Why members having a discussion deleted are posting it again ?

@topffer (30708)
France
December 2, 2017 11:14am CST
Not long ago we had members starting a discussion to ask why their discussion was deleted. Now they start the same discussion again... and again... and again, until myLot decides to not delete it. It looks like a wear strategy is born. What makes you think that the deletion was an error ? You cannot be wrong because you joined here when GoAskAlice was bottle fed ? You cannot be wrong 1) because you are never wrong, and 2) if eventually you were wrong GAA should apply 1)? (Remove your mask, Donald, I have recognized you). I think it is time to remember you the administrative advisement issued on April 17th 2017 : if you want to know why your discussion was removed, send a PM to @GoAskAlice. But maybe you do not want to know ?
I just want to take a moment to remind everyone that if you have a discussion removed and you would like to know why, please send me a private message rather...
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12 responses
@MALUSE (32959)
• Denmark
2 Dec
You can report it. Admin can't have his eyes everywhere. Besides, don't forget the different time zones.
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@topffer (30708)
• France
2 Dec
Two discussions have been started today by members telling that they posted again a removed discussion. It looks like provocation.
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@MALUSE (32959)
• Denmark
2 Dec
@topffer Every now and then such jokesters appear. The weekend is a good time for them, especially on an international site spanning all time zones. It always takes a while for admin to notice and react.
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@vandana7 (57518)
• India
2 Dec
@topffer That is nasty...posting it again. But I have seen same post appearing more than once, apparently the myLotter makes a change and the post appears twice..kind. Don't know if it was a bug.
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@owlwings (38184)
• Cambridge, England
2 Dec
The best thing to do is to report the post, respond, telling them that they should contact @goaskalice (but not that you have reported it) and post the link you have given here. That should be all that's needed, really.
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@topffer (30708)
• France
2 Dec
Two members have started today a discussion to tell that they had posted again a deleted discussion. At least one is already deleted. They are old members, supposed to know what they are doing...
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• Malaysia
3 Dec
@topffer I've seen newbies doing that but I find it strange that even old members do the same.
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@owlwings (38184)
• Cambridge, England
3 Dec
@cahaya1983 Some old members come back after a very long time and don't remember that myLot's rules may be a little different from another site they may have been using or haven't realised that myLot's Guidelines have changed since May 2013. I have also seen people who have been here (and active) for nearly a year who have clearly NEVER bothered to read the Guidelines!
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@paigea (21232)
• Canada
2 Dec
They see it as a game or challenge. Annoying.
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@topffer (30708)
• France
2 Dec
It should be a forbidden game
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@paigea (21232)
• Canada
2 Dec
@topffer I agree. I am sure if they do it over and over, it will be forbidden.
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@YrNemo (8679)
2 Dec
Some did that because they were curious I think. Sometimes it seems easier re-submitting than go find the answer from the admin. (I know I would if it that had happened to me, especially if the topic was completely OK according to mylot standard. However, if 3rd try still didn't work, that would be when I go asking the admin.)
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@topffer (30708)
• France
3 Dec
They were sure that their topic was ok, although it was not : one was copying from her blog and the other was giving a referral/affiliate link.
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@YrNemo (8679)
3 Dec
@topffer Ah, got it! . A member just 'sort of' asked (in a discussion) of why her post was deleted over and over, and she did some experiments to see what was the reason. She found out the question she used in the title was the culprit (survey form), not the quote from the bible. I thought you might have read that discussion.
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@topffer (30708)
• France
3 Dec
@YrNemo I read this one. These two members were not understanding why their discussions had been removed, but they did not asked to GAA.
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@LadyDuck (122389)
• Switzerland
3 Dec
A member was questioning why a discussion was removed twice, she mentioned she copied from a Blog site and mentioned it Finally she reposted without mentioning it was from a Blog and she was happy to see that it was not deleted. What to do with people like that?
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@topffer (30708)
• France
3 Dec
And another one that she joined in 2006 and never had a discussion deleted before yesterday, so she was posting it again (she was sending to an online shop pertaining to her with a referral/affiliate link...).
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@LadyDuck (122389)
• Switzerland
3 Dec
@topffer They say they are doing nothing wrong, but they know very well that they are violating the rules.
@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec
I wondered about this too, If I wasn't PC, I'd say they were slow learners.
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@topffer (30708)
• France
3 Dec
You are the only one responsible for your words. Smart play on words
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@Bluedoll (16788)
• Canada
3 Dec
It wasn't me! Who did this? Be brave and tell me. I've posted about removed discussions like you are doing here but not to ask why it was removed but why period?
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@topffer (30708)
• France
3 Dec
Two old members did it today. One told that she joined in 2006 and never had a discussion deleted before yesterday, so she was posting again (she comes here every 2 or 3 years) and the other that she posted for the third time a removed discussion, because she was thinking the subject was interesting...
@Bluedoll (16788)
• Canada
3 Dec
@topffer I need to look at the one that posted for the third time to make a judgement call. Some members immediately strike out at others with comments like, "oh those people are stupid and never will learn" or something similar but you know I just can't bring myself to do that without seeing what they are writing. but I believe you of course just wondering if the person by making a re-post is changing anything to make it legal?
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@topffer (30708)
• France
3 Dec
@Bluedoll The first was posting a referral/affiliate link. The second was re-posting a blog published elsewhere, which is forbidden. When she stopped to tell that it was from a blog, it has not been deleted.
@alberello75 (13197)
• Genova, Italy
2 Dec
Fortunately, to me, it never happened. But I respect the site guidelines.
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@topffer (30708)
• France
2 Dec
I have had two discussions deleted. For the first one, I asked why because it has been deleted several weeks after I started it. For the second... I knew why.
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@alberello75 (13197)
• Genova, Italy
2 Dec
@topffer I understand, thanks for the clarification. I just wanted to ask you, obviously if it's not a problem for you, if you could (obviously in PM), send me a picture of your face. BUT If you do not think it's appropriate, please note that I've never asked you this. Thanks in advance Alessandro
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@topffer (30708)
• France
2 Dec
@alberello75 Sorry, I do not send pictures, and it is impossible with a PM.
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@much2say (35425)
• United States
4 Dec
Kinda sounds to me like a bad lab rat experiment - and they are failing to see the cause and effect . They don't understand, but they don't even bother to seek a solution . . . instead they keep doing the same mistake over and over again .
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@topffer (30708)
• France
4 Dec
They are smart rats : they do minor changes until it is accepted. A responder summed it very well by telling that they are "slow learners".
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@much2say (35425)
• United States
4 Dec
@topffer They keep hoping it will be accepted, but it will not. I love that our myLot is consistent with on their side . . . one would hope they would eventually "learn" (but probably not ).
@cahaya1983 (9678)
• Malaysia
3 Dec
What's funny is that they don't bother asking the right people about the reason the discussions are deleted.
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@topffer (30708)
• France
3 Dec
Many members told them what was wrong, but they are sure to know the rules better
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@euphie (610)
• Ballymena, Northern Ireland
3 Dec
Maybe some people don't have the creativity to think up new things to post and just proceed to write the same thing over and over?
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@topffer (30708)
• France
3 Dec
There is probably an explanation, I am waiting for a guilty member to respond to this discussion to know the motivation.
@sjvg1976 (14639)
• Delhi, India
3 Dec
For me once my discussion is deleted means it was against the guidelines . People should understand it and should not ask it again and again. I think mylot is not strict otherwise many of such users might have been banned from here.
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