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Point System?
« on: November 22, 2008, 02:14:54 AM »
I remember seeing on another forum there was some sort of a point system where other members could attribute someone "points" (or something) when they make an excellent comment or such. Just a way to show who the most repect members are or whatever. I don't know if there would be an easy way to intigrate that into this forum by I thought I would throw it out there.
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Re: Point System?
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008, 03:06:31 AM »
Ah...the karma system.  The SMF forums have it as a default option.  I'm pretty sure phpbb has that as a mod.

The only downfall the the karma system is that some people abuse it in ways that disrupt civility.  If I can find a mod that allows us to have a karma system that says who did what (ie, you have to give a reason for your + or - when giving it)...I'll install it.  That's the only way I've seen it work in any meaningful manner.

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Re: Point System?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008, 02:20:30 PM »
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Ah...the karma system.  The SMF forums have it as a default option.  I'm pretty sure phpbb has that as a mod.

The only downfall the the karma system is that some people abuse it in ways that disrupt civility.  If I can find a mod that allows us to have a karma system that says who did what (ie, you have to give a reason for your + or - when giving it)...I'll install it.  That's the only way I've seen it work in any meaningful manner.

Would it be possible to make a rule that says you can't "farm" or ask for karma points in your sig, PMs, posts, etc? Or maybe even just remove the ability to remove karma and keep it + only? Sounds like fun.  :banna:
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Re: Point System?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 09:35:45 PM »
I think I would go negative pretty fast...I'm scared.
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Re: Point System?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2008, 03:28:40 AM »
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I think I would go negative pretty fast...I'm scared.
I agree. The idea of taking points away wouldn't be fair to theists. I just fancy adding them.
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Re: Point System?
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 06:33:10 AM »
Ok...I will assume the consensus is that I should implement a positive only karma system if I find a mod for it.  I like that better than having negative anyway.  I'll probably try to call it something other than karma too...brownie points or something silly like that.

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Re: Point System?
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2008, 07:00:55 AM »
:hail: Merci beaucoup, my benevolent overlord.
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Re: Point System?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2008, 04:10:14 PM »
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Ok...I will assume the consensus is that I should implement a positive only karma system if I find a mod for it.  I like that better than having negative anyway.  I'll probably try to call it something other than karma too...brownie points or something silly like that.

Looking forward to it. :)
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Re: Point System?
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2008, 04:17:22 PM »
Good ideas, Sophus and curio. Hopefully laetusatheos can find the mod for it. That could be fun. I'd give you both points for it, but I can't...yet.  :D
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Re: Point System?
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2008, 05:09:57 PM »
I am new here, but most other sites I have seen do well with the positive-only point system. You just have to be careful about too much post-whoring.

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Re: Point System?
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2008, 09:27:10 PM »
Oh by the way, (You're probably capable of this yourselves but I thought it best to let you know just in case) if you guys happen to find one that needs a little tweaking let me know. I'm a PHP programmer and should be able to do what needs to be done.
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Re: Point System?
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2009, 11:12:50 PM »
Curio, you magnificent bastard!
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Re: Point System?
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2009, 11:58:16 PM »
I agree the positive is the way to go.  On one of my boards they are called "Thanks" and it's just a little thumbs up symbol for saying thanks for the post....but then again that's kind of like "giving thanks" hehe, so maybe no good here.
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Re: Point System?
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2009, 02:35:44 AM »
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http://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=559069

Cool..just have to wait for them to release the stable version...kinda like I've been waiting for them to do that with AJAX chat.