It's a race

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
August 11, 2010 5:54pm CST
It's a race, and the notifications are winning... I was on vacation for a week and a half, and now my myLot notifications are staying up in the 800's. I'm trying to get caught up, but reality says that I'm going to have to be doing some deleting. What do you do when things spiral out of control? Delete? Burn? Or actually find some time and tackle it all? And why am I posting a new discussion when I should be getting caught up?
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@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
20 Aug 10
So, why do I answer in a 1 week old discussion? To spam your inbox? To scream and cry if you don't notice the notification and answer? You might have put everything on automatical deletion since then .... I delete. I see which discussions I've got answers in, and check them when I'm here. And as I just posted two discussions for the first time in ages I can understand those who don't really answer everything *he he* As for reality, it's all just shadows on the walls of a cave, isn't it? At least some old person from Greece said so, and old persons from Greece should be taken seriously.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Aug 10
Drat,here comes another notification into my inbox. I don't know how it got there. Old people from Greece didn't have e-mail.
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@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
20 Aug 10
Old people from Greece had long beards and probably hid carrier pigeons in them that they send through rifts in time and space with letters for your email inbox. So in a way, you are the chosen one. Chosen by a philosophical carrier pigeon :-)
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Aug 10
Do philosophical pigeons poop in beards? Pondering...
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
12 Aug 10
Hi dawny, I delete. :) I promise me, I will be nice to that friend the next time I spot their discussion. :)
• India
12 Aug 10
oh. so that is the reason why you look always energetic, and catch up with the latest around in mylot. I was wondering how you are able to manage with all the notifications. ... you are so sleek and deceptive! .. how about tutoring me the tricks? .. sometime every weekend? .. just requesting vandy! ...
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
S'ok I delete too sometimes. Some things I just don't really have a reply to anyway...
@vandana7 (67648)
• India
12 Aug 10
CT - I am being nice to you because I delete yours ever so often!!! And you cant afford my fees CT!!! I dont accept your homeopathic or allopathic poisons!!!! @Dawny - I knew you would be logical. I like logical people.
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@LeeHolt (436)
11 Aug 10
Personally I would get knuckled down with them, will give you something to do and to keep busy with :) I wish I would get that many to be honest with you, but it seems the only friend requests I ever get are just people wanting me to sign under their ref link lol, although admittedly I havn't been active as much recently, been busy with some other things :) Oh well, good luck getting through them, a couple of busy nights for you :) Lee.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
I get an awful lot like that also. New policy: don't accept friend requests unless they have more than zero posts.
@LeeHolt (436)
12 Aug 10
Haha yeah :D I don't accept friends requests now unless I've been in a discussion with them :) No point in accepting randomers, right? How you getting on with those notifications? Down to 750 yet? :) Lee.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
I was downstairs filling out school paperwork, and it went back up to 880. lol
@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 10
Hi dawny Why indeed are you starting discussions when you should be catching up haha. I usually go through the notificaitons and see which one's I am going to respond to and then delete the rest. Sometimes I get so far behind I just delete them all because I really just can't catch up, life around mylot still goes on!! haha
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
You caught me. Well when I have a discussion in my head, it just has to come out!!!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
12 Aug 10
... and come out it has dawny, now get back to it haha
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
Yeah I'm down to 824 e-mails...
• Canada
12 Aug 10
I have them all checked off to be sent to my junk mail. From there, I never delete them or read them. It leaves me more time for mylot.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
So why not just turn them off and not get them at all?
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
Yeah it does take time all right. I had them all turned off, and when I went in to turn them on, I had to do a few pages at a time!
@koditza (235)
• Germany
11 Aug 10
Omg, the largest number of notifications I ever got form mylot was around 10. I usually, when I have too many e-mails, I just check those from people first, and then the others quickly. and the 'spam' folder is also checked and then emptied
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
Stay on here for about 3 years and accept every friend request that you get, and then see how many notifications you have.
@koditza (235)
• Germany
11 Aug 10
I'll see in time :D though I have moments when I delete all mylot notifications & stuff :D
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
I delete some occasionally, especially if somebody posts dozens and dozens of discussions all on the same day!
• United States
11 Aug 10
Wow! That's a lot of notifications. As you can see, I'm new so I've never gotten that many. But with other sites, like Facebook, when I get a huge number of notifications, I'm paranoid about possibly missing something important so I always go through each one of them.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
I have about 50 on Facebook right now, only because I can't get in from work. I had myLot caught up until I went on vacation....
• United States
11 Aug 10
Ohhh, evil vacation. Haha, I went to a summer program for ten days and had an insane amount of email when I got home.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
Yeah my regular e-mail is out of control too!
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
20 Aug 10
I plough through. I read and mostly delete anyway so I sometimes speed up the process by deleting those I normally end up deleting anyway. You are posting a new discussion because you can. I wish i could come up with discussions as easily as you do.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Aug 10
Take off that duncecap, it's keeping the discussions from coming out! :D
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@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
21 Aug 10
'Snot a dunce cap...it's a metaphor. (Dawny is a doofus)
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
12 Aug 10
I have 2,000 mylot email in my inbox right now and nothing else. I keep on top of the other stuff easily enough. But I took a sabbatical from mylot for a little while and the email piled up and up. I have them in my inbox from a year ago even. I don't delete them unless the person is no longer active or have an account. I get to them as I can. When I can. little here, little there.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
2,000, wow! winner winner winner!!!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
12 Aug 10
Yeah I had to turn a few people off to stop receiving notifications from them otherwise I would be swimming in about 5,000 of them.eeks!
