May 5, 2009 6:25pm CST
I was responding to a discussion just a few minutes ago. In my response, I was mentioning my participation in the Breast Cancer 3-Day. I went to submit my response and was told I couldnt because it contained mature content. I changed my settings so that I could submit the response. The only reason I could figure out for mature content was the word 'breast' as part of breast cancer. I dont see this as being mature content, and I am sure most people would agree with me. I appreciate the mature content system. I hadnt checked that box because I really dont have a desire to view the mature content. However, I dont think it is fair that a comment including 'breast cancer' was deemed mature content. I attempted to contact myLot to question if there was something that could be done about this. However, I couldnt find a way to actually contact anyone! So my question here is 2-fold. Is it 'breast' that labeled my response mature content? Is there a way to contact myLot in the future if I have a problem like this rather than starting a new discussion? Thank you in advance for your help.
6 May 09
I also get annoyed at first when I think I am using common and non-offensive words but blocked when I post. The first word I used that was blocked is pr1ck and I was talking about pufferfish and I don't know other words to mean those protrusions in the fish body. I was really when my post was labeled as with "mature content" Later, I was able to talk with an IT friend and he explained that sites can only impose blocking as per words but not as per context or intention. Since then, I can only smile whenever I get some words blocked and labeled as mature content. Just a few days ago, I have a good laugh when my post is again blocked for mature content. The culprit is the word c0ck and I am discussing about animals.
5 May 09
Yes toboth your questions. MyLot has some of script block which allows certain words and does not allow others and that was what caused the mature content on your discussion. The contact link can be found at the bottom of every page: http://www.mylot.com/o/contactus.aspx
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• United States
5 May 09
That was the link I tried using. When I go there, I see the first three lines about passwords and usernames and logging in. The next part is telling you to select what you question is about. There really wasnt a good option - so I picked the 'mature content' option. It simply told me how to enable myself to see mature content. It didnt give me the option to contact anyone from myLot. Is there something that I am missing?
6 May 09
I have read some of the responses in this discussion...and I believe the question in this discussion have been already answered by the mylotters!!! All I wanted is to show my appreciation of this discussion!!!.... It not only answered my question too...(How to contact mylot) but also has a very healthy discussion on the whole!!! Thanks for this discussion DerlilaStern!
• Holiday, Florida
6 May 09
oh i know what you mean. mylot has some very strange ideas about mature content. also, the other day i was looking back on some of my discussions and someone tagged one with mature content that had nothing what so ever mature in it people are strange animals almost as much as computers
6 May 09
Hello, derlilaStern. Well, that also happened to me. If you want to post a response with mature content, you can change your preferences and check the box with "allow mature content". In this way, you are now allowed to post with mature content. Have a nice day and happy mylotting...
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