Don't Hijack My Post
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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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.
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.
• 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.
• Portland, Connecticut
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.
• 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.
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...
• 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.
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