December 27, 2009 11:29pm CST
Are you afraid that someone will give you a negative vote and could that be the reason why you do not enter into a discussion that might annoy another myLotter here? I get tempted to remain silent when I get the urge to contradict for good reasons as the thought that someone might give me a negative vote passes through my mind. Dont you think that this rating my another myLotter can actually have an impact on the quality of a discussion? Your views please.
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28 Dec 09
I think at times, when the discussions seem too controversial, I will be tempted to stay silent. Most of the times, I don't really bother with the really major topics. Instead, I choose to just let it go and talk about something a little simpler or something not so controversial, but there are also times when I have felt tempted to say something regardless of if I do get a negative or not. I mean, in those moments when I feel like I have something really good that I want to share about a huge topic, I have to admit that I also do feel like maybe I shouldn't say anything so as to avoid the negativity. I'm not too big on arguing or debating over the internet through typing because it's hard to explain yourself and make your point clearly. But yeah, sometimes I do avoid discussions that I feel might be too much for me to answer.
28 Dec 09
Well, I actually don't think about the rating as my rating is already low (60/100).So if I have got something to contribute to a discussion, then I do contribute without thinking about the rating, even if my views are a bit different from that of the discussion starter.
28 Dec 09
Well, as you can see from my star, I already got lot of negative rating (after I found a cheater here, and I followed him in each discussion he start, to warning people to don't believe him, my rate downed to 3, who knows why? ghghghghg). I guess that what often happens, anyway, is that the people who post discussions as well as responses, are too much lazy to give votes to other people. That's sad, could be better if anyone give his own rate to each people in each discussions ;)