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Offline Toumaz

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What is Karma?
« on: October 13, 2006, 03:47:15 pm »
What is Karma?

Karma is a system that allows you to anonymously give your opinion on other people's posts and general behaviour on the forum. It is not meant to be a popularity contest, this is why there are no "Top Karma" list on the forum. It is simply an instrument to judge other's posting.

How do I modify other user's Karma?

You need to have made at least 25 posts before you can applaud/smite other people in order to affect their Karma. When you meet the requirement, click the [applaud] or the [smite] link under a user's Karma count. Applauding another user adds one point to their Karma, and smiting subtracts one point.

There is also time limit for modifications, currently that limit is 72 hours. That means that if you applaud someone, you have to wait 72 hours before modifying his Karma again.

Are there any limits on how negative/positive your Karma can get?

No.

Are there any advantages of having positive Karma? Or any disadvantages of having negative Karma?

No, it is only a judge of posting. You can simply ignore it if you feel offended by it.

Are there any way to find out who's applauding/smiting me?

No, the system is completely anonymous.

Hey, why is my Karma so low?!

Try to think about how contributing your recent posts were. If you think they were all proper, then simply ignore your Karma indicator - it's that simple. And after all, it's only a number.


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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2006, 04:12:11 pm »
Thank you for this thread. I'm tired of all the "WAT IS KRAMA" ones.
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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2006, 04:34:57 pm »
Thank you for this topic, i was looking for the meaning of karma but thats what i get when i move to New Zealand and gota learn english

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2006, 06:27:47 pm »
This needs immediate sticky.

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2006, 11:12:18 pm »
This needs immediate sticky.

Immediate sticky status has been granted.
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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2006, 02:00:50 pm »
lock to preserve freshness?

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2006, 04:17:56 pm »
lock to preserve freshness?

Horay for the containment of newbish topics!

if we lock this, then people will be forced to create new topics whenever they have a question, thus not containing the "newbish topics"

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2006, 02:42:08 am »
Shouldn't Karma have a 72 hour delay on smites but a 48 hour delay on applauding? You know, like with seperate 'timers'.
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Offline Toumaz

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2006, 02:45:03 am »
That would make it a bit too unbalanced for my taste. If someone is acting like a big jerk you should have equal rights to smite him as opposed to applauding him.

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2006, 02:48:46 am »
but people smite more than they applaud

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2006, 02:53:01 am »
but people smite more than they applaud
"People" being those who doesn't understand the whole purpose of the system. I'm sure that there are those who use the karma system responsibly.

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2006, 02:53:42 am »
I'm not really in favor of the karma system because it just stifles healthy debate. With the inherent player base Soldat has, you can't really rely on people to use karma in a responsible way.

Edit: Heh, getting smited now only proves my point. XD

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2006, 03:57:53 pm »
the bad thing about the karma thingie is that ppl can just smite any1 they want to for no reason...just look at my karma!
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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2006, 06:04:49 pm »
now i know what karma is :o
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Offline Toumaz

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2006, 02:02:38 am »
the bad thing about the karma thingie is that ppl can just smite any1 they want to for no reason...just look at my karma!

Look here to try to find a reason why. Many people doesn't enjoy writings like "writs like dis if u understand me, kk". For further reference on your case, check me, me, me, me (giving no reason why) and me. Just trying to help you out, no offense.

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2006, 03:20:36 pm »
Who the hell is smiting me all the time?

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Offline Toumaz

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2006, 03:34:48 pm »
Who the hell is smiting me all the time?

Are there any way to find out who's applauding/smiting me?

No, the system is completely anonymous.

Plus I don't know, guv.

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2006, 05:23:05 pm »
Who the hell is smiting me all the time?
Err...well judging by your sudden increase of useless Threads...that could be a reason.
Hey....wait! I've been makin alot of topics lately too :o...why is mine so....positive?
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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2006, 07:15:26 am »
Who the hell is smiting me all the time?
Err...well judging by your sudden increase of useless Threads...that could be a reason.
Hey....wait! I've been makin alot of topics lately too :o...why is mine so....positive?

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Re: What is Karma?
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2007, 01:31:50 am »
Ohhhhh, i see. Thanks heeps for posting this up :).
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