Notifications

@sishy7 (27598)
Australia
February 1, 2017 3:04am CST
# 55 This is a subject of many discussion posts on here. And most of them would be talking about how overwhelming notifications can be. I suppose they could be if we don’t check them regularly - but for some members even when they are here daily, going through their notifications is a chore. Now, that’s one problem I never have on here though. As you can see, I checked every single item I can possibly get notified for, but I have never felt overwhelmed by the number of notifications I get... The highest the number in the small red circle ever said that I could remember of for me would be 40. Right now the number next to ‘Notifications’ under my username dropdown says 361. That’s the total for a week’s worth of notifications that I received. So if I take a daily average, I’d say I get around 50 notifications a day, that’s all! That would hardly make me feel overwhelmed. Besides, for each discussion, it’s most likely that I’d get three notifications – one each for like, comment/response, and mention that I'd receive. So with around 50 notifications a day, it means I only have to go through about 17 discussions a day. I wonder what’s everyone else’s average would be, especially for those who feel overwhelmed by notifications.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
1 Feb 17
I have 100 sitting there at the moment and they go back to two days ago. I delete them when I deal with them. I have many shut off 'likes for example) and I don't always go through them in the order that they arrive. I know that some people are sleeping now so I can deal with theirs in a few hours and concentrare on the others which might have only just arrived and be from people who are here and posting right now. then we can banter I have no idea what the average is. It depends on how active I was and whether I interacted with those who comment back too. I don't consider notifications as a 'chore' at all. I LOVE it when they arrive ajnd the more the merrier
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
Oh, by 100 you mean the number in red circle, right? If that's the case then I can see how it might be overwhelming. The most I've ever seen on mine would be around 40. Even that is very rare since I regularly check them...
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
1 Feb 17
@sishy7 Yes, the red number. Once I open them then I have to deal with them and have to stop poking about so I leave them for a while
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@syeow1 (4958)
• India
1 Feb 17
Thanks for sharing a valuable information.
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@SIMPLYD (83266)
• Philippines
1 Feb 17
My notifications are only for those that made a comment on my post or a comment on my comment. Usually, when I open it the next day, I would have at the minimum 30 notifications and a lot to comment back on my posts too.
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@SIMPLYD (83266)
• Philippines
1 Feb 17
@HAPPSINGH What about you? How's your notifications?
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
@SIMPLYD Oh, thanks for sharing that bit of information of your notifications. I'm just trying to figure out where my number would be compared to others on here.
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@SIMPLYD (83266)
• Philippines
2 Feb 17
@sishy7 Is my minimum number of notifications lesser or greater than yours?
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Feb 17
I don't find them a chore. I enjoy seeing what people have said on my and other posts. If I miss a day or two I do find I might have a lot of people to get back to.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
Yes, and they even lump them together if many falls under one action in a particular discussion. For instance, if your latest discussion receives 10 new responses, there's only one notification for all of them. That's why I'm confused when people say they're extremely flooded by them, do they really get hundreds of new notifications at one particular time throughout the day?
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@JudyEv (134905)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Feb 17
@sishy7 I don't really know what happens. I've set mine for no more than emails every hour. I don't go through my notification list. I just go through the emails I receive.
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
11 Feb 17
@sishy7 Yes, sishy, if you see me saying I am flooded, it is because I have a list a mile long. If two or more people reply on the same discussion, yes, those are all received lumped together.... BUT, say I had been on several discussions so a person (A) replies to me on discussion A. Then someone (B) replies to me on discussion B. A third person (C) replies to me on discussion C. (Those are all separate notifications, right?) Now, say someone else (D) replies to me on discussion A. That one is a totally new notification, too. Person (B) replies to me again on discussion B. That is another separate notification. Then person (C) replies to something I said on discussion A. Another separate notification. You know I hit many discussions every day. I also have many more people talking to me on all those discussions, as well. I can easily have well over 100 notifications every day, and do.... Now does this make sense to you? I have been gone for the last four days, so my notifications trailed off.... I had 244 when I got here this afternoon. I am down to 158 right now. To me, the original number was seriously overwhelming. The amount I have now is still daunting, but I am working with them and getting them cleared as quickly as I can. SMH! *sigh!* I have to get up at 5:30 am to get ready for an early day at work... You KNOW I am looking forward to it. Ha! Ha! (Nah, not really laughing. That was sarcastic laughter! grinning at you!)
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@much2say (40204)
• United States
5 Feb 17
As always, you know me . . . I don't keep track of the numbers . . . but I see what I see! I actually was able to tame the notifications a bit this week (but it "helped", sadly, that many have fallen off at the bottom earlier in the week). But with not being here most of yesterday, I am back to an overwhelming notification list again. I think it was last last week that it actually got over 300!! Right now it's at 168. But like I said, I don't keep track, so I have no idea what the average is . . . let's just say it's always A LOT.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
6 Feb 17
Yes, I'd say those numbers would be a LOT! Check your email notifications if you think you've missed the ones older than a week old.
