Newbies, don't get mad at us oldies

United States
March 9, 2007 2:43pm CST
I noticed that a lot of comments are being made about people not responding back to comments after a post. I for one, am guilty. But, not because I am not interested in what you say. I do read and rate every single reply. However, if you would look at my numbers, you will realize that it is impossible to respond back to over 1000 people a day. I try, but there are not enough hours in a day. If I am off a day, I fall so far behind. So, please do not get hurt from me, or others. Sometimes it takes quite a while to get back, and other times, it gets lost. Forgive me if I hurt any of you. Just relax, and keep up the good work and have friends. Bless you all.
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38 responses
@abhi07 (186)
• India
9 Mar 07
I agree with you fully my friend and wont complain again i'm not a newbie but couldnt catch up due to lack of time,i love to be here as this plz refreshes me from the hectic schedule,everytime i connect to my friends here thanks to all of you in making this site a very healthy platform, a stress buster and a place to find solace.
• United States
9 Mar 07
I'm glad you understand. At over 13,000, it really is hard to get to everyone. But, I do try and do a lot. Have a wonderful day and enjoy your friends. Blessings.
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@abhi07 (186)
• India
9 Mar 07
margie, can you tell me why i cannot see you in my friends list anymore, this is the second time your name disappeared from my list, i feel very tense when i cant see your image in my list, plz accept my request once again, thanks
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@abhi07 (186)
• India
9 Mar 07
thanks dear friend, God bless
9 Mar 07
hard work - Trying to keep up with responses - lol
Like you hun, I don't always have the time on line to respond to every comment and every discussion, I wish I could but now that I am working again, I only have a couple of hours in the evenings. I do try but hope that people will forgive me if I don't get to everyone
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• United States
9 Mar 07
Our good friends, and ones with lots of rates seem to understand a lot better than the others. I don't want to hurt anyone, and I just cannot keep up anymore. Good luck with your job my friend.
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• Singapore
9 Mar 07
Recycledgoth is not having a hard job! Look carefully at her picture - she is dozing off her comp!! :P
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Another thing too, is that guidelines say not to respond to them all since that does not increase our earnings. We do our best and read and rate the responders. If you really want a response then be really witty or something to warrant an almost guaranteed response. We like newbies and were those once and hope that they have the success and more that we have had. Everyone and Margieanneart have a really great evening!!
• United States
9 Mar 07
Bless your heart, well said dear. Thank you.
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• Singapore
9 Mar 07
Lol hon. Don't worry. I can never get mad at you. :P
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• United States
9 Mar 07
Awe, you are sweet. But I do answer a fair amount, I do try.
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• Singapore
10 Mar 07
Yes, I know you do. I see you pretty often on my discussions and I truly appreciate it. ;-)
@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I wouldn't worry about it. You are one of the top responders/posters on this site. Even if you had 2 secretaries helping, you might not get it all finished. Do what you can and that is enough.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
You are so sweet. Thank you sugar. I try to get back, and I do mostly. But, truly, there are not enough hours in a day to do it all. But, a lot of the newbies do not understand this yet, and I didn't want them hurt.
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@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
9 Mar 07
I'm a newbie and I definitely already don't have the time to respond back to comments to my posts. I don't have much time to spend on myLot to start with and I need to keep myself occupied responding to new discussions. I do definitely try to go back and check for new comments though, I just can't do it all the time.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
I certainly understand dear. Just do the best you can and enjoy. I just didn't want anyone to be hurt by my.
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I agree with you, Margie, and I'm not anywhere near as busy here as you are! I find it almost impossible to just post to a few of my friends' discussions a day and to read a few responses to my own discussions and rate them. Rating is what is really important. I do get to the commenting back eventually, but it takes me a while. Keep up the great work!!
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• United States
9 Mar 07
Thank you for your friendship, and understanding. I just don't want the newbies to get hurt. When their numbers increase, they will see how hard it is, when there are just so many hours a day we can spend on here. Bless you honey. You are doing a great job here too. Keep it up.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I agree Margie. There is no way to be able to do all of the things that Mylot expects from us daily. There just isn't enough time in a day. I have alot of friends that I respond to daily and there is no way that I can keep up with every discussion they make. I try to reply with quality only and I try not to rush through anyone's discussion. I don't get hurt at anyone either because I sure know how hard it is to rate, respond, post and keep up with our friends. My mailbox is so backed up and I work on it every day as more and more discussions come rolling in to fill it up again daily.
• United States
9 Mar 07
I'm glad you understand and agree. I don't think the newbies do, as they have made a lot of remarks about this. Have a great day my friend. Thanks for your response.
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Margie, you are my hero! Holy responses batman! How long have you been on mylot? I am in awe of your number! I am guilty. I started a post that got no responses, became over emotional as the topic was very personal and dear to me and then started another discussion ranting because I didn't get any responses. cremecheese set me straight though and now I have a different opinion on it. Thanks for your post, it reminded me that sometimes a response is just not suitable. :)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Awe, bless your heart sugar. Don't ever feel that your post is not suitable, it is. It's just that sometimes poeple do not get to all of them. I have a lot of posts that are unanswered. I am here for 5 months. Sometimes, I get responses on a post months later. Do not take it personal. I just feel bad that I cannot always get back to everyone. I have over 1,000 to do a day, and then try to answer some of my friends posts. I don't have that many hours. But, I try. Good luck my friend. Just enjoy yourself, and all your posts will be answered in time. Bless you.
