It takes long while to build up your reputation, take a second to destroy it

United States
July 10, 2010 12:07pm CST
Great word from the past, and I actually could experience it from anywhere. Now, I can self - experience through mylot too. It will take a long while to build your reputation, which your star rating here. For one point upgrade from star rating, you have to work extremely hard to earn what you get. But if you careless enough, you might destroy it within a second. For the past, I might get so bad rating from other users, and my point significantly drop at 3 to 4 points. So, it's hard to build up your reputation, and easily destroy it.
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• Spain
10 Jul 10
I know like if you mess up once then everyone will think you are a jerk that's the last time I date twins
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• United States
10 Jul 10
That can be a truth. You have to take long time to clear up your bad reputation. That is one of the disadvantage of it.
@rhodzptc (1319)
• Philippines
11 Jul 10
They say first impressions last, there are times that people pre-judge us for the mistake that we done and it would take a whole life span to gain their trust back. But the most important here is that never loose the trust of the people you love. So, no matter how bad reputation you've got as long as those people you love believe in you there is nothing to worry about in the end my friend.
• United Arab Emirates
10 Jul 10
I know it does...i didnt know about the rating...i reached 8 in 10 days...now i see it has come down to seven...could be that i had commented on something no one understood...i dont blame anyone for this..But i know i will be back ...thats my confidence. This is a great metaphor for life....i am glad that you brought out this discussion...happy myloting.
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• United States
10 Jul 10
Well, it is part of our life, and networking more like a virtual community for us here. So, all of sudden when I look at my rating, I realize that can be a truth too.
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@megamatt (14334)
• United States
11 Jul 10
Something that is true both in myLot and more generally in life. It does take a while to build up a reputation of any type. In a snap of the fingers and a blink of the eyes, everything that you worked so hard to build, is destroyed. Granted the star rating is something in myLot that I barely pay that much attention. When I got to ten, I just nodded and say, that's nice and life goes on. However, it is true. All it takes is one misstep. One moment of weakness and everything is destroyed. Then the cycle starts all over again. We are human and we make mistakes. If we make the wrong mistake, then it can be costly. That reputation, whether it be in myLot and in life, can take forever to build up but merely one move to destroy. That is why reputation is something that is rather fragile at best and is hard to maintain.
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
11 Jul 10
Reputation on here is not just your star rating it is also what other people think you are worth. The star is based off peoples ratings of your posts but not everyone rates a persons post. For this reason is why I think your reputation is not just in the stars. Reputation is something that can be destroyed really fast and it does suck but if you are really dedicated you can work your way up even if you have lost reputation with other members.
• United States
11 Jul 10
Yeah, I know that feeling, I worked very hard to get my 10 then over night it dropped down to where it is, and it wont budge. I hate it when people keep hitting the - rating, to me its wrong, but they still do it here. I had a hard time last year when trolls could rate and I went from a 10 down to a 3 over night, at which point I gave up here, I closed up my account and left when I made a new account, they gave me such bad ratings I didn't even have a star when I got to 101 posts. Once they start slamming you with a negative rating, you can forget about getting back up there for months. It doesn't matter how good that you write a discussion, and how many people give you a positive rating, you will stay low for a long time before you even start to go back up. If you ask me they need to get rid of the negative rating.
@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
10 Jul 10
By simple logic it's easier to come down than to go up. And that's why 'going up' is an accomplishment. Give yourself a pat on the back for having accomplished that because you earned it and you deserved it. Your effort has paid off.
• India
10 Jul 10
This is a truth like a line on rock. Yes, I ahave also experienced in past on MyLot itself, My rating went down to 93 from 97 but now I knew as to why the rating was down so a bit careful. In a relationship or at work it takes to build confidence and trust but at time we take a wring step which destroys all past reputations.
@defcon505 (921)
• United States
10 Jul 10
Good point and I completely agree. When I joined MyLot it was full of discussions about this reputation thing. "It's hard to build up reputation, and easily destroy it." I am completely ignoring this star rating/reputation.
@narayan2006 (2955)
• India
10 Jul 10
Circumstances and surrounding environment change with passage of time.Positive environment greatly motivates people to build reputation and popularity,with much less effort than they do in normal and difficult times. The real strength and ability to retain one's hard earned reputation lies in his/her self-confidence,persistent and sincere effort and courage to win. The inner spirit to excel in one's field of interest can overcome all hindrances that come in the way of going ahead. With strong determination,one can quickly revive one's lost image and reputation. Thanks.
• United States
10 Jul 10
it is hard to build up your reputation. Not only through where you live, but on the Internet as well. It's very hard to get people to know who you are on here on myLot. I've been on here almost a year. I've worked really hard for tasks and other projects that pop up and try hard to maintain the integrity that myLot wants to put out to people. It's difficult because you want to answer truthfully when you respond to posts and most people want to help people. I am on Ehow and reputation is everything there. I've been told I'm a good writer for articles but apparently when ehow got took over by demand studios i was told that I didn't meat there standards. Social sites are very hard on reputation and you can say the wrong thing in just one post.