I am getting hacked off with people starting new threads and then using that thread to cut and paste endless excerpts from various sources. As far as I am concerned it is just another way of boosting karma ratings. If someone has a valid opinion on a topic, by all means have your say, but just rehashing what someone else said in legitimate publications, is little short of plagiarism. Simply accompanying posts with short paragraphs of personal experience, wether joyous or tragic, is no justification.
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on 26 November 2014
@ 26/11/2014 20:32:10
What i cant understand is how come people you NEVER see in chat or on forums (both new n old members) can have such high Karma? It just doesnt make sense, if what Matt says is true that its an indication of trustworthy long standing individual members then something is very wrong with his formula for working it all out. As said many times before ... Time to bin Karma off as its less than useless and is in fact not a true evaluation of a member's trustworthiness or the fact that they are long standing members.
Since the initial purge of Members there are several more that are so obviously doing exactly the same as those affected by the purge. Nothing has changed, other than the photos. Some of which are dubious to say the least.
Hmm, would think that the evidence is that they dont actually post in forums, or appear in chat, attend meets etc. Its amazing that the terminology of trustworthy long term members is used when there is evidence that in the main they arent long term members and the matter of trustworthiness cannot be evidenced one way or another.
I think Matt should actually rethink his terminology or his formulae.
I have also removed myself from the popular guys page and have been for a long time. My post wasn't entirely about karma, it was to point out that plagiarism being used to such a large extent can only be for the purposes of boosting karma. The threads I refer to, are by the same member and obtain nothing more than a cursory number of replies, those numbers can be doubled because the postee makes further comments in reply to the replies! When the thread subsequently dies a death, because no-one has any interest in it, another thread appears with much the same format allbeit different subject matter. These also seem to be received in the same way.
The question of how someone gets so much karma when they don't interact on the site has been asked by me a couple of times as far back as Feb 2013, I didn't get an answer then so I doubt you will get one now.
All I got was people misunderstanding my question so I gave up asking in the end
Lulu there as been discussions on here about karma since 2006 when the site was first set up, Mat likes it, it,s his site, so it wont go away, lots of people don't understand it and never will, the basic of it will comer up if they click on the karma bar under there picture, but it,s just a bit of fun after all so if they don't like it don't look at it.
^^^^ yet again.... misunderstanding ...
Im not the one discussing it currently Bill, I'm relating my PAST experience of people misunderstanding my question about the unfairness of it to others' comments regarding karma on here...it is up to them if they wish(or not) to take note of my experience regarding what THEY are discussing now... so you would be wiser to address those people NOT me.
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