Introducing Myself

@CRanney (443)
Wingham, Ontario
November 8, 2015 5:58am CST
Hello, Good Sunday morning Everyone. I have finally found the little pencil on the upper corner and found my way into making a post! Yes I am new here so please bare with me. I hope I bump into to old friends here. I have already seen a few of you and hope to see more. I have read a few posts and commented on a few posts but then realized I need to figure out how to make my own (suggested in a thread I was reading that it is always nice to return kind gestures as some people don't post enough) And then again some people post too much. I do hope I can find a balance here. Some days I'm really chatty and other days I just prefer to write. I wonder does everyone feel intimidated when starting out on a new site? I sure do . Is there a certain amount of words a post needs? I guess in time I will figure it all out.. xo Have a great Sunday!!
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@PhredWreck (6051)
8 Nov 15
You should find all the links you need, including to the FAQ and guideline pages, here: I'm sure a lot of people feel intimidated when beginning here, but I have been around so long (9 years) that I kind of forget how it felt when I started. Welcome to the 'Lot.
A quick user guide to MyLot with answers to some Frequently Asked Questions, a short history of MyLot and other notes Pages Useful Links Welcome to MyLot MyLot is a social site which rewards you for taking part in discussions. There are members from all ov
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
:) Oh thank you thank you! I will have a read of it.
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@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
8 Nov 15
Any new site takes time to get used to.
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
Yes this is true! Feels like my first day of school but I'm off to a good start.
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@boiboing (12881)
• Northampton, England
8 Nov 15
@CRanney I hope you have a new pencil case and your name is sewed into all your sports kit.
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
@boiboing I do have a great lunch box :) (GRINS!!)
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@Juliaacv (33438)
• Canada
8 Nov 15
Welcome, this is a wonderful site. I hope that you find your way around all right. The comments from ForeverTheLamb are very helpful. He has steered me in the right direction in the past, so you can count on his advise.
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
Thanks! Ok I will lol. This is like walking into a crowd of people for sure. I appreciate the help from you all.
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@Juliaacv (33438)
• Canada
8 Nov 15
@CRanney I know it can be overwhelming, but you'll find your own little corner to gather in, I did and I know that you can too.
@marlina (78259)
• Canada
8 Nov 15
So true, ForeverTheLamb is extremely helpful here on Mylot.
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@marlina (78259)
• Canada
8 Nov 15
Welcome to Mylot. I know you will really enjoy being here with us.
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
Thank you. So far I am enjoying it here. The conversations are plenty . My brain keeps saying ..this is more like it!. Happy to be here @marlina
@owlwings (39780)
• Cambridge, England
8 Nov 15
Yes, that little pencil icon is not very obvious, is it! Welcome to MyLot! New sites are always a little daunting at first but there are many friends here who will help if you feel stuck. Don't feel foolish if you find that some of the questions you want to ask have quite straightforward answers! Most people here have been in that situation (even if they've forgotten or don't choose to admit it!). I see that @Phredwreck has already pointed you in the direction of my Welcome page. I hope you find it useful and, if you think there's anything missing which ought to be on it, I'd be glad to know. Fresh eyes are often better at spotting what's missing than these old ones!
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
bahaha..when I finally saw it I about used my baseball bat on my self (kidding) but yes Thank you ! for the warm welcome, for the kind welcome and for the roadmap. This may be a process of learn as I go :)
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@destry (2564)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
8 Nov 15
Hello and welcome! There is no word count minimum, as long as the discussions offer value to the community.
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
Hi and thanks!! Oh good to know. I still have lots to explore on the site but I'm happy to be here :)
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@destry (2564)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
8 Nov 15
@CRanney Take your time to read the guidelines and interact lots with people. You will earn more through good interactions then posting a lot of discussions. Above all, have fun!
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
@destry Will do. I think joining any new site theres a flood of information we get. I do prefer just to read comments and reply to them for a while. But I did manage to write one discussion to introduce myself. Thanks so much for your help!
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@jstory07 (70106)
• Roseburg, Oregon
8 Nov 15
Welcome and I am sure you will find everything you need under FAQ.
