Karma Information and FAQ Jul 3, 2009 21:20:24 GMT -5
Post by CowboyGuy on Jul 3, 2009 21:20:24 GMT -5
:all you ever wanted to know about karma:
We have a reputation system on the forum (as most forum's do) called 'Karma'. It is a simple point based function where you can choose to add to, or subtract from, any forum member's count.
This is a great way for people to show they appreciate a person whether that be for helping, be it sharing resources, answering a question, or whatever else.
In turn, the flip side is that you can also choose to take a point from someone.
We give all members a base starting number of 100, upon registration and making your first post. From then on, you can add or subtract to other members' points and they can do the same to you. Here are some very honest answers about karma/rep and how it works, and why you might see your number going up (or down):
Typical Reasons to give someone a point: (add)
- A great post, comment, or otherwise in any discussion
- Appreciating someone's artwork, custom figure, or literary work (fan-fic, poetry, etc)
- If a member wins in a forum game, and you feel like giving them a reputation boost
- You just plain like this person and want to add to their reputation here on the forum!
Typical reason(s) for taking away a point: (subtract)
- You do not like a post, comment or otherwise that they made in a discussion thread
Other that this reason, I do not think it's fair to abuse the point system and take people's points down for no reason. Even if you dislike a person, don't flame them and sabotage their reputation. It isn't fair, or becoming of SlayAlivers. We do want everyone to get along! Another important fact to remember is that I see all actions of the system, and I do monitor if people abuse it.
You can only act once per hour. So make it count!
Lastly, we award reputation points from time to time in contests and forum games as well! If we see you do something neat, be sure that you're numbers will skyrocket.