When's the last time you saw a really original post in the myLot interest?

@dawnald (84155)
Shingle Springs, California
May 3, 2010 12:45pm CST
Look, no offense to the new people here, but most of the postings in this category seem to be questions that you can find the answer to in the TOS or things that have been asked over and over again. Most of us could come up with a huge list of questions that we've seen repeats of, like: Why was my discussion deleted? Is myLot a scam? Does myLot pay? How do you handle giving out best responses? Why am I having a problem with (insert description of problem here)? Do you accept all friend requests? Do you delete inactive friends? Do you respond to all your responders? Why did my earnings go down? Why didn't my earnings get updated? Are you here for the money or the friends? Well you get the idea. So I'm just wondering, how many of you really rack your brains to come up with something original? How well do you think you succeed at it? Do you have your own little niche, be it funny, outrageous, homey, whatever? Why are you reading this anyway? It's not that original.
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• Canada
6 May 10
That's why I don't start many new discussions, cause it's all been done. So, mostly if something comes up in my personal life, that I want advice about or opinions on, then I finally make a discussion. Otherwise, I leave it up to the poor boneheads to make original discussions. But admittedly, it is getting somewhat boring at times. Good thing I'm busy outside most of the time lately. I feel bad for the shut-ins that haven't anything else to do to amuse themselves.
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 May 10
poor boneheads...
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• Canada
6 May 10
Like that one, eh? Was it fairly original? Or just so old, nobody has heard it for awhile, eh? At least ya got a chuckle out of it, that's what is really important.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
6 May 10
I haven't heard it! :-)
@zandi458 (27953)
• Malaysia
3 May 10
Those posts are 'evergreen' but surprisingly they still command good responses. I am reading your duplicate of the duplicated posts.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
The myLot interest does seem to get the most responses, even if they aren't original. maybe it's because it's something we all have in common.
@mysdianait (64068)
• Italy
3 May 10
It also gets one heck of a lot of deletions
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
it sure does, especially on days when there is a glitch and suddenly there are 10 discussions all at once bringing it up!
@kedralynn (992)
• United States
3 May 10
I've only been here a week and I've noticed that trend. In all fairness, sometimes it's hard to find original topics to talk about. A lot of the best questions have already been asked and I feel silly commenting on something a year old... But I never even considered starting a topic about "how much do you earn here?" or anything like that about the site... Maybe thats because I read the terms and guidelines first ;p
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
Well kudos to you for reading them! Most people don't.... But you just talk about whatever's on your mind, and you'll probably find your own niche here! Good luck.
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• United States
3 May 10
Hehe well I'm not shy about bringing up random subjects or sharing my two cents so things are working out so far. Thanks :)
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@jwfarrimond (4475)
3 May 10
I find myself haveing to restrain myself from responding with something like, "why don't you read the #@#@!! (insert expletive of your choice) FAQ and TOS and find out for yourself!" However, responding to them, (more or less politely) does rack up a few cheap points that do not require a great deal of thought
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
Sure, until the whole thing gets deleted! :-)
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3 May 10
That did occur to me when I was typing the above....
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@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
4 May 10
Do you know I have wondered this myself You see Gissi is original lol so I am safe ........ I think
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 May 10
Gissi is THE original...
@jillhill (37399)
• United States
3 May 10
It is very hard to come up with an origional discussion....some of them are very much beaten to the ground by now but there is always something fresh in even old subjects! I don't start alot anymore....must be running out of ideas!
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
but now see, I've learned a new expression - beaten to the ground - I like it!
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@mysdianait (64068)
• Italy
3 May 10
I read it because I read all of the discussions in this interest, I respond on most of them too regrdless of whther they are repeats or violations or not but it is very recently. I guess the last really original one was in December when GAA posted
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
That sounds about right!
@mysdianait (64068)
• Italy
3 May 10
Might have been January but they were definately all hers.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
For sure!
31 Oct 10
It's to be expected to be honest. I've discussions like myself often, as when I first joined people tended to point this out but when you have a large community especially the size of mylot it's expected to see discussions which are the same. This place isn't the easy system to keep tabs on things too but I do agree with you. For myself I want to see people enjoy themselves and for the community to grow, so certain things have to ignored. This is one of them things for me :)
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
31 Oct 10
yep it is to be expected...
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31 Oct 10
I wished there was more discussion which capture your thoughts, once upon a time there was many but hopefully some newer members will spark a good debate.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Nov 10
yes they do seem to be fewer and farther between, but then we get an influx of new people and it gets better again!
@much2say (37480)
• United States
3 May 10
If it's a dawnald discussion, I gotta read it - hee hee! I was probably a culprit at one time, writing such unoriginal myLot discussions. I don't think I wrote it to try to be original . . . I truly had no clue as I was also a culprit of not reading the guidelines (call me lazy). I don't know if I really found a niche here . . . I just like to say whatever spews from my mind muah ha ha!!
