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Title: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Pale on June 24, 2010, 02:13:43 PM
So, forum karma is back (the score under your name) for a trial run.


It works really simply.  Your overall karma can be applauded or smite-ed which adjusts your score up and down.  Mods can always rate posts.  Other users can rate posts if their karma reaches +5.


This is a TRIAL RUN.


If people whine and complain about their score, the system will be taken away again.


That is all.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 24, 2010, 02:50:44 PM
WAAAHHHH I don't see it.

Do you need a certain theme to view this Karma or am I just immune to it?

edit: I see it now
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on June 24, 2010, 04:42:24 PM
What's the rule on bragging about your score?  That's still cool, right?  Because I've got one point, and that's two points more than BNM has.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 24, 2010, 05:10:07 PM
There is a dark side to every light side.

+ points are the result of leaving an apple on the teachers desk everyday
- points are for the kids too cool to care about some silly rating system
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Mop it up on June 24, 2010, 05:31:00 PM
So right now, only the moderator/administrator group can give/take points, and if someone reaches five, they will also have the option?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on June 24, 2010, 05:43:45 PM
IIRC, when you reach ten points, you can ban someone for three days.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Pale on June 24, 2010, 06:57:31 PM
So right now, only the moderator/administrator group can give/take points, and if someone reaches five, they will also have the option?
Correct. I feel there will be too much opportunity for griefing if it's open to everyone. Don't want some to arbitrarily give -1 to every single post or something.

However, people that reach +5 should be able to be trusted. :)
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Mop it up on June 24, 2010, 07:04:18 PM
Is there a limit to the points people can give/take? Something like one a day seems ideal.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on June 24, 2010, 07:06:09 PM
That limit sounds like a terrible idea.  Maybe limit the moderators who are under 0, but that should be it.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 24, 2010, 07:34:32 PM
So right now, only the moderator/administrator group can give/take points, and if someone reaches five, they will also have the option?
Correct. I feel there will be too much opportunity for griefing if it's open to everyone. Don't want some to arbitrarily give -1 to every single post or something.

However, people that reach +5 should be able to be trusted. :)

You don't trust me do you? c'mon, just say it. I won't be mad..... I promise. ;)
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Dasmos on June 24, 2010, 09:47:03 PM
It was amazing when we had points last time and thatguy received magic powers.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Stratos on June 25, 2010, 02:26:25 AM
Ohhh!!! Magic powers sound awesome.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: TJ Spyke on June 25, 2010, 02:55:30 PM
Sounds like there is potential for abuse, but i'm sure the mods/admins will watch out for that.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Mop it up on June 25, 2010, 03:16:22 PM
Basically, the staff gets to decide who will have the ability grant/take karma, so it's only going to be people who they feel will not abuse the system. And if someone does, I'm sure the staff will collective bring their points under 5 to remove the ability.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: ThePerm on June 26, 2010, 09:42:23 PM
the mods are great people and really deserve shipments of delicious cupcakes.
Even if perhaps they didn't like cupcakes they should get the type that they are not aware that they like.

if they absolutely refuse the cupcakes, then they should get pie.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: UncleBob on June 26, 2010, 09:56:37 PM
For the record, I don't typically give out "rep" - and rarely do I take it away, although I deduct rep more easily than I give it.  Quite frankly, I expect my fellow posters to have good posts, so it takes something really special for me to take notice.  ;)  Basically, what I'm saying, is don't expect me to use this too much.

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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: RABicle on June 26, 2010, 10:40:58 PM
I thought it might have been some sorta World Cup thing.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on June 26, 2010, 11:55:42 PM
As soon as I get five points, I'm going to start up a points racket, and keep everyone except for those who suck up to me down.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 27, 2010, 12:11:30 AM
Quote
thatguy
Seething Mod Envy

indeed.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on June 27, 2010, 06:36:14 AM
As soon as I get five points

I'll see to it that this does not happen.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on June 27, 2010, 10:37:00 AM
Where's an angry, bitter Svevan when you need him?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: ThePerm on June 27, 2010, 11:42:34 AM
well, if no users get 5 points than the feature is useless
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on June 27, 2010, 12:47:39 PM
Not at all, my fellow untouchable. Without the distinguishing marks of leprosy, how else are we supposed to know our place around here?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: ThePerm on June 27, 2010, 02:29:10 PM
i say give Mop_it_up, and Blacknmild2k1 automatic 5s and see where it goes from there.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 27, 2010, 02:33:02 PM
i say give Mop_it_up, and Blacknmild2k1 automatic 5s and see where it goes from there.

