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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2009, 12:21:24 pm »

This is an electronic community, not "strangers" on the internet.  You are my friend even though I will probably never know who you are.  And I genuinely hate Double AA more than I hate some of my known enemies.  This place isn't about strangers.

Karma as practiced here is 1) a violation of trust, 2) juvenile, 3) lends itself to abuse.


As I've said before, it wouldn't be so bad if they would limit it's use to once per user per topic/post.  The once per hour is a bit much.

I don't care either way as I've stated before, but I've heard the arguments enough on my forums that I disabled them permanently.  It lends itself to the equivalent of 'internet bullying'.  When I installed the feature that I spoke about earlier in the thread, it reduced the amount of karma being given out in the negative, but those that did get it I got a LOT of 'report to moderator/administrator' emails for abuse.  What I did do is enable a feature that allows users to thumb up or down a post without aggregating statistics on it.
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2009, 12:27:43 pm »

I'm in the same boat.  I was nearing my 100 mark and have dropped ~5 per day since FOTD started posting again.  Makes me chuckle.  +1 Karma for everyone in this thread.
Last I checked, I'd dropped nearly 40. It's a fun topic of discussion, but utterly useless.  Cool

Edited to add: Better than karma is a way for a user to indicate to another user privately if they thought positively of a post. Thumbs up, as Hoss mentioned earlier works well. That's what they use over on dslreports.com, and it seems to work well.
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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2009, 12:40:01 pm »

I have lost fifty karma points in two weeks.

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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2009, 12:41:42 pm »

See this is why I assumed karma had like a 30 day expiration or something. 

Some sites have it so every bad one has to matched by a good one, or something like that.
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« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2009, 08:22:19 am »

Ok, whoever you are, you've almost got me down to negative karma.  Don't give up!  Persevere!  Catch me up with Guido!
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« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2009, 02:45:56 pm »

lol, I've lost 40 some in the last 2 weeks.  Someone is on a crusade.   The only reason I slightly care is because I wanted to hit 100 and tell RM he'd never make it.    Tongue

Alas.  What might have been. 
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« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2009, 03:11:54 pm »

Not too hard to figure out there's a pattern to the karma disappearance with certain members.  I really don't bother taking away unless there's a real dumbass post. 
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