Have you ever noticed on myLot?

@dfollin (12780)
United States
June 28, 2008 9:04pm CST
That there are these bizarre stories made up by some people just so they can get a lot of responses to earn more? I have a dramatic life and I have been told by people in person that what I just said couldn't happen to anybody. Little do they know.They must have been from a financially well off family and very protective family.But, these stories that are written on here I can believe,till they mess up and I see what they are saying controdicts what they said before.Do you see these on here?
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@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
29 Jun 08
I don't think getting more responses gets you any more money, as far as I know you get one point on the first response, I guess people live different lives and strange things do happen...I don't misbelieve people in here...
@dfollin (12780)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I try to live a normal life,but all these bad things happen to me.So,I know my stories are bizarre sounding.Therefore I can believe bizarre things happen to people.But for example someone said that someone had not emailed him/her.Then someone said well maybe their computer crashed,then email this person.And this person replied back thet their computer was crashed.I thought that was strange because how were they talking to us and how does this person know that the other person didn't email them.Someone else thought the same things too.That's what Iam talking about. Now I might be wrong,but i was told that the more responses we get from a discussion the more we earn.We just don't earn off comments we make back to our responses.But,if we make the comments then we keep our discussion to the top of the list.That's the way I understand it.
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@myliezl0903 (2731)
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
i guess, responses are not counted for you to earn more money here in mylot.,its on how you answer or respond to topics and your start discussions.,do don't be bother by them that will not give you points.,just make a quality posting.,put pictures and label it thats the thing here in mylot.,thanks! have a nice day ahead! see you around!
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
29 Jun 08
I think it could be selective memories. You know you remember something that happened to you, you start posting it, and then you recall that it may not have happened at that time, that it was some time ago or some time later. I mean I get messed up sometime, and sometimes it is not the memory persae but the theory on why it happened. That's about me, but I did notice a story about a woman who was in the hospital examination room, and she told everyone right out loud something that is best kept private, so I sort of figured that either she was without shame or she made it all up.
@dfollin (12780)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Suspensful,I believe I told you about when I was attacked.I had skull fractures.They mess with my memory too as well as Iam not getting any younger and age can deal with it.Plus I have had so many things happen,like you said you can get it mixed up.Iam talking about something that could not be mixed up.For example today someone was saying someone else hadn't emailed them.Another member responded saying that maybe that person's computer crashed and why not try and email them and see what happens.This person replied back that their computer crashed too.If their computer crashed then how does this person know that the other hadn't emailed them and how was this person online telling us this story? I asked about it and got no reply.And another member noticed it as well and said so.
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@sid556 (31003)
• United States
29 Jun 08
They could have been at the library or at work or on a friends computer. Maybe they went home by the time you questioned her about it and did not even see the question because her computer was down.
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@dfollin (12780)
• United States
29 Jun 08
She said that she could not email that person because her computer crashed.Why not? I thought about that she might have been using the computer at the library.Because I did a while ago.She is on myLot and checked her email's to see if he had emailed her,so why not email him?
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jun 08
dfollin the truth is often a lot stranger than fiction, and I have not seen many stories I would call made up.' How can you judge the mylotter from one discussion not having met the person and knowing nothing at all about his or 'her personal life? I am maybe a bit naive but again I have lived a long time and gained a bit of wisdom so I have learned to trust most mylotters, that is if I c an understand their discussions. I find some discussions so badly written I do not know what they want.No I havent come across discussions that seem made up, but like I said I have come across some that I do not understand atall.
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@dfollin (12780)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Like I said I have had some very strange things happen to me and some people think it is not possible for all that to happen to one person.But,it did.Therfore I will believe people's bizarre stories and after I respond to it and scroll thru I see where they controdicted what they said earlier.It is not that I don't trust people,but when I see a discepancy in their story and I question them about it and they don't answer and another has noticed it too I tend to think the story is bogus.I have not come accross a lot of them,but I have come accross some and I was just wondering do other people see this too? A lot? Or not?
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• Philippines
29 Jun 08
You know, it really does'nt matter if "stories" shared here in myLot were made up or not. What matters is that these "stories" are obviously based on life experiences of people who need to reach out to others for help, for empathy, for knowledge, for peace, or for simple sharing of ideas. The earnings maybe motivating, but it isn't really that substantial. For me, the sharing counts most, "stories" madeup or not. Have a nice one!
@dfollin (12780)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I guess it doesn't really matter.Even in a book that you read if something in the story does not make sense then you don't like the book.Right?
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@dfollin (12780)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I want to add also that if a person is telling something that is untrue and trying to get friends to believe that it is about her that is not very friend-like.
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@myklj999 (20957)
29 Jun 08
I have had many a strange and slightly bizarre occurrence happen to me over the years, so I can believe almost anything; but I have seen discussions on here where the discussion originator begins answering people and starts to contradict things they said earlier; plus I have seen some that I just know in my bones are fantastic stories created in hopes of getting more responses. I usually just ignore them and find another discussion to respond to.
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@dfollin (12780)
• United States
29 Jun 08
My life has had many occurances like that too.But,what irritates me is when there are people who make up stuff like that and I understand them and respond to them.I give themmy honest heart felt opinion about the matter and give suggestions and then see in another part of the discussion a contodiction.And here I really tried to give this person good advice and be their friend.Also,then when I tell one of those bizzare things that really happened to me people tend not to believe me because they have seen people make this up before.