I can predict the future

Quote
ThePerm
Pixelated 'Fro and Kitty
Score: -2


lol
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Mop it up on June 27, 2010, 03:32:39 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, (http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=23819.msg596602#msg596602) 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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on June 27, 2010, 05:20:44 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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: UncleBob on June 27, 2010, 05:44:17 PM
I smite on a regular basis.

Looking at everyone's scores, I'd say this is true. ;)
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on June 27, 2010, 05:57:26 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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Mop it up on June 27, 2010, 09:26:14 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.
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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 27, 2010, 09:28:27 PM
I think the system's just fine as it is.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Plugabugz on June 28, 2010, 06:46:32 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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on June 28, 2010, 07:23:03 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?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on June 28, 2010, 01:50:53 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.  :)
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Mop it up on June 28, 2010, 03:23:00 PM
I didn't mean to sound like complaining, I was just voicing my opinion.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on June 28, 2010, 04:41:27 PM
Is it true that people who get a below-zero score are unable to start new threads?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on June 28, 2010, 05:11:55 PM
You have a zero score now--try again and let us know if that changes anything.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on June 28, 2010, 05:20:08 PM
No change, my theory was wrong.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 28, 2010, 05:26:31 PM
No change, my theory was wrong.

when does it error?

when you click on start a new thread, or after you submit it?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on June 28, 2010, 05:27:29 PM
After I try to submit
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 28, 2010, 05:30:25 PM
works for me
http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/forums/index.php?topic=31818.msg621072#msg621072
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on June 28, 2010, 06:00:49 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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on June 28, 2010, 06:05:28 PM
I hear when you write for other sites, your old friendships are revoked.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on June 28, 2010, 06:27:26 PM
At this rate Rowsdower's gonna be the first to hit 5 points.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on June 28, 2010, 07:19:56 PM
I hear when you write for other sites, your old friendships are revoked.

True story...
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: RABicle on June 29, 2010, 01:30:40 AM
Already I feel mods are abusing their power. Has anyone else been blackmailed?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on June 29, 2010, 01:33:09 AM
Several times, but it happened before Karma/points were brought back.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Pale on July 08, 2010, 12:47:25 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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Pale on July 08, 2010, 12:48:35 PM
If you have a positive score please confirm whether you can or can't rate posts. :)
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: UncleBob on July 08, 2010, 12:50:40 PM
Posts or people?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: TJ Spyke on July 08, 2010, 12:51:17 PM
Which may not happen for some, I have a feeling that I am at -2 because of vudu (who has not tried to hide the fact that he doesn't like me).
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Pale on July 08, 2010, 12:53:47 PM
people...sorry.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Pale on July 08, 2010, 12:55:13 PM
Which may not happen for some, I have a feeling that I am at -2 because of vudu (who has not tried to hide the fact that he doesn't like me).
Disclaimer: I am in no way confirming vudu (or anyone) has a vendetta against you. Just working from your assumption.

Well, theoretically, as more and more people get the ability to rate others, one person will no longer have that level of control over your score.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 08, 2010, 01:52:10 PM
I was aiming for a -5, do I get something special when I get there?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on July 08, 2010, 02:35:38 PM
No one is ever going to get to 5 at this rate. Officially changing the breakoff point to 1.

Insanolord currently has 4 points--he was gonna get it soon!
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Stratos on July 08, 2010, 04:47:01 PM
I have 1 point and I can't seem to rate other's scores yet. Or did I miss the window and it got changed back?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on July 08, 2010, 04:55:58 PM
Which may not happen for some, I have a feeling that I am at -2 because of vudu (who has not tried to hide the fact that he doesn't like me).

No, you have a negative rating because you insist on correcting people for things that ultimately don't matter all that much.  It's one thing to appreciate proper spelling and grammar--it's another to chastise someone regarding Star Fox vs. StarFox.

And for what it's worth I think I've smited you twice and applauded you once.  I make liberal use of the karma system.  But judging from your -3 score, I'm not the only one who does.

theoretically, as more and more people get the ability to rate others, one person will no longer have that level of control over your score.

