Did you go crazy with cutting and pasting when you got to 500?

Australia
June 18, 2007 8:09pm CST
Personally I cant wait to get to 500 so I have to option to cut and paste. Not that I will go crazy with it, but it annoys me when I see a news story worth commenting on and it is easier to cut and paste the story so you dont have to type out the whole thing, but alas I am not at 500. So you know what I do? I dont bother! And thats the thing, I want to bother, but I am not typing out a whole page story only to have 3 people reply to the discussion! So when you got to 500 did you cut and paste a lot or did it not affect the way you do your thing on myLot?
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26 responses
• Canada
19 Jun 07
I too couldn't wait to hit 500 posts so that I could cut and paste. However, when I hit 500 I really didn't do it that much and now, I do it even less LOL. Sometimes there are bit of information from different websites that I cut and paste as part of a discussion, but this is rare. I don't see the need to do it to be honest except on rare occasions.
• Australia
20 Jun 07
Thanks!
@rakinitin (686)
• Canada
19 Jun 07
Tee Hee. Your posting made me laugh the way you worded it. Thanks for the chuckle. I have been away from MyLot for the last couple of months, returning today, and have forgotten about the copy and paste benefits. Will have to give it a go to see how much more convenient it can be.
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• Australia
20 Jun 07
Thanks for your reply!
@bigmacnc (142)
• United States
19 Jun 07
I will only C&P what I type in Word. I am disabled and have a hard time typing out a response. Having this feature disabled is probably not compliment with AWDA act so I may contact them.
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• Australia
20 Jun 07
Um, ok... Thanks for the reply!
@shuz697 (1045)
• United States
19 Jun 07
No it didnt affect me at all.. to be honest I have only used cut and paste a few times I have never really found anything that I need to cut and paste.. you could always try put a link to the news story in your discussion that way people can go straight to the story..
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• Australia
20 Jun 07
That is a good idea, but as i said in a response to someone else, sometimes the links can be pretty long. And if they have heaps of numbers and symbols etc it can be time consuming going back and forth between the page to type it all out! Thanks for your reply!
• Australia
25 Jun 07
I agree with you totaly, fair enough they say don't copy other peoples work, But when you are under 500 and can't copy and paste and would like to discuss a news item for example. It makes it hard to even just put the link to it in here imagine typing out links like this http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070625/ap_on_fe_st/peru_guinea_pig_cuisine_1;_ylt=Ah.r.YdLZx3KfQizaSM882IE1vAI Every time you want to tell people about a certain new item and get people to discuss it ... lol
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• Australia
25 Jun 07
Thankyou! Finally someone who is clever enough to realise that news links and the like can be verrrrryyyy long and annoying to type out. plus the big jumble of letters at the end means you have to keep flicking between pages every second or two to make sure you have gotten it right!
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Nope. I have passed 3,000 posts and just did my first cut and paste...lol. I would rather not post news stories becasue most of them are about somethig bad happening and I for one don't need to hear about all the rotten things happening in the world. I usually make up my own ideas and I do need the typing practice...lol.
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@chileman (968)
• Australia
20 Jun 07
Yeah I hit 500 a while ago and thought "great, now I can cut and paste" but to be honest with you, I've hardly cut and pasted anything.....I guess like I'm doing now I prefer to think about what I'm saying and post away!
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• Australia
20 Jun 07
Thanks!
@setankuw (95)
• Indonesia
20 Jun 07
i have reached 500 posts before, but my id was blocked here. and i barely use the copy paster when i want to make some discussion and response. i usually use it when i want to upload some images and paste the description. so i didn't have to write a long sentences to filling the description box
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• Australia
25 Jun 07
Cool, thanks!
@FSCAries (881)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I am way passed 500, and I didn't know that there was any change. I have not cut and pasted before, but I didn't even know that it wasn't aloud before and is aloud now...
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• Australia
25 Jun 07
Well now ya know! Thanks for the reply!
@kgwat70 (13392)
• United States
20 Jun 07
I did not go crazy with cutting and pasting and I still do not go crazy doing it. It seems that many people are using it the wrong way and trying to cheat here on myLot. I only use it to copy my own comments if the system is going slow or get disconnected. I do not copy and paste other peoples comments or material from other websites. We need to make sure we are following the rules here and not using that feature for the wrong reasons.
• Australia
20 Jun 07
I understand, as I think people who copy and paste other peoples discussions are just losers who cant think of their own but that isn't what i will be using it for. I just want to be able to paste large links or interesting things i find and want to share.
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
19 Jun 07
I feltthe samewhen I was in the four hundreds! But see what happened! I got busy with my work after I finished my 500 postings, and could dedicate only a very small amount of time for mylot these days. I am sure that the situation will change soon. But, I haven't used the cut and paste facility as much I would have loved it.
• Australia
20 Jun 07
Thanks!
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
19 Jun 07
no i havent copy and pasted anything because i just give my wording of how i think it there and then on the spot, usually i dont write that much anyway so it doesnt take that long really
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• Australia
20 Jun 07
Thanks for your response!
@magikrose (5432)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Considering I was over the 500 mark when mylot started that it didnt change a thing with the way I did things. I only copy and paste certain things and it is very minimal on my part.
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• Australia
20 Jun 07
Thanks for the reply!
@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
19 Jun 07
when i got 500 posts on mylot and i was able to paste in mylot then it didn't affect alot but it was easier if i need to copy and paste something.
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• Australia
20 Jun 07
Yep, it makes it easier when you at least have the option, Thanks for the reply!
• India
19 Jun 07
I am eagerly waiting for it to happen.
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• Australia
20 Jun 07
Me too! I am almost there!
• Australia
19 Jun 07
I dont copy/paste much at all you will find that it is handy for links and the like though, anyways all the best your nearly there
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• Australia
20 Jun 07
Thanks for the encouragement!
@KrauseHome (36689)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Well, personally I have been at 500 way longer than they implied this Rule, but honestly from their point of view, I am Glad they implemented it. I know there are a lot of Great things out there that would be nice to discuss but they also would like a lot of our discussions to be on a more personal level as well, as copying and pasting depending on what you are sharing sometimes can be considered cheating as well. I occassionally have used Cut and Paste and if I ever use Word more often than I do I might start using it more often than I do again. But for me a lot of my thoughts either come at the time I am writing them, or from thoughts I have taken time to Write down in a Notebook to choose to discuss on here or other sites as well.
• Australia
20 Jun 07
Thanks!
@mayenskie (1307)
• Philippines
19 Jun 07
I was also excited when i reached 500 posts but i seldom copy and paste. As in very rare. I always type what ever i post here. besides, i does not guarantee that you will earn more if you do that because you will eventualy have a quite long buut effort-less post. I always prefer to type, that way, it is more personal.ΓΌ
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• Australia
20 Jun 07
Thanks for the reply!
• United States
19 Jun 07
When I finally get to 500 I will copy and past a few things but for the most part I will type what you see on my post. I am a n individual and wish t be thought of as such.
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• Australia
20 Jun 07
Thanks!
• United States
19 Jun 07
How much do you make for a one line response like this one???
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• Australia
19 Jun 07
Probably not much! You should put some thought and time into your responses and try give a few lines at least if you are here for the money.
@NeoComp (1320)
• United States
19 Jun 07
Yes I can't wait to ge to 500. I will be copying and pasting everyday! Just kidding. It really doesn't bother me as I don't copy and paste much at all. I think mylot is great.
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• Australia
19 Jun 07
Thanks for the reply!