I'm sorry, I can't help it!!! I'm bugged by the star rating!

@laydee (12815)
Philippines
January 4, 2009 7:21pm CST
I don't know, maybe it's just that I'm Obsessive Compulsive or something, but eversince my star rating dropped from a 10 to the 9 (and even came a point when I was already a 6), I can't help but be bothered. I know it has nothing to do with payment or something, but I just can't help but wonder how could it be when I'm doing so well with mylot?! Hahaha.. I don't know, most especially now that I'm a 9. It makes me wonder why can't it be a 10?! Anyhow, have you ever had this feeling? When you can't help but be ticked by something that should be given much importance in the first place? happy mylotting!!
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12 responses
@katr0713 (92)
5 Jan 09
Ok, so I just signed into MyLot for the first time yesterday, and dont even KNOW what a star rating is or means. Maybe ignorance is bliss? :-)
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@marina321 (4561)
5 Jan 09
This FAQ explains it all http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq11.aspx
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
You see the positive (+), negative (-), and report (!) buttons beside a comment a person does? Those are actually ratings. When you reach 100th post, your star rating would appear ~ like those in our names. These actually vary according to how people rate your responses. So, if a lot rate you positively, your star rating (and the stars themselves) change according to rank, blue with a number 10 is the highest. On the other hand, if a person or people rate you negatively, then your star rating would decrease. When someone rates your comment as (!) report, then it has a good chance of getting deleted. They also say that posting or rating would also affect your earnings. So you better rate everyone you meet! Good luck! It's okay about being ignorant, you're not actually breaking a mylot rule for not knowing that one. Happy Mylotting!
@hildas (3031)
5 Jan 09
I have been a nine for around three months and got a ten for just one day. Beats me what happened and why one day only, but I have not been on much with Christmas and today it was down to an eight and it has disheartened me also.
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
Whew! I know how you feel!
• Mexico
5 Jan 09
hahaha what a drag, just think of something else!
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
Oh! I would if I could! I've been on it for the last few months!!! Hehehee.. I just can't help it, I thought I'd be okay by now, but I guess it still bugs me!
@Llonorra22 (1150)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
I had the same experience my friend not in ratings but the number of posts that I made that dropped down. But they (mylotters) said that maybe I responded to a discussion that was deleted. They also said that I'll gained it but if I keep on responding and discussing good issues and it did! Just be patient and keep on posting my friend!
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
I think a very good lesson here is don't care too much just give yourself the excitement when you receive payout! hahaha.. Thanks for your response.
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
yes!! Happy posting!!!
@KrauseHome (30807)
• United States
5 Jan 09
Sometimes I think it has to do with how other people perceive you, and if I were you, I would just continue posting and maybe someday enough people will rate you positive to help make you a "10" again. What happens here is some people tend to get Rate Happy, and if they disagree with someone or something said here, then they will post you negative, and if they continue to do that, or others do that to you, then you see your Rating fall. All I can say is continue have Fun posting, and do your Best and you will be rewarded.
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Yeah, I did my fair share of being a non-conformist and I guess that's why I have a 9 star instead of a 10. I say people who rate you negatively if you don't agree with them are just immature. Now I get why I am a 9 instead of a 10! I almost forgot I wasn't agreeing all the time! hahahaa.. Thanks!
@Icyfairy (284)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
5 Jan 09
lol. well if i were u i guess i would be bugged by it too!! it seems like nothing but i think that having your star rating to be a ten instead of a nine would be sort of like a personal achievement to you. maybe that's why you are so hung up on the rating. simple things like that bug me sometimes but i try my best to ignore it although that never works very well. hopefully your star rating will return to a ten because i know you will definitely be pleased about that. best of luck!!
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
I guess so, I guess it bugs me because I'm used to seeing the blue star there and am wondering what happened... Hehehe.. Yeah, I'm trying my best to ignore the stars there. Thanks for dropping by!
@AnakSuNamun (2084)
• United States
5 Jan 09
You might be obsessive or you just keeping striving for the best lol I was never really bothered by the star rating even though I do wonder sometimes why it always has the same color But it's ok as long as I get the responses that keep me entertained.
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
Yeah, I wished I could do the same. I actually didn't care about the star rating for a long while most especially when I just started out and my star rating was increasing, it was just this time when it seemed to stop rising and start dropping! hahahaha..
• Singapore
5 Jan 09
Haha I don't even know what can I do to make myself have a star.
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
5 Jan 09
You can't do anything. It's actually based on how people rate you.
@lingli_78 (12859)
• Australia
5 Jan 09
i never been bothered with my star ratings at all... i don't think that it is that important... but i can't blame you if you are bothered by it... it is your choice... but all i can say is just try to enjoy and have fun here and worry about more important matter... as you say, the ratings doesn't affect your earnings... it is only a star... so why should we pay so much attention to it??? take care and have a nice day...
@the_ruler (1446)
• Turkey
5 Jan 09
all the people have different thoughts and this make them do some non-democratic actions here. the star rating system is not a perfect one and anyone can give you a negative rating if he or she doesn't agree with your reply. If you have done something which the majority doesn't like, then you can have your star rating going down. It happened to me and I used to give good ratings for the people who wrote some good replies even if I didn't agree. However, I doN't do that anymore.My star rating has gone down many times just for expressing my opinion on some discussions and I just do the same thing to the people who I don't agree. Don't let the star rating to bother you, just try enjoying mylot as much as you can :)
• India
5 Jan 09
even i dont understand how that works.. nor i could understand how it affects the payout. maybe someone might come out with an explanation, but i wonder even if they know correctly how everything goes on here.. anyway good that you got a good rating..
@syeryn (574)
• United States
5 Jan 09
I've never really paid a lot of attention to the star rating. I just post and reply and somedays it is a 9 and somedays and 8. I've not hit a 10 yet but I still keep on posting.