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#1 stridox

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 03:36 PM

What is Karma and why do I have -1?

#2 Kris

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 03:57 PM

http://www.phpfreaks...ic,99076.0.html

#3 ShogunWarrior

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:29 PM

I think Karma is anti-developmental and really doesn't end up changing anything.
I have -4! which I'll say without problem, because there isn't a reason for me to have it.
The Karma system doesn't work for a number of reasons:
-Someone who gets corrected can -Karma out of spite.
-Someone can just -Karma for spite, no reason.
-There's no way to change a habit or develop.
-The people who are helped can't +Karma because they're new.

What you need is a "Resolved" mod which allows you to give credit to the people who helped you.
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#4 wildteen88

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:34 PM

I think the Admins are trying to find a way of adding a comment (not sure if they still are though) for why a person has graced/smited you. Also hopefully the solved button may take a return too.

#5 .josh

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:43 PM

you know, everybody seems focused on looking at the bad aspects of the karma system. I'm fairly certain that the karma system was built with something good in mind; that is, to give credit where credit is due.  Sometimes I know an answer instantly, and sometimes I spend hours trying to find a solution for someone. The very least I should get in return is some kind of recognition.  Is the karma system flawed? yes it is.  If you can figure out a more balanced form of it, then hell, I will write the mod and submit it myself. 
Did I help you? Feeling generous? Buy me lunch! 
Please, take the time and do some research and find out how much it would have cost you to get your help from a decent paid-for source. A "roll-of-the-dice" freelancer will charge you $5-$15/hr. A decent entry level freelancer will charge you around $15-30/hr. A professional will charge you anywhere from $50-$100/hr. An agency will charge anywhere from $100-$250/hr. Think about all this when soliciting for help here. Think about how much money you are making from the work you are asking for help on. No, we do not expect you to pay for the help given here, but donating a few bucks is a fraction of the cost of what you would have paid, shows your appreciation, helps motivate people to keep offering help without the pricetag, and helps make this a higher quality free-help community :)

#6 ShogunWarrior

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 05:50 PM

That's exactly it, I get -4 Karma while I spend 90% of my posts in PHP HELP and spend time helping someone on a project over considerable time. Guess what - SMITE! Oh, that will really give me incentive, and no way to know why it happened.
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#7 Koobi

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:20 PM

maybe the problem lies in us expecting something in return instead of genuinely wanting to give to or help someone? :)

#8 ShogunWarrior

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Posted 26 July 2006 - 06:32 PM

Maybe, but I really doubt people want to "get a bad reputation" if they genuinely were trying to help, never mind positive Karma.
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