[maemo-community] Reforming Karm

From: gary liquid liquid at gmail.com
Date: Fri Oct 3 13:06:54 EEST 2008

To me karma is something that should ebb and flow according to recent
participation history.

Its no good having all 250,000 (public) lines counted forever.
It should be a bonus added over a window - something like 3 months or so.

The same could occur for  itT participation.
As people come and go and are involved their scores track whats been
happening to them, and if I stop participating in irc my karma bonus should
drop off and eventually return to its natural level based on real

Gary (lcuk on #maemo)

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:48 AM, Simon Pickering
<S.G.Pickering at bath.ac.uk>wrote:

> >> - 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").
> Cheers,
> Simon
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