Do's and Don't.. Ouch!

United States
May 24, 2009 5:59am CST
Okay, so I took another read through the Do's and Don't and I have found that I'm just naturally dispositioned to write about things that are on the Don't list... I guess I don't understand some of the don'ts... I mean, I'm sure that there is a good reason for all of them, like I can understand no flaming and no excessive punctuation (though that one is the hardest for me), but why no jokes or birthdays? I'm not saying anything bad about the mylot system, I still think that mylot is totally awesome, I just don't exactly understand why some things are the way they are... Anyway, I guess my question here is does anyone know why mylot doesn't want us to have certain threads and such? I mean, I understand that they are there for a good reason, and probably chosen by someone that knows more about these things then me, I'm just inquisitive (and nosey) and was hoping that someone could tell me. Please and thank you!
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@owlwings (40104)
• Cambridge, England
24 May 09
Most of the things on the Don'ts list are there because they don't naturally make for good discussions (or rather, are not inclined to invite 'quality' responses). There are some things like jokes, recipes, 'information only' posts and adverts to which there is really very little one can add as a response; poll and quiz or game type 'discussions' do not make for good, descriptive responses, either. The section is well named as 'Guidelines' because they are not really a set of rules but examples of the kind of things one should or should not do.
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@mysdianait (65109)
• Italy
24 May 09
You are so concise... while I ramble on and on
@mysdianait (65109)
• Italy
24 May 09
You are not alone! I think only the admin can explain the reason for someof the Guidelines but with a little bit of logic and trying to put myself in their shoes I can see the reasons for some of them (I think). Start by bearing in mind that myLot is for quality discussions There are many users here on myLot and it is just possible that on every day of the year at least one has a birthday. There would be endless non-discussions f each one said 'it's my birthday' and there would be a limit to how muchit could actually bed 'discussed' - and they would be repeated topics. Same goes for reaching a certain number of posts, a certain rating or earning. Staring a discussion saying 'I got paid' is also a milestone and often turns into a promotion too not to mention a repeatd topic. We are asked not to ask personal information which covers a variety of things such as email addresses, age, earnings etc. Jokes, recipes and similar topics would not create a quality discussion either. Also anything that is also covered in the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) is also a repeated topic and compalints about earnings, decreasing posts and stars are all personal issues which should be dicussed directly with myLot and not here in discussions. These are the first things that come to mind.
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@owlwings (40104)
• Cambridge, England
24 May 09
" ... it is just possible that on every day of the year at least one has a birthday." Did you know that if you have just 23 people selected at random, there is a 95% chance that two of them will share a birthday? ("Mr Owl's Collection of Useless Facts and Factotums", Volume 10, p. 3946)
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@mysdianait (65109)
• Italy
24 May 09
Really? No I didn't - but now I do and I thank you once again for adding to the mine of info that I have acquired since I joined here May I quote you in future?
@chookie1971 (2276)
• Australia
24 May 09
Of course the don'ts are there for a reason. They are to prevent spamming the boards with useless information. The other members have covered all that is needed but I thought, wouldn't it be good to have a non paying section for milestones, and birthdays,
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@anangf (1148)
• Indonesia
25 May 09
Just to stay positive thinking about that. If you wanna go through the road, you have posibility to see many trafic sign. The shorter distance you going, will be a bit more little to see. And vice versa.