Do you give negative ratings for one liners? Or do you just not rate them?

@AmbiePam (48176)
United States
November 4, 2008 11:36am CST
I'm curious what you guys do in regards to responses in your discussions. Not anyone else's discussions, but their responses to your discussions. Those of you who start discussions, anyway. If their answer is one line, or heck, one word, do you rate them with a negative? Or do you rate them at all? I know some of the people who leave one liners just want to respond because they like the person, and that is all they can think of. I don't rate negatively because of a short answer. Do you?
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46 responses
• United States
4 Nov 08
No, I do not give negative ratings for one liners. I do one liners. Sometimes it is something I don't have a lot to say about, but it is a friend's discussion, and I want to do it. My star is going down by the day....and it goes down because people do not agree with me and love to argue. I have rated very few negatively....however, now, I am going to have to change that...lol :)
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I love hearing everything you have to say, no matter how long it may be.
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• United States
4 Nov 08
Thank you very much....I feel the same way about you...I have never met anyone quite like our Amber...
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
4 Nov 08
And the world thanks their lucky stars!
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I have only rated negatively when the answer was a word or 3 and totally stupid. Like I post a long discussion and get "yup, it is" PLEASE! That's not an response, it's an attempt to raise numbers and against mylot rules!
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@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
hahaha.. oh yeah.. so true.. There are a lot of those it seems too. It's quite bothersome when you get an email notifying you that someone responded, and when you go to mylot to see what it's about, then you get those. Whew! Such a waste of time and effort. I've also gotten once where the person wrote: "Yeah, that's a good topic!" So weird, he/she could have expounded to make a thought on why it was a good topic, right?
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Ain't that the truth! I have left many short answers, but mostly if they are asking questions that can be answere that way. Generally if they are, the discussion is going to be deleted anyway! I had a prof in college that said that he had never given full credit for a once sentance answer before he did mine. So, I have something of a reputation to up hold for sucinct answers!
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Very true. Some of the discussions from friends confound me. I know the answer is very short, and I can't say much else. But they posted it, so they must want some kind of answer...
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@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I do not rate negatively for one liners. I appreciate all responses. There is no need to rate negative as far as I can tell. Happy myLotting! :)
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I heard some people do because no one gets paid for one liners. Not the responder nor the person who started the discussion.
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• United States
4 Nov 08
That depends. At times, it is much harder to get a one-liner that explains it all, but it has been done in which the one-liner made more sense than many of the other responses, but not often though. The one-liners that are completely irrelevant gets reported, & from immediately after to few days later, they're gone. The guidelines do state to add some substance to the discussion or response.
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Very true.
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• United States
4 Nov 08
I do not vote any response just because it is short. Sometime a short response is right to the point and will even give it a best response is it is a great answer!
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
4 Nov 08
One word, I probably would let it go and not rate..I only rate negative if they are rude..One liners, it depends, sometimes all it takes is one line and if it was a good line, then I rate positive..
@hildas (3031)
5 Nov 08
No! I never give a negative rating to anyone on MyLot, it affects their earnings. One liners are ok. Sometimes when you answer the discussion, you get writers block and do not know what to say, so you just write something stupid. I have done this a few times, especially on some friends discussion. I do not like to ignore my friends discussions and sometimes they do not interest me, so instead of not replying I just write something short. I think also these people have replied to your discussions and have taken time to reply to it, so they have actually done you good. The more replies you get the better. (even the short ones)
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Actually, and this might have changed since I wrote mylot months ago, the ratings don't affect our earnings. It might affect how many people want to respond to our discussions based on our star rating, but mylot doesn't take into account our ratings when they pay us. I'm glad because I've seen some really good people get a lot of negatives, just because someone was angry with them. Sad, huh.
@hildas (3031)
5 Nov 08
Yes it is sad, a good discussion is also about differences of opinions. I hate to see bad ratings for disagreements.
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
5 Nov 08
I never rate people negatively for their posts or responses, irrespective of how long their posts were. I only give positive ratings, but only for posts that leave a good impression on me and I feel good reading. Otherwise I will just not rate it. I never feel good giving anyone negative ratings.
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
5 Nov 08
And that makes you a good mylotter I believe.
@lexus54 (3576)
• Singapore
5 Nov 08
LOL...not sure about that, but I do try and be a good citizen here at myLot. I think a lot of folks here do too!
@smallp1 (88)
5 Nov 08
hey,i'm the newcomer of mylot!so i don't know much of the rules... but i never give the negtive rate to anyone~one the other hand,i always give the "+" to everyone who responed me ..haha.. maybe can you tell me some experience about it?!
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Rating a plus to people is what we all would want, so it sounds like you are on the right track. But because you are new it is probably good to tell you we get paid if the responses are at least three lines or more. It doesn't mean we can't respond with a couple lines because we are interested in the subject, we just don't get paid for those lines.
