Do you have credibility on mylot?

United States
July 20, 2007 9:43am CST
How long do you think it takes to build credibility here on mylot? I had another username and was almost to 800 and was feeling like I had a tiny bit of credibility here. Now I definitely feel like I'm starting over, but how long will it take? Do you look at the numbers or do you get to know people before you really decide?
5 responses
• United States
23 Jul 07
I guess I am just being nosey but you say that you had another username. Why did you have to change? To me that could indicate that you committed a no-no and got banned which would, to me, not help with your credibility. In general I always judge people's credibility by their responses to my discussions or the discussion they post. It has nothing whatsoever to do with the numbers they have accumulated.
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• United States
24 Jul 07
My old username is healthymom, you can go there a view my discussions I started read all that detail. In a nutshell I changed usernames for business reasons. I also consulted and okayed everything I did with mylot before I did it. Thanks for posting.
@Romie06 (74)
• United States
21 Jul 07
simplyshawn, I had no idea that that's what the # next to the name ment. I've just been responding to what effects me. Good info. Romie06
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• United States
22 Jul 07
Just keep involved in discussions Romie and you'll get everything figured out! Everything new takes time to learn all the little things. But it's fun here. At mylot I"m constantly learning too. And I've been here a while. Have a great day!
@vivienna (583)
• Venezuela
20 Jul 07
I do look at the number of posts and the star color, but they are no decisive factor in evaluating a posters credibility. In fact, I see many red and blue stars and when I have a look at the discussions they started or their responses, I wonder why. When starting at myLot, people (I among them) frequently committ some error against the rules, for instance, posting a referral link, etc. One should conced them the benefit of the newbie and not evaluate them by the same standards as the "thousand club" members.
• United States
21 Jul 07
Very true about the referral link. There are a lot of rules and you can't remember all of them right away. I agree about not evaluating newbies the same as the "thousand club", by then I should hope we have a few of the kinks worked out and are posting appropriately. Thanks for your post.
• United States
20 Jul 07
I do look at the numbers and the star ratings for a quick glance opinion, but I also look at the quality of the discussions and responses that a person gives before I form a solid opinion. Some people seem to have gained either fan clubs or enemy clubs on myLot, and they are possibly unfairly rated negatively or positively by these "clubs." Others, however, seem to have fairly earned their star ratings.
• United States
21 Jul 07
Well, I haven't see any enemy clubs, I guess I hadn't even thought of that. But you can pick out the leaders. I really don't pay much attention to the star ratings anymore. I look at peoples discussions they start, and get most of my opinion from there.
@Angela07 (202)
• United States
20 Jul 07
i would like to know the answers for this question. They should be interesting i was wondering the same thing myself.
• United States
21 Jul 07
I agree, I can't wait to see what discussions come up.