I have noticed recently that ratings on very great material are extremly low. I can understand videos that are of poor quality but links like IMDb or fansites are being rated as low. These are what I have been calling "petty rates". If you have a problem with someone on Fanpop don't take it out on their ratings. Add your own content that you think is better.
When you write a soapbox or find a great image, it can be really disappointing to get a low rating. Personally, it makes me not want to add content. Why spend so much time adding great content when people are going to rate is so low and leave you rude comments? I noticed a lot of the younger generation on here saying nasty things first. I've ignorned them and removed them from my fanlist b/c I feel they are young and sometimes don't know better. It's still not an excuse. But latley, I've noticed people my age and older saying negative things and rating extremly low. An example is someone came into an actress spot I recently made and rated her IMDb as garbage. They did leave an excuse however being they have never heard of her. After they rated everything low they moved on not joining the spot. Now that is ridiculous, immature and petty. If you don't know the actress or spot don't go in there and rate everthing low and leave nasty comments. Move along there are other spots out there. Or here's an idea!! DING DING! LIGHTBULB SHOULD GO OFF BY NOW! Make A SPOT! Yes, that's right make a spot about something you like and are interested in.
Ok, now that I am done ranting and raving about links I hope I haven't offended anyone. It's really important to rate. There are a lot of nice people out there who always rate and leave nice comments. I want to Thank You. They know who they are and they know their awesome!
*****Ratings are important people! Rate on how great the content is not the contributor. ********