my lot notification

@acey76 (1278)
Philippines
November 7, 2010 10:29am CST
I've receive a my lot notification cancelling my discussion so sad, i can't figure out why it was said to be a poll type question while as i browse other topics it is somewhat like mine...well can you give me guys ideas how i can avoid my lot notifications to my email about cancellation of the discussion i've started.thanks mylotters...
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10 responses
@Renhard (3480)
• Jamaica
7 Nov 10
The best thing to say is to check the guidelines and get a good understanding of it. I hate when i see the post that i have responded to got deleted as a result my responses got deleted.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
7 Nov 10
HI Acey, It happens to us all at times even those of us who have been here for a while. Still, you should go in and read the guidelines and FAQs for a better idea of what is and is not ok. The ones that you see that haven't been deleted, well, they just haven't been caught. Mylot admin. can't catch everything and they rely on us to report these things so if it goes unreported and unnoticed then that person just lucked out.
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• Philippines
7 Nov 10
i think your topic was not accepted, may be there's have a something with your topic so that it will deleted by mylot. sometimes i also experience this situation.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
7 Nov 10
There is only one way to avoid receiving them - stay within the Guidelines They are automatic and are supposed to help us so that we learn what type of discussions not to post and not to respond on. If you see other 'poll' type topics then you can report them using the '!' icon. They are a violation.
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@GoAskAlice (4330)
• United States
7 Nov 10
acey76, you are free and even encouraged to report any discussion that you feel violates the guidelines. I don't always catch violations so it is quite helpful when users do this. The discussions I removed were in fact polls which are survey like discussions such as "what is your favorite color" or "what is the most discussions you have starter" or "what is your favorite pizza topping", etc. Don't let it discourage you. No one is going to flog you at the whipping post over it. Just try to think through your discussions a little further. Try to come up with more in depth topics and write them out in as much detail as possible. Hope this helps.
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@acey76 (1278)
• Philippines
7 Nov 10
thank you all for the advice...well i'm just confused to those i see with the same poll type question but are still having responses...i wasn't aware i cane rate "!" to report abuse...thanks again!
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• United States
7 Nov 10
You are quite welcome.
• United States
7 Nov 10
I am sorry to hear. When I first a member here, I started discussion questions and I always had mine deleted and I was mad, sad that others had the same questions and it was still around then I quit using myLot for a few weeks because I wasn't earning much for just responding to discussions. I enjoy creating and responding but if I can only respond then I didn't like it.. then I gave myLot another chance and I was just more careful about posting discussion topics. I read it to make sure people could add their views on it. Usually, use the word What is/are your view(s).. on ________________ (fill in the blank) That helped me a lot because that is considered as a discussion question. GOOD LUCK and see you around!
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@acey76 (1278)
• Philippines
8 Nov 10
thanks a lot infatuatedbby! i'll try to do that!
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
8 Nov 10
i think it is very simple... stay within mylot guidelines and policies and don't post any discussions that violate the rules... that way, you can be sure that your discussions won't get deleted and you won't get anymore of such notification in the future... take care and have a nice day...
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@rosekiss (30268)
• Eugene, Oregon
8 Nov 10
The best advice I can give you si to read the guidelines, so you know what you can and can't do in here. The guidelines are there fro everyone to follow, however, not everyone reads them before they start posting, and when they get the notifications that their discussion was deleted, then they wonder why. The biggest thing is not to post referral links in here as well. It happens to all of st one time or another so don't feel bad. At least you know now, that poll discussions aren't really discussions at all. It really is easy not to violate the guidelines if you know what not to do. I have had lots of posts deleted as the discussions I responded to were deleted. I just don't let it bother me and just go on, as it isn't all that much anyway. Just hang in there, and you will do alright. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 10
Can you please give us the topic of your discussion which was deleted, so there can be some good advices from senior members. Have happy myLotting
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@warrior6 (59)
• Brazil
8 Nov 10
WOW....you was censured! LOL Maybe in China you can be more luck....