Are these MyLotters using me?

Perth, Australia
April 27, 2016 6:22pm CST
Whether it's wrong or right, we are all here for a reason. Personally, I did come here to make some extra cash. Never intended on making friends because I didn't think anyone would want to be my friend. But after some time, I did meet people who I'm happy to say are my online friends. But just because I enjoy talking on here, doesn't mean I've forgotten why I originally came here. MyLot wont make us rich but every dollar counts to help me with various things. I've had people private message me asking me to answer their discussions because they noticed I always answer everyone back and would like me to do the same for them because they are needing money. So because I am in the same boat as them, and felt bad for them, I decided to help out. But what I have noticed is that I get messages from those MyLotters saying they will return the favour to help me out. I thought it was nice for them to offer to do that because I've never asked them to help. They offered on their own. I said I am very grateful for them to take the time to read / answer what I post but thing is, they have never answered anything I've said. No answers, no comments, no responses. Nothing. Of course we don't have to answer anything we don't want to but when someone has offered to helped after being help, I can't help but feel a bit used. In no shape or form have they helped me. Which again, they don't have to but when someone offers to help but then never does, and still messages me to help them out, it makes me wonder if their offers were ever real or were to just keep me hanging on until I have had enough helping them. Which is now.
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@JolietJake (50909)
• United States
27 Apr 16
I personally think it is wrong to message someone and ask them to respond to your posts. It just is not proper, and there used to actually be rules against it. I would ignore any message like that I received from someone.
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@JolietJake (50909)
• United States
27 Apr 16
Hey @GoAskAlice, what's the official policy? Asking response for response, etc, used to be against the site rules...
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• Perth, Australia
27 Apr 16
@JolietJake I agree. It's also just rude too. Like sometimes it's the very first thing they will ask. No "Hello, how are you?" But asking for help. I answer everyone out of common courtesy. People take time to talk to me and I shall do the same back. Sometimes I will be a bit late on getting back to people but I still always do. But some people have decided to use me for that. And you're right, I'm going to ignore these types of messages now. I'm here to do what I need to do and talk with my friends. Not to be taken for granted and used.
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Apr 16
JJ you c o uld not do that in 'bubblews and I do not think our admins will like that either
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Apr 16
I agree if they offered to help in return and did not ever do it, ilts time to say sayonara, adios, good bye as they are using you and that never a nice feeling I have some who do the same thing so goodbye nice seeing you.
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• Perth, Australia
27 Apr 16
@Hatley I don't like that people have been doing it to you but I am a bit glad to know I am not the only one! Good on you for not dealing with their crap!
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Apr 16
@VivaLaDani13 yes I fialy got tireed of ilts being all o ne way
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@sharon6345 (121013)
• United States
27 Apr 16
I ignore them to be honest if they want help all they have to do is keep posting. soon enough we will figure out if we want to help or not. They are disgusting
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@sharon6345 Couldn't have agreed more! Well said!
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@Lolaze (3165)
• United States
27 Apr 16
I would just ignore them and comment on any post you choose to. Don't be influenced by people private messaging you. If people did that to me, I'd be annoyed.
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• Perth, Australia
28 Apr 16
@Lolaze I agree with you completely. I will be doing that from now on. Hope no one does it to you!
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@Lolaze (3165)
• United States
28 Apr 16
@VivaLaDani13 If they try it on me, they will get growled at and no comments on their post from me
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@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
28 Apr 16
If someone is your friend, s/he will never ask you to revert back or return the favor. That is how things have been with me. Until now, none has asked me to respond to his/her discussion and I know some of my dear friends are in real need of these monies here. Still no one asked me. And as far as my asking them goes, no. I will never ask anyone to come up and respond. Agreed, when we had that "suggest" feature available for our own discussions, I did use it once because it was a discussion about the senior-most MyLotters Special Day.
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@Daljinder (21147)
• India
28 Apr 16
True that Sid. I always say money ruins relationships.
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@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
28 Apr 16
@Daljinder Yes It messed up mine, today, for sure.
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@Daljinder (21147)
• India
28 Apr 16
@thesids Ouch!
