Doing it rotten my own way

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
March 12, 2009 12:21pm CST
I think I am going to modify how I am doing things on myLot. I've been relying on the tabs (started, responded, friends started, etc.) and my memory (which admittedly ain't what it was) to make sure I get to your discussions. And I know I'm missing a lot. The problem was, I turned off my e-mail notifications because my in-box was just getting inundated. So maybe what I will do is clean up my friends list (bye bye inactive people if their profile doesn't even show any more), change my e-mail address (if you can even do that) and then turn my notifications back on. Of course, I am the world's best procrastinator, so if this even happens in this life it will be a miracle!
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
13 Mar 09
I turned off my email notification for the same reason. I was missing very important information delivered to my inbox. I jut check my friends discussions and I respond in random order, due to limited time I have now. HUGS
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Mar 09
Me too but I fear I am missing much...
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@polachicago (19075)
• United States
13 Mar 09
There are no restrictions how often you are active on Mylot. I am very busy with my work and I can be active only when I have spare time....between sleeping and taking care of myself.... Maybe I miss a lot, but I have no choice... HUGS
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Mar 09
I work the lot the same way you do, in order to keep my inbox manageable. But I do go inactive periodically........especially when the hubs is home. So just in case you manage to overcome your procrastination in your life time, I will give you a heads up when I'm going to MIA for awhile. Otherwise I may never learn to rhyme!*sob*
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
Oh I'm not going to delete you. I'm talking about folks who are so totally inactive that their profile has disappeared (account canceled).
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Mar 09
I'm just pokin' ya. I did a clear out like that not too long ago. Frankly I was surprised at the number of people whose profiles came up blank............
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
poke back... poke poke poke.. Yeah including the crazy lion who referred me...
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• United States
12 Mar 09
I figured out early on that notifications of too many people would inundate my inbox of my email so I prefer to only do such for really special people, two came to mind, one was a good friend, GQ and the other was the person that brought me to MyLot and he is seldom active... I like those three very special tabs, (started, responded and friends started) I usually start with responded unless I am overwhelmed... Right now I feel quite overwhelmed so if you're not seeing my as active as normal, I can only apologize and suggest that my step mother answer for my distraction... Hmmm... Lefoot doctor needs a little exposure... I have to work on that...
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
because I work from the tabs, I often don't see discussions are were posted when I wasn't online, but I can see my inbox getting inundated too. It did occur to me to turn on notifications only for certain people. Taking applications. lol
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Mar 09
true, no applications, just joking...
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• United States
13 Mar 09
I know you is joking, and I love it, now is there an application that I can use to turn on or inspire that which is something magical, getting your world to rock n/ roll. Are we still talking about notifications by e-mail? My mind is starting to wander, like I'm beginning to wonder if I'm nomadic. What I think can always be read right between the lines, some people claim that first things have to be figured out, but I would never tell you that, I'm not hiding anything. I'm just sitting back and recuperating... Getting recharged. Hugs,
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@James72 (26829)
• Australia
12 Mar 09
I've had notifications turned off for over 2 years now, but only just turned them back on today! I was hoping that I'd be able to uncheck ALL the email boxes and not receive any mails at all, but now my inbox is already filling up fast! I'm pretty sure that it's only gonna be a day or so before I lose it and turn them all back off again. I get a heap pf emails on a daily basis as it is and just don't have the patience for it.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
I may not have the patience for it either, but we shall see. That is, if I ever get around to doing it.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
12 Mar 09
Well you've certainly got ME turned on James......................
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
uh oh watch out Pike, somebody's moving in...
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@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
i have deleted some friends too in my life though who are not active in posting in mylot. not necessarily to my threads. cause i see that they will not going to be back online. i don't want to fill my list with those inactive ones. they will just clutter my list and it is really hard to get through the list with those inactive ones. i have always received email notifications from this sit.e and i love it. but i don't get too much emails from this site. cause there are not much replies in my discussions. and i don't make discussions any new ones lately. and most of the replies are just comment to the replies i have made to other people's discussions.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Mar 09
Guess I won't know how it's going to work for me until I try it.
@hotsummer (10436)
• Philippines
13 Mar 09
you said you are a procrastinator. but i see that you have successfully changed your avatar just now. so it just says that you are not a procrastinator at all to me. though i really don't know if this was part of your plan or just something that you wanted to do something all of sudden . anyways, i too find it hard to delete cause it is not easy to go through those longs of friends i have added through out my stay here. i hate to see them go but i must
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Mar 09
The truth is it just depends. If it's something I LIKE to do, I don't procrastinate so much. But things I don't particularly like, I can procrastinate for a very long time.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
12 Mar 09
I wub woo Dawn! Please don't terminate me!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
no never no matter how much you beg!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
13 Mar 09
Dawn in a purple dress! Texas purple at a guess! It's lovely.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Mar 09
Why thank you! :-) And the creator of the dress also, of course.
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
12 Mar 09
I hope I won't get the boot I agree that doing things through the tabs is frustrating because discussions get 'bumped' when they receive responses and are easily missed. I try and cope with notifiers but that can be tiresome too
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
no no no of course you won't get the boot. Inactive people who don't have profiles any more only. And I may never get to it anyway!
