Posting information

@TLChimes (4845)
United States
April 14, 2009 10:05pm CST
When you answer other people's discussions to you add a bunch of links to information that may help them? If you do, are they thankful for them? How do you feel about people adding links to your discussions? Now, I'm not talking about referral links because I know what most of you think about those. Now, in my case I only do it when the person is asking for help with something that I may already have a resource for or they have asked for resources. I try not to seem.... um... over baring or like I think I can Google better then the next person.
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• United States
15 Apr 09
Well it depends really... If I have links available which I find may be useful or helpful in some way, I will include them. If not, then I just leave it at my advice alone.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Yep... that's abut how I feel about it too. Thanks for the responce!
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Apr 09
about.... I hate when I catch a mistake AFTER I hit the menu.
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• United States
15 Apr 09
Nope, I don't take offense and I don't think people are doing it to "show off". I am always grateful if the link furthers the discussion, because that is why we are here. What is annoying is if people simply post non-sense, or those who write one-liners, or don't respond to have a conversation. Part of why I was drawn to Mylot in the first place was that it seemed there was some in-depth discussions taking place, in which posters were taking the time to have deep discussions about the issues at hand, at least the ones I looked at early on. Now I've come to realize there are many less serious discussions. I don't tend to post links in those types because there is no point. I typically post links if I feel the links posted will further either a discussion, or be helpful to those later on looking at the thread. I suppose for me it's about providing citations for what I'm speaking about or read. Anyone can say "Oh, I saw this article the other day...", but sometimes it helps to be able to read the article, or to see other points of view. Namaste-Anora
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Apr 09
True enough! I do like reading the original articles when people are discussing them. Thank you for your responce.
@Huskydog (27)
• Iceland
15 Apr 09
no, i don't actually post links as i heard it was agains the rules, but i try to take information from the site and type it up here my self. :-)
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Welcome to MyLot! Just so you know: You are allowed and encouraged to post links to articles that are relevant to the discussion. Referral links that send someone to a money making site that earns you a commission is against the rules. Enjoy your time here.
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@savak03 (6688)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I was blessed with a teacher who drilled into her students the phrase "it's not what you know but if you know how to look it up." However, everyone is not that keen on doing research. If someone is asking for information I assume they either find researching difficult or don't have the time to do it so I will help when I can. If I, then, come across as a smart aleck I don't mean to.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I don't think I've ever seen you come across as anything but good so no worries. I try to avoid posting links in every discussion but do (at times) for the ones where someone asks for information. Does that make sense? If I know of a good direction or site then that's what I add. Or I start a discussion that has links to information. But I once ran into an issue where the links I gave were questioned as one sided so I got a bit leery.
@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I almost forgot to say thanks for clairifying things with the first responder. You knew just what I meant. Thank you.
@savak03 (6688)
• United States
15 Apr 09
You're quite welcome. Some people get a lot of exercise jumping to conclusions.
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@MsTickle (24965)
• Australia
23 Apr 09
I will sometimes go in search of a link for someone to check things out. Also, if it's something I myself am maybe interested in. Sometimes I get thanked for going to the trouble but mostly not.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
23 Apr 09
Well, let me thank you now for if you do it for me... I'll know you did it because what ever the thought it interested us both. *I love to post video links for some of the silly discussion because I enjoy the music*
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@MsTickle (24965)
• Australia
23 Apr 09
I don't do links where I have to download stuff. I'm on a slow connection and downloading and uploading use too much of my satellite allocation. It slows my computer to worse than when I had dialup.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
23 Apr 09
That makes me enjoy my cable line that much more.... I don't do a whole lot of downloading because it gives my computer a headache. And since my son isn't home much to fix it.... I have to be careful.
@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
15 Apr 09
Hi Chimes! On the rare occasions that I have responded on a discussion asking for information them yes I have added links for their information. Likewise if I am responding to a discussion and there is a link posted where further information can be found then yes I follow it up. I am surprised at how many users do not know how to use the search engines and this is obvious from some responses I see on here in various discussions. I have never ever thought that those who do leave links to information want to prove that they are good searchers but that they are just adding more info.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Diana, I was thinking more of the post a link in every discussion type of person then the add information type. I give information if I feel that the discussion is asking for it. But I've also seen people add links to people who were just "talking" about what ever not asking for thoughts. You know what I mean. By the way, thanks for clarifying things up there ^ You nailed things as always. Between you and Sav (?) you had me covered.
