[maemo-community] Karma (was Re: Quick stats on voter lists)

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Wed Sep 3 13:55:28 EEST 2008

ext Henri Bergius wrote:
> But yes, at the moment if your blog posts have been buried a lot you
> will get punished in karma. But maybe we could lower the impact a bit?
> All the karma variables are configurable anyway...

As a regular reader of all the news landing at http://maemo.org/news I
find that the current system (including buries) do work well when it
comes to push the most remarkable and on-topic entries to the highlights
and the homepage.

However, it is cleerly unfair that regular bloggers clearly involved in
maemo.org get negative karma because of this! An easy fix would be to
get 0 karma for buries while keeping the positive scores for hearts.

Also, perhaps we can diminish also the relevance of news karma? Now
blogging regularly weights too much compared to other activities.

The worst aspect now is... software development! Which at the end even a
non-developer like myself reckon that is an essential aspect in a
community like Maemo. Downloads, stars, comments etc on product pages
should benefit the developers of those apps. John Costigan aka
http://maemo.org/profile/view/gnuite.html should be on top of the charts!

And yes, IRC activity should count in karma, like wiki edits. Just a
fraction so it's really not worth abusing but enough to recognize the
regular contributors.

Quim Gil
marketing manager, open source
Maemo Software @ Nokia

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