Starting a discussion on Mylot

India
August 13, 2008 10:32am CST
Whenever I click on the "new discussion" tab, Mylot takes me to my list of interests. Now, I have to select a category, and it takes ages to select a category. For example, I wanted to put my recent discussion "My adventures with peanut butter" in the "cooking" section, and try as hard as I might, I simply couldn't find the cooking section. I couldn't have deleted it because I love cooking. It has to be there, but I couldn't find it. I ended up putting it in the "food and drink" section. I feel this is such a time waster, searching through interests, I mean. Is there a simpler way out? How do you manage these interests? Cheers and happy Mylotting
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11 responses
• Singapore
22 Aug 08
I have not found any other way... it is a crappy interface and I have to agree it is bothersome. So most times I just couldn't be bothered and place it under "Life" which basically cover banana-eating monkeys and fire-spewing goblins (just kidding) lol.
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• India
23 Aug 08
LOL ... I end up doing the same myself - put most discussions under "life" or "people." :)
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
14 Aug 08
i never bother to manage my interest and when i start a discussion, i just put it under general discussions... it is much simpler and faster... i just don't bother and don't want to waste my time searching for interest... take care and have a nice day...
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• India
14 Aug 08
I think I will follow the same method myself. :) Cheers and thanks for the response. :)
@Elixiress (3893)
13 Aug 08
I agree with you that it is rather difficult. I find the interests generally disorganised and annoying. I wish there was something that could be done about it. I have no ideas about what you can do to make it easier in the future.
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@owlwings (39228)
• Cambridge, England
13 Aug 08
I feel that rationalising and categorising the Interests section is long overdue. It is very disorganised and allows one to create a new interest group even when one already exists! In theory is is a good idea to categorise discussions (and the best way is to force users to choose a category before creating the discussion). It would help, even, if one were allowed to view the Interests list as just text (you could see more on a page, then) and could sort them alphabetically or (as they are now) by number of discussions. I think 'Adventures with Peanut Butter' is quite appropriate under Food and Drink. I can think of some other Interssts it might be found in, too [wink]!
@owlwings (39228)
• Cambridge, England
17 Aug 08
Thank you for "BR"
• Bangladesh
14 Aug 08
You can go directly to general discussion at the bottom of the page if you do not want to put it in any interest category.
• Bangladesh
14 Aug 08
You can go directly to general discussion at the bottom of the page if you do not want to put it in any interest category.
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
14 Aug 08
I have the same problem, positiveminded! Usually I just choose 'Life', which seems to be there as one of my interests! I can never find the one I really want, so 'Life' seems to cover just about everything - then you can tag it, and it should end up where you really wanted it in the first place!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Odd. I never have a problem finding my interests. Maybe it is because I use my own photos as the avatars for them as well. One way to avoid the problem you have is fewer interests in the category actually. I have to thin mine out soon as well. One can always add it again later if so desired. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@bunnybon7 (36490)
• Holiday, Florida
13 Aug 08
thats the same thing that happens to me. by the time you find something you've lost your chain of thought. it sucks!
• India
13 Aug 08
No problems for me.. whenever i don't find the apt topic i put it under "Mylot". Mostly there are a select interests that i use.. mylot, life, people, friends..and that's it..Making extra money segment i avoid..hehe.. No one is going to be so strict in finding whether topic is in the correct Interest section or not.. Some what it must be coinciding..that's it.. Take care friend.
@skenthal (1022)
• Turkey
13 Aug 08
well actually i only write on make extra money,questions&answers,mylot.com,life and enjoy life . i rarely also write on sports,clothes and computers i get confused sometimes too when i m creating a new discussion however i just think and put in the category which seems closest to me, when i cant find any closest category i just put it to the life, because everything is about life right? anyway so the thing is i also get confused sometimes too, happy mylotting all