This is what I was counting on and why I think it's better to leave the threshold at 5.  Anyone can get a score of 1--even Stratos!  :P  Make 'em work for it!

EDIT:  Holy crap, my score's now 5!  No idea how/why this is happening--but that's half the fun, isn't it?  ;D

EDIT #2:  Just noticed that TJ Spyke's score is now -4.  I totally didn't do that!
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Stratos on July 08, 2010, 05:02:44 PM
This is what I was counting on and why I think it's better to leave the threshold at 5.  Anyone can get a score of 1--even Stratos!  :P:  Make 'em work for it!

Haha :P

But I do agree with you the 5 is a good threshold. Some people are close to it already. It's not a magic formula that gives everyone powers overnight. I figure most of the regulars could easily get 5 points within a few months time. Its caused me to look at my posting and I've realized that the quality of my posts has dropped since I first came here. So it shows that I have room to improve.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: MegaByte on July 08, 2010, 05:08:33 PM
I don't think karma works the way Pale thinks it does.  You're not going to be able to do anything special without us installing mods.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: TJ Spyke on July 08, 2010, 06:39:04 PM
I really thik w should be able to see who gives karma and for what posts. Every message board i've been a member of does that (you get a PM letting you know who gave you praise/karma/whatever and the post for it, along with optional comments). I really don't think I have done anything worth this much negative karma, I think anybody who gives negative karma should at least have the decency to PM the person and say why (it also helps that person know what not to do).
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on July 08, 2010, 07:04:50 PM
(it also helps that person know what not to do).

In your case I'd recommend stop acting like a know-it-all and stop correcting people regarding stuff no one cares about.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: TJ Spyke on July 08, 2010, 07:08:41 PM
Because people don't like when people point out their mistakes so they can avoid making them in the future? If I got something wrong, I would be happy if someone corrected me (not give them negative karma and avoid telling them). This omission needs to be corrected.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on July 08, 2010, 07:31:51 PM
I rated vudu and tried to take away a point, then it gave him one.  Whoops.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BeautifulShy on July 08, 2010, 07:42:20 PM
I'm in the negatives? I wonder why.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on July 08, 2010, 08:33:15 PM
I have 1 point and I can't seem to rate other's scores yet. Or did I miss the window and it got changed back?

Same?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on July 08, 2010, 08:44:06 PM
I noticed vudu has four points now.  I'd like to thank whomever adjusted vudu's score to fix my mistake from earlier, but also note that I accidentally did this at least twice more.  As such, if possible, could someone remove two more points from vudu to make up for my egregious and disgusting error?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Pale on July 09, 2010, 07:04:22 AM
I don't think karma works the way Pale thinks it does.  You're not going to be able to do anything special without us installing mods.
Lame. You are totally right.

It has a minimum "posts" thing that I read as points.

What the hell is the point on having a minimum posts if it's locked to mods. This is lame. I'm gonna try and figure this out.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Pale on July 09, 2010, 07:17:04 AM
Ok, so no way to base the ability to award points on what your current score is.

Therefore, I believe I set it up so anyone with 1000 or more posts now has the ability.

We'll see how this goes.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on July 09, 2010, 02:15:51 PM
Therefore, I believe I set it up so anyone with 1000 or more posts now has the ability.

Isn't this just going to encourage spamming the board until you reach 1,000 posts?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: TJ Spyke on July 09, 2010, 02:21:21 PM
You could just delete posts that you believe are spam, that seems to work on other forums where there are incentives based on post count. Eventually people will get the idea that they have to do real posts.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: MegaByte on July 09, 2010, 02:26:03 PM
There is a mod that converts post-based groups into karma-based groups.  The problem is that I'm using the post-based groups feature to inhibit profile spamming.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: broodwars on July 09, 2010, 03:53:07 PM
I'm a little confused by this system: what exactly is the point of it?  So far, all it seems to me is a way for users to be jerks to each other and Smite their karma every time someone says something that they don't agree with.  This being the internet, I doubt we'll see much applauding when you can take negative action against someone.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on July 09, 2010, 06:26:18 PM
I'm a little confused by this system: what exactly is the point of it?

Why's everything gotta have a point?  Why can't it just be fun?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Dasmos on July 09, 2010, 09:15:01 PM
Fun? That's it! Smiting this vudu guy.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Sundoulos on July 10, 2010, 10:24:05 AM
Therefore, I believe I set it up so anyone with 1000 or more posts now has the ability.

