Admin for a Day: The myLot Home Page

Tokelau
December 26, 2009 12:53pm CST
Here I am again! This is my first discussion of many where I'm asking for suggestions, enhancements, and wish lists! I want to hear your opinions about the myLot home page. Have you customized your home page? Do you like the sorties? Do you use the weather updates? How about the news? Do you read the articles? What do you love about the home page? What do you want to see changed? Anything you want added? What can't you do that you wish you could do? Tell me what your "dream" home page would look like!
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@maezee (41301)
• United States
26 Dec 09
OK. I can only think of a few things here. I don't know if these count, but I'm always ranting about the useless discussion tabs. . (Useless in my opinion, which is slightly biased.. sorry. lol.) I personally don't understand the difference between "recent" and "new", and I feel like "unresolved" is a pretty dumb category considering discussions should be open-ended, and therefore not NEED a "resolution". Unless it's the poster asking a very very specific yes-or-no type question. Another tab I don't get is the "hot" discussions tab. What's up with this one? I feel like most people that I've explained this to agree with me. But I love the home page! I actually really like seeing little updates and headlines.
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• United States
27 Dec 09
What she said.
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@savak03 (6692)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Unresolved is just the discussions you started where you have not chosen a best response. That is the only resolution it is referring to. Some of the mylot members are more prompt at awarding a best response in a timely manner than others, like me.
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@pupupd (1516)
• India
27 Dec 09
I like the HOT discussion tab as it lists all the discussions which have got the maximum responses and comments in a particular day, it is similar to top discussions. Using that I also get to make new friends
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• United States
26 Dec 09
I think it would be cool if we could change the color of the background, the font and such.
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• Tokelau
26 Dec 09
Hi jahernandezrivas! So you'd like to be able to modify the colors and fonts, similar to how the profile page works? albertwhisker, I think what jahernandezrivas is saying is that each member would be able to change the colors, fonts, etc. to whatever scheme they prefer. If jahernandezrivas prefers neon green, she can choose neon green. If you prefer a pale pink, then you can choose pale pink.
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• Pakistan
26 Dec 09
I agree with jahernandezrivas that everyone like a colour and not like such colour as others. All colours have their own taste and person has his/her own taste. I like sky colours as background but very light background with cloud. Font can also increase the beauty of the page.
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• United States
27 Dec 09
Great idea, being able to personalize the backround and fonts n such would be alot of fun.
@mimpi1911 (25473)
• India
26 Dec 09
Thanks for the discussion Alice. I always have had a problem in understanding TODAY'S TOP and HOT discussions. I never really could figure out the difference. The home page is pretty cool. In the ACTIVITY section though, if we could have the profile updates of the friends it would have been good. Another thing, a testimonial sortie on the home page would be be nice. This would also be striking for the new users and would help in drawing more traffic. This much for now.
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@srganesh (6344)
• India
27 Dec 09
mimpi!To my knowledge,top discussion refers to the one which receives more responses for the day.And hot discussions are which receive not only responses but also counter responses from all sides.Sometimes.even the post creator has no chance to comment and other members take charge.A single response may extend to a page with lot of counter comments.
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hi mimpi1911! If I remember correctly: TOP is the highest rated, and HOT is the highest number of responses. Thanks for the feedback! Would a testimonials link be satisfactory?
@mac_0217 (74)
• Canada
26 Dec 09
One suggestion that I think would be cool is to have the option to arrange your favorite interests so that you'll have the ones that you are most interested about as the first link and so on.
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@pupupd (1516)
• India
27 Dec 09
Hey I have always wanted it and you have done it for me! Yes alice I agree with him, even I want an option like this.
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hi mac_0217! So instead of seeing the interests with the most recent activity, you'd rather have them displayed in the order you choose?
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hi cableman67, it's in orange in the upper right corner, directly beneath the word "Quizzes".
