Objectionable myLot discussions or people?

United States
September 26, 2008 6:28pm CST
The problem's easily solved. Just ignore them. If their posts aren't read and they can't elicit a response, they will eventually go away. If others enjoy them and you don't, at least you can ignore them and not get agitated. I was really upset by one person's posts until I skipped them. Apparently, others did, too. Before much longer, she stopped posting anything, because she wasn't getting a rise out of anyone anymore. Now I'm trying to stay away from an interest section I really enjoy, because one woman hogs the discussion with propaganda and total drivel. She'll be gone before long, I'm sure, because I've noticed she was getting fewer and fewer responses when I opted out. Try it rather than being upset. It works!
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@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
27 Sep 08
I used to get annoyed by all the money-making discussions, which were only posted in order to get lots of responses in order to get more money. The young men posting these discussions obviously weren't interested in any of the replies, as they never commented on them - just went on to post more and more of the same discussions. After a while, I turned off the notifications so the multitudinous discussions wouldn't clog up my email every day. I also noticed these people were never interested in commenting on MY discussions - merely wanting me to comment on theirs! Turning them off is the best policy - out of sight, out of mind!
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@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
27 Sep 08
It's horrible to think people can have our comments removed. I thought myLot was safe from that happening, and that only admin had the power to delete posts or discussions. I'm going to read the conditions and rules to make sure I don't violate any of them - I'm constantly surprised when people say we can't post things like recipes, jokes, etc., so I'd better familiarise myself with exactly what we are allowed to do.
@mhrmasum (678)
• Bangladesh
27 Sep 08
Just concentrate in ur discussion it will help u to forget what will happen. happy my lotting
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• United States
27 Sep 08
Too often, these posts are sent in response to my discussions, or to those of my close friends. Ignoring them isn't always easy, but it works.
@mhrmasum (678)
• Bangladesh
27 Sep 08
its the reality my frnd. Sometime it is not possible to ignore Though we want to ignore
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
28 Sep 08
Good advice. I shy away from political or racial discussions. I don't get upset over discussions of any kind but if I read a discussion that doesn't spark my interest, I delete it. I don't like any sort of confrontation and will avoid it at all cost on myLot and in my personal life.
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• United States
28 Sep 08
While I've done that all my life, there have been a few I've felt roped into on myLot. I want to avoid such things, but once in a while, they get under my skin! There are a couple I wish someone would slaput that's about as far as it goes. I just can't imagine how they can be so awful!
• Canada
27 Sep 08
I agree with you completely !! Not the same thing but along the same lines was a discussion I responded to and someone decided they didn't share my view so decided to write how wrong I was and that I was not educated blah blah blah to the point they were cursing at me . I did respond back with the fact that if they did not expect to get a response from me then they should have never posted under me and that this would be the last time I would be posting on that subject because I did not feel the need to attack anyone such as these two did and that if they were hoping to get a rise out of me they were not going to because I just didn't care how they felt if they were going to be rude and ignorant . I have not went back and checked the discussion and have no intentions of doing so . They were atacking everyone and it was only to get a rise out of people but if they are ignored they will have no chocie but to stop as they will not get anywhere doing that . The best we can do is ignore them to let them know that we are more mature and will not lower to their level . There was another person spamming the no responses last night . They were not getting a rise out of anyone and eventually quit . You can often tell just by the subject line what they are looking for and can easily skip these and find other people to respond to :)
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• United States
27 Sep 08
Never did understand how people can get a kick out of being hateful!
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• Malaysia
27 Sep 08
hi cobra.... do you mean the person .. giving out negative responses or is alwasy objective to whatever any people posts ... i have that only in religion discussions... i also opted out of the disscussions and only go in if there is really a interesting discussion started by my friedns cheers
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• United States
27 Sep 08
Politics can get really ugly quite often, too. A couple of people make just about every interest are nasty! Maybe one of these days they'll go away and leave the good folks here!
• United States
26 Sep 08
I think that I really understand what your saying here. I have seen some discussion on here that I thought,, * what in the world * I am not sure if they are trying to get folks upset or what. I have seen some topics that could get me riled up and I have overlooked them.. It just feel like they are trying to get folks to come and fight. Not necessarily with them, just come to discussion and fight. I have walked away form several. Not saying that one day, one might not hit a nerve just right with me.. After all I am only human. But I do try to be nice to all. So yes you have the right idea I think. If you do not respond they will not have the audience that they are looking for.
• United States
27 Sep 08
Thanks, Louise. Many who have dropped out of the Lot aren't missed at all, and I wish they hadn't driven away some who are sorely missed. We can't make everyone positive and nice, but we can sort of shun those who aren't. Sanity then rules!