The new version of myLot!

United States
February 11, 2010 2:19pm CST
The new version of myLot is finally here, and I've got a lot to tell you! Our awesome development team literally made hundreds of changes. Some you'll notice right away, and others you might not ever see. :) I don't have enough room to list them all here so I'll give you some of the highlights, and the rest I'm sure you'll discover yourself. The FAQs have also been updated. All new members will receive a "Welcome to myLot" email with helpful tips, tricks, and links to the important myLot help pages. Updating your profile should be a bit easier, and the information on your profile is displayed a bit more clearly. We've added additional statistics so you can see just how many discussions you've actually started without having to go page by page and count them. Try sorting your friends and your interests! There are a few more customizations you can do including some new sorties. Check it out! Alerts are how we communicate with the myLot community. If you miss an alert, you can go back to your private messages and find the alert there. Just click on "view alerts". What time is it? It's myLot Time! Scroll to the bottom of the page to see what I mean. You asked for games… We have done one better! We now have games where you can earn cash prizes for playing! Look in the upper right corner under the FUN STUFF heading. When you comment on responses and other comments, the page will look a little different. Try it out and see! No more hunting through pages and pages of responses for the best response! Simply click on the best response button just above the first response. You don't have to worry about being your own friend anymore. Try commenting on your own photos! Try commenting on photos in discussions too! Managing your referrals should be easier too. Your referrals are automatically your friends; no more waiting for your referrals to accept your friend requests. Finally, as promised in my previous discussion, we've incorporated a new way to earn on myLot. It's called myLot Rewards! myLot Rewards will be given to users from time to time for simply using myLot in a natural, constructive manner. How do you know you've received a myLot Reward? A box will appear on your screen congratulating you and stating your Reward amount. Since this is a new program, currently the only way to receive a myLot Reward is while using the new-and-improved myLot Search. Make sure to use the myLot Search box the same way you'd use Google, Yahoo, Bing, or whatever other search engine you might use. We've taken steps to identify users who are attempting to abuse the myLot Rewards program. Please note that if you are found attempting to abuse this feature, your account will be canceled without warning and you'll forfeit all of your earnings. Just use myLot in a normal, natural way, and we think you'll be very happy with this new program! Go explore the new myLot and let me know what you think!
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@benny128 (3624)
11 Feb 10
cool great to see mylot evolving and not being stagnant onwards and upwards and lets hope these new additions will be greatfully received by the mylot family thanks alice,
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@benny128 (3624)
11 Feb 10
ha ha ha lamb well its a first believe me am going to print this page off and frame it wink wink he he he
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• United States
11 Feb 10
benny128 wins!
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@owlwings (37289)
• Cambridge, England
11 Feb 10
LOLOL!!! Benny, you DESERVE it!
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@mysdianait (63983)
• Italy
11 Feb 10
I love your badge! I love the clock and some other things I have seen but... the games are not available over here. That site, WordWinner, like many gaming/gambling sites are not allowed *sighs*
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@mysdianait (63983)
• Italy
11 Feb 10
Me toooooooo..... goes to explore some more
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• United States
11 Feb 10
mysdianait, I told you we had something in mind there. I'm glad you're pleased. :)
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@mysdianait (63983)
• Italy
11 Feb 10
Wooooooohoooooooooooooooooooo! The profile has so much info on it now! GREAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTT!
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@JenInTN (27568)
• United States
11 Feb 10
Wow alice! This sounds great! Gotta go explore! See you later.
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• United States
11 Feb 10
There's a lot to explore. Have fun!
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@celticeagle (104580)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Feb 10
Everything is working fine for me. It is so nice to have everything working.
@lindsiko (358)
• United States
13 Feb 10
Yay! I'm excited to make use of all the changes. Go Mylot!
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@phoenix8606 (4978)
11 Feb 10
hmmmmm, I am going on a hunt now I am kidding, hope will find all the new features now!
