(Excellent guidelines – promoted by mooncat)
I've seen quite a bit of discussion on the LiA comment ratings, so I'm wondering what compels you to give a specific rating. Personally, I click those little buttons very frequently, so I'll share my criteria.
4 – You'll get a 4 from me for a well written, well reasoned diary or comment– whether I agree with you or not. If you told a good story or made me laugh, if you made me think, or if you educated me, you get big points.
3 – Don't give many 3's, but if I do, it's because you did a good job presenting your argument that I just don't buy it at all.
2 – I totally disagree with you, you're dead wrong (IMHO), or you made some kind of generic or vague insult or denigrated someone else.
1- If you were my kid, I'd be teaching you respect for others. No name calling, deliberate lies or attempts just to stir up sh*t.
0- Troll, way over the line with insults and lies, and WhyTF are you posting here in the first place?