****Adminstrative Advisement***** Re: advertising ban

United States
July 18, 2015 10:50pm CST
From this point on, we will no longer be allowing advertisements. While we will still be allowing "commercial" accounts, posts from said accounts must not be posting discussions that are overtly advertising. This example, directly from the site ownership, best illustrates where the line is drawn: "....if Burger King shows up and says, "What do you think of this new Quadruple Whopper we're introducing?", that would be OK. But not a post that says, here's what a Whopper is, and here's a link to our website where you can learn more about the Whopper." Community guide lines to be updated soon. Accounts that continue to violate this rule will be summarily and with out ceremony, be banned.
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@owlwings (37683)
• Cambridge, England
19 Jul 15
Hooray! Oh boy, have you got your work cut out, @goaskalice!
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@allknowing (54663)
• India
19 Jul 15
Do we have the same goaskalice?
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@owlwings (37683)
• Cambridge, England
19 Jul 15
@allknowing Yes, "GoAskAlice" is the same guy who was moderating before
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• United States
19 Jul 15
@allknowing Yes, still the same guy.
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@allen0187 (22367)
• Philippines
19 Jul 15
Thanks for the info. Glad that the site will be back to its paying ways.
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@dpk262006 (52205)
• Delhi, India
20 Jul 15
I appreciate the step. It is the step in right direction. I found too many posts which were aiming only to promote their products/services, were appearing on the board. Such posts were cluttering the scene and some interesting posts were getting lost in the flood of undesirable posts.
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• India
31 Aug 15
Hey Deepak, How are you doing? its been long time. I am looking forward to discussing lots of things here.
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@dpk262006 (52205)
• Delhi, India
31 Aug 15
@GajaGamini - I am doing fine. You are welcome back to mylot.
• India
4 Sep 15
@dpk262006 You are from Delhi. I see very few Indian on Mylot. Hopefully in near future there will be more Indians and we can discuss various Indian topics such as Indian Culture on Mylot.
• Detroit, Michigan
20 Jul 15
Now THAT is a step in the right direction.
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@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Jul 15
Hooray. Also, Hooray...
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• Bucharest, Romania
12 Aug 15
I will report anything that promotes other sites or products.
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@ARIES1973 (9436)
• Legaspi, Philippines
21 Jul 15
So happy to receive this information.
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@mincap (73)
• United States
19 Jul 15
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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@mythociate (13628)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
19 Jul 15
About the example: What if BK asks about the new quadruple Whopper AND posts a link to it (to aid in the discussion)?
@mythociate (13628)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
20 Jul 15
@GoAskAlice So a member making statements which a website-elsewhere proves would be well-advised to--rather than posting a link (or a complete address, if those still became links)--tell readers to 'go search for it' (possibly directing them to myLot's search-tool); yes?
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• United States
20 Jul 15
@mythociate We're still working out the subtleties.
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@allknowing (54663)
• India
19 Jul 15
we are getting paid
So my hunch was right. We are getting paid.
@owlwings (37683)
• Cambridge, England
19 Jul 15
To be strictly correct, we WILL be ... sometime down the line, when the new earnings algorithm has been properly tested. To do this, the owners need some sensible posts (as in the old days) so that they can see what 'points' to give where and how much those 'points' are going to be worth. So please come back (and encourage others to do likewise) and post discussions like we used to have!
@allknowing (54663)
• India
19 Jul 15
@owlwings Would love to be back with my usual banter. Keep looking out.for me. You have been the real old and faithful here.
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@mythociate (13628)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
20 Jul 15
@owlwings So--to paraphrase Pirates of the Carribean's Joshamee Gibbs--'POST LIKE YOU'RE GETTIN` PAID FOR IT!' I'm not adding AdFly links to any more posts. And MIGHT not post anymore links (even non-paying ones). That's to make sure I'm using information that's "publically available" to start my discussions.
• Indonesia
25 Jul 15
I'm so glad with this new rule. Hope it can bring the old mylot. But one question please, does it really mean, no link allowed?
• Indonesia
6 Sep 15
@GoAskAlice So if I just put a link that is related to the discussion then it's okay?
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
29 Jul 15
I am being dragged over to the brink of my patience... cant wait anymore for all old pals and gang of friends to return back Luv yah Alice and the Team behind the scenes
@firest (76)
• China
9 Aug 15
a right and useful action.