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I think Karma is anti-developmental and really doesn't end up changing anything.
I have [b]-4[/b]! 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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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.

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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. 

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

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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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