I hope i can survive

Malaysia
December 1, 2012 11:36am CST
I afraid to respond discussion create by person with rating more than 500 and star reputation above than 8. Most of them have very good quality english. I feel i am small compare to them. Sometime i not understand with their discussion because they use high level english. That why i like to respond discussion create by person with rating below than 500 and star reputation below than 8 but their discussion always get delete that also make my rating drop down a little. I dont know if can survive in mylot.
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@deazil (4556)
• United States
1 Dec 12
Akamaru, my friend, you are a very smart young man. You speak different languages and are also seeking to learn Japanese as well as learning English. This is a very hard language to learn, yet you do well. Everyone here understands you. And as they have said, don't be afraid to ask. There is a rule about criticizing incorrect grammar in mylot. No one is allowed to do this. And I have heard many times from what others have said that after being in mylot for a while their English is better. You are not small. You are learning. There is a big difference. If you are afraid to ask in a discussion, remember what you did when you wanted to know about changing your password? You can always do that again. About the deleted discussions. They were deleted for violations of the guidelines. You need to make sure when you respond to a discussion that it is not a violation. Many new members don't read the guidelines and FAQs. So they post useless discussions and get deleted. Use the mylot search in discussions to see if it is a duplicate. If the discussion is like a poll type question this also will be deleted. And there are other reasons, too. Or go to your interests and respond to senior members discussions. Don't be afraid. You're young and learning. You're new here. You are respected and no one will criticize you. What is your native language?
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• Malaysia
2 Dec 12
Yesterday the discussion i respond get delete. That discussion about 'mylot earning'. I know that discussion will delete but i still respond in there. Ahh i just waste my time respond in there.
• Malaysia
2 Dec 12
Ahh sorry forgot to say about my native language. My native language is Melanau. This language only in Sarawak which Sarawak is in Borneo island. :)
@deazil (4556)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Yes, you wasted your time. That's okay. It happens to almost everybody. I just had a response in a discussion that was deleted. It was about typing. Who would think that would be deleted? Borneo. What an exotic place! That's a fascinating country. I tried to find somewhere to see your language but there isn't much on the internet. I thought if I understood a little of your language I could help you. Borneo has the oldest rainforest in the world. And caves with thousands of bats. How interesting. Here, people put a bat house in their yards so the bats will come. Because they eat all the bugs, mosquitoes that bother us at night. Not everybody has a bat house. Many people are afraid of bats. I like them. They keep the bug population down. Keep busy, keep responding to topics of your interests. Relax. Enjoy yourself.
@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
1 Dec 12
I have always had great admiration for those who do not have English as their first language but nevertheless they come here and join in with the discussions! The more that you stay here and join in then the more friends you will make and the sooner you will become more confident with your English. Please don't be shy and please don't think that anyone is going to criticise you either. Many of the users with much higher numbers than yours, even though they use English every day, make more mistakes than you ever will! Welcome aboard and please have fun here!
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• Malaysia
1 Dec 12
Yeah i should think positive! I always afraid someone will criticise about me even in my real life. That why i dont have a confident.
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@mysdianait (64059)
• Italy
6 Dec 12
Never fear if others criticise! Instead be proud that they noticed you!
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
2 Dec 12
Hi akamaru! I don't think the rating or the number would be a reason for you not to respond to any discussion. I will not bite you promise, You see I'm an angel . he he. Just remember we are created equal and this reason alone should not make you think you are smaller or whatever you may call it. We are friends remember? Have a nice day!
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• Malaysia
2 Dec 12
I just feel uncomfortable with rating and reputation because when i see this in you all discussion i see you all have a lot of experience in life. Sometime i also respond discussion create by person with rating more than 500 and reputation more than 8.
• United States
2 Dec 12
You shouldn't be afraid to respond because the way that you learn is by practicing. The fact that you have the courage to respond is even better, as you learn more you will surely improve. Practice makes perfect. One a random side not I like you profile picture is it of an Asian celebrity because it looks familiar to me.
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• Malaysia
2 Dec 12
I can respond the discussion i have experience. I just 23 years old guy still a lot of things i must learn. Why you dont like it? I see a lot of people here using celebrity picture.
@TeamCholent (2843)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Don't be as one of the great advantages of MyLot is that it is a place to learn and share skills etc so take it day by day and just enjoy the time spent here. You can and will survive here if you have fun firstly and then focus on income as a bonus. Have a great weekend,
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@Mavic123456 (9703)
• Thailand
2 Dec 12
Never, ever, think less of yourself. Never ever, compare yourself to anyone for you will find yourself greater or lesser than the other person. You can survive mylot just relax and be yourself.. just use English to respond. It takes time but you can do it friend. be yourself.
• Malaysia
2 Dec 12
First of all congratulations because your star increase. Good job. Of course i use english here or you want i use Japanese language or Malay language here hehe?
• Thailand
2 Dec 12
I didn't even notice that it is silver someone just told me. yes, thanks for that. Whooo hooot. . Good to hear this. wow.. such a well linguist... Gland to hear this. Good morning
• Thailand
2 Dec 12
**Glad to hear this. Good morning.
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
1 Dec 12
AkamaruKei I am impressed with your honesty. Many people would be afraid to to say they feel uncomfortable with English. The fact is many people only know one language..and so you are ahead of them in learning another language. I admire you and congratulate you in trying to learn English. From what I see you are able to communicate and if you don't understand something ask that it be reworded. Remember there are probably others here who feel as you do but are afraid to say it. So if you ask something..there are probably others who want to know the answer too. Good for you for sharing your feelings and for wanting to improve your English!!
