Shocked and Amazed

United States
January 2, 2016 9:31am CST
For the first time ever on this site, I have seen a cheater. This individual posted five comments in a row under one of my posts. In each one, he wrote only one word, “Great.” I guess he really liked the post (not). I thought it might have been some sort of glitch on his part, but then I noticed that they were written hours apart. I believe it must have been intentional. So also for the first time, I clicked on “report” under one of his comments. I then looked around “Help” in order to find a way to leave a message about what this guy had done. I thought perhaps staff would only see the one post I flagged, and wonder what was wrong. But I could not figure out how to leave a message, so I went back to my post to find the offender. I wanted to block him, another new thing for me. But, to my shock and amazement, all of his comments were gone. This is impressive. It must have been just a matter of moments. Staff is really on their toes around here. Happy New Year to them all, (as well as to anyone reading this little article).
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39 responses
@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
2 Jan 16
I have also noticed how fast myLot is in responding to things like this. After so much trouble at the B place and the unending length it took them to fix anything. It's positively refreshing to see how amazingly fast myLot is to weed this mess out and get rid of it.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
Exactly. It shows their professionalism and attention to detail.
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
2 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace It really does. And I so appreciate it.
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@Marcyaz (35751)
• United States
2 Jan 16
they are really fast to weed out these offenders. @fishtiger58
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@marlina (71305)
• Canada
2 Jan 16
I saw some comments "Good" and that was all. Is it the same person?
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@fishtiger58 (30371)
• Momence, Illinois
2 Jan 16
I think I have a " good " comment on one of my posts as well.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
It was a man from India. The name was short, but I don't remember what it was.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 I had five or six in a row.
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@jaboUK (53402)
• United Kingdom
2 Jan 16
I had the same thing - someone put 'good' three times on my post. I thought it might just be ignorance so gave him/her the benefit of the doubt. I explained why it was wrong, and where to read the rules. Those comments are now gone, including my own, so admin agreed with you.
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@Marcyaz (35751)
• United States
2 Jan 16
Admin does seem to be really quick on these sort of things and that is good to now. @jaboUk
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• United States
2 Jan 16
Admin can see what we cannot. They know if it is ignorance or cheating.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
It's nice to see that the staff responds so quickly
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• United States
2 Jan 16
Yes, and on a Saturday morning, no less.
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@BelleStarr (37115)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Jan 16
It does make you wonder doesn't it why the other site could not seem to get a handle on these things. I realize the numbers were greater but only becasue they allowed it to happen which encouraged others. Coming here to cheat is not wise!!
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• United States
2 Jan 16
I don't think the other guys understood how to run a business.
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@BelleStarr (37115)
• Portland, Connecticut
2 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace True but why did it take days for cheaters to be removed?
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@msiduri (5757)
• United States
3 Jan 16
@Belle Starr I believe the other site had a chronic case of "Huh?"
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@troyburns (1434)
• New Zealand
3 Jan 16
I saw this person leaving one word ("good") comments all over the place. Not sure if he/she was actively cheating or just out of his depth with an unfamiliar language. Well done to the staff for their quick response.
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• United States
3 Jan 16
He left this comment five or six times under one of my posts. That is not a language problem, I think.
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@troyburns (1434)
• New Zealand
3 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace - That sounds like someone who has no idea about how sites like this work. I hope he's a one-off.
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@poehere (17716)
• French Polynesia
2 Jan 16
I haven't seen this one yet. Guess they haven't gotten around to some of the stuff I have written or commented on. I have no idea at all on this one. Plus do you really think this is cheating. I sort of don't understand how it can be cheating. He is leaving behind comments on post but does he actually get paid for one word comments if nobody responds back to him. You see that is where the pay rules are a little unclear. I have read them time and again and it seems to come down to this one. If you write a post and nobody is interested in this or responds to it it is more than likely you won't get paid on this. This is not word for word. So it also says about comments and responding to post. It is basically the same. If you respond to a post and the person interacts or comments back on your response then it shows interests then you will earn on this. This is how I see it here on this site. So basically if a person goes around just leaving one word comments on a lot of posts how is he earning? I don't get this at all.
