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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #60 on: April 22, 2012, 01:47:45 PM »
Yeah, we need to find some way of searching for upvoted posts (maybe there's a way to show "recently upvoted posts" on the whole board or something?), because I recently acquired 3 respect and I have no idea where it came from... and it's really not time-effective to look through every post I've made.
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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #61 on: April 23, 2012, 08:15:51 PM »
I like the karma system, but there's no point if it doesn't work.

They never work as intended, which is why I find them pointless.
It is equally pointless to display the post count of all users.

I doubt anyone here is rooting for the continuing existence of the karma system, because they feel its vital or excessively useful to the posters. While I see no particular reason to have such a system, I don't understand why some people stand so adamantly against it. So far I haven't seen it cause any problems on this board.
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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #62 on: April 23, 2012, 10:08:31 PM »
I don't know, I kind of like having the post count shown.  It gives you a general idea of how active people are on the forums. 
I also like how we can now give respect for individual posts, rather than per poster.  On the other hand, I don't think keeping a running tally of how many upvotes your posts get is a good thing.  It subconsciously reinforces the "appeal to authority" fallacy - 'Oh, since this guy has +1198 respect, he's probably right about everything.'  Don't get me wrong, it's fine to track the total number of upvotes a poster has, but don't display it under his/her avatar. 
And I second (or third, or whatever) the request for a "popular posts" feature that lists both the most heavily upvoted posts of all time, and the most recently upvoted posts. 
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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #63 on: April 23, 2012, 10:19:41 PM »
I like seeing the post count, personally. Helps me track activity.

That said, I also like seeing karma scores. Makes me feel happy inside when I see that someone liked something I said enough to recognize me for it.

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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #64 on: April 24, 2012, 02:59:10 AM »
I notice we can't up-vote posts in the trash.  Do posts that get moved to the trash lose existing up-votes?

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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #65 on: April 24, 2012, 03:18:39 AM »
I notice we can't up-vote posts in the trash.  Do posts that get moved to the trash lose existing up-votes?
I'm not sure, but testing it shouldn't be hard. Post a test post and I'll upvote and trash it.
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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #66 on: April 24, 2012, 03:37:40 AM »
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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #67 on: April 24, 2012, 03:44:10 AM »
The upvote doesn't show up in the trash, but it appears to still count towards your total. Now we know.
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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #68 on: April 24, 2012, 07:34:38 AM »
Can you test undeleting the upvoted and deleted test post and see if it's still upvoted?

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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #69 on: April 24, 2012, 08:18:44 AM »
Can you test undeleting the upvoted and deleted test post and see if it's still upvoted?
Done. Still upvoted.
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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #70 on: April 24, 2012, 02:41:15 PM »
Have you tried not just trashing but completely deleting a post? I know that reduces post count (I don't think post count is reduced while the post is still in the Trash subforum).

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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #71 on: April 24, 2012, 06:10:57 PM »
I think the easiest way for me to see, what I'm doing right, would be to have those +1s in the posts in the Profile->Summary->Show Posts.

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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #72 on: April 26, 2012, 10:40:19 PM »
Yeah, some sort of upvote-seeing mechanic would be nice.  Apparently, I forgot to turn off my MinMax when I went to sleep last night, because I woke up covered in Respects.
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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #73 on: April 27, 2012, 07:26:25 AM »
Hah, when you put it that way, it sounds like falling asleep watching television and waking up covered in doritos or something.

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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #74 on: May 03, 2012, 01:08:03 AM »
Yeah, we need to find some way of searching for upvoted posts (maybe there's a way to show "recently upvoted posts" on the whole board or something?), because I recently acquired 3 respect and I have no idea where it came from... and it's really not time-effective to look through every post I've made.
This to a million. I am disinclined to search through 1087 posts to find out which one people liked.

EDIT: But what's terrible is that I am going to look back at every single one because I am so curious which got upvoted!!!! IT BETTER NOT BE SOMETHING INSIGNIFICANT!

EDIT AGAIN: Sigh.. It was something I posted that calmed a flame war. Boring. At least I didn't have to sort through more than 100 posts to found out. Imagine if someone liked my Intro thread! I'd be at it for hours until I found that (going back in chrono order, of course)
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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #75 on: May 03, 2012, 01:52:59 PM »
At least I didn't have to sort through more than 100 posts to found out. Imagine if someone liked my Intro thread! I'd be at it for hours until I found that (going back in chrono order, of course)
In retrospect, that made me wide open for trolling...  :rolleyes
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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #76 on: May 03, 2012, 01:56:17 PM »
At least I didn't have to sort through more than 100 posts to found out. Imagine if someone liked my Intro thread! I'd be at it for hours until I found that (going back in chrono order, of course)
In retrospect, that made me wide open for trolling...  :rolleyes

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It's funny because I wasn't the only one that went for it.
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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #77 on: May 03, 2012, 02:02:22 PM »
At least I didn't have to sort through more than 100 posts to found out. Imagine if someone liked my Intro thread! I'd be at it for hours until I found that (going back in chrono order, of course)
In retrospect, that made me wide open for trolling...  :rolleyes

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It's funny because I wasn't the only one that went for it.
I wasn't the first person there to do it, either.

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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #78 on: June 23, 2012, 04:34:03 PM »
I did not get the announcement either.

Also, if this system is telling the person receiving the vote what post it's for, that is a plus.

But it already feels a bit spammy.

And yes, abuse abuse blah blah... Any tool can be wielded for poor purposes, but the idea of this type of system is the exact same as that of having a listed post count. Except this one is slightly harder to just spam up.

And both, I feel, still serve enough purpose to be worth some effort, especially if not actively being abused.

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Re: Looking for user input: New karma system
« Reply #79 on: June 30, 2012, 09:07:11 PM »
How come the karma is only visible (& awardable) on certain boards?
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