Did I turn you on?

@dawnald (84131)
Shingle Springs, California
December 16, 2009 5:41pm CST
Well OK, here I go with the misleading titles again. Bad Dawn. This afternoon I was sitting on two really boring calls, the second of which did not need the use of my brain whatsoever. So I went through my friends list. I had done an experiment and turned on notifications for the people that I talk to most often. Well today I went through and turned on notifications for everybody else if they had at least 100 posts. Or if they had less and I already knew them from another site. So my myLot folder in my e-mail is now going to get bombarded probably and I will be even further behind than usual. Still this doesn't fix the problem of the 5 friends that I NEVER get notifiers for. Although I turned those 5 off and back on again. Maybe that will fix it. This fascinating discussion brought to you by: Bored on a work call about something that doesn't need my input and that I"m not interested in but that I am required to attend.
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@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
16 Dec 09
You always turn me on Dawn, you should know that by now! I have most of my friends on notify, although I don't really have the time in all honesty, But I think because of the holiday season not that many discussions are being created, so at least I can keep on top of them! (there's a double entendre in there too!) just getting you back for turning me on, now can you turn me off again as it's nearly time for wolves to get their beauty sleep, growl!
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Dec 09
Down boy! lol
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
16 Dec 09
That's my paw well and truly smacked.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Dec 09
Ha, I barely touched it!!!
• United States
20 Dec 09
i have a few i never get notices for either..did it work?
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Dec 09
As of Friday, only one of them had posted a discussion, and nope...
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• United States
22 Dec 09
weird.has to be a bug of some kind.
@ElicBxn (60810)
• United States
17 Dec 09
I have found that if I turn off and on notifiers, I can sometimes start getting the notifications!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
Hm, well maybe it will work this time then. I hope so...
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@ElicBxn (60810)
• United States
17 Dec 09
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@rosepedal64 (4192)
• United States
17 Dec 09
Good evening ms dawn Calm down there girl. Your going to get the men on here all excited for nothing..Shame on you..LOL.. I too have some notification problems as well. I think it must some kind of a clitch within mylot when that person signs up. Oh well it all can't be good all the time. Keep smiling.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
Bad Dawn... But where are all the guys? We're still missing a few...
• United States
17 Dec 09
Give it some time..Im sure the word will get out..LOL
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@Hatley (164672)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Dec 09
hi dawnald I was shocked when I went through my friends list to find I had not turned on a bunch of people who had all asked to be friends, and also at how many friends I had, and some are no longer here. I hate to weed as am so afraid I will weed out some who may just be away and will later come back. but those that are gone a year or two I decided I had to do something. I have an awfull lot more friends than I realized.Not that I am complaining just thats its getting a bit unweildy.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
Yes, very. And I saw a lot of people I haven't heard from in a long time. There were a few with inactive accounts too.
@Bethany1202 (3432)
• United States
17 Dec 09
LOL I am bored at work as well. Nice experiment. I turned off most of my notifiers because I tend to already get too much mail. Best wishes!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
I may do that again depending on the level of bombardment...
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
17 Dec 09
I am always complaining that I do not receive my friends' emails. No one listens to me and I have to search an that is not good - lack of time these days. Hey girl, you are on a roll! I think it is three that I do not get. But I get one from someone who I turned off and that - well - cannot think of the right word right now.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
Sorry I should have waited until Friday...
@JodiLynn (1417)
• United States
17 Dec 09
I've had to turn off quite a few. I don't bother with the emails anymore, I just go to "started" then "responded" then "Friends started". covers everyone
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
I was doing that, but currently I'm giving notifications a try...
@savypat (20247)
• United States
17 Dec 09
All I can think of is the 5 friends you mentioned don't post in any interests in common with you? Glad to know I'm still on board.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
No, I think they do.... It's a myLot glitch like the Lamb said.
@kathcake (70)
17 Dec 09
I know how you feel.. I'm on Mylot at work as I have nothing else to do.... AHH boredom!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
I have things to do, but the 'to do' is "listen" to the people on this call...
@gabs8513 (48717)
• United Kingdom
17 Dec 09
Ok Dawn you must really be bored or have been bored lol Have you ever thought that these 5 Friends might not have started a Discussion yet??? I do hope you will not get that bored again lol
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
I was pretty bored, yep. I know those 5 friends haven't started one. The only reason I know is that I went by their profile to check. Because I never get notified when they do. It's an excuse to visit. Oh well.
