Have you lost interest in Mylot?

@zandi458 (27952)
Malaysia
March 26, 2009 11:59am CST
I have just heard you say you are addicted to mylot and it is a good place to meet friends and work your mind out. But why are you not here anymore? Have you lost interest in mylotting? Have your friends here no longer interest you or you have found comfort somewhere else? Because you refuse to post new discussions mylot is forced to dig deeper to unearth past discussions to fill the gap left by you. I can't help it but to be in 'today in history' responding to all the past discussions as far back as two years ago. Have you notice that mylot is recycling old discussions? I realize that not many are posting new discussions and many members are missing in action. I know there are still here as their profiles are still standing proudly in mylot. But why are they hibernating and no longer actively participating here? Have you seen the number of past discussions suddenly making their appearances? Do you think it is because mylot is not getting fresh discussions that they resort to recycle past discussions or was it the newly introduced task that is affecting the posting of new discussions? What ever it is hopefully this is not a permanent lack lustre that is so prominent in mylot these days. Lets put mylot back into its glory by giving it our undivided support. Keep posting and we keep reading and responding. This is the only thing that keeps mylot going.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
26 Mar 09
HI zandi! My enthusiasm for myLot is not waning at all. There are several of my older discussions being revived and the reason is very simple - I have not made many new ones. I have never been one to start a lot of discussions but I have made a lot of friends here. There are many new users among my friends too and they go to my profile and fish out the older ones where they had not responded. On average I start three a week, maybe four but certainly not tens daily - that is not my style and nor is it what myLot is about either because I like to get back and comment on all the responses and I can't do that if I have lots of new disucssions around. As for older users not being here... who knows what their reasons are?
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
26 Mar 09
Hi diana, I don't think you are as you are quite active here. What I feel is that members are not posting many discussions nowadays unlike before where I don't have to wait for discussions to appear in my emails. When I first joined this site there were non stop flow of discussions and I have free reign of topics to choose. But sad to say it is becoming slower and I have to resort to friends started column to check on discussions which are a mixture of old and new posts started by my friends. I don't mind it at all responding to old discussions as I have done so many times but I am perplexed to the lack of newer posts from my friends. And their missing in action is leaving me in darkness. Yes, I do have many newbies in my list and I agree that is maybe the reason the old posts resurfaced.
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@mysdianait (64058)
• Italy
26 Mar 09
My notifiers are overwhelming most days. I don't manage to keep up with as many as I would like too. Have you tried the 'no responses' tab? There are many there always.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
14 Apr 09
Diana, I do travel to that no response column too and the new users. I answer one or two before leaving.
@punkster (52)
• India
28 Mar 09
hi zandi im a newbie at mylot and till now i found the site interesting but not rewarding.........
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
28 Mar 09
It used to be. Depends what you want, you can turn burgers for more lol but you will find the rewards come in intellectual stimulation blessed be
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
7 Apr 09
Interesting, yes mylot is interesting though not financially rewarding but intellectually rewarding. Just stay put and you'll learn something new each day from people internationally.
@kawalnarang (1095)
• Trinidad And Tobago
26 Mar 09
I believe in keeping in touch,, I will do my part,, u see i am new here,,I will pray that whoever can be active, will wake up and recharge
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 09
welcome to mylot Kawalnarang, I hope you enjoy your stay here and should see more of your posts in future.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
27 Mar 09
yeah starting next week I will keep u busy,,promise,, u keep coming with ur beautiful mails stuff toooooooooooo
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@Dday50627 (359)
• United States
26 Mar 09
excellent question here. I think that MyLot, like any other social site must be continually working to shape and reshape this site to help keep the people interested. With so many sites open today from facebook to myspace, people have so many options that that can and do "pick and choose." We are no different here than say the job market. When jobs are plentiful, people are in control and can be picky. When they are not so plentiful, the employer becomes the one thast picks and chooses. If there were only 2 authors in the world, the author could pick and choose where he wants to be published. {Don't I wish it were so...lol} But with over 2 billion "wanna be" writers and as many great writers flooding the market, welllllllllll... guess who chooses. Not Me!!!! So here we are in MyLot and we read and we write and we look at the other sites that have pics and games and goodies to choose from. The people are good here and there IS money to be made here if you choose to open a lot of discussions and comment a Lot. There is perhaps easier money to be made elsewhere. MyLot and the people here need to come up with ways to keep the interest here. A non-changing site is destined for emptiness. Band together, start discussions about what people want to see and find at MyLot and then USE it to enhance the Site. ]
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 09
That is exactly what I meant to say. Mylot should be sensitive to the needs of its members. They should come up with some changes that are exciting, challenging and competitive for its members. They should seek to compete with the many newer sites which are throwing out many enticing incentives. But for the diehard fans of mylot many are happy with the present setup regardless of what happen they are faithful to mylot. But still many good ones have gone, those friends I made before were no longer here. The new ones did not even stay here long enough to warm their seats. They leave as fast as they come in. But like minded people who have found comfort in friendships and exchange of views are unlikely to go too soon. Writers like you and the many I met here should be more active and inspire us to read your good writings. Having you and others here will no doubt give mylot a good star rating among the many social sites.
