Rating on mylot

@dpk262006 (56170)
Delhi, India
February 28, 2007 4:37am CST
I have just completed my first century (of points) on mylot. Could U please explain it to me how the rating on stars (which gets reflected above the log in name, when the cursor is taken there) e.g. 57/110, 88/100, and 45/100 is awarded? Does this kind of rating has something to do with the length of the response given, number of responses given, number of meaningful responses given, number of responses on which you got comments, number of meaningful disucussions you responded etc. etc.
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@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
28 Feb 07
First let me say Congratulations! Next I will try to explain as best as I know about the star rating. It is not really anything to be too concerned about since a LOT of people do not give ratings and even some pranksters gave out negative ratings for fun. But the star is based on 10 and if you have anything below that number then it just means you were not rated on all your responses. Your star is a 6 right now so 6 out of 10 is very good with only 110 post. From my understanding the number 57/100 would mean you were rated positive 57 times out of 100 comments. Mine is a 99/100 with a star of 10. So I was rated 99 postives out of 100 postives, someone somewhere gave me a negative rating or several did not give me any ratings. I wouldn't worry about it so much though as long as you are abiding by the rules and giving good discussions and good comments.
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@nowment (1758)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thanks I thought this was a good post to check out and gain information as I am fairly new to this site and found your response very helpful.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
1 Mar 07
wmg2006, I am delighted to read your response. Thanks very much for conveying your congratulations. You explained the issue very nicely. I feel elated when I see some one who has '10' rating is in the list of my 'friends on mylot' also.
• Singapore
28 Feb 07
Unfortunately, the rating model is not disclosed to the users here. We can only guess and you might want to read particularly the FAQ on the Discussion Rating System (DRS) at http://www.mylot.com/o/faq.aspx#DRS . It is likely that the more quality responses you give (and quality discussions you start), the more "+" you get, the higher your number in the star will be. It may also affect the amount you are paid.
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• United States
28 Feb 07
thank you, I'm new and I was wondering about that, too.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
1 Mar 07
Thanks very much for your response.
@aidonia (4210)
• Greece
28 Feb 07
I'm not ere to explain about the start rating because my friend wmg2006 gave a good explanation about this.I just post here to encourage you and say that you don't must worry about the start rating.When I get 100 my star was 5 ,in few day be 7 and at 2 weeks 10,since this time I always have my star rating 10 and I don't even speak English well.Just remember don't bored type not only few words but some quality sentences.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
1 Mar 07
Aidonia, thanks from deepest of my heart for encouraging me in such a beautiful manner. I feel elated and glad someone like you having rating of '10' is my friend (on mylot).
@kagandahan (1327)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
you get a star when you reach your 100 posts.it will increase depending on the quality of responses,comments and discuissions you make and if you are chosen to be a best response as well.try to put quality posts,they say make your replies 3 or more sentences so that you have explained well what you are trying to imply here.the number is your mylot reputation.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
1 Mar 07
Kagandahan, Thanks for the inputs. Any useful tips for quality response?
@jhartana (1085)
• Australia
28 Feb 07
I'm still new to the ratings here. But I believe the rating will mostly based on the quality of posts. This could be achieved by users putting positive point to someone's posts. I don't really think the quantity of posts would contribute much to the ratings. I have seen a person with just about 150 posts but already achieved a 9 star rating, so my assumption is the rating counts on the quality of posts.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
1 Mar 07
Thanks very much for your response. But are there any tips for quality respones?
@andben (1076)
• Italy
28 Feb 07
We can't know with precision how mylot rates mylotters, but if you write good discussions and responses you will be awarded, but your rating also depends on by other users when they rate what you write with + or -.
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@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
1 Mar 07
Thanks very much for your response.
@kool78 (490)
• India
28 Feb 07
The rating depends on the quality of response! You must make sure that your response is qualitative and must be of atleast 3-4 lines. After following the above procedure my star rating has increased from 2 to 5. I was guided by some the more u respond the more better star rating you get but that was wrong. When i did that i had posted around 365 post and my star rating was 2. by following the above it has increased to 5 in just a few post!
@nowment (1758)
• United States
1 Mar 07
What you say makes sense since I have noticed that there was someone with a six in their star and they had just over 200 posts. I suppose that there are some who would determine that quantity rather that quality but you have shown that in fact it is quality rather than quantity that will make a difference. It explains something else as one day I could have sworn I made less responses yet had more of a pay out than the previous day.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
1 Mar 07
Kool78, Thanks for your response.
• Canada
1 Mar 07
MyLot are very secretive about the way they figure these things out. The numbers refer to your reputation on MyLot, and I think it's widely agreed that the more quality discussions and responses you post, the more likely you are to get rated with a + and so your reputation goes up. I started out with an 8 and went up to a 9 and tonight for the first time ever, I reached 10. I don't usually bother about my reputation though. I respond to discussions that I have an interest in and I share my point of view and opinions.Some people will have a similar view and others will have a different view. Makes no difference to me whatsoever lol. I'm just here to have fun.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
2 Mar 07
Thanks.
@kpbhuvana (392)
• India
1 Mar 07
i think the star rating you get depends on the quality and meaningful response related to the topic .I have got a lot of responses which are not related to the topic started for with just an anwer with "i dont know the answer".i think they wont get any thing useful for such responses.It also depends on the rating given by others on your discussion.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
2 Mar 07
Thanks
@smille (831)
• India
1 Mar 07
actually u can not makeout the rating system here, bt i think it reflects how 'long' replies u post, and how 'many' both....its i think more n more time u should spend on mylot so u wll get hire ratings.........LOL
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
2 Mar 07
Thanks.
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thank you so much for starting this discussion! I'm such a newbie to any of this stuff and it's helpful to get other people advise on how it all works. Exspecially when it's in english, and not some mumble jumble attorney approved answer!
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
2 Mar 07
Thanks for your appreciation and response.
@Krisss (1231)
• Australia
28 Feb 07
I had never noticed the thing with the curser, thank you for that. I thought the ratings had something to do with the positive and negative ratings that other readers can rate a discussion by.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
2 Mar 07
Thanks
@Connie1013 (1098)
• United States
28 Feb 07
This is a good one. I just joined and I know I am clueless. I never even knew you could place your cursor on the little stars. I am learning so much from this discussion. Thank You for starting this one.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
2 Mar 07
Thanks
• United States
1 Mar 07
Its really good question.I am also new to this . with your question I got lot of information.Thankseverybody who responded.now I understands little bit about this.
@emendblu (94)
• United States
1 Mar 07
does the rating affect your pay rate or is it just to show your standing?