Don't Hijack My Post

@BelleStarr (39827)
United States
April 6, 2017 8:46pm CST
I know that some newer people don't really get the concept of MyLot, the interacting. But, let me just say what I don't consider interacting. Writing a comment to every person who has commented on my post. And writing it about me as if I can't read what you wrote. I am sorry if this offends anyone but this really irks me. I am not talking about real interactions that sometimes happen between two or more commenter on a post, this is just short one line comments to commenters that add nothing to the conversation. I feel as if they have hijacked the post. I really want to delete all the comments but that seems rude. I know I am overreacting, I am not feeling great but really, comment to the person who wrote the post and if you see something that you really feel needs a comment go ahead but don't comment on every comment.
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@sjvg1976 (18402)
• Delhi, India
7 Apr 17
Sometimes "one liner" comments too mean a lot. I don't mind if people do that.
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@marguicha (103907)
• Chile
7 Apr 17
I donĀ“t think that she is referent to short comments per se. It is liking and commenting meaningless.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
7 Apr 17
I don't mind one line comments, I mind one line comments to every comment on my post from one person.
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@marlina (79655)
• Canada
7 Apr 17
Back after reading the post about Jack and now I do understand perfectly what you meant.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
7 Apr 17
Thank you for taking the time, it is s distracting isn't it. I hate to discourage people from interacting but this isn't interacting in any positive way.
@paigea (22620)
• Canada
7 Apr 17
I will try to remember not to do that on your posts. A lot of people have been posting what they don't prefer; can't promise I will remember it all.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
7 Apr 17
lol You don't have to worry, you would never do it. Look at my post about Jack and you will see what I mean. We are friends and you don't need to remember
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@paigea (22620)
• Canada
7 Apr 17
@BelleStarr I have done it though. I don't post that often myself and I have gone down every name on someone else's discussion and commented on their response if I could say something that went with Their response. And then I went to one of their posts. And I had no idea it might annoy someone. But hopefully my comments/responses weren't just random.
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@paigea (22620)
• Canada
7 Apr 17
@BelleStarr Well, that person has managed to annoy me as well.
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@Gillygirl (17602)
• Sutton, England
8 Apr 17
I couldn't agree more. I noticed this with one of your posts yesterday. I have had the same and it is so irritating.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
11 Apr 17
Yes it is irritating and it doesn't add anything at all to the post except distraction.
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@Gillygirl (17602)
• Sutton, England
11 Apr 17
@BelleStarr Oh dear, it has become worse. The person is running amok on another post and being nasty.
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@HazySue (23779)
• United States
7 Apr 17
Ok, I went to the post about Jack and saw what you meant. I think this person needs to learn how the commenting and such should be done. It was. a little much and I would have been irritated too
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
15 Apr 17
Thanks Susan, he has had his account deleted so no more annoying comments from him.
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@HazySue (23779)
• United States
15 Apr 17
@BelleStarr that is a good thing. I thin he may not had understood how to join in correctly.
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@Juliaacv (34183)
• Canada
7 Apr 17
No, I do not think that you are overreacting. I have found a member who will comment on every single comment on a topic of mine-and like you say, its like I cannot read. There is nothing wrong with that if it adds to the discussion, but more often then not, I find it just irks me as it doesn't add anything other then frustration. There, now my vent is over. I'm sorry to make my comment seem more like a vent, but I do share your concern.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
15 Apr 17
Well the guilty party has had his account deleted so one down and a few more to go!!!
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@Juliaacv (34183)
• Canada
15 Apr 17
@BelleStarr No there is still one more that does it.
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@LadyDuck (182498)
• Switzerland
7 Apr 17
You are not overreacting because this is something that I also dislike a lot. What I do now is to delete those interactions that clearly only ask to go to check their profiles.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
7 Apr 17
Yes it is just strange and distracting. I have seen it way too much lately, I am not sure if they think this earns them money if that is why they are doing it.
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@LadyDuck (182498)
• Switzerland
7 Apr 17
@BelleStarr They think that this earn them money, but it's also a way to be noticed.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
7 Apr 17
When I saw the title I assumed that you were referring to the habit of allowing the conservation to drift well off topic, which I often do. As it is I agree fully with what you are saying and find it irritating myself.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
7 Apr 17
No I have no problem with real conversations taking place within the comments but this is not that at all is it? So annoying.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
7 Apr 17
@BelleStarr I agree completely with you and have experienced this scenario myself.
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@owlwings (39875)
• Cambridge, England
7 Apr 17
If you feel that someone's comments are impertinent and inappropriate, you are at liberty to either delete them or to report them. You can also block that person if you think he/she is constantly making unwanted and irrelevant comments. Since myLot is a public forum, there are all sorts of people here. I find that there are, broadly, three categories - those we feel amicable towards and share many interests with, those with whom we have little in common and tend not to interact with much and those who we find actively irritating and annoying. That's the way here as well as in life in general and in real life we have ways of avoiding those whom we dislike without seeming to be offensive. Occasionally, in spite of all our efforts to just not associate with certain people, they will take offense where none was intended and that, really, is their problem, not ours. myLot has tried to provide ways of avoiding such people here and the 'block' feature, while it is not perfect, is one of them. Personally, I use it very little, if at all because I don't get a great deal of harrassment from anyone here but it is there to be used as a 'last resort' if you need it.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
15 Apr 17
Thank you, this person has gotten their account deleted since they went too far in the harassing other members. I usually try to get along with everyone. especially on a worldwide site like this where so many different people are represented, it can be a little trying at times.
