How important is your reputation/rating for you?

Philippines
October 25, 2008 10:05pm CST
I have noticed that there are alot of members that reacts sadly when there star rating goes down. with my case, my rating also went down. i was waiting that it will go up but unfortunately it went down. but its ok for me since i know we can not please everybody. how about you myLotters, how importatnt is your reputation/ rating for you? how do you react when you see it go up or go down?
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27 responses
• United States
26 Oct 08
It does not really bother me to see my rating go down, as long as I have my own self confidence I am okay with it. The onternet should not be taken so seriously anyway, you know? When my rating goes up I am glad, and when it goes down I am indifferent. There are just those days where people either love your or hate you hehe. Now if my rating went down to like a three star, then maybe I would conclude that people just don't like me haha, but I would be okay with myself, I probably would make a lot less money though, but who knows how mylot works anyway. Happy mylotting and have a great day or night!
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• Philippines
26 Oct 08
hi sugarplum a positive for you. yes there are those days that some members are in a bad mood and just give out negative ratings. take care
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
26 Oct 08
of course i'd like to have a good rating as everyone would i'm sure but when it's being controlled by people who don't know u & just happen not to like your opinion on things u can't worry about it too much.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
26 Oct 08
thanks, same to you.
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@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
Well I must confess that from time to time I do check it out if it had increased, before I got the blue star and the rating was stuck at 97 out of 100, it bothers me for a while and do wonder why it was stuck there, but that's just it, I don't give out much importance on it. But I am sure every one of us here cannot deny the fact that it affects them even a little. How do I react when I see it fluctuates? Oh a bit sad but not too much and most often than not, I just ignore it.
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
hi yeah, im checking it too once in awhile to see if it went up, but if not, its ok. a positive for you. take care
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• India
27 Oct 08
Not important at all!! Of course, we can't please everybody. However carefully you write, someone will get offended by it and mark a negative. And I have noticed that the most sensible, truthful people on Mylot have a low star rating. So getting a low star rating might be a compliment in itself. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
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• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hi! i guess the saying "the truth hurts" goes with it. take care
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
I am just glad that my reputation hasn't gone down for quite a while... it have been a blue 10 for quite sometime now... but if it goes down... i will definetely feel sad about it... but that would also make me work hard to regain back my blue 10 star reputation... The star rating doesn't really do anything for us... but seeing that blue 10 makes me feel quite proud because i know i post a lot of quality responses and discussions...
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hi! good for you. seems that myLot members likes your opinions and idea. keep it up. take care
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
i use to feel upset when my star goes down, i had been here for almost 2 years now, and i had witnessed my star went up and down...at first i was frustrated, i had cursed and blame people who doesn't have anything to do with their lives....but later on i happen to grow with it.. now i don't get affected, if you notice my star it went up to a shiny blue one before now, its a shiny red one...means someone rated me negative but i don't mind,, i don't wanna go on feeling upset with this stars anymore, it will drive me away in here i still do...reason why i lack interest with this stars now... i just come here because of friends...and i just come here to earn nothing more of that..i don't care if my discussions are rated, if my discussions are on hot topics...for as long as i can visit mylot that's all
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• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hi! thanks for sharing. just now i noticed that my rating went down. hahaha. it's alright. take care
@bieke81 (1067)
• Belgium
26 Oct 08
It's not that I would work for it to get a high number, but I do like it when I see my rating going up. I had a star rating of 10, but it did go down, and I hope to regain it, but it's not that I would do everything possible to get it back. Have a nice day
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• Philippines
27 Oct 08
hi bieke yup like you when my rating goes up it puts a smile on my face.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
26 Oct 08
It matters to me because I know what I deserve, but then again, it does not matter to me, because I know that some people like to bring others ratimgs down for no reason.
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• Philippines
26 Oct 08
hi steph a positive for you. it doesnt matter as long as you just put what is in your mind. just typing in your opinions. some may agree or not
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
31 Oct 08
i love seeing a blue star beside my name, although i think that if it was to turn red at some point i wouldn't feel bad about it. somewhere along the way, some myLotters will disagree with what we have to say and rate us negatively for it. you're right in pointing out that we can't please everybody. so although my star is important for me, i wouldn't exactly lose sleep over it if it turned red or yellow or whatever.
