How honest are you on mylot

@mayka123 (11050)
India
July 25, 2008 4:42am CST
Do you always tell the truth here or do you sometimes make up stories just to start a discussion. This topic is because I was reading discussions started by one mylotter where in one discussion he says he has a girl friend and they are having some problems and he has asked for tips to save the friendship and another disucssion is about his marriage a couple of months back. And both these discussions are started on the same day. So one of the discussions is a lie - unless ofcourse he is already planning a second marriage. What do you have to say about this?
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128 responses
@sun2day (1063)
• Virgin Islands (U.S.)
25 Jul 08
Here I am my friends, been very busy getting stuffs done for myself. To answer this question, my stories are not made up at all. I tell them the things that has actually happened. It is better to tell the truth when you can. So that is what I try to adhere to.
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
4 Aug 08
It is good your stories are not made up. Because if you tell one lie then to cover it up you have to come with some more stories, Thanks for your response and happy posting.
@rajeshfgh (1627)
• India
25 Jul 08
I always reply honest and truthful responses here. I don't see any reason for doing otherwise as you've mentioned. I simply don't respond to the discussion if it is not my type or which I would not be able to answer rather than just replying to it just for the sake of doing it.
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
3 Aug 08
I too just ignore discussions that are not my type. No fun in resplying when you know the guy is just making up stories. You then just cannot reply truthfully.
• Canada
25 Jul 08
I don't see a point in lying on here or anywhere for that matter. If you have nothing interesting to start a discussion about then just don't start one. I'm very open with my life and I know it seems weird for my age, but I've been through a lot and have friends that have been through a lot and if I can help someone out by my experiences then why lie about it? I don't take offence to any question as questions are people's curiosity. Without curiosity, we wouldn't expand our mind and learn anything. I would hope people would be honest with me when I have a question.
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
3 Aug 08
I too always hope that my friends here are honest with their discussions and responses. Or else it is no fun reading their responses and discussions if they are dishonest.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
25 Jul 08
Hi dear well, i always try to be honest at Mylot, and i dont lie if i want to hide some thing, i just skip or dont comment. i dont make up stories, i just share my obsservation/experiences i dont want to make up stories to have more response and earning Take care
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
25 Jul 08
I dont think we should make up stories or lie just for making some money. Its good that you are honest here and dont comment when you want to hide something. So the next time I dont get a response from you for my discussion I will know the reason. hahahaha Happy posting
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
25 Jul 08
Ha Ha Ha u see How Honest i am sure innocent as well
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
25 Jul 08
Honest - yes Innocent - after reading all your discussions and responses I dont think I can agree with you that you are innocent
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@nupats (3564)
• India
25 Jul 08
well dear discussions are normally true atleast the base would be true..it may not be an immediate friend but something you come to know through a group of people..sometimes a general thought...so you have to narrate it ..yes what you say is a total case of lies if he puts those two discussions on the same day one his girlfriend and other his marriage then he is caught..but let us overlook it..have a nice day..
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
25 Jul 08
Well in this case this guy is asking for advice on how to solve his problems with his girlfriend and prevent a break up and in the other some talk about a new marriage - so I was confused about what advise to give. If one was for someone else he could have mentioned so. We would still put in our responses.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
25 Jul 08
yes he is being dishonest i would not do so...so best would be to avoid this particular discussion of his or to confront him i would have answered and confronted him on the two situations.....have a nice day
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
28 Jul 08
I have confronted him on the third discussion that he started stating he is seaching for love here on mylot. Not received his response as yet.
