Do you give everyone in a discussion a positive rating.

United States
October 27, 2007 7:20pm CST
When you are in a good discussion with a lot of quality responses do you go down the list giving everyone a positive rating or do you just give one to the person who started the discussion? I am one of those that goes down the list and give a positive to everyone who has given a good reply. If they give one line responses or don't really contribute to the discussion I just don't rate them. Is there anyway to see how others have rated me on a discussion. How do you know it you are getting good or bad ratings. This is a mystery to me.
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14 responses
• United States
28 Oct 07
I give a positive rating to people who have obviously seem to have read the original post or the comment they are responding to. In otherwords, if they are contributing to a discussion. If people disagree with the poster, I give them positive ratings for contributing as long as they are not personally flaming/attacking someone. I rate people a negative if they are flaming someone else (lively discussions are not flaming), are clearly just popping in to post one line to entice you to visit their ring tone site, or are otherwise going against the TOS of mylot.
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• United States
28 Oct 07
Thanks to everyone who has responded. Most answers really did help. Thanks again.
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• United States
28 Oct 07
I think that's great to use the negative rating for people that are flaming/ attacking others. Hopefully if people care about their ratings they would start to understand that flaming is not acceptable. Good idea!
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• United States
28 Oct 07
blueunicorn - the only reason I say that is that I do not think people deserve a negative rating just because they disagree with what I have to say. I think debating is healthy and this would be a boring site if everyone just patted themselves on the back. But giving someone who is using foul language in a manner as to attack someone with, etc, or harrassing another member are "not what we want to read". I also have a few friends who posted topics that were either interesting or a lot of people responded to and got some good conversations going, but their star bumps further and further down just because maybe they spoke their mind or someone thought they were making the wrong decision with their life.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
28 Oct 07
If I start a discussion which I haven't started in over a month, I usually just respond to discussions lately. But if I start a discussion I give the person a positive rating as I am replying to their response. This helps me keep track of which one's that I have read and which one's I have not. As far as knowing what others rate our discussions, as far as I know there isn't a way to tell.
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• United States
28 Oct 07
What a great way to keep track of what you have read and what you have not! I've been trying to find a method of keeping track so when I go back I know what I've read, but I hadn't thought of this!
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• United States
28 Oct 07
I do exactly the same thing. It is a very good way to keep track of them. When I go back in to a discussion I can just scroll down to where the rated ones stop and then continue from there. Thanks for a great response
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
28 Oct 07
I sometimes do that as well. Go down the list and rate everyone that is contributing with good answers a plus. But I confess I don't do that all the time. It takes a lot of time which I don't always have. I always rate the person that starts a discussion that I answer and often at least the people in the same page.
@SEOGUY (906)
• United States
28 Oct 07
No I don't always give a rateing. I do give pos rateings if someone post something I concider well thought out. I do not give negitive rateings though.
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@wotfpatty (2068)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I positive rate everyone unless their response is totally senseless or spam. Then I just skip it. There is no way to see how others rate you but your total "reputation" number does show where you stand as far as your responses or discussions go in the eyes of other mylotters. Sometimes people "revenge rate" and bring the star number down. You have a 3 rating which says that someone or several someones are rating you negatively. Maybe you were in a touchy or controversial discussion and angered people or maybe you just angered one who went around negative rating you. I have no idea, and neither does anyone else, why people rate the way they do or why the star rate goes up and down (Other than people are giving negative rates for some reason). It doesn't affect your earnings so it's really just kind of an ego thing, I think. The best you can do is answer thoughtfully and post quality discussions. The rest if out of your hands. Patty
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• United States
28 Oct 07
Thanks for responding. I am fairly new so not really expecting a 10 rating at this point. If others are able to just seek you out and give you negatives that doesn't sound like a good system. Hopefully there are not a lot of revengeful people on mylot. I have noticed that most other members who have about the same points as I have are also in the 3 star rating. I think it takes time to get the stars up. Thanks for responding.
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@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I just learned about the ratings today, so up until now I have not used them. Now that I am using the ratings I have been giving positive ratings to the people who seem to make a real effort to make a contribution to the discussion. I have noticed, though, that I just don't rate if there is a lot of spelling and grammar errors. I don't know why, but that bothers me.
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@sid556 (31005)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I am the same as you. I very rarely give bad ratings unless the person is blatantly rude. how to tell? hmmm...i don't know either.
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I usually give most everyone a positive rating except for the abusive ones or the ones that are totally off-topic. I only give a negative to a really abusive, offensive, downright nasty post. There's no way for us to know how others rate us, all we can tell is our average by our star rating. Annie
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@asteroid8 (916)
• Italy
28 Oct 07
I think I can give a positive rating only to people who give a good reply to my question. If every people give positive rating to all the answers of their questions, this could be dangerous for the website, because there is not a way to rate members. I try to give not bad ratings to people, because I think that there are not only english people, so there could be some difficulties to write in this language.
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@darkaeon (466)
• Portugal
28 Oct 07
good post, thats my case im portuguese and because of that sometimes it is hard for me to write words that i would like to say... good luck for you in the future!
@missjackie (1328)
• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
28 Oct 07
I usually a positive rating to anyone who has a great discussion and a great response. Otherwise, I don't bother giving any rating. I do, however, give a negative rating if it's a blatant attempt to get points and money; which is very rare.
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@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
28 Oct 07
Hello, for me all this site is mystery ,rules,terms and owner!!I stay and stay here lake drag user,i cant leave !!I cant find a place with that kind of statistic!!I rated everyone as a friend and member!!Warm Regards Silvana
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@MGjhaud (20672)
• Philippines
30 Oct 07
Honestly I don’t really mind this mylot’s function though I guess I did once before when I was just starting (probably that’s why my rating isn’t that high hahaha…) Well anyway, to rate someone is something I would do if my discussion is so big deal to me. I would read all the responses and choose one or two members to have the most good answers/response.
@mariam74 (555)
• Egypt
28 Oct 07
Yes sometimes I rate all the good answers by a positive but never rated a negative for anyone even if I don't like his way or what he is saying because if he is writing a something that I don't like this doesn't mean that this thing is bad, but some other times I rate only the one who wrote the discussion.
@darkaeon (466)
• Portugal
28 Oct 07
Me too i give a good rating to anyone who gives a good reply because i would like other people to do that to me too!