Do you print discussions?

@markmoney (2868)
Philippines
March 2, 2010 8:06am CST
This is what I am planning to do. I would choose those discussions that I find intellectual or topics of my interests and I will produce a hard copy of it. I will print them. But before I do that, maybe I will create first a good template in MS Word or Publisher to look more appealing to read, with some designs and layouts. Haha. It's good to compile those good discussions. By doing that, you will be able to read it offline and it's more comfortable. It's nice to browse and reread again those discussions under your interests or those discussions that you are involved specially those ones you have started. My first thing I have to accomplished now is to buy a new printer, coz I don't have one now since I have sold it several months ago. How about you guys, are you already producing hard copies of discussions here? Do you print discussions? What do you think is the advantage of having them?
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@ralphido (843)
• India
2 Mar 10
I don't know whether that would be such a good idea.. its like pirating and distributing mylot. i don't know whether the mylot people would be too happy about that..
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@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
Hi ralphido! No, I don't have plans to distribute it. I know I may violate a law if I do that. The printouts will just serve as my reference. stine1 is right. Well just like what I mentioned above, the one I have sold was my printer. Thank's for responding. Happy myLotting!
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@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
@ stine1, Hi! Thanks again. Do I write really bad that people misunderstand it. Well, i admit I'm not really that fluent in English, so sorry if sometimes, you can't understand what I am trying to say. stine1 you are such a helpful person. Thanks a lot! Happy myLotting!
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@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Mar 10
markmoney no your writing is really clear, and I did not misunderstand at all. I just was thinking as an unpublished fiction writer that a book could be written around material gathered here but it would entail a lot of details like getting all the permissions from anyone mentioned and that would not likely be possible. but if one were to use fictious names, but again no I think mylot admins would not be agreeable to that either. so no just keep it as you wanted to, for your own pleasure. I just wanted to say your writing is fine, nothing at all wrong with it. You did not say anything to make anyone think you wanted to sell any thing. So do not worry.
@phoenix8606 (4978)
2 Mar 10
hi! it sounds really interesting, but who actually buy the discussions? it sounds weird that someone pays you to have some discussions or you sell them to some students?
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@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
Hi phoenix8606! Oh, I'm sorry if my discussion was not been so clear. stine1 is right, I don't have a plan to sell those discussions that i will print out. It will just serves as my personal reference so that I can easily go back to them even without using a computer. The one I have sold was my printer, actually I have sold it together with a computer package. I think it's not good to sell discussions here coz we may violate a law. But thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
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@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
@ stine, Hi! Thank you for clarifying things for me. Yes, you are right, I don't really have a plan to sell them, just for personal use. Thank you again. Happy myLotting!
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3 Mar 10
WOW! my mistake SORRY
@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
2 Mar 10
Hi Mark! No I don't print discussion for the simple reason that Idon't have a printer. I had one some years ago but I was using it too much and it was costly to replace the ink. Then I stopped using it and the ink dried up inside it and it wouldn't work so Ijust unplugged it and threw it out and have never replaced it. I do however bookmark the discussions into folders. I have several and one of them contains those discussions that I want to follow because I enjoy the different opinions that have been posted on them. Others are particularly special because they speak of something that happened in the life of a friend here. Then I have another folder with dicussions that I want torespond on but did nt get to them immediately. I get back to those when I have a day off and get caught up with everything else.
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@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
Hi Diana! I think you can use some of your earnings here to buy a new printer. Haha! Well, maybe you don't really need it that much. That's a good idea you have mentioned, bookmarking. It is good for arranging and sorting of those discussions of your interests, so that you can easily get back to them when you need it. You are doing a great job. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
2 Mar 10
Use my earnings from here? Never! *wags finger* I am saving them all up for that trip and I haven't touched them for anything else at all I don't need a printer so that is nowhere near my list of future items to buy. I need a new cimputer chair and a new desk/table for my computer first... but they will not be coming from my myLot earnings either lol
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@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
Haha! Well it's good that you have really a plan on how you are going to spend those earnings you got here. I'm sure that trip you mentioned is really special. Good luck and take care!
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@vine88 (1038)
• India
2 Mar 10
Nice to hear that. That's a very good idea. It's like charging your brain. you can learn many thing from here. You are really a good person. If we do it, the way you are doing it will be good for us. I really appreciate you. Yes we can copy them and make cds too. It's a good idea.Share.
