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    Default You got Karma now

    I added a new feature this weekend called Karma. You can get good karma and bad. Karma is based on your actions in the forum and how your fellow members like or dislike what you have to say. If your karma gets too low, you loose certain rights till you just fade away....

    This is a new feature and there might be some bugs...
    John Lindsey

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    Default Karma accountability

    Just wondering... can I tell who has been rating me, and how? Afterall, a single twink can end your ebudo days with a series of bad karma reports, no?

    Gary Beckstedt

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    Default Wha???

    So, if people don't like what you have to say, but you say it in appropriate debating fashion, you can still be condemned to E-Budo Hell?

    I hope that's not what you mean, because that will kill the board. Myself, or say Dan Harden, or a few others that tweak some noses will not be long for this place....

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    Good karma is more easy to come by than bad. You can see who disagrees with you in your message karma.

    No single hit can wipe you out. Don't worry too much about this karma stuff.

    Plus, there will be ways to cash in on your good karma as well...
    John Lindsey

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    Although I have yet to experience Karma, my gut reaction is that it's a bad idea. Now people can be condemned to e-budo hell just for voicing a dissenting opinion.
    Will I be cast out now I've disagreed with the great John Lindsey?
    Last edited by Kimpatsu; 4th March 2002 at 02:14.

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    I've seen similar features on other forums. Done right, it can be fun. Done wrong, well, thats where the admin gets out his big stick and beats the problem into submission.
    Bob Hubbard
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    Originally posted by Kimpatsu

    Will I be cast out now I've disagreed with the great John Lindsey?
    Heh,

    Like we needed Karma for that to happen Seriously...I can't recall John ever kicking someone out for merely disagreeing with him. In fact I think he has been far more patient with several folks than I know I would have been.

    Anyway...I think we should give him the benefit of the doubt and see how things work before getting up in arms over it.
    Michael Stinson

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    To tell the truth, Michael, it's not John that I worry about; it's some of the others on e-budo. If they can all vote to throw me off the board for disagreeing with them, then free and fair debate has gone out of the window. And what about the flip side? People agreeing with any old tripe just to win karma points, with John's teaser of prizes for the winners? E-budo as a debating forum will be finished. I still think karma is a bad idea. And for saying that, I'll probably incur -1 zillion points.

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    First of all, this is a test and we will see what happens. Nobody is going to ebudo hell unless I give the final approval. The easy way to build karma is to post messages that people will respond to and read. If you post spam or something way off topic or silly, it won't get you much karma and you will probably loose a little. Moderators can also dish out larger amounts of karma. But, just because you disagree with me or a moderator won't mean bad karma. Do it right and you might get some good karma .

    So, if you follow the rules and live a clean life here on ebudo, then good karma will happen.
    John Lindsey

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    i like the idea....
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    Dunno what to make of it, but I guess it's worth a shot. By the way, did everyone start out with a Karma of 1?
    David F. Craik

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    Kit
    You and I better get on over to some threads and start agreeing that Aikido teaches you modern combatives-and BJJ is invincible. Heck we better start agreeing with everyone on everything. These modern warrior Budo guys? Their real sensitive you know.

    Lets all dance under the Disco ball now
    John sings- "Dont rock the boat"
    We answer- "Dont rock the boat baby"
    John- "Dont rock the boat"
    We- "Don't tip the boat over"


    Just kidding John-though popularity contests usually reduce a group to the mediocre common denominator and are better done face to face.

    Dan "who loves everyone and sends them flowers" Harden
    Last edited by Dan Harden; 4th March 2002 at 12:48.

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    Does Dan's obvious brown-nosing earn him good or bad karma?

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    Instead of karma points, couldn't you hand out e-budo belt rankings instead?



    Mike.

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    Talking Since we're doing ratings...

    Perhaps we can do like the major television studios and networks do. Enough of these boring PBS style "Are these authentic 17th century markings?" or "Vocabulary of Japanese Armour" threads, already. Let's have more exciting avatars, to start. We need to get some younger, more photogenic actors to stand in for some of our members, and let's get some threads about topics that are more likely to attract the 16-25 year old demographic, like "Use of Japanese archery in car chases", "Deadly secrets of Spec-ops improvised spear techniques" or "Top twenty five babes of the Booj". And we'll need to hire some better writers to "adjust" some of our bios. I mean authenticity is all very good, but come on here...We need some more catchy stories about exciting occupations like "Extreme Sports Hazard Medic" or "Shadow Government Tactical Security Professional" More "Action Man/ GI Joe" and less "Antiques Roadshow", If you catch my drift.
    We could even do some catchy theme music. I'll be glad to start taking bids on preliminary design for a line of exciting new action figures and vehicles...

    Oops. I think I'm already hearing catcalls and hisses...

    Oh well, it looks like I just bankrupted my Karma, or as E-trade said in their Super Bowl ads three years ago "Well we just wasted our million dollars. What are you doing with your money?"
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