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@mysdianait (63983)
• Italy
11 Feb 10
Did you see the clock at the bottom showing the time in myLot's time zone?
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• United States
11 Feb 10
phoenix8606, hunt all you want! Then come back and tell us what you think!
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12 Feb 10
yes, I have saw it and it is really great, because I have always wondered what time exactly is here on mylot Alice I think the new look really worths, and it is very very nice!
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• Canada
11 Feb 10
I went to my friends page and I don't know how I am to sort them. I would like them alphabetical if possible, then it would be easier to find each one any time.
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• Canada
11 Feb 10
Mylot keeps going down, then back up, then down. Ooooo, lots of new mylot codes. I like them.
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• Canada
11 Feb 10
AHA! Thx, it worked. But I can't sort the interests alpha. *pout*
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@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
11 Feb 10
Alphabetical is there now, but added most recent and added longest ago is flipflopped. When I try to set it to added longest ago it shows the most recent instead of the longest ago ones.
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@dawnald (84109)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Feb 10
Looks pretty good so far. Only glitch I am finding that I can't get around is not being able to get to anybody's profile...
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@dawnald (84109)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Feb 10
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• United States
11 Feb 10
Still working on it...
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@dawnald (84109)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Feb 10
appears to be fixed...
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@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
12 Feb 10
I LOVE the changes, Alice! The added emotes, drop-down tabs are more convenient and neat, the games are ok but I only play my farms at FB -ducks the brick pillow- for even mentioning the OTHER place. I normally don't use the search bar here but if we get rewarded for it, I just might start. -whistling- It took me a bit to figure out the changes in my profile, though. I started 66 discussions since I started here? -blink- WOW! I'm not one to start them so it surprised me to discover I started THAT many. ROFL I love those features as well as being able to edit my profile without going through hoops and barrels to remember how it was done. Super easy now! So far, that's all I've noticed different but I'm sure there are lots more that I'll never use. lol Comparing now to when I first started here.....NO CONTEST...Sooooo much better now than it used to be. Now, if I can just figure out how to get firefox to load mylot more quickly, I'd be a totally happy camper here. Oops..forgot to ask ya, Alice...how do we find out who referred us? Was the referral automatically added back then like it does now? If so, he's a kewl friend! :-) -grumbling- I noticed we still have the Emote limit.
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• United States
12 Feb 10
You asked for games… We have done one better! We now have games where you can earn cash prizes for playing! Look in the upper right corner under the FUN STUFF heading. I already know us Illinoisans can't play these games for cash. I joined Worldwinner several years ago only to find this out after the fact.
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• United States
12 Feb 10
We don't use brick pillows here, blackbriar! :) I appreciate your feedback. Thanks for keeping your promise and thank you even more for your loyalty. The referral wasn't automatically added, and I've looked through your list of friends and I don't see your referrer on there.
• United States
12 Feb 10
blackbriar, I was intentionally vague because I wasn't sure if you wanted the information to be public knowledge. Now that I know you do... You were referred by someone named "spreadingtheword".
@paidreader (5152)
• United States
12 Feb 10
As suggested I have been exploring the new version. Like what I've seen and heard so far. Did want to report a little problem with the new quizzes though. The badge at the end was pretty neat but it gave me a badge with the wrong quiz name. I took a CSI quiz but my badge says I took a Simpsons quiz. It was interesting to see that the link to "take this quiz" does lead back to the CSI quiz.
• United States
12 Feb 10
Very interesting, paidreader! I will let the appropriate person know about that!
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• United States
12 Feb 10
I put the badge on my profile page in case someone needed to see it.
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• Canada
12 Feb 10
Me, too. I did the CSI Quiz and it wanted to give me the Simpsons badge for getting 96%, I got 17 out of 18 correct.
