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Are We Keeping Karma?
« on: January 04, 2012, 04:57:47 am »
I remember we jettisoned the karma system on the old board, possibly via giant mechanical steam-powered brass cannon, because it became this whole thing over there. The thing it became may have been a robot. Made of lava. And nobody wants that. So are we going to keep it here on a trial basis, or what's the story there?
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 05:02:39 am »
I am neutral on the existence of the exalt system. I do remember it turning into a sizable clusterfuck, though.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 05:08:15 am »
I am told it is merely temporary.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 09:36:12 am »
I've never used karma on any of my other forums, so I am ambivalent.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 10:23:10 am »
If it's made of lava, then we can play Hot Lava!
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 10:27:16 am »
Considering it's purely cosmetic, I can take it or leave it.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 10:37:49 am »
I generally dislike "karma" and voting on posts, at least judging by couple other forums I used to visit. It seemed to turn them into popularity contests where people say popular things to get voted up, while dissenting opinion gets voted down. Basically, it's an invitation for groupthink, provincialism, and Person X bawwwing because their karma is less than Person Y They Don't Like. Still, I dunno if that would actually happen here, because the people here at least tend to be more intelligent and objective than your average person. (C'mon, you know it's true.)

Either way, it is pretty silly and pointless, but if it doesn't cause any problems, who cares?
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 10:40:24 am »
I generally dislike "karma" and voting on posts, at least judging by couple other forums I used to visit. It seemed to turn them into popularity contests where people say popular things to get voted up, while dissenting opinion gets voted down. Basically, it's an invitation for groupthink, provincialism, and Person X bawwwing because their karma is less than Person Y They Don't Like. Still, I dunno if that would actually happen here, because the people here at least tend to be more intelligent and objective than your average person. (C'mon, you know it's true.)

Either way, it is pretty silly and pointless, but if it doesn't cause any problems, who cares?

Funnily enough, pretty much the exact drama you described is why it was canned back on the proboards forum?

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 10:48:47 am »
I generally dislike "karma" and voting on posts, at least judging by couple other forums I used to visit. It seemed to turn them into popularity contests where people say popular things to get voted up, while dissenting opinion gets voted down. Basically, it's an invitation for groupthink, provincialism, and Person X bawwwing because their karma is less than Person Y They Don't Like. Still, I dunno if that would actually happen here, because the people here at least tend to be more intelligent and objective than your average person. (C'mon, you know it's true.)

Either way, it is pretty silly and pointless, but if it doesn't cause any problems, who cares?

Funnily enough, pretty much the exact drama you described is why it was canned back on the proboards forum?
Not at all surprising. In that case, burn it with fire.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 11:46:11 am »
Still, I dunno if that would actually happen here, because the people here at least tend to be more intelligent and objective than your average person. (C'mon, you know it's true.)
I dunno. I’ve seen enough bickering in my short time on the other board. Kinda ruined a few topics for me as it was.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2012, 12:05:12 pm »
Still, I dunno if that would actually happen here, because the people here at least tend to be more intelligent and objective than your average person. (C'mon, you know it's true.)
I dunno. I’ve seen enough bickering in my short time on the other board. Kinda ruined a few topics for me as it was.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2012, 12:08:21 pm »
What family doesn't bicker?

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2012, 12:13:05 pm »
It is my goal to collect as many smites as possible before the system is scrapped.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2012, 12:15:09 pm »
It is my goal to collect as many smites as possible before the system is scrapped.
I can help with that.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2012, 12:17:21 pm »
It is my goal to collect as many smites as possible before the system is scrapped.

Well, if you insist.

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