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@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Hi vine88! Yes, all of us will benefit from it. Keeping and saving those good discussions is really a great idea. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
3 Mar 10
i do have a similar discussion regarding this, had posted a year ago. though your topic is "do you print? mine says "can we print" i just wanted to let you know. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1686449.aspx
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
I just hope you are not saying that I copied your discussion coz I don't really have any intention to do that. And your discussion was already one year ago and the contents are different. I also noticed that you managed to get eight responses there. Well, bro, I'm sorry but I really didn't copy your discussion. Well, speaking of similarity, we have started two similar topic regarding the new 30 responses per page. My discussion was started earlier than yours. But I didn't call your attention. For me, I don't have a problem if anyone will start a similar topic to my started discussions unless it was copied word for word.
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
3 Mar 10
as i have said, similar discussions not copied. i never said, you copied my one year old discussion. i have nothing against this topic of yours, i just want to response to this, and because we have almost the same thought about printing discussions, i thought it will be fine with you to share mine. i do not want to copy and paste my discussion here, so i just gave you the link. in hope that you might get interested and also thought this maybe the best response that i can give you, to answer your query about printing discussion, or you might get some information from the 8 responses there.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Well, if that so, then it's good. Well, about your one year old discussion, we can print anything we wanted here with the method that we wanted to use. You can directly choose print or you can use copy and paste and transfer it to another pad such as MS Word. Well, having a hard copy of good discussions here is really a good idea. Thanks for responding neil! Happy myLotting!
@common_man (1799)
• India
2 Mar 10
yes u r right having hard copy of discussions will help in offline reference. I am just 6 days old here, may be after a long stay like yours i also may think of printing them.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
MyLot is like an encyclopedia so we can really get a lot of great informations here. I am planning to print not only my started discussions but also those discussions started by others that I have found interesting and knowledgeable. I can see that you are doing well, only 6 days but already posted a lot. Keep it up! Yes, we can print out discussions here. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
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• India
2 Mar 10
Thanks Mark
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@DOLLYBABY (2536)
• United States
3 Mar 10
i personally do not print discussions or print to have a hard copy of discussions for offline use...by the way i wouldn't consider printing a discussion...that's just too much money for me that i don't have...because i would need blank,plain,computer paper and ink...the cost of computer ink is so very expensive...the cost of buying a computer ink is almost the same as buying a new printer..i only use my printer to print legal paper work to send overseas.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
5 Mar 10
Yes, that is the downside of it. The cost of a printer maybe fine, but it's the ink that is so expensive. But for those who are not worried on the cost of ink, then they can produce a hard copy of the discussions. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
• India
3 Mar 10
Its your will and wish....if u wish u can see the discussion, it will be online. If u prefer take printouts ...no harm in that.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Haha, you're right bhagvadgita. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
3 Mar 10
No, I can’t say I want to print discussions. I use a lot of ink as it is on other things. I find it easy enough to look up anything I want to read again or I simply bookmark the really interesting ones. I would need to file the prints and that entails more stuff in my little office, I already have all my files from when I was studying which I like to keep in case I need to refer back to them; they take up a lot of room, the last thing I need is MyLot files! Not a bad idea if you have the ink and the space though!
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Yes, it's actually depends on your preference. Printing out discussions is not really that important coz we can reread them anytime on our computer. But for some, it is a good idea, well like what you said, if there's plenty of ink and space for it. Lol! Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
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@youless (90513)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Mar 10
It is very interesting. I have never thought of printing the discussions. Actually I seldom want to print out stuff unless it is necessary. If I found the discussions are interesting, I will just copy them and paste to the inbox and then email back to me as the backup:) I love China
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Yes, we will just choose those discussions that are worth to be save and printed. Your idea of saving them to your inbox is a good idea as well. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Hello Mark! That is a very good idea! I haven't considered that. My internet/ mylot time is very limited, and saving and printing them could be the next best option so I can read them offline! It's a Time-saving tip! Thanks for sharing this and will surely consider this option. We can always read back anytime we want to, than go online and search those discussions. You are right. :)
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Yes Ysabel, thank you for supporting my idea. I also believe that it will be useful and time-saving as well, as you have said. It's even more comfortable to read them offline coz you can choose whatever position you like. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
• United States
3 Mar 10
That's a really good idea. And, for anyone who pays by the hour for Internet access, it would be a real money saver. Also, consider printing the Wikipaedia pages,too. Very informative, although sometimes the info is just user provided.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Yes, there are really a lot of informative materials on the web. In myLot alone, there are already a bunch of information. It's really nice to have a hard copy of it, as what you have said, it can save money as well. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
3 Mar 10
Hi! I do not print discussions but might would if one was very informative and interesting to me. I suppose from now on I will need to be careful what I say in your discussions so as to leave a lasting impression. Possibly Bolding mine so your eyes catch my response!