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@DOLLYBABY (2536)
• United States
12 Feb 10
Well i have check out mylot and i must say am happy with the new changes....this is an encouraging way for members to be more active in the mylot community if they are willing and wanting to contribute more towards their earnings.i would like to know how does the search option works,like if we earn based on how many searches we perform...or how many search we perform by the hour?
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@DOLLYBABY (2536)
• United States
12 Feb 10
ok thank you so much for getting back to me soon...i will also check out this link...see what i can gain from it.
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@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
12 Feb 10
Thanks Alice for all these new features. I think features like Mylot Rewards, are to be used and then only we can understand fully what it is. My worry is, 'by not understanding it properly if anything goes wrong'. Please give us sometime to understand the features well. Thanks once again.
• India
12 Feb 10
Dear Alice, I saw three notifications from mylot so far in few minutes gap in my email id. They say my three answers are deleted as the three questions for which I answered, got deleted. I wanted to know what are those questions (I think discussion is mentioned as question here) but could not locate. Can I know what are those questions that are deleted as I have answered for them?
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• India
12 Feb 10
Thank you friend for your comment. At least I came to know that it is a bug. So nice of you to have given this information.
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• United States
12 Feb 10
Buchi_bulla, those notifications aren't quite going out as planned, but when they do you're going to love them!
@stealthy (8161)
• United States
11 Feb 10
Some of those change sound very good. But one problem I have is that it now crashes my preferred browser and I have to use one I don't like as well.
• United States
11 Feb 10
stealthy, what page or pages are you on when your browser crashes? Which browser is your preferred browser (and what version)? Is there anything else specific you can give us?
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@stealthy (8161)
• United States
11 Feb 10
My preferred browser is IE 6.0 and I hate the more recent versions of IE. I also only use Firefox which is what I am using now if I really have to because I don't like the layout it has either. The problem I was having with the new Mylot and my IE 6 was that when I would try to open anything, a discussion, an interest, etc. in another window(my standard operating procedure at Mylot) it would open a blank window and just sit there and grind but nothing would appear and then I couldn't close the useless window but had to close the browser by control, alt, delete to get to the task control. Also, as I asked and you scolded me for asking in not in this discussion which is so long that just to find this one that I posted earlier and to make this reply has taken triple the time that I had to spare for Mylot today, just where has the Mylot search box gone? There used to be one but now all I find is the web search one. Thank you.
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• Canada
12 Feb 10
I just got a newer computer than I was using before. It had IE version 6. Now I am using IE version 8, and I love it! Have only been using it a few days and it is a certain improvement from 6. Just thought I would share that info.
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@sconibear (8002)
• United States
11 Feb 10
Hi Alice!!! (love the new smileys) Is there a way to set the clock? Mine is 2 hours fast.
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@mysdianait (63983)
• Italy
11 Feb 10
It's 7 hours behind here but that's how it SHOULD be! lol It's myLot's time!
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@sconibear (8002)
• United States
11 Feb 10
Yeah, I saw Alice answered me in Lamb's discussion. Oh well, guess it's about time I lernt math.
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• United States
12 Feb 10
I love the new emoticons, too, but I am trying to figure out a way to incorporate all the new ones into my comments now. Also, I am so used to the "old" ones, that I have to try to remember what the new ones are when I see them, especially since most of the older ones have movement, which helps to show what they are, and the new ones do not. I wonder whether or not they will be adding movement to the new ones in the future.
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@rakesh_07 (684)
• India
12 Feb 10
Nice to hear that mylot is making changes to the existing version. Games? I don't think that is a good idea. We don't want this site to also become like some other sites where games are given priority. myLot Rewards - seems to be kind of refreshing to me. Hope I am lucky to win some reward. With the changes incorporated, looking forward for an increase in mylot population and in the quality of discussions.
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• India
12 Feb 10
Question to admin/mod: Do we get paid more(than normal) when we are online and browsing through mylot if someone responds to your discussions. Is this true or a myth?
