Alice's First Discussion! Bugs!

United States
December 25, 2009 2:00pm CST
As promised, here’s my first discussion! There are lots of topics to cover, so my plan is to break them all down and start discussions on each and every one of them. We’ll be talking about news, blogs, tasks, discussions, and so much more, but it’s important to stay on topic so things don’t get out of hand. This discussion is about bugs. No, not cockroaches or flies or ants (oh my!), but things that are broken and need to be fixed, or maybe things that just don’t work the way you’d expect them to work. I’m not looking for suggested enhancements - but I will in many other discussions, I promise! – I’m looking for broken things. Talk to me about the bugs you have found on myLot. I want to hear about everything that is broken so we can put those awesome myLot programmers and developers to work! Tell me about bugs in the tasks, bugs in discussions, bugs in uploading photos, bugs in the interest categories, etc. If there’s a bug, I want to hear about it! I’m so excited to hear from all of you!
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150 responses
@mysdianait (63986)
• Italy
25 Dec 09
Hi Alice and welcome aboard the discussions. There are many of us who are counting on you to set several things straight. I am aware of the following bugs: - The profile views as stated in the profile are incorrect. I promote my profile and know how many unique views it receives as they are counted on the sites that I use. The number in my profile itself is far from being correct. - I am not receiving notifiers for Best Responses. - I am not receiving notifiers ever for some discussions that friends starts while for others I receive them all. Those concerned are all set to 'on' and we have even tried removing ourselves and re-adding each other to no avail. - Tasks - why are there so many sign-up tasks when the FAQs (and a previous discussion by myLot) say that they are not allowed? - The rating system is one huge bug, especially since the last change was made. It is unfair that all users, no matter how active they are, can only be rated 11 times in one day. This is biased towards those who post less. That's all... for now
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Hello mysdianait, and thank you for the welcome! I will ask the developers to research the profile view discrepancy. That's very interesting! From what you are saying, it sounds like there is more than one bug with the notifications. I will pass this information on to the developers too. Your concern with the tasks is not a bug. Please report the tasks that go against the guidelines, just like we ask you to do with discussions, responses, comments, and images and we will remove them as soon as possible. Technically the way the rating system works is not a bug, but I can understand why you feel it's unfair and unbalanced. Let's save this topic for a future discussion as I have many lined up. Thank you so much for your feedback!
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@mysdianait (63986)
• Italy
25 Dec 09
Whe the developers feel that they have fixed the problem with the profile views, is it possible that we can be informed? I will then test it out and see if it has been corrected
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• United States
25 Dec 09
As I understand it, that's my job!
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
25 Dec 09
If you start responding to discussions I am sure you will know much more about bugs by own experience. Mylot is sooooo slow...it makes me remember my first year with Internet connection...in fact I am not sure how long it will take for my respond to load......
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@polachicago (19143)
• United States
25 Dec 09
somehow I figured it out...accepted!
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Hi polachicago! I've been noticing it today too. I see you have been a member for a long time. How would you compare the speed to say a year ago? Two years ago?
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Alice, I have been a member for over 4 years. The slowness seems to have inproved slightly is all in my opinion. It has it's days where things load immediately for me then other days where it takes a long time. Just wanted to infer this opinion to your questions here. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@thewayis (648)
• Bulgaria
25 Dec 09
SOmetimes when I try to change my preferences, they dont save. I don't know if it is a bug in general or there is something I just havent figured out, but I thought I'd better mention it
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Hi thewayis! Which preferences specifically?
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@thewayis (648)
• Bulgaria
26 Dec 09
When I tried to change which e-mails to recieve it didn't save at all and I continued to recieve them. Now, my e-mail preferences saved, but I still recieve e-mails which I don't want to
• China
26 Dec 09
well~~ you mean you not want to receive those e-mail you dislike.er.. in my opinion ,the e-mail system you use may hava a item that called "rubbish item",so the system could distinguish e-mail from good or bad.but , the system always went wrong that put my imporment mail in it.. haha
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Hi, Alice. though I'm aware there has been some bugs in mylot I would like to discuss adding a new feature to mylot so members can feel more secure and open while posting. the new feature should be a delete button along side old topics that will allow members to decide if they want to delete there old post after a 2 weeks of responds viewing, and that member may keep there earnings for there old post, I think that a lot of faithful mylot members will like the idea, and I hope that mylot will consider this idea for 2010. Thank you for giving members the chance to express there thoughts ideas, and view points. happy holidays.
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Hello apples99, This is not a bug. You are talking about adding a feature rather than fixing something that is broken, true? I'll have a discussion up in a few days where I will ask for just this sort of thing. Meanwhile, consider this: What if someone comes along and finds your discussion and is really excited about finding someone else who wants to talk about the same topic you do? Do you want to take away their opportunity to find you? What if 20 more people do the same? I'd hate for you to miss out on that!
