Violation of the rules

@tixepower (1196)
Sweden
October 6, 2009 8:53am CST
How hard do mods here at mylot judge if an account deserve a ban or not? How hard do you need to violate the rules? I mean it's impossible to follow the terms of service 24/7 all the time, at one point you can make a misstake or so. Or maybe Mylot ban a lot of people for easy misstakes? How does the banning system work here? Is it forever?
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9 responses
• India
6 Oct 09
There was this student from USA, who was always arguing and abusing people in the religious forum.He began to loose his points on the star and from a 5 star or a 6 star rating he lost the star itself, and then bang he was banned and aftersome time he came in the same name but in a different avatar. Now days I do not see him in Mylot. People who regularly post in the religious forum, will know who this person is. This happened about six months back.
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@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
6 Oct 09
Wow that suck! So much for the freedom of speach! Maybe mylot staff are belivers? ;) I posted there today myself writing what I really think but maybe I should quit with that.. I can't help but thinking that all religions are stupid based on books and think they can rewrite a book based on another book and think it's words of god/jesus or whatever. But isn't that an opinion that should be allowed ot be posted? Or is it positive comments only allowed? :D
@livewyre (2455)
6 Oct 09
There is nothing wrong with people having different opinions, but rather it is the way that we approach those differences. Using terms like 'stupid' indicates that the responder is not so much interested in a discussion as just forcing their opinion across. MyLot is a discussion site, not a place where people slag each other off because they don't agree with them. If you have problems with religious discussions, don't get involved in them. I have trouble with people who attribute normal occurrences to the paranormal, but I don't get involved in their discussions and call them stupid - what does that achieve? You just make yourself loo a bit like a jerk, and the other person gets upset and maybe even angry - and how does that help anyone?? The best advice one can give is to take a breath before answering - read your reply thoroughly after you have completed it, and just take a moment to decide whether it is a helpful comment or not. I lost count of how many times I have decided NOT to press 'post comment' because I realise that my comments are just self-serving and might upset someone just so that I can make a point. It is an indication of maturity if you can pass by a discussion or comment that initially wants to make you respond in a negative/angry manner.
@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
6 Oct 09
Yes but is there really a big difference between the truth and between starting a fight when it comes to religions and those who do not belive? :)
@Simon1223 (902)
• China
6 Oct 09
I don't think mylot would ban an account easily. If it had abused its powers, it would have lost the confidence of members and could have not survived until now. In order not to be banned, you'd better read the terms of service very carefully. In my view, it's not easy to violate the rules of mylot. If you submit high quality posts and actively take part in discussion, you will enjoy the environment here and make some money meanwhile.
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@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
6 Oct 09
Well, that was the whole point of this discussion. I basicly wanted to know if it was easy to get banned or not and a few other things and you answered most of it with your response, thanks :)
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
6 Oct 09
If your account is banned then THAT account is banned forever. You would lose all your earnings and all your referrals. You could return with a new account from scratch though and unless you violated the rules again you could carry on with that new one. Why do you say it is impossible to stay within the TermsofUse? If you wish to earn then the ONLY way to do so is by abiding by the agreement which yuo accepted when you registered.
@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
6 Oct 09
Well, it's possible but hard for an average poster please admit it! :D You have 10 000 posts, you are not an average poster here.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
6 Oct 09
Not average? It took me over two years to clock them all up ... and if they were added to the ones that I had on the account that I was deprived of there would be even more
• United States
6 Oct 09
yeah MYS you aint normal! LMAO tixie just because a person has a high post count doesnt make them any different the the rest of the users reversely just because a person has a lower post count doesnt mean they havent been here very long
@livewyre (2455)
6 Oct 09
The terms are fairly reasonable as far as I can see, you only have to use a bit of common sense to prevent yourself from overstepping the mark - what makes you say it's impossible to follow the terms of service?? Banning is permanent, but plenty of banned people reappear under a different name - I guess mostly you have to be reported to have a discussion removed and I guess if you consistently behave in a way that is contrary to the rules, the plug will be pulled. I don't think MyLot are particularly keen to ban people, so I don't think you could be banned for a small violation... As has been said before... depends what you do - I don't think it is automatic, there is a human input I am sure...
@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
6 Oct 09
It's impossible because even moderators violate the rules at some point once or twice at most of the forums, trust me I know ;) I ask this because I have never seen mods of MyLot to actually post anything and I don't know how I would see mods here or if there are any or is it just one person running this whole forum ^^
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• India
7 Oct 09
Quite right livewyre, nobody is in Mylot for charity. Everybody wants to make money, and as correctly mentioned by you, the Mylot authorities will also want to make some money, and that is why they are running the show with firmness. It is not an easy joke to have more than 1,86,000 members and still growing.
@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
7 Oct 09
I said forum mods, not mylot mods. Mylot mods probably just answer questions on their account and if they do something against the TOS, they can always delete their own responses. Something we normal members can't..
• United States
6 Oct 09
I agree with lamb it really depends on the violation a minor infraction will most likely get a discussion deleted and the user will get a slap on the wrist but the more serious violations will get an automatic banning it also depends on which mod catches it and how much the violation gets reported repeated violations by a user will eventually result in a banning also
@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
6 Oct 09
Can I check violations somehow? Or is it something mods only can check?
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@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
6 Oct 09
Ye but I was thinking a link here in mylot menu you know ;) But sure I can read the http://www.mylot.com/o/guidelines.aspx again.. I already did it like 3 times in the past but 1 year is a long time.
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@Capsicum (1444)
• United States
7 Oct 09
By reading the rules they are fairly clear.If your not sure on the rest ask someone who has been here a long time ,I am sure you will find some one kind enough to answer.
@irene3184 (900)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
I don't know much on the mylot rules about banning your account here. I think I never violated any rules here. Have you been ban?
@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
6 Oct 09
No, I haven't been banned else I would probably know how the system works around here ;)
@hmrk12 (735)
• India
6 Oct 09
I don't think mylot is banning our account for simple mistakes and it seems the account will be banned only our mistakes are repeated.Also I have to agree with you that no one can strictly follow all of the terms or guild line of any site in all the time.There are lot of possibilities to violate such terms without any intention or knowing about that. If our accounts are banned for that, then the population will be in few digits only.
@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
6 Oct 09
But do people receive a warning in "messages" or something?
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
Monitoring discussions and looking for violations is not an easy thing to do but I'm sure the admin has their own way. I've joined mylot for a number of years now and was away for a long time and now that I'm back I notice lots of changes and order. Obviously, they have improved this site tremendously making it a worthwhile place to spent our time on. It may not be forever, but definitely it will go on otherwise our screes will be littered with useless and inane discussions not making the site attractive. cheers!
@tixepower (1196)
• Sweden
6 Oct 09
Well, I think they don't look but let people report discussions instead. With that "!" you can report discussions and mods will look at it.
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