MyLot Code Puzzle

United States
June 4, 2016 10:15am CST
This has been bothering me for some time now. I have tried to figure out why the position of myLot Code icons seems to move around. Each time I want to add one to a comment, I have to look through the whole array in order to find the icon I would like to use. I thought at first this was because I sometimes use my laptop and other times my iPad. But it even happens when sticking to just one device. Let me explain. I like to use the “doh” icon, . It sums up how I feel about many subjects (and life to some extent). When I look for it, sometimes it is sitting on the second row of icons, way off to the right. But at other times, it is just to the left of middle in the second row. Why? Do any of you know why the icons seem to travel? Is this a perk they receive for their work making our comments more visual? Or is this a helpful aid to improving our mental acuity that the myLot staff has added to the site? What do you think?
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39 responses
@GoAskAlice (4145)
• United States
4 Jun 16
To be perfectly honest, I have never really noticed. I don't have a good answer for you to be honest. It is strange.
10 people like this
• United States
5 Jun 16
See, how can someone not notice? If you put your shoes in one spot and when you went to put them on, they were suddenly somewhere else, wouldn't that make you wonder?
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• India
5 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace maybe @GoAskAlice is using all of them all the time!
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@vandana7 (53404)
• India
5 Jun 16
They are waltzing
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@jaboUK (48869)
• United Kingdom
4 Jun 16
I've only noticed things in a different position if I've minimised or enlarged my screen. I'll take more notice now to see if their actual positions change.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Great. I don't change my screen, so that can't be it.
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@Asylum (45384)
• Manchester, England
4 Jun 16
I would never have noticed this because I never use the icons, but it does seem a little strange.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
That is what I thought. So far, I'm the only one who has noticed. I guess it's my attention to detail and routine. I look where one icon was the last time I used it, and it has moved.
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@pgntwo (19084)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
4 Jun 16
See what hassle you're missing, @Asylum?
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@Asylum (45384)
• Manchester, England
4 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace I would probably have noticed if I used the icons.
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@Corbin5 (64724)
• United States
4 Jun 16
I have not noticed this, but not sure why the icons would move. I rarely use them, so that may be why I have not noticed the shifting. I think those little icons do it all on their own to mess with the minds of humans. An evil plot perhaps to ensure that icons will one day rule the world.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
I had this thought too. Perhaps it is an evil plan to make all the OCD members lose their minds. Too late in my case. I taught teenagers for years. Any sanity I ever had was destroyed by the teens years ago.
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@Corbin5 (64724)
• United States
5 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace I taught middle school, and I am no longer sane after that experience either. Retirement is a blessing.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
@Corbin5 People used to ask me how I stayed sane teaching teenagers. I told them it helps to be crazy when you start. LOL
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4 Jun 16
I think @sishy7 is correct. Depending on the device, number of rows is changing and it looks like position of the icons is changed. Also on the same device the number of rows varies if you commenting on a comment or if you are responding to the original discussion. This is because of some more spacing given to the left for comments.. The sequence is same.. Hope You got what i was trying to explain
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@sishy7 (23448)
• Australia
4 Jun 16
Yes, I was having trouble explaining myself about it... I'm glad you're able to explain it better...
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Okay, I think I get it. They are in one place if you are posting, another if you are commenting on a post, and a third if you are commenting on a comment. That makes sense. Don't know if it is correct, but at least it is logical. Thanks.
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4 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace you are welcome, just wondering how is that image related to the post??
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@Hatley (148744)
• Garden Grove, California
4 Jun 16
I had not really noticed b ut will now as I use am icon
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Okay, if you figure it out, let me know.
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@marlina (55119)
• Canada
4 Jun 16
I have never seen them moving around.
4 people like this
• United States
4 Jun 16
@marlina Okay. So maybe it's just me.
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@celticeagle (109438)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jun 16
I am sure it would depend on the device and that would bring into account the resolution.
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Nope, can't be that. I use the same laptop and the same resolution, and it changes. If I switch to my iPad, then of course it is different from the laptop, but it also changes when I stay on the iPad. Maybe vijay is right.
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@celticeagle (109438)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace ....Perhaps. Just one of those glitches I think.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
@celticeagle Could be, but it happens often.
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@sishy7 (23448)
• Australia
4 Jun 16
They don't move around on me... But I think I know what you mean... I guess it depends on the screen width of your device... Mine sometimes show them in 2 rows, and other times they are in 3 or 4 rows like when I'm using my mobile... The is between and on mine - how is it on yours?
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• United States
4 Jun 16
This depends, because it moves. Right now it's in the same place as yours, but even using the same screen, it sometimes moves. Right now the is on the top right, but often it is on the bottom left. I'm confused.
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4 Jun 16
@sishy7 I haven't got the pancakes yet. I thought it is because my username. So I got brand new username but still my tummy didn't got the pancakes... What I have to do for it ?
