Now, before you read this thread, consider who is posting and whether you care or not. I, evan heath, don't care what you think about me or my status on NS.
Furthermore onto the topic of this thread, that the NS karma system is stupid.
What is karma?
It means basically what you do to other basically effects what other people do to you. On NS, it goes whatever you do to other people they base how they feel about you on a 0-10 scale. This seems to be good for NS, but they also include things that don't include what people think at all, like posts, pictures, videos, blogs, etc.
Now does this system work? In a way it seems to be effecting the less-intelligent-kids-who-care-about-their-internet-rep and is being mocked by more intelligent-kids-who-don't-giva-fuck.
I think it doesn't.
I will use myself, eheath, as an example. Originally joined as pussyfooter in april of 2004, i accumulated almost 23,000 posts until september of 2008, over 4 years. I went through many stages of hate and love with NS and lets say made more than a few enemies on the way.
Now, checking my profile my karma is around 58,000. But yet, so many people dislike me, last i checked before i got banned, i was at a memeber rating of around 1-2 out of 10. Shouldn't my overall karma be effected more? Yes.
Say a member says to another "hey you suck! fuck you!" and the other says "omg - karma" he may loose like 100 points total on his karma, depending on who gives him negative karma. This is just not enough i think.
But, even though it does so little, it seems to be poping up in every thread title imaginable. "help! + karma" or "what should i do? omg +k!" I mean shit, people don't even say karma anymore, they just say "k". How can such an small thing effect so mant people that a nick name is created because they say it so often?
It seems that the NS karma system needs to be changes or removed completely. It should either:
a. have more effect from memebers, like 80-90% of ones karma should be what other people rate them, then some people might actually give a shit if they hate on someone.
b. completely removed and have a new system made.
I like the idea of karma, just at the current time is is absolutely worthless and is just annoying. Please, ns, let us rally for a new system.
Thank you if you actually read, word.
Cliff notes: fuck off.