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« on: May 04, 2007, 07:32:27 PM »

Im slightly intrigued by the concepy of "karma points" on this board, thats something Ive never come across before. at the time of writing this, I appear to have 4 karma points. I dont know who gave them to me, or why... is it some sort of unwritten secret code that if you see a post by someone and you really think they gave some kind of useful or radical input then you give them a karma point? but do you tell them though..do you say "yo word, Ive clicked on your karma status buddy"... or would that be embarrassing and out of place? to be honest it makes no bones with me if my karma goes into minus figures, in fact that would in some ways be better than having 4 plus points. this is "bad" movie.com after all, do we like villains or what. turn me into a -52 karma points having freak, damnit!
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2007, 07:41:24 PM »

I don't think much of it, i've been on this board for years, made thousands of post and have 26 karma points.

apparently my posts aren't very enlightening..lol Twirling
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2007, 08:39:18 PM »

yeah but to my knowledge it only came in when the board got overhauled about 2 months ago...

hmmm.


would you like another karma point, susan?
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2007, 08:40:55 PM »

I think that WyreWizard has a patent for negative karma.

In general, the karma system is just something for us all to have fun with.  If it ever hurts the board, I would remove it.  Besides, I sort of like watching Menard and Ash go ballistic when someone boos them.

There might be a mod for this new version of the forum that makes it so people actually leave behind a comment when they change your karma.  Stuff like "Funny post - you made me laugh" or "Yur r3t@rd3d!"  Eh, maybe the latter example is a poor one.

Susan, I think you were away when the karma system was turned on and have not been on as much until lately.  You certainly have been here a long time.  I wouldn't worry much about it in the light of that.  It is not as if we had "Susan is not here!" parties while you were away.
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2007, 08:42:55 PM »

It is not as if we had "Susan is not here!" parties while you were away.

Quick, hide the booze and streamers!
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2007, 09:05:28 PM »

I wouldn't say there's "an unwritten secret code" but certain courtesies seem to have developed around when points are awarded.

Seeking negative karma points usually involves behavior that gets the word "troll" thrown around, or just being belligerent or fixated in the tone of your posts. Andrew has a point, do a search for topics started by WyreWizard sometime, who has a style all his own.

If you really don't care about it, then follow Susan's lead and ignore it. I'm honestly surprised sometimes when I gain points and it's not explained why to me. I've lost a few points along the way, I'm guessing for jokes I've made that maybe offended some other posters. Again I was surprised, but it didn't break my heart, just reminded me that there are some subjects that are touchy for other people.

And I thought we drank so much we blacked out and forgot that we had "Susan is not here!" parties?
 
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2007, 09:09:33 PM »

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Susan, I think you were away when the karma system was turned on and have not been on as much until lately.  You certainly have been here a long time.  I wouldn't worry much about it in the light of that.  It is not as if we had "Susan is not here!" parties while you were away.

that's not what i heard  TongueOut
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2007, 01:44:54 AM »

 I think I gave negative Karma twice...once to wille and once to a salesman....
I can't understand how I got so many...I guess being a babbling fool is a karma freindly.

 Lotsa times I'll just be reading along,and bust out laffing at something,or see a cool picture,and give karma points..lotta times I don't say why,cuz I can't really don't know how to explain why I find certain things funny or interesting.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2007, 02:00:38 AM »

I haven't been 'booed' in awhile as I seemed to have mellowed a bit lately.

Usually, I only give karma when something makes me laugh out loud.   BounceGiggle
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2007, 02:24:28 AM »

I usually use the karma as a tool when I think there's been a particularly good post or a good point being made [or the flipside of course]

I give it sporadically, but it's a handy tool for essentially giving a digital pat on the back for a job well done.

Incidentally I'm also one of the ones who raises and lowers Ash/Menards Karma for laughs when the situation arises, but always restore them to their rightful place, since I'm a guilty son-of-a...   TeddyR

Of course then there's the truly awful posts that deserve good karma: smutty humour, bad lines etc. 
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2007, 05:48:16 AM »

If you can pick it up, you can eat it.


Guess what I'm thinking
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2007, 06:06:13 AM »

 BounceGiggle

I don't even know how to display the "applaud" / "boo hiss" things underneath my avatar but people still give me karma.

I actually feel sorry for WyreWizard and was thinking about giving him a positive karma a day for the next 10 days, then he'll at least have a 0 karma.
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2007, 06:09:43 AM »

If you can pick it up, you can eat it.


Guess what I'm thinking


That somehow a post I meant for another thread ended up in this one?  Weirdness, I will move it over now.

Trevor, none of us can see our own applaud/boo,hiss links. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2007, 06:20:49 AM »

I actually feel sorry for WyreWizard and was thinking about giving him a positive karma a day for the next 10 days, then he'll at least have a 0 karma.

That would actually disappoint Wee Willie. He is an attention seeker who gets a kick out of his negative karma; not to mention that he has totally earned it.
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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2007, 06:22:54 AM »

If you can pick it up, you can eat it.


Guess what I'm thinking


That somehow a post I meant for another thread ended up in this one?  Weirdness, I will move it over now. 


But it's context was so interesting in this thread. TeddyR
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