My Star is Stuck!!!

United States
May 6, 2008 12:12pm CST
Okay, last month I took a massive hit to my star because of the MyLot trolls that I had offended. I went from a 10 all the way down to a 6. I have been working hard to regain my 10, and it was coming, slowly but surely. But now there's a problem. For the last week my star has been stuck at a 7 (69/100). I know, with all the posting that I have been doing, it should have moved. Either one way or another, although obviously I want it to go up. I don't think its the trolls, unless my friends are giving me exactly enough positives to neutralize the negatives. What's going on here? My star is stuck!!! Anyone else having this same problem?
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43 responses
@ellie333 (21029)
6 May 08
Hi exactly the same happened to me I was 100/100 10 star and I got hit and went down to a 7, I got up again to eight but have been knocked back down to 72/100 and have been stuck there for a few days. Crazy as I know I have been posting and responding really well so like you suggest all the pluses we are getting are being neutralised by these others. Lets hope we both start to move again soon eh! Ellie :D
• United States
6 May 08
I actually think there is a glitch in the system. There is no way that I have had a balanced response everyday for the past week plus. I think its stuck there really, but who knows.
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@ellie333 (21029)
6 May 08
Maybe a glitch, who knows like you say, if it is lets hope they resolve it eh! I have plus rated on this comment and initial discussion so you may monitor. Ellie :D
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• United States
6 May 08
Thanks for the ratings. I hope MyLot doesn't think that I am fishing for good ratings with this, I just want to know am I the only one that is stuck.
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@danzer (2732)
• Philippines
6 May 08
I will be rating you with a +. And if you get 5 + ratings, your star will go up a notch higher. But I am not concerned much about my star beside my name, but I am concerned with responding and earning. I did reach a 9 then goes down to 7 then now, I think it's an 8. I saw your star to be 7 right now, and soon enough will go up. I have seen so many members whose star is very low but judging from their number of responses, they have been long enough. Keep going even when your star goes down as long as you help somebody today!
• United States
6 May 08
I will be here regardless, but I have noticed my earnings are a lot lower now that my star is so low. I love being here, and I love helping people, but I think my star should actually show that, and my earnings should go back to the way they were when I was a 10.
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@danzer (2732)
• Philippines
7 May 08
I think that other members of mylotters cause the up or down of our star ratings. I don't want to elaborate further. Sorry!
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@Pitgull (1523)
• United States
6 May 08
It has become my new goal, to give people positive ratings. If they are posting ANYTHING that is trying to help a conversation, encourage someone else, or help people, I'm in.....join the train and give pluses to those who deserve it, I'll start here, maybe I can help your rating too ! :)
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• United States
6 May 08
That is great!!! This is the way I have used the rating system since I have discovered it. I will give a positive rating to anyone who contributes to a discussion, no matter how little. As long as you are on topic, and not bashing people personally one way or another, then I feel you deserve a positive rating.
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
6 May 08
It took me forever to get the 10 that i had...My star just all of a sudden fell to a nine,and it is stuck there..It does not matter what i do,it will not move...
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@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
6 May 08
Oh look we have matching stars! Which is actually pretty odd since I am way more offensive and btchy on MyLot than you seem to be :p Well, I always plus the heck out of you, if only because you look hot in your icon picture :p Yeah thats right girl - your fine and thats comin from a gay guy
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
6 May 08
LOL! I'm sorry! Before I could even respond to her, I had to respond to you! I love you! This was a great response and, I hope to see more of you in the future! LOL! I return you to you regularly scheduled program! LOL!
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• United States
6 May 08
Aww man don't be making me eggplant on here lol!!! I am usually an easygoing person. I don't avoid fights here, I just don't seem to find many, even fewer that warrant my response. I didn't think that it was any person's fault that my star hasn't moved, I really think it is the system having a problem. Thanks for the plus anyway!!!
