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

From: Andrew Flegg andrew at bleb.org
Date: Wed Sep 3 14:46:05 EEST 2008
On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 12:36 PM, Frantisek Dufka <dufkaf at seznam.cz> wrote:
> 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.
> So I am asking for some sort of Karma usage agreeement because I feel it
> can be dangerous weapon when using in specific way :-)

Effectively, you have no problem with there *being* a karma number;
just not for it to be used for anything other than ego-boosting?

When karma was introduced, it was suggested that it would be used in
assessing community members' contributions when evaluating device
programmes, summit sponsorship etc. Surely these tangible, financial,
benefits are more important than a council drawn from the pool of
community members? And yet, it's voting that draws the wrath.

I look forward to seeing a high voter turnout in these inaugral
elections, given that the karma threshold requirement was dropped for
voters :-)



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