Why mylotters are so stubborn in posting any link in their discussion ?

@lusirafa (945)
November 14, 2008 2:27pm CST
How many of you got a started discussion deleted, because someone posted links in their replies ? I've got two, and lost my earning because of that :( I don't think this is fair, for the one who started the discussion and already follow the rules. Do you think, it would be more appreciable if the admin just deleted the certain discussion containing any link in it, and not the whole discussion?
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@echomonster (2227)
• Greenwood, Mississippi
14 Nov 08
It does seem unfair how sometimes entire discussions are deleted just because some user posted a referral link in a reply. Both the person who started the discussion and everyone who added replies loses in that case. I'm with you 100%: just the offending reply should be removed, not the whole discussion. As to why people keep posting ref links, I think it's because people are so desperate for referrals they'll do anything (understandable I guess because it is hard work getting referrals) and also because many users don't actually read/care about the rules. I don't think people will stop posting their ref links any time soon, unfortunately.
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@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
14 Nov 08
It is definitely unfair. This is a lot of what happened to me earlier. It is not fair for me, who reads an entire Discussion to make sure that nobody else has already violated guidelines and therefore I know there is no need to reply myself because there is a 95% chance that it will be deleted, and then when I have determined that it is safe to post in this Discussion, I make sure to not post anything that will violate guidelines, and then *I* get penalized ANYWAY, because somebody comes along later and gets the entire Discussion deleted because they felt the need to break the rules. It's totally bogus that myself and the vast majority of good, non-rule-breaking posters, have to lose our earnings and our post count, because of a guideline violating user who comes along later and messes it up for the rest of us.
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@lusirafa (945)
18 Nov 08
Yeah, but if there were many people complaining this unfair rules. Maybe the admin would start to look into this matter and make a better rules for all of us.
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• United States
15 Nov 08
I notice not all discussions with referral links get deleted. A few day's ago I was doing a search in some past discussions in the "make extra money" section and I found MANY discussions from way over a year ago that had nothing but referral links and people swamping referral links like crazy and I thought "Well I'm surprised this one didn't get deleted". I think it just depends if some discussions get reported or not for abuse. But honestly I don't think a topic should get deleted if somebody is not using a referral link but helping somebody by recommending a website to somebody that has a legitimate question about something and is needing help and if a fellow mylotter has the answer for the person in need then a discussion shouldn't be deleted for giving out a website.. But that's just my opinion. I also wish we had more control over our discussions like having the option to edit out links or delete unfriendly attacks from trouble makers, wouldn't that be great? :)
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@lusirafa (945)
18 Nov 08
Yes, I also found out some older discussion that didn't deleted for posting a referral link. This is confused me too. By the way, that's an interesting opinion you have, I agree :)
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@ajit25 (1010)
• India
15 Nov 08
Yes one of my discussion was deleted while someone posted a link there its really not fair, the admin should delete that particular members discussion or response that breaks mylot TOS or guidelines. I think mylot admin should look upon this
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@lusirafa (945)
18 Nov 08
We have one more complaint here...
• United States
15 Nov 08
I agree. I think the person who typed the referral link should have their response removed, but not the whole discussion. The rest of the people don't have any control over one person. I don't know if the people are stubborn or just don't pay attention to the rules. It's OK to post links that are related to the discussion, just not referral links or links that don't fit the discussion -- maybe some people see the links that are allowed and are confused and think it's OK to post any link.
@lusirafa (945)
18 Nov 08
I have seen in Mylot earlier discussion, about a year ago, they do let people posting links in the discussion, asking for some referral. I wonder if the admin had changed their rule recently or what ? But people should follow the most recent rules anyway.
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@cryw0lf (1302)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 08
I agree, also there are blocks you can set up so you cant type and post anything that may start with www. or .com etc. etc. Only the post should get deleted, unless the discussion creator posted links.
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@lusirafa (945)
18 Nov 08
That's a good suggestion ^_^ Mylot admin should consider that.
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• United States
14 Nov 08
yes - they should only delete the offending responses - everyone in the discussion should not be punished for their ignorance, or disobedience...
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@lusirafa (945)
18 Nov 08
Absolutely agree :)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I'd be willing to bet that at least 80% if not more of the people on here are into some type of affiliate marketing or something of the sorts. You would think it would be in MyLots best interest to allow its posters to post their links as long as they did it in the proper place and only in response to a discussion that is of the same subject. One of the only reasons I still post here is because on an occasion or two I have had the opportunity to run across a link or two that has been extremely beneficial to me or someone I know and it has made no difference to me that there was an affiliate link attached to it.
@lusirafa (945)
18 Nov 08
But of course Mylot have provided us the right place to promote links and affiliate, it's in the profile and message section, not in the discussion Lol.
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@oneidmnster (1389)
• United States
14 Nov 08
I contacted Mylot a few months ago about this very problem.They wrote me back saying they only deleted the responses that contained links in them.If the discussion is started by someone putting in their own referral link,the entire discussion was deleted. Obviously,this is not true.Maybe if more Mylotters were to contact them about this problem they would actually do something about it.
@lusirafa (945)
18 Nov 08
Yes, I'm agree with you, with more protests in this matter will bring more attention from the admin.
@donna22 (1120)
14 Nov 08
I do not think this has happened to me personally but that does sound really unfair. It is not your fault if people post something which they should not. I can understand if it is a discussion where people are arguing and nasty things are being said but not just if someone has posted links. They could just be deleted and not the whole discussion. It is not just unfair on you but also the other people in your post who have not broken the rules.
@lusirafa (945)
18 Nov 08
I'm glad that didn't happen to you :) Yes, beside the posts starter, it's also unfair for other people in the post, if all the posts were deleted.
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@maria_k (925)
• United States
14 Nov 08
It's not they are stubborn, they either are careless or do not read the rule carefully. Some people don't like to read you you know. And when that happen they just say "oh well!". It's not the end of the world anyway. Just go out and write another post. You hate of course when that happen to you, but what can you do. kids never learn as my mom always said
@lusirafa (945)
18 Nov 08
By all means, it is our duty to read the TOS or user agreement on any site we'd like to join.
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• India
15 Nov 08
Although i have not posted any link in any of my responses to discussions, i DID POST A LINK ONCE TO MY BLOG IN ONE OF MY DISCUSSIONS. I did nto know if they were banned.I probably skipped reading about it. i better not post any links in future.Thanks for the information.
• United States
14 Nov 08
Only the post with the link in it should be deleted. Happy MyLotting!