Why Do Some Mylotters Do This?

United States
November 19, 2007 7:04am CST
I first noticed this when responding to one of my own discussions and then soon thereafter noticed it on a lot of other discussions. Why are discussions on topics like cooking, making extra money and pretty much everything thing else you can discuss on Mylot being tagged with 'mature content'. What is the purpose of submitting this tag for all these discussions when in fact they are not mature content at all.Does this not constitute abuse of the system? What are your views in this issue? Have you ever noticed it yourself?
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@cher913 (25895)
• Canada
19 Nov 07
i think that people do this because they can get a quick couple of cents without having to do any work, so they will put the 'mature content' tag on everything that they can find.
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• United States
19 Nov 07
It's just so irritating to see a mature content tag on a discussion about coffee or something.
@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
19 Nov 07
To be honest, I think people do it to be mean. Since some mylotters have their accounts set up to where anything tagged with "mature content" doesn't show up to them at all, anything with a mature content tag could potentially not get as many responses. The other issue with the mature content tag is that it can be added on by mylot because of specific words in the discussion, even if they context in which they are used is completely innocent. It's very frustrating, but it seems like some words that aren't even bad can cause mature content tags just because someone decided they could be used in a "mature" way. Bleh. I think the one of mine that got tagged mature content that annoyed me most was one about "books for babies". I spent hours scouring that discussion to try to figure out why it was tagged mature content, and I never did figure out what could have caused it. This was probably 9 months ago or something, when I was new to mylot and still let those things bother me a lot.
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• United States
19 Nov 07
My discussion was about food you liked to prepare for your family and most of the comments were about ways to prepare a pot roast. LOL I didn't get it at all.
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@lecanis (16739)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
19 Nov 07
Haha, that makes it tempting to run around using random words and see what gets tagged. :P I really doubt that "pot" was the word that did it, it was just a random thought of mine. I really do wish I knew what words caused that tag to appear though, because it really does annoy me when it appears on completely innocent discussions. (Not that I have many of those, but occasionally I have one.)
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@magnet (2089)
• United States
1 Dec 07
This is what you should do if you don't want anyone tagging your discussions; just give yourself 10 tags after you post your discussion, that's the limit then no one can add another tag to your discussion.
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• United States
8 Feb 08
thanks for the info..i never knew this..sounds right though
@riyasam (16582)
• India
19 Nov 07
maybe to make some quick money.
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