Isn't this just going to encourage spamming the board until you reach 1,000 posts?

That's been my experience on other forums.

Edit:  Whee!  I got my first negative vote!
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Mop it up on July 10, 2010, 01:43:50 PM
Eh, people already spam places like the Funhouse, so I don't think it will change anything.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Ymeegod on July 12, 2010, 07:33:08 PM
All right about time I got my first negative review.  I felt neglected for so long but someone finally showed me a little love.  :).

It's to bad it doesn't state the who and why but I think I got it for sticking up for Pale who's become somewhat infamous for his Last Story comments :0.

Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Caliban on July 12, 2010, 08:47:54 PM
Yeah. Who gave me the -2. I think it was from the first time the point based system started, but why I ought a *shakes fist*...
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on July 12, 2010, 08:54:41 PM
There's to be no complaining about the point system.  Don't ruin it.  I'm about to be able to ban someone again.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Caliban on July 12, 2010, 09:04:27 PM
lol you bastard, but I'm not like that.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Morari on July 14, 2010, 04:03:41 PM
If people whine and complain about their score, the system will be taken away again.

My score sucks... take it away! :P
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on July 17, 2010, 10:38:02 PM
I look forward to abusing this. Seems like I can dis once per hour?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on July 17, 2010, 10:59:28 PM
Probably.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Stratos on July 18, 2010, 02:11:57 AM
I look forward to abusing this. Seems like I can dis once per hour?

Once per hour per person.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Mop it up on July 18, 2010, 12:24:07 PM
I look forward to abusing this. Seems like I can dis once per hour?

Once per hour per person.
Shh!
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Sarail on July 20, 2010, 11:48:51 AM
Hah, why do I get the feeling that Ty is the one bringing me down? :P  Oh well.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on July 20, 2010, 01:20:22 PM
Hah, why do I get the feeling that Ty is the one bringing me down? :P  Oh well.

smited for accusing me
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Sarail on July 20, 2010, 01:22:30 PM
Hah, why do I get the feeling that Ty is the one bringing me down? :P  Oh well.

smited for accusing me

Hah. Perfect. I'm just basing that purely on how you use to pick on me several years ago...  :P
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on July 20, 2010, 01:31:37 PM
hell yeah bro. when's the next safe haven coming out??
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Sarail on July 20, 2010, 01:36:37 PM
Safe Haven? What in the world is that?! o_O
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on July 20, 2010, 01:46:11 PM
Only the best webcomic ever made, even if not for the reasons intended  :cool;
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: TJ Spyke on July 20, 2010, 01:58:16 PM
I think I know who is doing me, I wish they would admit it.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Sarail on July 20, 2010, 02:00:44 PM
Only the best webcomic ever made, even if not for the reasons intended  :cool;

I've got two extras I made a couple of years ago... but they're not posted online anywhere.  Unless you goons somehow snuck into my apartment when I wasn't there and took them.  :O



I think I know who is doing me, I wish they would admit it.


The only thing I can come up with as to why my score is where it's at (not that I'm complaining, 'cause I find it hilarious) is that people disagree with my review of Jet Force Gemini under the Reader Review section.  All of my posts are usually very positive. I never snap back at anyone... no clue! o_O
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 20, 2010, 03:11:06 PM
I've done 3 [applauds] & 1 [smite]

I'm being real conservative with it.
mostly because I haven't been reading lots of post on the forums lately.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on July 20, 2010, 04:05:06 PM
I'm still figuring out who I should temp-ban first...
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: ymeegod on July 20, 2010, 08:51:51 PM
:(

Glad you didn't let that power get to your head.  Three days off here I come.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Pale on July 21, 2010, 07:07:33 AM
Just to be clear. You don't earn any special abilities with high scores.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 21, 2010, 07:34:53 AM
killjoy.

why ruin his fun?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on July 21, 2010, 09:43:06 AM
Yeah, way to ruin the joke that no one found funny besides thatguy.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on July 21, 2010, 11:38:36 AM
At least we all have you to laugh at then!
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on July 24, 2010, 12:59:24 AM
I think it would be a cool feature if you could see which posts gain/lose you karma.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: vudu on July 24, 2010, 07:36:40 AM
Hint:  You lost a point for that post.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 24, 2010, 09:36:48 PM
Just to be clear. You don't earn any special abilities with high scores.
Yeah, way to ruin the joke that no one found funny besides thatguy.

