So I think we should have a karma system, or keep discussing karma and reputation like some kind of dead horse.
WHOA SLOW DOWN SONNY. Wasn't karma that system where females just praised each other constantly? Wasn't karma that system where Sasuke just repped Buckweat constantly because they complimented their pictures and called them not emo?
Yes, it was. However, I have ventured out to a lot of other forums, and I have seen karma work. I have been able to tell instantly if someone is a pseudo-intellectual shitfuck or an insightful, likable, genuine person just by karma on some forums. They appear to have systems in place wherein karma is basically how cool you are - and it helps unbelievably.
There is several ways we can make karma work:
- Have a better community
- Only give the power of smiting and praising to moderators, therefore meaning retards don't rep each other and karma is a true power from the Gods.
- Being more limited. Only repping people when they make a thought-provoking post that encapsulates who they are perfectly. Not repping people just because of status - people actually have to earn karma, hence the name.
- Not being able to be negative, because negative karma is honestly really stupid and you can't really compare it to other people's karma.
'Reputation' sucked. I mean who understood reputation at all, really? I think I speak for everyone when I say that karma is a lot more comprehensive than reputation, God just put the system on because he saw it on tzome forums or wherever that place was where he saw the Wiki.
So, what do you say? At least 2 of the above 5 factors could make a practical karma system.