I just got a star, how did you feel when you got yours?

New Zealand
April 24, 2007 4:53am CST
is it so wrong of me to feel this happy at getting a star? I feel like I'm at school again and the teacher has just rewarded me with a gold star for work well done. How did you feel when you got your first star?
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19 responses
@Mikki2 (181)
• United States
24 Apr 07
OK, you have officially depressed me. (Just kidding) I want a star now and before I had not even thought about it. I gather from one of your comments that you get a star at 100 posts but what determines the number and color of the star? Congratulations on the star and I will strive harder to get mine.
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• New Zealand
26 Apr 07
lol, it won't take long, you'll get there in no time at all. I stopped looking at my post count, just ignored it, then all of a sudden it was 87, then the count down began!
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• Melbourne, Australia
26 Apr 07
Mikki2 you will get there soon enough. I spent all day yesterday on here working hard for my star.
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@jurazg (409)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
24 Apr 07
I was happy too when I got it, same as everyone. It is great you have star 8 at only 103 posts. That means you write very good, and quality of your posts is on high level. Congratulations!!! I have about 250 posts now and star 6, which will soon become 7 I hope. At start I had star 4 which wasn't so motivational. I continued to write and now it is 6. You don't get any money for the star, but you get a bit more money for you posts cause they are probably useful. How long have you written to archive 100 posts??? Will you continue to write until you get 500 posts when you'll be able to copy paste or? Good luck, my MyLot friend!!!
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• New Zealand
24 Apr 07
Thank you for your kind words. Yes I will keep writing I enjoy mylot for alot of reasons, the first and best reason is the people and community here are great. I've also learned alot from the people that I have met and I try to offer as much information as I've learned. I've been here one week and one hour.
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@jurazg (409)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
4 May 07
Week and one hour is small time, I hope you will get payout very soon. I have read somewhere that star is given by activity. In it counts good posts, making good discussions, editing your homepage, adding friends and interest and doing everything that can be done here on myLot. Try to use some of these things so you will have 100/100. Thanks for choosing my response as the best. Thanks friend!!!
• Melbourne, Australia
26 Apr 07
I got my star...woo hoo. Thanks for your encouragement in it ;)
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• New Zealand
28 Apr 07
Congratulations apricotrains and a lovely 8 star rating it is too. BTW I love your user name I keep thinking about golden apricot sunsets :)
@h_gaurd9 (988)
• United States
26 Apr 07
Congratulations! You have also received a star. There is nothing wrong with feeling happy that you have reached 100 posts. You have a 9 rating and that shows you make good quality posts. LOL That's funny you say you feel like you're at school and the teacher just rewarded you for good work. That's how I felt when I reached my first star and I was HAPPY! My next goal is to shoot for 500 posts. Well done and keep up the good work!
• New Zealand
26 Apr 07
That's my next goal as well, that and getting up to a 9 stars!
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• Malaysia
25 Apr 07
wow congratulations! Actually, I've been expecting that star since yesterday :) When i reached my 100 posts and got a star, i felt happy and motivated.
• New Zealand
26 Apr 07
That's a really good point mal, it does motivate you to do more post's and responses. It also made me want to "up" the quality of my post's too.
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@Anniedup (3652)
• Richards Bay, South Africa
24 Apr 07
There is only one word to describe it A Wonderful feeling and OVER THE MOON! Congratulations and celebrations....
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• New Zealand
27 Apr 07
Celebrations indeed :D, means I get to have another chocolate right? lol
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
24 Apr 07
i think its a great feeling when you first get your star. I remember when they were first introduced and i had already 100 posts. It was a red one. Ive had it ever sinse except for when the negative ratings fairy paid me a visit and i dropped to an 8 for a week, but otherwise ive stuck on 9 oh well im happy, ill never get to 10 but so be it blessed be
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• New Zealand
24 Apr 07
Thank you so much, I'll be on a high for the rest of the week .
