What Does your Star Rating Means TO YOU?

star rating - picture of my own star rating
@SetoKun (287)
Philippines
January 25, 2007 2:14pm CST
We all have different star rating. Some don't care about their star rating while the others are really concern. How about you? How do you feel about it? Does it concern you? What does it means to you? As for me, I really feel good about my star rating. I only have few points 120+ when I got the rating of 9. It means a lot to me. I don't feel good knowing that I cannnot get enough replies on my discussions which some of them I consider good ones. But because of this star rating, I'm starting to feel good about myself. It somehow means that what I'm typing here are not trash. But it is sensible enough and somehow with quality. And its a challenge for me now to retain that kind of rating or to make it higher. How about you? What does your star rating means to you?
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@7nicole1 (1634)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
To tell you the truth I could care less what the star means. What gives people the right to rate people's opinions? This is retared so I don't even pay attention to it.
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
I respect your answer. We all have different views about it. But as far as I know, people rate base on how your posts are. It is not about other people's opinions but the way they construct their points.
@shogunly (1406)
• Libya
2 Feb 07
Don't you think it would be better (validity and aesthetics) if the INDIVIDUAL answers were rated ,rather than USERS ?? The current star-system is a little biased : proof: once you get ten you never go back down then .() .Users who already have a 10 star rating tend to illicit more + rating from other users .(There's a saying in Italian about this phenomenon: "piove sempre sul bagnato !" = it always rains on people who are already wet !) .even the percentage (over 100) makes this more like a school-assignment rather than a forum for OPINIONS ,it doesn't show a lot about the actual INTERACTION , it just shows if a user posts a lot .
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• United States
7 Feb 07
The score on your star is your reputation. If you have a low score it means that people either aren't rating your commenst, or they're downrating them. If your discussions aren't interesting enough for people to respond to, or you write a lot of useless or one-line responses, that all affects how people will rate you. The score is something to learn from, not ignore. It's more important, in some ways, than the number of your posts.
@saintz87 (439)
• Singapore
2 Feb 07
Wow congratz to you for being a 9 star. I just reached my 100th post and i have gotten a 7. I am already feeling good as i could see my ratings now. I feel that it will reflect upon our esteem level as sometimes when we posts, though we feel its of quality, but when it doesn't show the results we desire, we get discouraged. I am glad that you are loving your ratings. I am going aimming for a 9 as well. Looking foward to hit my 120th posting with quality. All the best in our MyLot venture.
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
Hey, thank you. Yes, that good. Aim for higher ratings. Although it doesnt reflect 100% on what we are posting, somehow it has a percentage that can somehow boost our esteem level like what you've said.
@cuddleme01 (2727)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
it means to me but not that much. it doesnt mean that because a person has low star rating he is not making good discussions or responses. some users just really dont like rating responses and some give negative ratings because your ideas dont coincide with theirs. so its not really a big deal for me.
@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
Well yeah I agree with you. Sometimes I guess other people rate you base on you opinion. Thank you for your reply.
• United States
25 Jan 07
You must be doing something right! It must have something to do with the quality of posts we write combined with the quality of the discussions we begin. But, I'm sure that mylot.com does not want us to figure it out, so people cannot abuse the system.
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
Yes, I think the stars as far as we know mainly says that we are somehow post quality discussions and reply.
@myl2006 (84)
• Malaysia
25 Jan 07
I don't have any star yet...it coming soon.
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
Yes, once you reached 100 points you'll be able to see your star rating.
@sweetcakes (3505)
• United States
25 Jan 07
i feel the same way I'm excited about my star it really lets you know that you are doing something positive and it really makes you want to try harder to be the best you can.
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Yes, you are right. It really gives us the feeling that we are doing something positive. Well atleast for both of us. And its challenging at the same time.
@lpetges (3036)
• United States
25 Jan 07
i have no idea how they even give you a rating! i respond to as many as i can and start good discussions, but i think im only an 8. i don't even see my number after my name go up after responding, and they are usually quite a few worth sentences.
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@SetoKun (287)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
I think they are rating us base on how we construct our points.
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@Silverkid (279)
• Canada
2 Feb 07
I guess I dont really mind about it. As long as it stays above 7:P...Wait does that say that i do mind about it?..Ahh:P I respond the best I can and if you wanna rate it negative be my guest cause its your opinion. And if you wanna rate it positive the really be my "guest":P
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
2 Feb 07
It means I make more money! I'm pretty sure your earnings are higher if you have a better star rating. So it's an incentive to keep giving good responses to keep the rating high. And it's a good reinforcement that others value your input.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
when i got my first star rating, I really felt like it was an accomplishment.
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@moneymaka (493)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I can tell that my star rating doesnt mean anything good but i really dont care about it.
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@shogunly (1406)
• Libya
2 Feb 07
I like to see CHANGES in it . I mean when I know I put some effort into the answers , I like to see the rating go up . However (this might seem strange) SOMETIMES I find discussions on certain topics where my opinion is usually VERY different , bordering on offensive , but I feel I have to say what's on my mind , so I look forward to seeing what effect THAT had on my rating . I hope I don't write trash !