[maemo-community] Reforming Karm

From: Simon Pickering S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk
Date: Fri Oct 3 12:48:04 EEST 2008
>> - if your blog
>> post gets 50 faves, you currently get 51 karma for that. If you maintain
>> a popular product, you get maybe 30 karma. I know which one took more
>> work...
> Agreed. At the same time, as karma now has some meaning, it's   
> amusing, at least to me, to also consider this issue in terms of   
> risk. Certain bloggers have achieved negative karma for writing on   
> topics unpopular with developers. Do developers risk negative karma   
> by releasing applications unpopular with end users?

Although we are against limiting karma, we should perhaps have a lower  
limit of 0. Another option would be to allow any negative karma to  
only affect the group in which it falls - i.e. if you have overall  
negative blogging karma that would fall to 0, but your discussion  
karma would remain at its usual value.

Just a thought, overall negative karma is a difficult thing to escape  
from (though really, for the bloggers, they should categorise their  
posts better to avoid off-topic items turning up on the Maemo.org  
front page and being "thumbed-down").



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