I'm getting sick of these rewritten articles

@Suggar (3612)
Bulgaria
January 9, 2011 6:35am CST
When i go in some of my favorite sections i find informative articles without any personal experience or personal opinion put under the articles. I can see that the people has read some online contribution and just rewrite it nothing more. It's not a big problem for me, i just stopped answering there, because one of the posters write me the same as he wrote in the leading post under the topic, but i think that Mylot is a website not only for quality, but for creativity too and i just love it when people put their personal experience in their posts. It's more than lovely and that kind of posts touch me really strong. I can find same information everywhere on the net. If i wanted to read about something - there is so much informative sites and i can find so much different articles... For me the word participation has little different meaning, it means everyone of us to share something personal, to make the discussion really nice and unique. Opinions please?
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 Jan 11
I have never locked a child in a van or knew anyone personally who did, never mistreated a pet and did not know anyone who did, but I do have a cell phone (all those articles about cell phone being dangerous written by people from India who have cheap cell phone provider rates), etc. But I will answer articles because they tell us of the dangers. However, what I do not like are articles copied by 'know-it-alls" verbatim or written in their own words along with phrases o those articles that would of course violate the copyright rules and even if it is in their own words, you cannot add to the post. They make it sure by their writing that they will not get any response except "Yes, you are right, o mighty and inscrutable one!" (excuse the sarcasm.!) I would rather answer a post where someone wants my opinion. Not something that is copied and made to show us up as ignorant doodoos.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
9 Jan 11
Same with me. We are full with information about our interests. Sometimes some of us (i as example) use that information partly to base my question or experience on it. Of course every kind of information is making us to ask ourselves different questions, something we want to synchronize our clocks with the others - nothing bad. But using ready templates to express yourself - i don't like it.
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@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
10 Jan 11
I can see that you completely understood me, even you understood who i'm talking about Best Response from me.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
10 Jan 11
Thank you and thanks for the best response. I am also glad that you could understand why I sometimes hate checking my mylot email for that "your response was deleted because the question under it was deleted."
• United States
9 Jan 11
I believe I know what you are saying; That you prefer the discussions about life experiences because if you wanted to read an article you would have gone to the net, and or the news, right? I think I do that in the few discussions that I start. I may include a link time to time, but when I start a discussion I do so in my own words and or my own experiences. I never expect members to agree with me, I expect members to share their opinions and or related experiences. Thus far I do get that in mine. Some may not agree and that is okay, I like challenges and the probability that I may learn something new and or re-consider some of my own views. I believe I see a great many discussions that contain verbatim but I also think that they do so as they want to give as much information as possible. I don't do this because I want the discussion to further, to be questioned, so that I can come back and have yet more to discuss.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
9 Jan 11
I understand what you mean hun, posting link is not something bad around. But posting information with no answers, with no personal opinion or like that just got me asking myself ... Why do i read that here? Why do i have to respond here, if i can read the same somewhere in the net and it will be the same.
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@kingatul (851)
• India
10 Jan 11
Absolutely spot on Suggar. These articles actually test my patience. I get irritated when I see such articles but try to keep my calm, but sometimes it happens that wherever I go I see copied articles only. That's when I say I'm done for today. On the other hand whenever I see some creative article it makes my day. Mylot should give us an option so that we can mark a particular discussion as duplicate and then mylot can delete it.
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@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
10 Jan 11
We can always report discussions, when we see something wrong, we can report posts too if we see something wrong. There is always ways for everything, but why we have to stay in front of that dilemma, at all?
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Jan 11
'hihi suggar just lost another response. grrrrrrrrrr. I am also tired'of them as they are really just spewing out what someone else wrote and worked on. nothing about the poster at all, I would rather read 600 words about some problems a poster is having and is asking for our ideas than 1499 words written on endlessly about something I could have looked up for myself.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
10 Jan 11
Hatley, how come that we have similar opinions for that Joking. I agree and if i have to be honest i like articles written by professionals in the area.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
9 Jan 11
I think that's the beauty of myLot. You can assert your individuality, express your own personal opionion, and even disagree with some, all in the guise of anonymity. You can be as personal as you want, but never reveal your real identity because we all use avatars. It's not so good to read re-hash articles in different sites.
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@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
10 Jan 11
You are totally right Bounce, this site is beautiful, because we can express our personality.
• United States
9 Jan 11
I agree. An individual's opinion is more interesting to get into and enjoy. I have written one article on a site that wants third person. I'm new there, and that required more thinking on my part to exclude myself from the article. I'll earn and probably pick it up.