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@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
12 Aug 10
Hi dear, In the last month even I was away for 20 days of vocation. At that time there were about that much of mails in my in-box. It was difficult for me to answer all and even read all of them. But, within 4-5 days I gone through all and which are found worth I discussed all of them and which are found irrelevant, I deleted. You also can do the same, just take few days and go through all of them. And delete one by one or if you found out dated, can delete all at a length. New and more discussions will come up so, if you found it is old enough to discuss, not a matter, you can delete. Regards, Thank-s
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
yes, that's basically what I'm doing, will probably take me until next week to get caught up...
• India
13 Aug 10
That's the spirit. Thank-s
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
12 Aug 10
'Cause you're crazy, that's why! LOL I don't have as many as that, but it is up there. I just can't seem to find the time to respond to them all. To make matters worse I bookmark discussions and save them for later and they aren't even from notifications. So I just keep swamping myself more and more. I did sort through most of them out at one time or another. I just need to do it again as they're really starting to pile up. But one thing's for certain. I don't dare start a new discussion until I take care of some of these. Otherwise it'll really get out of hand and I'll get a headache from it all! LOL Good luck playing catch up...that is, if you decide to go the route. With that many maybe you should just delete them instead. Happy mylotting!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
I shouldn't be starting new discussions until I deal with it, but sometimes it just has to come out of my head!
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@sacmom (14315)
• United States
13 Aug 10
I know what you mean!
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
12 Aug 10
I have never had as many as 800 although I have been behind before! I am lucky to have a great deal of time here to keep up to date except during school holidays when the notifications build up because I am not here as much. If I had 800 I guess I would take a lot of time to catch up and if I didn’t have that time, I would have to start culling them; taking a quick glance and deciding whether to keep or trash. Good luck with it...
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
Hm, I could stay up all night. Hm, maybe not...
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
12 Aug 10
Uhmmm...NOT!!
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@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
11 Aug 10
I had a similiar discussion one time. I had started because my computer from home was being fixed and I wasn't catching up on the work computers! Bad move on my part! I must of broke the rulles and had the discussion deleted! I did catch yp when my pc came but my discussion didn't cut it!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
uh oh don't delete my discussion... Though it isn't terribly original, I do admit.
• United States
12 Aug 10
I hope they don't delete it but my discussion was a while ago. I just think one I srated the other day will be! Not for not being orginal but I just think it could be! We'll see!
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• United States
13 Aug 10
i actually hang back on some purposely sometimes so i'll have something to do later lol but out of control..i would probably delete most but friends i talk to all the time.the noobs would get clipped,as much as i hate to do it.sometimes you have no choice tho,it's just too much.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
13 Aug 10
Well, I know that there are a lot of people that will turn off their notifications on all sites when they are away. Then there are the other people that will let everything build up while they are gone and then do a mass delete when they return home. I honestly don't think that anyone's feelings will be hurt if you were to decide to delete all of the notifications that you have in your inbox that are left over from your vacation and start over fresh.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Aug 10
It's not easy turning them off here though is it? You have to turn each person's off one by one. I will do some "selective" deleting, but I'm not ready to go for the mass delete just yet...
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
12 Aug 10
I try to take one discussion from each of my friends to answer....right now I have a ton too. Had company and got a little bit behind!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
I have kinda sorta been doing that too...
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@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
12 Aug 10
A bit of all of the above, lol. I'll skim through and read titles, and if it catches my interest I'll leave it until I have time to get to it.. if I don't like the title I'll delete immediately and move on to the next.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
"do you know about poopoopbux"? :D Those go in the bin pretty quickly...
12 Aug 10
Hi dawn, Would you be able to find this response? lol! I do have a lot of discussions that I am not really interested in, so I deleted them out so now I am up to date with it, good luck, to delete or not to delete, have fun. Tamara
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
Found it.... True, but you have to read them to decide, and that takes time!
@savypat (20246)
• United States
12 Aug 10
I take the easy way, anytime I get behind I delete and start fresh. Lately I have been behind a great deal, I hope no one feels badly if they haven't heard from me for a while. I will also just choose one discussion from each friend per day to answer, that helps keep the volumn down.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
Well I was moping around about it, then I had a chocolate bar and all was better. Just kidding....
• China
12 Aug 10
oh my god! now i am a newbie ,don't worry about that ,but if i continue my road on mylot ,maybe one day i will meet the same situation as you for me ,if i have time ,i will clean my e-mail box which often is used ,delete the litter ,clean up the e-mail , so that make sure the e-mail box is big enough for working or others may you should take some time to deal with e-mail box ,or just set up some rules to filter the mail automatically if it is feasible.....
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
12 Aug 10
I'm filtering it into a separate folder, but there are too many right now because I just came back from vacation.