Karma

Discussion in 'Community' started by madamimadam, Aug 27, 2003.

  1. madamimadam macrumors 65816

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    I didn't really know where to post this but I remember all the problems that we had here when people would post just to get their post counts up so then the post counts were removed.

    I have been talking the Australian WhirlPool Forum and they have a Karma system. The way it works on Whirlpool is flawed, IMO, but could be developed into something quite useful.

    I think people should gain karma for posting but then lose karma for negativity or off topic discussion. This would keep people on topic, stop the race for more posts for the sake of posting and give a better reflection of how useful someone is to the forum.
     
  2. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

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    Sort of like the Slashdot system?

    It could be a good idea but I'm not sure if it could be implemented in this forum software.
     
  3. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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  4. RobVanDam macrumors member

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    GameFAQs has a Karma system where you get one karma point on each day you post. So to get 365 karma, you need to make at least one post for an entire year.

    Great system. Just looks absolutely horrible.
     
  5. madamimadam thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've only posted there once but if that is how they work then I agree
    :)
     
  6. madamimadam thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think there really needs to be a demerit system as well, though
     
  7. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    It sounds like it'd be difficult to integrate, but I don't know what would actually go into the programming of that kind of system. As far as posting for the sake of posting, and all that, it's hard to say. I personally think if there is something that interests a person, they should post, if not, then don't. Nothing comes out of lots of posting and trying to gain a status besides pissing people off and getting nowhere fast.
     
  8. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    would also require a lot of manpower methinks
     
  9. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    I don't remember who mentioned this, but I remember a little while ago someone mentioned a system where the user could choose their own "status" that really doesn't mean anything. Kind of like an option you can select in the profile. You could pick from titles like we have now such as "68000" or "G3" or maybe "Self appointed god" or whatever it is you might want to select. That way, no one posts just to rack up a certain status, and everyone could be happy. This is a discussion forum, afterall, and we are here to discuss topics of interest and not to try to create a meaningless status.
     
  10. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    oops.. i'll be going then
     
  11. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    karma sucks in my opinion. its just another popularity contest, just put online. adding a karma system will just bring in a whole new sect of annoying people: karma whores.
     
  12. madamimadam thread starter macrumors 65816

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    OOOHHH... they sound... umm... exciting
     
  13. RobVanDam macrumors member

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    They do, you lose karma when your posts get modded for extreme reasons.
     
  14. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Now that would be an interesting status to have.
     

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