I don't care

@soccermom (3200)
United States
March 24, 2007 10:06pm CST
Tonight I gave a ton of - ratings o responses I'd gotten on discussions. Most of them were one or two line responses that led me to believe the responders had not even paid attention to my discussion. Usually I rate everyone a + , but I think I'm starting to toughen up. I've had it when I get ignorant replies. Have any of you hit the poin where you're done being nice?
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@Connie1013 (1098)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I do give out - too. I will do it when I go through and read. One or 2 lines is way too easy. I read your discussion. I thought it over and I to hate ignorant replies. Seems like they just want the $$$. I want money but I also want to have fun here and actually add something of value.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
I am not giving out negatives yet. When I get responses that I know people didn't pay attention to what I was talking about I just don't rate them at all. I had alot of people that thought I was talking about email in my "Do you get excited when you check the mail" they didn't get a rating at all. I was kind of irritated that they couldn't even look at the picture and see that it was a mail truck. As far as I know email is not delivered in a mail truck :)
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• United States
25 Mar 07
I get all kinds of replies. Some are long, and some one liners. Everyone is different. Do not upset yourself dear. Just rate whom you want. + if it was good, - if it was a one word, ! turn them in if vulgar. Save your "best response" for the one who took their time to respond the best they could to your posting. Or, just ignor people that bug you. There are lots of people out there. Over 80,000. Just stick to the ones that you like dear. Blessings, M&M
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@mfpsassy (2827)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Oh man and I just got my pretty blue star too. I try to answer with something good, but sometimes it is hard to come up with more than a line or two. I have had some pretty good response to my discussions. I usually just don't rate them at all if I can't make sense of them or I don't like the response
@aissar (414)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 07
Well I never even bothered to give ratings. Not that I'm cruel or selfish, just that I rarely start discussions. I merely reply to sensible and nice discussions and don't bother much about ratings and such. Most of the time I try to be nice to everybody and avoid arguments as often as possible, but sometimes it doesn't work that way. So I know how you feel about those one-liners or two-liners. They really get our our nerves, no? Just hope you'll continue your effort. It's very much appreciated. =)
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• United States
25 Mar 07
I normally only give negatives to people who are rude or who obviously didn't bother to read the post before commenting. I don't mind when people have an opinion or something of interest to add to the topic. I do mind when people are outright rude and choose to respond to something completely irrelevent. Those people get negatives too. If people are nice and the post is thoughtful they get a positive. If it's a so-so answer I leave it alone.
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@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
25 Mar 07
I've become quite the 'tight wad' on her myself as well. If someone doesn't seem to have read the discussion, and/or they don't put any thought in their answer, if they have become beligerant or rude, beyond reasonable explenation, that's it, they get the proper treatment, be it a - rating or a ! rating, i'm not playing games on here, i'm here for a good time and a long time, to learn, interact, and grow, and i'm not putting up with idiots.
@asteriskec (1074)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
Hi soccermom! I often get one or two liners and it's disappointing, I must admit. I mean, how can it spur a discussion if a response would only contain a few words? I've rated only some of the responses I've received so far and I guess I have to start "toughening up" as well. Thanks for reminding me!
@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
25 Mar 07
Yes, I have definitely had enough of poor responses from people who are not even interested in the discussion. I do not give out negative ratings lightly, but too often it is obvious from the lack of interest that the member responding is in so much of a hurry to move on to the next discussion that they could not be bothered thinking about what they write. It does not seem fair to people who make worthwhile contributions to a discussion if their positive rating values their response on the same level as someone whose response is pointless. For a good response I would give a positive rating, for a rather poor response I would not select a rating and for a blatantly bad attempt I would credit a negative rating.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
25 Mar 07
I know how you feel. Sometimes I just ignore them but other times they get a neg rating and a sarcastic comment from me. Maybe it has to do with a language problem but some times I think it is just ignorance...
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@vstorm (65)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I just started on here today, so I guess I haven't had time to care about any discussions, however it sounds to me like your letting people get to you that didn't really give your topic the time of day, so don't give them the time of day by letting them change how you normally do something. That's giving them to much undeserved power. Just my thoughts.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
I totally agree, if you're not worth their time then why make them worth theirs?
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@4ftfingers (1313)
25 Mar 07
Hello you, look how everyones given you a paragraph answer in the fear that you're gonna down rate them LOL. Sheet now I feel like i've gotta keep talking so I don't get down rated.. damn... what to talk about.. hmmm... you like stuff?... that's a few lines that should be enough... right??... no?................ there that's it! :D
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Mar 07
Yes Soccermom I have as in the last couple of Days I have had a few silly responses on mine and on one of them Sarcasm actually set in. The funny thing is they think they are earning and they are not, but it is getting silly again.
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• Philippines
26 Mar 07
Well, we really can't get anyone's attention here in mylot especially for those people who are just rushing to post responses just to have some points. Well, it happens to me all the time especially to those discussions with so many responses.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I actually don't rate very often unless I see its a really good response and then I give it a plus or if it is obviously a terrible response that has nothing to do with the discussion or is offensive in some way. I do realize that there are some people here that don't even speak very good english that try to make an effort, and for the most part I try to give people a break. However there are times that I just can't take it anymore and I do start to give negatives. Good for you for knocking out a few more slackers.
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@kiwikidz (753)
• New Zealand
25 Mar 07
I must admit I didn't even know about the - and + until about a couple of weeks ago, I have now see so many discussions about it. I have so far had some beautiful responses to my discussions and also no responses at all to some. I have made some great friends and I try to respond to their discussions and a few who really interest me. I have had I think one who was a bit gruff, but I hope that I learn from these people and be careful what I say to those I respond to.
@Denmarkguy (1845)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I guess I'm a little tougher than I used to be. I tend to give "+" responses to anyone who responded like they at least seemed to have read the topic, and then took some kind of stab at answering or sharing their opinion. And I will pull out the "-" rating for anyone who's clearly OFF topic, or who just thought the best response would be to leave me their referral link to some other web site. Sorry folks, the answer to "Do you earn or freely give trust?" is NOT "You can make lots of money at ripoff-dot-com." I don't tend to downgrade people for "bad English," since there are a lot of non-native speakers on myLot.
@smkwan2007 (1036)
• Hong Kong
25 Mar 07
Now I always try to respond to the posts which have zero or 1 or 2 responses. In fact about half of my discussion do not get any response. I know much about the feeling of being ignored when the discussions I posted are not touched by other people.
• United States
25 Mar 07
I'm new here, but I've been trying to give detailed responces to the posts that I reply to. I have given a couple one or two liner answers though. It wasn't that I didn't read what the person had said, but that my answer was easily summed up in only a few words. Maybe thats the case? If not and the people are just posting some generic answer then I don't know if I personally would give a negative, I'm a pushover... but I wouldn't give them a +.
• United States
25 Mar 07
I don't go out of my way to be nice to others. I am just that way by nature. If people are not responding the way I wish. It doesn't cause me to rate them poorly. I just don't rate them at all. I tend to rate all my responses a +. People have taken time to respond to my post. I will be at least kind to them. It's not a bad thing to do. If people are not reading your posts. Maybe they are to lazy or your post was just too long. I pass all the long ones by. It takes too much time.
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