Dear Mr MYLOT! Please Change the 'Suggest' Option!
November 15, 2017 1:53pm CST
Today I felt the urge to suggest a discussion to myLot members I know and who - I assume - will like it, too. In the two years and one month, I've been on the site this urge has overcome me perhaps three times. The last time was a long time ago and I had forgotten that what I saw when I clicked on 'Suggest' had already annoyed me the last times I had used this function. A long list of names appears. Who are all these people? My followers! I can't believe it. What do I care for my followers? I follow 32 people and have 700 followers !! That's absurd. It reminds me of the site bubblews where members boasted with the number of their followers which reached up to 9.000 as I remember. Did they also have thousands of reads, Likes and comments? No, they didn't. Same here. I scrolled through about one-third of the list until I got bored. I recognised a few names but the vast majority means nothing to me. I have a good visual memory and I can say that they *never* appear in the Recent Discussions list. They are what Germans call 'One Day Flies'. The English term is mayfly, the zoological term is ephemera. They don't really disturb me because I don't see them if I don't click on the 'Followers' list but I'd love to be able to delete their names nevertheless. I don't want to be associated with such silly people. When I want to suggest a discussion, I want to see the list of people I FOLLOW! Dear Mr MyLot, can you please install this option?
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To be honest, I would not care for that at all. I stopped following people basically because of suggestions...I don't want to suddenly start getting them from people just because they follow me. If you want, delete the people following you from the list that you don't wish to see there. Yes, it will take time, but why should I be inconvenienced just so you are not inconvenienced?
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Oh man no wonder it takes me so long to go through the list of those to suggest a post to. I assumed they were all people I used to follow in the old mylot days. I really like this post and think it would be much better if we only saw in the suggest those WE are connected to equally.
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The followers are the ones interested in reading your discussions. The reason on why you follow a certain writer - you have read, like, responded, can relate to what they have written and probably wants to read more of what they can offer. Thus the suggest button, so they can give you more to read, more to interact with. The 32 people that YOU FOLLOW are not the ones reading your discussions. (not unless they followed you back) So why suggest write-ups/discussions to the ones that you follow? They're not the ones who have read your work. They're not the ones who are interested.
@AllforHim Pity that you haven't read my post attentively. The people I follow are my regular readers. To be honest, I could delete them. They'd read my discussions nevertheless. As I've explained in detail, most of the followers are NOT interested in my discussions. They've added their name and that was it. The reason behind this is, of course, the idea that this may lure me to their site to read their discussions.
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not sure what to make of this.I do not bother with any of this.I just do a post.Not interest what they have out there. I have not see this list.Then I do not follow anyone.Just read what I want to read and some of my friends here.
I perfectly agree with you on this. I have a very hard time suggesting discussions because I get the list of those who follow me. I have 951 followers, I think that the half of them are no more active. How can I go through a list of 951 people?
@sishy7 Many who those who follow me are not active. I have deleted about 20 this morning, most of them with 1 or 2 discussions and no interaction. It is interesting anyway to see how many of those I follow and with whom I interact every day do not follow me, interesting to know.