Just A Vent About Tags And Tagging!!!

@budsr03 (2355)
Canada
December 15, 2007 10:57pm CST
Why are tags allowed without responding to a discussion? I am totally against this mylot feature and i have been for quite some time! There are some heartless jerks on here who abuse this feature (rule)and are probably causing some distress to some respected, honest and likable members on Mylot! These creeps tag with hurtful and hateful words because they can without showing any trace of their real selves! Don't you think this tagging feature has to be changed, where it can't be abused where-ever and how-ever! Thanks for allowing me to vent! Peace!
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12 responses
@talisman (1308)
• United States
16 Dec 07
Any feature can be abused. A person can write an abusive discussion, should we not allow people to write discussions? People can send abusive messages, should we no longer have that feature either? Abusive photos can be uploaded, so should we do away with that, too? Yes, the tagging feature has been abused, but so has many other features. Doing away with the ability to tag without posting won't stop people from abusing it, either. They can still post and add abusive tags. Yes, they'll have a post in the discussion, making them a "suspect", but so will a lot of other people. Instead of asking myLot to "fix" everything, every member here needs to take responsibility for making this a great site by reporting abusive behavior.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
I'm talking about one feature here that i want to see changed! Nope, the abuse won't stop, but it can get lessened. That's my point, less abuse! I'm all for a smoother ride! It would be better to explain negative tags and negative ratings than to hit and run and explain nothing! Not all suspicious tagging is abuse, it's only right to stop the hurtful and hateful tagging! Take care Talisman.
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
16 Dec 07
Talisman a lot of people do this abuse anonymously. How does someone report that!? The people responsible for it never reveal themselves! The other things you mentioned can be reported and should be reported, but tag and star rating vandalism usually can't be, again since its anonymous and no one knows who's really doing it.
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@talisman (1308)
• United States
17 Dec 07
We may not know, but myLot does, which is why is should be reported.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
16 Dec 07
Hi budsr03! Oh i never thought that could be done and it is being abused by others. Never came across abusive tags before and i guess, that is very immature thing to do. I just hope we could just all have a smooth co-existence here in mylot. I hope that mylot admin will look into this and try to do something about the tagging feature. Take care and have a nice day! Merry Christmas my friend! :)
@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
I don't know if i've been given abusive tags, but this isn't about me! I respect all and i stand beside decent people! Abusive tagging can or might turn good members away from Mylot! I am one who doesn't want any of that happening! I just care about peoples feelings! Take care Faith and a Merry Christmas to you!
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
16 Dec 07
Yes, they should eliminate that tagging system, unless and only when a person does respond to a discussion. I've seen some pretty nasty tags given on some discussions, and a few jokers that in particular like to "stalk" certain people and leave real derogatory tag remarks. Now why even such words get through in the first place I don't know, cause if you used those same words here when posting a response wouldn't go through and you get some kind of warning about it.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
Thank you for the response Pye! I'm all for less abuse to all members of Mylot! I hope i get to see the tagging system changed for the better of the members! Take care Pyewacket.
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
16 Dec 07
You're right. People should not be able to tag without responding. I did not know that you could do that. I also just responded to a post where someone was having problems with people hitting the negative sign without responding to the posting. That too is very hurtful and very dishonest. But I do not think there is any way to catch or stop someone from doing these things. They are the same kind of people who cheat on tests and get away with it!!
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
I've never contacted Mylot administration before, but i probably will about the tagging feature! I appreciate your response, take care Adoniah.
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
16 Dec 07
Definitely. Its not just the tagging system, its also the rate without responding system too. Both of these are broken!! Seriously, they need a fix! They are both abused by some stupid "members" and it can get annoying or worse.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
That's right, it is something i have overlooked. I hadn't given that feature very much notice! Thank you for the response Theprogamer and take care.
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@morgandrake (2144)
• United States
16 Dec 07
I think removing the ability for people to tag discussions that they have not replyied to is carrying things to far. I have tags discussions that I didn't have time to respond to, in hopes of being able to find them later. The reason that the tagging function is even here in the first place is to help people find things. And as someone who has been involved in website design, I know firsthand that the words (tags) you think that someone is going to be using are not necessarily the ones that actually get used. As for people rating without replying, I have also done that. Occasionally, I read a discussion that I find interesting, but really have nothing to add. If people could only rate discussions that they had taken part in, we would all be nines and tens. By the way, I am a writer. I don't believe that the people you are talking about should be doing what they are doing (and their fingerprints are over some people's discussions); on the other hand, I believe in freedom of expression. It is just too bad that they are expressing themselves in such a crude way, and chose to do it behind a mask. I understand what you have said, but I think that your suggested solution is going too far. Blessed be.
