How do you make friends?

United States
June 22, 2011 3:16pm CST
It seems like it's hard to meet people here since all the discussions are so isolated. Do you just friend people who have similar interests? Or people who's discussions you like? Or do you just randomly add everybody and hope people accept hahaha
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16 responses
22 Jun 11
I've never added anyone: I tend to let interested people contact me. Usually, they're people who have similar interests, a specific question or who I've tried to help and want a bit more of my unique brand of daftness. You raise an interesting point, though: since there's no 'forum' layout that's easily navigated, MyLot does indeed create isolated discussions. I'd sort of noticed that but had never summed it up so succinctly.
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@mysdianait (63950)
• Italy
22 Jun 11
That is why the 'recent' tab is so udeful. Everything passes through there from the minute it is first posted. We can see who is online there too.
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@mysdianait (63950)
• Italy
22 Jun 11
useful* ick!
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@Hatley (154691)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jun 11
hi diana wow you picked up my typo problem well udefull reallyd does nothing so yea ick! he he I have been fightiong that typo bu siness since I was ill with high blood sugar. that first discussion I did on coming back was horrible as I must not have edited it at all.I am getting better typing wise now. lol.
• China
23 Jun 11
I haven't had a friend here yet, which is almost driving me crazy!
@ptower76 (1619)
• United States
23 Jun 11
You are still new here, that will come as you go. I will welcome you and let you know that we're all friends here. I hope. lol
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
23 Jun 11
@happyplane, why don't you send your friend request. The more friends you have the better chances of you getting responses to your discussions. Start sending your request.
@mysdianait (63950)
• Italy
22 Jun 11
Other users are likely to request you as a friend if you talk to them on your discussions. If you start a topic and then just ignore those who respond, they will not take kindly to it and you will also be missing out on earnings too. You earn when you comment back NOT when others respond. I add most of the users who request me and I also request those who engage in interesting disussions, talking back and forth on the topics regardless of whether we agree or have opposing opinions. Some have similar interest to me and others don't and that does not make a difference to us being 'friends'. Welcome to myLot!
• United States
23 Jun 11
Thanks for the info and welcome.
• Philippines
28 Jun 11
Hi ohsnap. Yes you are right my field is architectural graphics and you are the first guy I responded who's field is somewhat closer to mine. I do Cad, Corel,and sketch-up only. I go for all sorts of discussions just to have a break and myLot is a good place to be away from our field for a while hahaha.
@polaris77 (2020)
• Bacau, Romania
23 Jun 11
I usually accept friend requests from others,I haven't refused any request so far;I only asked for friendship a few times and I did it with people who gave answers to my discussions,and I really liked their answers.
• Netherlands
23 Jun 11
You forgot a new way: Facebook social Community
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
23 Jun 11
I request for friends to those who responded to my discussions. But now I seldom request but only admit those who request for my friendship.
@gamma9967 (607)
• India
23 Jun 11
Actually the fact is we don't make friends but when we start sharing our views with people and even they start sharing with us then we become friends and yes sometimes people become friends because they have something in common or they like something similar.
@ptower76 (1619)
• United States
23 Jun 11
Having friends here increases your opportunities to earn since the more friends you have, the more notifications you get to participate in discussions. I accept all those that befriend me and try to participate in the discussions they start. That is not possible for me always but I try. So far since I have been here everyone seems friendly and I like to think that all the members of mylot are my writing buddies. One big happy family. I usually spend time checking new and top discussions since the discussions either start at new or end up in today's top.
• India
23 Jun 11
Well its quite hard here on mylot to make friends as the basic purpose on mylot is to earn good amount of money, I have lot of friends here on mylot, but I hardly have close ones we just help eachother in responding discussions, apart from mylot I make lot of friends on facebook.
@ermadear (367)
• Indonesia
23 Jun 11
i add a friend, as well as i know the person.if they good in discussion and have a good respon, have a same hobbies and interesting, i will invited their or accept their to be my friend. because if we accpet friends which is not interesting to discuss or sharing with us, why we must accept they?? is it right? for me, friends means a lot. they can hear, share and comment for an good things for us.
@jameygc (453)
• United States
23 Jun 11
When I open a discussion and I like someones answer, I usually add them as a friend. But I have to see some compatibility with them. When you spend a lot of time here you feel like you know every body because of their answers. That way you see who is more like you.
@Hatley (154691)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jun 11
hi ohsnap;ZOrz I have not had mu ch trouble making friends as they have all c ome to me over the years. I aonly asked three peopple I have too many as I cannot keepup wit h sll the discussions they make. I have over a thousand friends and thats way too many.I cannot turn newbies down who only have five friends and now its just too many.lol lol lol
• United States
22 Jun 11
Most of the people on myLot are generally nice. It's like one big family over here! You shouldn't feel scared or intimidated by anyone. And the discussions aren't usually isolated. There's usually a lot of people. I don't usually add people, but so many people add me. I think it's because there's a higher chance that you'll get more responses because people can see what their friends posted. I usually add people who discuss things on my discussion. If they respond, then they are likely to respond to my other discussion. I especially like to add people that reply to my comment on their comment. If you know what I mean? It just shows that they're really into what I'm talking about.
@kolsti87 (522)
• United States
22 Jun 11
If I have a nice discussion on one of the posts, I will go ahead and add them. I don't do random adding because it just doesn't seem like all the trouble. If I get a friend request I almost always accept it. Or sometimes if a person seems interesting from something I read I will add them after a quick look at their profile. In fact, I think I'll add some people from this discussion that look interesting.
@Angelee_27 (3479)
• United States
22 Jun 11
Usually I just let others add me as a friend, but sometimes I add others. Most of the time, I only add others when I have had a discussion with them in one of the discussions, and I like their opinions and views, or interests. :-)