Notice to my friends

@GardenGerty (98168)
United States
May 26, 2010 1:34pm CST
One of my friends on MyLot has informed me that my last two discussions are against the rules. NOT MyLot rules, but another agency. I have asked MyLot to take them down so that I will not get in trouble with this other agency. I will revise what I have said. I am training and will not be here much. I am working a temporary job. Thanks to everyone who responded, I am very sorry that I had to do this.
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19 responses
@celticeagle (117767)
• Boise, Idaho
26 May 10
Sorry that it turned out that way for you. I always enjoy your discussions and something things just can't be helped. Now you remember this incase it happens sometime to me. Hehehe
@GardenGerty (98168)
• United States
26 May 10
Oh, I sure will remember. I try to always be loyal to my friends. When this other friend explained that she had been warned I really appreciated it. I just thought some of what I had to say was helpful, really.
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@celticeagle (117767)
• Boise, Idaho
26 May 10
You are a good person, GG! I appreciated the helpfulness. I try to be that way as well.
• United States
26 May 10
Oh well. Enjoy your temp job :0)
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@GardenGerty (98168)
• United States
26 May 10
Thanks, it is a bummer for you guys and for me as well cause I had commented on everyone, and that is a lot of posts. I also thought I was providing a service in a way.
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@cicisnana (776)
• United States
26 May 10
I'm sorry Gerty that this happened to you, but if you didn't know than I wouldn't worry to much about it. But who has rules here, other than MYLOT? Do you care if I ask which discussions they were?
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• United States
26 May 10
It was not done on purpose so don't let it bother you. Come back when you can.
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@GardenGerty (98168)
• United States
26 May 10
I would rather be here than almost anywhere online, but we are needing some money right now.
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@AmbiePam (48672)
• United States
26 May 10
I can glean from your discussion what you're talking about. That's really against the rules? If it is, it's kind of stupid.
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@GardenGerty (98168)
• United States
26 May 10
Not against Mylot, but against the agency. I think in part it is because some people would not be intelligent enough not to share personally identifiable information or "job secrets". It is also because I am getting paid here, as well as by that agency. Big politicians can double dip, but not jill ordinary.
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@AmbiePam (48672)
• United States
26 May 10
Right, I it was the agency in question I was talking about. I still think it's a stupid rule! I hope that all goes well, Heather. I really hope no one gives you trouble.
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• United States
26 May 10
Awww, that's too bad hon, but don't even worry about it, it's no biggie. I still don't think it was such a big deal mentioning it anyways, so many rules all the time, bah! Good luck though in your new position! Keep in touch!
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@GardenGerty (98168)
• United States
26 May 10
I will enjoy it while it lasts. We are in another one of those financial "Life happens" situations, and I will post about it soon. I am fortunate to have a little bit of work while life is happening to me.
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@finlander60 (1775)
• United States
26 May 10
It must be nice to have so many loyal friends that will look out for you.
@GardenGerty (98168)
• United States
26 May 10
That is what MyLot is about.
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• United States
26 May 10
I know the agency you're talking about I also got a notice via mail about getting paid for writing about that agency while you are an employee (as well as disclosing personally identifying information in your posts, which I know you did not). I was writing on Gather and I took down all my articles about that agency that I had written after I had started working there. Luckily, I didn't write that many and I technically did not earn any money. And, I didn't write anything that was not already known in the public. You can still blog or talk about your work in a public forum as long as you are not talking about information that is not generally known to the public or personally identifies anyone you may have interviewed and you do not get paid for your writing. That's how I understand it.
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• United States
26 May 10
This notice was a "general notice" and not meant to single out anyone in particular. I took them down from Gather just to be safe.
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@GardenGerty (98168)
• United States
26 May 10
That is pretty much how my other friend explained it. I wondered why I did not hear any more on Gather about your work. It is a just in case. I actually thought I was helping clear some stuff up for a member or two. The problem is that I do get paid here.
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• United States
26 May 10
Mostly I didn't write about my work there because I was so busy and there really wasn't anything to report. The job was the way that other people had told me, nothing really special. I'd rather write about killdeers, lol.
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@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
26 May 10
hi gardengerty I have never seen any discussion of yours that I could see break mylot rules and any other rules, by the way what other rules? what agency if you can answer? I am sorry you have to revise, and am puzzled as you are seasoned vet here and not a rule breaker,is this a religious thing?
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@GardenGerty (98168)
• United States
26 May 10
Nope, not religious. This is one of the discussions, cause it is about the government. Someone else was warned by them, and she passed it on to me.
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@GardenGerty (98168)
• United States
26 May 10
OOps, this is not the discussion I was thinking of. I am not supposed to write about the job I have.
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@Hatley (164671)
• Garden Grove, California
27 May 10
hi garden gerty well good luck and we all will stand by for you anyway. you can trust us mylot friends.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
26 May 10
You're being very fair and I Thank You Kindly. I did hesitate before answering then thought oh well it will be okay. Thanks
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@GardenGerty (98168)
• United States
26 May 10
Yeah, take a government job and you see what you get, even if it is temporary. I actually thought it was interesting to hear about other countries and also to encourage people here.
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
1 Jun 10
I guess that I did not see those posts, as I did not notice anything that could get you in trouble. Good luck with your training.
@drannhh (15211)
• United States
28 May 10
1) no biggee. I am here for your friendship not for the pennies 2) Are you sure that your friends advised you correctly? I cannot imagine you breaking any rules, even in accident 3) WHATEVER ;-) Hope you enjoy your training and your new job.
@kedralynn (992)
• United States
27 May 10
Mistakes happen. Hopefully everything works out and you don't get in trouble :)
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
27 May 10
i think i also responded to one of them. as you know, i only respond to those i am interested or to that i can relate to. just like your census topic. and it's kinda on time, as it is already happening here. well, sometimes, even how much careful we are in starting our discussions, we simply just can't avoid mistakes. sorry to hear that.
• Malaysia
27 May 10
hehe..no worries about that GardenGerty regardless of where we are in life, every new day brings a new lesson or two. no harm done to us here (at least i don't think so..), but hopefully all is ok on your side too take care & do have fun in your new job!
• United States
27 May 10
Things like that happens to the best of us. I enjoy reading your discussions becuse they are interesting and heartfelt.. Take care Snow
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 May 10
no big deal for me, but thanks for the notice...
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
26 May 10
Totally understood from my end !
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
26 May 10
I never have known you to do anything against the rules, GG, and you've been here longer than I have. I guess we all tend to go against the rules sometimes because we forget certain ones. I sure am sorry about all this. I always enjoyed your discussions. We sure are going to miss you here. At the same time, I hope you enjoy your temporary job.