Newbies....Why, Why, Why

United States
September 28, 2009 7:10am CST
Do you not read the myLot guidelines before posting discussions asking for help? Over the years I have see dozens and dozens of such questions posted and then they get most completely wrong answers from other users who have also not read the guidelines. Talk about the blind leading the blind. I gave up answering these type of discussions even giving the link to the guidelines. Is it laziness or what is it that stops them from educating themselves on the rules?
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
28 Sep 09
I see them too and I can't refrain from helping every time (and losing posts when I do so too). Some take the advice given and become great Lotters. Others are just too plain lazy to go to the links at the top AND the bottom of the page. From what I see, how ever many times we ask them not to, they will continue to post p.s. if they stop, where do I compete with Lamb?
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@babyangie27 (5177)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I think sometimes it is the language barrier. Many people who join Mylot have a hard time with reading things in English. maybe if Mylot had their guidelines in different languages it might help. I don't think it is laziness,I think it is not knowing how to search,Mylot is simular to some forum sites but very unique all at the same time. Someone who comes from a forum site might find themselves getting lost in Mylot.
• United States
28 Sep 09
That could be. I get lost on other sites but find myLot very easy to get around.
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• United States
28 Sep 09
I remember I had joined another forum site based on a recommendation form someone here. They told me it was a nicer place then mylot and didn't have the trolls and bullies mylot used to have so many of. I went there and was completely lost! Even after reading all the T.O.S and rules. But I am a natural blond so this may be why.
• United States
28 Sep 09
So am I but a long time ago now I'm silver
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@vidhyavini (6112)
• India
28 Sep 09
Hi Whiteheather, Not everyone who posts such discussions are lazy.. The site is kind of congested and people may find it difficult when they are new joinees. Probably that may lead them to start a discussion abt that. Those kind of discussions won't be started in the aim of making money because most of them will be one or two line discussions only which doesn't earn them anything. But there are people who purposely break the guidelines even after knowing them just for the sake of making money. We can see many such discussions in Make extra money. Just report those discussions and leave it..
• United States
28 Sep 09
No I do not report these type of discussions. People are to quick to report discussions. I save reporting for insulting or racial slurs.
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• United States
28 Sep 09
Hahaha, Whiteheather when I first read your response I thought you were saying Instead of reporting you hand out insults and racial slurs. I was thinking 'that doesn't sound like her' and I had to reread it.
• United States
28 Sep 09
I am SO VERY GLAD you re-read it but that is something I never do. I can be irritating and very pig headed but I would never bring racial slurs into any discussion.
@Mickie30 (2633)
28 Sep 09
I think that people need a bit of understanding rather than shouting at which it sounds like you are doing. I know you have been here a long time and that, but remember that you were new once.
• United States
28 Sep 09
Me shouting!!! Teehee ha ha ha
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
28 Sep 09
Hi there Heather hope this finds you well You know it will never change they will always be the same and stay the same that is why I have given up on it to
• United States
28 Sep 09
Glad to hear you and Gissi seem to be doing well! You are right some things never change.
@miamilady (4924)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I'm not a newbie, but I'll take a shot at an answer. Or at least a partial answer. Sometimes it IS laziness. Or a short attention span. Or just being unaware of where exactly to find the guidelines. Or eagerness to get started before they (we or I) take the time to read ALL the rules. Some of us just aren't "readers" the way others are. It's probably a lot like asking a man "why don't you read the instructions BEFORE trying to put that cabinet together!' Or asking him to stop and ask for directions when he's lost... or would that be similar to myLotters asking for help instead of "reading the map". Anyway, I'm trying to say there are all sorts of reasons why people don't take the time to read the guidelines. That doesn't make them bad, or ignorant and it doesn't necessarily mean they are lazy (not saying that you used any of those words). My suggestion would be, if those discussions irritate you, just try to ignore them. You said you've stopped replying to them. I don't blame you. That's your right. After a while we DO get tired of answering the same questions over and over again. You don't need to waste your time on that. Someone who hasn't gotten to that point of irritation will likely come along and answer those questions.
• United States
28 Sep 09
How very true. Now when I think about it I am pretty sure most of the users who post these type discussion ARE men!
@jesssp (2742)
• Canada
28 Sep 09
I do believe that it's mostly laziness. Why read through all those guidelines when you could just post your questions and watch all those marvelous pennies come rolling it! The people who are too lazy to read the rules are usually the same ones who think they're going to rake in the big bucks on Mylot. And most of them don't stick around.
• United States
28 Sep 09
Too true!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Sep 09
yup lazy thats all ya can say as the rules are in here for all to read and follow!
• United States
28 Sep 09
You may be right.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I've never read the guidelines. A lot of people might be sorta like me: just wanting to write and meet people and engage in discussion. I find that it's usually easier to ask someone in the know than to learn the know -- as far as things like this go. I mean, if it were rocket science or something, I wouldn't hitch a ride in the machine built by the guy who asked for advice instead of learned the subject.
• United States
28 Sep 09
Tsk, tsk Back at ya!
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
2 Oct 09
I think they take one look and decide it's too much reading...like those people who post discussions about some discussions being too long and ask "do you read them?" Some people just choose to be ignorant I guess. It's a pain in the rear end for sure.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
30 Sep 09
They are idiots. Idiots asking for help don't bother me as much as people who come into a discussion and post their referral links, thus risking getting the whole discussion deleted. grrr it irks me to no end.
• United States
29 Sep 09
Hi whiteheather, you made me laugh. How many times I've come here and thought the same thing, and at first, I would help out. Now, every once in a while, I'll just type a short note to go read the guidelines or the FAQ's. I read it all before I even started here, wouldn't you want to? And, then there's the one's that repeat the same discussion over and over again, same words, same description. Yeh, I might pop in and tell them to go read to. Sometimes I think I'm losing it and I ask myself "Didn't you just see that?", lol! I think most of the time they think they're going to make some big bucks, HAHAHA, so they keep asking these questions on how to earn dollars here! Dollars? You mean pennies right, I'm sure that's what you meant, haha.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
28 Sep 09
Some people like asking, some people like looking things up. I prefer to go to the source and look things up.
@KomiKomi (62)
• Germany
28 Sep 09
Between the FAQ link not being too at sight, no clear button saying "Help", the fact that this is a discussion site that invites people to make discussions rather than searching too thoroughly for their answers, it seems only natural. however, it's not that i on't understand your point; must've seen fifteen of those discussions already in the last week or so.