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• United States
27 Mar 09
Thank you sweet lady for your wonderful comments and compliments. I think that MyLot needs to organize some challenges and open up forum for maybe some short writings{although all of my responces look like short stories lol} or offer MyLot dollars for top users etc... Above and beyond the Normal pay. Just thoughts.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
26 Mar 09
hi zandi, first time i have had anything from u in a long time. good to hear from you. i have not lost interest in mylot but i do think alot of people have. i don't hear from alot of people i use to. i didn't know if it was me or them. i don't like those recycled discussions. once i have answered them , i don't re-answe. is that fair that mylot picks out certain people's to recycle. they should do everybody's that way if that's the case. i questioned a lady other day that i had already answered the discussion sh sent awhile back. i thought she was just usung it again. she admitted that ihad already answered her . i don't know now if it was her or mylot. i think alot of people are just not satisfied & think the grass is always greener on the other side. [of course i don't believe that.]i really enjoy mylot & it is alot of company to me.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
26 Mar 09
Hi Antiquelady, I have not been able to post here for few days as I have been busy with so many things happening around me lately. How can I remember whether I have responded to a discussion that is two years old and sometimes I don't bother to go through all the responses if I want to response to it and only after I have send my response do I realize that it is a recycled posts. I did respond twice to a discussion and was quite embarrass when the poster replied my second response by saying that I have already responded earlier and to my horror my first and second responses totally differ in views. The poster reduced my embarrassment by giving me a BR just to pacify me I suppose.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
26 Mar 09
u are acting like me now. i'm always doing something goofy. so just the club we'll all go down ti=ogether. lol. i mi9ss seeing your discussions but i understand how u cab be busy, i miss busy. i use to feel so stressed out sometime when i was working but i do miss busy. i try to stay as busy as i can now. my mind can handle it but my old worn out body can't sometime. lol
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Hey zandi! Is that what is happening here? I had no idea! I myself have not personally started any new discussions lately, but I am not known for being a big discussion starter anyway! I am more comfortable responding! I didn't know that mylot was bringing out old discussions from way back! I have been here for 9 months now and didn't eve realize what has been happening here. I have had some personal problems lately that have kept me away from being here as much as I would have liked to be, but I am back now until I have to go to see my mom for awhile and then I will be away because she has no computer and I don't have a laptop to take with me. I will try to post some new discussions myself now that you have said this.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 09
If you have no time for posting, responding is good enough Opal. We need others to read and response too as discussions will not be effective if they go un-responded. So either way as long as they are responses coming in. Thanks for coming to my post today.
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@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
26 Mar 09
Hi Zandi, Since l install a new anti-virus software to my laptop, it gives me quite a lot of problems because my system is not function like usual. It goes really very slow, that's why l had lost interest in online for a while. l try to fix the problem as soon as possible, so l can mylotting like usual again. Yes, seems like digging-up past discussions had been the current trend in mylot. Thanks for waking me up.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 09
I believe computer connection does affect our interest in surfing. I hope you have fixed it by now. Happy mylotting.
