Mylot...Class of 2015? (In the future)

@theprogamer (10543)
United States
June 29, 2008 5:27am CST
Just posting a thought as a discussion. Might have been done before, but that's expected. In terms of the site... What do you think mylot will be like a year from now, 5 years? 10 years? Think it'll even go that far or can it go further? What types of new features do you think would be added to the site? I know not much has changed in several months time, but there was a different interests layout, interest rankings and my stalker (I meant "my activities" page) Anything else you want to add to the topic, feel free. You can be serious or silly, or take this however you wish. Another thought: think other members will change a bit after a year or more on here? Yes you can even have input on yours truly. If I was to guess, I'd say most people would be the same as they are... I of course would be getting more senile and argumentative but would still mylot for friends and members all the same =3
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• United States
29 Jun 08
If myLot hangs around that long, I'll probably still be here, too. Though if my star should ever go to 10, I'd be so embarassed at my lack of outrage provoking posts I might never show my keyboard here again.
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Still holding at 20/100. I could always put more science discussions on and see what happens from there. There's still a chance you could get higher than 2 as I've seen other members climb ever so steadily too.
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• United States
3 Jul 08
I suspect the villan behind my star shrinkage has realized I'm proud of a low star so he let it rise high enough to not be exceptionally low but still not high. Null star and 1 star are really something. 2 star is so-so. Oh well. Now, I'll be a 2 forever.
@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
1 Jul 08
I think in a few years there might hopefully be some whose views have changed for the better. I'm hopeful there.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
3 Jul 08
And you can hope for that, but things may not change in that department. At least we can hope for more bonding and friendships apart from strong disagreements.
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@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
30 Jun 08
woww... that is still a long long time to go... i imagine that mylot will still exist (hopefully) and some of the members that we have now are still here as well... of course there will be heaps of new members joining the site... i imagine this will be a much more crowded place... take care and have a nice day...
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Well its over 100,000 members... some one timers and a few lurkers, but overall the true number is growing and we are seeing more participant members. Your first sentence, I too hope everyone will remain and that everyone stays in the best health.
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@pillusch (1150)
• Mexico
29 Jun 08
It might change slightly, maybe new features being added, features we may not even imagine today. But I believe it will always be geared to the new user. It appears to me that there is a hardcore of myLot members who practically live on the site, those with 5, 10 or 15000 postings. But as I said in one of my discussions, the turnover on this site is immense. I drop by every couple of month for a couple of days, and faces have changed almost completely. That's why there are always certain discussions (particularly with myLot as their subject) which repeat themselves over and over again. Not that there is anything wrong with it, far from it. But again, the site's layout and design will always be geared to make it userfriendly for the new guys on the block.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Well it does seem that way for 5000+ contribution members. I have a wide range of interests so its easier for me to increase that number. I respond to what's interesting to me at the moment, and plenty of discussions can fit that bill. Still, I do not come close to 10000, 15000, and the infamous 23000(and still growing :D) Your point about turnover and changes is taken to heart. I've seen plenty of members come and go. I've also seen other members take real breaks from posting but not from reading. The userfriendliness, I have a bit of a disagreement with but not much. Some things like adding interests seem to have bugs in them. Profiles also seem to trip up new and old members. I do however agree that userfriendly features will be worked on.
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@paid2write (5204)
29 Jun 08
Well I think there will be a whole lot of new people posting in myLot by then, and maybe some of us will still be active here. We will all be older and richer by then, just think of how much you could earn in 7 years of myLotting! I think there will be new features like music and video added to the site. Maybe we will be able to see and hear each other instead of just writing posts. I hope written discussions will still be valuable as website content then, because I prefer to read and write, while some others may prefer to talk face to face.
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
3 Jul 08
There is definitely room for feature expansion but it may have to happen in small steps (I like the video and music ideas). That'd be something if a direct voice chat was allowed too. The only other option is getting ventrilo, teamspeak or skype and have chats that way. Mylot might not allow this as it has potential to take away attention from posting. In the end, only time will tell for that and the rest of the ideas. Thanks for the thoughts Paid2write.
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@greysfreak (1389)
• United States
29 Jun 08
I know one thing for sure, I hope that mylot does still exist in 5-10+ years! I have to imagine that it will change at least a little bit, because well, to survive I think it will have to make some changes to keep people here and keep new people coming. I think most people will probably be about the same as they are now, maybe a little different, because I think we probably change at least a little as we grow as people. I know now I am 25, and I am hoping that I am in a better state of mind and a better place in my life at age 35 than I am now! LOL For one thing I hope that I will be well into a successful career by then. If that happens I will definitely not have as much time for mylot that I have now, but I think I would definitely try to find an hour or so a day at least to respond and read on here. Because I just find it so fun and interesting. *Here's to the future of MYlot!* :)
@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Okay, good assessment. There will be a little or maybe significant growth for some. All and all we'll likely remain as we are. Of course your other point is very true. Some people on here will grow up even more, advance in careers, maybe start families... their time for mylot might be limited, but its always open for visits.
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@jer31558 (3684)
• United States
24 Jul 08
I think that though there may be some programming changes (no pun intended) there will still be much the same. I think that there will be some of the same familiar avatars as we see now.
• United States
4 Jul 08
Who knows for sure what will happen to many of our favorite sites. They come and they go. If a site should plan to shut down they should alert their members ahead of time so they can exchange email addys or other sites that they can go to so they can continue the friendships that have been developed from being at a site such as MyLot. I would like to see some changes like eliminating the star rating. We really don't need it. It only proves to be demeaning to people. It would be nice to have an open chat room where people could come and have a group chat. That is available on Boomertowne and I really enjoy getting together in a room full of people and chatting about the day or other topics. This really is a good discussion. Glad you posted it. Big huggers to you. PS....you are a 10 in my eyes.