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@Daljinder (21147)
• India
28 Apr 16
Complete opposite happened with us @VivaLaDani13 You offered. I point blank refused. I told you before Dovey. Money ruins relationships. Any kind of relationship. Even if as an acquaintance or fellow lotter.
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• Perth, Australia
28 Apr 16
HAHA Yeah I know. Only difference is that I actually would if you needed me to.
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@Daljinder (21147)
• India
28 Apr 16
@VivaLaDani13 Ha! Keep dreaming. I am someone who helps other with no expectations. Trying to help ME would be like pulling teeth for you. Honestly how would you help when I wouldn't volunteer any info if I need help or not? lol Or even in what way I need help? I am a private person. I don't divulge THAT information. Honest! Nevertheless your asking and even offering is and will always be more than enough.
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• Perth, Australia
28 Apr 16
@Daljinder lol well that's sweet. But I mean if you asked for help then I would do whatever I could. I can't help if you don't ask for it lol I wouldn't know if you did unless you tell me.
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@Bluedoll (17071)
• Canada
28 Apr 16
Its different asking for help for some problem but asking for exchanges for the purpose of making money regardless how much it is? Not what myLot was originally designed for I might think.
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@Daljinder (21147)
• India
28 Apr 16
I agree. Not the original intent of mylot.
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@Bluedoll Exactly right!
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@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
28 Apr 16
That sounds exactly like someone's using you. It'd bother me to no end. I'm not sure what I'd do if I received a message like that my self, because I'd be nice and respond and/or like someone's post, but would be so upset that they didn't in return. I know it's not all about the money for me, but at the same time, the lack of tossing the writing ball back. Doesn't sound remotely right.
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@polyxena Not it isn't right at all. I don't want to be mean but if anyone else does message me with something like that again, I am going to politely decline.
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@polyxena (2576)
• Sturgis, Michigan
29 Apr 16
@VivaLaDani13 don't blame you..
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@Yh1001 (566)
• Singapore
28 Apr 16
Hi, that's indeed a sad experience. Perhaps you could block them or somethjng. Definitely not a nice feeling to be made used of:/
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@Yh1001 I have no serious need to block them at the moment. I will just delete any type of messages like that if I keep on getting them but if they start hounding me constantly then I will take it to the next level. And nope, not a nice feeling at all to be used.
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@Yh1001 (566)
• Singapore
29 Apr 16
@VivaLaDani13 agreed !
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28 Apr 16
Yes it is very wrong of them...it is just against the rules and if they continue to say like this just ignore them or report to the mylot
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@gochunehal Good advice!
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@chance216 (278)
• United States
28 Apr 16
No that's not right, the attitude these people have will get them nowhere fast. A lot of fake people both online and off in different ways-
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@chance216 Any type of fake people are the ones I am really getting sick of.
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@poehere (17700)
• French Polynesia
28 Apr 16
When I get PM's like this I delete them and refuse to help out. I don't care how much they beg or promise I know it won't happen. Furthermore, I like to pick and chose the posts I read and comment on. I don't like to comment on a post that doesn't interest me.
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@poehere Well that's right. We are all here for different reasons but none of us should have to answer discussions that we really don't want to.
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@JudyEv (121015)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Apr 16
I haven't had any PMs like that but I don't really think I would take any notice of them if I did. I don't like that they're asking for starters and unless they can build a bit of a following my few comments aren't going to make them much money. And if they're asking you to do that, the least they can do is return the favour. Just sayin...
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@JudyEv I agree. I always like to help people but when I feel that I am being used then I don't want to do it anymore. I don't mean that I would expect them to return the favour but when it's promise after promise and nothing has happened to help me out then I can not be bothered trying to help out anymore.
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@marlina (72515)
• Canada
27 Apr 16
They are using you, no doubt about that.
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• Perth, Australia
27 Apr 16
@marlina Yeah my thoughts exactly. How crappy.
