When are we allowed to cut and paste in mylot?
February 10, 2007 10:01am CST
hello Iam 4 days old in mylot.When ever I try to cut and paste some valuable information on mylot I get the respose that "your rating should be greater than 500 for you to paste".What does that mean?Is it the star rating?But star ratings are out of 100.Where did that 500 come from?Pl. do help me in this regard.
10 Feb 07
Hey its not ur star rating its the number of points next to ur name like i have something like 477 or something when you reaches that point you are allowed to add picture to your posts and also allowed to cut and paste ur own work
10 Feb 07
Hi, I don't know if you're aware of this but if you get information from the internet, off a website for example, you shouldn't cut and paste the information anyway. Written text is the copyright of it's author - you'd need their permission beforehand to cut and paste it elsewhere. Unless you've re-written a response in your own words from information you've obtained you should simply put a link to the source of the information in your answer and not reproduce any of it otherwise you'll be breaching someone's copyright and this is something that Mylot (and website owners like myself) take very seriously. I would imagine that the reason Mylot doesn't allow 'new' people to cut and paste is because they're probably unaware that it's not the right thing to do. Obviously, the longer you've been here the more likely you are to be aware of the do's and don'ts and are therefore less likely to cut and paste anything that is someone else's copyright.
20 Feb 07
It does not have anything to do with your star rating. Can you see some numbers next to your name. That is what is called as points. Whenever your points reach 500, you will be able to copy and paste and you will be allowed to add pics to each replies you make. Also I have one more tip to copy and paste. Try to use Opera browser coz in Opera browser, you can copy 4 words and paste before reaching 500.
10 Feb 07
As i know it is not depending on how long you stay at the forum, when you rate more than 500 you will be able to cut and paste on mylot. It is just to avoid people to SPAM everywhere on mylot.com . Just discussion, waiting, and rating and you will be able to paste as soon as possible. Mary