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
I didn't read them either. Posted one early on just to be funny, "I think, therefore I"m posting" or something like that. Got deleted straightaway along with one that was a word game. At some point I went and looked at the guidelines.
@much2say (37480)
• United States
3 May 10
People like us learn the hard way - heh heh! But we sure have fun doing it!
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 May 10
ouch what are these bumps on my head?
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
3 May 10
Sweetie, to be honest. I have no idea why i read it, but in any case, II DDIIDD!! Now, let me see if i can clear this for you. UUMM, Maybe it is because, no wait, maybe they think. No, thats not it either. Oh well, i did try. To be honest, i have no idea when i read an original discussion last. Sorry. TATA.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
hahaha me either!
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
3 May 10
Hope someone will be able to answer us.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
I think mysd has it, GoAskAlice's discussions from a few months back...
@balasri (26577)
• India
4 May 10
I know that I have never started any discussion about any of those things in your list. Am I original? PS: You are original.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 May 10
more original than many people here
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@balasri (26577)
• India
5 May 10
That is really inspiring.Thanks.
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
4 May 10
I know what you mean. MyLot has turned from a discussion site to a question&answer community (almost). I am reading this discussion because it caught my eye unlike all the other unoriginal discussions. I can't remember the last time I saw an interesting post or discussion but I have to say it has been a long while, probably not in 2010 but that may have to do with me being not as active. I guess I am guilty of being unoriginal but look at Apple Inc. They're not very original but are very successful Recently, I have been posting more questions than discussions which I am ashamed of. I will tell you that the last discussion I started that I felt was original was way back in like late 2008/early 2009-ish. I can't remember all the discussions I started but I haven't been able to start any original discussions lately. Hopefully, someone will be able to start an interesting and original discussion soon!
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 May 10
lol some of what I thought were my most original discussions got some of the least attention, ironically...
@snam23 (3161)
• United States
5 May 10
Yes, I know how that feels...
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
5 May 10
Lol!!! I hear ya there, girl. Gets a little boring sometimes. After you've answered a discussion once ya just dont feel like it again. I never respond to stuff i feel may get deleted either. Its like they come here looking for more ways to earn on line. Sometimes i post to these people claiming to be making alot of $$$. Please tell me how. Guess what? They NEVER answer back. So i figure they are telling a lie and they are just looking too.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 May 10
Yeah I'd say if they don't answer back, there could maybe kind of be a problem!
• India
5 May 10
Even my discussion was deleted but later I realized that it was not up to the mark and it did not follow the MyLot discussion guideline so got deleted. There is no problem with MyLot I guess. And yes, the one I am replying is the latest original MyLot discussion :)
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
5 May 10
Not so original. :-) But yeah, if you are more familiar with the guidelines, less chance of a discussion getting deleted.
@neildc (17257)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
4 May 10
i read friends' posts and because this is from dawn, i have to, even if i can't add a thing to comment. well, i am not sure if this one is original, "if mylot cease to mylot" and the question was, what will you do. what you gonna do when mylot is gone?
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 May 10
idk something, but I don't know what...
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
4 May 10
I think I've started relatively few discussions because it's so hard finding something not already being/been discussed, something within the rules, something that will generate interest, etc. I just skip any of the discussions that resemble the questions you've posted, because I get tired of them, too, and I'm relatively new... I don't have a niche. I jump around in my topics; anything from gardening to politics to family to cooking. Why am I reading this, because you, Dawn, are a friend who started the discussion .
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 May 10
I jump around too, though I guess funny stories about my kids are really my niche...
@BarBaraPrz (18492)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
3 May 10
You forgot: Why won't my pic post?
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 May 10
I can't keep them all for myself...
@doormouse (4619)
3 May 10
i always try to come up with original discussions,although that does'nt always happen,but i do try try my best
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
ja me too...
@savypat (20248)
• United States
3 May 10
Responding because that is what friends do. I see this is a blank Monday for you also, maybe it's a phase of the moon or something like that or maybe just Monday after a busy week-end. Who knows, better luck tomorrow
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
:-) Well not totally blank, I did post one about frogs, cats and crayfish...
@gerald_lian (2194)
• Australia
3 May 10
Errr....honestly can't recall exactly when was the last time I saw an original post in the myLot interest. Was it days ago? Weeks ago? Months ago? No, I think it could be years ago! It is so hard to find original posts anymore nowadays as everyday myLot members are posting more and more discussions (which practically means that one's probability to start a fresh original discussion is lesser and lesser by the day). That is why we are seeing so many duplicate discussions now. It would be definitely great to see if any myLot member can come up with an original discussion. But I just wonder who would have the time and effort to rack up their brains to squeeze that creative juice out.....oh how I wish we went back in time to when myLot first started, where any topic you think of is most probably original.....
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
OK it's a challenge - who can come up with an original post in the myLot interest? lol