Highway of Life wrote:Alright, I'll do two versions then, because the first one won't be that extensive, then when I get enough time to expand the features, I'll release the second version which will have those +/- options with control from the ACP.
[*] User Reputation
[*] User Karma
[*] Calculated Reputation
itst wrote:Karma systems tend to get complex, having to deal with potential spammers and trolls.
Therefore I propose something I call 'Thank-You-System' - while it still can stand as a Karma-System.
Every user but mods and admins can click on a button next to a post. Doing so they say tahnk you to the author of this post. They can do so only once for an author per topic. Users can build a reputation based on the number of 'thank yous' they received, expressed in the number of 'thank yous' or compared to the total number of 'thank yous'. Statistics could be created on a monthly or weekly basis as well as giving an 'over-all-time-stat'.
The idea is to let users say thank you to each other, with is a postive thing. Without a way to say something opposite, the total topic of how to handle spammers and trolls fades out. Of course they could still vote themselves high using multiple accounts. This could be prevented by allowing only the author of the first topic to say thank you to an author of one of the follow-ups.
All in all, this came to my mind because I don't like the idea of negative karma, let alone the complexity and number-crunching used by these systems. The idea described above is quite straighforward and easy to understand for both users and admins, no strings or voodoo attached.
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