Mylot allows you to copy - paste even before 500 ratings..Did you know???

@sagnik42 (3598)
India
August 12, 2009 9:24am CST
I found this out today. Anyone can copy paste while posting in mylot before they reach the official 500 rating. The only problem here is you can only copy paste about 3-4 words at a time. This came to me as a surprise because I thought mylot restricted the 'pasting' facility absolutely. It will help me give links and references while posting in the future. I hope this information is new to you and helps other new mylotters...
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
12 Aug 09
It is not new information. Many are aware of it but choose not to use it. In the same way that you could drive a car when you are 16 - but you don't or you could go out drinking when you are 15 - but you don't or you could drive up a one-way street the wrong way - but you don't... or maybe you do? Why mess about with things that are not supposed to be done and risk doing them wrong - and losing everything?
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@sagnik42 (3598)
• India
12 Aug 09
Yes, you are right. You are always right..!!!
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
12 Aug 09
Half left my friend
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
12 Aug 09
Because that's what we are asked to do here Babai?
• Philippines
12 Aug 09
Yes, I do know that, specially if you are reading Mylot FAQ, you will also know it too. But there is always a rule of thumb on copy pasting. You need that to add in the discussion to make it more interesting , but in a sense that you would not practice plagiarism and just copy a topic from else where and then post it here on Mylot. Maybe that is the most important thing to remember, not the ability of someone to copy paste, but the regularities with regards to plagiarism.
@sagnik42 (3598)
• India
12 Aug 09
Why do I always miss these points in the FAQs.Really frustrating...
• India
12 Aug 09
I didn't knew this ....I have tried it once when i wanted to share something from my own blog But it showed a message saying you need to have at least 500 responses to be able to do this.So i never tried that again.But thanks for informing us anyway i think many will find it very useful....specially all those who don't like to type to much.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
12 Aug 09
I have known about since I reached 200 posts, but I don't use it, as I feel it is taking the easy way out. I would much rather type my own ideas than copy and paste soemthing Ihad seen elsewhere. I really do think the copy and paste function has been misused. I just hope that mylot does away with it, as to me it can be cheating in certain situations. It takes more thinking to come up with your own ideas, and I think that is why users copy and paste, because they don't want to have to think about what they want to say. It isn't that hard to do your own. If I can do it anyone can do it. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
• Morristown, New Jersey
13 Aug 09
I disagree. I think the copy paste can be valuable. Say you want to comment on a news story or blog post, but you can't or would rather not link to it, then you can post the news story or something right into your message and comment on it. That is the way the copy paste is supposed to be used, to comment on something elsewhere on the net, not to plagiarize. That is what I intend to use it for as soon as I get my 500 posts (which is coming up soon)
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
15 Aug 09
Of Course I knew that, I never copy and paste, don't know how.
@wahyueQ (225)
• Indonesia
13 Aug 09
Hmmm i don't know that, but if that true that not make a big effect to us. Than must paste 3-4 words I prefer to write it myself by my keyboard. It will be more efficient than I have to copy paste to myLot. I really, really want if I can copy my text and the paste it to mylot, so if I found some discussion that need some short story in it, I need not to rewrite that. But I will be patient until my rating reach 500.
@colydf (913)
• China
13 Aug 09
Yes, I knew this not long ago. And now I am nearly 500 posts, and I hope I could reach 500 ratings soon. It is good to use the copy function, very convenience sometimes. Have a nice day!
@piya84 (2591)
• India
13 Aug 09
Hiiiii Sagnik 42 I wasnt aware of it.Thanks for informing me about it.But i have doubt how much it will be effective because there is limitation of 4-5 words only.We can type 3-4 words easily isnt it?It will be good only when words are very large and spelling are confusing.
@cindyhxf (1447)
• China
13 Aug 09
i knew long time ago,but i never copy any article what i wrote.i don't want to copy them and i just want to share my real feeling and story with you guys here.
• India
13 Aug 09
hii...i am really a new guy in my lot..........and i have seen the same feature u have seen lately.........i can copy and paste only four words at a time and its very annoying....i think that it is a flow that my lot have it in...........
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
12 Aug 09
I did a copy and paste once and never could remember how do do it again! I'm very computer naive! I can surf the web,send and recieve e-mails but when it comes to doing stuff like copy and paste forget it! I can't even figure out how to post photo's on Mylot or on Facebook! I did figure out how to get the photo's on my computer and I think I did it by accident! I'd love to copy and paste on Mylot or on Facebook! Unforuntely I don't know how! If it was written down and I kept it near by I'd be fine! Ohterwise forget it! Trying to explain it to me by just telling me ii goes right over my head! I can't comprehend things like that!That way! I get so darn frustrated! I really need a "computer or pc for dummies" book!
• United States
12 Aug 09
I didn't know that thats so cool but I don't need to do that now sece i'm over the 500 mark but I think thats still cool you did a discution about it. :)