My rating sucks just because people don't like my opinion? Is that Fair?

United States
February 20, 2007 12:29pm CST
I feel I always give a true answer to questions I read all the posts and answer accordingly. I really read all of the posts and really give each of you my time and effort! I try to always be as honest as possible and share my true feelings. I alo do not rate people badly because I don't agree with them. Therefore I feel like I have been jipped! I posted a couple of contraversial disscussions on here and wham! My rating has plumeted to a 52! Just because people are childish and have rated me negative due to non agreement of my opinion! So for those who agreethis is wrong! please help me out by voicing your opinion and rating me accordingly!
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40 responses
@mememama (3077)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I've never rated some one negative because I don't agree with them. I know people have different opinions, I think the world would be boring if everyone had the same thoughts as me. I've been slacking on giving people positive ratings though, I keep forgetting!
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• United States
20 Feb 07
Thats cool, I am glad some people follow the rules!
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@paraacbe (231)
• India
21 Feb 07
i cant understand y have u just got 6 rating for 500 odd posts..may be some one is jealous of u and giving negative points..thats the only thing i can think of
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Hello. I think your discussions and opinions are just fine. I don't see anything wrong with it at all. I'm not sure why you do not have the rating you deserve. I don't rate people negative. I either rate them positive or pass it by. Everyone has a right to voice their opinion and I hope your rating goes up soon. I like most of your discussions and will respond and rate all of them I can relate to.
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• United States
20 Feb 07
Thanks I appreciate that!I just want people to know I am not one of those that rates because I disagree! and I don't want rated that way!
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@Lardiel (280)
• Romania
20 Feb 07
no that is not fair. but people have a tendency to be eighther ignorant or just stupid. they think they are right so anything else is bad. they don't consider the fact that you might be having a point or just a different opinion.
• United States
20 Feb 07
Thanks! I appreciate it! I hoipe more Mylotters come around that are like you!
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@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
21 Feb 07
Well I don't see anything in your discussions to cause people to rate you negatively not that some don't anyways. I did see an alert today about them having issues with the stars so that could be part of the cause. Hopefully though either way you'll be back up to normal soon enough. If it is due to negative feedback don't worry. Some people will do that but eventually the good mylotters outweigh them and the positives show up.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
21 Feb 07
i received some negative disagreeing responses to some of my discussions and even one who insulted me and got into my private life, judged me even is she really doesn't know me. but still, i kept my patience and not even gave her a negative rating. instead, i explained more to her and asked why she did that rude comment which is obviously out of topic. but well, i said, that's life. i can never please anybody and that there are people here who are really rude and have disgusting manners. and i should live with that. i am sad to know that your rating dropped to 52/100 just because people gave you a negative rating because you disagreed on some of their thoughts. there was this one guy who disagreed on my topic, too. but i chose him as the best response because even if he disagreed, he had some points really to share and that his response is well thought of and with meaning. i hope people will learn how to use the ratings well and not abuse the system.
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• Nigeria
21 Feb 07
some thinhs in life are not worth bothering ourselfs about, a lot of people have never had the opportunity of making decisions so they get confused after being given the slight opportunity of decision. Life is like that so look at yoursrlf as an enigma, some people critisize what nther do not understand. Keep your head up, so far you are in the right direction, a lot will understand your ground.
@imadriscoll (2230)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Of course it's not fair. If I were you I would just keep posting and if people can't seem to agree with you that's their problem. I don't think that people who follow the guidelines should have bad ratings.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
21 Feb 07
that's me, too. if people don't agree with me, it's okey. i just go on and on. it's better to ignore them sometimes because they aren't worth your effort and time.
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@crosa125 (1484)
21 Feb 07
you can't make every one happy,if you do you can't keep them happy,for me it feels good to say what i want to say if they give me negative,i don't care,if a dog bark at you love that's the only think dogs are good at,might they live in the same house with us or even if my dog is my best mate but he is not yours,so would you get upset if he bark at you?
@LindaLou (483)
• Canada
21 Feb 07
I'm in the same boat as you. I don't just give an answer that agrees with the poster just to get good ratings. I try to give my honest, informed opinion and hope that I will in some way help people with the information or opinions that I contribute, whether they agree with them or not. I hope to expand others' awareness of the varying opinions out there. I know mine is continually being expanded on this site. I try to give good ratings for good quality answers, regardless of my personal feelings. I give bad rating for one word answers or answers that obviously were careless or not well thought out.
• United States
22 Feb 07
Don't worry I like your responses and I always rate you accourdingly! I hope your rating comes up too!
