do you really copy paste to mylot discussions?

India
June 25, 2008 11:27am CST
i mean, when you see an interesting item or a news in some other websites, do you copy that text and start a new discussion in mylot so that you can share it with other friends in this site? i have not started doing it as i am yet to reach 200 posts so that i will get the "power" to copy paste to discussions... Btw, do you think it is ethical to do so? share your thoughts and opinions please...
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@Muelitz (1592)
• Canada
25 Jun 08
You are right, you can't copy paste long text if you have not reached a certain number of points in myLot. But it would be okay to discuss anything you have read from other sources, I believe that is why myLot was created to discuss any topic right. So you may post anything here and get different opinions from people of different walks of life. What is not allowed is to copy paste responses and comments to different discussions/topics hoping to rack up points. This is the unethical way of earning money or points.
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@sergedan (768)
• Romania
26 Jun 08
Really, you can copy paste at 200 already? I thought about doing this actually, but if it's only for the money, it wouldn't be very ethical, just my opinion. Edit: I tried copy pasting it doesn't work for me.
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• India
26 Jun 08
sorry, from other friends i came to know that it is 500, not 200...
@sergedan (768)
• Romania
26 Jun 08
No problem, I thought it was 500 too.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
25 Jun 08
Hi, I seldom use copy and paste function in myLot. I will type my responses word-by-word. I don't think I will use the copy and paste function because it will make my responses look like spams. So, I type every response from the beginning until the end.
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• India
25 Jun 08
hi, actually i dint mean about responses, but starting discussions...
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 08
Hi, I will also type my discussions word-by-word too.
@Etharon (217)
• Malaysia
26 Jun 08
I have never ever copy and pasted here but I've thought of it. I think it is also quite difficult to take part in a discussion if we copy and paste unless we are copying our reply from similar topic.
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@salonga (27835)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
I think it is not ethical to copy and paste items and claim it as yours but if you are copying and pasting there must be an accompanying reference to give credit to the author of the item. This is just my personal opinion.
@alexsis (2149)
• United States
26 Jun 08
Once you reach 500 you will be able to copy and paste and upload photos to your responses. I've only copy and pasted twice. Its not a feature that I use often. But I do upload pictures a lot.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
26 Jun 08
I probably will use cut and paste later when I can do it. It would be great when you go to post something you can copy what you typed just in case you lose transmission when you hit the post response button. But, I hate to break the news to you but you have to wait until 500 posts until you can cut and paste. You get to use smilies at 200 posts. Happy mylotting and keep up the good work - you are almost to 200!
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
26 Jun 08
I very seldom use Copy and Paste in responding or creating a discussion, except for links or quoted remarks. May be the reason why myLot peg this at 500 is for use develop the habit of typing instead of just copying and pasting. It is also stated in the guideline as a DON'T copy others works.
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@munhozmib (3851)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
25 Jun 08
Hello, Vinubaby. I don't use the Copy and Paste thing here in myLot, because I don't think that anybody should be copying written content to earn their money. It's, in a certain way, going against the laws of Copyright. You are using what is not yours and earning money on it. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
25 Jun 08
first of all, i need to correct you that you need at least 500 posts to be able to copy and paste here... not 200... and i never done that before even though i can copy and paste because i think it is cheating... if you just solely copy and paste an article from a magazine, newspaper, etc here without adding your own points and opinions, then that is what i considered as unethical and cheating as it can be considered as plagiarism to other people's work... but if you do copy and paste but you add your own points and opinions and also don't bluntly copy the whole thing, then i think it is OK... take care and have a nice day...
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@metschica25 (5405)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I maybe once a day will use the copy and paste function . If I saw something on a site I thought someone would like I will post in back in a discussion . I just did it today sharing a cheesecake recpie with someone.
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@prasanta (1949)
• India
25 Jun 08
I have never done so. And I do not think anybody else can do it for a long time.
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• United States
25 Jun 08
I do sometimes, but its very rare that I even post a discussion. Oh, and just to let you know, you get the copy and paste feature at 500 posts, not 200. To answer your last question about the ethics of copying and pasting, it all depends. Are you just taking the story word for word and posting it, or are you adding your own opinion to the story. Are you claming the story as yours, or putting a link back to where you got the information from? The answers to these questions determine whether a person's use of the copy and paste feature is ethical, or not.
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@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
25 Jun 08
You need to have 500 posts in order to copy and paste. I do it sometimes, mostly with long posts, to avoid losing them, which happens sometimes if my computer screws up or my internet connection is lost. Most often though, I copy and paste for links to other sites to avoid mistakes. Even a minor mistake in typing a link makes it not work.
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@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I did not try it yet. But I don't think it is unethical to do that as long as your purpose is to share the news? Well, if you want to be sure, maybe you can review the guidelines and the FAQ. I am not into most news that is why I am not interested to research how to share it.. lol. have a good day.
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@excellence7 (3496)
• Mauritius
15 Jul 08
No I never copy-paste discussion. I prefer to be genuine and to express myself as much as I can through my words.
@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
2 Jul 08
Of course I copy paste good ideas like poems and good things that I found from the internet but I use this power with moderation. Mylot gave us this opportunity but we should not abuse it and its a matter of being wise in using wisely and abusing it.
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
30 Jun 08
Hello dear vinubaby. I copy and paste when I quote a short sentence or two that I need to use, but never long passages, as I don't think that it is acceptable by mylot, namely against mylot guidelines. By the way, when you reach 500 posts, you will be entitled to the abilities of copying and pasting. Work hard to reach 500 posts, friend.
• United Arab Emirates
26 Jun 08
Hi, Actually when I reached the 500 posts, I felt happy with the thought that now I can copy and paste and make long good discussions. But, I rarely used it. I think it could be used to the maximum if rightly done. I will surely use it but don't know when and how :)
• India
26 Jun 08
I can't copy and paste now after reaching certain posts I will think about it, But I am very much enjoying to type the messages maunually, manual works will give the good experience of typing and presance of mind.