Deleting Discussions + Fresh New Slate

United States
July 9, 2017 11:53am CST
I've seen a couple of members that I follow, delete their discussions.. perhaps to start a new slate. I currently have over 800+ discussions throughout my 7 years of myLot, it would be nice to have an easy "delete all" feature so I can start fresh over again. Do you delete your discussions? Do you revisit old discussions? Do you wish there was a "delete all" feature or a method to check multiple to delete quicker.
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48 responses
9 Jul
Am new here and i have heard this site is really a wonderful place to share ideas
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• United States
9 Jul
@gustafsconc welcome to mylot and hope you enjoy your time here
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• United States
9 Jul
Welcome to myLot @gustafsonC MyLot is a wonderful community. I've been here for a long time!
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9 Jul
@infatuatedbby thank you so much @Michelle.its really a wonderful comminuty ,i can see.how long have you been on here?
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@vandana7 (62563)
• India
9 Jul
I do visit old discussions. I hope some of my friends of previous posts would return.
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• United States
9 Jul
I hope they come back. Has any came back from commenting old discussions?
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• India
10 Jul
i never visit, but if someone comment on my old discussion then i reply him... other wise i do not open it...
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• United States
13 Jul
@sourabhrock2008 yeah i am sure in the past i have not responded to a bunch
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@Corbin5 (100230)
• United States
9 Jul
I have not deleted any discussions on myLot. I will revisit the most recent ones, but not the older ones. I probably will never delete any I have here.
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• United States
9 Jul
I want to read my old ones I probably violate myLot rules when I first joined Then I might not like those posts lol.
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• India
10 Jul
yes i also do as like you ....
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@sabtraversa (12567)
• Italy
9 Jul
I delete the discussions I don't like anymore, I'm a perfectionist. There are some discussions I can't really delete, because they're all linked somehow. A post is worth a lot of time, not just the creation, but all the conversations that took place below it. I see how it would be unrespectful to delete all at once.
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• United States
9 Jul
I don't want to delete all my posts per se, just maybe the ones that I wrote years ago when I didn't know about myLot much. I am sure I have violated the rules with one liners back then when it wasn't strict or rules were not enforced as much?
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@sabtraversa (12567)
• Italy
9 Jul
@infatuatedbby Maybe what you need is a filtering feature that allows you to select old posts. I'm not sure about rules back then, I began being active last year.
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• United States
9 Jul
@sabtraversa Another member told me to press 'end' to get to my oldest post but I don't see that feature on my laptop keyboard.
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@TRBRocks420 (74002)
• Banks, Oregon
9 Jul
No I would never want to delete them and, am very proud of most of them.
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• United States
9 Jul
I am fine with my current ones, but I don't know about the ones I wrote 7 years ago!
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@AkoPinay (11670)
• Philippines
19 Jul
I believe that is fair for myLot and deleting posts is unfair. I moved a few old posts to my personal Wordpress blog but wont delete all.
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• United States
20 Jul
@AkoPinay oh i see. i dont save my posts.
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@moffittjc (41266)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 Jul
Is there any negative reason why keeping old discussions around would affect a member in any way on this site? I have never deleted any of my old discussions, I find that there is no need to, and believe it or not, every now and then someone will go back and read those discussions and comment on them! So all the more reason to keep them active! haha But you're right, I know of at least two members here who have deleted all their discussions, even though I know they have been on this site for a long time.
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• United States
9 Jul
I have always wanted to go back and reread what I wrote 7 years ago but getting there takes too long so I never have. I am sure 7 years ago I probably posted dumb things! And I'd sure wouldn't want it to stick with me forever.i know I have came across some like oh dear I wrote that? Yes I know a couple also!
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@moffittjc (41266)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 Jul
@infatuatedbby But the big question is...even if you delete those old discussions, are they really gone forever? Nothing we do online ever really disappears. So, even if you deleted the discussions, they would still be archived somewhere in cyberspace just waiting for someone to accidentally come across them!
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• United States
9 Jul
@moffittjc Very true but deleted so I can't see it on here haha
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@rebelann (38989)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul
I have deleted a few of the really old ones that few people responded to, they were boring so why keep them, right?
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• United States
9 Jul
I'd like to back track all the way back to when I first started. I am sure those discussions of mine are b-o-r-i-n-g. But it is a far journey to get down closer to 1 discussion... as I am right now 850+.
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@rebelann (38989)
• El Paso, Texas
9 Jul
Yeah, I noticed that @infatuatedbby I tried to backtrack on your discussions but as you said it's a long journey.
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• United States
9 Jul
@rebelann It's a very long journey. I don't know how long it'd take me just to go check. So I never have.. just keep adding discussions only
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@nomus24g (21537)
• India
9 Jul
7 yrs ...myLot should now draft a retirement policy for members nearing to a decade long presence over here
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• United States
9 Jul
My profile says 7 years, but I'm not too sure how long in total. I was hiatus for a couple of years when myLot was no longer paying and I was working full-time.
@nomus24g (21537)
• India
9 Jul
@infatuatedbby so, because mylot started paying...you quit your job..huh!!!!
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• United States
9 Jul
@nomus24g Hahaha! Just so happens when I lost my job, myLot starting paying again! Or well, thats when I had free time to notice myLot. Someone actually commented on an old post of mines, so I signed back in to realize myLot still existed.
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@teamfreak16 (40529)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
9 Jul
I don't delete mine. Once in awhile I get responses on old discussions.
