My Only Suggestion

@rjbass (1425)
United States
December 9, 2008 4:32pm CST
Sure there are a lot of great myLot enhancement suggestions floating around but I only have one. I need a "keep an eye on" choice on discussions. There have been too many times that I see a discussion that I want to reply to but am diverted away from for one reason or another. By the time I get back to myLot, I can't find it anywhere. Give me this button and I will click the discussions that I want to come back to and they will be right there to comment on.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
9 Dec 08
This happens to me too. I have got round it by creating a folder in my bookmarks called 'MyLot later' and I save all the discussions there which I want to return to. It happens a lot because, like now, I am at work and I can't always stay on long enough to respond everywhere that I see an interesting topic. Hope this helps and happyposting!
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Great idea.And since I use Firefox bookmarking is easy. I'm going to set up that folder right now.
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@rjbass (1425)
• United States
9 Dec 08
Me too This is an outstanding workaround. Thank you for contributing to this discussion.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
9 Dec 08
Happy to help! Thanks for the BR too !
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Yes I know what you mean on that as I'm busy responding to all my friends and so on. I see something and I go no first finish with all my friends and then go and do the other one well now the other one is goneand I'm back to getting lost. Your friend onlydia. Have a great and fun filled day.
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@rjbass (1425)
• United States
11 Dec 08
I find myself sometimes just surfing around myLot looking for a discussion that perks my interest. This would save so much time and effort.
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@onlydia (2808)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Yes it would as I'm always finding alot I want to read. Your friend onlydia
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
9 Dec 08
That is the best suggestion that I have seen yet. I have also run into this problem. There was one discussion that I wanted to respond to but I wanted to do some research first so I could give an intelligent answer to the question asked but I knew if I moved off that page I would lose the discussion. My solution was to make a reply saying that it was a good question and I would get back to them later.
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@rjbass (1425)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I agree. What a wonderful place this myLot community is. I am also setting up a bookmark folder.
@luvandpower (2049)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I like Druscilla's idea. A "saved discussion" it would help, I have a discussion that a friend and I somewhat have fun chatting on while also talking about the subject on this one thread, and I have to take like ten minutes to find the discussion.
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@rjbass (1425)
• United States
9 Dec 08
That's the problem with me. If the key word search doesn't return the discussion and it is taking too long to locate, then I give up and move on.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
9 Dec 08
Yes, I agree. I have often had the same experience, and find it so frustrating. Having said that there probably is a way. I am not a technical person, and often are too tired to read a long list of instructions, and I guess a lot of myLotters are the same. A simple instruction that would enable you to return to a recent page you viewed.
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
10 Dec 08
A button would make it so easy. And then, there could be a tab that is names "Saved Discussions".
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
10 Dec 08
Sounds good to me. I'm not very good with IT, so something simple would be great.
@brian_s (570)
• United States
20 Dec 08
I love that idea. I tend to put them in a bookmark toolbar on Firefox (just drag the mylot icon next to the URL down to the toolbar). Then when I am done with the conversation, I delete the bookmark. It would be a bit more convenient if it cold be done within mylot.
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
20 Dec 08
Hopefully admin will take a look at the idea. I sent a message to them and they replied, saying that they would get back to me. Thanks for the comment
@AmbiePam (49059)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I like your idea. I've had that happen many times. I find one that I really want to respond to, but for some reason or another I have to go away from the computer. And then I can't find it again, even though I use as many key words as I can in the search part of the site.
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
12 Dec 08
It happens to me often when I am searching discussions with no responses. It the discussions receive a comment before I get back to it, I find it really hard to track down and I give up and move on feeling unhappy that I wasn't able to add my comment. Oh well, I still really enjoy myLot.
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• United States
11 Dec 08
It would be so neat if we could flag discussions.. so we can find them! excellent idea! from your lips to mylot's ears! lol!
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
11 Dec 08
That's the word I've been looking for "Flag". Thanks
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
10 Dec 08
OMG, I can't tell you how many times I have answered a discussion with, "I'll get back to you later" just so I can find the discussion later. Your idea is a fantastic one.
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Thanks I've done that a couple of time too but I don't want people to think that I'm just here for the post count.
@mokbul (616)
• Singapore
10 Dec 08
That is good idea and mylot admin should consider. I think it is a common problem for members that going back to a particular discussion, may be few days, old becomes a tiresome job and sometimes almost impossible to find again.
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Thank you :) I briefly looked for a way to contact admin so I could propose this suggestion but I couldn't find it. I'll look again.
@aringwi (136)
• China
10 Dec 08
there is not any such a button.but you can remember the usename of the discussion and next time when you enter the mylot ,you are able to go to his discussion at once without any delay
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
10 Dec 08
That's a good idea also though my problem is that I need a way to save the discussions so if I forget the username of discussion then I can still get back to it.
@rick_d (213)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Yes ,I spend a lot of time trying to find what I was just looking at.great idea.
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
10 Dec 08
It would make things much easier for a lot of us
@polachicago (19075)
• United States
10 Dec 08
It may be good idea. Tags and discussion search are not always working. I have easy days and difficult days, when I am not able to be on Mylot for many days. It would be nice to go back and respond to discussions I like..... HUGS
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
10 Dec 08
This is a very good point. I don't always get to all the discussions that I see for the day and once you lose the discussion, it's as good as gone (so hard to search for).
@LadyMarissa (12162)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I have 3 ways of keeping up with discussions...(1) I bookmark important discussions, (2) With Firefox I have a new tab for discussions I like & don't close it until answered, (3)On my notifications, I go back & mark as unread the ones that I didn't get to. Actually, #2 with Firefox works best for me!!!
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
10 Dec 08
I use Firefox for myLotting but I also use my cell phone. This is where a button would really help me.
• Romania
9 Dec 08
This happens to me all the time I see many discussions I want to respond to and then I realise I don't have time to answer all. This is a good idea, though there are other solutions for this. You can just bookmark the page on your browser (like I do all the time). It's easier this way. Of course, only until mylot creates this option.
@rjbass (1425)
• United States
10 Dec 08
I also just noticed that each discussion has an ID in the url. If I keep a list of these IDs then I can just plug them in to another discussion's url and it will go to the one I want . Ummm, did that make sense?