Mylot is not the factory floor of Internet writing.
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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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.
• Aurora, Missouri
@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.)
• Portland, Connecticut
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
• Aurora, Missouri
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.
• Aurora, Missouri
@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!*)
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
@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