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
9 Nov 15
Thanks @jstory07 I did find a lot helpful there plus everyones so wonderful here and has helped me. :)
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@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
8 Nov 15
Well, good morning and hello. Nice seeing you here. Lots of people from other sites are migrating here. You are going to love it here. It is way more fun than the other sites. I sometimes feel intimidated with joining a new site, but MyLot is a veteran site online and I was a member for many years. Enjoy.
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
The social interaction here so far I can see is amazing and I think that's what makes a site! Happy to meet you. and thanks for this nice welcome! Good Morning.
@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
I guess I should learn to tag peoples names in my reply too so they know I replied lol @inertia4
@inertia4 (27713)
• United States
8 Nov 15
@CRanney The tagging of the user name happens after the first response automatically here. You will see. It knows who you are responding to. Cool, right. Nice!!!
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@monalica (117)
• New Delhi, India
8 Nov 15
hey , i m also new here .and i welcome you here . yet i have not posted anything but i will soon post as this site is also helpful in meeting with your old friends and for making new friends so post here and enjoy.......
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
Happy to hear from you @monalica . Glad to sit in the newbie corner with you.
@monalica (117)
• New Delhi, India
8 Nov 15
@CRanney i will see you soon.
@kevin1877uk (36989)
8 Nov 15
Hoping your having a wonderful Sunday, hope you enjoy the website and figure it out soon.
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
9 Nov 15
Thank you @kevin1877uk I am slowly figuring it out! Hope your birthday was a great one too!
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
8 Nov 15
I could not see how to post at first either. Glad we both found it!
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
It's very intimating really. Glad you did too! Nice to meet you
@wiLLmaH (8236)
• Singapore, Singapore
8 Nov 15
@ForeverTheLamb and @OwlWings got you covered on the things you should know. :) Welcome to myLot.
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
Thanks and yes they have both been extremely helpful and I appreciate that.
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@1hopefulman (32661)
• Canada
16 Nov 15
Hi Colleen, nice to see you here! I hope you will soon feel at home here as there are many from that other site here.
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@dodoazo (21468)
• Philippines
8 Nov 15
Just act naturally. Just do what others are doing as required from you to earn a penny here. The way you present your stand I could surmise to say that you could be relied upon. Just simply read the rules here and you will be fine. Welcome.
@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
@dodoazo I hope you mean fine not fined :) Thanks for the welcome.I will try to act as natural as possible.
@dodoazo (21468)
• Philippines
8 Nov 15
@CRanney Sorry, we do not mind so much on the way we write with some misspellings or we discredit or make fun of those who are not good in writing English or grammar. The point here is we express what we want to. Please do review the rules here. Hope it is okay for you.
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@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
@dodoazo I meant nothing disrespectful. I was unsure if you meant money would come out of my bank :) Thanks
• United States
8 Nov 15
I see you already have had lots of advice, so I'll just say this - we were all new at one time - welcome and have fun.
@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
Thanks @AbbyGreenhill I appreciate that acceptance from you and as I have found many others here also. It's a good sign
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• United States
8 Nov 15
@CRanney It's a very welcoming crowd here!
@BelleStarr (39710)
• United States
8 Nov 15
There are tons of people who you will know and recognize on here but also nice new people too.
@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
9 Nov 15
Yes!! Its amazing how many peoples names I recognize here. I guess now I know where everyone went :)
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@valmnz (12744)
• New Zealand
8 Nov 15
I did. I joined here and then didn't do anything for ages because I couldn't work out how to use it - and yes, finding that little pencil on the right makes a difference
@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
LOL yes for sure!! I was looking for write post or something like that :)
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@babaraimc (1323)
• Pakistan
8 Nov 15
you sound like me Colleen
@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
Oh? hmm what about you do I sound like?
• Philippines
8 Nov 15
Welcome to myLot, I had been a member way back 2007 I think, I responded a few, joined discussions, post some, unfortunately, I got a dollar only & suddenly lost my account, forgotten my password.... hahahaha, & now hope to do a lot.
@CRanney (443)
• Wingham, Ontario
8 Nov 15
OH no...so you are back again? I sometimes make passwords that will help me remember my password. Like using "Iforget" as my password :) Glad to see you here.
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@buenavida (8215)
• Sweden
16 Nov 15
Hi, Colleen - nice to see you here.. You will soon get used to this place and meet many old and new friends..