Mylot is not the factory floor of Internet writing.

By Gill
@Gillygirl (15678)
Sutton, England
January 12, 2018 5:05pm CST
Sadly there are times when people join this site without researching what it's all about. I have seen some folk join thinking mylot is a writing site and are disappointed when they realise it is a discussion site rather than a place to write eloquent articles. Over the last month or so I have seen some unfortunate comments in these articles. Examples are "America got the president it deserved" and daily lives are banal. These comments can cause offence to many and are not in the spirit of what mylot is about. My list of the things I've read is long. Some of what I looked at involved undertones of racism, sexism and general rudeness. I wouldn't wish to repeat certain remarks I've seen. Mylot is not the factory floor of Internet writing. (That was another statement I happened to read). It is a place of fun and friendship. Let's keep it that way.
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@JolietJake (43075)
12 Jan
Like I said in a discussion yesterday: "myLot is like sitting in your house talking to friends, and occasionally someone throws a penny at you. Nothing more, nothing less..."
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
12 Jan
Exactly JJ, I saw that you tried to explain what interaction meant, (yet gain), to a user and he just didn't get it.
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• United States
12 Jan
That's a good way to put it
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• China
13 Jan
@JolietJake Well said ! That's about the size of it.
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@JudyEv (103368)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan
Well spoken/written. Certainly some come here with the wrong idea about what myLot is all about.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
12 Jan
They certainly do Judy. Unusually for me I am rather mad at present.
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• United States
14 Jan
Knowledge is power!
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@just4him (95376)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jan
I try not to read the political posts. I do agree with you, we're not a factory floor. Fun and friendship is why I'm here.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
Some posts I've read are not political but are critical of the content of the site. I couldn't bear to list most of what I've seen.
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@just4him (95376)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Jan
@Gillygirl It's so sad. I've seen some too.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
@thedevilinme Not a very good metaphor.
• United States
12 Jan
Yes this is a clean, fun discussion community. Racism, hate speech, rudeness, etc. is not welcome here on myLot. Those people need to be reported, as the myLot admin do not tolerate anything like that.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
12 Jan
Some people are just so rude and ignorant. I could have listed so many remarks but to have done so would have been unbearable.
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• United States
12 Jan
@Gillygirl I understand, some things should not be repeated
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
12 Jan
@MikesAngel317 Thank you.
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@LadyDuck (125798)
• Switzerland
13 Jan
I remember very well who wrote "Mylot is not the factory floor of Internet writing.". MyLot is not guilty if someone joined not understanding the spirit of this site. I do not report recipes or birthday posts, but I report racists and offending discussions.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
On that particular post the term lady boy was mentioned. This could cause offence to some of our Filipino friends. People forget that we are all from different cultures and that should be respected.
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@LadyDuck (125798)
• Switzerland
14 Jan
@Gillygirl You are right, we should avoid a language that could offend someone of another culture. Unfortunately some are rude and ignorant, this is not limited to this site, there are chiefs of countries who do the same.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
14 Jan
@LadyDuck Haha such as DT
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@Dyvette16 (1478)
• San Antonio, Texas
12 Jan
I agree ! Very well said
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
12 Jan
Thank you the site is for friendship and JJ's comments hit the nail on the head.
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@DaddyEvil (22287)
• Aurora, Missouri
13 Jan
@Gillygirl Uhm... I think I will send you an email, Gillian. I don't particularly want your discussion to be deleted because of my opinions of certain people who are also members (and more) on this site. (At least I am thinking about the possible consequences of comments I make on this site now, unlike the way I used to just say what I thought and seeing the discussion deleted because someone didn't like my opinions, true as they may be.)
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
@DaddyEvil I would never mention individuals so just say these are comments I've noted over the last month or so.
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@sol_cee (13937)
• Japan
13 Jan
I think the one you quoted has changed his mind about myLot. :)
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@Bluedoll (17183)
• Canada
13 Jan
Yes I see some ideas being formed that were not there before by @thedevilinme as he had a fresh perspective being new. But some of his experience and ideas are good as well. Certainly not everyone here is as good a writer.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
@Bluedoll It is not necessary to be a good writer and of course everybody has different ideas of how the site is used.
@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
lol some people never change their minds.
@Shavkat (49631)
• Philippines
13 Jan
I agree. Some people were so frustrated after joining mylot. They are whiners that cannot understand what's really the platform.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
Some seem to give the impression that they are so much better than us.
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@Shavkat (49631)
• Philippines
14 Jan
@Gillygirl I agree. Some of them appeared arrogant, too.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
14 Jan
@Shavkat Yes very much so.
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• Preston, England
13 Jan
yes, occasionally someone rocks the boat though overall, Mylot is well run and very friendly
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
Yes there will always be boat rockers but overall Mylot is a friendly site.
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• Preston, England
13 Jan
@Gillygirl some sites are totally out of control. Mylot is very well run which helps everyone
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
@arthurchappell Do you remember the days of Bubbws when spammers ran riot over our posts?
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@Daelii (2615)
• United States
12 Jan
Personally I dont mind reading long articles if its someones thought/feelings. Especially if they are open to talk about it. But if its like no room for chatting why post here??
