Guidelines violated topics get more responses?

@allknowing (65211)
India
July 6, 2010 8:16pm CST
I have noticed users respond to topics that are guidelines violations throwing caution to the winds. Could it be that they enjoy this process of pointing out to the user what should be done and what should not be done at the cost of their own reputation plummeting which they could save easily by PMing? Your views please.
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@surfermac (466)
• India
7 Jul 10
people are more interested towards the negative stuff then the positive stuff this statement of yours proves it but this has to be reduced
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@allknowing (65211)
• India
7 Jul 10
See the responses below. Are they not positive? It is interesting to know what makes them do what they do and trying to find that out has no negative element in it.
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@natnickeep (2340)
• United States
7 Jul 10
Yea it's human nature to point out others flaws, to want to feel like you know more, which sometimes you do. People do this all the time with everything. It's instinct to try and correct error and is some cases no matter what the cost.
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@rosekiss (30273)
• Eugene, Oregon
7 Jul 10
I will help anyone that needs it, even though I know that the discussion I responded to would be deleted. The reason I do respond and tell them is to inform them, so they don't keep posting discussions that will end up getting deleted. There have been so many deleted lately because of violations. It isn't much to lose, but it does add up if there are to many that get deleted. I feel that as a senior member, it is my responsibility to help those that need it and guide them to do the right thing. I will continue to help, as that is the type of person I am. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Jul 10
allknowing thats a tad unfair as some of us older ones here care about newcomers just refusing to read the information that would save their discussions, its like pointing out the dangers of a road to a newcomer who has never been there before and having them throw all caution to the wind and take it anyway and have a bad accident. My own reputation has not suffered by my trying to help a bull headed newcomer to read the rules and abide by them.also you cannot pm someone who is not on your friends list.You cannot just pm anyone, they have to be on your mylot friends list.
@allknowing (65211)
• India
7 Jul 10
One more point and that is sometimes even before the one who has initiated the discussion gets back to read the responses it gets deleted.
• Ethiopia
8 Jul 10
I think that was not pointing out to the user they are giving what they know to the user,that is what i understand.
• United States
8 Jul 10
These people are obviously attention seekers. They should be dealt with accordingly.