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
15 Apr 09
Ah I have seen some of those but I have none that I regularly read. Maybe that's why. I prefer discussions on thoughts not articles and un-called for links.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Apr 09
I notice that people have a certain feel for certain discussions and then stick to them. There are types I don't like or don't feel I can add to. I'm with you... too many "link not think" are turn offs.
• Philippines
15 Apr 09
Who would be grateful for a bunch of links posted, I mean its just a mess on the discussion boards, which in fact is a prohibition here in my lot. Mylot guidelines is clear on this, let me qoute that "Post any links promoting other affiliate programs or that do not pertain to the discussion. Posting the same link over and over or posting links that have no relevance to the discussion is not allowed." If any violations on this would be directly reported to mylot admin, and it mean your account's suspension or worst, termination.
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@savak03 (6688)
• United States
15 Apr 09
This discussion is not talking about posting referral links. It is talking about links to articles in reference works that do have a bearing on the topic under discussion. These kinds of links are not a violation of the rules and in fact are encouraged to add meaningful information about a subject and to give credit to the original author. I think you skimmed over this discussion too fast and didn't get the gist of it.
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
15 Apr 09
Savak is absolutely correct! In the 7th line of the discussion Guidelines we are told: '(Do) Make sure to post useful links in discussions when necessary to provide authoritative guidance or to refer to a third party article.' It is of the utmost importance to POST a link when quoting something from elsewhere on the web so as not to be accused of plagiarism
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• Philippines
15 Apr 09
Hi TLChimes. On those few occasions when some respondents added some links related to the discussion at hand, I've always made sure to express my gratitude. I don't get around here that much but there had been a few times when I got to add some links myself and yes, they usually comment back thanking me for the information. This is actually one of the things I like here in mylot, most of our friends here are willing to share whatever information they think would be helpful to others. Thanks. Have a great day!
@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Great! It's good to know where people stand on things. It's good to hear that people are greatful when folks take time to give them information. I hope your day is wonderful!
• Philippines
16 Apr 09
Oh yes.I do appreciate it all the time,not just the links but the sharing of personal experiences as well. It warms me up knowing that there are so many people who are genuinely kind and unselfish. Thanks again. Hope yours is wonderful as well.
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@Theresaaiza (9677)
• Australia
23 Apr 09
I appreciate some who provides links to what they are talking about but my internet or my computer speed itself is so slow that it does not permit opening many windows at one time. So I'm really sorry for those whose links I couldn't visit.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
23 Apr 09
I'm glad you find use of the links. I hated it when my internet didn't allow me to go to other sites. Hopefully you will one day see some of the other links.
• United States
15 Apr 09
If I post anything that is not my own written thoughts but acquired information from an other website I always post the link. This is required by myLot's Guidelines as copyright/plagiarism protection. Discussion Do: •Make sure to post useful links in discussions when necessary to provide authoritative guidance or to refer to a third party article.
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@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Yes, that I do and agree with. It's important. I was thinking of random thoughts turned into links instead of "you asked this so here's a place to check it out" or "this is where I got this information" Thanks for your response.
15 Apr 09
Hi TLChimes, I don't mind it when I am resonding to a discussion that have links in them as they are very helpful because they are connected to the topic so it helps to respond back regarding the link. Tamara
@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Tamara, I do follow links from time to time as well as posting them. I try to respect what ever the feel of the discussion is. I do hope you are having a fine day today.
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
17 Apr 09
I like to help people. I also keep in mind that I should not expect thankfulness from people. I do the same here in mylot. On the net it works that way. You help a person by adding your recommendation or suggestion and when you need help you post it on the net and some helps you out. I add links if its necessary. I also add links if I need to back up my response with proof etc. Sometimes adding links or getting links is useful ans saves time.
@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
19 Apr 09
Sounds like you have a great system on how to post your content. Thanks for your well thought out responce.
• Indonesia
15 Apr 09
that's nice... help me so much
@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
15 Apr 09
Welcome to mylot!
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
1 Jun 09
The only time I post links is if it's a controversial topic and I know I'll have to back up my words or if I'm starting a discussion and the link relates to it. I do keep a folder of links to news articles just in case someone asks for one but I don't normally post them. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]