Can anyone explain the whole mylot reputation thing to me?

@phyrre (2324)
United States
June 15, 2009 10:45pm CST
Ok, I've been here for a little while and I've been trying to boost my mylot reputation, but there are still some questions I have about it. I know that reputation is based on how people rate your discussions as well as your comments, right? I try to keep my discussions pretty interesting (or what I think is interesting, anyway) and I do try to give good, useful comments with helpful information in them as often as possible. Yet my mylot reputation was 94/100 when I logged out yesterday and today it's down to 87/100 and I don't know why? And I don't think I've had any discussions deleted on me, or none that I've realized at least. I'm not sure if that would reflect in your reputation or not, either.
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@rosekiss (30260)
• Eugene, Oregon
16 Jun 09
The ratings are based on our responses to discussions. We are either given a negative or positve rating. When you are given a nagative, it is because some users disagreed with your responses so it makes your ratings go down. I have been there, so I know. I know it isn't fair when users do that, but all you can do is your best and let the chips fall where they may. I wouldn't really worry about the ratings to much. It is easy to bring them back up. I had a 4 rating up until a week ago, and then I got a 6, and ow it is an 8. I never worried about my ratings, as it never really bothered me that I had a 4. I am glad that did come up though, but now it is staying at an 8, and I am not worried if it goes up to a 10. I hope it gets there, but if it doesn't, then that is ok too. Good luck to you and happy mylotting.
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Thanks for your response! I guess I never really thought I would get a negative rating because someone didn't agree...for some reason I just assumed that if I gave a bad answer or something it would get me a negative rating. Maybe I'm so tired that it fried my brain? I never really worry too much about the rating, either, I was just wondering about it, really, and how it can change so much so fast.
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@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
You are right, there are others who give negative rating just because they do not agree with the post. You can avoid getting negative rating if you avoid posting on discussions in which all of us have different beliefs and opinions such as politics and religion. Posting on those type of discussions has a high risk of getting negative rating.
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I try not to get involved with politics and religion as a general rule of thumb on just about anything and everything. My views are guaranteed to make people angry because I don't see either as most people do, so I never comment on those things. :) And if a post happens to have a little of either (some posts briefly mention religion) I comment on whatever wasn't political or religious, intentionally overlooking those areas.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
17 Jun 09
Hello there my friend. Just like what the others have answered you, there's nothing to worry and you can continue to enjoy discussions here in mylot. It will not affect your earnings, from mostly what I know and it's just basically like say if you type something and someone likes your post and they will give you a +. Like I've given you 1 for being such a good mylot member. I think you are honest in asking and certainly deserves a positive rating. As for my own stance, I don't really rate members with -. Unless in a real sticky situation like if someone hurls vulgarity at me or some sort. Which has not happened and I hope never will because friends here are mostly very warm, welcome and filled with lots of ideas and willing to share opinions and ideas. As you go along in mylot, you might find your ratings increasing. Don't worry and just participate and create more great discussions like you have done. Happy mylotting.
@phyrre (2324)
• United States
17 Jun 09
I, like yourself, rarely ever rate a negative, either, unless it truly deserves it. Generally it's only things that violate the rules or are pretty borderline violating or something like that. ^_^ Thanks for the advice.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
18 Jun 09
I like your answer there, you are honest. Take care, buddy and see you around here..
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• China
16 Jun 09
I join mylot for some times,i often have the some questions.But now i understand When i saw the answer of your question,thank you very much.
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Your welcome! I'm glad that someone else was able to benefit from this discussions as much as I did. :D
@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
Good day, phyrre! Well, the user rating or the reputation depends on how users rate the response, discussion or comment. The goal of DRS is to keep the quality of discussions as high as possible. It is rated using the positive (+), negative (-), and report abuse (!) buttons. The rating can affect the earnings here so keep on giving quality posts. For more information, you can read on the FAQ's section about the DRS and user rating. Happy mylotting!
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Thanks for the clarification! I knew that the DRS affected your pay, but I didn't really see it in light of your rating. I guess since the DRS affects your rating also that it makes sense that your rating will reflect your earning potential. Thanks!
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
16 Jun 09
Every free member you rate positive or negative. Basic assessment is very subjective. Only do things positive for other people. Your reputation will remain high, at least compared to me.
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Eh, I don't think I would have any fun like that. What's the point of being part of a discussion site and having discussions if I can't actually voice my opinion? I don't want to say what people want me to say, I want to say what I actually believe and think. Otherwise, it takes all the fun out of it for me.
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@boogerman (1548)
• Philippines
16 Jun 09
Well, it depends on you, as long as you post with quality. It is your choice to express your opinions freely, the way you can enjoy participating on a discussion. You can post what you want as long as it does not offend others or violate the rules here.
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Well, as a general rule in life I try to offend as few people as possible. It's hard to avoid sometimes, but I usually keep my possibly "offensive" opinions to myself. :)
• United States
16 Jun 09
i..really don't know if the star actually effects earnings or not.i've been here awhile and hadn't really noticed any difference. but don't take too much heart in the star going up or down,sometimes people vote down people for no reason.they're not supposed to,but honor systems always get abused eventually.there were some people petitoning awhile back to have it removed.
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Yeah, a lot of sites that have honor system type things always encounter problems with them, or that's what my past experience has taught me.
@healer (1783)
• India
16 Jun 09
According to my knowledge the reputations rated here in mylot depends on many factors like your participation on discussions, quality of your response, number of topics that you have started, how active you are per day and replying to all the responses..etc. My reputation have dropped here as for few months i have not been regular and also the discussion started are very less. When people mark or responses the best responses we get a good point in reputation making and also try to structure sentences that are readable. Good luck
@phyrre (2324)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Thanks for the input! I try to keep everything I post good quality, though it doesn't always happen because it's hard to post good quality posts to certain discussions.
• China
16 Jun 09
I also have the same doubt. Yesterday my mylot reputation was 81/100 though not very good, but today it's down to 79/100. At first, I thought my mylot reputation may influence my earnings, but then someone told me that the mylot reputation has nothing to do with earnings. I'm relieved when I heard that. So, don't worry. What we should do is to keep active here and post quality discussions.
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Thanks. I'm definitely not going to worry about it much from here on in. I was only concerned because I thought it affected my earnings and, obviously, I don't just want to participate (as much fun as that is), but I also want to be able to earn as much as possible. ^_^
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
16 Jun 09
oh people can report you if they don't agree with you and it can bring your reputatition # down. thats why most people have a lower reputation score and the reports most of the time are not necessary. i wouldnt worry about it.
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Thanks. There certainly are a lot of people that don't agree with me, I'm sure, so that could definitely explain it. ^_^
• United States
16 Jun 09
From what I heard it's the way users rate you. I think this is a bit unfair, no? If a user does not like you they can purposely bringing down your rating, correct? And since the rating is anonymous then you will never know who that user is.
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@phyrre (2324)
• United States
16 Jun 09
Well, I think it's best not to know what users rate you negative, though. Otherwise it would get hectic and people would be low rating others just for revenge and such.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
16 Jun 09
I 'm very curious to know too, I never figured out how it works, what I gain, what I do to gain how much and reputation.
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