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The Karma System was an alternative to the old points system. It was proposed by Dando on December 1st, before the Interguild's current site was released. The idea of the Karma system is to encourage our users to make better and more thought out posts.

The idea of the Karma System is that you get to vote on posts depending on how you feel about them. The total count each post is displayed at the top right portion of the post. That total gets added to the user's total karma, which is the total score of all of the user's posts.

3 simple scenarios to follow:

Scenario 1 - A post is very clever, insightful or useful, or you agree with the opinion presented in it very much. In this situation, you should choose to hit the + button, which is a green upwards arrow on the top right portion of the post.

Scenario 2 - The post stands out as being rude, offensive, spam, poorly thought out, or something that you just plainly dislike. In this situation, you would hit the - button, which is a red downwards arrow on the top right portion of the post.

Scenario 3 - The post does not stand out. It is simply just an ordinary post. In this scenario, you wouldn't do anything, because there is nothing special about this post, and you shouldn't be rewarding or punishing users for making average posts.

Restrictions to the Karma System:

Firstly, you cannot rate posts that are 10 days old. This is to prevent people from spam rating, or in other words, going around and rating a specific person's posts negatively/positively with no regard to the content of the post, but merely because they like or dislike that person.

Mod powers have been created to ensure that there is no foul play going on. If you are found to be spamrating, you will have the ability to rate posts permanently or temporarily taken away, and have your spam-rates deleted.

You will not be able to rate your own posts, for obvious reasons.

Having a negative karma doesn't necessarily mean that people hate you, but are more likely the result of a few bad posts with no outstanding posts to bump your karma back up. If you do end up with a negative karma, it's nothing to be ashamed of (unless you're jell, in which case, you should cry and eat ice cream in a dark room)
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Bmwsu
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Friday, July 31 2009, 6:32 pm EST

Age: 25
Karma: 175
Posts: 2557
Gender: Male
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Harumbai said:
Well at least something that told you which posts of yours have had karma added and subtracted, I'm still trying to figure out what I got bad Karma for.


Yeah!  I got a karma for a post that I haven't found yet...


Bmwsu
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Friday, July 31 2009, 6:32 pm EST

Age: 25
Karma: 175
Posts: 2557
Gender: Male
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NVM...


Livio
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Saturday, January 30 2010, 11:25 pm EST

Age: 28
Karma: 470
Posts: 9620
Gender: Male
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I just read this article, and I have to say that this is kinda poorly written.
Haily
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Sunday, January 31 2010, 5:43 pm EST
Administrator

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Livio said:
UPDATE: You can now Karma-rate articles!

but you can't rate this one b/c it's older than ten days


Why not be able to rate articles older than 10 days? Isn't the rating to allow readers to say how helpful the article was? Doesn't it defeat the purpose if this only works for the first 10 days the article is out, but the Karma rank box is displayed forever?
Quirvy
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Sunday, January 31 2010, 6:45 pm EST
  

Karma: 655
Posts: 7745
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The purpose of preventing rates on posts 10+ days old is to prevent spamrating(such as if someone wants to rate all of this one person's posts negatively, but doesn't want many people to notice it). But I dunno if it should apply to Articles. I don't really care, either.



spooky secret
Thomas
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Sunday, January 31 2010, 7:51 pm EST
the clique shall prevail

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Why not have a limit of karma votes each day? That way nobody can spamrate.
Quirvy
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Sunday, January 31 2010, 7:59 pm EST
  

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Because one day, you might just happen to rate a lot of posts.



spooky secret
Quirvy
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Tuesday, March 30 2010, 4:25 pm EST
  

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Gender: Male
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We should occasionally post the karma rankings, so that we can see how they keep on changing.

Last known karma rankings looked like this:

Spoiler:


It is now this:
Spoiler:


*Though Dando52's current karma stands at 19, her real karma is 34, because 15 karma was at one point removed without any rates being made, likely to keep her out of the karma rankings.

Previous karma races

CSD-Dando
Predicted: CSD
Winner: CSD

Livio-Shos-Isa
Predicted: Isa
Winner: Isa

D52-Krotomo
Predicted: D52
Winner: D52(true karma is 34)

Jebby-Yaya
Predicted: Jebby
Winner: Yaya


Current Karma Races

1-2
Isa 165
Quirvy 164

Isa gained like 30 karma is 3 weeks, and thus had taken the lead on me. Isa posts a lot, I'm going to disappear during spring break, Isa will probably be leading by whenever I make another update in the karma rankings, if I ever do.

3-4
CSD 114
Harumbai 114

Although CSD is clearly the most awesome member on the interguild, he doesn't post enough. Harumbai managed to get 6 karma by calling himself awesome. If I did that, I'd probably get -4 karma. Harumbai will probably be leading next update

5-7(8)
Yaya 87
Livio 87
Shos 84
(Dando 81)

Livio is likely going to be making progress on Aeon/layout, and that'll probably give him tons of karma. I just don't recall Yaya making enough notable posts to catch up to him. Shos keeps on making bad posts, so he's not catching up to either of them. And Dando just doesn't post at all now days.

5 Livio
6 Yaya
7 Shos
8 Dando

9-10-11
Jebby 30
Teo 30
Captain Obvious 30

Captain Obvious has gained like 30 karma in 2 weeks, Jebby is inactive, and teo is moderately active. Captain Obvious should just not even show up in the karma rankings, so I'm going to ignore him. I think that teo and Jebby will probably end up with about the same karma, so I'm going to throw up a wild guess and say that they end up tied.

Projected Rankings in the future:
Spoiler:



spooky secret
Isa
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Tuesday, March 30 2010, 4:31 pm EST
No. I'm an octopus.

Age: 28
Karma: 686
Posts: 7833
Gender: Male
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"Jebby-Yaya
Predicted: Yaya
Winner: Jebby"

Nah. Yaya clearly won.

Also, do mind that I'll be gone during 1-5 April.

Edit by Q: it was a typo, they got switched
Silver
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Wednesday, March 31 2010, 3:03 am EST

Karma: 121
Posts: 3581
Gender: Female
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If I ever get karma I'd still lose to negatives, completely throwing me off that karma rank. Please, exclude me whenever you can. I am not a master of karma and karma-gaining and it nowadays is making me very, very confused.
midnight
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Wednesday, March 31 2010, 11:54 am EST
wolf of midnight

Karma: -5
Posts: 37
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what is karma
Teo
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Wednesday, March 31 2010, 12:15 pm EST

Age: 22
Karma: 138
Posts: 1766
Gender: Male
Location: Warsaw, Poland
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Quote:

9-10-11
Jebby 30
Teo 30
Captain Obvious 30


Huh!? I have 30 karma? I didn't see it.
Quirvy
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Wednesday, March 31 2010, 3:17 pm EST
  

Karma: 655
Posts: 7745
Gender: Male
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Actually, Catta, you've gained like 10 karma in the last 2 weeks.



spooky secret
Silver
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Wednesday, March 31 2010, 11:59 pm EST

Karma: 121
Posts: 3581
Gender: Female
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Yes, and if I get even 10 more I will faint. I don't deserve good karma. And I hate my name now. Kitti, Catta... cursed words!! And not just that.

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