What if someone from my place also has myLot account? (same IP address)

@mariahhh (1328)
United Arab Emirates
September 27, 2011 8:23am CST
I am using myLot from office and at home. I don't know if anyone in the office has myLot account. But what if they have an account, we will have the same IP address. Is it okay? The admins might think that I have multiple account.
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4 responses
• United States
27 Sep 11
My understanding is that when we share IP addresses that we need to fill out the affiliated form in the preference tab to assure that we are not looked at as having the multiple accounts. When I read this in the link: http://www.mylot.com/nr/editaffiliations.aspx "I am affiliated to the following username(s) and use the same computer and/or internet access for myLot.com. " Kind of tells me it is best to complete the form, however if we are unaware who the person is that is using the same IP it can be a bit tricky. So if I was facing this situation, I would probably ask admin directly. Because I read this in the FAQ section: "Your accounts will be closely monitored due to the potential for abuse." Kind of tells me that quite possibly I could put my account at risk. My recommendation would be to ask admin because they are the ones who can make the decision. Hope this helps.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Hi Hardworkinggurl :) Yes, the affiliation form is not an option for me because I don't know who uses myLot in the office. I will try to contact the admin. Thanks a lot. :)
• India
27 Sep 11
My friend tell me after filling this form we can use the same computer with our family members or mylot will rebuse us and if paypal is different only Computer is same then.I am so confused.
• United States
27 Sep 11
Surekha take a look at the form, as it says about sharing computers, IP and PayPal. If anyone is confused it would be best to contact Admin (GoAskAlice). It is best because any member here saying something is correct when it is not can only put your own account at risk. http://www.mylot.com/GoAskAlice That is admins Profile, in which you do not have to be on friends list to send a message.
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@waflay (2727)
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 11
Don't worry about that, as long as you have a different PayPal account, same IP is not a condition for Mylot Admin to close your account.
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@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Hi Wafly. Thank you for your response. Is that so? I read the "Frequently Asked Questions" but this topic is not included. I hope you are right. :) Thanks a lot. :)
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@waflay (2727)
• Nairobi, Kenya
27 Sep 11
I think you should visit a somehow similar discussion here http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2571265.aspx it might be helpful
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Thanks a lot for the link. I read it. So it's okay even if I don't send them an affiliation form as mentioned below? Because it not going to be possible. Our Company is big to know who uses myLot website. :) Thanks a lot :)
@petersum (4526)
• United States
27 Sep 11
Many hundreds or even thousands of people share the same IP address. That is why there isn't enough to go round, for each person to have their own individual address, and IPv4 or to be upgraded to IPv6. Any site that enforces this same IP policy clearly has no understanding of how the Internet works.
@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Sep 11
Hi Petersum. Really? I didn't know that. I thought the only people who have the same IP address are those who share internet connection. Thanks for the info. :)
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
27 Sep 11
I think creation of same IP address is not allowed but if someone using same compute to log in then no problem. I am not sure because I have no such experience but I think experience mylotter will give you response.