It is curious. I think that a very large number of posts have deserved having ratings given, not merely to give kudos to the poster, but more importantly to call greater attention to messages that have important information worthy of widespread attention. Maybe the alert button isn't working? I have given several on other folks messages that still have no rating. Or maybe there is some incredibly tough new standard? If so, it is perhaps a bit too tough if it causes some of the messages I am thinking about to go without recognition.
In my own case, I do think I have posted some very important information and I also think that I have written some of my best articles in recent months - which I invariably share first at CZ before they are published at the sites I write for. Maybe my quota of ratings has been all used up by the ratings Luella May gives me on our private forum? Not that I disagree with many of her ratings, but I swear, the poor gal thinks I do no wrong, and our forum often has quite the abundance of red. Beats the heck out of my ex, who thought I could do no right. The truth is somewhere in the middle, hopefully closer to Luella's opinion than that of my ex.