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@much2say (40204)
• United States
6 Feb 17
@sishy7 The sad part is I don't check that email for notifications . . . it's seriously too much (on top of other emails that may be there . . . I really do need to go there and do some seriously cleaning). I keep trying to get through the notifications but then new ones pop up at the top. It's never ending!
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
6 Feb 17
@much2say Sounds like your email inbox is scarier than your myLot notifications...
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• New Delhi, India
1 Feb 17
I have made my settings so that I get the least number of notifications
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
And what would that number be in average if I may ask?
@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
11 Feb 17
My average number of notifications per day works out to 122. The only things I receive notifications for are direct tags. Someone must tag me before I am notified. (I shut everything else down the second day I was here on myLot.) There are times when I have come onto myLot and found well over 200 notifications. I start complaining when the number reaches about 90. (I can usually manage my day with 75 to 80 notifications, but beyond that I start feeling hopeless.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
11 Feb 17
I have yet to find anyone getting less number of notification than me... I notice even new members are among those who receive a good number of notifications.
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@DaddyEvil (25922)
• Aurora, Missouri
12 Feb 17
@sishy7 You do realize that it is because of the way you myLot, right? Quit using sishy mode and make comments, even banal ones, to all the discussions you simply read and like, hon! I am not joking or teasing right now. You'd find you have as many or more notifications to respond to as I have! (I do try to leave meaningful comments, but you need to start interacting more on myLot! You and PA both have that problem! The difference is that she complains because nobody talks to her but then I see her using sishy mode again after telling her to quit that! SMH!) *sigh!* Some days, I regret acting as a big brother to people on myLot! (You HAVE to know I love everyone I consider a friend here, right? Some of you make me despair of training you on social etiquette! )
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
12 Feb 17
@DaddyEvil Yeah, I'm fully aware of that actually... Also, I have this tendency of interacting on discussions where no one seems to notice - new users, no response, and other not-so-popular type of discussions. I guess I really know how to minimize my notifications, eh?
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@velvet53 (17418)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug 17
I have fun replying to all of my notifications. Each day is different and that is fine with me. I get through them and then go on from there.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
19 Aug 17
Yes, first thing I do when I log in here is going through my notifications. Many I know delete them once they go through them, but I never do that. So whatever number it says next to my notifications is what I get last 7 days.
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@velvet53 (17418)
• Palisade, Colorado
19 Aug 17
@sishy7 That is a good way to do it. I like to delete them as I do them. That way I don't get mixed up and reopen them.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
19 Aug 17
@velvet53 I check them regularly and I don't get too many in the first place... So it's pretty easy for me to keep track which ones are new... The number in small red circle indicates how many new ones I get, and the time stamp next to each one helps too... Sometimes I even purposely reopen some to see how the discussion has progressed since last I was notified... I just like to read all responses and comments on discussions I'm interested in
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@syeow1 (4958)
• India
1 Feb 17
Thanks for sharing wonderful information.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
You're welcome.
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@syeow1 (4958)
• India
1 Feb 17
@sishy7 welcome welcome welcome
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
6 Feb 17
@syeow1 You like to repeat things thrice, don't you?
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@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
8 Mar 17
This depends on how active I am on Mylot. This month the e-mails are high; however, I have 2 items that I'm planning to buy a waterlily and a latch hook. Last month I saw a Purple Water Iris and that is now in my pond.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
8 Mar 17
I'd like to see you stay active on here... and perhaps you'll get to buy the 2 items you're planning on by April if not sooner...
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@Fishmomma (11452)
• United States
8 Mar 17
@sishy7 That would be great. I love looking at flowers, so will be doing a lot of posting to see a red or pink flower in my pond.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
8 Mar 17
@Fishmomma I was wondering what is it that you have in your avatar... It's something to do with flowers, isn't it?
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@Brittnyrose (1457)
• Aberdeen, North Carolina
2 Feb 17
It doesn't bother me when it comes to the notifications. I enjoy it helps out with all the spare time I get. Keeps me from being board. And I love to see the fact that others did take time out to read/ comment I usually have about 43-50 a day
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Feb 17
Oh, that's great! Sounds like you're enjoying your first month on here...
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• Aberdeen, North Carolina
2 Feb 17
@sishy7 yeah I've enjoy being here how long haven you been on the site?
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
3 Feb 17
@Brittnyrose I joined in January 2012...
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@MarymargII (10567)
• Toronto, Ontario
8 Feb 17
I don't count them at all- just go ahead and check them- usually by email rather than the list.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
8 Feb 17
I check mine on site so regularly I have not had any emailed for such a long time now...
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@MarymargII (10567)
• Toronto, Ontario
8 Feb 17
@sishy7 That's because you are a wise lady and way ahead of the game---LOL!
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
8 Feb 17
@MarymargII Or it simply means I'm on here way too much...
