A suggestion for mylot

@suspenseful (40314)
Canada
March 23, 2009 9:16am CST
I usually just go on my myLot email once a day and sometimes I find that I am replying to two separate people in the same discussions. So I was wondering whether there was a way rather then say, XX this response is for yours and YY this response is for yours, because sometimes these may have different points of view and may be the exact opposite to each other. Now I can write two paragraphs in the same response, or I can write two responses, but when they are one after the other, it looks as if that I am responding to myself. Not a good idea. So I was wondering if myLot could find a way to rectify this problem.
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7 responses
• United States
23 Mar 09
I do not see how it can look as if you are replying to yourself when you make two separate comments each with the name (ID) of the person you are commenting to in one response thread. I do not think it would be a good idea for myLot to make any changes because knowing from past experience here if it is not broke it is better not to try and fix it.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
23 Mar 09
I would like sort of silly answering myself, but then I would notice no difference because I do that in real life.
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@dfollin (16000)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Don't feel bad. I answer myself too.I think alot of people do.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
Yes as long as no one's listening.
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@dfollin (16000)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I personally do not know of a way.It would be easier if we could but I think that the PTB want us to type each response seperately to earn our money.Which makes sense,but it would be easier to be able to do 2 responses at once.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
I figure that much. I cannot see how two separate responses will give us more money. But then I am used to the writing rule of you get paid by word, and I do not know if myLot follows that rule or not.
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@dfollin (16000)
• United States
16 Apr 09
Thanks for the best response.
@eshaan (6193)
• India
24 Mar 09
hey thats simple...u may write the username of the person to whom u r trying to respond if its the response for some other responder then write under his/her response and if its to the starter of the discussion you open a new comment.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
That sounds like a good idea. But I guess I have to keep my mylot email open so I do not get the other person mixed up.
@dragon54u (31638)
• United States
23 Mar 09
I have often wished they would do that. It would make it truly a give and take discussion. As it is, I preface my remarks with the person's screen name and hope that they see it. There should be a way to reply directly to an individual response, kind of like sub-paragraphs. I'm not saying this well but I know what you mean and I agree with it. There used to be a format called Hypernews that was ideal for a place like this but no one supports it anymore. I certainly do miss it!
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
It would make it easier for me. Unless I copy and paste the post or response to Notepad, or keep the email open and then go back to it, I often find I am answering the wrong writer and sometimes scolding him or her or praising him or her when it is the other person. I have made that mistake.
• Japan
23 Mar 09
That could be a good idea but implementing it is another (difficult) thing. However there's a way how to specifically point to whom you're answering/replying to. If you have seen how twitter users do their reply to other people tweets, that's one way to do it. You can use @ symbol followed by the name to whom your answering/replying to. Here an example: @suspenseful I think should work... just plain and simple.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
23 Mar 09
That would work. But sometimes I forget to do that.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Mar 09
Am not sure but I just go down the line but if they are both under one persons name I add their names and answer them that way.
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@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
24 Mar 09
Yes that makes sense.
@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
25 Mar 09
I know what you mean. And when you comment to a person who responded under someone else's response the first person who responded only gets the email notification, not the second responder, so they don't get to read it anyways unless they go looking for it, which I doubt that they would. I usually don't respond on another response but I have seen it happen many times. I have had it happen on one of my discussions and I don't bother anymore to comment on the second one, just the first one. Do you get my meaning?