How would you react if you country gets a bad name here

@allknowing (61698)
India
November 2, 2015 6:44am CST
I have been reading posts about some spammers who happen to be from India. I have read comments about India being generalised. What would be your reaction if your country got a bad name on account of some violters from your country. I have also noticed there are many here who have not mentioned the name of their country in their profile. Your views please.
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
2 Nov 15
Lets face it. Yes, many Indians are spammers and we are known for their misdeeds. So why make a fuss of it? Accept it. And yes, I come from India and am based in India. Those who know me, know that I do not believe in Spamming anyone, anything. And my profile does say where I am stationed in India. No regrets until I commit a mistake. And if I do, I accept it.
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@allknowing (61698)
• India
3 Nov 15
How many have you reported so far? Happy to hear you are not in that list.
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Nov 15
@allknowing Yes, I have reported each and every I came across. No hesitations, no issues. I need this site to be clean for myself
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@allknowing (61698)
• India
3 Nov 15
@thesids Good you reported but it should end there. None of us have the right to assume and talk badly about any country even if it is our own as you have done.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Nov 15
I doubt if this would bother me unduly because I realise that it is human nature to categorise people in general instead of differentiating sensibly. There have been more extreme cases at times and I have known sites to ban specific countries for similar reasons. This is completely unjustified, but sadly we cannot do very much about it.
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@allknowing (61698)
• India
3 Nov 15
We could atleast express our opinion as I have done that it is not right to generalise.
@allknowing (61698)
• India
3 Nov 15
We could atleast express our opinion as I have done, that it is not right to generalise.
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 15
@allknowing We all that classing people into groups as such is wrong, but it is also human nature to some degree, so we simply have to live with it.
@boiboing (12206)
• Northampton, England
2 Nov 15
There are 1.1 or 1.2 billion people in India so inevitably some of them are going to be cheats. But there are also some of the world's finest writers, business people, scientists, craftsmen, chefs and cricketers. Try not to take it personally. People have stereotyped ideas of most nationalities but also have the sense to know that not everyone is like that. I've seen people moan Brits go on holiday, get drunk and eat sausage and chips every day and it's absolutely true some do- I'm not one of those so I don't take it personally and you're not one of the cheats, so you shouldn't either. The recent run of spamming has - apparently - come from India but could as easily have come from many other places.
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@allknowing (61698)
• India
3 Nov 15
Agree with you. As a community all what we need to do is to report and not make judgement
@amnabas (9949)
• Karachi, Pakistan
2 Nov 15
Yes i also read it but i think its the members who need to report
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@Rollo1 (16651)
• Boston, Massachusetts
2 Nov 15
I think it must be difficult to be an upstanding member of a community online when many people from the same country are known for being spammers and cheats. We all know some innocent bubblers who were affected when Bubblews shut down the countries where most of their cheaters came from. There were very good bubblers in those countries, too. All we can do is be good members and expect that others will judge us all individually and not by any other criteria.
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@allknowing (61698)
• India
3 Nov 15
Well said. As a helpful member we only need to report and not contribute to thoughts that give a wrong picture.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 Nov 15
There do seem in general on pay websites to be a lot of abuse from certain countries. Maybe it's due to poverty there.
@allknowing (61698)
• India
3 Nov 15
The very poor here in India for example do not have access to computers while I have noticed many from other countries who have access to computers are here for money and money alone as they are jobless and since many do not mention the name of country on their profile we do not know how many spammers are here from other countries as well. As a responsible user all we have to do is report and not highlight names of countries.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Nov 15
@allknowing Bangladesh and Indonesia come to mind, though I am sure there are many more from many countries.
• United States
2 Nov 15
It would not bother me, however I also feel that every writer should be evaluated on their own merits rather than on the place they are from. What bothers me more is the idea that some who make those judgments think they are so perfect that they can make such assumptions.
@allknowing (61698)
• India
3 Nov 15
So many profiles do not have the country mentioned there. As a community we are only expected to report and not give our judgement.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Nov 15
@Berniezeitler yes that thought came to me too ye who art without sin cast the first stone G od does watch us.
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@cahaya1983 (10060)
• Malaysia
3 Nov 15
I wouldn't take it personally if it happens. I think members of the myLot community are intelligent enough to know that one bad apple doesn't necessarily spoil the whole bunch. I don't generalize and I hope other people don't, either.
@allknowing (61698)
• India
3 Nov 15
Our discussions are visible to the whole world.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Nov 15
hi@allknowing I sure would not like it b ut I have heard crap about our own USA too but not here. You know i really think youi should report this when it happ ns here as we are not supposed to do that , we are not to badmouth people's countries as this is open to all of us in the world almost. maybe several countries excluded because they do not have pay pal. but we are not to be running one other's countries down at all here.
@allknowing (61698)
• India
3 Nov 15
You are right but strangely there are some who support that post - shocking.
@Shellyann36 (8917)
• United States
3 Nov 15
I am from the US and accustomed to hearing all sorts of negative things about our country.
@allknowing (61698)
• India
3 Nov 15
Do you get them to hear it here?
@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
2 Nov 15
I would not care, because people tend to generalize. I have noticed several new users that were spammers and from India, this is not a reason to criticize all Indians. I am sorry if this happened.
@allknowing (61698)
• India
3 Nov 15
Agree with you.The community should just report and not give their opinion on a country.
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@youless (90398)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Nov 15
If it is the truth, then I will accept it. After all, there are many bad things in my country which I don't like it, too. I just want to tell people that I am an individual. So you can't say due to one is bad in China, then all Chinese are bad. People will improve with the education. And if my people can have the rights to vote, something may be different today. So don't judge us because of the stupid behaviors of my government.