hard earn reputation!!!

@sirrob (4112)
Philippines
September 23, 2008 5:54pm CST
several weeks ago, i've been enjoying to see my star reach 10 and a reputation of 97/100. but when i log-in today, it was just so sad to see how my star have fallen from the sky and my reputation just dropped to 86. it's really so sad and disappointing to see like this and by just a click of the mouse by disgruntled members you lose what you work for.
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10 responses
• Ireland
23 Sep 08
Hi sirrob, I am afraid it happens all the time here on myLot. I find that just because somebody disagrees with your opinion they give you a negative which I think is grossly unfair. After all the discussions are more interesting when people differ in their opinions and I would rate everybody a positive just for being honest. If I don't like what somebody says, then I just don't rate them. Don't worry too much about your star rating I am sure very few people ever check them...I don't, but I will give you a plus now, just to help you get your rating back again.
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@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
my heart melted with the good gestures you had. great and thank you for that. i have to agree with you with you. it just seems that people don't know what is open mind and we all have different opinions unless the situation is really directed towards the person then that's another story. exchange of ideas are great specially when you hear from someone coming from a different culture and upbringing in life and from a different country. but we just have to bear that we cannot please anyone and with that someone got to take the blow.
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@Munchkin547 (2778)
24 Sep 08
Aw what a shame!! It's sad that other people can have this effect, and it's unlikely that you were given negative ratings for anything justified! You'll have to keep posting and build your rating back up again! i very rarely give negative feedback, i think i have only done it once, and the person wrote something really quite offensive and irrelevant so i feel it was necessary!xxx
24 Sep 08
I haven't been anywhere but i've had a busy few weeks and haven't been able to post as much!!! Don't worry about the ratings too much, just enjoy yourself and keep posting your usual thoughtful, honest responses! xxx
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
25 Sep 08
you are right, definitely right..!! it starts to dwindle now and no longer worried about it despite it drops again today. i believe what everyone have said here is true and it's great and i'm glad for the concern that you all have given me into this. it's enough for me to just focus on people who have supported me and i would be visiting your discussions. thank you all for your response.
@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Try making more people happy. Respond to them and comment to them. Help them by giving them advice. It would surely increase your star rating. Have a nice day!
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
i have been doing what you have said but there are just times that you get annoyed with some of the posts. you now what i'm saying. and you can't make everyone happy.
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@richiem (3646)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
If you want to increase your star rating, you should stop getting annoyed. If not, then I don't know what else to do.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
that is just not my game my friend. the rating is being abused by members here and is so easy to manipulate. i know you know that. even you are nice to people but there are times that you have to disagree coz we are in a different side of the pond. thanks for dropping by.
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
dont worry,you will soon get the star that you lost.i also rated your discription positively.things like that usually happens here in mylot.the sad part is when your star gets down,it takes a pretty amount of time and posting before you regain it back..two weeks ago i had a 7 then overnight came and whoa!it became 5.its been a week now but my star is still stucked at 6. But i guess the most important thing here in mylot are the friends you gain,the lessons learned,and not the stars that others try to manipulate. happy mylotting!
@brisk123 (2826)
• India
13 Oct 08
You said it right my friend!
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
joiemarvic, at first and at the beginning i was really affected and i made a realization on how worthy is it to be worried about then i became stoic. and you are right, it is not about the star, it is about the friends that you gain each day and not to mention the ever growing knowledge i have earned from this forum. it is nice to be around and i am having fun already, i care no more with my star and no longer affected if it goes down because there's really a loophole in the design of the system. sorry to say that but it is really so easy to be manipulated. lastly, i appreciate it so much for what you have done. perhaps, it's the reason why it jumps up a notch higher today.
@brisk123 (2826)
• India
13 Oct 08
Hi my friend,our hard earn star rating keeps fluctuating every now and then.At first I used to feel bad,but now I don't.I am more than happy just posting and responding to discussions without anything to do much with my star rating.There are people who love to pull you down and at the same time there are many wonderful people who always encourage us and keeps us going to post more and more.Don't get disappointed,star rating should not matter,you are good.I have seen many of your discussions and responses,you are one of the best fellow myLotters I have seen.So,keep it going and keep it posting!
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
13 Oct 08
you are so kind to give me those encouraging words and i appreciate it too but don't ya' worry anymore, i am a cold stone already with regards to my star, sorta of stoic. i get bloated though with your last sentences.i think my star right now is stabilizing. LMAO.
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
Well, my friend you cannot please anyone and it seems not all are open minded. Well, anwyay, I hope that everyone will see that, forums are all about expressing opinions and sharing ideas. Its friendly way of sharing and should be accepted with an open mind. Well, just keep on posting and I am sure that in the long run, your stars will reach the sky. Best to you!
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
thanks but it seems i am a stoic already when it comes to that matter, they ain't worth my time anymore coz they're afraid i would surpass them. thanks for dropping by boss.
@lavendar (99)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Just keep doing what you would like to do~ Hope you will gain more stars again!
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
that's right, i kept on doing what is suppose to be done and on things i wanted to do here but i don't care anymore about the rating system which eventually had an effect though yet i care no more. thank you for your suggestion.
@ellie333 (21018)
24 Sep 08
Hi Sirrob, This is why a lot of members don't like the star rating system. I had a perfect 10 of 100/100 until I sudenly overnight went to a 7 so it happens to us all. The only thing is it takes a lot more work and rating to get back up there but you will. By the way the people that delibrately do this love to see you getting upset over it so it is better to ignore really and not start a discussion about it as they see it has worked. Ellie :D
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
indeed, i think this is the side that the rating system failed to live to its goal of having such. not that much affected though but was more concern on how the system works and on their goal.
@mhrmasum (678)
• Bangladesh
24 Sep 08
yah its so sad. My first star position in 5 but now 8 my reputation is not so good. It feels me so sad that anyone dont marked my response +.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
just remember that you cannot please them even how much you want but it just can't be. people have different mind set and most of the time opinionated.
@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Sad to say but it happens really here on mylot. I've experienced it myself too but that didn't stop me from posting here answering discussion with better responses. I really didn't mind that my reputation got down because I know that I'm doing good here.
@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
you really are doing good. you're just a point away from perfection. exactly, no one could deter us in doing good still. don't let the detractors affect you, right?