I'm sad about my star...

@iskayz (5422)
Philippines
July 2, 2008 9:49am CST
Suddenly I became a bit sad just now.. I've noticed my star just went down by a point. I know the star is important because its my reputation.. I know also that I have responded to a lot of discussions yesterday. I even made sure that my responds would be of relevance and helpful and as much as possible being friendly in my posts. How do we rate members reputation here? Whose really rating those star for each other, us or the staffs? I don't remember rating anybody yet. But some of my responds are too long, I know. Before I don't make too long responses. Does it affect the star too?
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19 responses
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
Star is our standing here... a rate that we get from fellow mylotters. If ever we get POSITIVE RATING it will increase but if we have negative ones IT WILL DECREASE. You may have more response posted but you might have received more negative as well. I really don't know if it is really the case in your situation. Just my speculation
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@karmendra (1123)
• India
2 Jul 08
that means if my star ratings are not increasing, i haven't got any positive rating from long time..
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
pls do try... it can help them A LOT in MYLOT!
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@karmendra (1123)
• India
2 Jul 08
generally i rate all the member with + sign. what about you.. if i open any post the first thing i do i use to rate him or her with + sign.
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@paid2write (5202)
2 Jul 08
Your responses are rated by all the other members of myLot, but it is wrong to give a negative [-] rating just because you don't agree with what is said in the response. Most people will give a positive [+] rating to all responses on their own discussions and to good posts in other people's discussions. It's better to leave posts unrated if you don't like them, but some people will give a negative rating to posts they don't like, or don't agree with. It doesn't mean you have posted any bad responses, it means that some people have give your responses a negative rating. You shouldn't worry too much as your star will rise again. It's best not to worry too much about your star, just keep adding good responses. Everyone loses points sometimes but they do usually go back up again.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
Hi there! Thank you for enlightening me about the star ratings. I've been here for a month now and these things still gives me the confusion. I agree with you about members rating others negative. I wouldn't rate anyone negative if I don't like their responses. Yeah I think its not a nice thing to do. Its like making others loose a point or earnings. Thanks again!
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@karmendra (1123)
• India
2 Jul 08
same problem here, i want to know i respond so many of the posts now a days but my star rating is still rigid. what to do??
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
I wish I could help you with that. But same here I'm confuse too. I never even know why I got a 9 rating before.
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@karmendra (1123)
• India
2 Jul 08
i think you have to give + or - ratings for other users.. do your work don't bother about anything..
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@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
yes i do rate them positive as well. for their effort of responding to my discussion. One way of appreciating them
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@anniepa (27236)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Don't feel sad, it really isn't that important! From what I've seen here you don't appear to be the type to be rude or disrespectful to anyone so my guess would be that your star dropped because someone disagreed with something you posted and gave you negatives for that reason, although that's not what it's supposed to be used for. You're fairly new with a lower point total so it doesn't take much for your star to go up and down. Hang in there and don't worry too much about your star. Everyone would probably like to have a blue 10 but when it comes down to it it's really not all that important. Annie
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Jul 08
My star did dropped by 2 points too.. And all along my star rating was increasing till i reached the blue star, then it dropped to red.. And there are many reasons to y your star rating drops.. One of the most important factor, is your discussion being deleted, due to violating the TOS of mylot.. So whenever u start or respond, just be careful and think carefully ^_^
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
5 Jul 08
yeah.. Because our star drop around the same time.. hehe =D muahhh muahhhh
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
5 Jul 08
lol =D muahhh mauhhh muahhh mauhhhh
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• Philippines
2 Jul 08
Hey iskayz, don't feel sad about your star. It's okay, you could regain it. Maybe some members dislike some of your responses and you got '-' rate from them. We have no control on how other members would take or view our opinions and rate them. I have experienced my rating going down and up as well. But I don't put too much attention on it. I just keep on posting, having fun of course. And join discussions where I could express my views and opinions freely, not bothered if others would take may opinion against me or not. I say what I have to say and I'm just happy about that. I hope this would cheer you up and you could recover back your rating. Cheers and have a great day!
