Have you ever posted a discussion twice?
June 24, 2010 7:18am CST
Every day when I check my emails, I see that my myLot friends have posted different discussion. I swear I have answered the same discussion elsewhere. Then I got to thinking about my discussions. I have started discussions regarding the same topic. Not the exact same discussion. A few years back I may have started a discussion that got many responses. So I may reword it and ask again to see if the new members feel the same way. Do you every resubmit a discussion for the new members. dl
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25 Jun 10
No, I didn't. I posted discussion rarely so I didn't experienced posted the same discussion. But I've ever experienced responded discussions same responses twice. It was happen by accident when my internet connection was very slow and the page wasn't displayed after I submit the discussion. When I reload the page, I saw my response posted twice. I also found other members posted the same discussion twice. Perhaps, they experienced the same situation with me. I think no one will make the same discussions or responses deliberately. If they do so, then they are violating the discussions guidelines.
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• Old Forge, Pennsylvania
24 Jun 10
I usually don't post the same discussion, but if you really pay attention to the discussions, most responders keep their same "attitude" so-to-speak. Their views on topics stay the same even though they may be worded differently. I have yet to come across a mylotter saying one thing in one discussion, then turn around and say the complete opposite in another. I would say don't waste your time duplicating "just to see..". You'll be better off starting two different discussions and see who responds to each topic.
• United States
12 Apr 11
On purpose? Heck no! I don't think I've even done it accidentally. LOL I think it's against guidelines anyway. But then again guidelines are pretty vague, so I think you'll be okay, seeing as you started the similar discussion years later. Now had you started it sooner than that (i.e. 2 similar discussions within the same week) you just might have gotten in trouble...if it had been detected, that is. I personally see nothing wrong with it, although I'd still rather avoid it. Guidelines tend to get misinterpreted and even mistaken for rules by some users, so I'd rather not post similar discussions if I can help it. Happy mylotting!
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Jun 10
i don't think this is really allowed by the guidelines, you may just have passed the screening of similar discussions. i don't think i have to post one discussion i have already posted in the past or had accidentally or carelessly posted one.
• United States
26 Jun 10
I have never done it to date, but that isn't to say that the thought hasn't ever crossed my mind. I've started several discussions that have reached the mark with over one hundred responses, but by now they've been pretty well buried. I am interested in seeing what other people will think about these questions and in my mind there is a chance that they will eventually reappear as a discussion that isn't the same, but somewhat similar to the original discussion.
25 Jun 10
if its posted the same day and just few minutes lapse then perhaps theres just a problem with the connection as we thought the other one didnt go through but only to find out that we made double post but if its in the same interest. if those topic are just the same in different time nor days and in different interest then i guess they do it in purpose so need to be reported as double post.
• Boise, Idaho
25 Jun 10
No, I never have. I recall a couple of different members who always had two copies of their discussions come up. I would tell them and they have reported it and actually they aren't here anymore so I wonder if it was on purpose for personal or gain or if that even had anything to do with it. Would be curious to know .
• Garden Grove, California
24 Jun 10
dloveli its not the same discussion once I rewrite it and tightenit and change some of my points of view, but yes I remade several the way I had wished I had done in the first place. They did get a goodly amount of responses but I felt the first was clumsy and awkward in parts, and some things were not made as clear as they should have been.