mLot guidelines: I have a question about honest discussions

@1creekgirl (11932)
United States
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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@jaboUK (55053)
• United Kingdom
28 Oct
That's not only dishonest, it's stupid.
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
28 Oct
That's what JJ said!
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Oct
I agree.
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@owlwings (39749)
• Cambridge, England
29 Oct
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!
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
29 Oct
Even I think the same. There is nothing in the guidelines that one has to write truth although copying images or content here is against the rules.
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@pgntwo (22474)
• Carthage, Tunisia
29 Oct
It takes all sorts, @owlwings - for all I know, you might be a bored flight steward, sitting in the lobby of a hotel somewhere exotic, awaiting the crew bus to the local airport for your 14-hour tour of duty back to Blighty...
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@owlwings (39749)
• Cambridge, England
29 Oct
@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"?
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
28 Oct
No, it isn't against the rules to lie in a discussion, but it is pretty stupid.
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
28 Oct
Thanks for the answer, JJ. I've blocked him.
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• Philippines
29 Oct
@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
29 Oct
@1creekgirl It may not be against the rules but it certainly reveals his true colors and I won't be surprised if many members would want nothing to do with him anymore on here.
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@JudyEv (134697)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Oct
I can't answer the question but if I found out a member was lying in this way I wouldn't be reading any more of his stuff - ever.
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
29 Oct
Same here. I've blocked him.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Oct
You mean you believe I actually teach Psychology in California? Buwaahaahaa!
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@owlwings (39749)
• Cambridge, England
29 Oct
@1creekgirl I posted and THEN blocked him! He can't see my response or delete it!
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@pgntwo (22474)
• Carthage, Tunisia
28 Oct
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!
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
28 Oct
I remember him, never believed him, think he got kicked out.
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@pgntwo (22474)
• Carthage, Tunisia
28 Oct
@1creekgirl I think you are right.
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@Susan2015 (21673)
• United States
28 Oct
That is just very dishonest and should be reported.
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
28 Oct
I reported it, but I think it's still there. That's why I wondered if maybe it's not in violation of the guidelines.
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
29 Oct
@LoriAMoore I'll definitely do that. Thanks.
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@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Oct
This is the internet - he should have known that he could get caught - especially when this site has so many members from his country.
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
28 Oct
It was almost funny because the other post was close to his. And he had the nerve to want me to keep his secret.
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@marguicha (101890)
• Chile
28 Oct
Unfortunatly, we cannot say why we report something
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
29 Oct
Yes, we should be able to explain why we reported someone.
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@marguicha (101890)
• Chile
29 Oct
@1creekgirl I suppose we could if we wrote a mail to GoAsk Alice. ut it should be easier.
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• Philippines
29 Oct
@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
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@kobesbuddy (55006)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Oct
It should be against the rules! Lying is a terrible habit, we shouldn't have to deal with on My Lot!
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
28 Oct
There's just a difference when we write a short work of fiction and everyone knows that's what it is and deliberately telling a lie in order to profit.
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@kobesbuddy (55006)
• East Tawas, Michigan
28 Oct
@1creekgirl A lie is uncalled for, it's deceitful. Fiction is make believe and it's something most of us enjoy reading!
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
29 Oct
@kobesbuddy I agree
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• United States
29 Oct
I do not know about lying in a post, but I do believe that pictures are covered by copywright rules so you should give proper credit.
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
29 Oct
That's true.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Oct
I haven't seen a rule about lying, I wouldn't do it but I suppose some do
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
29 Oct
Oh, I've definitely seen a few that are out-and-out lies. And I have gotten blocked for calling a few people out on them. Just part of my charm, I guess.
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
29 Oct
@JolietJake Sometimes you just have to call it like it is.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Oct
@JolietJake Yup you are a pretty charming guy lol,
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@m_audrey6788 (15094)
• Philippines
28 Oct
Oh I think, I respond to that discussion of the liar and I responded that her grandmother looks like an actress
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
28 Oct
Yes, he got a lot of comments.
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• Philippines
28 Oct
@1creekgirl I`m not so sure about false stories here too much because I know that you must post what`s in your mind
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
28 Oct
@m_audrey6788 Everyone writes little flights of fancy, but this was an outright lie.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
29 Oct
My foto is me me taken on a very sunny day
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
29 Oct
That's hilarious!
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
29 Oct
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@patgalca (14596)
• Orangeville, Ontario
28 Oct
That's on the lower end of identity theft. That's how it gets started though. He shouldn't have put off a picture of someone else as his grandmother. Is it against guidelines? Probably not.
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
29 Oct
I think it should be against the guidelines.
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@Raelove (17579)
• Saco, Maine
29 Oct
@1creekgirl I agree that it should be.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Oct
ye it is i eing is always wrong darn whats with people canboit ayone just tell the truth?
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
28 Oct
All he had to do was say it was fiction.
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@mandala100 (50408)
• Hong Kong
28 Oct
@1creekgirl That's simply dishonesty and I ask why will someone do that in the first place my friend? Thank you.
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
28 Oct
I guess he did it to earn money from the comments.
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Oct
No, I don't think so because the post wasn't plagiarized. He just lied about the picture. That would irritate me as well.
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@sharon6345 (137993)
• United States
28 Oct
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.
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
28 Oct
You're right, Sharon. I just hate to see someone profiting from comments and discussions for something that's a lie.
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@bunnybon7 (37399)
• Holiday, Florida
29 Oct
@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;
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
29 Oct
@bunnybon7 I think he got kicked out.
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
29 Oct
On any site copying an image is against the rules. I don't know why the image on that post was not deleted.
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• Philippines
29 Oct
Copying an image is not against the rules as long as you don`t forget to mention where you got the images you post
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
29 Oct
@m_audrey6788 but people normally don't mention the source from where they take the pics.
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• Philippines
29 Oct
@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
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Oct
That's a good question. I'd think a chronic liar would fade into obscurity anyway.
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
29 Oct
I think people will be wise to him. Ot maybe he'll do better.
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@TheHorse (72311)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Oct
@1creekgirl Do people really change?
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@1creekgirl (11932)
• United States
30 Oct
@TheHorse I believe they can when it's in their best interest. But depends on what they're trying to change.