Trying to Up My Rating...

United States
August 27, 2007 7:45pm CST
My rating is twenty at present time. Soon, I'll have a higher rating, but what are some ways people have found to up that rating faster? Is it adding friends, publishing discussions, or commenting on what other people have written? If I spent half as much time on this site as I do on www.gather.com, I guess my rating would probably be more than 500. Oh well. I am going to see if I can add some new friends, and I'm gonna comment on other discussions here.
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11 responses
@sunshinecup (7881)
28 Aug 07
Hello and ... ? ? ? WELCOME TO MYLOT! ? ? ? You got the general idea. Just find discussions that peak your interests and reply to them. Mylot has all sorts of various characters from all around the world and all walks of life here. You will see there are no topics uncovered. Making friends can help, one tip I will share with you that I use is to pick friends that share your interests. It can get a bit hard to reply to post about cars, if you are not into that. So I try to find people that share in similar things as I do. Any way, have fun and enjoy your stay here. Before you know it you will be well pass 500.
• United States
30 Aug 07
Hi there - thanks for the colorful response. I never figured out how to make hearts...I always copied and pasted but I can't do that with my rating as it is at the moment! *sigh* Thanks for the tips! I have been working at starting and commenting on various discussions, and my rating has gone up rapidly! I've also earned twenty cents in a few day's time, so that is pretty exciting as well - for something that is just a hobby that is!
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
28 Aug 07
Hello elusivebutterflys daughter, welcome to Mylot, you will get to 500 in no time, I hope you enjoy your time here, it is very nice to meet you...
• United States
30 Aug 07
Hi there, thanks for the comment and the welcome! And thanks for adding me to your friends! Peace!
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• United States
30 Aug 07
Hi Celestialceece! Since another member already answered your question, I just wanted to say hi and welcome to mylot! I'm a member of Gather.com as well, but I didn't know about getting a Borders gift card after 5 referrals. Thanks for letting me know that! I guess I should start bugging my friends to join eh? Have fun here!
• United States
30 Aug 07
Hi there - hope that we can add eachother on gather. My username on there is celestialceece - just like on here! Go get that border's gift card! It is a sweet offer!
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• United States
30 Aug 07
I just sent you a connection request on Gather, I hope you accept it! lol
• United States
2 Sep 07
Hi there - I did indeed get your gather connection request and accepted you! I hope that we connect on gather as well. I am going through different articles and commenting right now...hopefully I get around to your page sometime tonight in my internet travels. I am having a hard time keeping up with everything, but that isn't a bad thing - my ratings are going up!
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@Jemina (5783)
29 Aug 07
Hi CC, welcome to mylot. Is it the star rating you're referring to? You will get a higher rating once you get around 100. As soon as you posted your 100th post--excluding your own discussion--immediately a star will appear next to your name. It doesn't mean that the more posts you have the higher the rating. It depends on the quality of your post. Some people here have several hundreds post but their rating is low, while others have only few hundred and their rating is higher. So there you go, I hope this helps. Have a great day!
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• United States
30 Aug 07
Hi there, thanks for the information. That definitely answers my questions about stars and ratings, etc. I am getting up there with regards to my rating by my name, and I'm logging on everyday! Another question - you know the "plus, minus, exclamation point" near everyone's comments? I was wondering, what does that do? I almost always give people a plus, and I hope that others would do the same for me!
• United States
30 Aug 07
I give a minus when someone only uses a word or few words in a response, or one that is irrelevant to the discussion. The exclamation is used when the person is violating MyLot rules.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Aug 07
The - & + are what the raitngs of 100/100 do. It's just the way other members see you as far as discussions, comments and or responses. Does not reflect the real us. That you'll also see when you reach the 100 mark here. Like my daughter says, you reach a ten your hot here. So she says I'm a hottie. HAHAHA.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Hi and welcome to mylot. I say get a lor of friends, start quality discussions, avoid arguments in any and all discussions. Don't tick anyone off as there are those with that itchy negative trigger mouse. I say have fun, be yourself, and use quality and tact while here to get that rating you desire. I am not too concerned about it myself as I am here for the fun of sharing my life and gardening of veggies, fruits, and flowers etc. I also love the experience of learning other countries cultures etc. I am here for fun friendship and the writing experience not the money or popularity/ratings. Thanks. Welcome again and just have fun being yourself. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Wow. Thanks for the BR also. Much appreciated.
