Do you comprehend what you read?

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@fwidman (11519)
United States
June 26, 2008 9:19pm CST
I know you can read, it would be hard to use this site if you couldn't. What I want to know is this: Why is it that we know we are not allowed to put referral links on posts and replies, yet people here do it anyway? Even if the poster says in their post please do not put referral links, people do it still, then the post gets deleted. Why do people do that? Can they not comprehend this rule? Or, do they not read the entire post, no matter how short it may be, just skim through the first two lines and reply? It just boggles my mind!
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@oliverdt (1959)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
Hi fwidman, maybe they are just ignorant or they don't read the TOS. or maybe they knew it but they still want to refer other that way even though they knew that their post will be deleted as soon as the admin detect it.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Hard to tell sometimes just what is going through their heads :)
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@oliverdt (1959)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
Yes I think so, I hope they will change that kind of habit because it also affect us and all the members of mylot. I believe that when a discussion was deleted because of this mistake or violation it also affected our earnings. I hope that mylot will send them warnings so that this kind of doing may stop.
@lexus54 (3577)
• Singapore
27 Jun 08
I would think that all, if not most, members do understand English and can read what they write in posts. Like you, I do observe that sometimes people still include their referral links when responding, but the occurrences of that seem to be much less apparent than when I first started in myLot slightly over a year back. More people now just tell members to refer to their website or blog to see their recommendations and links to programmes, or to pm them for the links. I figure that the people who still put their referral links here are either ignorant of the rules, or they are just opportunists who hope that they will get away with doing it. The members who are ignorant are probably the newer ones.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
27 Jun 08
It may indeed be newer members who, like me, are still learning the ropes.
@subha12 (18462)
• India
27 Jun 08
yes I do. i try to compreghend all taht times what i am reading. its make it easy to grasp the idea. it goes simulataneiousl;y with me reading things.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
27 Jun 08
It does help to understand what one is reading, I agree :)
@Hatley (159241)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Jun 08
I am beginning to think that these people either cannot read properly or just plain do not believe in following rules as they keep right on doing it and getting deleted and moaning about it in a discussion.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Maybe so :) I saw a discussion a few minutes ago that was loaded with links. I won't be shocked if the discussion gets deleted and then that person complains about it.
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I think it's a matter of setting the example. I think that a majority of the people here see that other people are doing it and that the post hasn't been deleted yet, and decide that it's okay to do so. It irritates me that people still do this, but I disregard it because I don't bother with starting those kind of discussions so why should I let it bother me that people do it? Have a Great day.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
27 Jun 08
That works :) You have a great day also!
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• United States
27 Jun 08
Yes, I have seen the posts where the people practically beg others not to post their link. I don't like it either. But I rarely get a bogus link. Sometimes a person will post their blog link and I try not to hurt their feelings too much. I'll say something like, "Thanks for the link!" or something like that. Nothing too big to draw attention to the link. Otherwise another person coming by later will realize that it's against TOS and try to play hall monitor and have the discussion deleted. And, yes, most people do just read the first two lines. That is why I started posting my question in the first two lines and the last two lines. And putting the "story" in between. That way, I get more relevant answers.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I didn't realize posting the link to a blog was against the rules. Learn something new all the time, I do :) You, my friend, are a very wise person
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
27 Jun 08
I thought this was against the rules like you said. Personally when I see a link I never read the post or reply to or check out the link. This way they only waist there time. I have started to see more links lately.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
27 Jun 08
It's only really bad I guess when lots of people have already replied and then someone posts a link. It's sad :(
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@flowerhorn (1011)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 08
Why do people do it? Because mylot don't ban you or give you any warnings for your wrongdoing. The most they will do is to delete your discussion thread. And between the times you started the thread and the time you get your thread removed, they can make a lot of downliners. So why must they stick to the rules? For them,getting referrals is more important and they can make it over and over again. I'm sure hope mylot will do something about this in order to keep the integrity of this site. Don't let a few rotten apples spoilt the whole place here.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I see. If there is no penalty for breaking that rule, then they do break the rule. Makes sense :)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 08
people just have to be punished to follow rules. If there is no punishment, they will act as thought those rules do not exist. On the other hand, if the rules are strictly enforced, I belive there won't be so many people here. So mylot hand are tied.
@lynn2457 (500)
• United States
27 Jun 08
on the guidelines do list number 8 down it reads as follows Make sure to post useful links in discussions when necessary to provide authoritative guidance or to refer to a third party article
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
27 Jun 08
That sounds fair enough, but I don't think referral links count as authoritative guidance :)
@lynn2457 (500)
• United States
27 Jun 08
not sure about that but for the refer to a third party article, then yes, that would be acceptable, due to the fact you are saying you are on mylot, and you claim to read or whatever, and you show for proof, what you are speaking, I have found here on mylot, they skim read, or they read what they want, but if it is not acceptable to them, then they want proof, not speaking this discussion, but I have seen on a lot of them, they want to know where you found it and claims that it is MyLots rules. strange I am learning. I sometimes I think that the person who asked the question should tell the person that wants the link, should say:, Look it UP. but, that is rude, and you cannot, or should not I guess, so you 'in my case' I have to type everything for I am not at 500 yet to be able to cut and paste. It is all crazy,,, Nothing I just said refers to is for you, please do not take it as I have ,,,, it is not personal, just an example. thank you
• United States
28 Jun 08
I thought like the others here that posting links wasn't allowed. I was told by someone in MyLot that you could as long as it was related to the discussion. So I answered a couple of discussions like this and not only did the post get deleted but they took some of my earnings to. I will never again answer another one like that again.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
28 Jun 08
That can be a problem, when they take some of your earnings away :(
• United States
27 Jun 08
Yes, I don't like those kinds of people / posters. I think you are right in the part about 'skimming' but in part I also think they could care less about the rules.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
27 Jun 08
If they do not care about the rules, then they will get their just desserts eventually for not following them :)
• Indonesia
27 Jun 08
Maybe they don't read the faq and the do's and don'ts in this site. No time or just don't care? People came here mostly to earn some more money other than their other making money sites, that's why they're so eager to find referrals here. Maybe if the came to more understanding about this site, they will stop doing it, posting their links or whatever.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
27 Jun 08
I wish they'd stop, and just enjoy this site and use it correctly and make their money here :) Cute icon there :)
@chej18 (915)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Yes i saw lots of post response who put links w/ thier post response.Mybe the people who did that doesnt know the rules and dont get time to read it , or they are so lazy to read.And they just ignore it becouse they want to do what they want and in thier way.I think its annoying that they are not follow the rules.And thier wasting time for it posting them becouse they will be deleted,indeed..Have anice day my friend...Goodluck! Greetings from che!
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Thank you che, have a great day too :) People often want to do whatever they want instead of what's by the rules. Here, and other sites aswell.
@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
Definitely, they did not read the rules about posting referral links so they did. Well, perhaps to some they risk posting the referral links hoping to get a few referrals in exchange of infractions.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
27 Jun 08
If they are hoping for that, I hope it is worth the risk.