Does myLot moderate the creation of new threads?

Canada
December 11, 2006 9:21am CST
Hello all! I'm asking about this as I just tried to create a new thread under the interest of "migraines." The post has not appeared under that topic, nor did I receive a point for posting it. I'd like to know if myLot staffers approve new threads before they go live. I don't want to risk trying to post the topic again right away, just in case. I don't want them to think I'm trying to create two identical threads. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance. ~Wyrdsister
24 responses
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
11 Dec 06
If mylot monitored the threads then we wouldent have so many asking for personal preference like mcdonalds or burgerking, coke or pepsi. Also we wouldent have those just asking for age, or name. The only time those get noticed is when someone reports them. Also you earn points by reaponding to discussions only not starting them. Hope you are having fun.
• Canada
11 Dec 06
Hahaha! That's a good point! I have seen so many Coke or Pepsi threads here, it's annoying. ;) And I am enjoying myself here, probably way too much! Thanks for helping create a new addiction. ;) BB, ~Wyrdsister
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
11 Dec 06
You brat my monitor almost wore my tea. LOL I was drinking my tea when you stated "thanks for creating a new addiction." You are not alone I got Star started too. I am a Baaaaaaaad girl. And yet you guys still love me. :)
@vipul20044 (5798)
• India
11 Dec 06
Well yes they do moderate it Imagine, my rating was reduced with a difference of 15 as compared to what it was yesterday Well tell me what was the topic and what did you really ask in the discussion if something is against mylot's guidelines then it is a Big NO i must say
• Canada
11 Dec 06
Good point! If something gets deleted, or is not allowed to be posted, but doesn't contain anything they mention in the FAQ, I'd really like to be alerted as to what I've done wrong. I can understand that this would be very labour intensive for the myLot staffers, but maybe there is some sort of comprimise. Thanks for your thoughts! ~Wyrdsister
• United States
11 Dec 06
I went and checked on your profile and a discussion about the use of Valerian for Migraines is there. You usually don't get a point for starting a new thread, only for responding to someone elses. I don't know why it isn't showing up under the category though. But it is on the board. Hope I helped.
• Canada
11 Dec 06
Yes thanks, you did! I did actually go back and post it again, so hopefully it will appear under the actual interest soon. (and feel free to comment on the Valerian thread too! :) Thanks for your feedback! ~Wyrdsister
@Etharon (217)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 06
Yeah, same thing happened to me. When I started my first discussion I realised that we don't get any points for starting a new discussion but only for responding to other people's questions. So I mostly concentrate on replying and only start a new thread if I really have something new to ask of importance.
@Ambur25 (1007)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I've started a topic before and it didn't show up right away. But in response to someone's comment about Mylot not showing it 'till someone's responded, I've started a discussion and it's showed right away. I think it all has to do with mature content. It may require Mylot to preview the topic?
• Canada
12 Dec 06
Hmm, interesting point. My topic didn't have any mature content in it, but that's a good thing to be aware of for future postings. Thanks for the input! ~Wyrdsister
• India
11 Dec 06
yes, they do moderate your threads. you need to be careful in every posting
• Canada
12 Dec 06
Absolutely. I'll definitely do that! I guess I was just confused as I knew I didn't post anything controversial or cut-and-pasted from another thread. But after I tried posting it again, everything seemed to work. Thanks for your response!
@killailla (1301)
• Canada
11 Dec 06
easy, go into the discussions you have started column and see if your topic is in fact there
@killailla (1301)
• Canada
11 Dec 06
and your discussion is live!
@malsun (1528)
• United States
11 Dec 06
A very weird thing happened.. my count was 849 when i was responding to a discussion, when i added a tag and hit the submit button the count went to 848. this has happened to me twice. I had not written anything offensive nor was it a one liner reply. So how mylot is moderating the discussions or how its earning algorithm works is really confusig
• Canada
11 Dec 06
That happened to me today, too, my count going backwards after I'd left a comments. You're right, the whole earnin algorithm seems like one big mystery. On the one hand, it would be great for us to have a more transparent process so we could understand what was going on. But on the other, I can see how their algorithm is probably considered a proprietary secret. :) Thanks for your feedback! ~Wyrdsister
• United States
11 Dec 06
I started 5 days ago and after my 20th post I didnt get and points for the post I did there after. I did get points if someone answered my post. Maybe its working the same way with you.
• Canada
11 Dec 06
Hey, that's a good point! I didn't notice that at first, but I think that might have been the case for me as well. I seemed to get a point for everything when I was below twenty, and now I don't. Hmm. Something to think about. Thanks for posting about your experience! ~Wyrdsister
@yarntales (639)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I would say no, but I posted on a discussion about recipes one time and my posts (and the others) disappeared. So they might.
• Canada
11 Dec 06
It would be good to know if that was the case or not. I'm guessing there wasn't any profanity in your recipes? ;) Thanks for your comment!
@Force_Fed (748)
• United States
11 Dec 06
No, this is a pretty anarchic site. Everything gets online regardless of content or quality. There are hundreds of unanswered threads here and thousands of high-ranking threads that are nothing but group masterbations. If your thread gets no responses be patient it's still there just burried in the rubble. Force
• Canada
11 Dec 06
"Burried in the rubble" - that sounds about right! Thanks for your input. I think it was actually a posting error on my part, but it's good to know from your feedback and the feedback of others that it wasn't me getting blocked for some unknown reason. Thanks again! ~Wyrdsister
• United States
11 Dec 06
I just did a keyword search for migraines and your discussion is listed there as well. BTW, welcome to myLot. I hope you love it here.
• Canada
11 Dec 06
Wow, thanks so much for your help! And thanks for the welcome. I think I love it here already. :)
@rakeshdas (428)
• India
11 Dec 06
Ummm ... I think u have to read the FAQ again on postings :) Must something offensive was there in ur post. Not sure though :(
• Canada
11 Dec 06
Hehehe, checking the FAQ is always a good idea. But I can assure you, there was nothing offensive in the post. It's up now, and as far as I can figure, I must have done something wrong along the posting process. Thanks for you comments! ~Wyrdsister
@ciotog17 (54)
• United States
12 Dec 06
good luck with that.
• India
12 Dec 06
yes , i agree with you
• Philippines
12 Dec 06
well if you wrote bad words it might be deleted already so be carefull
@ladygator (3469)
• United States
12 Dec 06
I am not sure, I have started threads that were added and even some that never got a reply they are still there just floating around in Mylot land.
@xtinelee (3378)
• Singapore
12 Dec 06
Maybe you can message mylot directly to ask them about it. We wouldn't really know the real reason.
@padhukr (2267)
• India
12 Dec 06
no idea.
@fabiantan (210)
• Singapore
12 Dec 06
i don't think so..there are far too many..
• India
12 Dec 06
if u have ritten some abuse words or u have ritten some bad things then it will be deleted automatically without knowing u so see that u have no ritten some that things of words so be aware of that u dnt rite anything bad or they may delete ur acc without knowing u