myLot’s Zero-Tolerance Spam Policy
Kansas City, Missouri
December 4, 2006 9:30am CST
It is a strict violation of the myLot community guidelines to copy the topics, comments, and responses of other users and paste them as your own contribution. Anyone who participates in this activity will have their account cancelled without warning and will forfeit all accumulated earnings. The vast majority of users positively contribute to our community, and it’s unfortunate that a small handful will seek to lower discussion quality for their own (perceived) gain. But this comes as no surprise, as any thriving online community must battle the spammers. As fast as we’re growing, it’s impossible for the myLot staff to catch every violation on our own. This is where you can help! If you discover a violation of the myLot terms, please report the matter to us by clicking on the boxed exclamation point on the lower right-hand side of any topic, response, or comment. You will then have the opportunity to “Report Abuse” and explain why you think that particular post violates the myLot community guidelines. We will then investigate the matter and respond accordingly. Rest assured that each and every Report Abuse submission is reviewed and investigated. Not all Report Abuse submissions will result in action taken by myLot. We will have final say regarding any potential violation, but the Report Abuse system is the perfect way to bring these matters to our attention. There are three boxes on the lower right-hand side of each topic, response, and comment. The plus and the minus factor into our Discussion Ratings System (DRS), and the exclamation point (as described above) is used to report abuse. Please visit our FAQ at http://www.mylot.com/o/faq.aspx#useDRS for a detailed explanation of each box in the DRS. Thanks for your help in maintaining quality on myLot!
106 people like this
23 Dec 06
Now I am very upset to using MYLOT.B,coz my rating use to dicrease in some ammout regularly.Though I follow the MYLOT's rule of discussion but this hellish incident dont want to leave me happy every day.I wrote objection to mylot community but I think they dont have enough time to answaring me.I send 3 questions but I got only 2.I have to give Thanks to mylot.As a result I have to finding some other website and have to say my friends just GOOD BYE and I relly dont know what I will have to tell If they asking me why I am leaving !!
14 Dec 06
all fair and good. But what happens when someone like me comes along who hasnt done anything wrong. In fact, was never warned they were doing anything wrong and signs into MyLot one day to find that their earnings and posts have gone down to 0 from 1500. You might be right about the spamming. But hey, people will stop spamming when you come clean and pay the people who deserve it.
• United States
4 Dec 06
Thanks for the alert on this. I have only seen one where someone has copied someone elses discussion but will keep an eye out on this and report it. This is a wonderful community and I hate that people are trying to gain from others responses. Good JOB myLot!!!
7 Dec 06
i report a lot of rule breakers i have been doing my part to keep this site clean i notice that many just complain in the post but do nothing else about it i will keep reporting rule breakers i also believe that if one of us report a rule breaker and they are found guilty we should get the money for the post they made as they do loose their cash and we have had to spend time reporting them
5 Dec 06
As Rain shine had already brought forward the point i also want to discuss the same thing that discussions started by us might be genuine on our part. In population of many thousands few people might bring about same ideas and searching a discussion to avoid starting the same one is time consuming. I would request myLot as this site is being updated constantly since few weeks than do facilitate users by posting an option of availability of the same discussion if it has been started already some time before. THis facility would counter fake innocence of people as well who might comeup and say that they didn't knew about the discussion already been started.
4 Dec 06
An excellent alert. I hope this makes users more aware of the spamming people in the community, so we can root them out and kick them off. We want good, contributing people in our community helping out and showing their opinions. Not idiotic people with one-line comments of "yah" "orly" "i agree" etc etc. C'mon people, kick those spammers off !
4 Dec 06
It is about time too lol thanks for hitting this problem hard :p it got to the stage where i was asking in my topic that no one answer unless they have something good to say or i was gonna give any c**p answers a - lol thanks My lot hope you start weeding them out soon
4 Dec 06
I got it sir, I will report when I found someone cheating or broken guidelines. yesterday im already reported one user, hope you check the reason behind it. with respect sir, I hope you give warning first for one day, if they still keep doing spamming then you can deleted them account. I hope mylot will success to reduce spamming with this new policy. Regard, Istanto.