• United States
25 Jul 08
maybe he is planning his 2nd.. or maybe he is still married and not knowing if its gonna work and they are split and seeing others right now?? or like me some times i have topics from my past that they did happen and i do want to know and discuss them but right now there is peace or something with that topic in my life.. i dunno.. i know im honest and i post on here and i know some other people honest that post on here so there are a few of us
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
25 Jul 08
Married for just a couple of months and does not know whether it will work.....well then will have to advise him to give his marriage time....two months is too short a time to think of a second marriage...I try to be as honest as possible here
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• United States
26 Jul 08
ugh only 2 months and having problems?? not good
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
7 Aug 08
Yes I agree this is not good at all.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
I would never lie about something just to have a topic here in mylot. Like situations like that...another mylotter found out that he was lying...right? So yeah, its better to start topics that are true.
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
25 Jul 08
Yes he was lying .... and surprisingly both these discussions were started on the same day and that is how i saw it...
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@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
25 Jul 08
I try to be truthful, though there are times when I cannot resist having a bit of fun and writing things as if I were serious but really couldn't be too bothered by. But I usually save this for the stuff in life that won't kill anyone.
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
25 Jul 08
Dear tigertang, what is fun for you might turn out to be something else for others. Dont you think you should be a bit serious.
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• United States
25 Jul 08
I definatly tell the truth when I am posting. I can't believe someone would lie, it's actually pretty funny that you noticed it! I wouldn't have remebering if I saw it. That's why I don't lie - you look foolish when you get caught. Have a wonderful day everyone!
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
4 Aug 08
I keep reading all my friends discussions and post in responses on discussions that are of my interest. That is how I noticed these discussions. And I agree that you do look foolish when you are caught. Happy posting.
@AnnaB7 (757)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I think some people may, but as a general rule I don't. Although I have responded to at least one that I believe was made up. but it was a funny not something like what you mentioned. I have not seen the discussion you mentioned. But it sounds like if it is a truthful discussion he maybe cheating on his wife and forgot to mention that part or something like that. Or does not value his marriage,
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
3 Aug 08
Hey a guy who has been married just for a couple of months and is already cheating on his wife and planning another marriage is dangerous. Dont you think so?
@cmathias12 (1025)
• Armed Forces Canada, Europe, Middle East
25 Jul 08
I have ran into one person who made two different topics that contradicted them selves but I guess that person was dry on ideas. I haven't been with mylot for a very long time but so far I have been able to answer everything by telling the truth. There are after all so many different subjects, how can you not be honest?
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
3 Aug 08
I think if you look around yourself in your daily life you could get a lot of ideas. And then when you post discussions about others you could always address the discussions as third person. Dont have to put yourself in the picture always.
@boxieblue (336)
• India
25 Jul 08
so far i have never lied. havent had any reason to. i have a lot of truths on which i can start a discussion.... it wouldn't be so bad to lie though. after all, it isn't harming anyone
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
3 Aug 08
Too bad you thin your lies will not harm anyone. Anyway thanks for your response and happy posting.
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
25 Jul 08
Well... I only replied on the discussion that is interesting to me. I don't make lies because for me, mylot isn't only a place to get money. yeah, it is true that I am motivated more to give an answer and browse the topic I like because I want the money, who doesn't? But that's not a reason why I should make up stories to get lots of posts. I don't need to do it, there are bunch of interesting topics in my field that I can reply and I might one day find an interesting topic, the original one, to start a good discussion too. So how honest am I? You can decide... :)
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
3 Aug 08
Yes for most of us mylot isnt just a money making site but we are just having a party here with all our friends. And regarding how honest all you mylooters are? I just use my judgement. And my sixth sense.
@selece (2357)
• Philippines
25 Jul 08
Well, I make it a point to tell the truth. For me it's like a matter of trust. In order to make people trust you, you have to tell the truth and be sincere in everything you say or do. You have to make them feel that you trust them so that they'll trust you too. If I happen to encounter someone who's lying, then I definitely won't trust that person here. And I probably won't respond to such discussions. Trust and truth are important, whether in real life, on the internet, in MyLot, or any other place.
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
3 Aug 08
Thanks selece for your response. These are exactly my thoughts too. I too would like to trust everyone here on mylot and similarly would like everyone to trust me. And people would only trust me if I stick around to the truth and not keep changing my statements from time to time. Thanks once agian.
