View Poll Results: How do you feel about karma
miss karma and want it back. 54 81.82%
good riddance hope it stays gone 12 18.18%
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:15 PM   #15
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while i'd like to see karma come back it seemed to offend some folks. so, in the name of harmony, can we give HUGS? hugs were a favorite of Ingrid.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:41 PM   #16
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Thanks expresses gratitude, karma is a reward according to one's deeds, hugs or perhaps warm fuzzies is to comfort and reassure or be friendly and affectionate.

kuddos might work=honor; glory; acclaim And if we still have a hankering to punish we could give out cooties. OK I am kidding, I am not into punishing.
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:59 PM   #17
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I probably seem like a "nervous Nellie" about this, but hey, how hard is it just to write a PM to give someone some positive feedback? Or simply post and say "thanks." Again, I don't know anything about the old karma system, but it feels a little like "keeping score."

It's my impression that most of the folks on the forum are "good people." This said, not everyone is going to hit it off. We have our share of experts and not all of those experts agree. Need an example, I give you two words: "Tow vehicle." I share the concern about well intentioned forum participants accruing negative karma simply because of a technical difference of opinion or simple personal bias.

My suggestion: while this poll is ongoing, take the time to tell someone thanks. Share a hope or a dream or a memory. We don't need a system to generate positive karma.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:02 PM   #18
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. . . And if we still have a hankering to punish we could give out cooties. OK I am kidding, I am not into punishing.
Only girls can give you cooties. What about us guys?
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:29 PM   #19
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I sent him "thanks", but it just does not have the same implications as "karma". I hope others will send him thanks for his actions.
It's the exact same system as karma, we just changed the word.
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Could "karma " be brought back? Could it be voted on in a poll and if a sweeping majority wanted it back, it could be put back. Is that possible?
Sorry, it's technically not possible. It's the same system that was used for karma we just changed the word and configured it so that each thanks for every member is worth one point. Simple and easy to understand.
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:36 PM   #20
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Part of the problem with the old Karma system was senior members who accumulated so much Karma they had to rein in their Karma giving. Getting Karma from one of those members was like getting hit by the Karma truck. Made you cry like a little girl.
Personally, I liked driving the Karma bus...
But the old Karma system has been scrapped, so even if we changed the word from "Thanks" back to "karma", it would be the same thing we have now, rebadged.
To call a rose by another name would have it smell as sweet...

After posting the above, I see Andy R said pretty much the same thing. You gotta love the new millenium, everything's in stereo...
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:42 PM   #21
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Only girls can give you cooties. What about us guys?

Mark I am giving you a big "No thanks" on that one! We girls are all sugar and spice and everything nice, everyone knows that.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:43 PM   #22
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I really miss the old karma system. I know the "thanks" is the same thing and works the same way, but "thanks" is different than "karma" I was reading a thread where purman is giving away his entire interior to anyone that needs parts. He only wants to be compensated for shipping. As we all know, all those parts could add up to a small pile of money if they were to be sold on ebay. Instead, he is helping others. He is exhibiting great Airstream Spirit. I sent him "thanks", but it just does not have the same implications as "karma". I hope others will send him thanks for his actions.

So here is where I am going.... Could "karma " be brought back? Could it be voted on in a poll and if a sweeping majority wanted it back, it could be put back. Is that possible? Or maybe it could be a second option to give "thank" or to also hit the "karma " button. Or another idea is that you could offer a super enhanced account where those people willing to pay even more would be able to give "karma" again. I would double my yearly donation just to have this feature. I would even allow more advertisement to be on my screen to have the right to give "karma" again. I realize a "karma blocker" feature will need to be created also for some forums members do not want to receive it(or maybe they just objected to getting it from me). Please consider this folks.

I would love to see karma return
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KARMA.... revisited
I have a few questions about KARMA. I am confused about it, I think in part because I am a Buddhist. You see kharma is something YOU earn on a personal and spiritual level. It cannot be put in a box and given as a gift, but here it can. I have embraced this fact and I have gotten in the habit of giving freely to those that I feel deserve karma. Here is where my problem lies. It seems one of the recipients is not appreciative of the karma I have given. I think perhaps their KHARMA is all screwed up and they do not like my generosity. Is there a way to take back the karma you have given? Can a recipient deny the karma you have sent? Is it possible to change your mind after you have given?
From what I have read here, you didn't want karma, but now you do?
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:06 PM   #23
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OK, let's at least do away with the follow-up dialog box that informs me that I can give "Thanks" and that "I may be lucky enough to get some in return."
I think I already knew that.
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:14 PM   #24
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Karma, Karma, Karma, carmellia...

Please yes to Karma, no to Bad Karma. The negative effects of giving bad karma hit the sender even worse than the recipient.

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Old 11-06-2008, 05:02 PM   #25
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From what I have read here, you didn't want karma, but now you do?
No I wanted karma and I wanted to give it... read. I was not well received by the fella I gave it to.
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:51 PM   #26
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Whoop @ss

I think we should add a "Whoop @ss" option.
It would be measured in cans.

It would also be informative if there could be a pop-up notification system, kinda like the PM notification.

A pop-up box could "pop-up" and announce

"So and So has just opened (1) can of "Whoop @aa" on ya.



Reminds me of the story of the 18 wheeler that was hauling a couple of 1000 cases of Whoop @ss, The driver lost control of his rig and overturned on the Long Island Expressway....

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Old 11-06-2008, 05:55 PM   #27
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It's the exact same system as karma, we just changed the word.
So just change the word back to karma and keep the same point system etc.
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Old 11-06-2008, 10:02 PM   #28
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Karma? Thanks?
Nope.
We should give and receive "Rivets."
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