@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
I agree with you Morgan on the rating without replying feature, but i think tagging without responding is totally pointless! I think anyone can find a certain discussion without tagging it. I am in a rush now, but i will or won't say more on this reply! Take care.
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
16 Dec 07
"If people could only rate discussions that they had taken part in, we would all be nines and tens." I disagree. All someone has to do is post an opposing viewpoint or whatever they want and then proceed to hit the negative.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
If i take the time to read and not respond to a discussion i will rate it positive. The poster took the time to write something that got my attention, so i give a positive! I see no reason for tagging unless i reply! Take care.
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@mcjeannie (705)
• Philippines
16 Dec 07
Hmmn, I don't know that!Know, I am aware...THANKS! Just for the recent post I've made, you can't be able to display some photos appropriate to your discussion unless with tags. But the rest, I am unaware of!
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
Thanks for the reply Mcjeannie! Some tagging is name calling ( bad names of course)and hurtful just to name two examples, especially to any sincere poster person! Mylot could take a closer look at the tagging feature. I'm sure it can be improved! Take care.
• United States
18 Dec 07
MyLot Tags - Posting tags along with images
Bud, I am so sorry for what you are going through; but honestly, I don't understand what you mean. I always tag my "add an image" because you have to, but when it comes to posting the discussion, sometimes I do and sometimes I just use the option to "skip". Am I missing something?
@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
18 Dec 07
This discussion i started has tags that are related to my discussion! There are no harmful, hurtful or insulting words there! I have seen discussions by good members, get tagged with insults, swear words and the like! Any discussion can get tagged with abusive words, a member doesn't have to reply to a discussion to do this! I hope mylot can find a way to fix this. Take care Kitchenwithofupper.
• Philippines
18 Dec 07
Hello there Buds!!!!! actually i wanted to ask mylot staff what the tags are for responding to discussion, don't our posts fall in the category where we post them???? i understand tags with pictures but with discussions, i believe having our posts categorized according to interest is enough :-)
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
18 Dec 07
Hi Bong, i don't understand the tagging without replying to a discussion and now what you say makes sense! I think i just got a little bit more confused! lol! Putting abusive tags on a discussion is too easy to do and it should be controlled! Take care Bong.
@cefaz_21 (2597)
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
I just hope mylot members be matured enough and responsible enough to use all the features of this site in a nice way. I wish every member need not be reported because they are all following the rules.. But as we can see..that is not the case. Don't worry my friend, those who hide with the tagging feature because they know they cannot be trace are all coward..:) never mind them.. :) Peace!
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
17 Dec 07
Hi Cefaz, the tags haven't bothered me, i'm concerned on how it could bring someone down or shy someone away from posting! Some of us could be having a bad day and after posting a discussion, seeing abusive tag words is another downer nobody needs! I hope to see a lot less of this abuse! Take care. :)
@KrauseHome (33259)
• United States
16 Dec 07
This is a good thought. One I actually would have never thought about and considered, and you could be on to something here for sure. I feel this could be a change myLot needs to look into, and remove this feature unless a person responds to that discussion themselves. But the hard part of it all, is that no matter who a person is, if they are here to try and ruin someone or a discussion here on myLot as in a Troll, etc. it will continue to happen until there are a couple of New implements started in here. Just my thoughts.
@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
My thoughts exactly! lol! The less abuse the better! That's the main reason for my post! I'm confident Mylot administration can adjust this feature to please most! Take care KrauseHome.
@matt555 (20)
• United States
16 Dec 07
I would agree, and its pretty stupid that anyone would be doing that, so far from being here i have found that the majority of people on here seem very nice actually, more so than on the rest of the web i have found, maybe its the small monetary incentive, i can see how this can become addicting
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
16 Dec 07
I have been here a year, one reason is i like the people and i learn many positive things here! I only hope to make Mylot aware of this tagging and they can decide if it needs tweaking! Take care Matt555.