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Ratings Etiquette

Posted on: May 11, 2008 2:30 am
 
An increasingly annoying and festering pet peeve of mine about some people on this site is the random rating of people with one star. I'm of the opinion that if you really don't like what someone has to say then yes, feel free to rate them a one star. But if there statements are innocuous and clearly not intended to stir any controversial comments, then giving them a one star should earn you at least 10 one stars by people who side with the victim. But it seems that 99% of my one star ratings are not coming as retaliation for when someone gives my post a one star. I'm thinking that it just isn't enough for me to rate them, we need to form a coalition of friends that will help send a message.

Let's start with this blogger, ravefan66, who thought it appropriate to give my innocuous thread a one star and I sure as hell hope you all scrutinize ravefan66's threads and help me pay back in kind!
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Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: June 2, 2008 7:56 pm
 

Ratings Etiquette

JW,

I am as confused about the "Top 100" calculations as you are. I wonder if there's like some level of immunity concerning them.  Shuless Joe would know though, he's official.



Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: June 2, 2008 5:38 pm
 

Ratings Etiquette

I agree with you. If I really like what someone says, I rate them a 4 or 5, and leave it at that. It seems the retalitators (I may have just made that word up) like to 1 star you to death if you don't like what they said, regardless of what you may have said.

But, I'm confused about how some "Top 100" members stay in the Top 100 when they hadn't posted anything for a few months??

Seems like all you have to do get a high rating is post an avatar thread. LOL




Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:45 pm
 

Ratings Etiquette

I like that plan. No ratings it is.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2008 11:30 pm
 

Ratings Etiquette

For now, it seems that the best way is to not give any rating at all to the negative slugs since any rating gives them some credit.  No rating is akin to making their responses truly worthless.  What do you think??  I received some one stars today and looked at the jerks that posted them and one just gave a one star but no comment (he, mostly gives one stars)- I will ignore them all for now.  I received some five stars, too, from our group!



Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2008 9:35 pm
 

Ratings Etiquette

Mr. T, I still agree with you about sticking together and flushing folk out.  Shu is an expert here so I'm glad to hear his insight. I'm gonna give some more thought to how we can tackle the annoyance of the one star rating.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2008 9:08 am
 

Ratings Etiquette

I didn't know that!  Thanks for the info.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2008 9:06 am
 

Ratings Etiquette

I know exactly what you are talking about!  There should be a way to expose these malicious frauds like StopNPop who just go around a give mostly one star ratings, but, don't  leave any comments or start any threads themselves.  These are the CBS sports community's cheap shot artists.  Maybe there are more of us out here in this community who are ready to flush these lowlifes out and put them in a corner where they belong.  Personally, I am very reluctant to award anyone a one star and tend to focus on comments that I fully agree with - I stay on the positive side of things usually.  However, there seems to be a negative contigent who just go around the site and give random one stars or to just give one stars in retaliation.  It is the random and mindless one star that is a problem.  I still think there are more good people out here and if enough of them stick up for each other, then, the mindless, negative fools can have their actions have minimal effect!  A coalition of friends may be starting!



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2008 9:40 am
 

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Good question, er statement, er comment.  It seems that some people like to give bad rating when they disagree with you.  I like to give high ratings when someone posts something clever even though he may like a team that I don't.  When someone responds to a post of mine I usually give them a high rating just because its nice to see some action going on.  Usually when someone gives me a low rating on a post i check out the ratings they have been receiving and sure enough they've got a passle of 1 stars.  Usually a low rating given to a decent post is from a rookie or someone who just doesn't put 2 and 2 together.



Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2008 2:32 am
 

Ratings Etiquette

Well, damn.  Steam has seized spewing from my ears. Thanks for the note guys.



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2008 3:15 pm
 

Ratings Etiquette

Shuless Joe is technically correct.  The five star scoring systems implemented 2/1/08 made any rating beneficial.  Obviously one star much less so than five stars.  However, in practice, if someone wants to send you a signal they didn't like your post, they could rate you one star to get your attention.  Even though not rating is less beneficial, it doesn't send a message either, does it? 



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