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@scorpio16 (1707)
• India
26 Dec 09
Hi Alice, I am also in favor of the suggestion put up to you for deletion of old and unwanted posts. Rest is dependent on you. Thanks!
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
27 Dec 09
You have a good point there Alice, though I still think it would be nice to have a delete option you could maybe make it so the topic still remains available but listed it as anonymous that way if a particular member has chosen to deleted it from there personal topic list it may still receive response as an anonymous post. I dont know but I think something could be figured out. Anyway thanks for taking the time to respond to this, Alice I'm sorry if this post is miss placed I know this topic is for discussing bugs only and I'll no longer post this subject here thanks agin.
• Philippines
25 Dec 09
I didnt find any bugs so far. In my case can I ask not reagrding bugs?
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Well, this discussion is just about bugs. I have many discussions planned, so I'd really appreciate it if you could wait until the right discussion comes along. I'm sure you'll know it when you see it!
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• United States
26 Dec 09
the main bug at all, always is about html codes. Really need to be aware of it, because a little mistake can compromise the hole structure that were made by years.
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@krkavsy (192)
• India
27 Dec 09
The bugs that I find is in some of the websites
@Hatley (159537)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Dec 09
Hi Alice for the last two days I think the worst bug for me anyways is loading our posts, it just takes forever . for example I loaded a response and watched the time and it went one minute,two minutes,three minutes and the color that shows its loading was maybe three fourths of the way across and there it remained. so I gave up and went on to respond to a different discussion and lo and behold the other had finally loaded. now I was waiting for the discussion to open and the same thing happened, one minute, two minute and on and on. I do not know if its mylot but do not think its my firefox browser as I went back to internet explorer and this time mylot did not load at all, made no pretense of loading. So I tried on another site and my computer moved swiftly so it has to be something in mylot itself. I know some people complain about firefox but no I think its in mylot itself, its so frustrating as you do not know whether or not your response ever loaded until you check response I made, and its usually there. What gives?
• United States
25 Dec 09
Hello Hatley! I've been noticing that a bit today too. I wonder if anyone else is? I don't think it's a Firefox issue either.
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@Hatley (159537)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Dec 09
hi alice I again am having real problems loading and its sporadic so I have no idea what is causing it?
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Hatley, you aren't alone. There's another response below that's very similar. It's on my list!
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Hi, GoAskAlice. I am having a hard time adding colors to my profile page. Every time I would update my profile, the colors that I have selected did not change. This is one of the bugs that I thought needed to be checked into.
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Hi cream97! Do you think that your concerns with your profile updates are related to what The_Lamb_Lies_Down said in his response above?
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Yes, Alice. I believe that it is concerning what Lamb was referring to. It is where I will go to change the layout to. It is like adding colors by the color code. I have seen many users profiles colors updated. But mines never will. I will work on it again to see if I may have any luck with it. In the meantime, I will wait for you to look into this matter. Thanks Alice!!
@Nameless_ (1181)
• Australia
25 Dec 09
Hey Alice, nice to see that you are here. This may be a thing that many people don't use, but I am interested in the blog feature, and I see that blogs can only be accepted after they are four months old. However, there are only a few blogs in the blogging feature, and when I asked around when I was new in how to add your blog to the blogging page, most often than not, no one knows about it. But because I am a blogger, it would be great if I can add my blog to mylot. My blog is around two months old. Is it possible to make the four month old limitation down so that more people can join? Thank you very much, Namelesss_
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Hello Nameless_! This isn't really a bug, but I have a discussion lined up that is all about blogs. I'll be posting that one in a couple of days, and we can discuss everything you want to discuss then, okay? In the meantime, I want to make sure you are familiar with all of the information found on this page: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq18.aspx
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I copy and paste my links in a seperate line from other sentences and thats always worked for me. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Thanks mysdianait!
@srganesh (6349)
• India
26 Dec 09
Welcome GoAskAlice!I like to clarify whether mylot is designed for a certain browser.This I have already raised earlier in a post but I am not convinced.Will mylot run in all browsers evenly?Once I tried to change my password but it didn't work.Then I wnated to change the notifications and that too didn't work.I use firefox.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
27 Dec 09
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• United States
27 Dec 09
Hi srganesh and thanks for the welcome! What happens when you try to change your password or change the notifications?
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@srganesh (6349)
• India
28 Dec 09
Nothing happened and I have to continue with what I started with.Not wanting to disturb the settings(afraid to lose anything)I never tried again to change my password or the notifications.
