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Karma
« on: February 17, 2016, 09:41:19 PM »
I've just enabled Karma on the forum - this means you can 'Applaud' or 'Smite' someone for a post (sorry, I didn't make these terms up, that's what the forum software calls them).

So, if someone answers a question for you or does you a favour, or you just want to thank someone for a post, you can now 'applaud' them.

I would suggest no 'smiting' unless it's truly warranted (i.e. as in 'is humorous') :)

We'll see how it goes - if it doesn't work out, I'll turn it off.

You can leave any feedback/thoughts in this thread.

Cheers   [tup]

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Perhaps the old fashioned way is still the best. (Re: Karma)
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2016, 11:08:37 PM »
Dear Stu and WeatherCat visitors to the "brave new world" of social media.

So, if someone answers a question for you or does you a favour, or you just want to thank someone for a post, you can now 'applaud' them.

Hmm, yes I'm familiar with this concept from other social media like NextDoor.  I know this does strike a cord in particularly young people who never have enough time to do anything, but perhaps we should give the matter some thought before clicking.  It doesn't take that much longer to type the words "thank you."  You might even contribute to the ongoing conversation by adding another insight.  I think this is definitely a case where you get back what you put into such systems.  If you didn't have to do more than click a link, don't expect more in return.

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Re: Karma
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2016, 12:03:45 AM »
I've just enabled Karma on the forum

I just applauded you; hope this results in many blessings poured out upon your head.
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Re: Karma
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2016, 12:07:00 AM »
Opinion (even though unasked for): [rolleyes2]
I don't "do" 'social media', but I have seen a few tech sites that have "thumbsup/down" buttons. At the tech site I help admin, we have never enabled that, even on the "community" (non-tech) forums. Never understood the need to 'smite'/'diss'/'mock'/'criticize'/'denigrate'/etc. a poster, even in a private message. After all, most forums have a "Report to Admin" link on every page.

As for a word of praise or thanks, I think they should be direct, public and personal from the thankor(sp?)! Certainly worth a minute setting up a automatic text insertion shortcut in Typinator or TextExpander...

I was once fired from my admin job, but later 're-hired'. [lol] Of course, these settings are totally up to the board owner. Perhaps he has been asked to moderate more than he thinks he should have to. I also assume that the board owner (Admin) has the capability to remove temporarily or permanently, any member who ignores the few simple rules of etiquette of this forum. [tup] Seeing a few 'smites' may be enough to correct the problem before that becomes necessary. ;D

I might be nice to have a couple of animated icons instead of the rather plain text buttons, however. Maybe a pair of clapping hands and one with a hammer banging something...  :P [cheer]

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Hot Coals
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2016, 04:41:49 AM »
Word on the street is that if I get three smites, I can then walk across a bed of hot coals and get them reset back to zero . . .
A clear conscience is a great pillow.


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Re: Hot Coals
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2016, 10:19:24 AM »
<snip>I can then walk across a bed of hot coals <snip>

A Shriner, huh?

Zelzah Temple here.   [cheer]

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Re: Karma
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2016, 06:12:01 PM »
Thought this might popular ;D

I've just 'applauded' everyone in this thread [bounce]

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Re: Karma
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2016, 05:25:24 PM »
Please no Karma for me, also I will give no Karma to anyone. I don't like this good guy/bad guy things in forums. I think that in this very WeatherCat forum everybody does his best to help.

Just my two cents,
Reinhard
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Good/Bad
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2016, 09:11:16 PM »
Well said.
A clear conscience is a great pillow.


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Re: Karma
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2016, 09:21:43 PM »
Please no Karma for me, also I will give no Karma to anyone. I don't like this good guy/bad guy things in forums. I think that in this very WeatherCat forum everybody does his best to help.

Just my two cents,
Reinhard

Totally agree. I've seen karma/reputation/likes features disrupt the dynamics of other previously well running forums. I'm not a fan, and won't use this feature. They generally become a popularity contest, and have no bearing whatsoever on someone's knowledge or helpfulness. Thanks for the thought, Stu, but, no thanks.
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Re: Karma
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2016, 09:24:15 PM »
I agree with all three of you guys! I'm giving each of you some Karma! [rolleyes2] [bounce] [rockon] I just wish we could trade them in on a Karmann Ghia...  [cheer]

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Re: Karma
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2016, 09:38:34 PM »
If I remember rightly, this is pretty much the same result as last time :)
Maybe in a few years time we'll try something similar again. For now, it's gone.

Thanks for the input folks  [tup]


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Re: Karma
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2016, 09:50:22 PM »
"LIKE"




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Re: Karma
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2016, 10:43:34 PM »
WHAT??! You mean I've lost my karma!!!

I demand a re-count!!! [cheer] [bounce] [banghead] [lol2]

I guess we've learned an important lesson; Don't mess with the MAN! He giveth and he taketh away! [rockon] [computer] [tup]

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Thanks Stu! (Re: Karma)
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2016, 10:57:14 PM »
Dear Reinhard, dfw, Steve, X-Air,

If I remember rightly, this is pretty much the same result as last time :)
Maybe in a few years time we'll try something similar again. For now, it's gone.

Thanks Stu!  It just doesn't seem worth having.  It is a lot better to say thank you the old fashioned way - with words!

I just wish we could trade them in on a Karmann Ghia...  [cheer]

 [wink] . . . . Awe shucks X-Air, now wouldn't you really rather have a Buick? . . . . [lol2]

Cheers, Edouard  [cheers1]

P.S. You can give yourself a little extra expressive range by changing the icon of your message.  When I'm fibbin' I often use the cheesy icon to make sure everybody knows its a joke.  But you have some extra choices there and you can use them.  Just making a smiley icon is a way to express that you are pleased with something.  On a Buick forum there was a very sad story about a 50 year old car that was damaged by a tornado and was stolen by a gang that impersonated the transport service sent by the classic car insurance.  The car is now believed to be South America!  That deserved a sad emoticon.  So without getting tripped up by social media nonsense, we can be a bit more emotional when appropriate.