What is the Point of Categorization When You Post Anything Anywhere?

@thesids (22358)
Bhubaneswar, India
October 12, 2012 2:07am CST
Hi friends and lotters It is good that the rules at myLot do not specify anything about the Categorization. Many a times our discussions fall in multiple categories and we get the flexibility to post it (our discussion) on a category which we think is more appropriate. But then, over the past few days, I have found discussions being posted in completely wrong categories. And many a times they have been spoilers instead of being the ones which could have helped. Like a Cancer discussion in Travel or even the Make Money Online in Health. Now this is what baffles me. I mean how do the starter of such discussions decide on the Category? It ruins my day just like today ... you open up a discussion expecting it to be of some value (this is what they say when you start your discussion and select the category for discussion) and you find the discussion to be something out of nowhere and on that, it is a gloomy sad discussion... Your take on this, dear ones. Have a great day cheers, theSids.
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• Philippines
12 Oct 12
hi thesids, I don't know either let them do what they want as long as it is not against mylot rules. I think it is better than to be a response collector happy mylotting
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Oct 12
Hi bhaby I know dear that it is not against the rules as if it would have been some of the discussions might have been removed for being in the wrong categories. However it acts as a spoiler sometimes when you wake up and start on Mylot to find discussions not of your preferences being catered to you only because they are in wrong categories.
@sishy7 (27646)
• Australia
12 Oct 12
I mostly just post my topics under 'general discussion'. No, I'm not suggesting to anyone to do the same; this is just happen to be my personal preference. The best thing for everyone would be to post topics under most appropriate category.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Oct 12
Hi Sishy Ah, I do agree and respect with your publishing discussions on that General Segment. At least one doesnt start getting presumed ideas of what to expect and anything under that wont be much of a surprise or shock...
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@ajk111 (2527)
12 Oct 12
i have seen this many times. once i saw a discussion about marriage under 'love' rather than 'horror'!
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Oct 12
hi ajk I am guilty of the wrong categorization then... I never posted anything under horror
@ajlasent (485)
• Philippines
12 Oct 12
I think the categorization thing is done so we'd get notified when the show up on our interests? But yeah, I've seen stuff about money online in the relationships category and I just went @_@ haha! I get disappointed too because I was expecting something completely different and I see their post has absolutely nothing to do with the category. I wish they'd be more... relevant. :)
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Oct 12
hi ajlasent you are right about the need and purpose of the categories. But unfortunately not many realize this and go on posting anything almost anywhere.
@Sreekala (22957)
• India
13 Oct 12
Sometimes I myself get confused with my topics, to post under which category; anyhow I am successful to post the topic under the right category. I too noticed, posting topics under a wrong category, I passes a comment in my mind ‘how the starter post this topic under this category, doesn't have common sense’ then I leave off the topic (all I do it in my mind only). I don’t think much on that and conclude myself, it is all upto the starter but definitely he/she can select right a category wisely. I think, posting under wrong category is not violating any guidelines, so…
@sjvenden27 (1850)
• United States
13 Oct 12
Yes I have seen some of those discussions that you are talking about that were put in the wrong spot.. Granted there are some categorizes that are more likely to be read then others.. But if you want to put something in that category write about it.. It is pretty simple.
• Philippines
13 Oct 12
Hello there, I guess some here had been gotten by their excitement that they Forget tobpay attention to the categories or label of their discussions. Nice post.:)
@Porcospino (17931)
• Denmark
12 Oct 12
Some of discussions in the wrong categories are simply mistakes and once you have posted the discussion it is too late to move it. That is a reason why a couple of my discussions ended up in the wrong category, and I know other people have experienced the same thing. The rest of them? I am not sure, but it is my impression that some people post their discussions in the popular categories (even if the topics belongs somewhere else) because they think that they are more likely to get responses in the popular categories. Some people are in hurry and just pick the first category that that they think about instead of going through all of the categories in order to find the most appropriate one.