oh my god, My ratings went down this is so weird

@sanell (2114)
United States
December 12, 2006 7:10pm CST
okay, I am not one to complain when it comes to mylot but yesterday and literally about 5 minutes ago, I was at 902 and now when I updated it put my rating at 882, that is NO WAY not fair...what the heck, it seems like once I get to my 900 mark, the ratings have been fluctuating so much. What is going on? This is bizarre, maybe they are just doing some cleanup or something, I guess I will just keep moving forward....YIKES anyone else experience this?
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73 responses
• United States
13 Dec 06
Yes mine dropped 4 points for posting one response. I hoped it would go up but instead it dropped lol. Does seem kind of backward...
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• India
13 Dec 06
yup buddy, mine also deduced by 3 today and yesterday. what's going on?? is there any problem?? or mylot is saving money?? reply buddy. regards, Abhi
@asimo603 (1366)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 06
today, 13/12/2006 , my rating drop from 633 to 626 when I posted a reply to a response on my discussion and it drop further to 611 when I posted a response to a discussion by my friend. So, I have a total point drop of 22 in a day. I am thinking whether to post response as I do not want to see my point drop again when I post a reply or response to a discussion.
@sanell (2114)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Wow, so it is still going on? I finally got back up to my 900 points so we will see if I end up dropping again. I know that they adjust things so I guess it depends on how we are responding or who knows.
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@snowflake5 (1580)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I'm not sure why people are worrying about ratings. They arn't that important. If your earnings were going down, then you'd have cause to complain....
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@Darkwing (21588)
13 Dec 06
Sorry, but if you lose points, your earnings will go down, won't they? Either that or they won't go up after you've spent hours in here. Besides, I just posted a response to one guy who HAD lost dollars, and earlier, a guy who lost over 400 points, so I would say that's quite fishy, wouldn't you?
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• United States
13 Dec 06
Well, there's one way to check. Go to the Discussions You have Responded To tab, and count them. There should be about 10 to a screen, so you can easily work out how many there are if you count the pages at the bottom and doing some multiplication. If they tie up with your rating, then it means that the reason your rating is down is because MyLot have deleted some threads. If they don't tie up, then there is just a gremlim in the rating which they will fix.
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• United States
13 Dec 06
Your ratings have nothing to do with your earnings. Everyone here thinks that they do. My rating when I post this will be 294 but I have $17.73 in my account. Your ratings only increase for discussions that you respond to or that you create, your earnings increase with this as well. However, when you comment on responses you have received on your discussion your rating does not increase but your earnings do. This is primarily what I do which is why my earnings are so much larger than my rating. Basically your rating means nothing so I wouldn't worry about it.
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@Darkwing (21588)
13 Dec 06
How many times have I responded to this question today? It seems almost all of the members of this site are having points deducted for some reason or another. One guy lost over 400 points and ended up with 2 by his name. That's diabolical! There's one guy who actually lost dollars, and a few who haven't received any e-mail alerts for three days. Anyway... I've answered loads of questions, and am still on the same number of points I was on six hours ago, because every time I put 5 responses in, they take 4 out. So, I wrote to Mylot and asked for an explanation as to why they're doing this because my answers are always detailed and quite lengthy.. they pertain to the discussion in hand, and I can't fathom it. When I get a response from Mylot, I will start up a discussion on their reasons, so watch out for Darkwing's next discussion.. it could be interesting. :-)
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@sanell (2114)
• United States
13 Dec 06
hey thanks I will wait to see what you find out from Mylot, when I posted this message I had no idea that everyone was going through this. Losing 400 points is not a good thing, but the quest remains, of those points what was by error and what was not. I remember one time that I had really only about 550 points, and then as I was typing in all of a sudden it went to 970 and I thought WOW that is amazing, but then a few hours later they fixed it and it returned to my 550 points...so it could be a similar situation...or if threads were deleted the other question would remain, why
• India
13 Dec 06
well thats really bad to hear but i think.They are cleaning up just to make sure this site looks good.Some people just make up their post count to increase by posting something like one liners which are not able to answer people's question too. I dont what went wrong with your post.But dont worry keep contributing you will reach 1000 mark soon. As i can see you already have crossed that 900 mark again.
