people who give negative ratings.

@micheller (1365)
United States
January 11, 2007 9:57am CST
I am beginning to think that people are giving a negative rating just because they do not agree with your answer. I hope that people aren't doing this. You should only give a negative rating if someone copy's and pastes, leaves answers that do not relate to the subject, or people who leave one or two word answers. Do you agree?
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52 responses
• United States
11 Jan 07
On the contrary, I give positive ratings even when I disagree with the response. The only time I give negative ratings is if the reponse is irrelevant or is of one or two words or just a punctuation mark.
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@micheller (1365)
• United States
11 Jan 07
same here.
@starr4all (2865)
11 Jan 07
I agree with what you say. I just want to add that I do give negatives if people write hateful words or threats as well.
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@micheller (1365)
• United States
11 Jan 07
Well if someone threats you then yes report them. But the whole point of this is for people to agree and disagree with each other. It's a discussion and not everyone will agree in the same way.
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@micheller (1365)
• United States
12 Jan 07
if someone threatens you or calls you names then yes you should report them or give them a negative rating. But, it's really stupid to give a negative rating because you disagree with them. If you don't want people to disagree with you, then DON'T start a discussion.
@Geminigirl (1909)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I agree. I mean, if someone does not agree with you, that is not a bad thing. WE should all try to be objective and listen to others' points of view. WE just might learn something!
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@imkool (22)
• India
12 Jan 07
Always stay open minded.People have different kinds of views on each discussion....So never rate them.Keep the thoughts to yourself.Ratings are just for knowing nothing more than that.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
11 Jan 07
I agree with you. Though I do not rate my discussions, I do not also want others to ruin it. I'm trying my best to give a good response to others and try to post some good topics to discuss.
@micheller (1365)
• United States
11 Jan 07
thank you. i agree.
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• India
12 Jan 07
I do not understand what is the mean of negative rating, pls clarify.
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@micheller (1365)
• United States
12 Jan 07
they have a +, -, and an ! point next to a response. The positive rating means that they gave a good response, a negative rating is for if you think for some reason the user gave a bad response, and the ! is to report them to mylot.
• Romania
11 Jan 07
Totally agree, though i just read earlier today a discussion where someone said that one of the reasons for a negative rating would be disagreeing with his opinion. Hopefully he was joking. I'm allways rate my discussions and the discussions i'm participating in, unless i encounter an irrelevant answer, bad language & such, never for a diference of opinion since, as you said, it's just not possible for all of us to have the same opinion about a specific subject.
@micheller (1365)
• United States
11 Jan 07
i agree. thaks for responding.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I agree. I give VERY few negative ratings. Most of them receive a positive one if they even tried to give me a decent answer. Hoepfully this is not happening, but some of the newbies may not understand the rating system.
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• India
12 Jan 07
I totally agree with you, I always take care while leaving rating, however i avoid giving the same unless i feel that the person is unnecessarily posting and doesnot relate to the topic. I wonder do we come to know whether our post is getting any kind of feedback? If Yes, How?
• India
12 Jan 07
You are right micheller. We should use negative rating for those who leave their answers in one or two words.
@djshocker (400)
• United States
12 Jan 07
I wouldn't suprise me if people did that. I totally agree with the fact that you should only use the negative rating button if someone is abusing MyLot. Don't abuse it because someone posts a discussion or leaves a comment that you don't agree with. That would be immature :-) Happy MyLotting!
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• India
12 Jan 07
i have never given anyone negative rating..
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• Malaysia
12 Jan 07
I support your thinking that a person should not give negative ratings to people who post different opinions to what they agree on. To me myLot is a place where we can debate on anything as long as we follow the rules and never touch on over sensitive issues. I have given a negative rating once to a person who did a copy and paste thing into my thread, that's all.
• India
12 Jan 07
yesss i strongle agree with this fact i think peope have different mind sets diff way of thinking a thinkg can mean diff to diff people.. n can be analysed in many diff ways...
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@timou87 (1642)
• Singapore
12 Jan 07
Yup I could not agree with you more. As a matter of fact I have never given any negative ratings except on this one occasion when this fella was making personal attacks on everyone posting in the forum. I hope negative ratings arent used as a form of censorship for people who cannot look at other peoples points of view.
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
12 Jan 07
If an answer is well thought out, I will rate it. It doesn't matter if I agree with it or not. I will give a bad rating to one word answers. I hope that's how it works, because I'm reletively new here too.
@Marie2473 (8517)
• Sweden
12 Jan 07
I agree with you. I do not understand this starsystem. yesterday i had a 99/100 and today a 98/100, sure it is still a perfect score but with it going down i think i must have recived a negative rating somehow and I know for sure that I always give quality responses, although I might not always agree with the person who started the subject. I always rate the people that respond to my discussions with a + as long as they stick to the subject and not answer just yes/no.
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@vhmehta (621)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Negative rating is not for people who do not agree with you!! It is only if anyone is seen abusing Mylots policy.. Every user at Mylot should know this.. Giving negative rating just because you do not agree is abusing itself. You are right that all users should be aware of not giving negative rating to everyone they do not agree.
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@yoleis27 (557)
• Israel
12 Jan 07
I give negative rating only when a person sais something offensive or just posts one word respond... It's not o.k to rate people down just because you disagree with them.. It happend to me few times that I was rated down just because I said something that the one who opened the discussion didnt like...
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@4rC_4nG3L (132)
12 Jan 07
ye totally!! that is just people that like to confuse or cba posting things that might help.. but they shouldnt give a negative rating because they dont agree with you.. man thats just childish....
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@cuddleme01 (2727)
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
i dont give negative ratings only because the response is against my opinion. i rate every response based on the sense, the logic, the information, and the worth of the response. it is not right to give people negative ratings because they think differently than you do.