So far, the most annoying thing for me about myLot is...

@kbkbooks (7030)
Canada
December 20, 2006 9:28pm CST
So far the most annoying thing about myLot for me is that I get these people answering my discussions as if I am asking a stupid question deserving a stupid answer. Like I started a discussion about cats having emotions. Of course they do, but it was a rhetorical question, not a dolt wanting to know for the first time in life. Come on people, the fact that we can all even turn on a computer says something about our intelligence level, does it not? Don't talk down to me. If I ask you a question here, it's most likely rhetorical and I just want to know your opinion. That's what DISCUSSION is about. If I want your help on a problem I would most like say PLEASE. Otherwise, just give your opinion. I assume that almost everyone here is asking for discussion opinions, otherwise they have terribly desperate pleas attached to their questions. My plea is only this: Treat me like the intelligent persons that we both are. Don't assume that I am asking a stupid question and therefore give me a stupid answer. I think that if I have to give a stupid answer it's not worth it to me to get into that particular conversation. Get it?
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42 responses
• Canada
21 Dec 06
I get you completely. For me that's not the most annoying thing, it's mostly people asking meaningless questions like "do you like pizza" or "what's your favourite colour" or "what's my date of birth date" (seriously, it's a question I came across, worded exactly like that). Or people who add responses or comments that are either off topic or complete jibberish. I do believe that you are right, most people who want help or information will come out and ask for it. Obviously if you start a topic with more than a few sentences you know what you are talking about. It might be easier for those few people who "don't get it" if you add a "What do you think?" or a "tell me your opinion." I know that it might be redundant, but as you say, some people just don't get it!
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
Thank you for your wonderful intelligent answer. I think I love you.
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@amafrias (456)
• United States
21 Dec 06
I have just begun here and I agree totally. What I am not clear about is if you get too much of that jibberish and stupid answers, do they delete your entire discussion? Haven't seen it yet in mine, but wasn't sure. I don't respond to short jibberish, or mundane questions. Only something that will get me going with more than a few sentences.I also add at the end of each question what I personally think about the question, and ask "and you?".
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
They don't delete the jibberish and it's really too bad. It should be done at least once a week. I don't know how many people are running this site, but there should be someone in charge of that.
@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
You obviously have been a menber here for awhile now.You have read some of the sensless,useless questions some people have posted.You CARE about what people respond with.Many people just don't get it as long as they get SOME response.That is one of the main problems with MyLot:people not caring for quality,just quantity.My question......how do we stop it?
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
Ohhhh, I love your picture. Anyway, I think MyLot made a bit of a step up when they changed the value standards and cleaned up the databases. Let's hope we continue moving forward to a great site.
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@elisata (569)
• Netherlands
21 Dec 06
How do we stop it? Very simple: not responding to stupid questions or comments, period. That way those posters don't get the attention they obviously don't deserve! Simply boycot the stupid entries...
• Philippines
21 Dec 06
I agree with all of you here. Do not respond to their comments, discussions, or opinions. When you respond. It will make them feel important and add more comments, which eventually will lead to more discussions. Please do help out in clearing out MyLot. I have not been here long but so far all I can see are a lot of non-sense questions that are replied by the majority of members. I try to avoid these types as they are mostly for the money, not for the discussion. Please do the same.
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@americus (11)
• United States
21 Dec 06
Stupid people shouldn't breathe. You're going to get idiots everywhere. Just ignore them, if you stoop to their level of stupidity, they'll beat you with experience. And of course cats have emotions! :-)
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• India
21 Dec 06
actually what i feel is that there should be a moderator in mylot who denies the posting of silly and repeating things. but in that case it will take some time for your question to be answered by others. please friends do post good and quality discussions.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
Thanks both for your constructive comments.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
Ramesh, do I know you?
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• United States
21 Dec 06
Don't expect everyone to respond the way you wanted it to be.. people differ from each other.. people tend to be serious while others are not.
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@norteh (615)
• Netherlands
21 Dec 06
My friend barryallen is right. And he is the most serious person i've met at myLot.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
I agree with you. Thanks for posting.
• India
21 Dec 06
it might sound a bit rude but there is no need to generalise the whole issue..every person has his/her own unique way of answering a question and its quite possible that it might not be to ur likings..but as u just said its most likely their opinion and treat it in that sense only..agreed that some responses might be very bad but isn't that a very small proportion..just take it as it coes and life would be so much simple..hopefully its makes sense to u..keep smiling and don't bother too much..
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
I have a clear conscience and sleep at night. My life doesn't depend on someone answering my discussions or how they do it.
@exchange (949)
• Australia
21 Dec 06
so you admit to breaking the rules if you started a descussion wich is retorical then you should have had no posts retorical mean you want no answers at all or anyones opinion thank you for bringing this to my attention
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
Interesting point of view. I just said I posted it rhetorically seeking opinions. I'm not asking because I don't know. I am attempting to make intelligent discussion. So should you.
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@kulpreet1 (116)
• India
21 Dec 06
From only two days i am registered with mylot. There are very meaningless topics and meaningless (no logic) discussions online without any concept. We need to make healthy and intelligent discussions
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
Agreed, so add a few!! We're waiting to hear from you.
