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

From: Frantisek Dufka dufkaf at seznam.cz
Date: Wed Sep 3 14:36:14 EEST 2008
Another good topic :-) Could anyone who cares comment this post
here? This place is perhaps more apropriate for such discussion.

Basically I have no problem with karma as such. It is useful an 
interesting in some ways. What I have problem with is using the total 
calculated number (let's call it BogoKarma number) as sole reason for 
drawing line and excluding people below the line. There was such attempt 
with the voting.

No matter how well various factors are tuned it is inaccurrate and 
multiple karma sources IMO multiply this inaccuracy or at least does not 
even it out.

Also (as metioned here previously) it is more about quantity not quality 
and without peer rating system for each karma input it will always be 
like this. The maemo-mapper example is good one and I'm not sure you can 
solve this  by tuning some numbers.

So I am asking for some sort of Karma usage agreeement because I feel it 
can be dangerous weapon when using in specific way :-)


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