Hmmmm.... is it really just a joke?

(http://i27.tinypic.com/s652tj.jpg)
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Louieturkey on August 24, 2010, 12:29:40 PM
I think I know who is doing me, I wish they would admit it.
Is it because this was posted in this thread that nobody found this funny?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on August 24, 2010, 06:38:18 PM
I think I know who is doing me, I wish they would admit it.
Is it because this was posted in this thread that nobody found this funny?

rape is never funny. especially when it keeps happening to the same person over and over again.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: jrlibrarian on August 26, 2010, 12:42:30 PM
I just think that it is weird when I don't post for a week and then I lost points because of it.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Stratos on August 26, 2010, 01:55:45 PM
If your score isn't high enough your lose points for inactivity.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on August 26, 2010, 03:45:41 PM
When you reach 50 points, you can start giving yourself points.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: jrlibrarian on August 26, 2010, 07:57:02 PM
If your score isn't high enough your lose points for inactivity.


That would explain a lot. For a while, I thought that people were retroactively smiting me for things I said weeks ago that got me praise.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Shorty McNostril on January 03, 2011, 07:47:51 PM
What score do you need to starting applauding/smiting?  I'm currently at 7 and I see nothing at all.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: stevey on January 03, 2011, 08:11:22 PM
none, you need 355 more posts
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Shorty McNostril on January 03, 2011, 08:25:34 PM
Ah.  OK.  That's how it works.

 lol.   I've been here since June 2003 and I still have less than 700 posts. 
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: A Straight Up Trippin' Balls Forum User on September 26, 2011, 07:48:37 PM
Can you make people's screen names hot pink when they get over 100 points? That would be so rad.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: that Baby guy on September 26, 2011, 08:29:13 PM
I'm down with that.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on August 20, 2012, 05:02:01 PM
I've seen sites move from karma systems to a "like" system and it seems to have worked out better. It seems like a good tool to encourage good-posting without smiting hate campaigns (which I love but am willing to sacrifice :faust:)

Here's one I found for smf, but there may also be others. 19 bux for the full version?
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3029
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BeautifulShy on August 20, 2012, 05:44:56 PM
I've seen sites move from karma systems to a "like" system and it seems to have worked out better. It seems like a good tool to encourage good-posting without smiting hate campaigns (which I love but am willing to sacrifice :faust: )

Here's one I found for smf, but there may also be others. 19 bux for the full version?
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3029 (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3029)

I am all for this idea and I think that it would improve the community as a whole. There is a bit too much negativity and I think that just having a like only could work. Everyone would have to restart with their numbers I would think so that the new posts reflect the new system and if someone was stuck at 0 then well their opinion isn't that well liked but people with tons then well they have a positive or well liked point of view.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on August 20, 2012, 06:43:23 PM
Yes. I'm very interested in having likeable posts stand on their own, regardless of who posts them.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: ShyGuy on August 20, 2012, 06:53:11 PM
I'm smiting you both.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on September 17, 2012, 05:51:03 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/wdt0s.jpg)

So why aren't smites gone and 'Likes' in yet? It should look like this:
(http://i.imgur.com/5H5ve.jpg)

That's way better. Or alternatively, a system to applaud/smite individual posts. Don't hate the poster, hate the post.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: TJ Spyke on September 17, 2012, 12:25:37 PM
That's way better. Or alternatively, a system to applaud/smite individual posts. Don't hate the poster, hate the post.

You mean something like Yahoo's commenting system where you can give individual posts "Thumbs Up" or "Thumbs Down"?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on September 17, 2012, 02:44:17 PM
Yeah, that would be great
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Sarail on September 17, 2012, 02:48:09 PM
Yeah, I'd be down for that, too. I'd love to see how many "Thumbs Down" ratings tendoboy would get on each of his posts. ;)

Of course, a single person should only be able to rate a single post ONE time.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: nylaine0416 on November 22, 2012, 10:30:27 PM
So, forum karma is back (the score under your name) for a trial run.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on November 23, 2012, 07:33:56 AM
It's still here. Kill it!

