Unbiased ratings

Australia
January 10, 2007 7:30pm CST
Do you try and be unbiased when rating peoples responses? I've noticed I have to really think about how I'm rating people who disagree with me - it sounds terrible doesn't it! =) So if you start a discussion and someone completely disagrees with you (but is still polite about it) do you rate them positively or negatively based on their opinion or do you rate them correctly using the whole "relevant response" idea?
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
If they respond negatively but in a nice manner, I'd rather choose to rate them positively. For me, they did understand the post and they are just trying to give their best opinion according to their knowledge in the subject, matter. Because there are still others here who doesn't read the whole topic and just base their answers on others responses. Others still prefer to earn easy points than responding properly on some discussions.
• Australia
19 Jan 07
Absolutely! I've since worked out that it isn't the people who disagree with me - it's the one's who disagree nastily! If you are polite about disagreeing then I will give a + rating. But be mean/nasty/rude/racist/sexist etc etc then you will get a - rating...sounds fair to me! =)
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@freesoul (3024)
• Egypt
19 Jan 07
This is a good question, yes i find myself tempted to give a - rate to those who disagree with me but I don't do it so far :) most of the time I just skip the rating for them but in case someone has written a really good polite response and has good logic (even if I still disagree) I feel respect for them and can't deny them the + rate they deserve. I usually give the negative rate only to the "I agree" and similar short stupid posts or for posts that seems remotely related to the discussions because the poster just read the title and typed away an answer to what he thinks is what the discussion is about .
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• Australia
19 Jan 07
Is it just me or have a lot of the "I agree" and other extremely short responses been slowly disappearing? Maybe those users are finally learning that they won't earn anything with silly answers like that....oh well I can dream anyway! lol
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• Indonesia
11 Jan 07
it' is up to you. i only to say to them ( for the peoples that disagree with me), "thank you for your response..." , it is could happen to us for every way, for every time, and for every body. Why we must busy about that. Just read and give comments.
• Australia
11 Jan 07
I'm sorry, I don't think I understand what you are trying to say. I know the rating is up to me - and I like to rate responses because it means the people who gave a good response will get a higher rating etc which will then mean they get paid more. And for the negative responses they will end up being paid very little. You earn based on the quality of your reply and mylot relies on the ratings to show what is a quality reply and what isn't...
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
11 Jan 07
we are in mylot not to agree on everything but to discuss issues. meaning, we talk about matters here. for as long as the responses are relevant to the topic, i don't give them a negative rating (it's my first time today to give someone a minus). i just hate it when obviously one is just posting something just for him to earn some points. so, i just don't mind discussing things weather a certain person is against my stand. i respect him/her anyway.
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• Australia
11 Jan 07
That has been the majority of my negative ratings (there hasn't actually been all that many though) - the ones where it is a single word response or a No, I don't like that etc etc
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@Adversa (408)
• Australia
19 Jan 07
I'll rate positive if its a well thought out answer, wont rate if I dont feel it was a good answer and necative if I think it was a waste of time answer. I dont rate negatively for disagreeing with me, thats not what the ratings are for. I dont want to see a happy happy joy forum where everybody gets along. What would we talk about?
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• Australia
21 Jan 07
We'd talk about how happy we were and the discussions would be about cute little fluffy kittens and puppies, or sunshine, flowers or teddy bears! lol Now wouldn't that be fun??
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
11 Jan 07
I rate based on how well-written and well-thought out the response is. You can disagree with me, but as long as you take the time to write out why you disagree, I will still give a good rating. However, lots of folks who agree with me get bad ratings because they don't bother to write more than "yeah, you're right" or whatever.
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• Australia
11 Jan 07
That gets on my nerves...when people just go "Yes, I agree with you"...pretty much if you can't be bothered typing anything more than that then don't bother at all. The good thing is they don't get paid for those silly answers! lol
@ESKARENA1 (18304)
22 Jan 07
yes i do find it difficult to be unbiased, im a human being. However, if an argument is logical and well put together it will always get a plus rating from me even if i disagree with it strongly, the only times i give negative ratings are one word answers or those who become abusive because i have posted something they disagree with. Just because I hold a different opinion from someone, my mental health has been questioned in postings, and such Stalinism will get a negative from me every time blessed be keep on posting
22 Jan 07
As for me, I hardly ever give negative ratings! If they are taking their time to discuss the topic in a good manner, I give them a positive rate, whatever their opinion is. But when I see the likes of people who is just trying to increase their posts, I give them negative ratings! That is the way to discourage the money mongers!!
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@k3tk3t (3134)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
sometimes i rate them negatively...it depends if they disagree but they are very respectful..not rude...i respect them..
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