Why are you pushing the ( - ) button? What is your criteria

United States
April 30, 2007 9:14am CST
What is the criteria you use before pushing the ( - ) button? I very rarely use it..and feel most people deserve a ( + ) ..so tell me why do you use the negative as opposed to the positive ..here on mylot..what is your determining point???
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10 responses
• United States
30 Apr 07
I've only used it once when someone was being vulgar and that was a long time ago. Now I just rate a + for great responses and try to stay away from those that invite trouble for themselves. They will be handled by mylot eventually anyway. Hope you are having a great day!
• United States
30 Apr 07
Glad to see that you have made it back to mylot..It's always nice to see your happy smile..Your username really fits you.. Am so pleased to hear that others also avoid being overly agressive with the negative button!!:)+
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• United States
1 May 07
I know. If someone has an attitude about something, they are usually someone I do not want to get involved with. I would rather be happy and encouraging. Someone that is unhappy usually breeds their own discomfort. I do not want to be in the vicinity of it. As always, glad to see you, too! Happy day!
• Gabon
30 Apr 07
Haa, thanks to you now I know how people rank me, I never pay attention on the + and - sign on the corner. I agree with you, unless it's a one liner responds that doesn't have any meaning, I'll always mark it +
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• United States
30 Apr 07
I think people must push minus all the time for me..as much as I post and as often as I reply I should be at ten..I think some people just want to push you down so they push the minus and I think it's a poor use of the button..I almost wonder why it's there when the ! button is there. I simply dont respond to those who write one line or make no effort..I think lots of people don't have a grasp of our language and any attempt they make with it is ok with me..as long as it is a sentence whereby I see they are trying;)+
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@RL2006 (494)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I always mark a plus also. I am wondering if in fact my letters aren't showing up the plus, because I never mark anyone a minus.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I rarely use the negative rating button myself as it would take a really rude comment to do that or a very short answer. I give more plus ratings than I do minus ratings or a abuse report rating. Instead of giving a person a minus rating you can just not give them a rating at all if you did not like the way they responded.
• United States
4 May 07
That's nice to read your post here Ken..So sorry that I am late in my response..I just had a very super busy week..I am glad though, that today is Friday and I can jump into the forum and relax a little bit;)+
• United States
30 Apr 07
I rate mine of several features, including clevage.
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• United States
1 May 07
I am not sure that I understand what you mean by what you wrote; rather I know I don't understand what you wrote here.? Can you rephrase your sentence?:)+
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@RL2006 (494)
• United States
30 Apr 07
I don't ever push the (-) button. I always give a plus when I answer any one's letters. You must be talking to the whole bunch of mylot people, as I'm a plus person. Thanks and I know you give a plus your self.
• United States
1 May 07
I know you wouldn't push the minus button Ruby ..you are way to kind..Thank God there are people like you and so many of the mylot posters ...in the world..I love you all:)+
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@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
30 Apr 07
Well, yesterday someone wrote a discussion like this: "I like to break up fat couples by flirting with the guy until he leaves his fat girl, then I blow off that fat loser" I gave them a bad rating.
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• United States
30 Apr 07
I see your point there..but I think I would have not done so but rather corrected the way of seeing this person had and went on ..I think this person was making an effort to get dialog and input..It may not be our idea of a good discussion..but he/she was admitting to a fault they had and was probably trying to get some counsel on ?? But I do respect your decision on that matter.. I would have handled it a tad different..but that's what makes the world an exciting place..different people with different views and different ways of handling situations.:)+
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@glra2222 (492)
• Australia
30 Apr 07
I have never used this button - sometimes i just feel like pressing it whenever there is a user who is really offensive or posting something silly and pointless - but i just let go of it. The thing is - you also lose points if you rate somebody else negatively - i can control myself and i'd rather not risk it. I guess it is sometimes like real life when somebody really makes you angry and you really want to punch him/her - but if you do you will face the consequences so you decide to control yourself and not get worked up over a little thing.
@darkzzt (760)
• Canada
1 May 07
i use the [-] button if someone is posting many useless discussions or if someone is causing trouble at mylot
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
30 Apr 07
Hello,littelfranciscan,I have never used the negative rating button,I do not want to decrease the rating and earning of the members who reply to me,I just want them to be happy, I do not see any point to mark them down as i do not get any advantages doing this. Even someone reply me with yes/no answer,I will leave it unrated.May be the negative rating button is for those who want to punish people copy and paste other's replies.
• United States
1 May 07
I don't use the negative for anything but rude remarks. Cussing also. Not for a disagreement on a opinion because that is what mylot is all about. You are allowed to have your own opinion and for it to be different from the person who has posted it. I have not had to use the negative at this point yet. But the above reasons would be the only reason I would do a negative. Possibly. Then again I would possibly not even rate them at all and just ignore it.