Newbie, you're forgiven (sigh)

@jazzsue58 (2672)
August 8, 2011 12:02pm CST
I admit, I'm a Troll in hiding.I find newbie discussions on the Make Money pages so much more entertaining than the old lags who do it. Invariably, they're trawling for referrals or breaking the T & C rules in some other way. I've just seen one who blatantly broke the rules in about a dozen different places. One of the regulars very gently told them, and then the newb's posts got all panicky cos he was trying to delete and didn't know how. I checked out the profile and he/she is just 16 years old, from the Phillipines. I don't think the age is made up. That's younger than my oafish son (who, at present, is loafing in his bedroom eating a pot noodle.)Plus, his avatar is a cute little kitten. Am I the only one here who finds this just a little endearing and forgivable? God save me from my granny hormones.
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@marguicha (90200)
• Chile
8 Aug 11
I understand newbies breaking the rules. I do think that, as soon as you enter mylot for the first time, there should be a huge poster that said RULES with a tim to read them before you go in. I broke rules, you broke rules, even dearest Di, I suppose, breaks rules oncce in a while. But the problem lies in how many they break and how much they bother other mylotters. I have seen so many mylotters wit one post promoting links after making friends (lots). The post gets deleted eventually, but you get it in your mail. And if you don´t delete the culprit as a frien, you start getting spams. I accept teaching them and giving them time, but I don´t forgive all
@jazzsue58 (2672)
12 Aug 11
Maybe things would change if there was a PM that said "Earn your first 50 cents by READING THE RULES. Or maybe 0.5 cents. Don't want to get their hopes up, after all.
@marguicha (90200)
• Chile
13 Aug 11
Brilliant idea!!! Way to go!!! You should write Alex about that.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
8 Aug 11
Now I'm trying to remember if I have "been there and done that". Probably, not really sure though. There's this blurred memory poking in my mind, not really sure if it's just my imagination. Anyway, thank God for good 'ol regulars that are always here to save the day.
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@jazzsue58 (2672)
13 Aug 11
I've lost count of the newbs who get it wrong. But I always check out profiles before I judge too harshly.
@bunnybon7 (35475)
• Holiday, Florida
8 Aug 11
well i still think they should read the rules. also they should take in consideration others feelings, in stead of just going on and on about forcing it. they could do a discussion on what they are wanting people to join and give them the oppertunity to pm them and just say they want to join. being young is not an excuse since most youngsters are smarter then us these days. but then you are just a really nice person. i was once and think all this tough times are making me mean
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@jazzsue58 (2672)
13 Aug 11
I swing between "Grumpy Old Woman" and "Wobbly Randy Mum". Depending on my mood and what the kids have been up to.
@catof1 (683)
• United States
8 Aug 11
I think that there should be a case by case decsision when it comes to booting us off for breaking the rules. I mean even when we do read it, we as humans are going to forget and make mistakes and break said rules. I do think that if it is a repeat offender who does not care and continues with breaking the rules, then yes they should be deleted out.
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@jazzsue58 (2672)
8 Aug 11
Oh, I know. I'm majorly surprised when a member with umpteen interesting posts suddenly flunks it with a guideline violation. And if a newb is obviously only here for one thing, they should definitely be expelled. Even if they have only just sat their GCSEs.
@toniganzon (48524)
• Philippines
9 Aug 11
Just because he's a minor that's a big excuse to forgive him! Young people in my country are very eager to learn dollars they forget that there are certain rules to follow before you jump into the boat of money making online. They're usually in for the money so they can have an extra allowance at a very young age.
@jazzsue58 (2672)
13 Aug 11
I guess it's the fact that the biggest "crime" they're committing is not reading the FAQs on the MyLot site. And it's honest earnings. Go to London or Manchesterat the moment and you'll see how some of the "young people" there go about getting what they want. They set fire to a shop, smash a window and steal whatever it is they've got their eye on. Who needs to earn a living, eh?
@Hatley (164759)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Aug 11
hi jazzsue I hate those money pages as they are so tiresome. sure we all need money but to go on and on and on about it, thats a bit much.16 is a hard age so I can sort of forgive him or here maybe they might even read some of the rules heaven forbid of course that they do that and be drummed out of the don't mind the rules, lets just break them clique here on mylot.It is a bit endearing and young . if you have granny hormones mine must be great granny hormones. lol lol
@jazzsue58 (2672)
12 Aug 11
Oh god, I hate going to the gym on schoolies day. It's when they let the local 6th form college go there for their Leisure and Tourism practical. My thoughts were bordering on illegal, till I heard those mortal whispered words: "Oh look, it's Tanith's mum." Talk about coming down to earth with a bump.
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
8 Aug 11
Oh I get quite annoyed at the same ol' violations too.. Those are one of the things I get annoyed at but have to chuckle at too. I also have to think it's hilarious when they make the discussion "how do I delete this?" or ask "how do I delete it?" Then again, if they had READ the rules they'd know... We have to keep into consideration the translation differences though.