Confused by a Mylot notification

@Asylum (48071)
Manchester, England
January 3, 2018 10:11am CST
As we all know, when someone mentions us on Mylot or responds, comments etcetera we receive a notification. Clicking on the link takes us directly to the relevant comment or response, making the system very easy to follow. Yesterday @LoriAMoore posted a discussion and mentioned me in the content, but she used my screen name instead of my username so it did not generate a notification. I saw the post anyway and responded, so the name did not really matter. Recently I received a notification, but clicking on it simply opened the discussion and did not select a comment or response. I tried the link several times, then finally resorted to scrolling through the discussion and opening each column, but to no avail. Eventually I discovered the reason. She had edited the discussion to change Koalemos into Asylum, which automatically generated a notification because I had been mentioned. I can imagine her giggling while doing this and thinking “This will confuse the old fool”.
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@Platespinner (19310)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Jan
If you really want to mess with people, write a comment and then immediately delete it.
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3 Jan
We should welcome the spammers this way.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
I have done similar by submitting a discussion and deleting it immediately. This has sometimes resulted in someone asking where my post has gone. Of course it was not my intention to confuse, but I had submitted a test post to check that an animation was working properly.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
@thehousewife What an excellent idea.
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@JolietJake (43545)
• Olney, Illinois
3 Jan
I knew she edited it because the notification I got stated she mentioned me in a discussion, which was the same discussion from yesterday.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
Was you not mentioned yesterday or does editing resend the notification?
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@JolietJake (43545)
• Olney, Illinois
3 Jan
@Asylum Editing resent it to everyone previously mentioned in it
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
@JolietJake Oh, so I was the only one stupid enough not to realise.
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@andriaperry (36253)
• Anniston, Alabama
3 Jan
LOL, sometimes people confuse thsi middle age fool too!
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
It was very sneaky of her.
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@kavinitu (2390)
• India
3 Jan
I never had such experience
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
It was certainly confusing.
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@sjvg1976 (15892)
• Delhi, India
3 Jan
I never experienced the same here on mylot.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
It was the first time for me in over 11 years.
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@shaggin (30152)
• United States
3 Jan
Lol I am sure she did not try to confuse you on purpose.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
Of course she did. Women are very cruel like that.
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3 Jan
I had that before, although I don't remember who did that. I understand your confusion perfectly, although I also understand Lori's reason for fixing the discussion.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
I can fully understand why she editted it because I always try to correct a mistake when I see one. If course that would not stop her from enjoying my confusion.
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@Gillygirl (16095)
• Sutton, England
3 Jan
This has given me a good laugh.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
It gave me a headache.
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@Gillygirl (16095)
• Sutton, England
3 Jan
@Asylum I thought about deleting my comment but I couldn't be that mean to you.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
Confused
@Gillygirl Oh my, what a cruel bunch of girls we have on Mylot.
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• United States
3 Jan
Hahaha knowing Lori I'm sure she got a laugh at confusing you
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
I fully agree. I had to make a cup of coffee because everything is simpler when I have a coffee.
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• United States
3 Jan
@Asylum coffee does solve many a problem or at least helps procrastinate
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
@Marilynda1225 Coffee to me is a panacea.
@marlina (65138)
• Canada
3 Jan
That's a good funny post.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
It is also perfectly true, she had me totally confused.
@rebelann (34444)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Jan
Could it be they deleted that comment? I've had that happen to me as well and that was the only thing that made any sense to me.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
4 Jan
I have known the same, but in this case she had editted the discussion so I received a message since I was mentioned in the post.
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@rebelann (34444)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Jan
Oh, I had no idea about that scenario @Asylum
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
4 Jan
@rebelann Apparently if a discussion, comment or response is edited it resubmits any notifications.
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@BelleStarr (33971)
• Portland, Connecticut
22 Jan
lol It sounds like you figured it out pretty easily so not as much amusement generated as might have been anticipated. lol
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
22 Jan
It did manage to perplex me for a while.
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@BelleStarr (33971)
• Portland, Connecticut
22 Jan
@Asylum lol You must be slowing down, I have great faith in your abilities!!!
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
22 Jan
@BelleStarr Being a senile old fool does have it's disadvantages.
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@allknowing (56838)
• India
4 Jan
Now you have confused me
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
4 Jan
I seem to have the ability to confuse most people.
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@allknowing (56838)
• India
4 Jan
@Asylum Confusion confounded or is it confusion compounded
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
4 Jan
@allknowing More a case of confusion obfuscated.
@Hannihar (16976)
4 Jan
So what did you do?
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
4 Jan
Since I finally realised what had caused the notification there was nothing required to be done.
@Hannihar (16976)
4 Jan
@Asylum ok Koalemos, that makes sense.
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• China
4 Jan
I learn some thing from the post.I frequently receive double notifications with the same content.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
4 Jan
The double notification is a common occurrence. Mylot notifies members when someone comments on their comment and also when their name is mentioned. Therefore if someone mentions your name while commenting on your comment you will receive both.
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• China
5 Jan
@Asylum Oh ,I never have taken note of it before.Thank you !
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@mayka123 (10084)
• India
4 Jan
You have given us a good idea if we want to confuse someone!!!!
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
4 Jan
Apparently if you edit a discussion or comment then notifications are resent.
@mayka123 (10084)
• India
4 Jan
@Asylum I did not know about this before. Learnt something new today.
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@Corbin5 (85397)
• United States
3 Jan
I would have been confused myself. I lead a life of confusion. It is nice to know that others suffer from confusion every now and then.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
3 Jan
In my case it is more of a permanent condition.
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@Corbin5 (85397)
• United States
3 Jan
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• Eugene, Oregon
10 Jan
That is an interesting sort of thing to happen and would be odd to encounter.
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
10 Jan
It was a first for me and definitely caught me by surprise.
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@Inlemay (16768)
• South Africa
10 Jan
Ah ha - you are confusing the girls with your pseudonyms
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
10 Jan
Yes and they are confusing me in return.
@garymarsh6 (12334)
• United Kingdom
6 Jan
Haha it didn't take too much then! Bless!
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@Asylum (48071)
• Manchester, England
6 Jan
No it did not, but I will be prepared the next time.
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