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
Hi fortknox! Yeah you're right. I know I shouldn't be bothered by all these glitches that are happening around here. But I think I'm really taking this mylot too seriously that it affects me sometimes. Before I used to sleep very late for 2 weeks, if I have my earnings low, I don't have my smileys yet and now this star rating.. Sigh.. I must really learn to take things lightly here in mylot. But even though sometimes I have all these complains, I'm really having fun. Yes really. I am having fun in mylot.
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• United States
2 Jul 08
I think, but I'm not sure because I'm still a newbie, that the star rating is a reflection of how many of your responses get rated as positive out of how many responses you've made. So really it is your fellow mylotters that are rating the star for you. I always thought that it was kind of a funny system. Just because you have a low rating doesn't mean that you're a bad poster. In fact, it could mean that you write a heck of a lot of responses and most people are just too lazy to rate them.
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
2 Jul 08
Yeah I know I'm not a bad poster. But my rating now just really bothers me.. It's like I'm wishing not to have the star anymore. As a matter of fact I was really after those smileys and not the stars (har har :-D).. I hope I could make it higher again. Good luck on being a newbie! Hope you have fun mylotting :-D
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Yes, that has happened to me too.. I felt very bad after this.. But I learned to move on and not let it bother me.. At least I still deserve to get paid by myLot. No matter what bad rating I may get, I am still useful to get paid by Mylot anyway.. That is all that matters to me, now..
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@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
Well...about the star? I don't really know the importance of it...I'm pretty new here. Don't be sad...I think it's only temporary. So cheer up!
@f45703 (28)
• Indonesia
4 Jul 08
If I tell you .......!just be patient with your star, if you fell this reputation is very important think just be patient and strugle.....
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@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I am pretty new to mylot and I have noticed the stars but never really knew what they were for. I hope I get a start soon. Does anyone know when you get a star or how you found out you got one?
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@calajane (1005)
• Poland
3 Jul 08
Well I did ask about it when I got my own star and everybody said that it's how the members rate you. So maybe someone didnt like something you said and rated you lower. I don't really know for sure because I'm still too new to this. But hey. Don't worry! ratings are probably fluctuating all the time and it takes very little to upset that balance. And hey, I promise to rate your discussion in plus so that you can have a better chance of getting back to the higher star :)
@mayka123 (10598)
• India
3 Jul 08
I too experienced the same thing a couple of days back. Dont be sad. The rating keeps fluctuating quite often. You will soon be back to 10.
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@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
3 Jul 08
i think it happens to everybody and not only to you... so i will suggest that you don't get too upset about that... it is only a star and i think it won't affect your earnings at all... i myself try to ignore it and just try to have fun here... take care and have a nice day...
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I'm sorry you were downrated. Maybe the person who did it will tell you why. It happened to me a few weeks ago and I would have loved to know why. It's back up to 9 now and has been there for a while. I never seem to get all the way to 10. Some people here downrate themselves because something happened that caused problems. It was before my time, I've just read about it. I've not down voted anyone so far but I do vote positively quite often. I hope your number goes back up soon.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Jul 08
iskayz just one point, that just fluckuations, nothing to worry about. as for responses being too long, dont worry about that, worry only if they are too short. we rate oneother by hitting positive or negative every time we respond to a discussion, and yes mylotters arethe ones rating each other. Long responces only make your points go up, which is good.they have no effect on the star, mylotters hitting postive or negative do affect our ratings.
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2 Jul 08
Hello iskayz, Well! tell me about it. Last night I was so happy my stars went up, but this morning it down from a great big height, I don't really understand, it shouldn't be allowed, so my friend you are Hope you get more starsnot the only that is sad, me!! Hope you get more stars. Tamarafireheart.
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• United States
2 Jul 08
Keep on posting and someone will rate you higher eventually! Also, how has your earnings been doing?
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@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
2 Jul 08
My star goes up and dowm on a daily bases. I always rate people and generally give a plus unless the post is just pure rude. personally, dont worry about it. Keep posting and enjoy you can make every one happy all the time. I am sure it will go back up as easy as it went down. :)
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