myLot’s Zero-Tolerance Spam Policy

@myLot (127)
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!
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653 responses
@kutchi (12330)
• Pakistan
4 Dec 06
Thats a great work from mylot...now I will try to report this type of topics and use that box if I need it...Thanks for putting this alert...now mylot will become more good
@kutchi (12330)
• Pakistan
4 Dec 06
I think mylot should put alert now about it....My lot Rocks.....
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• United States
17 Dec 06
Better... The word used should have been "better".
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• India
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 !!
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@satlove (1111)
• India
4 Dec 06
thanx mylot..........this step was very much required to cut the spammers.......thanx again.....
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@ezzrssi (11192)
• Italy
4 Dec 06
I agree with battle to the spammers and copy and past !
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• India
4 Dec 06
thanks for alert
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• India
23 Dec 06
that really good it might the standard of mylot ina more prospective way
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@baronarthur (4188)
• Indonesia
4 Dec 06
That's great myLot. You are very responsive:) Hopefully you could review and investigate every violation. It would be hard works...Good luck...
• United States
17 Dec 06
I am not sure if Mylot could investigate every violation on their own unless they had a huge staff employed.
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• Canada
25 Dec 06
That's why they rely on people like us to report such violations. I already reported one person for copying and pasting a post twice in a topic I posted. I tell you, some people are just so stupid sometimes.
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• India
1 Jan 07
i think this can be done by putting Security passwords so that no one can copy others comments.
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@nake89 (557)
• Finland
4 Dec 06
I think this is great. We should all join up and stop the spammers all at once! Strong, combined efforts will help us achieve our goal. Thank you, Mylot!
• Egypt
12 Jan 07
yes this is good idea
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
4 Dec 06
thank you so much for posting this. it has become more and more. i know that i am here to meet new people and i really enjoy all the topics here.
5 people like this
• India
16 Dec 06
whats going on
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@zstone (58)
• China
18 Dec 06
well, I think this community is very good, I enjoy mylot and mylot will improve my knowledge,I think i will learn more knowledge that I want to obtain. I will tell mylot community to my friends.
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• Nigeria
8 Jan 07
This is a great site. A big family where issues are discussed. This is great. I am a new member, I hope to participate actively
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@DarkD3m0n (321)
• Romania
4 Dec 06
Thanks for alerting me us! I hope nobody will brake this rule!
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• Canada
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.
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• Portugal
4 Dec 06
Great, another big step to a better myLot.
• 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!!!
• Nigeria
1 Feb 07
Plagiarism is bad and should be discouraged.I believe mylot has in place mechanisms to discourage this
@hothoty (115)
• China
8 Dec 06
that's good. I do it well in my best.
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@exchange (949)
• Australia
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
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@lumanci (1111)
• Italy
6 Dec 06
Sure to me it finds favorable in full load to your ideas
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@Sorathian (4329)
• Pakistan
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.
• Indonesia
5 Dec 06
thank you for your alert. from now we can do more wise at the future.
@infohome (1222)
• India
5 Dec 06
"Report Abuse" feature is very useful to fight against Spam. It will greatly help in maintaining quality on myLot!
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@cisco1 (539)
• United States
5 Dec 06
Im glad that you have this alert, maybe people will learn from it. and stop posting spam. I hate spam.
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@twinkleD (361)
4 Dec 06
i have noticed a few copied posts in my discussions. i will endeavor to exclamation mark all posts breaking those rules in the future. Hopefully this alert will weed out more of the 'bad posters' on my lot. thanks
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@vickilee (136)
• United States
4 Dec 06
Thank you! I reposted about a dozen people yesterday.
@Shadetail (103)
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 !
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@camo26 (1418)
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
@istanto (8565)
• Indonesia
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.