Accidents do happen... what would you do if....

@vandana7 (62575)
India
October 14, 2010 12:58pm CST
Ok ... I know I am not supposed to open another account in myLot. I went through my mail, and I wanted to respond to one of the messages there.. and I landed on a page that I was not logged in. In a hurry - because of something else on my mind, I accidentally clicked sign up, instead of sign in. I didn't bother to confirm the screen and mechanically filled in my name and password. myLot took me in as a new member - with the same name and password. Unless of course, I typed the password wrong. Now, terrified at the prospect of being deleted - I closed the screen. And here I am, twiddling my thumbs, waiting for axe to fall. Not that my 3.47 dollars there is going to be a great loss. But my score will be, as will be the number of posts, and right to use the emoticons. So... did you all ever do something this foolish, and did you all ever feel butterflies in your bellies the way I am feeling right now.
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
14 Oct 10
Hi vandana, something not of such type but quite foolish and similar(if I could say this). When I was working for my Australian Boss, he had given me a blog to read information. We used to submit articles across forums and blogs and this was a restricted site because it was from one of his close friends. No one dared to post any material from here or into this one. One day, I was reading a very interesting article and somehow, somewhere I forgot that I was on this restricted site and committed the mistake - submitted this article onto other forums and blogs..... Just a minute later I realized the error... Every one believed that it would be my last day at the office and they even arranged a small get together after office for me... But I told about this silly thing to my boss and he was kind enough to understand and the matters resolved peacefully. Many people understand and many dont. I would recommend you email to the admin and let them know of the situation... Also ask them to delete the new account that you created accidentally. That should help given the age(of your association with them) and points you have here.
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
15 Oct 10
Actually sids, many people have recommended that I contact the admin. My problem is ... I dont know if the username I typed in contained a typo. :) That could be one of the reasons. The other being recent changes in my modem and system. My father has been using my system, and so have my uncle and aunt. I cant spare much time for them on my system. But when I am not around, they do browse, and all are mylotters. Dad has his laptop, connected to the same system. Uncle and aunty use that when they are sitting in the drawing room. I dont know what exactly is the problem. I doubt if dad opened his myLot account here. But he could've. He would have checked his mails because aunty and uncle use his laptop.
@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
16 Oct 10
Oh dear... The presence of this discussion means that the MyLot guys have not yet detected out the error that you mentioned. So it might be a typo that kept the things going... So forget the new account that you accidentally created and keep using the current one. Good to know that all in your family are MyLotters... thats great. I wish my wife too opened her account here. Happy weekend theSids
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
16 Oct 10
Actually - my father is the regular one. My uncle and aunt - they just like to disturb me - get my attention. :) So they join and tell me that they are doing it. I have not seen a single post from them! Or may be I missed that. They are my former neighbors, they dont have kids, and I am kind of ...substitute? :) They like to be around me - more now - now that they are old, and feeling lonely. So it is something like that.
• United States
14 Oct 10
I would just write to administration and explain the error to them. I'm sure they can easily delete the It seems a harmless enough error. Namaste-Anora
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
15 Oct 10
Namaste Anora. :) I saw you in that red colored saree. You all are fair, so the color looks still better on you all. :) I think I would have tied it more fashionably for you, though. :) I wish I could. Problem is - I dont know if I made a typo. I was in such a rush to do it. My father says, he has been using my system of late because my uncle and aunt have been using his laptop. That could be another reason.
@topffer (33297)
• France
14 Oct 10
You can delete your account at myLot, but you are not able to create an account with another user member name : if you delete "vandana7", nobody, including yourself, will be able to create again "vandana7". It is still true for user names inactive since years, so there was no risk there.
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
14 Oct 10
But I did type vandana7, and my password. I even pressed signup or login or whatever was there on the screen. I only realized my blunder when the screen that comes up at the time of signing up for the first time came up.
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@topffer (33297)
• France
14 Oct 10
It never happened to me -- I am using a password manager --, but I believe that at the end of the sign up process, you would have seen something like "choose another user name". Your account is still there ? Do you want the link to delete it to see how fast they are deleted ?
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
14 Oct 10
It happened the second time today. Too much to be a coincidence. I wonder if anybody else is facing similar problems.
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• Philippines
15 Oct 10
Yeah, several times during my life. A friend I have asked to join also made a "whoopsy" similar to yours. Another mylotter advice her to delete the new registration she made. It was really a computer connection glitch. She though she was not yet registered since the system keeps telling her that she has no account with mylot yet. You got a better attitude than hers since she lost interest in continuing her membership here because of that. I guess you are a patient person.
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
15 Oct 10
Actually sweetie, it is a myLot glitch I think. We need to check. Look into Richnai's box, and akp's box. You'd realize I am not the only one. :) So tell your friend that something needs to be fixed, and we are trying to get it fixed, and that she should just laugh the blues off. :) By the way, welcome to myLot. :)
@kishannn (35)
14 Oct 10
I very often think of something that I am going to do. When proceed doing it, I manage to get caught off guard and do things I usually wouldn't do, I guess we just got to stay focused.
