Copy & Paste?

@Chey1970 (1193)
United States
March 24, 2008 1:05pm CST
I have reached that infamous number of 500, which seems to be the biggest hype after reaching the 100th post. After reaching 500 posts mylot opens up the capabilty to be able to copy and paste. Do you really use this option for your discussions? Does it serve any purpose? Or is just another bragging right in which we are granted?
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38 responses
24 Mar 08
If you're posting quotations or articles you've pre-written, then it's really helpful. Can't say I've used it much myself though. It's good to have the option though and I understand why they withhold it because of the danger of newbies spamming with plagiarised articles.
@nova1945 (1614)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I can't wait to reach that level so I can copy/paste. I use IE and not Firefox so I would love to be able to word a discussion or response that may be a bit wordy by first typing it into MS Word and using spell check on it before pasting it into Mylot. I often catch my own typos immediately AFTER hitting "post" and it frustrates the heck out of me. Wish Mylot would add a spell check feature, but it will probably require 700 posts before becoming available. lol
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Thank you for your response. Yes, I have a curious mind at times, and was wondering what the hype was about on the copy and paste. Not sure I would use the option myself, for when I post in myLot, it's from something that caught my attention, and I automatically hit "respond to this discussion". It is more impulse for me, then copying something from some where else and pasting it here.
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@tinkerick (1257)
• United States
24 Mar 08
I can't wait until I reach that "infamous number" because I like to post useful links when I answer questions and having to type them by hand is annoying. Plus there are times when I've typed more than 1 paragraph in a response and realize that they'd make better sense in a different order. Being able to simply cut and paste the paragraphs would be so much easier than retyping it over again.
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
24 Mar 08
Ah yes, very good point. A link would be a bit of a hinder if you had to actually fat finger in the URL. But I was under the impression it's against the rules to post links to a discussion?
@liquorice (3901)
29 Apr 08
I'm not sure what the rules are regarding copying links into discussions, but if you needed to I'm sure it would physically let you do this, as it does seem to allow you to copy and paste short sentences even before you reach the 500-posts mark. Maybe it's just copying and pasting longer text that is forbidden, as plagearism is likely to involve larger protions of text. I see that you've reached the "infamous number" now, how does it feel?!
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
1 May 08
congratulations chey1970, that's great that you have reached such number i am still trying to do my best to do the same but dont have much time to post to discussions all the time. anyway, i feel it will be helpful coz sometimes you find an article that you would want to start your discussion with or some link that you can use on your discussion or replies. also, some members here have their own blog and sometimes they uses the same discussion they have on their blog or site and it will be easier to do such thing than to type it all over again. i would love to get such thing coz i have previous blog that i find interesting but dont have the time to rewrite it again. so i am waiting for my 500 post to come so i can do it then. anyway, i dont think it is bragging right that we are granted coz most of the member are sure happy that they reach such goal and to most that is something they are looking for after reaching the 100 and 200 post. takecare
@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
18 May 08
Thank you jairgirl, for your input and your insight. Yes, to have the option is always nice. And for me it was a goal I worked hard to reach cause it seemed like the biggest hype since the 100 mark.. the 200 incentive didn't come until after I reached the 500 goal. *laughing* Yes, I can see the need to copy and paste from one blog to another, esp. if it's a lenghty one.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
18 May 08
you're welcome! yeah i worked really hard this month to reach the 500 post and yes it helps to post some of my blog discussion in here to save me some time and effort LOL. thanks for the respond. takecare!
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
19 May 08
Congratulations on reaching the goal. I'm sure it will save you some time being able to use the feature, and in doing so able to post more. Way to go! Take care!
@jesbellaine (4155)
• Philippines
29 Apr 08
Yup, there are some discussion that asking "post your favorite recipe or lyrics" or so.. I like the copy and paste feature. It is really cool .
@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
1 May 08
Thanks for your input jesbellaine for your input. Yes, I can understand using the copy/paste function in such a case as you have stated.
