myLot Police

Just what myLot needs!! - 10,000 more police to keep all of these scammers off of myLot!!
United States
January 4, 2007 3:03am CST
I have been here on myLot for a month now and I have personally reported several people for copy and paste violations, yes/no answers,and all sorts of rule violations. the copy and pasters piss mee off the most since because of them I cannot paste my own writings until I have 500 posts and this 500 post rule causes mee personally alot of problems. I have went as far as to follow a person from discussion to discussion just to make sure they get banned from myLot for the copy and paste violation. I know there are a few others here at myLot that do the same thing. So if you are a myLot police, or if you have an idea/opinion let mee know. So tell me myLot what do you think, do we need more police?
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44 responses
• Ireland
4 Jan 07
Yes, I think we need more MyLot police or more moderators to keep an eye on the cheaters. I too check a persons profile if I catch them copying and pasting and I check all the discussions they have either started or responded to. I report every one of them, and I assure you, MyLot have taken appropriate action against them. It is a pity that MyLot had to introduce the 500 posts rule, but I suppose they are doing there best to make the site more enjoyable for the rest of us. Hope you reach the 500 soon.
• India
4 Jan 07
But these copy cats simply reaching the base 500 rating by replying/responding like, 'i do not know', 'thank you', 'good day'. My opinion is that mylot system should not accept responses with less than 100 words from a person who is having less than 500 ratings. May be the comments be like the usual/current moderation. If mylot do like this (minimum of 100 words per response) then there goes out the silly/lazy people in the beginning stage itself and there will be only quality posts there. Apart from this, they learn themselves writing/discussing neatly in their own words. Finally the copy hobby users should be monitored by mylot-police/moderator and they should be given one time warning and further if they repeat then account should be suspended. Let all work towards a better and genuine mylot community! All the best, go a head!
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Can someone explain to me how a person that is under 500 can still copy and paste? I have seen it and wondered how! I even look to see if it was copied and pasted after the implementation of the 500 rule. So how did these cheaters find a way to still break that rule?
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@JashleyB (1441)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I have seen this too! I'm very curious to how they do it. I saw a man post about having cancer and then below him a few comments down someone said the same thing word for word! And that person didn't have 500. So did he take the time to type it up exactly like the comment before or what? And if he did, why would ou waste time doing that instead of writing your own response? Grr.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I only just started reporting ppl and rating...I wasnt quite sure at first how to go about it but now that I know I do it when I remember...especially copy and paste as though they are the posters original words...I have such low tolerance for that...I havent reported any one word responses though, I suppose I should considering there are SO MANY of them
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• United States
4 Jan 07
Get 'em!! Those one word esponses are almost as bad as the copiers. The only difference is that the copiers use your words not there own word. Thank you for the response and have a good day!
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@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
4 Jan 07
I have done the same, cuz i've seen some in my posts and reported them. Hope My Lot will do what must be done.
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• United States
4 Jan 07
Thank you for illustrating my point from #1 response. This is a great post yet under 100 words! Thank you for helping mee out, and simply for the post, have a great day!!
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@Bevsue (251)
• United States
4 Jan 07
We do need some improvment in the quality of posts. Copying is really sleazy and needs to stop.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
4 Jan 07
MLPD badge - MLPD Badge
I have done the same as you. I have followed a person's discussion trail to report multiple responses in hopes that myLot will see that the user is a habitual abuser. I just wish that I could do more. There are responses that I have sent myLot a report on in my own discussion...but I have not seen the response disappear. Does this mean they do not do anything until the week of payments? Because this past month with it was almost time for myLot to make payment, they went through the systen cleaning up those abusers. It would seen as if with the magnitude of abusers, they would have a person set on doing this ascept on a daily basis. I have gone as far as sending myLot the message asking if they are looking for volunteers that could handle these abusers on a daily basis. We, the users, know the abusers and id them because we are in the forum. But if one comes in once a month, I am sure the person could feel completely inundated with messages of abuse. But myLot has lacked to response to my question. So, besides each of us reporting...maybe we should start posting a message below the abuser. A friend on my list coined the term Operation Stick ! to signal to me that this peron needs to be reported. Therefore, we would do a collective reporting to get the point across to myLot the response/user is abuse. The only down fall of posting to those is it will count toward your rating. So IF that response is deleted, you will see your rating drop when that happens. So a word of advice...if you respond to those that are abusing...be sure that you posted a response and comment to get your credit for your rating without losing an rating when they delete that abusive response.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Oh! And I can not take credit for the MLPD badge...it was posted in another discussion for everyone's use. :) So save it if you like to use in future discussions. :)
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• United States
5 Jan 07
Thank you for the response. I know that you are a myLot peace officer! You know what I have made this suggestion to myLot also and still have not had a reply either. I do not mind my rating going down in a condition like this. I do not know how often they check these reports since I think they wait till they get so many on each offender then delete them all at once, that is why I go from discussion to discussion to make numerous reports on them. Thank you for the post and have a great day!!