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@owlwings (39875)
• Cambridge, England
15 Apr 17
@BelleStarr You need not feel sorry or guilty if someone gets their account deleted for overstepping the mark. It's their look-out and, if they don't choose to use myLot in the proper way (according to the 'Golden Rule' and the Terms and Guidelines), they are personae non gratae and don't belong here.
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@marguicha (103907)
• Chile
7 Apr 17
I agree with you. And maybe a reasonable reaction is to delete those apparent interactions
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
7 Apr 17
I may end up doing that as it is so distracting to the post when one person has 10 comments in addition to the original comments.
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@marguicha (103907)
• Chile
7 Apr 17
@BelleStarr I have seen that happen to me occationatly.
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@RubyHawk (30520)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Apr 17
that does sound a little like overkill.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
7 Apr 17
If you saw my post about Jack, you can see just how distracting it is.
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@RubyHawk (30520)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Apr 17
@BelleStarr I don't know if I did. I'll look.
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@epiffanie (10458)
• Australia
12 Apr 17
I came across someone doing that on a couple of my discussions but I just ignored ..
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
12 Apr 17
It is very distracting for people reading the posts though to have to wade through this irrelevant comments.
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@epiffanie (10458)
• Australia
14 Apr 17
@BelleStarr Yes i know what you mean .. I think that person wants attention ..
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
14 Apr 17
@epiffanie I think that his account was deleted, he is gone off my post now. He got nasty with Jabo.
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@PainsOnSlate (20662)
• Canada
8 May 17
I have noticed this going on too, I think patience is a virtue. I have had it happen but they soon learn its not the way to go. Then there are some of our old friends who do the same for fun and it makes interesting interaction on some posts. I have removed some comments when they show up on all my comments, It doesn't bother me to remove them. Just yesterday I saw someone outraged on his/ her own post when that was done. I thought that was a bit much...
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
8 May 17
Yes the worst offender had his account deleted but there is still at least one who insists on doing it and I am just ignoring it at the moment.
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• Canada
10 May 17
@BelleStarr Ignoring is best. I assume they are not doing it to be eveil, they just want to be a part of us....
@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
14 Apr 17
I've been seeing a lot of this lately and I don't understand it. I guess they think they're helping in some way, but it confuses the heck out of me when I see that someone has "replied" to my post and it's just an interjection, sometimes in the middle of a conversation.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
15 Apr 17
Yes plus I waste a lot of time looking at the comment which is irrelevant, it is annoying me a lot!! lol
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@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
15 Apr 17
@BelleStarr I've been going through the same thing. Not much we can do.
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@ShifaLk (8533)
• India
8 Apr 17
No that's neither rude n nor you are over reacting.. I think you're right, that's really annoying. I sometimes get in others comments but only when I wanna say something, not just for earning I would comment useless.. That's bad. I guess I'd either complain to admin for this or I'm going to block such people
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
8 Apr 17
Thanks I will see if it continues and then decide what I will do.
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@ShifaLk (8533)
• India
8 Apr 17
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
7 Apr 17
I have some of that going on as well. It's weird if you ask me.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
15 Apr 17
Yes it is and the one on my post had his account deleted.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
15 Apr 17
@BelleStarr I heard that and one more as Gil says the bibilical guy lol, is still here making his comments on everyone's posts.
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@allknowing (70799)
• India
7 Apr 17
Actually you earn even with those comments. I used to be upset too when my posts were getting hijacked but when I came to know they earn for me I let it go
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
16 Apr 17
It isn't just about the money however, they disrupt the whole flow of the site
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@allknowing (70799)
• India
17 Apr 17
@BelleStarr When I see that happening I do not go to my posts any more.but I feel satisfied that I have provided a base.
@Shavkat (66202)
• Philippines
7 Apr 17
I also noticed that, my friend. But then, I just go along with it. At the back of my mind, I felt like being offended.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
7 Apr 17
Well I guess I am offended in the front of my mind lol
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@Shavkat (66202)
• Philippines
7 Apr 17
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@Shellyann36 (11269)
• United States
19 Apr 17
I think I know what you are talking about. It does not bother me but I can understand how it could be an issue.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
20 Apr 17
Just so annoying when they keep throwing comments on every comment on a post
@DianneN (88053)
• United States
10 Apr 17
I know what you mean. I'm going to look at your older posts right now. Sorry, I've been busy settling in and haven't been around much. Yep. I had the same from that person. Ugh!
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
11 Apr 17
It is so distracting to everyone who visits the post.
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