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badback

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Karma Abuse
« on: May 16, 2011, 09:03:13 PM »
Now it is my turn to get on the soap box and vent...The few days that Iíve been here I have watched people abuse the Karma applaud and smite...Yes there has been the jokes between friends but within 1 week that this forum has been open there is blatant abuse happening...If some people think that the Administrators are going to ban a certain person because they keep hitting the smite think again...

The Administrators know about it because when I approached them on it, they knew and were watching it...If you think they donít know who is doing it, you thought wrong because when online you leave a data trail...If you donít believe me, look at your profile and select show stats...They have stats on all of us which are not posted...Still donít believe me, look at the thread titled -$100 gift card reminder-Quote from the Administrator  ďJust a reminder, to be eligible for the gift card you must have at least 1 post and anyone with more than 1 account isn't eligible, because there are a couple hereĒ...

If you have an issue with a person donít hide behind a false sense of security titled Karma address it or keep it to yourself...I will get off the soap box now...
« Last Edit: May 16, 2011, 09:09:17 PM by badback »
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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 09:55:13 PM »
Interesting post and I agree with your thoughts on the use of the Karma system.  I've seen the Karma numbers for some users take very drastic jumps within just a day or two - obviously somebody has it out for them and this isn't just joking around.

On the surface the Karma thing on the forum seems like a good idea, but as you've pointed out badback, it's also a system that's ripe for abuse.  Hopefully we can all use the system like responsible grown-ups (ha!) and it'll be something that will add to the forum, and it won't boil down to an online pissing contest to see who can get the most Karma or whatever the game happens to be.  They already changed the format...how long til it's removed if abused?
Just puttin' it out there...

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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 11:20:30 PM »
That's a smite each for both of you!! Jk. Ive got to be honest it's not something I really pay attention to.
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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 05:33:12 AM »
That's a smite each for both of you!! Jk. Ive got to be honest it's not something I really pay attention to.

LOL...not bad mooseknuckle...One member went from +18 to - 9 in 3 days and I wanted to point it out to everyone...
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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 07:50:24 AM »
That's a smite each for both of you!! Jk. Ive got to be honest it's not something I really pay attention to.

LOL...not bad mooseknuckle...One member went from +18 to - 9 in 3 days and I wanted to point it out to everyone...
I noticed one went from -7 or -8 last night to 0 this morning... :o
Just puttin' it out there...

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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 08:17:47 AM »
That's a smite each for both of you!! Jk. Ive got to be honest it's not something I really pay attention to.

LOL...not bad mooseknuckle...One member went from +18 to - 9 in 3 days and I wanted to point it out to everyone...
I noticed one went from -7 or -8 last night to 0 this morning... :o


I saw that Jay and I went from 7 to 6 this morning...Power of the press....lol
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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 08:29:58 AM »
It's just the internet guy's I think you are taking far to seriously. does it really matter what a little number beside a made up internet name is?


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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2011, 08:39:12 AM »
It's just the internet guy's I think you are taking far to seriously. does it really matter what a little number beside a made up internet name is?

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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2011, 09:20:11 AM »
It's just the internet guy's I think you are taking far to seriously. does it really matter what a little number beside a made up internet name is?

Just4fun

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Mountains out of molehills...

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Yes the Karma has an effect....A few days ago the Administors banned a member due to negative Karma...So if the administrator doesn't know that that the individual is receiving negative Karma and bans the person, a molehill becomes a mountain...
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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011, 09:35:30 AM »
No he was not banned because of his Karma..........he was banned for being a jerk.

Just get rid of Karma altogether. We are smart enough who jerks are.

Ban Karma. Never did like him. LOL

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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2011, 09:39:45 AM »
No he was not banned because of his Karma..........he was banned for being a jerk.

Just get rid of Karma altogether. We are smart enough who jerks are.

Ban Karma. Never did like him. LOL

X 2 on the get rid of Karma....I looked at a few of those postings, yes that guy was a jerk
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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2011, 09:46:09 AM »
No he was not banned because of his Karma..........he was banned for being a jerk.

Just get rid of Karma altogether. We are smart enough who jerks are.

Ban Karma. Never did like him. LOL

Yup, don't need Karma to realize that that guy was on a mission to become the first to be banned.

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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2011, 09:53:26 AM »
It's just the internet guy's I think you are taking far to seriously. does it really matter what a little number beside a made up internet name is?

Just4fun

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Mountains out of molehills...

Waxy

Yes the Karma has an effect....A few days ago the Administors banned a member due to negative Karma...So if the administrator doesn't know that that the individual is receiving negative Karma and bans the person, a molehill becomes a mountain...

You're doing it again lol.

As others have said, Karma had little or nothing to do with him being booted.

You have nothing to worry about as far as I can tell.  As for everyone else, I think the admin has a pretty good handle on things.

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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2011, 08:32:01 AM »
Badback has a valid point. The karma system shouldn't be used to smite someone every opportunity just because you can. If you like someones post give them some karma, if you don't or if someone's being a douche take some away.

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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2011, 01:56:18 PM »
ok someones going a little click happy with the smite button im thinking ive noticed some of our most contributing members dropped down damn near 20-70 dislikes in the past 2 days...

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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2011, 03:30:53 PM »
Badback has a valid point. The karma system shouldn't be used to smite someone every opportunity just because you can. If you like someones post give them some karma, if you don't or if someone's being a douche take some away.
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Haha I must be a real douche then. Lol I haven't posted anything as of late yet it would appear I'm not very liked. I must have been drinking and typing recently?
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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2011, 10:00:22 PM »
Wait a tick...did I miss something, or is Karma gone now?   :o

mooseknuckle, BBJ and I had some pretty good numbers going...I thought we were winning!
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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2011, 10:04:30 PM »
yup looks like its gone. Lets hope that it stays gone so we can all get along.

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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2011, 10:20:41 PM »
yup looks like its gone. Lets hope that it stays gone so we can all get along.

X2....and if by chance it should come back then atleast make it so you can see who is giving you + or -...just a thought. ;)

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Re: Karma Abuse
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2011, 10:30:29 PM »
ya make it like a facebook like system lol that way we can always be flattered when someone likes what weve posted instead of going from +10 to -6 to -78 lol