rating question??????

@keasling (724)
United States
July 30, 2008 6:23pm CST
Ok when looking at responses to discussions I see a section state or asks if this response was positive or negative. Is this how you get your rating? I figure if someone is taking a negative view on something then that is when you would push negative. do you take your rating seriously? do i need to take it seriously? am I missing something?
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@baileycows (3669)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I think that you have to be careful when rating someone negative because they may have commented negatively on the discussion. Please try to remember that this is everyones opinion. I like to think that the pos. and neg. is because either some really discussed or did not answer the discussion well. Maybe they answered something off the wall or did not make any since. Maybe it appears that they did not even read the discussion. I do not usually rate responses, but I often watch my star and try to make sure that I am ranked high because some people look at that when you post a discussion. The lower the start they think that you might not count and while I don't think this I still try to keep my star as high as I can.
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@keasling (724)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I am not quite understanding the star thing either. Do i want a high or low number? I have been on mylot for a couple months and I am still not sure how everything is works out.
@meggan79 (436)
• United States
31 Jul 08
The way I understand the rating system, and I could be wrong, is on the type of response. If they respond to the question that was asked and give related stories and opinions, they get a plus. If they talk about something way off the subject or post a one or two word response not related, they get a minus. If I feel the person is completely being rude and inconsiderate to someone I will rate them a minus. For the most part I just rate postive or will just skip over rating them at all.