mLot guidelines: I have a question about honest discussions
October 28, 2017 5:14pm CST
A member wrote a post saying that the photo he used was his grandmother. Another member had just used the same photo and wrote that she was a famous actress in India. I asked the other guy if his grandmother was an Indian actress and he admitted that his post was a lie and would I keep his secret. Huh? I reported it, but it's still there. My question is, "Is it against myLot guidelines to lie about a story?" I would have no problem if he had just said, "Isn't she lovely? Reminds me of my grandmother." I can't abide a liar. But is it against the rules here?
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• Cambridge, England
There is nothing in the Guidelines which says that a person must be truthful but the Terms do prohibit content which "promotes information that you know is false or misleading". I remember the guy that @pgntwo mentioned. He became less and less believable as time went on and I think that I eventually searched for and found where he was getting the images (which were copyright, of course). I don't know exactly on what count(s) he was kicked out but I certainly messaged Alex about his use of coyright photos and pointed out his deception. I think that most people, including Admin, would take a very dim view of anyone persistently trying to deceive people! Not the kind of person we want here!
• Cambridge, England
@pgntwo Somehow being a bored flight attendant seems vastly more sexy than being a bored second-hand bookseller. Chance would have been a fine thing but those employment profiling questionnaires never suggested that. Forestry was one of the professions they kept coming up with but the nearest I got to it was selling the final product! I wonder when and why the home country (Britain in particular) became known as "Blighty"?
• Carthage, Tunisia
I am sure I could spin several different stories around the same picture, should I be so inclined... Not sure if the Guidelines forbid it - we had a guy here who spun amazing stories around the pics he got elsewhere... Usually implying how he had all these lovely young girls who just adored his company... As if!
@marguicha @1creekgirl in the old mylot, yes, there was a box that shows up so you can state the reason, or give a link to the original article. since we no longer have it in this new mylot, you can send a pm to admin/goaskalice and give the link to the post you find questionable and state your reason
• United States
would not bother to find out. I think It would be up to them to figure that out. I would not ask a question that I already knew the answer to either. I like commenting and moving to the next post. After reporting I would get into another post. I just don't want to waste my time on that stuff. I hope you enjoy your time here.
• Holiday, Florida
@1creekgirl its like that guy that was here before and may still be. i blocked him cause every post he did had a photo of some sexy girl that he supposedly knew and he would pop in on my posts to type short answers under most of my responders posts;
@sjvg1976 I think some are not aware on how because I also did forget to indicate it in my discussion box as I was thinking that when you already indicated it at the lower box where you were asked about the photos ownership will automatically appear but it didn`t appear so I corrected my post on my newly posts