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Offline Mop it up

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2010, 06:32:39 PM »
However, I would like to ask - is there a way that users can see what posts they've gotten points/points taken away for?

It doesn't do me any good to log in and see that I have -50 points if I don't know why.
Actually, you remind me of a feature which MegaByte tried to implement, but it ended up glitchy. Honestly, that post-rating feature seems like it could potentially be useful, unlike this karma thing. Currently, all it does is show who the staff like and don't like.

Although the more I think about it, perhaps MegaByte couldn't figure out the issue with the post rating, and this karma stuff is the alternative.

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2010, 08:20:44 PM »
They're totally different beasts.  Karma lets users easily see who tends to have good posts and who tends to just post worthless junk.  It's a lot more universal than giving a thumbs up to a single post.

For the record, I don't typically give out "rep" - and rarely do I take it away

I applaud and smite on a regular basis.
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« Reply #27 on: June 27, 2010, 08:44:17 PM »
I smite on a regular basis.

Looking at everyone's scores, I'd say this is true. ;)
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #28 on: June 27, 2010, 08:57:26 PM »
Actually, most of those are left over from the original Karma-implementation, before I was a mod.  I don't deserve credit for those.
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #29 on: June 28, 2010, 12:26:14 AM »
They're totally different beasts.  Karma lets users easily see who tends to have good posts and who tends to just post worthless junk.  It's a lot more universal than giving a thumbs up to a single post.
I understand the theory, but in practice, it's a number no less meaningless than post counts. If it were accurate, members like BlackNMild2k1 and Maxi would have a positive score.

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #30 on: June 28, 2010, 12:28:27 AM »
I think the system's just fine as it is.
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #31 on: June 28, 2010, 09:46:32 AM »
Actually, most of those are left over from the original Karma-implementation, before I was a mod.  I don't deserve credit for those.

I wiill credit you for retroactively smiting us all.

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« Reply #32 on: June 28, 2010, 10:23:03 AM »
I understand the theory, but in practice, it's a number no less meaningless than post counts. If it were accurate, members like BlackNMild2k1 and Maxi would have a positive score.

If I give them a positive score will you quit complaining?
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2010, 04:50:53 PM »
Is there a limit to the points people can give/take? Something like one a day seems ideal.

Seems like there's a limit of once per hour per target.  By the way, you'll give your point back in an hour.  :)
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« Reply #34 on: June 28, 2010, 06:23:00 PM »
I didn't mean to sound like complaining, I was just voicing my opinion.

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #35 on: June 28, 2010, 07:41:27 PM »
Is it true that people who get a below-zero score are unable to start new threads?
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2010, 08:11:55 PM »
You have a zero score now--try again and let us know if that changes anything.
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #37 on: June 28, 2010, 08:20:08 PM »
No change, my theory was wrong.
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2010, 08:26:31 PM »
No change, my theory was wrong.

when does it error?

when you click on start a new thread, or after you submit it?

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2010, 08:27:29 PM »
After I try to submit
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2010, 09:00:49 PM »
Is it true that people who get a below-zero score are unable to start new threads?

I hear when you get to -5 score, your avatar no longer shows up for anyone, and at -10, your signature is removed.

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« Reply #42 on: June 28, 2010, 09:05:28 PM »
I hear when you write for other sites, your old friendships are revoked.
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #43 on: June 28, 2010, 09:27:26 PM »
At this rate Rowsdower's gonna be the first to hit 5 points.
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« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2010, 10:19:56 PM »
I hear when you write for other sites, your old friendships are revoked.

True story...

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #45 on: June 29, 2010, 04:30:40 AM »
Already I feel mods are abusing their power. Has anyone else been blackmailed?
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #46 on: June 29, 2010, 04:33:09 AM »
Several times, but it happened before Karma/points were brought back.

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2010, 03:47:25 PM »
No one is ever going to get to 5 at this rate. Officially changing the breakoff point to 1.

That means you can rate posts as long as you have a positive score! We'll see how this goes.
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #48 on: July 08, 2010, 03:48:35 PM »
If you have a positive score please confirm whether you can or can't rate posts. :)
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #49 on: July 08, 2010, 03:50:40 PM »
Posts or people?
Just some random guy on the internet who has a different opinion of games than you.