Do you rate mylot users' discussions/responses...

India
May 25, 2007 1:43am CST
I make it a point that I always give a proper rating (positive or negative) to each and every discussion/response I go through mylot. This ensures a due credit to the mylotters for their responses. Do you also take care to rate the discussions/responses?
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@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
25 May 07
Yes, I always rate those that take the time to respond to my discussions. I never give a negative rating unless their extremely abusive though. What makes you give a negative rating to someone?
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• India
25 May 07
I too give negative rating only to those who use excessively abusive languages. I have given a negative rating only to one user till date. Rest, all were positive ratings.
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• Australia
25 May 07
Hi - thanks for that! Sometimes users give negative ratings just because they don't agree with the view point of the person who has responded to their discussion. I have given several negative ratings, but never for that reason. Sometimes I get abusive comments for no reason! lol
• India
25 May 07
I dont give a negative rating to any mylot user just because the user does not agree with my views. It is not right in principle to do that as each of one has every right to have our own opinion. Only if the user uses abusive language i give a -ve rating.
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• United States
25 May 07
I had posted similar topic months agao and yes..I always rate users and it is usually with a + ..Very rarely do I ever use any other rating;)+
• India
25 May 07
oh i am so sorry..... but believe me i did not knew that you had a similar topic......
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@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
25 May 07
it has been my habit rating every discussion/response and even comment i go through mylot. i give mostly positive ratings to every respondent which i believe would give them credits too for their star reputations.
• India
25 May 07
absolutely true. I also believe that the mylot users who put in so much effort to respond and post discussions must get their due. thanks for responding
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@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
25 May 07
I always rate those who responded and give comments. I always rate positive. If I think that a response or comment I get does not merit a good rating, I will just leave it. I give + rating also to other discussions. And I have just given you a plus rating for your discussion.
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• India
25 May 07
thanks a lot for giving me a positive rating......
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@maehan (1445)
• United States
25 May 07
Yes, I do give rating for each discussion I have response. I think the user would like to be rate, right? I love to recieve rating regardless negative or positive. This will let me know whre I stand.
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@honeyangel (1992)
25 May 07
i alway give a rating,very rarly given a negitve to any body unless its spam and abuse then ill report them.
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@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
25 May 07
I rate all the responses I get and all the topics I response. For I response to a discussion mean I choose it for a reason so the right is i rate,also to anyone response to me is a way I show that I respect each one response I get.Is the least we can do.
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@wildhorse (1293)
• Egypt
25 May 07
Every thing I read i do rate, it takes less than a second and doesn't cost me anything; so why not help mylot friends and all mylot members in general.. I usually give the positive rate and don't give negative unless someone really deserve it, in many cases i choose not to rate because I don't think it's good but still not an abuse or very bad post.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
25 May 07
I have never given any negative rating to any discussions and responses. It is my way of respecting other people's opinion and thoughts. Who am I to give them negative rating. What may be right or wrong for me may not be true for everybody. I rate all my friends discussions and responses positive just for posting and expressing their thoughts. If it's too short or I don't like it, then I just don't rate it.
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@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
25 May 07
I rate every discussion/response that I read. I think it is the right thing to do. Why else would they have the rating system if we weren't supposed to use it? I have seen lots of conversations about this subject. I don't understand the 'workings' of it but I do it anyways.
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@Manoj_s (939)
• India
25 May 07
I thought that only best resposes should be rated + ve so idont care much about that sign .can all the postings can be rated?
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• India
25 May 07
yes ofcourse, you can rate all the postings on mylot except the ones posted by ourself.
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• United States
27 May 07
I think that I am more the type of person to rate my own discussions either negatively or positively, but when I am going through other discussions, I usually only rate the positive ones. I think that if there are offensive responses I will report them or rate a person negatively, but usually I won't. I will rate the very good responses, but feel as though it's the original poster that should rate the bad answers on their own.
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@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
25 May 07
Yes I always make sure to take time to give postive ratings to the discussions and responses which I think I are good. I don't give out negatives though.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
25 May 07
Yes, 99% of the time, I rate positive. I don't rate negative unless the answer is just one word, or spam.
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@mani123 (354)
• India
11 Jun 07
hi! i rate both disscussion and responses..sometime i miss it..
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
28 May 07
One of my friends (haven't heard from her in awhile) once started a discussion, and brought the DRS (Discussion Rating System) to our attention. It says that giving negative ratings actually pulls down your own as well. Ever since I saw that, I've refrained from using the minus button. Instead, I express disagreement verbally. This adds to the discussion, and lets everyone know what sides there are. I try to do this tactfully, however. No "slamming." I do use the plus button whenever there is a response I really like. Sometimes I'll add to it, but only if I have something to add. It is against the rules to post "me too" responses, and it's a waste anyway, IMO.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
26 May 07
I always rate all of the discussions that I respond to. I also rate their response back to me also. I also rate them when they respond to any of my discussions as well. I think that is what we are all supposed to do. I think everyone deserves credit for being productive here at Mylot also.
• Canada
26 May 07
Hi, I'm pretty new here and didn't realize this about rating people's responses. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I also think a person shouldn't be given a negative rating just because they have a different opinion from yours. Anyway, I think I'll be doing a lot of rating from now on ;-)
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
25 May 07
I read and rate all responses to my discussions. I also rate posts in discussions I respond to. i think that is a big part of the mylot experience
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@sweetlady10 (3617)
• United States
25 May 07
I always use those buttons there are for rating, when I respond to a discussion or I read responses to my discussions. Usually I give plus rating, unless it is not abusive or just only one word. I think if someone take the time to respond to my discussion then I also should take the time to rate them with a plus. ALso I think that if a discussion is worth responding to me then the discussion deserve a plus rating from me.
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