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    thank you to whoever took away my half a point of karma that i had.

    i hadn't realized that i'd done something/someone wrong.
    perhaps you can tell me what the cause of my loss is??

    . . . chris

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    Everybody looses karma at some point in their posts - Even Wayne and all the other administrators/advisors.

    It doesn't matter who gave you negative karma, so just forget about it, you'll earn it back

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    you know, it took me little time to earn 12 points and then when i was actually helping people, nobody bothered to move their pointer over like 200 pixels and click on karma. so the least this person couldh've done if they had a problem with one of my posts, was let me know what the problem was to prevent it from happening in the future.

    but, whatever..... i'll get over it.
    . . . chris

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    First, there was no need to take negative karma off my post.

    Second, as long as you keep posting and helping people out you'll have so much karma points you won't know what to do with em

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    i never took away karma from you personally, but it seems that i now have -8 points of karma.

    i'm feeling really welcome here.
    . . . chris

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    Karma is a new system and relatively few people actually give out points. I've had no new points this week, despite making 30-50 posts, most of which I considered helpful.
    You can't just expect to get lots of karma by helping people out - sadly, it doesn't yet work like that

    Hoepfully whoever gave you bad karma will come and say why but they may not.

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    Karma was not designed as a short-term project. It was designed to add value over time. I have seen quite a few of your posts, atomicmunky, and I know that you are very helpful.

    I have not given or taken away any Karma from you.

    You will always gain and loose Karma, but the ratio will be dependent on how helpful you are. If you post a lot of one-liners and rarely help, you can expect to have negative Karma. If you help frequently, you will most likely have positive Karma.

    Things I give people positive Karma for:

    - Writing code (which is often not easy to do)
    - Giving a very detailed explanation
    - Being funny, making me laugh
    - Adding something very valuable to the community (such as a great idea)

    Things I give negative Karma for:
    - Posting one-liners, such as "Me too" and "I agree"

    I think that most people here agree, although I am sure there are some exceptions.

    Once again, Karma is a long-term thing. Your Karma won't stabilize until you have posted quite a few times (more than a couple of months). I noticed you registered last month.

    As James said, you can't expect positive Karma even if you help a lot. My Karma has stayed the same (until this morning) for the past week, although I too believe I have contributed quite a bit to this community.

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    thanks for the compliment Aidan.
    it's not the actual karma i'm overly concerned about. i'd just like to know what the reason was behind me losing a few points. i just want to learn from my mistakes. for all i know i could be aggravating people everytime i just read a post, but if no-one tells me what the problem was, i won't know not to do it again.

    capiche??
    . . . chris

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    I agree with atomicmunky in that subject, If i get negative karma I would like to get comment send to me as well. So it will make me aware of what people does not like about my comments/responds/questions. The same as positive Karma, there should be a way to see comments somewhere here on the forum by logging I think.
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    I agree with atomicmunky and gokhana, and my understanding is that in the future we'll be able to see why we got both positive and negative Karma.

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    I also agree..

    I think we should also see what threads get the karma.

    And maybe we could even have an option to display our karma count to the public?

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    Showing Comments I agree within your own personal profile I agree with.

    Showing which threads and how much Karma you get for each one, I feel isn't really necessary. Not every karmic action has comments on it.

    Showing your Karma Point to the public, I don't agree with.
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