[maemo-community] maemo.org Products karma

From: Niels Breet niels at maemo.org
Date: Tue Aug 18 11:15:47 EEST 2009
On Tue, August 18, 2009 10:01, Andrew Flegg wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 08:52, Quim Gil<quim.gil at nokia.com> wrote:
>> ext Andrew Flegg wrote:
>>> So is this *not* going to replace the "products" karma that an
>>> application author already gets?
>>> 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)?
>> "karma" is a term already in use. There is now karma for users and
>> there will be also karma for apps. Why changing the name? If you know
>> what "chicken wings" are then it's much easier for you to know what
>> "airplane
>> wings" are, even if both wings are not exactly the same.
> * Because a developer already gets "karma for apps" by having it
> listed at maemo.org/downloads/ and people voting and commenting on it.

This particular form of karma is really internal kitchen. We use it for
freshness, hotness. The real 'problem' we have here is that we discuss
this in public :D

A regular user will never see anything regarding this app karma. The user
will just see a nice 'HOT' category which hopefully isn't static.

> * Because we don't say "user karma", we say "karma".
> * Because there's enough confusion around karma already.

We also use karma for keeping the news fresh, as long as we don't talk
about it there is no confusion :)

> Cheers,
> Andrew

- Niels

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