@PeacefulWmn9 (10424)
• United States
17 Dec 09
Maybe those notifiers you never get have declared themselves unnotifers, whatever that may mean. Now, that must have been one boring call. The title didn't get me all hot and bothered, simply because the first couple of lines of your conversation were there, too, lol. But thank you for the _________ not sure what to call it? You're funny lol. Karen
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
Yes, true, you can see more than the title... :-) Tomorrow's call will be really boring. The CIO will be bla bla blaing about future state and end state and aren't we happy we laid all those people off and are streamlined now. zzzzzzzzz Maybe I can get a few good discussions in then. :-)
• Australia
17 Dec 09
Hi Dawn. I am here every morning, so it is easier for me to work from "friends started". When I am away for a few days or weeks I turn on a number of friends so that I'll be sure to catch them when I return. I do have a few friends turned on all the time, but have considered turning them off except for while I am away. I see no point of the service if I am here every day. I do have the notifications for responses turned on. Apart from the current ones, it would be easy to miss some responses which are added weeks later if I didn't receive notifications.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
If I work from the friends started tab, that worked OK for me, but I found I was missing some if 1) the person was on the other side of the planet, ie their day was my night and also if 2) I'm gone for a while. But I still haven't totally decided if this makes things easier or harder. I don't have notifications turned on for responses and I'm sure I do miss some...
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
17 Dec 09
I have them all turned on, but there is one, that no matter what I do, I cannot get theirs. They say that alot of their friends have complained about it. I wonder what is up with some. I haven't been getting hardly any in the last two days.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
I complained the first time I noticed it, nothing changed. Didn't bother complaining for the other ones I discovered...
@GardenGerty (97992)
• United States
17 Dec 09
I think I have always been turned on. And always, almost from the start, been behind. I know that I have friends out there in MyLot land. Boy, I sure wish I could e mail and browse while I work. I would never work!! Now wouldn't that be nice. I also wish I had a chance to be bored at work.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
On certain calls only. Others I actually have to listen too and sometimes even respond! :-)
• United States
17 Dec 09
Well you were right, you roped me right in but you didn't disappoint so I was still glad I came. When I first joined and would get a new friend I would turn all of the notifications on and then realized how over flowed my inbox was getting so I decided to turn all of the notifications off...then I didn't know what the heck was going on but later learned that I didn't have to have the notifications on but instead needed to go into my settings to receive notifications of when someone responds to my discussions and then I just go under the friends started tab to see when friends have started a new discussion...I hope this is what you are talkig about with notifications because if not I just typed a foolish looking response LOL
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
Ah, I have it turned on from my friend's list but not from preferences. I deal with responses to my responses via the responded tab. Maybe I'll go and turn that one on too just for fun and to see how much capacity AOL's servers have. :-)
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
17 Dec 09
Hey dawn! Whatever works for you! As long as you're being paid to hang on those boring work calls I say "good for you"! I would love to have that kind of job where I could let my brain rest for a little while!lol I'm sure your job requires alot more than that, but it is nice to get a break once in awhile! So, I think you should use that "down time" for whatever makes you happy! Now if your email box does get bombarded then the next time you do have another annoying boring call you can turn off your notifys again! You do know that leaving mine on won't bombard your email box because everyone of my friends knows that it is few and far between when OPAL26 starts a discussion!
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
17 Dec 09
aw.....isn't that sweet! You turned to us when you needed us the most...to prevent you dying at an early age from boredom! I have a few friends too that I don't get notifications from and they start discussions all the time! Let me know if that works...I might give it a whirl!
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
I tried it before and it didn't work, but what the heck, I was already on the screen...
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
17 Dec 09
Well I tend to amble in when I see a purple frock and don't actually read the titles or introductions as think, Dawn's probably got the coffee bags on. When most of them work then I presume they all work which is no where near true. I have a couple who have their notifiers off at their end but I tend to think if I need to turn the notifiers off on some one I might as well delete them as they also clog up my friends started list as well as my in box. I had a system with Astonysh as I never received alerts when he responded and we often drew things out a bit, he used to pm and tell me he'd responded.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Dec 09
I haven't had a coffee bag in days and you just happen to amble by when I do have one. Must be radar...