• Malaysia
25 Jul 08
I have always told the truth in mylot because I know that a lie will come back and hit me hard on the face. If we lied, people will find out about it one way or another and they will not trust us as much as they did in the past.
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
25 Jul 08
Yes lies always come back. I wonder if I will get a response from this guy and what he would have to say about this. Thanks a lot for your response and happy posting.
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@MaasK1 (133)
• France
25 Jul 08
LMAO. Did you get his name? This is funny, what an imbecile. I tell the truth and how about you?
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
25 Jul 08
I do not want to disclose his name here. Even if one of the topics was for someone else he should have mentioned so. Not say in one that he wants to get married and in the other that he is married a couple of months back. I always tell the truth and if i dont want to reveal something I will never start a discussion on that topic. Or not post a reponse to someone elses discussion if I do not want to tell the truth.
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@SViswan (12071)
• India
25 Jul 08
I know someone like that on mylot...and most of his discussions are copied from yahoo answers. None of them are his own. The funny part was when this person (I'm assuming he is a male over the age of 60...going by his profile) started a discussion saying he was a girl of 16....and then a woman of 30 or so. My discussions are usually based on what I see around me or what I read about that makes me think.
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@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
26 Jul 08
Well, i think i know the same person and i know his repute tooo
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
26 Jul 08
Hey who is is person? I think I too would like to stay away from him.
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
26 Jul 08
Hi cupid, who is he?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
25 Jul 08
yes, i do can't imagine why u wouldn't.some people just like to lie i guess . it seemd like it anyway. they'll get caught up w/sooner or later & i hope it's sooner. i can't stand a liar,
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
25 Jul 08
Well this is new and he got caught in a day. I too cannot stand liars.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
25 Jul 08
some people will lie when the truth would do better. they have got to know they are going to get caught sooner or later. if u tell one lie then u have got to tella dozen more. i'd soon forget what i'd told & what i hadn't. have a good day.
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
7 Aug 08
I manage to forget the lies very easily and therefore get caught. Therefore I prefer sticking to the truth.
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
27 Jul 08
I would like to think that everyone is honest on here, but I am sure that it's not the case. I guess there are some people who will say something that's not the truth, and then forget what they said. I don't know why they do it, whether it's for privacy or just because they feel like it. I would think that it's better to be honest though.
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
8 Aug 08
I think for some people telling lies gives them some kind of a thrill. He may not be having any topics to discuss on and may be searching the papers for peoples problems in the personal column and posting the same here.
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Wow, that person shouldn't be doing that, if that's what they are doing. I mean I think that part of the fun of this website is that the website has real people on here that post about real life, not something that they read.
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• Australia
25 Jul 08
I myself don't lie on Mylot and I don't ever plan to, but I can definitely see the point of it. Lying I suppose is a good way to find things to talk about and ultimately gain more earnings. However, if I were too lie I wouldn't do it in such an obvious and stupid way like the person you just mentioned. But yeah, if you lie too much people will look through your posts and find inconsistency and people will eventually start to ignore you.
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• Australia
25 Jul 08
Gahhh I hate typos. It's meant to say "if I were TO lie". I hate how you can't edit posts here, but oh well. I thought that typo made the meaning of that part a bit ambiguous so I felt I had to correct it.
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@mayka123 (11050)
• India
27 Jul 08
Yes this guy was just too stupid. He will just loose his friends this way. Looks like he is here just for money and for that he is ready to say anything.
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
27 Jul 08
Your discussion here explains part of the reason that I would always be honest here. The main reason would be because I am an honest person and make it a point to always tell the truth in my life.
@mayka123 (11050)
• India
27 Jul 08
Thanks a lot for your response. Its good to stick to the truth so you dont have trouble later remembering what lies you have told. Happy posting,.
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