rating comments

January 28, 2007 12:51am CST
I just went through a whole bunch of my discussions and rated all the replies. Some of those replies disagreed with me, but I still gave them positive ratings because they took the time to tell me what they really think. So I'm curious, how do you rate comments? Do you give positive responses to people who agree with your point of view? Do you give them only to people who look like they put a certain amount of effort into their posts? Do you make allowances for those who speak English as a second language? What's your criteria for rating posts positively? And what makes you decide to give somebody a negative rating?
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@imrajesh (1965)
• India
28 Jan 07
i rate all the discussions as positive in which i take part. whether they oppose my idea or not i don't care. i just give them +ve rating. this way the whole discussion is take to the +ve side and i dont' think that it is going to make any difference. i have given -ve rating to only few discussions which were polluting the mylot atmosphere.
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• Canada
28 Jan 07
That's pretty much how I feel about it. I've only ever given negative ratings to people who have cut and pasted wikipedia entries in response.
• United States
28 Jan 07
I only rate negative if the person gives a one word answer, copies and pastes, or says something stupid like "I Don't Know". They say in the MyLot suggestions that anyone that gives an answer that adds to the conversation deserves a plus rating. I have to agree. If they took the time to truly type out an answer, whether I agree with it or not isn't of any essence.
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