Something Else That Would Make Our Friends List Fun

@drannhh (15241)
United States
June 6, 2008 1:27pm CST
Maybe others have thought of this and discussed this before, but I suddenly realized what would really make the myLot friend list work better for me. In the past when people have raised this question I have said a way to search the list with different filters so that we could change the order from most active to least active, or alpabetical order, or just find somebody by typing in part of the username. But this morning when I accepted a new friend request from an especially nice person who is also the friend of another friend, I realized the need to be able to annotate our own friend list, and I would like to have put a note there saying that friend 1 introduced me to friend 2 on date 3 for example. Or one could note that friend 4 likes cats but doesn't like horses, for example. Or that friend 5 will be on vacation for 3 weeks but is returned on date 7. The ideal model would be the way eBay allows members to add Notes to items we are watching. That would work so very well here on myLot, don't you think? Have you seen anyone suggest this before? Do you think it would be a great addition? Have you a different or better suggestion?
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@Darkwing (21588)
6 Jun 08
Yes, I like your idea a lot my friend. I find that a lot of friends whom I added way back, when I first joined Mylot, are now inactive, or have disappeared altogether. I feel it would be a great facility to be able to add notes too... it might even help us to start discussions which we knew would be of interest to a larger number of our friends. Brightest Blessings, and thank you for this discussion. Maybe Mylot will receive your suggestions in a similar way... I sure hope so.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Haven't seen you in a while, and I agree that it would help in starting more relevant discussions. Good point!
@Darkwing (21588)
7 Jun 08
Thank you my friend. I haven't really been around much in the past month or so... I've been really busy, and at times, I would come in to find very little to interest me. lol. I will be back for a while now, and we'll see how things go... Rome wasn't built in a day, I guess. xx
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
22 Jun 08
LOL, I am always interested in what goes on here, but sometimes I have to stay off and get some things done, especially in the summer when it is so lovely outdoors.
@Mrchikeh (53)
6 Jun 08
It's really a nice idea.But I'm persuaded that it's not gonna be an easy one to do considering the many configurations and adjustments mylot has to do.Anyway,I'll like to see such as I sometimes find it difficult to remember a friend who says what and and when.Actually I'm hearing about this idea for the first time.However,I'm in full support of it.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Thank you. I would not want to make more work for myLot staff as they probably have more than enough to do. However, it sure would be nice.
@qtfrog99 (279)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I like that idea alot, it would keep me organized and sorry to say, but I am one that always has that moment like do I know this person, or if I could have just one hint or clue about them I would remember them easier. Great suggestion, maybe mylot can get it in the works.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Especially when they change the avatar, I find it difficult to find them sometimes want to go back and make sure their notify is on if my e-mail folder does not show they have started any new discussions for a while.
@kalav56 (11502)
• India
25 Aug 09
You are a seasoned mylotter and have thought about all this.I confess I have not.I just felt like writing out a response to your discussion and here I am .[I was terribly impressed by your response to my lost bag that I went over to your profile and picked the topic.I am not a pet lover and so I did not have much to write on that question.]But one thing I can say is that frequent interaction with friends work best for me.I regularly pick their discussion topics to answer and in course of time ,while exchanging some ideas I get to know the person a bit more and this leads to exchange of mail ids and thereon it goes.I have a few friends here with whom I am in touch through mails also [though infrequently ] but I can almost be sure that we would be interacting through discussions.But generally, I remember, a few friends and their details on regular interaction.I am happy with that though it is a slow process it is a sure one.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
25 Aug 09
Yes, I am quite seasoned, lol. Thank you for your input here, and I do agree that friends are what make myLot great.
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@nancyrowina (3850)
21 Jun 08
I'm not sure if I'd ever use it but it would be useful I'm sure, on eBay I use the notes bit on my favourite sellers so I can remember what they were selling that I liked. It would help us to identify individual friends, at the moment I do it by their avatars, so if they change avatars and I don't remember their name I lose them completely.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Good point. Yes, I have some friends who do quite a few avatar make-overs!