• United States
26 Dec 09
I guess that at one point I knew there was weather and news on my homepage sorties, but since I never use them I actually had to go check to see whether or not they were there. I must just automatically overlook them, because I never use them. I do not use the "today's top discussions", since I can get the same information from the "today's top" tab in the discussions tabs, but I do find the "discussions from my interests" sortie useful, since I do not have to go into each interest to see the most recent discussion that was started in that interest. I really like and use the rest of the sorties that are there, too. It might be nice if we could customize the look of our homepages more, but to be honest I probably would not use this feature.
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hi purplealabaster! I guess this counts as a vote for "don't fix what's not broken" right?
• United States
28 Dec 09
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. There are other things that I would much rather see time being spent on than being able to change the color of the homepage, especially since changing the homepage is purely for aesthetic purposes while the other issues would actually benefit the site, in my opinion.
• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
I follow you, purplealabaster. I hope I see you in my other discussions too.
@cream97 (29151)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Hi, Alice.I have customized my home page but I don't see any changes. I don't use anything on my homepage at all. I still am learning how to figure out this part. I glance at the articles as I am logging into myLot for that day. I have read some of the articles from time to time. On the homepage, I would like to see any new tasks that will be offered to me in my dashboard. It can also have a scenery in the background that has a vast range of selections that I can choose from. It would be like a photographic memory. Also, it would be great if we could hear music of our choice that is suitable to the myLot's standards. This will give an awakening to us all when we log onto myLot for that day.
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@pupupd (1516)
• India
27 Dec 09
I am confused whether alice is asking about Mylot home page or Profile page!
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hi cream97! Which browser do you typically use when you attempt to customize your home page? A tasks sortie would make a lot of sense! What if you could upload your image and your own music to play on your own home page? Would that be ideal?
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
pupupd, I am asking about the myLot home page, not the profile page.
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• United Kingdom
26 Dec 09
Hi Alice, I really love the personal profile page that you can create here on My Lot. There is something that I used to be able to before but I'm unable to do it now and that is change the position of different sorties on my profile page. There are times when I want to move a sortie from the bottom to the top and I used to be able to drag it but this doesn't work now. Everything else is fantastic and I'm one happy customer! Thanks. Andrew
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hi AndrewFreyne! Are you talking about your profile page, or the myLot home page? This discussion is about the home page. Can you successfully rearrange the sorties on your home page?
• United Kingdom
28 Dec 09
Hi Alice, sorry, I'm talking about my profile page. The sorties on there, it's difficult to arrange them or move them about. I used to be able to do this though but cannot do it now. Many thanks. Andrew
• United States
26 Dec 09
Theres only a couple things I want changed, but everything else is fine for me. =] 1.Onee thing I want changed is that I want to able to copy and paste without having to be rated 500 or above. Sometimes my computer or MyLot lags or freezes and I have to refresh it. After I refresh it it's all blank and I have to RETYPE everything again. Sometimes I get angry that I have to retype that I don't even type it anymore and just ignore it. 2. Another thing I want changed is to be able to have options of tags for the discussion. I noticed that after you submit tags, you cant submit anymore or you don't have the option to submit more. Also another thing is when I start a new discussion, you can either choose General Discussion or categorize it as one of your topics/interests. I haven't been using MyLot for a long long time but I noticed that I always just started General Discussion until my friend told me I can categorize it into different topics. I wanted to go back to my previous discussions which I started and change it so its categorized into different things and get more traffic for my questions. But, I found out that I can't, so all of the discussions I started don't get a lot of traffic are stuck that way. Well I guess I made a mistake and I need to learn from it. But it would also help if you gave us the option to change/add things. Thank you! =]
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@krkavsy (192)
• India
27 Dec 09
My ideal home page should be attractive and it should have a information in a nutshell. It should be with flash animations and a very good color combination.
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hello AaronYLeung! This discussion is about changes to the myLot home page.
