The "Troll Bug" Has Gotten Me!!!!! (now what did I do wrong?)

Picture of a Troll? - 
Who are the trolls in mylot out to crush users?
@zed_k4 (17624)
Singapore
April 22, 2008 9:57am CST
It's truly, truly very ironic, come to think of it. Just a day or so ago, I started a topic on what do you think of the quality of responses in mylot, and I was quite happy that a lot of my friends have something to say about it and I enjoy reading them. And I was so happy too to find that the discussion has reached today's top discussions. That's quite a feat for me. And I was also giving some "moral support" to some of our friends whom have lost star ratings drastically and I was at the blue star the whole time. Now, check this out. I did my work, came back a few hours later to mylot and waaaaaaaaaaalah, my rating is now a 9 star. Blimey!! Now where did that come from?? I don't think I've offended anyone now, did I? There are 2 theories. So either the "trolls" aren't happy with the discussion that I posted or that "they" aren't happy that I'm giving moral support to our mylot members. That's just a bit what-the...? I feel a bit funny too. It's like kiddo stuff there. Now you see it, now you don't. Or perhaps this is like revenge of the trolls or something...? Geez, I'm just a harmless guy discussing things...psssst.. This is something new and though the "troll bug" has gotten me, it has not deterred my spirit. For I am undeterred......... So, try harder, or just quit trying. I will continue to give everyone a + for their positive discussions and answers plus comments, no matter what and I won't think about the stars. But I will chase the trolls and bring him or her or "them" to justice. Oh, is this a Stephen King movie...................LOL ...............gimme a break, I'm a new user, come on, trolls.....let's race shall we??
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33 responses
@gabrielle47 (1221)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Hey there Zed. Its good the "trolls" has been kinder to you having your star falling only to 1 point while mine has suddenly dropped to 3 points and this happened while I was so busy and been less at myLot. Well try to think about that! Like you I am undeterred about it and I got encouragements form our friends here at myLot. They can put the ratings down but they cant beat our high spirits here in myLot! Cheers to us Zed! « Gab »
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Apr 08
blimey!!! That's really bad!! Yours down to 3 points?? Yes, I do see it now. All the good ones here will be given a - . Certainly not fair, but we'll survive here, gab -winks- Thanks so much for your moral support there, let's go through this together. Thanks for posting, sweetie..
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• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Yeah its really kinda feeling bad here going from 100 to a 70 . But thanks also its what friends are here for. Lets just prove to those "trolls" that the star can be trampled but the spirits can't. « Gab »
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
You go, Gab :))))
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@Lindalinda (4112)
• Canada
22 Apr 08
Just keep on posting your good discussions. I don't think anyone would be offended by your posts. Frankly I think the star system is broken. I really don't believe in so much troll activity. I can believe that some people are stalked by others but periodically so many star ratings fall. It happens on a regular basis in intervals. The troll theory also does not make sense if you are rating all your friends + and someone else is rating - the effect should be zero change. This last week there have been so many discussions about falling stars. Many different people with many different friends, many different topics, so unless there is an army of people doing nothing else but pushing the - button the cause must be elsewhere. Most people who post on Mylot appreciate the little money we get so why would they sit for hours doing something for which they get nothing. I think we should all just go on with what we like best, posting and responding and not worrying about stars.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Apr 08
You know what, Linda? I'm truly inspired by your answer here. It really makes a difference on a good user of mylot and another user who just stick around rating people with -. For those people do not gain experiences and knowledge plus friends like you, me and the others. Bravo, Linda and good answer here. I really love it!
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22 Apr 08
Troll - A sad troll
The way the star ratings go up and down like a yoyo on here, I have given up worrying about it. Just keep posting hun, your discussions are good quality and so are your responses. Here's a little picture to give you a smile
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Apr 08
I like that picture my friend, -smiles- ..thanks for cheering me up and I agree with what you said; especially the ups and downs of it all. It's friends like you that made me smile and stay here. Thanks and take care..
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@juliefaye (1214)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Ha ha ha! so this a job for Superman! don't get disappointed, have you seen any star on me?
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Apr 08
Hello juliefaye, I'm sorry I couldn't see any star on you. It's that worst, huh??