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• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hi kaye! at least its a sign that what we are posting is good. or maybe it is too frank that someone was offended. take care. a positive for you
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@kayedanda (1850)
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hey thanks! i am on my goal to reach a perfect 10, even for just a day . i wonder if i can do it anyways, wish me luck!
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
hi! you are almost there kaye. your ratings are doing well. take care
@lovesummer (1162)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 09
i am not sure whether they influence on our earnings.. but it look nice to have good stars.. i hope mine wont go down, of course i would be sad at first if it went down.... just hope it wont.. hehe
• Philippines
11 Mar 09
I think it dont really affect our earnings just the star beside our name take care
@youless (98994)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Feb 09
It is not very important for me. As some people are very bad and they rate your post negative anyway. So the reputation won't tell much. I don't care about it. I love China
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@Foxfire1875 (2011)
3 Feb 09
I used to care about my rating but it doesn't bother me now. I hope everybody takes no notice of them as there are some really nice people here who've had their rating star destroyed by nasty people. So don't take any notice read the discussions and responses and ignore the star.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 09
Hello foxfire, Like you, I just ignore that star. Have fun
@ank_47 (1962)
• India
29 Jan 09
i don't feel much about the star when it decreases. here star numbers can increase and decrease because of the answers we give and the reputation we have here. if some one rates good for me, i feel good towards them.
@oyenkai (4396)
• Philippines
28 Jan 09
I don't really mind. I also don't focus on one interest alone so my rating varies a lot. I think that as long as myLot itself does not reprimand me in some way then I'm not doing anything wrong. You're absolutely right that we can't please everybody, and nor should we! If our opinions are solicited, we should give them just that :) Thanks for the response on my discussion!
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• Philippines
3 Feb 09
hello oyenkai thanks for the response. gave you a positive
@liisafiat (660)
• Latvia
14 Dec 08
I wish I new something more about those stars and rating system. But even if my reputation would go down, I would not take it too seriously, because honestly- it is impossible to please everybody, and why I should do that? No way. It is good to have high reputation, and it is ok if I do not have it. And they say: "There is nothing You can loose when You have nothing", right?
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• Philippines
15 Dec 08
hi liisafiat your star will show in later. i think it will show after your 100th post. take care
• Australia
31 Oct 08
I'm not upset if it stay's at the same rating, but if It went down then yes, I would be upset. I would feel like I have not been doing my best on mylot and I need to reply to some more discussions, since I do love posting.
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• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hi pweety_princess thanks for the response. sometimes, it really saddens us when it goes down. just dont get affected with it. take care
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
30 Oct 08
When i 1st saw my star and rating, i was quite happy and excited because that's my 1st.. ANd when it keeps rising, i was even more happier even though i still dun really know the meaning of it initially.. lol =D ANd when finally i reach blue, i was very excited, but only for a week or so, b4 it dropped.. I was surprised and also upset, but after some time, i dun really care for my ratings or star anymore, because no matter how hard i try to bring it up, it will always come down.. lol =D Thus, i have given up on my rating, just like it be.. haha
• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hi kun! a positive for you for sharing your experience. take care
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
27 Oct 08
For me, the very reason why I joined MYLOT basically is to earn and enjoy writing. I did not think that there will be reputation and rating, thus, I am not so fixated with my reputation and rating. For me, as long as, I enjoy writing, I am still ok with this regardless of the reputation or rating.
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• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hi! you are right, the important thing is we enjoy what we do. take care
@subha12 (18452)
• India
27 Oct 08
it is important for me i must say. but few months back few trolls played havoc with it. i lost very much reputation. i had a blue 10. i was down at 6
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• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hi subha! a positive for you. yes, the ratings is unpredictable. depends on the hands of the members take care
@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
27 Oct 08
As much as possible i try to maintain a 10 rating. It matters to me. Though we cannot please all but we can be nice to all. Thank you and have a nice day!
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• Philippines
2 Nov 08
hi! good thing you can maintain your 10. have fun thanks for the response