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@vera5d (4006)
• United States
21 Jun 08
That would be cool! Mylot's friend list system has a long way to go I think! Even though I hardly use myspace at all they do have a system that seems to work well for finding friends and adding them and organizing them! I would like to have a "top friends" list here, too!
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Top friend list would be terrific. I would put you on mine for sure.
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@GardenGerty (104004)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I agree that there needs to be some way to search the friends list, but I have not seen this particular thing suggested. Any method would probably make for more interaction. There are lots of times I would like to look for someone in particular. I think I can easily miss them scanning through.I am not sure I would be organized enough to put notes on each friend. I might record who I know on which site, though, since I have friends on more than one site.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I certainly would not put a note for each and every friend, but for those who are connected in some way it would be awfully handy. For example, one friend has family members to belong to myLot but are not very active. I want to keep them on my friend list but don't want to have to memorize their user names or kkeep a "little black book." Yes, being able to indicate which other sites certain friends are active on would be very useful to me, as they don't all have them all listed on their profiles, and besides, sometimes it is hard to pull up their profiles if they have difficult usernames. I tried to make my own username simple and it is easy to remember how many "n"s are in Ann, but drann was too short according to myLot and I had to add more letters. Friends who know me as drann on another site and drannh on yet another have to stop and think "How many 'h's did she have to add on this one?" in order to find me here, lol.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
30 Jul 09
Awesome idea.. I think it's some sort like Facebook like if I decide to add this particular contact as a friend, I'll be shown a snippet on how many friends are connected to this user, whom are already in my contact list. I think that's a very good idea and it'll be more fun definitely. Perhaps mylot could inculcate this..
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
30 Jul 09
Radical! But I'd settle for just part of that...I really would love to be able to put just a few personal notes beside each name (that wouldn't show up for everyone to see!) I would have to be able to edit the information though, as if I wrote member x is married to member y and then they divorced, I would have to change it. Grrrr.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
30 Jul 09
LOL drannhh...........that's the best line for me so far tonight.. I have forgotten about the married to and relationship with part. It's best to remain single then..
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
25 Aug 09
Hah! That will solve everything. Just stay single
• Hong Kong
11 Jun 08
I haven't seen anything similar suggested here, maybe I magically disappeared for months. I think it's a great idea too! And it would make us get to know and remember each other better and it would really build a really nice community. I wonder if mylot would take your advice, it's wonderful!
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I would like to be able to make a note next to you on my friend list, for example, so when you go on a trip and say you won't be on for 3 weeks or whatever, I could indicated when to start looking for your return. That would be a happy thing.
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• Hong Kong
12 Jun 08
Yea. Same to you! It's actually good that we could keep track of friends around here. I would like to mark down friends' birthdays here!
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
22 Jun 08
Yes and I'd mention who likes who else and who doesn't, lol. That might help me stay out of trouble.
• United States
10 Jun 08
That's a great idea! I would love to be able to make notes to myself about my friends. I know what you mean about not being able to sort them in anyway. When I want to send a message to someone it takes such a long time to find them.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Must be the phosphatydalserine caps, lol, but seriously although it doesn't work reliably, it does pull up some interesting and even strange info from time to time. This is the sort of thing I have in mind though when I warn people over and over not to put really personal information on here. An example was a girl who was talking about a tryst she had with some boy and I asked her how her boyfriend would feel if he read her discussion. Her response was, "He'll never read this as he lives in another town." DUH!
