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« on: May 16, 2011, 08:44:16 AM »
What do you guys think about Karma?  Each person can thumbs up somebody else if they like what they say.  I've seen it on a couple forums.  Not sure on the details on how it works or whatnot but I kinda like it.
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Re: Karma
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 08:48:39 AM »
Nah, I like the forum the way it is.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 08:53:02 AM »
I am getting so sick of this whole "thumbs up" and "like" shit that Facebook seems to have popularized. Not every website ever needs to see how many people wanked off to my homo-erotic comments towards Antigoon.


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Re: Karma
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 08:59:31 AM »
I am getting so sick of this whole "thumbs up" and "like" shit that Facebook seems to have popularized. Not every website ever needs to see how many people wanked off to my homo-erotic comments towards Antigoon.


Just sayin'.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 09:02:13 AM »
I am getting so sick of this whole "thumbs up" and "like" shit that Facebook seems to have popularized. Not every website ever needs to see how many people wanked off to my homo-erotic comments towards Antigoon.


Just sayin'.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2011, 10:00:55 AM »
I am getting so sick of this whole "thumbs up" and "like" shit that Facebook seems to have popularized. Not every website ever needs to see how many people wanked off to my homo-erotic comments towards Antigoon.


Just sayin'.
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Re: Karma
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2011, 12:33:02 PM »
I am getting so sick of this whole "thumbs up" and "like" shit that Facebook seems to have popularized. Not every website ever needs to see how many people wanked off to my homo-erotic comments towards Antigoon.


Just sayin'.
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Re: Karma
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2011, 12:45:36 PM »
I am getting so sick of this whole "thumbs up" and "like" shit that Facebook seems to have popularized. Not every website ever needs to see how many people wanked off to my homo-erotic comments towards Antigoon.


Just sayin'.
Karma on forums has been around for years.

But I don't like it, it just provides another opportunity for people to troll other people by disliking all their posts and crap like that. It's been suggested in the past, but it was an unpopular idea (and I'm sure it will continue to be so) because it doesn't really serve any purpose.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011, 12:46:35 PM »
Karma was just instituted on a forum I frequent. The mood has severely shifted and people are much more angry. I'm against it.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2011, 02:51:08 PM »
Terrible idea.
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Re: Karma
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2011, 03:59:42 PM »
I think a Karma system can work really well on a forum that specialises on helping people out on a certain topic, like on musical instruments, cars etc, where knowledge and helpfulness matter.

On a forum like this, it's pointless and strongly at risk for abuse. So I'm against this.
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Re: Karma
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2011, 04:04:42 PM »
I think a Karma system can work really well on a forum that specialises on helping people out on a certain topic, like on musical instruments, cars etc, where knowledge and helpfulness matter.

On a forum like this, it's pointless and strongly at risk for abuse. So I'm against this.
This is a good point actually. For forums that are primarily for asking for advice on things, it's a good idea to see who gives good/appropriate advice.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2011, 04:16:20 PM »
But who can I really trust for all of my questions of socks?

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Re: Karma
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2011, 04:18:10 PM »
But who can I really trust for all of my questions of socks?
Just hit me up on facebook, I have all your sock-related answers.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2011, 04:20:46 PM »
No...how can i REALLY be sure? Bosk said the same thing, and now I am confused...

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Re: Karma
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2011, 04:36:39 PM »
I wouldn't mind some version of it.  It'd be nice if guys like Hefdaddy had super high Karma to indicate immediately who they are.  And I think the forum as a whole would benefit if certain posters had negative karma.

The only thing though is, like other people have said, things get petty and bitter fast.  For instance, I'd like to think I'd save any negative votes for posts that are incomprehensibly ignorant/retarded, harmful in some way, or truly mean spirited.  But a lot of people might give posts negative karma purely because they don't like the guy or they disagree.  Which is no good.

