do you give plus ratings as a matter of course?

@ESKARENA1 (18296)
May 6, 2007 2:37pm CST
I have started giving plus ratings to every discussion i reply to simply because if im moved to reply it means its good enough, but also so i know which ones ive already replied to later. Also, i give plus ratings to all my replies over one word in length, how do you rate responses?
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@coolmailraj (2461)
• India
6 May 07
I give only plus rating to everyone I reply to or who replies me. Unless he or she is really a freak. Even then i jst like to neglect them but I never give a negative rating to someone and hope other people acquires the same habbit too. It will be really nice.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
6 May 07
wouldnt it be great if we got rid of the negative button all together? if its worth a negative wouldnt it be better to justify it with a report to mylot? blessed be
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• United States
6 May 07
I am still pretty new to this addictive place, but as soon as I realized I could rate discussions, I have been giving a + to the ones that I read and like or the ones I respond to. No negetives yet, I just don't see a point unless the reponse or discussion is really mean.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
6 May 07
yes its the best way. I also get a brief moment of pleasure from giving a plus rating blessed be
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@Augustta (1860)
• Poland
6 May 07
I rate all responses to my post + simply because those people spend their time to respond at my questions,not talking about i have effective so much great answers which deserve many + not just one...lol... I have to admit i rarely remember to give + at discussion but i rate= to all who reply at my posts .... (i will try my best from now on..) augusta (ah,yes,i rated you + here also...;))
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
6 May 07
Hahaha yes my friend you got a plus from me for this too. I will always give a plus to those whos doscussions i answer simply because if i answer it is worth it and so i can check back later and see I have already answered blessed be
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@abhish70 (54)
6 May 07
I also rate all the discussions positive whom I respond to as sometimes it is very difficult task to find discussions for responding.So if I choose one then it is favourable for me and hence deserves a positive rating.It is also difficult to find discussions as sometimes a single member starts posting many discussions in a short span of time and the other discussions just move on the back pages.
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
6 May 07
I agree its a good idea to launch one or two discussions then go to answering. However, i do wonder if we all give the plus ratings as often as we should blessed be
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• United States
6 May 07
According to myLot policies we are supposed to rate our responses to our discussions but we are also supposed to rate those that we answer (as you have done) or those that we read and enjoy, and this means rating everyone that has answered someeone else's discussions, which can be time consuming to say the least, but I always rate the discussion I respond to with a plus since I found it good enough to respond to I believe it deserves a plus.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
6 May 07
me too i think its good to mark everything that we do with a plus simply because it shows us where we have been, if not i could imagine me giving multiple responses to the same post blessed be
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@PsychoDude (2013)
• Netherlands
6 May 07
I don't tend to rate on systems with positive and negative at all, because everything has something positive. Would just be pressing + anyways. A 10 figure rating system or 5 star rating system or so would be better if you ask me, because then you could judge on how positive something is.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
6 May 07
i tend to mark positive anyway lol blessed be
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• United States
6 May 07
I also give + ratings to discussions I reply to, if I can remember to. I dotn normally forget though. I also give +'s to people that respond to my discussions. But if someone responds with one word or are rude I dont give them a +. I never really mark discussions with a - unless it really made me mad. I have only marked one persons discussion with a - so far, and it was because their discussion was very cruel!
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
6 May 07
i dont give negative unless they are being rude then i will. A sure fire negative is if they start with the worn out Americanism, are you mad, gets it every time for me. Otherwise im plus all the way blessed be
• United States
7 May 07
Yes, I always rate any discussions I answer and all of the discussions I start I rate the answers. If the answer is decent, has more than a word or two then they get a plus. If their answer is one word or some copy paste thing that is irrelevant I give them a minus. I also rate the discussions I answer because I don't re-answer the question again at a later date! LOL
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
7 May 07
hahaha we think alike again my friend. I also rate every single discussion i answer because it helps with my later confusion blessed be
@marababe (2510)
• Philippines
7 May 07
Hi eskarena! Yes, I do rate those who respond to my discussions and sometimes even those I just read in other's discussions as long as their response answers the questions or as long as they give their own point of views and they were able to help out other members. I give them a plus whether or not we have the same opinion.
@ESKARENA1 (18296)
7 May 07
thats great. I think it is a good way of ensuring the most effective useage of the ratings system blessed be
@derek_a (10894)
7 May 07
Yes, I do and feel the same. I think it's a great way to get to know other members. All serious messages deserve a plus IMO.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
7 May 07
pretty much every response i get, has a positive rating . If it is bad, breaks rules it just gets reported to mylot. I see no point in the negative tag at all blessed be
@Bizziebod (3526)
6 May 07
Hi, as rule of thumb for me I rate before I press the respond button as like you say the discussion/reply is already good enough to warrant a response, unless of course it's spam, abuse or similar.
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
7 May 07
hahaha, i also rate before i hit the response button. Lol i thought i was the only one who did this blessed be
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
6 May 07
I do the same as you EsKaren and when I go to someone elses Discussion and read the responses I will also give a plus to the good ones there
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
6 May 07
thats simething ive also recently started doing too, it adds to my pleasure blessed be
@mememama (3077)
• United States
6 May 07
I give + ratings as I read them, so if I have to leave and come back I'll know where I left off, unless they are some lame response like "hahaha" or "I don't understand you" (and that's all they type)-I hate that!
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@ESKARENA1 (18296)
6 May 07
its odd, i wonder why they do it when they must know how much it ps us all off and that they wont earn from doing it blessed be