Karma System?

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by ryodoan, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    I have noticed many other forum boards that use VBulletin have some sort of a karma system in place.

    Basically, if someone is helpful and contributes to a thread, You can increase their karma

    If someone is trolling, posting for the Lulz, or being a general asshat, you can decrease their karma.

    This will help us have some way of self-policing ourselves, give us some way for newer people to recognize the really helpful people, and it might help some of our less positive members guard their tongues (or keyboards) a little bit better.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Sean of the Dead

    Sean of the Dead L3: Member

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    yes, that would be good ;)
     
  3. MacNetron

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    Do we have too much 'bad posts' then? That would be the reason to introduce 'karma' I suppose.
    If not, then it doesn't add anything (IMHO)
     
  4. YM

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    reasonable idea, just don't go down the facepunch line of "everything must be spelt correctly" It really excludes dyslexics like myself.

    ryodan_karma ++
     
  5. Deskalada

    Deskalada L1: Registered

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    Well.....
    vB NATIVLY supports that in a feture called reputation
    so its not like they need to hand code it
    ya i'm ok with it as long as i get +100 points
     
  6. Paddy

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    I think it would be good!

    And MacNetron we may not but there is no harm in using the system anyway then!
     
  7. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    I have seen several posts on this forum that add nothing to the topic and instead only serve to incite unrest.

    I have been on several other start-up boards that did nothing and the problem spiraled out of control. It starts off simply enough, but then if nothing is done we are left with people who think they can say anything and all they will get is a "Don't do that again" posted on the forum.

    It can not hurt to have the system in place, hell, the place I go for programming advice has it, www.vbdotnetforums.com and that is hardly a place you are likely to find trolls.

    Besides.... I think it would be a fun / easy addition.
     
  8. Deskalada

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    Umm didint i already say its built in
    all you need to do is throw a switch and modfy your algorithom and / or spred some of it around so people haw the power to add rep to outhers
     
  9. ryodoan

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    I am not an admin, that is why I made this post requesting that it be turned on. We have yet to hear back from either Immortal-D or DrPepper, the only two people with that happy power. And of those two, DrPepper is the main person in charge of the website.
     
  10. Snipergen

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    I'd like that. Bring it on.
     
  11. Deskalada

    Deskalada L1: Registered

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    Ok .....
    I'm waiteing
     
  12. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    Lets keep this civil and not make a point of trying to name names.

    I do not want this to become personal or a debate of other peoples posts. So I realize some people in that thread are going to what to respond to phatal, but I urge you to just let it pass for the sanity of this thread.

    I do not want this thread to go to hell. :sad: And phatal, I know you feel strongly about what you are posting but could you edit out that link so the situation at that link does not get worse.
     
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  13. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    There are many plug-ins i'd love to see on this site, This being one of them. =)
     
  14. drp

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    I think its a good idea. I was waiting for the right time to start implementing such features (karma, spam filters, etc).

    Will look in to enabling it today. Oh and bad karma will be awarded for misspellings. :p
     
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  15. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    Oh damn.... what have I gotten us into... :crying:
     
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  16. YM

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    :O i had better get al my pour spelings owt off my sistem than
     
  17. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    A++ to Firefox plug-in spell checker! =)
     
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  18. ryodoan

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    Is there an actual separate plug-in? Or are you referring to just the standard built in one?
     
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  19. YM

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    I dunno, but I just gave you karma (jus testin the system for ya :D)
     
  20. phatal

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    I gave you some rep as well. This I think is a much needed system to truly give those who are really helpful notice.
     
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