How can we improve mylot.

India
December 9, 2006 8:48am CST
sometimes its really painful to respond to the same kind of discussions..and thats one of the main resons why I don't participate quite often..people have to realize that a similar discussion is already floating around and there would be no gain in starting a similar thing..so lets just brainstorm and find out some ways by which we can improve mylot..
46 responses
• United States
9 Dec 06
WEll, there is no way around having multiple topics floating around. And it really doesn matter since Mylot serves worldwide and we are all on different time zones. To date there are over 40,000 members and I don't think it is a bad thing to have several threads under the same topic. It does get a little annoying whne they all appear at the same time though. That is a great opportunity to start a good discussion of your own!
• India
9 Dec 06
i am not saying its bad to have several threads under the same subject..but the point is very tedious to navigate between topics..u end up finding the same topics again and again under different heads..
• United States
9 Dec 06
Oh, I understand you completely. But at the same you can post your opinion multiple times and get your point across more than once!! Do you prefer to respond to other's topics or write your own?
@AKRao24 (25849)
• India
10 Dec 06
I think Prince may be bit wrong ! Repeated posting of the same matter then why not the matter be of your own creation can lead to the cancellation of your membership ! Please read the rules and regulations carefully !
@vhmehta (621)
• United States
9 Dec 06
There has to be a way to find out that you are posting a repeat. I know that there is a search available but sometimes you come with a good idea and just want to post without checking. I feel everyone should be given benefit of doubt and post reponse on there discussion that sorry buddy the topic is already been started. No one should post on those topic afterwards. Once that happen that guy would check twice before starting new topic.
@KrauseHome (36738)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I think what would be Helpful, is once we have posted a Response to a topic, they need to make it to where somehow we can never post here again unless it is a Topic we have started. This is just my thoughts on this. I know other sites that do something simular to this.
@vhmehta (621)
• United States
9 Dec 06
Yes that would be fine. Something that says you have already answered the discussion type error message.
• India
10 Dec 06
thats could be one of the things that could be done...the same thing could be applied when someone is starting a new discussion..i agree that some people might feel its wrong to stop them..but then there could be an option of merging two similar discussions..
• India
9 Dec 06
thank you for starting this discussion.hope this will be useful for many persons who in mylot are blindfolded w/o knowing how to mint fast money.
• India
10 Dec 06
i understand and am hopeful that some good ideas would come up which might be looked at by the mylot people..
• United States
10 Dec 06
I am still trying to figure out a way to get tags, so don't mind me for just writing any old thing...
• India
10 Dec 06
tags are a useful way to organize ur responses and discussions..howver the system here is that u can put in any words of ur choice and that makes the whole objective of tagging a bit ineffective..
• Philippines
9 Dec 06
The site need to categorize the discussion forums from different subtopic of interests. Like their is a specific category for games, music, entertainment, business, news, politics, religions, gadgets, computers, health, leisure, lifestyle, and etc. This will make the site more easy to navigate without having difficulty of finding the topics which will suit your interest.
• India
9 Dec 06
they have categories but people here hardly follow it..people would normally start general discussion like "which is better coke or pepsi"..i am tired of such things..and not just one i saw five same topics today..
@Etharon (217)
• Malaysia
10 Dec 06
Yes, it's so annoying when these silly questions like "coke or pepsi" get 100 responses and genuine discussions about quality topics just get a handful of responses. I think for myLot to improve, the type of people joining has to be screened to be able to get some sort of 'quality' in place. For goodness sake, keep the people who don't even speak english out of this community. Its because they cannot post a decent reply in english that they resort to copy and paste and also one word answers that don't even answer the questions in the first place.
• India
10 Dec 06
i can understand..some people just for the sake of it.start discussions which have their regional terms..now thats out of sync with this place and I make it a point to tell them that when I do decide to respond to such discussions..
@14missy (3185)
• Australia
10 Dec 06
It would be good if there was some way to automatically group these similar discussions, so that all similar ones came up together and you could just choose the one you wanted to answer. I know this sort of happens with the tagging system but it could be more ecomplex than that. Headings could come up rather than the actual discussions.
• India
10 Dec 06
thats even what i think could be one of the basic solutions which could be implemented..i think if the user is given an option to select and group with the existing discussion and then suitably share the earnings..
• India
10 Dec 06
thats even what i think could be one of the basic solutions which could be implemented..i think if the user is given an option to select and group with the existing discussion and then suitably share the earnings..
@Mickie30 (2631)
10 Dec 06
I have only just joined mylot in the last 2 days I think its a fantastic site I see your point, but I'm not complaining cause everything is brilliant here and people should be able to post what they want as long as they are not spamming.
• India
11 Dec 06
there's no denying the fact that as a concept mylot is fantastic and the fact that so many people are joing only justifies that point..however we should not just think short term and be satisfied with something which is good the efforts should be to continuosly work and improve the existing structure..ans with time u would realise it..have fun..
