negative ratings

United States
November 28, 2006 9:32am CST
Under what circumstances do you give someone a negative rating on mylot? I don't want to get any negative ratings so I want to know what I shouldn't do.
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24 responses
• United States
28 Nov 06
I think that negative ratings should be give to those who post responses that are not thought out. Too many times I get a quick yes or no. There is no detail to the response.
• United States
28 Nov 06
So if someone just answers yes or no you will give them a negative?
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
28 Nov 06
if someone answers with just a yes or no or a i dont know i will always give them an answer i mean why respond at all if they have nothing to say?
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
28 Nov 06
i give negative ratings if people are abusive in a discussion but thankfully it only rarely happens
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
28 Nov 06
by the way i think this is a good discussion
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• United States
28 Nov 06
Thank you. I have noticed that occasionally my ranking will go down and I was just wondering if it was because someone gave me a negative rating. So I just wanted to know why different people gave out negatives.
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@blueman (16513)
• India
29 Nov 06
no idea. maybe use of abusive words.
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@juliedee (2388)
28 Nov 06
I would never give a negative rating to anyone - I don't think that is fair because I wouldn't like it if I received one. Everyone has a right to express their views whether we agree or not - that is the nature of discussion.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I don't think you'll ever know if you have a negative rating because it doesn't appear on your homepage. Only the best response does, as far as I know. I could be wrong, maybe I've miss something else, but that's all I know.
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@Metallion (2229)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I'll give a negative rating if someone just posts something completely unrelated to the thread like "I don't know" or "Thanks" or "whatever" when they aren't answering the question asked
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@abagslife (1214)
• Italy
28 Nov 06
I never give one
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
28 Nov 06
well, I only give negative ratings to those who don't stay on topic, or those whose posts I simply cannot understand. I give positive ratings to those who reply with nice quality responses. If I feel the person has really made no effort, I will leave it unrated. I don't think there are solid rules for negative ratings. You need to give responses of a couple sentences, stay on topic, and you'll do just fine. It's easier to do this if you stick to topics that genuinely interest you.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Guess maybe I'd give someone a negative rating if their comment was abusive or insulting someone, but I haven't yet. Maybe if people gave negative ratings to topics that get posted over and over again that would discourage folks from doing so, but I wouldn't want to be the one to start that.
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@crosschk (822)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I give a negative if the response has nothing to do with the topic
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@binitkedia (1172)
• India
29 Nov 06
heyyyyyyy tell me too if u get to know about it
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• Brazil
29 Nov 06
I try and give every user who respond on-topic to my discussions positive ratings. Sadly, Ive never given any negative ratings, so Im not sure why one would give one. Have a nice day!
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• Brazil
29 Nov 06
I try and give every user who respond on-topic to my discussions positive ratings. Sadly, Ive never given any negative ratings, so Im not sure why one would give one. Have a nice day!
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@mayshoe (606)
• India
29 Nov 06
only if the discussion starter feels that you are abusing or give antisocial.....answers
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@_hope_ (3906)
• Australia
29 Nov 06
i rate a response negative if the poster has made a crude comment or a nasty uncalled for comment that may cause offence to either myself or others who wish to reply or have replied in my posts
• United States
29 Nov 06
I never give any
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@ZowieR (942)
• Canada
28 Nov 06
I give - if I read a queston and some one gives a big long response that dosnt anwser the questioin at all, or 1 word anwsers on my qeestions tend to get lots of -s
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@sarsons (207)
28 Nov 06
Can't see what effect they have.. but dont spam, or continuously thank people for replying to your questions.
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@hizzle13 (645)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I haven't yet, I've seen no need to.
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@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
1 Apr 07
I usually not give any negative response, if there are discussions I dont like, just skip them, I like to give positive ratings to those discussions that I respond to and to the reply I recieve in my discussions, If there be reply that dosent deserve any positive rate I just leave them with no rating.