@jairgirl (2877)
• United States
1 May 08
isnt that against the guidelines here? recipe, jokes, lyrics? i remember reading it on the guidelines and i honestly dont reply to discussion like that coz it is meant to be deleted in the end and it is just a waste of time and effort. some discussion survived but most are not so just be very careful posting or starting a discussion that violates the mylot guidelines. just my two cents though. takecare
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• Philippines
1 May 08
Awww.. yeah but sometimes it is really nice to post or share the recipe or lyrics with someone hehehe.... But thanks for reminding me that.
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@paid2write (5202)
25 Mar 08
I think reaching your 500th post gives you a feeling that you have passed a test and can now be trusted to use copy and paste. It can be useful if you want to quote or add a long link. If everyone was allowed to do it from the start there would be even more spamming and rulebreaking. I think you can be allowed to brag about reaching the 500 milestone. It means you have contributed a lot to myLot.
@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Yes, I would have to agree with you. I appreciate the fact that myLot does give us incentives to try and do our best and to stay active. Thank you for your input.
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7 Apr 08
Thank you. Much appreciated.
@Logue92 (74)
20 May 08
Congratz I would like to be able to do this but i am not as active on here as i would need to be to achieve this status any time soon. Therefore it is a aim for the distant future but once i achieve this it will really help. Congratulations again =D
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
27 May 08
Thank you very much. Yes, it seems like you still have a ways to go to get there. Good luck in reaching the goal.
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
20 May 08
Early in my mylot activities I thought I found it necessary to copy and paste a few stuff and lo and behold, the power was not granted to me which I just take for granted everywhere else. I have seen discussions which are verbatim news items which are quite long. I don't subscribe to that type of use.
@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
27 May 08
Well, it seems you have the power to use copy and paste now. Hopefully you still find the need for it now that you can use it.
@joimarquez (1840)
• United States
5 May 08
congratulations..alot of the new members are still struggling to reach it.,.,.but you already got it. enjoy the new feature you got and use it wisely..again congratulations on the job well done. happy posting!
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
18 May 08
Thank you very much. That was very kind of you.
@msnbtech (284)
• India
4 May 08
hey i am not able to copy and paste is there any alter native to copy and paste here there are some posts that must be copied and paste they are large message please tell me if its possible thank you bye bye have a nice day
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
18 May 08
Not that I am aware of msnbtech. myLot will only allow the copy/paste feature after you have posted 500 posts. I'm sure they have their reasoning for it. Although some don't agree.
29 Apr 08
Im not too good at the copy and pasting,so before I reach 500 posts im going to have to learn how to copy and paste properly
29 Apr 08
Im near The 500 mark, after reaching that whats the next excitement point to reach?? First as you say was the 100 mark when you got our start, then 500 so you can copy and paste and then after......???? I think its nice that people can congratulate otehr mylotters on their hard work and discuss their views on how hard/easy it is to accomplish them. Sorry its late but Ive just strolled along this discussion x
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
29 Apr 08
As far as I am aware of, there really is no further excitement of reaching a certain number. Unless it's been changed. Mainly just the satification of reaching a certain number afterwards. Good luck on your acheiving the copy and paste function's magical number. Which you are so very close to doing.
@jess368 (3368)
• United States
19 Apr 08
I like others have said, use it when referring to articles. It helps to speed up the posting process. Sometimes its just easier to quote someone else by copying and pasting. I see you are at 578posts. Have you tried it out yet? I am sure you will enjoy it! Congrats on your achievement!
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
19 Apr 08
Hello Jess368. Thank you for your input. And yes, I can understand the reasoning for it, as so many have stated, along with yourself. Nope, I myself haven't used the feature yet, but I am sure if I need it, I will. I like the fact of having it handy if I do need to use it.
