Admin for a Day: Profiles!

Tokelau
December 29, 2009 7:06pm CST
Let's chat about profiles! Before we start, here are the topics we've already covered and there's no need to cover them again: 1. The HTML is tricky, doesn't always work right, and the instructions need to be reworked/revised. The editing buttons aren't always where they should be or don't always work. 2. The sort order in the activity sortie is a mystery. 3. You age prematurely, i.e. you get a year older a few weeks sooner than your actual birthday. 4. The length of time you've been a member isn't displayed accurately. 5. Adult content is visible on profiles even when it's blocked in discussions. 6. The profile view count doesn't match what your own profile view counting utilities are reporting. 7. The order the tags are displayed doesn't match the order tags are displayed in discussions. Some of you may remember when you couldn’t customize your profile, but we received some questions and suggestions and we listened, and now you can do almost anything with your profile. However, I want to know what else we can do to make things better with the profile pages. Do you like the way it works now? Are you pleased with the links available? What else would you want to see when you access someone else’s profile? One thing I would LOVE to see is a link called "my tasks". For example: When you click on the profile for SharonBucks, you would see a link for all of Sharon’s tasks. Then you wouldn’t have to scroll through all of the available tasks just to find your favorite tasks – you could go straight to the profile to find them. So what would YOU like to see?
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72 responses
• United States
30 Dec 09
I would like it if I could see not just how many comments I posted,but how many discussions I've started. Maybe my average discussion rating per day.
• United States
31 Dec 09
I agree it would be great to see that displayed..
• Tokelau
3 Jan 10
Hello all! I've noted all of these requests on our wish list! Thank you all for participating!
@mysdianait (65052)
• Italy
30 Dec 09
I am perfectly happy with my myLot profile What I would like is that somehow those money-making Lotters (the ones that want to promote the sites that they use) would realise that they can use their profile in the same way they would use a blog made on another platform. They can add all their banners and THEN promote their link to their profile killing many birds with one stone. They would gain referrals both to myLot AND to the sites that they are promoting on it. I do exactly that and I know that it works. I feel that myLot should give more emphasis to this somewhere and that maybe once users realise this then they might stop promoting in the discussion area and start promoting to a larger audience passively while participating in the discussions here. I hope that makes sense and if anyone needs further explanations I am willing to offer guidance
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@littleowl (7157)
30 Dec 09
I agree with you mysdianait, the profiles to me are fine but when accepting a friendship I always look to see if they have these money making banners up and that really perturbs me so don't always accept their friendship...I am not here to make money and hear what these members are alwyas saying about joining such and such, so really if they are going to be able to put these banners up they should be put else where not in their profiles...
@mysdianait (65052)
• Italy
30 Dec 09
I am not sure whether you misunderstood me or I am misunderstanding you but I am saying that those who wish to place banners in their profiles may do so and THEN promote the profile itself. I see no reason why they (I should say 'we' because I use some other sites too) should not be allowed to place them there as our profile is our own personal page
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@mysdianait (65052)
• Italy
30 Dec 09
Not ALL those who have banners in their profiles necessarily are the same ones who then post or send PMs about earning sites. Many of us just use the facilities available in our profiles to promote outside myLot itself and then use myLot for discussions as it should be used.
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@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
30 Dec 09
status message capabilities would be nice, so that people will not only know we're on mylot, but we'll be able to tell our mood, or say how long we'll be online, or say where we'll be concentrating on the site.
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• Tokelau
3 Jan 10
Hi SomeCowgirl! I've noted your wish on our list. Thanks!
@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
31 Dec 09
As I've said, I'm extremely non-techie, but I think it's too hard to change things in the profile. I couldn't figure out what I was doing incorrectly when I attempted, e.g., to change the colors on my page. The colors went places I didn't expect, or just refused to change at all. Perhaps MyLot could post tutorials--little interactive videos, perhaps? Something--to help us fumble-fingered types? A sort of "Refiguring Your Profile for Dummies?" Thanks, Alice! Maggiepie
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• Tokelau
4 Jan 10
Hi Maggiepie! Many have said that customizing the profiles isn't as easy as they had hoped. Did you finally get your profile to look the way you want it to look? If so, I have a suggestion for who should create the video!
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
5 Jan 10
No, I'm afraid I didn't. I finally just gave up, settling for at least getting one of the color changes to work (though not how I expected it to). If you have someone who's techie enough to do a little video, & it's easily found, that'd be super! I'd definitely try it! Thanks for looking out for us! By the way, I notice you're not in the "Daily Digest" any more (for me, at least), & this begs the question, are all the questions asked by now? Because I was waiting for the "miscellaneous catch-all category," as I definitely have at least one or two left to ask! TIA, Alice! Maggiepie MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY 2010!!!
