Changed your nick, I see.
Well yes, if you're gonna participate in our little rate
race, you'll have to rate people back, of course. If you're a real ruthless social climber, you'd better choose carefully who
to rate too.
It's all a big game - but a game with some nasty thorns. People can get really offended if you rate them negatively; I don't do it anymore
, and have made it up to those I once "punished" (just a few, luckily). I found out I only rated badly when in anger - and anger isn't a good advisor. I learned from this angele87
, a wonderful poster, who has this beautiful quote in her sig:
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret" - Ambrose Bierce.
I've made some damn good speeches, I can tell you.
It's not unimportant to know how much you're worth. If you don't know your own value, you can not make any good bargains. I still haven't figured out how the points work, though. Yes, it has to do with your posts: the more posts, the more points you give - but it also has to do with your own reputation: the more points you have yourself, the more you give too... can't work out the ratio though.
If you ever want to know how much points you give, just gimme some good rep
and I'll tell you how much you're worth
(But let me know first: I'll have to check how much points I have, then you can rate, then right after that I'll have to check again... before somebody else rates me.) (Of course you can do that with anyone you trust - pick a friend and you can keep each other informed...)
Since I decided to take part in the game myself I've mostly been enjoying it, maybe because I'm doing rather well - waaay better than I deserve, I darkly suspect
Enjoy - you should do well: your amount of posts is high enough to attract other "players"...