What is the official myLot word on using articles from defunct sites?

United States
November 17, 2015 11:13am CST
I really don't see anything in the Guidelines that fit the current situation. Many sites say "original" content only. I don't see that statement in the myLot Guidelines. You know that those old 'B' articles are going to be showing up, some have already. Before we get to far into this I would just like to get some kind of official word. It may save grief later on. I only saved a dozen or so of my over 3800 articles so I won't be dropping a bundle on here or anywhere else that's for sure! I know I can count on a few veterans to answer that question....
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5 responses
@GoAskAlice (4363)
• United States
17 Nov 15
It isn't officially part of the current guidelines, but I have been discouraging "recycled" content. However, if a site and it's content no longer exist, I would probably be remiss if I didn't allow it. I am still trying to develop a solid policy regarding this particular issue and as soon as I do, I will post an advisement.
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• United States
17 Nov 15
That was fast, thanks!
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@rebelann (43020)
• El Paso, Texas
17 Nov 15
I thought it was a given that we do not repost our work from other sites we're on. At least that's the impression I got.
@marlina (79632)
• Canada
17 Nov 15
|Thanks for this fast anwwer.
@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
17 Nov 15
Policy or no policy, I always think it's better to rewrite something than to just copy-paste. It's also better for people who may have already read it somewhere else.
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• United States
17 Nov 15
I agree but I also have to say that after reading thousands and thousands of articles since 2008 I might not recognize them unless they smacked me upside the head! It would have to be somethings really fantastic for me to remember reading something from years ago.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
17 Nov 15
I think some articles might be easily recycled but some never would and some might be recognized by others who read it on my last site. I would probably do some re-writing and editing if I really wanted to use an article again. Mostly, I think it's better to write new content.
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• United States
17 Nov 15
@Rollo1 Since this isn't really a 'writing site' I think its just as easy to come up with something new. There is just so much to pick from and since there is basically no min. word count..start fresh!
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@Morleyhunt (21363)
• Canada
15 Jan 16
I read the response. I don't have more than a dozen saved, so the subject might be similar, the post will be new.
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• United States
16 Jan 16
I wasn't big on saving the small stuff, just the important one, important to me.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
18 Nov 15
I see that you got an official response here already so I will just say hello. Good to see you after a long time!
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• United States
18 Nov 15
Hey there - nice to see you also - I recognize your @ name!!! Yes, the official answer was the fisrt one I got, he was super fast!
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@Susan2015 (21939)
• United States
17 Nov 15
I only kept a few of mine from over there.
• United States
17 Nov 15
I kept my stories - those I cared about more than anything - everything else is either old news or something that can be recreated better.
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