My Star went down again? I didn't think I was giving negative responses..

Canada
September 7, 2010 8:33am CST
I logged in today to check my topics and start looking for ones to respond to and I see my star went down again I was 10 for a few moments and have been a 9 since my rating started... That kind of disappoints me a little....
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@GardenGerty (130434)
• United States
7 Sep 10
It does not have to do with you giving negative responses, but with people either not rating you or rating you with a - instead of a plus. At the time you will have to have a few pluses or minuses to change your rating one percentage point. Like I think about 101 positives. We just need to remember to rate our friends. We can only rate one individual eleven times a day, so no one person can completely bring you down, only if you are sitting really close on the average. I will make sure to read and rate you today. You be sure to read and rate all of your friends as well.
• Canada
7 Sep 10
I rate my friends everytime they respond and when I go to their topics to post....I've done alot of posting in the past week so I don't know maybe I wasn't rated or rated with a - thanks GardenGerty....I'm just surprised is all lol....
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• Canada
7 Sep 10
Good point GardenGerty! I always make sure to rate everyone every time that I go to a discussion!
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• Canada
7 Sep 10
My guess is you can get negative ratings due to difference in opinion. Someone might have a different opinion than you, so they give you a -. This is why I tend to stay out of controversial topics.. Especially the religion section, I notice over there a lot of people have low star ratings, because no matter what you say on there, SOMEONE will disagree with you. It sucks though, I see topics I'd love to post in but I know that no matter what I say, someone won't like it. I can't understand why people rate like that, if someone takes their time to give a well written, informative response, no matter WHAT their opinion is (unless they are saying it's okay to kill people or something like that..) I'm not going to give them a -. Writing long responses isn't easy work.. We need to stop abusing the rating tool!
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• Canada
7 Sep 10
I did answer in some religious topics soo hmmm maybe I did get some - over there I will surely be careful now thanks for your response and yes it's hard to pick the right topics to repond too...
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@deve_annrn (1856)
• Philippines
7 Sep 10
Hi there.. Don't get disappointed right away,.., I've observed that happened to me once in awhile.., and I think it is usually because.., I had lesser mylot activities than my previous ones.., so my star decreases.., But when I became active all over again.. It goes up again..=)
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• Canada
7 Sep 10
Thanks for your response, I've been a 9 since I got my star rating and it even stayed the same when I wasn't posting as often....I've been really active in the last week or so to reach my posting goal and then my star went down, that is what disappointed me a little I didn't think I was being negative in my postings...HappyMylotting
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@kylesmiles (1911)
• United States
7 Sep 10
When I first joined mylot, they never had the ratings. I dislike them! I truly try to respond to each discussion and add some substantial information! I wish they would do-away with the ratings! What about you?
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• Canada
7 Sep 10
I'm starting to feel that way yes....I like you respond to each discussion I choose with the best advice or even from my personal experience and I have been given 2 br recently so it kind of surprised me to see it go down...I do wish that the rating system was different...
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@mysdianait (65052)
• Italy
7 Sep 10
... and what are we supposed to discuss here?
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• Canada
7 Sep 10
I'm just talking about my star rating and how it went down and I didn't think I was getting negative responses.
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• United States
11 Sep 10
That plus and minus and star stuff is a bunch of garbage. Everyone has a right to voice their own opinion (as long as the content is not blatantly offensive)and should not be rewarded or penalized accordingly. This is a social website and we are here to socialize.
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• Canada
12 Sep 10
I agree with you thanks for your reponse....
@dawnald (84235)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Sep 10
I think you've found yourself a troll. I will go and give you some pluses....
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• Canada
9 Sep 10
Thanks dawnald it went down again arggg lol....But I'm trying to keep my spirits up and keep posting
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• Canada
7 Sep 10
Hmmmmm that's weird! I have never though of your responses to be negative either! I don't know!
• Canada
7 Sep 10
I guess I'm just on a roller coaster ride lol I'm trying not to let it discourage me from posting on discussions tho I'm just hoping the star rating goes back up and not down...
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• Canada
7 Sep 10
I'm sure it will go back up! I don't see why it would keep going down!
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• Canada
8 Sep 10
Thanks I'm gonna try anyways lol....
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