WTF? I posted a response to a discussion and my rating dropped 2 points.

United States
October 31, 2006 12:50pm CST
That is the opposite of whats supposed to happen. This also happened a yesterday when i posted a comment. Has anyone else had this problem?
4 responses
@jhannon (1409)
• United States
31 Oct 06
Your rating will drop if they find a response thats not explnatory enough.Might have had to do with a old post not the new one you answered..
• United States
31 Oct 06
ok, that makes sense, but it dropped right as i posted a response so i think they just drop your rating if you don't reach the minimum number of words for new posts. That is a rip-off, but i guess i should start giving long explanations.
• United States
1 Nov 06
Devil Bug - This is the Devil Bug. It is here on mylot to represent evil. Mylot dropping their member’s ratings because of short responses is evil, especially when they do it without telling us. I guess it keeps people from just giving one word answers to everything. I think the pictures also get more money from long descriptions. The evil bug came to be here because I kept losing points for posting responses and so I uploaded the pic to give the mylot users something to look at and also it gives me more money, lol.
You don't have to quit. I think as long as you post responses that are more than five sentences, they won't drop your rating. It could also be a bug in the system and only happens randomly. I am going to post longer comments from now on to make sure its not a bug.
@Leonora (1633)
• Portugal
31 Oct 06
keep posting  - posting hard
It already happen to me once, but I only losed one point. One another ocasion, I posted, and nothing happen on my rate, it still then (not +, but not -). I guess there a minimum of characters and, if we don't reach that minimum, the rate still the same. On other ocasion, if the post is a no qualitive post, so, we lose posts.
• United States
31 Oct 06
It also just happened to me, but I only dropped one point.
@sweetuk (589)
• United States
31 Oct 06
same thing happen to me...my ratings has decreased as i replied...