Why my reputation so low?

@Marmot (595)
United States
January 26, 2011 2:32am CST
I have just reached 100 responds in mylot and got my reputation star. But why my reputation so low? I responded all the discussions with heart. How is that reputation calculated? And how to get a higher reputation?
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8 responses
• India
26 Jan 11
Actually sometimes it's happened that ...Discussion starter start a discussion but don't comment in response and forget to rate the response ... secondly it may also happened that your response doesn't satisfy discussion starter..
@Marmot (595)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Yeah, I have found that some of starters just begin a discussion and never comment back. Certainly they will not rate the response neither.
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• India
27 Jan 11
yah you are absolutely getting it rightly...
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@owlwings (38896)
• Cambridge, England
26 Jan 11
These two pages explain the MyLot Reputation and the Discussion Rating System: http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq11.aspx http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq17.aspx Your MyLot Reputation depends entirely on the ratings of other members. Note especially the recommendations at the bottom of the second page. Make sure that you have read and understood the Guidelines and that you always give of your very best - be descriptive, relevant and original; never respond to a discussion unless you have something useful to say; always 'maintain' your own discussions by adding good quality comments to the responses you get. You will find that while you still have relatively few posts, your rating star can go up and down significantly; as your User Rating increases, it will tend to settle down to a more stable number.
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@Marmot (595)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Thank you very much for your links. I will keep trying~
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@amirev777 (2552)
• India
7 Feb 11
Hi Marmot What i would like to advise is that you should not worry too much about your reputation. You should enjoy your time here in Mylot. Here are some guidelines, which can really help you in getting good reputation. When you respond, dont restrict your replies to one-liners, make sure you respond with more detailed replies, should be minimum 4-5 lines.The thing is when you start a discussion and you get replies, mark each and every replies and then be courteous to reply back. And dont take part in any controversial discussions.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
7 Feb 11
I never give one line comment because I only give comments to those discussions that I have words to say. I am not worry my reputation now as I already have a 7. But I am trying to get a higher one~ Thanks for your comment.
@amirev777 (2552)
• India
8 Feb 11
Hi ok, thats great. 7 is not a very bad rank. You can now only improve from here, best of luck.
@sameer786 (833)
26 Jan 11
I think your reputation is not bad, you reach still 100 and your reputation is 5 that is normal, dont worry keep it up and your reputation becomes higher and higher, give quality response and discuss further to comments, my reputation is still 6, i also try this.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Take a look at the comments above from owlwings, robbie1982 and robingrg64, they gave us a lot of useful information and I think that is good for both of us.
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27 Jan 11
Thanks for suggestion, i read their comments, its good for both of us but i am not very much concerend about my reputation because at start i didnt know about the site and how to get good reputation, i learn many things from here, and i hope i will try my best in future, i spend here one hour so learning is my main purpose, my reputation at 100 was also 5, gradually it increase as i learn more.
@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Jan 11
hi marmot our reputations comes from other mylotter friends rating u s either positive or minus. I am afraid a lot of people here aree a tad lazy and maybe rate one or two pages when mylot admins asks us to please rate each other as they say it helps yourself and all mylotters to r ate each person you come in contact with here and rate all their pages.mylot admins does not do this so we have to rate each other to bring all our reputations up, so marmot rate as you go along and tell your friends to also rate as we help all our reputations to rise by doing the ratings.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
7 Feb 11
Yeah, I think that is a problem for many mylotters, we pay more attention on the discussion and comments, I think there are many mylotters even have no idea about the "+" and "-". Thank you for your advise and I will keep trying~ Actually, I started this discussion when my rating was 5, now I am 7. And I am sill trying to get a 9 or 10~~
@KrauseHome (34994)
• United States
31 Jan 11
Well, reputation around here is based on quality and quantity when responding back and starting New discussions such as this. When starting a New discussion always make sure that it is a topic of interest that others are interested in responding back too, and when posting back in others discussions try and keep to the topic at hand, check your spelling if you can, and also post back with at least 4 lines of topic as well. You are still a newer member and a lot of times the newer members start out with lower reps and move up as time goes on. Do not let it discourage you. Enjoy your time being here and have Fun.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
31 Jan 11
As you said, reputation depends on quality and quantity, I am a newbie here and I probably have a long way to go. Fortunately, I have already promoted two levels since I first reached the 100 posts line. I am enjoy my time here and wish you the same too~~
@few00cent (2143)
• India
30 Jan 11
The more you get positive rating for your discussion and post the higher star rating you get..Mylot didn't disclose how star rating works but I guess,for higher star rating,it all depend on other user..if they rate our post/discussion as positive we will get higher reputation.our rating goes down if we rate discussion or post as negative and number of positive rating for that discussion or post are greater than negative.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
31 Jan 11
Yeah, more positive rate and more best responds surely will make one's reputation goes up. And all seniors says that one's reputation can easily drop down if get negative rates. Thank you for your notice~ I have a long way to go.
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
26 Jan 11
Well it takes time for your reputation to go up. Just ignore that and after a while you will see that going up gradually. I see many gets too conscious about that but I am a long time member of this site and I think my star rating has remained between 8 and 9 and so far I am happy with that.
@Marmot (595)
• United States
26 Jan 11
Yeah, actually I don't care much about that. I am here just to talk. But since I saw there are so many people have a 8 to 10 reputation, I was wondering if I did something wrong. But now I understand that I haven't. It just takes time to get a higher reputation. So, I will keep trying and I think I will get a higher reputation sooner or later~~
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