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@xstitcher (12535)
• Petaluma, California
2 Feb 17
Notifications are not something I really (have the time to) worry about !
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Feb 17
Do you go there when you first log in here or you don't utilize it at all?
@xstitcher (12535)
• Petaluma, California
2 Feb 17
@sishy7 Well, I've used it, but these days with not even having much time to be on line, I certainly don't have time for that.
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@xstitcher (12535)
• Petaluma, California
2 Feb 17
@xstitcher Oh--I just realized your post isn't what I'm thinking about. ;( I haven't been to this part of "notifications" in ages.
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@akalinus (21350)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I come here several times a day to take care of notifications. Some mornings, it takes me over an hour just to deal with them. You can shorten your notification list by unchecking all the 'likes' on the list. That way, you don't have to spend time dealing with them and have more time for commenting. Your notifications are usually about interactions from others so it would be good to respond to them with a comment or even a 'like.' When you respond with a comment, you can get a longer interaction going and that adds pennies to your total.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
Noted - but my concern is that I don't get enough notifications. I feel that the number of notifications I receive is low compared to other active members.
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@akalinus (21350)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@sishy7 If so, you have to ramp up your discussions to make them more interesting.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Feb 17
@akalinus I agree! Great advice! Not only I need to do that, but I probably need to start a discussion more often as well. Thanks!
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
1 Feb 17
I have restricted the choice as regards receiving notifications are concerned. The number varies in accordance with my activity. It may be around 20-30 per day. I clear my notifications, before jumping on to the new posts. My notifications are mainly those where others have responded to my posts or have made counter comments on my posts.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
Your number sounds like around the same as what I'm getting per day.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
2 Feb 17
@sishy7 It could be less than yours. How are you doing? Hope everything is fine.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Feb 17
@dpk262006 I'm fine, thanks! Hope it's the same with you...
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@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
1 Feb 17
notification,mylot
I have all notification ticked, I unticked the email notifications because my mailbox was getting overwhelmed.
@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
1 Feb 17
You can make a separate folder in your mail so that, instead of going to your inbox, they will go directly there. I have them set up like that and my inbox is not clogged up
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
@kwenge adding to mysD's suggestion, you can also set the frequency of your email notification and you will only receive them if you don't check them on the site within that period.
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@kwenge (2493)
• Kenya
2 Feb 17
@mysdianait thanks for the tips dear. will try it out.
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@Morleyhunt (21011)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
I don't get notified for likes....that thinned my notifications to something not quite so intimidating, maybe I'll keep track of how many I get each day.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
It depends on how busy or slow the site is too...
@Morleyhunt (21011)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
@sishy7 I've been out most of the day...gone about 7 hours and had 18 new notifications.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
2 Feb 17
@Morleyhunt That's a good number! I find that when I'm more active, it reflects on more notifications too. The longer I'm gone, the number of notifications will fall drastically toward the later period of my absence.
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@LadyDuck (176993)
• Switzerland
1 Feb 17
I go through my notifications every morning and every afternoon. I have adjusted the settings not to receive notifications for likes, or people who respond to discussions I suggested. In the morning I usually have from 95 to 120 notifications.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
@LadyDuck Oh wow, that's a huge number...
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@LadyDuck (176993)
• Switzerland
2 Feb 17
@sishy7 I visit many posts every day.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
20 Feb 17
@LadyDuck I do too... But mostly I visit them silently... I just read and don't respond or comment.
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@sans224 (1832)
1 Feb 17
you can change settings to show notifications for responds and comments only.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
Yes, I knew that. But even when I checked everything, I don't get too many notifications or hardly enough to make me feel overwhelmed by them.
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@sans224 (1832)
1 Feb 17
@sishy7 its because you want more everytime you love interactions. ;-)
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
1 Feb 17
@sans224 Actually I'm curious what number of notifications others are getting on here... I have a feeling mine is on the low side compared to others...
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@dfollin (12768)
• United States
7 Feb 17
This is good, my only issue about notifications is that after I delete them the same ones come back and I waste a lot of time going right back to the same one to see that I have already liked, commented and gone to that person's discussions also.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
7 Feb 17
Oh... I'm not aware of such issue but I also don't delete notifications... Maybe it looks like the same one because it's for the same discussion but it's actually showing up again as new because it just receives new interaction from other members...
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@dfollin (12768)
• United States
7 Feb 17
@sishy7 No I go in and see and I have already liked it and/commented on it.
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@just4him (127252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Feb 17
Right now I have over 200 to go through, but since I've only taken 'like' off the list, and most are doubles with respond and mention, I have just over a hundred to go through. It does and doesn't feel overwhelming. I enjoy going through the notifications because it gives me a chance to connect with everyone who responded to my post or to a comment I left on their post. My average is about a hundred a day.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
6 Feb 17
Wow, that's a good number you receive... Mine is only about half of yours and that's with checking all possible options...
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@just4him (127252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
8 Feb 17
@sishy7 I'm three days behind and it's still averaging about that per day.
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