So, unless there's a really good way to make it happen, I'd say no.
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Re: Karma
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2011, 04:41:45 PM »
I am getting so sick of this whole "thumbs up" and "like" shit that Facebook seems to have popularized. Not every website ever needs to see how many people wanked off to my homo-erotic comments towards Antigoon.


Just sayin'.
Karma on forums has been around for years.
I said popularized, not invented.
I felt its length in quite a few places.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2011, 04:43:20 PM »
I am getting so sick of this whole "thumbs up" and "like" shit that Facebook seems to have invented.

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« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2011, 04:45:22 PM »
I am getting so sick of this whole "thumbs up" and "like" shit that Facebook seems to have invented.
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Re: Karma
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2011, 04:48:04 PM »
Just reporting the facts.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2011, 06:17:29 PM »
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Oh and I think this is a bad idea for the reasons stated above.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2011, 12:23:03 PM »
I was a member at a forum for about a week that allowed members to give "Karma" or "Fudge" (negative karma) after their post count reached 100.  That said, that doesn't prevent other members giving you karma.  I left them after that week because I was so frustrated; I'd gotten like 8 karma but also about 20 fudges.  Very easy to be malicious for no reason with that kind of system.
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Re: Karma
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2011, 12:45:16 PM »
So I guess you could say...

...you packed a lot of fudge on that other forum.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2011, 12:46:12 PM »
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Re: Karma
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2011, 12:47:51 PM »
Aaw fudge :lol

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Re: Karma
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2011, 12:53:46 PM »
There already is a karma system; it's in your mind.

You respect certain posters for their wit, knowledge, empathy, etc.; and other posters you largely disregard because they usually don't bring anything to the discussion, stir up trouble, etc.
     

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« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2011, 01:03:53 PM »
There already is a karma system; it's in your mind.

You respect certain posters for their wit, knowledge, empathy, etc.; and other posters you largely disregard because they usually don't bring anything to the discussion, stir up trouble, etc.
This is a good point actually. People should make judgements about others based on their own experiences interacting with them, rather than having pre-conceptions purely because of a bunch of + or - scores.

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« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2011, 01:05:36 PM »
There already is a karma system; it's in your mind.

You respect certain posters for their wit, knowledge, empathy, etc.; and other posters you largely disregard because they usually don't bring anything to the discussion, stir up trouble, etc.
This is a good point actually. People should make judgements about others based on their own experiences interacting with them, rather than having pre-conceptions purely because of a bunch of + or - scores.

+1 to that :tard

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Re: Karma
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2011, 01:08:46 PM »
There already is a karma system; it's in your mind.

You respect certain posters for their wit, knowledge, empathy, etc.; and other posters you largely disregard because they usually don't bring anything to the discussion, stir up trouble, etc.
This is a good point actually. People should make judgements about others based on their own experiences interacting with them, rather than having pre-conceptions purely because of a bunch of + or - scores.

+1 to that :tard
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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2011, 01:09:20 PM »
There already is a karma system; it's in your mind.

You respect certain posters for their wit, knowledge, empathy, etc.; and other posters you largely disregard because they usually don't bring anything to the discussion, stir up trouble, etc.
This is a good point actually. People should make judgements about others based on their own experiences interacting with them, rather than having pre-conceptions purely because of a bunch of + or - scores.

+1 to that :tard
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Re: Karma
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2011, 10:01:36 AM »
I wouldn't mind some version of it.  It'd be nice if guys like Hefdaddy had super high Karma to indicate immediately who they are. 
I do.  Everyone can see it.
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« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2011, 11:05:27 AM »
Hefdaddy's Karmas.  Let me show you them.
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Re: Karma
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2011, 12:00:11 PM »
Karma systems work better when you can only upvote people.
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Re: Karma
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2011, 12:05:08 PM »
Hefdaddy's Karmas.  Let me show you them.

Sounds kinky.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2011, 05:26:30 AM »
My karma got torched over a jen's site.

I was often being 'smited'.....


but people who don't take these things too seriously find them amusing...

My thoughts on PT alone at this site would have me setting records for negative karma.

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