does it matter who else is online?

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Philippines
December 12, 2017 3:00am CST
last december 8, @sharon6345 (from the us east coast) posted a discussion entitled, "2 am Good morning mylot." @RasmaSandra replied that it was 9am in riga, latvia, dpk262006 said it was 12:40 pm in delhi, india, while i replied that it was 3pm in the philippines. it was really nice to witness that real-time interaction from different parts of the world. this is why i like international sites like mylot. there is always someone online no matter what time you log in. of course, it's up to you if you want to interact with them. when you go to 'Explore' then 'Most Recent Discussions', you only see the new discussions posted by new and old members. however, other mylotters might also be online, but interacting at other discussions. that's why i also scroll through and refresh 'Most Recent Activity'. i read the responses and comments and participate in those that interest me. does it matter to you who else is online before you post and interact?
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
12 Dec
That was why I suggested the 'Most Recent Activity' link to Bugsy, so if no discussions caught our eye at the moment we could see who else was here and what they were doing.
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
12 Dec
The best myLot idea you have ever come up with...
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• Philippines
12 Dec
when i refreshed my notifs and saw your avatar, i thought, "uh-oh, i hope i didn't write anything inaccurate or misleading about mylot!" so where would the 'most recent activity' link be located?
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@JolietJake (51107)
• United States
12 Dec
@hereandthere #2 spot for me...that and MRD are really all I use. I kind of wish we had one for new user activity also (other than discussions).
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
12 Dec
As soon as my notifications are taken cared of, I Explore everything from 'Interesting' to 'No Response'...
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• Philippines
12 Dec
i don't go to interesting since it's tag-related (if i recall correctly). i think 'no response' would also show up at 'most recent discussions' and 'most recent activity'. if a post in 'top-rated discussions' receives a new response or comment, it will also show up in 'most recent activity.'
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@sishy7 (27598)
• Australia
12 Dec
@hereandthere Yes, but I don't usually go deeper than an hour on the 'Most Recent' tabs... So I catch older posts I missed from all of the other tabs...
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• Philippines
12 Dec
@sishy7 i browse the Top-Rated page without logging in every day, sort of like scanning the newspaper to update myself on what happened here while i was sleeping. so by the time i finally do log in, i have an idea which discussions i want to go back to and participate in, and which i've already had my fill of. to catch other posts that i have missed, i also go to 'Follows' then 'Their Discussions' and also 'Hot Discussions.'
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@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
12 Dec
I wonder what time of the day here in the Philippines there are many users online
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• Philippines
12 Dec
even members from the same country don't log in at the same time. let's say, california. there are several mylotters there, but some might log in in the morning, some are available in the afternoon, some prefer at night, some midnight onwards.
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@Madshadi (8921)
• Brussels, Belgium
12 Dec
I never thought of using the recent activity to see who is online. I post mostly in the morning as it gets busier later in the day, whether people are online or not. Sometimes people respond hours after I publish a discussion.
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• Philippines
12 Dec
the 'most recent activity' tab shows all activities, including most recent posts submitted. you bring up another good point. we can also just leave responses and comments and submit a discussion in the morning. then when we come back at night, we'll have lots of notifications because people were online after we logged out.
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@cahaya1983 (10038)
• Malaysia
12 Dec
I recently posted a discussion about the Most Recent Activity section, because that's where I get to know users who are currently active even though they haven't posted any discussions recently.
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• Philippines
12 Dec
true. some of us are more active interacting than posting new discussions, so we won't show up in the 'most recent discussions' tab, but it doesn't mean we're not here or that we're inactive.
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@cahaya1983 (10038)
• Malaysia
12 Dec
@hereandthere Yes that's right. Not everyone posts 4-5 discussions everyday.
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• Philippines
12 Dec
@cahaya1983 the micro posts one after the other tends to get in the way
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@holdoors (1664)
• Malaysia
12 Dec
I personally feel that it does not really matter who is online as long as there's someone there.
