Not sure I like the new layout

@Erilyn (3020)
United States
July 11, 2008 2:25pm CST
Now that MyLot is back up and running, I am not sure I like this new layout for it. The other layout seemed more user friendly. Do you like the new look? Do you think it will take some getting used to? To me it seems cluttered I don't know what do you think?
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@imnutz (288)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I had not been on the site in quite a while and received a message about the upgrade. It is totally different and will take some getting used to but I think it will be good. Probably going to start coming back more often now.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I think I just got used to the old layout and it seemed easier for me. Once I get used to it you maybe right and it might be more enjoyable. It just seems cluttered to me.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
11 Jul 08
OMG! What did they do??? I'm sure it will take a lot of getting used to. I really liked the other layout too, but this one does look cluttered Never will figure out why people fix things that ain't broken
@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
It does look exteremly cluttered now, and I don't like how it is a larger window, and you are right if its not broke don't fix it. But of course they will make anychanges that they want to. And us dedicated myLotters will get used to the changes lol.
@fwidman (11519)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Yes, they will play with things as they wish, it is their site after all Maybe you should have sent your army of squirrels after them first LOL
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I would have sent the squirrles first had I known that they were going to do it. The squirrels have been trained to go after your purple heels, now i have to retrain them lol.
@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I think we get used to something being done a certain way and it's hard to give that up. I have to admit it shocked me when I got online tonight. I thought something was wrong with the codes and the message was all over the monitor. But then I looked up and discovered everything which used to be on the side is now at the top.To me, that is easier. It is within easy reach and seeing without having to scroll down the page for something. I did notice that the profile page looks the same.I think having everything at our fingertips at the top can be a good thing. It might take some getting used to, but there is no hunting for anything now. I think it will be more user-friendly myself.
@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
12 Jul 08
And a lot of people are going to like it, I don't like the size of the discussion window, and having to scroll all the way to the top of the page to do anything. I will get used to it I am sure, I just don't like change.
@Barb42 (4225)
• United States
12 Jul 08
We all get set in our ways at times. I can understand that. I wasn't into MyLot as long as you and others, so it doesn't bother me as much. I did like the smaller window for responses, but I can use this one just as good. Some just think that it will cut down on pay according to the 3-5 line comments. That makes them seem much shorter, although they are the same length they would be if it was the old layout. I just make my response and hit send and don't worry. If they pay me, they pay me, and if they don't, I won't worry about it. So far, I haven't been disappointed but one day.But I think that had to do with no responses to my discussions to amount to much. I've wondered if we are paid if we start a discussion that nobody responds to, or maybe has only one or two responses.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
12 Jul 08
We do get paid for discussions but I think its only when we get a response, don't quote me on that though. I have been on myLot for over a year and a half now (I know you can't tell from my post count lol.) I have hit min payout 3 times and have almost $18 for next payout I missed this one by .30 I got used to it the last time they changed it and will get used to it again I am sure! I know I am gnot going to leave myLot just because I am not used to it though hehehe.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I know for sure that it runs very slow now and it is very hard to respond to any discussion. My page is loading very slow and when I respond from my email, I have to sign in again and again and again....
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I had a problem trying to post a pic with a discussion. I don't know why it didn't post with the discussion, I was having problems earlier with not getting my notifaction emails. I hate it when they do updates. something always goes wrong.
@polachicago (19143)
• United States
12 Jul 08
my page is loading now for way too long....
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@zeloguy (4915)
• United States
12 Jul 08
I have not noticed any performance issues and I am not sure there SHOULD be any. I would be curious to know if others are experiencing the same thing as you are Pola 'cause this just looks like they moved things around not changed the backend (the database etc...) of the site. Thanks Zelo
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@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
11 Jul 08
It seems more cluttered to me too. I'm sure we'll get used to it eventually, it just seems a bit overwhelming at the moment. I liked when everything had it's own place. Now everything just seems lumped together at the top and I'm still not sure where some things are.