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• United States
12 Feb 10
rakesh_07, I've never seen anything in the myLot FAQs about that. Odds are, if you can't find it in the FAQs, guidelines, or Terms of Use, someone made it up.
@espeonz (21)
• United States
11 Feb 10
About the games, when you play them do your winnings go to your mylot account or do you have to sign up for a new website. Im not sure because the links redirect me.
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• United States
12 Feb 10
The links redirect you to the site that the games are on. You have to sign up to have an account on that site before you can start playing the games. There are informational tabs about that website right above the registration and sign-in box when you are redirected to their page, and there is also a TOS labeled "terms and conditions" as a link at the bottom of that page that will tell you about that website.
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• United States
12 Feb 10
Thanks for jumping in, purplealabaster! espeonz, purplealabaster is correct. Here's the link she's referring to: www.worldwinner.com/cgi/legal/terms.html
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
11 Feb 10
LOVE all the changes thus far Alice! And I'm not one easliy pleased when it comes to changes in a website I'm so used to...LOL.. Recently facebook changed its interface and I was ready to find the creators and string them up...LOL....but I am sooo glad I like ALL of the changes I have come across thus far :) Thanks for listening to our gripes!
• United States
11 Feb 10
warmweatherwoman, I'm so glad! Keep exploring and have fun!
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@owlwings (37289)
• Cambridge, England
11 Feb 10
I will second that. Facebook didn't ask us and there is no obvious way to say that we don't like what they've done. MyLot DID ask us and are really concerned about what we think about it! I am not usually moved to express myself in inappropriate (and technically in violation of the Guidelines) use of punctuation or capitals but .... To MyLot ... KUUDOOOOOOOS!!!
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@dpk262006 (50945)
• Delhi, India
12 Feb 10
Hello Go! Many thanks for bringing out changes and making mylot more user friendly. I found some new 'my lot code(s)' and they were really wonderful. I liked specially the one saying 'Have a nice day'. Previously, I would type in every response 'Have a nice day' and now you have made things easier for me and I can just convey my feelings through pressing a button. I wish if you could allow us to use more than three 'mylot codes. By indicating the time, you have also done us a favor and now I can work out that it is morning at mylot and it is my evening here in New Delhi, India. I do hope that other new features would equally be useful and we are thankful to mylot for bringing out these changes.
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@dpk262006 (50945)
• Delhi, India
12 Feb 10
I appreciate your idea of showing all sub comments on one page, it is really very helpful, otherwise, I used to find it difficult to post my counter-comments on various sub-comments, in the past. Thanks a lot.
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@arrgetl (27)
• Bari, Italy
12 Feb 10
Currently I do not know how to properly use but what I know I like it. All improvements are welcome.
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• United States
16 Feb 10
Hi arrgetl! The best place to start is here: http://www.mylot.com/o/mylot.aspx
@Ganesh44 (5449)
• India
12 Feb 10
Yes dear Alice really nice changes most changes are awesome and now I have oppurtunity to see the alerts since earlier they got erased automatically and now they got saved .I m going to see the changes you mentioned ..... Thanks for posting better mylot on web ......... Take Care Hare Krishna Ganesh
@Tallygirl09 (1385)
• United States
12 Feb 10
Wow, sounds like everyone at mylot was super busy. One new thing I can say right now is that the page loaded super fast, faster than it ever has before. That alone gives me an idea that mylot has improved the hardware/software structure behind our online community. Can't wait...gotta go check things out and see the changes!! Thanks to all the development team since I can imagine there were some rough patches along the way.
@zed_k4 (17635)
• Singapore
12 Feb 10
I couldn't agree more. Pages load faster than ever..
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
11 Feb 10
I just got your alert about this new improvement. Well, nothing to say right now because i just read the alert. I will try to look around the new mylot now. I just hope if the new improvement will always making mylot the best. Have a nice day and good luck for mylot.
• United States
11 Feb 10
dianmelydia, there's a lot to explore. Have fun and make sure you come back and tell me what you think!
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