Some people are now blatantly copying responses.

@Asylum (48266)
Manchester, England
December 2, 2006 2:17pm CST
The level of cheating at Mylot is actually getting worse. I have noticed people posting the same discussions before, and there have been incidents of discussions being literally copied and pasted word for word. Now it has gone further still. I have encountered several examples where someone has copied another response word for word and pasted it into the same discussion. Check this link to see 2 examples of this, and compare response 4 with 23 then response 25 with 44: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/355813.aspx
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@kylesmiles (1913)
• United States
2 Dec 06
I have noticed this too! This one member: icutop is a BIG culprit. This person's topics usually don't make sense. He's copied topics about being worried about his weight, about his husband! LOL Even topics about nothing! I don't know where this person is getting half of these... I hope mylot catches this person...
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• United States
2 Dec 06
me too that is a shame that there are pepole out there like that
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
2 Dec 06
I've had it happen in my discussions, too. It's annoying, isn't it? What people will do to make a few pennies. I don't consider what we're paid here on mylot to be anywhere near the worth of my integrity. Others must not think very highly of themselves. Hopefully the good people on mylot will continue to report these things and mylot will continue to improve its ability to police for the game players. I just keep trying to appreciate good friends like you and ignore the riffraff! :O)
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
2 Dec 06
The discussion of your's was the first example that I had seen of copying a discussion and pasting it. This idea of doing the same with responses seems to be the next step, which we can surely do without.
• Brazil
2 Dec 06
Well, the rules were changed recently. Looks like myLot is trying to avoid those people.
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Owlwings, have you noticed that someone -- jedtanet -- is copying posts verbatim from mylot and posting them on javahive?
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
2 Dec 06
I dont think it has happened to any of my discussions, maybe it has and I havent noticed it. how about when we notice it on at least our own Discussions we give the person a - rating instead of a + Rating. I dont know if we want to use the abuse one or not I dont know what will happen. Since it has happened and in your discussion have you raised the question to admin using the link on the bottom of the page. maybe the abuse link is what we need to do and maybe this is what the admin might want us to do, if we give them a negaive on the response it might take some money from them. Just Ideas
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@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Yes, the abuse link is what needs to be used. This is what it is for. Please use this and report it everytime you see it. This is the only way we are going to get these people stopped.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
I was very tolerant at first, but my attitude is rapidly changing because these people are ruining a site that I enjoy. I usually check their profile now, and if it is a constant trick then I report it as abuse.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 06
I am really pleased that everyone is noticing it now as I wrote to one of my Friends last night teliing him about it In just one of my discussions I have 4 Members that have done this and I have put my angry Comment underneath as I am getting very angry with it
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
I commented beneath a few that I came across, but then I realised that if these people are copying and pasting other comments in order to make quick cash then they are not likely to return to read any replies.
@triece (111)
• United States
2 Dec 06
I didn't even know you got paid for this until I read further into it. Either way, I like the satisfaction of knowing that I am my own person, lol. I have seen a lot of copy/pasters in the short time I've been a member, it's insane how lazy some people can be.
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@mythmoh (3986)
• United States
2 Dec 06
mylot should take some measures to control these weeds.I am just showing my anger over these copy cats by giving negative sign.but i dont know how far it will have effect in curbing them.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
2 Dec 06
It may not have the desired effect, but at least you are trying to do the right thing.
• United States
3 Dec 06
Loving It, that's exactly what I've been doing almost all day today. I've never seen such abuse here before.
@MySpot (2602)
• United States
3 Dec 06
I'm in, guys. This is a great forum to expose the cheaters and get the attention of other hard-working myLotters to report them right out of myLot! There are about 6 copy cats in my one discussion... check them out and please report their cheating a$$es! http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/356144.aspx
@MySpot (2602)
• United States
3 Dec 06
You should see my discussion called "How Rude?" http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/356144.aspx ... many people have copied and pasted right from my discussion responses, into the SAME discussion! Some have even made the copied response on the same page from which they copied it! That is so rude, lazy and ballsy as heck! I have made comments on the 6 or so I found and of course, they were reported! I'm hoping more people will point out and notice these copy cats and keep reporting them right out of myLot! This would be a good forum to point those cheaters out... thanks!
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
I am glad that there are a lot of people at Mylot who share my desire to stop this behaviour. Hopefully between us we can make a difference. I have not seen your discussion yet, but I shall be reading it as soon as I have posted this reply.
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@MySpot (2602)
• United States
3 Dec 06
sergiuarsenie, from post #44 is a REPEAT repeat offender! He has copied and pasted his response from response #25 and worse, neither are even on topic! I just reported this same user last night for doing the same thing in my discussion! I hate to act like the myLot police but this is cheating... cheating all of us myLotters who are working hard and thinking freely, giving our real opinions, advice, or experiences!!!