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@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
7 May 08
Ahahahaha! She said dont make me eggplant! Rofl!! Your a riot girl, we need to get together and cut up sometime. Wish you lived in NY - they would not be ready for the two of us hahaha! XXOXOXO Tee
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@marsha32 (6688)
• United States
8 May 08
Can you explain the stars to me? Until I seen your post on the first page I hadn't noticed them or didn't know anything about them. Thanks! Marsha
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• United States
8 May 08
Well, the facts on stars are they represent how popular you are in MyLot. You get one once you have reached 100 posts, and its based on how many positive ratings you have versus negative ratings. Now, I believe that ratings affect how much you earn, but some don't. I have nothing to prove it, so I can't say for sure. I know that when I was a ten, a blue star, I earned more each day for the same amount of work that I am doing now.
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@marsha32 (6688)
• United States
8 May 08
I have a lot of posting to do to get to 100! I better get busy. thanks for the info. Marsha
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
6 May 08
Mines been stuck too for the past few days. Does the star really affect your earnings?
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• United States
6 May 08
I believe it does, but don't quote me on that. I have noticed that since my rating has fallen, I have been earning less for the same amount of work.
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
7 May 08
Thats a good thing to know...makes me understand a bit why some people really care if theirs goes down or not
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@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
6 May 08
Same here, I used to enjoy 10 for quite some time and when it start to decrease, I never had the chance to get 10 again! ANyway, as long as it will not affect our earnings, I will be fine about it! but, given the chance, it's always nice to have 10..LOL
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• United States
6 May 08
Actually I think it does affect the earnings in some way. I notice that since my star has fallen, I have been earning less for the same amount of work here. My problem isn't that my star fell, I know that was trolls here, and I have made peace with it (although I still wish they would find something better to do!!!) Its that my star seems to be stuck where it is, and I am working like everything to get it back the way it was. I understand that it will take longer, because I have more information to consider than I did when I first got the star. But I still feel I should see some movement from day to day, in either direction, since I participate daily.
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• United States
6 May 08
I see..wow! I haven't notice about my earning since I have posted less than what I used to be! Im sure you will get it back since you are active daily! Maybe before this week ends..Have a great day!
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• United States
8 May 08
hey theredrk..happy day to ya..welli have bad bad bad news..and lots of wishes of Good luck to you my dear gettin it back..I have been here for a cpl years now i believe..and i had a perfect 10 the whole time..never fight with anyone..never rude or disresepcful..untill my friend and i got into it in life and her.her mom and friends attacked me..withti a day i went to a 4..i almost cried..Mylot was nooooo help big surprise..they say it has nothing to do with them..it what we give mylotters..well thats crap!!! if they are abusing it like me and you..then it needs taken aaway with..or add a feture of explaing why u neg rate that person and it cant be not agreeing with them..or stupid things..ya know? but nooo one listens to me..sniff sniff...:(and ur right/the lower u go the less money u make though they argue that..wel i was makin mad money with a 10 and no one ever hot my positive thingy si its stuck too hun.. for a 8 mths now..so i give up..ignore it..just have fun..and keep on mylotting..maybe someday ull get it again..and i crosed my fingers for ya lol..take care! April
• United States
8 May 08
Hey April, I am sorry to hear that. Sometimes standing up for what is right will get you caught up in a neg war. The same happened to me when I posted a rant about a couple people getting mad when they spammed my pm box, and got mad when I asked them to stop. The only thing you can do is continue to post, have fun and ignore the rating until it comes back up on its own. I suggested the same thing, having a reason to rate someone negative would help a lot, but I guess that would be too much work for the few admin we have here, they would have to look into every negative rating to make sure its legitimate. If they took the rating system away completely, we would have nothing to work towards here. I wasn't really talking about the star itself in this discussion though, it was more so the individual rating. I hadn't moved from 69/100 in what seemed like forever, so I thought it was stuck. Since I posted this however, it has moved up one, and then back down one in the past two days, so at least I know its not stuck, at least anymore.
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@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
8 May 08
I have been stuck at 7 for months it seems..I don't know why but it isn't moving either way- maybe it's extra tough to move to an 8? Who knows? I can't figure it out either.