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@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Nope, still can't find the "users by rating" pages, I kind of liked checking my position there.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
It just seems that they want to shake things up as Fwid said if its not broke why fix it. This is going to take a LOT of getting used to and us dedicated myLotters will get used to the change and they will prolly change it again on us lol. WHy can't we choose the way we look at myLot. Let those that like the new way use it and us that don't go back to the old way?
@foxyfire33 (10017)
• United States
11 Jul 08
That would be an awesome idea! Just like yahoo and myspace have the new versions and still allow users to choose the "classic" versions. I kept the classic for yahoo but went with the new on myspace...but that's the point, it was MY choice which to use.
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I am getting used to it as of now. I am not a long time user so I might not take long to get use to the new format, it is just I do not have good vision. It is a pain to me to get use to new things but I can learn :) (I can see it looks clutter)
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
so I am not the only one that thinks that lol. I wish they would give us a choice or something so that we can use it better. Its a bit fusterating when they make the changes since I can't seem to get my noticifaction emails now.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I only have a minot problem with how it looks. I am still learning how to do things in here. I finally learn today how to add friends back. I know how to add them but did not know how to approve them before. Weird. I hope all these changes are for the best :)
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
It just seems like everytime I get used to it they decide to change it. and whenever they do I have problems getting notifications etc. Oh well we'll get used to it and move on. we'll learn the new way to do things and hopefully it will be the last time for a long time that we have to do that.
@weng_08 (282)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
Hi erilyn, I always welcome changes and this new look seems better, more organized to me...it's just that I always check out 'discussions my friends started' but I can't find it now. We'll all get the hang of it soon, I guess. Have a great day!
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@weng_08 (282)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
I have just found the 'friends started' discussion anyway.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Yeah its going to take some getting used to, and I did really like the old design, I got used to the change the last time they did it and I am sure I will get used to this one as well.
• India
11 Jul 08
Hi friend, I too didn't like this new layout.It is not very user friendly ofcourse we get used to it when we are see like this for some days.I fee the previous layout is far better than this new layout. Have a nice day.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
It will definatly take a lot of getting used to. It just seems a bit cluttered to me now. I didn't like the change when they introduced the sorties it seemed like you had to go through more to get to discusions, now we will see if this makes it better once we get used to it.
• India
12 Jul 08
Of course what you said might be correct. Have a nice day.
@mummymo (23709)
13 Jul 08
I actually quite like it Erilyn! I know I am in the minority and haven't quite worked everything out yet but so far so good!xxxx
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
14 Jul 08
No hun you aren't the minority, and I am getting used to it. I guess with everything else going on I hate any changes right now lol.
• United States
13 Jul 08
Evening erilyn, I have a few friends still having problems, but other wise I like it. I like all the buttons on top of the page, sorta seems cleaner not as cluttered. I like straight lines. But then again I am odd that way.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
14 Jul 08
You aren't odd at all hun!! I just guess that I got too used to the old way. I still haven't gotten through everything yet to be able to see where everything is hehehehe. Maybe one of these days I will get to it hehehe.
@ocean4 (236)
• Canada
12 Jul 08
I dont really like the new lay out either, but its only been here a day so nobodies really used to it. Its true the other one looked more user friendly but youl probly say the sae about this in a week or so =)
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Its definatly going to take some getting used to that's for sure. I got used to the last overhaul they did about a year ago and I am sure I will get used to this one as well!
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
I was used to the old layout. And I like the old one, it is more user friendly.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Same here! This one seems cluttered. I am sure we will get used to the new layout and everything will be good lol. lets just hope they don't change it again any time soon!!
@Debs_place (10551)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Yes, I liked the navigator bar on the top. I don't like the feel of this, I seem to have lost some choices.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
12 Jul 08
It does kinda fell that way, I am sure that everything is still there we just have to find where it is now lol. There are a lot of people that do like the new design but I am not one of them and it doesn't look like I am alone eheheheh.
