Just call me Newbie! :-)

United States
August 20, 2008 10:53pm CST
So I have been trying to figure this out, but I just can't! I get how myLot works for the most part... I've been starting discussions and commenting on ones I have something to contribute to. But I don't understand all the numbers next to members' names? And how can I get me one of those cute little stars!? :) I just think they're pretty! I'd think to think my posts are pretty good. I'm sincere in all of my responses and usually only respond if I have something to say or feel strongly about a subject. Does this affect my "score" at all? That's the part I don't get... how the ranking works. Thanks for your help!
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11 responses
@wachit14 (3600)
• United States
21 Aug 08
The Mylot community is very generous so you came to the right place for advice. Your star is coming soon. After you have posted one hundred times, you will get a star. Numbers range from one to ten with ten being the highest. Your first star probably won't be a very high number, but don't fret. As long as you keep posting honestly and with care, the number in the star will begin to rise. Also, the more you post the more privileges you will receive. You can increase your earnings by posting images and using the mylot code, but again that is a privilege that comes with experience. I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do and that you make many friends along the way because most importantly this is a social community. Enjoy!
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• United States
21 Aug 08
I am still figuring all of this out for myself as well. I thank you for this discussion because some of my questions have been answered as well. I never even thout of the + and - things on the side of the page.LOL. So thanks.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
P.S I can't wait till I hit 200. I am so ready to start using those cute smileys that everyone uses. Happy day
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@sconibear (8010)
• United States
21 Aug 08
OK, so eveybody has told you what happens after you reach 100 posts.....you get your star. but what they didn't tell you is that after 200 posts, you can do this.... oh yeah, and after 500 posts you can copy and paste. welcome to myLot and happy posting.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
That looks a lot more fun than :)! Thanks!
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@super_jj (1417)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
Hello! Welcome to MyLot! I think your questions have been answered by the others who poted before me, so i just dropped by to say hi and welcome you to the community. hehehehehehehe. Enjoy! 8)
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@duranv (517)
• Honduras
21 Aug 08
The number next to your name is the number of posts you have made, the star with a number is your rating, if I'm not wrong you get a star once you have made 100 posts. As for how it works, I think they take into account a lot of variables one of them being if you have been rated possitively (that's what the plus and minus signs are for) also if you've been given the best answer rating in a topic your rating should improve, etc.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
Thanks for your response. So, do most people rate other members' responses? I mean, use the plus and minus symbols? Should I use these if I like someone's response?
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@duranv (517)
• Honduras
21 Aug 08
Well, you are right it says user rating, but if you look at it, every time you make a comment your number rises by one, and if a discussion is deleted that number also is reduced by one, so I really do think it has a lot to do with posts.
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@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
21 Aug 08
Mylot is like a progessive forum, as you move along and accumulate more posts you reach different goals that give you more things like the right to copy and paste, to get your star and the ability to add photos to your discussions, just keep posting and you will eventually reach these goals, one day you will be met with a surprise...just good fun..
• United States
21 Aug 08
Thanks for the response... I can't wait for the surprises! Meanwhile, I'm having a blast on here! Really stretching my mind -- and on some things, just reflecting on life. :-)
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@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
21 Aug 08
I have learnt a lot here on Mylot, and I think it is a lot of fun...with a lot of many very nice caring people...I hope you enjoy your time here...
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• Malaysia
21 Aug 08
Hi missykrissy85,The number beside your name is the amount that you have posts in mylot.If you want to get those cute little stars,your number beside your name must reached 100,it means that you must reach 100th post to get a star.The score and ranking of your star is based on the answer and discussions that you started is good or normal.If many people ranked your discussion or answer is good,then your ranking will gone up.The star ranking will drop is your answer and discussion is not good.
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• United States
21 Aug 08
Great! Thanks for your help! This is starting to make a lot more sense now!
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• Philippines
21 Aug 08
i really dont like that word NEWBIE. i dont like someone calling me that especially at work considering that I'm still new at work. I just dont like the sounds of it.
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@greenline (14855)
• Canada
21 Aug 08
I have some idea of how the myLot system works. But, I don't quite know exactly. So, I just have to keep working, posting and responding. But, I am very happy to meet many friends while doing that. That has become the real value of myLot to me. Have a nice day !
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@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
21 Aug 08
Hi missy, [i]I know you have a bunch of tips already...ANyway, try to add many friends and turn on their notification so that you'll be active in their post as well as they will be active in your post! then, try to have a goal each day so that you can maintain your earnings, rate everyone in your post![/i]
• United States
21 Aug 08
Hi missykrissy85, Welcome to mylot!! You have chosen a fun site to join. The people here are very friendly and helpful. If looking for advice, then you have chosen well. Just post a discussion and you will get several responses to whatever you want to know. The more you post, the more you will learn. I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do. When I need an answer to something, I post a discussion and get several opinions, or views, or advice, so I can make my decision to whatever I needed to know. The more friends you have, the better for you in the long run. So make friends as you go. Respond to your friends discussion if you can, and they will reply to yours in return if they can as well. Good luck to you and have a nice day..