When you read about an opportunity, do look at a person's star rating?

United States
June 30, 2007 4:45pm CST
When you read one of the many postings about how to earn more money on the internet, do you pay any attention to a person's star rating? If it is a 10 does that make you think maybe the opportunity is probably real and not a scam? Do you pay any attention to the number of times a person has posted? The higher the number of postings, the more reliable the information?
3 responses
@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
30 Jun 07
well no the star is not what I check for as I had a new and what I learn in Mylot is that honesty is not always the best policy as I am now a 7 because of being honest I now just don't respond or say what I think they want to hear but I mostly look at there profile as it tells a lot what type of discussions have they started ect.
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• United States
30 Jun 07
Hey sidoney, your absolutely correct. If people want a high rating, suck up and tell people what they want to hear.
@Kowgirl (3490)
• United States
30 Jun 07
No because the star has nothing to do with that persons creditability. The star only gets lowered when another member gives them a minus sign on their discussion or post. Anyone can give a minus for any reason. Or just to see the person get a lower rating.People who do this usually do not agree with your opinion and should learn to grow up and face the facts that not everyone is going to agree with them.
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I do check out the person's star. Often the low rating means it is a person posting over and over again trying to scam people or make money. But someone with a higher rating might be more trustwrthy. I'll at least read it if the person has a higher star.
@Kowgirl (3490)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Thats not fair to that person nor to the program they are talking about. You don't loose your star points by getting it lowered by MyLot your star gets lowered from people who give you a minus in your discussion or post. Stars don't mean anything but that someone didn't like your discussion or post. It does not take away any creditability.
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
30 Jun 07
I disagree. A person who constantlyposts scams and make money programs get lower star rating becasue users see that they are not posting valuable content. A worthwhile poster is more likely to have a higher star rating, and therfore when they post the occasional program it is less of a bother. I have seen several people who only post about schemes and scams, and have very low star ratings. It is perfectly fair to judge based on the star rating, that is one of the benefits of having it public for others to see.
@lillake (1634)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Not at all, you're looking at it backwards. I am not saying that those with low star rating are all scamming people. I am saying that the scammers have lower ratings. I am sure that there are some people who are not scamming poeple yet have low stars. However, I doubt that there are scam artists who are here with high stars. If I see a person with a 10 and a very high number of posts I ammore likely to trust them than a person with a 3 and barely a handful of posts. By the way, unless my star has suddenly dropped greatly last i checked I was at an 8. Which I still concider to be a high star rating. 10-8 I call high. 7-5 medium, anything 4 and under is low.