I am being sabotaged on MyLot police

United States
May 14, 2007 3:21pm CST
I give up, someone is out to get me, and I don't know what I have done to hurt or bug them. Every single day I am loosing points. I stopped posting, and still, points go down. Does MyLot want me to leave now? Who hates me, and why? Have I offended someone? It is obvious that someone is doing this to me. I am not breaking rules. Who else is upset about this? Who are the spys out there? I know of only one name.
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53 responses
• United States
14 May 07
This sounds like a very frustrating thing to be going through and I'm sorry to read that you're having this experience. I'm going through the same thing over at AC and I've been told there's a lot of people over there called "de-raters" and their mission is to bring down the ratings of others so their content will pop up first in searches or whatever else. Do you think the same thing is going on over here? I don't know much about the ratings here yet - I'm VERY new.
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• United States
14 May 07
Thank you for your input my friend. I have no idea what is going on here. But, I am really tired of it. I do not break rules, as you can see I have been on here for 7 months, and my rates are number one out of over 91,000 people. But this whole week, they are reducing points, and I am tired of posting and responding if they will disappear the next morning. Good luck and welcome. I must say that there are some great friends on here. Blessings, M&M
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
14 May 07
I can't believe you are being treated this way. What gives? You always create decent discussions and your replies are honest. I can't figure it out, especially if you haven't been on the system and you still lose points.
12 people like this
• United States
14 May 07
You know that I have only posted this, and the last one a few days ago about this. And daily, they are dropping my points of replys to others. I have been on here a long time, and am very upset about this treatment without an explaination.
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@marciascott (25553)
• United States
14 May 07
With all here ratings she deserves a 10!
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
14 May 07
For sure. She has put in a lot of time and effort into making this site work for all of us.
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• Singapore
14 May 07
Who? Why would myLot just delete without reason anyway? Yes I know it happens and it has happened to me too, but surely they can't make so many mistakes? :P
8 people like this
• United States
14 May 07
Someone for some reason is obviously out to get me. Why else? I haven't even been posting, and each day my points go down. I am very upset from this.
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• United States
14 May 07
I'm so sorry this is happening to you here on MyLot. I had a similar experince where someone was adding tags to my discussions. Like that i stole the post or i was plagerizing the post. They would not answer the post only put these tags. It had me very upset. But I just want to say dont give up on MyLot we really like here.
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@deebomb (15319)
• United States
15 May 07
Sun six has had this very problem. He was asking people to give some negative replies to some discussions he wanted deleted and this same thing about his plagiarizing his discussions. No post just the tags.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 May 07
If I'm not wrong your points go down these don't happen if they delete your discussions but the responses you post at other discussions right?And if so I can understand what wrong you can write for they delete your response or you post someones else discussions and after be deleted.Of course I couldn't understand why they can delete your discussions also. If some one report you just because he want do it to you mylot didn't check the report before he delete?any person who doesn't like us can report us and our discussion or response deleted just like this?something go wrong here and i can't understand what.....please don't give up and try see what is going wrong I'm sure you gonna find the way.
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• United States
14 May 07
Honey, I have no answers to reply back, as I don't understand myself. I am just loosing way too many points daily. As fast as I earn them, the next day they are gone again. I am very upset from this. Bless you my friend.
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• United States
14 May 07
I don't know honey. I cannot name, names right now. But, really, they have spys.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
14 May 07
Do you loose only points or earnings too?
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• United States
14 May 07
Well sis, I do not know what to say about this, as I have never understood how this site really works! I know that some really strange things happen with the scoring here and a lot of times doesn't seem worth even trying to get anywhere. That is one reason that I am not on here much. I have enjoyed some of the discussions but still not sure if it is worth it, plus I only have so much spare time to get a chance to get on the site, between working in my shop and my writing. Dee
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• United States
14 May 07
I know dear. I'm sorry your time here hasn't been that pleasant or profitalble for you. It used to be, but not recently for me either. Just stressful.
