The New Interface

Calgary, Alberta
February 23, 2016 11:59pm CST
Though I am a bit confused with the new look of Mylot. I am so happy about it because it loads faster. I am not sure if they were were still using flash but It is now more mobile friendly and slow internet connection friendly. If you have slow internet connection and your only way to access the site is to disable pictures in your browser, the comments are not hidden anymore because they were not counted as picture on this new format. Yesterday I was so frustrated to use Mylot but now it is a smooth sailing. I am so happy that Mylot is using less flash or whatever it is that makes it slow. The site is now more text based than graphics based. I am not using a PC at this moment and I will check if it became faster with PC later.
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@TRBRocks420 (71136)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Feb 16
I like the new site much better too way quicker, al though lately have got some errors.
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@sharon6345 (115498)
• United States
24 Feb 16
The sad thing is that it's still timing out for me.
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• Calgary, Alberta
24 Feb 16
I am still getting some errors but there is improvements, if this is yesterday, It will take me 17 attempts before I can post my reply to you.
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@sharon6345 (115498)
• United States
24 Feb 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I got a little this morning. I hope they get better.
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• Calgary, Alberta
24 Feb 16
@sharon6345 Getting rid of flash is the best decision they ever did. Flash websites are getting obsolete because of the way they slowdown most websites
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@SIMPLYD (77482)
• Philippines
24 Feb 16
Indeed it has become faster now .
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• Calgary, Alberta
24 Feb 16
I felt like I was using a different website. the new interface changes everything for the better.
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@patgalca (14236)
• Orangeville, Ontario
24 Feb 16
Actually, there are graphics. Depending on the topic and the tags used, MyLot is picking huge header pictures. That may be what is slowing it down for you. It is faster, now that you mention it, but the pictures aren't slowing it down for me.
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• Calgary, Alberta
24 Feb 16
in the older format, the comments are considered pictures. Now the comments are only considered texts. That is why it is faster now.
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@Daljinder (20928)
• India
27 Feb 16
This new site is better and loads faster too... Images are brilliant..
• Calgary, Alberta
28 Feb 16
Now that it loads faster, People are more active now, the site is not a ghost town anymore.
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@Daljinder (20928)
• India
28 Feb 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker LOL True... I thought I was haunting this site alone now there will be more of them haunting... woo hoo..... oh sorry it is BOO!!
• Calgary, Alberta
28 Feb 16
@Daljinder this sounds ridiculous but the errors of the older format frustrated me beyond repair, I even end up screaming in front of my computer.
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@T_gray (7841)
• Salina, Kansas
25 Feb 16
I am still trying to get used to it. but other then that you are right, it is much faster
• Calgary, Alberta
25 Feb 16
Remember the older format have those individual boxes where comments are placed. The removal of those boxes made things faster.
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@T_gray (7841)
• Salina, Kansas
25 Feb 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Right. I am hearing people are still having errors though. I don't think that will ever go away. I think that will happen from time to time.
• Calgary, Alberta
25 Feb 16
@T_gray at least there is a huge decrease on errors. We will be getting less errors though if this site will completely get rid of flash and use html 5 instead.
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• United States
26 Feb 16
I like the new myLot version for mobile layout because it's easier to comment. However, for computer/laptop version - I feel the layouts too wide. Especially the comment section!
• Calgary, Alberta
28 Feb 16
You can still access the old version of the site here: old.mylot.com use it if you are more comfortable with that one.I am happy they made an option to make everyone happy.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker Oh wow I did not know that. Thank you!
• Philippines
25 Feb 16
When did this happened? though I've seen this format before but I didn't think they were gonna implement this quick. yeah, its a lot better to navigate now.
• Calgary, Alberta
25 Feb 16
The old 2009 era Mylot looks more similar to what we are using now. The last format we used is more similar to twitter and uses a lot of flash.
• Philippines
27 Feb 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker the last format SUCKS big time.
@JolietJake (48577)
• Olney, Illinois
24 Feb 16
It is as slow as molasses for me this morning on my desktop, but I kind of figured it would be after everyone started using it. It'll take a bit to work some of the bugs out still.
• Calgary, Alberta
24 Feb 16
The change I am experience now is not as fast as usual sites but at least there is less time out errors.
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@JolietJake (48577)
• Olney, Illinois
24 Feb 16
@CaptAlbertWhisker I still haven't had a time-out on it, but it could happen...
@iamshane487 (1170)
• Manila, Philippines
25 Feb 16
I like the new interface. It is refreshing.
• Calgary, Alberta
28 Feb 16
If this is the older version, I wont be able to reply to you because I will be frustrated by the timeout errors.
@jaboUK (52847)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 16
I'm using a laptop and I'm very happy with the new site. I used to get 'not responding' a lot, but haven't seen that in the few days that the new version has been up.
• Calgary, Alberta
25 Feb 16
Who would have thought that removing some cutesy boxes that counts as pictures will make a huge difference. I feel more productive now after that change.
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@scheng1 (24815)
• Singapore
24 Feb 16
It sure loads a lot faster, though when someone uploads a picture to their discussions, it takes a long time for the picture to load. I think Mylot should make the picture slightly smaller, so that the page will load very fast.
• Calgary, Alberta
25 Feb 16
I love pictures and I use pictures too but at the end of the day, the texts should be the one that loads first since this site focuses more on reading.I think pictures loads faster now in my case. I still have the occasional time out errors but it is not as annoying as it use to be.
@jstory07 (64149)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Feb 16
I like the look of the new my lot.
• Calgary, Alberta
24 Feb 16
It is the responsiveness that I like the most. I am not suffering with errors as much as I use to. The site loads faster now.
@Ladypeace (2066)
• Singapore
24 Feb 16
I didn't realize that the old mylot was so graphic driven. It does load faster as you've pointed out. I wouldn't have noticed these points if it weren't for you. Thanks.
• Calgary, Alberta
24 Feb 16
The comments we make use to be inside those individual dirty white colored boxes. Those box are counted as pictures and they were the ones that slows down everything.
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• Philippines
24 Feb 16
It's also good when you access it on a desktop. But yes, I like that the site now loads faster, has a cleaner layout, and is mobile-friendly.
• Calgary, Alberta
24 Feb 16
I earned much more better too because the faster connection gave me more activity compared to the older site that gives me a lot of hell.
@sishy7 (27671)
• Australia
24 Feb 16
I think it is much better all around so far...
• Calgary, Alberta
24 Feb 16
Yesterday, this website is painful to use. I hope this is forever.
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@shaggin (35634)
• United States
1 Mar 16
mylot has never been slow for me on my computer but it was very tough to work with on my cell phone browser. Now with the new changes they have done it is so easy to navigate with my phone. I have made quite a few posts and comments from my phone. I love it! I am really happy with these changes.
@AliCanary (1763)
28 Feb 16
I'm fine with it; it's similar enough to make navigation easy, although it squished my avatar a bit. It's funny how BIG it looks on my large desktop monitor!
@whiteream (3541)
• United States
28 Feb 16
I am glad, to hear things are working better for you at the new site