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• United States
19 Apr 08
I haven't reached 500 yet but it would be helpful to me when I get there because I want to post my poems and stuff in here but right now I do not feel like spending hours typing them all over again
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
19 Apr 08
Yeah, I can understand that. Sounds like a good reason to use the copy and paste feature to me. Thank for your input sunkistroses.
@dawnald (84075)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Apr 08
A couple of times I have wanted to paste something into a discussion and I've had to re-type it which is a real pain. I don't do it too often but every so often I do. Will be really happy when I make that magic number myself. Congratulations!
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
19 Apr 08
That is normal everyday life. Usually when we need something we don't have it, when we have it, we don't need it. guess Copy & Paste of the internet world it the same way. *LOL*
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
29 Mar 08
With copy and paste, you can paste entire articles as text for your discussion, but I wouldn't advise that at all. Other than that, you can copy or cut your responses, put them into Microsoft Word, wordpad or other word processor and vice versa. If you lack a spell checker, or if you are afraid of losing a post you can write it in a seperate word processor program then past it into the response space when it is to your liking Chey. I mean this can be handy if you want to spellcheck a response further, or if you want to save a response for later. If you need a wordprocessor here are a few free ones OpenOffice: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,23158-order,1-page,1-c,presentation/description.html Fifth Element: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,69920-order,1-page,1/description.html Abiword: http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file/fid,7196-order,1-page,1/description.html
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
29 Mar 08
Thank you theprogamer, for your input and advice. It is greatly appreciated. I will admit I make many of typos in my responses. Seems my fingers work faster than my brain.
@mnsrwt123 (2058)
• India
26 Mar 08
Yeah, its the most enjoyable moment when i also reached the 500th post, and its really feel proud that you finally broke the shackels of copy and paste, but i really don't find any thing special in this copy and paste, as we are still not allowed to paste copyrighted material,,lol But a milestone is a milestone, so lets enjoy it...
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I myself haven't found a need for it yet, but glad to know if I do, I have the capability to use it. You said it best, a "milestone" in our myLotting experience. Thank you for your input mnsrwt123.
• United States
25 Mar 08
You know, I came across this alot before I hit 500, I'd want to copy and paste something.. after passing 500, I think Ive used the feature once. When I post discussions, I dont really find myself having a need for copy and paste but its there. Maybe its a way for mylot to prevent cheaters.. I dunno.
@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Thank you enchanted. The funny thing is from starting this discussion (which I am very surprised by the number of responses it has received). The members of mylot with the higher numbers, who seem to have been here longer, hardly use the feature. Where the ones who are under 500 posts to receive the option are dying to get it. I have yet to even try it to see if it works. I believe it is more of an incentive then anything, which I appreciate the fact myLot gives such things to us users.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Congratulations on reaching 500 posts. I remember being so excited when that happened. I have used the copy and paste option a few times if I am posting about something that I have read or if I am posting a discussion about something that I have already written about someplace else. I think it is useful if I am posting a recipe that someone has asked for too.
@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Thank you Carol for your response to this. Seems a few people use the copy and paste option here and there, with different things they use it for. You mentioned posting recipes? I read somewhere that we couldn't post recipes? (Did I read false imformation?)
• India
25 Mar 08
how much time did it take for u to get there and how did u do that?
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I been here almost 3 months now, and I reached the 500 marker yesterday. However, as I told Zed, I am one of the slow ones. I myLot only in my spare time. Although I can be signed in for hours, I am normally off doing something else. To reach a certain number (500 the magical number here) you just continue to post responses to discussions already started by another myLotter. As you have done here.
@MichaelJay (1100)
25 Mar 08
I think it's useful if you have stored articles (I have about 50) which you can turn into discussions. What I don't understand is why there's a magic number where the powers that be at Mylot think you WON'T plagiarise someone else's article. That bit's beyond me....!
@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
25 Mar 08
Thank you Michael for your response. Here is just a thought, it could be the fact that a person who has reached 500 posts, would have seen previous discussions and have learned the rules, of coping others work. *shrugs*