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Karma System - Enable or Disable ?


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#1    Saru

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Posted 16 October 2002 - 06:42 PM

The Karma system is basically a feature that allows users to give other users negative or positive "karma" points, effectively giving them a popularity rating. I'm not sure whether this is really a good thing to have switched on or not.

There is a delay to stop people continuously voting for someone over and over again, as well as a block to stop you from voting for yourself. If your unhappy with someone, the idea is that you give them a negative Karma vote, and if you are particularly happy about something that someone has done or said, you can give them a positive karma vote.

Let me know what you think - if in doubt, there's always the option to try it out for a while and then disable it later if people are unhappy with it.



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Posted 16 October 2002 - 06:52 PM

:s6 Well why not try it to see how it goes.?

I take it only members can vote for others. I just have a worrying thought that guests could vote and cause probs or havoc :o

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Posted 16 October 2002 - 06:59 PM

CW,

I think only members would be able to vote on the karma system - as long as folk don't take to registering usernames simply to vote for someone.  ;D

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Posted 16 October 2002 - 07:07 PM

The karma thing sounds cool, but it doesn't sound to nice. I'd hate to see someone with bad karma. Then that could start all kinds of problems.  It could prove to offend new guests or new members that post "so-so" posts. My vote is leave it off.

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Posted 16 October 2002 - 09:02 PM




       Since I also don't like to see bad karma, and I think whenever someone wants to comment on someone else's post,  they should just do that.  I voted no, leave it off.   :s1

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Posted 17 October 2002 - 02:35 AM

as one of the ones most likely to be bad karma'd, i vote no.  although it would be fun to dish some bad karma out to a few people...

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Posted 17 October 2002 - 10:31 AM

I agree with KC, if you wish to comment on other's posts, then do so. However the result turns out, I'll go with the flow!
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Posted 17 October 2002 - 02:38 PM

Sounds good to me  ;D

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Posted 17 October 2002 - 09:05 PM

[blue]I think if you don't like what someone has said/done, then say it to them in a posting. Direct response is much better than anonymous voting.

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 08:49 AM

I agree with LB. I voted to leave it switched off.


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Posted 18 October 2002 - 08:57 AM

I have voted to try It for a couple of months. Allthough I like the Idea of the Karma points Im a big girl and I can handle a few negative grades , from what I have seen the majority of the people on this forum are mature enough to handle it . It's a very Interesting experiment. :sp


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So I would love to see it kept but please everyone be brave and give it a go. :s02


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Posted 19 October 2002 - 11:30 PM

Kismit.

I like your wise man thought, it's so sensible!  :s6

I reckon it could be open to a lot of abuse tho,

If every1 was as honest etc on this forum then I'd vote keep it, but.......

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Posted 21 October 2002 - 09:02 AM

Interesting idea but i think i may cause problems so i vote no.


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Posted 21 October 2002 - 12:53 PM

I voted no  ;)


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Posted 21 October 2002 - 02:44 PM

It looks as though the majority of forum users would prefer if the Karma system remained off - and I tend to agree, anonymous positive and negative voting would probably be a lot more trouble than it's worth.

I'll leave it turned off for the time being.

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