When you rate something with a +...

United States
September 30, 2007 9:12pm CST
Why do you do it? Is it because they agree with you? Is it because they were nice? Or do you just do it to be nice? When I rate people with a "+", I do it because they were helpful, friendly, and used good grammar. I rarely rate with a "-", I only do it if they were extrememly rude or something. And because most people on myLot that I have come across are kind, I don't rate "-"s very often.
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@Jemina (5783)
1 Oct 07
I rate them positively because their reply is very appropriate to my discussion. They may not agree with me but if their opinion is valid I also rate them with a plus. However, if they are rude and nasty then I sometimes rate them negatively.
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• United States
1 Oct 07
Yep, I think you shouldn't rate people on their openion, but the way they stated it.
@Jemina (5783)
2 Oct 07
People have no right to be wrong in their opinion. What they feel about things is valid. Having said that, we have to respect each other's opinion.
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• Philippines
1 Oct 07
most of the time i give them + when we have the same opinion. but i also give + to those who post a great discussion and those who doesn't share my view but they have a sound opinion..........
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• United States
1 Oct 07
Thank you for your reply!
@hassanah (387)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 07
I rate somebody with - when they post their discussion with words like 'lol' or something.If they want make discussion,just do it.Dont put word lol.
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• United States
1 Oct 07
Huh..I can't see anything really wrong with adding "lol" once in a while. Of course, it is annoying if all they do is put lol and nothing else, but otherwise I can't really see the problem.
@buwald (271)
• Netherlands
2 Oct 07
i usually do it when the post really adds something good to a discussion, whether they share my opinion or not, although i might be tempted to review that if someone shows some very wrong views (like raccist views, or similar)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Well yes, if they sre completely wrong they need to be told. Thanks for your reply! All the best, Commonsense0
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
25 Oct 07
I rate them plus because their suggestion or reply was helpful. I do not worry about good grammar, because they may know what the post is about and may give a good reply, but their English is not up to par yet. I do not mind if they are not very friendly =--look I am not the happy go lucky smile all the time type person myself, so U can understand when someone is a natural grouch or depressed, they are not Little Mary Sunshine --- I hardly rate a minus, unless the response was a silly response or they were extremely rude-- I mean vicious.
@Pompon (1758)
• Poland
24 Oct 07
If a reply focus on the subject of discussion and I see someone read more that it's title before he commented it I rate it plus. It doeasn't matter if I agree with the reply. I don't rate the grammar as long as post is understanable for me. I know may people here are not pros in english (in example me:P). I don't like oneliners, but as long as they have sense I rate them plus as well.