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@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Dec 09
Aside from the speed issue that has been talked about over and over again. I notice when my browser crashes. (this being usually with firefox) and I'm in the middle of typing a reply or discussion, and I restart the browser and restore the session it takes me back to a blank page and gives me an error saying I have to have a ranking over 500 or more to copy and paste. Problem is I wasn't trying to copy and paste anything. Why is that? In tearms of speed I would like to point out, at least for me, I notice it more if I try to use Flock or firefox. When I Use IE, the speed is faster. It has to be an issue with mylot because other sites I don't have this problem. And, yes I've done extencive cleaning of my system, browser, and done everything to optmize my internet connection. So I know its not that. Perhaps the over use of flash adds is part of the problem? It can cause a lot of sites to lag.
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Hi kaylachan! When you restore your session, are you still logged in? Can you recreate the problem - that is, make it happen? If so - or if it happens again - can you copy and paste the link for the page here so I can try to make it happen myself? I don't think the speed issue is your computer either. Too many people are concerned about it for it to be that.
• India
25 Dec 09
Hello my friend kaylachan Ji, I amat par with you and experienced many times.At times this thing demoralised meto extent that I left it for a day. Because I lost all matters. It also happens while up-loading photoes from my own album, without bringing rom other sources. I think,I should have been warned earlier. Wishing you a very happy Chrismas and New Year-2010. May God bless You and have a great time.
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@kaylachan (4778)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Dec 09
I don't think I can successfully, recreate the problem. I can't predict when firefox will crash or what action will cause it to crash. And, quite frankly I don't want to cause it to do so. Right now I'm using IE, because of some issues unrelated to mylot. However, if it happens again I'll do my best to give details as to how it happened.
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@GardenGerty (91157)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Dec 09
In keeping with what others report as delayed loading, a bug that may be my browser or system or may be MyLot is the multiple post error. As Hatley mentioned, I will post a response, it appears to take a million years to load, and then when I check the discussion, Lo and Behold there are from two to four copies of my one comment. It is embarrassing to me to look like I kave posted the same thing many times over.
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Hello GardenGerty! Just to make sure I understand: You (like Hatley) wait forever for the page to update showing your response or comment and then you view the discussion and see multiple identical posts? Do you do anything while you are waiting? Do you hit your stop button and then hit "post comment" again, or do you just wait? I am really hoping some of this stuff happens to me!
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@GardenGerty (91157)
• Marion, Kansas
25 Dec 09
No,I do not stop and the repost, because I know for sure I will get multiple copies of the post. I am more likely to go get a cup of coffee while I wait. Lamb, you know I do stuff like read.
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Thanks for the clarification, GardenGerty. I will add this to the list of concerns with the slow loading of pages.
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@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
Hi, Merry Christmas, I havent noticed so many bugs yet but next time I will be noticing it. But there are lots of mylotters whose been asking about paying sites which to my mind should not be in here, but anyway mylot is giving something also. Can you fix on that. Thanks.
• United States
27 Dec 09
Hi bagumbayan and Merry Christmas to you too! I'm not sure what you want us to fix; we encourage our members to discuss just about anything, including places where people can make money.
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• Philippines
28 Dec 09
I dont know if I am right that there must be no mentioning of sites and asking sites where to earn a little money. If there was no prohibition then good for those who wanted to earn for some more from reference to other my lotters.
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@savypat (20248)
• United States
25 Dec 09
I don't understand about interests. At first there seemed to be interests that covered a broad subject, now more and more I see parts of each subject being broken off into new interests. So I am confused, do I place a new discussion in the older subject category or do I place it in one of the new ones where it has broken from the original interest? Please understand that I have only been here a little over a year so what went on before I have no knowledge of.
@owlwings (38181)
• Cambridge, England
26 Dec 09
Savypat, the fact is that anyone can create an Interest (even if an almost identical one exists). I can understand your confusion! (As a result, I now take very little notice of the 'Interest' category that anyone posts in and, when posting discussions myself, I try to select the broadest category with the largest number of discussions. There's an old chestnut in the software fraternity that says that 'if it doesn't crash the system, then it's not a bug but a feature!' I could make a somewhat crude comparison with alpacas' reproductive equipment (I don't know whether llamas have a similar peculiarity!) but I shall restrain myself ... I'm fairly sure that you will know what I mean if you breed the animals! I have no doubt that Alice will get round to discussing 'features' such as the 'Interests' categories. I am ready and waiting!
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• United States
26 Dec 09
Hi savypat! owlwings is right - I'll be covering the interest categories on December 28.
@shyamlal (3538)
• India
25 Dec 09
I don't know if this could be called a Bug..But this is one option I would like to see in mylot..Editing our posts..I mean some times I make certain mistakes-it may be spelling or Grammer-and only after posting,I realize this..So it will be better if mylot provide this option..of editing our unresponded posts..
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• United States
25 Dec 09
No, that's not really a bug. Do you use the preview feature?
• United States
25 Dec 09
Hello akuseru! I thought it did that too. I mentioned it under response #13, part a. It's on my list!
