those + and - and !

@deebomb (15323)
United States
November 16, 2006 6:11am CST
those + and - and ! at the side of the post. Did you know that any one can rate the discussion and posts? I just found this out. so I'm rating what I like more often
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
Yes they do count as does the 'best response'. You can only give a best response to a discussion you start but are able to give a positive (+) rating for any discussion or response. In fact I have just spent the past couple of hours going through all the discussions I have started to make sure that they all have a 'best response' and also gave some positive (+) ratings. There was a bit of a problem doing that a couple of weeks ago, so decided that instead of responding to discussions of my friends that I should acknowledge the efforts of others. :)
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Thanks It took me a whie to find this out I thought it was only the discussion starter could rate them. now I do every post or discussion I read.
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@happygal68 (3278)
• United States
26 Nov 06
I have always done this. I was told when I first joined here on mylot to rate the discussions that I like. If I think it warrants a + then I give that person one. It does somehow help with the pay, I am just not sure how.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I found this out by accident
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@camo26 (1419)
26 Nov 06
yeh i have always used them since i made a topic asking about what they did when i first came here :) so now i give + to all good responces and - to the crap ones that asnswer topics with a crappy yes or no or a one worded answer as i feel if everyone did this to them then they might get the hint and say something useful lol :p
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Took me a while to really notice them.
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• United States
27 Nov 06
I did know about this, but I'm glad you posted about it because there are a lot of people who don't know about it. Everyone should rate more. It helps all of us.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
27 Nov 06
You are right With new people coming on all the time some of these thing need to be out there for them too
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
27 Nov 06
they are a way for you to let the poster know if you like their writings or not a plus rates as good a minus as bad
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Don't like to give bad ones but do once in a while
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@caribe (2465)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I try to always rate the posts I read. Once in a while I forget to do it. But if everyone would do it, it helps out. Now those with one or two word answers, I don't bother rating unless it is with a negative.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
27 Nov 06
some times it seem like that is all I get done
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
27 Nov 06
sometimes I forget to rate. but I am going to rate everyone+++++++++++++++
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
27 Nov 06
Yea I some times forget too
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
30 Dec 06
Another thing deebomb is that now we can also rate photos that are uploaded into discussions and/or responses. That is a real bonus and I think it might make people more inclined to upload, or at least I am hoping that it will do so. :)
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Yes I just found that out in the last day or two. Thanks for letting me know
@marciascott (25555)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I always knew it. I read it in the guidelines, I try to give everyone a+.
@rracers89 (3247)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I rate every thing I read.