Have you ever rated the comments of other myLotters?

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Spain
October 5, 2009 11:22pm CST
I have noticed that there is a way we can rate the comments being submitted by our co-myLotters here by clicking on the positive sign(+) or the negative sign(-). I wonder if hitting that button will also increase our revenue from this site. Hmmm... Anyway, is there any of you who have used those buttons to rate other people's comments from the discussions you are engaging at?
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
yes i rated my co-mylotters i give positive to positive answer and good ideas.i do not know if this have something to do to increase your earning.but almost my discussion my co-lotters i rated them and gave those the one have nice answer i gave him a best response.cheers
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• Spain
6 Oct 09
I just gave you a (+) rating for that! I have just started giving ratings today. I have not noticed it previously as I was having a lot of things in my head. Maybe that should be the guideline, if the response given is related to the initial discussion then I guess giving a (+) rating is great. It not only show appreciation but also this boost our morale because it means that our thoughts are being valued. :)
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@amyson (3509)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
well yes,it really helps as way of gratitude of answering our discussion it gives them positive that uplift their self and gain more confident by sharing a lot of things that made to answer our question.happy mylotting.
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@vingyan06 (2488)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 09
Yeah, I have just rated all the responses you made. When I first joined Mylot, I hardly noticed this '+' and '-' sign. So I didn't rate for others. Until one day I came across a topic discussed about this rating. From there I started to rate . I think it is something to be used for the reputation. The more + sign we receive, the good reputation we have.
@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
6 Oct 09
I rate everything regardless of whether I respond or comment. I read a lot and just for having given a response and speaking their mind is reason for rating in my opinion. Only those who cheat like plagiarists and spammers willreceive a neg rate from me. I think you will find that until you reach 100 posts you are unable to rate. Try refreshing the page after you have rated a post and you should find that the box is still there. Your own star is affected if you use the neg ratings too often as it is only to be used in extreme circumstances. The star affects earnings too. Those with higher stars will earn more for an identical post than those with a lower star would. It is all explained in the FAQs : http://www.mylot.com/o/faq/faq17.aspx
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• Spain
6 Oct 09
Thank you for sharing information about how star works. Do you know how much post we need so we can also have a star rating? I would like to get that status too. Based on your response, it seems like the uniqueness of the post will allow us to earn more other than having the same discussion that others have started earlier. I guess I really need a lot of reading so I can earn a better status and prosper here at myLot. :)
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• Spain
6 Oct 09
Hmm I tried refreshing the page and the box with the plus sign still appear after that. Does it mean that the rate does not take effect? Or it is its normal behavior. Newbie here, sorry for asking a lot of questions. :)
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@mysdianait (65079)
• Italy
6 Oct 09
Sorry for the delay but for some reason I am not receiving notifiers today I am pleased you tested the ratings as it just confirms what happened almost two months ago when myLot decided tolisten to us and alter the rating system so that it could not be abused. New users can rate others once they reach 100 posts. We can ALL only rate each user for a maximum of 11 times in each 24 hour period. This is to try and stop abuse of the system. Please ask as many questions as you wish, even through PMs, and I am happy to help where I can. There is a lot of reading here in this link but it is a discussion started by a member of myLot staff some time ago where we all asked questions. Maybe you could bookmark it and go through it a bit at a time as it is extremely interesting reading : http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1402356.aspx
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@irene3184 (900)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
I tried to rate one comment or response to my discussion because I find it very interesting. I also want to comprehend to the posted respond for them to participate to my other discussions.
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• Spain
6 Oct 09
That's what I also do irene. Whenever a myLotter drop a line or two on my discussion of interest, I visit their page and check the discussions they have started. When a particular topic sparkle my interest then I would read through the messages and respond to it. For me it's also a way to earn friends here! :)
• Philippines
7 Oct 09
Yes. I agree with you that one way to gain friends is to answer back to their reponse on your posted discussion.
@TrvlArrngr (4051)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I only rate the good posts. Does not matter who makes them
• Spain
6 Oct 09
Thank you for commening on this discussion TrvlArrngr. I also rate people's comments as long as they are relevant and informative in nature. It's a way of showing appreciation for me. I love the thought of sharing and I think giving suggesetions, advises and comments because in a way, people can learn from it. :)
@anurag3786 (6273)
• India
6 Oct 09
yes i rated other's comments on mylot..when i responding any discussion..and when i see other's comment's and if i feel it is a good comment then i rated that person comments.. i think..every person should rated the comment while they responding the discussion..
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• Spain
6 Oct 09
I must agree to that. It's a way of showing appreciation. Participating alone takes time and hiting that small button is simple so why not hit it! But as I said from my other post, as long as it is not irrelevant to the topic. :)
@gmkk1986 (472)
• India
6 Oct 09
I do regularly rating comments of my co-mylotters. I really appreciate their replies and comments. Its the first job and the best ever that we can do to mylot members. But most of us wont do this because a bit of extra activity. It really needed to new discussion and participants to know the reply is really justified to that discussion or not.
• Spain
6 Oct 09
I don't think that hitting the rate button would cause them a burden. It only take a second or two! But, to each his own. I have a wide amount of time to do it, so why not rate them as long as their responses are in relevance to my initial discussion. I appreciate that you're one of those folks that takes time to rate our co-myLotters. Good job! :)
@RhodaK (177)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I have had a hard time understanding all that.....I rate answers only when they are Super good for my situation.