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• United States
8 May 08
Well, its harder for us to move because we have over 1500 posts. The rating is an average of all of our posts, so if a troll hits hard, it makes it even more difficult to recover. But my problem wasn't with the star, it was with the individual rating. I was stuck with a 69/100 for over a week, and I felt like since I am here almost every day, I should have seen some type of movement in either direction. The glitch has seemed to release itself from me, as I moved up briefly to 70/100 yesterday, and then back down to 69/100 today. I am a little miffed, but no worse for the wear. At least I know its not stuck anymore.
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@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
7 May 08
Hi Drknlvly... i had the same thing happen to me..went from a 10 to a 6 back to a 7 then 8 and back to 7 and now 8 again..don't understand it at all..I've never been mean to anyone and try to be as helpful as can be..i just think someone out there is picking on all the 10's little by little to bring us all to posting..probably laughing at me right now..LOL I got a jump yesterday to 8 so maybe you will be seeing more of an improvement with this discussion. Huggs
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• United States
8 May 08
Hey Rose. I am sorry to see that the trolls hit you too, but this discussion isn't about them. Its about my individual rating being stuck at 69/100 for over a week. I don't believe that it could have been trolls that made it do that, because human action couldn't have been that precise to keep it at the same rating for so long. I was getting perturbed at the situation, because I know that I had been as active as I had been before, so I should have seen some movement in either direction, even if it was within the 7 star that I have now. But the glitch seems to have moved, and I hope that it doesn't return. P.S. Good luck on working your way back to a 10, I hope to reach that rating once again as well.
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• India
7 May 08
hi, i have heard a lot of people complain about their stars changing. i really do not understand this one. i though have noticed if you do not discuss every day and are not active yes your stars change. it is only when you are regular all the time that it stays stable. i have been on 9 for a long while. i wonder when i would go to ten.
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• United States
8 May 08
This isn't me complaining about the change in my star. This change happened a little while ago, and I have resolved to work hard to change it. What I am truly complaining about is my star not changing. It stayed at 69/100 for over a week, and I don't think this could have been the work of trolls. I feel that I would have seen at least a little fluctuation over that time period if this was human action that was doing this. I really think this was a passing glitch in the system, one that has seemed to correct itself this morning. I did move up one point in ratings that I saw today.
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• United States
6 May 08
The whole point of this site is not who can have the highest star rating and the most replies/discussions. It's to make friends and earn money. Your star doesn't have anything to do with it. In your replies, I saw you saying it might be a glitch. Whether it's a glitch or not, you really don't have any right trying to blame people for something that they didn't necessarily have anything to do with. There's no proof, and by trying to blame some person/people, that's not nice. I'll give your discussion a + but, maybe from now on you shouldn't accuse others when there isn't proof. Wouldn't you feel bad if it really was a glitch?
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• United States
6 May 08
I know that the point isn't the highest star here, but I do know that my work here deserves a better rating than what I have. I am not a post counter, and never make one word or one sentence discussions/responses just to boost my post count. As far as speaking on trolls, I know it was them that caused it to fall. The fall came after I created a rant against a couple of members here that spammed me, and got mad when I asked them to stop. That was proof enough for me, because before, I had stayed a strong 10. However, I know that me staying at this continuous rating has to be the system, because there is no way, day in and day out, that I am getting a balanced amount of positive and negative ratings. I thank you for your plus, but that isn't the reason why I started this discussion. I wanted to see if I am the only one experiencing this glitch. And to answer your question, no, I wouldn't feel bad if this turned out to be a glitch, because that is what I believed this stasis to be from the beginning.
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
6 May 08
I don't know what is going on with the star rating system right now. I have noticed more and more people saying the same thing you have...that they seem to be stuck. So maybe it is a glitch in the system. But don't stress over it hon. Just keep doing what you're doing. I happen to think that you are doing a wonderful job here, and you will always get positive ratings from me.
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• United States
7 May 08
Thanks Kat, and I am not stressing over the issue, I just hate having questions go unanswered. I finally moved up one rating point today (now 70/100) so the glitch seems to have subsided for the time being.
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• Canada
6 May 08
I wouldn't worry too much about it. I gave you a positive rating, so here's hoping that will help a little bit. I don't worry too much about the stars, but i can understand how being hit by a troll would be extremely annoying. I am not sure what to do about the problem, but here's hoping that you get it fixed really soon, and that you are higher in the raiitings, before too long. Again I gave you a + I hope that helps.