@7nicole1 (1634)
• Canada
21 Feb 07
Hey I agree with you its a rip off when people rate you as negative because they dont agree with what you say. This feature I believe should be removed from here because to many people are abusing it and alot of people here with legit opinions are getting shafted because of some babies who dont agree with nothing. I wouldnt even really woryy about it because its retarded to think that someone else can actually rate your opinion.
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@Stephanie5 (2947)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I know how you feel! I had a disagreement with a few individuals and my rating went from a 94 to an 82 almost overnight. It's very disappointing, but what can you do?? I just don't care anymore, lol. I'm just going to voice my opinion and if someone doesn't like it, then I guess I'll just keep going down,down, down... I totally agree that a lot of people need to reread the rules...and stop marking people (-) just because they have a different opinion! Everyone just needs to get along!! I hope things get better...they need to just do away with the ratings system all together...Good Luck!
@waynet (2650)
21 Feb 07
By starting a post like this you may get people rating you bad on purpose now! It's happened to me!
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@Zo0mZo0m (1357)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I have rated (+) and you should also contact mylot with the same discussion you have posted here. Getting in contact w/mylot helps alot. Much success in your endeavor. "Fight the power that be!!!"
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• United States
22 Feb 07
Hey thank you I have rated you + as well again thanks for the response!
@aretha (2538)
• United States
21 Feb 07
its not fair at all. my star dropped today and i am sure i know who did it cuz she was very upset about a discussion i started and my opinion about it. i have never marked anyone bad cuz of there opinion or any other reason. i thought that was what mylot was for. i guess not to all of us. so i will mark sure you get a big fat + from me i know how it feels.
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• United States
21 Feb 07
Yes I had 2 people gang up on me and bring my rating down down down! from a 9 to a 51 Sucky monkeys! People need to resalze Its ok to disagree! and have a different opinion.
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• Pakistan
21 Feb 07
Well I never give out a negative ratings just because I disagree with the person and I do think that it is childish to do that. Well I guess my + helps you out :)
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• United States
21 Feb 07
No, it's not fair. It's also against myLot's rating system guidelines to rate based on disagreement with an opinion. Unfortunately, there are going to be people who don't play by the rules, either through ignorance or intentionally, neither of which is a valid excuse. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what you can do about it. You could always try to conform to the majority opinion if your rating is that important to you. Not an option I would choose, but that's me. If you're going to post controversial opinions, you may just have to suck it up and deal with it, to be blunt :) My $0.02 at the moment.
• Serbia And Montenegro
21 Feb 07
Wait, according to your very last sentence, were you asking people to rate you positive indirectly? I'm a little bit confused here. But putting that aside, I too, think it's not so very fair to rate negative just because you don't like someone's opinion. But humans are humans. Feelings and emotions tend to take over the rules sometimes, you know.
• India
21 Feb 07
I agree with you and I promise that i will give you a good rating.but this is just not fair on part of anyone to give negative rating just because they do not agree to what is being said.everybody has got a right to say and express their own view.
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• United States
21 Feb 07
I am suprised. Most people on here barely have a question much more for an opinion. It the rating drop solely due to the negative comments. I also heard that ratings drop when your answers are not rated or not chosen as best answer. Well anyway. This is just a shame and all you can do is stand up for what you believe in. No matter what.
• Canada
21 Feb 07
I am another one that doesn't give negative ratings just because I may not agree with a posters opinion. After all, when we post discussions on here, we open up to hear other peoples opinions, but giving a negative rating just because what we think goes against their ideals, is really rather childish and downright ignorant.
@TinWolf (184)
• United States
21 Feb 07
I'm so new to this forum I have no clue how it works, but I am involved in another that doesn't offer financial gain. I don't "spend" time in these types of forums for profit anyway. I visit in effect to learn, and hopefully advise, though on other levels it's also a way to pass time, ane be entertained. I do however realize that these sites are accessed by millions, and attempting to please everyone is a futile effort, and even pleasing a majority might be re-thought. Without reading any of the Q's you've posted/answered, and certainly without knowing anything about "ratings" I suspect HONESTY is still the way to go. I also won't attempt any disrespect as to call others childish, but one must realize that everyone has an opinion, and this kind of site seems to be the place to voice it publically. You may have a clue however, in that you mention "controversial" Even in a group of very close friends I shy away from topics such as Politics, Religion, Abortion, etc., especially knowing that those are very personal topics individually, and most don't want their own views challenged, and NEVER converted. The more important issue though is learning, for ALL our species, higher levels of acceptance, tolerance, some compromise when it doesn't degrade us or others, and perhaps finally, temperence, in what we offer as our opinions. In The USA the First Ammendment, in theory at least, allows us the right of freedom to express. Certainly that's challenged daily. Steven Wolf