Mobile-friendly myLot is here! Kind of.... Who wants to help?

Kansas City, Missouri
February 15, 2016 4:03pm CST
Anybody who has pulled up myLot on their phone or tablet knows that things looked pretty rough. We've been working on fixing this for awhile and are finally ready to get some help. There is now a new version of myLot that will change how you see things on both your desktop and your phone/tablet. So this will affect everybody! Set your expectations pretty low, and hopefully you'll be pleasantly surprised! During this testing period, you are free to use either the old website or the new website, and earnings will track just the same. I'll repeat that for emphasis.... You WILL earn if you use the new website! Anything you post on the new website will show up on the old website. And vice versa. It's all the same myLot, just with a different look and feel. There WILL BE BUGS on the new version. Some of these we already know about, but others still need to be found. That's where we need your help. If you're interested, please check out the new myLot and respond to this discussion to share your thoughts. If you encounter a bug, please give as much detail as possible... What browser were you using? Were you on your desktop device, tablet, or phone? If it was a mobile device, then what kind of device was it? We've primarily tested this on desktop-Chrome & mobile-Iphone5, so we expect to see some odd stuff. Once we've taken care of all the critical bugs, we will transition everybody to the new website, and then work on fixing all the less-critical bugs. Make sense? Hope so! Thanks for all your help. I'm looking forward to hearing some feedback...
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@JolietJake (41140)
15 Feb 16
Edit: Wow...this is GREAT!!!
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• Kansas City, Missouri
15 Feb 16
Thanks! Just to be clear, this will change the way things look on your desktop too. I'm not sure if that was obviously from my post.
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• United States
15 Feb 16
Thanks for looking out for us
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@JolietJake (41140)
15 Feb 16
@myLotBugs Hmmm...I thought you meant it was a separate mobile-friendly app thingy...guess I'll take a look then
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@rosekiss (30153)
• Eugene, Oregon
15 Feb 16
Wow, I like it. I am responding to this disucssion from the new site. I am so glad that you are always finding ways of improving mylot. I would definiteily use the new mylot for sure, I have done discussions, responses, and comments on my iPhone 6s plus, and it did work pretty well, but had to scroll a lot. I hope I don't have to scroll so much with the new site. Thaank you taking the time to listen to us.
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@JolietJake (41140)
15 Feb 16
Wider format makes things a bit easier to read, doesn't it?
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@rosekiss (30153)
• Eugene, Oregon
15 Feb 16
@JolietJake It sure does. I like the looks of it. I didn't know they were even thinking about changing the looks of the site, but that change will be good for everyone, and it will work great on my iPhone too.
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• United States
15 Feb 16
@rosekiss @myLotBugs Is there a "new site" for those using a computer yet? I haven't seen any changes to the way myLot looks so far.
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@valmnz (13136)
• New Zealand
15 Feb 16
It took me a while to work out that even though I'd come directly from being logged in at the old site, I couldn't work out how to leave comments here. Then I saw a comment on someone else's post that said we had to log in first. Some of us a bit slow picking up on that sort of thing, especially when we thought we were logged in! All good now though.
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@Susan2015 (18644)
• United States
16 Feb 16
@valmnz You are not alone. I had trouble finding how to comment too. It's going to take time to get used to.
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@valmnz (13136)
• New Zealand
16 Feb 16
@Susan2015 have you logged in? That was my problem! Now I'm rather enjoying the changes.
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@JudyEv (100569)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Feb 16
@valmnz It's great isn't it? I hope I can get on easily tomorrow but I'm sure I'll work it out.
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@Orson_Kart (4121)
• United Kingdom
15 Feb 16
I am using a Samsung tablet and so far it's much better for me. The old myLot was very slow at loading. This one is a great improvement. So far so good
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
15 Feb 16
Yes it is really fast. I wonder if that means we will earn faster too
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• United Kingdom
15 Feb 16
@mysdianait I would guess so as sometimes I had to give up on the site as I couldn't leave a comment. Now it's like lightning. Everybody was frightening. And the music was soothing. As we all started grooving. Yeah, yeah, yeah! Recognise those lyrics?
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
15 Feb 16
@Orson_Kart Don't I just! Oh it's been getting so hard Living with the things you do to me My dreams are getting so strange I'd like to tell you everything I see
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@Asylum (47194)
• Manchester, England
16 Feb 16
I am using Microsoft Edge as my browser and viewing the site on my desktop computer. Overall I find the new layout quite good and a pleasant change from the old format. My only disappointment so far is that the upper navigation bar does not appear to support animated avatars. Sadly I suspect that this will remain the case due to it being housed in a container as such.