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@sishy7 (23448)
• Australia
4 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace Yes, it looks like they move, for example, when we respond then comment using the same screen because the number of emoticons on each row changes... But I think their sequence is always the same like and so on...
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@silvermist (13960)
• India
4 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace No,I have not noticed it.Also,I do not usually use
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• United States
4 Jun 16
Well if you don't use the icons, then of course you wouldn't notice if they were moved around.
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@silvermist (13960)
• India
5 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace Yes you are right.This is the first time I am using .
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• United States
6 Jun 16
@silvermist Try using them again, and see what happens.
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@thelme55 (8750)
• Germany
4 Jun 16
Oh! I have not noticed that. Thanks for the information. I will check it everytime I use the icons.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
Don't make yourself crazy. It's really not that important.
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@thelme55 (8750)
• Germany
5 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace thanks for the tip.
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@just4him (75570)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Jun 16
I thought I was the only one unable to always locate the icon I wanted. The hardest one for me to find is the icon. Found it this time without any trouble, but that isn't always the case, sometimes I need to look it over three times before I spot this very tiny icon among the giants around it. It's not the only one I use, but it is the hardest for me to find. There are others I have trouble spotting too.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
That is because they hide from us. Vijay thinks they move because of where we are on the site. This makes sense.
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@just4him (75570)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace I'm lost. How does that make sense? Maybe I'm not reading this right.
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@Marcyaz (36193)
• United States
4 Jun 16
I think it is just a quirk in the system that makes it move around to other spots.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
Maybe it has something to do with sunspots or phases of the moon?
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@Marcyaz (36193)
• United States
5 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace Who knows what it is.
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@LadyDuck (102755)
• Switzerland
4 Jun 16
I thought that it was only my feeling, but now that you mention I also noticed that they do not stay in the same place.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
Ah, so I'm not the only one to have noticed this. Cool.
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@LadyDuck (102755)
• Switzerland
5 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace I do not know why, but they move, even the number of icons it's always the same.
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@miniam (9314)
• Bern, Switzerland
4 Jun 16
I rarely use icons so whenever l have to use one, l have to check it so l dont know what is supposed to be where normaly.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
Okay. It really only effects people who use them often.
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@Drosophila (16897)
• Ireland
4 Jun 16
That sounds odd
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• United States
5 Jun 16
Yeah, because it is odd. It's frustrating too.
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@pgntwo (19084)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
4 Jun 16
Although there might be 2 or 3 or 4 rows of icons, the icons are always in the same order relative to each other. The number of rows depends on the resolution of the screen and the browser window size, as far as I can tell. At least that is the way it is on the devices I use for browsing myLot.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
Yes, they move, but it is not, as stated above because of changing resolution (since I didn't do that) or different screens (because I only have one laptop, and one iPad, and it changes on each and not just between the two devices, which I expected). I think vijay is right. He thinks it is which spot on the site we are working on, posting, commenting, responding, etc.
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@Dena91 (3399)
• United States
4 Jun 16
I used 2 this morning in a comment. Now I'll have to look next time I use some to see if they move or not. Interesting. Have a blessed day
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• United States
4 Jun 16
It is interesting. I like to know how things work, but only up to a point. Maybe Vijay is right.
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4 Jun 16
Is it due to resolution ? Do you change the resolution of system more often ? Or like do you try to zoom in or zoom out in browser ? Mostly I think, that might be the reason. Though I am unsure. @goaskalice
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• United States
4 Jun 16
I never zoom in our zoom out, so that cannot be it. I don't change the resolution at all.
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@DaddyEvil (19938)
• United States
7 Jun 16
Yes, the emoji's do move around, as if some of them are trying to hide. They always know which one I am trying to find, too. That one is the hardest one to spot, every time! If a good explanation is put forth, I would like to know about it, please.
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@pgntwo (19084)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
9 Jun 16
Edited for clarification
The best explanation is that there is none.
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@DaddyEvil (19938)
• United States
10 Jun 16
@pgntwo I would really like to know why that happens, though, pgn. Thanks for the "explanation"... uhm.... no, I won't go there... today. Tomorrow may be a different matter!
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@pgntwo (19084)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
10 Jun 16
@DaddyEvil Non-linear programming? Different coders for Post, Response, Comment and PM? Or "just because..."
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@nanette64 (11225)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 Jun 16
I don't use them too often @ElizabethWallace so I haven't paid attention. I do wish however that they would make them a little larger and not quite so close together.
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• United States
5 Jun 16
I would like that too. If we increase the size of them on our own screens, then everything else is too big.
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@nanette64 (11225)
• Fairfield, Texas
5 Jun 16
@ElizabethWallace Exactly. And my eye doctor says I have 20/20 vision with my glasses. Yeah right!
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• United States
6 Jun 16
@nanette64 My right eye is 20/20 and left 20/18 with glasses, but glasses don't help when they move things around on us.
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