Maybe if you lost your Positive Karma when you Gave Negative Karma might work.
A lot of karma bombings in the past later turned out to be from duplicate accounts. So it wouldn’t stop anything.
Teh Brawler wrote:
I would personally argue that karma is unnecessary as a whole. If there’s one thing that seems consistent, it’s that most people post in their general nature regardless of karma, so I don’t see the necessity of it.
Incorrect. A lot of people have changed their general nature of posting because of karma. When a person receives negative karma, it shows that people either hate or disagree with your post. This then makes you wonder what the reason for that was. This is often shown as numerous times people post “Why did I get negged?”. This shows they are aware of their post getting negative karma and they’d like to know the reason. As people answer them, they learn where the fault lies and will change their behavior in the future. In other words: Change how they post in their general nature if I had to take it to your post.
Karma is a learning factor. By getting positive and negative people become aware of which posts they made are received well by the community and which posts are disliked. They then change their posts and behavior to avoid getting negative karma in the future and receive more positive.
Teh Brawler wrote:
I say that a button be programmed in that allowed you to report a post, which would notify any mods/staff to take a look at it and see if it needs moderating.
Besides that this will flood my mail box (which I’m not in a mood for), reasons for reporting vary a lot. We’d get a lot of pointless reports every time someone posts a pony. Plus certain NSFW related threads which the mods allow would also receive a shitload of reports. Negative karma handed out is shown, reports aren’t. So people are more likely to click it as they’ll stay anonymous to the masses.
But let’s look at the facts now people. Why are you all suddenly so bothered by the karma system? It was already there when I started here, you don’t hear me complain.
From what I noticed most people aren’t bothered by the system in general. Most of you just hate that your profile shows the seperate numbers for the positive and negative karma you gained. And it’s that second red number that a lot of you hate.
Face it. You people don’t hate karma. You people hate negative karma. If the profiles only showed the total number like they did at first, I doubt we would have this discussion.
And being bothered because your profile shows the negative numbers as well. I’m sorry, but that’s being butthurt over something super unimportant. If you received negative karma, surely their must be a reason for it. As I said before, karma is a learning factor. Negative karma learns users to change their behavior to fit more into the community. And if you can’t face this fact and prefer to hide it, then your huge ego is just stopping you from learning from mistakes you made in the past. Stop being so goddamn cocky people.