you're good at starting them.
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@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
9 Nov 07
I can't agree with you more. This is a form of spamming and can be annoying to people. It is not as bad as email spamming though, because with email, it can keep coming non-stop, whereas in myLot, this is usually a one-time occurrence from the other member. For me, I just ignore such adverts and links if I am not interested. There are many avenues to promote one's links and sites, so I feel people should refrain from planting them in people's profiles here at myLot without permission.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Hi Lexus I have a way of dealing with my junk emails. I tell them I will consider their offer and then give them a link to a traffic exchange site I belong to. I tend not to get emails from them anymore. As for here I agree ask permissin first, but I am probably still going to tell them no
@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
9 Nov 07
Thanks mfpsassy for the tip. One day, I will try your strategy about pointing them back to some link. Give them a taste of their own medicine...hehe.
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
9 Nov 07
Your welcome I'm always glad to help lol On that note I am off to dreamland goodnight
• United States
17 Nov 07
no i dont think your being crabby about this i also think that this is spamming
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
18 Nov 07
Hi Kenneth I finally made it lol Not as cranny as I am about other things LMAO
@Joopa20 (139)
• United States
10 Nov 07
Yup I agree! I think you know me from other sites. I use the same Batman icon on Yuwie etc. Yes of course it is spamming. People just do it so that they can get referrals. And banners are usually only used for your own website. But you may do as you wish. Anyways see you around!
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
12 Nov 07
Hey Joopa Yep I know you lol And you me I am Marie at Yuwie, with the same pic as here and on your friends list there as well. I am all for gaining referrals, but I am not for spamming people.
@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
I'm very lucky and glad that I don't have friends such as those, who's bolder enough and have the knack of spamming your profile comments with their money-making schemes. But I do receive some messages asking me to join their scheme/scams, which I don't really pay attention that much as it only irks me!LoL Just delete their message or maybe it'd be good if you also put a comment on their profiles and voice out your what you feel about their GENEROSITY(?)! =) I would certainly enjoy doing that, but there's no one to bash on to!LoL
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
11 Nov 07
Hi Raijin You are as onry as I am lol. I belong to some money making programs but I figure since I have my website in my profile. If they have questions they will ask. And just because I belong to those sites does not mean I am going to join everyone of them that comes along.
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• United States
9 Nov 07
Yes it is normal i hate when people do that to although i have not had anyone on mylot do that to my i would so delete them as well yes it is a form of spamming. i guess all u can do is ask them to not do it or delete them from your friends..
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
11 Nov 07
I hate it when the system does this. LOL oh well I don't like leaving posts without responses hehe
• United States
9 Nov 07
Yes it is normal i hatew when people do that to although i have not had anyone on mylot do that to my i would so delete them as well yes it is a form of spamming. i guess all u can do is ask them to not do it or delete them from your friends..
@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
11 Nov 07
Hi Mikeswifey I just deleted the comments and decided to start this discussion. As a way to let everyone know not to do that and to also let people vent about it. Generally if I get to many of those spam messages I delete the person as a friend. Most seem to get the hint when I don't respond back to them