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@ruby222 (4848)
22 Apr 08
LOL Zed...well im nearly paranoid here!!!..not really...have you seen my rating????lolol...and you think that you are badly off!!!but no worries it all will end soon im sure!!
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Apr 08
LOL, ruby. I have seen it and my heart truly went out to you. I know what you mean, my dear friend. However, I think the red 9 matches my shirt, . I hope yo are right and this silly ordeal would end soon. Take care dearie..
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@ruby222 (4848)
23 Apr 08
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
22 Apr 08
Be careful zed those trolls will sneak up from the bridge and eat you. lol. Just so ya know i always give pluses unless someone is not following rules. You are a nice guy and it wont be long before you get your ten star back. Keep up the good work. Hugs If i could i would give you double plus
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Apr 08
LOL, I would want to scare them from under the bridge then, mssnow. Thanks for making me smile and you are such a darling for that....
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Anytime my friend :)
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
Hi zed_k4! I hope that you get back your blue star dear friend because you deserve it. I also give "+" ratings because I appreciate the effort and time being given by mylotters to every post and comments they make whether we share the same opinion or not. I try not to think so much of the blue star but I guess, it somehow hurts when somebody is being unfair towards you. I hope you will stay in the game, enjoying every minute of it. Just my thoughts dear friend. Take care and have a nice day!
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Apr 08
Awwwwww, thanks so much, faith, you make me smile and I do know now that I stick to mylot because of friends like you that makes me "do not give up". I will try to stop thinking about the trolls and just like you said, enjoy every minute of it. Anyway, like some of our friends have mentioned, as long as the earnings don't decrease drastically then all is well and good. Take care and happy posting to you.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
23 Apr 08
Hi zed_k4! You're most welcome my friend! And you are right---as long as the earnings don't decrease drastically then all is well somehow! I agree, the earnings will make us feel better if the troll is creating havoc! LOL Just my thoughts dear friend. Take care and have a nice day!
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@rev1wendy (611)
• United States
22 Apr 08
The world is full of idiots. So why would it be any different here. Satan rules the earth with lies and there are so many who believe him! Continue with your moral support and positive discussions. The Lord blesses those who are a blessing to others. God bless.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Apr 08
Thanks so much rev1wendy for believing in me. I agree that there are just a lot of people out there to "crush" others, no matter what. Let's go through it no matter what. Take care and happy posting to you.
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• United States
22 Apr 08
And happy posting to you.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
22 Apr 08
I wouldn't worry too much about it. It doesn't affect what you earn anyway. I gave you a + so maybe we can bring it back up.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
Thanks so much, lucy hon. You are so sweet. I will not worry about it too much. Take care there..
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@dierdre (2209)
• Philippines
22 Apr 08
i dont really care about my star rating, rate them negative all they want, although i think its unfair if i havent offended anyone yet they do that that to me or for any mylot member for that matter. well you cant please everyone for speaking your mind but if that rating also affects my earnings, then that's another story. maybe they just really get a kick out of doing it.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
Hello there dierdre, I think that it is really unfair, but we are a strong bunch here in mylot, I'm sure and we'll get through this together. mylotters, let's unite!!
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
22 Apr 08
Mine went down to a 9 too, but whatever..... :-)
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
Yes, let's "whatever" to it, my friend. Thanks for posting..
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@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
22 Apr 08
Sorry to hear about this. Nothing we can do apparently, just keep going on as you were. Ratings are way over rated!
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Apr 08
I think so too, thanks for your moral support there. I truly appreciate it. I'll keep up my ongoing spirit here, thanks again..
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• Canada
22 Apr 08
your troll looks a lot like a "chuzzle"
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
22 Apr 08
It sure does to me, LOL....
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• United States
23 Apr 08
Hi zed, I have enjoyed your comments even tho this is the first time I have responded. It is really sad that anyone plays around with your ratings. I don't know to much about how the star works, being new here. So far I have found everyone to be very nice here and looking forward to making friends. I hope to never have problems with the trolls, whoever they are. To bad that there are people out there that have to mess things up for others. Hope you get your 10 start back soon.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
That's really touching, thank you so much, my friend. I hope you really enjoy your stay here in mylot and post good discussions.
