[maemo-developers] About the upcoming maemo user karma

From: Quim Gil quim.gil at nokia.com
Date: Fri Nov 2 07:51:14 EET 2007
On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 17:54 -0400, ext Brian Waite wrote:

> Please do not count wiki creates unless you can count edits too. Adding wiki 
> creates causes some issues:

Hum. You are right about the issues.

Henri can provide details, but basically the problem with wiki edits is
that processing all of them takes just too much time (and resources?)

On the other hand, if cheating by creating new wiki pages is easy, it is
not more difficult to cheat with wiki edits. It's also easy to cheat
with ranks, favs and buries. Not that difficult to cheat sending emails
to mailing lists. Even creating Garage projects. And even creating
Downloads pages about products that are just command line tools

At the end all this helps only cheating yourself. If this cheating
helps you only being in the position 693 instead of 6930 you will
probably be still unnoticed karma-wise. If you are clever enough to
reach position 69 or 7 then a) your own exposure might work against you
or b) in fact you deserve that karma.  ;)

Even if karma is a concept borrowed by religion, let's not be too
religious about it. 

PS for my L10n friends: Aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se
queda.  :)

Quim Gil - http://maemo.org

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