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@wahmoftwo (1298)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I haven't really been paying attention... thanks for posting this... I will now.
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@gnt23tr (1015)
• United States
13 Dec 06
this is not a good thing,,try to contact them,,
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@starr4all (2865)
13 Dec 06
I've noticed that happening as well. But I don't think your rating is interchangeable with your earnings. I hope not because my ratings went down the last couple of days. I haven't noticed my earnings going down though.
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@flte74 (878)
• United States
13 Dec 06
Yes, the same thing is happening to me. This is very annoying, and MyLot never responds when I e-mail them so I am not bothering this time. I think I might give up on this mylot thing, it's just gegtting on my nerves lately and not worth it.
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@nanhegujral (4634)
• India
13 Dec 06
Even same thing is happening with me ... My more than 120 points have been decreased in just 2 days but good thing which I see is that its not affected the earning and I hope that even in future is doesn't affect the earning.. Lets see how soon does this problem get solves...
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
13 Dec 06
I wouldn't be too alarmed by this. I've read many posts about this today and it is happening to many people including me. This has happened before and I think it's just a glitch with mylot, the good news is that it hasn't been affecting earnings at all.
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14 Dec 06
I have had the same thing happen to me today but it was only two points but really, should we get punished because someone along the line posted a bad answer when they remove it formt he site? i don't think it's fair because I onnly give good answersd and ohhh, it's really annoying that i lost those points,, i was on 100!!!
@sanell (2114)
• United States
15 Dec 06
wow I never expected that this type of post would get so much response this is the coolest, and since mylot had posted their reasons for why some of our points or ratings went donw at least we know now what is going on and I am really happy and still very impressed with mylot
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
20 Dec 06
I was rated once but I dropped to
@JC1969 (1226)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I have lost points too, however my earnings remain as they were before I lost the points. Here is what I believe is happeneing: I lost points that were equivalent to the amount of responses I had give to several people that started discussions using articles they had stolen and plagiarized from other sites, and had failed to properly credit the original site and author. I reported these individuals to myLot administration ("!"). Since it is illegal to plagiarize and engage in copyright infringement, myLot has made that an important writing rule on this site, so, they do not tolerate it. These individuals had their accounts deleted by myLot as a result. So, when someone you may have responded to loses their account, your responses are no longer there, and so the points are reflecting that. But, like I said, the earnings remain. I am pretty sure this is what is going on. If discussions are deleted for whatever reason, your responses are no longer there; and therefore, your points will begin to fluctuate as myLot starts cleaning up the site and removing those that do not follow the rules.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
20 Dec 06
It happens because of bad discussions and posts read the alerts they send it explains
@thankyou (214)
• China
13 Dec 06
about thar i agree with you
@mauier113 (688)
• Philippines
13 Dec 06
I didin't experience it. I still have a few discussions posted. But I'd read some of them experienced fluctuations. I don't know, should ask myLot,maybe..
@KrauseHome (34994)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I have not been able to make it to 2800. Everytime I start getting close, my Rating drops as well. Not sure what is going on here, but so far my Earnings have been affected so I guess we just wait and see if their is some explination unless they have been removing Topics which they felt did not fit the myLot rules is why our Ratings drop?
• United States
13 Dec 06
i hear of other people who this is happening to, so don't worry it is not only you, but others too. keep posting and maybe it will go up again
• India
13 Dec 06
DONT WORRY DEAR. I HAVE RATED U POSITIVE. I M SURE OTHERS WILL ALSO DO THE SAME
@vipul20044 (5799)
• India
13 Dec 06
Haha buddy get used to it It has been happening with me since days i think mylot is cleaning the house or they are in a process of upgradation So its better you respond to the meaningful post as then there are less chances to get disappointed In the evening my posts were 5021 and then it changed to 4992!
@2598567 (524)
• India
13 Dec 06
mine also drooped a lot