• Tokelau
5 Jan 10
It's here: http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/2219127.aspx
@ElicBxn (61191)
• United States
30 Dec 09
The only thing I've seen about profiles is when you go to someone, they may say "no act ivies" when you KNOW they have been active (i.e. they have responded to a discussion of your own...)
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• Tokelau
3 Jan 10
Hi again ElicBxn! I've seen this occur and I've noted it as a bug. Thanks!
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@minx267 (15649)
• Hartford, Connecticut
6 Jan 10
CHEN: Yet you do not get involved yourself..all you do is start discussions which are really discussions because you never comment back to anyone.. if you want to me practice in English you should try responding to your responders. ps. you DO get paid for it... Definitions of discussion.. an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic; an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it" Conversation or debate concerning a particular topic. I'm Just Sayin'
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@ElicBxn (61191)
• United States
6 Jan 10
you go girl!!! thanks minx!
@cream97 (29151)
• United States
30 Dec 09
In the profile area I would like to see all of my total number of discussions that I have created at myLot. If I could see that, I can tell how many I have created.
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@sunnycool (12736)
• India
30 Dec 09
were you asking to display only the number(100 or 200) or display all discussions you have created
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• Tokelau
3 Jan 10
Hi cream97! Sounds like many of you want some statistics displayed on your profile. I've added it to our list. Thanks!
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
30 Dec 09
I like the fact that you can put custom colors on the profiles, but I wish there were some way to be able to put a layout like you'd find on MySpace or other social sites. I'm not sure that it's feasible at this time, but one can wish, right?
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• Tokelau
3 Jan 10
Hi coolcoder! You've received some great comments here. I'd love it if you came back and told us how well these tips worked for you!
@Hatley (164154)
• Garden Grove, California
30 Dec 09
alice I hate to sound like a computer dummy but I cannot for the life of me change that dopeylittle man for a better avatar. I hit preferences but still cannot get any choice I make to take? I am sure the others have had no trouble but I would love to know how to do this so I can do it for myself without asking my poor son to do it for me. I have been here for some two years and people ask me how come I still have the new user avatar, I tell them I did not know how to change it,but nobody offered to show me how.
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• Tokelau
3 Jan 10
Hi again Hatley! You've received some excellent advice here. I hope we see your new avatar soon!
@bagumbayan (2705)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
That would be fine. As I told you earlier I am novice on computers.I dont care about my profile, others profile all I am now is open things that I would like to discuss with and discuss things with them. If I dont like the topic I just ignore. By the way are you related to crash seems we havent heard from him.
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• Tokelau
4 Jan 10
Hi bagumbayan! I'm not related to Crash but we're good friends!
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@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
I also wondering why the participation of the member was not accurate when i visited their profile . It was only displayed that they were not active for 60 days but in some way i received a messages came from my friend in mylot. Can you make a change for the activation of our days?
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• Tokelau
4 Jan 10
Hi patzel88! I'm not sure why it is but it's definitely on our list!
• United States
3 Jan 10
Alice- I always find it interesting how when anything is posted by an administrator here on Mylot there are always "Don't talk about these issues". What is the point of posting when you know full well those are the issues with Mylot? I don't like the fact that I cannot alter the html coding in my own profile without a hassle. I would like it to be more user friendly, in short. Anora
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• Tokelau
4 Jan 10
Hi Anora! You can complain about, compliment, or suggest anything you want. I was merely explaining that the concerns in my list above have already been mentioned and noted as issues and are all already on our wish list as high priority. I'm looking for additional concerns, problems, and suggestions to put on our wish list, that's all.
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@xuara1 (82)
• United States
30 Dec 09
I use a screen reader, and a lot of the profile features are not accessible, or are difficult to use. The primary one I am talking about, however, is the sorties. It is a little difficult to add, remove, and edit the sorties with a screen reader. One suggestion I have on this, and you can take it or leave it, is to have a different way to edit them. For those users who can use it as is, with the whole drag and drop and all that stuff, leave that implemented, as I am sure many users like it. However, for screen reader users something that could be done to make it easier is possibly to have checkboxes for what sorties you want, and you check them and then have a combo box next to that where if you select a sortie, you can select where it is on the page. For example, top left, top right, top center, center left, center, center right, bottom left, bottom right, bottom center, or possibly have above friends, below friends, yadda yadda. Maybe make a combination of these two. So, if you want the discussions you started sortie to appear in the top cneter of your profile, you can select that. If you want friends to be below interests, you can select that too. This would make it so that those of us who use screen readers, or even users that have poor eye sight in general, or for that matter people who don't like the drag and drop, to have another way of editing their profile. It would also allow everyone, including the blind to have an idea where their things are. This way, they can set up their profile in a way that might be appealing to their sighted peers as well. It doesn't have to be done exactly this way, but something similar would be preferable, and make the site more usable for everyone. I hope you'll have one of these discussions on interests, cuz I have one for that too, but MUCH simpler!