8 people like this
• United States
14 May 07
First - what I do know (Assuming that it's just points that you are losing but all of your discussions are still there). If you responded to a discussion that was copied & pasted, especially if it was originally posted by another MyLot member, your repsonse gets tossed along with the copied & pasted posting. SOmetimes, people who had made constant guidelines violations have gotten banned, & all their discussions & responses removed. Your responses end up going along with those also. Here's an area that I'm not too sure of, but it appears that you're a long-time member of the site, seeing that you have over 10 times the points I have. I believe that if an old discussion has not been responded to or had a comment left on it for a long period of time, it gets abducted by aliens as to avoid the problem of full hard drives on the server. Geez - I don't exact envy whoever has the task of taking back-ups of the site data.
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• United States
14 May 07
Thank you for your advice and help trying to understand this delema. I am very upset about it. You may be right, but 100 points/rates this week to loose is upseting. I put them on, the next day they are back down again. Bless you sugar.
7 people like this
• United States
15 May 07
I am finding out that MyLot is only responding to the members on here that act as spys and police. I just lost another 6 points last night. I am so sick of it. Our own friends, can you believe that?
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@dana234 (2116)
• Spain
14 May 07
I´m so sorry to hear this, Margie. This has happened to me too, I lost points even though I was not posting, just responding. According to the site´s staff it was due to a glitch. For the last couple of days this hasn´t been happening. I don´t think you´ve offended anyone. It´s been happening to so many people here, I sincerely hope that it´s a tecnical problem. Bless you XXX Dana
• United States
14 May 07
Dana, you are so sweet as always. I think they are out to get me to leave. There can not be any other reason. I am loosing points/rates daily for no reason. I am only answering friends postings. Have a wonderful day, and thanks for your friendship. Bless you, hugs.
8 people like this
• United States
14 May 07
Are you loosing points or actually seeing a decrease by cents worth each and evry day? If you are decreasing your revenue by mere cents everyday it is either because anyone under you (someone you asked to join using your invite link allows for you to make a percentage off their income. While a percentage of your earning is being removed everyday, it is also being replaced. Watch carefully and don't feel you are being sabotaged, if anything it seems you might be headed for a reward. Just keep writing cause this place is a major opportunity for income, friendship and a foundation to change current cognitive constructs to better improve communications between cultures and genders.
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• United States
14 May 07
Thank you for your input sojournseeker. I am just upset, as you know how hard it is to earn points/rates/ which are your pennies. And, this is not a major opportunity for income honey. But, it is a nice place to meat awesome great friends. Enjoy and welcome. Blessings, M&M
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
17 May 07
I understand believe me.......A few months ago i posted something from an email i received and I got reported for not posting the author of the articles name.... I told them that I had no idea who the author was because someone sent it to me via email and she said that I should have noted that on the post. I can't understand why people are such jerks sometimes.
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@tammyr (5954)
• Etowah, Tennessee
21 May 07
Saying that it was received in an e-mail does no good. Some are deleted anyway.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
14 May 07
I know how you feel as I was knocked down to a six star from a ten star overnight and have yet to understand why. My rating has not moved up for months so either there is a glitch in the system or some people here on mylot can't find better things to do with thier time.
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• United States
15 May 07
The same thing happened to me, just not as extreme. I was at a 10 for a long time, and then I moved to a 9 and was there for a long time, then to an 8 for a day or so, then 9 again, and now 8 again. I keep going back and forth, but I never seem to get back up to a 10. :(
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• Canada
14 May 07
I am so sorry to hear this. It seems that something VERY strange is going down with Mylot recently and I have no idea whats happening. I have no clue why so many members are losing points, yet they all say the same thing. They message Mylot and they get no reply. I'm one of the lucky ones in that my points haven't been attacked as of yet, but with so many people having this happening, it can only be a matter of time. It makes me wonder whether it's even worth messaging Admin, because we probably wouldn't get a reply anyway.
• United States
14 May 07
I have been on here long enough to know that they rarely will respond back to us. And, this is happening way too much to too many people sadly. Thank you for your input.
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@Marie2473 (8519)
• Sweden
14 May 07
I am so sorry for this. Have you tried to contact mylot and ask them why this is happening. I have seen some other users complaining about the same thing. I really do not keep track of my points so I do not get upset, however I might start doing that now.
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• United States
14 May 07
Marie dear, if you loose points/rates, you loose money. Check what they are when you close down, then again in when you sign up the following day. It isn't fun loosing them, when you work so hard for a penny. I lost close to 100 this week already. I'm not even posting. Have a nice day my friend. Thanks for your reply.
