Some Hints Maybe?

@webeishere (36377)
United States
March 5, 2007 4:41am CST
I find that while on myLot I use a pad of paper to keep track of things here. Like when I get an email notification I usually don't read it I just see whom started the new discussion & I write that friends name down for future refrence to respond to their new discussion. I don't ever read the ones about responses as I see my page at all times & check for new resposnes. So this seems to assist me a bit while I'm busy posting commenting or responding here as I'm trying to get my time frame right. My question is does anyone have any other things they do along the same lines to keep track of these things without having to read all the emails & jumping from site to site to find that some haven't posted today? Any & all help would be great. My desk becomes so cluttered with post-its etc after a 5 hour day here. HAHAHA!!! Any responses would be great. Thanks in advance and Happy postings from Grandpa Bob
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@hora_fugit (5379)
• India
5 Mar 07
I don't have many friends and those I do have are not posting all the time, so I don't get stuck in the searching process. But I have to keep record of the responses to my discussions. Here my gmail notifier helps me much. Actually I sign in to notifier and then search pages according to the alerts if any. Are your alerts too of the same kind? Unfortunately I try to keep all post-its in my mind and it gets cluttered:( That's why I always forget what I was going to post here once I log in.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I have the notify option for friends on mylot set to ON so I get emails when a new discussion or a response to one of my discuassions is posted. Thanks & in time you'll accquire more friends. Happy ostings from Grandpa Bob
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• India
5 Mar 07
I meant that my gmail notifier (a desktop tool from gmail) helps me with mylot. First mylot sends me alerts to my gmail account and from there it is sent to me directly on my desktop via gmail notifier. So I don't have even to sign in to read emails:) The subject of the alert tells me the name of my friend. It saves me from noting it down too. I hope you understand though I've written it all in a confusing way.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Nope. This response was perfect. Now I know what you mean. Once again Thanks.
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@yvonne1968 (1065)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Since I use Yahoo and not my private email to get notifications i just keep them in a folder on yahoo and then when i get a chance to go through the emails like this morning i delete the emails that i answered. Same thing with the notifications of the ones i started and someone answers. I also have a notebook and write down the date and how many discussions i answered to keep track and see if i can figure out how i got money for the day. Also i can use the notebook to come up with new ideas to start.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Thanks. That was helpful. I have no idea what I'm going to do but I've gotta get rid of these sticky notes. LOL
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@juskoday (183)
• Philippines
21 Mar 07
I use Gmail instead of Yahoo and set up folders so that mails from myLot go directly to them. What I like about Gmail is that individual emails are set up in 'conversation' form, so if they've got the same subject, they're grouped together in sub-trees. It's easier for me to manage the different discussions that way.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
21 Mar 07
A few have stated they use gmail. I have AOL and use that mail box. Thanks for your response also. Its appreciated fully.
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
5 Mar 07
It is just as quick and saves more time if the emails are answered to as they come in. Looking back and seeing that a discussion has been commented on in the discussions I have started column is eneasy way of finding out who has made that commented and how long ago that comment was made. It is a bit time consuming if the we have to catch up after some absense from th computer or busy elswhere but thats the way sometimes. it is a very good system here on mylot as most of the discussions are on the same screen so that they can easily be read compared to other discussion boards on other sites.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
5 Mar 07
Well now the answers are getting better. I'll have to see if I can program myself to do it that way someday. Soon too I hope. HAHAHA.
