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Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #97

  • tamar
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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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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #98

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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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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #99

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Okay. I applauded you and gave you some karma. Now you know how to get some.

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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #103

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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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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #105

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There ya go...I gave you some Karma...'course, you could give me some too :cheer:
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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #106

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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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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #107

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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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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #112

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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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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #113

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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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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #114

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I will pass those sentiments along.

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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #116

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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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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #117

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Oh the emoticons are fun :blink:
It's the Karma by the poster's name that is being mentioned.

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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #121

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Being able to send good karma is fine, but what's with the thumbs down??? :huh: :huh:

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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 2 weeks ago #130

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KARMA is gone.

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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 1 week ago #139

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Yea! I didn't like it either. :P

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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 1 week ago #140

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Yea! I didn't like it either. :P

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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 1 week ago #141

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I am really glad that the " karma " option has been removed. It was not appropriate. Thanks Sandi :)

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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 1 week ago #223

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Yeah, was not a fan of the Karma. :)

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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 13 years 1 week ago #225

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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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Re:Okay, what is karma and how do I get some 12 years 3 months ago #9230

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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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