@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
12 Mar 09
Thank youuuuuuuuuu!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
14 Mar 09
I don't have all my notifications turned on. I accept most friend requests but when I check people's profiles, what I find there determines whose notifications are turned on. So use your memory and turn on those notifications you think you will be able to respond to. Also, bit by bit, clean out your friends list. Truly, it's worth it. Answering from email makes it really easy. If you ever get on top of your emails, go back to answering from the tabs again till your emails add up again. You are doing it right - it just should be the other way round. I love your avatar.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Mar 09
I may do that. Clean up, change e-mail addy, turn some notifications on but not all. Thanks, purple is my color, don't you think?
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
15 Mar 09
Yep, you are definitely that gorgeous shade of purple and I also see you with vivid lime and aqua highlights and accents....You could even soften the colours and they would still be good.
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@novataylor (6572)
• United States
13 Mar 09
You got a BohemianHeart avatar!!!! And she's beautiful, Dawn!!! Well, if you're the world's best procrastinator, I must be second best. There's nothin I can't put off. After all, why do today what you can put off till tomorrow. You can open a brand new e-mail account, darlin. I did the same thing. I used to have one with Yahoo, still do I guess, but it was inundated with the same sort of thing and just drove me crazy, so I opened a new one with hotmail. And I don't have my notifications turned on either, because I don't want this one getting stuffed to the gills with them, like the other one. I don't dare even go near it! Too scary to think about. What I do these days is just go to discussions started by my friends and be done with it. There's always enough there to choose from if I feel like typing. Ok, I'm outta here. See ya later, alligator.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Mar 09
Yep, I'm purple! :-) I'll probably use my yahoo ID that I don't really use and see how it goes. If it gets inundated, I'll just flick the off switch again...
@vanities (11376)
• Davao, Philippines
13 Mar 09
hi dawnald...well if you think its the best then do it...and im thinking too of getting rid of those inactive ones ..im hoping that i hit the right button to those friends who are not active...
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Mar 09
If I ever get around to it. Usually I'm having too much fun to take the time to get organized. Therefore I'm terminally disorganized!!!
@csrobins (1125)
• United States
13 Mar 09
Good idea, organization is good for the soul Im convicnced.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Mar 09
Probably true although they do say that having a clean house is a sign of a sick mind. I'm going to stick my neck out here and just guess that it wasn't a neat person who coined that though.
@barehugs (8986)
• Canada
12 Mar 09
You need to delete your email notifications as soon as you read them. That's what I do and my in-box stays very tidy. Its works well if (lets say) you have 4 notifications in your in-box read the first one and without scrolling up hit delete at the bottom left, and presto your next notification is right there for you to read. Once read they are of no use to keep because they are on the myLot site anyway.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Mar 09
Yep I would do that, otherwise it would totally get out of control!
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Hi Miss Dawn, By the way i tried that other site, its ok. but not really for me. Anyways, I usually just pick and choose who gets turned on and who doesn't. After all someone like me has to be picky about their turn ons right?? LOL. Have fun cleaning things out!!!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
Hm maybe I could just turn certain people on. lol Other site, interesting phenomenon. I'm having fun but I see peoples earnings going DOWN and I don't like that much.
@Citychic (4078)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Kewl! Great idea!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
Hope so and if not I can always go back to my old rotten way of doing things!
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
12 Mar 09
It is nice to be organized,but I find that my email fills up too fast with my notifications on all the time.I try to adjust it as much as I can. I do usually just use the tabs and I find that I can get alot more answered although I know that I miss some and I know that there are always friends discussions that I have missed. However, I don't always have time to answer all of them so I just have to do what I can. Good luck with whatever you do as far as getting your discussions taken care of.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
I will try it with the e-mail and if it's too much I can just turn it back off again! Plus I'll put it to an e-mail addy that doesn't have anything else in it so I can ignore it if I want to!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
12 Mar 09
I know you can change your e-mail address because I did. As for the rest of it, I need to do those things also. It just gets away from you or rather me.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
Yep it has gotten way the heck away from me!
• United States
12 Mar 09
I have all my notifications off. I can't take my in box being full like it was. It was over 1000 there. So,what I do is work with the tabs above. That is working just fine for myself. Good luck
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
It works OK but maybe e-mail will work better. If not, I'll just shut it off again!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
12 Mar 09
If you delete me thne I will huff and I will puff and I will blow your house in! So there!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
Of course I won't delete you. I'm not deleting anybody unless they've been gone so long that they don't have a profile any more.
@TLChimes (4842)
• United States
12 Mar 09
I don't get too many in the e-mail because a lot of my friends are too busy responding and they only post a few. The more posts they have the less they seem to start. *shrug* I don't know how that works but it does. I don't respond to all things because some things just don't fit. And if I see that some one mostly posts things that doesn't relate, then I turn off the notifier. I hope you get a system that works for you.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Mar 09
I originally turned it off when one person just kept posting discussion after discussion after discussion, one liners mostly that just weren't interesting to me. It flooded my in-box and I turned them all off right after that. Probably should have just deleted the person. lol But I may give notifications another try...