My rating points dropped and I don't understand

@Opal26 (17686)
United States
July 22, 2008 10:14am CST
OK, Myloters. Friends, Can you now explain the rating points on the stars. I dropped 4 points from yesterday and I don't understand. I gave good ratings on comments, I thought I had good comments on discussions, I participated in many discussions and I didn't just write anything I think about my answers. I am a bit upset. Now I'm wondering what did I do wrong? At this rate my red star will turn yellow by tomorrow. Please explain. I'm afraid to say anything. Don't worry it won't stop me!!!
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10 responses
• United States
23 Jul 08
Opal I do not know what makes the star ratings go down. I think it has to do with how someone rates your discussions but do not quote me on that. I will tell you I do not pay attention to the star ratings. I do not even know what my start ratings are. I have seen that there are people here on myLot that mark peoples discussions down just to be mean because they think it is funny. I have also heard of people writing some rude and nasty things here just because they think it is funny. I hope your start ratings will go up again. Good luck my friend I do not judge a person by their start rating.
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Hi teapot, Isn't that just awful how people can be so mean! That is so childish. I am trying to just continue to ignore the star thing and have fun.
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• United States
24 Jul 08
Opal do not judge a book by its cover or a person by its star rating. I like you no matter what number you are.
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• United States
22 Jul 08
Don't get too upset Opal, it happens all the time. Mine has gone up and down so many times I should be seaksick! . It's really no big deal and I doubt you said anything to actually upset anyone. Sometimes I think that it's a way some people release their frustrations in secret. My number was a 10 a few weeks ago and out of nowhere it dropped to an 8 overnight. I just kind of laughed about it. I honestly couldn't care less, it's a bogus system that shouldn't even be here on myLot in my opinion. Some of the most interesting and intelligent people on myLot have 2's, 3's and 4's. So don't let it get to you, just be yourself and don't worry about that star. It means nothing.
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Thanks craft, it is nice to know that there are still some honest and real people here at mylot. I have not intention of letting anyone run me out of mylot town!
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• United States
23 Jul 08
I love your comment to opal. I love the way you have said that. I hope you do not get sea sick. I had to laugh a little with that comment. I have to tell you with the meniers disease I get dizzy and nausea a lot. I know what seasickness is by just sitting on my office chair, god forbid I get it from a falling start. Good job my friend.
@Hatley (164237)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Jul 08
opal there are a few mean people who do not like anyone having a ten or a nine and will minusthe hell out of you for no reason at all.you did nothing wrong. it has happened to all of us at one time.you will in time get your star back. wish we knew who is doing this as its against the rules you do not hit negative just because you did not like someone,that is against mylot rules.
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Well if that's true then what's the point of voting. If mylot know this then why go along with it? Any way, thanks as always Hatley, you are a true mylot friend!
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@myklj999 (33115)
• Olney, Illinois
22 Jul 08
Trolls under the bridge. They don't care what your answers are; they rate you for any and no reason at all. Being friends with some people here is a reason for them to rate you negative. Can't do anything about it. Sorry it's happening to you now.
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
22 Jul 08
Thanks for the heads-up myklj. I actually was afraid of that. Gee, that's such a comfort. What do we need "fiends", oh I mean "friends" for? lol.
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22 Jul 08
Hi Opal26, I know how you feel, because it happend to me too, and now I' a yellow star but it ok, I was upset jut like you are now, but don't worry it just someone has rated your discussion a minus because they didn't like it. You will get back your star soon, keep posting. Tamara
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
22 Jul 08
You know what, I have a Mac and see what my actual rating is, I have to go through a multi-step process and download a special notepad and a different browser. I see a 9 or 10 or an 8 and I am happy with that. Don't get so hung up on the numbers, they don't affect your pay. Just relax and enjoy the ride.
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
22 Jul 08
Hey Deb, thanks for responding. It still bothers me because I don't think that I deserved any minuses.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
22 Jul 08
Well some people may ask for advice and then if you don't say what they want you to say, the may rate you a negative. The purpose is the quality of the reply not if you agree. But some people don't get that.
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@meggan79 (436)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Don't let the start upset you, as long as you know your posting in an ethical way and posting to the best of your ability, nothing else matters. I personally give everyone a plus unless someone has said something that was so offensive I can't turn my back on it. Hope your having a great day.
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
25 Jul 08
I hear you meggan, unfortuately things are not always done fairly, as long as I know I'm doing the right thing that's all the matters.
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@marina321 (4561)
22 Jul 08
Do not worry about the rating at all! It does surprise you at first but I'd get over it fast! Mine's gone down too, but hey - you can't please everyone. You win some and you lose some!
@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Thanks marina, I know you are trying to make me feel better but it does bother me that people would actually purposely sabatoge someone for no apparent reason. I'm so not like that. Oh well! I'm not going to stoop to anyones level. I will just continue to be me!
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@ellie333 (21018)
22 Jul 08
Hi Opal, Firstly don't get upset, this does happen all the time. It maybe that someone didn't like something you said and then decided to neg rate a few of your discussions. I had a perfect 10 and it was attack overnight by petty people down to a 7. I tend not to take notice of this rating as it doesn't affect earnings and friends will still respond whether you have a star or not as they understand it. As ever just keep posting, keep responding and having fun and don't let the few affect the majority. Ellie :D
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@Opal26 (17686)
• United States
23 Jul 08
Thanks ellie, I know you're right and I will not let anyone get to me again. I do believe that they whomever they are may be jealous. So I will continue to be a friend and if I find out who.......
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@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
9 May 09
You probably have the answer to your question, but if you haven't here is an idea. The only thing I can think that they went down was because one or more of the discussions that you responded to were deleted for some reason. And good thing that it won't stop you.