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@Susan2015 (18644)
• United States
16 Feb 16
I normally do not like change. But I'll get used to it. It does look brighter and bigger.
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• United States
16 Feb 16
@myLotBugs Can you PM me with the 'bugs' you know about. I will work with both old and new simultaneously and report what I discover. I would advise others to do the same. It can give you a sense of the changes!
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
using a chrome in my android phone. will check this aright after my comment :)) and i am liking it
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@pgntwo (21708)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
15 Feb 16
Ditto for browser and platform - looking good!
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@Lucky15 (33700)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
@pgntwo even here on my laptop, it does really look good :)
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@pgntwo (21708)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
15 Feb 16
@Lucky15 Laptop's locked away for the night, the phone will do. And it is fast...
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@owlwings (38156)
• Cambridge, England
16 Feb 16
I have taken a very brief tour in both Firefox and Chrome (on a Windows Vista PC) and I am very impressed with the format. I noted the following bugs so far, however: 1) Interesting Discussions: "No results were found." ??? (There ARE results in the 'standard' version!) 2) My Followers: Duplication of at least one name ("Paul Kuehn") in listing - 32nd and 33rd name in list. It persists on refreshing the screen, so you may be able to duplicate it. (No duplications in "Users I'm Following" that I can see). 3) Most Recent Discussions: Time calculation incorrect. Most recent discussions show as posted "6h" ago!
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@owlwings (38156)
• Cambridge, England
17 Feb 16
The time calculation also appears to have problems when posting a response/comment. When just posted, the time is shown as "5h" whereas when the response/comment is older than a minute or so, it shows correctly. See image.
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• Kansas City, Missouri
17 Feb 16
@owlwings Testing to see if "5h" is fixed on a new comment....
@owlwings (38156)
• Cambridge, England
17 Feb 16
@myLotBugs The time seems to show correctly now. It says 'Just now'. Another bug is that when tags are entered (with commas separating, of course), going back to edit the response/comment removes the spaces and commas. I have tagged this comment with 'tags, comments, responses, bug'. I have now edited this comment with the result [no longer] seen below! I haven't yet tested this on a discussion. This now retains the tags separated correctly
@cupkitties (6702)
• United States
15 Feb 16
Responding on new site from Samsung (Android os) phone via Chrome browser. Edit: Seems to be problem with editing post on my end.
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@JolietJake (41140)
15 Feb 16
Hi darlin'! I still wanna replace that "k" with another "t"
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@dpk262006 (54659)
• Delhi, India
18 Feb 16
@cupkitties - This kind of problem keep occuring on my PC very frequently.
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@thesids (22453)
• Bhubaneswar, India
16 Feb 16
Thanks to @JolietJake for sharing the discussion with me and @mysdianait for sharing this link on her discussion. Unfortunately, I had no clue of this discussion before I read them. I also do not have any smart handset at the moment (yes, I am an aged ghost), but reading the comments/responses, I feel glad and happy - there seems to be less of glitches and they seem to be happy... so all good for Mylot and Us.
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
16 Feb 16
The new site works on all computers and is not just for phones my friend I am using it since yesterday on my desktop and it is so fast that it makes earnings speed up too
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@Raine38 (9050)
• United States
15 Feb 16
Wow, it does look new. But I kinda like how the left side tool bar is no longer there, and everything is like a pull down menu from the tool bar at the top of the screen.I will try how it looks like in my mobile phone and iPad just so I can see how they look and how the interface is like. Good job!
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@KristenH (20384)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
15 Feb 16
I don't have a mobile phone or a tablet. So I can't help you there. Hope you get it all sorted out.
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
15 Feb 16
It works everywhere. I am using it from my desktop
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@JolietJake (41140)
15 Feb 16
Yes, it works as a new site layout for desktop as well
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
15 Feb 16
@JolietJake Yes and I am loving it. It is SOOOOO much faster and easy to use and clear and I can read everything better and..... no doubt someone will find something wrong with it though
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@valmnz (13136)
• New Zealand
16 Feb 16
Great on my laptop, having a few sensitivities with my touch screen surface tablet, but think that's the tablet's problem, not yours as it sometimes does this with other sites too. Otherwise, love it.
