Ok you Lush NA forumites, let's compare and contrast...

United States
February 7, 2007 12:41pm CST
So, what do you all think of mylot compared to the Lush forums? On the one hand, I sort of like the seemingly endless discussions to post on. But on the other, it's like it's harder to get a good discussion going like on the Lush forums. AND there's no edit button so I can't fix my typos here at mylot. What you you all think?
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• Canada
7 Feb 07
I am finding it a bit complicated. I still have no idea but all the symbols and things mean on here. What is a tag? It does seem like a good way to earn money though!
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• United States
7 Feb 07
Good post WoutW. I always have been checking +, but I didn't know what it did. Can I ask, how do you get a star, and what do they do?
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@kate1356 (697)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I believe you get a star after you make a 100 posts. The number in your star is your rating.. like if people voted + or - for your comment. I have only been here a few days so I agree it is a bit tough trying to feel your way around.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I have a special place in my heart when it comes to the Lush NA forum because the majority of posters type in proper English (god that made me sound like a snob)and I have met some people via that forum that mean a lot to me. I don't think mylot has quite the same potential for drama with the rating system, and I can usually tell right away whether a person's response to a discussion is worth reading. (you know what I mean, some are just confusing and hurt my head). I do enjoy the fact that I can just type away like I like to and earn a few cents for it, but the edit function would be nice. And once you have friends and interests and have started a number of discussions it is easy to find something to discuss.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I know what you mean. For example, I've been following some of the lushies around to post replies and the like. That's been a good way to find threads. Also, I prefer posting on discussions where the OP has actually responded to the comments. Seems more thoughtful that way.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
I know what you mean about the OP coming back to respond, I took those posters as a model in a some ways and call me crazy, but I like to see that someone has read my post and thought about it. There are some "drama" threads that I have noticed, too, but they are mostly about people being petty and abusing the mylot system or giving unfair ratings, not arguments over the discussion topics so much. They really do have a valid topic to discuss, so I feel bad calling them dramas.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I really can't compare the two. The lush forum has been a big part of my life for the past 3 years. I have made friends their, and it's my favorite place to turn to for answers to random questions, or for advice. It is more of a family type atmosphere, well for the most part there are people who wreck that feeling for me but for the most part I really enjoy reading the threads over there. Here I can just post my opinion without worrying about stepping on toes, or inciting a hate fest towards myself. I can just express thoughts in the moment, without worrying about what I might have posted a little while back that might express a a different sentiment to the same situation. I feel a bit more relaxed here in a way because there is no sense of community per se. On the Lush forum I feel like I have to really think twice about every thine I post, and wonder if I'm breaking a forumite rule, blah blah. I use each board for different reasons. I too miss the edit function, hell I miss the ability to PASTE!! and I miss the PM function. For good thoughtful discussion I'd definitely choose the forum over this.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
About pasting, I hear that you can paste once you get 500 posts. It seems sort of ridiculous to me, but I guess that's to prevent people from copying other posts from other fora? Whatev'.
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@ma_belle (1357)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I like that mylot has tons and tons of random discussions and there is no Lush drama (perfume rounds? huh?). But I don't like how I can't edit on here. Also another plus is that the whole getting paid thing on mylot. As for the lush forums, as the others said, there is definilty a greater sense of community as we are all there because we all have a love for Lush.
• United States
7 Feb 07
And I feel like there's less likelihood of getting flamed over here, too. Like, I don't think I'm going to have someone look at my history of posts and point out my contradictions. Then again, it's that sort of thing that makes us a community on the Lush forums. And also, maybe a little flaming builds character. :)
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@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Well, I don't get paid for posting on the LUSH forums...so that's a plus for mylot. It's hard to compare right now because there is sooo much more content over at the LUSh forums. Also, there are insiders lurking around there to give some fun info about what's coming up. It seems pretty nice around here though too. I haven't seen as much arguing (ie, about bad swaps, calling people out on the forum, general disagreement). Then again, I've only been using myLot of 3 days.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
Well, me too! :) That reminds me, there aren't any emoticons here on Mylot! What a shame! I wish I could have that smiley that is hammering itself on the head. I agree that here it seems you can just fade into the background noise, while at Lush people seem to keep more tabs on each other.
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@krebstar5 (1267)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Oh yeah, I love those emoticons. Especially the one with the whip. I've never had the chance to use that one, but I would love to!
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I always wanted to use the smiley that drools, because it seems appropriate in so many circumstances.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
The sense of community is better on the Lush forum, but there's a seemingly endless supply of random discussions here. I don't like it any more or less than the Lush forum, so far. I wish I could edit my posts though.
• United States
7 Feb 07
Yeah, an edit feature would be good. And the random discussions, yeah there are tons here. Hard to wade through too. I sort of like how much easier the Lush forums are to follow.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I put "gallbladder" as one of my interests, but there's not too much discussion about gallbladders over here. (I'm laughing at myself right now)
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• United States
8 Feb 07
On the one hand, there's a lot less community here. On the other hand, there are a lot fewer lushies, so I feel like I can get to know you more. I mean there are more people on the forum, but fewer lushies, whereas on the lush forum... they're all lushies and therefore I want to know all of them (because I only ever talk to lushies, of course, lol). I miss the edit function. Without it, my response to the discon thread is in three parts, because I kept forgetting. I miss the smilies, I keep trying to use them and there are none! I do like getting paid though.
