Karma is back

If it’s some sort of “I love you” thing I will probably rate pretty low these days because I keep moving posts around and demanding that people supply more information. Oh yeah, and post their error messages. And their circuits.

@Nick: You should rate pretty high. You are moving their posts to where they will get help. And I demand the same of the users I help. That has never stopped me from getting karma!

SurferTim:

If it's some sort of "I love you" thing I will probably rate pretty low these days because I keep moving posts around and demanding that people supply more information. Oh yeah, and post their error messages. And their circuits.

@Nick: You should rate pretty high. You are moving their posts to where they will get help. And I demand the same of the users I help. That has never stopped me from getting karma!

You only have 2; Well 3 now. rofl Jantje

@Jantje: Maybe you should look here: http://forum.mikrotik.com Take a look at the bottom of that page. There is a list of the top karma users. I'm SurferTim there also. ;)

edit: One more time. I am not afraid. Bring it on.

If you want to know what it takes to frighten me: http://carnegiehero.org/awardees/awardee-press-releases-1998-present/may-11-2006/#11

@surfertim I knew you were referring to the other forum you already mentioned. :D Just wanted to make somefun 8) I wouldn't know why karma would scare anyone. After all it is all virtual. What would scare me is to look a big hungry eating shark in the eye ;) I guess -as a surfer- you know all about that. Best regards Jantje

PS yes I meantioned the shark because I have read your hero story with the shark. You're cool; I mean it.

I just hope that it doesn't create some sort of class thing. I mean, its great to measure how helpful you are, but to be honest I just try my best to answer the question. Don't really care for karma. It would be a shame to see peoples answers to go to waste b/c people don't take the time to give karma and so people won't trust a person with a lot of posts but few karma.

Just spotted it so looked over here and sure there is a thread. I wasn't keen on it last time and I haven't changed my mind. I seem to have been given a head start. Anyway I think it can only cause more confusion because my Kama to posts ratio is very bad. Just spotted that the tongue sticking out smilie has gone as well.

@mike
Do you mean this one?
:stuck_out_tongue:
I still have it ]:smiley:
Jantje

I found the karma useful on the other site I mentioned when I was new there. It gave me an indication who knew what they were talking about. Now I am one of the top guys there.

I would help those who need it if they gave me karma or not. The Arduino crew could drop the karma today and it would make no difference to me. My stuff works, and I will still help.

Do you mean this one? smiley-razz I still have it smiley-twist Jantje

Well you are right I still have it on my reply box on my Mac using firefox. However I have just checked on my iPad where I made my reply from and it is still the same list icon. It didn't used to be and I haven't updated Safari. It dosn't do it on Safari on the Mac only the iPad. Odd.

My iPad has also been having problems with the graphics on this forum. Must be a corrupt cache. Is there a way to clear temporary files / history?

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My iPad has also been having problems with the graphics on this forum. Must be a corrupt cache. Is there a way to clear temporary files / history?

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Send it back to Apple for a new $300 battery and a free tune-up? ;)

Lefty

Try: Settings → Safari → Advanced → Website Data → Remove All Website Data

Also: Settings → Safari → Clear History

That karma is too easy. I’ve gotten 3 and I don’t know why. ??

You really should look at MikroTik’s forum. When you give karma, it is given for a specific response on a specific topic by a specific user, and all that info is in the PM to the receiver, plus a message from the sender why the karma was given.

Also, the amount of karma you can send depends on your karma.

It is not a YouTube “like” kinda button.

When you give karma, it is given for a specific response on a specific topic by a specific user, and all that info is in the PM to the receiver, plus a message from the sender why the karma was given.

Interesting, but I fear it would add to the server's load. This forum is slow enough. The dev's time is better used to maintain the servers and keep up with the ever increasing traffic :P

I cannot see where that would add that much of an additional load on the server over just keeping track of the karma count. The karma reward is a one-time deal, and it should not be as easy as a "like" button. That seems to me to be a bigger load on the server.

But the "like" button is still better to me than no karma at all. :)

Just my opinion.

Keeping track of who "liked" who, when each "like" was given, which particular reply "triggered" the "like" and a comment for each "like", plus displaying a list of all "likes" in user's profile page is not as simple as keeping a "karma counter". Implementing all this might not a big deal either, but given the number of users, messages and posts in this forum I guess even a small increase in php and sql load could add significantly to the overall server load.

Just thinking out loud... :)

If you did keep track of all that, it would be a bigger load. I can see that.

The MT forum doesn't store any of that, just the karma count. Just like here now. But before it will increment the karma count on a user, it sends a PM to the recipient from the sender with that info, but none stored permanently in the database, except in that one PM. You may delete that from your inbox if you like.

edit: The "Give karma" there is a two step process. You click the link in the topic, and you get another page with a form (message box) and a "Give karma" submit button.

Like I said, it isn't like YouTube.

@surferTim I gave you a Karma and I think you deserve it. Whether is is to easy or not depends on how much value you think a karma is worth. I see it indeed as a "I like that post -and I can't remember you annoying me lately"

"I like" ]:D the 2 step process you mention. It strengthens the positive message and it allows the receiver to understand what (s)he did which was appreciated. The current Karma implementation does not even allow the karma receiver to know which action triggered the sender.

Technically speaking I think any implementation of a 2 step process will have some load consequences. For instance the extra mails being send (which do not get cleaned up).

But he; don't we all like increasing scores :D? So I'll enjoy it as long as it lasts.

Best regards Jantje

But hey don't we all like increasing scores smiley-grin?

...I have to seriously think about opening a bunch of fake accounts just to increase my karma ]:D

There is one to get you started! :D