I've lost my 10!!! That didn't take long and I'm not sure why, but....

@Tetchie (2932)
Australia
March 17, 2007 10:20pm CST
Does posting in the 'mature' section make you a sitting duck? I didn't think my post was offensive, perhaps I'm naive. Nevermind, onward and upward as they say.
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• Ireland
18 Mar 07
I dont think its because your posts are offensive, as far as i know, its just how people rate your posts. Some people agree with you and give you a plus, others dont agree with you or dont like you post and give you a minus, this then affects your star rating.
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@Tetchie (2932)
• Australia
18 Mar 07
Thanks for cheering me up. I personally don't go near the minus button. If I don't agree with someone I let it pass and I always rate positively anyone who has answered my post, it makes me feel good too that I pass a positive to them in thanks.
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• Ireland
20 Mar 07
No probs, other people are different, if the dont agree with something, they usually just press the -.
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@Tetchie (2932)
• Australia
21 Mar 07
That's not good cause I'm not a conformist.
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• United States
18 Mar 07
Awwwww (((((Tetchie))))) Big hug...Don't let it get to you. I had a 10 star too once. It lasted a day or two. I'm not really sure why I lost my either it's hard to figure. I don't think it has to do with mature content though. I'm sure you will get it back, you do start some excellent discussions. I'm not sure I want mine back, somehow I felt like I had a bulleyes painted on my back. LOL
@Tetchie (2932)
• Australia
18 Mar 07
Thanks trouble, I needed a hug today, am a bit low. I'd only ever put my had on the back of your heart, never spear you with an arrow. I'll defend you with my shield of heartness. Hugs to you too.
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• United States
19 Mar 07
Thanks, I needed a hug too! BTW...You'll always be a 10 in my book. I consider you one of my good friends here at MYLOT.
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• United States
22 Mar 07
Meh, you're a ten in my book.
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@Tetchie (2932)
• Australia
26 Mar 07
Thankyou Daniel
• United States
18 Mar 07
I don't think posting in the mature section makes you a sitting duck. It might make things worse but I'm not sure. I had my 10 and lost it in a day. Haven't been able to get it back since. I don't think I post offensively and yet there is my score. I just wish people would rate as they should not because they don't like the poster. I am quite sure many people do that. Don't worry you are still a 10 with me ;)
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@Tetchie (2932)
• Australia
18 Mar 07
Thanks for your kind words.
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@SageMother (2277)
• United States
18 Mar 07
Sometimes people see "Mature" and equate that with xxx-rated subjects and that might lead to some negative ratings. More often than not it is just someone who is lashing out because they don't like something you represent. If you make certain that your discussions and responses are the sort that could be accepted at the office party, then there really shouldn't be any problems with what you do. Some people have a habit of giving negative ratings to those with whom they disagree. Don't let that intimidate you.
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@Tetchie (2932)
• Australia
18 Mar 07
You're right, I have to learn to get over rejection. Not everyone in the world is going to like what you do. Thanks SageMother.
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@lenywp (1964)
• Australia
18 Mar 07
That's quite strange. You should get it back up again soon because you are only on 94, so as soon as you hit 95, you will get 10 again. Posting in the mature section won't put down your reputation.
@Tetchie (2932)
• Australia
18 Mar 07
It shouldn't but I guess if someone presses the minus button I'm at their mercy. Oh life is such a knife's edge isn't it!
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@ginagee (843)
26 Mar 07
Well if you remember it happened to me as well and all in one day, it's a weird feeling eh??!! And what's this about the 'mature' section - what's that then, I've not heard of that before, do tell!!!!
@Tetchie (2932)
• Australia
29 Mar 07
Glad you are back.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
26 Mar 07
I too dropped to nine but appear to be back up to ten again now?? I am assuming it has been because I have been offline for about a week..... Funny thing is, everything seems to offend someone somewhere! All I try to do is stay true to myself and true to my opinions and also try to be objective and tolerant in relation to others ideas and thoughts. If my rating drops significantly because of this then what the hey! Better to be naive and blissfully ignorant than to have the stability of your mental state depend on the thoughts and opinions of others I say!!