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The stars are ratings applied to your username from other message board users. If you click on a user's name, you will get a screen with their personal info (if they entered any) and you will see an option to rate the user.

 

I believe the stars displayed below your name are an average of the ratings given to you and therefore could change over time as more people rate you.

 

Unfortunately, a lot of people use this rating system to mess around with other users and as a result it doesn't really accurately reflect whether you are a good contributor to the boards. We have some participants who are great contributors but have just one star because their opinions just may not be popular with the masses.

 

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At one point I had 3, but now I have 2. I don't think it means much, as most of the people whose opinions I respect also have 2. Usually I rate everyone a 1 though, just to bring them down to my level! 893whatthe.gifthumbsup2.gifflowerred.gifpopcorn.gif

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At one point I had 3, but now I have 2. I don't think it means much, as most of the people whose opinions I respect also have 2. Usually I rate everyone a 1 though, just to bring them down to my level! 893whatthe.gifthumbsup2.gifflowerred.gifpopcorn.gif

 

So Jeff, Why did I give you 5 stars? tongue.gifsumo.gifinsane.gif

 

Hoot

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At one point I had 3, but now I have 2. I don't think it means much, as most of the people whose opinions I respect also have 2. Usually I rate everyone a 1 though, just to bring them down to my level! 893whatthe.gifthumbsup2.gifflowerred.gifpopcorn.gif

 

So Jeff, Why did I give you 5 stars? tongue.gifsumo.gifinsane.gif

 

Hoot

 

Well Hoot, only you can answer that question! 893whatthe.gif I clicked on your profile and saw I had not rated you, and I thought about it, I could give you a 5 and treat you like you treated me, or I could give you a 1 and maybe get you down to 2 stars so I would then be able to respect your opinion more. I opted for the former. 893applaud-thumb.gif And Beijim, I didn't rate you either, but I gave you a 5 too. flowerred.gif

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jtryka,

 

I gave you 5 also, but you must have a lot of 1's since we cant get you past 2.

 

 

Same here. I gave Jeff 5 stars a couple of months ago, but his rating did not move up. frown.gif

 

I think it may be due to time spent at the water cooler. confused-smiley-013.gif Things seem to get pretty heated over there, and I can see where some might be quick to rate someone a 1 if they don't agree with their opinion.

 

John

 

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I think it may be due to time spent at the water cooler. Things seem to get pretty heated over there, and I can see where some might be quick to rate someone a 1 if they don't agree with their opinion.

 

And that my friend is but one of the costs of free expression, and fortunately it's a cheap one! I think I can live with 2 stars, if I get down to 1, then I might need therapy! 893whatthe.gif

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