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

From: Henri Bergius henri.bergius at nemein.com
Date: Wed Sep 3 13:59:49 EEST 2008

2008/9/3 Quim Gil <quim.gil at nokia.com>:
> 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.

This would be relatively easy to do by modifying the news score
calculator in http://trac.midgard-project.org/browser/trunk/midcom/net.nehmer.account/calculator.php

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

Good point. Currently we have:

'karma_blogs_modifier' => 1,

Maybe something like:

'karma_blogs_modifier' => 0.5,

would work better?

> 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.

True. It does, and maybe we can/should raise the modifier for
products. Now it is:

'karma_products_modifier' => 7,

which is easily overtaken by news items which generally have much more
karma than apps (news items get multiple votes for, whereas products
get average of their stars).

Similarly, ohloh stats would be a great thing here, as then commit
activity and ohloh kudos could count too.

> 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.

Yep. I'd be more than happy to help somebody implement karma plugins for those.

> Quim Gil


Henri Bergius
Nemein - Web Craftsmanship

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