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Offline wotgoplunk

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Karma?
« on: October 01, 2007, 01:33:04 AM »
Can we get a karma system here on PS?

You know, those little buttons that say smite/applause. You agree with someone's post, you give them an applause, disagree, a smite. And best thing: it's entirely anonymous.

But then, that might cause too much conflict. I've seen it work with great success in other forums, and some it's been a disaster.

Thoughts?

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Offline term

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #1 on: October 01, 2007, 05:41:56 PM »
bah. I don't like that.
It is like making the public opinion visible, like in a gladiator fight and the public decides whether they are pleased by what they see or not. Who cares?
Besides, we already know who's the first to get all the thumb-down votes-.-
It is a very good tool for the majority to put down opinions of a minority in this forum, that kills plurality, and therefore kills the forum.
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Offline thalberg

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 05:49:42 PM »
Term has a point.  Fear of "thumbs down" might inhibit some good, worthwhile people from responding freely. 

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #3 on: October 01, 2007, 10:46:05 PM »
I enjoy thumbs down, it's like a spanking.
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Re: Karma?
«Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 10:34:28 AM »
I think I speak for all thumbs-down people (except the idiots and maybe susan) when we say we don't give a *** what you think 8)


I think instead of a "i agree" or "i disagree" thing, it should be a "this post shows even mild intelligence" or "you're a retard go away and stop saying crap that makes no sense" thing.  Then it would actually be constructive, because it might cause some of the dumbasses on this forum to stop posting and/or actually go learn what they're talking about so they stop getting the thumbs down.

Offline counterpoint

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007, 10:43:37 AM »
Term has a point.  Fear of "thumbs down" might inhibit some good, worthwhile people from responding freely. 

This could be a good training for freedom of speech: to say what you think - even if people don't like what you say :)
If it doesn't work - try something different!

Offline counterpoint

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #6 on: October 02, 2007, 10:46:24 AM »

I think instead of a "i agree" or "i disagree" thing, it should be a "this post shows even mild intelligence" or "you're a retard go away and stop saying crap that makes no sense" thing. 

Okay this posting I would have rated

"you're a retard go away and stop saying crap that makes no sense"

but I don't think, you're a retard - just your post makes no sense to me  8)
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Offline term

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #7 on: October 02, 2007, 12:43:34 PM »
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because it might cause some of the dumbasses on this forum to stop posting
Thats the point. It's sad. Eventually, they'll leave. You need to have dumb people to have intelligent ones, i actually *like* to read a lot of bullshit, it's the daily stupidity you read so you get upset or whatever and actually have a reason to write. (the truth is , those who you call dumb think the same way about you) The time we have only intelligent people on here which agree on everything is the time when the forum is dead.
Praise the fools \o/

But then i must say, i'm nevertheless curious about it.... I just don't think anything good comes out of it...well it's difficult.
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Re: Karma?
«Reply #8 on: October 02, 2007, 01:19:55 PM »
term, you quote me with something, that wasn't from me.
I never used the word "dumbasses" in any of my posts.
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Offline term

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #9 on: October 02, 2007, 01:26:29 PM »
you're right, it was soliloquy. Sorry^^
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Offline retrouvailles

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #10 on: October 02, 2007, 06:07:24 PM »
term, you quote me with something, that wasn't from me.
I never used the word "dumbasses" in any of my posts.

You just did.

Offline debussy symbolism

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #11 on: October 02, 2007, 11:03:55 PM »
Greetings

Yes but how does this all relate to Karma?

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #12 on: October 03, 2007, 08:07:07 AM »
I enjoy thumbs down, it's like a spanking.

Yeah, it kinda makes up for your lack of intelligence and credibility, as well as general ignorance.

In case you meant you actually LIKE to get thumbs  down, on top of above there is some kind of fetish which feels kinda weird to normal human beings.

Offline pianowolfi

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #13 on: October 03, 2007, 01:14:41 PM »
Greetings

Yes but how does this all relate to Karma?

It might have an effect on your Karma if you say "thumbs down" or "up". ;)

Offline rc

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #14 on: October 06, 2007, 08:58:21 PM »
I've seen rating systems cause conflict, or cause everyone to try really hard to be impressive...  Both are annoying.

I like forming my own opinions.  If somebody can't tell a crap post from something useful then they can learn the hard way.

Offline pianochick93

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Re: Karma?
«Reply #15 on: October 11, 2007, 10:15:33 AM »
I think quite a few posts on the "religion" topic might cause certain people's ratings to go down. It could turn into a neverending conflict.
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