Can you delete a tag someone put on your discussion?

@reinydawn (11649)
United States
April 30, 2008 7:03am CST
I started a discussion - which is more popular than mine usually are - and someone added the tag "mature content" to it. Well, my discussion does not have "mature content" in it and I want to get rid of the tag. Of course I have not gone through all the comments yet and one might be "mature content" but I don't think that my whole discussion should be tagged that.
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@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
30 Apr 08
No, you can't, and usually the 'mature content' shows up automatically based on something in the discussion itself. A single word can do it. I was talking about cooking chicken one day and used the words 'chicken br**st' and it ended up getting tagged. There are quite a few words that we use for other things that are acceptable, but the computer can't distinguish the difference. The system isn't infallible, unfortunately.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
1 May 08
I didn't think the tags were added automatically. I thought that was from when we submit tags after we post a response...
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
1 May 08
I'm sure it's both. You and your responders can add tags, and when it comes to adult content, the computer does too.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
1 May 08
That's good to know! Thanks!
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
1 May 08
No we can't delete tags that are attached to our discussions. myLot has to do it. I know someone had a foul tag in their comment and they contacted myLot and they were supposed to remove it. I don't know why people have to do things like this, if they can't do something nice then don't tag at all. Did you ever find out if someone actually added something that was mature content?
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
1 May 08
Well, from what everyone's saying it could have been totally innocent. Even a word that we don't normally associate with mature content can trigger the tag. It's just linking my discussion to others that aren't even similar to it.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
1 May 08
As far as I know, no one can't delete tags that are given...I looked at your profile page and I think I found the discussion you're talking about...the one about leaving a light on? You're right someone in one of there responses might have said something considered mature content, yet to be honest I didn't go through all the responses either. Even seemingly harmless words can inflict a "mature content" rating" such as one part of a chicken that starts with "b"...and I think the censors here at MyLot will pick up on that and give the "mature content" rating. It's really not that bad though...a few MyLotters have expressed their annoyance by jokers that are here who place really horrible tags that are of a real cruel nature
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
1 May 08
Yeah, that's the one. I put it in "having children" and it's not about small children but older children and spouses. I thought that might have had something to do with it. I didn't realize that myLot just added the tag when they thought it was appropriate. That's pretty weird because now I've got all kinds of unrelated discussions showing up linked to that one.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
30 Apr 08
The responders can help you there, by adding more tags which is appropriate than that "mature content" thing. But there's also a case where "mature content" tag pops out, really depends on what the topic was all about and the words used in it like a keyword that triggers the "mature content" tag to appear on your discussion. I think this is why tagging is important, which is what I always do and always make sure that it's appropriate from what the topic is all about..
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
1 May 08
I'll have to go back and reread my discussion again... I didn't think there was anything that could be considered mature...
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
30 Apr 08
Mylot is who puts the tag mature content it, it will come on automatically if it thinks there is mature content. And the discussion won't necessarily have mature content certain words can trigger mylot to put up matur content like if you are talking about chicken bre@st it you put the real a in the word it will put on mature content.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
1 May 08
Would it be what I put in the discussion or something someone put in the reply? That's really kind of a drag though...