I am feeling dejected after posting a discussion on mylot

India
May 5, 2007 6:34am CST
I have recently posted a discussion topic on mylot only to find that a discussion topic on same topic, with exactly the same title already existed on mylot. Although I had not copied the title nor the subject, I am feeling quite dejected. Other mylotters might give me a negative rating when they notice that I have posted exact copy of discussion. What should I do?
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10 responses
@Darkwing (21586)
5 May 07
This happens at times and is inevitable with over 90,000 members all posting at the same time. If you didn't copy it, you have nothing to fear but if you want it withdrawn, then write to Mylot and ask them to delete it, because I did that once and they're quite helpful in Admin. Then, you can maybe change it around a bit, alter the title and post again... that way there will be no upset and no animosity between you and the other guy. I hope this helps... Brightest Blessings.
• India
5 May 07
i will surely wirte to mylot to delete that particular discussion. Thanks for sharing the info.
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@Darkwing (21586)
5 May 07
You're very welcome.
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@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
5 May 07
Thanks for sharing that Darkwing. I didn't know that requesting deletion was an option. Good advice!
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
5 May 07
I think you've done all you can by posting this, and letting people know that you didn't do it on purpose. You might get some negative ratings on that other thread, but there's not a lot you can do about it other than post a comment there apologizing as well. I think next time you should probably search before posting, but I don't think anyone always does that. I certainly don't always do it. I think really in any forum with this many people, such things are going to happen, and there's not a lot you can do.
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• India
5 May 07
thanks four your suggestion. I would definitely search for the topics already available on mylot, the next time i am going to post a discussion. In this way, I hope to get rid of this issue. Thanks a lot, once again.
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@ellie26 (4133)
• Malaysia
5 May 07
Hello ranjeetkolarkar, dont feel dejected. Everyone has almost the same topic and it probably just accidental that there is another similar topic to yours. Just post another. I have encountered similar incident. Sure it hurts but what else can we do. So just keep on posting. Be creative and be a writer.
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• India
5 May 07
i hope that i do not repeat my mistake again. thanks for the encouragement.
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• India
5 May 07
Don't get dejected. Feel free to post discussions. It will be good if you post things on latest happenings and any innovative topics. But it is better for you to post 2-5 discussions a day and give more responses. So there will be always good topics for you also. Try responding more...
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• India
5 May 07
i am grateful for your encouraging response. thanks!!!
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@GardenGerty (118198)
• United States
5 May 07
You cannot change that now, and I for one would not give you a negative, if it did not look as if you did it on purpose. If you were word for word the same as the whole other discussion, and you posted second, I would report you. In the future make sure you are as unique as you can be. With this many members it is hard not to find some accidental duplication. It is the word for word copy paste that is so bad.
@ladyluna (7004)
• United States
5 May 07
Hello Ranjeetkolarkar, I think it was very noble of you to post this discussion explaining the duplication. I know that I submitted a topic once that was prompted by a recent news story. Although I checked for other posts on the same topic, I saw that none proposed quite the same take on the story that mine did. So, I posted the question. Then I made a point to respond to the other questions on the topic, where I also expressed my hopes that the different angle that I presented about the story didn't offend the other poster. This gesture seemed to be taken well, as one of the others sent a 'friend' request. Of course, it is also very possible that two members will submit a similar topic at the same time. In either case, I believe you have taken the necessary steps to show your intention as honorable by posting this thread. Not to worry! This kind of thing does happen.
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@reachravi (453)
• India
5 May 07
Hey man..don't feel dejected.You cannot keep a track of 90k+ members dicussion topics.Its bound to happen sooner or later.
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• United States
7 May 07
You have done the honorable thing by posting this discussion here. You did not mean to post a discussion with the same topic. There are a lot of people that come here and there is bound to be some discussions that run along the same thread. Don't get down in the dumps about it. You have done your best to let us know that it was not done intentional and we all understand.
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• India
7 May 07
thanks for your views.
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
5 May 07
I don't think you have to do anything. It happens a lot. It's just coincidence or synchronicity or something. I don't know why everybody gets so upset about it. If you really feel you must do something, I suppose you could post an answer on the other thread and tell the person who put it up what happened.
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@gradyslady (4054)
• United States
21 Sep 07
You didn't mean to do it, don't worry nothing will happen to you, or at least I hope nothing will.