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@OneOfMany (12426)
• United States
28 Apr 16
No one pms me and asks that. Probably because they already know I won't check out their posts. I only go to the ones that interest me. The favor system and the 'scratch my back and I'll scratch yours' wore thin on me. Although if you want to be a writing buddy of sorts and talk about things through pms, I wouldn't mind those kinds of friends here. I don't have any like that to be honest! :P
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@OneOfMany Yeah it's something I am not going to be tolerating anymore. I am here for my reasons. Not to be someone's slave. If it was a friend on here who needed help then that's a different story. Well you and I just started sending pms. So...I can be your first!
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@OneOfMany (12426)
• United States
29 Apr 16
@VivaLaDani13 Well I decided it was a good idea so I didn't wait and just launched into it!
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@OneOfMany Schweeeet!
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@Lucky15 (33423)
• Philippines
27 Apr 16
Aww. I thought thise asking for.favors only happens on one site
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@Daljinder (21147)
• India
28 Apr 16
Its contagious. Now mylot is getting infected too.
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@Lucky15 (33423)
• Philippines
28 Apr 16
@Daljinder hope not and i think it is against the rule
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@Daljinder (21147)
• India
28 Apr 16
@Lucky15 Same here! Though I think it's not mentioned in the rules or guidelines exactly. I don't know. Admin needs to clarify that.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
5 May 16
I like getting comments on my posts and the more the merrier but I would never PM someone and specifically ask them to comment on my post. I might, although I haven't yet PM someone if I had written a discussion on a topic I knew they were passionate about and it had been up for awhile but they hadn't seen it. But these would by definition be someone I knew well enough to know what they were passionate about, and those people are pretty quick to jump on those discussions anyway. I think, in your case, if it was happening to me, I would have to keep a list of those people and never comment on their posts again. Maybe I'm just being mean but if you are going to promice to reciprocate you should keep your word. Maybe they are waiting for you to tell them which discussions to comment on?
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• Perth, Australia
6 May 16
@savak03 I don't think that's mean to be honest. Maybe to them but they have been using me this whole time so that's mean anyway. haha that would be a nice thought. Thinking that there was a little misunderstanding but they said "I will comment on your posts." or even "on your recent posts." So they were aware of what I was posting but they still didn't want to help out.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
6 May 16
@VivaLaDani13 I'm glad you don't think my solution was mean. Sometimes I wonder about myself. For the most part I try to do to others what I want them to do to me but sometimes I get overwhelmed and want to do to others before they can do it to me. We do have to protect ourselves from being others doormats though. I just have to keep my own responses to what others do in perspective.
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• Perth, Australia
7 May 16
@savak03 I know exactly what you mean! I've been treated like a doormat for a huge part of my life and still learning on how to prevent that from happening. Like people taking advantage of me etc.
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@theBlock (2619)
• United States
29 Apr 16
I feel you, girl. Just keep doing what you're doing---writing what inspires you. Good friends will find you....
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@theBlock Thank you very much Timothy!
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@theBlock (2619)
• United States
29 Apr 16
@VivaLaDani13 You are very welcome, Viva ... La ...
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@theBlock haha you can call me Dani if you like. :)
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@trivia79 (7918)
• El Segundo, California
28 Apr 16
they are desperate! what a pitty creature!
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@trivia79 Desperate is another great word for these people!
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@trivia79 (7918)
• El Segundo, California
29 Apr 16
@VivaLaDani13 are you still experiencing this?
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@trivia79 Not from the original people who kept on bothering me but a couple of hours ago someone asked me to suggest his discussions lol Even though he read this post of mine saying I don't want to help with this sort of thing anymore.
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@maezee (31933)
• United States
29 Apr 16
That does not seem normal. At all. You have more patience than me, I would have blocked them off the bat.
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@maezee haha yeah I get told that a lot by some people that I have a lot of patience for various things. But when I've had enough, then that's it. I can't keep doing something like this though. I don't mind helping people but when I feel I am being used and taken for granted, then I really don't like it.
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@maezee (31933)
• United States
29 Apr 16
@VivaLaDani13 Is it just one person or several doing this?
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• Perth, Australia
29 Apr 16
@maezee Through out my whole time being here I will say about 5. But now just 1. But I was thinking about how even after all this time, none have helped me out. Not standing for it anymore!
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