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    "i don't know where i read it, that you should only use 1's and 4's for the extreme posts, and instead use 2's and 3's, which I have been doing."

    The person who posted that in a comment (and I remember it) was also a new member.

    It takes a while to get used to the norms on the site.  Basically:

    "1"s : reserved only for flaming, troll behavior.  Unless someone is being an utter ass or is a troll.  "0" are rating you get after becoming a trusted users, and those are reserved for severely inflammatory posts by super-trolls.

    "2":  a "2" is an insult on this site.  Giving a "2" means "your comment sucked, but not enough to be a troll...but you were pretty damn close."  

    "3": ah, the dreaded "3".  "3" is supposed to mean "good", but it implies "not good enough" ... for a "4" that is.  "3"s are rarely used because they serve little purpose.  The gap between "2"'s quasi-troll and "3"'s "good enough" is such that giving out 3's is basically like rewarding someone for not making a troll post.  If you think a post is good, go on and give it a "4".  The mojo will be greatly appreciated and the karma will come back to you in ten-fold. :)

    Also, don't stop rating!  Remember, you can always change your rating, rating up or down accordingly.  Better to rate and be a more active member of this site than err on the side of caution.  We're all learning here!

    Welcome to the site, btw.

    If the people lead, the leaders will follow.

    by Georgia Logothetis on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 06:09:34 AM PST

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    •  OT: I like 3's (none)
      I like 3's for mild humor, or good points that are merely repeats of or links to information readily found elsewhere. A 3 acknowledges my belief that the reference/point is worth emphasizing.

      I usually reserve 4's for original thought. There's a tricky line, I know. And I'm sure most of us probably tire of ratings the closer we reach the bottom of the comments.

      I usually never rate off-topic discussions, like this, or personal gives-and-takes.

      (My dKos Public Email is altered. Swap "ve-riz-on" and "ace-pumpk-in", then remove dashes to email me.)

      by Ace Pumpkin on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 08:05:30 AM PST

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      •  hehe (none)
        good strategy.

        I did feel a bit bad about derailing the thread a bit, but I figured if anyone had a problem, they'd rate me a "3" or a "2" ;)

        If the people lead, the leaders will follow.

        by Georgia Logothetis on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 10:23:14 AM PST

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        •  Newbies, the exception to these rules (none)
          are the M-F Cheers and Jeers Diary by Bill in Portland Maine. It's a wacky mojo love thang everyday in that diary.

          Tomorrow is Rum and Coke Friday, if you're in the neighborhood.  

          Most Americans are a lot dumber than we give them credit for- George Carlin 2004

          by maggiemae on Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 05:04:08 PM PST

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