Dont respond to topics breaking the mylot rules!

United States
March 2, 2007 3:44am CST
If you know a topic is not following mylot guidelines don't respond..because everyone that responds to such will lose points when Mylot goes to erase such topics.. I had noticed my points dropped one time and asked mylot and they were so kind and told me that I probably posted in a topic that they deleted due to violations to the guidelines.. I just saw a topic that posted a search engine that paid with their affiliate link attached..That is against mylot policies..and not only was that bad..Many people jumped in and posted their links too.. It's one thing if you are going to unselfishly list your links without getting credit ..another if you are listing your link to get referrals.. I had fallen into this fault in the past and want to warn folks ..if you want to list a moneymaker link..make sure it's pure gift and not an effort to gain referrals. This warning is for me as much as you..I was guilty too but want to help others not to fall into what I did.
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34 responses
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
Thanks for warning us. I came across some discussions with referral links but I don't remember whether I responded to it. It's good to know that there are policies regarding that. It's not good making other business deals inside the business. I'm thankful to some of my country fellows who gave me the link via private message, but didn't actually put in a referral link. Kudos to all of you!
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Yes..private message is fine but to start a link and say you found something to help others and then insert you affilate id..is not really to help others..it's to help you..To respond to this discussion would put you at risk..because more than likely such a topic will be deleted and all those who have responded will also lose points..Take it from someone who has experienced this first hand.. It's one thing to point out a site http://www.yahoo.com as a great search engine..that is a link without an affiliate id.. then say you add your name at the end..It's no longer free..you are paying by becoming a referral!
@joanana (770)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I actually did see the number of my posts drop last night and I was curious as to what happened. That was probably it. The only sites I've posted links to were for support articles (fda) and community sites (ala myspace) but for pet owners. No TOS violations there I believe. I hope.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Sometimes it not that you posted a link or posted something wrong but responded to someone who 'somehow' violated mylot rules when creating a topic..So if you see a topic you don't think is right best not to respond.
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Sometimes it not that you posted a link or posted something wrong but responded to someone who 'somehow' violated mylot rules when creating a topic..So if you see a topic you don't think is right best not to respond.
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@willocfc (965)
• Australia
2 Mar 07
Its not against the rules to post referral links, its against the rules to post unsolicted referral links, so there are circumstances when its ok. There are so many posts on here though that are the typical blue or black? yahoo or msn? type posts which are also against the rules and result in the post being deleted. and yet for some reason people still respond to them
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• United States
2 Mar 07
Ok..so eveyone is posting about slashmysearch.com How many topics have this..I even find this in my email box here at mylot..I think it's too much..
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• United States
2 Mar 07
So then..when would referral links be considered solicited? I know I created a topic where I actually encouraged others to put their links.. But starting a topic for mere purpose of soliciting referrals.. ?
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@00fear (3211)
• United States
2 Mar 07
i noticed that. thanks for warning us. i did have my points taken away for responding to some discussion that are not okay to put here. its too hard for me to know which is the right discussions i should respons to and which is the wrong discussions i shouldnt.
• United States
2 Mar 07
I didnt realize this either till I had my points drop and my rank which I worked hard to get..and will have to work harder to resstore..You live and learn..
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@catcai (1057)
• Philippines
2 Mar 07
Hi littlefranciscan, thank you so much for this information, being new here, i really appreciate this post, now i understand why my points have dropped down too- i did reply to some posts that had links with them, since i was also looking for other opportunities to earn. Well, thank you for taking the time to remind us about these instances, happy posting and have a nice day =)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I want to restate myself..it's not the links..its the abuse of link posting..like the one with the search engine...It stated their referral link and then everyone else jumped in with the same search engine and their referral link..
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
2 Mar 07
This is a very good point as we should not be responding to topics that break the rules. You will lose points and money by doing these things. Everyone should read the rules and stick by the rules in order to keep their ratings and money they way it is. I have lost points in the past because of this as well. Some topics really stick out when it comes to violating the rules so we should stay away from those.
• United States
2 Mar 07
Thanks for stopping by and solidifying this.. I never realized that some topics could be totally off ..Sometimes my good heart wants to help all..but at the risk of losing rank and points is not a good thing...Keep on smiling;)+
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• United States
4 Mar 07
This has happeend to me as well, as I am sure many in the mylot community have been "punished" the same. Good post and good of you to let people know what they could be encountering if...
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@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Can we share website and blog links? That's different than sharing referral links, so wonder if that's allowed? I've done this a few times. Guess I should really look at the TOS.
@babyjane (1395)
• Philippines
3 Mar 07
Thanks for the information. It is really a big help for us. That is why i have losing some of my points.
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• India
3 Mar 07
Thanks for the warning. It is good for newcomers like us to understand that you cannot respond to such links and that you will lose money unnecessarily. Mylot should delete such topics as soon as they appear. People get misled and start listing their links.
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@asish1672 (338)
• United Arab Emirates
3 Mar 07
Thank you for sharing your experiance with us. I also think that one of the ways to discourage 'adult content posting' is, not to respond to them, because there are lot if kids in this forum too and we must be a little bit more responsible.
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• India
3 Mar 07
ok,dear,thanks for this warning.
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• United States
3 Mar 07
Yeah I replied to a couple of things that got deleted. Now I try to be a bit more careful. Although if you ask me posters shouldn't be punished for the OP breaking the rules. Sometimes the post just gets to nasty and they get rid of it for that; even if it was within the rules.
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@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
3 Mar 07
thanks for the warning... it is really precious... yeah..., i always try my best not to respond to any discussion that violated mylot rules... i know that it will eventually get deleted and i will lose my points and earnings... so, i just disregard such discussions... thanks again for the warning though...
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• Canada
3 Mar 07
I try not to respond to posts that have referral links in them, because 1. I know eventually they're going to get deleted, and 2. I don't see why people SHOULD post their links just so others can help them earn money. It's like having a donate button on a website asking for donations to help keep the site running, even though it doesn't cost anything. I don't have any links like that anyway except for on MyLot. I have one referral and I've earned a total of 2 cents off that. It's not an issue for me, but I do think people should show a little more respect when it comes to posting all their referral links. Asking strangers to help you earn more isn't really fair.
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@Munira (484)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I appreciate your discussion post. I will take your advice.
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@tinam13 (840)
• United States
2 Mar 07
wow...i didnt even know some of that. i feel really dumb. i did some of this and now look. i might lose some of my points. im kinda confused though still, will they only delete what they want from ur account or what has something to do with those discussions??
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@orcanut (146)
• Canada
2 Mar 07
I have seen a lot of postings that I would have thought were contrary to mylot guidelines but they are still up. I'll have to make a point to go back and check the guidelines again to make sure I don't post anything that is against the rules. Thanks for the reminder!
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@dfinster (3535)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Thanks for the heads up. I definately don't like the idea that any time I'd put into a response will affect e negatively.
@nowment (1758)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I was surprised when I have seen some of these links, and now that you posted this it explains a lot. IT is thoughtful and considerate of you to post this warning, it is posted in a well written way that does not judge or condemn others for what ever choices they make on this issue just states the facts about posting guidelines in a helpful way. It was actually enjoyable to read this post simply because it was written with facts, and consideration, with out condemnation, or judgement.
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