I have got 2 negative ratings :(

@Harold_ks (1674)
May 18, 2012 9:41am CST
It's sad to see that your star rating is decreasing. I have never been mean or harsh to others and neither gave negative rating to anyone as well. Well, it's just sad to know but it's ok. We can't really please anybody. How about you guys, have you also experience that your star rating is decreasing? How did you react?
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@ravisivan (14046)
• India
18 May 12
Harold_ks: You have not given in your profile in which country are you residing. mylot rating being brought down normally happens. In fact for me also when I moved from 9 to 10 star rating three or four times the star came down and went up. Your observation that one cannot satisfy all the people is right. We should respond only in respect of discussions where we feel we are strong and also in discussions started by our friends, if possible. Do not worry about it. Go ahead in posting quality responses--positive responses. your rating will improve slowly.
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@Harold_ks (1674)
18 May 12
Hi ravisivan! It's nice to see you here. Well, yeah I would not worry too much about it. As you said it's just a normal occurrence here, as we can't really please everybody. I chose not to specify my country, but to tell you, I am from Asia. Ok, thanks again for your response and have a nice day ahead!
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@owlwings (41108)
• Cambridge, England
18 May 12
Ratings have nothing to do with your country (and nor do earnings)!
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@ravisivan (14046)
• India
18 May 12
I was just seeking information about his country. ratings have no relationship with one's country.
@cloud31 (5810)
18 May 12
When I was newbie I used to experienced a decreasing rate.At first I was very sad and that I can't understand why? But lately I don't mind if my rating decreased, because I know I can't please everyone here and I might comment different from their expectations. So don't be sad about it,keep posting and don't be discourage about those negative ratings as long as you know you keeping yourself under rules. Have a happy posting! Harold...
@Harold_ks (1674)
18 May 12
Hi cloud! Thanks for your encouragement! As you said, I should not be sad and just continue on posting. Thanks you for response and may you always be happy as well. Take care!
@cloud31 (5810)
18 May 12
I'm always happy Thanks.And hope you do the same,despite of those negative ratings!
• India
18 May 12
you all are star fellows i was not able to understand how does we got a rating . i have seen the terms and conditions but i was not able to understand about this. how can you say that you got a negative rating . if negative rating comes means any problem will comes . is there any problem to get reduced our incomes . and any cutting in our earnings . and can you explain about few tips how to get ratings in the mylot . if i got a rating is there any benefit to me . please respond to this question
@adforme (2115)
19 May 12
If I were you, I would not worry so much about your rating. I would concentrate on having good well thought posts, responses, and comments. I respond only to the topics I can relate to and do a little proofreading afterwards. I really don't pay attention to the rating, mainly because I do not always know what it means. But, I know what I mean when I post discussions, responses, and comments.
@sishy7 (27367)
• Australia
19 May 12
Well said. We can't really control when or how many '+' or '-' ratings we'll get. But we can always make sure to give quality posts, responses, or comments ourselves.
@adforme (2115)
19 May 12
I agree.
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• India
19 May 12
Your star rating will be decreased when you have a - rating. Negative rating mostly comes when you have a bad response or bad comments to the discussions. Try to post the contents with the best of you abilities. This will help you to solve it.
@ryanong (9690)
• Vietnam
19 May 12
Oh, it means ...someone did choose - rating on his discussion. It is so sad...
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
18 May 12
hi harold! it's just normal to receive negative rating-- we just can't please everybody you know. :D well before, at first, it was really frustrating to receive such rating, but you know, we just have to expect it sometimes.
@Harold_ks (1674)
18 May 12
Hi mjmlagat! Yes it's frustrating but well, as you said, we should excpect it to happen sometimes, so I will not be that affected next time. Thanks for dropping by.
@suni51 (3272)
• India
19 May 12
So a few negative ratings can affect our stars here? And how does that affect our related prospects like earning etc. Yes I think every thing counts, but nothing to worry friend, you can always get positive rating as well if some one finds your post worth it. This is part of the game here as I gathered it till now. I am least bothered about star or its color when I get it, I have heard some people don't get a star as well.
@sishy7 (27367)
• Australia
19 May 12
Yes, I have experienced my star rating decreasing 3 points all in one day. It took me weeks to bring it back up to even a point. I was frustrated and tried to understand the reasons behind that in the beginning. Frankly, I think the Discussion Rating System in myLot is not the most clear cut thing although I trust it is quite fair. Eventually I just let it be whatever number I get and only continue enjoying the discussions here.
@ryanong (9690)
• Vietnam
19 May 12
Oh, i see many guys like you be upset when your star rating is decreasing. Honestly i really don't care about it. It is high or low...i still post my comments, discussions and topics. Better you shouldn't care about it, just post more discussions on topics that you are interested in.
@MoonGypsy (4611)
• United States
19 May 12
i never really noticed the rating thing. i just post. the rest doesn't matter to me. don't take it personal. someone probably read something you wrote the wrong way. i know that you didn't intentionally rub anyone the wrong way. that's just the way it goes online sometimes.
• United States
19 May 12
bNo this has not happened to me et. I do hope it never happens to me either. I think it is terrible to have this kind of thing happen to someone.
@fannitia (2169)
• Bulgaria
18 May 12
Hi, Harold, don't be sad. For me it's hard to understand this rating system. Finally I decided to ignore it and just participate in discussions that are interesting for me. At the same time I give "+" to some users but I've never given a "-". You better stay cool and just have a fun in myLot!
@ajithlal (14613)
• India
18 May 12
My star rating has not decreased and has not increased. I think it do happens sometimes we get negative rating. I am working hard to reach on the next level. I think it is always great to work on our strength in discussions so that we get more positive ratings.