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@touchnshine (2822)
• India
24 Apr 07
Hey .. everyone feels nice when they get a star.. Even I was so happy when I got one star.. I really love the way u said that it feels like that the teacher has just rewarded you a star.. Can understand from your words how excited you are now :) .. Wish u good luck and hope you will get increase in the number of your stars
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• New Zealand
24 Apr 07
thank you very much.
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• Melbourne, Australia
24 Apr 07
I am working my way up to a star..I loved the feeling when I had a sar on another forum...I think it gives ou some sort of status...well done on your star hope there are many more to come
• New Zealand
24 Apr 07
I see you are new, keep going and it is a wonderful feeling. You will get there in no time at all. And welcome to mylot too.
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• Philippines
24 Apr 07
it is normal to feel like that. :) congratulations on reaching 100 posts and having an 8 star rating. i also had my first star at 8. :) of course it was exciting for me. but i couldn't wait until i get 9 and work on my 10. :) i told myself that if others can have it, i can do it too. goodluck and enjoy. keep doing quality posts. :)
• New Zealand
24 Apr 07
and that's a great goal to work toward as well. Congratulations on your 10 star rating!
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• Philippines
24 Apr 07
i feel happy especially if its high... i feel sad when it goes down... =)
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• New Zealand
24 Apr 07
I guess I have that to look forward to now. hopefully I will be happy more times than not!
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@joyce959 (1563)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
It is not wrong to feel happy when you get your first star after joining myLot. I too feel elated when I got a red star rating (9) when I made my 100th post. I was really happy that I got a star rating of 10 even with just 150 posts and still maintaing it until now even though I only have just made few posts and not having been online here for couple of days/weeks. Well done...Keep on posting...
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
1 May 07
Yes, it was quite exciting,ththats probably how I would have described it....lol.
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• New Zealand
4 May 07
good stuff, adn oyu have a 10 star rating at that
@wildhorse (1293)
• Egypt
1 May 07
Congratulations :) And you also got a nice star of 9 :) My first star was of 7 and I was happy with it too, keep up the good work and soon you will reach a star of 10 :) Happy posting :)
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• New Zealand
1 May 07
thanks for the encouragement it means alot.
@imransyed (266)
• Pakistan
1 May 07
it was a wonderful moments for me when i got my star. it was 8th number. but i was busy at last week that's why i couldn't post or start discussion here. and now my rank is 7th. but i am happy and i am sure i will get back my 8th. Congratulation for your high rank :)
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• New Zealand
2 May 07
I'm sure you will get there in no time at all. You have a good amount of postings.
@al87exa (720)
• Romania
30 Apr 07
I feel good of course, but when i accumulated 100 posts, i receive 10 blue star too, i think that mylot loves me...just kidding, any way congratulations for your star.
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• New Zealand
30 Apr 07
thanks al87, and congratulations on your 10 star rating. Mine recently went up to 9! I guess someone must be loving me too :D
@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
30 Apr 07
We never really grow up, I think! So getting stars will always feel good. I thought that 100 posts was so many and that I would never get there! (Now look at me!) I was tickled when I got that star! Now I worry about the color and the number all the time!
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• New Zealand
30 Apr 07
My next goal is to get to that 500 post mark, ( I wn't spam though lol). You are so right when say we never grow up, I had such a HUGE smile on my face for so long.
@Jamian (2606)
• Philippines
28 Apr 07
a month ago, i have a star of 8, now I only have 7, I dont know why my star becomes low.
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• New Zealand
29 Apr 07
Well, congratulations, you've got a 8 star rating agani so something must be going great for you :)
• Canada
27 Apr 07
How did I feel when I got my star? I just thought it was something else, and moved on. I mean, it's always nice to be appreciated, but it's just another thing in life, not like winning the lottery or anything, but nice, just the same.
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• New Zealand
29 Apr 07
Oh I was elated! The small things in life always seem to give a BUZZ ;)