Introducing the new myLot look

@myLot (127)
Kansas City, Missouri
July 11, 2008 2:14pm CST
Wow, myLot looks incredible! We hope that is what you are going to say when you look around. We have added some new features and moved some things to different locations, but overall it is still the same myLot that you have always loved. For you myLot veterans it will take some getting used to the new layout, but hopefully you find the changes and additions helpful. For you new myLot users, look around and see what all myLot has to offer. We know you will enjoy yourselves. One thing that has not changed is our commitment to pay each and every one of you for the content you submit. To reiterate, nothing has and nothing will change with that. The main thing you will probably wonder is where did the left bar go? Most of the items that were on the left bar are now at the top of the page. Here you will find links to your earnings page, your profile page, edit your preferences page, start a new discussion and to sign out. Below that you will find your interests with the most recent activity and finally links to navigate to the various sections within myLot. We hope you like it and we welcome your feedback.
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245 responses
@ebsharer (5519)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Over all I like it. I am looking forward to exploring more and more of it. My only suggestion right now is that When we respond to a discussion and some one comments - when we go back to comment you see your response not the commnet. It would be nice to see there response.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I agree with you on this one ebsharer. I like to see what they had to say when I reply to their response.
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@ebsharer (5519)
• United States
15 Jul 08
I have another suggestion for the MyLot admins. I like that there is a section for discussion with no responses BUT it would be nice if that section was reserved for "discussion with no responses OVER a week old" As soon as a discussion is posted it is put on there so it takes pages upon pages to get to older discussions with no responses. So my suggestion is reserve discussion with no responses for discussions that were started at least a week ago.
@zeroflashx2 (2491)
• Philippines
11 Jul 08
Nice one! The new layout looks real good. It looks more organized for me compared to my layout before. It's also a good plan to have access to that menu bar. Well, just as you said, I'd probably need a few moments to get use to the new site. Good job on that. Hopefully, the new features will improve everyone's experience. I wish to try those out and how easier it could get to navigate around. c'ya!
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@DarkDancer (1014)
• Dayton, Ohio
11 Jul 08
I like the new look! I think I am going to have to get used to it, that might take 5, 10 minutes, but after that I think the ease of use will be incredible. Nice redesign and wow you guys did it fast!
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@schulzie (4068)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I was just typing a response and when I hit submit I noticed that the screen looked bigger. I thought I had done something or screwed up my settings or something. I really like the new display. I think it is easier to navigate this way. Everything is on top and easy to see and easy to manuever to where I want to go in an efficient manner. Thanks myLot for improving your already great site. It looks very clean and neat and very organized. Thanks again and keep up the good work!
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I like the new look but I find that I am now having to move my page back and forth from right to left to read the discussions, they tend to take up more screen now. That is the only thing I have found that I don't like.
@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
13 Jul 08
TYC, do you have a monitor smaller than 15.4? That is the size of my laptop monitor and I'm having no problem seeing the entire screen on my monitor. But the pictures do extend completely across the top of the screen. And, I also found, when you increase the font, which some people need to do, it make you have to scroll across the screen to the right in order to read the discussion. And, it sends all the icons into an array. Most sites are stationary, but the text will get larger. But, something is wrong with this layout because that doesn't happen. I like the layout but like a smaller space for display of the messages. It's harder on the eyes to have to read across an entire screen. It's like reading across two pages of a book.
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
i love the new look! it's always great to make changes. this system upgrade is so refreshing. it's like taking a bath after you have been outside with the heat of the sun! thanks mylot! :)
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@GardenGerty (90960)
• Marion, Kansas
12 Jul 08
It is wider than my screen, but I will figure that one out. It looks clean and fresh. I have been away most of the day, so I will have to look around awhile. I do note that the changes have generated a lot of responses. I have been here quite a long time, and I know that myLot pays.
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Are you trying to run members off? This new layout is anything but an improvement. It is horrible!!! Why do you keep messing with what doesn't need to be fixed? Why not work on what actually does need to be fixed instead?
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@ltmoon (1008)
• United States
13 Jul 08
You got it Razcal! This is NOT an improvement, it's terrible programming! They're trying to run everybody off. I'm guessing myLot wants to go bankrupt!!!
@p1kef1sh (45647)
11 Jul 08
So long as I can still post and find stuff then whatever is done is fine with me. It will take some getting used to but hey, change is the spice of life or something. Give it a week and we'll have forgotten that it was ever any different.
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Yea...or something LOL....I'm like you, so long as i can still post then whatever ya know...BUT it will definately take some getting use to without a doubt...