@istanto (8571)
• Indonesia
3 Dec 06
what you can do to stop that? report them!. if you believe they cheating just report them to mylot. Mylot will deleted response or discussion if they think someone cheating by copy paste. mylot can't control all discussion in here, that's why mylot need your EYES to keep this site better. for cheater please write what you can, even if you just write short response it's better than cheating.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
You have a good point there, it is better to change these member's attitudes than simply get rid of them. Sadly, I think that very few would be likely to change now.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
You have a good point there, it is better to change these member's attitudes than simply get rid of them. Sadly, I think that very few would be likely to change now.
• United States
28 Dec 06
I think they got rid of those because I just went to reference the comments and they weren't there. Good to know that mylot is keeping their promise...but I kind of wanted to see it too! I have yet to see the copying in action, I just hear that it goes on...or was going on.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
28 Dec 06
I started the discussion about a month ago, and Mylot have made great improvements since that time. Cheating still takes place here, but it is much less prolific and the offenders are being gradually removed from the site. The fact that you have not seen any copy and pasting proves what an excellent job the admin are doing on the site.
@Jshean20 (14367)
• Canada
8 Dec 06
I noticed that this was a common occurance about a week ago but I'm not seeing as much cheating ever since mylot announced that users who do this will be terminated. I was getting so sick of seeing the same discussions over and over, plus it kinda made me mad that people try to cheat like that!
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
9 Dec 06
It certainly was annoying to keep seeing the same responses and comments. I also agree that the situation is improving quite a lot now.
@mtbkanata (248)
• Canada
8 Dec 06
I've noticed this in my own threads. Two types of this: 1.) Copy and paste from some website somewhere. 2.) Copy and paste from another thread/member here There are also so many one or two word replies which are not helping the conversation along. I think people are just typing for cash... devalues the whole system.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
8 Dec 06
This is the whole problem, everything gets devalued and Mylot does not operate as a forum anymore but simply a notice board with lots of the same comment.
@isasice (2015)
• Iceland
7 Dec 06
I see that all the time. Hopefully people will report those users to myLot as they asked in one of the alerts they sent.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
7 Dec 06
A lot of people have already said that this is their intention, so hopefully the problem will disappear as quickly as it appeared.
• India
7 Dec 06
I also agree with you.There should be some mechanish to prevent this,like giving negative point to the repeated discussion.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
7 Dec 06
The other members seem to be responding well to the problem and the situation already appears to be improving.
@baysmummy (1638)
• Australia
6 Dec 06
i cant believe the amount of people who cant even come up with an original discussion or reply. Has anyone else seen icutop, I gave advice on one of his discussions i thought it was for real and then next minute his asking for advice to do with getting married when his first one said he was already married, i dont know where he is getting his topics from but it obvious that he isnt creating them!
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
6 Dec 06
Quite a few people have already commented about this particular person, so he must be rather notorious by now. How can these people seriously beleive that no one will notice?
@killailla (1301)
• Canada
3 Dec 06
unfortunatly this happens a lot it seems, i have answer three topics on this exact thing today, each of my responses have been different, i refuse to copy and pasy.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
6 Dec 06
That is exactly the point, even if you answer the same question 3 times then by typing it as you respond you will end up with different entries despite them having the same basic information. The problem is that some people have even copied other people's responses word for word.
@ipanks (892)
• Indonesia
3 Dec 06
yeah, maybe they'll have a reason to do that :D
@MySpot (2602)
• United States
3 Dec 06
If being lazy, rude, and a cheat are REASONS!
@harish4u (1393)
• India
3 Dec 06
wow man....u have a great eye on responses....thats a great thing...my lot need people like u...all d best
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
If someone takes the time to repond to a discussion of mine then I always read their response and comment if required to. This makes it easy to spot a perfect copy such as the ones referred to.
@neon2000 (2761)
• Philippines
3 Dec 06
BAd! very bad! I strongly object with this kind of action. I hope mylot will make actions about this.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
I expect that action will be taken. Unfortunately this is a very large and busy site, so Mylot have a lot of work to do trying to control it.
@rsmith512 (1561)
• United States
3 Dec 06
:( - :(
I have not seen that until now! I have seen a lot of complaints, but never seen it. They are just rude, cheaters that don't know how to have their own opinion. Someone took the time to write the response to the discussion and I would definatley try to get everyone to report them!!!! Meany Head People!!
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
I agree, we certainly do not want this kind of behaviour to continue.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
3 Dec 06
This has happened to me today also. A person copied what I responded with and pasted it as their own. Everyone that sees this happen needs to report it. That is something that myLot asks that we as users do. They can not monitor it all. So please, be part of the solution...report.
@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
3 Dec 06
I have had other responses copied in my discussions, but I have not seen my own response copied yet. That would really annoy me.