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@rosekiss (30153)
• Eugene, Oregon
16 Feb 16
I tried it on my ipad and it works great. I haven't tried it on my iPhone yet, but I do intend to do that, and see how it works on it as well. I do love it now though, even more than before.
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@valmnz (13136)
• New Zealand
16 Feb 16
@rosekiss I like how you can more easily find the most recent posts of those you follow!
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@JudyEv (100569)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Feb 16
@valmnz And the bigger font is great too. No more peering at the screen quite so much.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 16
I am using it now and I like the change. Mobile-friendly in deed as I do not have to zoom every time I read. Thanks @JolietJake for suggesting.
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@much2say (35403)
• United States
16 Feb 16
Oohhh - something new to play with! I'm on the desktop now, but I'll try out my phone later today. I rarely do this stuff on my phone because it usually frustrates the heck out of me . . . so it shall be a test!!
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
16 Feb 16
I am using it my desktop and it is fantastic!
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@much2say (35403)
• United States
16 Feb 16
Hi @mysdianait ! I am replying to a comment for the first time in this new place - to you! It looks so nice and clean - less cluttered. Going good thus far!! (Now I just have to get "my" act together )
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@mysdianait (63977)
• Italy
16 Feb 16
@much2say i LOVE it! It is so fast and the drop-down menus at the top are so simple to use! HAve fun!
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@hexeduser22 (5856)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
Using the new website in this reply! This is a wish come true for me.. Thank you so much for this!!
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• India
16 Feb 16
Since your wish has came true, can I have my wish come true ? I wish to have a Iphone 5s
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• Philippines
16 Feb 16
@UR_Forever_Raja just close your eyes and... believe in the power of your dreams @myLotBugs when I responded here using the new site, I couldn't find my response after posting it because the response was reflected at the bottom of all the previous responses... Had to scroll down a lot but scrolling is smooth... Now after reloading the page I can see my response on the very top which is pretty convenient for me because that is how the old website behaves. So far that is what I have observe... This is the only discussion I used the new website so I need to observe more to confirm everything. Will be adding more insights later
• India
16 Feb 16
@hexeduser22 I closed my eyes, and I am seeing you giving me a Iphone 6s
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@DaddyEvil (22343)
• United States
16 Feb 16
All right, I am diving in!
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@DaddyEvil (22343)
• United States
16 Feb 16
So far, I am having no problems at all!
@DaddyEvil (22343)
• United States
17 Feb 16
@myLotBugs It shows up in the screen shot I took, but not when I am not taking a screen shot! You are welcome to check with @mysdianait and with @LadyDuck .... They also experienced this glitch. Do you still want me to post the screen shot here? It looks mostly like what I see right now on a page for the new myLot.
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@LadyDuck (121496)
• Switzerland
17 Feb 16
@DaddyEvil Are you saying to @myLotBugs that I am experiencing the same glitch, but this is not what I told you. In my comment, I said that I was checking and IF I experienced your same glitch I would have told you. For the moment I am not experiencing glitches.
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@akalinus (12452)
• United States
15 Feb 16
Does that mean that when the bugs are zapped, desktop will go away? How do you put it on your mobile device?
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@JolietJake (41140)
16 Feb 16
Just log in on your mobile
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@akalinus (12452)
• United States
16 Feb 16
@JolietJake How? Do I get it from the play store? Or, what?
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@JolietJake (41140)
16 Feb 16
@akalinus There is no app, you just log in from the web...
@pgiblett (6649)
• Canada
15 Feb 16
I would prefer there were a MyLot app for Android (and I suppose the Apple people will want an iOS version - not that I care about them though) I already use MyLot on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 smart-phone through the Firefox browser and have to say I manage to keep up with my notifications, but would not create a new discussion this way.
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@ptrikha_2 (5774)
• India
18 Feb 16
yes an App would be better suited for mobiles.
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@ptrikha_2 (5774)
• India
29 Feb 16
@pgiblett Apps work better on mobile phones. Websites tend to be slower and at times there are breaks.
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• Kansas City, Missouri
29 Feb 16
@pgiblett FYI, there are no plans for a mobile app at this time. We'd like to have one too, but it would be very costly to produce. And at this point, we're focused on paying out as much as possible to our users! Hopefully the mobile website will suffice in absence of an app. Maybe some day...
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