Why do people steal other peoples topics?

United States
December 18, 2006 9:06am CST
I am new here and have seen some posts about people stealing topics. I do not understand why it benefits someone to do that. Is there a reason why? If someone steals your topic do you still get credit for the discussion?
3 responses
@Jestin (560)
• Philippines
18 Dec 06
If you find someone stealing your topic, report that person for abuse so he won't do it again. I guess that's person's discussion will be deleted and the original one will be kept. I don't know why some people would copy somebody else's questions. I think it's crazy too, reporting them is the only way to stop them.
• United States
18 Dec 06
Thank you all for the replies. I have posted some topics and then found some very similar-but not the same. can you be reported for that as well?
• Spain
18 Dec 06
maybe people dont realise that the same subject it already under discussion and as there are so many people using mylot its not surprising that same subjects crop up.
@pvleroux (607)
18 Dec 06
If the responds are good, then they use it to get good response on their messages