3 people like this
• United States
3 Jan 16
A failed attempt at earning money by doing as little as possible is still someone trying to game the system.
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@poehere (17716)
• French Polynesia
3 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace OK got you on this one thanks.
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@Raelove (16819)
• Saco, Maine
2 Jan 16
This is probably the same person who kept writing "Good" under all my posts. I reported him (or her), and then I blocked any further posts.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
I tried to block him, but did not have time before he disappeared.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24928)
• United States
2 Jan 16
They are certainly quick to respond.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
This was my first experience with this, and I was pleased.
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Jan 16
I have noticed in the past what an excellent response rate exists here. I had a comment on a discussion of mine earlier today that simply comprised of "good". Needless to say I was not impressed, but as it was first time I overlooked it.
2 people like this
• United States
2 Jan 16
The offender under my post was quite obvious. If the time stamps had been one right after the other, I might have assumed it was a case of holding down a key or something. But there were several hours between the comments.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace This does not sound like a very bright cheater.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
@Asylum I prefer dim witted cheaters to bright ones.
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Jan 16
No avatar and just a 'good' here. Sort of creepy if you ask me. Glad that you flagged him. We don't need that here.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
Yes, very creepy. So glad staff eliminated him so he could not multiply.
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@celticeagle (117267)
• Boise, Idaho
3 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace ...They need to nip those in bud.
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• United States
3 Jan 16
@celticeagle I was surprised that they did in just a few moments.
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@valmnz (12640)
• New Zealand
2 Jan 16
Yes, the staff are impressive with how quickly they respond to such things. Good on you for reporting.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
Thanks. I like this site and want it to survive.
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@pgntwo (21551)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
3 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace Hear, hear! Ne'er was a truer statement made!
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
2 Jan 16
Things seem to get quickly removed. I noticed that my comment posted twice on discussion yesterday. I deleted one, but it made me wonder if it happened other times without me noticing.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
Twice right after each other is an obvious glitch or mistake. Five or six times over a period of seven hours is not.
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
2 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace likely that is true.
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• Canada
2 Jan 16
That was quick! I had a comment identical to the one you found. I wonder whether it's the same guy.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
Probably. People like that seem to make the rounds until they are booted.
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@LadyDuck (147793)
• Switzerland
2 Jan 16
I have seen that one, he did the same on some of my posts, I reported.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
They will hunt him down and erase him from the site, or something like that. It's all good.
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@Marcyaz (35751)
• United States
2 Jan 16
I have had someone lately leaving a comment good on some of my posts but he/she has only done it one time on each post. Wonder why they can't say more than good, makes me wonder if they even speak English.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
These guys are of the same breed as the like farmers that showed up on the BB site in the past.
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@andriaperry (46549)
• United States
2 Jan 16
I am to new to have that done to me but as you well know, their will always be that type of people in the world. Happy New year to you because I am reading this :p
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• United States
2 Jan 16
Yes, it is the same everywhere, not just online. Happy New Year, Andria.
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@mawhite (244)
• United States
2 Jan 16
Yes! I had the same "Good" guy one one of my posts, and I was very pleased with how fast that account was gone.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
The speed at which they are erased us what makes them leave, so I was pleased.
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@msiduri (5757)
• United States
2 Jan 16
Just goes to show you what can be accomplished when people are professional and care. Oh, how the Site That Shall Remain Nameless used to annoy me when it let the scammer, spammers and plagiarists slide.
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• United States
2 Jan 16
The key word you used is "care". They didn't, but we did.
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@HazySue (20134)
• United States
2 Jan 16
@ElizabethWallace I had the same thing on one of my sights. They are on the ball here. The only thing that was said on the comment is "good".
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• United States
2 Jan 16
This is good news. I loved their speed.
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