Why are members deleting discussions on MyLot

@BelleStarr (38919)
United States
April 29, 2016 9:14am CST
I have come across two members today who have no discussions or one discussion. I know that they have written many more. Is there a valid reason for deleting posts and all the interactions that go along with them? When the B site was in its death throes I did remove a lot of post but many of the interactions had already disappeared off of them. I can't think of any reason I would want to treat MyLot this way and remove discussions. But I may be missing something that others know. Anyone else seeing this?
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@owlwings (39362)
• Cambridge, England
29 Apr 16
It's much more likely that the discussions they posted violated the Guidelines and the discussions were removed by Admin, especially if the members you are referring to have very few posts. We are, of course, allowed to delete our own posts and occasionally people may do this, for various reasons, usually because they feel they have said something unwise or too personal or something like that. By far the most common reason why a discussion disappears, however, is because it was against the Guidelines.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
I don't think this is the case with the two that I saw they are members in good standing who write good posts but have removed all but the current one.
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@BettyB (4220)
• Summerville, South Carolina
29 Apr 16
That makes sense.
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@sugartoes (41134)
• Greencastle, Indiana
30 Apr 16
@BelleStarr maybe they just want a new start of some topics on here to get better action
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@DianneN (79855)
• United States
29 Apr 16
Someone I know told me that you still get paid, but he prefers to look through what interests him to comment.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
Well so do I and why have only the latest one up? It seems strange to me. I enjoy rereading the interactions when I have time.
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@DianneN (79855)
• United States
29 Apr 16
@BelleStarr I know, but to each, his own. Not worth the time wondering, although it makes for a good discussion- lol!
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
@DianneN Well that is what I figured when I saw it!! lol
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@PainsOnSlate (20326)
• Canada
29 Apr 16
We are allowed to remove posts and or comments ...because its in the rules. I guess. I know if we delete them we still get to keep the money they earned. I often remove comments that mean nothing and I have removed one post that I thought was too personal as an afterthought. I can't imagine removing them all. I love most of my posts....
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
Me too. But I have never thought about deleting comments that are meaningless, I guess I should.
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@GardenGerty (100305)
• United States
29 Apr 16
@BelleStarr I would not waste the time I have available deleting things. If there are meaningless comments and you leave them up the rest of us will know what to expect from that person. Of course this is all my opinion.
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30 Apr 16
Me too
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@MALUSE (41122)
• Germany
29 Apr 16
I haven't noticed this (yet). But I wouldn't lose sleep about this. You know that the net attracts the strangest people, don't you? If you pondered about their motives, you'd go mad.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
lol You are right of course and always have such a logic mind I can't help wondering why though!!
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• United States
30 Apr 16
Exactly. I really don't care what strangers do. I guess they have their reasons, but I'm not affected so not curious at all.
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@MALUSE (41122)
• Germany
30 Apr 16
@BelleStarr You can't help wondering why I have a logic mind? :-)
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@just4him (119925)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Apr 16
I have seen it a few times. I know someone said they didn't want anymore interaction on a particular post so they deleted it. I don't delete them.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
This was all their posts deleted except the current one, very odd.
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@just4him (119925)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Apr 16
@BelleStarr I know one was planning on leaving and never coming back, however, he's back, and I'm glad.
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@LadyDuck (162668)
• Switzerland
29 Apr 16
I have not yet noticed. I suppose that some have decided to move their discussion to some new sites where they hope to make more money.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
The two writers that I saw are still writing here and appear to be happy with this site so I can't think of a good reason.
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@LadyDuck (162668)
• Switzerland
30 Apr 16
@BelleStarr They may be happy with this site, but also write for another site, so they decided to recycle ready made content, this leaves more time to work on two sites.
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@Susan2015 (20978)
• United States
29 Apr 16
I did notice that on a couple members profiles. No thoughts on why someone would.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
Okay I am glad I am not imagining things.
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@amadeo (67480)
• United States
29 Apr 16
Many do this.If they are not getting any attention to their post.Does this make sense?
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@jstory07 (68182)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Apr 16
The only way to get attention is to leave your post up.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
@jstory07 That's what I think too!!
@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
1 May 16
I do have some early posts that might be worth deleting.
@jstory07 (68182)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Apr 16
I noticed it with one person and wanted to read his and respond but he had no discussions.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
That is how I noticed too and I though how strange is that when all the other stats are so high!!