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• Philippines
12 Dec
as long as someone's there and you like the topic, right?
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@holdoors (1664)
• Malaysia
12 Dec
@hereandthere That is true.
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@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
12 Dec
No, it doesn't mater at all my friend.
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• Philippines
12 Dec
yes. as long as the topic is interesting.
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@maezee (33288)
• United States
12 Dec
I think this is cool too. I sometimes will only see MY recent activity on that tab especially if its at an odd hour.
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• Philippines
12 Dec
really? what time would that be?
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• Aberdeen, North Carolina
12 Dec
I've never looked at who's online or the recent activity before I decide to interact. I don't feel it's necessary to my enjoyment of the site.
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• Philippines
12 Dec
some would rather post their new discussions when there are more people online, or the people they usually interact with. some say they keep scrolling and can't find new discussions they want to join. i go to 'most recent activity' and find a response or comment that jumps at me, and join there since we're also paid when we receive likes and comments while participating in other people's discussions.
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@nela13 (8243)
• Portugal
12 Dec
Thank you, I usually only open the "Most recent discussions"
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• Philippines
12 Dec
you're welcome. it's just a suggestion that others might not know about.
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@nela13 (8243)
• Portugal
12 Dec
@hereandthere I was one of those that didn't know
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• Philippines
12 Dec
@nela13 it's understandable. there are features that other members still haven't discovered, like changing their private messaging settings and learning how to delete private messages.
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@just4him (127043)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Dec
I don't think about it. I know when I went through my notifications first thing this morning, they went fast because no one else seemed to be online or up in my part of the world. The rest must have been at work.
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@LadyDuck (175750)
• Switzerland
12 Dec
No, it does not matter at all who is online, I read the discussions and I post my comment, when the users will be online, they will reply.
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@sjvg1976 (18407)
• Delhi, India
12 Dec
Yes it matters . That's the reason most of the time I browse " most recent activity" and "most recent discussion".
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@YrNemo (14703)
12 Dec
I never worry about who is on or off line. I often go through my notification list, then read as many new discussions by the people I follow as possible...
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@JudyEv (134722)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Dec
I'm used to being online when most of the US is asleep but there are always people from other nationalities who are on when I am - just not as many of them.
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• Philippines
12 Dec
That's why they reformatted mylot so that people would see who is online every day. Unfortunately, I am at fault because I don't get to check the new post or recent post these days.
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@JustBhem (42846)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Dec
I always know who are those members are online. I know those active ones and yes, it is great to know that.
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@Hannihar (41914)
8 Feb
That is a good idea to go to recent activity. It is nice interacting with people from all over the world. You get to know different things about where they live.
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• Philippines
8 Feb
some people feel sorry that there's no one around while they're logged in. but the truth is, you can leave a response or comment anywhere and people will respond or comment back later when they're available.
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@Hannihar (41914)
8 Feb
@hereandthere So true hereandthere.
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@SIMPLYD (82913)
• Philippines
19 Dec
I like it so much when I know who is online too at the moment I am commenting, because they would appear right away in my notifications once I have commented on their comments. Indeed, it is so nice to know that while we are awake at a certain time, others are also awake at the opposite or at a different time. This is indeed what is so nice with a site that caters internationally to all its members.
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• Philippines
19 Dec
it's also good to interact with those who are new, or you haven't encountered before.
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@SIMPLYD (82913)
• Philippines
19 Dec
@hereandthere Of course, that is what myLot is all about , interaction with all the members.
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@Meramar (2668)
12 Dec
What I also like is leave some response and, when I log in again a few hours later or the next day, I find plenty of new comments on my responses. The different time zones makes it difficult sometimes to stay connected at the same time. But, a very important point, is that sites like Mylot connects people all around the world and builts up the communication.
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• Philippines
13 Dec
true. we can just post a discussion, leave responses and comments and the notifications will be waiting for us.
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@Meramar (2668)
13 Dec
@hereandthere That's it, time is no problema.
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