@metschica25 (5409)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Yeah , I think for me it will take some time to get used to the new mylot look . It isnt so bad . I think I may get lost though for a few days So , I just figure it will take much time to get used to , but by the time the weekend is up i should be okay . When I first joined the lot I was lost for a bit too , and was okay in time . Me sometimes likes no change !!
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
12 Jul 08
well i know when I joined a year and a half almost ago that we went through one change, and now another. I am not a fan of change lol. We will get used to it though and go from there hehehehe.
@bmorehouse1 (1029)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Even though I am fairly new at this, I DON'T like the window. It's too big. In order to read the discussions, I have to scroll back and forth and that is very annoying. Maybe if enough people complain they will change it back! ha ha I guess I just don't like change of any sort. It always takes awhile to get used to it! Best wishes to all!
@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I ahve been a member here for almost a year and a half, and it is a pain to get used to it whenever they update. We dedicated myLotters will get used to it though and move on. They are going to do what they feel is best for myLot.
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I'm not thrilled with the new layout, I keep pointing my mouse to where things were in the old layout. Like every thing else it will take some getting used to. I was freaking, when I could not find my earnings when I first logged on. then I saw that it was on the new toolbar.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
I just wish we had a choice to go back to the old way if we wanted to. If we did maybe I would start getting my notifications again. I am sure there are people that love the new layout adn for those of us that don't we will get used to it.
@munhozmib (3729)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
11 Jul 08
Hello, Erilyn! I think that the new update is quite good, and it looks better than before. The matter is that you were used to the old visual, therefore you found it strange when you first looked at it. But soon, and I mean real soon (less than a week), you'll be used to this new look. It's easier to navigate, in my opinion. It divides things. I mean, before you were replying to a discussion and you could see the links in the left, so it was all like compressed in the middle of the page, while the Top had almost nothing. Now, everything is more organized: you can give full attention to the response you are writting, since there are no links in the left bar, while you can easily go to the Top Menu and access anything from there. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Hello munhozmib! I will of course get used it but it doesn't mean I have to like it. I am not getting any of my notifications, andit just looks cluttered. I know some people like the new look I guess I am just a bit more old fashioned!
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
11 Jul 08
I have to agree with you, it just seems way too crowded. But like everything else we just have to get used to it. I didn't like the old one either all though it was more user friendly, but in time I think this will probably work. Not that we have a choice in it anyways, we just have to get used to it and work it. I looked for the start new discussions link and finally found it at the top athough it only says new discussion by our name. We will figure it all out in time, I'm sure. Just keep mylotting and check it all out.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
This is true, we will get used to it. I have been a member over a year now (I know you can't tell by the post count lol) And I enjoy myLot and love that fact that I get paid for having discussions. I didn't like the last change but I got used to it, and I will get used to this one to of course. Us dedicated myLotters always do lol.
@imsilver (1669)
• Canada
11 Jul 08
I am finding the new layout actually less cluttered and definatly more user friendly. At least for this user. I love having everything layed out across the top like that. It's easier for me to just look up and find the category that I want that it was to scroll down the list on the left. I don't come on as nearly as often as I used today. Today is my first day in a while and I was quite happy with the new look. It seems to make it faster for me to be able to find a couple posts to reply to when I get a few minutes to log in.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Thats cool and I am sure that for some people it does seem a lot better, for me its a bit much I think. I build websites on the side andI never liked a lot of stuff on a page. I like everything to be in it's own place lmao.
@irishidid (8134)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Actually, I kind of like the way it is set up. I can look lovingly at my 3.91 earnings on every page. LOL
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
11 Jul 08
Don't get me wrong I like seeing my earnings sitting there, but it seemed like the old way I could see it better. Looking at almost $16 is nice and validates the reason I go on myLot lol. But I liked seeing it in bold on the left side lol.