Should I or should I not?

@allknowing (60336)
India
May 18, 2012 10:35pm CST
I am here since almost 3 years and am still in doubt. Some times a topic looks like a poll type, or it could even be a duplicate. I also see it as an individual issue. Did I just see someone pointing out at another user and ranting about them. Oh no. I am confused for the simple reason I see such topics doing the rounds which I feel are guidelines violations or may be not. I respond anyway. I am an early riser and the first thing I do after a hot cup of tea is to log on to myLot and what do I see? A notification "Your response has been deleted because........" Grrr. When will I ever learn? How perfect are you in knowing which is a guidelines violation and which is not. I give up!
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8 responses
@mysdianait (64067)
• Italy
19 May 12
It is impossible to be 'perfect' when in the Terms myLot tell us "myLot reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject, refuse to post or remove any posting by you, or to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or any part of the myLot services at any time, for any or no reason,....." http://www.mylot.com/o/terms.aspx I post on many topics which I am certain will be removed. Those where there are referral links or where a user is celebrating a milestone. I prefer to let them know, in the hope that others will read my response and not add their own but that is usually not the case as the majority don't read previous responses here it seems. I come across plagiarised posts which will be removed for certain (often along with the user) and I post there too for the same reason as above. I am not really concerned about losing my own posts. I don't watch my number and if one post goes, it doesn't take much to be a bit more active the next day and cover my losses either.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
19 May 12
If deletions have no bearing in terms of retaining membership here then I think one should really not worry about it. But I understand myLot does send warnings to those who violate guidelines continuously and responding to topics that are against guidelines violations to my mind are also violations. I do not belong to that category as I take care not to violate rules here as far as possible.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
19 May 12
I am not talking of topics but responses to topics that are guidelines violations. Are these notifications also considered as warnings?
@mysdianait (64067)
• Italy
19 May 12
I doubt it or I (and some others) would have been gone a long time ago). There are some, for example, who choose to respond congratulating every user who posts informing that they have reached payout, or have a new star oe whatever. Those topics are removed as 'milestones' but I think that those who respond are not in jeapardy though they will be disappointed with their earnings. 'Easy' topics are best avoided. However there are some who recognise a topic as a violation and they stick a response or a comment there with their referral link. In that case, yes, they are at risk too. It is beneficial to ALL of us, whether we start topics or not, to be aware of the guidelines so that we can avoid posting on those topics (unless of course as I said above, we realise and choose to respond for different reasons).
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
19 May 12
I've only been on mylot about a month now and at first I responded to a few discussions that were deleted. I'm finding now that it doesn't happen so much, but I don't really worry about it. I respond to something that interests me and if the topic gets deleted, then it gets deleted. No big deal. I am finding however, that there are a lot of duplicate discussions on here and wonder what constitutes a duplicate in the eyes of the admin. I have read the guidelines many times over and still see what I would consider to be violations, duplicate and otherwise. Maybe they haven't been deleted because nobody has reported them or because they haven't gotten detected yet. Or maybe there is some small feature or wording in them that makes them not considered duplicate, poll or whatever. I don't know so I have given up even trying to figure it out. I just continue on my merry little way and if something gets deleted, oh well, carry on.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
19 May 12
My contention is that rules are meant to be followed and there should be clarity about this at all times. But that apparently is missing and everyone seems to be sailing in the same boat. I have reported here and there but I see still those discussions alive and kicking! I suppose there is no other alternative but to move on as this is a swell place to be deletions notwithstanding!
@Suebee (2013)
• Canada
20 May 12
Yes, I did the same and reported a couple of discussions but they are still in full force on here so really, what's the point? I thought that they were violations but, clearly, I was wrong. Oh well, I'll just continue to go blindly forward.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
20 May 12
@dpk262006 (56098)
• Delhi, India
19 May 12
Hi! Like you, I also fail to identify those discussions which are likely to be deleted. I also feel disappointed when I receive a notification informing me that my response has been deleted because the discussion was deleted itself. This happens on an average in one out the twenty discussions. I sometimes respond to a topic because it appears interesting to me, regardless of the point that it could be deleted later. It is difficultd for me to scrtunise discussions while responding. Good discussion. Have a nice day.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
19 May 12
It makes it all the more confusing when what we think is a guidelines violation remains happily around! I actually skip so many interesting topics that create ambiguity in my mind!
@dpk262006 (56098)
• Delhi, India
19 May 12
I do not mind if my response gets deleted later. If a discussion appeals me I respond to it.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
19 May 12
Same here. I too respond to topics that interest me and sometimes because of the topic being a guidelines violation my response gets deleted. I think we have to live with it.
@viji_v2 (727)
• India
13 Jun 12
Hi allknowing, it is easy to learn from our daily experience. I learned a little and even still learning. Even after reading this post in my notification, I thought it wont be present in mylot. But my surprise it is present. Honestly speaking, I thought some would have reported it as ranting. I would say beyond those guidelines present in the site, we have to be careful from our daily experience.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
13 Jun 12
This topic is just to get opinions and is not a rant.
@viji_v2 (727)
• India
21 Jun 12
Peoples opinion always differ.
@ajk111 (2527)
20 May 12
I've stopped caring about the guidelines.....seems to be if you're disliked you get reorted more than others. i do mylot for fun...don't even claim the money. real friends are what mylot is asbout and i respond to discussions that interest me even when i know it will probably get deleted. when you do mylot this way you pick up a pattern to deleted discussions. my belief is if you like the person and know it is going to be deleted go for it anyway.
@ajk111 (2527)
20 May 12
I would also like to add that i have been on mylot since near enough day one....under different names obviously.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
20 May 12
Oh no! I always thought you were a new comer here and gave you all the respect a new comer deserves. I will watch out from now on! There may be some truth in what you say about reporting a user rather than a topic! I think myLot depends a lot on reporting and some violated topics stay put as they are not reported. This is not fair. I move on too but I would have been happy if I had a clean slate.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
28 May 12
I'm not so great at it either. I answer anyway too. Sometimes it is hard to tell...it is close but might slide by. As far as the duplicates...I know I have seen those. I do know it's hard to come up with super original discussions with so many members..but there are some that are crazy duplicated. Anyway..I do go ahead and answer if I have input...I try to stay within guidelines with my responses though. If it is iffy as far as poll type...I won't answer it the way I would a poll.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
28 May 12
We are all doing that it looks like - the hit and miss method! But why? Jenin why?
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
19 May 12
I should say i am not too bad here though it can never be perfect because I have not had hundred percent success. However, since I am relatively less active problems are less.So, this is not in my skill but just an effect of infrequent participation and choosing to answer less discussion topics.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
19 May 12
What I think is a guidelines violation continues to survive here and that is why I feel I am at sea sometimes!
@MoonGypsy (4613)
• United States
19 May 12
i give up worrying about it too much. this is because more of my post get approved than not. sometimes it's not about what i post, but maybe the original poster's post got deleted. in turn, so did mine. one thing i do is that i am careful not to post to ones that are one sentenced polls. that's one of the things i notice alot of new comers do because they don't know any better.
@allknowing (60336)
• India
19 May 12
Sometimes what I think are guidelines violations stay put which only shows I have yet to get a complete hang of what goes on here! It is not many but I am trying to be perfect!