Why some of the topics were deleted.

@pehpot (4762)
Philippines
September 30, 2008 8:30pm CST
I was really wondering hard why suddenly some of my friend's topics were deleted, and so I asked my hubby how come, and he asked me what are those topic, oh well one example is when a friend ask which do you prefer and he quoted two chocolate famous brand, my hubby said that it is a violation because it will seem like a survey, it speaks of a brand name, and so I asked him, why topics that says they love this certain soda brand or certain product were not deleted and he say when you compare two branded products it is as if you are making a survey and it is like inciting competition. And then I wonder, in my interest of places where I live, I saw some discussions where they compare two giant food establishment here, but then again my hubby (which is very witty, intelligent and everything, I am so lucky I have him, I get most of my topics from him)that those establishments mentioned, the one is not famous on world wide consumption, he said try comparing fast food Mc and fast food KF (ok you guys you know what I mean, I don't want my topic to be deleted) I just want to share this, so in the near future discussion deletion may be prevented. I need also your insights guys.
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13 responses
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
1 Oct 08
you never know when something is deleted on here why. i would like an explanation when this happens, wouldn't you?
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@hunandi (288)
• United States
1 Oct 08
thats seems like a fair request. how else are we supposed to learn what we have done wrong so it doesnt happen again.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
1 Oct 08
they took 7 oints away from me & i never got an eplnation why. i tried but to no avail.
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@Sheepie (3121)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I've actually never had a discussion deleted yet, but then again I don't write a lot of them. Try to write open ended questions that you can write a lot to. If you just write "Which is better?" it will be a one word answer. Ask something like "What do you prefer in a fast food restaurant?" and then you go on to tell your preferences, maybe about how you're concerned about health, low prices, etc.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
oh yes most of my topic are like that, and me too I think I never had a discussion that was deleted.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Thank you for the info. each day I learn more about this site, I hope that will help me stay out of trouble.
@Pose123 (21671)
• Canada
1 Oct 08
Hi pehpot, Your husband is right about why your friends discussions were deleted. There are rules that we have to follow. Explaining these things for everyone is a good idea, although everyone should read the guidelines. Blessings.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Thanks!
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@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Hi pehpot, I am so thankful that you are so concerned about the topic that i've posted that was deleted.You're one of the real friends here in mylot.I am happy hearing views from you and sounds defending some topics which are deleted.This might be a lesson to learn that we should be careful in posting our topics.I'm glad that i've added you on my list of friends.GOOD DAY my friend
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
oh I was just bothered why they deleted it suddenly, but as my hubby says it is because you named competitive brands.
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@zhuuraan (967)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Yeah they are pretty strict on the rules, but I still notice some that don't violate get deleted and it's because they delete reported discussions without checking them for themselves. They really need a panel to sift through reports and check out the discussions for validity instead of just deleting them. If yours gets deleted, I'd say just shrug it off and move on because it happens even to the seasoned members.
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@annjilena (5621)
• United States
1 Oct 08
they deleted some of my question as well as reduced my money i was glad i made it to 500 posts and i said yahoo and they deleted my discussion and mt question and many others people talking about other websites and how much money we are making here will be deleted that the policy here can,t do that
@Hatley (164023)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Oct 08
hi pehpot I think that if we all would reread the rules of'mylot we would not have many discussions deleted. It seems a lot of us do not pay much attention to mylot rules, then cry 'when our discussions get deleted.The ones on milestones for one thing, so many make brag discussions on milestones and then wonder why the discussions were deleted. well read the darned rules, its in there so read it and dont do discussions on some milestone you wish to share, as it will just be deleted and anyone who responded will also lose points.
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
1 Oct 08
Some discussions are deleted not because they really violate the rules of mylot.. But rather, it's someone who causes the whole discussion to be deleted by reporting as something bad, and being giving alot of negative to the whole discussion, thus it will be deleted ^_^ hehe BUt for discussions like comparing of food, so far i have not seen any being deleted, and maybe it's like what your hubby have said, they are just small companies which dun matters much.. haha
@winzpc (2356)
• Indonesia
1 Oct 08
Thank's for the share. You have made members myLot in here know that there is rule about this. So they won't be upset to see their disucsion been deleted. Keep post Happy myLotting...
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@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
6 Oct 08
I am glad that after being in MyLot for 2 months now and even made my own discussion as well and so glad that I never violated any rules from MyLot...
@salonga (28078)
• Philippines
2 Oct 08
I think I know what that my friend. I am also wondering why his discussions were deleted? I don't think it's because it speaks of brand names. I've seen similar almost the same type of discussions talking of brand names as well but they were not deleted. Anyway, whatever is the reason, I think we just have to be careful and learn from all those experiences. It's sad to have your discussions deleted.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
2 Oct 08
Well seems that mylot has a lot of rules and I know I can never remember all of them. I know there has been discussions comparing brand X with Brand Z or it seems so but did not know it was against the rules. But mostly think it is just in the reporting of such. Or Mylot happens to be following a discussion at a particular time and deletes it.