Has The Search Feature Been Forgotten?

United States
February 9, 2007 10:58pm CST
I come here daily and have become a little annoyed. It seems the search function has been forgotten about. I see the same question asked several times, ok maybe in a different way, but in general it is still the same question. Have some forgotten how to use the search feature or is one hopeful that their earnings will raise by posting such a question. I don't know how many times now I have seen the question "What does the star beside our picture mean?" or "What happened to my earnings?" Argh! It's not that hard to use the search feature, well at least I don't think it is. It don't take but a few simple minutes to type in whatever question you have and see if it has been asked before, before going through the hassle of posting it as a discussion post. Maybe I just get annoyed to easily, or there could really be some sort of forgetfullness going on. Whatever it is the search feature needs to be used a little more. Ok I am done ranting now. Carry on!
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• United States
10 Feb 07
I think I know why people are doing this. Either they are completely ignorant of the little helpful thing called a search bar, or they want to just create discussions for the money of it. What I mean is the same people that post the same questions is they see that they have done well before in posts. Well, they seek out those and post the same questions, maybe re-worded a bit different. Then they post it in the hopes that it will get them a lot of money from other people's posts. I think those people who do the same questions over and over are just greedy and don't care too much about helping people. Also, I think that those people might not care about the search bar, as long as they get their money, they are happy. I think they shouldn't use those simple questions as ways of making money. Don't get me wrong, I still believe that we should get payed to post, but I think they should limit the amount they get from the same posts. Or, they could be completely ignorant of it and not know that it exists. That is my view on the subject.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
Aye! You make good points here. Won't those greedy people be surprised when their earnings aren't what they expected? I have always made it a thing to get to know that whole site first (meaning reading everything on the home page and FAQ, and searching for it) before I post it as a discussion topic. I do agree that something needs to be put in place, so the same questions or topics are repeatedly brought up or at least a limit to such discussions.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
That seems like a good program that is in place at that site. Maybe should be brought to the attention of the admins of Mylot. Cause I think it would help a lot with people being able to find discussions that are not all a like. Most likely would be a timesaver as well for those who are looking for good discussions to post to without wading through all the repeated questions.
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@AmbiePam (49883)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I agree with you. At first, I would answer a couple of those posts, thinking the new mylot users might be fairly new to computers or something. But they aren't. They just don't read the guidelines. I don't understand. Read the guidelines and you will have very few questions. And then if you do have questions, use the search tool, as you said, because 'everybody and their dog' has already asked those same questions!