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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #175 on: May 28, 2013, 09:10:12 AM »
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #176 on: May 30, 2013, 11:28:43 AM »
I'm at +69 dudes!


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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #177 on: July 16, 2013, 01:48:28 PM »
my search of the smf database has found me some interesting karma mods.

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3474
if i understand this correctly it move the karma buttons to each individual post and then count what was given for each one

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1129
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #178 on: July 16, 2013, 09:01:32 PM »
my search of the smf database has found me some interesting karma mods.

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3474
if i understand this correctly it move the karma buttons to each individual post and then count what was given for each one
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This is a more subtle adjustment to the system and at the very least the besics of what everyone has wanted. a per post rating.

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http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1129
a full on replacement system.

This one seems even better, but possibly overkill, as it allows you to not only vote per post but comment on those post outside of actually replying to the post. It also introduces a reputation system, which I'm not too sure about.

But honestly, I'm up for either one.
Karma as it is is just a pointless and stupid distraction.
with either of the 2 mods above, there is atleast a purpose to it.

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #179 on: July 16, 2013, 10:36:59 PM »
They have to work with our version of the forums and database. I've already tried several karma system mods (those included), but they don't support Postgresql or they're for outdated versions of the forums.
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #180 on: July 16, 2013, 11:25:29 PM »
They have to work with our version of the forums and database. I've already tried several karma system mods (those included), but they don't support Postgresql or they're for outdated versions of the forums.
so we are looking to support this Postgresql doohicky and based on your statement these forums are likely running on at least smf v2.0(as I assumed looking at the smf update logs)

it helps that you know the ins and outs of the forums on a technical side while we have to rely on guesswork, anything else we should look for ;)

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #181 on: July 16, 2013, 11:30:22 PM »
psst.  Scroll down to the very, very bottom of any page on the forum.  Like this page, for instance.  :D
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #182 on: July 17, 2013, 12:04:45 AM »
anyways this postgresql thing is obviously going to be the bigger problem....(apparently it isn't widely supported
is it possible to have somebody take the code for one of these mods and optimize it for our forums.

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #183 on: July 17, 2013, 10:33:30 PM »
the big question is however who would have the skills to optimize a mod for our forums, the worst I have done is manually reinstall a computer with windows vista after a wipe(the thing is still slow as hell and I doubt 7 would help much)  and to revive a softbricked Android phone.(not much fun)

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #184 on: August 04, 2013, 12:38:04 PM »
They have to work with our version of the forums and database. I've already tried several karma system mods (those included), but they don't support Postgresql or they're for outdated versions of the forums.
This one supports smf v2.0.4 and its creator seems like he would be perfectly willing to figure out the postgres optimization for us if it hasn't been done already.

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=506743.40

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #185 on: August 04, 2013, 01:13:12 PM »
Also i could set up an account there and ask him for you although i have no idea if he has postgres optimized already (it was updated pretty recently)

However the best solution would be to test the software on the forum now so that we can report anything that goes wrong.

Basically download, test, if it doesn't work I will go over and ask for the postgres optimization and anything else we need and then we go from there.

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Pokepal made a point about the karma system and how it doesn't fix bad posting habits because you don't know why someone smited you, so I thought I'd point out that I smite TJ Spyke every time he starts a post with "Um" because it comes off as really obnoxious.

god help me if Pokepal convinces you to ditch karma when I couldn't

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #186 on: August 11, 2013, 09:18:14 PM »
so wait any response

can you even test this stuff without having to bring the forums offline or otherwise impeding the average user.

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #187 on: August 11, 2013, 09:37:18 PM »
That one works, but you can only Like and the button placement isn't great.
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #188 on: August 11, 2013, 09:57:16 PM »
That one works, but you can only Like
Fine by me, a dislike button could wind up breeding even more negativity around here.
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and the button placement isn't great.
Eh it still seems like its still worth a full trial run, besides one of us can easily shoot him a request for alternate placements.

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #189 on: August 12, 2013, 07:43:35 PM »
Ok...... give me the POWER!!!
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #190 on: September 27, 2013, 10:37:25 AM »
Why doesn't this site just move to Disqus like the rest of the internet seems to be doing? Is it expensive or difficult or something? It'd be nice to have the same account across multiple sites. I like Disqus for that. And it has that "like a particular post" feature that folks here seem to want.
Just a friendly suggestion.
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #191 on: September 27, 2013, 03:27:54 PM »
I don't like Disqus. Haven't for years and you know why?

Because regardless of the machine I am on.  The browser I use.  The Security settings that I have.  THE STUPID THING DOES NOT LOAD.
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #192 on: June 15, 2014, 06:47:30 PM »
I don't like Disqus. Haven't for years and you know why?

Because regardless of the machine I am on.  The browser I use.  The Security settings that I have.  THE STUPID THING DOES NOT LOAD.


I've never had a problem loading Disqus. I do prefer sites that use Facebook though since it lets you block people that annoy you (Disqus allows no option, so if somebody annoys you you have to just ignore them even if they bother you).

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #193 on: June 15, 2014, 08:55:02 PM »
I don't like Disqus due to the tracking/beacon/advertising aspect.
Just some random guy on the internet who has a different opinion of games than you.

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #194 on: June 16, 2014, 02:36:10 AM »
Disqus is bad since it doesn't actually build a community like a real forum does. It's great if you just want people to vomit their brains contents on to your site.
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #195 on: June 16, 2014, 03:22:46 AM »
I second ceric's sentiments on disqus.

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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #196 on: June 16, 2014, 03:37:20 AM »
Disqus is bad since it doesn't actually build a community like a real forum does. It's great if you just want people to vomit their brains contents on to your site.

Our current system can handle that as well, as evidenced by threads such as Neal's Mario Kart review and the preview of the one true Harvest Moon game.
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #197 on: June 16, 2014, 02:13:25 PM »
Oh yeah. So, how'd the trial run for Karma work out? Is it back into R&D for more tinkering or ready for full scale production?
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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #198 on: June 16, 2014, 04:10:14 PM »
Hey Alanis Morrisette, isn't it ironic, don'tcha think, that as soon as karma is eliminated, I find about a dozen awesome posts I want to applaud?
Or is that just unfortunate?


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Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
« Reply #199 on: June 16, 2014, 05:04:53 PM »
I applied to be a test subject in the clinical trial. I was promised to be compensated for my time but I have yet to see a dime and this rash I have developed is beginning to itch. Are you sure this trial is safe?
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