[maemo-community] Reforming Karm (was: Re: About ITt collaboration tasks)

From: Simon Pickering S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk
Date: Thu Oct 2 16:03:03 EEST 2008
> I think there is a lot of community building, assistance and
> discussion on IRC. Therefore, it should (in some small way) be
> counted.


> > I have a feeling that things that are more talking than 
> doing should be
> > measured on a square root scale - if you write 25 emails to 
> a mailing
> > list, and that gets you 5 karma, then 80 mails should get 
> you 9 karma
> > (we don't want to encourage people to be only writing email IMHO).

Yes, I agree with this; some way of reducing the effect of a given karma
source as the source itself gets progressively larger.

> > For products, I would stop counting after 4 releases, which 
> I think is a
> > nice balance between rewarding product maintainers, historical
> > participation and supporting older distributions on the one 
> side, and
> > overpowering karma by over-weighting products in the case 
> where they are
> > maintained for every single Maemo release.
> Would it be better to do something like some of us discussed at the
> summit: karma elements have a half-life; if you released 3 version of
> a product for the 770, that *is* less valuable to the community today.
> This kind of arbitrary limit on the amount of karma you can earn seems
> like the wrong approach to me.

Again, this sounds like a useful approach.



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