I receive notification from mylot!

Philippines
September 20, 2012 8:03am CST
I am a newbie here in mylot, I don't understand why they send me notification that state that my question has been deleted because of "game or poll type discussion"? what does that really mean? that was my first discussion that has 4 comments of other mylot user. Does anybody know the answer? I really don't understand. :(
7 responses
@owlwings (39101)
• Cambridge, England
20 Sep 12
A "poll type" discussion is any simple question which can be answered in only a few words. Questions like "What is your favourite ...?" or "Which do you prefer. X or Y?" and others of such nature are 'poll type' questions. MyLot is about DISCUSSIONS, not about 'questions and answers' and a good quality discussion is like a conversation. Once someone has told you whether they like ice cream or not or that they like Lady Gaga, there isn't a lot more that can usefully be said, so it's not a conversation. Unless you have read and understood what the Guidelines actually encourage us to do (and what to avoid doing), you are likely to have many discussions and responses deleted. The answers to your questions are nearly all to be found here: http://www.mylot.com/o/guidelines.aspx and here: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq.aspx
1 person likes this
• United States
21 Sep 12
Very good answer! I was going to say something like this but you summed it up, now I don't need to! More than I would say 50% (at least) of myLot don't realise this fact that it isn't a Q&A here on myLot but supposed to be interactive and discuss the topics at hand in full.
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
20 Sep 12
It simply because you can't write about everything here. There are some guidelines that you need to follow . What was your discussion about? We might point out in which way your discussion violated the guidelines
@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
20 Sep 12
Not paying attention, are we? In the topic it says thatthe notification stated "game or poll type discussion".
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
20 Sep 12
I red it But it might possible that she didn't understand why her discussion was being considered as game or poll type And also since this rule might be vague or debatable
@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
20 Sep 12
A poll is a poll is a poll is a poll. It is only when it is not, that it is debatable
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
12 Oct 12
users from mylot get notifications sometimes.. so you really need to read all the guidelines and rules of mylot to avoid receiving them. it means that your question is a game type, like voting, which one is the best..and mylot doesn't allow that.
• Philippines
20 Sep 12
Yes, myLot team can either approve or delete your discussions it's in their terms and conditions. If your discussion post did not meet their expectations/standards they can delete your question resulting to deduction of points earnings. Read the FAQ page so that you may know the do's and dont's so that next time your discussions will not be deleted. Have a great day! and welcome to myLot! :D
@grkelly (1216)
• Malta
20 Sep 12
Discussions should be according to guidelines. It is worth reading them. If I am not mistaken poll type discussions are deleted as they do not instigate discussion per se. One simply answers yes or no for example. Take a look at other discussions such as today's top so as to get a better idea of the types of discussions which are acceptable.
@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
20 Sep 12
If you don't want your started discussions, or your responses on other dicussions, to be deleted then you absolutely must be aware of the Guidelines. The link is in the first response. You must read them and be aware of them otherwise you risk wasting your own time (and that of others).
• Philippines
20 Sep 12
Probably your posting violated MyLot's policy. One of those policies is "Do not start game and poll type discussions". I would suggest that you read the company policy at http://www.mylot.com/o/guidelines.aspx.