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
9 Mar 07
Yes I agree Margie as it is hard. I am ok in responding back it is when I respond I find it hard to go back as soon as I want to so it takes me a few Days. But I am sure the new People will soon notice that themselves how hard it can be.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
I hope this brings a little awearness to them, although most of the people that responded were us oldies. Blessings, hope you are feeling well today dear.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
9 Mar 07
I am not even near where you are in numbers and don't know if I will ever hit that high. I had a discussion the other day about how behind I was and some people suggested you can't comment to everyones response to your discussion. I guess that is one thing I have to try and follow. Now I know you defently have to with the numbers you have.
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• United States
9 Mar 07
We do the best we can, and just enjoy the friendships. It certainly isn't the big bucks here. :)
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• Australia
9 Mar 07
When I was off work after my op, I was able to spend extra time in here, now I'm back at work, (still not feeling 100% but bills have to be paid), I'm too tired to do much at all when I get home. I do a quick check of people on my friends list, and that is as far as I get. I'll take this oppertunity to appoligise to anyone that thinks I'm ignoring them. I'm not, just too tired to do more.
• United States
9 Mar 07
Oh honey, I certainly understand. You have a life, and you are human. Thanks for your reponse back dear.
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@akopoto (177)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
Well, basing from your numbers, I believe you post a lot. It is very understandable that you could not reply to some of your discussion. I just hope you could respond to all of them if you have time.
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• United States
10 Mar 07
I do read every one dear, and I do rate them all. However, I can only answer some now. I am getting over 1000 a day responses, and I just cannot keep up with limited hours, but I do care and try. Welcome to MyLot, and enjoy. Blessings, M&M
• Romania
10 Mar 07
Hey why do you apologize? It's not your fault, trust you haven't hurt nobody. If there are some persons that expect from you a comment then give them (if you have the time) signs that you can or tell them that it's sometimes impossible. Being an "oldie" you could teach us the "newbies" a lot. Don't feel guilty for not giving them all what they need, they should apologize now for making you feel guilty.
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• United States
10 Mar 07
Welcome to mylot. And bless your heart. In the beginning when your numbers are lower, it is much easier to answer and reply to everyone. As the numbers grow, and the hours are the same, it really is impossible after awhile. I do try hard though. Blessings,M&M
• United States
10 Mar 07
What a nice explanation. I am a "newbie" (just today) and am just now getting a feel for the community here. I've been involved in other communities before, so I doubt I'd be one to get upset about lack of response. Yet, I really appreciate the way you explain yourself here. It gives me a good feeling for what I can expect here. Thanks.
• United States
10 Mar 07
Welcome dear. I hope you enjoy it and make some nice freinds. There are really some great people on here. Blessings, M&M
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
Hello margie, I was a little surprised when I saw the title of this thread. I can't remember myself getting upset when I started a month ago. I can certainly understand that it can be frustrating at times to keep catching up with all the discussions from our friends. I also make sure to check on all those who responded to my discussions just to let these people know that I cared enough to give positive comments to each of them. There are some new users though, who was still trying to figure out their way how mylot is working. Keep up the good work too. :)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Hi Charms. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and keep on doing what you are doing as long as possible. You are doing great.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
10 Mar 07
I think my lot should pay for the responses to posts that way it would make more of an incentive for everyone to respond to each comment. How much a day do you make with mylot? It seems that we spend lots of time for very little money?
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• United States
10 Mar 07
You have an excellent point. But, it won't happen. Mylot has cut down the money more than half. I used to make tripple for the same amount of work. It isn't worth it anymore. I made $91. or more a month, now $25 to $35 a month with more work. They don't answer emails, and they do not state the payment plan. It will all go downhill soon. Too many rules now.
@thebestmom (1105)
• Philippines
10 Mar 07
hi, i just saw your points and just wonder how long have you been in mylot?
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• United States
10 Mar 07
five months dear
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
10 Mar 07
Well I don't think that we should comment on every response. Mylot even says not to. I think that it's appropriate to respond to some of the comments if needed. But no one should be expected to comment on every response. If I had as many discussions going as you I could never keep up, unless that's all I did...lol I don't know how you comment as much as you do and still manage the starting and responding you do...you're amazing to me. I don't like how some people comment on the first couple of responses then never go back to the discussion. Or the people that never comment or chose best responsee...they just start a discussion and go on... Oh well to each his own I guess.. Sometimes I end up commenting to all of them if it's only got a few responses just to move it up. But heck sometimes you can only say thank you...and how many times do we end up with that...lol I would never think of you when it came to not responding...I don't think you are guilty of it or at least I've never seen it...lol
• United States
10 Mar 07
Bless your heart mari. I really do try to respond as much as possible in the short hours I have. I do however, read every single reply to me, and still atleast rate everyone. You have been great. Thanks a bunch dear. Keep up the great work.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
10 Mar 07
im a newbie here and I understand that there will times that you cant accomodate to answer all those discussions. Im just glad that even if you were busy you still managed to say a prayer for me and uplifted my spirit when I was down and out.
• United States
10 Mar 07
How are things going for you now dear?