• United States
8 Feb 07
That's true about the lushies over here. I almost feel like we're a gang or something. :) And I could really use a drooly smiley and a head hammering smiley.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I agree with you on this - but we get paid on this site. This is the only thing I like better about it here.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
Yes, the payment thing is really the best part about it! I made 41 cents yesterday! Also, while I dislike all the "yes or no" discussions, I sort of like how there's a lot of traffic through here and a lot of posters. Sometimes over in IC there are topics that I don't care too much for that linger for a while.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
I haven't been on here much...but the conversations tend to fall off from my observation. You can get a good convo going, but once it's off page 10, it seems that it may not be retrievable? On the Lush Forum, I know that i can find something I've responded too or have interest in easily.
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@YuhMin (63)
• United States
8 Feb 07
MyLot's a bit too disorganized for my taste, but I do like that you can search for a subject and find others who share your interest. The search function also works MUCH better than the Lush NA forum's! I love the random results you get sometimes on the forum. :o)
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• United States
8 Feb 07
I agree about the disorganization on this site (for some reason not having uniform tag lines just kills me) but I'm starting to get the hang of it a bit. (and they have a frugal living "interest" too... )
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• Canada
8 Feb 07
It looks really confusing here. But obviously I am going to need a little bit of time to get used to it. I kinda like the idea that there are sooo many different topics which means the variety of different people on here will make it really interesting
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Perhaps if I give you a pineapple it would make the transition easier? ;)
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• United States
8 Feb 07
I'm still trying to get the hang of it here. I agree that the edit function would be nice, and I like the organization of the topics better on the Lush forum. I like that there are sooo many more interesting topics being discussed here, but it's a little hard to wade through it all. I just need to narrow down my interests, I think. I'm sure I'll catch on soon!
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Yeah, like someone mentioned before, on the Lush forums there's one huge "interest" and that's Lush. While here, there are interests like "life" and "life in general."
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@chazdubs (249)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I've never heard of lush.com, but I think myLot is better because you get paid. What is better than getting paid? nothing!
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• United States
7 Feb 07
Well, there are plusses and minuses to everything I suppose. Sometimes quality is better than quantity, you know what I mean?
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• United States
9 Feb 07
Still trying to get the hang of it too. I've been on the LUSH forum for so long-it's the only place I consistantly post on the internet, so that will probably never change- I like the group there, I really like that it's a lot of really smart women and the general vibe is v. empowering. Getting paid is cool though too- although I don't know if I'll ever post enough to get the $$.
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@msnerd (29)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Totally overwhelmed by the discussions. When I found the lushies (thanks Crystie!) I immediately settled in here. Its like my little Lush security blanket. Okay, I did post to a thread about boys wearing eyeliner first.
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• United States
12 Feb 07
I like being part of the mylot Lush gang.
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@msnerd (29)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Me too! We should have a hand sign. Not that we would be able to see it...er...nevermind...
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@JJLoa44 (346)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
I have found one thing The last lush thread I read here was the one started by YuhMin about what products were the most worth your money? Half the respondants obviously didn't read what she said at all - just basically read the subject line and came up with a post that was totally unrelated. Probably in an attempt to get more money. But seriously - how long does it take to skim the message to make sure you're responding properly? sigh.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
I know! That was killing me.
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@JJLoa44 (346)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
same here! I mean, I can't argue that posting to get money is something I'd do too (ie. I'm posting in topics I have some interest in but hadn't ever before really been involved in forum conversations for) ... but at least I'm responding to the actual question! And if I saw a topic I thought I had an answer for, at least skimming the whole question to make sure I understood ... ahh well. Not much you can do - well, I guess you can negative rate, but otherwise ...
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• India
8 Feb 07
lush.com....never heard of it...i will check first..thx
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Beware! Lush has this evil little way of enabling people! :)
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Yes yes! I've often been told (or is it made fun of?) that I should try and open a Lush store here in New Mex. What can I say? I dig on baths.
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@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
15 Feb 07
I like how I get paid here for talking about Lush (amongst other things) :D But I find that the people are more friendly here and a good place to get opinions and recommendations.
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• United States
15 Feb 07
I do find it a little shocking the sexist discussions that are started here. I respect people's ability to post what they want here, but STILL... I don't like it.
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• Philippines
8 Feb 07
I have no idea what the lush forum is..but there are lots of good discussions here and some are really quite interesting. You have to reread your discussion before you post it so you can delete and fix the typos you made.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
(Are you a fan of Charmed?) :) If only I had the foresight- and spelling ability- to double check before I post. *sigh*
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@JJLoa44 (346)
• Canada
8 Feb 07
I think it's a very different type of thing, so comparing is a bit hard for me to think of. I mean, this place is cool, but I can't really see it having such a community spirit, just because the conversations are so diverse and the issues are so different. But it's interesting at least, and the money thing is hard to ignore.
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