• Philippines
26 Dec 09
I am sorry for writing the wrong post earlier. Well, as I said in my previous, topics placed under discussions should be in alphabetical order, regardless of the popularity of the topic. I love the fact that I can get to share my thoughts with people who are sensible, which you rarely find in other sites.
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@pupupd (1516)
• India
27 Dec 09
I agree with the comment. If it is organized alphabetically, there may be times when only old ones are getting responses and new ones are lagging behind. There should be an option available of course so that members can select as per their own choice but please do not make it common for everyone!
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hello to all! Sounds like the bottom line is either leave them the way they are, or make them customizable and up to the individual member how to sort them, right?
@bounce58 (17447)
• Canada
26 Dec 09
Me too! I think it would be nice to change the background color. Instead of just being white. The white text box is ok, but maybe a customized color for the rest. Just for aesthetics, instead of just looking at all white as you go through all the discussions.
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
pupupd, that's for editing the profile. This discussion is about changing up the home page, which can be found here: http://www.mylot.com/
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@ahlyne (1)
• Czech Republic
26 Dec 09
newbie... mylot homepage/? well i think...? i need more time to explore... but as of now..im okey with homepage..
• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hi ahlyne! Thanks for your input. Maybe you'll have more to share once you become more familiar with our site.
26 Dec 09
I want but I don't know how.
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@mysdianait (65052)
• Italy
26 Dec 09
Welcome to mylot and have a look here : http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq3.aspx
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@fcrifcri (122)
• Italy
26 Dec 09
Yes I changed something in my start page and I like the sorties. I think is good to have a immediate front page with all things that you like. Maybe can change something more but really I am not a nexpert and I cannot suggest anything special: I am sure that the administrators of the site know better than me waht can help
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@aireanna18 (1914)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Okay, I am new here so I am still trying to figure things out. Overall, I would say I am not in love with the profile page. I want to be able to customize it and do more with it but do not know how. I checked the FAQ that says you can go to preferences to customize it, but all it let me do is too upload my profile picture. I think it would be great especially for the newbies if the customization would take you through being able to set-up each aspect of your profile page step-by-step. The other thing (sorry if this doesn't apply to the profile page - not sure how intersts fit in yet) it would be nice if for each of the interests there would be a search box where you could type in your interests. I feel like ther is so many pages that it takes forever to look through them all. Also, when I set my interests up there looks like there is multiples, so it would be nice to type in one category like using key word or tags and get a listing to choose from for picking the interest. I just think it would be so much more manageable and less time consuming for the new user to set up their interest page. Thanks,
• United States
26 Dec 09
I thought of one more idea I would like to share about the profile page. Especially if new users that have not scored 500 yet are not allowed to post photos in the discussion threads and we cannnot copy and paste; then it would be nice if there would be a way that we could upload more photos to our profile page to share if friends. If this is already a feature and can be done somehow please tell me how I can do it. I've been trying to figure out how and do not know here to look for the information. Thanks!
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@mysdianait (65052)
• Italy
26 Dec 09
Alice is talking about the homepage not the profile page here in this discussion.
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• United States
26 Dec 09
Sorry! My mistake! I was thinking of the term like your personal home page being the profile page, but I can see what you are saying the home tab. Thank you for the clarification.
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• Indonesia
27 Dec 09
I love MyLot HomePage. It's simple. About the weather updates, I'm not use it. Because, It's show Jakarta's weather, not my city weather, Denpasar. I love the current homepage. It's simple. Simple is the best thing!
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@May2k8 (12760)
• Indonesia
27 Dec 09
Yes, Jakarta with Denpasar is not same place. I never use my homepage by the way.
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
andryan7legends, you can go here to learn how to change the city: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq20.aspx
• Indonesia
29 Dec 09
Ouhhh... Okay! All right, Thanks your for this information ya? I will check it out and change my city to Denpasar. Have a nice day!
