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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #60 on: January 07, 2012, 11:48:41 pm »
As I recall, only WMDKitty was REALLY bothered by the karma system, but there was a lot of annoyance &/or confusion over being smitten & not knowing WHY. The idea was that having something that said, effectively, "31 people thought you were a twat" wasn't constructive. You didn't know what they didn't like or why. You didn't know how to react because you weren't sure if it was drama-whoring, a joke, or someone actually had a beef with you.

That, coupled with the fact that most people have never witnessed a positive reaction with karma on any given forum, led to it being struck down.

And I was inclined to agree. I think that either we should just treat the karma system as a complete joke, or strike it down.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2012, 01:46:33 am »
I'm trying to figure out how I pissed off 11 people enough to click smite.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2012, 02:51:02 am »
I'm guessing my smite was Vene.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2012, 02:59:56 am »
I'm trying to figure out how I pissed off 11 people enough to click smite.

Ironbite-unless they're just trollin'.
I'm guessing you moulted all over the furniture again.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2012, 11:24:46 am »
I'm guessing my smite was Vene.

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I don't remember, but it's possible. I like smiting people. I'm gonna smite everyone on this page.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2012, 11:42:40 am »
I would like it if you could know either who exalted/smote you, or at least what posts it happened on.

I'm assuming that my smites resulted from the "Smite me hard!!" joke earlier in this thread, but I have no way of knowing if it's that, or if I said something stupid again and just don't realize it.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2012, 12:09:31 pm »
I would like it if you could know either who exalted/smote you, or at least what posts it happened on.

I'm assuming that my smites resulted from the "Smite me hard!!" joke earlier in this thread, but I have no way of knowing if it's that, or if I said something stupid again and just don't realize it.
This is why I really do have to view it as a toy instead of serious feedback. If it was serious feedback then I'd have to know where it came from.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2012, 12:53:29 pm »
Even when the forum software has a serious feedback feature, like Invisions' for example, it's still nothing more than a toy/popularity contest. Because the systems don't force you to leave feedback.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #68 on: January 08, 2012, 01:54:45 pm »
Oh, I know a way to have it so they leave feedback!


You rely on people posting a response instead of a karma system.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #69 on: January 08, 2012, 01:59:09 pm »
Even when the forum software has a serious feedback feature, like Invisions' for example, it's still nothing more than a toy/popularity contest. Because the systems don't force you to leave feedback.

Yeah, any serious system would have to require feedback as well as subject such feedback to moderation in order to help make sure the feedback is actually meaningful. Which would, of course, increase the moderators’ workload.

Gotta join the “It’s just a toy” crowd here.

Oh, I know a way to have it so they leave feedback!


You rely on people posting a response instead of a karma system.
I dunno. That sounds kinda radical.  ;)
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2012, 07:07:21 pm »
And possibly anti-semitic.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #71 on: January 08, 2012, 07:20:05 pm »
WMDKitty had many issues, some her doing and some not, of which Karma was only one.
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #72 on: January 09, 2012, 01:52:24 am »
I think it would be best to be rid of karma, as it is doomed to lead to a disaster no matter what.

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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #73 on: January 09, 2012, 04:03:03 pm »
We are only doomed if we give karma more importance that it deserves (i.e. any at all)
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Re: Are We Keeping Karma?
« Reply #74 on: January 09, 2012, 04:45:27 pm »
Yeah. So far, I have yet to see anyone treat it with any importance. It just may be possible that if the current crop of posters can keep that attitude it could stay ingrained within the board culture.

Maybe.
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