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• United States
30 Aug 07
Hi Grandpa Bob, thanks for the introduction and the information! It was a very informative comment! I am not a negative person and I don't plan on being negative online either! I'm generally laid back and easy to get along with! Nice to meet you, and take care! PEACE.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Aug 07
Like mother huh? nice to meet you also. later.
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@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
28 Aug 07
How does this gather site work? Can you earn money there also?
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• United States
30 Aug 07
Gather is a place where you earn points, which translate into gift cards to places such as Borders, The Home Depot, Omaha Steaks, or yes, even cold hard cash! Once you get five people to sign up under your referral link, or via a referral, you get a $20.00 gift card to Border's. I just became eligible for mine, and it should be here in a week or two.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
30 Aug 07
The best way to up your ratings is to write a lot, post and respond a lot, and do not make waves. Unfortunately there are some myLotters who if you do not agree with them will give you a negative (the minus) and if you are on controversial issues, and speak your piece and agree with certain issues, you will get a plus, but if you disagree with them, you will get a minus. So if you stick to the safe issues, you will go up. To get pluses, comment a lot, make lots of friends, and by doing so, the negative people will not make a dent.
• United States
2 Sep 07
It is kind of ironic that you wrote such a helpful response to this question, and I thank you for that!
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
5 Sep 07
Giving out minuses for disagreeing is a violation of the TOS and should not be done. Plus it shows someone is mentally weak. That's my opinion. Sure you can negative someone being very abusive or posting some major trash on mylot, but you are not supposed to negative a comment you disagree with. You are really supposed to + it since it's with more disagreement that we get more posts and conversation.
• United States
29 Aug 07
I know that you are able to type very fast. With your typing speed and your quick wit,you will get to that 500 mark in no time flat. Love ya...Mom
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
30 Aug 07
A Fast typer? Can be trouble with the copy/paste option. HAHAHA. J/K good to see your daughter here as well. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
2 Sep 07
Yes, I'm getting there rather quickly! My rating is going up because I'm dedicated to getting it that way. Right now, I'm obsessively commenting to all responses on discussions I've started. See where I'm at - nowhere near being done!
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@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
1 Sep 07
If you'd like to send me a refferal link I'd love to sign up under you at gather. :) I think comments and discussions are the only way to up your rating... I'm pretty sure it's how many posts you have.
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• United States
2 Sep 07
Okay, it will take me a minute to find a referral link, though I did copy and paste some HTML code with a link embedded on my blog or something. I think I'll find it, send it to you, and add it to my profile page! Thanks for your interest!
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@tines2512 (326)
• Philippines
30 Aug 07
I am also a newbie here , I also wanted to gone u-p a rating I just hope a lot will be able to respond to my discussion.. Is it part of the rating status :)just asking thank you.
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• United States
2 Sep 07
Hi there - I guess responding to discussions frequently and obsessively is a good thing on this site. Between last night and this morning, my earnings went up from eighty some cents to over a dollar! I was really excited, because my earnings haven't spiked that much from me merely commenting on discussions and adding new friends. So I'm going to work on commenting on each and every response I've gotten in the past few days. Then I'm going to consider writing another discussion. But I'll probably check out other people's discussions and posts before I get too carried away working on my own! I'll check out your discussions right away, and comment, so that I can get some more good ratings!
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• United States
30 Aug 07
This sound like a good site im gonna go try it out first. I dont really think its a scam but it could be so ill give it a try if its a scam ill tell you if it works then ill give you the thumbs up. Maybe i can make tons of money on that site O.O or maybe even make 100 dollars and get my runescape membersip faster than this xD.
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• United States
30 Aug 07
I don't like scams either - I am trying out different ways to make a little bit of money, or gifts, or prizes, online. I have a lot of a little bit at several sites, but I'd be doing a lot better off if I didn't have dial-up. Such is life! I think things could potentially be more lucrative if I had a form of high-speed, which I'll have down the road! PEACE!
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