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• United States
6 May 08
I do attribute my star falling to trolls, but not me being stuck here. Its too unlikely that every day I am getting an equal amount of pluses and minuses, so I really think that this is the system having a problem.
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@gmwgreat (287)
• Ethiopia
6 May 08
hi drknlvly, i was wondering why you need to get more stars, it has nothing to do with earnings, there is no benefit you will get from stars, am not interested in gaining more stars, i will be if and only if it has something to do with my earnings, it would be great if your star increases the amount of earnings you will get also increases, but its impossible, i don't think they will calculate everyone's earnings according to their stars, anyways don't give that much attention to stars, or if there are any benefit that we will get from stars, tell me, i think you are experienced in mylot than me, have a nice mylotting!!
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
7 May 08
Hello sweetie. I guess we are in the same boat. I have been enjoying 10 for a bit and the color is definitely cooler than cool. So to be stuck at 9 for a long time already makes me a bit bored. I would love to see the blue back. I just have given up totally and just go through mylot everyday just like normal. Stay cheerful my friend and don't be sad yeah. Take care.
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• United States
7 May 08
At least you didn't fall far. I would have rather stayed at a nine than to fight back from a six. But I was never sad at this point. First I was angry at the coward trolls, then perplexed because my star wouldn't move. Just didn't know what that was at all. I will still be here every day that I can be, nothing's ever going to change for me when it comes to MyLot. By the way, I like your new avatar, although I miss your sweet face lol. What's that, a Mortal Kombat character?
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
8 May 08
My avatar is actually a Ninja fighting anime character and I got it from one of the site recommended by one of our friends here; if I'm not mistaken, the programmer. -smiles-..thanks for missing my sweet face and I would love to put it back on, ha! Maybe after I've gotten bored of this avatar and then other avatars. By the way, that is your real picture? You do have lovely features, I must say. Coming back to the topic of star rating, I know what you must have felt most certainly. It feels bad enough to be at a 9, what more at a 6. Let's wish this whole saga star ratings' nightmare would end soon, sweetie. Meanwhile, keep your chin and spirits up like you already are. I like that feisty spirit anytime. Have a good day.
• United States
23 Jun 08
Yeah, that is me. Thanks for the compliment
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@myklj999 (19907)
6 May 08
It's taken me 2 months to move from a 52 to a 57; the more posts you have, the slower your star will move because it's an average rating of all your activity.I personally haven't noticed any difference in what I'm paid being related to my star, and a year ago I was a nine. Not to say it doesn't affect it, but myLot claims it doesn't affect your earnings.
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• United States
6 May 08
I don't know, I know you haven't seen a difference, but I have. And as far as your rating is concerned, at least you saw some movement. Before this I was seeing movement everyday, whether it was up or down. The last move I saw was from 64/100 to 67/100, and then the stalemate.
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@myklj999 (19907)
6 May 08
I've been at 57/100 for two weeks now.
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• United States
7 May 08
Whoa. I would have said something much sooner. I hope that this phenomenon lets you go soon!
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@CEVCEV (544)
24 Jun 08
Well it's not something that I would know about at all yet! but I am working on it, so hopefully sometime soon I might get a star. Now if you can give me any tips on how to achieve this I would be delighted.
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• United States
24 Jun 08
Looks like to me you just did lol! All that's needed to get a star is to have 100 posts, which at the time I am posting this, you have exactly.
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@CEVCEV (544)
24 Jun 08
Thanks, you are right, thats me starman, pretty good eh !
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
24 Jun 08
I see that it's still at 7 with a 70/100. Mine has dropped from 10 to 9 & I'm stuck there for quite sometime as I know that I haven't been quite active lately, heheI'm responding your posts & rating you a "+". Let's see whether it's gonna go up
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• United States
24 Jun 08
I hope it does. I have just become active again after about a month and a half hiatus, so that is why it hasn't really moved, at least in my mind that's why. No more input means no more to rate.
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@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
24 Jun 08
Yeah I guess so. So happy mylotting. Hope things get better
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