Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea.

@cynthiann (18637)
Jamaica
November 16, 2009 2:02pm CST
I'm totally confused. For the past few months I have not been rceiving notifications of my friends' posts. I have written many a letter to Mylot. Then guess what happened yesterday? I stopped by from my other job to check for mail and decided to - well - delete or turn off notifications from some of my friends as quite frankly, I cannot respond to every friend - especially when they send me often seven to nine posts a day. Guess what I found? That these notifications that I had received were not from my friend's at all. THEY WERE NOT LISTED AS FRIENDS! Isn'tths awful? So I have nothing to delete or turn off. It takes so long to hunt down my friends. Is this happening to you?
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17 responses
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Nov 09
I only turned my notifications on about a month ago. This is not happening to me. But I have identified at least 4 friends where I have notifications turned on and I do not get the notifications. So something is wonky somewhere...
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
16 Nov 09
Hi dawn, I need coffee please, that simply means that you've turned yours on and they've got theirs turned off - usually- gosh I'm going technical.
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@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Nov 09
Well that's stupid if true. Why would somebody elses settings affect MY notifications? Here, have a double...
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 09
OMG. Technical? Please do not go technical. I do not understand exactly what you are talking about. Bur turning off one's notifications should not affect the other person receiving yours. At least I do not think so
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
16 Nov 09
I can't really be sure! I think there was one person that I didn't have as a friend but has come into my inbox. I know others have had this problem. I don't know what's going on with the notifies but maybe this is something mylot needs to turn off for a bit and try to figure out what's going on. IF we can get a hold of them. I think they are part of a bigger organization so I suppose those who run mylot don't have much time on their hands. OR with cut backs, maybe mylot has suffered employees!
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 09
I feel a biot better knowing others have htis poroblem. I have not had any notis from you since the last big glitch. You're right. Naybe Mylot has cut back on staff
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
16 Nov 09
The more people with the problem, the quicker it will be resolved. Though if they are understaffed we'll just have to wait, but one thing good about mylot is that they eventually do help us!
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
forgive all of my typos i my reply to you. Yes, Mylot will eventually get it sorted out.
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@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
16 Nov 09
You're confused Cynthiann, that made no sense at all my dear. You've been receiving notifications from those not on your friends list, do you mean others that you've responded to who weren't on your list? Are you getting someone elses notifications? Maybe you're getting some of mine as I've no idea where they go. If there's too many there you need to cull or kill.
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 09
Actually thea - I thought that I was very logical today. Yes, I am receiving notifications that are meant for someone else who has the time and inclination to answer the 15 emails that are sent to her from the same person. And yes, I was responding to them thinking that they were on my friends list. If you cull or kill then it may affect your earnings. I honestly do not think that I am getting yours - you would have killed this lot many moons ago It takes so long to check out friends
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 09
and yes, I made a valiant effort to answer most of them only to find out that they were not on my friends list.
@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
16 Nov 09
Well that's certainly odd. Can they pm you too?
@Canellita (12059)
• United States
9 Dec 09
That is very strange. Perhaps you should just turn off all notifications for a while and use the friends started tab and then try and reset your notifications later.
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
9 Dec 09
Sorry for being so dumb butwhat is the friend started tab?
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
17 Nov 09
There are many notification I received daily but this is from my response in different person that I have commented yesterday...The other is mylot digest discussion in different categories...
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
Don't you receive emails that your friends have posted?
@aerous (13475)
• Philippines
18 Nov 09
I haven't my friend. Only those response to my comments will be emailed to me. How about you?
• India
17 Nov 09
Well, I don’t know really coz for the past few days (or maybe more), I’ve not been sort of inundated with notifications about my friends starting new discussions! In any case, even before when my inbox used to be full of them, I just deleted them after a cursory glance…every time I log in here, I invariably visit my friends list to see what I can reply to…so reading all the notifications was not that necessary. Even then, I did notice the slump in the numbers but when I visited my friends list, frankly speaking there were not many new discussions either! So I thought less notifications was kind of normal…but now that you say this, I ‘ll give a better look.
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
I'm receiving over 80 a day which is lind of ridiculous. and they are 90% not on my friends list.
• Australia
17 Nov 09
I don't have notifications switched on for ALL my friends, but I do receive them for those I have switched on. I always start with "friends started" when I log on, so I'll catch them all anyway. I've never received notifications from anyone not on my friend list.
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
I think that I will have to adopt your system
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
17 Nov 09
It is all a bit confusing. I receive many notifications but not all of them. I was told a while ago that if someone turns their notifications off you won’t receive them either which is strange but it kind of explains why I receive some and not others and the ones that never arrive are from specific people. I have never written to MyLot about it because I just dealt with it by responding to my email notifications and then I’ll go to the ‘friends started’ tab and check there. I have no other explanations...Sorry...
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
No one has turned me off and I am receiving many that are not on my friend's list. Very odd and frustrating
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@ElicBxn (60080)
• United States
17 Nov 09
I have NEVER received notifications of discussions from people who are not my friends, but there does seem to be times when I know people who are my friends and I don't get any, or at least some of the notifications - weird...
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
Well, I suffer from both and it is so annoying
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@May2k8 (3632)
• Indonesia
17 Nov 09
I certainly not sure what happen, mine is work. It was happening once time, notifications become late arrive on my mail. I need to test it in somewhere and find the solution.
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
Please let me know if yo find out what is happening
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
17 Nov 09
I've never heard anything so bazar??? No problems here !
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
I am hapy for you but meantime I am losing it!
@bentoyhk (202)
• Hong Kong
17 Nov 09
Actually I don't understand what you mean in this msg. Do you think that mylot delete your list or your friend turn you off without notify you?
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
I am getting someone else's list.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
16 Nov 09
The only thing that I notice happening is on my friend's list the notifications get turned off a lot for some reason. Then I have to go through page by page and turn them all on again. Have no clue why this happens.
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
This can eally happen? OMG
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
16 Nov 09
I don't understand why they can't get this problem worked out for u. I know it must be very frustrating to u. I have never had any problem like this but know i would be ill as the devil about it. Hope they get it worked out soon.
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
It really is annoying to me.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
16 Nov 09
It's only happend twice since I came on mylot...otherwise I get my notifications....so I guess I am lucky...hope you get it straightened out!
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
so do I as I am confused!
@AmbiePam (46157)
• United States
16 Nov 09
It's not happening to me now, but it has happened to me before.
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
17 Nov 09
That's comforting to know - that it will be straightened out
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@Hatley (159378)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Nov 09
hi cynthiann It is probably just another glitch as I have received a huge number of notifications and I assumed they were all from my friends, I did not really check,but had to delete most as I only have so many hours in a day to respond even here. there are programs I must attend here too as well as mylot. Since my son gummed up something so I cannot work from my email i have to go into discussions my friends made any way.hope it straightens out for you.
@cynthiann (18637)
• Jamaica
16 Nov 09
Yes, when I received up to 73 noti's I thought that they were from friends but had forgotten their names. another huge glitch - you are right about this. Just wish that ti coud be sorted out. so cross with myself answering discussions that I had no interest in at all but wanted to be polite.