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• Spain
6 Oct 09
One myLotters here said that we should read the guidelines so we can have a better understanding how it works. She's a pioneer here and I believe she very well know the do's and don'ts around here. I hope I can share what I will read on the next days to come. Thank you for dropping by here on my discussion. I hope to hear more thoughts from you. Have a good day or night :)
• Canada
6 Oct 09
On a rare occasion, I'll rate a comment. If the comment was very informative and helpful to me, even if it's not my discussion, I'll give positive ratings. Just a few moments ago, however, I gave a few people a positive rating for an "ownage" -type post. Someone created a discussion in which s/he was clearly not well informed about his/her topic that I have strong feelings about, and was literally being insulting.
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• Spain
6 Oct 09
It's interesting how each of us have our own criteria for rating. But yes, only those who gave great comments should be graded with a + rating. I hope that you'll get more ratings too from other co-myLotters. :)
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• Philippines
6 Oct 09
Hi, Yes, most of the time i rated mylot users comments. most of them are positive trait and good.but there are times when a user is a bit more "off" in his/her comments i would prefer not rate or negative rate at all. sometimes the negative rating comes back to us.have a great day
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• Spain
6 Oct 09
If the user commented an off topic, that means that he/she is not well reading the discussion. I would give a negative rating too if the response is irrelevant to the main objective or topic of discussion. Thanks for your input regarding this. :)
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@kumarpslv (3216)
• India
6 Oct 09
I will rate the responses or discussions very rarely .But we should do rate all of the discussions and responses we are reading and participating. I used to thought to rate each and every. But in most of the cases, I am failing to do so and will forget that.If I am impressed with some response or some discussion then I will rate them with positive sign. But I will never rate with negative sign for their views and will rate negatively if their contribution is against the terms of the site or if they try to insult others.I will not misuse the discussion rating system in anyway as some of the members are doing.
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• Spain
6 Oct 09
Well, I guess rating really depends on the person's perspective. Others are appreciative and would rate just by receiving a response on their topic and others have a lot to consider before giving it away. If it's not against the rule, then why not give it if it will affect the discussion in a positive note. Just my 2 centavos, amigo! :)
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@EARLZHAN (934)
• Philippines
6 Oct 09
Yah I just have rated one a while ago.. I think the one who has the best response deserved to be rated as best response. No one has rated my response as best response but It's okay.
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• Spain
6 Oct 09
I think that every response related to the topic should be rated with + rating. Just my 2cents. Don't worry, you have yet to receive it. Just keep on participating to the discussions of your choice and you'll soon get the star rating as the best respondent! :)
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• India
6 Oct 09
Ya, I have rated the comment according to their answer or comment concerning discussion. But I don't know it increase my earning or not. If some body a grate response to my discussion then I give them best response.
• Spain
6 Oct 09
That's how my guidelines for rating every comments and responses being given to my discussion. However, in one case I have given my "best response" rate too soon. I hope that every good rating or best response we give has an equivalent $. :)
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• Philippines
6 Oct 09
I don't think you earn from rating the discussions and the comments of other people... But It will help them increase their ratings. . I like rating other people's discussion, sometimes, when I don't find something that I can comment on or a good discussion, what I'll do is just rate comments to pass time until I see a good discussion. hehehe.
@rosekiss (30308)
• Eugene, Oregon
8 Oct 09
Yes, I usually do rate the ones I am responding to. I try to rat all of them, but some discussions get a lot of responses, so I don't get them all reated like I want to. I do rate most of them though. I do think it is important to rate them if we possibly can though, as help each other out this way. I also rate the responses that I get rom my own discussions that I start, however I neer start all that many. I don't rat negative unless there are referral links in the discussions, and I will rath them negative, but all others will get a positive. I will however, not rate the ones that have just a few words on one line posts. They aren't deserving of a positive, but I don't want to give them a negative either. good luck to you and happy mylotting.
• Spain
9 Oct 09
Hi rosekiss! Thanks for your valuable input on this discussion. For me, as long as their comment, suggestions and responses are unique, relevant and suggestive in nature, I can give them a positive rating. Goodluck to you too. :)
@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
7 Oct 09
I rated comments sometimes and give a positive sign. I have not given a negative and will not if the comment does not deserve a positive sign I will not rate it then. I have not rated other people discussion comments yet.
• Spain
7 Oct 09
I definitely agree. However, my rule of thumb for giving a negative rating is that if his/her response is very rude. Off topic can be forgiven but rudeness, I don't think so. We should show respect to co-myLotters. After all, we're here to have fun and have friends. :)
@smilyn (2964)
• United States
6 Oct 09
I like to rate the comments of other mylotters. Whenever I read a discussion or browse through various topics, I rate the responses and comments submitted by other mylotters. I enjoy doing it..
@pclife (246)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 09
yes..only if they leave comment that brilliant and really help in solving problems...
@maclanis (2030)
• Belgium
6 Oct 09
I don't believe the ratings make our revenue increase or decrease, it just makes the number on the star before our names (you will receive one as well when you reach your 100th post) go up or down. :) I use those buttons regularly to rate other people's comments or discussions. Or at least the positive one. If I think a discussion is interesting or a comment is good and helpful, I will rate it positive. I haven't rated a lot of posts negative, only when it was something offensive or mean or just plain wrong. I mostly just use the positive rating button!