Here's a good litmus test for forum features: Does somethingawful do it? If yes, it's a good idea. If no, it's probably a bad idea.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Shaymin on November 23, 2012, 04:21:38 PM
hope u got 10bux
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: TrueNerd on February 05, 2013, 08:45:10 PM
I hate the karma system. It's too anonymous and it stifles conversation. Some people, when they see something they disagree with, simply downvote and move on whereas before they'd eloquently, elegantly, and respectfully explain why they disagreed.

KILL KARMA.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on February 06, 2013, 08:38:53 AM
I hate the karma system. It's too anonymous and it stifles conversation. Some people, when they see something they disagree with, simply downvote and move on whereas before they'd eloquently, elegantly, and respectfully explain why they disagreed.

KILL KARMA.
-1
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 06, 2013, 12:13:58 PM
The more people whine and complain about the karma system, the less I want to do anything about it. If it were going to change, it would be after a long period of people not complaining about it, and it would happen at random with no warning or acknowledgement.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Stratos on February 06, 2013, 12:55:11 PM
I forgot we even had a karma system. Do people still use it?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on February 06, 2013, 02:26:27 PM
The more people whine and complain about the karma system, the less I want to do anything about it. If it were going to change, it would be after a long period of people not complaining about it, and it would happen at random with no warning or acknowledgement.

That sounds like a great policy

"not"

- Borat
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 06, 2013, 03:14:55 PM
It is the policy of Nintendo World Report to not care at all what SUPER thinks.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on February 07, 2013, 07:37:20 AM
The more people whine and complain about the karma system, the less I want to do anything about it. If it were going to change, it would be after a long period of people not complaining about it, and it would happen at random with no warning or acknowledgement.
Hey Insano, I am over here not complaining or whining about the terrible Karma system and I haven't been not doing that for a long, long time.


So...how's that unexpected change coming?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 07, 2013, 12:17:09 PM
I'm not even sure what it would entail to change it. I'd have to check with the webmaster crew. My hope is I can find a system that's even worse than the current one.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: UncleBob on February 07, 2013, 09:18:18 PM
Give one random person each day the ability to give unlimited smites.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 07, 2013, 09:34:15 PM
I like that idea, but let's get rid of the "random" part, and instead make it somebody I pick, or possibly have this person elected by the people to institute some form of mob rule.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: UncleBob on February 07, 2013, 09:57:28 PM
I like random, because then you'd get more of that "Oh, noes... I got smited... so-and-so did it!" with no evidence of who was actually behind it...
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 07, 2013, 10:01:13 PM
I like my way, because it makes it even more of a popularity contest.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: UncleBob on February 07, 2013, 10:04:09 PM
How about a random person gets unlimited smiting ability and a voted-in person gets unlimited applauding ability?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 07, 2013, 10:30:44 PM
I would go the other way around. You know who to fear, and you need to be nice to everybody in order to hedge your bets.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: UncleBob on February 07, 2013, 10:35:39 PM
If you get to vote for the Smiter, then everyone will just vote people in who won't abuse the ability.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on February 07, 2013, 10:38:55 PM
Yes, but you know what happens with absolute power.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: oohhboy on February 08, 2013, 08:25:56 AM
Nominate me! You know I have only one target.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on February 26, 2013, 11:18:16 AM
my only issue is i dont know what posts get smited and/or Yeahed
i dont care who did it i wanna know what im doing wrong to get a 1/4 ratio of yeahs/smites
i do think 1000 posts is a little much imo
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Shaymin on February 26, 2013, 06:36:23 PM
The theory is once you hit 1000 posts you realize the whole system is a waste of time and ignore it completely.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on February 27, 2013, 08:01:26 AM
The theory is once you hit 1000 posts you realize the whole system is a waste of time and ignore it completely.
an ironic +1 for this comment
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: xcwarrior on March 04, 2013, 10:13:38 AM
Finally decided to look to see what in the world was going on with this rating system. Now i know why I can't rate other people. At least i seem to have gotten a few more +'s in the last week or so. I'm sure I'll get a few - now just for making this point known in this post, lol.

Oh well, not like it matters all that much.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on March 04, 2013, 01:48:06 PM
Actually, it doesn't matter at all, unless you want it to.