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6 Nov 08
oh ,really?!i always write only couple lines..(i'm not only a new comer for mylot,but also for english!)haha... i'm here just want to practise english.because the atmosphere here is great! i think most of you are good at english-english is your mother language.^ ^
@skysuccess (8882)
• Singapore
5 Nov 08
AmbiePam, As for me, I would not want to rate a negative unnecessarily even if it is a one liner response. I feel that there are some valid grounds here for my doing: 1. New members 2. Valid and substance in that sentence. 3. The subject does not promote and require an elaborate response. Besides, this is a discussion forum and we need response of every member. Lest the member is flaming, spamming and does not participate in a positive spirit. Of course, there's another area where we should remember and that is our background hard working mods. So, everything being fair and square here, the least I could do is not rate at all for some unscrupulous character. Take care and may I commend you for posting a great discussion here.
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I always want to be aware of the new member status. And there is the language barrier. They really can't be blamed if they post a one liner, and if they don't speak English well, they are trying their best...
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
Nope, I'm not one to rate others negatively. I only use it when the discussions is too racist or offensive. otherwise, I don't give people negative ratings. I know some mylotters give a minus when you disagree with their discussions, but I think mylot is a place where any kind of opinion should be expressed. So if you want to write one liners, then feel free to do so, but don't whine if you don't get paid!
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Two good points: people do unfairly pass out negatives when others disagree with them. That is a problem. Unless the disagreement included name calling, why stoop so low? And the second about not whining when we don't get paid. Bravo my friend! : )
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I try not to rate anyone negatively but I sometimes will rate a one liner negatively if I ask that a member be thorough. If the one line is thorough, then I won't rate negatively but instead positively. I will rate negatively if it has nothing to do with the discussion sometimes, as I feel that people should ask if they do not understand.
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I LOVE your avatar!
@glords (2615)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I'm always grateful for a response no matter how long the length. I think that if you can make a relevant and interesting in point in one or two lines, its better than typing a bunch of worthless filler.
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I appreciate the short responses too. It is nice for people to make an effort. It's those crazy one liners that drive me nuts! lol
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
5 Nov 08
I don't rate them. I don't like rating negatively because we don't really know their reasons for just writing one-liners, maybe as of that moment, they can't think of anything more to say, right? So, I just give them some slack. Plus, you can't really force people to express themselves. Similarly, I also am quite disturbed when people mark negative ratings. I don't see the point however of the ratings, it doesn't make our earnings bigger or smaller for the matter. It's just there as a decoration of which star we get hehehhe So, There you go. I never rate negative ratings on people who only write one-liners. I do that though to people who obviously are just typing to get earning without really thinking or without even reading the topic.
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
5 Nov 08
Yes, I agree. The star becomes a symbol to a lot of people here, and I don't want anyone's to fall because someone got all - happy. I was just thinking about a one liner in someone else's discussion. I read it, reread it, and read it again. I couldn't make heads nor tails of it, and it really didn't seem like anyone had a problem with English. It was like a conscious effort to leave something crazy and incoherent.
• Ukraine
5 Nov 08
I do never rate negatively anyone. Except those who wrote something negative or bad. And I rated only once negatively at all.
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
5 Nov 08
It's good that you give such careful consideration.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I only rate negatives for one liners if they are rude or if they are completely off topic. Sometimes you can get a pretty good response in just one sentence. I have been known to do a few one liners myself here and there.
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Me too.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18120)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I rarely give a negative response and don't rate for one liners or one word. I figure Mylot deals with those that respond that way already but the number and color of their stars. I think I have only rated negatively only twice in the over two years I have been here and it was totally inappropriate response and I am sure I wasn't the only one who rated it negatively either.
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@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Yeah, I feel uncomfortable rating a positive or a negative for just like a word. So I don't rate it.
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@Beruang (1309)
• Malaysia
4 Nov 08
I would either still give a + rating for the effort that they have put in order to come over to my discussions and leave a response an dI do pity them as those one liner hardly earned anything and later they would just come back and complain that their earnings are very low even though that they have posted a lot. However, if the one liner response is totally out of context or not even related to the topic of the discussions, i would just not give them any rating. I do not give negative rating to people although I do notice some people do deserve that. Anyway, who am I to judge that, right? So, if I do not like them, I would just let them be but I know some people out there are very sensitive over certain things and like to take things to personally and these people would normally give negative rating if they do not like something that they read. Cheers!
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
4 Nov 08
You have the right attitude!
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@GardenGerty (96763)
• Marion, Kansas
4 Nov 08
I only rate negative for a short answer if it has nothing to do with the discussion and does not even say anything about the discussion. For instance, if a discussion was about an illness and someone popped in and said, "See my blog the link is on my profile, it will make money" I might rate that negative. I usually just leave it and put as much effort into it as they did.
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I also rate a negative if the answer is not only short, but mean. I think I saw someone leave a response to another's discussions that said, "Only stupid feel that way." Short answer, and mean.
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@icegermany (2524)
• India
5 Nov 08
i dont think so that one liners deserve to be negative rated and i dont do that. i know many people response in one line might be they are lacking of ideas in that topic and also it is possible that they just want to add up for the discussion and this is fine and i dont rate anything for that. i usually dont reply in one line as it earns nothing and i everytime find and answer the discussions where i can write more and i can get more of ideas. so it is always better to select the discussions which you are interested in and where you can write more.
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