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@fluffysue (1463)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Somehow it never dawned on me that people would make stories up to get more responses. While I admit my own life is rather dull, I have known so many people in real life with crazy stories which are true, that nothing surprises me too much. I wouldn't even want to make up stories to generate responses for a few reasons. 1)I am not too creative 2)I am a BAD liar, as I am forgetful and would be likely to forget what I said. 3)I don't know that it makes a difference how many responses we get. 4)I don't WANT 1000 responses, as I couldn't keep up with them anyway. I start to get anxious if the replies go past page 2, as I know I won't be able to respond to so many responses. 5)Last but not least, I am honest. I may omit things, especially online, but I am not going to make things up.
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@dfollin (12780)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I try to live a normal life,but drama seams to follow me.I have been told by many people that I could write a soap opera,lol.So,it is not the fact that their story is so bizzare.It is the fact that they said something that doesn't make sense to make the store completely real.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 08
I am not observant enough to see the flow in the discussions. But even if there is, i am sure it is purposely done to spice up the discussion so it can create interest on the reader. May be some discussions are more fictional than facts.
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@fluffysue (1463)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Me, neither. It is hard to keep track of who said what and when.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I've never really noticed any stories that I thought was so far fetch that I didn't believe it. But I'm sure there has been a few from time to time here. And I have to agree with you that I would have to believe them until they said something that contradicted something that they had said previously.
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@dfollin (12780)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Yeah,it is not the fact the story is so far fetched.But like we both said before when you see something that controdicts what was said before then makes it hard to believe.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
29 Jun 08
i have been surprised at some of the things people write about. i never start discussions but can see that some started are just bull like you said to get responses.
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@dfollin (12780)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Well,like I said I have quite a bid of drama in my life.Even thou I try to keep it normal,especially for my daughter.Drama keeps following me.But,there is a reason for everything!I have not figured why for me.But,when there is a descrepancy in what they are saying then I tend not to believe it.
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@roberten (3131)
• United States
29 Jun 08
No, dfollin, I suppose I need to pay more attention and get on site more often. Sounds like you have a keen sense of truth. I love to converse here and usually reply to conversations posted but I have never considered the validity of the postings; interesting observation on your part. Thanks for adding a new dimension to the discussions.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I have seen a few people contradict themselves, and I know that I do end up doing so myself on some points because I do not add a important point to my story whatever it may be. I don't know about people stretching the truth or making up bizarre stories, but these things I am sure are happening here on mylot. Have a Great day.
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• Philippines
29 Jun 08
Actually it is not about on how many responses you can get but the value/essence of each reply. The idea, on how can you defend your answer is the most important in posting not only here in mylot but also in the other discussion group.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I really hadn't noticed much of that at all. There have been some that give hypothetical situations but they aren't lying so to speak because if you ask them , they will tell you right out that is what it is. I think maybe I've seen one or two scattered but it's been a while.
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@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
29 Jun 08
For me its not the bizzare stories that seem so unusual, its the silly ones. I've noticed one poster who likes to post about anything and everything. If a leaf fell from their nearest tree it deserves a post. If two clouds float by rather than three, we have to create a new post. If the dog farts, well that needs three posts so that they can describe it in detail. If they took 100 steps on their walk instead of the usual 102, create a new topic. Sometimes I wish myLot had an "ignore" button. LOL I'd much rather read some outlandish posts than these moronic ones.
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
30 Jun 08
I just wanted to stop by and tell you I love your comment. Its so true with several people that I can think of, its so funny too.
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• United States
29 Jun 08
Maybe you should ask these people about it. Life can be strange and fascinating. We actually live several lives in our travels through this life. Maybe you'll discover just not comparing others to yourself will open up your experiences. Good luck!
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• United States
29 Jun 08
Sorry about the double-post, but I just realized what I wrote sounds rather sarcastic and condescending. I didn't mean it that way at all. I just find most people to be really fascinating!
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@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Yes I have seen what you are talking about, its funny too. You can really get to know someone by talking and sharing back and forth. I never tell any tall tales to anyone. It has a way of catching up with you. We have been communicating back and forth for some time now, I know some things about you and you know things abou me. if I suddenly said I was vacationing on the French Riviera, flying on my chartered jet, sipping margarittas, you would say, what the heck, why didn't she fly by and pick me up. Well its fun to dream. I promise...If I ever do get that chartered jet, I will fly by and pick you and your daughter up, then we can both go to whereever we want.
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
I have a little problem about made-up stories. If people are that good in making up stories then I think they would make good money writing fiction or semi-real stories. There are lots of sites which would accept those and they could make more money there than at Mylot. I read a lot of bizarre stories here. I don't disbelieve them just because they sound so bizarre or outlandish. I know life is interesting for many people and I sympathize with them. I would not survive long in their shoes.
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@meleshia (624)
• Philippines
29 Jun 08
I also notice some bizarre stories and topics here in mylot, but I just either ignore them or respond depending if the topic is interesting or not. Some of them are questions about general things so maybe some of these don't really happen to them and they are just thinking "what if it happened to me or to you, what would you do?". Or maybe it happened to someone close to them and they would just like to tell it to people. Or it really happened to them. Whatever the reason is, I just let them be. I don't judge the people who post here in mylot and since I don't really know them personally, I just take their statements as is. If their statements contradicts what they previously said, I just ignore them because maybe they have a reason for it. =)
• United States
29 Jun 08
yea, that,s how alot of my lot members make most of their money..however i don,t start discusstions from out of no where i give advice through post on mylot and most of them are on parenting. there no condracdictions of any kind .Yes, i have seen alot of them just make up discusstions that are not in line with mylot agreement of terms.... and thus can,t really be making much of this site .I know i do . I luv it! Happy posting.... Gateway78
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