Are there less People on Here These Days?

@winterose (39898)
Canada
September 8, 2008 4:39pm CST
I know I have not been making many discussions, just got caught up in writing for ac, since I found that not many people were responding to my stories here, but I am finding that not many people are putting up discussions as before, Where is everyone?
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• United States
12 Sep 08
Well for me, I can't think of a good post these days. I have been a little busy and I am trying to catch up with the posts my friends have started, I fell behind with the Olympics and i haven't caught up yet.
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
12 Sep 08
I think I am just burned out myself
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@Hatley (164259)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Sep 08
hi winterose I think too that not as many people are making discussions right now, responding but not much in making' discussions. Some of my friends I miss very much when I look for their discussions as I always know they will have very good discussions . these are the sort of discussion that will interest me and help; me to give something back as I can add my feelings and my advice. these make my day here on mylot.
@winterose (39898)
• Canada
10 Sep 08
ah hon, I hope all your friends come back too and make good discussions again
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@AmbiePam (51194)
• United States
9 Sep 08
Yeah, it does seem like people are posting less discussions. I still see the same people around I think, they just post less. Every now and again a couple posters have blow ups, but that usually blows over after a while and everyone resumes their posting. I haven't posted as much, and I'm sure with school starting a lot of other people may not have the time. I hope I'll be seeing more discussions from you. I really enjoy them, but of course when you have the time.
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
10 Sep 08
I am working on trying to get my stories up on ac, that is taking a while, once I get that done I will probably have more time to come here and start discussions again.
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@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
9 Sep 08
i dont know that there are less here, i just find the topics are not as interesting as they used to be. but in saying that, with fall comes a lot more routine and busyness in people's lives. thats what i think is going on.
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
10 Sep 08
yep it might get back to normal in the winter
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
8 Sep 08
I must admit, I don't get on here as much as I used to. I am working 55-60 hours a week and by the time I sit down, I fall asleep. So, I am guilty of being here less
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
hon it is totally understandable.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
8 Sep 08
I'm here. I don't know if there are less people on here nowadays, though there does seem to be some sort of glitch going on. I had first noticed this the other day when I added someone as a friend and turned on notifications so I could receive discussions from them. I had noticed they had started a couple of new ones when I was logged in, yet never received them in my inbox. It made me think they had deleted me as a friend, but when I went to look on my friends list this person was still on there and the notification was still set to on. Maybe this is what is going on with you as well. Just a thought.
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
that could very well be, a glitch of some sort.
@newtondak (3950)
• United States
8 Sep 08
I'm not too good at getting discussion started, but I have noticed that I'm not getting a lot of responses. It seems like, unless it's a controversial topic - such as politics - that not too many people are responding.
@winterose (39898)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
yeah that happens too when you start discussions, or sometimes people just have too many discussions to answer and not enough time to get around to everyone.
@Jul14nch0 (1414)
• Argentina
8 Sep 08
I have just joined but i think there are a lot of people, discussions updates all the time i see my interest in the top of the screen thing like computer (1 minute ago) make extra money (34 seconds ago) and never more than 1 hour and the today's top get updated all the time, discussions goes out, new discussions come there and so. Well my point i that i do not feel alone here, maybe, since you are more experienced, there were more people before, but i dont know. Have a nice day.
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
when you get a huge friend connection list and used to get over 100 emails in your box a day and it dwindles down to almost nothing you will not what I mean, yes there are always discussions here, but I am talking about the friends we have made over time, many do not seem to be posting as much.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Sep 08
I have noticed also that it is really quiet in here lately at least a lot less than in the past. I am not one to start discussions because I am not good at it but I do like to respond when I have something to say of interest. I get some email notifications but not like I used to.
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
I have been hearing that people are leaving because they don't like the politics and attacks they say are occurring here, and I guess some people are just busier, with school starting and such.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
8 Sep 08
I'm not sure where everyone is these days. I am still getting discussions in my email inbox daily but nothing like I was getting before. I think many people have moved to other places to write and spoend time online and make money. I try to come to Mylot daily and visit other sites as well. I hope more people become active at Mylot soon though.
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
yeah, me too, and I am hardly ever here anymore, just busy elsewhere, and lots of my friends too have moved on.
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@ellie333 (21018)
8 Sep 08
Hi Steph, sorry to butt in but I am getting email notifications but did notice earlier today when I was responding that there were 3 new discussions from someone on my friends list tha I answered to but I never recived notification for and still haven't and that was 10 gours ago now, I have even been in to check that notification is on and it is so maybe we are not receiving all. Ellie :D
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
9 Sep 08
I have been busy elsewhere also but try to make a little time for Mylot when I can Winterose. Ellie, I sure hope Mylot isn't backed up with sending the email alerts again to us. I think alot of members are not very active with Mylot anymore though. I have a ton of friends and my email alerts are dwindling daily, it seems.
9 Sep 08
I have thought that is it quiet here aswell. I have wondered why there wasnt many discussions to reply to. I think everyone is trying to get back into the routine of school, and work after the summer holidays. Come back everyone, we miss you!!!!
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
10 Sep 08
yes I agree with you
10 Sep 08
Lets hope they all return soon and come back with interesting stories about why they have been away for so long!!