@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 09
Dear drannhh, You are so organized. i admit that i only put a first place for someone that visit my discussion first, and i notified some of my friend so that i knew when this person make a new discussion. Oh my, i have so much friend at mylot. and some are also not login back after 1 year ago. i will got my head ache just to see all the list.No, honest, I won't delete any of them, if not very necesarybecause each one left something in the past of mine. And im very curious, what kind of categories am i to you
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
13 Jan 09
For you the notation might be that you have awesome travel photos of travel in Bali :-)
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@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
14 Apr 09
I promise i will post some more :D
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
28 Sep 08
Hello drannhh... This is 4 months late again but I really think these are very good and helpful ideas here, especially those in the first paragraph. I always find myself looking through my friends' list to look for more discussions to respond to and find myself spending a lot of time looking for specific people so the alphabetical and/or activity option(s) would be really helpful. Also, if we have the option to arrange our friends according to our own liking, that would be helpful too.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
28 Sep 08
Yes, indeed, it would be nice to arrange them in the order of who most recently replied to our discussions, who we gave BRs, who gave us BRs, etc. I can think of lots of ways to group them :-)
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
28 Sep 08
I'm with you on that BR point.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
7 Jun 08
This a great idea drannhh. It would be very easy to customise our friend's list and taken that most have many friends ,this would expedite the process of searching no doubt. Great suggestions. I just hope Mr Crash listens to this. Have a nice day.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
7 Jun 08
If I get enough positive responses maybe I'll send him the link.
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
10 Jun 08
Let's keep our fingers crossed..
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
6 Jun 08
I think it is good the way it is, but as soon as you become friends with someone, send them a message, and after that the message stays there so you can remember what you want to, if you wrote it in the message! For example, I became your friend today, so you send me a message, asking or stating that you met me through so and so, and ask me a question or two that you want to remember!
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Now that is another thing. I have a heck of a time finding what I am looking for in old messages. Any tips?
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I am thinking that the only way to organize our emails is to copy and paste the information, like saving the message (print it out?), then send the message to trash! Otherwise, the messages become longer and longer!
• India
28 Sep 08
ya thats a very good idea.but as one of our friend said it is not that easy to incorporate those features ,as a lot of programming has to be done for that.if any mylot staff notice this discussion then i think there is a chance.why dont you communicate this message to them if possible...
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
28 Sep 08
I think they may have their hands full just trying to keep offensive discussion and replies off the site and keeping track of cheaters. It is just amazing what some people will do for a few pennies
• United States
25 Jun 08
I really like your idea to make the friends list better. I also like your search filters a lot. I love mylot and think it is pretty easy to use but I think there are always ways to improve it and you have some really good suggestions.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
25 Jun 08
Thank you! I sure don't mean my suggestions to seem critical as I love myLot just the way it is. But we all strive to improve, lol.
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
9 Jun 08
I have not seen anyone suggest this idea before here at myLot, but I think it is a good one which I will give my support to. In the course of our discussions and postings here, we do learn more things about some of our friends, like their actual names, family details, address, pets, likes/dislikes, hobbies and other information we are interested to know about them. It will be neat if we can tag some of the key information against our friends' names, so that we can refer to them easily when necessary.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Yes, even birthdays, anniversaries, and the likes.
@aplaza (631)
• Netherlands
7 Jun 08
I wonder how important this really is? Personally I do not see the need for it. If you like somebody you can leave a comment. Isn't that enough for you? Considering this program is free I don't think they'd be willing to spend money to get what you want unless it's going to bring in some money and I don't see that happening.
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@drannhh (15241)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I appreciate your input. I do wonder, though, whether when you have been a member a bit longer and have more friends on your list is you will feel the same way. Perhaps you are more discriminating in who you accept as a friend. Well, if it is an expensive improvement, then I would agree with you. On the other hand if it would not cost very much to implement, then I think it might help retention and thus increase profits.
• United States
7 Jun 08
I think that it would be great to organize our friend's list. It would also help if we were able to write a note to the person whenever we are asking someone to add us as friends. I know that some sites will mark your friends as "top friends" either by your own choice or by how active they are in answering your discussions or visiting your profile.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Doing it automatically by activity would be really neat!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
That would certainly make the friends list a lot more fun and interesting... i think this is the first time that i encountered such a suggestion... the previous ones only suggested the alphabetical order of the list... but yours i think is better... it might make the mylot admin job in doing that challenging... but that is a plus factor in attracting more members... Nice one!!!
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Yes, it might indeed help with retention of members for as we know many newbies get frustrated and go away without every experiencing the many delightful things myLot has to offer.
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