@MsTickle (25014)
• Australia
12 Jul 08
Seeing as how this is a discussion forum, let's discuss "today's top" and "hot". I don't see the point in having these. Am I missing something? Is there some value to these sections? I think the "new Look" could be improved with the removal of these sections. I actually preferred the old format. This is like having another toolbar.
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@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
11 Jul 08
I am afraid that it does not work at all for me. I am using 800x600 resolution... and without a column... it becomes impossible for me to read the messages without scrolling from left to right in order to read each line. I have never seen a website spreading text over the width of a page in 1024 resolution. Change it back or I am out of here. Why do people feel the need to constantly change the look of things? If it is not broken... don't fix it. If you wanted to be different... you succeeded. But you did not improve a single thing.
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@ElicBxn (60069)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Its too wide - would be nice if it actually FIT the screen!
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@anniepa (26832)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I must admit I did a bit of a double-take when my page popped up with this new look but I like it, or I'm going to like it once I get used to seeing it like this! I must agree with a previous post who mentioned that something really needs to be about the trolls and the star rating system where people are being "punished" for their opinions, particularly on hot-button topics rather than being rewarded for thoughtful and well-written posts and given the negative ratings only when they're deserved, not because of differences of opinion. A good comparison would be, in my opinion, that political columnists and commentators from both sides of the spectrum are considered tops in their field based on their knowledge of the subject and ability to be articulate and thoughtful when giving their opinions. Here it's more like if someone who really has never read or researched the subject at all makes a few caustic comments that the majority of myLot members who are active in the interest agree with, they go directly to the top of the rankings while someone who has spent a lifetime following politics gets knocked down to the bottom of the heap for not going with the flow, which is quite different here than it is in the U.S. in general, I might add. Annie
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
11 Jul 08
Uhm, I was only gone a little while and look what they get up too! I think I'm going to like this set up - everything easy to see and nice and handy - great!
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@missak (3311)
• Spain
14 Jul 08
the new look doesn't look bad at all... but I will have to get used to the new places where I should find things... maybe you should put a more visible "sign in" section on the main page (when someone just types mylot.com, so that we can load our personal mylot faster)...
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@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
14 Jul 08
the layout it self is not all that bad but the colors need to be fixed. the very light gray on the white is glaring and painful. I am wearing sunglasses just so I can be here
• United States
12 Jul 08
Dont get me wrong, I have love for Mylot but I will miss the navigation bar and having everything under my fignertips takes a little from the experience but I can get get used to it. I like having my earnings total right there at the top though so I can see it right away with a quick glance.
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• United States
12 Jul 08
oh and the "new discussion" option at the very top is cool since thats where I can when I cant find a discussion Im interested in, thats convenient.
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@Shawchert (1040)
• United States
11 Jul 08
it is interesting, I was getting so use to the sidebar though Lol, now I have to get use to all this space I have around me :P. But I do like it and I'm going to get to know the new look better. I hope you guys make it so that we can "choose" personal layouts like in other message boards. I love this place, but it's so bright on my eyes.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I wish they would have some type of stability and stop changing the layout!
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@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I like the new look, it looks so clean and organized, I haven't explored it yet but I am sure I will like it, specially after I get used to it. Thanks mylot for improving the site once again.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Hi Vicky I just said the same thing you said it looks more organized, I hope they don't change it anymore! Are you staying cool? I am I got my fan right up under me.
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@NettyB (336)
• United States
14 Jul 08
I was very surprised when I got to the site. We are creatures of habit, but I know in a few days it will seem normal...lol
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@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
14 Jul 08
For the past five days I was not able to open up mylot as I was so busy accompanying my friend who visited me here in the city. I was amazed when I opened up my lot, am I not logging into another site. Although new look, as you said we will be accustomed to it later on. We need some changes for the better. May we ask, is the payment also changes? May i ask you a question, are you one of the source of the email addresses of many of us. Since I became member of Mylot, there are so many spam e-mails and e-mails I dont know how it came into my mail. Just asking. Keep up the good work.
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@Hatley (159273)
• Garden Grove, California
14 Jul 08
hi mylot one thing I would suggest and that is more watching again on the minusing a lot of really good mylotters who did 'not deserve this have had their ten stars reduced to five or six in one day,so it has to be a few angry trolls who spend a considerable amount of time hitting the minus key for no valid reason. as I understand the rules we are not to minus anyone for disagreeing with our own point of view, but only if the respondse is insulting with really nasty words or down right flamming. I have learned these mylotters are honest and seen that their discussions had no rules broken and no insulting remarks so they did not deserve to be treated like that. so wish you could help please. I love the new look and its neat and clean.
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@irened100 (132)
• China
14 Jul 08
The new look is refreshingly amazing! It's easier to navigate through sessions and also a wonderful new layout. Still get used to the changes and new features, but overall a nice change.
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