• United States
4 Jan 07
I think we definately all need to let the myLot powers that be know what we want. The 500 point limit just has too many quirks. Give us our pictures back. Everyone needs to send an email using the Contact Us link at the bottom if you have problems with this 500 point new system that is in place! Let them here you!
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• United States
4 Jan 07
you must have been a hall monitor in school! I guess if you feel the need to be in charge then the job is yours. I personally try not to stress about other people because it is just a waste of energy. Good luuck to you.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Harmoniebreeze, I intend no disrespect when I say this...but since your rating is showing only 41, that may say you have not been long enough to see all the abuse here. It becomes very frustrating seeing people cheat when one has been here for a while and working really hard. Again, no disrespect, but you may find yourself becoming a hall monitor too. ha ha
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• United States
5 Jan 07
I bet you do not mind paying more for shoplifters either eh?!? This is what these people are doing shoplifting from myLot which means that when all of the money here dries up from having to pay for abuse post and cannot pay you then there sould be no complaints from you.... then again you probabally will just move on and think nothing about it since myLot means nothing to you. I personally enjoy myLot, the pay is a bonus and I do not like crime in my neiborhood! Thank you for the post and have a great day!!
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I had never thought of it that way. But your right. It will effect the rest of us by paying us less. Now I really would like to be a volunteer person for myLot to help delete the abuser. :)
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• United States
7 Jan 07
I had one guy post "ooo..." on all my posts, what a waste of time. Unfortunately, I was too new and didn't know I could report him. He hasn't posted lately so maybe he did get bumped. Yes, I do think we need some policing of the site, but sometimes I think it goes a little too far. I have written several responses, then hit post response and got a blank screen. At first I thought it was a glitch in the system or my computer. But I noticed it happened whenever I used certain words such as a term for a female dog or a male organ. Each was used in the appropriate context, but both caused the post not to go through. If there is a need to censor certain words, then there should be some way to know what those words are. Especially if you do not have enough posts to qualify for using cut and paste, one word can cause your entire post to be lost and you have to retype the whole thing and hope the synonym you use is acceptable.
• United States
12 Jan 07
A great rule of thumb for this is "If in doubt, use some stars!". We all have to remember that there are some kids on this site and the use of some words would not be approprate such as sh**, bi***, f***, etc... Now if you use these stars they will not (atleast not yet) reject your post. I have actually gotten a couple of warnings when I tried to post of unacceptable content. That is alright since this rule of thumb will let you get your point across without the offence being taken, unless you are cursing someone out which would possibly get you reported to myLot. Thank you for the post and have a great day.
@koikoikoi (1247)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Wait what do you mean copy and paste violations? And what is it to you anyway? Just let people do what they do. You know someone might get enough of you and report you for not minding your own business or for reporting too much.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
Copy and paste violations are when someone copies your words and thoughts and say that they are their own. That is PLAGERISM which is a crime and a violation of myLot rules. If someone wishes to report mee for reporting too much they are more than welcomed since I have nothing to hide as I am within myLot rules. I get paid for my HONEST EFFORTS not by STEALING someone elses. Thank you for the post and have a great day!!
@xiongqh (793)
• Hong Kong
5 Jan 07
Oh, My god,you are policeman! But I never copy and paste post from other, all the post is typing with my finger, though it make me tierd, but I enjoyed it. So I don't need to afraid you, hohoho... you are good for there as a policeman, it will make the forum clearly, and make cheater escape. make friend and make money here, it is my target.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
Great target, just keep yourself clean and know that there are several of us watching over myLot for cheaters. Tired fingers show progress since atleast you are working for what you get not cheating the system. It must really suck to have your balance be up to $50 just for someone to bust you cheating and you loose all of it. tsk,tsk,tsk... Do not do it it is not worth it since all will be cought sooner or later. Thank you for the post and have a great day!!
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
5 Jan 07
I just wish that I could do more. There are responses that I have sent myLot a report on in my own discussion...but I have not seen the response disappear. Sometimes it feels like we're playing a game of "whack-a-mole" in that every time one cheater gets banned, another one just pops right back up. It's very hard to get 500 rating since i just posting 5 everyday.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
Even if one goes and another one comes that shows some progress since there is only one rather than two, weather or not the first got removed the second would have came. Keep your chin up and fight the good fight since sooner or later our voices will be heard and the cheaters will flee. Thank you for the post and have a great day!!
