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Karma Cap?

posted by Krow on 01:21 PM July 19th, 2001   Printer-friendly   Email story
macdaddy writes "Is it possible to have a Karma cap? (like an upper limit that one's karma is limited to?) I posted a comment on a /. story that was rated as pretty funny. I have a +2 already and the comment was rated 4 times for funny and once for troll (grrr... troll moderators). I check my karma and it wasn't 51 like I had expected. It was only 50. I came back a while later to find an one overrated mod. That knocked me back down to 49. I started the day at 48 and have received 4 positive mods and 2 negative mods and yet I only increased 1 spot to 49. What gives?"
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  • Slashdot very definitely has a karma cap of 50. I don't know where this is set in the admin or how to turn it off/on. Personally, I'd like to see it eliminated, and in its place an increasing penalty for down mods as karma increases. Or at least the option for doing this.

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  • by Anonymous Coward
    Yeah, Slashdot has it. I've been hoping that an eventual Slash release would fix the problem of downwardly-mobile karma, though. My karma is at 50, as it has been for ages. So if I post a story at 2, and it gets modded up to 5 and then down to 2 again, my karma ends up at 47. It would be better, IMHO, if karma would only decrease when a comment is modded down below the level at which it was originally posted. Otherwise, the user is unfairly penalized for foolish moderators.

    -WaldoJ
  • In 1.x releases of slash (and slashdot?) you can set the karma cap in slashdotrc.pl .. set it to something like 1000000 for virtually unlimited karma whoring.

    Slash 2.x, it's in the admin interface.. and fairly easy to find.



    Sorry, but this is a silly story... I'd thought the karma cap thing was old news back in early 2000.

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  • Well, if your karma is 50, sure you might drop a notch or two once in a while, but you'll have no trouble getting back up to 50. Temporarily having a karma of merely 48 isn't exactly the end of the world.
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  • It's the 'maxkarma' variable in Slash 2.x. Click the Variables link in the Admin menu. (Hey, I just wrote about it today!)
  • It may be a silly story to some but I just encountered it. I hadn't before. Although I've been a /. reader and poster for years, I'd never actually tried to raise my karma. One day I did and I've been trying to post better and better comments ever since. I think it would work best if internally slashcode would always store whatever a user's true karma happens to be. For purposes of displaying that to the world, however, it should be restricted to whatever the admin set it to. That way if the admin rai