The karma system only hold value to those that hold value in it.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on April 26, 2013, 05:10:48 AM
But i legitimately want to know what makes me a bad poster, a like/dislike thing for each post is much more applicable vs 'oh i am now at 100 smites, what did i do wrong'
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on April 26, 2013, 08:31:29 AM
I'm sure there are lots of people here who would be perfectly willing to explain to you why you're a terrible poster.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on April 26, 2013, 10:25:47 AM
I'm sure there are lots of people here who would be perfectly willing to explain to you why you're a terrible poster.
the question is should they have to?

and also allow me to test that theory...
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on April 26, 2013, 11:49:14 AM
I've wrote a short little limerick to make you feel better.
 
 
For every and each time that you are smote
Another person has read something you wrote
You might not get a plus
But please do not fuss
Just remember that you're always one of us!
 
 
Please don't smite me!
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Dasmos on April 26, 2013, 12:14:03 PM
That's not a limerick..
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on April 26, 2013, 12:21:30 PM
That's not a limerick..

You're not a limerick!
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on April 26, 2013, 01:33:44 PM
I'm sure there are lots of people here who would be perfectly willing to explain to you why you're a terrible poster.
if by lots of people you mean ONE person who basically said in the thread 'in the funhouse thats a good thing' then yes, there is alot of people... honestly, would it kill you to have a like dislike system... if you aren't going to provide me with a means to improve myself don't complain...
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: TJ Spyke on April 26, 2013, 01:38:36 PM
I'm sure there are lots of people here who would be perfectly willing to explain to you why you're a terrible poster.
if by lots of people you mean ONE person who basically said in the thread 'in the funhouse thats a good thing' then yes, there is alot of people... honestly, would it kill you to have a like dislike system... if you aren't going to provide me with a means to improve myself don't complain...

Multiple people HAVE told you some of the things, like telling you not to troll (see the Apple thread).
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on April 26, 2013, 01:42:32 PM
which i stopped actively trolling the thread so why has the smite score hit 100 in a week since that whole thing...(I think I know who did it also because I was eyeing the user activity thing YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE)
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: TJ Spyke on April 26, 2013, 01:46:54 PM
which i stopped actively trolling the thread so why has the smite score hit 100 in a week since that whole thing...(I think I know who did it also because I was eyeing the user activity thing YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE)

If that was aimed at me, I have smited you but it is not just me. You can only smite or applaud a person once per hour, so obviously other people have been smiting you too.

And that is not the only thing you have done.

I will admit that some of your more recent posts are not bad, but almost all of your early posts (everything before 2 days ago) were bad.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on April 26, 2013, 01:48:57 PM
What makes them bad? That is the question...
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Shaymin on April 26, 2013, 06:36:49 PM
Your writing lacks a certain charm
And as of late, post quality bought the farm
You've driven the Funhouse nuts
And we all hate your guts
Because your posts make me want to self harm
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Pixelated Pixies on April 27, 2013, 03:08:18 AM
Your writing lacks a certain charm
And as of late, post quality bought the farm
You've driven the Funhouse nuts
And we all hate your guts
Because your posts make me want to self harm
lmao
 
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on April 29, 2013, 10:13:05 AM
did our pokepal just get some comeuppance?
nice. I've been waiting for that
he's been a little too high on his own funhouse-y exploits of late. good to bring him down a peg. keep him in line
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on May 07, 2013, 04:33:28 PM
so this is my ninehundred eighty fifth post...
after that I will have the right to smite...
(http://catmacros.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/endoftheworld.jpg)
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: TJ Spyke on May 17, 2013, 05:55:46 PM
Dump karma
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: S-U-P-E-R on May 17, 2013, 07:32:01 PM
Yeah kill it, it's an absolute **** feature
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on May 27, 2013, 02:32:54 PM
Did you know that if you try to applaud megabyte, you get rickroll'd? True story, try it out!
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on May 27, 2013, 06:27:05 PM
Did you know that if you try to applaud megabyte, you get rickroll'd? True story, try it out!
i see what you did there... +1
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Oblivion on May 27, 2013, 08:07:33 PM
Karma is literally worse than Hitler.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: UncleBob on May 27, 2013, 08:13:56 PM
Wow.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Oblivion on May 27, 2013, 08:23:13 PM
I hope to god you aren't stupid enough to think I was being serious.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: UncleBob on May 27, 2013, 08:23:55 PM
Serious?  No.  Tacky?  Yup.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Oblivion on May 27, 2013, 08:58:49 PM
Its a reddit circlejerk meme. I didn't make it up myself.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: oohhboy on May 27, 2013, 09:15:22 PM
Still didn't make you funny.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Oblivion on May 27, 2013, 09:21:29 PM
I wasn't aware that I was trying to be funny. Unlike the lot of you, I'm not always trying to make people laugh to fit in. It was comment about how fucking stupid karma is and that it really isn't worse than Hitler, despite what people think.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: oohhboy on May 27, 2013, 09:35:48 PM
So you're intentionally being anti-social about something you percieve as anti-social because people are being anti-social towards you for being anti-social.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Oblivion on May 27, 2013, 10:01:50 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Shaymin on May 28, 2013, 06:10:12 AM
Thanks, Godwin.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on May 30, 2013, 08:28:43 AM
I'm at +69 dudes!


