My Post Got Deleted....What Happened?

United States
June 3, 2016 4:23pm CST
So, I made a post earlier today about celebrating my 51st post and it's not up anymore.... I'm guessing it got deleted. Is there a reason? Maybe there's a rule or something that I didn't know about. I'm not sure I understand what the problem was. Does it really matter what our posts are about? As long as they're not offensive, right?
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@Corbin5 (78823)
• United States
3 Jun 16
I have seen many a post of a personal milestone stay on here for a very long time. Not sure why some stay and some are deleted.
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@topffer (29957)
• France
3 Jun 16
Somebody has possibly reported this one ? I noticed that admins are often not deleting milestones about earnings, but others are most of the time deleted. There are a few tricks to post a milestone without having it deleted, for example by adding a few questions at the end of the discussion having nothing to do with the milestone.
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• United States
3 Jun 16
I had a milestone post in the past and it was deleted as it was reported. But I see many people post irrelevant milestones and it stays. The guidelines of myLot says it is now allowed.
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@topffer (29957)
• France
3 Jun 16
@infatuatedbby If you do not like them, report them. Personally, I never report a milestone.
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@owlwings (38078)
• Cambridge, England
3 Jun 16
"Milestone" posts are frowned upon. Just crowing because it's your birthday or because you made 50 posts or reached $5 or whatever may well be considered a 'milestone post' and is liable to be deleted. "Posting personal milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc. - This is best celebrated via private messaging with your friends."
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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@Corbin5 (78823)
• United States
3 Jun 16
I am very surprised that a mass a milestone posts are allowed to stay. Very strange.
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• United States
3 Jun 16
@Corbin5 I agree with you!
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@owlwings (38078)
• Cambridge, England
4 Jun 16
@Corbin5 If you see a post which you think should not be here, you are at liberty to report it. There are more than 10,000 posts a day here (discussions, responses and comments). Admin can't be expected to see and read all of them!
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@msiduri (5841)
• United States
3 Jun 16
While the idea of noting one's 51st post is innocent in and of itself, the guidelines seem to be against posting about it under the idea of "personal milestone." I think (this is only my opinion, so that and $5.25 will get you a cup of coffee) but my guess is that they don't want these types of posts filling the site. However (opinion again) if someone were to post on—say—the gardening they've done and note at the end that this was their 51st post, this would squeeze by b/c the post would be about gardening and not about it being the 51st post. This is all subject to correction from official people, of course.
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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@pgntwo (21477)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
3 Jun 16
A good response! Sometimes it is,easy to overlook the guidelines, I have found.
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@msiduri (5841)
• United States
3 Jun 16
@pgntwo Thank you.
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@akalinus (12424)
• United States
3 Jun 16
If an admin deleted a post, it would be foolish to post it again.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
3 Jun 16
Not allowed to post about that sort of stuff. I got the information from the guidelines. Posting personal milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc. - This is best celebrated via private messaging with your friends.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Do you happen to know the reason why? I didn't think it mattered what we talked about as long as it wasn't offensive?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 Jun 16
@missjessicadawn I am not sure why, I just know it's in the guidelines, sorry. =(
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@miniam (9304)
• Bern, Switzerland
3 Jun 16
Then you sure put something there that is not accepted.It maybe something so small you will not even realize it`s not allowed. I know because my post got deleted once and in my opinion it was a very innocent post,.Maybe you should contact the admin, he will let you know what was wrong with your post.
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• United States
3 Jun 16
I don't understand what it could be. I'm always careful with my posts. I'll have to find a way to contact the admin about it...
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@owlwings (38078)
• Cambridge, England
3 Jun 16
@missjessicadawn You can send a PM to GoAskAlice, if you like, but I'm sure he'll say what I just said above.
This is GoAskAlex_Admin's user profile on myLot. Discussions, responses, comments, likes & more.
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@seekers (393)
4 Jun 16
@owlwings Thanks for sharing, I did know about it too.
@trivia79 (7945)
• El Segundo, California
4 Jun 16
what was your discussion about?
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• United States
4 Jun 16
It was a discussion about my 50th post milestone..
@trivia79 (7945)
• El Segundo, California
5 Jun 16
@missjessicadawn i think it is allowed i have posted a milestone before, my birthday actually. few commented that it was not allowed but then that post was not deleted. i don't know, but maybe when someone reported your post, that will be the time your post have a chance to get deleted. someone must have envy to you...hmm
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• United States
5 Jun 16
@trivia79 I hope not, I certainly haven't done anything wrong to anyone. I read the guidelines and there is a rule against milestone posts... bummer...
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@acelawrites (10624)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
Maybe there could be some glitch in the system. Ask the admin about it since you know you did not commit a violation.
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• United States
3 Jun 16
I wasn't aware there was an option to "ask an admin"... I'll have to look into it.
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@pgntwo (21477)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
3 Jun 16
Some of the guidelines are a little alternative. Don't worry, move on to your 53rd post :)
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@zarlamain (24084)
• United States
4 Jun 16
I think mentioning milestones is what got your post deleted.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Yeah, probably...
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@zarlamain (24084)
• United States
4 Jun 16
@missjessicadawn Did you contact admin regarding this matter?
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• United States
5 Jun 16
@zarlamain I didn't. I don't want to bother him. It is in the rules though so I don't think there's any point in contacting him.
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@tzwrites (3412)
• Romania
4 Jun 16
Very weird, I need to check the rules again just to make sure.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Me too!
@MGjhaud (20810)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
hi Jessica, although it was deleted but i'd like to congratulate you on your 51st.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Thank you so much! :-)
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@salonga (27969)
• Philippines
3 Jun 16
Sorry to hear that but I know there is a rule against posting any personal milestone and I think it was the reason for the deletion.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
That's a bummer... Oh well...
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@LoriAMoore (9687)
• United States
3 Jun 16
I don't know what happened to your post, but I did see something in the rules about no posting about it's your birthday, lists of things, etc.
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• United States
3 Jun 16
I wasn't aware about any rules...I need to look them up..
@tech40 (7995)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
I think it's against on mylot guidelines
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@carebear29 (25653)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
4 Jun 16
Maybe ask @GoAskAlice
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• United States
3 Jun 16
It is not allowed - but your earnings will not be deducted. Milestones or celebrations aren't allowed per myLot guidelines. I had mine deleted because of a member reported it. I wrote more than just a milestone but all well.
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