Question About Sharing Computers

Canada
July 25, 2008 6:46pm CST
My Husband works in AZ, but he's coming to see me next month. The only computer I have is my laptop. When I saw him in AZ, he had his desktop, and I had my laptop, but in Caada we only have my laptop. Will it be a problem if he checks his MyLot stuff from my computer, or will they possible close down both our accounts if he does that? Jut wondering.
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@foxyfire33 (10009)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I got this straight from the myLot FAQs for you: [i]My family wants to sign up for an account but we only have one computer. Is it ok for my family to use the same computer? Yes, there can be more than one user that uses the same computer. Please make sure that each user has their own account, as well as their own PayPal or eGold account. Your accounts will be closely monitored due to the potential for abuse.[/i] So that answers that! As long as you make sure you're logged in as your right selves and make it clear in your posts which one of you it is then they shouldn't have any reason to give you trouble.
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Darn it foxy, you beat me to it! I put basically the same thing. If only I would have read the responses before I replied.
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@Vladilyich1 (1453)
• Canada
26 Jul 08
myLot won't, but clixsense, adbux, etc., will. I thought about that the other day. I will be doing a lot of exploring of Guelph while I'm up there and you're sitting at the Second Cup. I've got to look up my friend's name whose a professor of environmental Science at UofG.
• Canada
26 Jul 08
You think I plan on sitting here all day when YOU'RE around? We'll only hve TWO WEEKS, and I want to spend them together!! Anyting you want to do, we can do togeher. I'll be happy to explore with you. I love you. Love Your Favourite Wife
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Well since more than one mylotter can share a computer, than there shouldn't be a problem with your husband accessing his account from your laptop. This is what it says under the FAQ's: "My family wants to sign up for an account but we only have one computer. Is it ok for my family to use the same computer? Yes, there can be more than one user that uses the same computer. Please make sure that each user has their own account, as well as their own PayPal or eGold account. Your accounts will be closely monitored due to the potential for abuse." You can see it for yourself at this link: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq1.aspx#6 I hope this clears up any concern you have!
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
25 Jul 08
From what I understand as long as he logs in as himself, you won't have any problems. Doesn't seem like MyLot tracks IP addresses at all. They are just against sharing paypal addresses.
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• Canada
26 Jul 08
Let's hope so. I don't have the internet at home, so I use the internet at the cafe. I started reading a nice heavy book, so I'll have omething to do while my huband is using my computer. I have never had to share a computer in my life, so this will be a first! :) OH well, he's worthit.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Good Luck! We actually have 1 PC per family member because we don't share well LOL
• India
26 Jul 08
Hi friend, I think there is no need to worry about this.Everything would be done in a positive way.Just enjoy with your husband till he leaves you. Have a nice weekend.
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• Canada
26 Jul 08
Thank you Sudha. I plan on it.
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@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I would think there should be no problem as there are people on here who have more than one family member living in the same household who are Active members here in myLot. You would just need to make sure that when one gets off of here, you would need to make sure and log off so that you would not be posting from each others accounts, and everything should be OK.
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• Canada
26 Jul 08
Thank you.
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Just make sure you log out after using mylot. My husband and I both have mylot accounts and once I used his computer and he didn't log out so I posted in his name.
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• Canada
26 Jul 08
OH yeah, we're careful to log out. Thanks for the reminder though. Having two totally different icons, it's not hard for us to ell if one of us has left ourselves logged in.
@vanities (11376)
• Davao, Philippines
26 Jul 08
i guess..there will be no problem at all..since im sharing my computer with my daughter as well and sometimes my brother if he visited us....and nothing happened..atleast they have their own paypal account.. that what matter most here in this site..
• Canada
26 Jul 08
Thank you. That is really really good to know.
@myklj999 (13834)
• Olney, Illinois
26 Jul 08
No, it's no problem at all. For the first 3-4 months I was on myLot (this was back in the Dark Ages) I had to do all my posting from a shared computer. The computer owner also had a myLot account, and we never had a problem.
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• Canada
26 Jul 08
Good to know. Thanks!! We both have our own separate paypal accounts. My husband and I don't believe in "joint accounts" LOL
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Hi danish, I am not sure about it but I guess if you have different account, it will not be a problem at all! Though, you're sharing pc but you have different profile..One has to log out maybe! I wish someone here can clear this out for you!
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
26 Jul 08
i do not think so.but one can never tell.its better to b cautious.
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@thestar (304)
• Egypt
26 Jul 08
i think when i read the guideline in mylot i understand that you could have many account from the main pc and with the same ip as long as it is not the same accounts and not the same email address and not the same persons and not the same bank account too this the rules here so i think acording to this both of you could open its account with no problem as long as every one have his own data and email address and paypal account . good luck with both of you posting and have a nice time here
@GardenGerty (99286)
• United States
26 Jul 08
It really is not a problem. Hubby and I are both using the desktop right now as the laptop needs a new cord and our budget prevents it from happening. We have gone back and forth between the laptop and the desktop all along, for almost two years. You guys make it very clear that you are not one person doing two accounts. Is hubby on my friend list?
@riyasam (16578)
• India
7 Dec 08
i do not think that will be a problem as long as he is logging in his name but i do not have any personal experiences. happy mylotting.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
15 Nov 08
No, just make sure that you each sign out when your through. Hubby and I have went through times when we shared a pc b/c we couldn't afford two of them. Thankfully we both have our own now. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
18 Oct 08
I am pretty sure it is okay to use the same computer. I have heard where there are husbands and wives here that are members and work from the same computer. They even signed up from the same computer, but I think they had to email mylot and tell them they were two seperate people and working from the same computer, to get their permission. I have worked on my nephews computer and posted in mylot, on several occassions and he is a member with mylot too and there was never anything said to me about it, from mylot. I think they would tell you if it was a problem, a warming maybe. But then myabe not. Now that three months have passed since you posted this discussion, is everything okay with you both working mylot from one computer? Has mylot said anything to you about it? Are you still both active here? I think I have seen you around since this discussion was posted but I am not positive that I have. I hope everything is okay and you are still here, my friend.
@WATARIKENJI (1534)
• Philippines
2 Aug 08
i BELIEVE theres no problem with that. you have different username i.e different account. Its ok.
• Singapore
2 Aug 08
I believe you are perfectly safe. Just logout and clear cookies would be great.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
30 Jul 08
no it shouldn't be a problem, he is just logging in at a different location,
@keya2468 (289)
• India
27 Jul 08
I am sure that it will not be a problem. because me & my brother has 2 seperate mylot accounts.we share the same computer.when I log out from my account my brother log in into his account.mylot don't track ip address .it is like yahoo mail.that is once you are logged out , it is ready for another account.