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
15 Oct 10
I agree with you. I see you are new to mylot. Welcome my friend. :)
@akp100 (13289)
• India
15 Oct 10
Is mylot is allowing the account with same user name !!!! Then I should cancelled this account too.. and can choose some famous username I don't know how it happen with you but i don't think mylot can accept new user with same username. Are you sure mylot have take you as new sign up.. You must get message that Username already taken
@vandana7 (62575)
• India
15 Oct 10
Honestly, I am not sure what I did wrong. I could have typed wrong username as well. Opening multiple sites is not a good thing. Especially when one is sleepy. I must remember this. :) May be there was a typo, I might have eaten a couple of letters or added one. Lets wait and see. :)
@akp100 (13289)
• India
15 Oct 10
I hope this will not cause any problem to your current account.. just try to contact mylot admin and tell them about it..
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
15 Oct 10
Lets just wait and see. :)
@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
14 Oct 10
hello vandana, Sorry to hear that dear But my question is,what will happen to that new account? Will it be deleted? Or this old account of yours will be deleted? What?
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
14 Oct 10
It would be the old account that will get deleted. MyLot would love to teach me a lesson for being careless. So I will be denied those emoticons I guess. :(
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@jaiho2009 (39021)
• Philippines
14 Oct 10
ohhhh....sorry to hear that...let's just hope for a better result dear
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
15 Oct 10
Hey - the've not punished me as yet. :) We'll know in the following month. :)
• China
15 Oct 10
Hi,vandana7 Maybe the situation is not as bad as you think .Deleting your former ID for logging up another ?I don't think mylot is harsh that way .Just hold on for some days .
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
16 Oct 10
Aw - you are a nice person captinjack. :) I am sure admin is too. :) I too am not expecting any harsh treatment as of now because others have also faced the same problem. I will just have to wait and see. :)
@bingskee (5237)
• Philippines
15 Oct 10
i will panic, as in panic! because of this, i will be very careful!
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
16 Oct 10
bingskee - I am basically a slow person. But even then, I am careless as hell. I have faced such things "n" number of times. But still, I manage to get into those problems. :) Each time I promise myself I'll be careful the next time round, and fervently pray to god to save me, and once the problem is out, I am back to my old ways. :)
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
15 Oct 10
I think no, i would rather use an option called forget password before using a sign up. If i'm not sure, whether i have an account already in that site, i would use forget password, if i am a registered member, then they would send me the password. After doing all these steps , if i find mysel unsuccessful i will go for the sign up. I will be quite sure in this process.. !!!!!!
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@vandana7 (62575)
• India
15 Oct 10
You mean to say you never did anything hastily? Great guy. Wish I could be as cool like you. Anyway, akp also faced the same problem. So I guess, I have company. You might face it soon enough. :)
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
15 Oct 10
Never thought of making you sure before you just go ahead to fill in something, Vannie? Now twiddle those thumbs, okay. As a dumb blonde that never happened to me. TATA.
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
15 Oct 10
Hi saphrina
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
15 Oct 10
Hi sweetie.
@vandana7 (62575)
• India
16 Oct 10
Hi Saphy - as a dumb blond - you would not have known you committed the blunder.
• India
15 Oct 10
As you said it was an accident so nothing wrong in that. I do not remember anything similar and hope your earning will grow and it will not going to be loss.
@vandana7 (62575)
• India
15 Oct 10
Thanks Ajay. :) I think it has something to do with our telephone connection. We had two connections a couple of months ago. We've been having a lot of problems with one of them. So we initially replaced the modems, and then a couple of weeks ago, we even had one of the landlines disconnected. So ... it may be something related to that I guess. I will wait and watch. Hopefully such things dont happen again. :) Take care.
• India
15 Oct 10
Hope for the best but be prepared . jai Mata Di
@vandana7 (62575)
• India
16 Oct 10
Jai Mata Di - Happy Dassera. :)
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
21 Oct 10
I hope mylot will understand your problem if you write to them in case any such deletion takes place. I usually press delete in some cases without thinking and involuntarily. Then we have trash folder hence I can revert back to the mail again.
@vandana7 (62575)
• India
24 Oct 10
I didnt have to - the problem has stopped. :) Thanks for your advise. :) I am also inclined to be trigger happy kind of person. I dont think and keep typing. You'd find odd words coming up because I keep too many screens open at one time. :)
• India
20 Oct 10
I am going to PM you my answer regarding this topic...
@vandana7 (62575)
• India
24 Oct 10
Hi crazy - the problem has stopped completely. Looks like myLot attended to it. :)
@Jotomy (6343)
• India
15 Oct 10
Hi vandana, then what happened to that account and this account? I observed on of our mylot member alice in webland i think he re-entered/joined with another name why they do i didn't understand. And you said it is only a accident. So leave it. Did you lost your earnings?
@vandana7 (62575)
• India
16 Oct 10
We will know only later. :) But I guess, if it had to be deleted, it would have been deleted by now. And there are other myLotters also who have faced the same problem. So it is something to do with the program, and not some error on my part. :) I guess I will survive. :)
• India
29 Oct 10
Hello vandanaji You are still here intact in one piece, yes accidents do happen, some times , when i am working, there is sudden power failure, i keep working on battery, it keeps beeping and suddenly pc shuts down.. next time i open mylot, only to find i cant post comment or responses!! Then i see that i was logged out, have to log in again.. Thank you so much for this discussion.Sorry for late response. Professor. . Cheers God bless you.
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 Oct 10
No worries, just go over and delete the other account. Ask Alice for help if you're having trouble with that. That wouldn't give me butterflies, but some things do...