*snicker* *snarfle* :D :-[
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on July 16, 2013, 10:48:28 AM
my search of the smf database has found me some interesting karma mods.

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3474 (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 (http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1129)
a full on replacement system.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on July 16, 2013, 06:01:32 PM
my search of the smf database has found me some interesting karma mods.

http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=3474 (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
Quote

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.

Quote
http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1129 (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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: MegaByte on July 16, 2013, 07:36:59 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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on July 16, 2013, 08:25:29 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 ;)
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: UncleBob on July 16, 2013, 08:30:22 PM
psst.  Scroll down to the very, very bottom of any page on the forum.  Like this page, for instance.  :D
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on July 16, 2013, 09:04:45 PM
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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on July 17, 2013, 07:33:30 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)
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on August 04, 2013, 09:38:04 AM
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 (http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=506743.40)
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on August 04, 2013, 10:13:12 AM
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.

Quote from: S-U-P-E-R on April 27, 2013, 02:23:10 AM
Quote from: NWR_insanolord on April 27, 2013, 02:20:13 AM
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
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on August 11, 2013, 06:18:14 PM
so wait any response

can you even test this stuff without having to bring the forums offline or otherwise impeding the average user.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: MegaByte on August 11, 2013, 06:37:18 PM
That one works, but you can only Like and the button placement isn't great.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on August 11, 2013, 06:57:16 PM
That one works, but you can only Like
Fine by me, a dislike button could wind up breeding even more negativity around here.
Quote
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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Lucario on August 12, 2013, 04:43:35 PM
Ok...... give me the POWER!!!
Or a moderator will get a focus blast to the face
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on September 27, 2013, 07:37:25 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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Ceric on September 27, 2013, 12:27:54 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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Mythtendo on June 15, 2014, 03:47:30 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).
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: UncleBob on June 15, 2014, 05:55:02 PM
I don't like Disqus due to the tracking/beacon/advertising aspect.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: oohhboy on June 15, 2014, 11:36:10 PM
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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: pokepal148 on June 16, 2014, 12:22:46 AM
I second ceric's sentiments on disqus.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: NWR_insanolord on June 16, 2014, 12:37:20 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.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Khushrenada on June 16, 2014, 11:13:25 AM
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?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Fatty The Hutt on June 16, 2014, 01:10:14 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?


Hey Joni Mitchell, don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you got 'til it's gone?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Stratos on June 16, 2014, 02:04:53 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?
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Khushrenada on June 16, 2014, 02:32:53 PM
Awww. I guess I must have getting the placebos. And here I thought I was getting free drugs.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 16, 2014, 03:03:05 PM
Sugar pills. It's why you are all over the place. You are on a sugar high.

Keep taking them though. We like you hyper.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Stratos on June 16, 2014, 03:14:57 PM
And once you stop the crash...the crash is a horrible feeling.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: UncleBob on June 16, 2014, 04:50:54 PM
Sugar pills...

...laced with LSD.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: BlackNMild2k1 on June 16, 2014, 05:22:09 PM
Sugar pills...

...laced with LSD.

I left that part out on purpose. I didn't want to have to be the one to tell him that he is the only one on the forums and that everyone else has been a figment of his imagination. He himself is a construct of his own imagination much like everyone else he has been talking too.

But we cannot tell him his own name, as his mind might implode upon itself and bring our cozy little world to a very violent and abrupt end.
Title: Re: Karma is back for a trial run!
Post by: Khushrenada on June 16, 2014, 05:35:19 PM
Well shoot.  :(


Guess I'm going to need more placebos!   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D