Guideline #20

By pgn
@pgntwo (20696)
Derry, Northern Ireland
December 27, 2015 3:04pm CST
Ah well, it seems the joke is on me this evening, my 45th post on myLot fell foul of the last bullet-point in the Guidelines: ?Posting jokes, recipes, "top lists", chain emails, or discussions consisting of only a quote. It has been summarily put out of its misery. So you've been spared all those corny Christmas Cracker jokes - but thank you for the feedback you did leave, while my Post survived...
This is where you will find out what kinds of behavior are accepted and unaccepted on myLot. When in doubt, remember the Golden Rule!
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec 15
I reckon you could sneak a joke into a longer post, though, right?
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@MALUSE (33767)
• Denmark
27 Dec 15
So you've tried to kick against the pricks - and lost. I hope you'll survive this unscathed in body and soul.
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@TheHorse (54674)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Dec 15
@MALUSE Kick against the pricks? I've never heard that expression!
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@boiboing (12473)
• Northampton, England
27 Dec 15
@MALUSE I suspect that's not intended to sound as rude as it does in English. If you kicked someone in the prick, he wouldn't be very happy about it.
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@jaboUK (51448)
• United Kingdom
27 Dec 15
Oh dear RIP joke post! I wonder why they have that rule.
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Dec 15
Probably to preserve their sanity
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@DaddyEvil (22324)
• Aurora, Missouri
28 Dec 15
Because it is duplicate content, @jaboUK . At least that is what I am guessing. If you tell a joke in your discussion and someone reports it as duplicate I do believe Alex kills it.
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil The same old jokes go around every few years, with each new generation of 6 to 11 year olds, mainly. And then again at Fresher's/Freshman's week at college/university
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@boiboing (12473)
• Northampton, England
27 Dec 15
I've never been sure of the distinction between a funny story and a joke. I've also been a bit worried that I sometimes write a post about food and add a recipe link in case people don't understand what the food is.
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• United States
27 Dec 15
I believe that what they mean by "no recipes" in the guidelines is, you shouldn't start a discussion and put ingredients and a few cooking directions and that's it. If you add something of substance along with a recipe, such as a memory or story associated with the recipe, it think it is acceptable here on myLot.
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@boiboing (12473)
• Northampton, England
27 Dec 15
@Angelee_27 That is also my assumption.
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@boiboing (12473)
• Northampton, England
28 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil A recipe is not 'definitely duplicate'. If I write how to make my two ingredient chocolate mousse, then it's NOT duplicated in any way. Only if the post is nothing but a copy paste of a recipe somebody found online or in a cook book is it a duplicate. I wrote about my mother's unfortunate ingredient substitutions and added a recipe of how the dish 'should' be made as a link. That didn't break any rules.
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@poehere (17800)
• French Polynesia
27 Dec 15
Yes this one can happen when you least expect it to happen. Guess someone out there didn't like the joke and reported your post. I now try to stay away from this type of stuff. I have had 2 of mine deleted when I first arrived here. But that was fine because I know it was a boarder line if it would or would not be deleted.
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
27 Dec 15
In my case, I mentioned the guideline in the post, so it stayed up over the Christmas and Boxing day period, possibly in the spirit of the season - not a bad innings.
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@poehere (17800)
• French Polynesia
28 Dec 15
@pgntwo Yah well it does happen now and then I guess so we do learn what they like and don't when this one happens to us here on the site.
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@DaddyEvil (22324)
• Aurora, Missouri
28 Dec 15
@pgntwo Uhm... if you are really curious, pgn, your post stayed up because Alex was very busy with his own family, so no one was checking on reported posts. (I know this because I had ask him to check a link I wanted to post. I ask him several days ago, but he only got back to me this afternoon and told me he had been gone for a long holiday.) Sorry that happened to your discussion, sir!
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@celticeagle (114504)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Dec 15
I just responded to one that was about a quote. Very good how they got that in too. A little grey matter goes a long way.
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Dec 15
I think the other neurone must have gone inhibitory that day, alas!
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@celticeagle (114504)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Dec 15
@pgntwo ...If they aren't firing your in trouble.
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@marlina (64893)
• Canada
27 Dec 15
I guess Mylot really means business!
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Dec 15
Within certain bounds, yes. We would not want it any other way, would we, really?
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@DaddyEvil (22324)
• Aurora, Missouri
28 Dec 15
@pgntwo Personally, no, I wouldn't! That's why, when Alex apologized for telling me no on that link, I ask him not to apologize. He is doing his job and I appreciate that he is conscientious and fair about it. Even when the link I wanted to post would have helped so many. I can still pm it to Nanette and she can figure out how to give it to others who will use it as it is meant to be used!
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
29 Dec 15
@DaddyEvil I do not understand who Nanette is...?
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@softbabe44 (5950)
• Vancouver, Washington
28 Dec 15
No, i don't think that it would go over to good might want to leave the state.
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Dec 15
Leaving the state might be a bit rash, stay and face the music is a better prospect!
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• Vancouver, Washington
28 Dec 15
@pgntwo It might be a good idea to face the music.
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Dec 15
@softbabe44 ...and dance!
@Missmwngi (9690)
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Dec 15
The best thing is that you have learnt
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Dec 15
Every day, every day!
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@Missmwngi (9690)
• Nairobi, Kenya
28 Dec 15
@pgntwo Thats the way of life,learning something everyday
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@LadyDuck (126752)
• Switzerland
28 Dec 15
It is possible that the post survived, because the jokes were part of a longer text. I have seen posts with only jokes deleted.
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Dec 15
I doubt we shall ever know - a case of "mea culpa". Now water under the bridge and all that, even if some parts of northern England have water over the top of the bridge as well for the last couple of days!
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@Rollo1 (16711)
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Dec 15
I missed all your corny jokes, but at least I didn't have to suffer the loss of any brilliant comment I might have made.
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
27 Dec 15
There is that to it, yes.
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@xFiacre (6910)
• Ireland
27 Dec 15
@pgntwo I must have missed that one.
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Dec 15
T'was aught but a bit o'banter, now consigned to that infinite bit-bucket in the sky.
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• United States
28 Dec 15
It happens, don't worry about it.
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Dec 15
Thanks! Better to have tried and lost than never to have tried at all...
• United States
28 Dec 15
@pgntwo Sometimes our 'minds' do their own things!
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill The problems arise when our fingers start expressing what our mind is contemplating...
@HazySue (17570)
• United States
2 Jan 16
@pgntwo I never understood it either. SO sorry. RIP
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
2 Jan 16
You win some, you lose some. So it goes.
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@salonga (28073)
• Philippines
1 Jan 16
Mylot does prohibit those kind of posts so we have to be careful.
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
1 Jan 16
Oh yes - there are some touchy subjects. I have added the link to the Guidelines in the parent post for this discussion - not sure why I did not do that before!
@suziecat7 (3455)
• Asheville, North Carolina
28 Dec 15
Oh no - oh well - it would seem that jokes would be okay but what do I know?
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@pgntwo (20696)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
28 Dec 15
Guidelines say different, so it had to go...
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