How many of us are sick of the same old discussions?

@matt608 (843)
December 17, 2006 11:41am CST
I have only been a myloy member for a few days, and allready there are discussions constantly being repeated to death. The most commen ones are things like religion, and how mylot works. I dont know how people get to having 1000s of posts without being bored to death. I found mylot really fun for a while, but now there are always the same old topics geting replies. I know there have even been topics similar to the one I am currently writing, complaing about mylot. Do you not agree with me? people should be penalised for posting unoriginal topics.
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@the_law (282)
• Sri Lanka
17 Dec 06
There are alot of discussions about the same things but you have to understand that new peoplea re joining all the time and because there are so many peolpe amking new posts the older posts often get lost under the new ones and so newbies to mylot cant always find the answers or the old posts about wha they want to discuss. So in that sense i understand why there are so many posts about old topics and the same topics but yes it is very repedative but just llok for new topics to discuss... there will always be new ones! :-)
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@matt608 (843)
17 Dec 06
Yeah that is true about the newbies I suppose.
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• Singapore
17 Dec 06
yup..true..
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@Jamian (2605)
• Philippines
18 Dec 06
yeah, you're right buddy, there are lot of people are joining and so some of them are posting like we have posted before, we just have to undestand that it is really the situation, what I hate is, some members are posting non sense topics. They just want to have points. They dont care if their postings are sensible. thanks a lot.
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@hcprasad (1013)
• India
18 Dec 06
This comment I made in the beginning only. Even I wrote that my very discussion is being put in other words, carrying the same meaning. I think Mylot people have not designed any checks for it. Instead, I would like to suggest Mylot people to give some topics for discussion and members shall discuss about those topics only.
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@matt608 (843)
18 Dec 06
Thats an interesting idea actually...
• United States
17 Dec 06
I agree that many dicussions seems to be repeated around here. Instead of searching to check and see if perhaps their question has been answered they just go ahead and start a new post. It's a bit annoying to have to search through hundreds of post to find something decent to respond too.
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@matt608 (843)
17 Dec 06
yeah, i mean theres over 45000 people on mylot, there must be more things to discuss.
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I agree with you..I have to browse through atleast 20 pages in any section to find a good topic to respond to. It's really frustrating to see topics with baseless subjects getting the most no. of responses!! And also so many peole jsut cook up their personal problems and post it as a discussion for the sake of a discussion topic..it's attrocious! People who are here for the pleasure of discussion will definitely lose interest no doubt!
@greengal (4286)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Hey thanks for marking mine as the best response..appreciated!
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• Canada
17 Dec 06
they should be sent to the penal colony I suggested in my last discussion I started...which no one replied to :(
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@matt608 (843)
17 Dec 06
lol well thanks for your responce, at least 1 person feels the same way as me!!
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@sexymuma (1261)
17 Dec 06
it must be the time of year because when i started on mylot you should have seen the amount of do like you pepsi or coke,coke or diet coke,disscussions that where all over mylot.al well thats mylot thats all i have to say
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I totally agree with you. It's getting hard to spend any time here at all, because there is so much repetition. Maybe a discussion site that doesn't offer payment would attract and retain people who truly wanted to exchange ideas and learn something. In the case of MyLot, I think that they should take a serious look at what is going on and start penalizing repetition and plagiarism more harshly. Don't just eliminate the conversation, but take away earned points also as a penalty. I have tried to start a few discussions based on my interests and areas of knowledge. I tried to keep things going, but I guess that I can't expect everyone else to share my interests or my enthusiasm for my interests.
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• Canada
17 Dec 06
yes I agree..it's always the same old posts..how many people donate blood..who has rcipes for chile con queso..etc..etc ... :)
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• Philippines
17 Dec 06
now that you guys mention it... i just noticed as well.. but i'm new so pardon me. hopefully, i won't repeat myself too many time as well. :o)
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
18 Dec 06
i agree with you. i've also joined just over a week ago and already i'm browsing page after page of discussions to find some interesting topics to reply to.. but guess what ? same old discussions/ one line questions.. B-O-R-I-N-G!!!! I mean, get real ppl.. this is supposed to be fun for all of us. juggle your brains a bit and come up w/t something original - that would help all us enjoy mylot. else good members will only get bored and quit after sometime.
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@matt608 (843)
18 Dec 06
Thanks for your responce!
@susanscs (268)
• Spain
18 Dec 06
I have only been here a few days myself and find it hard to reply to discussions as many of them appear to be similar or are one liners of nonesense!
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@matt608 (843)
18 Dec 06
yeah its true, well its good to know people agree with me!
@missyann73 (1457)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Im just about sick of the whole mess. You spend hours on here looking for decent discussions, and type, and type, and type, and only make less than a penny. That is what is discouraging. if only we got paid more than we do. I say we all strike and ask for a raise.
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@matt608 (843)
18 Dec 06
Nice idea!
@clownfish (3277)
• United States
17 Dec 06
Hi! I totally agree. It's like someone sees a discussion on the topic then immediately runs and starts another discussion on the SAME topic! It's frustrating. I ask questions about things that I need to know and I know there are people here who know more than I do that I could learn from, but the system is so bogged down in garbage that those of us who are asking for help can't get it! Grrrr! Thanks for letting me vent! :-)
@matt608 (843)
17 Dec 06
My pleasure lol! thanks for your responce!
@Sunset50 (1397)
• United States
17 Dec 06
There are tons of past discussions the same as yours that you have started. So you have joined the unoriginal topic starters. Check the topic before you start one.
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@matt608 (843)
17 Dec 06
I am aware of this, as i said in my starting post. but thanks for your responce!
@shiboleth (270)
• Canada
17 Dec 06
What's wrong with talking about religion? It's a very important topic in a lot of peoples' lives.
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@matt608 (843)
17 Dec 06
I know, but there are several new topics per day on it.
• India
17 Dec 06
common matt money is involved in it.
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@matt608 (843)
17 Dec 06
I suppose you are right, I just live in hope!
@kawillow74 (1417)
• United States
17 Dec 06
I total agree when I first joined it was really need I could post allot but now I get on and it is the same old same old. Allot of the post are repeats. Until I find a search I want to post to 15 or 20 has gone bye so I am lucky if I am post 5 to 10 a day. It has gotten old.
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@matt608 (843)
17 Dec 06
Hopefully it will get better before I reach your position!! :p
@whitefox (1347)
• Italy
18 Dec 06
Sure you have reason because very often the same argument comes repeated many times over and it generates great confusion. Unfortunately many new customers of mylot do not control if the argument whom they want to open exists already and therefore useless superimpositions are created. The staff of Mylot must be taken care to resolve this problem.
• India
18 Dec 06
true... moreover, most of the discussions are based on established facts... things which cannot be undone. i guess we need to discuss over more creative issues. two things then- one, it'd make the member think over what he wants to say n not type in some cliche lines n two, the discussions wud be much less boring.
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@valmiki9 (1171)
• India
18 Dec 06
It is for my lot to filter or put a check when same question is repeated. The should also put up the alphabetical list of sdiscussions already done and in the run .This will avoid un neccessary repitition.
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@cheenlly (3483)
• Philippines
18 Dec 06
yes i agree. it sometimes takes me 30 minutes looking page by page just to find nice one which is interesting.
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@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
18 Dec 06
i agree with you in that matter,,but some topics such us religion and etc.. are broad topics...which needs to be elaborated more..similarities are ok as long as its not copied and pasted..and we can identify whose copying or not..isnt it??