Retaliatory Negative Ratings (Star Ratings)

@ShealM (388)
November 11, 2008 9:55am CST
It's funny that my star rating has gone from 9 to 7 just after I answered a discussion about religion and proving God exists. Not that it matters much to me, star ratings don't make sense to me really. It's a system that is abused by people on MyLot that get angry with an answer who would prefer to have immediate visual gratification of bringing someone down in a mean spirited way. I find the act deplorable in a moral sense but on a personal level couldn't be bothered to judge a person on their star rating because the system is abused by retaliatory type personalities. If something someone says ticks you off that much, why not say so instead of being so passive aggressive about it? It's still not morally right to retaliate against a personal opinion by hiding it behind a system of star rating and not being man\woman enough to actually step up and say so. To the person who retaliated with that passive aggressive action, be my guest. I don't consider the star rating for people when posting or responding to discussions because of people like you. You take a good thing and make it crappy for the rest of us and negate what the MyLot Team is trying to do here by doing so. Hope you have a nice day!
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@EAStanley (2689)
• United States
11 Nov 08
So, it has been happening to others as well! I guess we are just SPECIAL then! I feel the same way. Star Ratings mean NOTHING! Anyone with a personal vendetta can rate anybody else here down. Conversely, friends can rate each other back up anytime they want. It means absolutely nothing. So, yeah, enjoy yourselves!
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@KUSHANK55 (2437)
• India
11 Nov 08
go ahead dear friend there is no point i retaliating!! better skip and forget it like a bad dream and keep moving carefully!!
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
12 Nov 08
They are a bunch of cowards hiding at the skirt of their (whoever you wish to name, be my guest). I cannot fully understand also when people gets intimidated with words and other people's opinions and ideas. We all know that the other side of the pond is always not the same and have a different color. It is just absurd when people do this and they are only feeding their own egos with non sensible gratitude. I also believe that it is so easy to be manipulated thus it's not worth what it is suppose to have.