Author Topic: Are We Keeping Karma?  (Read 15052 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Oriet

  • Homo sapiens scientia
  • Bishop
  • ***
  • Posts: 159
  • Gender: Female
  • Disabled Vet MtF Polyamorous Atheist Auspie
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2012, 12:20:04 pm »
That's just cause you like getting smitten.
The Rules, get to know them.


Offline shy

  • Princess of the Internet.
  • Pope
  • ****
  • Posts: 448
  • Gender: Male
  • The FSTDT Admin Dude
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2012, 12:21:36 pm »
Newsflash: Despite our similar levels of awesomeness, I am not Antichrist.

THERE WILL BE PAYBACK FOR THIS BECAUSE I AM ALWAYS THE MOST +1'EST FORUMITE EVER AND DON'T YOU FORGET IT
"I don't do drugs. I am drugs." — Salvador Dali

Les ananas ne parlent pas! Ce n'est pas possible!

Offline The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist

  • The Very Punny Punisher and Owner of the Most Glorious Chest
  • The Beast
  • *****
  • Posts: 4316
  • Gender: Female
  • And I fired two warning shots... into his head.
    • Tumblr Image Blog
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2012, 12:25:16 pm »
I can't stop laughing at your avatar, Shy.
"Je me presse de rire de tout, de peur d'être obligé d'en pleurer."

My Blog (Sometimes NSFW)

Offline shy

  • Princess of the Internet.
  • Pope
  • ****
  • Posts: 448
  • Gender: Male
  • The FSTDT Admin Dude
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2012, 12:27:03 pm »
I can't stop laughing at YOUR FACE.
"I don't do drugs. I am drugs." — Salvador Dali

Les ananas ne parlent pas! Ce n'est pas possible!

Offline The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist

  • The Very Punny Punisher and Owner of the Most Glorious Chest
  • The Beast
  • *****
  • Posts: 4316
  • Gender: Female
  • And I fired two warning shots... into his head.
    • Tumblr Image Blog
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2012, 12:29:00 pm »
I keep telling you people, I don't have a face.
"Je me presse de rire de tout, de peur d'être obligé d'en pleurer."

My Blog (Sometimes NSFW)

Offline shy

  • Princess of the Internet.
  • Pope
  • ****
  • Posts: 448
  • Gender: Male
  • The FSTDT Admin Dude
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2012, 12:31:22 pm »
I feel this is revelant:

"I don't do drugs. I am drugs." — Salvador Dali

Les ananas ne parlent pas! Ce n'est pas possible!

Offline The Right Honourable Mlle Antéchrist

  • The Very Punny Punisher and Owner of the Most Glorious Chest
  • The Beast
  • *****
  • Posts: 4316
  • Gender: Female
  • And I fired two warning shots... into his head.
    • Tumblr Image Blog
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2012, 12:56:32 pm »
We can't all be beautiful like you :(
"Je me presse de rire de tout, de peur d'être obligé d'en pleurer."

My Blog (Sometimes NSFW)

Offline MaybeNever

  • Got His Red Wings
  • Pope
  • ****
  • Posts: 332
  • Gender: Male
  • Possessed of a proclivity for prolixity
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2012, 04:55:23 pm »
We can't all be beautiful like you :(

You'll always be beautiful in my heart. So get in there. THE DOOR IS OPEN.
"Great Britain's two most senior military officers added to the uneasiness. [...] Lord Wolseley, Adjutant General, thought that it might be possible for an enemy to invade without waiters and pastrycooks."
-Robert K. Massie, Dreadnought

Offline Jodie

  • Cyborg Wannabe
  • Pope
  • ****
  • Posts: 387
  • Gender: Female
  • WTF???
    • Doodles and stuff
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2012, 05:26:58 pm »
Is it possible to disable the Smite option and keep just the Karma Exalt one?

Cause I believe that giving people points for good posts is awesome and totally worth it.

I think it would be cool if we could keep one and can the other. :3

(Edited to fix Karma to Exalt)
« Last Edit: January 06, 2012, 11:20:44 pm by Jodie »
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Corinthians 13: 4-7

Offline N. De Plume

  • Mysterious Writing Implement
  • The Beast
  • *****
  • Posts: 1936
  • Gender: Male
  • Nom, nom, nom…
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2012, 05:44:22 pm »
What family doesn't bicker?
True enough. But good families generally avoid grudge-induced bickering. It’s not the bickering I dislike so much as it having more to do with baggage than the actual topic at hand.