• Malaysia
1 Dec 12
I know 2 language malay and local language here. I can understand english just want to make a verse is a problem. I also shy to ask people. I also know basic Japanese. I hope someone can teach me Japanese language. :)
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
2 Dec 12
AkamaruKei Good for you!! Keep learning languages..it's also very good brain exercise... You are not hard to understand and feel free to ask anyone any questions...and don't worry about what others think..you are just trying to learn and most people will respect that and wish you good luck!
• Jacksonville, Florida
3 Dec 12
I think you will do great here and you will get better with your english the more your here. So many people learn here and that is what's so great about this site! Before you know it you will fit right in and have very good english skills. =) I don't think you should be worried, most of the people understand and are very nice. No one will be mean abouy it! I hope to see you around on my discussions!
• Malaysia
4 Dec 12
Dont worry i always post new discussion everyday. Sometime i start 1 discussion sometime 2 discussion. :)
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
Hey man! Try not to be discouraged focusing on your flaws. Every one has their own flaw. It's definitely normal. This is an international site and many would understand that not all are using English as their mother tongue. Most of us just actually uses English as their second language. If you think you're not that good in English, then take that as a challenge not as a hurdle. THINK POSITIVE!!! You'll learn a lot by practicing the language on every discussion. God bless!
• Malaysia
2 Dec 12
Yeah i think we all very lucky even our english is not good enough but we know 2 language english and our country language.
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Dec 12
hi AkamaruKei oh please do not let big numbers scare you. all of us were newbies once here. You will do great if you just believe in you.If you respond to me I will be thrilled and if You cannot understand something in my discussion just say so and I will be glad to explain simply. I try to make my discussions with simple words understandable to all.,Also please read the guidelines and the FAQ's too as they will help you to know when a discussion has broken a rule. then you will not lose your responses as you will be able to tell when a discussion has broken a rule.'also do 'not ever be afraid to ask us with bigger numbers for help as we all have had to start as newbies at one time.Welcome to mylot and have fun here and make friends too. Friends will help you to learn English easier too. hugs from hatley.
• Malaysia
2 Dec 12
I hope you can started a discussion easy for me to respond like manga, anime, music and mylot hehe.
• United States
2 Dec 12
Awww, don't be afraid at all. We completely understand the language barrier and as long as your discussions are good one's, then no one minds and you will get many responses. Make sure you read the guidelines and understand them, plus the FAQ, or frequently answered questions. They help guide you along the way. We are fun group of people and we welcome all, regardless of your language. As long as we can understand what you're saying, we'll be happy to answer. I think you speak great English and I had no trouble understanding. Don't ever be afraid as we wouldn't let anyone give you any problems...we're cool people, lol! You just enjoy yourself here and welcome!
• Malaysia
2 Dec 12
I understand little by little after i read guidelines. Honestly i want to say i also lazy like other new member to read guidelines. After that i think i should read guidelines because i dont want make mistake again.
@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
1 Dec 12
I think you do very well! And your rank is as good as mine, even though I have almost 9000 posts. But I've been here for seven years and that's why I have almost (9000) times I've posted, and most of them were responses. Hope you stick around! And best of luck!
• Malaysia
2 Dec 12
Dont worry i will never give up. I will active in mylot. :)
• United States
2 Dec 12
Don't worry about it. Higher numbers just mean that they have been on the site longer. You are climbing up there yourself! Just relax, read through posts from your interests, and post your opinion or response to them. Say whatever comes to your mind. If you use the site in this way, I think that your rating will go up and you will find yourself posting more naturally. People on this site are tolerant of English mistakes, but not with people who are just posting for the sake of posting. Hope to see you around on here!
• India
2 Dec 12
Hi friend, why are you thinking in this sort? mylot is common to every one and you can reply to any post here. Don't worry about your English, it is the good platform to improve your language. Some persons who are having highest ratings also not from English native, so don't worry about mylot activities, surely you will survive with the site and participate with the topics whichever impress you
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
You don’t need to feel down or worry yourself to respond to a discussion with a high ranking star in this site. We all have different views and different mindset to every content that meets our interests on some discussions. And your respond would really benefit the discussion posted because we see how your interact with what the discussion is all about.
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
2 Dec 12
the intent and the positive response which you get here will help you go a long way in reaching the top.attitude matters a lot
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
Hello AkamaruKei! Don't be too hard in myLot. Just enjoy in participating in discussions and by reading. Be cool. I think your english is good. Besides, practicing it through posting here will improve and make you better. Do not feel small because there are many others who isn't good in english too. Just continue and don't stop learning to improve yourself. Happy Lotting!
@jenny1015 (13390)
• Philippines
2 Dec 12
Nobody is perfect! And even if you think that you are not as good as some of the members here, you will never be discriminated. Although you may not be that of an expert in the English language, people here do understand you. And you are not the only one who has the same issues. It's okay. You'll get to increase your chances of being good in the language as long as you are eager to learn and will ask a few help from friends.
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
2 Dec 12
Akamarukei Don't feel bad about the quality of your presentation/english. It differs from member to member. some of us do it well. some cannot do it well. In fact as per guidelines quality of english is not to be commented by others. in fact you can use this as a forum to improve your english writing skills. best wishes
• Indonesia
2 Dec 12
I can survive here although English is not my native language and my English is not good, the last time I had English lesson was at school but after graduated from school we don't have English lesson anymore so I'm here to practice English and make friends with people from other countries. I can survive here and have a lot of fun with other members, so I'm sure you can survive too. Don't be afraid of the ratings and reputations, don't restrict yourself from posting and responding, when you respond to a discussion don't look at the ratings or the reputations but look at discussion which you can relate yourself with. You see many English native speakers welcoming non native speakers in this site and they appreciate our effort to participate in here although English is not our first language. I think it is the same when foreigner comes to our country and they try to communicate to us using our native language, we feel happy and appreciate their effort, right? We can survive here and we can learn together to improve our English.