@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
26 Dec 09
I would LOVE to have an easier way to find my response to topics. If I want to follow certain threads and respond back and forth, it's currently difficult to find MY response in the thread. I don't always remember what page it was on so I end up paging through trying to find MY response. Honestly I hardly ever go back to reply to people because it's too difficult. I wish I could easily find where I responded (jump right to my response) and then I would love to have more back and forth talk with people in their threads.
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
26 Dec 09
Oops I didn't realize this thread was only about The Home Page. While if we could have links from our Home Page to Our Responses on things, that would be nice :)
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hi vivasuzi! I've added your request for a "my responses" sortie on the home page to our ever-growing wish list!
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@vivasuzi (4127)
• United States
6 Jan 10
Thanks! It took me doing a ctrl+f on page after page just to find whether my response on this thread to see if you responded. I hope this one goes high priority :) But I see there are a whole lot of requests so I'll be patient!
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
26 Dec 09
It'd be awesome if there were a selection of backgrounds like they have for MySpace and other sites like that. That would really spice things up. Oh, and I think that the rating system should be done away with; so many people tend to abuse it by rating a discussion negatively simply because they disagree with a person.
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@mysdianait (65052)
• Italy
26 Dec 09
That's topic for another discussion. This one is about The myLot Home Page.
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@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
26 Dec 09
*shrug* Well, it's been put down, so...oh well.
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hello coolcoder! I've added your request for backgrounds to our wish list. As mysdianait said, the rating system is a topic for another discussion. Thanks for participating!
• India
27 Dec 09
Frankly speaking my friend, I like Mylot home page. I'm more fond of some combination of bright and mind colours in the home pages. I feel it to be lagging in mylot. This is the only expectation I've over mylot my friend. The options that catch me the most is the features and the whole essence of my discussions is available in it without even entering into it and monitoring. Thats all my friend, have a nice day.
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hi Rock_Me_In! The color request has been noted. Thanks!
• India
29 Dec 09
Thank you my friend. Have a good day my friend.
@apples99 (6561)
• United States
27 Dec 09
Hi, Alice I'm happy to have the chance to discuss subjects regarding the improvements on mylot I really enjoy mylot, and I'm thankful to be a member. with that said I think you already know what one of my wishes is to have a delete or edit button that allows members to come back to older post and still edit the post but before there allowed to edit that member must log in with there info just as a percussion I think that be nice. Another improvement could be to add more earning opportunity's, like a fun trivia question worth $1.00 dollar whomever answers it correctly wins a buck you could have this trivia question once a week. hey and maybe mylot could make it so members can request payment when there ready with no minim payout instead of waiting for it just a suggestion I think a lot of members might like that. or mylot could add a mega earnings day where every post on a special day can be worth double.
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hi again! I'm not sure any of this has anything to do with the home page. What do you think of this page: http://www.mylot.com/
@apples99 (6561)
• United States
29 Dec 09
I've been a member for a long time, and I think that the home page is descent it could use some extras I guess, but I'm more interested in thinking of ways to make mylot even more fun and user friendly and creating other ways to enhance this wonderful site. I just haven't given that much thought on the home page.
@chookie1971 (2274)
• Australia
26 Dec 09
Hi Alice. I like the weather feature but there is one problem. I am in the southern hemisphere where it is currently in summer, but my weather tells me that my city is having snow. That will need to be looked at if the weather is kept on the home page.
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• Tokelau
28 Dec 09
Hi chookie1971! Is the city listed correctly? Have you tried editing the sortie?
• Australia
29 Dec 09
Thank you. It is fixed. But I was not aware that I could edit the sortie because the edit link is hidden until the member moves the mouse over the title. May be the edit link could be visable and given the member the option to hide the edit link. It was difficult finding the question on how to edit the sortie. When I searched mylot for "edit weather sortie", the search came up with nothing. I even tried "edit sortie". Nothing. It took me a while to find it in the FAQs.