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@Hatley (164222)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Apr 08
goodfor you zed that's the spirit I was a tenthen nine then ten then nine and that was not so bad but in two days someone disliked something about me so much that they havewhomped me down to a pinki six and that does stink. I am still the same person I was at 98as I am now at58 and I will be darned if I am going to quit.Ihave been courteous to everyone and never have said anything rude nor flamed anyone so why pick on me? I have been here about seven weeks and have posted a lot as I have nothing but time now I am retired. does someone hate me for posting so much?
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
Hi Hatley, wow!! You have certainly been on a roller-coaster ride there with the star ratings. I think you have a great spirit there and i will certainly want to follow your style. But then, my friend, like you too, I was wondering on why there's so much hatred going on as well and why can't people just be happy and rate everyone a +, or just ignore if they don't like something and not go about rating - unfairly. But let's just make do with this and stay focus and strong together. We are stronger when united. Let's make do with it and do not stay away from mylot. Happy posting and take care yeah.
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• Australia
23 Apr 08
I agree Zed. The problem with 'trolls' is that they are spineless, good for nothing morons! They haven't got the guts to speak up and disagree with anyone... they prefer to hide and give posts a negative rating than expose themselves for what they are.... pathetic, worthless LOSERS! I'd say this response will quickly get reported and deleted... but hopefully I'll p*ss of a couple of the trolls before it does! So here goes my nine star rating Tough luck.. it's only a popularity contest anyway.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
You couldn't have put it more better than this. And for that I give you a best response. You really put it the way I like it, sweetie. Nice work...
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• Australia
23 Apr 08
Thanks Zed... dunno how long it will last though. As I say, my response is likely to be deleted. Possibly my whole account will get deleted. I should say though, that not everyone who gives negative ratings to discussions is a troll, it's just the ones that habitually give negatives and will actually 'stalk' a user in order to give negative ratings to their posts. The fact is, I expect negative ratings... it's just when people deliberately give negative ratings and ask their friends to do the same that it becomes wrong.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
Don't worry so much, sweetie. I'm sure your post won't be deleted. Let's just hope this nightmare will be over soon. I'm truly touched by the spirit of all members of mylot who are facing this together. All for one, and one for all. Have a great day there.
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@teka44 (3423)
• Brazil
23 Apr 08
Hi zed. The same happen to me and I'm go down to 75 and a white star.?????? I do the same that you do, posting, responding and giving some moral support for someone. It is why a like to stay at mylot so I can't understand what happen today and make me go down. What I do??? I'm sad for that,because I don't know why someone don't like me. Well it's ok. I try to don't care so much about that and keep posting and giving moral support if I can. Good luck zed.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
24 Apr 08
Thank you for your kind comments, my friend. Just keep on posting and let's forget about the "glitch", yeah. Take care and have a nice day.
@seiyuh (162)
• Philippines
23 Apr 08
Yesterday, I just got my hundredth post and been celebrating of my yellow star with myLot reputation of 85/100. Now, when I checked it out, the reputation went down to 80. ='( What went wrong? I guess someone's not happy of me reaching the hundredth post! hahaha!!
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
Hi there seiyuh, that's what I mean. But anyway, if lots of people are getting lower ratings by the day, I'm sure mylot admin would definitely do something about it. Let's hope for the best, my friend. Don't be despair and continue with your good efforts.
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@sharon_ (1171)
• United States
23 Apr 08
Keep on trucking, I say.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
I love that word,
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@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
23 Apr 08
I haven't even tried to understand the star yet ... I've only just worked out what that number is after my name ... lol! One day I guess I'll figure it all out. I wouldn't worry about it too much though - your discussions are awesome.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
Thanks penny for liking my discussions. Just to explain to you a bit, the number beside your pen-name is the number of discussions you have answered to. It increases as you increase your answering of discussions. And once you reach a 100th post or so, you will get a star next to your name. 10 is the coolest and the worst is of course 1. It's alright, just go slow and you will start to understand how mylot works, just like I did. Thanks for your answer and have a nice day. Take care.
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@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
23 Apr 08
Thanks for explaining it. It makes more sense now! Have a great day.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
23 Apr 08
No problem, penny..