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Okay, what is karma and how do I get some

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14 years 5 months ago #97 by tamar
I see all posts have a "karma meter", or is it all posters? I'm being lazy and don't want to try to find the answer myself, so can someone spoon-feed me an explanation? :S

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14 years 5 months ago #98 by Sandi
I'm learning as I go, but it looks to be a popularity rating. I smited you (thumbs down) and you got a negative number (-1). Then I gave you thumbs up and you went back to zero.

Not sure what the purpose is. I'll ask about that.

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14 years 5 months ago #99 by Sandi
Okay. I applauded you and gave you some karma. Now you know how to get some.

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14 years 5 months ago #103 by
Somebody please click on the Thumbs Up by Tamar's Karma because as I was reading what Sandi wrote I put my cursor up there on the red and accidently clicked it and it took her Karma away and now I can't click on her green one for 6 hours and I'll be sleeping then.

Sorry Tamar.

[Does the Karma seem a bit childish?!]

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14 years 5 months ago #105 by lucidawn
Replied by lucidawn on topic Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some
There ya go...I gave you some Karma...'course, you could give me some too :cheer:

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14 years 5 months ago #106 by Ann
Karma is supposed to be given when somebody is particularly helpful or as a mark to say congratulations or something. On another board I'm on people also give it for birthdays but I could see it given here say, when someone has a baby. Whether the whole giving of karma and particularly the ability to take it away, is a good thing or not is debateable.

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14 years 5 months ago #107 by juliannesmom
Replied by juliannesmom on topic Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some
Okay, sorry to start off probably getting bad karma, but I think the whole karma thing is a bit stupid and inappropriate to this type site.
Norma

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14 years 5 months ago #112 by tamar
Norma, I agree, especially having seen a few(!) times over the years when things have gotten heated. I don't see the option for polling, but I bet a poll would say let's disable that feature.

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14 years 5 months ago #113 by
juliannesmom wrote:

Okay, sorry to start off probably getting bad karma, but I think the whole karma thing is a bit stupid and inappropriate to this type site.
Norma

I agree with you Norma. It seems childish and immature. I don't think it is needed on a discussion group like this. :S

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14 years 5 months ago #114 by Sandi
I will pass those sentiments along.

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14 years 5 months ago #116 by lucidawn
Replied by lucidawn on topic Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some
Its just a little fun. I think the little gadgets and extra emoticons are fun and give a little comic relief to our serious situations, like my kid being sick all the time. I need the lift :silly:

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14 years 5 months ago #117 by
Oh the emoticons are fun :blink:
It's the Karma by the poster's name that is being mentioned.

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14 years 5 months ago #121 by tamar
Being able to send good karma is fine, but what's with the thumbs down??? :huh: :huh:

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14 years 5 months ago #130 by Sandi
KARMA is gone.

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14 years 5 months ago #139 by CindyL
Yea! I didn't like it either. :P

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14 years 5 months ago #140 by CindyL
Yea! I didn't like it either. :P

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14 years 5 months ago #141 by snowgoose
Replied by snowgoose on topic Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some
I am really glad that the " karma " option has been removed. It was not appropriate. Thanks Sandi :)

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14 years 5 months ago #223 by Siliconvalleygirl
Replied by Siliconvalleygirl on topic Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some
Yeah, was not a fan of the Karma. :)

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14 years 5 months ago #225 by Sandi
I wasn't able to remove it, but I did tell the one who could. I don't have the same options to fix things like I did before, so it takes longer to address some of the problems...relay system.

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13 years 8 months ago #9230 by 28lorelei
Replied by 28lorelei on topic Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some
Karma is related to the hindi religion, or used to be. In hindi people believe that their actions in this life determine their next life: for example if they do really well in this life they might be able to become part of the heavens, but if they do badly they could be a mosquito in their next life or something. I'm not hindi or anything, but studied this in history a few years ago...

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