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• Tokelau
3 Jan 10
Hi xuara1! You aren't the only one who'd prefer a different method and I've noted your suggestions. Thanks!
@callarse1 (4787)
• United States
30 Dec 09
Here are some good things I would like to see done with the profile, if possible. Thank you! -- The ability to add/remove pictures and video on the profile page. -- The ability to see how many discussions & replies were made by the user. -- The ability to use an app such as with iPhone or instant messenger (Yahoo, MSN, Trillian) to see what's going on with my profile.
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• Tokelau
3 Jan 10
Hi callarse1! You know you can remove your own profile pictures now, right? There are members here who have added video to their profiles too. Sounds like many want actual statistics! This has been added to our list. Can you explain how you envision the interaction between the iPhone or instant messenger app and your profile would work?
@khian545 (53)
• Philippines
2 Jan 10
ill take number 5, i think adult contents are actually not blocked because if it is being blocked by the site, viewers should not be able to view the content..
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• United States
30 Dec 09
Hi Alice. I sent a message thought it went to ADMIN. but it was never answered, 3-4 months ago. Any I wanted to change my password, something I do atleast twice I do with all my accounts, but when I tried and went into accounts I checked change password entered the old one, then the new one, then there is another box for the new password but could not paste it in although I could paste it into the new box? So of course it would not change but I wanted to know how can I change it.
• United States
31 Dec 09
Thanks I'll try that!
• Tokelau
4 Jan 10
robertjvan, did it work?
• United States
4 Jan 10
yep sure did!
@allknowing (87351)
• India
30 Dec 09
1. There should be a section that shows "Discussions and responses that have violated the Guidelines and hence deleted" No matter how many times one reads the FRAQs and Guidelines it is experience that makes one perfect and one is bound to sometimes break rules no matter how studious or diligent a myLotter here, may be.
• Tokelau
3 Jan 10
Hi allknowing? You'd want this on your profile?
@allknowing (87351)
• India
4 Jan 10
We could have a category. Thanks. Or may be a notification?
• Tokelau
4 Jan 10
I think a notification would be a much better way to go.
@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
30 Dec 09
If possible, I'd like an option whereby the profile can be made private and only friends can view. Sometimes we may not want outsiders not to see our detailed activities. If not, some sorties can be locked like discussions I've replied or something or started..that sort of thing.
@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
30 Dec 09
typo.. Sometimes we may not want outsiders to* see..
@zed_k4 (17619)
• Singapore
30 Dec 09
Yup2x, I agree.. would be cool to have the option to keep it private for friends only or something.
• Tokelau
3 Jan 10
Hi zed_k4! I'll add your wish to our list but let me give you something to consider: Many members choose to view profiles before requesting friends. If members can't see your profile isn't it possible that you will make fewer friends?
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@blue65packer (11831)
• United States
31 Dec 09
I would like to see people's profiles deleted who haven't been on for months and their membership canceled! I know of one person who has been on Mylot since the begining and has only responsed to 35 discussions! Those people show they are to busy or aren't true Mylotters! Most of my friend list has ened it up that way and I don't like it! I have deleted so many people who have not been on for monthds,nonths,months and months get deleted! I want to have friends who around! Not here on day and gone the next!
• United States
1 Jan 10
Good Idea ;)
• Tokelau
4 Jan 10
Hi blue65packer! As I responded in the other discussion where you suggested this, I don't think it's a good idea. There are many personal reasons that can keep our members from signing on and participating. I want to make sure they have every opportunity to return if and when they are able.
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• Trinidad And Tobago
31 Dec 09
You can add a "My Videos" section perhaps...
• United States
1 Jan 10
anybody interested in adding videos, personal or from video sites, check out the multi-media player on my profile. It plays music, videos, movies, photo slide shows, amongst other things, and you can design the skin to look however you want. It's a all-in-one compact player so it doesn't take up a lot of space, it's actually smaller than a book of matches!
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• Tokelau
4 Jan 10
WriteOn, why don't you tell us what the app is and how to acquire it?
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• Malaysia
31 Dec 09
I would love to see the 'total' number of the discussions I started like some of the users mentioned. It would be nice if I could see a 'summary' of my activities like how many responses I have posted in discussions by other members and how many responses I have made in the discussions that I have started. I also would love to be able to see which discussions I have created or responded to that got deleted. I am not sure whether they can be done or not, but I hope the admin will look into these suggestions. Thanks in advance, Alice!
• Tokelau
4 Jan 10
Hi corrycrystal! That's another vote for a statistical summary on the profile page! Would you want your deleted stats on your profile page or maybe somewhere else?
• Malaysia
5 Jan 10
Alice, I prefer to view the deleted stats in my profile where I will be able to have the options to hide them. Thanks again!