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Haha, that's a good idea. If you bold it, I will definitely notice it more. But you don't have to, coz whatever post you make, it will give a good impression. Thank you for your response. Take care of yourself. Happy myLotting!
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
3 Mar 10
Hi Mark, you have a great ideas about saving mylot discussions for future reference. I agreed that some of those discussions really wort to be saved for future reference. So far, i never print any of the discussion yet because it had been quite long i didn't use my printer and not sure whether the printer is alright or not. Another thing is, now the pinter ink is quite costly in my area, so i don't really want to use printer always. But, i do bookmarked some of those discussions which have interesting topics and replies in my folder. So, whenever i want to refer back to those discussions, i will go to my bookmarked area in my folder and read them.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Yes, there's always an alternative solution. Even if we don't print discussions, we can still save and sort it in a folder or by bookmarking, as what you have mentioned, which is also a good idea. There's really a lot of myLot discussions which are worth to be saved. It's good to go back read them again. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Mar 10
markmoney I cannot afford a printer but would do so if I had a computer but if you are thinking of making a book of this you will have to change all the names or be sued as you cannot use real people's names. you would be sued for sure. It would probably make an interesting read but be careful of the laws.Yes I would love to read and reread some of the ones I started and some of my very dear friends too. I can see advantages of having hard copy but you must know there can be laws regarding using the writings of others without getting their consent. so I would just use it as your own reading material. If you did want to write a novel you could use imaginery names for people and places.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
I think I will not violate something if I will just print out those discussions for personal use. I don't have a plan to make a book out of it. Aside from that, producing a book takes fluency in English which is I really don't have. I would just really use it for personal use, for saving electricity and for more comfortable reading. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
2 Mar 10
That is really a great idea. Can you image the knowledge and wisdome that you can obtain by reading and studying different discussions on different subjects. Before you know it you have a big effective book on things people should know. That is really a good idea. Much success to you if you decide to follow through with it.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Yes, just by reading different discussions, you will be able to get a lot of knowledge. After printing the discussions you can then spend your time reading them without the use of computer which will save electricity bill. MyLot is really a good source of information and there's a lot of discussions that are worth reading for. It's really good to also have a hard copy of it. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
2 Mar 10
Well I’ve never printed one yet, but then I tend not to print much because I hate to waste both ink and paper. But instead I do have a folder in my browser favourites which is full of links to mylot discussions which really interested me or made me laugh so that I can easily revisit them.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Yes, it's really a good alternative to just arrange them in other locations other than myLot. Like saving it in different folders, bookmarking, or just like what you mentioned, putting them in your browser favorites. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@voldrox (7205)
• India
2 Mar 10
hi there, sounds like a cool idea, i had not thought about it earlier, well yeah even i could do something like that if there is some real nice discussion! well it never occurred to me, it would be great to see the our avatars in that print out too, anyways have a nice day.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Yes, we can print them out in our own ways. We can include those avatars but I think it will be more ink consuming. So it will be our own choice on how we are going to print them. Thank you for your response. Have a nice day too! Happy myLotting!
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
2 Mar 10
Hi markmoney, I have never thought of printing the discussions here but I have put some of my past discussions in my blog. To-date I have created 400 over discussions which if I want to print can easily compile to a book for future reading. Good idea you have.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Yes, with your discussions created alone, you can already compile a book. That is such a bunch of information. I really think that it's really a good idea for us to have a print out of those important discussions for easier and more comfortable browsing. Putting those discussions in your blog site is also a good idea. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!
@leateagee (3667)
• China
2 Mar 10
Hello! I think your idea is great. I would consider planning on doing that. For now I have bookmarked those discussions that got my attention. Thanks for the idea. I wish you luck in your preparation before printing them I don't know how to do those things I'll probably just copy then paste it. Have a great day! Happy mylotting!
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
2 Mar 10
Hi! I also think it's a great idea that's why I will really do that. Yes, we can bookmark them first to sort them out. Well i will just do a simple layout just to make them more appealing to read, you can do that also. Thank you for your response. Happy myLotting!