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
21 Dec 06
Dreamer - My soul sprouted wings
and 
flew into the sky.
A song rose from my heart
The beholder
Praising the beauty 
of whatever i saw
around me.
i am agree with u to a certain extent!
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
Is there something you want to add about this? You should say what is the difference in your thinking.
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• Hong Kong
21 Dec 06
Oh,has what you said really happened? I have read the disucussion on the cats having emotions you started,and I gave a response to it because I think it is a good topic I am interested in. I like animals, and have two dogglets,one cat,and two goldfishes in my house. I don't know why there are some unfriendly reponses to that disscussion. Maybe some of them think the content of the discussion is too short,which make them regard it as an abuse. Also I think those responses may be an abuse themselves! In my opinion,we can start any disscusions we are interested in or wanna to get an answer. If the readers have no interest on this topic or dislike it,I hope they give no response, and need not to give some unfriendly responses. My friend, take it easy! have a good day!!
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
You are so right, thanks.
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@emjehe89 (287)
• Australia
21 Dec 06
i really agree, sometimes they answer it as if you where asking them because you didnt have any idea, but infact you are asking to start a discussion and hear peoples opinions..
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
Thanks for your response.
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• India
21 Dec 06
sure u can get a good response from me yaar
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
Where would it be now?
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
Using that St. Bernard to sniff it out, are you?
@djbtol (5498)
• United States
21 Dec 06
Don't be so sensitive. People resspond from many different perspectives and attitudes. If you are not thrilled with an answer, just move on. Some responses are well though out, some half thought out and some just fly off the finger tips.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
21 Dec 06
I can think of other places they come from as well! LOL.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
Thanks for the appreciative response. I am like my dad. I love to make people laugh and I love it when they do. In the words of my dad, You're a great audience! Muahhh.
@edelweiss (1930)
• India
22 Dec 06
umm.. well its really like that people may not have any opinion on the topic you started and have never thought anything about it.. so when they open your discussion and hit the replybutton they have nothing to write and that is when they simply write something to finish the post and make a point on mylot here.
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
That's ignorant. Conversations in myLot just don't popup. Get a clue.
@dantelutz (116)
• Romania
22 Dec 06
intelligence - intelligence
you're completely right. but you shouldn't care about what others are missjudging you. i am sure that you're an intelligent person that deserves all the respect just like anyone else in here. just try to calm down and don't pay attention:)
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
Thank you for your kind words. I think I tend to take things a bit too seriously sometimes. I just don't enjoy it when a few stupid people try to wreck things for everyone else.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
22 Dec 06
I totally agree with you. There are way too many people just post without thinking. They just want to raise their response score, that's all. That's why they give your stupid answer, regardless of how good your discussion is.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
Exactly. Thanks for responding.
@moneymind (10524)
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
well its an open discussion community do not expect that all the answers to your discussion is of your liking or taste. i you really feel offended about ones response then report as an abuse otherwise you are at a lost for fuming or getting annoyed for such responses. greetings. : )
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
That makes sense. Thanks for your response. Seasons greetings to you too.
• United States
22 Dec 06
waitwaitwait, cats have emotions?? No way, this is news to me, when did that happen?? Please don't think me stupid in my reply, as intelligent to intelligent I suspect you know I'm just havin' fun lol I have from time to time answered a few discussions with a sense of humor like this one but if I answered one of yours like that and you took offense to it I apologize. I for one think the only stupid question is the one that goes unasked and though I may find an occasional few straying into the bizarre I will always answer with the best of my knowledge and maybe a joke or two ;-) Keep up the good work and don't let the silly replies get you down, for every nugget of sarcasm there will be a gem of knowledge worth holding onto as an acceptable answer lol
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
:-) Thanks so much for your humour. It's not that kind of humour I was talking about. It's the ones who said things like "Of course cats have emotions..." like I had just fallen off the turnip truck. That I do not appreciate. I love your sense of humour. Be my friend?
• Canada
22 Dec 06
I actually fully agree with you (and to answer your question, yes, I get it =P). I think most people are just trying to answer quickly without reading the entire post just to be able to make a quick dollar. I always rate those with -, though, but I'm not quite sure what that will do...
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
Thanks for your candor. You make me smile.
• United States
22 Dec 06
Hey, even the morons make us money. Let them answer with their stupid answers. If they're morons, don't bother reciprocating the discussion answering to them. Some people can't help if they're just a little on the ignorant side! lol
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@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
Every side has a view... LOL. Thanks hon.
@GardenGerty (99411)
• United States
22 Dec 06
Stupid people are everywhere, and they want to persuade you to their way of thinking instead of just sharing their insights. The other stupid people answer your rhetorical question about cats with a comment to the effect that "I love my wife, but she has to know I love my job, too." Not even remotely related to the discussion. The other reason to reply that way is just to get credit for a response. I guess they think they are smart.
@kbkbooks (7030)
• Canada
22 Dec 06
There is a difference between smartass and smart. Thanks for your thoughts on this.