on what basis do i rate, also can we know who rated us + or -

@sharay (2778)
India
July 6, 2008 10:24am CST
i really dont understand this system, i have crossed more than 400 posts, never used them until now, i do want to rate, but dont know on what basis we should, also can we know who rated us a + or -
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@paid2write (5204)
6 Jul 08
A positive rating [+] is for all good posts. When you read a good discussion topic you should give a [+] rating to the opening post. When you read other people's responses you should rate them if you think it is a good response, even if you don't agree with what you say you can rate it on how well the person has responded to the discussion. If a response has five words or less you may rate it as a poor response or just leave it unrated. You can rate every post you read, or leave a post unrated if you think it is not a good response. You should only give a negative rating [-] if you think it is a poor response. You should not give it a [-] rating to a post just because you disagree with what it says. When you start a discussion you should also pick a best response, but don't do it too soon, you can leave it a week or more before you go back and mark one as the best response. The person who receives the best response is informed by email. This is the only time we ever know how our posts are rated and who has rated. All other ratings are completely anonymous.
@sharay (2778)
• India
6 Jul 08
thanks for your response! can u clear a few more doubts: is it a must that i must mark a best response even when there are 2 or 3 responses only? what about the ! mark which says, "abuse" when should that be used
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6 Jul 08
You don't have to mark best response in any of your discussions but if you don't do it they stay 'unresolved'. You can give best response if you only have one response if you like it. The [!] is for reporting posts that have broken the rules and need to be deleted.
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• United States
6 Jul 08
If you like what someone has to say then give them a positive + rating. Otherwise just pass the discussion by. Differences in opinion are always welcome on MyLot. Doesn't warrant a negative rating, which usually backfires on the person giving it, anyway.
@sharay (2778)
• India
6 Jul 08
thanks
• United States
9 Jul 08
i rate anything i read that is interesting and responces to my own a + the only time i would ever use - is if that person was abusive to some one
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