Why are myLotter Comment-Deleters still at myLot?

Australia
August 7, 2016 1:05pm CST
It's a strange way to join a free-discussion community when you delete responses that challenge your way of thinking; that don't agree to ride along with you in your band wagon? At myLot, I've grown thick skin to take in comments from peope that challenge my thoughts as these people present their facts. Perhaps, I can study your premise and let's continue discussing intelligently. And then, happily agree to disagree. No harm done :-) Oh, well. Everyone's free to want to discuss or shut their challengers off. Cheers!
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@JohnRoberts (67501)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Aug 16
The whole of a post is to try to engage in commenting and responses as that's how we earn here. A provocative post usually is about a hot button topic such as politics and draws response. The freedom to express opposing viewpoints add "fuel" to earnings. A discussion would wither if everyone agreed.
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• Australia
7 Aug 16
Yeah, I lost a few cents there for asking why they conclude that Trump and his supporters were "racists", and what they can't stand about Trump's boldness "big mouth" in what he says.
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@JohnRoberts (67501)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Aug 16
@everwonderwhy Sounds like reasonable questions to pose.
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@Hatley (164447)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Aug 16
@everwonderwhy so they do not have a right to their o pinions you do not vote here or live here. I would not vote for hjim because of his many racist remarks but I respect you opinion that hes just great as long as you do not come back with the assumption we are all wrong if I am insulted lady I will not delete I will'just report your insults.
@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 16
The only comments I have deleted have been my own, Sometimes I've thought better of what I've said.
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• Australia
7 Aug 16
I'd probably do that, as well. But usually, I edit and re-structure my words making sure that I'm not commenting in a derogatory manner.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
7 Aug 16
@everwonderwhy Sometimes I re-read a comment I've written and realise it could be taken in a different way from what I had intended, so I will delete it and start again.
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@sabtraversa (13382)
• Italy
7 Aug 16
We all want interactions and when we get one we delete it? That's out of my mind. As long as there's respect, all comments should be welcome, in my opinion, but it's okay if someone thinks differently, of course. If a comment is offensive it can be reported, or better, it must be reported. I'm a young girl but also an adult and will behave like one. I didn't know there were people who would delete comments here, I only deleted a few because they were doubles, it may happen on slow connections. I just like when things look neat. Discussions are discussions, not monologues where people can only clap, I agree with you.
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• Australia
7 Aug 16
@sabtraversa I agree with what you said about respect for one another as intelligent human beings even if we disagree. Great thought!
@paigea (22674)
• Canada
7 Aug 16
I like that, discussions are discussions, not monologues.
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• Australia
7 Aug 16
@paigea These kind of comment-deleters will just hold on to their monologues on their own 'discussion' thread.
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• United States
8 Aug 16
Everyone is entitled to write what they want, however there is always two sides of the story. It doesn't necessarily mean the person you're having a discussion with IS deleting their comments, but the original discussion poster can delete comments as well or even the entire discussion. I have noticed some original discussion posters do not like off topic discussions within their discussion post, or further back/forth communication so they can 'delete'. Not to mention, there could be glitches/bugs here and there on myLot.
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• Australia
8 Aug 16
Good point. But by deleting comments and responses, we also deprive them of their earnings which is rightfully theirs. Esp.comments that people put so much careful thought and research into. If they go off tangent within the thread, we can always direct the conversation back on track. Maybe, if we are the type that censure people's opinion because they disagree with us, we must label our post: IF YOU DON'T AGREE, SAVE YOUR BREATH FROM READING MY POST AND FROM COMNENTING. I maintain my respects to myLotters.
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• United States
9 Aug 16
@everwonderwhy By deleting comments or responses, you won't lose any of your earnings whatsoever!
• Australia
9 Aug 16
@infatuatedbby I think, the owners of the comments will lose the cents.
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@Susan2015 (22212)
• United States
7 Aug 16
I don't mind people who disagree with me at all. There are a few who disagree in a very nasty way and they just cannot see any point of view but their own. They don't like comments that don't agree with them.
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• Australia
7 Aug 16
Then, they may contemplate exiting myLot discussions if they can't handle the drumbeat playing a different tune.
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@Susan2015 (22212)
• United States
7 Aug 16
@everwonderwhy Yes, and I think once I deleted a comment on my post. It was nasty, I don't care if someone disagrees, but it needs to be respectful and no name calling, etc.
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
7 Aug 16
I have never deleted a comment. I have felt like it at times but did not. Some people harp on the same thing and I don't even understand what they are talking about. They pick out some little fact or idea and just keep on and on about it. How do you answer that?
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• Australia
7 Aug 16
@akalinus I guess, from what they are saying, they just reveal something about themselves that are worth pursuing a good discussion about. Sometimes, they're not worth discussing and we leave it at that. Or, they could be very sincere about what they believe in and if we don't understand, it's okay to ask, with sincere interest, and let them clarify so that we can respond appropriately.
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@akalinus (23009)
• United States
7 Aug 16
@everwonderwhy Good observation!
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@TheHorse (75265)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Aug 16
I hadn't noticed that happening. There were some wackos on Bubblews, but I haven't noticed (m)any here.
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• Australia
7 Aug 16
@TheHorse It's just a little while ago that that kind of action when my comments magically disappeared. Thankfully, I had screenshot the thread to prove that I had been respectful.
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@TheHorse (75265)
• Walnut Creek, California
7 Aug 16
@everwonderwhy Someone just disagreed with what you said?
@paigea (22674)
• Canada
7 Aug 16
I don't get it either. But everyone is free to enjoy it the way they like. I might delete a comment that was insulting someone else; but my own skin is pretty thick.
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• Australia
7 Aug 16
@paigea Some safe-place people resort to character-assassinations when their PC mentality is chiseled away and challenged. Besides, isn't myLot supposed to be a fun place for smart people?
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@skysnap (18254)
7 Aug 16
Hmm that's the first time found such mylotters.
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• Australia
7 Aug 16
My first time, too. :-)
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@Hatley (164447)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Aug 16
if you insult my opinion because it d oes not agree with yours th en yes I would delete but if yo u just tell me you differ in ideas but still respect mine I w ill discuss all sorts of things.
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@Tampa_girl7 (27614)
• United States
15 Aug 16
So far my experience here at Mylot has been pleasant.
@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Aug 16
I haven't seen that.
• Delhi, India
9 Aug 16
i am New on myLot but i not do delete comment in myLot .