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AuthorTopic: Karma
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Do you think karma matters?

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Posts: 775 | Registered: Friday, October 11 2002 07:00
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Technically no, but it did make me mad when my karma went down to two... so... yeah, to avoid being hypocritical I said yes.

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Posts: 3351 | Registered: Saturday, April 6 2002 08:00
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I don't know yet for sur, but from what I've heardr, it doesn't.
Posts: 14 | Registered: Sunday, May 4 2003 07:00
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I don't think it matters.

I don't like being unable to edit karma ratings I've given, and this makes me very reluctant to give ratings.

As an example, there's someone I thought was a total idiot and was itching to rate with a 1, but I didn't. A few weeks later I realised that person wasn't a total idiot, and was glad I hadn't given them a permanent downgrading of their karma based on a negative first impression.

The only rating I give is a 5, and people really have to earn it before I'll give it. I believe that way I probably won't change my mind and later regret the karma rating I gave them.

I figure that if I'm not rating many people and am keeping my opinions to myself, then a lot of other people are probably doing the same. I believe karma isn't a valid reflection of the opinion of the Spiderweb community. It's the opinion of a few people that you've either really irritated or really impressed.

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Posts: 512 | Registered: Wednesday, February 12 2003 08:00
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Yes, being able to change your ratings of others would be nice. That way, you could change your rating from good to bad or bad to good, anytime(my opinions of people fluctuate all the time).

On a side note, who has the most votes? I have 23, which I'm assuming isn't a whole lot.

Posts: 1614 | Registered: Wednesday, January 23 2002 08:00
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I leave my karma off and only rate others when they ask to be rated. Or when I am in on a conspiracy.
Posts: 3234 | Registered: Thursday, October 4 2001 07:00
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What people actually say on the boards is a finer instrument than karma, but if someone is particularly helpful, amusing or likeable (or not), then karma is an indicator of sorts. Why I have **** then, I really don't know.
Posts: 2333 | Registered: Monday, January 7 2002 08:00
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I most likely have the most votes. I believe I've been at the effective maximum whenever there was one.

This has been asked and answered. No one who's been here longer than two weeks considers karma anything important.
And pointless polls make the baby Vogel cry.

[ Tuesday, May 06, 2003 16:01: Message edited by: el presidente ]

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Posts: 2449 | Registered: Monday, October 15 2001 07:00
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Alec, I beat you in number of karma votes by almost 50%. Yes, I'm special!

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Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
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Karma defenintly does not matter. I mean, yeah, it's kind of fun to judge other people once in a while. But other than that, it's just not worth one's time (especially when you've got internet connection of 56k!).

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Posts: 15 | Registered: Saturday, April 19 2003 07:00
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I have 110 votes, compared to 153 for Alorael and 102 for Alec. Hoorj. And karma doesn't really matter at all.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
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Drakey, I think I gave you a one. I don't remember why. Hmmm. That's funny.

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Posts: 611 | Registered: Friday, January 3 2003 08:00
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I don't think it matters much… I don't look at how many karma I have.

But I must know the reason. My karma always goes lower and lower, while I don't flame, spam or anything. (not that I notice)

[ Thursday, May 08, 2003 02:08: Message edited by: Ghost ]

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Posts: 2286 | Registered: Thursday, December 12 2002 08:00
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I have 36, I think... not that many, but oh well. It's more than most, I think.

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Posts: 3351 | Registered: Saturday, April 6 2002 08:00