Karma Hack

Discussion in 'JREF Updates' started by thomas, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. thomas

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    Tonight I have added a new feature to the board called the Karma Hack. Well, it is less metaphysical than it sounds, but I hope it will add more interactivity to the Japan Forum.

    The basic idea is that each registered member will be able to collect "Karma points" by starting new threads and by replying to existing threads. Furthermore, thread owners (members who start threads) receive a given number of points once thread views exceed a certain number. The same applies to the number of replies within a thread.

    In order to prevent members from posting useless or nonsensical messages admins and moderators are authorized to delete Karma points. On the other hand, they can also grant additional points for outstanding threads and messages.

    All registered members can comment on other members' posts. If they agree with a message, the original poster will be credited Karma points. If they disagree however, Karma points will be deducted.

    As far as I can say this modification seems to work fine. A few members have already started to collect Karma points tonight. I still have to think about the exact number of points credited for each specific action and do some cosmetic adjustments. I will post more info tomorrow.
     
  2. thomas

    thomas Unswerving cyclist
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    Points allocated to registered members:

    New thread: 3 points
    Reply: 1 point

    Points allocated to thread's owner if their thread's replies exceed a given number:

    5 replies: 1 point
    10: 2 points
    15: 3 points
    20: 4 points
    25: 5 points

    Points allocated to thread's owner if their thread's views exceed a given number::

    20 views: 1 point
    30: 2 points
    40: 3 points
    50: 4 points
    100: 8 points

    Additional points given to member by admin/moderators:

    1 point each

    Points allocated to thread's owner if users agreed/disagreed with their thread:

    +1/-1 point

    May the force be with you! :emoji_wink:
     
  3. Twisted

    Twisted That man in the corner

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    Let's hope nobody will start to see it as a competition.

    I've seen boards where a similar system is used to moderate the postings, and people started to complain about the system because they didn't agree with the way they were moderated. Naturally the complaints were posted in between the regular postings and became annoying. Eventually a new forum was started especially for moderation-complaints.

    I hope it will work here though.

    Peter
     
  4. thomas

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    I have thought about the aspect of competition as well, but I am confident board members will not engage in posting sprees just in order to increase their "karma". I view the hack more as an additional info for visitors, depicting each member's activity level. But heck, if it causes any stir, it's deinstalled in just a wink! :emoji_wink:
     
  5. larry_s

    larry_s 先輩

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    Most members probably won't even notice it! :emoji_grinning:

    That's a disadvantage of bulletin board systems in general and vBulletin in particular: they are a bit too complex. Most of the functions are obsolete as they are hardly ever used.
     
  6. thomas

    thomas Unswerving cyclist
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    In the course of the latest forum upgrade we decided to save resources and did not add the Karma hack anymore.
     

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