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
9 Sep 08
Think since it has been summer lots have been gone. now school has started they will be back. and then agaon some that posted good have left!
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
10 Sep 08
I don't keep up with the latest gossip but I have heard that a few folks have left here,
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
10 Sep 08
yes several of them my friends!
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
9 Sep 08
I haven't been on in awhile since Sept 2nd really. But I have noticed that when I am usually gone for several days that my inbox is filled with mylot mails but this time it isn't full. I have heard a few of them are leaving for a bit but are going to check in for a few every now and then..I do hope that you are doing good on AC and that the writing is coming along great.
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
9 Sep 08
thanks hon, with ac you have to build up clout as they call it and that takes awhile, but probably by next year this time I will really be doing good.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
9 Sep 08
Well, I wish you lots of luck and hope you all the best.
@rckayla09 (113)
• United States
9 Sep 08
I'm still here, winterose! Although I'm sorry I haven't been able to respond to your previous discussions... that's only because, as you know, my hubby is in the hospital and he won't be coming out until the end of this week instead of today, Sept 8th, like he was supposed to. I will try to respond more often from now on because I enjoy the subjects you discuss here :)
@winterose (39898)
• Canada
9 Sep 08
thanks sweetie
• United States
9 Sep 08
you're quite welcome. A strange thing happened on here before! I was in the middle of responding to someone else's discussion when all of a sudden my entire computer shut down by itself. And I think that was either a computer "glitch" or it was me being "censored" somehow... the other person's discussion topic was American politics and I was not saying nice things about the republicans lol. So now I'm convinced that America has become a police-country-dictatorship under eight years of bush's administration. In other words, the U.S. is no longer a democracy unfortunately.
• United States
9 Sep 08
i think there is less people.. im not getting as much traffic which i thought was because of the olympics but now its sluggish again.. not many people posting either.. grrr.. whats going on?!?!
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
9 Sep 08
gosh I wish I knew for sure if our friends are living us or if there is some kind of glitch again
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• United States
9 Sep 08
i know.. i was wondering the same.. it seems like every once in awhile when i check my replies out i have more i didnt know about or something.. so i dunno if i am missing on replies to me or their post or what grr.. i have too many of either to go check each one ya know???
@ellie333 (21018)
8 Sep 08
Hi Winterose, There are a few regulars missing at the moment, taking long breaks, Gizzis mum being one of them, but there are more members than ever. You are in fact one of the ones that I have missed not posting recently but there are indeed many more. I haven't even been as active as usual as I have had my daughters birthday, my son starting school and a new puppy to content with but I am sure it will pick up again. What is really annoying for me is that I cannot send PMs to ask if everything is okay with these people or respond to messages. Ellie :D
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
that is awful how come you cannot do that do you have my email address?
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
8 Sep 08
Judging by the looks of it, I think most of them are no longer here. Some have left by choice and others left because they were forced to perhaps due to unforeseen circumstances. I left temporarily and when I came back, I saw the regulars no longer there making discussions. I think they just went to take a break or got fed up totally. Whatever their reasons are, I wish them the best. Users like easy888 and others are no longer there and I really miss them so, so much! Anyway, one of the most prominent figures I still see is lordwarwizard and that's awesome. I salute him for sticking it out in mylot. He's one of the veteran users here, . Sings to myself: 'Where have all......the cowboys gone.............'
@winterose (39898)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
yep I am one of the veterans here too, I had easy on my list too, and I have lordwhizard as well.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
11 Sep 08
Yep, I do realize that you are one of the veteran users. Awesome. c;) Lord is still active but not easy. Wonder where she's ventured though..
@kareng (16416)
• United States
8 Sep 08
Well I haven't been online much lately due to the busy season at work. All of our fundraising efforts kick in with the end of hte year nearing. Also, was offline all last week because of Hurricane Gustav. We have Ike on the way now, I hope he goes to Texas! So, I'm still here, just not here daily :) I've been online today and have really enjoyed catching up with a few friends. Good to see you posting!
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
thanks hon, I know it has been awhile for me posting but I have been busy as well, glad to know that people miss me.
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@kareng (16416)
• United States
9 Sep 08
:)
@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
I know what you mean winterose. Sometimes I come on here, and can almost 'hear' the silence, if you know what I mean. It has gotten discouraging of late. I've lost several good friends from here, because they're upset by what's been going on, among some of the members. I heard from another friend today via e-mail, who's taking a break from here, for this very reason. She says she 'may' return. I truly hope so.
@winterose (39898)
• Canada
8 Sep 08
we probably have the same friends. It is sad though, I still need to be here once in a while, it helps pay the bills.
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• Canada
9 Sep 08
Yes, I'm sure you know some of the ones I'm referring to, as well. I understand what you're saying about the money, as I use mine as 'the only' little bit of savings I'm able to set aside for anything extra. MyLot is the only paying site I belong to, and I've heard that some others are ripoffs, where their members never get paid. Thanks so much for the best response.
@marciascott (25553)
• United States
9 Sep 08
I do notice that you have to say active here. sometimes I am not here for days and I don't get a lot of replys. I noticed that. How have you been? I hope all is well!
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@winterose (39898)
• Canada
10 Sep 08
I have been very busy and still busy, writing my stories, I write for a living.