• Pakistan
5 Jan 07
Yap man I agree with you tht we need more police to get them tht F*U*C*K*ING scamer so try to make more police Iam also from MLPD(My Lot Police Department).so i think tht we need more police!!!!!! I think tht we need more police to catch tht F*U*C*King A*S*S H*O*L*E*S!!!!!
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• United States
12 Jan 07
Please be careful of the language since there is no mature content on this post and there are some children here on myLot (17 and under). If you must use it please use f***ing and Chief DoubleB's coined phrase a-souls (a**holes). I totally agree with your gusto and flame, since I do not like them cheaters myself, and I have been known to go head hunting (I am not MLPD I am pure bounty hunter but I do let MLPD in on the hunt when I am tracking someone), but we must also abide by the rules of profanity because there are children here. So a censorship is approprate, to avoid us becomming as criminals ourselves. Thank you for the post and have a great day! Great job Officer, go out and get those cheaters!!
• India
4 Jan 07
hey... im also a new user to mylot...don't do this as once u get 500 u will also do this copy paste and enjoy it
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• United States
12 Jan 07
Yes I will probally paste MYOWN work after I reach the 500 rating and that is well within the rules, but when a person copies and pastes someone elses work as their own then there is a problem, plagerism. If someone pastes their own words (not over and over again) that is perfectally fine. thank you for the post and have a great day!!
• India
4 Jan 07
I also seen people copying & pasting from other site. Its good to ban all these. Otherwise it wont take people to earn points. But one thing I wanna know. Is it tru that we can transfer 1$ in paypal if we earn 1000 points???
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• United States
12 Jan 07
Transfer $1 to paypal for 1000 points?!? you must be thinking about that other site. This one here pays $10 and up on the 15th of the month and they show the dollar amount not points. Thank you for the post and have a great day!!
• India
4 Jan 07
hey how do i join my lot police is there such community or is it just indigenious abt the self awareness
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• United States
8 Jan 07
Well to tell you the truth I really do not know I think it is a coilition of single bounty hunters that let it be known that we are a strong force, here to keep myLot clean from these cheaters. But this is one thing you can do is add mee as a friend and anytime you find a cheater let mee know and I will relay the message to others. Thank you for the post and have a great day!!
@spcbrass (1192)
• United States
4 Jan 07
It's up to each of us to police the site for violation like this ourselves. I usually find two or three of these a day just by surfing through myLot and posting like I would normally do. If we all try and read the replies to discussions before we actually reply that will help to find more people who copy and paste responses. Also if you are on here a lot I would suggest looking at the new discussions as well. Many times you will see discussion copied and pasted there.
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• United States
8 Jan 07
Great advice! I am glad to see that we are out in full effect. I am reporting atleast two or three every day myself. Thank you for the post and have a great day!!
@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Just a thought.... Someone else (in this discussion) said that still they are seeing the cheaters copy/pasting. Ever think of this?? They USED to have over a 500 rating becuz of the cheating. Mylot stepped in and took the money and the numbers away and at the same time said that noone under 500 could copy/paste and a glich in their program or something like that caused the program not to catch onto this yet...Therefore the copy/pasters/cheaters can still do so! What do you think?
• United States
7 Jan 07
That is a possibility, but usually if someone gets cought cheating, as I've seen, they get deleated all togather. I do not think that myLot gives you a chance to reoffend. thank you for the post and for the good thinking, have a great day!!
@sahergul (774)
• Pakistan
4 Jan 07
come on buddy... just consider serious peoples and let others give u points... don't worry, just avoid avoiadables... :) cheers
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• United States
7 Jan 07
That is like ignoring a shoplifter at your favorite store. If you enjoy the idea that your payment from myLot may end, or myLot closing down all togather, more power to you!!
@Musicial (471)
4 Jan 07
Yes........ don't worry I wasn't going to leave my post like that! but on a serious note people who cut and paste other people's discussions and responses and yes no-ers shouldn't be on here cos a majority of us take the time and effort to post quaility responses and discussions only for it to get nicked by someone who doesn't want to put the time in but wants the cash
• United States
4 Jan 07
I agree......HAHAHA!!! That is not all I am too long winded for that!!! Thank you for the post and the smile, have a great day!!
• India
5 Jan 07
this is a nice discussion. even i cant paste jokes and other stories which are long enough to type...even i have noticed that people post yea, no, red, blue, etc etc
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