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Old 08-22-2005, 05:17 PM   #43
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I agree - positive karma only would be a plus

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I agree. In fact I would be in favor of eliminating the ability of one member to subtract karma from another...
The interesting thing is that only positive karma can be posted at at least one of Andy R's other websites (I am also a member of discusscooking).

Its the same software, so being limited to only giving positive karma is possible.

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Old 08-22-2005, 06:03 PM   #44
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So, what is the Moderators' preference? Report bad posts, or ping the poster with bad karma? Tom
My personal preference is both. Bad posts need to be reported for a number of reasons. Most folks don't want to spend time on a forum that has degenerated into a mean sprited, off topic or chaotic mess. I think that posts that violate forum policies should be reported asap. Moderators don't read every post immediately - we don't have time. Giving me a heads up about a problem is a huge help.

Karma can be a Peer Review system and deliver kudos or course correction in a private and personal way. The danger here is that it's easy to forget to give good karma as well as bad.

I give positive karma for helpful, content heavy posts, posts that improve my day and sometimes... just because. I give negative karma for mean spirited posts. I don't ding someones karma just because I don't agree with them or for bad spelling, grammer etc - that seems sort of petty. I alway try to leave a comment with the karma - there's no point unless the recipient understands why they've been "karma'd".

So... report the big stuff, use karma for the little stuff and for giving warm fuzzies....
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Old 08-22-2005, 07:07 PM   #45
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Ya know, I wouldn't mind just a little more guidance on negative karma.
BTW...negative karma 'dings' are only 1/2 value. Say your positive karma has a power value of 10 ~ your negative karma only has a value of 5. So positive karma is always worth more than negative...here as in life!

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Old 08-22-2005, 07:52 PM   #46
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BTW...negative karma 'dings' are only 1/2 value. Say your positive karma has a power value of 10 ~ your negative karma only has a value of 5. So positive karma is always worth more than negative...here as in life!
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In life there is a very disproportionate tendency to remember people by the mistakes they made rather than their contributions. Are we going to apply that sad reality to these forums?
I'm certainly in favor of encouraging members to avoid making bad posts, but very dubious that allowing ANY member to harm another member's reputation is the right procedure.
I've had my say, I'll go to my room now.
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Old 08-22-2005, 08:04 PM   #47
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Thumbs up Okay, how about this?

How about if you can only give bad karma to a forum member if you have previously given good karma to that member?
That way, you could let your feelings be known to that person, without doing more than taking away half of what you gave him.
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In life there is a very disproportionate tendency to remember people by the mistakes they made rather than their contributions. Are we going to apply that sad reality to these forums?
I'm certainly in favor of encouraging members to avoid making bad posts, but very dubious that allowing ANY member to harm another member's reputation is the right procedure.
I've had my say, I'll go to my room now.
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Old 08-22-2005, 08:04 PM   #48
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My opinion is with Rog: I too was brought up on with Thumper's lesson that "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all." I think that fully applies to our karma awards on this forum: when the posting is nice, reward it. When it's less than nice, ignore it and let the mods moderate. Now, I'm off to award some karma to Rog for saying so well what I wanted to say
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Old 08-22-2005, 08:27 PM   #49
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Give people their due.
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Old 08-22-2005, 10:15 PM   #50
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How about if you can only give bad karma to a forum member if you have previously given good karma to that member?
That way, you could let your feelings be known to that person, without doing more than taking away half of what you gave him.
If you feel bad about leaving bad karma, you can always go back and give that person good karma after they've changed their ways & cleaned-up their act...it'll all level out over time.
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Good people deserve good things to happen and bad people deserve bad things to happen, that is how Karma works.
Give people their due.
Trust me, I think very seriously before giving negative karma...while handing out good karma much more freely.

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Old 09-21-2005, 02:47 PM   #51
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When the karma system first arrived on the forum, I thought it to be a little harmless fun. Now I've experienced it in practice, I believe it to be an important part of the continuing health of the forum. I sometimes write articles for our little local newspaper on subjects of local interest, e.g pollution levels in the river, or sightings of unusual wildlife. I have never had any feedback on any of these articles. No resident has thanked me for an article, or disagreed with it. The work just disappears. After a few years, I wonder if I'm wasting my time. This is a real disincentive to writing further articles. With the karma system, I've had the pleasure of forum members indicating that my efforts are valued. I'm a simple soul, and that just keeps me happy. Also, that prompts me to show appreciation for others in the same way, so I'm always looking for especially good posts. Here's karma for karma!
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Old 12-13-2006, 09:28 AM   #52
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Who has over 1000 karma points?

We can all see and appreciate those who contribute many posts to this forum, but I was wondering which of our members has received shed-loads of karma. For example, are there any of you who will confess to having over 1000 points? (Not me, for sure ). Anway, for those that have, I salute you.
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:23 PM   #53
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Nick,
I suspect that most here will be too modest to post their karma level. Or possibly too embarrased?)
Now having said that, I don't have any issues with someone doing so, and certainly wouldn't want to discourage them.
We'll see how it goes.
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Old 12-14-2006, 12:04 AM   #54
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Maybe people have spent all of their karma points on items from the karma catalog .
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Old 12-15-2006, 08:51 AM   #55
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You've made my day!

Some powerful person in cyberspace has made me laugh out loud while seated at a PC in a supposedly quiet public library in FL. My karma count has, by a remarkable coincidence, been VERY rapidly accellerated to a remakably coincidental number. That's very funny, but to whom do I send the karma for this?????? Another of life's mysteries....... send for Guy Noire.
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Some powerful person in cyberspace has made me laugh out loud while seated at a PC in a supposedly quiet public library in FL. My karma count has, by a remarkable coincidence, been VERY rapidly accellerated to a remakably coincidental number. That's very funny, but to whom do I send the karma for this?????? Another of life's mysteries....... send for Guy Noire.
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I just shot you some.....I'm wondering if I have a lot of Karma or a little? It tells me I'm a bit over 800. Is this low? High? In between? Not sure if that was suppose to be a secret like a PIN number or anything, but that's where I'm at......

Can I cash in the Karma Points for a gas card like I can with other points systems?
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