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
I have no objection to long articles but if the content contains nasty undertones and the authors don't further the discussion after receiving responses then that is out of order.
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@Daelii (2615)
• United States
13 Jan
@Gillygirl very true!
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• China
13 Jan
I couldn't agree more ! I think Mylot is nothing but a blog site.Over here we should behave ourselves and respect each other.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
I agree and we belong to different cultures which must be respected.
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@louievill (16578)
• Philippines
13 Jan
Yes "let's all keep it that way " says it all
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
Thank you that is sure the spirit of mylot.
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@BelleStarr (33671)
• Portland, Connecticut
13 Jan
Some seem to feel that when discussing politics, in particular, it is alright to be rude,to denigrate others and to generally be obnoxious, I find myself leaving these discussions and avoiding those people. It is too bad when this happy site becomes a political platform
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
Very true I also move on. I would never disclose my own political affiliation on here. There were many more things I could have listed in the discussion. I saw a comment which questioned someone's religion. It came across as rude.
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@BelleStarr (33671)
• Portland, Connecticut
14 Jan
@Gillygirl Another subject I try to avoid, I practice my religion but I do not like to throw it in everyone's face and I certainly believe we all have the right to our own beliefs or unbelief.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
14 Jan
@BelleStarr Yes that is true but I do appreciate it when you tell me you've included me in your prayer line.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
13 Jan
Don't be upset with them, they just don't know who they are. =) God loves them anyway though. I just pray for them.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
14 Jan
That is a wonderful attitude to have Jenn.
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• United States
14 Jan
I agree with you Jennifer - Peace and blessings to you!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
14 Jan
@LPort2017 Thank you and the same to you. =)
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@Kandae11 (28959)
13 Jan
I agree with you totally , I do not like seeing posts which promote racism , sexism and all the other isms. Mylot as I understand it - is a place where one can relax and have fun while earning something.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
Well said.
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@andriaperry (35592)
• Anniston, Alabama
13 Jan
My thoughts exactly
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
I'm glad we are on the same page Andrea.
@DaddyEvil (22287)
• Aurora, Missouri
12 Jan
You may have seen some remarks I have posted on some rather interesting? discussions I've read here on myLot. (I generally respond to those discussions with offers of help and suggestions that the author needs to do some digging into the site before stating objectionable comments.) If/When my response is ignored or spurned, my reasoned comments may begin to come back slightly rude to that author... (Usually, if the topic matters to me, I go down the entire thread, making my own comments to what others have said there.) It is very rare that the other myLotters disagree with the comments I give to what they've said to the same author. On the few occasions when another member did disagree, I consider where their response may have come from and ask for clarifications. This usually gives the author some extra change while showing them the true power of myLot... *shrug.* If I am doing things wrong, please explain a better way to do this.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
I feel you are doing the right thing DE. In fact on one comment I did ask the author to back the remark up with evidence. This of course did not happen.
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@DaddyEvil (22287)
• Aurora, Missouri
13 Jan
@Gillygirl Yup! Me, too. My response and comment were both deleted. (The author has the right to delete anything on his/her own discussion, but I would have preferred an answer rather than my response and comment being deleted. *shrug!*)
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
@DaddyEvil That indicates the author cannot justify a response.
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@thelme55 (12373)
• Germany
12 Jan
Yes, let us keep it this way. Having fun.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
12 Jan
Too right, there is no need for high handed comments. I enjoy the site and reading about peoples daily lives. There is no place here for sexist and racist comments and general rudeness shouldn't be tolerated.
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@thelme55 (12373)
• Germany
13 Jan
@Gillygirl I agree with you. Enjoy your weekend.
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
13 Jan
@thelme55 Thanks Thelma, have a great weekend.
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@Shiva49 (10544)
• Singapore
14 Jan
I was in three other sites earlier which were writing sites. Associated Content bought over by Yahoo and named Yahoo Contributor Network/Yahoo Voices. Bukisa Wikinut Then I was told of this site and I had a look. Then I took it as a challenge to make my views concise. I am more of an adaptor to changes and I make sure I enjoy my time here through interactions. Never be a party pooper though occasional self deprecating jokes can be part of the show to lend variety- siva
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
14 Jan
I've heard of the sites you mention. Are they still going? Interactions are enjoyable and I do like a joke as long as it's not at somebody else's expense.
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@Shiva49 (10544)
• Singapore
15 Jan
@Gillygirl Yahoo closed its writing site as they thought it was not going anywhere. They had paid a purported sum of $100 million to Associated Content for 2 million posts ie $50 each. I had 400 posts with the many comments and it was a setback for many as they could have sold it for a song than just erase all the work. Bukisa, supposed to be an Israeli site, never got going. Then Wikinut, a British one, stopped paying, and when they did that many active contributors left. I am still there but with no interactions it is no fun to be active - siva
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• United States
14 Jan
@Gillygirl I couldn't agree more with what you are saying!
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@Gillygirl (15678)
• Sutton, England
14 Jan
Thank you very much.
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