• India
10 Dec 06
u can improve it - 4 sure
Well to improve mylot is a good question, but its not so easy. I ve suggestion like asking people while signing in to sign their area of interest and can only post response to those areas. While people are posting discussion they can select categories and categorize it accordingly instead of tagging. This could bring more meaningful discussion and u need not hang around the same set of discussion
• India
11 Dec 06
well thats not a bad suggestion at all..i am sure would be willing to spend another 2 minutes to submit their areas of interest at the time of signing up and that could be taken forward..we can have email alerts telling the person about the start of a new discussion under his/her areas of interest and similar things to encourage active participation..
@frederik (481)
• Belgium
10 Dec 06
They should add an icon to a discussion if you have already posted someting in this discussion.
• India
10 Dec 06
thats one of the ways by which they can help avoid duplicacy..and may be it would also help to skip topics and find something new to respond to..
@lovein (345)
• India
10 Dec 06
It is better not to help one , unless they want our help. A feelings which is painfull to you, is very good feelings for rest. If some writings gives painfull feelings, you have 2 options 1. Do not read those writtings 2. Disable or warn members_id/discussions based on your rules and regulations, and on your own interpretation of them. It is upto you. Thanks
• India
10 Dec 06
its true thats people might find some of the responses not to their taste..but that doesn't mean that they don't want us to respond..they have posted their discussions that clearly shows they need help..the other thing is just reading something wouldn't just make someone upset as he/she can simply overlook it..
@chance00 (3332)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I think it is really hard to control the questions because there is so many people signing up daily and they never get to see the same questions.All we can do is post good discussions and responses.
• India
10 Dec 06
thats the least thing that can be expected from the members..
@mturker (174)
• Israel
10 Dec 06
There should be e-mail notifications, possibly by keywords, that would allow people to follow their favorite topics. I like the site, but I cannot be on it every single minute, and having one discussion page means I'm missing 99% of the new discussions that open.
• India
10 Dec 06
thats sounds really practicle.and it can be done..similar to the concept like the prferences form we sometimes fill while registering..we can submit our choices and there could be email alerts when a topic under that preference is started..
@asadahsan (723)
• Pakistan
10 Dec 06
well i think to be honest and first we need to stop spamming,and always give a postive and understood answer whihch will be easy to understand gfor everyone i think this will make mylot more improve and we need to resolve each and every problem here and do work here with peace and be helpful i think this will be a godd thing adn i think mylot staff need to give us more benefits which they are giveng day by day ...and i love mylot...
• India
10 Dec 06
i think u said it well..we need to responsible enough to understand that mylot is not just a mechanical board on which u can write anything..its a way by which one can help others..and that spirit should be promoted..there should be way by which a person who started the discussion could rate the response meaningful and that should be used to determine the earnings..
@biggerb (2028)
• India
10 Dec 06
By starting quality discussions.
• India
10 Dec 06
as i have said earlier its is the basic issue which one needs to keep in mind..hopefully people would realise it soon enough..
@aputih (171)
• Japan
10 Dec 06
Just followed the discussion, send image, make referral, thats all
• India
10 Dec 06
may be its one of the ways..
@SGOEL27 (927)
• India
10 Dec 06
You give more responce and get more cents place new discussions.
• India
10 Dec 06
thats ok..but don't u think it would be more fun if u find topics which would be more appealing to u and thats why u feel to participate more..
@wasim989 (2302)
• India
10 Dec 06
I think mylot will improve if they start groups or comunities options like in orkut.com where people of similar interests can interact with each other and discuss things which is from their interests........................
• India
10 Dec 06
thats a really good suggestion..people could manage their own communities and in a community u could have topics which are of relevanace..with time the members would increase and so would the number of discussions..
@chukwudi (1100)
• Nigeria
10 Dec 06
by posting quaulity response and questions
• India
10 Dec 06
thats not all..we also have to look at the issue of starting quality discussions..
@Undefeated (4791)
• Singapore
10 Dec 06
i think we must prevent spam ... don post spam discussion and junk reply ...
• India
10 Dec 06
thats the first step..and for that every one of us have to ensure that we are committed to this cause and ensure that we report everything that we believe is spam..
10 Dec 06
Somehow the discussions need to be resorted so that you can easily see what similar discussions have been started. Maybe alphabetically listed would be easier. It is quite hard to navigate and find interesting topics to respond to or to find something new to start.
• India
10 Dec 06
the basic issue would be that there would have to be several layers of sorting which would be attractive if its made user friendly..for instance discussions on sports and then under that soccer,tennis and so on..
• India
10 Dec 06
pause - pause
i agree with xintelee and yes i also want that whose accounts have been paused, should get their accounts resumed
• India
10 Dec 06
i don't have much information about the account suspension or things of that sort..may be if they do learn their lessons they should be allowed to take further part..