It is my goal to collect as many smites as possible before the system is scrapped.
Very well then. Courtesy Smite!

Is it possible to disable the Smite option and keep just the Karma one? Cause I believe that giving people points for good posts is awesome and totally worth it. I think it would be cool if we could keep one and can the other. :3
I’d be cool with that. Keep it all up with the Positive Reinforcement.
« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 05:45:57 pm by N. De Plume »
-A Pen Name

Offline Osama bin Bambi

  • The Black Witch
  • Kakarot
  • ******
  • Posts: 10167
  • Gender: Female
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #25 on: January 04, 2012, 05:56:46 pm »
I just noticed that the exalt/smite system has been reinstated. I don't want to speak for everyone, but in my personal experience, every single instance of this system has resulted in popularity contests, trolling opportunities, and general whininess. I've been on other forums and sites that used this system, and it wasn't unusual for the "older" members to gang up and "smite" the users they didn't like. (Some people took their internet reputations a little too seriously.)

If there is any way to remove this system, I think it should be done. On the old forum, I remember some other users complaining that the system only lasted for a week before it devolved into complete flamewar.
Formerly known as Eva-Beatrice and Wykked Wytch.

Quote from: sandman
There are very few problems that cannot be solved with a good taint punching.

Offline N. De Plume

  • Mysterious Writing Implement
  • The Beast
  • *****
  • Posts: 1936
  • Gender: Male
  • Nom, nom, nom…
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #26 on: January 04, 2012, 06:01:47 pm »
I’ve never actually been on a forum with any sort of Karma system before. However, I have heard recommendations on “Exalt”-only systems. Do you have any experience with that?
-A Pen Name

Offline Osama bin Bambi

  • The Black Witch
  • Kakarot
  • ******
  • Posts: 10167
  • Gender: Female
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #27 on: January 04, 2012, 06:09:58 pm »
I’ve never actually been on a forum with any sort of Karma system before. However, I have heard recommendations on “Exalt”-only systems. Do you have any experience with that?

I think there was one forum that had something like this. It was called a "thank" system where you could "thank" a person's post if you liked it. You could take your thanks back, but there was no way to take away thanks you did not give. The problem was not as overt, but there was a subtle prejudice. If a new user who didn't have as many thanks disagreed or went up against a user who had accumulated many, then that person would be drummed out because "How dare they go up against this prestigious and respected older user!" (Even if that person wasn't a mod.)

I'm mostly against the system because it divides the users, makes newbies feel alienated, and creates a system where users are judged based on how long they've been around instead of the merit of their ideas.
Formerly known as Eva-Beatrice and Wykked Wytch.

Quote from: sandman
There are very few problems that cannot be solved with a good taint punching.

Offline MaybeNever

  • Got His Red Wings
  • Pope
  • ****
  • Posts: 332
  • Gender: Male
  • Possessed of a proclivity for prolixity
"Great Britain's two most senior military officers added to the uneasiness. [...] Lord Wolseley, Adjutant General, thought that it might be possible for an enemy to invade without waiters and pastrycooks."
-Robert K. Massie, Dreadnought

Offline N. De Plume

  • Mysterious Writing Implement
  • The Beast
  • *****
  • Posts: 1936
  • Gender: Male
  • Nom, nom, nom…
Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #29 on: January 04, 2012, 06:16:47 pm »
I’ve never actually been on a forum with any sort of Karma system before. However, I have heard recommendations on “Exalt”-only systems. Do you have any experience with that?

I think there was one forum that had something like this. It was called a "thank" system where you could "thank" a person's post if you liked it. You could take your thanks back, but there was no way to take away thanks you did not give. The problem was not as overt, but there was a subtle prejudice. If a new user who didn't have as many thanks disagreed or went up against a user who had accumulated many, then that person would be drummed out because "How dare they go up against this prestigious and respected older user!" (Even if that person wasn't a mod.)
Yeah. I can see that. I think the only way to really reduce that kind of thing would be to build it to create a rating weighted with respect to age of poster, post count, and current rating. Also, Thanks/Exalts/Whatever-you-want-to-call-them should have an expiration date.

Gets kinda complicated, doesn’t it?
« Last Edit: January 04, 2012, 10:08:29 pm by N. De Plume »
-A Pen Name