What is the star ratings?

Canada
March 25, 2007 10:07am CST
Hi i am new at mylot. So what are these stars rating i keep reading about. Some people go up and some people go down. Well how do you get stars, if your new? how can i add to my stars? Is it a bad thing if it goes down? Where can i find out if i have any stars at all? I hope there is someone out there that can give me some advice. thanks
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
25 Mar 07
Your star rating starts showing up by your name when you have 100 posts. It can start at any number, depending on how people have rated your discussions. If people give you lots of +'s then it will go up, and if people give you lots of -'s then it will go down. It's basically a popularity thing, though it was designed to actually indicate post quality. So if someone gives you a good response to your discussion, you hit the little + by their post, and that will help their star rating go up. You're supposed to give +'s to responses that are well-written or add something to your discussion whether you agree with what the person is saying or not. I only give a - personally if someone was very rude to me, or just gave a one-word or two-word reply. Good luck!
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
25 Mar 07
I should have said "depending on how people rate your discussions and responses". Both contribute to your star rating. So start quality discussions and give quality responses to other people's discussions, and you'll have a 10 (highest rating) before you know it.
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• Canada
25 Mar 07
wow, ok cool. Well i been writing to people discussion not knowing i was doing a good thing. I love to gab. I love to help people out or let them know what i have experence in life. Then i have asked a few questions myself. So thank you for filling this in for me. i am headed in the right direction i guess. :0))
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
25 Mar 07
"I love to help people out or let them know what i have experence in life." Me too. I love to talk to other poeple, learn from them, help them, and even sometimes share my own knowledge. =P Which is part of why I try to respond to topics like this, to help new people people enjoy the forum that I enjoy so much. When I first got my star, I think it was an 8 or so. So the ratings people give you before your star shows up definitely do have an effect. Just keep doing what you're doing, and I'm sure you'll be fine. =)
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