Significance of the 3 square icons?

India
April 10, 2011 1:15am CST
Whenever I respond to any discussion, I notice one thing that is 3 square icons just above the rectangular box containing the display of ‘respond to the discussion’. Of the 3 ones, one is with a plus sign, another with a minus sign and the last with a sign of !. Can anyone explain what they signify?
6 responses
@zralte (4186)
• India
10 Apr 11
Read this http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq17.aspx and then this http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq11.aspx
1 person likes this
• United States
10 Apr 11
DoctorDidi these are the important links and please take a moment to review the others as well. Being a member on myLot it is our duty and responsibility to know how things flow and how we are suppose to use them. Thanks zralte.
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• United States
10 Apr 11
DoctorDidi my friend I am shocked that to date you have not used the rating system. It is not a voting system. It is a way for all members to rate each response. Please see the links zralte provided because mis-using it means you own can be affected. Over-abusing affects your own too. By properly using it means our earnings get affected. When I hear how many of us members respond to discussions to find many months later that a member has not rated us appropriately is quite shocking.
@zralte (4186)
• India
10 Apr 11
I am shocked too. More than 1300 successful responses and not aware of the Rating system!!!
@zralte (4186)
• India
10 Apr 11
@kul, you are right. The truth is, I expect someone with 1000 response to at least be aware of the FAQs and Guidelines. I don't claim to know everything about myLot, but I know where I can find them. And DRS and Star and Reputation are such a backbone of myLot earning and I'm just surprised. Oh well, still another proof that we get all sorts in myLot.
• United States
10 Apr 11
It is quite difficult to assist members on myLot when they start help me discussions and never comment back. One has to wonder if the help is specifically for the sake of starting a discussion. Specifically in this box as many other members on myLot spend a great deal of time and effort helping members to succeed on myLot, not even considering that it takes away from their own time to earn on myLot. I do not see DoctorDidi comment back and therefore wonder if the email notifications are even read. I don't know if DoctorDidi is aware but when members create discussions and do not comment back many members stop responding because of their efforts not be acknowledged leaving members to feel that they are wasting their time. I do hope at some point DoctorDidi does read the notifications and understand that over 1000 discussions and not having commented back has lost out a great deal of earnings on myLot.
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
11 Apr 11
I have no clue on this, would be interesting to hear from those enlighten from our mylotters.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
11 Apr 11
Plus symbol is for rating topics or discussions if you like a comment or topic you have the option to rate them, + or minus if you want hope that my response is helpful happy chatting.
@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Apr 11
doctor didid if you had only read all the mylot admins info you would know they are to rate the discussions and minus is only used if the response is insulting or flaming, plus for most as our efforts are worth a plus, and the exclamation sign is for reporting an abusive response or comment. so use these responsibly and do not ever minus someone just because you dislike them or do not agree with their viewpoint. this is wrong.
@genius277 (535)
• Indonesia
10 Apr 11
+ its simply means "Thumbs up" - its simply means "Thumbs down" ! its simply means "this post has to be reported" Personally i don't use them very often, and i am not using the second and third one at least for now.