When Opening a New Discussion - Please, Please...

United States
May 28, 2008 1:05pm CST
PLEASE! Give a reference in your discussion text as to which soap, movie, TV show etc, etc., you are talking about. In the past few days I shave seen more and more discussions in my email notifications where I do not have a clue who the people or the situations described are about. Obviously they must be getting posted under interests but as I cannot see what that is I am perhaps deleting discussions I could respond to if I knew what they were about. I would have to spend a lot of time searching for the originator's profile to find the discussion or develop mind reading talents. Is this a problem for anyone else?
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@minnie_98214 (10573)
• United States
28 May 08
Yeah I have this happen often if i dont recognize the names right away I just assume its not something I watch. I try and say the shows name in my title after having friends post they had no clue what I was talking about lol.
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• United States
28 May 08
Yes if it has been characters from Y&R or BB then I would probably have recognized them.
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@valerie37 (981)
• Christiansburg, Virginia
28 May 08
OOOPS! Sorry. Seeing that you posted this after I started a discussion in the All My Children category about Zach and Kendall's kiss I guess mine is one of the ones you're talking about. I'll try to remember to do that from now on.
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• United States
28 May 08
Ha ha ha! Valerie you are only one of many but thanks it will make a difference.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 May 08
LOL--I can't agree with you more about this. I notice quite a number of people have discussions where they are obviously talking about some show, and I haven't a clue what they are talking about...especially if they start the discussion.."Can you believe what George did? I don't think he can get away with two-timing Marcy..." or words to that effect. Ar first I think they are talking about real people. Then I realize, nope, they are talking about a show..now of course people who follow the same show might not have a problem....still it would be nice if they did give a reference what show they were talking about
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• United States
28 May 08
Exactly my point...thanks!
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@GardenGerty (102535)
• United States
28 May 08
You and I must be the only ones without the ability to psychically read interests. I hope this helps, bet it does not.
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• United States
28 May 08
I guess we are not as according to the responses there are also other who do not have this ability
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@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
28 May 08
Great idea, I shall start doing that. Being one that usually comes right to Mylot to start topics or respond or comment, I guess I never really thought about it. I constantly talk General Hospital here in that category and maybe I should start putting GH in the titles of the discussion, so people who watch can easily answer and those who don't can choose to ignore...would that help you out some?
• United States
28 May 08
Yes, absolutely it would help but as I do not watch GH I did not recognize any of the names now if it had been Y&R then I would have cottoned on.
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• United States
28 May 08
Yes, it has been a problem for the past week or so, when I have been trying to respond to several discussions. People need to realize that we are not phsycics and can't follow their trend of thought if they don't write it out for a thorough discussion. Thanks for bringing this up.
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• United States
28 May 08
I don't get discussions referencing tv shows or soaps, but I can understand it is hard to know what one is talking about if there is nothing in the title. Maybe everyone should agree on a format for this type of discussion.
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• United States
28 May 08
Actually I think myLot is at fault. They set up the email notifications to take you straight to the response box. They should show what the interest topic is in the emails.
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@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
28 May 08
Yep I can wholeheartedly agree with that. I have often wondered what category I am responding in whenn I respond to someone
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
29 May 08
I can't recall whether I am one of these offenders. I do try to include the name of the show I am watching but, I think I don't always. So, from now on...I will! Sorry if I have ever been a source of aggravation to you or anyone else by my lack of follow through! LOL! I will be better from now on! Thank you for calling this to my attention. I don't have it set up to email me when one of my friends starts a discussion as I would be inundated with emails and would never be able to get through all of them. I usually use my sorties to find discussions. It is easier on me. So, I didn't know that answering from your email left out the subject when you respond. I never really noticed it before until now as I am responding to you! So, from here on forth, I will do it the right way to help my fellow myLotians and friends know what the heck I am talking about when I discuss a show! LOL! BTW...can you believe Dean and Sam? LOL! Just kidding? And, that was a reference to the show Supernatural...just to get things off on the right foot! LOL!
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@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
29 May 08
hm, thats really quit good reminder dear friend. i wish that everyone in here who taking discussion from any news articles won't forget anymore to put the link resources . cause as like you said, no matter how good the discussion but if there is no link resources of this matter then i am quit sure that mylot will delete the discussion which has impact to the persons who already response the discussion. they will loose their posting points which means will reduce their earning too
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• United States
29 May 08
Thank you. That is a very good reminder about the importance of links.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
28 May 08
that has happened to me also. I see a discussion and it'is referring to something I am not familiar with and cannot figure out whether its a movie or a book or a tv program. Unless I am somewhat familiar with the names given I have not a clue. if the person had said it was from a movie, or a book,or some t v program i might be able to discuss it with them.
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• United States
28 May 08
Exactly what is happening to me. I am glad I am not the only one.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
29 May 08
Yes, unless the actual subject is spelled out in the discussion, it is very hard to figure some of them out in email form! I usually wind up deleting a lot of these as well. It would be so much easier if the subject was plainly mentioned in the discussion.
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• Indonesia
29 May 08
Thanks for your advice and im very agree with you. Start from now, I will give the reference to my discussion, although I seldom open my discussion. Once again thanks for your advice that make me realize
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@Adelida2233 (1008)
• United States
29 May 08
I don't get email notifications, I would have 1000s of emails to go through everyday. I have enough as it is. As for your original question, I have a hard time trying to figure out what some of them are talking about even when I can see the topic. I can at least narrow it down to movies or music, but still, those are relatively big genres. I try to post the title and description of whatever I am talking about, where applicable. I just try to keep in mind that no everyone knows what I'm talking about and also English may not being their first language.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
29 May 08
I will try to remember that if i talk about movies, or articles or even videos. No problem will do better whe refering to certain things. Thanks for the info.
@mummymo (23707)
28 May 08
I thought I was alone in this whiteheather! I have seen my sitting here scratching my head in puzzlement and having to try and figure out what interest the discussion was started under to try and figure things out! xxx
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@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
4 Jun 08
I'm with you. I just skip to the next one because chances are it's a program we don't have in Australia. It is most annoying though.
@AmbiePam (50134)
• United States
31 May 08
LOL, yes, I posted something about that about a month ago. I was asking if anyone besides me kept trying to figure out what show people are talking about in their posts. I guess they assume we see the category their discussion is in, but I go to the discussions straight from my e-mail like many others, so I have no idea! I always try to rack my brain to see if I can drum up any thoughts on what the show might be.