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
14 May 07
I am so sorry you are having these issues. I am going to try to keep up with my points better to see if I am losing them also. What spys are you referring too, why would someone want to do this, do they gain points for targeting others? I hope you get to the bottom of it. I still have had NO reply from mylot on my deleted discussion.
• United States
14 May 07
Rarely, do you get a reply back from them. I do not know if spys get credit, or are just mean and have nothing else to do but make members unhappy. Thank you for your response. I hope your points stay up. I do not know what is going on, as this is daily for a week already. I'm tired of it.
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• United States
15 May 07
I wouldn't worry about this. A lot of people have lost points and the ones with a larger amount of posts are more likely to notice it. What happens is that sometimes Mylot bans members and deletes all their posts. So, if you have posted something in their discussions, then your points will drop. Often, though not always, your pay does not go down. I know there was one time where my points went down a lot. It turned out that a few of my friends got banned and all their posts and discussions were deleted. But, I wasn't paid any less.
@natalie1981 (2000)
• Singapore
15 May 07
WOW! 16000 posts! That's an achievement. I wish I could even post half what you do. Well, If I was in your place, I would be pretty pissed off too. Though I don't really notice my points being deducted, I only notice it when they deduct my earnings. So far, I've only been deducted 40 cents last week. Cheer up, maybe it is a glitch.
@anjrit (997)
• Indonesia
15 May 07
I'm sorry to heard this.I hope it would never happen again to you and to all mylotters... but I really proud of you to stay in mylot for more tahn 7 month,I appreciate to you... I can give you any opinion or advice,because your experience is far better than me
@callarse1 (4786)
• United States
15 May 07
Yea, I pretty much agree with you. I have been on myLot for a while and I am not sure why my rating keeps going up and then down. I am thinking people don't like my responses or they don't like me reporting them, well then they shouldn't be abusing the myLot system. I usually give good replies (unless it is a question with just one question, usually I give those only 4 sentence reply). I am not sure who hates you, but trust me I have seen people give negatives just for fun or whatnot. Don't worry about your rating anymore. I haven't, you know I started out with a 2 when I got to 100 and I was giving good responses then and had to work my a$$ off for an 8, and then it went to a 9 and then I posted on some controversial topics and it went down to an 8. Basically I just don't give a f**k anymore cos I am trying my best and if people want to give me a negative then go ahead. I know they will eventually get their account deleted. Pablo
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
15 May 07
If your points are going down, doesnt that mean that someone elses discussion was deleted that you commented on? I have never really know how this site works as it seems to change in the middle of the game. Does Mylot tell you when a discussion you started is deleted? I couldn't be that you offended anyone if it is someone elses discussion is deleted. As far as I know I have not had any deleted but that is just an assumption. I am very careful of the discussions that I comment on these days. As I did loose points when some discussions were deleted. I dont wnat to loose points so I am more careful in hopes that I wont loose points. Sorry that this happened to you and I hope you get an answer from mylot. I wish that there was a way to know who is rating our discussions. I think that would put a stop to all back stabbing that is happening on mylot. I have always rated you postive.
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• United States
15 May 07
I just thought of something. Wouldn't it be nice if you had to comment before you rated and your rating would be with the comment. That would be perfect.
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
14 May 07
I wonder if someone is threatened by your success here? It is sad but there are people like that in the world. Instead of working to improve themselves they find it easier to tear others down. To a degree I understand that myLot has to act on things being reported. But I am starting to think that they really need to come up with a way to provide us with feedback whenever they find it necessary to remove points. I mean, nothing too detailed, just a report perhaps weekly with general discriptions like 'guideline violation', 'reported abuse'. While they do need to protect themselve against scammers and cheats, they should also think about protecting the honest users who are vulnerable to 'myLot police'. I am sorry this is happening to you. You have friends here. We can all try to respond and keep you on the positive until things get figured out. I hope they get figured out.
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@makingpots (11920)
• United States
14 Jun 07
thanks for the best response.
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
18 May 07
Well Margie, I haven't beenon here for a week or so due to my new job, but I did find they have been taking points more regularly off the more experienced mylotters of late/. I can't really understand it either and it has left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth also. If it weren't for good friends I probably wouldn't even bother coming on here any more either. Chin up....
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