We don't get notified when a post gets deleted?

@shaggin (36287)
United States
August 11, 2016 10:30am CST
I wrote a post back in June called "No one minds if we butt in" or something along those lines. I always though we can jump into a discussion while others are commenting but I found some people get mad and its called hijacking. I thought it was a pretty important thing I learned that some people so get upset about it. That post got more comments then any post I have ever written here. I went back yesterday to look for that post and its gone. I wanted to write down the names of people who will get upset if I hijack their comments. I never got notified this post of mine was deleted. I always assumed we were notified if a post got deleted. The only reason I can think it might have got deleted was @daddyevil wrote and showed screenshots of a mylotter who was very angry about him hijacking her comments. I don't want to mention her name because I don't want this post getting deleted. I spent days responding back to all the comments on that post so I was sad that its gone :-(
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@owlwings (38851)
• Cambridge, England
11 Aug 16
Nope. There is no notification when a post is deleted. I can't say why that post was deleted or when (but you could send a PM to GoAskAlice who may be able to tell you a little more) but I can tell you that you didn't lose any earnings when it was deleted - though I know that that is of little concern in this case! It is very rarely the case that a post is deleted simply because of someone else's response or comment. It is just as easy (and more effective, usually) to remove the offending response or comment. Yes, some people don't like it when a response or a comment goes off topic and takes on a life of its own. Personally, I rather enjoy it (though I find all the notifications slightly annoying). Everyone has their own slightly different idea of what MyLot is all about, I suppose!
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
12 Aug 16
Yea it really wasn't about the earnings I was jusr bummed it got deleted as it was a popular post and I learned a lot from it.
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@Corbin5 (99594)
• United States
11 Aug 16
One would think that a member would be notified if a post were deleted. Strange.
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
11 Aug 16
It is possible I could have accidentally deleted the email without reading it I suppose.
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@DaddyEvil (23490)
• Aurora, Missouri
13 Aug 16
I am very sorry if something I said or did on your post was the reason it was deleted, shaggin! I can tell you that if you pm Alex that he will tell you why your post was deleted, if he can remember the post. He has said that before, somewhere. I just removed several sentences from this response so that there is no way this thread will suffer the same consequences as that one. I will pm you the deleted sentences. I will also list the myLotters who I know do not care for their threads to be hijacked in that pm.
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
13 Aug 16
I am not upset at all its just I didn't get to write their names down and I wish we got notified when they got deleted. I will have to message the admin to see specifically why it got deleted so I can stop blaming you hahaha
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@DaddyEvil (23490)
• Aurora, Missouri
14 Aug 16
@shaggin You are probably blaming the right person, though, shaggin.... Again, I am very sorry about that!
@shaggin (36287)
• United States
14 Aug 16
@DaddyEvil Its okay really I just enjoy teasing you
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
12 Aug 16
Do they delete posts here after a while? did not think of it.But yes l remember that post because l commented.
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
12 Aug 16
They don't delete them just because they are old something has to be wrong with them for them to get deleted.. like if there is abusive words etc.
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@miniam (9244)
• Bern, Switzerland
13 Aug 16
@shaggin But the discussion you are referring to didn't have any abusive words in it.
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
13 Aug 16
@miniam No not really but I'm pretty sure it was why it was deleted. I'm not mad I just wish we got notified when they get deleted so we know.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
11 Aug 16
I wish that we did get notified about posts deleted but we don't as far as I know.
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
13 Aug 16
I never knew this as I always assumed I never had a post deleted since I never got notified hahaha
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@sishy7 (27667)
• Australia
11 Aug 16
There might not be a notification for deleted discussion but I imagine we can always PM admin with our inquiries...
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
13 Aug 16
I suppose I could but I am just going to assume I know the reason and not bother then with it.
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@marguicha (90200)
• Chile
11 Aug 16
I donĀ“t get it, really. Does that mean you cannot go into just any post?
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
11 Aug 16
Some members want you to just comment to them on their post... Not comment on the comments others have written.
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@epiffanie (9703)
• Australia
12 Aug 16
I don't understand the "highjacking" .. how is it possible to highjack a comment? .. Anyway, I avoid mentioning usernames on my discussions and comments unless my comments are in response to them..
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@BelleStarr (36950)
• Portland, Connecticut
12 Aug 16
When another person like I am right now, jumps in and comments and other people start commenting on my comment and sometimes it goes way off topic, that is highjacking
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
12 Aug 16
@BelleStarr Thanks for showing an example. I don't mim hijacking at all but I know there are those on mylot who do.
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
12 Aug 16
@epiffanie I only tag them if I am bringing them into my discussion like Thank you @BelleStarr for explaining. I wrote a post about a hypothetical mylot meetup and tagged a few people who I would love to meet.
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@Drosophila (16742)
• Ireland
11 Aug 16
oh wow that sucks
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
13 Aug 16
Yes it does I wish we were notified. This is something after all these years that I did not know.
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@Drosophila (16742)
• Ireland
13 Aug 16
@shaggin I agree it seems counter intuitive!
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• United States
11 Aug 16
No, we won't get a notification if our post gets deleted =(
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
13 Aug 16
I really wish we did but I guess I can understand why. It would take them much longer to do payments and take care of other problems if they had to send a notification about all the posts that got deleted every day. I bet there is a lot.
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• United States
13 Aug 16
@shaggin Yeah true!
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@Bluedoll (17078)
• Canada
13 Aug 16
I'll take complaints on this comment. It might be a bad one and a wrong thing to write. I don't know. I get a feeling sometimes that people complain too much about too little? (so to get the post deleted)
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
13 Aug 16
I'm so confused? My post could be taken as a complaint toward mylot I guess and get deleted. I only was surprised that I didn't get notified about my post being deleted. I learned more about mylots rules from this.
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• Aberdeen, Scotland
13 Aug 16
Yes it's annoying, I've had a few posts deleted without reason or warning.
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
13 Aug 16
It could have happened to me in the past and I never would have noticed. It makes me wonder...
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@just4him (109653)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Aug 16
I wonder if someone reported it and the site deleted it. That's sad.
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
13 Aug 16
I am sure that is what had to have happened. I think the woman who one mylotter wrote about probably complained so they deleted the whole post instead of just where she was mentioned.
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• United States
12 Aug 16
i reckon such's a mystery 'nless ya contact the 'powers that be'. i dunno why folks get 'pset, outside 'f what our friend, mr. @owlwings suggests - gettin' notified e'ery time someone else jumps'n can get a bit'n the nerves 't times when y'ave nothin' to add :)
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
12 Aug 16
Even that doesn't bother me. I read it and sometimes have a word or two to toss in. I think its nice to see others conversing on our posts.
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@rina110383 (24145)
12 Aug 16
Per Terms & Conditions, myLot reserves the right to delete a discussion without notifying the myLot member.
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
12 Aug 16
I suppose if they had to notify every discussion that they deleted they would get behind in other areas like payments and problems etc.
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@paigea (21755)
• Canada
11 Aug 16
Too bad they couldn't have just deleted the comments that they didn't like. I have been trying to remember certain people who don't want their discussions "hijacked". I have forgotten all but one. I don't want to annoy them if I can remember. But discussions that go all over the place are the most fun!
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
12 Aug 16
I like it too but I know some people don't so like you said I just didn't want to bug them by doing it so I was going to write them down but now I can't. I too think the comments should get deleted not the whole post.
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@skysnap (17811)
11 Aug 16
No, the post gets deleted and you have to ask moderators for any issues.
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@shaggin (36287)
• United States
13 Aug 16
I can understand why it would be like that but it stinks because it makes me wonder how many others got deleted that I never realized.
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