I'm soo sad, my stars are increasing today T_T

@dik_an (475)
Malaysia
March 18, 2009 7:40pm CST
Hello there! How are you today? I'm so sad because it's the first time I got my stars decrease. Yesterday my stars are 9 with red color. I do not know why just now I saw my stars became 8 and the color is yellow. I try my best to respond a discussion and rate someone. Honestly, yes I did rate negative to some discussion that irrelevant to the topic. For example the topic is "Do you like coffe of tea?" then someone m reply "I like juice more than both if it". Do you think that my stars decreasing due to that? Any one, please share your experience about how your stars increasing and decreasing. I'm appreciate your response and happy mylotting!
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@Jellytang (698)
• China
19 Mar 09
Congratulations to you! Your stars went up to the red 9 again.haha......
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@dik_an (475)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 09
Yep, you realize it Jellytang. I realize it when i posted a comment above and vey exciting about it :P
@kumarpslv (3218)
• India
19 Mar 09
I want to appreciate you first of all for getting a rate 9, within 260 posts and this shows the quality of your activities. I also met such decrease in my star rating and I was unaware of the cause I started a discussion here.Then I happened to know about negative rating and our friends clearly explained the facts for the decreas. Please do refer the discussion . http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1942800.aspx Now you are clear, I think. Please take care and beware or our friends.
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@dik_an (475)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 09
Thankyou very much kumarpslv! Now, for me it's ok to have eight stars, hopefully it will be increase soon :D.
@underdogtoo (9600)
• Philippines
19 Mar 09
I am sure that your stars will change colors soon and maybe you will get a nice blue star one of these days. Cheers!!
@dik_an (475)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 09
Hopefully yes underdogtoo! You make me happy, hopefully yours also become blue...
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
19 Mar 09
My star got decreased this morning too. I asked around, because someone just gave me a bad rating. I probably offended someone then, I guess. I have to make more posting to increase my rating I guess.
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@dik_an (475)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 09
I think so. It's ok, keep working in mylot and do not be sad hehe...
• United States
19 Mar 09
Dik- Welcome to the club of those of us who have lost star ranks lol. I know it's a bummer to see it go down but to be very honest the star rank is arbitrary and no matter what people say it really is a popularity contest. All you can do is follow Mylot TOS guidelines, do your best in sharing openly and honestly, and try not to worry too much about your star. I know that in TOS Guidelines it does stat that those who abuse the rank system will only hurt themselves. I'm not sure I fully understand how a program algorithm like that one would work, but I think if you honestly rated someone whose post violated TOS, or was off topic that it shouldn't harm your rank. Namaste-Anora
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@dik_an (475)
• Malaysia
19 Mar 09
Thank you Anora_Eldorath, it's very kind of you. I try my best to make a good discussion and reply to it. May be I will take it easy, at least I still have 8 stars right hehe. Thanks for your respond and happy mylotting!