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
5 Mar 07
Here are a few things that I have started doing since joining mylot. When I receive notifications that my friends started a discussion I read them and then place them into a couple of different "folder categories" that I started. I folder to definitely respond, another needs some though prior to responding, and one that says maybe, these are primarily for ones that have links that I need more information to answer. If I read a discussion that I have no knowledge of, or can add nothing new to the discussion it's placed into the trash bin. I also have a notebook, and as I'm on the computer or out and about my notebook goes along with me. I jot down ideas for future discussions. I have started bringing my camera with me when out and about and taking photos of things that I might be able to use in other members discussions. I do write down the number of notifications to responses that I received as I found that some people drop in a comment in the middle and then I have to go through all pages to find the comment so that 1 I can rate them and 2 to make sure that if it required a response that I have given one. I don't want to miss anyone. I will need to join a 12 step program soon, just not ready to admit that I'm a mylot addict just yet. :)
@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
5 Mar 07
You are busted and you are inducted!LOL
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Way to go. Sounds like a couple ideas there may work. You slso sound quite busy here. HAHAHAHA. Happy postings from Grandpa Bob
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
10 Mar 07
Thank you for the honor of the best response! :)
• Canada
5 Mar 07
I turned my notifications off because they keep coming very sporadically and then I usually find my inbox overflowing in the mroning. I use a pad of paper to keep track of how many posts I do in a day and what my post count is, so I can try to figure out what I'll get paid for the day, and also it lets me keep a track of how many posts a day I do on average. I find that helps me a lot.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I'm going to be turning off my email notification also I think. It.s been annoying to say thre lest with this problem. I think I may also start writing down my post #s daily to keep track also along the same lines. Thank you very very much. Happy postings from Grandpa Bob
@blueman (16516)
• India
5 Mar 07
thats a good way to organise offline but i never write down anything.
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@shakeroo (3991)
• Malaysia
6 Mar 07
Hi webeishere. I envy you. That simply means you have lots of activities going on at myLot. I am working towards that and I thank you for this post since from the comments, I would be able to prepare myself when I reach your level.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Please call me Grandpa Bpb HAHAHAHA. Yes it's fun but it can get very difficult here at times. Anyhow have fun and...... Happy postings from Grandpa Bob
• India
6 Mar 07
I think what best you can do is use the notepad or the wordpad in you computer, as simple as that!
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
6 Mar 07
LOL Doing mylot on a computer & I never once thought about this idea. Thanks a lot. This one is very deeply appreciated. Thanks again. Happy postings from Grandpa Bob
• Philippines
6 Mar 07
Hi there granpa bob! I usually log into mylot during my not so busy times in the office. I enjoy reading and responding to good topics here. I don't really do anything like that. I don't know since I usually check my discussions first and then go back to the main discussion where you can find the popular ones and hope that there's something I could actually relate to and eventually be able to reply to it.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
6 Mar 07
Thank you very much. Especially for aclling me Grandpa Bob. I;m going to be changing the ways I work with myLot soon. Have a great night
@jennybianca (12918)
• Australia
6 Mar 07
I go through my emails each morning. I read the responses, then if I wish to reply to a response, I do so straight away, or just keep that email for a littrle while, until I have time to reply. Then I go though new discussions my friends have started. I keep those I am going to respond to, and delete those I can't respond to (such as tax laws i Canada. I then go through my unresolved discussions, and decide if it is time to choose a best response.. Next I go through responses I have received for new or fairly recent discussions. I rate them all, and reply to some. Then I start responding to my friends discussions. Next, I go through hot topics, or any new discussions, and decide what I can reply to. At any stage, if I can think of a new discussion, I will start it. I have not really been keeping a record of who is responding and who isn't, but I should be, as I have a lot of "friends", many of whom are NOT responding to any of my discussions, and I am going to delete them..
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I actually don't have a set way I do mylot. I get on and away I go. Its not always in the same order I do things. Thanks for the great response. Appreciate it fully. Happy postings from Grandpa Bob
@Talha22 (384)
• Pakistan
6 Mar 07
Well I also turn notifications off cause i have lots of friends and lots of people start disscussion so that my inbox is about to be full or full so due to that reason I mostly or always turn off the notification.
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@tammyr (5969)
• Etowah, Tennessee
5 Mar 07
I do not read my e-mails I look in discussions I've started or my friends have started, I get so many and with dial up it takes to long to do it that way. I will also go to their profile if I do not see one from them for a while. I keep a piece of paper under my key board for quick notes that I will only need for a minute or two and a pad beside me for more permanent notes. Mostly I just run around here and there looking at everything to get something to respond to.
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