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Title: What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Joseph Fung on January 04, 2002, 02:20:43 PM
Karma is a kind of popularity thing.  It's purely for fun, and it offers no kind of functionality/limitations.

The idea behind karma is that people can smite or applaud a user, affecting their karma by +1 or -1.  This results in users having a kind of score, which reflects what people on the baord think of them.

There are several ways to manipulate the karma mod.

1) You can set it up so only a certain membergroup can use it.  This is usefull for points systems.  You can restrict the use to the Administrator membergroup and use Karma to dole out points to users.

2) You can set a wait time.  The wait time effects how often people can repeat an option.  Setting it larger means you can't affect someone's score as much as you could if the time was less.  While you aren't allowed to repeat an action (smite vs. applaud) within the wait time - you can change your mind at any time.

3) You can restrict it so that only people with a certain number of posts can smite or applaud - this will prevent people from registering just to smite or applaud.

4) And you can show either the net karma or the +/- numbers.  This is interesting, as a user with only 50 posts, but +70/-72 is obviously much more controversial than someone who's posted hundreds of times, but has only a +/- of +5/-7

Possible mods could include changing someone's position to reflect their karma, rather than the number of posts they have.  Or restricting certain access to people with a karma of a certain level (imagine a category where only people with a karma of 10 or higher could view it).
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: add_effect on January 09, 2002, 01:04:31 AM
what else can we do ? that's all?
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Jeff Lewis on January 09, 2002, 07:25:56 AM
Well if you unlock the hidden codes, it will make toast and tea in the morning for you, get you dressed, and beam you to work  ::)

It's a karma mod, activate it or don't :)
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: ShadowKnight on March 11, 2002, 04:43:21 AM
lol...
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Shoeb Omar on March 12, 2002, 09:02:19 PM
i always thought karma would be a bit too intellectual of a name for those dumb challenged ;) Americans..

/me just realises he might be calsses as an American  :-X
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Wistman on April 12, 2002, 11:51:03 AM

Well if you unlock the hidden codes, it will make toast and tea in the morning for you, get you dressed, and beam you to work  ::)

It's a karma mod, activate it or don't :)



awww.......... I thought I found the hidden codes but it don't do any of that, I just get a different girl in my bed every night.......


Must of been the karma sutra code!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Decaffeinated Jedi on April 14, 2002, 01:21:39 PM
I'm very interested in this mod. I have it installed on my forum, but I can't actually figure out *how* to applaud or smite someone. Is it done using an [applaud] tag or something else? Thanks, and best wishes!

DecafJedi
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Zippo on April 14, 2002, 01:30:40 PM
Just click the [applaud] or [smite]  where you see it under the members name, you will see the +1 or -1 respectivly after a refresh :)
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Decaffeinated Jedi on April 14, 2002, 05:04:37 PM
Just click the [applaud] or [smite]  where you see it under the members name, you will see the +1 or -1 respectivly after a refresh :)

Thanks! I've installed the mod, and I have a "Karma" field under the username and so forth, but I don't see anything for the smite/applaud function. Is there any reason that it wouldn't appear?

Thanks!

DecafJedi
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Zippo on April 14, 2002, 05:39:54 PM
This should really be asked in YaBBSE Admin section really but in there are two fields in your mod preferences under karma.  You can type what you would like then to say instead of applaud and smite as I am assuming those fields are empty?  If so just add them.
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Decaffeinated Jedi on April 14, 2002, 07:38:53 PM
This should really be asked in YaBBSE Admin section really but in there are two fields in your mod preferences under karma.  You can type what you would like then to say instead of applaud and smite as I am assuming those fields are empty?  If so just add them.

Sorry for continuing this in the wrong place, but at this point, it seemed like the best idea.

Anyway, the [applaud] and [smite] tags are there in the setup, but they're still not showing up in the threads. I have Karma enabled and all the other settings appear to be in good shape. Any guesses?

Thanks for all your help, and best wishes!

DecafJedi
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: talon39 on May 31, 2002, 06:51:50 PM
Is there a way to set it up so People with certain amount of karma become moderators, but lose the moderator status when their karma goes down?
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Chris Cromer on May 31, 2002, 07:04:06 PM
Please don't cross post!

I have answered your question in your other thread!
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: talon39 on May 31, 2002, 07:34:07 PM
sorry I wasn't sure which was the apropriate place to post it.
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Chris Cromer on May 31, 2002, 07:37:23 PM
That's okay, but only post about something once.
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Dr_Michael on November 27, 2002, 07:47:18 AM

4) And you can show either the net karma or the +/- numbers.  This is interesting, as a user with only 50 posts, but +70/-72 is obviously much more controversial than someone who's posted hundreds of times, but has only a +/- of +5/-7


How is it possible? Karma mod works fine on my forum but I cannot find a way to show the net karma!  :-\
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: fungku on December 10, 2002, 11:07:26 AM
Is it possible to change the position the applaud smite, and Karma: are displayed in posts?

I would like them under the avatar and little messenger button things  ;)

Thanks

fungku
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Dr_Michael on December 31, 2002, 01:06:28 PM

I cannot find a way to show the net karma!  :-\


No ideas?
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: [Unknown] on December 31, 2002, 05:56:01 PM


I cannot find a way to show the net karma!  :-\


No ideas?


It's already an option!  Go into 'Mods' Settigns and switch Karma mode to "Enable Karma Total"

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Dr_Michael on December 31, 2002, 09:50:20 PM
Quote

It's already an option!  Go into 'Mods' Settigns and switch Karma mode to "Enable Karma Total"


This is the option that I have already selected but it doesnt show the net karma!
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: [Unknown] on December 31, 2002, 10:03:24 PM

This is the option that I have already selected but it doesnt show the net karma!


Oh yes it does - I have it installed on my board, and it works perfectly.  My karma is displayed as 11. Which is 16 - 5.  That's what you mean by net, right?

-[Unknown]
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Dr_Michael on January 01, 2003, 08:43:48 AM


Oh yes it does - I have it installed on my board, and it works perfectly.  My karma is displayed as 11. Which is 16 - 5.  That's what you mean by net, right?
-[Unknown]


Yeah same for me: 17 (18 positive, 1 negative) but I dont mean this. I mean that I want to see the result of [(karma / number of posts) * 100]
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Peter Duggan on January 11, 2003, 01:03:37 PM
4) And you can show either the net karma or the +/- numbers.  This is interesting, as a user with only 50 posts, but +70/-72 is obviously much more controversial than someone who's posted hundreds of times, but has only a +/- of +5/-7

Perhaps I shouldn't bring this up when some folk are clearly not amused by either the karma or llama mods, but a +70/-72 (on this board at least) could also suggest a non-controversial person who's spent more time chasing llamas than posting!
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: irbrian on February 03, 2003, 02:15:31 AM
Perhaps I shouldn't bring this up when some folk are clearly not amused by either the karma or llama mods, but a +70/-72 (on this board at least) could also suggest a non-controversial person who's spent more time chasing llamas than posting!


I suppose its no secret that I'm one of those people who don't find it too amusing :) but my only real complaint, from a more objective POV, is that when the Llama Mod is enabled, it is never entirely clear whether a user's Karma reflects other users' perception of that user's attitude, or that user's llama-clicking obsession. I would prefer the stats were seperated somehow, or could at least be easily tallied separately.
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: Pellepell on June 10, 2003, 03:59:52 PM
If the command for positive karma is karmaAction=applaud, what is the command for negative karma?
Title: Re:What is the Karma mod?
Post by: [Unknown] on June 10, 2003, 07:38:58 PM
Smite.

-[Unknown]