My star disappeared !

India
January 21, 2008 8:09pm CST
I earned a single star after more than a 50 articles and I was so thrilled about it, but i logged on to Helium today only to discover that the star had disappeared. Does this happen? I was under the impression that once you earn a star it was forever. Has anybody else here gone through this ? When something like this happens it just kills your desire to write more.
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@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
22 Jan 08
It happens if the article ratings goes down. Also they look at the number of articles also. If you do not write for a couple of days or weeks, still chances of getting a star goes down. With the word limit increased to 350 now, it is more difficult to craft an article. Takes pretty long time.
@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
While 350 is a bit more than the 200 when I first started it is still not that difficult. It just means that more thought and a better argument is needed. Sometimes quantity is needed to get the quality right
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@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
Yes losing a star can be very disheartening, especially if you spent a long time trying to earn one. Unfortunately if the rating of your articles goes down, as they can, you can lose a star. Perhaps you were just on the cusp, try not to let it get you to down though as I am sure that you will get it back. I lost mine for a day or so a little while ago so I know how you feel. If you would like any comments for working on any leapfrogs posting in here is a great idea and very useful. I would be happy to lend a hand if you want some help
@roberten (3131)
• United States
22 Jan 08
I don't know, I'm extremely new to helium.
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