When You Are Tempted To Click Negative Rep and Just Don't Do It

@toniganzon (53346)
Philippines
November 21, 2010 8:54am CST
Somebody has asked before about giving discussions a positive or negative reputation and when does a person give that reputation. I didn't answer that thinking that I would never come to the point of giving someone a negative reputation. But tonight, it suddenly hit me that I should have my own standard of giving reputations here especially the negative ones. I was tempted to click the negative several times tonight, but it made me think why am I doing it anyway? So I hold myself back and until now I'm still thinking of better standards in giving someone a negative reputation.
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17 responses
@kevin1877uk (36989)
7 May 16
So things have changed somewhat since then with having a negative button.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
8 May 16
big change! The + and - signs are gone now and it has been changed to like. And now that i'm older, I'm much wiser.
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@kevin1877uk (36989)
8 May 16
@toniganzon I never came here after I joined so I don't know what was like or if I didn't I don't remember, but never posted here until Aug of last year.
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@toniganzon (53346)
• Philippines
8 May 16
@kevin1877uk OH so that's why I never saw you before.
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
24 Nov 10
I rarely rate anyone negative and the only time I have done so in the past has been when a member has been abusing the rules or is quite rude to the discussion starter. Sadly the rating system is abused by some who choose to neg anyone who simply disagrees with them or due to immaturity and jealousy. The – button should not be used lightly in my opinion.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
23 Nov 10
I don't know about this also, friend. maybe those people that being encourage how that post doing great...
@RachelleNH (1408)
• United States
22 Nov 10
I've only done it once..and then after some thought--the old saying "if you don't have anything nice to say-don't say anything at all." came to mind..so I don't bother rating badly unless someone is violent or offensive/inappropriate.
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
22 Nov 10
I cant remember ever giving someone a negative rating but I do see the relevance of the rating system here on mylot. It helps to make it one of the best discussion sites available to us. Most times i do not even remember to give a positive rating but when i do I spend some time to go back through my old discussions and give a rate up to the persons who spared the time to share with me. If I ever do have the need to give a negative rating I think I would but then that person would have had to really have done really badly.
@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
22 Nov 10
I have never given a negative response. Another member said something about not giving negative responses and I agree. She said she never gave one because everyone has the right to their own opinion. The only time I would probably give one is if the response was really mean or crude. That is probably the reason for it anyway and I haven't run into that yet.
22 Nov 10
I have given many positives, i don't think i have yet to give a negative. At the end of the day if i do not like a discussion then i will just not respond to it. If someone was having a go at me i would just respond back to them. We all think differently, yes we could get negative comments but we could also comment back in a negative way and this would then be fort all to see. We all have different opinions, regardless of good or bad comments it is great to get the feedback. If i really do like a discussion then i will give it a positive vote.
@voldrox (7204)
• India
22 Nov 10
Does it mean i will have to take care, replying to your posts next time? hehe.. Anyways, keep that negative stock for a real good purpose, you would want to use that carefully. I don't know why but i don't neg anybody at all. I just don't feel like doing it, i guess i am too lazy to do that. :P I am very fond of the positive button, though. I just love it. I would go on giving it, where ever i wanted to. Good day.. unn, control ...
@voldrox (7204)
• India
22 Nov 10
Does it mean i will have to take care, replying to your posts next time? hehe.. Anyways, keep that negative stock for a real good purpose, you would want to use that carefully. I don't know why but i don't neg anybody at all. I just don't feel like doing it, i guess i am too lazy to do that. :P I am very fond of the positive button, though. I just love it. I would go on giving it, where ever i wanted to. Good day.. unn, control ...
@thanks1961 (7046)
• India
22 Nov 10
Hi dear, I have not yet used the rating either negative or positive. Mostly I concentrate on contents and read out the facts and after all, it is of everyone’s view and we need not to bother too much on the issues. Even if it is good or bad, it is their opinion and if we have something to tell about, revert with our own opinion. So, we can go on debate with the subject and the opinions can be discussed in detail. By doing so, the people will engage more and involve with greater interest. Whereas, if we rate with negative, the person can be get de-motivated (not necessary and in all cases). But I think if we debate more powerfully, the people will be more around otherwise it is a general option for discouraging the other person. Regards, Thank-s
22 Nov 10
If its something I disagree with I would never give a negative rating. But if some one is being negative and vile I will give a negative, have a great day!
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
21 Nov 10
I rarely do it... but that is only when someone is outrageously beside the point, don't make any sense and are just annoying, I think it's only happened once or twice.
• Portugal
21 Nov 10
i dont want to give bad reputation to no one bcs everyone is working here. so i didnt see any discussion that was offensive for me to give a negative rate. i rather just give a positive rate when i see that the person deserves it^^ otherwhise i dont give nothing. i guess is better than rate it negative. i never rated a discussion negative and wont do that^^ is good that you didnt do that too.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
Honestly, the first time I really utilized the rating feature in this site was to mark the discussions that I have participated in. Before, I would get to participate in a discussion and my response would be posted a couple of pages back so, when I get to read the same discussion again, perhaps I forgot, it became a top topic, I participated before it even get notified through my email or the discussion seemed familiar but, just wasn't sure if I already posted my ideas on it. With discussion rated, I would immediately know that I have already participated in that discussion. (^_^") Of course, I usually just rate them positively when I agree with the posts that they gave. Also, I rate them positively when they get to provide me new perspectives in looking at the topic that we happen to be discussing, even if the post totally denounced what I had posted. When I don't agree with their ideas, I don't really give rate them negatively. I just leave it unrated. I don't really get tempted to rate any response that I don't see appropriate negatively. Somehow just ignoring it.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
21 Nov 10
Hello again, i never give negative rate to someone. I don't know why, may be because i am a positive person and i'm trying to look for better point of view. If someone has different understanding for something, it's o.k. for me, this is the sweet moment of the big communities - we can't be the same. I don't think that negative standards are needed at all. I'm that kind of person, who will pass and will continue his way on different direction. There is no need someone to be blamed for something.
@silentwill (1686)
• Philippines
21 Nov 10
I have just recently given my first and so far only negative rating for a reply to a discussion I participated in. The reason I gave a negative rating is because of a particular response which I found not just very disagreeable but also gives the impression the user who made that reply clearly had no idea what the topic was about and maybe replied to it just to add up to his/her number of posts. I'm also tempted to give out negative ratings to those who think they know all about something when in fact they only believe what they think is right without looking at the facts or evidences of the contrary. So far I have held on that because I know negative ratings affect someone's earnings in mylot, so I have to think it through if I'd really need to give that negative rating or if I can let it pass.
@harry89 (2332)
• India
21 Nov 10
Well, in my case i don't give negative rating to anyone in most situations. But somewhere when i think that a person is trying to cheat in mylot then i report him/her directly instead of giving negative rating. Happy mylotting. Regards, harry.