Stealing other's discussion ideas

@ellie26 (4140)
Malaysia
April 25, 2007 12:15am CST
How do you feel when someone steal your discussion ideas and only rephrase it? Worse still if that stolen ideas gets a lot of responses? Will you get annoyed? Will you report that person?
7 responses
@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
25 Apr 07
my take on this....Since ideas come freely, one cannot really claim it as his own. Often in life, we experience the same things and therefore, some similarities may be found and it does not always mean it's deliberate. I have started discussions myself and more than once I find a similar topic. This does not mean I stole it, or it was stolen from me. However, we cannot totally disregard your concern because some people have done it. If you really feel that your idea was stolen, you can email that person with a link to your discussion. See if there is an acceptable explanation. If that does not work, you can email mylot admin with a link to both posts and hopefully they will be able to resolve it. I used to be really ticked of by this kinds of issues but I have learned to just enjoy my time here and try to not mind them too much.
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@ellie26 (4140)
• Malaysia
25 Apr 07
I dont want to report anybody. But I just like to know if anybody has encounter the same problem.
@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
3 May 07
Thanks for the BR. see you in future discussions!
@dpk262006 (56736)
• Delhi, India
25 Apr 07
No problem for me... if somebody steals my idea and re-phrase it. Because I feel number of responses to be received... depends on different factors.... number of membes reading that disussion... number of friends of a particular member... reputation and seniority of a member etc. It appears to me that it might have happened with you? or yours was just a hypothetical question?
@ellie26 (4140)
• Malaysia
25 Apr 07
Well, I think so. I am not annoyed but I was just curious why is the other person gets so many responses with a similar topic?
@uiwwitch (892)
• United States
25 Apr 07
sometimes it's just about the timing.
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• Philippines
7 May 07
i just assume that, for the benefit of doubt, the other user wasn't aware that the topic was already posted by someone else. i don't want to think that myLot users steal the ideas of others. it's just a simple case of the user being unaware that a similar post was already posted. and if that topic receives more responses, i still won't be annoyed. after all, i go to myLot to post, discuss, and share ideas - not to mention that i go to myLot because i'm really hooked with ellie26 and try to catch up with all her posts. ;)
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@ellie26 (4140)
• Malaysia
7 May 07
You are so charming, Brian. It is clear now that most of us are unaware that similar discussions were already posted by other mylotians earlier.
• United States
7 May 07
Well one you have to know that the person actually saw your question and no that they intentionally stole the question before you can report anyone and no it wouldn't matter to me that they get more responses they could have a bigger friend network where they answer each others questions and it wouldn't annoy me because we are all here to meet and greet. Can't we all just get along.
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@ellie26 (4140)
• Malaysia
7 May 07
Personally, I wont report anybody. But we cannot deny that this is happening here in mylot. I dont think they do it intentionally. Most of us have the same discussion to post, the difference is how we put it in words. Happy mylotting everyone.
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
Nothing really.. I've started a few discussions just to find out after including tags that they've already been posted. I don't get annoyed, just puzzled, thinking to myself how come this one got a lot of responses more than i do? I've also seen repeated discussions of the same topic but i don't think they actully stole it from the original. Why would you post something that you know is already there? Don't you think it is just coincidence? Or am i just naive?
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@ellie26 (4140)
• Malaysia
25 Apr 07
Its probably just coincidence.
@Stiffler07 (1356)
• United States
7 May 07
Nope, I would not get mad, I will see it as a form of flattery:-)
@mofelorn (611)
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
For me it's ok if someone will rephrase my idea or discussion. There's no big deal for me. But how can we know if he really steal our ideas when infact some our ideas are almost the same. For me it doesn't matter. :-)
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