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@Porcospino (17979)
• Denmark
9 Jan 11
I think that the most interesting discussions are the ones where people share something about their lives or about their countries. I like the discussions about personal experiences, because I am interested in other people's views, ideas, lifestyles etc and because those discussions are unique. I also enjoy the discussions where people write about their countries, and I think that is a great way to learn something new. Of course I can find information about other countries online, but I prefer the personal description from people who actually live in that country. When we share personal experiences we are able to get to know eachother a little better even if we "only" talk online, and I like that. I know that some people don't like to share too many personal things about themselves and prefer to write about more general topics and I respect that, but I usually find personal discussions more interesting than discussions where people rewrite things that they have found somewhere
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@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
9 Jan 11
Same here Porcospino, i like discussions with personal experience when everyone who participate can share situations from his/her real life and all can be compared in nice way. Reading about countries here is much different than reading about countries somewhere else in internet, because if we write here, we put a part of our joy or a part of our disappointment from where we live, so it gives better idea to the people, who will read the post.
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• India
9 Jan 11
Yes, rewriting without own contribution is rampant these days. It started with article directories and article marketing, ie, bum marketing. People also don't realise that rewriting an article without crediting the original author is also plagiarism, albeit hard to detect. Don't know if things will ever improve or not.
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@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
9 Jan 11
I don't think it's exactly plagiarism, friend, because i've seen really good rewritten articles, i mean how much information can contain article for something simple - only the most important informative facts, so these people use little imagination, rewrite and then post it here. Boring.
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@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
10 Jan 11
You right, my friend. Here in mylot, we can share ideas that can help someone or that we can learn also from someone...
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
10 Jan 11
True, personal view is much more appreciated from me.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
11 Jan 11
Yup! We need to appreciate in what people saying about something to see the beauty and ugliness of one thing
@vikkiz (519)
10 Jan 11
I agree!! Its not fair that people like us take the time to write our own work and take an extra half an hour than those who copy and paste. Your right i dont like reading information pieces as like you say if i wanted that id go to a different website. I like mylot because you may ask questions, let off steam or share an experience and you dont have to be professional about it. well said sugger!
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
10 Jan 11
Thanks you Vikkiz, actually each of us got some profession in life, it's normal if some of us share professional opinion, nothing bad in that. Time ago i responded to discussion where one guy had problems with his cell phone. I've worked that around 3 years and i got my own ideas based on my past experience, so i was glad that i could help... If we share that kind of information from our own experience - great, but the other way is just boring for me.
@vikkiz (519)
10 Jan 11
Thats what i meant by asking questions, i meant you dont have to be professional you cant be, but you dont have to be and like you say its from personal opinions not just generated from a computer.
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@yoyo1198 (3643)
• United States
11 Jan 11
What's that!?!!??? People are copying and pasting discussions and/or responses??!! I'm shocked! Shocked I tell you!! Just shocked! Now in a more serious vein, Suggar, I think that it is thankfully a few who don't know basic discussion etiquette. Or if they did they forgot it in a fortnight after joining myLot. These discussions are to be relevant to the author's own experiences for the most part (at least that's the way I read it). Current events can be turned into a discussion also but should be kept civil. I rarely start a discussion but I do enjoy reading and commenting and sharing my opinionsl.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
11 Jan 11
Good to know that Yoyo, personal experience for me is one of the most important thing in one discussion, thing which catch me strong and keep my attention, make me opened to share my own experience too. Thank you.
• United States
11 Jan 11
Some people are not too comfortable sharing personal experiences. Perhaps it is too much training in writing. I know at times, I will write (or even speak) making general, impersonal statements. I suppose it could be an attempt to see a situation from a different perspective, or perhaps trying to remove myself emotionally. I know on mylot, for example, I will be more personal then I have on other sites, yet not too open. There are a lot of people that are all too quick to scrutinize someone for any little thing, there are those who are interested in finding out information for varied reasons, the thought that you might be sharing something you didn't want people you actually know to read, and then of course knowing that mylot keeps these conversations, regardless of how old, and they cannot be edited or deleted by the user. Just my two cents.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
11 Jan 11
I noticed that point of view, someone else said it too. Now i realize that may be that's way it's little easier for them, but not good appreciated from me.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
10 Jan 11
ooh, I find I feel this way about some websites. When you are looking online for information about something, the first few responses are always article mills, instead of actual experts' websites. It's so frustrating, especially if you read a bunch of them and they all sound exactly the same.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
10 Jan 11
From long ago i know that there is no something more useful than our real experience with different situations. We can give it over here. Just dry information doesn't give me pleasure. You are right for the articles, sound the same, same information written with different ways.
@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
9 Jan 11
Hi Suggar, I think those writing sites such as Helium and Ezinearticles have trained the writers too well. The writers in Helium were told not to write in first person perspective, but to write in magazine style, leaving all personal opinion out. That is why many of us join Mylot just to share and air our opinions. I do agree that as a discussion forum, it is important to assert our individuality and share personal experience.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
9 Jan 11
May be that's the reason, i don't know, but it sounds little boring that way. I believe that personal experience touch much more than just informative writing.
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