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@AnneEJ (5008)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
29 Apr 16
I hadn't noticed it. I never thought of deleting any posts. Sometimes I edit one right away if I find a typo or something but always it is re-posted.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
Oh yes, I have frequently edited mine. I have no where else to put these posts so I am just going to leave mine.
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@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
29 Apr 16
It does seem to be pointless thing to do.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
I know especially since they are still active and if I go to someone's account I like a choice of posts to read and comment on.
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@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
29 Apr 16
@BelleStarr Surely this will also deduct the previous earnings from involved with those discussions?
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
@Asylum evidently not on this site so I guess since they can they do but it seems strange to me none the less.
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@Lucky15 (33823)
• Philippines
29 Apr 16
I thought i was just imagining or glitch. I saw one the other day. I know she had written a lot. I even have commented on her discussions
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
Yes that is what I saw, i you see their stats they are high except for their discussions.
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@rona07 (1665)
• Philippines
30 Apr 16
Oh how come i didnt notice anything yet. Maybe ita because im new and dont know much people around here. How do we even see stats here?
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@Lucky15 (33823)
• Philippines
30 Apr 16
@rona07 stats is on yournprofile :)
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• Calgary, Alberta
29 Apr 16
Maybe they did a violation. When I did a violation years ago my discussion got deleted..
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
1 May 16
I don't think that is the case in this instance @CaptAlbertWhisker
• Calgary, Alberta
1 May 16
@BelleStarr other reasons I can think of: 1. they were not confident with their own discussions 2. they made an enemy 3.They want to post it somewhere else
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
2 May 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker all possibilities.
@AkamaruKei (5220)
• Malaysia
29 Apr 16
Are you sure they delete discussion? I have friend at here which is never start any discussion.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
1 May 16
yes because have read their previous posts.
• Malaysia
1 May 16
@BelleStarr Ohh. Maybe they have their reason to delete it.
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@CRK109 (14463)
• United States
29 Apr 16
I don't know why someone would do that unless they're planning to leave.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
30 Apr 16
Me either but I don't think either one is leaving.
@AmbiePam (49467)
• United States
29 Apr 16
I know one mylotters who did that, but I think it's because he was getting harrassed.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
1 May 16
That may indeed be the case if it is who I think.
@Marcyaz (35655)
• United States
29 Apr 16
I haven't noticed anything like this but of course I don't look for things like that.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
1 May 16
I only noticed because I went to find a discussion to read of theirs and there wasn't any.
@sunrisefan (18509)
• Philippines
30 Apr 16
Could it be that they just wanted to delete the Notifications instead but did not know the correct way to do it and deleted the whole discussion?
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
30 Apr 16
These are long term members not new so I am not sure that is possible but it might be!!
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@sunrisefan (18509)
• Philippines
30 Apr 16
@BelleStarr Oh is that so? They must have their reasons. Does deleting their discussion result into reduction of their earnings on those?
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
30 Apr 16
@sunrisefan No not on this site.
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• Preston, England
29 Apr 16
not noticed anyone do that - no doubt they have their reasons
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
29 Apr 16
It is of course their content so they can do whatever they want with it but I think that sometimes posts get comments long after they are written so they are losing money.
• Preston, England
4 May 16
@BelleStarr the post still earns even if it attracts likes and comments years after it was written
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
5 May 16
@arthurchappell I know which is why I have no intention of deleting mine
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• United States
29 Apr 16
i've run 'cross a few'f those's well. odd thingy bein' that they were "suggested" 's somethin' i might like'n the far right hand side. one'd think if'n they didn't exist such couldn't occur? i agree that perhaps some folks might take their own down due to personal reasons - perhaps too much info they thought best 'bout later. others could be'n violation 'n the admin removed 'em. one ne'er knows what truly goes 'round'n the human mind :)
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
1 May 16
lol so true I thought one of them might comment and enlighten us but they didn't
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• United States
1 May 16
@BelleStarr they seem to be a quite secretive bunch :D perhaps they've not desire to discuss the methods'f their madness? the awful thingy 'bout dribblin' online (e'en facebook) 's that most oft somebody's already "shared" what'cha penned when 't dawns'n one that they'd not used discretion. they'll delete where written, but 'tis still most likely swimmin' 'cross the vast net.
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@BelleStarr (38919)
• United States
1 May 16
@crazyhorseladycx That is for sure, it is cached somewhere!!
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