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@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
25 Dec 09
Hi Alice, notifiers can be pretty sporadic. I respond to some peoples discussions and never receive notification of their comment. With some on my friends list this is a permanent problem, though I appear to receive all notifications re discussions started.
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@thea09 (18329)
• Greece
25 Dec 09
And there was me thinking you'd be busy answering all the repeated 2012 discussions.
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• United States
25 Dec 09
It seems there's a recurring theme with notifications not working as they should. It's on my list. Thanks for your feedback!
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• India
26 Dec 09
since being a newbie to mylot , i ahve not found any prob or bug yet.I really appretiate the work of mylot team to have such a good maintainance for such a complex and busy site where each second is for comments and deevelopement. Thanx
• United States
27 Dec 09
Hi 216ashutosh and welcome to myLot! I hope you stick around for a long time!
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@littleowl (7157)
25 Dec 09
At one time my anti-virus always said that myLot is a 'green' site..meaning a 'safe' site but then all of a sudden it went to 'yellow' which is a warning when looking to find out what is was it is the icons and smilies etc that are on the site, which do cause bugs and adware cookies..so that is something you could look at..also the 'words' highlighted in blue do they also cause bugs..am not sure...would love to know, it would be good if you could look into that. Happy Holidays its lovely to know we have someone who is close to Crash take over..we were all close to him and miss him...
@Fadolf (546)
• Slovenia
25 Dec 09
This isn't actually a bug, but it can be considered as one. Why don't you make better copy/paste protection. If I want I can copy/paste by turning off javascript in Mozilla Firefox. I think you should make this better protected. I know I maybe shouldn't have said it, but there isn't another way to let you know that many people know and abuse this "hole" in the system.
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@mysdianait (63986)
• Italy
25 Dec 09
Well said Fadolf! I get so annoyed when I see others informing new users how to get round that no C/P facility, especialy when they are posting plagiarised discussions the next day with less than 100 posts
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• United States
25 Dec 09
Hi Fadolf! We can call it a bug in this context. If it doesn't work the way it should, it's a bug. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. It goes on my list!
• Mexico
25 Dec 09
Hi fadolf: I know this isn't actually a bug but i have noticed this before, and it's something that can be controlled specially if this could mean that a new member has the possibility to create new discussions by simply copy/paste what others have done and well, it's not fair to create a certain number of post using this technique. Thanks for making me remember about that. Hope this will be fixed. Hope you are having a nice day. Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays. Take Care. -Alvaro.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
25 Dec 09
Hi Alice! Wow, starting Christmas day! Don't get overwhelmed, we'd like you to stick around for a long long time! We have lots of stuff and suggestions to bring to your attention over the fullness of time...lol. I don't generally have many problems here, although once in a while I do notice slowness. About the only problem I've encountered is in posting pictures to discussions. I can upload pictures, give them titles, descriptions and tag lines. When I go to post the discussion frequently the picture is not there. I get no error message saying why. Sometimes I am able to add another reply to the discussion and the picture will post fine...so that leads me to think that there's nothing wrong with the picture itself. Is there a reason why this happens? It's nice to have some one here for us now. I've seen too many discussions deleted when members are simply asking other members for help. Mylotters are a wonderful resource for helpful information to other myLotters, as you've seen just in this discussion. I've frequently though it was counter productive to delete these discussions, but now that you're here I guess that becomes a non-issue.
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• United States
26 Dec 09
Hi catdla1! I do plan on sticking around! I sure have a lot of catching up to do, and more discussions to post! So sometimes the photo shows up and sometimes it doesn't? And you do it the very same way every time?
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Yes, each picture is done the same way. In fact, I take all of the pictures with the same camera, they're approximately the same size, and I fill in all of the information requested for attaching them. It's embarassing when by reply references an attached picture...and there isn't one. Because of the intermittant problem, I don't post many pictures now. In the descussion directly above, can you say why those 2 discussions were deleted? I'm curious, since I don't see anything wrong with them.
• Canada
27 Dec 09
I'll chime in my vote here, too. I have also had hit and miss with posting pictures. Mostly miss. I have only successfully posted 2, or 3 I think. I just gave up, because the page tried to load and load and load and then did not. Very frustrating. And yes, embarrassing when you told the OP that you were posting a pic for them.
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Hello Alice, I'd like to see the comments on friends profiles fixed-I've started a discussion about this & have noticed that many have a problem w/ their comments posting on friends profiles. thanks for your interest & your help |:)
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• United States
28 Dec 09
Hello meme0907! What's wrong with the comments on friends' profiles? What happens when you attempt to post a comment?
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@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
28 Dec 09
when you attempt to post it seems like it is going through but then it just doesn't & your back on the profile page "add" section again. Thanks for you quick reply |:)
• United States
28 Dec 09
Are you posting plain text, or are you posting graphics of some sort?
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