[maemo-community] maemo.org Products karma

From: Alexey Zakhlestin indeyets at gmail.com
Date: Tue Aug 18 02:06:55 EEST 2009
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 2:36 AM, Andrew Flegg<andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 23:23, Alexey Zakhlestin<indeyets at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 2:12 AM, Andrew Flegg<andrew at bleb.org> wrote:
>>> Is this solely to be used for the authors' karma rating, or is
>>> it also going to be used for identifying "Hot" downloads on
>>> maemo.org? And the aim is to track the "vitality" of an
>>> application?
>> Idea is to react on changes of activity around applications. So,
>> when a new application appears and is constantly becoming more
>> popular it will be on top (because of positive dynamics), and when
>> some app loses it's active userbase it will lose karma pretty fast.
> So is this *not* going to replace the "products" karma that an
> application author already gets?
>    http://maemo.org/profile/list/category/products/
> If so, can we change the discussion *now* to use the word like
> "vitality" or something (the word karma should be reserved for things
> which affects a user's karma)?
> If not, is this going to be used in *addition* to the current products
> karma, or instead of?

This has nothing to do with author's karma. Though, probably, we would
be able to use it as a modifier of author's karma in the future.
The number we are discussing is related solely to current
application's dynamics.

So, I don't mind changing name :-)
But "vitality" is not the best term. Maybe "currency" or "topicality"?

Alexey Zakhlestin
Sent from St Petersburg, Russian Federation
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