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I'm noticing a lot of discussions, but I feel like I'm often reading the same stuff over and over. Maybe I need to re-arrange my interests. Maybe certain interests that attract the same posts should just be deleted off my list for a while. That would allow for other interests to come up as updated on my front page. I love mylot. I mostly reply to discussions, unless I feel like I have something to ask or worth sharing as a new discussion.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 09
With a huge population, you are likely to find discussions that are repetitive but worded differently.
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• United States
26 Mar 09
I was gone for a while because of sickness and then no computer. I lost what little money I had because I waited too long to log back in. so I'm back trying again and even harder.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
27 Mar 09
Welcome back and hope to see you actively participating in mylot.
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• Singapore
26 Mar 09
you know why a lot people here to get pay , after sometime they found the pay is too litter they getting lost interest.i think maybe mylot should do some thing like when you hit how many post you will get some bonus ,then people will go ahead with that bonus without lost interest .don't you think so.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
26 Mar 09
Maybe that is part of the reason. But not all people here are for the money. Some of them are here for the fun and making friends. Your suggestion should be considered seriously by mylot and this may help to prevent the mass exodus of members.
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@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
28 Mar 09
As far as I am concerned, I have not lost interest in mylot or in my dear friends' discussion here. It is always great fun and entertainment participating in friends' discussions and reading their comments and counter-comments. As far as surfacing of old discussions is concerned, I think, whenever any of our old discussions is replied by any of the members, it gets reactivated and you can see the same in the list of discussions 'started by friends'. I see new members keep posting new and interesting discussions and there is no dearth of discussions here, provided one has the time and inclination to respond to them. I on my part keep replying to my friends' discussions, as soon as I get time and keep posting new discussions to enrich the forum.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
7 Apr 09
Maybe we differ in our friends. Your friends are active in posting and my email has not been getting discussions as it used to be. I don't know but maybe it is me who has lost my interest here. But because of the many friends here I have no intention of ditching mylot. I am here to stay.
@dpk262006 (56563)
• Delhi, India
8 Apr 09
Zandi! Yes, you are right, we have different set of friends and that might have effected the 'interest' factor on mylot. But do keep coming here on mylot, as and when you can, otherwise it will be dull and boring without you.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 09
No one is indispensable in mylot but rest assured I am here for most part of 24/7.. I still enjoy the company of my dear friends here. My heart is glued in mylot even though I might be traveling far and wide in the virtual world..
@sanuanu (11238)
• India
13 Apr 09
Newly introduced tasks have made mylot users to devote more time to them. I don't have any interest in them and that is why you could see me moving in day to day basis, besides I am starting a discussion per day as I am not very good in starting discussions but you are right, now we can see recycled discussion most of the time as we are not getting much new discussion posted here. Most of the users who were good in wirting are busy with tasks only, which is good for them, after all they will get much more on tasks for the same hard work they will do there!
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Apr 09
The task maybe part of the reasons people are diverting their attentions and no longer active in participating in the discussions. Like you, I have not tried my hands on the tasks simply because it is time consuming and I prefer to stick to the discussions as I find it more interesting and it involves more interaction amongst friends here.
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@sanuanu (11238)
• India
13 Apr 09
may be from 1st to 15, people are not that active because they are waiting for their payments. AFter 15, when they will get their payment, you could see the rush coming back to mylot! Who knows?
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
14 Apr 09
I do realize that mylot site suddenly become jammed with heavy traffic after the 15th of every month especially towards the end of the month. Now it is a bit relaxed and logging in has no problem.
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@Vladilyich1 (1454)
• Canada
29 Mar 09
I can agree with that. I don't spend the time I should here, but that's because I'm sharing a PC at the moment. Mylot has always had more fluff than substance. The trick is to encourage the substance and ignore the one-line "Do you..." articles that are totally meaningless. I have chosen my group of friends (you're obviously one of them) very carefully because the majority of their posts will make me think. There are many here that post nonsense only to try to bump up their points. I am here to get ideas and communicate with a small group of people.
@jazzsue58 (2672)
30 Mar 09
Ah, an intelligent poster! I feel much the same way as you do. A few years back, people were posting on really interesting subjects but even then there were rarely many replies. Which is a shame because if, say, someone has taken the time to inform me about the moons of Jupiter then I feel I should at least read what they have to say - I might learn something. I've added you to my friends list. I'm hoping to create a University if I get enough members. Miskatonic 2 sounds like a good name ...
