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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2012, 06:25:11 pm »
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2012, 06:34:42 pm »
I'm on another forum where it works more like facebook's likes, where the likes only show up on the post in question. Works pretty well and it cuts down on spam there since there's not a few dozen pages of "Yeah, I agree with Sue." They just click like on the post instead. Not that that's a problem here but it would be over there.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2012, 10:03:41 pm »
Yes. 9 smites!

In seriousness, though, I like the idea of having only exalts, if it's actually possible to do that without having to hack the forum's code to death.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2012, 11:52:00 pm »
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?

In other words, reddit.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2012, 11:54:28 pm »
What exactly does karma do?

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2012, 11:58:04 pm »
What exactly does karma do?

Feeds and destroys people's egos, basically.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2012, 12:06:43 am »
And turns people into melodramatic nutcases.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2012, 12:07:57 am »
And turns people into melodramatic nutcases.

*smites*
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2012, 12:15:41 am »
Bitch, don't you even.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2012, 12:22:59 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?

In other words, reddit.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2012, 12:24:48 am »
Bitch, don't you even.

Guess what I just did?
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2012, 12:38:30 am »
I KNOW YOU DI'INT.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #42 on: January 05, 2012, 12:39:02 am »
In seriousness, though, I like the idea of having only exalts, if it's actually possible to do that without having to hack the forum's code to death.
But I like smiting people. I honestly can't view the system as anything more than a toy. Which is why I will only smite people if I actually like them. I don't want to play with people I don't like.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #43 on: January 05, 2012, 10:23:53 am »
What exactly does karma do?
It is an attempt to allow posters to wear their reputations on their sleeves. If a particularly poster is an all around cool person, he or she would theoretically have a pretty high positive karma. Likewise, some asshole that manages to just skirt getting banned, would supposedly have high negative karma. It is meant to give newbies and other people unfamiliar with a particular poster some idea of that poster’s credibility.

That’s the theory, anyway. But, as has been pointed out, actual practice generally results in easily gameable popularity contests.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #44 on: January 05, 2012, 07:10:29 pm »
In seriousness, though, I like the idea of having only exalts, if it's actually possible to do that without having to hack the forum's code to death.
But I like smiting people. I honestly can't view the system as anything more than a toy. Which is why I will only smite people if I actually like them. I don't want to play with people I don't like.

Ohh, smite me, Vene.  Smite me so hard. ;)
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