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• United States
9 Jul
Me too but not 7 years ago!
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@teamfreak16 (40529)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
9 Jul
@infatuatedbby - True. I've only been here a little over a year, so they aren't really that old yet.
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• United States
9 Jul
@teamfreak16 Yeah, I am sure back then I probably violated the rules or one liners. No idea, I know if I read my old old old posts, I wouldn't want them to be around
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@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Jul
No! I like to know what responses I've gotten and get paid for them too. Deleting them deletes revenue.
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• United States
9 Jul
Actually its said that if we do delete, it will not do any harm to our earnings. I don't want to delete my newest discussions but maybe ones I made when I just joined (over 7 years ago)
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@celticeagle (117268)
• Boise, Idaho
10 Jul
@infatuatedbby .....That far back shouldn't be a problem.
• United States
11 Jul
@celticeagle Yes I found a solution. I will try it later on. :)
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@Hate2Iron (7662)
• Canada
9 Jul
No, I have never thought of doing that. It's like having a diary when I look back at some of the early stuff!!
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• United States
9 Jul
My posts now I do not mind but I think 7 years ago, my posts might not be of quality.
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@Hate2Iron (7662)
• Canada
12 Jul
@infatuatedbby Maybe you are being too hard on yourself?? Maybe if you see something that you wrote that you didn't like... maybe you can learn from it.
• United States
12 Jul
@Hate2Iron I may have disclosed more information that I would like to then. I am not sure what I wrote. :) I will look later when I have time.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
9 Jul
I've never really understood why someone would delete all of their discussions
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• United States
9 Jul
I don't want to delete all my discussions just ones I may not like anymore. Times changed and maybe 7 years ago I wrote about something stupid. Or maybe a content I overshared on that I wouldn't want anyone to read or even myself. Or just a fresh new start altogether. I think the reason why many do varies.
• India
10 Jul
because they do not need to keep it.. any they do not want to make a lot of discussion
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• United States
10 Jul
@sourabhrock2008 Yeah that can be the reason.
@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
9 Jul
revisiting, hmm, might do that, might have missed few comments there :) never deleted my discussions, except those i submitted twice
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• United States
13 Jul
Hehe I have missed a lot back in the day I am sure of.
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@AkoPinay (11670)
• Philippines
19 Jul
Deleting is not good for the site.
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@minx267 (12739)
• Hartford, Connecticut
10 Jul
I actually Don't delete discussions and once in a while I actually get comments on the old ones.. But it is cool to revisit them once in awhile.. kind of like an old memory box. :)
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• United States
10 Jul
I don't want to delete my recent ones, but maybe ones I wrote 7 years ago lol!
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@minx267 (12739)
• Hartford, Connecticut
10 Jul
@infatuatedbby LOL. Mine go back like a decade. but I don't have as many as you do.
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• United States
10 Jul
@minx267 Yeah... I must have posted a lot back in the day.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
13 Jul
Yes, I noticed that too. I like it that my old posts are all here. It would remind me of how many I have posted during the many years that I am here.
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• United States
13 Jul
Yes, I like the milestones as well. :) but I may want to delete a couple.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
13 Jul
@infatuatedbby Mine is at 1.2K already. I don't have time to delete those I like deleted.
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• United States
13 Jul
@SIMPLYD Heheh Keep it up with your milestone.
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@DianneN (74492)
• United States
10 Jul
I only deleted one to protect someone's privacy. I keep mine, because I sometimes get comments on the old ones. I also keep them to play catchup with notifications.
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• United States
10 Jul
I don't want to delete my recent notifications but maybe the ones I wrote years and years ago!
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@DianneN (74492)
• United States
10 Jul
@infatuatedbby I haven't even been here for two years. lol
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• United States
10 Jul
@DianneN Hehe ! I have been a member for 7 years but I think I was away for 2-3 years or so?
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• United States
10 Jul
Why delet them? Now if myLot said we have to clean things up - then I would. But I think some del them and re-post again....that's cheating for sure.
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• United States
13 Jul
ehehhehe Do you keep your posts? I like to start clean slates sometimes. :)
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• United States
13 Jul
@infatuatedbby Keep them - for what purpose? These poss aren't something I would ever need again.
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• United States
13 Jul
@AbbyGreenhill I don't recall who but they told me they save all their posts that they post on the web (including myLot). Even my homework assignments I delete from years back!
@allen0187 (32591)
• Philippines
10 Jul
No, I do not delete my discussions. Yes, I do visit my old discussions for any missed comments. Nah, I do not see the need for a 'Delete All' feature.
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• United States
10 Jul
I want to be able to go back to my discussions I wrote 7 years ago. I don't think I'd like them.
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@allen0187 (32591)
• Philippines
10 Jul
@infatuatedbby I guess that is a common sentiment among writers - we feel embarrassed by what we wrote early on.
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• United States
10 Jul
@allen0187 Maybe I would be embarrassed, I have no idea what I wrote seven years ago.
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@jobelbojel (6816)
• Philippines
12 Jul
I only have few discussions. I will keep them as is for now. I might, but I'll consider few things. I have seen couple users as well.
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• United States
13 Jul
If I had a few I would not mind. :)
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• Philippines
13 Jul
@infatuatedbby yours is too many to delete
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• United States
14 Jul
@jobelbojel Haha yea it is.
@ridingbet (47294)
• Philippines
10 Jul
i don't delete any of my discussions because i can still use them as reference to a present discussion.
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• United States
11 Jul
That is a good way of thinking.
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