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@jazzsue58 (2672)
30 Mar 09
Creepy! I wrote my previous comment BEFORE I looked at your profile!
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 09
Thanks Vladilych, for having faith in me. I am proud to be in one of the 'chosen' few in your friends list. I am here for that purpose too, to learn and get varied ideas from knowledgeable and experienced people. Unfortunately there seems to be a brain drain when many seniors left this site for good. The lack of quality posts has reduced mylot to more of a classroom standard. That magic that has drawn people from all walks of life is fast thinning and the need to rekindle it back to days of its glory is urgent.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
30 Mar 09
Yes I think I am losing interest at the moment. I have much more important things to settle in my life than to sit here on mylot. I do treasure the friendship I managed to make here but I dont have the luxury to spend a lot of time as I used to do in the past months.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 09
Be wise to divide your time between mylotting and other earning sites. Mylot is only good for making friends and learning new things.
@jazzsue58 (2672)
10 Apr 09
Never truer words spoken, Zandi! Although - see my new thread.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
14 Apr 09
Jazz, I will check that out.
• Israel
14 Apr 09
I never lost interest in myLot. I was a member here long time ago, but when I recruited to the army, I though to myself that I won't have the time for myLot. Few weeks ago I came back because I missed that site, and i'm happy with my decision. I forgot how fun it is to be a member here, and responding to discussions.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
15 Apr 09
It is good that you find mylot interesting. I hope you'll be active again.
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• Israel
15 Apr 09
I know I will.
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@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
10 Apr 09
good question zandi.somehow yes because its sunshine here everyday and we are busy out doors fun.also i get tired coz i lost many points after i replied some friends discussions and its deleted.but i will be back soon.miss you zandi
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
11 Apr 09
I miss you too. Too bad. Next time you must know how to select discussions to response. I know it is demoralizing to have our points or earnings deducted. But your points is still big, so no worry.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
11 Apr 09
yeah but i thought i can get the pay out but when i checked it its getting less, sad but i am glad there is some friends who i miss and the reason why i´m abck soon.
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7 Apr 09
I used to be on mylot nearly every night but its not so much Ive lost interest, I have taken on a second job which is evenings and I feel mylot isnt as appealing as it was when I first started!! I have also got addicted to facebook though since most of my family and friends use it.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
7 Apr 09
You are right. Mylot seems to be slowly losing the magic that glued people here. I think the rapid growth of many social sites posed a great challenge to mylot especially places like facebook and the latest one mypage 5 which is very catchy and the incentives are good.
7 Apr 09
to me mylot seems to be a chore lol u have to be in the mood to want to get involved in discussions. People do seem to be going elsewhere, be it other pay sites or social sites. Mylot has become very slower since I first joined it!! I thought it wasa fab when I first joined and managed to recruit a friend and she enjoyed it, but she then had to focus on other things.
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• India
3 Apr 09
Hello my friend zandi458 Ji, It is like division taking place among new sites, new ways, so mYlot also keep changing and improving. After all, there has to be end of everything, myLot i sno exception. Remaining neutral, i would only say that, Clapping has to be done with two (both) hands. May God bless them and have a great day.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
7 Apr 09
I hope this won't be a sign that mylot is nearing to any end. No not a good site like mylot who commands a sizable number of followers. But I can feel the bright spark is fading slowly.
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• India
11 Apr 09
Hello my friend zandi458 Ji, So nice of you for frank comments. My daughter , who was a regular here was also with your views yesterday. She said, she does not find interest here as it was two yrs back. She syas discussion topics are same in different ways. How long She would pose. She wants to have change.May God bless you and have a great time.
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@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
not yet. LOL i mean im still having fun staying here in mylot.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 09
sure you do, and hope that you stick by your words. My lot is fun but there are more fun place to hang around. Should you want to venture to this place, please pm me.
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
8 Apr 09
sure pls. i really need extra income, for being a singlemom of 2 LOL
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@fasyahime (634)
• Malaysia
28 Mar 09
if there no interesting topic to talk about.but it's such long road to get my usd10 cash..
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 09
That I fully agree with you.
@marciascott (25554)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Sometimes it is boring here. but I still post and reply, have a good day!
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